Melanie Woodrow, ABC7 News

Melanie Woodrow

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Melanie:

New COVID vaccines arrive in the Bay Area next week amid swell in cases

"The virus is still here." San Francisco health officials advise anyone who has not gotten a vaccine in the past two months and is 6 months and older to get the new booster. → Read More

Woman attacked on BART by unknown assailant says she won't ride again

She says another passenger got close to her, then followed her from car to car as she moved to avoid him, before eventually yelling at her. → Read More

Ruby Princess cruise ship damaged while docking in SF; passengers still waiting to depart

At 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Ruby Princess told ABC7 News the departure time frame has not yet been determined, as the damage cause during docking is still being assessed. → Read More

Bay Area Wag! dog sitter warns others about third-party scammers on platform

Bria says she gave her phone number to a potential pet parent through Wag!, only to find out the person who called claimed to be someone else entirely to steal her information. → Read More

Bay Area free digital library at center of ongoing legal battle with publishers

A potential landmark case involving a Bay Area-based digital library could impact the way we read books. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Woman speaks out after falling victim to hate-filled egg-throwing tirade on SF Muni

"Asian Americans, we're on much higher alert than we've ever been": Videos taken by Michelle Young show a man throwing eggs and racial slurs at her inside, and even outside of the Muni. Allegedly, it isn't the first time the man has done it on that bus. → Read More

Elderly, disabled SF residents say they've been without a working elevator for 3.5 weeks

"We had one resident who slept downstairs this weekend because he couldn't get back upstairs," resident resident said. "We have people that are stuck and can't get out to get groceries and can't get them delivered. It's been horrible and we've heard nothing from the management." → Read More

CA wildfire survivors lobby on Capitol Hill for tax-free PG&E settlement payments

Right now, PG&E Fire Victim settlement payments are considered income by the federal government. Fire survivors say it's creating an additional financial burden for them. → Read More

Bay Area no-kill animal rescue at risk for closing per their landlord Caltrans

If Jelly's Place closes, the founder says the no-kill animal rescue would have to figure out what to do with more than 140 animals and 15 people would lose their jobs. → Read More

Half Moon Bay shooting suspect has been charged; here's what each count means

Chunli Zhao, the lone gunman who killed seven people and injured another in Half Moon Bay, has been charged with multiple counts. Here's what each one means: → Read More

CA wildfire victims to receive more money from PG&E settlement at end of month

The Fire Victim Trust is compensating California wildfire victims with money from the PG&E bankruptcy settlement, funded half in cash and half in PG&E stock. → Read More

Southwest ground workers call out unreasonable demands amid meltdown

As the airline works to recover from its widespread cancellations, its employees are speaking out about long days working in extreme weather conditions. → Read More

Disagreement over possible partnership for Sonoma Springs plaza

Sonoma Valley residents have long wanted a place to gather in Boyes Hot Springs. → Read More

Some Bay Area community colleges see 20% enrollment drop, data shows

Enrollment at Bay Area and California community colleges has seen a significant drop for three consecutive years. Our ABC7 News data team dug into the data. → Read More

Fired Vallejo police lieutenant cleared of wrongdoing, reinstated

Vallejo Lt. Michael Nichelini has been reinstated after he was fired for sending a threatening email to a former reporter and sending an email to POA members with what appeared to be a swastika. → Read More

Fed financial aid issues alleged after Mills College, Northeastern merger

Even as their semester nears the end, Mills College at Northeastern University graduate students in Oakland say they still haven't received federal financial aid award letters. → Read More

Bay Area startup addresses gender, racial disparities by helping educate women on finance

When it comes to finances, the playing field may not be equal for men and women. The disparities are even greater for minorities. Now, one Bay Area startup is hoping to level the playing field. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Fired Vallejo officer involved in fatal shootings gets job with Broadmoor police

Ryan McMahon was one of six Vallejo officers who shot Willie McCoy more than 50 times in a Taco Bell drive-thru in 2019. After being fired for unsafe conduct, he now has a job with another police department. → Read More

Hawaii travel booker pays Bay Area victims restitution, could avoid jail time

House of Aloha travel booker accused of taking money from Bay Area residents and not booking their trips paid restitution, and could avoid jail time. → Read More

San Francisco drops to 3rd most expensive city in US to rent, data shows

Experts say residents migrating out during the pandemic has driven rental prices down, behind New York City and Boston. → Read More