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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BigView – All You Need is Love!

BigView – All You Need is Love!

Things we love By Chris Murphy What make something or someone special? Do you believe in love at first sight? (Yes I’m certain that it happens all the time) It could be the at Beanie Baby you got in the 90s or it is a handkerchief from your grandma or maybe the flowers from your […]

By February 14, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Operation 999 February 16th River Cleanup Event

Operation 999 February 16th River Cleanup Event

Cleanup-Details-February-2019.pdf City-of-Modesto-Adult-Waiver-2018.pdf City-of-Modesto-Minor-Waiver-2018.pdf This e-mail is a reminder to everyone about Operation 9-2-99, our project to clean up the Tuolumne River through Modesto and promote recreation opportunities. Our next cleanup is next Saturday, February 16th from 9:00AM-NOON. We will meet at a new location at Bellenita Park and Soccer Complex on John St. on the […]

By February 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month By John Ervin It is that time of the year where we celebrate Black History Month, which is also celebrated in Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. However, in all actuality, one month out of the year does not begin to celebrate the work, life, accomplishments, achievements and challenges of African Americans […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce

It was such an honor for ModestoView to be honored by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for the Chamber Member of the Year. Our mission has been, since the day we started, to Serve Civic Pride Daily” and we try to do this daily with our time, energy, words, pictures and so […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
FotoView – FotoModesto Best of the Best

FotoView – FotoModesto Best of the Best

FotoView A picture is a 1000 words, and this sums up one of our favorite events of the year fotoModesto. This year, 26 local area photographers dig down in their collection to select their best photo. This year’s show is the Best of Best 2019. Organized by new Mistlin Gallery President and professional photographer David […]

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Valentine’s View

Valentine’s View

ValentineView By Chris Murphy There is always time for some romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, it can be a quick love note left on the nightstand or an extra hug and a smile. Don’t save your romance just […]

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Red Carpet at the State

GoModesto – Red Carpet at the State

GoModesto It’s Red Carpet Time! Dress in your finest Red Carpet attire and make a grand entrance as hundreds of fellow movie-goers gather for The State’s Annual Red Carpet Party. It’s a swanky affair so don your best duds and rub shoulders with your fellow A-listers (our patrons) who support The State’s cinema program year-round. […]

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Johnny Cash Birthday Feb 9

GoModesto – Johnny Cash Birthday Feb 9

Go Downtown Modesto Happy Birthday Johnny Cash It is going to be a big party at the Prospect Theatre Project as local musicians get together to celebrate The Man in Black. This show always sells out and you need to get tix ASAP. Wrong Doers are opening, closing and serving as house band. Performances by […]

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
ServiceView – Great Rotary Events

ServiceView – Great Rotary Events

bacchus-brew-2019-flyer-updatedv4.pdf ServiceView By Chris Murphy The best communities are filled with people who get involved and give their time, talent and money back. Sometimes it seems complicated to do, but it is really easier than you think. This is where our local service groups come in. It is the power of a group that makes […]

By February 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – I Love Modesto

GreetingsView – I Love Modesto

Greetings Friends, Maybe you didn’t know this, but I love Modesto. I didn’t always, and it took a long time and a different perspective after leaving and travelling around this planet. Sometimes it takes a different set of eyes. You know, like when you’ve known someone a long time and things change so you see […]

By February 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
InterView – U.S. Representative Josh Harder

InterView – U.S. Representative Josh Harder

InterView Josh Harder By Chris Murphy In our January issue, we talked about the future of our region, and we learned that we are better when we work together and create a smarter economy. The recent election was hard for many, but we have an opportunity to bring our community together and find common ground, […]

By February 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Sharp Fashion & Craft Cocktails at Blades and Bottles

Sharp Fashion & Craft Cocktails at Blades and Bottles

Sharp Fashion & Craft Cocktails at Blades and Bottles By Chris Murphy We love it when something exciting, fresh and new happens, especially when it involves the collisions of culture; art, design, beauty and one of our favorite things, craft cocktails. Modesto couple Adam Soares and Allison Dowdy have opened a new bar and salon […]

By February 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Hall Of Fame View – Gene Winfield

Hall Of Fame View – Gene Winfield

Hall of Fame View – Gene Winfield By Chris Murphy Modesto legend Gene Winfield, class of 1945 is being inducted into the Modesto High Hall Of Fame. There is an amazing roster of people that have graduated from Modesto High and now the celebrated car customizer will be added to the Hall of Fame along […]

By January 30, 2019 Read More →
CampView – Benefit for Camp Jack Hazard

CampView – Benefit for Camp Jack Hazard

CampView By Chris Murphy So many people in our community have been to Camp Jack Hazard and hopefully, with your help, the next generation can experience the benefits of Camp in the future. The Camp narrowly escaped destruction in last year’s Donnell fire, but there is a lot of clean up needed. A really fun […]

By January 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
ParadiseView – Zasu Pitts Camp Fire Benefit

ParadiseView – Zasu Pitts Camp Fire Benefit

ParadiseView By Chris Murphy Modesto friends, there is a great show coming to the State Theatre on March 1. Steve Ashman and the legendary ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra will be presenting an all star show to raise funds for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise Ca. It is unknown how or if there will […]

By January 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →