It was a busy year for news in La Mesa and Spring Valley.
It was election year, but crime, court cases and public safety were among the most popular subjects for you, the readers.
The following list is based on page views, reflecting which news drew the most attention on La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch in 2012.
Which reports resonated most with you? Which reports are you surprised to see on this list? And which are you surprised did not make the list?
30. 21-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Car at Grossmont College Parking Lot
29. Antonio Garcia of La Mesa Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting
28. Custody of Suri Cruise May Be 'Mission Impossible' for Tom Cruise
27. How Is Katie Holmes Doing It? How To Heal After an Emotional Divorce
26. Skyline Pastor Jim Garlow on ‘Colbert Report’: He’ll Tell Pick for President
23. Gingham Restaurant Plans to Reopen Thursday in Wake of Exterior Fire
22. Update: Drew Ford Veteran Ochoa Is Re-Arrested in Embezzlement Case
21. Update: Mayor Madrid 'Looking Foward to Walmart Coming Into La Mesa'
20. There Oughta Be a Law: Californians Getting 725 New Ones in 2011
19. Update: 'Prognosis Unclear' For Man Shot in Head in La Mesa
18. Update: Grossmont Coach Ron Murphy Mourned; ‘Always Tried to Give 100%’
17. Update: Negotiator Wins Surrender of ‘Larry’ in 5-Hour SWAT Standoff
16. Update: Drew Ford Staff Shocked by Colleague’s Embezzlement Charges
14. Lake Murray Fireworks Show Canceled for This 4th of July
13. A Growing and Deadly Addiction: Bath Salts
12. Opting Out of WhitePages.com Neighbors Isn’t Easy
11. La Mesa-Mount Helix Pics & Clips
10. Grossmont Baseball Coach Jim Earley Quits Amid Parent Accusations
9. Dr. Marxen Was on Way Home from Softball Game When Crash Occurred
8. 5-Year-Old La Mesa Girl Killed After Car Crashes into Otay Lakes Reservoir
7. Update: Broadnax Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge in Death of Girlfriend
6. Grossmont Students Witness Courtroom Assault By Defendant on Attorney
5. Reality TV Star Arrested On Suspicion of Committing Lewd Act On Female Child
3. DUI Suspect Crashes Car into Two Homes—on Opposite Sides of Street
2. La Mesan Lands Gigantic 445 Pound Yellowfin Tuna Off Coast of Mexico
1. La Mesan Wins $100K Settlement from SDPD Over Mistaken Arrest