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Sacramento ceremony honors 16 heroes

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"People have done extraordinary things." - CBS 13 anchor Sam Shane

It was all smiles as community members gathered on Friday to honor everyday people for their heroism.

"People have done extraordinary things," CBS 13 anchor Sam Shane told a crowd of 300. "We have many stories to tell."

A navy veteran, two Costco workers, a doctor and a police officer were among 16 heroes selected for the awards. But one hero stood out from the pack.

Kabang, a mixed-breed dog from the Philippines, lost her snout when she sprang into the path of a motorcycle, saving the lives of two young children. Doctors at UC Davis plan to perform facial reconstructive surgery on the dog in the spring, said a caregiver, accepting the "Animal Hero" award for Kabang.

Another special hero was Davis native Maria Andrade. The 9-year-old elementary school student heard a smoke alarm at the apartment complex where she lived and immediately told her parents to call 911.

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