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No summit is without challenges

The mountains in our lives are much more challenging to summit than Mission Peak, that's for sure.

February 12, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


2nd chance at first love

Nine days after Valentine's Day and exactly 21 days after their engagement, Patrick Payan and Andrea Juarez will exchange vows and wedding bands in front of family and friends.

February 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


RISKY BUSINESS

He is about 6 feet tall and as sturdy and tough as a Redwood.

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Surviving the streets of Manteca

Brad Peters calls it "fanning his feathers."

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Happy Wheelers keep on rolling

The arthritis in Joanne Johnston's back and knees are so bad that the 69-year-old needs a wheelchair to get around town.

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Star striker Rivera inks with SJSU

Isela Rivera isn't concerned so much about her place in East Union girls soccer lore, though there have been few as productive as the senior striker.

February 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon High ‘Coin War’ breaks out

Drake Vizarra and the Ripon High student body want your coins and they're willing to go to great lengths to get them, too.

February 04, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


Gap atop VOL closer than it appears

Don't let the records fool you.

February 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra’s Fontanilla, Griffin shine at Teen Gauntlet

By JAMES BURNS

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘CRAPPIE’ SITUATION

The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


FOCUSING ON CHANGE

Horst Bauer doesn't claim to have all the answers when it comes to global issues or even those close to home.

January 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Specialists say allergy season has come early

Meteorologists, farmers and skiers aren't the only ones praying for wet weather.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Subtle changes after just five workouts

By the end of her first workout at CORE Athletic Performance, Susan McCreath thought she might be sick in the parking lot.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Brassy band to play Legion Hall

Manteca's downtown corridor will be filled with the sound of horns and trumpets on Sunday evening.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


FRESH FACES

If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Boy Scout finishes playground project

Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Kicking for a Cure soccer match tonight

Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.

April 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


With Their Aid

Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.

April 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


PLANTING THE SEED

In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.

April 12, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Vasquez’s RBI hit helps Sierra bust out against EU

Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.

April 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


T’Wolves tally key win against Oakdale

Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.

April 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ozenbaugh replaces Fasani at RC

RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.

April 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Fagundes Meats launching home delivery

Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.

April 07, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


Help make their wishes come true

A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.

April 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Fagundes: Manteca tri-tip king

Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.

April 05, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


POPEYES

From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


MHS behind entering final round of Recycling Rumble

The champ is staggered and in search of a 12th round knockout.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education


Boy Scout exec travels for breakfast & company

People will travel for good food, but they'll go to even greater lengths for good company.

April 02, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


CATCHING A BREAK

RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.

March 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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