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.

Caltrans: Preventative Slope Work

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Graphic Novel Review: Moriarty Volume 1

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First 5 At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–It’s All Aboard the Reading Railroad when First 5 San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Museum Association sponsor free admission to the Reading Railroad Literacy Fair at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, November…

Cash for Grass Program to Re-Launch November 1st

By Nikki Garrett Metzger (Victor Valley) – November 1st is the Cash for Grass program restart date. The “High Desert Saves Water” Conservation Program, funded by Mojave Water Agency and the California Department of Water Resources, provides incentives to remove…