Author Archive: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.

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Positive Living In Modesto

Positive Living In Modesto

Greetings Friends! There is so much more to ModestoView than just our ModestoView.com and the ModestoView magazine. Not only do we promote all of the positive issues, events and people in the 209, we also create many of the events that make this a place we call home. We hope you will take time to […]

Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new world in Mongolia. By Chris Murphy It is impossible to not be inspired by Lonny Davis, proprietor of Davis Guest Homes and the ever-energetic leader of Hope Haven West. Hope Haven is a charity that provides wheelchairs to those lacking mobility, in many places around the world. I came to know Lonny, […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

The BigView By Chris Murphy Red Hot Summer Fun is the plan for July. There are so many things to do and July is buzzing with fairs, music, festivals, tomatoes, cocktails, and so much more. You really need to plan things out this month as July will be done before you know it and we […]

FairView – July 13-22

FairView – July 13-22

FairView By Chris Murphy County fairs are some of America’s great traditions. Movies with Elvis have been made about State and County Fairs and these are some of the gatherings that bring us all together. Fairs have long been a place to showcase the local agriculture and in our area, the 4H and the animals […]

By July 3, 2018 Read More →
StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView By Chris Murphy We need a community gathering place. This summer, when we were planning the 2018 Music in the Plaza series, we were struggling on how to make this more of an event, where more people can gather and enjoy and see the band better. A stage, or some kind of community platform/ […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
GoModesto – Hoops 3 x 3

GoModesto – Hoops 3 x 3

HoopsView 3 on 3 is coming to MJC on July 28! This is going to be a special Hoop Source tournament to raise funds for MJC Basketball Scholarships. Produced by Savannah Williams, this event is going to be fun. There are special categories for Jr High and High school teams, there will be free throw […]

GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

Happy July Modesto By Chris Murphy Greetings Friends It is a red-hot sizzling summer in so many ways. It feels like it’s the 4th of July all month long. There are fun events, BBQs, parades, fairs, live music in the plazas, rock and roll on the patios and new splash pads. We are on the […]

AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

Modesto All American – Don Monaco Don Monaco is one of the fastest men in Modesto. Don Monaco has been racing fast all of his life. Don’s first car was a Model T that be bought when was 12 for $ 7. Son of a peach farmer, Don was a self starter all of his […]

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity – Eli Lester By Chris Murphy From the blues, rockabilly, to chrome, steel and environmental lubricants, Eli is the classic renaissance man. Born and raised here in Modesto, Eli went to Davis High and earned a degree from San Francisco State. Eli lives life surrounded by his wife Jaci and their […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
YESView – The New YES Company

YESView – The New YES Company

YesView By Chris Murphy YES Company is truly a civic treasure. Some of the YES alumni have gone on to do great things in TV and film and it just goes to show how important it is to get kids on stage, performing and confident at an early age. Created and lead by Melanie Wyatt, […]

GlobalView – Mobility in Mongolia

GlobalView – Mobility in Mongolia

GlobalView By Chris Murphy Mobility in Mongolia There are parts of the world that don’t necessarily have the resources what we do, but nevertheless, they have the same needs. In many cases, the issue of disability or lack of mobility can mean the difference between life and death, especially in developing countries. Hope Haven West, […]

ParadeView – Celebrate the 4th!

ParadeView – Celebrate the 4th!

Fourth of July View By Chris Murphy Modesto has a special place in all things 4th of July since 1974. For 144 years, Modesto USA has hosted a 4th of July Parade, making it one of the longest running in the western USA. Held on the 4th, the Modesto Fourth Parade brings out thousands of […]

FW: GoModesto – The Chill List

FW: GoModesto – The Chill List

Go Modesto The Chill List – July 21 The Ill List is one of our favorite events each year. Not only do we get an amazing line up of national caliber slam poets, the Ill List team makes an amazing sponsor commercial. This year, they are doing something new called the Chill List. The Chill […]

RotaryView – Celebrating Nick Mascitelli

RotaryView – Celebrating Nick Mascitelli

RotaryView There are so many people that really go above and beyond in their service to ours and other communities. We are fortunate to have really great service organizations in Modesto. At the Modesto Sunrise Rotary, Rotarian Nick Mascitelli was honored by outgoing club President Tom Bryant as a Rotarian of the Year. This was […]

WalkofFameView

WalkofFameView

Walk of Fame View By Chris Murphy Modesto USA is famous around the world as the Home of American Graffiti and the Home of George Lucas. We celebrate this history during Graffiti Summer and all year long. The Modesto Historic Cruise route is where it all happened. This is a 25 marker walking tour on […]