Quincy, a koala at the San Diego Zoo, with a glucose monitor. Courtesy San Diego Zoo

The past year in San Diego was marked by a pivotal election and tragic crimes, but the single most popular article on Times of San Diego was about advanced treatment of the diabetic koala named Quincy at the San Diego Zoo.

More than 33,000 people read about Quincy’s cutting-edge treatment for a condition that affects many humans as well. The popularity of that article showed once again that good news is often as interesting as bad — a fact editors sometimes forget.

The past year has been a record one for Times of San Diego. More than 2.6 million people came to the website — some 300,000 more than in 2017.

Out of more than 7,000 articles published in 2018, here are the 10 most popular based on number of views to the primary desktop and mobile versions of those articles:

1. Koala with Diabetes at San Diego Zoo Receives Help from New Technology

2. Qualcomm Mourns Suicide of Contract Employee at San Diego HQ

3. Complete San Diego County June 5 Primary Election Results

California Highway Patrol officers examine the burned out wreckage on Interstate 805. Courtesy San Diego Fire-Rescue

4. Teen Driving $200,000 McLaren in Fatal Crash was Gaming Mogul Trevor Heitmann

5. Voter Guide to San Diego and California Races in 2018 Midterm Election

6. USS Theodore Roosevelt Returning to North Island After 7-Month Deployment

7. Permanent Statewide Water Restrictions Approved by Gov. Brown

8. Navy Suspends Search for Missing USS Lake Erie Sailor

9. Complete Guide to San Diego Fireworks on July 4, 2018

10. Jury Finds Boyfriend’s Brother Liable in Rebecca Zahau’s Death at Spreckels Mansion

Times of San Diego strives to cover the San Diego region accurately, comprehensively and fairly. If you have story ideas, suggestions for improvements or even criticism of our journalism, please don’t hesitate to email me at the address below.

Chris Jennewein is editor and publisher of Times of San Diego.

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