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: Hugo

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.…

A Great Start For Our VETERANS Home

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley) – Assemblyman Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) recently recognized the contributions of the immediate past administrator of the area’s veterans home. “The William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home has seen two years of growth and prosperity.…

Let The Elves Help With Holiday Gifts

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–Make your holiday shopping easy this year.  Head over to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds for 2 days of shopping for unique gifts from various crafters and small businesses. There will be gifts and crafts that you just can’t…

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Today Saturday

By Staff Reports (Victorville)–Take a breather from the hustle and bustle at the mall this Saturday morning and grab yourself a greatviewing spot at the annual Victorville Children’s Christmas Parade! Presented by the City of Victorville and the Daily Press, this…

Seeing Stars At The Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–Family-friendly astronomy programs return to the Victor Valley Museum on Sunday, December 4, in the San Bernardino County Museum’s portable StarLab planetarium. Programs will begin every half-hour from noon to 3:30 p.m. StarLab programs, recommended for…