It's been a long year and there have been a lot of noteworthy stories on Santa Monica Patch, but some have gotten more clicks than others.
Here's a look at 10 of the most popular stories of 2012.
10. Santa Monica Man Suspected in Fatal Party Stabbing
9. Winner Winterer Routs Incumbents for Most Votes
8. Art Teacher Departs After Students Shoot Nude Photos
7. Santa Monica Judge Reported Missing Found in Carson
5. 25 Dogs Seized From Actor in Santa Monica
4. Coroner ID's Body Found on Santa Monica Beach
3. Tourist Killed on Vacation in Santa Monica Identified
1. Santa Monica College Students Pepper-Sprayed