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Best of 2012 Top Story Countdown: 20-16

Leading up to the New Year, here's our countdown of the 25 most popular posts in 2012.

20. Mountain Lion Spotted in Reservoir on Edgewood
July 13

Kathy Fitzgerald was walking her dog in the area of the Mill Valley Reservoir when she spotted something not incredibly uncommon but jaw-dropping nonetheless: a large mountain lion.

19. Mountain Lion Spotted in Tam Valley-Almonte Area
August 21

Flyers for missing pets are lining the lamposts in Tam Valley and parts of Almonte, and resident Laura Roche said she has a pretty good idea why.

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August 16

The sale of the historic Mill Valley Lumber Co. site was finalized Tuesday, with new owners and longtime local residents Matt and Jan Mathews saying they plan to retain the current use, preserve the existing historic buildings and possibly add new businesses on the property.

17. Hundreds of New Laws Go into Effect in 2012
January 3

New legislation impacts everything from how DUI checkpoints are conducted to car seats to cities' ability to raise taxes.

16. Sweetwater Hosts Big Brother-Themed Tribute to Owsley Stanley Tonight
March 12

Last-minute show, held one year after the death of the eccentric icon of the psychedelic ‘60s, is a benefit for a foundation that hopes to digitize his massive collection of recordings from that era.

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