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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


Brassy band to play Legion Hall

Manteca's downtown corridor will be filled with the sound of horns and trumpets on Sunday evening.

January 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


One sweet deal: Pancakes fund Scouts

Three generations of Boys Scouts that have passed through Manteca Scout Group 423 are united in spirit – and maple syrup.

March 27, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Manteca High leaving others green with envy

Green isn't just a school color at Manteca High School.

March 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Small Manteca ministry seeks to feed homeless

Terry Pierce wants to give back to a community that has shown his young hotel nothing but support.

March 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


NOT AGAIN

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


MAN OF THE MATCH

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


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