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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

San Diego tattoo artists pull back from Friday the 13th specials

On Friday the 13th, over 40 tattoo collectors lined up in front of Funhouse Tattoo and its neighbors in Pacific Beach for the parlor's $44 flash tattoo special. A handful couldn't bear the hours-long wait ...

November 17, 2020
BTS’s “Dynamite” reaches number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart

On September 28, “Dynamite” by K-Pop band BTS blew past Cardi B’s “WAP” and Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” reaching the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart. The feat was the third ...

November 12, 2020
Trash on shore in Mission Beach mounts

"I, along with the others, are extremely angry over the lack of enforcement on Halloween; there were only two police cars at the parking lot at Belmont, and on the beach, there was a couple ...

November 10, 2020
San Diego bike owners take things into their own hands

"Detectives in northern division received a report regarding a theft near 5700 Santa Fe St.," posted the San Diego Police Department on social media on October 26. "They were able to find [a] video showing ...

Clout chasing with 50 cent

“It means buttering up to advance one’s cause,” J. Suarez said, “now the presidential candidates are clout chasin’ with hip-hop artists to sway our votes.” J. Suarez is a south San Diego hip-hop dancer and ...

October 29, 2020
Escondido police cut off scanners

Hairstylist Gregory Bloomberg has been somewhat in the dark since his police scanner apps lost its Escondido Police Department dispatch signal. "It has caused anxiety when sirens are going on, and there aren't answers such ...

October 27, 2020
Cavalcade marks the earlier U.S.-Mexican borders

On October 11, between 2:30-4 p.m., hundreds of "cowboys and cowgirls" trotted and galloped their horses across the Boulevard 2000 freeway in southern Rosarito. "There were about 700 horses documented," said Diego Knight of the ...

October 21, 2020
Tijuana 24-year-old to vie for chess championship

On October 26-30, Carlos Alfredo Hernandez Rendon will represent his Universidad Autónoma de Baja California college alumni at the 2020 World University Online Chess Championship. I reached out to the 24-year-old engineering student on October ...

October 14, 2020
IB closes skatepark

A SKATEPARK CLOSED meme was posted by the City of Imperial Beach Government’s Facebook moderator on September 18. “The skate park is closed because someone broke the security cameras there,” said Cristbel Adams. “Also, I ...

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