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.

Angel At Ground Zero

By Genelle Guzman-McMillan As appeared in Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–Today I still work for The Port Authority as I did when I clocked in at the World Trade Center at 8:05 that Tuesday morning 10 years ago. But now on September…

High Desert Leaders Unite To Oppose SB 469

Nikki Garrett Metzger High Desert Daily (Victor Valley) – Several local city leaders, council members, and representatives from local business organizations came together Friday to publicly oppose senate bill 469. The Assembly this week approved the bill that would require…

Caltrans Commuter Alert, Be Informed

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Caltrans strives to keep the public informed about roadwork throughout the Inland Empire.  Below is a list of some road closures, emergency work, and scheduled routine maintenance on state highways. Caltrans advises motorists to…

Dirt City Roller Rats Team Profile

Location: Holiday Skate Center, 14950 Palmdale Road, Victorville, CA Website: www.dirtcityrollerrats.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/DirtCityRollerRats Date Established: August 2010 Number of team members: 45 girls (combination of “Pinkies”, Subs and the Team) By Nolan Smith (Victor Valley)–Finding something fun to do in…

Self Help: Praying Through Hard Times

By Rick Hamlin, As seen on Guideposts.com How do you pray through bad economic news? How do you find spiritual comfort when there are hourly updates of scary yo-yo stock market swings, unsettling unemployment reports and national debt downgrades? How do…

Museum Trips To Explore San Andreas Fault

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Museum Senior Curator Kathleen Springer will lead a field trip for the public on September 24 to explore the southern San Andreas Fault. Registration is now open for the excursion, which departs from…