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Double the joy for Park View 8th graders

Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.

May 24, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


When mosquitoes attack

Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.

May 23, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


SIX PILLARS OF SUCCESS

Alaina Haena's summer break has only just begun and already she's booked solid through August.

May 23, 2013 | James Burns | Education


THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Jaelyn Stock had bounced around elementary schools in the Central Valley before she found a home at Neil Hafley.

May 22, 2013 | James Burns | Education


Lamont impacted Lancers

Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.

May 22, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cambalache provides English learners with voice

For years, Janet Sanders has shared her classroom with frustration, confusion and anger.

May 21, 2013 | James Burns | Education


Tough Goodbye

Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.

May 21, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC facing powerhouse in first section final

RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.

May 18, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘ZIN-SATIONAL’

LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.

May 17, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


VFW post stepping up visibility

Carlon Perry leans forward onto his forearms, peering over the top of reading glasses.

May 17, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca High wins national Recycling Rumble contest

For months, Michelle Halla has been collecting and shipping recyclables across the country as part of the Recycling Rumble.

May 17, 2013 | James Burns | Education


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.

May 16, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Face the ‘Fax: EU ousted

Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.

May 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Knights clinch berth in D-VII section final

RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.

May 16, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Lancer defense ready for Colfax’s balanced attack

Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.

May 15, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


QB Charles setting pace for MHS ‘O’

When Manteca coach Eric Reis sat Dakarai Charles for the first half against Lathrop, he hoped to rest his quarterback's banged-up knee.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Unheralded WR shined vs. Oakdale

Oakdale refused to let Hunter Johnson, a preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection at wide receiver, beat them through the air.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Ripon’s next opponent lacks depth, not talent

RIPON – When Ryan Fugit looks at film of Modesto Christian, the Ripon star sees flashes of monsters past.

October 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


It’s got check time for Knights following defeat

RIPON – The air of confidence has been sucked out of the Ripon Christian locker room.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

October 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


HERE TO STAY

In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.

October 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE OTHER BIG GAME

It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.

October 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


TEACHING MOMENTS

LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez

October 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


THE INTERVIEW

Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Sophomore hits ground running

LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.

October 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


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