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Subtle changes after just five workouts

By the end of her first workout at CORE Athletic Performance, Susan McCreath thought she might be sick in the parking lot.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Brassy band to play Legion Hall

Manteca's downtown corridor will be filled with the sound of horns and trumpets on Sunday evening.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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


NINER MAN CAVE

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


COOL HAND LUKE

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 JOURNEY STARTS

The high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

January 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


HEARTS & HANDS

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


PIONEER DESCENDANT

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


CORE STRENGTH

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

January 05, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


PUTTING AROUND

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

January 02, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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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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