Melanie Woodrow, ABC7 News

Melanie Woodrow

ABC7 News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Melanie:

PG&E Power Outage Shut Off: Woman with spina bifida tells agency to 'plan better, do better' during Public Safety Power Shutoff

Some people who identify themselves as having disabilities say PG&E forgot about them during the Public Safety Power Shutoff. Here's one woman's message to the agency. → Read More

Judge to decide if San Francisco man stays in jail despite plans to drop charges

A judge will decide whether the man accused of attacking a San Francisco woman as she tried to enter her building earlier this month will stay in jail. → Read More

House of Aloha Hawaii permanently closes with investigation underway

We have new developments in the story of a Hawaiian Virtual Travel Counselor who is accused of taking money from Bay Area residents, but never booking their vacations. → Read More

I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Parents of House of Aloha Hawaii travel booker Wendy Wong say Bay Area native took their money too

ABC7 News I-Team Reporter Melanie Woodrow exclusively spoke with House of Aloha Hawaii Founder Wendy Tenedora Wong's parents. They say the self-proclaimed virtual travel counselor owes them thousands of dollars too. → Read More

I-TEAM: Wendy Wong of House of Aloha Hawaii responds to vacation booking allegations

Out thousands of dollars for vacations that were never booked, some Bay Area residents say they want their money back from a Hawaiian self-described virtual travel counselor named Wendy Wong. → Read More

Most travelers welcome sale ban of single-use plastic water bottles at San Francisco International Airport

SFO is going to be more environmentally friendly by banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles at the airport. What do people traveling through at SFO think? → Read More

Santino William Legan: What we know about Gilroy Garlic Festival suspect

From an Instagram post said to reference a book popular among white supremacists to where he may have purchased the gun. Here's what we know about Santino William Legan. → Read More

Southern California quake serves as reminder to be ready for next big one in Bay Area

Shortly after the Southern California earthquake, social media was filled with videos of shaking and breaking, reminders we should all be ready. → Read More

Portland journalist Andy Ngo speaks out, says Antifa behind attack

A Portland journalist who was attacked Saturday is speaking out to ABC7 News and says Antifa members attacked him. Journalist Andy Ngo has hired Bay Area First Amendment attorney Harmeet Dhillon to represent him. → Read More

San Francisco gig workers want more rights

Dozens of gig workers, from rideshare drivers to nannies, testified in front of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee asking them to support AB 5 which would grant them more rights and benefits. → Read More

Is a brake to turning right in San Francisco on the horizon?

You could be in the wrong for turning right on red in San Francisco. At Tuesday's SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, the idea to potentially prohibit right turns at red lights was brought up. And there were mixed feelings. → Read More

Uber driver accused of kidnapping, attempted rape speaks to

ABC7 News spoke to an Uber driver charged with the kidnapping and attempted rape of two female passengers. Gabrele Amare is at Santa Rita Jail. → Read More

Thieves drive into YSL in San Francisco and steal merchandise

Workers spent the day removing large panes of glass from high-end retailer Saint Laurent after someone drove into the store-- getting away with luxury merchandise and leaving a spare tire behind. → Read More

French people in the Bay Area react to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

French people living in and visiting the Bay Area were stunned by the devastating news that the Paris landmark, the Notre Dame Cathedral, was damaged by a devastating fire. → Read More

Bay Area woman makes free ketubahs for Tubbs Fire survivors

A San Rafael woman realized she could use her unique talents to help families who survived the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. Creating the ketubahs can take anywhere from hours to days and she does it all for free. → Read More

College Admissions Scandal: Bay Area parents indicted on new charges

Bay Area parents already implicated in the college admissions scandal are now facing new charges. → Read More

College Admissions Scandal: Hillsborough residents are only parents to sign cooperation agreement

Bruce and Davina Isackson of Hillsborough are the only parents to sign a cooperation agreement with the government in the college admissions scandal. → Read More

Operation Varsity Blues: 2nd parent intends to plead guilty to college admissions scheme charges

A second parent in the college admissions scheme says he will plead guilty. → Read More

Oakmont Senior Living caregiver speaks out about Tubbs Fire evacuation

Unlike other lawsuits against Oakmont Senior Living on behalf of residents and family members, a new lawsuit has been filed on behalf of staff members who were working at Oakmont Senior Living the night of the Tubbs fire. → Read More

First Bay Area parent in college admission scandal to plead guilty

The first Bay Area parent has made a plea deal in the college admission scandal. Peter Sartorio of Menlo Park will enter a guilty plea to charges in the case. → Read More