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.

Child Falls From 2nd Story Window

By Staff Reports DATE/TIME: 6-27-11 9:35 PM INCIDENT:    CHILD FALLS FROM 2ND STORY WINDOW LOCATION: 14000 BLOCK OF MARE LN, VICTORVILLE VICTIM:         3 YEAR-OLD, MALE JUVENILE SUMMARY: (Victor Valley)–On Monday, June 27th, 2011, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Deputies of…

Mojave Flick Review: Cars 2

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

Mojave Flick Review: Bad Teacher

Editor’s note: We all love movies, but rather than ask a syndicated columnist who has never visited our beautiful High Desert, we commissioned our own local movie critic: Nolan P. Smith to review films and give us a local perspective.…

We Must Still Be Careful With Our Water

By Staff  Reports (Victor Valley)–This year’s record-level snow pack and rainy weather has lifted California’s state of emergency on drought conditions. This doesn’t mean our worries about water availability are over. As recent experience teaches us, the tipping point from…

Perspective On The Current Economic Environment

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Citizens Business Bank’s Bruce Branstine, Vice-President /Private Client Advisor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Victorville this week on the state of world economics. His Power Point presentation began with the four phases of the business…