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.

I-15 Cajon Pass Storm Damage Update

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is informing the traveling public that a section of southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) collapsed Friday evening during an epic storm event. A dry creek bed that runs along…

Forging a New Direction for Biotech Success

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – “Fail forward” is a mantra among entrepreneurs who are looking for the best way ahead in their business dealings. But it can also describe a strategy adopted by various companies—such as biotechs that have successfully pivoted…

Cleanup Day Registration Now Open

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By Staff Reports (Hesperia)–As part of our commitment to keeping the community clean, the City of Hesperia holds two Cleanup Days each year – in April and October. On the second Saturday in April and the fourth Saturday in October,…

Speakers Sought for Ignite High Desert

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  By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Ready for your 5 minutes of fame? Ignite High Desert is seeking interesting people presenting interesting ideas – really quickly! Now in its third year, Ignite High Desert provides an outlet for people who…