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ICYMI: Stories about local heroes, a deserving teacher, and kids doing good for others

Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 16, 2018

It’s been a rough week in California, but there’s also been some good news about community members who’ve gone above and beyond to help out their neighbors.

Here are some headlines you may have missed:

Couple recounts rescuing disabled neighbor from burning apartment fire

Zachary Salce is a custody deputy and the son of a firefighter. Maddison Henslin in the daughter of a sheriff’s detective. When the two realized a fire had broken out in their disabled neighbor’s apartment in Vandenberg Village, they jumped into action. “What they did was nothing short of heroic,” said Santa Barbara County Fire PIO Mike Eliason.

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Maddison Henslin and Zachary Salce (KSBY photo)


Off-duty firefighter saves the life of woman hit by suspected DUI driver

When firefighter Ryan Anderson came upon the scene of a crash at the corner of Monterey and Johnson Rd. in San Luis Obispo, he immediately pulled over and stepped in to save the life of a pedestrian who was pinned underneath an over-heating vehicle. As nearly 20 people helped lift the car, he crawled under it to rescue the woman.

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An off-duty firefighter saves the life of a woman hit by a driver under the influence. (KSBY Photo)
CAL FIRE firefighter Ryan Anderson (KSBY Photo)


Paso Robles teacher surprised with $50k check

Congratulations to Paso Robles High School agricultural mechanics teacher Justin Pickard for receiving a $50,000 prize from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program! Out of 550 applications, he was the only winner from California.

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Teacher Justin Pickard receives a check from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. (KSBY photo)


Lompoc students create thousands of paper cranes in support of seriously injured teenage girl

After 13-year-old Evelyn Navarro suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car in Lompoc, her Lompoc Valley Middle School classmates made more than 1,000 paper cranes to give her hope. Inside the cranes, the students wrote notes of good wishes and encouragement.

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Students made 1,405 paper cranes for classmate Evelyn Navarro. (Photo courtesy Krystal Thiessen)


Kids in Morro Bay raise money for Red Cross wildfire relief with lemonade stand

Haley and Blake Frisco are just 9 and 5 years old, but when they heard about the devastating fires across California, they wanted to help. In just a few hours, their lemonade stand raised $100, which they plan to donate to the Red Cross.

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Haley Frisco sells lemonade to raise money for the Red Cross. (Photo courtesy Danielle Frisco)