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.