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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ThanksgivingView

ThanksgivingView

ThanksGivingView By Chris Murphy There are many ways to help those that need it the most during the holidays. You don’t need to have a lot to give a little. Everyone can help in some way. Here are a couple of ways you can make a difference. We like the Salvation Army because over 85% […]

By November 14, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – MAMA Needs You

GoModesto – MAMA Needs You

MAMA Non Profit The Modesto Area Music Association Needs You. We are working hard on our mission to develop more opportunities for live music in our community and supporting music education as well as looking for a new location to better assist our local musicians. We want you to get involved and please email us […]

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GoModesto – Shop Small

GoModesto – Shop Small

Go Modesto Shop Small In this world of global immediate gratification, we need to make sure we stop and take time to do business with our local friends. Why shop small? You have to ask? Bigger isn’t better when it comes to great service, cool unique selection and it is just better to do business […]

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GoModesto – The Ill List

GoModesto – The Ill List

Go Modesto The Ill List – Invitational Poetry Slam The world of slam poetry converges on Modesto USA. Sam Pierstorff hosts this amazing night of verbal head to head combat, where the audience and judges score each of the competing poets. These are international stars of poetry and this is hall of fame night. ModestoView […]

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GoModesto – Handel Messiah is Back

GoModesto – Handel Messiah is Back

Go Modesto After a one-year hiatus, the annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah,” a Modesto tradition, will return on Sunday, November 24. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the community-wide event, which is free and open to the public, and will take place at 3 p.m. at Trinity United […]

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GoModesto – Turkey Trot

GoModesto – Turkey Trot

Go Modesto Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day – Legion Park Are you ready for a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner? This is a family friendly 3.1 mile course on a paved path with some grass and dirt. The 1/2 mile kids run will be on grass, 1/4 mile out and 1/4 mile back. There is also a […]

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Veterans View

Veterans View

VeteranView By Chris Murphy Veterans Day is November 11 It is important to remember, as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that there are so many ready to serve and all of their lives are valuable. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for […]

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BigView – Making Things and Memories

BigView – Making Things and Memories

The BigView By Chris Murphy Making things and memories. Now that we are in the world of all-digital streaming all the time and things craved are powered by batteries and are obsolete the day you get them, there is something kind of wrong about this. Not that we don’t love our technology, but there is […]

By November 7, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
DayLightView – Fall  Back Nov 3

DayLightView – Fall Back Nov 3

Just when you thought it couldn’t get darker, Daylight Savings time ends at 2 am November 3. Don’t forget to set your clock back and get that extra hour of sleep. Enjoy it while you can.

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CampView – Camp Jack Hazard

CampView – Camp Jack Hazard

CampView By Chris Murphy Camp Jack Hazard is such a part of our community fabric. Life skills are found at camp and it is so good when kids can experience it. There is a very special event at the State Theatre featuring the amazing music of Oakdale native Brett Dennen in the cool vibe of […]

By November 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – Fall Tastes & Traditions

GreetingsView – Fall Tastes & Traditions

Greetings friends, Fall is invigorating. It is colorful, it feels fresh, and it tastes wonderful. I don’t know why, but everything feels fresher when the mornings are chilly, the breezes roll through and as I write this, I have a sweater on as the winds passed through the patio. The 20th Anniversary of the MAMA […]

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TurlockView  – New Turlock Theatre Schedule

TurlockView – New Turlock Theatre Schedule

Turlock Theatre 2019 Season By Chris Murphy It is so cool to see our local performing arts theatres launch their new seasons. The Gallo Center is in full gear and now the Turlock Community announces their 2019/20 season. Kit Casey and the team put together an annual line up that always pleases, bringing some new […]

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AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView – Happy 25th Tresetti’s

AnniversaryView Tresetti’s World Café at 25 By Chris Murphy In 1994 downtown Modesto was a different place. The big department stores were gone, the theatres were dark and many businesses were boarded up. But this was about to change. At the same time the State Theatre was being restarted, long time restaurateurs Mitch and Tammy […]

By November 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
FundRasierView – Race the ZERO K!

FundRasierView – Race the ZERO K!

ZeroK By Chris Murphy Here’s the joke: Q. How do you know if a person is a runner? A. They will tell you. This new run is a total athletic achievement, all in the name of preventing and curing cancer. This is an epic Zero K, not to be confused with 13.1 or 26.2 m […]

By November 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Thank You for 20 Year MAMA Celebration

Thank You for 20 Year MAMA Celebration

MAMA Thanks By Chris Murphy Celebrating 20 years of MAMAs was one of the most fun nights in a long time. We love celebrating our local musical talent, our musical heritage and our musical future. None of this is possible without the hard work, dedication and friendship of our local music community. The MAMAs would […]

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