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.

Art And The Natural World At County Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The 29th annual Wildlife Art Festival at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, November 20 from 9am to 4pm. Along with featured…

An Evening With The Artists

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Reservations are still open for the San Bernardino County Museum’s Wildlife Art Festival’s opening reception, “An Evening with the Artists: Celebrating Adventures in the Natural World”. The reception will be held at the museum in Redlands…

Caltrans Road Work Information

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–– Caltrans strives to keep the public informed about roadwork throughout the Inland Empire.  Below is a list of some road closures, emergency work, and scheduled routine maintenance on state highways.  Caltrans advises motorists to drive…

First Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – On Wednesday, November 9th, the San Bernardino County Fire Department and public safety agencies from across the United States will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). This nationwide test…

County Route 66 Markers To Be Unveiled

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)- – On the eve of the 85th anniversary of Rt. 66, San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt will hold an official unveiling ceremony of the first installed “County Route 66” sign.   The dedication ceremony will…

Troop Support Program Initiated By Supervisors

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)- – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today initiated its annual holiday Troop Support Program to collect gift cards, gas cards, and pre-paid phone cards for local members of the military deployed overseas. “As a veteran myself, I…