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.

Video Game Review: Dead Island

Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: September 6th, 2011 Platforms: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, PC Genre: First Person Shooter, Horror, RPG Rating: M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol)…

The Science Behind The ShakeOut

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)Kathleen Springer, the senior curator of geological sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum, will give a lecture, “The Science Behind the Shakeout,” at the museum on Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture is…

Tire Amnesty Day

Date: October 22 Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Address: Across the Street from Advance Disposal 17105 Mesa Street Hesperia, CA 92345 Contact: 760-947-1711 Email: Email Cost: FREE drop-off of waste tires Links: /index.aspx?NID=484 By Staff Reports (Hesperia)–Tire Amnesty Day is open to…

Interstate 10 Emergency Slab Repair

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– – Caltrans will be conducting emergency roadwork on Interstate 10 Thursday, September 29. Work will be on the eastbound travel lanes between Ford Street and Wabash Avenue. The work will close the outside lanes along…

HWY 38 Fuel Spill Update

WHAT:           FUEL SPILL WHEN:           MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 WHERE:    STATE ROUTE 38 (POST MILE 23.75) By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Caltrans is pleased to announce that required repairs to State Route 38 were  in the final stages On Monday.  The…

Graphic Novel Review: Echoes

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artwork: Rahsan Ekedal Publisher: Image Comics-Minotaur Press Website: www.imagecomics.com By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)–A good horror story is hard to find, there is no doubt about it. What passes as a horror movie in this day…