Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am
The Reclamation District 348 board, which oversees levee flood-control operations along the Mokelumne River in the Thornton area, will hear a report from the district engineers and review operations and inspections at its meeting on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am
A man police believe is connected to a shooting in March at a Thornton gas station turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 6:09 pm
The community is invited to a planning meeting Monday to organize this year's 150th anniversary of the Thornton community.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:00 am
How would you like to celebrate Thornton's rich history? You will get that chance later this year as community leaders and volunteers celebrate the town's 150th birthday. Organizers plan a parade, antique car show and a history exhibit.
Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am
Becky Thomas and Fred Dutra had given up hope that they would find the dog they lost last May.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 am
Thanksgiving may be nearly a month away, but Thornton will have a community Thanksgiving on Monday.
Monday, March 26, 2012 5:59 pm
An 18-year-old male died Monday evening after he was shot in a drive-by shooting earlier that afternoon near the Thornton Post office.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 am
Updates on an inquiry to San Joaquin County about getting additional sewer connections to allow growth in Thornton will be among the topics at tonight's Thornton Municipal Advisory Council meeting.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00 am
The Thornton Municipal Advisory Council will hear an update on
new traffic signs for Thornton and the possibility of additional
sewer connections at Wednesday's council meeting.
Friday, November 4, 2011 12:00 am
Can you imagine central Thornton having a traffic circle in the
center of town?
Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:00 am
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.
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 am
As is the norm for a week in October, Thornton is transformed
from a small, quiet, isolated community off Interstate 5 into Grand
Central Station — Portuguese style.
Monday, August 8, 2011 5:34 pm
The body of a 61-year-old fisherman from Sacramento was found at
6:45 a.m. Monday.
Monday, June 13, 2011 12:00 am
Applications are available for a vacancy on the New Hope
Recreation Commission, which oversees park and recreation
activities in Thornton.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:19 pm
The shooting of a Hispanic male juvenile Tuesday on Lodi’s
Eastside is likely the latest event in a rash of gang-related
attacks in the area this week, Lodi Police officers said.
Sunday night in Lodi saw separate evening shootings about three
miles from each other in less than two hours. Both assaults sent
victims with alleged Norteño affiliations to local hospitals.
In Thornton — an area with a strong Sureño influence — a
30-year-old man was shot Monday evening as he walked down the
street with his uncle. He was transported by REACH air ambulance to
a Sacramento hospital for a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 am
Fernando Alvarado, 31, of Thornton, was arrested by Lodi Police
officers for possession of stolen property, burglary and possession
of a forged driver's license, police said.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 12:00 am
A Mexican culture display and corn tortilla-making demonstration
will be among the activities at Thursday’s Cinco de Mayo
celebration starting at 1 p.m. at New Hope School, 26675 N.
Sacramento Blvd., Thornton. Activities will be in the school
cafeteria and outside as well.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 12:00 am
New Hope Elementary School recently received a check for $25,000
in support of the Rural Oral Health Project.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:43 pm
George Barber, who served on the San Joaquin County Board of
Supervisors for 24 years until leaving in 1998, died Friday
morning. He was 75.
Friday, April 8, 2011 12:00 am
A big Easter egg hunt with games and prizes will be held from 3
to 5 p.m. today outside the community center, 26675 N. Sacramento
Blvd., Thornton. The festival is for children 1 through 13 years
Friday, April 1, 2011 6:10 am
San Joaquin County has added public community meetings in
Lockeford and Acampo in April to find out how the county should
grow between now and 2030.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:03 am
What parts of San Joaquin County should future population and
employment growth be encouraged? Within the seven cities or in
Rachel Simas shows her water filter after changing it recently. She was one of about 30 Thornton residents who attended a community meeting on Thursday to complain about their water quality.
Friday, July 23, 2010 12:00 am
Rachel Simas has lived in Thornton for 30 years — despite the
foul-tasting water that can soil her clothes, gang activity and a
dearth of shopping opportunities.
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