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.

The Science Behind the ShakeOut

By staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Kathleen Springer, the senior curator of geological sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum, will give a lecture, “The Science Behind the Shakeout,” at the museum on Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. The lecture is…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – One of the “must have” back to school items that many older students have is a smart phone.  For those that are using Google’s Android phones, there are several apps that could actually put…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–TV watching and teens’ weights seem to go together. Researchers at the University of Minnesota saw indications of that in a year-long study of 153 adults and 72 teens. The researchers used devices that limited the…