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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 skateboarders – bad boys of the lock-down

On May 28, Spring Valley resident Camille Cruz was one of 1.1 million-plus viewers that saw a Chula Vista-filmed skate video on TikTok. “My past self applauds the kids for sneaking into the [Aquatica] waterpark,” ...

Z-Boi, Kiyoshi, Heartbreaka, and other rappers on COVID-19

What’s going on with our rap artists during lockdown? Rosarito based record producer Z-Boi is self-quarantining and producing reggaeton music and rap-beats from his Shock Da World Recordz studio, located 18 miles south of the ...

May 28, 2020
San Diegans head to Phoenix

It’s almost Zonie season, that time of year when the arrival of triple-digit heat prompts Arizonans to head west in search of cool ocean breezes. But over the last year, I’ve been driving east to ...

May 27, 2020
How San Diego school kids will ride buses

Many parents of children that ride school buses in our districts were “taken for a ride” on May 20 — myself included. That morning, I was on my desktop computer and noticed a meme on ...

May 26, 2020
22 surfers nabbed at Rosarito Saturday

22 surfers were arrested and detained on Saturday, May 16 for surfing at Cantiles Dorados in Rosarito — about 28 miles south of the border. The El Imparcial news outlet from Tijuana posted a photo ...

Off-roaders head to desert but watching for thieves

On the morning of April 23, Jasmine King and her family's flatbed trailer was stolen from the front of their Escondido home. "People are getting desperate," she said to me on May 9, "there's been ...

San Diego freeways are like the Autobahn

May Carrasco and her Imperial Beach neighbors noticed an increase in fast and reckless drivers on roadways since lockdown. “Cars race up and down the streets of IB all the time,” she said on May ...

Breakin’, Kraftwerk, and the broomstick challenge

“It’s April 21, and my broomstick is still standing up on its own — look!” exclaimed Johnny B. from City Heights. NASA was quick to debunk the #BroomstickChallenge a couple of months ago when San ...

April 30, 2020
South of Ensenada there are 'crazy, tough' covid restrictions

In the next few days, Ann Reid and her husband will trek from their Ensenada home to San Diego to pick up their mail and shop for essentials not available in Ensenada. The transplants are ...

April 27, 2020
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