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.

Positive Community: A New Class Of Leaders…

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville)—On June 13th, 2011, twenty-two of the High Desert’s most devoted citizens took the next step in being the best leaders they can be. The Leadership Victor Valley Program 2011 held its graduation ceremony Monday…

Mojave Flick Review: Super 8

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

Celebrate A Safe Summer At Summer Swimfest!

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Families are invited for a free morning of fun and water safety related activities. In light of the recent drownings and submersions within San Bernardino County, First 5 San Bernardino invites families learn and participate in…