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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Warren Miller Movie Fundraiser for Society for disABILITIES

Warren Miller Movie Fundraiser for Society for disABILITIES

Do you love skiing and getting a free ski lift ticket? Do you love epic ski films? Society for disABILITIES is proud to host two showings of Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” at the historic State Theatre. All proceeds will directly benefit Society for disABILITIES. Buy a ticket to the film and get a free […]

By November 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
DesignView – Youth Creativity

DesignView – Youth Creativity

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) Modesto Cardboard Challenge: Inspiring Youth Creativity In 2012, the short film Caine’s Arcade was released about a 9-year old boy, Caine Monroy, who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate arcade out of cardboard in his dad’s used auto parts store in East Los Angeles. The […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson California Dreamin’ by The Mama’s & The Papas as well as We’re Gonna be Friends by White Stripes have been on constant repeat for me this fall. It is also Scorpio season! Scorpios are best known for their passion and their love for longtime friends. And what is more appropriate as […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
FitView -Run Your Bells Off

FitView -Run Your Bells Off

FitView Run Your Bells Off By Efren Martinez I’ve been told many times by runners and walkers alike that Modesto’s Spirit of Giving “Jiggle Bell Run” is the best local race by far. Tis the Season for giving! On the morning of Saturday, December 8th, our Modesto downtown comes alive once more like Christmas morning […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
JazzView – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

JazzView – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well, fall is upon us and there are changes in weather, temperature and political climate, I feel a chill! But whether you vote Blue, Red or Sepia Brown, if you believe in change just Vote. […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ZenView

ZenView

ZenView By Mary Layton Faith It’s good to have faith. People who go to church on a regular basis or are devoted to a spiritual practice, when faced with difficult or painful situations, can fall back on faith as a source of comfort and peace. They are not thrown off by struggles and worries; they […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Eleven Years, Memories and Observations

ArtView – Eleven Years, Memories and Observations

ArtView By Jim Christiansen This edition of Modesto View Art View is my 11th anniversary of joining the in-print edition of Modesto View, usually page 7, at the invitation of my friend, visual artist and musician Chris Murphy. This past Art Walk was great, and though officially no Third Thursday, your usual Art Walk venues […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Go Modesto’s – New Roman Loranc Book

Go Modesto’s – New Roman Loranc Book

GoTurlock Roman Loranc Book Signing November’s Arts Lecture will include a presentation and book signing by photographer Roman Loranc called Traces,a life-long photographic exploration of tules and reeds from the marshlands and mountains of Poland to the wetlands of the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Loranc’s work is exhilarating, blending real-life glimpses of nature’s simplicity in […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Go Modesto’s – Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day

Go Modesto’s – Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day

Go Modesto Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day – Legion Park Are you ready for a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner? This is a family friendly 3.1 mile course on a paved path with some grass and dirt. The 1/2 mile kids run will be on grass, 1/4 mile out and 1/4 mile back. There is also a […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ThanksGivingView

ThanksGivingView

ThanksGivingView By Chris Murphy There are many ways to help those that need it the most during the holidays. We like the Salvation Army because over 85% of all funds received go directly to those in need and all are served without discrimination. The best way to help those in need is NOT to give […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
VeteranView

VeteranView

VeteranView By Chris Murphy Veterans Day is November 11. We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many. It is important to remember as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that […]

By November 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
InterView – Veteran Michael D Pelucca

InterView – Veteran Michael D Pelucca

InterView Michael D. Pelucca Each November 11, we take the time to remember, recognize and celebrate those that put their lives on the line to service our county, keeping us free for nearly 250 years. There are also those that make sure that our veterans are cared for and served every day of the year. […]

By November 10, 2018 Read More →
Go Newman – Highway 33 Reunion Nov 10

Go Newman – Highway 33 Reunion Nov 10

GoNewman Over at the classic West Side Theatre in November there is a reunion to look forward to and enjoy. It’s the return of the west side’s own HIGHWAY 33 band. This group of talented musicians has a tremendous fan group and real history in Stanislaus and Merced counties. West Side residents and former West […]

By November 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
VOTE MODESTO

VOTE MODESTO

Go Modesto VOTE! November 6 is election day. Please Vote. This is your chance to use your voice. It is a precious right and please be part of the process. The worst thing for democracy is voter apathy. You need to know how the issue affect you, know the facts, vote on the propositions, vote […]

By November 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

BigView – Shop Small and Black Friday Tips

The BigView By Chris Murphy Creativity, family, friendship and fun is in the air every November in Modesto USA. I walk outside in the morning to get my morning newspaper and it is dark, chilly and amazing. I just love the feeling in the air, and the buzz in the community as we get ready […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →