Developers built docks, and ramps to those docks in Delta Coves, on Bethel Island, but not the homes.
This field in Stockton, zoned for homes, has become a repository for trash. Only a few homes were built.
A fire hydrant in the Mountain House development, which at one point was the "most underwater" area in America.
This multimillion dollar bridge in Mountain House, a town created by developers, is a road to nowhere, closed for now.
A construction sign in a stalled and empty subdivision in Rio Vista, which is in Solano County.
An abandoned boat on a closed road near Mountain House, a development that cost CalPERS millions when it crashed.
Racers leave tire tracks on this shuttered road in northern Stockton, where development has been halted.
Some construction is starting again in Mountain House, near Tracy, where prices have fallen by about half since 2006.
The streets in this stalled development are all named for rock stars. They're also mostly devoid of homes.
Delta Coves was supposed to have 494 homes and 416 docks, but no homes have been built for years.
This walled-off zombie subdivision, off a Stockton highway, has a playground and lights, but no homes.
Grass is starting to peek through the sidewalks in the Rio Vista development, which was to be called Hearth and Home.
There's room for driveways in this "rock star" subdivision, but there are no cars or homes so far.
This fenced-off development on Bethel Island has docks, but no boats or homes. Lehman Brothers was one of the biggest investors in this project.
Some of the homes in this Stockton community are occupied. But many lots are empty, and no one maintains their lawns or sidewalks.
Many of the streetlights in zombie subdivisions don't work any more, since people have stolen the wires from them.
Ashes from a fire on a cul-de-sac in an abandoned subdivision in Stockton, near Janeen Milhorn's home.
There are no houses on Front Porch Lane, in the Rio Vista project abandoned by Shea Homes.