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.

Busy Intersection Gets A Makeover

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–With daily traffic counts nearing 45,000, the intersection of Kasota Road and Highway 18 has received a much needed upgrade in recent weeks. “This is one of the busiest intersections on Highway 18, second only behind…

Local Stimulus Program Nearing Completion

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–In 2009, SANBAG created a $31.4 million Local Stimulus Program after SANBAG received federal stimulus funds for other major projects. Funds from the local stimulus program were distributed to jurisdictions based on a per capita basis and…

Hesperia Welcomes The Leaders of Tomorrow

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– – The City of Hesperia, Hesperia Unified School District and Hesperia Chamber of Commerce welcomed 24 students Thursday for the Seventh Annual Youth in Government Day. The goal of this event is to educate students about local government…

Museum Curator To Speak On Fossils And Evolution

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–A presentation entitled “Fossils, Evolution, and Darwin” is scheduled at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture, by Curator of Paleontology Eric Scott, is included with regular museum admission.…