In Case You Missed It: San Diego Good News for Sunday, March 3

Five 'good news' stories from the previous week

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. 

1. 'Period. End of Sentence.' Nomination.... Oscar!

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.

Melissa Berton, a San Diego native, took home an Oscar for producing “Period. End of Sentence.” at the 91st Academy Awards. NBC 7's Bridget Naso has more.

2. Inventor of Device Used in Icy Lake Rescue Happy to Help Save Lives

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.

NBC 7's Danica McAdam spoke to the inventor of the device that was paramount in the successful rescue mission.

3. Men Rush to Save Driver in Fiery Crash on Interstate 805 in Chula Vista

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.

NBC 7's Dave Summers spoke to the man about his heroic act.

4. Graffiti in Serra Mesa Hardly Sees Light of Day Thanks to Quick Acting Neighbors

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.

5. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Ready for 2019 Season

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! 

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch open for the spring season on March 1, 2019. The beautiful blooms span 50 acres at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, about a half-mile from the ocean. This year, the landmark is open through May 12, 2019.
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