Matador Victor Blasquez flips up the red muleta and narrowly dodges a charging bull during the bullfights in Thornton.
A forcados, whose job is to grab the bull after a fight, is thrown into the air by the charging bull.
Fans fill the 3,000-seat Praco São João Bullring in Thornton.
Lilianna Solis laughs as she dances with her partner, Julien Harrison to "La Raspa" during the Cinco De Mayo celebration at New Hope School in Thornton.
New Hope School in Thornton.
- Not to miss
Each October, the Our Lady of Fatima Society holds a celebration which includes free meals, dancing, vendors, daily Mass and parades that actually include livestock.
- Key contacts
New Hope Elementary School District, 209-794-2376
District 4 Supervisor Ken Vogel, 209-468-3113, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thornton Rural Fire District, 209-794-2460
Woodbridge Irrigation District, 209-369-6808
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 12:14 pm, Wed May 23, 2012.
If you’re looking for a location steeped in history that still clings to rich traditions, Thornton is a perfect place. It sits alongside Interstate 5 on the northernmost corner of San Joaquin County.
Each October, thousands come to the town to pay homage to Fatima, a title given to the Virgin Mary as she appeared in apparitions reported by three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal.
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Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:14 pm.