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 GrabNGo

Modesto GrabNGo

Modesto Grab and Go This is a really tough time for our local restaurants. We all want to make sure that we are safe and following the guidelines. But we all need to eat, and if we can get our favorite foods from our favorite restaurants, that would be fantastic. And you can. Most of […]

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

FoodView – Coach’s Corner

Coach’s Corner By Chris Murphy This is a very unusual time. As we deal with this time of “Shelter in Home”, our community has really tried hard to rally around our local restaurants, especially those that are offering Grab and Go or Curbside pick up. ModestoView is working hard to keep a running list of […]

GreetingsView – Make the Best in Strange Times

GreetingsView – Make the Best in Strange Times

Greetings Friends, It is really important that we find a way to stay positive now. It is hard. These are strange times. From less than a month ago, we went into March, aware that something big was happening, but over the last 30 days, the global impact of this hit us right here at home. […]

RescheduleView – Events Move to Fall

RescheduleView – Events Move to Fall

RescheduleView By Chris Murphy This has been quite of month. Just 45 days ago, April was loaded with more events that possible to attend. Since COVID-19, the word has turned upside down. Here are a couple of the key events that have been rescheduled to a date in the fall when hopefully we will be […]

GoUSA – Be Counted

GoUSA – Be Counted

Be Counted. Let’s make sure that everyone in the USA is counted. Don’t miss out. Tell your friends. Don’t wait for people to come door to door. If you want to get this done now, go online and get it done. Let’s make sure California counts in! 2020census.gov/

Interview – Trish Leads a New Chamber of Commerce

Interview – Trish Leads a New Chamber of Commerce

InterView Trish Christensen By Chris Murphy The Modesto Chamber of Commerce has been a vital part of Modesto for over 100 years. As Modesto evolved in the early 1900s, it was all about our commerce, getting our goods and services to market and helping new businesses get started. Small and local business really is the […]

1900-1920 Modesto Timeline

1900-1920 Modesto Timeline

1900 Modesto population is 2,024. The Twentieth Century 1901 The Stanislaus County Courthouse gets a new Hall of Records. Modesto’s first high school building is completed at 12th and L Streets. Eighty-one students attend school there, including eighth graders. 1903 I.E. Gilbert and Company General Store on the northeast corner of I and 10th becomes […]

WalkAMile – Please Join Us

WalkAMile – Please Join Us

WalkaMileView By Chris Murphy We have no use for spousal abuse or domestic violence. This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind. We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community. The Haven Women’s Center does work that is literally life saving in […]

GoModesto – Pollinator Festival

GoModesto – Pollinator Festival

Go Modesto Pollinator Festival Join the LaLoma Neighborhood for a day in the garden at the 2nd Annual Modesto Pollinator Festival celebrating our local pollinators and fun for the whole family. This is a free family event to educate our community about the importance of protecting our local pollinators. There will be various organizations participating […]

LoveModestoView

LoveModestoView

Love Modesto Is Coming No matter who you are, there is something you (your family, friends, business, congregation, group, etc.) can do to Love Modesto! This is one of the most amazing days of the year here in Modesto where thousands in our community all get together to lend a hand and show Modesto some […]

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView – Modesto’s Speakeasies – Then and Now

BarView By Chris Murphy The Roaring 20s were wild right? But Prohibition was the law of the land, alcohol was destroyed and poured down the drain everywhere. Everyone got in line and became teetotalers right? Wrong. Where there is a will, there is a way, and the creativity of the Moonshiners in the south, the […]

GoModesto – Calling all Fun Junkies

GoModesto – Calling all Fun Junkies

Go Modesto Have you heard of The Fun Junkies?! They are a fun group of friendly strangers that meet up to build communities of friendships one event at a time! Events are posted on their Facebook page and featured on their Instagram account. Follow them to learn more, meet new people, and check out all […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Donate now!

Graffiti USA Museum – Donate now!

Graffiti USA Museum View The most amazing classic experience is coming to town, transporting you back to a night cruising in 1962. This will be an immersive experience and we need you to help build it. Can you donate your time, cars, artifacts and especially money? We are building a lit of volunteers now, we […]

GreetingsView – March is our Month!

GreetingsView – March is our Month!

Greetings from the Murphys! Yes, March is our month. Our area, even with the lack of recent rain, looks nice and green and we all gather together as Irish on St Patrick’s Day so we wish you “Erin Go Bragh” and we welcome you as family and hope to tip a pint or two of […]

GOModesto – Salvation Army Omelet Breakfast

GOModesto – Salvation Army Omelet Breakfast

Salvation Army Omelet Breakfast Are you ready for a great breakfast to support a great cause? The Salvation Army does so much good so can help them raise funds in a fun and tasty way. Please join ModestoView’s Chris Murphy, Lynn Dickerson, Sheriff Dirkse, Chief Carroll and many other community leaders as they prepare your […]