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Grimes goes low, Sierra goes lower

Kaylie Grimes recorded her best round of the season, but it wasn't enough to knock off a balanced Sierra lineup.

September 25, 2013 | James Burns | SPORTS

B&R ice cream sales benefit Kallie Kassner

Charity Atkins looked up from her phone – away from another painful text message – with tears in her eyes.

September 24, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Georges Bikes’final Wednesday group ride of season is tonight

RIPON – The 24-mile bike ride builds slowly out of Ripon, tracing its way along country roads through the south county.

September 24, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

Benfica girls perfect so far at State Cup

The Manteca Futbol Club Benfica '04 girls soccer team lived up to its lofty state ranking in the first round of the State Cup.

September 24, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports

KA-BOOM! Ripon scores again

His children are grown, the youngest three years removed from Ripon High School.

September 23, 2013 | James Burns | Around Town


A little lady with silver and black hair emerged from a vehicle, wearing a button-down jacket and a brave face.

September 23, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


RIPON – Technically, the Cannon Club's first blast came after Michael Ysit crossed the goal line just 15 seconds into the game.

September 21, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

Ripon coach impressed with Lathrop despite winless start

LATHROP – Often times, game films are like paintings.

September 20, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

Ysit off to hot start for Ripon

RIPON – With a punishing running style and deceptive speed, Michael Ysit plays with the destructive force of a bowling ball.

September 19, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

Oakdale hands Manteca 1st loss in VOL opener

Abdiel Chaquito did all he could to keep the Manteca's unbeaten streak and state ranking intact, turning away shot after shot.

September 18, 2013 | James Burns | High School Sports

Run for the Fallen Saturday

One year ago, JROTC instructor Karl Knutsen took the challenge.

September 17, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS

The usual gamer suspects line up for Grand Theft Auto release

A motorcycle revved its engine, spun its tire and exited the Game Stop parking lot, leaving behind only a cloud of smoke.

September 17, 2013 | James Burns | NEWS


The Manteca Jaguars' pint-sized players put on quite a show Saturday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

September 17, 2013 | James Burns | SPORTS

Auto burglars hit sports venues

It takes less than a minute for a criminal to smash a car window and take a purse, beloved gadgets or a stereo.

September 17, 2013 | James Burns | Crime


A game played primarily in the hands of its quarterbacks was decided by the foot of Joshua Gonzalez.

September 14, 2013 | James Burns | High School Football

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Articles By Author - James Burns


If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Boy Scout finishes playground project

Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.

April 16, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Kicking for a Cure soccer match tonight

Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.

April 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

With Their Aid

Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.

April 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.

April 12, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Vasquez’s RBI hit helps Sierra bust out against EU

Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.

April 11, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

T’Wolves tally key win against Oakdale

Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.

April 09, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

Ozenbaugh replaces Fasani at RC

RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.

April 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Football

Fagundes Meats launching home delivery

Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.

April 07, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business

Help make their wishes come true

A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.

April 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS

Fagundes: Manteca tri-tip king

Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.

April 05, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business

MHS behind entering final round of Recycling Rumble

The champ is staggered and in search of a 12th round knockout.

April 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education

Boy Scout exec travels for breakfast & company

People will travel for good food, but they'll go to even greater lengths for good company.

April 02, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.

March 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns

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