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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FitView – Staying Mentally Fit

FitView – Staying Mentally Fit

FitView By Efren Martinez Mental Fitness When most of us think of fitness we usually think of it as just working out our bodies. Why do we not include fitness of our minds? As the saying goes,” Mind, Body and Soul.” Over the years I’ve learned that to be truly fit it must go beyond […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
HavenView – Click Your Heels Drive In

HavenView – Click Your Heels Drive In

HavenView There is no excuse for domestic violence or spousal abuse. Haven Women’s Center in Modesto provides such an important service, protecting women when they are the most vulnerable. During COVID, this need is even greater as so many are stuck at home. This year is a special event featuring the most famous red shoes […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
DriveInView

DriveInView

DriveInView By Chris Murphy The Drive In is back, and we hope it’s back to stay. The biggest news is the Ceres Drive In has reopened as the Ceres Cruise In. Our friend Mark Stotzer, who is in the event business, currently sidelined by the COVID restrictions, jumped in head first with his production team […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GalaView – Coming October 17

GalaView – Coming October 17

GoModesto Gala In Graceada This will be the tastiest drive through experience all year long. The amazing folks at the College Area Neighborhood Association have put together an extravaganza pick up event to raise funds to improve Graceada and Enslen Parks. This year, the focus is on Mancini Bowl and this amazing drive through will […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

GraffitiUSAView – Ready to Rock

Graffiti View We are ready to ROCK! Graffiti Summer lives on here in Modesto USA! The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum had our first car show last month with the American Graffiti Festival Quarantine Edition show. A special limited edition T-shirt was sold to raise funds for the North Modesto Kiwanis. But best of all, […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ModestoViewView

ModestoViewView

ModestoViewView Serving Civic Pride since 1997 The 1990s don’t seem like that long ago that we put a webcam up on top of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce building to film the demolition of the Hotel Covell and the construction of what was to be 10th Street Place. Once we had the camera up, we […]

By September 30, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Modesto Radio – The 1980s

Modesto Radio – The 1980s

Radio Memories By “Radio” Rick Meyers KFIV-1360 kept its #1 ranking longer than most AMs. K-5’s last #1 ratings was in 1979, as the ’80s ushered in the dominance of FM Stereo. The station to dethrone K-5 was KOSO, known as KO-93, featuring outstanding radio personalities Rob Sherwood and Gary DeMoroney. Bob Fenton sold KFIV […]

By September 29, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Remembering the 1960s

Remembering the 1960s

Remembering the 1960 By Joe Swain When I turned 5 years old in 1960, I didn’t know what a great time it truly was to grow up in Modesto. The freedom we enjoyed to roam our Enslen and Graceada Park neighborhood, especially during those hot summer valley days was a memory to treasure. I recall […]

By September 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Ceres Drive-In Returns!

Ceres Drive-In Returns!

The Return of the Drive In! This is exciting news. The Ceres Drive In will be reopening later this month! In this day, the drive in has emerged as the safe way to do things and now, you can experience a real full sized screen, concessions, digital sound and a real drive-in experience. How cool […]

By September 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAD Week 2020

MAD Week 2020

Modesto Architecture and Design Week Goes Virtual for 2020 By Bob Barzan After twelve successful years in real time and space, Modesto Architecture and Design Week returns in a new virtual format for 2020. Everyone, anywhere in the world can safely view the collection of exceptional short movies, take a virtual tour, explore fun kid’s […]

InterView – Marian Kaanon- Optimism for the Future

InterView – Marian Kaanon- Optimism for the Future

InterView Marian Kaanon By Chris Murphy Marian Kaanon has a story that will blow your mind and you will find her, and what she does inspirational. A refugee immigrant to the USA as a child, speaking zero English, she grew up, became well educated, and with the strength of her background, has put her experience […]

GreetingsView – Staying Positive When it’s Weird

GreetingsView – Staying Positive When it’s Weird

Greetings Friends. Well, lucky thing I didn’t wonder if it could get any weirder last month, because it did. We are truly being tested on how much we can do to keep our attitudes positive, keep our local businesses alive and make sure that we reach out to each other and spread some hope to […]

We Won Gold!

We Won Gold!

We Won Gold! It is so much fun to put the ModestoView together each month. It is even more fun to work with our amazing ViewCrew to create a package of goodness and civic pride monthly. It is also great to win awards for this and we earned a Gold Medal for our Home for […]

GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have a new fresh look, we are getting things cleaned up and we are all working hard to bring the Graffiti USA Museum to life. We are rolling up our sleeves and ready to start our engines and celebrate our Graffiti, Car and Music culture at the corner of Coldwell […]

HeartWalkView

HeartWalkView

Heart Walk Virtual In these tough times, it is more important than ever to be heart healthy. Please join the American Heart Association’s 2020 209 Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience – a meaningful way to honor and celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. On September 26th, walk where […]