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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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 →
GoModesto – Walk the Stage

GoModesto – Walk the Stage

Go Modesto Are you ready to WALKtheSTAGE? Our local friends will turn into fashion models for “A Fashion Fundraiser”, supporting United Way of Stanislaus County as they take on challenges and tackle problems in our community others shy away from. On July 25th, familiar faces from our community become “UWAY Models for a Day” and […]

Road to Mobility in Mongolia – Part 2

Road to Mobility in Mongolia – Part 2

This is the second installment from the Hope Haven West Mongolia Wheelchair seating mission. There are 24 volunteers on this trip and this is a journey across Mongolia to 5 different cities and villages to seat those in need in a wheelchair. To donate and support Hope Haven West, please long on to www.hopehavenwest.org Part […]

By July 21, 2018 Read More →
Positive Living In Modesto

Positive Living In Modesto

Greetings Friends! There is so much more to ModestoView than just our ModestoView.com and the ModestoView magazine. Not only do we promote all of the positive issues, events and people in the 209, we also create many of the events that make this a place we call home. We hope you will take time to […]

By July 18, 2018 Read More →
Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new Mobility in Mongolia

Finding a new world in Mongolia. By Chris Murphy It is impossible to not be inspired by Lonny Davis, proprietor of Davis Guest Homes and the ever-energetic leader of Hope Haven West. Hope Haven is a charity that provides wheelchairs to those lacking mobility, in many places around the world. I came to know Lonny, […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

The BigView By Chris Murphy Red Hot Summer Fun is the plan for July. There are so many things to do and July is buzzing with fairs, music, festivals, tomatoes, cocktails, and so much more. You really need to plan things out this month as July will be done before you know it and we […]

FairView – July 13-22

FairView – July 13-22

FairView By Chris Murphy County fairs are some of America’s great traditions. Movies with Elvis have been made about State and County Fairs and these are some of the gatherings that bring us all together. Fairs have long been a place to showcase the local agriculture and in our area, the 4H and the animals […]

By July 3, 2018 Read More →
StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView By Chris Murphy We need a community gathering place. This summer, when we were planning the 2018 Music in the Plaza series, we were struggling on how to make this more of an event, where more people can gather and enjoy and see the band better. A stage, or some kind of community platform/ […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
GoModesto – Hoops 3 x 3

GoModesto – Hoops 3 x 3

HoopsView 3 on 3 is coming to MJC on July 28! This is going to be a special Hoop Source tournament to raise funds for MJC Basketball Scholarships. Produced by Savannah Williams, this event is going to be fun. There are special categories for Jr High and High school teams, there will be free throw […]

GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

Happy July Modesto By Chris Murphy Greetings Friends It is a red-hot sizzling summer in so many ways. It feels like it’s the 4th of July all month long. There are fun events, BBQs, parades, fairs, live music in the plazas, rock and roll on the patios and new splash pads. We are on the […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

AllAmericanView – Don Monaco

Modesto All American – Don Monaco Don Monaco is one of the fastest men in Modesto. Don Monaco has been racing fast all of his life. Don’s first car was a Model T that be bought when was 12 for $ 7. Son of a peach farmer, Don was a self starter all of his […]