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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InterView – 2007 John Griswold

InterView – 2007 John Griswold

Meet and Greet By Chris Murphy John Griswold In 1993 Downtown Modesto was a wasteland. Abandoned by the major chain department stores for Vintage Faire, there were many abandoned hotels and buildings. There was very little nightlife, movies were sketchy and many wondered what would become of our downtown core. Fortunately, there were others that […]

National Night Out Aug 6

National Night Out Aug 6

nnoactivities-PDF.pdf National Night Out – August 6 6-9 pm Join your neighbors and “give crime and drugs a going away party!” Want a great reason to get out there and meet your neighbors? National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community […]

Saturday at the Fair, July 20th

Saturday at the Fair, July 20th

SATURDAY AT THE FAIR, JULY 20th! Valley First Credit Union Day at the Fair! First 1,000 guests receive a free gift from Valley First Credit Union. Senior Day! Seniors 65+ admitted FREE! FOODMAXX ARENA: Tractor Pull Modified at 6:30 PM COORS LIGHT VARIETY FREE STAGE: 98 Degrees at 8:30 PM MICHELOB ULTRA CENTER STAGE: GKMusic […]

GalloView – YES Singin in the Rain and More

GalloView – YES Singin in the Rain and More

Gallo Summer The Gallo Center takes a summer breather while YES Company takes over the big stage for the amazing performance of Singin’ In the Rain. This is a Broadway quality performance of the stage musical, complete with real rain! The new 2019/2020 season tickets are all on sale now. Some of the highlights this […]

“A Walk In the Woods” Opens TONIGHT at PTP!

“A Walk In the Woods” Opens TONIGHT at PTP!

A WALK IN THE WOODS opens TONIGHT! ……………………………… Joel Eddington-Morrison returns to the Prospect stage, on summer break from his studies at Cal State LA, to play John Honeyman, the American idealist who has recently taken over an arms negotiation assignment. His counterpart, Soviet realist Irina Botvinnik, is played by the delightful Jill Taylor, most […]

ChillView

ChillView

ChillView When it’s hot outside, you need to Chill indoors with some hot team poetry slamming. The Ill List is one of our favorite events each year. Not only do we get an amazing line up of national caliber slam poets, the Ill List team makes out amazing sponsor commercial. This year, the Chill List […]

OutsideLands is Coming Soon  Aug 9-11

OutsideLands is Coming Soon Aug 9-11

GlobalView The 12th Annual SF Outsidelands is Here! Are you as excited as we are? We love our music festival and we are fortunate that some of the best in the USA. The sold out SF OutsideLands will be at Golden Gate Park Polo Field Aug 9-11 featuring Paul Simon, Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, […]

OutsideLands has Great Eats & Drinks

OutsideLands has Great Eats & Drinks

OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 FOOD & DRINK LINEUP 200+ MENU ITEMS, 80 RESTAURANTS, 46 WINERIES, 31 BREWERIES, 6 COCKTAIL BARS, NEARLY ALL OF WHICH ARE FROM THE BAY AREA & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Only at Outside Lands do festival-goers plan their meals as excitedly as they plan their shows, and what else would one expect […]

En Vogue to Replace TLC- Cancels due to illness

En Vogue to Replace TLC- Cancels due to illness

EN VOGUE TO REPLACE TLC AFTER THEY CANCEL PERFORMANCE DUE TO ILLNESS! Turlock, CA (July 14, 2019) – Fair officials have been notified that TLC has cancelled their show at the Stanislaus County Fair which was set for Tuesday, July 16, 2019. It was announced on February 7th that the girl group was to perform. […]

BargainView -Jump Into July

BargainView -Jump Into July

Bargain View By Monica Barber Jump into July! It’s time to jump into Summertime Modesto! Which means lots of fun in the sun and the best part, getting more down time. Whether it’s staycationing in town, visiting friends, or sitting by the pool. If you’re worried about finding things to do there are a lot […]

FairView – It’s Fun Time

FairView – It’s Fun Time

Fair Fun By Chris Murphy The fun starts on July 12 for 10 action-packed days. The 108 year old award-winning Stanislaus County Fair is right in the middle of our year and during July, is the biggest thing going on. From the fun rides on the midway, to the deep fried foods to the farm […]

BigView – The Great Outdoors

BigView – The Great Outdoors

The BigView By Chris Murphy This is a big world and Modesto USA is a Classic American City. Yep that’s what we are, we have the best of both worlds, our small town community feel and the amenities of a big city and as a bonus, we are close to two of the most beautiful […]

PoetryView – Fireworks

PoetryView – Fireworks

PoetryView by Sam Pierstorff FIREWORKS We stuffed them in mailboxes, lit the fuses and ran like hell as white-haired men— always in slippers and robes— came running out of their homes with broomsticks (or were they rifles?) to swat the flames that crackled inside, burning up all the bills. They should thank us, we joked. […]

InterView – Jeremiah Williams

InterView – Jeremiah Williams

InterView By Chris Murphy Jeremiah Williams – Modesto’s 2019 ModestoView All American There are people that give back to our community, and there are people that GIVE back to our community. I have had the honor so serve on many committees and hosted events with Jeremiah Williams. There is one thing you can say for […]

MoBand 100th Season Finale

MoBand 100th Season Finale

MoBand Season Finale Have you been to MoBand Concert in the Park this year during the 100th Anniversary season? I sure hope so. This is one of Modesto’s best treasures that you can share with thousands of your best friends. Grab your picnic basket, some wine, and a great smile and head to Graceada Park […]