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.

Interstate 15 Ramp Closures in Victorville

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on the Interstate 15 (I-15) Interchange Project in Victorville. The work will require the D Street on and off ramps to close in both directions of I-15…

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Comic Book Review: Dead End Kids #1

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– Comic books aren’t all capes and epic battles. They can also be trips down memory lane, friendship and murder. Welcome to the world of Dead End Kids, from Source Point Press. The…