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.

Supervisors Oppose Fire Tax Imposed by Legislature

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the state Legislature to rescind the fire fee it imposed on residents who live in areas served by Cal Fire, the state’s fire protection…

FIRE ALERT I-15 CAJON PASS

To view live traffic cams, please click here. (Victor Valley)–Cal-Fire assisted the US Forest Service on the Ken Fire in the Cajon Pass. The fire is now estimated at 200 acres.  Structures were threatened at Matthews Ranch east of I-15…

MWA Approved For $8 Million Grant

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–It’s official! MWA is one of 25 applicants approved for funds from the SAFE DRINKING WATER, WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, FLOOD CONTROL, RIVER AND COSTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2006–otherwise known as Proposition 84. MWA will…

4:25 PM Fire Shuts Down I-15

Nikki Garrett Metzger High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)– Two brush fires have the 3 right lanes of the northbound 15 closed at Kenwood in the Cajon Pass. The southbound lanes are open at this time, but could close at any…

Matrix Website Brings Job Seekers And Employers Together

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County has created a central online tool that brings together job seekers, employers and training programs that support the fastest- growing industries in the region. The Workforce Access Matrix (WAM) at http://matrix.sbcalliance.org/ provides detailed…

Disney D23 Delights Kids Of All Ages

By Nolan Patrick Smith High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)-This weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center was transformed into a showcase extension of the happiest place on Earth with Disney’s D23 Expo. The D23 Expo started in 2009 as a way to…

Mojave Flick Review: Conan The Barbarian

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.…