It was a busy year for news in Murrieta.
It was election year, but crime, fire and public safety were among the most popular subjects for you, the readers.
A Marine who returned from Afghanistan to surprise his son in time for Christmas also stole the show.
The following list is based on page views, reflecting which news drew the most attention on Murrieta 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. Elections Results for Murrieta Are Here
29. Marijuana Grows Near Murrieta Raided by Federal Agents
28. Temprano Fire in Murrieta 90 Percent Contained
27. Murrieta Toddler Seriously Injured in Third-Story Fall
25. Murrieta Man Dies at Hospital Following Street Scuffle
24. UPDATED: Horse Killed When Struck by Cars on Washington Avenue
22. UPDATED: Suspect in Target iPad Robbery ID'd
21. Busted: Massive Teen Party Based On 'Project X' Movie
20. Two Murrieta Middle Schoolers Still Missing
19. Murrieta Men ID'd as Those Killed in I-215 Crash
18. Vista Murrieta Band Camp Coach Accused of Molesting Student
17. Body Found in Murrieta Apartment Fire Identified by Coroner
16. Romney vs. Obama Poll: Who Won Round 1?
15. Arrest Made in Murrieta Apartment Fire Death
14. Missing Murrieta Girl Found After Morning Search
13. Expanded Peanut Butter Recall: List Grows to 76 Products
12. Murrieta Woman Struck by Pick-up; In Serious Condition
11. Murrieta Pics & Clips
9. UPDATE: Strange Smell Plagues Southwest Riverside County
8. UPDATED: Suspicious Fire Death Under Investigation at Murrieta Apartment
7. UPDATE: Fatal Accident Reported on I-215 North in Menifee
6. Students Make Alleged Threats Against Vista Murrieta High School
4. UPDATE: 'Volcano' Fire Caused by County Weed Abatement Worker
3. Perseid Meteor Shower Dazzles Skies
2. Tea Party Marine Plans to Run for Murrieta City Council
1. UPDATED: Fire Breaks Out in Murrieta's Warm Springs Preserve