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WATER PLAY TIME

Toddlers with chubby marshmellow arms and legs chase water as it leaps around the play area.

June 22, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


RAGING WATER FUN

SACRAMENTO – The fiberglass tubes peek over the tree line, giving flip-flop and bikini-clad visitors their first glimpse of the fun that waits ahead.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Lodi Lake offers swimming ‘pool’ with a sandy beach

LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


A GOOD READ

Rene Alvarez sat on a park bench in front of the Manteca Library, pleased to be miles away from a television and video games.

June 20, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


District will spray after WNV found in 2 Manteca birds

Two dead blue birds have triggered red flags for San Joaquin County officials, who have scheduled another treatment along Division Road and the Stanislaus River.

June 20, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


RUNNING FOR ADRIAN

By JAMES BURNS

June 17, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Recession move: Her business has gone to the dogs

Kota trots eloquently down the path, his short hair glistening in the sun.

June 14, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


JUNIOR CSI ACADEMY

Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the "bad guy" in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.

June 12, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Scharmann will teach low-income in Las Vegas

Here's a hunch: Bet on Heather Scharmann.

June 12, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Garden club helping students grow

The only gift greater than flowers?

June 11, 2013 | James Burns | Ripon News


Beggar’s story: He’s homeless, hot, hungry & hunting for job

Editor's note: Manteca City Council wants a crackdown on aggressive panhandling. The following is a story of one man who begs on Manteca's streets but considers himself a sign flyer.

June 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Cooling center opens today if temp reaches 102 degrees

Brandy Clark and the City of Manteca will watch the mercury closely today, making note of every incremental change in the temperature.

June 08, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Bracing for hot time in Manteca

Dry mouth. Fatigue. Dizziness. Confusion. And a sudden inability to cool the body with sweat.

June 07, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Graffiti Weekend

MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


George Lucas making rare appearance in Modesto parade

MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


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Articles By Author - James Burns


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

November 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

November 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | Education


GETTING HER KICKS

Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Former area stars shine in college

Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

November 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


TOUGH BREAK

Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cougar Country

All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


LIPSETT’S RUN

McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.

November 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra not content with win

Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.

November 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


No. 2 Sierra better against the Spread

By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football


Scudder, defense lift Ripon into D2 final

ROCKLIN – The morning commute couldn't have gone much worse for the Ripon High boys water polo team.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Weston Ranch, RC take aim at SJS titles

The Ripon Christian boys soccer program has waited nearly 20 years for an opportunity to win another Sac-Joaquin Section championship.

November 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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