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 – 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 →
BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

ModShop – Modesto’s Holiday Season Opener By Chris Murphy One of Modesto’s best fall traditions has become the ModShop weekend, brought to life by the dynamic trip of Ruhi Sheikh, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow. You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop on Nov 24 from 5-9pm, located on J St between […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

GreetingsView – That Thanksgiving Feeling

Greetings Friends, I love the feeling of Thanksgiving. That warm home and family feeling. I really don’t care about any of the shopping things, and really, I draw a line at Christmas coming out before Thanksgiving. Call me traditional, but that weekend after Thanksgiving is when the tree goes up and our family gets out […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ModestoView’s  Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Amazing Rockin’ Holiday Preview There is so much happening here this holiday season. You better check this list out and check it twice. You are going to need to book babysitters or take the whole family because you won’t want to miss out on any of these. Clip and save this list and please […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
2018 Wild West Gala

2018 Wild West Gala

Go Modesto The 2018 Wild West Gala, Jeans & Jewels benefitting Society for disABILITIES will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 11 pm at the Durrer Barn in Modesto, CA. The Gala evening includes a delicious Rib-eye steak dinner with dessert, dancing to a live band, casino, live & silent […]

By October 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Smile Modesto – CDA Cares Modesto 10/26 & 10/27

Smile Modesto – CDA Cares Modesto 10/26 & 10/27

Go Modesto Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, thousands of people without delta care will be able to regain their smile. CDA Cares allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other health professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services to those in need and without access to care at no charge to an […]

By October 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Voting Is Over! Watch the MAMAs Live

Voting Is Over! Watch the MAMAs Live

Voting is now over for the 2018 MAMAs! Thanks to all that voted! Find out who wins the MAMA on October 16, live at the fabulous historic State Theatre. The amazing award show will feature exclusive live performances of the nominees and results of the MAMA Awards will be announced and broadcast live on ModestoView […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Interview  MAMA Lifetime

Interview MAMA Lifetime

InterView By Chris Murphy Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
Jazz & WorldView

Jazz & WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party returns as a Fun-raiser for Blue Monday Alumni, Raul Slaps – Trombonist. Raul after having a great night playing in the band backing up Slim Man in one of John Griswold’s shows awoke to find out his Trombone and Sub […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Happy Haunting & Spooktacular Happenings

BigView – Happy Haunting & Spooktacular Happenings

big-preston-castle-Google-Search.htm The BigView By Chris Murphy & Middagh Goodwin Tis the season of haunts, harvests and hallow. There is something magical about this time of year, when the cool breezes blow through the trees and the leaves begin to fall into Autumn. Tree branches come to lift as skinny arms and fingers as the evenings […]

By September 30, 2018 Read More →
ThankYouView

ThankYouView

ThankYouView Thank you all for supporting us! The Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and ModestoView crews teamed up to support the American Heart Association and we walked in the annual Heart Walk. This was more than just a walk, it was a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and being aware of the things that build “heart […]

By September 30, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

Greetings friends! It’s Rocktober. I remember when I first heard the word Rockober on the old KSAN San Francisco many years ago and I thought it was the coolest! It sums up the month perfectly. October is truly the best blend of fall, music, haunted treats, dark mornings and darker evenings with a nice fall […]

By September 29, 2018 Read More →
MAMAPreVIEW – Vote Now!

MAMAPreVIEW – Vote Now!

MAMA Preview By Chris Murphy In 2000, Chris Ricci and I wanted to showcase the amazing musical talent we have here in our area. 19 years later, we are still celebrating musical talent, and the talent keeps getting better. Music, and in particular live music, is so very important to a community. Cities and towns […]

By September 28, 2018 Read More →
Friday Night Lights Showcase

Friday Night Lights Showcase

Friday Night Lights Do you love football like we do? ModestoView wants to make sure our kids get to shine on the field and our ace photographer MJ Mangano is there capturing all of the action. You can see a full game gallery on our Facebook page the next morning. We are teamed up with […]

By September 27, 2018 Read More →
FitView – The Stride is Right

FitView – The Stride is Right

The Stride is Right By Efren Martinez Some run, others jog and some like to stride. Why not? It’s a healthy alternative to keep moving if running or jogging isn’t your thing. I guess striding isn’t really nothing new, it’s just a fancier way to say “walking”. Although some might say I’m more of a […]

By September 22, 2018 Read More →