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Ripon runner finished ahead of explosions

Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.

April 16, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


FORE! GOLF CART SINKS

A golf cart belonging to Ripon Christian Schools was removed from the pool at Ripon High on Monday.

April 16, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


Taxing job: Racing to beat filing deadline

Most days, Irma Hernandez feels like a therapist or a teacher.

April 16, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


About those grave (marker) robbers

David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.

April 15, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Make way for the Brock Elliott Champs

Some skipped. Some danced. Some linked arms and held hands. Others enjoyed conversation on a sun-splashed Friday morning.

April 13, 2013 | James Burns | Education


KICKING FOR A CURE

Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.

April 11, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


City staff meets with seniors over coffee

Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin moved about the dining hall at the Manteca Senior Center, shuffling between pockets of people.

April 11, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

The Ripon High drill team arrived in Kentucky with very specific orders: To improve on a so-so performance at the 2012 nationals.

April 10, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


Kimball blows by Buffs at gusty Guss Schmiedt Field

The Manteca High girls soccer team came into Tuesday's match needing a win to remain viable in the Valley Oak League championship race.

April 10, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Rookies hosting kickoff party for Oakdale Rodeo

When Jana Quitiquit began working at Rookies Pub and Grill as a cocktail waitress, she had the luxury of a slow learning curve.

April 09, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


ERIKA THE RED

RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.

April 09, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


T’wolves take it out on Buffs

Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.

April 06, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Right man, right spot for surging Buffs

The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening.

April 06, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Throw-out score favors T’wolves

For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling.

April 05, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra serves up revenge

The Sierra High boys tennis team has earned the right to rest.

April 05, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - James Burns


SHE’S THE BEST: IT FIGURES

Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.

July 28, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

July 26, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


KID AT HEART

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


SINK OR WIN

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


MAKING HISTORY

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


BANNER SEASON

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


GREAT SCOTT

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

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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