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.

Mojave Flick Review: The Expendables 2

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.…

Sales Taxes Exceed Expectations

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–– George Runner reported that sales and use tax revenues received by the State Board of Equalization in July narrowly exceeded budget projections. “Contrary to what you may have heard, the sky is not falling in…

Caltrans Work Zone Safety: What To Do…

By Staff Reports Highway construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. On average 1,000 Caltrans vehicles are struck each year. There have been 178 Caltrans workers killed on the job since 1924. In May and…

Yum Festival At The Ontario Mills Mall

By Shanita Miles High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–On September 29th, some of southern California’s best gourmet food trucks will be flooding into and taking over the Ontario Mills Mall as part of the 2nd “Yum Festival”. The Yum Festival is…

Children’s Network 26th Annual Conference

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Children’s Network will host our 26th Annual Conference at the Ontario Convention Center on September 26th and 27th.  The conference has become one of the premier events in the Inland Empire, attracting attendees from across the…

Free Trials: They Aren’t Always Free

By Staff Reports FTC Consumer Alert (Victor Valley)–A chance to try something out for free? What have you got to lose? If you’re interested in a particular product or service, trying before you buy might seem like a no-brainer. But…