With countless high points and low points, it's been a memorable year in Novato. As a review, we are counting down the Novato Patch stories that received the highest readership during 2012. Maybe you have vivid memories of them — or maybe you missed them completely. For folks new here, this is an overview of what's happened in your new town.
A vehicle flipped over the center divider in San Rafael and into the southbound lanes. Four people were hurt in the SUV that was hit.
May 25: Boy Freaks Out Restaurant Patrons by Bringing in Rattlesnake
A 16-year-old boy walked around Old Town with a lethal 4 1/2-foot snake draped around his neck.
May 5: Suicidal Gunman Surrenders After 6-Hour Standoff
A well-known youth sports coach faced felony domestic violence and false imprisonment charges after this incident.
Many at Hailey Ratliff's candlelight vigil were complete strangers who were rocked to the core when the Sinaloa Middle School was killed in a traffic accident the previous day.
A 17-year-old boy admitted to taking shots of alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to the crash on Vineyard Road.
Here are the other top stories: