To help make sure you stay informed, each Sunday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.
Today's collection highlights some of the positive news events that happened this week.
A San Diego family was thrilled to watch the Academy Awards this year because one of their own walked away with a statue. Melissa Berton, Patrick High School alum, earned an award for Best Documentary Short. Her father Robert Berton described the moment his daughter's name was called when he talked with NBC 7: “I jumped out of my chair at 81 years old.” Watch Bridget Naso's story here.
The Quick Collar device automatically inflates when it hits water. Invented by two San Diego brothers, the device turned out to be just what was needed to help a struggling skier on Big Laguna Lake this past week. NBC 7's Danica McAdam talked with the inventor who said it's been 10 years since the device was tested by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Two men jumped in to help the victim of a traffic collision in the South Bay Thursday with one of the drivers sacrificing his own vehicle in the process. NBC 7's Dave Summers talked with one of the men who will need to repair his pickup because of the fiery crash.
Serra Mesa neighbors are fed up with vandals marking up their property with spray paint. They are not wasting any time taking action to remove the graffiti themselves, which is what law enforcement encourages them to do. NBC 7's Danica McAdam shows us what's making the difference for one community.
For those who may commute along the I-5 corridor, keep an eye on the area known as The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. General Manager Fred Clarke said the fields had been “responding very well” to the region’s recent rains. Rain and more rain apparently = Ranunculus! We're sharing some file video of the fields below but if you head out there in the coming weeks, please feel free to send us some of the pics if they turn out to be memorable!