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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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 →
FitView – Staying Alive

FitView – Staying Alive

FitView By Efren Martinez Staying Alive Well you can tell by the way he uses his walk he’s a racing man with no time to talk. When Bob Tennent takes his place at a race you can bet that he’ll be “Staying Alive” speed walking with no “Jive Talk’n.” Eat your heart out John Travolta […]

By December 2, 2015 Read More →
Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside By Efren Martinez I don’t mind winter all that much even though I prefer the summer; but my heart really aches for the animals and the homeless who have to sleep outside when the mercury drops below freezing. Thankfully we have warm shelters for some of the homeless to escape from […]

By November 29, 2015 Read More →
FitView: Passing The Baton

FitView: Passing The Baton

Passing The Baton By Efren Martinez On September 19th I had the pleasure in not only being the DJ and Entertainer for the final Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Awareness Run & Ride; but also to run this race for the last time. Or maybe not? On that day and many days after that the same […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
Save the Tricks & Treats for the Peeps not the Pets

Save the Tricks & Treats for the Peeps not the Pets

Save the Tricks & Treats for the peeps not the pets Happy Halloween! The fun starts and ends with everyone being safe this Halloween and that would include your pets too. Please be mindful not to leave any kind of candy or sugary sweets where your pets might get into them, especially chocolate. Chocolate has […]

By October 26, 2015 Read More →
Precious Love Sat Here

Precious Love Sat Here

The Green Couch, Precious Love Sat Here By Efren Martinez If you’ve visited the Queen Bean lately, you’ve probably seen or sat on this Italian leather green couch. For my wife and I it’s more then just a sofa, it’s a foot print filled with loads of beautiful memories. This couch had been part of […]

Efren’s LP Pick for 2015, Froot

Efren’s LP Pick for 2015, Froot

So obviously the year isn’t quite over, but I’m calling it anyway. Marina And The Diamonds latest LP, Froot, is my pick for LP of the year. Froot, as in fruit but in a creative different Roxy Cool kind of way, has made more than an impression on me. It’s as if she came out […]

By October 14, 2015 Read More →