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.

Excelsior Astounds With iPads Deployment

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victorville) Monday marked another monumental day for the High Desert, as it was the day that Excelsior Charter School deployed iPads to their Eighth graders, and even some Seventh graders. The event was…

First Shred Fest & Mulch Giveaway Of 2012

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–High Desert residents are invited to attend the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Shred-Fest and Mulch Giveaway on Saturday, February 4th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Victor Valley MRF is located at 17000 Abbey…

Museum Family Workshop on Fossil Replicas

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–“Painting Fossil Replicas” is the subject of a series of family workshops on Saturday, February 4 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The workshops will be held at 11 a.m., noon, and 1, 2,…