Lyanne Melendez, ABC7 News

Lyanne Melendez

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Lyanne:

Angels for Humans, Animals, and Nature finds forever homes for rescue animals

Angels for Humans, Animals, and Nature (AHAN) is a San Francisco-based rescue organization that's saved about 20,000 cats and dogs. Founder Victoria Lynn seeks to find animals a forever home. → Read More

Here's how iconic 1st Black character Franklin joined 'Peanuts' in 1968

A statue of one of the beloved characters in the "Peanuts" series has found a new home at a high school in Santa Rosa. Franklin, who is African American was first introduced in 1968, towards the end of the civil rights struggle. → Read More

OUSD board votes to keep 5 schools open, rescinding previous plan for closures

This comes after the district's financial shortfall initially prompted the district to begin closing and merging schools in early 2022. → Read More

Volunteers help San Francisco prepare for the next storm through Adopt-A-Drain program

Clearing all those storm drains -- 25,000 of them -- has always been a challenge for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. → Read More

Security guard shot, killed in San Francisco's Japantown; 2 teens arrested, police say

Investigators say the security guard was shot outside of the mall. Surveillance images show the moments before the shooting took place, as the guard is seen escorting one of the teens out of the mall. The second teen is not shown in these photos. → Read More

Here's how music is changing the lives of these North Bay students

A Bay Area program is creating change by bringing musical education into the lives of children in San Rafael and even helping them get into college. → Read More

Push to fast-track San Francisco police commissioner reappointment draws criticism

The SF Police Commission president is up for another term in April but there's a push by some board members to fast-track her reappointment. → Read More

$4M SF Public Works pilot program helps small businesses remove graffiti

Over the past three months, the 311 customer service center has received 20,000 calls from people reporting graffiti that specifically targets businesses. → Read More

After 75 years, Toys for Tots kicks off its annual toy drive with a renewed mission

The toy drive is underway this holiday season for Toys for Tots, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Since its inception, the organization has delivered 627 million toys to 281 million children. → Read More

New public toilets debut in San Francisco with a futuristic modern look

It's the future of public toilets. These new restrooms are made up of stainless steel with an unusual texture - designed to defend again graffiti and other elements. → Read More

SFUSD pleads for drivers to obey traffic laws after car hits school bus, flees scene

A school bus in San Francisco was hit by a reckless driver who fled the scene. There were 30 students getting on the bus. The incident happened earlier this month and has rocked the school district. → Read More

Message of fighting crime, accountability helped sway San Francisco voters

The final election results in San Francisco are still pending but, so far, it's clear that the anti-crime and accountability messages helped candidates in different races. → Read More

Halloween is approaching: This SF restauranteur reports several spooky sightings at his business

Halloween is approaching and everywhere we turn, we see pumpkins, witches and ghosts of the decorative kind. But one San Francisco restaurant owner reports several sightings of what may be a lost soul lurking. → Read More

SF neighborhoods using planters to discourage unhoused people from setting up encampments

People in some of San Francisco's neighborhoods are trying to address the never-ending problem of homeless encampments by using big outdoor planters to ward them off. It's an effective solution but is it the right one? → Read More

SF is in need of public restrooms, but is $1.7M too much for a 150-square-foot facility?

San Francisco is a city of controversies and there is a new one brewing. This time over the estimated cost of a public restroom that will make your nose scrunch. → Read More

Who is the Stockton serial killer? Here's what we know about the suspect

As police are trying to understand what may have led Wesley Brownlee to allegedly begin the serial killings, we're learning more about the Stockton resident's past. → Read More

Bay Area Latina women sharing their 'selfless devotion' to heirloom beans

BEANING WITH PRIDE: A business in Napa seems to have cornered the bean market with their flavorful heirloom beans, operated mainly by Latinas, who are packaging each bag with love. → Read More

A look inside nation's 1st Mexican wine bar in San Francisco

Cantina Los Mayas is the nation's first restaurant to feature a wine list consisting of exclusively Mexican wines. → Read More

A look inside nation's 1st Mexican wine bar in San Francisco

Cantina Los Mayas is the nation's first restaurant to feature a wine list consisting of exclusively Mexican wines. → Read More

Meet the new generation of Latino winemakers in CA trying to make a name for themselves

There are only 46 or so Mexican American winemakers registered in California. → Read More