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Mike Madriaga

Mike Madriaga

Mike is a multimedia journalist.

Mike is able to cover a subject or gathering via photography, videography and written content; and then edit the content with post-production video and photo graphics if needed.

Mike supplies content to various automotive and alternative-lifestyle publications, but considers the San Diego Reader his homebase.

www.MikeMadriaga.com

Articles by Mike Madriaga

Warning to San Diego boaters about their trailers

As wake boat sales increased 20 percent and fishing and pontoon boat sales increased 12 percent in 2020 throughout the U.S., according to The National Marine Manufacturers Association in January, so have trailer accidents, according ...

May 11, 2021
Columbine and Pepper streets get serious patch

In the last two weeks, Azalea Park locals were surprised yet thankful for the city's recent repairs of their Columbine and Pepper cross streets. "That street [area] has been bad since we moved here in ...

French bulldogs are the 'it' dogs for San Diego pet thieves

On February 3, a neighbor’s camera caught Brody wandering away from his San Lorenzo, Northern California home. The next day and 500-plus miles south, Brody mysteriously crossed into Tijuana. Brody is a four-year-old French bulldog, ...

April 28, 2021
Bobcats prowl Imperial Beach

In the last two weeks, some Imperial Beach inhabitants warned their neighbors of bobcats lurking in their southwesternmost city of the United States. "I was not surprised, as I have seen bobcats in the river ...

Norman Powell signs sneaker deal with AND1

A sense of elation followed by pride broke out among San Diego hip-hoppers and sneakerheads last month when Lincoln High alumnus, Norman Powell, signed a sneaker deal with AND1. “Powell is currently the only San ...

April 22, 2021
When a high-rise goes up in Bay Park

Word on the Bay Park streets is much quieter since the Seaton Apartments went up and is nearly completed this month. On April 18 I drove around the Mission Bay-overlooking neighborhood between the Sea World ...

Cobra Kai cassettes

Shoptalk buzzing throughout San Diego County record shops and swap meets is that vintage cassette tapes sell fast in 2021, particularly ’80s rock music cassettes by Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, Poison, Ratt, REO Speedwagon, Journey, and ...

April 15, 2021
Is Normal Heights' Orchid complex ugly or cool?

On April 11, Lisa Sku and her doggie Stella strolled past Orchid, a newly built Adams Avenue structure their neighbor compared to "Darth Vader." "I appreciate the urban design element," she said to me later ...

Used vinyl cheaper in Tijuana

On March 26-27, an estimated 20 San Diegans rendezvoused with about 3000 other record collectors and dealers at the Pasaje Rodríguez on Avenida Revolución in Tijuana for the Fifth Tijuana Vinyl Fair. “[I found] an ...

April 6, 2021
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