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Iconic Ripon coach passes away at 85

It's been nearly 50 years since Jim Stuart and the late Manuel Abeyta walked off the football field together, the glow of victory painted across their faces.

August 06, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


Contest aims to find biggest Manteca loser

Robert Iniquez has very little experience in organizing weight-loss contests.

August 02, 2013 | James Burns | Local Business


POWER PLAY

RIPON – He arrived with a product line drawing global attention, turning Powerplay Sports Arena into a place of interest in markets in Canada and Asia.

August 02, 2013 | James Burns | Local Business


POWER PLAY

RIPON – He arrived with a product line drawing global attention, turning Powerplay Sports Arena into a place of interest in markets in Canada and Asia.

August 02, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


A first for the Fins

Trevor Allen is flying in from Utah, and the Burke siblings have postponed packing for a few days.

August 02, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Contest aims to find biggest Manteca loser

Robert Iniquez has very little experience in organizing weight-loss contests.

August 01, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Wellness Center opens in downtown Manteca

Amanda Reyna made a promise to the 4-year-old clinging to her leg.

July 23, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


High marks for Dolphins, Sea Lions

LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.

July 23, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Former coach’s surprise visit boosts Dolphins

LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.

July 20, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


SUNNY DAYS AHEAD

Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.

July 20, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Dolphins’ Dynamic Duo

Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.

July 19, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Dolphins on rise after lean years

The Manteca Dolphins had gone seven seasons without so much as a trophy or top-3 finish at a Mid-Valley Swim League invitational.

July 18, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


SINK OR SWIM

The moments before a race are the most precious for Justin Park.

July 17, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


BROWN CROWNED

RIPON – Erika Brown reached heights unparalleled this past spring, capturing three events at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.

July 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


GOAL ORIENTED

Just how excited is Tia Sidtikun for soccer's next stop, a coastal college with a coming-of-age program?

July 11, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


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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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