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.

Frozen Christmas: A Tale Of Jack frost

By Al Morrissette Special for High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–Jack Frost has a twin brother Sonny Days, Sonny controls the hot summers, while Jack is better known to be the Prince of Winter. Many years ago Sonny got jealous of Jack for always being the…

A Grandfather’s Christmas Eve Surprise

By Kathy Keeley Anderson As appeared in Guideposts.org Christmas Eve morning Catie went outside to admire the snow. “You have to come see this!” she called in to me. Catie pointed to the highest tree in the yard. “Look!” From the…

Curbside Pick-up For Christmas Trees

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–The City of Victorville is making the aftermath of Christmas a little easier for you this year.  You can put your Christmas Tree out for curbside collection. Trees will be collected during the weeks of December 26th…

Keep Pets Safe For The Holidays

By Staff Reports (Hesperia)– – The holidays are in full swing, but this time of joy and sharing can also be the source of some unexpected stresses for your four-legged friends at home. By keeping decorations, plants and foods out of…