As 2009 comes to a close, we thought we'd share which stories were read the most on sanluisobispo.com this year. The list is based strictly on page views, which are counted each time the page is opened or refreshed.
Stories that make the most-read list on the website are usually pretty different than what's considered a "top local story" or even most read in the print edition. Many readers come to the website after doing a Google search, or a link to a story on sanluisobispo.com may get picked up from an outside website. Other times, it is San Luis Obispo County readers trying to find information on a big story.
What did you think were the top stories of 2009? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2010.
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1. Zoo to You settles lawsuit with North County pair over $93,447 donation mixup
2. UPDATE: Cal Poly student found on Cerro San Luis killed himself, investigators say
3. Tim McGraw performs at the California Mid-State Fair
4. Woman climbs to safety three days after crashing car over cliff near Ragged Point
5. Paso woman looking on eBay to replace stolen goods instead finds her stolen goods
6. 8 easy and cheap homemade Halloween costumes
7. Police investigating Atascadero plumber for alleged bestiality
8. Jordan Hasay picks Oregon
9. UPDATE: Sheriff's union official named in Wilcox report
10. Sahel Jasmine Heydari died in a car crash near San Miguel on Thursday
11. Fisherman snaps photo of great white shark killing seal near Cambria
12.Two die in late Friday night auto wrecks in North County, North Coast
13. Cal Poly grad one of two men who died after playing recreational hockey at Sharks Ice
14. Girl's jaw broken, needing surgery, after Saturday downtown SLO attack
15. Pasadena man who died in crash near San Simeon identified
16. New Mexico suspends hair-pulling women's soccer player
17. Plane crash-lands on Hwy. 101 near Santa Barbara
18. Storm socks SLO County with most rain in 5 years
19. County's two top administrators, David Edge and Gail Wilcox, put on paid administrative leave
20. Two dead, several injured in crashes