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.

CHP To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints This Evening

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Tonight the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint.  The exact location will be announced at a later date and time. The primary objective of any Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint is to…

Get Your Game On This October

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The longest-running golf tournament in the Victor Valley is selling out fast! We’ve had a huge response from businesses looking to compete for this year’s winner’s trophy, so if you haven’t signed up to play yet –…

Take The ADP Challenge!

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Inland Empire United Way is celebrating Make a Difference Day (MADD) by partnering with Automated Data Processing (ADP) and local community partners to revitalize an elementary school in Ontario. On MADD, the campus…

Caltrans Joins With CHP To Protect Highway Workers

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)- – Concerned about a spike in highway worker deaths, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has partnered with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to provide enhanced speed and DUI enforcement in highway construction and maintenance…

Graphic Novel Review: Twenty-Seven: First Set

Writer: Charles Soule Artwork: Renzo Podesta Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes Publisher: Image Comics Website: www.imagecomics.com By Nolan Patrick Smith (Victor Valley)–The twenty-seven club; just the very name evokes a mystery all its own. The twenty-seven are a group of…

Mojave Flick Review: Drive

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.…