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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Junior Giants Volunteers Needed

Junior Giants Volunteers Needed

The Junior Giants Festival The San Francisco Giants will be hosting the Junior Giants Festival Monday, September 3rd at AT&T Park and need as many volunteers as possible. The shifts are from 7:30 AM – Noon, 11:30 AM – 4, 3:30 – 7:30 or All Day (7:30 AM – 7:30 PM). If you are available, […]

TODAY! Water Safety Event & Lifejacket Giveaway

TODAY! Water Safety Event & Lifejacket Giveaway

Safe Kids Stanislaus, Led by Doctors Medical Center, Hosting Water Safety Event What: Water Safety Education & Lifejacket Giveaway When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 1-4 p.m. Where: Woodward Reservoir 14528 26 Mile Road in Oakdale (main boat ramp parking lot) Description: Safe Kids Stanislaus, led by Doctors Medical Center, is hosting a water safety event […]

Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Top 5 Summer Energy Saving Tips Did you know that air conditioning can account for as much as half of your electric bill? Our friends at Modesto Irrigation District are looking out for you! Water is precious and we all need to save electricity and live sustainably and try to save some money too. Here […]

Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Top 5 Summer Energy Saving Tips Did you know that air conditioning can account for as much as half of your electric bill? Our friends at Modesto Irrigation District are looking out for you! Water is precious and we all need to save electricity and live sustainably and try to save some money too. Here […]

InterView – Joe Traina

InterView – Joe Traina

InterView Joe Traina and the Fruityard By Chris Murphy The Traina family has long been synonymous with locally grown fruit and vegetables. Long timers know their Traina dried food that’s produced in Patterson, California and many know the great prime rib and the Sunday brunches at the Fruit Yard east of Modesto. Over the years, […]

By August 12, 2018 Read More →
Reminder: National Night Out is Tonight!!! 6 – 9 pm

Reminder: National Night Out is Tonight!!! 6 – 9 pm

National Night Out is tonight! This is a friendly reminder to join your block parties for National Night Out from 6 – 9 pm, schmooze with your neighbors, and Give Crime the Night Off! National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate […]

OutsideLands Tips – New for 2018

OutsideLands Tips – New for 2018

NEW FOR OUTSIDELANDS 2018 We’re only days away from the kickoff to Outside Lands 2018, and just like every year, there’s always something new to discover! Before you head to Golden Gate Park, make sure you don’t miss out on the latest and greatest changes at this year’s festival. From new experiences and shows to […]

GlobalView -SF OutsideLands is Aug 10-12

GlobalView -SF OutsideLands is Aug 10-12

GlobalView The 11th Annual SF Outsidelands is Here! We love our music festival and we are fortunate that some of the best in the USA. The sold out SF OutsideLands will be at Golden Gate Park Polo Field Aug 10-12 featuring the Janet Jackson, the Weeknd, Beck, Father John Misty, Portugal the Man, Florence and […]

GreetingsView – August is Here!

GreetingsView – August is Here!

Greetings friends, It is amazing how fast this summer went by and how August has now become a workhorse month. When I was growing up, August was filled with summer play days, and vacations as we counted down to Labor Day. Now, it is back to school, days of preparing backpacks and school lunches and […]

TalentView – Valley Talent Project Aug 3 & 4

TalentView – Valley Talent Project Aug 3 & 4

Valley Talent Project By Chris Murphy There is so much talent here in the Central Valley and especially the Modesto Area. ModestoView is proud to once again be a both a sponsor and a judge for the Valley Talent Project. This is really an exciting showcase where these local performers give their all to see […]

ModStock is Coming August 12

ModStock is Coming August 12

ModStock By Chris Murphy One of my favorite times of the year is when we get the line up for ModStock. These are the bands that come out of our local “School of Rock” VMI Music, lead by Darin Morris. The band names are great and it is so good to see this crop of […]

Celebrating Ed Cesena

Celebrating Ed Cesena

Ed Cesena just turned ninety, with an art open house birthday celebration July 22. Betty Kenney, his close friend was there to help Ed receive his award from the City of Modesto. Ed has been painting 75 years and is a well known Artist in our community and is an award winning watercolorist and acrylic […]

GlobalView – Mobility to Mongolia

GlobalView – Mobility to Mongolia

Mobility to Mongolia By Chris Murphy ModestoView was able to serve in a global project delivering wheelchairs to those in need in Mongolia. I and my daughter Abigail Murphy were part of the volunteer Hope Haven West team of physical therapists, mechanics and support team that delivered and seated over 200 people in modern wheelchairs […]

Cal-Fire to the Rescue- Art Show August 11th

Cal-Fire to the Rescue- Art Show August 11th

Artist oil painter Patrick Michael Karnahan will be exhibiting his latest artwork images of California’s Wildland Firefighters, titled- “Cal- Fire to the Rescue”. On Saturday, August 11th, there will be an artist reception from 7:00- 8:30 pm, where people can meet the artist and talk about the fire art portraits. This event will be held […]

Donate to Operation Backpack

Donate to Operation Backpack

Stanislaus County Office of Education Helping Kids in Need with Annual Operation Backpack Drive The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that […]

By July 23, 2018 Read More →