By DENNIS WYATT
There's one segment of the Manteca housing market that's pulling in more dollars per square foot than it did back in 2006 - apartments.
Alfalfa growers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon need water.
Wood boring beetle larvae could trump human beings.
Moffat Boulevard is slowly returning to its glory days.
Later this month work on making the City Council chambers compliant with American Disabilities Act standards will be completed at a cost of $475,300.
Willie Weatherford is in his final year as mayor
It was posed to the City Council as the $235 million question in 2007: How was Manteca going to assess growth for needed interchange work?
FRENCH CAMP - Long before Highway 120 was built the road to the Gold Country ran through French Camp.
"Your post office box?"
Look around Manteca, or any town for that matter. You will see street lights not working because someone has pulled the copper wire.
How ugly was the Highway 99 corridor through Manteca just 12 years ago?
Turn on a faucet and water flows out.
There are feral pigs in San Jose.
Water - or more precisely the lack of it - created a foreclosure crisis in Manteca 80 years ago that makes the Great Recession housing bust seem mild in comparison.
Manteca City Council campaigns in recent election cycles have been fairly tame and predictable.
It's not too tough to guess the No. 1 topic of conversation these days around the doctors' lounge at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
Back in the 1990s, Manteca Waterslides did a take-off on a popular Top 40 song "Walk like an Egyptian" to create a radio campaign dubbed "Walk like a Manteekan" promoting the recreation water park.
There is one "river" flowing at full capacity as California enters its third year of drought.
The hunt is on.
Copper thieves ripping off boxes that service street lights are costing Manteca taxpayers $95,000 a year.
The water war has started.
Manteca municipal employees might get their first increase in pay after taking an average reduction of 20 percent five years ago.
Maytecafield. It's the perfect, idyllic community.
Forget the old Exxon gasoline TV advertising slogan about putting a "tiger in the tank."
Bingo! Hearts and Hands emerged the big winner of Saturday's bingo event at the Manteca Senior Center. The non-profit family outreach center raised more than $3,500 for its fatherhood and teen pregnancy programs, said program director Laureen Tomlinson, far exceeding its expectations.
Want to get a warm fuzzy feeling?
The media quickly came up with a term for the apparently politically orchestrated George Washington Bridge traffic jam: "Bridgegate." Now what catchy term do the media attach to the explosive new book castigating the incumbent wartime commander in chief? "Gatesgate"? Hardly.
Big is back.