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.

Family Fun Day With Beading

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Visitors are invited to make their own beaded ring or bracelet at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, June 11 from 11am to 4pm. This program is included with paid museum admission. “Beading takes a…

Mojave Flick Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

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 movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective. Enjoy.…

Upcoming Scheduled Road Closure In Hesperia

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– Due to emergency road repairs surrounding the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks, “I” Avenue will be temporarily closed between Live Oak Street and Willow Street beginning June 10, 2011, at 8 am through June 11,…

Who Will BEE Crowned The Winners?

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Will you BEE this year’s winners? Get your team of 3-4 adults together to compete in the Adult Spelling Bee on June 9!  Our presenting sponsor the Daily Press, as well as Shear Realty –…

Adobe Day At Yucaipa Adobe

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–On Saturday May 21, families can make history at the Yucaipa Adobe in Yucaipa during “Adobe Day” from 11am to 2pm. This living history event is a fun way to get a taste of our past…

Thought of the day: Luck

Thought of the day. This section is honestly intended to generate quotes daily to get your day started, going or improved. Think positive High Desert. Unity is key to happiness. Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder. From Values.com “Luck is what…

Less Government, Please

By George Runner (Victor Valley)–Treasurer Bill Lockyer caused waves last month when he suggested that given Republican lawmakers’ opposition to higher taxes, their districts should bear the brunt of spending cuts. He said, “The people who want less government ought…