By June 30, 2012 Read More →

Greetings Modesto USA – Red White and You!

Greetings Red White and You! We are in the middle of the most amazing Graffiti Summer ever. The Modesto Historic Cruise Route is in place and thousands of people from around the world came to enjoy Modesto USA. The stars of American Graffiti were here and spent time on the cruise route of 10th St, the same streets thatwere the genesis George Lucas stories. George Lucas is a great storyteller and the stories he told about Modesto really captured the time. It was all about the stories of a couple people and how we related to each other and the same is still true today. Modesto is about the people. This month, our senior editor Ruben Porras was hit by a car while riding his bike and the love andconcern from the community has been amazing. That is why our July issue is devoted to “You”, the people of Modesto. Every one is a mover and a shaker! Everyone makes their part of Modesto a little bit better and these are the people that we like to celebrate. Whether is is making a lemonade stand, making a concert poster, singing some blues,taking a picture, pouring a great cup of coffee, running a good restaurant, we all do our part to move and shake Modesto. ModestoView is truly a community effort. We have so many great friends here in Modesto and our all of our writers are truly involved in making Modesto a great place to live and we are so fortunate that they take their valuable time to contribute to ModestoView. Every one of them does something very cool. You are getting the best info from the people that make things happen here in town. That is why ModestoView is so fun. We are all just out there telling our friends about the cool things happening and because we have some awesome advertisers, we can design, print and distribute ModestoView so that it reaches nearly 100,000 people each month. You can find ModestoView in doctors’ offices, lube and service stations, restaurants, bars, nail salons and so many more wonderful local business and many of you even get it delivered directly to your door. Thanks to our team of wonderful people that help make our positive and local magazine a monthly reality and spread the word during the month at, and through our Thanks for all of the comments we get from listeners that tune in to us in the mornings on KFIV1360 and so very glad you are tuning in. We have only one mission: To help you enjoy this place Modesto USA and to forever celebrate that there is so much to do here in town and there is something for everyone. We are serving up Modesto Civic Pride daily. Please feel free to email me and tell me what you like, what you don’t like and what we can do to make this even better.

Thanks ChrisMurphy Publisher, ModestoView



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About the Author:

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.