It was a busy year for news in Carlsbad.
It was election year, but quirky news, stories of overcoming obstacles, crime, and new business openings 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 Carlsbad 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?
1. 6-Year-Old Wakes From Coma with Different Personality [Video]
2. Willie Banks Returns to Record Books: Oldest American to High Jump 6 Feet
3. Local Woman Ordered to Stay Away from Public Libraries and Amazon.com
4. Carlsbad 6-Year-Old Organizes Locks of Love Event for Entire Community
5. Video: National Champion Pushes the Limits
7. Innovative New Restaurant Boxd to Open in Carlsbad
8. Is This Real? Amazing Humpback Whale Photos Captured off CA Coast
9. Carlsbad Man Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing $84k Worth of Stuffed Animals
10. Updated: Carlsbad High Takes Student's Threat of Violence at School on Dec. 21 Seriously
11. Carlsbad Woman Charged With Homicide
12. Alert: High Risk Child Sex Offender Now Living in Carlsbad
13. Carlsbad Pics & Clips
15. How to get on Camp Pendleton to Visit California's Only Dunkin Donuts
16. Updated: California Pacific Airlines Now Hiring Flight Attendants
17. Police Searching for Carlsbad Mom and Family After Suspicious Death
18. Carlsbad's Shaun White Arrested in Nashville on Vandalism and Public Intoxication Charges
19. Carlsbad's Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Scheduled to Open Feb. 10
20. Teen Rescues Girl Hours After Becoming Lifeguard
21. Carlsbad Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Fatally Shooting Teacher Husband
22. Poodle-Blend Pup Hopes July 4th Brings Him a New Family
23. Alert: High Risk Child Sex Offender Transient in Carlsbad
24. Video: California Pacific Airlines Shows Off New Jet
25. California Pacific Airlines Lands in Carlsbad
26. Will You Shop at New WalMart in Encinitas?
27. La Costa UltraStar Gets New Owners and Will Remodel as VIP Food/Drink Theater
28. Carlsbad Police Arrest Homicide Suspect After Girlfriend Dies in Car Friday
29. 2011 Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in Carlsbad
30. New La Costa Shopping Center Underway