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JUNIOR CSI ACADEMY

Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the "bad guy" in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.

June 12, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Scharmann will teach low-income in Las Vegas

Here's a hunch: Bet on Heather Scharmann.

June 12, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Garden club helping students grow

The only gift greater than flowers?

June 11, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


Beggar’s story: He’s homeless, hot, hungry & hunting for job

Editor's note: Manteca City Council wants a crackdown on aggressive panhandling. The following is a story of one man who begs on Manteca's streets but considers himself a sign flyer.

June 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cooling center opens today if temp reaches 102 degrees

Brandy Clark and the City of Manteca will watch the mercury closely today, making note of every incremental change in the temperature.

June 08, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Bracing for hot time in Manteca

Dry mouth. Fatigue. Dizziness. Confusion. And a sudden inability to cool the body with sweat.

June 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Graffiti Weekend

MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


George Lucas making rare appearance in Modesto parade

MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


FAST & (THEY’RE) FURIOUS

Jack Cole kissed and hugged his mother in the driveway of her Cottage Avenue home.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Ripon Warriors tops among 20 hoop teams

They were a rag-tag bunch of football players wearing basketball shorts and sneakers.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


THE TOP PICK

RIPON – Loren Jessop sat in the parking lot of a Home Depot, mere moments away from his next shopping spree.

May 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Spraying starts tonight to keep mosquitoes at bay

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District will begin spraying for mosquitoes tonight after the earliest detection of the West Nile virus in nine years.

May 30, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


MANTECA’S FALLEN

A bell tolled each time Lee Herren read from a list much too long, written in the blood of Manteca's fallen soldiers.

May 28, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


MHS soccer helps Ripon girl

Riley Simmons finally has the pièce de résistance for her soccer-themed bedroom makeover, and she found it in the oddest of places – the library.

May 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


West Nile virus is confirmed south of Manteca

By JAMES BURNS

May 25, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


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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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