Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am
Fire departments throughout California have been expecting an active wildfire season this year following an extremely dry winter. Statewide it's proven true, and local departments have sent strike teams to help fight flames in Northern and Southern California much earlier than usual.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am
An hours-long fire that burned down a church in Thornton injured one firefighter who was combating the blaze late Sunday.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:00 am
The Thornton Rural Fire District is looking for interested
residents to serve on its five-member board, which has a vacancy
due to Mary Grundman's recent resignation.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:00 am
By 2012 or later, you may not recognize Thornton's commercial
Monday, June 1, 2009 10:00 pm
Two men arrested in connection with an altercation at the
Thornton bullfighting arena Friday night will be arraigned at 1:30
p.m. today in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Lodi.
Friday, May 30, 2008 10:00 pm
Tons of alfalfa burned Friday afternoon at a Thornton dairy,
which suffered a similar fire last year.
Friday, May 2, 2008 10:00 pm
Some workers who provide fire and water service in rural areas
outside Lodi are well-paid, while others run on a shoestring
budget. Take the local fire chiefs for example.
Monday, March 10, 2008 10:00 pm
A tree trimmer nearly fell 60 feet out of tree Monday morning
when a branch snapped and pinned him against the trunk.
Monday, August 6, 2007 10:00 pm
One man died and another received major injuries Monday
afternoon when a driver lost control and crashed into an electric
pole on New Hope Road in Thornton, starting a small grass fire.
Monday, August 6, 2007 10:00 pm
A 19-member committee will soon be appointed to advise the
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's operations. One member
will be appointed by the city of Galt.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:00 pm
A fire consumed a barn filled with about 1,100 tons of hay
Tuesday morning and will likely smolder for days, fire officials
Monday, September 4, 2006 10:00 pm
Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible double-murder at
a Thornton residence that took place late Saturday or early Sunday
Thornton Fire just received a brand new fire engine that will allow four firefighters to respond to a call and deliver more water to fight a structure fire. The new fire engine arrived at the station at 4 a.m. Saturday. The fire district is remodeling its station on Thornton Road by adding 7 feet to the length of its bay (behind the engine) to accommodate the new 31-foot-long engine. The fire district is financing most of the $221,000 for the engine. Universal Forest Products donated $20,000 for the engine, and the Thornton Firefighters Association donated proceeds from its recent pancake breakfast and raffle ticket sales, said Fire Chief Vince Tafuri. (Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel)
Thursday, April 6, 2006 10:00 pm
This low-lying community that often gets flooded first during
major storms is high and dry as rain took a vacation Thursday.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:00 pm
Police dog nabs man after officer is
Friday, December 30, 2005 10:00 pm
Michelle Terra, who was elected to the Thornton Fire board for
the first time just two years ago, has resigned from her seat
because she moved to Lodi.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 10:00 pm
The body of a female stabbing victim was found Wednesday morning
in Thornton, and Stockton authorities are investigating it as a
Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:00 pm
Although it isn't being held during a traditional election year
with a full ballot, the Thornton Rural County Fire Protection
District has drawn considerable interest this year.
Sunday, May 22, 2005 10:00 pm
Who would buy an old fire engine? You might be surprised,
Woodbridge Fire Chief Michael Kirkle said.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2005 10:00 pm
A part-time Thornton firefighter was arrested early Friday
morning for allegedly setting fire to two buildings and a
recreation vehicle over the last two weeks.
Thursday, March 3, 2005 10:00 pm
Man driving through town dies suddenly
of heart failure
Newly appointed Fire Chief Vince Tafuri stands next to the department's new fire truck in Thornton on Monday. (Casey Freeman/News-Sentinel)
Monday, October 18, 2004 10:00 pm
It's been a big month for the Thornton Rural Fire District.
Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:00 pm
Police Partners to host open house