Thornton residents complain about loud concert music at bullfighting arena
St. John's Arena in Thornton, as seen from Oak Street on
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Residents have complained about loud music
at the arena.
- Thornton Municipal Advisory Council addresses traffic
While collecting signatures on Nowell Road about reported noise
at St. John’s Arena, one family told two signature gatherers about
speeding traffic on their road.
Resident Karen Lewallen told the Thornton Municipal Advisory
Council on Wednesday night that a family with several children and
pets said that vehicles frequently leave New Hope Road onto Nowell
at dangerously high speeds. aLewallen suggested that the MAC ask
San Joaquin County officials to install speed bumps on Nowell Road
to slow vehicles down from 55 mph, but MAC chairman Mike Stokes
suggested that a flashing sign indicating that Nowell is a dead-end
street would be safer.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 10:27 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.
St. John’s Arena is best known for two bloodless bullfights
during the annual Portuguese festival celebrating Our Lady of
Fatima in October of each year.
But the arena, located in Thornton east of Sacramento Boulevard
and north of Oak Street, also brings several Mexican rodeos and
concerts each year — and the volume from the arena has neighborhood
Or, use your
Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:27 am.
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