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.
A new $1.6 million community center that will serve as the home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is part of the ongoing revitalization of the Moffat Boulevard corridor.
Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 6, 2010.
Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.
My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.
The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.
Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
I am a PG&E stockholder.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.
The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.