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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Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto East LaLoma Park needs you One of the things that is keeping us all sane is the access to our public parks during COVID. The outdoors, the fresh air and the ability to keep distanced makes our parks the go to space. The East LaLoma Park needs you as the playground was removed […]

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto Modesto Children’s Museum One of the most exciting developments is the possibility of building a Modesto Children’s Museum. In the meantime, you can get involved, help fundraise and also support the learning packs, children’s tips and ideas that are available at the Modesto Children’s website. You can help support this effort, learn more […]

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto Andy Soderstrom had compassion for children and our community, Andy’s family created a fund in his name through the College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) for the development of the children’s play area in Enslen Park. This fund will continue the work started last fall from the generous financial support of Boyett Petroleum, along […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have the keys! It is time to start the engines. It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum located near downtown Modesto on historic US99. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, […]

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings Friends, There are good things happening, and in fact, this last month was one of the greatest ever. Becky and I joined the grandparent club, thanks to the amazing effort by our daughter Madison and her super supportive husband Ryan with the arrival of James Michael Leupp. It was truly the most magical day […]

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView By: The ViewCrew As president of Stanislaus Audubon Society, Salvatore Salerno wrote nearly 100 articles and essays on birds and birding culture for Valley Habitat, a newsletter that the chapter publishes with Yokuts Group of Sierra Club. Recently, he published these pieces in a two-volume set titled “Of Birds, Birders, and Birding.” Volume One […]

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView Dining Al Fresco By Chris Murphy There is a huge change happening in our world of dining. Outside is the new inside and our local restaurants are fighting hard to stay alive and there’s creativity in the streets and parking lots and even drive-throughs. With the closing of indoor dining, outdoor became the solution […]

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView By: The ViewCrew As president of Stanislaus Audubon Society, Salvatore Salerno wrote nearly 100 articles and essays on birds and birding culture for Valley Habitat, a newsletter that the chapter publishes with Yokuts Group of Sierra Club. Recently, he published these pieces in a two-volume set titled “Of Birds, Birders, and Birding.” Volume One […]

The History of Heat Wave Skate Park

The History of Heat Wave Skate Park

The History of Heat Wave Skate Park by Marc “Squid” Johnson The skatepark was designed by San Francisco skater Dan DiPaola and financed by a group associated with Beno’s Department Store out of Southern California. Dan combined design elements of several successful SoCal skateparks and was responsible for inventing the Mogul Bowl, a large triangular […]

Fee Waybill of the Tubes Rides Again!

Fee Waybill of the Tubes Rides Again!

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2020 The album debuts Top 10 on Amazon’s New Rock Releases Chart Fee Waybill, the raucous, irrepressible front man for the Tubes reacts, “It is a thrill to have such an enthusiastic response to this new music. The gift of having the incredibly talented Richard Marx produce, write, sing, and play […]

FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView By the View Crew Hot Dogs! Who wants Hot Dogs! You can’t have 4th of July, or heck a picnic in July without having hot dogs. Hot Dogs and baseball go hand in hand, so many are grateful for the abbreviated 60 game season. Of course, there is always the basic hot dog with […]

AuthorView – Great New Children’s Book

AuthorView – Great New Children’s Book

AuthorView By Chris Murphy Peter Veglia – The Girl on the Hill This is a time that we need to make sure we have great children’s stories that uplift and show the role model that kids can be. We are so accustomed to the princess being rescued by the prince and they live happily ever […]

VirtualView

VirtualView

Virtual Movies, Music and Theatre By Chris Murphy The State Theatre briefly opened, but now has announced that they would shut the doors until the COVID situation changes. But in the meantime, the State has been creative with curbside popcorn and wine sales and a lucky few of us got to see American Graffiti on […]

Greetings View  – We Have Been Through A Lot

Greetings View – We Have Been Through A Lot

Greetings Friends, We have been through a lot over the last few months. The mental, physical and economic strain is really pulling at the fabric of our community. It is hard and we don’t know all of the answers. While we were already raw from our time sheltering in place due to COVID, waiting to […]

MaskView

MaskView

MaskView By Chris Murphy Don’t blow it Modesto. People, the science is simple and it is common courtesy. You may not like wearing a mask or won’t, but it is clear that transmission of COVID, or any other viral infection for that matter, is reduced if you are wearing face covering. Virus’ need a carrier […]