It was a busy year for news in Santee.
It was an election year, but crime, court and business stories were among the most popular subjects for you, the readers.
The following list is based on page views, reflecting the top 30 news items that drew the most attention on Santee Patch in 2012.
Man Jumps to His Death Off Santee Bridge
Can I Really Refinance My Home Loan That's Upside Down?
Dan Witczak Named as Suspect in Shootout With 2 Lawmen in Lakeside
Santee Pics & Clips
Update: Rollover Crash on SR-52 Leaves Two Santee Teens Dead
Ground Breaks for Santee In-N-Out
"Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to Santee!"
Santee Mom on Minimum 9-Month Sentence for Baby-Shaking: ‘Ridiculous’
Santee Swap Meet Offers Bargains For All
Justice for Emma: Day-Care Provider Faces Sentence in Baby Shaking Case
Who is Santee's Cutest Couple? The Paynes!
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Coming to Santee
Prop 31: The Hidden Deception Behind Budget Reform
Construction Near Ross- It's Buffalo Wild Wings Coming to Santee
Phil's BBQ Coming to Santee
21-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Car at Grossmont College Parking Lot
Photos: Santee In-N-Out Burger Grand Opening November 28
Phil's BBQ in Santee Announces Grand Opening at the End of October
Deputies Broke Up 20-Man Brawl at Carlton Oaks Bar and Grill
Photos: West Hills High Dedicates New Pool Facility
Beverages and More Coming to Santee; City Council to Vote
Starlight Circle: Lighting Up Christmas
View Finder: New Buffalo Wild Wings Site
West Hills High Student Found Dead in San Carlos Home
Santee Native Found Dead at SDSU Frat House
Santee Man Suspected of Murder No Longer in Hospital
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?