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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The 2023 “Cammies” are coming in January

The 2023 “Cammies” are coming in January

On January 21, 2023 “The Cammies” will be awarding 49 recognition awards to the MotherLode‘s Creative Community by leading members of the local entertainment industry. The show will be taped and televised on community television in Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne Counties and also on YouTube. After the Awards Presentation there will be entertainment by very […]

By November 20, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Burley’s California Bistro

FoodView – Burley’s California Bistro

By Chris Murphy & Steve Perry Photos MJ Mangano Raise your hand if you remember or have been to Mallards. Back in the 70’s & 80’s, Mallards was a game changer. At the corner of McHenry and Briggsmore, this upscale restaurant created by Dan Costa ushered a new level of culinary experience. Throughout the years, […]

By November 13, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Operation 999 November 19th River Cleanup Event

Operation 999 November 19th River Cleanup Event

Please help assist the Operation 9-2-99 project to clean up the Tuolumne River through Modesto and promote recreation opportunities. The next cleanup will be next Saturday, November 19th from 9:00AM-Noon. Meeting 816 Crater Ave. between Dallas St. and Ustick Rd. off of Hatch Rd. on the south bank of the river. A large group of […]

By November 12, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
GoodbyeView – Goodbye to Deva

GoodbyeView – Goodbye to Deva

Goodbye to Deva By Chris Murphy There are some milestones that are hard to take sometimes. First we lost Minnie’s, one of Modesto best and unique places. Now we have lost Café Deva. Deva has been a part of downtown Modesto’s fabric for over 25 years. It was very special to me as it was […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – The Daily Dose

FoodView – The Daily Dose

By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Daily Dose – New Excitement in Riverbank Downtown Riverbank is getting ready to shine. For the last few years, the redesigned downtown area along Santa Fe Avenue has been working hard to get the buzz going again with a redesigned Wine and Cheese Festival and other investments. Places […]

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BigView – ModShop Craftiness is Back in 2022

BigView – ModShop Craftiness is Back in 2022

By Chris Murphy, Ruhi Sheikh, Trisha Rosenow and Kate Trompetter This is the most refreshing and invigorating season of the year. The days and evenings get cooler, the leaves are beautiful for walks in the park and November seems to be where we change gears. Just so we all are clear, and despite what you […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
MAMA Thanks

MAMA Thanks

By Chris Murphy What a night. It is so special to be able to celebrate our music community at the beautiful State Theatre. It is a magic night loaded with amazing talent. Over 4600 people from around the world voted and 49 states were represented. We even had votes from Tonga! Music talent makes a […]

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HolidayPreView

HolidayPreView

By Chris Murphy The holiday season is coming soon so better plan ahead and get things on your calendar. One of Modesto’s best traditions, the Dickens Faire is now The McHenry Mansion Christmas Fair, with a new date and new longer hours and has moved to the last Saturday in November on the 26th. Please […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
HarvestFlavors

HarvestFlavors

By Chris Murphy There are amazing flavors all over our area. Just because Hallowe’en is over doesn’t mean that pumpkins are all done for the season. We haven’t even hit full speed yet with pumpkin pie, butter nut squash treats, fall nuts and fruit, persimmons and apples that find their way into everything from lattes, […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
SingModesto – The Messiah

SingModesto – The Messiah

After a two-year hiatus, the annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah,” a Modesto tradition, will return on Sunday, November 20. 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 Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Conductor John Carter […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Fantasy of Trees

GoModesto – Fantasy of Trees

Community Hospice – Fantasy of Trees November 11-29, 2022 On display for two weeks at McHenry Village, you will see the heart of Community Hospice in all the beautifully designer decorated and sponsored trees, wreaths and holiday decor by local designers in our community. Many have given of their talents, time and hearts all in […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView – Gratefully November

BargainView – Gratefully November

by Monica Barber November marks the start of gratitude season. We are reminded more frequently to find gratitude for all the people, places and things in our lives, especially those we take for granted because we don’t see them often. Sometimes forgetting to drop by your favorite coffee shop, means you may never get a […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Community Giving Tree Opens November 25th

Community Giving Tree Opens November 25th

Beginning November 25th, the Community Christmas Tree celebrates 38 years of making a magical Christmas morning, no matter the circumstances, and gives children the “gift of hope” each year! On the tree, there are cards representing approximately 2,500 children that need some sparkle in their lives. The Tree is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Modesto […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Coming Soon – The Ill List ­ Invitational Poetry Slam

Coming Soon – The Ill List ­ Invitational Poetry Slam

The world of slam poetry converges on Modesto USA. Sam Pierstorff and Ruhi Sheikh 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 & Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group are […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
VeteranView

VeteranView

By Chris Murphy Veterans Day is November 11. We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many. It is important to remember as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that there […]

By November 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →