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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BarView – BB8’s Blunder

BarView – BB8’s Blunder

BarView The Force is with Redwood Café BB8’s Blunder It is always an out of this world experience at the Redwood Café and Jedi Mixmaster Chris Hull has teamed up with his favorite driod. BB8 is one of the most faithful and capable droids, but he was a bit shy, so Chris has created w […]

Fly Fishing Film Tour May 30

Fly Fishing Film Tour May 30

The Stanislaus Fly Fishers and Rivers of Recovery are proud to invite you to the 10th presentation of The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) at the State Theatre in Modesto, California, on May 30, 2018 (details in attachment)! All proceeds will directly benefit RIVERS OF RECOVERY, the non-profit organization serving combat disabled veterans through rehabilitative […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →
InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView – The Force is with Wes Page

InterView The Force is With Wes Page By Chris Murphy There are people in our lives who really make an impact, with vision, wisdom, outlook and integrity. My friend Wes Page has been one of those voices of vision in Modesto and he has the eye of a filmmaker. It might be coincidence that Wes’ […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
MJC Theater stages Four Seasons

MJC Theater stages Four Seasons

MJC Theater stages “Four Seasons” – four one act plays by Professor Michael Lynch The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents “Four Seasons” – four original one act plays written and directed by Professor Michael Lynch on May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cabaret West Theatre of the […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →
RetroView – Nashville 2007

RetroView – Nashville 2007

Nashville is the New Vintage* By Chris Murphy I have always been a blues guy. My first electric guitar was a Fender Stratocaster with a tube amplifier. The BBQ and the Blues was my thing, and Nashville was always 4 hours away. It was in the category of “Never got around to it”. So this […]

Love Modesto Needs You!

Love Modesto Needs You!

Greetings Modesto Friends! Love Modesto is tomorrow- April 21. We hope to see you all downtown Modesto at 8 am to meet up and find your project. There will be signs posted all along the sides of the street. If you haven’t chosen your project, here are a few that still need your help. You […]

Dry Creek Clean Up- April 21st (Love Modesto)

Dry Creek Clean Up- April 21st (Love Modesto)

Greetings Modesto Friends, Here is a note from one of our community Champions, Darin Jesberg who will be coordinating this key event. Thank you for all of you that volunteer. We will be hosting a clean up event on April 21st as part of LOVE MODESTO from 9 am- noon. After you leave the Love […]

Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View By the ViewCrew Hot dogs, get your hot dogs here! As we wrap ourselves in baseball season, one thing is for sure; you can’t go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. In many cases, I anticipate the dogs more than the game. Hot Dogs are one of the all-time hall […]

By April 14, 2018 Read More →
HeartView – Go Red For Women

HeartView – Go Red For Women

HeartView By Chris Murphy This time last year I had no idea that heart issues would be part of my life, but now they are. Fortunately, I did the research, got the help I needed and had a successful heart procedure that will hopefully get me back on track. That is why I am proud […]

BarView – DoGood GINger Martini

BarView – DoGood GINger Martini

BarView By Chris Murphy Photos: Michael J Mangano DoGood GINger Martini “I am so into ginger right now” explains Raw Bartender and health and fitness trainer Melinda Jaco. When she is not getting people into shape, she is working on ways to create fresh tasting cocktails that DoGood for the body. The DoGood Tiki Gin […]

ServiceView  April 21

ServiceView April 21

LoveModesto – April 21 By Chris Murphy It’s that time Modesto when we all gather together to lend a hand to Modesto and show our Love. On April 21, at 8 am join thousands of your best friends at 11th and J St to meet up for one of the many projects around town that […]

ModestoPorchFest is Coming – May 20

ModestoPorchFest is Coming – May 20

Modesto Porchfest is Coming Fun thing to do calendar alert. This is one of the biggest music, fun and community events ever in Modesto. 30+ porches in the College, Bodem/Morris & LaLoma neighborhoods will be featuring live music on May 20 from 12 – 6 pm. ModestoView will be hosting a porch in the LaLoma […]

OutsideLands Line Up Announced!  #osl2018

OutsideLands Line Up Announced! #osl2018

OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP By Chris Murphy The clues are out, and the wait is over. One of the USA’s favorite music, food, fun and comedy festivals is ready to announce the 2018 line up. This year offers a great variety, some epic favorites, up and comers and some groundbreaking performers. But, what you […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →
InterView – Kendall Wesenberg

InterView – Kendall Wesenberg

InterView By Chris Murphy Kendall Wesenberg – Olympic Experiences and Advice Modesto is fortunate to have many hometown heroes, and it seems like there are always more people that are stepping up to take this part. The people of Modesto were celebrating having one of their own at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kendall […]

GoModesto  – Modesto on American Idol

GoModesto – Modesto on American Idol

GoModesto on Idol Let’s give it up to our own Effie Passero who killed it on the auditions for American Idol. When Lionel Ritchey goes over and looks to see if she has an extra volume knob on her, you know it is good. Many of you know her as the former Francesca Bavarro and […]