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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ModestoView is 2019 Chamber Member of the Year Nominee

ModestoView is 2019 Chamber Member of the Year Nominee

Modesto Chamber Gala 2019 By Chris Murphy It was a night of celebrating local business at the 2019 Modesto Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala. It is so very important that we are all champions of doing business locally. It doesn’t mean that we just avoid online shopping but it means that we are there […]

By January 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – The Future of Smart Food Tech

GoModesto – The Future of Smart Food Tech

Go Modesto The AgTech Summit will actively engage industry and education in conversations with actionable outcomes and prepare an industry-ready workforce. It will showcase how to apply Technology for REAL challenges in food and agriculture, create Avenues that bring economic development, specifically in Ag Tech, to the Central Valley. February 7th 2019 MJC Ag Pavillion […]

By January 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto Valley Hackathon Are you ready for the next generation of hotrod coding. The Valley Hackathon has teams of coders developingin a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
BigView – The Journey Ahead

BigView – The Journey Ahead

The BigView The Journey Ahead By Chris Murphy As we start 2019, there are so many things to think about and directions we can go. But first, we have to know where we are and have ideas where we want to go, but sometimes, we are farther along than we thought. What does our future […]

By January 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Interview – Phillip Lan – Tech for Modesto’s Future

Interview – Phillip Lan – Tech for Modesto’s Future

InterView By Chris Murphy Phillip Lan – Bay Valley Tech and Valleyworx Many times when you hear Modesto described in the national news, it is often prefaced with “sleepy farming town”. We all know that’s not even close. We are getting better, being referenced as the Home of American Graffiti and George Lucas and the […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
Modesto Visions of the Future

Modesto Visions of the Future

Visions for the Future We need to think big. We need to think beyond the streets and neighborhoods that we have here today. Every community needs to try to have a guide to the galaxy, a universe road map as it were. It we set big goals, plan for the possibilities, what could we become. […]

By January 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
MJC Presents Mike Vax Workshop/Clinic

MJC Presents Mike Vax Workshop/Clinic

The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard. This event is open to the public. It will be from 4:00 until 5:30. This event is […]

By January 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Modesto DID Delivers Downtown Modesto

Modesto DID Delivers Downtown Modesto

Go Downtown Modesto By Chris Murphy 2019 is going to be a great year in downtown Modesto. The Modesto Downtown Improvement District has been hard at work since 1965 working with the downtown business community providing a united front on issues affecting the downtown area. The DID is committed to creating a downtown Modesto that […]

By January 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
NewsView

NewsView

NewsView By Chris Murphy As you know, ModestoView is 100% committed to 100% positive coverage of events and activities in our community. It is also important for us to be up to date on the news and current events that impact our community and informed citizens make a positive difference. Make a point to be […]

By January 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Go Modesto –  Women’s March – January 19

Go Modesto – Women’s March – January 19

In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one hour rally that will start at 10:00 a.m. on the corner […]

By January 13, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto – John McCutcheon, Jan 15

Go Modesto – John McCutcheon, Jan 15

John McCutcheon, six-time Grammy nominated folk musician, performs his 17th annual benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tues. Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. Cindy and Mark Lemaire open. Named the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by none other than Johnny Cash, folk […]

By January 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Operation 9-2-99 Clean Up – Jan 19

Operation 9-2-99 Clean Up – Jan 19

Operation 9-2-99 is planning a clean up on the Tuolumne River through Modesto and promote recreation opportunities. They are kicking off 2019 and their 6th year with the 47th cleanup this Saturday, January 19th from 9:00AM-NOON. Meet on Zeff Rd. between 7th St. and HWY 99 on the south bank of the river . They […]

By January 11, 2019 Read More →
Remembering Larry The Barber

Remembering Larry The Barber

Remembering Larry the Barber By Chris Murphy It is so sad that we lost Larry the Barber at the end of 2018. Larry Powell was known as the Eleventh Street Barber since 1988. He passed away on December 29, at the age of 74, exactly one month following his wife of 53 years. His original […]

By January 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
CrabView

CrabView

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season. Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed. Best of all, you get this delicious treat at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
EducationView – Future City Competition

EducationView – Future City Competition

Future City Competition The future is being designed right here in Modesto. Five teams from two Stanislaus County schools will participate in the Stanislaus County Future City Practice Competition on Saturday, January 12. The final round of the competition is open to the public and begins at 11:30 AM. This event, sponsored by the Stanislaus […]