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

Matt hits Manzanita Canyon hard and often

Volunteer trash collector reducing number of homeless encampments?

Over the weekend (November 18–19), Matt Armstrong says he pulled out 350 pounds of trash from Manzanita Canyon — by himself. "I usually like to go out in the late morning/early afternoon, as there is ...

Ten years old, boogie-boarding since he was five

Wave flipped me over completely and I bumped my head in the sand

Name: Rio Beach: Ocean Beach Rio was named after the 1983 Duran Duran hit. He is 10 years old, and he’s been boogie-boarding since he was five. “When I catch a wave,” he said, “I ...

New: Mexican/Baja 1000 Off-Road Walk of Fame

Ensenada sidewalk inlaid with marble tiles

On November 8, at about 2 p.m, Diego Gomez admired the new marble tiles inlaid on Ensenada’s sidewalks. “They measure between half a meter and one square meter,” he said, “and three [tile] plates from ...

Shop cop questions immigration status of panhandler

Bystander verbally defends young mom begging in parking lot

On November 9, at about 1:15 p.m., shoppers making their way inside the Target located at 3424 College Avenue would have noticed a heated argument in the parking lot. Sonia Serrano Zavala, a 43-year-old mother ...

Sweetwater & Rohr Park Railroad days numbered?

Officials vow to spare Chula Vista Live Steamers from redevelopment plan

“We are concerned about the Chula Vista Golf Course and Rohr Park redevelopment [proposal],” Scott Lewis recently told Chula Vista mayor Mary Casillas Salas, councilmembers, and staff. “[We’ve] been in Rohr Park for 43 years ...

Baja 1000 racers, start your documentation

Vehicle importation permit issue remains clear as mud

As this story goes live and the Baja 1000 starts in less than a week (November 14–18), there still has been no official press release from the Mexican government regarding the new TIP (temporary import ...

It’s coyote time — guard the pets and tykes

“This is when the young leave to find new territories.”

“We started hearing barking from the neighbor’s dog and then right after that we heard one of their dogs start yelping frantically,” said Angie Lira, “I [then] saw three coyotes; two were walking towards Gables ...

Lincoln Park graffiti sanctuary to close

Plans for Writerz Block yard unknown

“After 15 years, the Writerz Blok facility is closing for redesign of the creative space,” said Reginald Jones, the president and CEO of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. The graffiti art yard is located ...

Citizens seek concert-traffic relief

"During the country concerts, it takes me 25 minutes to get home.”

Caroline Serrano is a 43-year-old housewife from the Vista Pacifica community of south San Diego, near the Otay Mesa border crossing and nearer to the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. On Wednesday (October 25) she was concerned ...

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