Category: Hesperia

Hesperia is a city located in the Mojave Desert 15 miles (24 km) north of San Bernardino. The locals refer to the surrounding area as the High Desert.[citation needed] As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,582 however the city’s Police Captain Lance Clark reported to the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce in May 2010 stated population was growing from 85,876 residents in 2007 to 88,184 in 2009.

Hesperia is a city situated within the Mojave Desert which is a Geomorphic Province on volcanic rock with upper soils characterized by light to dark brown silty sand. (Earth Metrics, 1989) The California Aqueduct traverses the Hesperia area. Much of the native flora of Hesperia is classified as California desert vegetation, dominated by junipers, joshua trees and sagebrush. The elevation rises from 3,200 in the north to about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level to the south. The San Andreas Fault, a major tectonic plate boundary of the Pacific and North American plates a few miles south of Hesperia in the Cajon Pass, has occasional seismic activity.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 50-year Low

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– American workers are thriving in today’s job market.The strong economy has created an environment where job opportunities are plenty and Americans are lifted out of poverty. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in September, its…

Coyote Advising One Stop Coming Oct. 15

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Advising and Academic Services at Cal State San Bernardino will host its annual Coyote Advising One Stop event on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in University Hall Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event offers…

Mt. High Resort to Hire 1,200

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Mt. High Resort in Wrightwood is now hiring 1,200 seasonal employees for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Applicants must be at least 16. Benefits include flexible schedules and a free season pass. Students are encouraged…

High Winds Create Threat to Air Quality

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Increasing wind speeds, dry conditions elevate particulate matter concentrations Windblown dust is nothing new to long-time desert dwellers, but the amount created by consecutive high-wind days can cause a significant decline in air quality that…