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STORYBOOK ENDING?

Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.

May 03, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


MHS freshman competing in section trials

How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.

May 02, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


MANTECA CATERPILLAR INVASION

Thousands of unwanted guests have forced Lucy and Bryan Cook to cancel their Cinco de Mayo party.

May 01, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Sierra grad gets his shot in NFL

Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition.

April 30, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


BUFFS SMASH LIVINGSTON

Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.

April 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca fighting for playoff berth against shorthanded EU

Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.

April 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon Christian begins postseason after conquering Southern League

RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.

April 30, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports


Top Gun perfect at Pacific Qualifier

Top Guns, indeed.

April 30, 2013 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Silver Sneakers

No one will accuse Ken McIntosh of being a man with no rhythm.

April 29, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


RUNNERS GLOW

Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.

April 27, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca High administrator shows he can dance

MODESTO – Raul Mora lacks any formal training and admits to having two left feet.

April 27, 2013 | James Burns | Education


Adam: Big heart & even bigger inspiration

Anthony Alcaraz sat forward in his seat, staring quizzically at the track, convinced someone had made a mistake.

April 25, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


READY TO ROCK OUT

Jim Anderson turned toward "Fingers" on the keyboard and let his legs shake, dipping his left knee as the music reached a crescendo.

April 24, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


Running for Boston to raise funds to help

Tracy Crane has organized memorial races, uniting the heavy-hearted in a common cause.

April 23, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


EU STADIUM MAKEOVER

Todd Dunaway has a vision and it doesn't include his best athletes in swimsuits, street clothes or casts.

April 20, 2013 | James Burns | Education


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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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