It was a busy year for news in Elk Grove, with business, public safety and local government grabbing Patch headlines.
Scroll through the above photos to take a look back at the most-read stories on Elk Grove Patch in 2012.
10. Walmart Opens Temporary Hiring Center to Staff New Grocery Store
9. Dinner and a Movie: 'The Three Stooges' Is No Laughing Matter
8. Walmart to Open Grocery Store on Elk Grove Blvd
7. Missing Teen's Clothing Found Near Sacramento River
6. Walmart Moves Ahead With Second Store
5. Elk Grove Leatherby's Officially Open
4. Location of New Leatherby's Revealed
3. Missing Teen Found
2. Elk Grove Students Answer: 'If I Were President'
1. Protesters Pack Lungren Town Hall in Elk Grove