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.

Mayor Pro Tem Russ Blewett Offers Apology

By Staff Reports (Hesperia) – On March 15, 2011, the Hesperia City Council considered the concerns of citizens who attended the City Council meeting regarding the second reading of a new City ordinance. The ordinance allows disabled citizens to continue…

Historic Oro Grande Cemetery To See Improvements

By Staff Reports (Victorvalley)– The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today approved a $15,000 grant to improve the historic Oro Grande Cemetery. “The Oro Grande Cemetery is a little-known historical treasure of our county,” said First District Supervisor Brad…

Is The High Desert Prepared For The Big One?

By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–The recent Tsunami that was the aftermath of an 8.9 earthquake In Japan has brought many issues and warnings for Southern California. The Japanese take their earthquakes very seriously and do far more…