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Big night for ‘Texas’

At the midway point in the season, things weren't unfolding as planned for the Lathrop boys basketball team and senior forward Eric Spencer.

February 20, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


SPECIAL BONDS

There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.

February 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


GOLD METTLE

LATHROP – Nathan McGrath waited near the locker room, clapping and serenading his players as they bounced down the hallway.

February 19, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports


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


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Articles By Author - James Burns


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


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


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