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.

County Sends Aid Workers to Hurricane Victims

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County is sending up to 18 mental health professionals to communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, under an action by the Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors’ approval ratifies an action taken by Chairman…

Foster Parents Needed at VVAPL

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– “It’s so exciting to raise them up and send them to good homes,” said long-time VVAPL Humane Society dog foster Christine Meyers about the many puppies and their moms she’s cared for over the past…

County Launches New EZ Online Permitting System

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino is making it more convenient for homeowners and professional builders to submit, track, and monitor projects through the new EZ Online Permitting system, a web-based portal that can be accessed…

Ontario Airport Posts August 2017 Statistics

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 By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Airline passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport (ONT) increased 8.2 percent in August 2017 compared with the same month in 2016. In August 2017, the airport served a total of 387,351 passengers compared with 357,854…

Hesperia Days 5K Run/Walk/Skate Winners

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    By Staff Reports (Hesperia)— The annual Hesperia Days 5K Run/Walk/Skate occurred on Saturday, September 16, 2017. We would like to thank all of those who came out to participate in this event and recognize those participants who completed…

Mojave Flick Review: It

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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 perspective.…

Board Appoints New Director of Regional Parks

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Beahta Davis, an experienced parks and recreation professional, was appointed director of San Bernardino County Regional Parks by the Board of Supervisors. Davis comes to the County of San Bernardino from Baltimore County, Maryland where…