Category: Adelanto

Adelanto is a city about 9 miles northwest of Victorville. The population was 18,130 at the 2000 census. The population as of July 2008 was near 27,500.

The name Adelanto means progress or advance in Spanish, and was first given to the post office that was established on the site in 1917.[4]

Adelanto is located in the Mojave Desert at 34°34′34″N 117°25′58″W / 34.57611°N 117.43278°W / 34.57611; -117.43278 (34.575990, -117.432713)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 138.7 km² (53.5 mi²). 138.6 km² (53.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Approximate elevation: 2900 ft.

Lovingood Hails Welfare Fraud Sweeps


  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Five months after launching an initiative to increase welfare fraud referrals and criminal prosecutions, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Robert A. Lovingood welcomed a High Desert welfare fraud sweep that ended…

Rodeo Queen Selected for the Adelanto Rodeo

Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr with newly chosen Adelanto Rodeo Queen Lexi Specchio

By Staff Reports (Adelanto)—The Adelanto Rodeo is still more than two-and-a-half months away, but one task is off the checklist of things to do in preparation… selection of the Rodeo Queen. 15-year old Adelanto resident Lexi Specchio was chosen over…

Mojave Flick Review: Suicide Squad


  Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local…