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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

Cigarette smokers across the border take a hit

During the first three months of the COVID-19 health emergency beginning in March, “sales of cigarettes in Mexico were “extinguished by 45 percent, [an equivalent to] 254.5 million packs,” reported El Financiero on July 27. ...

August 3, 2020
Kanye West for president

On the 4th of July, Kanye West tweeted: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! ...

July 30, 2020
Eight northbound lanes added at San Ysidro crossing

On July 23, construction in Tijuana commenced of the eight lanes leading into the San Ysidro Port of Entry. “With this expansion we will be reaching 35 lanes, and what will that consist of?” reportedly ...

Drive-in movies back – in Rosarito

On July 17, at about sunset, some “Rosaritenses” flocked to their beach adjacent to Abelardo L. Rodríguez Park; a block west from Federal Highway 1. The occupants of the predominantly packed vehicles were greeted by ...

July 21, 2020
Advice to surfers headed for Rosarito

On July 3, about 2 pm, Jacinto Garcia noticed his fellow surfers being questioned by Mexican police officers across the street from his K-38 Surf Shop in Rosarito. He clicked the record button on his ...

Kahlee310’s snitch rapper reactions

San Diego hip-hop heads were baffled as to how Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “Trollz” copped the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 list on June 12. Near the beginning of the three-plus-minute cut, ...

How Baja's new Prohibition is working

On July 2, approximately 10,000 containers of beer in a delivery truck were seized by the city council of Mexicali — according to Mexican news outlets. There’s no mention of the location where the smuggled ...

July 7, 2020
Imperial Beach, town without pretense

Complete public sleeping ban Imperial Beach has banned camping or sleeping in public with an ordinance that reaches into every last corner, from pavement to median, "including but not limited to dirt or landscaped areas." ...

Mexico's Green Angels cut back

Michelle Cardenas from San Diego became worried to hear that Angeles Verdes (Green Angels), a free of charge and national road service, might be discontinued in certain parts of Mexico. “The Green Angels towed our ...

June 30, 2020
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