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Grapes: It’s time to pick the vines

In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.

August 30, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


A to Z guide to season

A is for Abeyta. Former Ripon High football coach Manuel Abeyta passed away on Aug. 4. Though he never coached Chris Johnson, he was instrumental in welcoming the Indians' current head coach to the community in 1983.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


Family Tradition

Billy Sharmoug is one of the strongest linemen to ever play for Manteca High coach Eric Reis.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


Technology changes game - High-Def

On a sticky summer afternoon, the familiar sights and sounds of football season return to this Central Valley stadium.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


PRICE OF ADMISSION

RIPON – When Chris Johnson says he's worked closely with Ripon quarterback Nick Price, he's not fudging.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


REMEMBER THE NAME

They've toiled in the shadows of others. They've struggled with injury and doubt and distractions, and have left their pain on the weight-room floor. Through it all, they've kept their focus on fall's Friday night lights, emerging as captains and leaders and MVP types. This is their time now – everyone's sure of it – so remember the names. Introducing 2013's breakout performers:

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


RC TALKIN’ TITLE

RIPON – Andrew Brown will be the focal point of opposing defenses this season.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


NEW DUDE ON RANCH

WESTON RANCH – Seth Davis wants to build a legacy on a South Stockton campus accustomed to uneven results and change.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | Prep Football Preview


Ripon Christian looks to build off breakout season

RIPON - There is a confidence among those with the Ripon Christian boys soccer program that hasn't existed in nearly a decade.

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


TITLE DEFENSE WITH OFFENSE

What do you do when you're overwhelmed with offensive talent?

August 29, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


SIGN OF TIMES

For about an hour, Tom Hoskins forgot he was at a book signing.

August 29, 2013 | PEOPLE ‘WHEN I WAS A KID’ | NEWS


Manteca sends more firefighters to relieve those on Rim Fire crews

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August 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra grad part of the few and the proud

Lisa Oliva watched her son board a plane to San Diego on Tuesday, confident his future would be shaped by the men in his past.

August 28, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


Nic’s Place: Old World dining charm in Manteca

Though the restaurant from her youth has been closed for years, the principles thrive in Downtown Manteca.

August 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Business


HIGHER STANDARDS

Arik Anaya was the Trans-Valley League's co-Most Valuable Player, a four-year talent as sure as the sun rises.

August 27, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


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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


Deadline for MHS bus tickets is Aug. 20

The last day to purchase tickets for the Manteca High football team's rooters' buses is Wednesday, Aug. 20.

August 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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