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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Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Featuring the 2017 winner of Best Male Vocalist at the Gallo Center’s Valley Talent Project, this performance will showcase Joe Barretta’s exceptional artistry as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, and as a HUGE bonus Joe will be joined by a line-up of Modesto music all-stars: pianist/vocalist Tim Allen, bassist Steve Ashman, guitarist/vocalist Patty Castillo Davis, […]

By February 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – The Month of Love

GreetingsView – The Month of Love

Greetings Friends February is the month of Love. Well heck, every month should be the month of love right? But this is a really special month at our house. Not only is this the month of love, it is Heart Health month and that means a lot to me. It is also special as both […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
fotoView – Adrian Mendoza

fotoView – Adrian Mendoza

fotoView by Chris Murphy You know we love photos of Modesto and the surrounding area. Heck, we even have VIEW in our name. Every year there is a great show presented in February called fotoModesto. This is run by local photographer David Schroeder who also currently runs the Mistlin Gallery. The first event was all […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Take a History Tour

GoModesto – Take a History Tour

Go Downtown Modesto Take a Tour! Want to learn about Modesto history. Grab your family and walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route. Start in 10th St place and work your way down 10th, G 11th and back to K and see 25 information makers, loaded with Modesto music and cruising history fun facts. Each marker […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Service View

Service View

ServiceView By Chris Murphy The best communities are filled with people who get involved and give their time, talent and money back. Sometimes it seems complicated to do, but it is really easier than you think. This is where our local service groups come in. It is the power of a group that makes this […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
HavenView – Walk a Mile is Coming

HavenView – Walk a Mile is Coming

HavenView By Chris Murphy Walk A Mile Team Fundraising Our high heels are on and we are training to “Walk a Mile” in her shoes. Why? We are walking to raise money and awareness to stop sexual abuse and domestic violence. There is no room for abuse in our society and we have to walk […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiUSAView

GraffitiUSAView

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We are bringing 1962 back! What’s your story? Were you there? There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Gladys Knight is coming in March!

Gladys Knight is coming in March!

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. From the years when she recorded hit after hit as part of the legendary Gladys Knight & Pips—“Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us […]

By January 27, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Monday Twice a Month!  – Next Jan 27

Blue Monday Twice a Month! – Next Jan 27

Hey folks; Blue Monday Party invitational Jam goes to twice a month. Tomorrow Jan 27th the Blue Monday Band hosts the jam with special guest John Stowell virtuoso jazz Guitarist. House band featuring Johnny Valdes Guitar and vocals, Jamie Dubberly Bone, and arrangements, Kevin Marin Trumpet, John Adey Bass and Brian Kendrick Drums subbing for […]

By January 26, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Gallo Center – Boz Scaggs show added!

Gallo Center – Boz Scaggs show added!

Born in Texas and raised with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Boz Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. His extensive and distinctive career spans five decades and many accolades, with such memorable songs as “Lido Shuffle,” “Lowdown,” and numerous others that will […]

By January 21, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView By Chris Murphy Modesto Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Todd Aaronson If you’re reading this, you already are pretty darn passionate about Modesto. You are proud of our culture and history; be it innovations in agriculture or irrigation, the awesome graffiti car culture or as home to great companies like E&J Gallo, the rockabilly underbelly […]

By January 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
CrabView – Yummy Fundraisers!

CrabView – Yummy Fundraisers!

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season. Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed. Best of all, you get this delicious treat and at the same time, you can help some of […]

By January 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
NewsView – Support Local News!

NewsView – Support Local News!

NewsView By Chris Murphy As you know, ModestoView is 100% committed to 100% positive coverage of people, events and activities in our community. We are a magazine load with good stuff. We are not, and never tried to be a newspaper or news organization. It is important for us to be up to date on […]

By January 15, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Added show by Superstar Magician Criss Angel!

Added show by Superstar Magician Criss Angel!

Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic for over a decade, but even with his incomparable success, Criss’ passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution to fans everywhere. Criss Angel RAW – The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, […]

By January 14, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Nominate an Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County – Jan 11

Nominate an Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County – Jan 11

The 2020 Outstanding Women Nomination forms are here! If you know someone deserving of a nomination, click on the 2020 Nomination Form button to access thefillable PDF and complete your nomination. Before completing your application, be sure to check the previous honorees list to make sure your potential nominee has not been honored already, as […]