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.

Board Proclaims Emergency For Hill Fire

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Board of Supervisors today proclaimed a local emergency as a result of the Hill Fire, which burned 1,158 acres in Oak Hills and Hesperia, destroyed two homes, and damaged two others. The proclamation qualifies the…

I-10 Emergency Work In Fontana

WHAT: EMERGENCY SLAB REPLACEMENT WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 WHERE: I-10 EASTBOUND BEFORE CHERRY IN FONTANA (Victor Valley)Caltrans Maintenance crews will perform emergency slab replacement on I-10 eastbound just before Cherry Avenue in Fontana.  As a result the 3 and…

College Classes Fill with Full-time Students

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The trend for enrollments in credit courses at Victor Valley College indicates that more students are enrolling in multiple courses this year than last.  Full-time Equivalent Student (FTES) figures are up by 13 percent, whereas, the…

Google+ for Business

By Art Zemon, special to HighDesertDaily.com (Victor Valley)-Google+ burst onto the internet scene in early July with the next must-have set of tools from Google. Though the initial release is targeted at individuals, businesses can already make good use of…

Prayer For Senior Moments

By Rick Hamlin, As Printed by Guideposts.com (Victor Valley)–Here’s some prayer relief for Baby Boomer forgetfulness. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, good for you. If you ever have those moments when you reach for a name or word…