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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Modesto Women’s History

Modesto Women’s History

Modesto Women’s History   There have been many milestones in our country recently and even here in our community. The first woman vice president was elected giving a new voice to women across the USA and even around the world, still, we are behind the curve when many other countries have had women leaders, prime […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →
GreetingsView – Marching on Modesto

GreetingsView – Marching on Modesto

Greetings Friends, This is a big month if you are a Murphy or any part Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those special days where everyone feels Irish so it’s good for all of us! We all need a bit of the luck of the Irish about now. It is also one year ago […]

RockabillyView – The Pendletons are Back

RockabillyView – The Pendletons are Back

Tony Trevino and the Pendletons By Chris Murphy Something wonderful in the local music world has happened. As we talk about Women’s History Month, one of Modesto’s adopted greats is Rose Maddox. In 1938, she and her brothers, Fred and Clay, began a band on KTRB that would be hillbilly boogie, later with her family, […]

CamelliaView

CamelliaView

CamelliaView By Chris Murphy March has been the home of one of Modesto’s greatest traditions. Over the years, there has been a Hall of Fame Camellia Show at the Gallo Winery offices. Well last year and this year, this show has not been able to take place and we thought we would bring the contest […]

Tech View

Tech View

TechView By Chris Murphy There is a big shift happening in the world right now as literally the entire world has changed some big habits and large numbers of people are shifting locations, enabled by a new digital work-style.  Tech leaders are buying up most of Lake Tahoe real estate accelerating and already steep price […]

By February 17, 2021 Read More →
SkateView

SkateView

All Skate!: It’s the 70s in the new 20s! Get your rainbow suspenders out, get your glitter as COVID has helped bring back roller skating.  In all seriousness, there are many people that skating has never left their lives and Modesto’s Roller King lives on in so many Facebook groups, but roller skating is really […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →
In Memoriam – Pete Hischier & Bob DeLeon

In Memoriam – Pete Hischier & Bob DeLeon

In Memoriam By Chris Murphy How many times have you been asked if you actually know someone that got COVID, or worse yet, did you know someone who died? This has happened more than we would like to remember There are so many tragic stories and there are deaths that we have not been able […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
ValentineView

ValentineView

LoveView By Chris Murphy There is nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that isn’t sung Nothing you can do that you can never feel inside. It’s easy. All You Need is Love. The Beatles – 1967 First off, now matter what your significant other says. “It’s no biggie, we […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Rockin Thank You!

Rockin Thank You!

The Holidays need to be magical. It was really hard to see through this in December, but it was still important to make sure we had some drive through beauty. We are able to get our Rockin’ Holiday decorations up and thanks to the AMAZING teamwork of Nick Crockett and our crew from Sierra Pacific, […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
LoveView

LoveView

LoveView By Chris Murphy There is nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that isn’t sung Nothing you can do that you can never feel inside.  It’s easy.    All You Need is Love.  The Beatles  – 1967 First off, no matter what your significant other says.  “It’s no biggie, we […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →
Interview: Chris Ricci-It’s Is A New Day In Modesto

Interview: Chris Ricci-It’s Is A New Day In Modesto

InterView: Chris Ricci-It is a new day in Modesto   By Chris Murphy By the time you read this, we will have a new mayor and we can see how the City of Modesto will move forward. We have had a lot of tough times over the last year so say the very least, but with […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
T-Shirt View

T-Shirt View

T-ShirtView Wear Your Pride I love wearing my Modesto gear.   One of my all time favorite Modesto shirts is my Modesto High School Cross Country shirt.  Always makes me feel good.  I love to travel and I love wearing my ModestoView t-shirts or my Modesto Graffiti, Porchfest or old X Fest shirts.  I only have […]

By February 9, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food and Drink View: The Patio is the New Star! By Chris Murphy Well, the bars are not open and what do we do?  Yes, I know you want to go bar hopping as much as I do, but we just can’t.   So, how do we enjoy our favorite libations during this time?  Yes, friends, […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
February Greetings Friends

February Greetings Friends

Greetings Friends, First off, an apology. I got drilled with COVID in December. It took out my family, my friends, and my company. I was out of commission for a couple of weeks and we were not able to get a January issue to the printer nor did I connect well with people I like […]

By February 1, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
TechView – New Coding Center Downtown

TechView – New Coding Center Downtown

TechView By Chris Murphy There is a big shift happening in the world right now as literally the entire world has changed some big habits and large numbers of people are shifting locations, enabled by a new digital work-style. Tech leaders are buying up most of Lake Tahoe real estate accelerating and already steep price […]

By January 28, 2021 0 Comments Read More →