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.

Nominations Sought For Annual Exemplar Award

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting nominations for its 2018-2019 Exemplar Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the prevention or control of air pollution in the Mojave Desert Air Basin. Eligible…

Graphic Novel Review: Little Mama

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– It’s not every day I start a book and can’t put it down. But that is precisely what happened when I decided to start reading Little Mama one night. I have said…

Inland Empire Wage Gains Continue

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Wages in the Inland Empire have been increasing, although at a slower pace than in the state as a whole, according to the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. However, continued upward…

Food 4 Less Launches Home Delivery Service

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Food 4 Less shoppers can now have their groceries delivered to their doorsteps thanks to a new home delivery service being offered via Instacart at all 129 Food4Less/ FoodsCo. locations in California, Illinois and Indiana.…

Quake Toll to Top $10 Million

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that economic losses from the July 4 and 5 earthquakes will exceed $10 million, with a 30 percent chance that losses exceed $100 million. The July 5, 2019 magnitude 7.1…