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.
"To own firearms is to affirm that freedom is not a gift from the government… As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not worthy of trust." – Jeffrey Snyder in his essay "A Nation of Cowards"
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.
You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.
Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?
Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.
There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.
The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.
Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?
Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.