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Trip to the museum

History and health collide this month at the Manteca Museum.

March 11, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Hearts & Hands opens new Manteca location

There was a time when CiCi Juarez had a hard time gauging the people of Manteca. She was new to The Family City, and fittingly, the Bay Area transplant felt like an outsider.

March 09, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


East Union edges Tracy

After weeks of evaluation, East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco says he has selected his starting 11 for next week's Valley Oak League opener.

March 08, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


PREGNANCY HELP

Thanks to the hungry mouths of hundreds, the Pregnancy Help Center was able to raise thousands toward its mobile ultrasound unit.

March 06, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Mayfield team wins Coin War at Ripon High

History was made in Robert Mayfield's history classroom, and it started with a dare.

March 06, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


Buffs shine on new courts

By JAMES BURNS

March 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


MICKEY MOMENT

RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Rough debut for T’wolves; Lathrop win unravels late

TURLOCK – It wasn't the clean start Sierra skipper Jack Thomson had hoped for.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


FOUL TASTE

RIVERBANK – The Lathrop boys basketball team began the night a man down.

March 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


MUSD grounds feeling pressure to conserve water

The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Futbol Club helps Manteca families with cancer battle

The Manteca Futbol Club scored major points with families outside of its soccer circle over the weekend.

February 27, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Frozen from the field

The knot on his tie had been pulled loose. The top button of his shirt unclipped.

February 27, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Retired Sequoia teacher hits bricks to pitch book

A retired Manteca Unified School District teacher is learning that the life of a self-published author isn't without its drama and mystery.

February 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Alexander great in final 80 seconds

STOCKTON – Elisabeth Alexander sold the pump fake, lifting her defender into the air.

February 26, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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


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