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Sydnee Canales and Leah Manuleleua bumped and banged, pushed and shoved, jostling for every ball that traveled through the middle of the field.

March 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Midgley publishes his first cookbook

Chef Michael Midgley has emerged from his kitchen with another tasty creation.

March 25, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

More Midgley

Midgley will be a special guest at a food and spirit tasting event hosted by Weston Elementary School's PFA on Saturday, March 29.

March 25, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

Opening Day

The Woodbridge Senior Softball Club is swinging for the fences with its Opening Day celebration on Saturday, April 5.

March 25, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Noah Valdez might have the spirit and moves of a basketball player, but he's got a legion of soccer players cheering him on.

March 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Sierra grad wins bull riding

It hasn't taken Randy Schaapman long to leave his mark on collegiate rodeo.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Manteca High aiming to finish Rumble with flurry

Recycling Rumble's reigning champion won't relinquish its title without a fight.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | Education

Delta Rebels now Junior T’wolves

The Delta Rebels are no more.

March 20, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Mantecan’s art work in Cage show

Emily Whitaker answered a call-out for a quirky San Francisco art show, never realizing her submission would be accepted and then broadcast across the globe by a leading news source.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

Strapped in for safety

Is Junior bouncing around in his car seat? Is little Missy struggling to stay upright?

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

MASL coaches net awards

The Manteca Area Soccer League's spring season is just around the corner.

March 19, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

Manus repeats as league MVP; 2 RC boys earn All-SL spots

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team defended its title. So did star guard Teagan Manus.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Forum aims to reduce tragic deaths

LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Waterford donates $3K for healthy meal effort

There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

Mountain climbers

Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town

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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


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


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


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


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


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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