Mike Madriaga is an award-winning multimedia journalist that creates content for a variety of media outlets — including newspapers, syndicated television, magazines, radio stations, e-zines and blogs.
By Mike Madriaga “I believe I had this COVID-19 virus a few weeks ago,” said Sunnie. “I never felt so sick in my life.” Sunnie, 54, from Pacific Beach and a registered nurse, requested we not publish her last name. I sent Sunnie a direct message on March 22, hours after Governor Newson called on […]
By Mike Madriaga On March 12, the Rocket Con promoters postponed their upcoming comic book, toy and collectibles show in Mission Valley, to August 1-2. Anaheim’s WonderCon — a subsidiary of Comic-Con International: San Diego — also cancelled their three day show next month with no word on a new date, “to protect public health […]
By Mike Madriaga Alexis, a public school teacher in Ensenada, received 20,000 pesos (about $1062) in back pay on December 20, after going months without being paid. “And some of my colleagues received up to 80,000 pesos (about $4249) owed to them,” he said. “The last time we spoke on September 18, you and your […]
By Mike Madriaga Baja residents are saying the Obamas continued celebrating the former first lady’s 56th birthday in Baja California Sur. A photo of former-President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, posing next to three others in Loreto, surfaced online on Jan 20 – three days after the former first lady’s birthday. Two days later, a […]
By Mike Madriaga On Christmas weekend, I looked for Spin motorized scooters to test drive; I hopped onto the Spin app, and noticed two were closeby at City College. I strolled and jogged around the campus, between the I-5 and Park and north of Broadway, and discovered E-Limes, Birds and Lyft scooters — but no […]
By Mike Madriaga On December 13, a Wendi and Steve posted on Facebook that Skate San Diego “is closing” and “we are liquidating everything”; the two posted photos of a large stereo system, “thousands of” roller skate and rollerblade wheels, and fixtures. I called the skating rink, which is located at Denny Way west of […]
By Mike Madriaga I didn’t think I was ever going to see my $6000 bike again,” said Scott S. “But I did, thanks to the law enforcement agencies collaborating, and to ‘Bob’ for initially messaging me.” At 2 am on September 29, Scott, who resides in both Coronado and Scottsdale, Arizona, noticed the text messages […]