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LET’S GO BANANAS

LATHROP – Janice Bowlin wanted to create a safe, family-friendly environment where kids – small and tall – could literally bounce of the walls.

February 14, 2014 | James Burns | State


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


Forum aims to reduce tragic deaths

LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Waterford donates $3K for healthy meal effort

There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Mountain climbers

Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Boutique Couture

Boutique Couture will open its new location at 204 Main Street in Ripon in April, said owner Carol Noceti.

March 18, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Vacationing McCreath misses trainer’s orders

EDITOR'S NOTE: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by the Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. Her journal, along with her measurements, will appear in Tuesday's print edition.

March 15, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


IT BITES

By JAMES BURNS

March 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Spartans make small strides under Padilla

LATHROP – History has followed Gabe Padilla's arrival on the Lathrop High campus, but even the second-year soccer coach understands they are but small steps in a long climb.

March 12, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


Waterford hits homer with his talk

It was hard to tell which pitch was more impressive – the one he delivered with his hand or the microphone.

March 11, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


The Boutique Couture takeover

Well that didn't take long.

March 11, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


A bunny, a baby and a photographer

Staying in the 300 block of East Yosemite Avenue ….

March 11, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


Ready to roll?

The popular Wednesday night bike ride out of Georges Bikes in Ripon returns this Wednesday. The ride will start at 6 p.m. and cover a 20-plus-mile loop. No word yet on the official start for the Tuesday and Thursday evening rides.

March 11, 2014 | James Burns | Around Town


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


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