Grant Madden

Articles by Grant Madden

Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?

The April Fool's porta-potties

It's becoming hard to tell who's managing the San Diego Airport Rideshare Staging Lot — a professional business or April Fool pranksters? On Monday 01 April 2019 (April Fools day) signs appeared on each of ...

Uber/Lyft staging area closed at airport

Rousted out of cell phone lot, too

Early on the morning of Monday, January 7, the lot which has been assigned to rideshare (Uber/Lyft) vehicles was closed. Uber drivers and other rideshare companies arriving to stage for the collection of inbound passengers ...

Uber glitch not paying drivers

Who will drive to Kaaboo?

A glitch within the Uber driver payment system is forcing San Diego drivers off the road, and riders are paying for it with higher charges. Uber drivers earn a commission on each drive that they ...

Good morning, Ma'am. I'm your Uber driver today.

A San Diego guide to how it works

At no time previously did I ever have aspirations to have an Uber career. On the last Friday in March, Good Friday, I arrived at my corporate office shortly before 6 am. Friday is always ...

El Cajon blackout goes on past schedule

In a letter dated August 16, 2013, San Diego Gas and Electric advised residents of a planned power outage scheduled to commence on August 24, 2013 at 10pm, and last until August 25, 2013 at ...

Carpool with my wife on La Jolla Village Drive

Daily rituals, interrupted

A middle-aged husband and middle-aged wife can’t find a good reason not to share the lengthy commute to work.

Rollover on Genesee Avenue

One vehicle rolled over and another was severely damaged shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 3. A white hatchback owned by All Counties Courier was traversing Genesee Avenue just north of La Jolla Village ...

Who’s Minding the Store?

An El Cajon supermarket is irritating its customer base by allegedly scheduling staff below an acceptable standard. On March 20, shortly before 8 p.m., approximately 30 customers were lined up at the two checkstands open ...

Dude, GPS My Car

The Boy Scouts of America has created a variation of the traditional Pinewood Derby through the use of “geocaching,” in which “Travel Bug” cars are hidden and then found by scouts using GPS devices. Once ...

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