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

Floating celebrity

Comic-con yacht with Jumbotron

“Watch out San Diego Comic Con 2018 because Captain Kevin Smith is going to be onboard the IMDb boat,” Smith said on an online video. Smith is a 47-year-old actor and director of movies Mallrats ...

Penasquitos Village empties of Filipinos

Some go back home, some squeeze in with others

George Almanon was one of the last residents to remain in PQ Village. “I’m kind of sad and my wife doesn’t want to leave this place,” he said, “because it’s a nice area and quiet.” ...

Adams Ave. box artists mostly legit

Ward Canyon art-bombed

On July 14, about 20 utility boxes were painted along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. “Each of the 16 artists, was assigned a box and given anywhere from $125 to $675,” said Selena from the ...

Shared bikes and scooters used for crimes

And are themselves subject to crime

Share bikes and scooters have been stolen and vandalized since day one; lately throughout San Diego it’s gotten worse. “Please, no pictures because they might attack me,” said Jane, “I’m scared and I just want ...

You won't get rich charging Bird scooters either

To catch a Bird

“I’m telling you as a resident over here [in Ocean Beach], that you are in my parking spot,” yelled a man captured on video. “I’m not the one that puts these [Bird motorized scooter] nests ...

Graffiti park on Market Street under new name

Writerz Blok becomes Arts Park @ Chollas Creek.

On June 23, the Writerz Blok on Market three blocks west of Euclid was reopened as Arts Park @ Chollas Creek. On July 3, I walked up Chollas Creekside Park, which is on the east ...

San Diego, Hawaii

Not like our Cali burritos

I not only saw lava from the Kilauea Volcano and Fissure 8; I realized how much of an impact San Diego is making 2,500 miles away. Our plane landed at Keāhole on June 20. One ...

Sports car racers fret next to Midway

Can they use North Island?

On June 12 at 7:30 p.m., about 30 European vehicle owners met by the USS Midway on North Harbor Drive south of Broadway, downtown. Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, and other European-make vehicle owners have been congregating ...

Bird scooter smashes BMW on Mission Blvd.

Walk-away caught on video

On June 15, Seda Onek spoke to the Bird company in Santa Monica in hopes to square up on more than $1600 worth of damage done to her 2013 BMW 328i on Memorial Day weekend. ...

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