In no particular order, other major stories of 2007 include the following:

Deputy shot
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Solorio shot and wounded while foiling a cigarette store robbery, the first peace officer wounded in the line of duty in the city's 19-year history.

Superintendent Hank Richardson goes
Less than a year after stepping into the position, the Hesperia Unified School District's Superintendent Hank Richardson was out, shortly before the start of the 2007-2008 school year. The why will remain a mystery: Richardson and the school board are both legally prohibited from discussing his departure.

Hesperia gets a new police captain
After two years in the city, sheriff's department Captain Joe Cusimano headed off to Rancho Cucamonga this summer. He was replaced with former Barstow captain Lance Clark.
New majorities for city council and school board

The 2006 election meant a power shift for two local governmental bodies. For the Hesperia Unified School District school board, the election of Hardy Black, Robert Kirk and Lee Rogers meant a new and unified focus for district policy. The election of Thurston Smith moved Mike Leonard and Rita Vogler into the majority of the Hesperia City Council, but the 2007-2008 council behaved much like its predecessors.

Council members put to sea, in violation of Brown Act
California's Brown Act prohibits governmental bodies from meeting in private, except for on certain issues, like personnel matters. In May, three members of the Hesperia City Council took off on a cruise to Alaska together. Councilmembers Leonard, Smith and Vogler said no meetings took place on the Celebrity Cruises voyage, although Leonard took papers relating to council business with him on the trip.