It was a busy year for news in Pinole and Hercules, with weather, crime and an election grabbing Patch headlines.
Scroll through the above photos to take a look back at the most-read stories on Pinole-Hercules Patch in 2012.
10. Solar Eclipse Sunday – First in 18 Years
9. Watch Venus in Transit: How and Where to Safely Watch the Solar Spectacle
7. Mourners Gather to Remember Susie Ko
5. Earthquake Centered in El Cerrito Rattles East Bay
4. Pinole and Hercules Pics & Clips
3. Update: Susie Ko's Family Launch Website to Catch Suspected Murderers
2. Infected Computers Could Lose Internet Access Monday