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Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.

July 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Dolphins crown high-point champs

The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.

July 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

Couple needs help purchasing a bed lift

Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.

July 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.

July 22, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports

Troop packing event collects items and hand-written letters

Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.

July 19, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

DeRoos looks to start league of their own

Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.

July 10, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.

July 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Donations allow man to keep foot

A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.

July 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

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


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


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

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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

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Articles By Author - James Burns


Claudette Alves chased her students through the bark, around the bars and up the flight of stairs that lead to the slides.

May 09, 2015 | James Burns | Education

RC kicks off title defense in drubbing

RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.

May 08, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports

4-sport star chooses football for next level

Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports

Starters take breather in blowouts

Comfortable first-round victories allowed the East Union and Manteca girls soccer programs to rest many of their regulars.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports

‘No reportable’ income’ buys $42 wine bottle

An alert reader saw the photo embattled Manteca Unified School District trustee Ashley Drain posted on her Instagram site that was reproduced in the Bulletin as she and her husband worked at Michael-David Winery in Lodi.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town

Residents with busted mailboxes wait on repairs

Judy and Jimmy Spears are starting to wonder when the U.S. Postal Service will deliver on a repair.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | Around Town

Buffaloes rebound, rout rivals

For weeks now, Manteca coach Neil MacDannald has talked about building momentum for a run at another Sac-Joaquin Section title.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports

Zuniga puts Central Valley in her crosshairs

Much of what Jenna Zuniga does on the right wing is cunning and calculated.

May 06, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports

Manuleleua scoring at record pace for explosive Buffs

Before the Rivera sisters exploded on the scene with the force of a three-hit combo, turning East Union into a section heavy, another prolific sister act tormented defenses.

May 05, 2015 | James Burns | High School Sports


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