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Jump into river lands him in hospital

Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.

July 02, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Turlock ‘leis’ down win

The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Gioffre boys lift Sea Lions to win

RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.

July 01, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


BANNER SEASON

When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.

June 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GREAT SCOTT

For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SWEET SUCCESS

RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Area collects 6 high-point trophies

TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Manscaping & the pain of it all

Step No. 1: Squeeze lotion into palm of hand.

June 21, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


Atlas hoist first U11 trophy

The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Legal costs: Fatal blow?

The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.

June 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


SUMMER OF BBQ

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Illegal fireworks already going off

The BOOM! and POW! that pierce the still of the evening, rattling windows and triggering a chorus of howls and car alarms, signal not the start of summer but the fireworks season.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


‘The Little Things’

Transformed Through Hope Ministries won't go to great lengths to celebrate its seventh anniversary this Sunday.

June 10, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Prepare for Lyft off in Manteca

Mark Kosier is a 6-foot-7 computer repairman – and that's not even the most interesting thing about him.

June 07, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


WHAT A RUSH

RIPON – For months, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and offensive coordinator Jeff Abrew have been inside the laboratory, retooling one of the area's most explosive offenses.

August 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


RIVALRY RENEWED

The Ripon and Sierra football teams will rekindle their rivalry in the marquee Zero Week game tonight.

August 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra High grad hot in Fire’s league debut

BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.

August 29, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Spartans march on under new coach

LATHROP – Alfredo Reynaga hasn't wasted any time putting his stamp on the Lathrop High boys soccer program.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

Victor Polanco stood on the sidelines, a sun hat pulled low on his brow.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Some homeless push shopping carts, he has a mobile shelf

The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


FUTURE IS NOW

Kevin Mendiola wheeled back with his right foot and took the ball off a bounce, sending it crashing into the back of the net.

August 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

August 21, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Dash dominates Davis Legacy tournament

It seems nothing can slow down the Dash these days.

August 20, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Manteca FC Flash stuns higher-ranked opponents

The Manteca Futbol Club Flash under-12 girls soccer team might not have a flashy Northern California ranking, but that could soon change.

August 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ernie’s chef opening own restaurant in Stockton

It appears Ernie's Food & Spirits may soon be without an important ingredient.

August 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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