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.

Countdown to DesertXpress begins

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–States and regions across the country are working tirelessly to realize President Obama’s vision for American high-speed rail.  And on Friday, I had the pleasure of joining Nevada Senator Harry Reid to announce that construction on…

Victor Valley Missing Persons Report

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–On March 22 2011 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Taoipu left from her residence on foot with her 17 year old daughter, Melissa Bowman (100393).  The family is concerned as Taoipu takes prescription medications that she did…

Free Tire Recycling in Hesperia

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– In February, Hesperia residents brought in 1,043 waste tires during the City’s free waste tire recycling event that will be recycled and may end up as Green Roads.  Their efforts are helping to reduce the amount of waste…

More Help is Needed At Harmony Haven

Editor’s note: As brought to you first a week ago by this humble publication, here is an update on the dire situation at Pet Shelter Harmony Haven Lucerne Valley. By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Lucerne Valley)–Isabel Gallardo and Jenifer…