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Boys & Girls kids celebrate MLK with service

John Scharf gathered a group of children outside the gym doors, handing out garbage bags and a history lesson.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Former Mr. Real Estate now motivates

RIPON – Tim Rhode returned to the valley on Thursday, equipped with an abundance of energy, a set of slides and a message: Plan for tomorrow.

January 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


There are red flags everywhere you look around the O'Neill household. But just in case you weren't sure how deep their love for the San Francisco 49ers runs, Kevin O'Neill raised another.

January 17, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209

A car sale that packs a punch

The showroom floor at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford is set to receive a car like no other in the world.

January 17, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


A spot-up shooter with a spot of blood on his cheek gave East Union a victory it desperately needed.

January 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Daughter’s injury inspires chef Midgley

Michael Midgley will make good on a promise this weekend.

January 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Little kitchen, big winner

Staggered by another challenge, chef Michael Midgley sunk to his knees during the final round of Sunday's episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.

January 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


The high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

January 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Dee Gotelli and Elaine Williams have been hard at work tying up the loose ends for Saturday's Hearts and Hands Bingo Night at the Manteca Senior Center.

January 09, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Almost every Tuesday morning, Ron Howe volunteers his time and service to the Manteca Historical Museum.

January 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Ernie’s chef back on TV

Top Chef launched chef Michael Midgley's star as a small-town cook with big-league potential.

January 07, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


By day, Robert Iniquez is a mild-mannered salesman with Golden State Lumber.

January 05, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Norm Willis doesn't care too much if his drives sail straight or his putts stay on line.

January 02, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Revamped WR learning to play fast

SALIDA – The Weston Ranch boys basketball team won't bully its opponents with its size or bulk or even its varsity experience.

December 31, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Are you feeling the holiday bulge? Have you lost the motivation to exercise or eat properly? Are you desperate for a physical transformation?

December 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

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QB Charles setting pace for MHS ‘O’

When Manteca coach Eric Reis sat Dakarai Charles for the first half against Lathrop, he hoped to rest his quarterback's banged-up knee.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Unheralded WR shined vs. Oakdale

Oakdale refused to let Hunter Johnson, a preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection at wide receiver, beat them through the air.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Ripon’s next opponent lacks depth, not talent

RIPON – When Ryan Fugit looks at film of Modesto Christian, the Ripon star sees flashes of monsters past.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

It’s got check time for Knights following defeat

RIPON – The air of confidence has been sucked out of the Ripon Christian locker room.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns

East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns

No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

October 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.

October 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.

October 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez

October 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns

Sophomore hits ground running

LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.

October 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Down 15, Ripon Christian rallies for win

RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.

October 10, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

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