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

Low planes over North Park start buzz

Flashes of 1978 PSA accident

“I didn’t see the plane,” said Jean, “but I heard it and noted how incredibly low it was.” Jean, 61, is a yoga instructor from the Montclair area of North Park (by Commonwealth Avenue and ...

Female City College student punches attacker. He runs away.

There's an app for that

“I would’ve went for his nuts instead,” said Raquel Calderon regarding her schoolmate “that got rushed by some dude.” On May 22, the San Diego Community College School District sent out a mass email regarding ...

Reader writer backup dancer for Vanilla Ice at Waterfront Park

The emoticons and selfies

“Last Nite! #SquadGoals #TacoFest2017 #VanillaIce” were a part of HipHopTrooper‘s descriptors which garnered him 1,231 likes on Instagram. The photo was of him in red Star Wars-esque gear, and his cosplaying-squad dressed as two ninja ...

San Diego graffiti meet at 50th and Market — a cease to all beefs

Techies spreading the mural and tags on social media

“I witnessed a few guys make amends with each other,” said Spek One, 44, “as well as myself with one of the guys that I actually got into a fist-fight [with] back in the day.” ...

Slurry helps skateboarders on 37th and 38th streets

“These kids, they need to be careful.”

Last Thursday (May 18), Jonathan Santoyo power-slid his skateboard with much more finesse — “thanks to the city of San Diego.” “It was harder for sure before they paved this street,” he said. Santoyo is ...

Neighbors take sides in Normal Heights dog dispute

How soon does owner need to respond?

“[Regarding] the neighbor who threw dog poop on another neighbor’s windshield for not cleaning up after their dog,” said Melissa Popovich, “I can understand why a person would get frustrated enough about it.” Popovich, 43, ...

University Ave. Radio Shack closing brings out comments

Local electronics users tell what went wrong

“Some of their sales reps and their corporate buyers had a lack of knowledge,” said Bob Mulz, regarding the soon to be closings of the RadioShack stores in his Cherokee Point/City Heights neighborhood. Mulz, 72, ...

What about people who sleep in their cars?

They can park at New Life Church and Jewish Family Services

“Hey guys why do you need like 12 squad cars,” asked Konrad Czerwinski to the police officers that blocked off his auto shop. At approximately 8:00 a.m., on May 5, Czerwinski, the owner of Adams ...

City Heights feral cat rescuer and birth control agent

50 people showed interest in Anne Joseph's May 17 session of cat-trapping.

“Being that it’s springtime in San Diego, it didn’t take long to figure out that it’s [cat] mating season,” said Anne Joseph, “thus the howling and the roaming behaviors.” Joseph, a yoga personal trainer, recently ...

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