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Special day for teens

Curtiss Beyers was lured onto the dance floor by the opening beat of the opening number of Thursday's special-needs Valentine's Day Dance.

February 14, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


No summit is without challenges

The mountains in our lives are much more challenging to summit than Mission Peak, that's for sure.

February 12, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


2nd chance at first love

Nine days after Valentine's Day and exactly 21 days after their engagement, Patrick Payan and Andrea Juarez will exchange vows and wedding bands in front of family and friends.

February 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


RISKY BUSINESS

He is about 6 feet tall and as sturdy and tough as a Redwood.

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Surviving the streets of Manteca

Brad Peters calls it "fanning his feathers."

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Happy Wheelers keep on rolling

The arthritis in Joanne Johnston's back and knees are so bad that the 69-year-old needs a wheelchair to get around town.

February 08, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Star striker Rivera inks with SJSU

Isela Rivera isn't concerned so much about her place in East Union girls soccer lore, though there have been few as productive as the senior striker.

February 06, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Ripon High ‘Coin War’ breaks out

Drake Vizarra and the Ripon High student body want your coins and they're willing to go to great lengths to get them, too.

February 04, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


Gap atop VOL closer than it appears

Don't let the records fool you.

February 01, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Sierra’s Fontanilla, Griffin shine at Teen Gauntlet

By JAMES BURNS

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


‘CRAPPIE’ SITUATION

The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


FOCUSING ON CHANGE

Horst Bauer doesn't claim to have all the answers when it comes to global issues or even those close to home.

January 25, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Specialists say allergy season has come early

Meteorologists, farmers and skiers aren't the only ones praying for wet weather.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Subtle changes after just five workouts

By the end of her first workout at CORE Athletic Performance, Susan McCreath thought she might be sick in the parking lot.

January 22, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


KID AT HEART

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


SINK OR WIN

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


MAKING HISTORY

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


BANNER SEASON

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


GREAT SCOTT

For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.

June 25, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SWEET SUCCESS

RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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