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Mike Madriaga

Mike Madriaga is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

There are NO "large satellites atop the AT&T building" in Hillcrest. Satellites orbit the earth. If you are referring to those horn-like objects on top, those are microwave transmitting and receiving antennas.

April 27, 2018

The crazy thing is that I predicted this with alarming accuracy in the Reader's February 21 Just Announced column - "Wherever he’s going, the guy regularly switches vehicles every few miles in order to distract reporters, photographers, and fans with a tendency toward stalking, a trick he reportedly learned from his friend Frank Sinatra, who once invited Miguel to ride in one or more of his decoy cars to the studio where Sinatra was recording another Duets album. Considering the lone roads going in and out of Mattress Firm, and the long lines after most well-attended concerts, you may just find yourself in a Chula Vista traffic jam alongside Luis Miguel in a minivan." May be time for me to start a fortune-telling column! https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/feb/21/just-announced-moonwalkers-are-town/

May 8, 2018
Farewell to a professional love

In 1960, I entered the journalism profession with a Master’s degree and an addiction to work in a field I already knew that I loved: writing and reporting. I had worked 40 hours a week ...

September 17, 2018
Skip Frye saw me and shaped me a board

Name: Florencia Age: 39 From: La Jolla Interviewed at: Tourmaline Surf Park “I started surfing when I was a 23-year-old, but I got better when I moved to California from Mar De Plata, Argentina, because ...

I got a Bird scanned just last week... It had no battery and the app said, "error, could not connect."

I left the Bird (because I couldn't move it) where I scanned it. Ten minutes later I saw that the app was charging me as if I was using it. It didn't move from the same corner and they charged me $2.50 for 10 minutes of use.

I asked for my money back and got no response...

Sept. 24, 2018

Keep writing Mike! I liked your lowrider story. Glad to be a fellow contributor. -Leorah Gavidor

March 11, 2019

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