Author Archive: Efren Martinez

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20

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FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures

FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures

FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures by Efren Martinez Let’s make the summer of 2016 a Gold Rush adventure. Back in 2001, a group of Modesto ultra runners who had participated in adventure races decided to organize similar events in the Modesto area. These ultra runners, Adrian Crane, Yitzhak Gilon, Joanne Grether, Frank Earnest  and Brien Crothers, […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView – Dusty Bottoms

FitView – Dusty Bottoms

FitView By Efren Martinez Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners Originally founded in 2013 by a group of friends that ran together on the weekends, this is not your ordinary running club. All of their members have a laid back view on running. This means less to do with “tempo runs” & “fartleks” and more about trail […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
SummerView Keep Cool

SummerView Keep Cool

Keep Cool by Efren Martinez Friends, please remember before you go to work each day this summer, to make sure your outdoor pets have plenty of fresh water and a shady place to keep cool in, such as tree shade, a canopy or dog house. This Modesto summer should be no different from any other. […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
FitView – Playground Fitness

FitView – Playground Fitness

FitView By Efren Martinez Playground Fitness I got this great idea from a friend who’s a Ninja poet. He’s an English teacher by day and an awesome father and husband by night. In fact some of you may know him as Mr. Slam on Rye. Last year Sam Pierstorff had the opportunity to compete on […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView – I Double Dare You

FitView – I Double Dare You

I Double Dare You By Efren Martinez Congratulations to those who completed your Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon! Now looking back, you may remember early on when you ran all those countless miles to build up your distance and endurance. You’ve ran in the cold rain, and in the heat along with aches and pains, but […]

Metallica, Pet Shop Boys & SWMRS

Metallica, Pet Shop Boys & SWMRS

Yesterday in music, (March 31st) Metallica announced they will play a rare intimate set for a selected few in Berkeley, CA at the legendary Rasputin Music Store on April 16th to celebrate National Record Day. Today April 1st, The Pet Shop Boys out of Europe released their new CD “Super” globally. Out of New York, Book […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
6, 12, or 24 hours The Ultimate Endurance Race

6, 12, or 24 hours The Ultimate Endurance Race

6, 12, or 24 hours The Ultimate Endurance Race By Efren Martinez If you eat 5K’s for breakfast, and a 10K race is more of a warm up for you and you’ve done countless 1/2 marathons and full marathons that feel more like a workout than a race for you, then I’d invite you to […]

FitView – Spinning Fitness

FitView – Spinning Fitness

Spring fitness By Efren Martinez March into fitness or should I say “spin” into fitness. Last month we experienced many consecutive days of record high temperatures. As soon as that warm sunshine hit our faces, many of us had sudden urges to bring out our bicycles from the winter storage and hit the open road. […]

Great Junk for Good Pets

Great Junk for Good Pets

The best junk in town! If you like yard sales, animals and savings lives, on February 27th from 9am-2pm I’d like to invite you to one of the biggest yard sales in Modesto. It happens at 3700 McHenry Ave in Modesto (McHenry Bowl). All proceeds raised will go to The Cat Network of Stanislaus County. […]

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
FitView – A Runner’s Heart Attack

FitView – A Runner’s Heart Attack

FitView By Efren Martinez A Runner’s Heart-Attack When you look at 38 year old Marla Vargus, you see a young, attractive and healthy woman. Marla’s been a runner for over 16 years. She runs three to four times a week averaging around 15 miles. According to Marla, she also eats right most of the time […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
FitView

FitView

FitView Running in El Nino By Efren Martinez Lately we have been hearing a great deal about preparing your home and family for another wet El Nino year from all sorts of media outlets including the National Weather Service. This is smart advice and if you are into fitness as I am. It would be […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
Thank you 2015 Letters from an Angel

Thank you 2015 Letters from an Angel

Thank you 2015 By Efren Martinez As I look back on 2015 I’d like to say thank you, it was a wonderful year. Thank you for another year with my wife and with my mom, dad, sisters and in-laws. Thank you for another year with all my animals and the few more you brought into […]

By January 1, 2016 Read More →
Pet Safety on New Years Eve

Pet Safety on New Years Eve

Pet safety on New Years Eve Every year thousands of pets get lost on New Years Eve because of a few knuckleheads that decide to break the law and shoot off their firearms. If you own a firearm, please keep it secured and don’t fire it off on New Years Eve. If you have a […]

By December 30, 2015 Read More →
ReView: A flashback of 2015

ReView: A flashback of 2015

ReView: A flashback of 2015 By Efren Martinez As we enter into 2016, I have my sights set to scale back the shows I cover as a photo journalist for the ModestoView. It’s been a wonderful ride and I’m grateful to all the artists and record labels for their show invites, interviews, press releases and […]

By December 28, 2015 Read More →
Christmas Canceled by the Grinch?

Christmas Canceled by the Grinch?

Christmas Canceled? By Efren Martinez According to Mr. Grinch, Christmas is canceled this year or he’d like it to be. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, the Grinch is at it again as he tries doing his worst to steal your 2015 Christmas. Lately he’s been seen at Modesto on Ice wreaking havoc there as […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →