Mike Madriaga

Mike Madriaga

Mike is a multimedia journalist.

A multimedia journalist is able to cover a subject or gathering via photography, videography, written, and post-production video/photo graphics.

Mike is currently supplying content to various automotive and alternative-lifestyle publications, but considers the San Diego Reader his homebase.

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Articles by Mike Madriaga

A crow sanctuary in North Park

After her neighbor killed five of them, she befriended Gomez

“So her macho boyfriend took it upon himself to run out, get a gun of some kind,” said Kay Marsik, “and then he bragged to me that he had killed five of them [crows].” Since ...

6000 lumpias a day, 12,000 if Pacquiao fights

One every five seconds on 38th St. in Cherokee Point

Fredcel is located in the oddest place for a Filipino restaurant — in Cherokee Point, at 3876 38th St., behind the Family Dollar store. “Pare (dude in tagalog), we made [and sold] about 6,000 lumpias ...

San Diego Mopar group swarms The Fate of the Furious at the South Bay Triple Drive-In

And confronts San Diego Audi owners, who got there two hours earlier.

“The word ‘Mopar’ to many might mean ‘motor parts’ which is what it really stands for,” said Carlos Diaz, “but for me Mopar means more than that … it means a well-built muscle machine built ...

Sidewalk danger from South San Diego to Normal Heights

New metal base for signs part of the problem

“I’ve tripped over that metal piece so many times [that] I stopped counting,” said Sharon, as she walked back to her car that was parked on C Street under the Interstate 5 overpass. “I’ve only ...

Geezer RVs rally at Mission Bay's Campland

Pismo South says old camper trailers used to suffer discrimination

On April 1, approximately 120 vintage camper trailers and recreational vehicles parked inside Campland on the Bay. This was the 4th Annual Pismo South, a camper trailer rally which originated up in the central coast. ...

Goodguys omits L-word at Del Mar car show

Rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks - but not lowriders

“Man I think that lowriders should have their own category here,” said Steve Polen, “they got restomod, 100% original, and others – but not lowrider.” On the first weekend of the month, the Del Mar ...

Visitors bend rules at Carlsbad's Flower Fields

Enforcement staff wearing dark glasses doubled

“This day (April 8) that you are here,” said Fred Clarke, “is the best absolute day of color right now.” Clarke is the general manager of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. “The color is ...

Hit and run crash into Cal Uniforms on Park Blvd.

Sales manager stays up all night to guard uniform stock

“Everybody thought it was us, huh,” said L. Dee Kiser, the owner of Millard’s Fur Service. Kiser referred to the high-speed pursuit that ended with a white Honda Civic crashing into her next door neighbor, ...

Drone flies low over Kensington and Channel 39 comes knocking

Neighbors on Nextdoor warn that downing a drone is a federal offense

“Tonight (April 5) I had a man [reporter] … actually come to my door from KNSD regarding my (drone flyover) comments on Nextdoor,” said Suzanne from Kensington, “completely uninvited and unannounced, and while he was ...

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