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.

IE 511 Upgrades Phone Service

By Staff Reports (victor valley)–re-routing yourself around congestion. By using IE511 before you travel, you can find out what your commute holds; including traffic conditions, travel times, freeway incidents, and bus, rail, and rideshare alternatives. IE511 is available on your…

MDAQMD Air Quality Alert

By Staff Reports (Victorville) – The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has issued an Air Quality Watch for Phelan, Hesperia and surrounding communities. Changing weather and fire conditions will determine which areas of the High Desert are affected. Smoke from…

2012 Hesperia Days Celebration

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– – It’s that time of year – time for Hesperia Days! Events this year will include the annual parade, vendor booths, Kid’s Fun Zone, free family friendly outdoor Music Festival, entertainment, gymkhana, duck race and fireworks!…