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Countdown of Top 2012 Stories: Nos. 20-16

Leading up to the New Year, here is the second installment of our 25 most popular posts of the past year.

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.

No. 20

Sept. 6:

Dean Biersch, a Sonoma resident and former co-owner of the Gordon Biersch craft brewing empire, talked about opening his Novato tavern. 

No. 19

July 6: Voting Closed on Novato's Cutest Dog Contest

This contest drew more than 100 photos of local pups and more than 350 comments as readers voted for their favorite.

No. 18

Dec. 18: What's Your Reaction to Charter School's Petition Denial?

The public sounded off after the school board rendered its unanimous decision to deny a petition to create a new charter school.

No. 17

Oct. 21: Small Rock That Hit Novato House is Confirmed Chunk of Meteor

A golf-ball-sized rock — a little piece of heaven — struck a pastor's house and started meteorite mania.

No. 16

Sept. 18: Update: Pickup Driver Injured in Wreck Near Stafford Lake

An off-duty firefighter towing a boat ran off the road and suffered serious injuries. He was later charged with drunken driving.

Here are the other top stories:

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Bob Ratto December 28, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Maybe this could sort of be "interactive", kind of like "Twitter" with what's "trending", or maybe you can just seed/stuff about Charter Schools in each of the five segments. On second thought, that would likely be easier, depending on what goes on throughout the day...

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