The first-time homebuyer story of four years ago in Manteca now seems like ancient history.
Call it the Darwin Proposition 13 effect.
The state bureaucracy is bloated.
The chances of flooding in Lathrop and southwest Manteca will be reduced significantly thanks to $62.4 million in state bond money awarded this week to Reclamation District 17.
Waiting up to 20 seconds longer at traffic signals on roads either yet to be built or widened in Manteca could reduce the rise in the cost of future housing as well as save future tax dollars when it comes to street maintenance.
Looking for signs of a thaw in the new housing market that has gone into a deep freeze as the median price of a Manteca home plunged 57 percent in four years?
Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?
Irineo Gutierrez Jr. is going to sell hot dogs in Manteca after all.
Now the real fun begins.
A week after Ripon celebrates the arrival of millions upon millions of white and pink almond blossoms, Caswell Park will mark the end of the tule fog season.
Education is big business in San Joaquin County.
Independent auditors give the Manteca Redevelopment Agency high marks for fiscal soundness.
The four words I fear the most.
Continued retail growth as well as more business parks and possibly office towers could end up being the long-term solution to Manteca's general fund woes.
Homeowners needing to make health and safety repairs in Manteca but are having a tough time securing help from a bank can look to the Manteca Redevelopment Agency for possible help.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Panhandling has gone high tech.
There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.
Manteca is getting another bakery.
Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.
Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.
The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.
The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.
City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.
Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?
Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.
A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.
My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.
The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.
Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.