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.

VVWRA Produces It’s Own Gas, Saves $1.5 Million

By Staff Reports (Victorville)– – After seven years of perfecting it process of producing high quality methane gas through the treatment process, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has cut reliance on the purchase and delivery of natural gas almost entirely,…

Positive: Victorville Celebrates 50 Years As A City

By Miguel Gonzalez High Desert Daily (Victorville)– A parade of Victorville personalities came together Friday night to celebrate the golden anniversary since Victorville incorporated as a city. Former and current city employees, council members and other communitty leaders all reminisced…

County Museum Guest Lecture A Search For ET

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–People love ETs. In stories and movies, aliens from other places in the universe are more popular than dinosaurs. The real situation is rather different, as Jere Lipps will discuss in a guest lecture at the…

No Drinking While Pregnant Say Experts

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, but some women do it. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at national data from 2006 to 2010. More than half of women aged 18 to…