Melanie Woodrow, ABC7 News

Melanie Woodrow

ABC7 News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Melanie:

San Francisco's Aptos Middle School students walk out of class in demand of improved wellness center

Parents say their students have been choked on the Aptos Middle School campus and called profanities in the hall and that's why the students walked out of class -- in hopes of bringing more resources and change to the school. → Read More

US 101 deck replacement at Alemany Circle expected to create traffic delays in San Francisco

The U.S.101 deck replacement at Alemany Circle in San Franciso is expected to create a traffic nightmare this summer. Wednesday night is the first of three community meetings to let residents and businesses know what to expect. → Read More

Some Bay Area hospital buildings pose risk of earthquake collapse

An I-Team analysis of data from California's Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development found 41 Bay Area hospital buildings that pose a significant risk of collapse and danger to the public in the event of an earthquake. → Read More

I-TEAM: Jail interview with Montclair fatal laptop theft suspect

On December 31st, 34-year-old Shuo Zeng died trying to get back his stolen laptop outside the Montclair Starbucks. Two men have been arrested and are facing charges. I-TEAM Reporter Melanie Woodrow spoke with one of the suspects. → Read More

Woman has allergic reaction to dog on plane at Oakland Airport

"As I was boarding I noticed that a woman was breathing uneasily." A woman's allergic reaction to a dog, which some people believe led to the flight being 45 minutes delayed, is raising questions about the guidelines for traveling with pets. → Read More

United Airlines' third-party app delivers couple's bags, missing $4,000 worth of items

A San Francisco woman has a warning tonight for travelers after United's third-party app, Where's My Suitcase, app delivered her and her boyfriend's luggage that was missing more than $4,000 worth of belongings. → Read More

What could be causing people who vape to get sick, die

Thousands of lung injury cases and dozens of deaths including four right here in California, one in Marin County have been associated with vaping. ABC7 News Investigative Reporter Melanie Woodrow has been digging into why people are getting sick now. → Read More

ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Airbnb responds to another Bay Area unauthorized party caught on Ring security camera

UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES: The same night 5 people were shot and killed at an Airbnb party in Orinda, another party in Vallejo was captured on Ring security cameras. → Read More

Kincade Fire: Gov. Gavin Newsom slams PG&E for mismanagement, greed as cause of wildfire remains under investigation

Strong words Friday from Governor Gavin Newsom as CAL FIRE works with PG&E to determine what caused the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. → 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

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