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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FW: AllAgesView – Donations for Fall

FW: AllAgesView – Donations for Fall

All Ages View By Sofia Johnson Happy November Modesto! This month I would like to take the time to tell you about Interfaith Ministries (IMF), a service organization fighting for the health of our citizens. Whether it is providing healthy food options through Feed Modesto Programs or giving access to emotional support through Humanitarian Services, […]

By November 22, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
AuthorView – Ride Sharing

AuthorView – Ride Sharing

AuthorView Ride Sharing by Mike Monson By Chris Murphy I have always loved short stories. Maybe it is because of my ADD attention span, but these little episodes of writing are good for me. Mike Monson is one of Modesto’s prolific authors. Our area is really fortunate with amazing literary talent. I opened this book […]

By November 22, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Colin & Brad Add more Livestream Comedy Shows

Colin & Brad Add more Livestream Comedy Shows

Dear Christopher and Rebecca, Improv comedy legends Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood’s all-new livestream show via Zoom, “Stream of Consciousness,” is such a hit, they’ve added performances in November and December! If you haven’t seen it yet, this show puts you in the driver’s seat, helping unleash a wild, comedic ride. It’s a truly interactive […]

By November 6, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
VeteranView – Celebrating Alfred E Menshew

VeteranView – Celebrating Alfred E Menshew

A Life of Example By Chris Murphy There are people in our community that just bleed community service. There are some people that are not afraid to serve our country There are some people that are not afraid to serve our community There are some people that are not afraid to serve others There are […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMA Awards 2020

MAMA Awards 2020

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BigView  – Modesto in the 2000s

BigView – Modesto in the 2000s

The BigView The 2000s By Chris Murphy Modesto USA really lit up during the 2000s. As the new millennium began, Modesto celebrated New Year’s Eve in downtown, with a Beatlemania concert and a fireworks display that was one of ModestoView’s first live webcasts. There was a lot of excitement and optimism in our community as […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Modesto 2000s Timeline

Modesto 2000s Timeline

Timeline 2000s It was an amazing and exciting decade in Modesto USA. Downtown came to life and the local music scene exploded and politics became dysfunctional. 2000 Population 188,856 Mayor Carmen Sabatino elected May 29th Grandaddy Sophtware Slump released celebrates 20 Years August 9 President Bush Whistle Stop through Manteca Stockton, Tracy and Lodi July […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Keep Modesto Healthy

GoModesto – Keep Modesto Healthy

Keep our Community Healthy Currently local restaurants are in the Red Zone but Stanislaus County is right on the edge of the Purple and Red Zones so please do your part, wear your masks in groups and stay distances. Sure there are people in town that are ignoring those rules and putting you at risk, […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView Harvest Moon By Chris Murphy I learned to love Harvest Moon soon after moving back to Modesto in 1996. After we bought our house, we decide to remodel and had no kitchen. So with our 1-year old and our 6-year old in tow, we explored looking for places to dine out. We had already […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Shop Local

GoModesto – Shop Local

Go Modesto This year, it is more important than ever to shop local. Our local businesses have been hit so very hard this year. Even if you are not confortable dining indoors, or being inside, you can purchase a gift card at nearly every local restaurant and business. Please consider starting here. Local businesses like […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView  – Fall into November

GreetingsView – Fall into November

Greetings friends, What an amazing time, in both the positive and negative ways. Here we are weathering a pandemic and everything we have done is different. On the positive side, we celebrated a wedding. In retrospect, this turned out to be amazing. We had a wonderful time with 12 people. My son-in-law Ryan, an esteemed […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
NonProfit View – Local Charities Need You!

NonProfit View – Local Charities Need You!

NonProfit View Friends, our non-profits need us all now. The pandemic has affected every single fundraiser that I know about. Here’s the deal, the events have been cancelled, but the need for funds for those in need has never been greater. Just think about it, if domestic violence is bar in good times, just thing […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
2021 Fair Dates Announced!

2021 Fair Dates Announced!

2021 STAN CO FAIR DATES ANNOUNCED! The 38th District Agriculture Association Board of Directors announced that the 2021 Fair dates will be July 9-18, 2021. Fair officials had canceled the 2020 Fair due to Covid-19, however, officials are now making progress to move forward with a 2021 Fair. While Fair representatives are still working with […]

By October 27, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BigView – Rebuilding and Rejuvenation

BigView – Rebuilding and Rejuvenation

By Chris Murphy The 1990s delivered a lot of change to Modesto. Most of it for the good but some that would kneecap one of our greatest and most famous traditions. As our Graffiti Summer and the cruise got bigger and cruisers and famous rockers came from all over the world, the City of Modesto […]

By October 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →