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MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Alice Smith rummages through boxes in the garage, searching for a photo of a long-lost relative she's never met.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


KEEP CALM AND DELIVER

These make-or-break moments are often defined by big, imposing aces with even larger personalities, rocket arms and legitimate college and pro prospects.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Canales set to kick it in North Dakota

One of the season's indelible moments is of Sierra's Sydnee Canales lacing a deep left-footed shot on goal to earn a draw at Oakdale.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Cuneo chooses Pacific over So. Oregon

Clay Cuneo's mind was made up.

May 21, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


ONE OF MANY?

STOCKTON – She came. She saw. She conquered.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Knights snare D7 crown in PK shootout

STOCKTON – Abby Buitrago calmly stepped to the penalty stripe, spotting the ball and her place in Ripon Christian's storied athletic history.

May 18, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


From Park Avenue to park bench

Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


‘Banner’ season for three?

A banner season for local girls soccer culminates today with three Sac-Joaquin Section championship games at two sites.

May 17, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


REMEMBERING

Art Smith isn't asking for much – just a few hours of your time, twisting screws and swinging a hammer.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


1 with a BULLET

When she was little, on the cusp of becoming a Division I-caliber player, Isela Rivera's father would keep the budding young striker reaching and wanting and hungry with the Three Bs speech.

May 15, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


WATER WORK

Coaches Chabre Basile, Jason Beier and Niki DeGeorge helped return the Manteca Dolphins swim team to prominence in 2013.

May 14, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


WORK LIKE WALLACE

There are dynamic strikers and then there are determined strikers.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


RC falls flat in play-in game

RIPON – The players gathered in shallow left field with their heads hung low, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for their skipper's final thoughts.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Manteca’s Jackson 6th at dive finals

SACRAMENTO - Manteca High sophomore Logan Jackson capped her season with a sixth-place showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section junior varsity dive championships this past weekend.

May 13, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Single mom took on the challenges

When Kathy Beer Napolitano became pregnant, she made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force.

May 09, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


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Articles By Author - James Burns


Legal costs: Fatal blow?

The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.

June 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


SUMMER OF BBQ

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Illegal fireworks already going off

The BOOM! and POW! that pierce the still of the evening, rattling windows and triggering a chorus of howls and car alarms, signal not the start of summer but the fireworks season.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


‘The Little Things’

Transformed Through Hope Ministries won't go to great lengths to celebrate its seventh anniversary this Sunday.

June 10, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Prepare for Lyft off in Manteca

Mark Kosier is a 6-foot-7 computer repairman – and that's not even the most interesting thing about him.

June 07, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


CalFit thrives on family atmosphere

Anthony Kavanaugh placed the dumbbells onto the rack and then took a pull from his water bottle.

June 06, 2014 | James Burns | Local Business


Atlas girls win beach tournament

The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.

June 04, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Lincoln students don’t take break from reading

School may be out for the summer, but that won't stop the learning experience for students at Lincoln Elementary School.

June 04, 2014 | James Burns | Education


POCKET ACES

Robert Vernon has returned the Ripon softball program to a place of prominence and his hard work hasn't gone unnoticed.

June 03, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Dolphins, Sea Lions ready for summer, but first a bye

Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.

June 03, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Sea Lions crown 4 high-point winners

Manteca Dolphins president Priscilla Brink hoped to see cleaner, faster swims from a relatively new team.

May 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


GOLDEN BOOT

Abby Buitrago tallied 52 goals, led the entire state of California in points and guided her team to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section soccer championship.

May 28, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Buffs hunt for second major title

There's Joe Menzel, arms pointed to the sky, clutching the game ball.

May 23, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


OUT OF HIS SHELL

RIPON – Fred Garber climbs atop his motorcycle, feels the rubber handles in his hands, and recalls a time when he wasn't riding much.

May 22, 2014 | James Burns | Ripon News


JUST KEEP KICKING

Times are set. Events have been scheduled. And trucks, trunks and RVs have been loaded down with coolers, swim bags and pop-up tents.

May 22, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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