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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Graffiti View – Help Us Build

Graffiti View – Help Us Build

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy Spring into Graffiti Season We have the building, now help us build it! The Graffiti USA Museum will be a place that will make us all feel better about where we live. We wil have a fun place to take guests and people from around the world will visit and learn […]

Greetings View – May the 4th Be With You

Greetings View – May the 4th Be With You

Greetings friends, It seems to be a different world in the last 30 days. Everywhere, you can hear the sounds of our society unlocking from our long winter of pandemic. We have gone from tik-toking our daily rituals to getting back to the outside world and connecting with people again. Thank goodness we have smart […]

FoodView- Fire and Brew Pub

FoodView- Fire and Brew Pub

FoodView By Chris Murphy Fire and Brew Gets Cooking! Back in 1984 Rich Loudermilk and his friend Steve Perry were working at Angelo’s Market Bakery and it was all high school fun. Little did Rich know then, that he would still be making and serving delicious food to this day. A degree from Fresno State […]

PerformingView – Postman Always Rings Twice

PerformingView – Postman Always Rings Twice

PerformingView By The View Crew As we wait for our live performing arts to return to the stage, you can enjoy this live streaming event by the Prospect Theatre Project. Here’s the story. A middle-aged roadside diner owner, hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s […]

Graffiti View – Time to Build!

Graffiti View – Time to Build!

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy It is time to start our engines. We have the building, the interior demolition is done and now we are ready to start building our dream to recreate Modesto’s classic car spirit. It is time to step on the gas, come out of this pandemic and build the Graffiti USA Classic […]

GreetingsView – Opening Up Safely

GreetingsView – Opening Up Safely

Greetings Friends, Spring officially started on March 20, but it feels like a totally different spring this year. The blooms, blossoms and the unfolding of our community that has been packed away in so many different format are starting to come to life. As so many have been sheltered for so long, this progressive reopening […]

Go Modesto – Love Modesto Needs You

Go Modesto – Love Modesto Needs You

Go Modesto Love Modesto – April 24 Hey Modesto, it is time for Love Modesto. While it is still not time for the big giant rally downtown, there are over 100 projects that need your help. Sign ups are now open and please join ModestoView in supporting Love Modesto. There are so many different projects […]

NewsView  – Valley Citizen

NewsView – Valley Citizen

NewsView By Chris Murphy It is important to get information from a variety of sources. Long time journalist, educator and columnist Eric Caine has been the champion of the Valley Citizen, inspired by long time Modesto Bee community columnist John Michael Flint. Gathering info on stories that are not often told, articles about the people […]

Drive In View – It’s Fun

Drive In View – It’s Fun

Drive In View By Chris Murphy Going to the drive in is fun! It has always been fun since the invention of the drive in way back in the day. This time, the drive in made a big comeback due to the COVID and this is one of the pandemic trends that we hope will […]

Go Modesto- Libraries are Open!

Go Modesto- Libraries are Open!

Go Stanislaus The Libraries are open again. On of Stanislaus County’s most valuable resources is open again. You can check out books, browse the stacks and start building up your knowledge base. Over the next few months, some of the many programs at the local libraries will be getting going again so our libraries can […]

Go Modesto- Bunny Con

Go Modesto- Bunny Con

Go Downtown Modesto Bunny Con It’s back! It is time to do our pubcrawl and get your bunny costume on, wear your mask and let’s celebrate our inner bunny. You can do the whole thing or just do a few stops and all are accessible by foot, and there is no charge. There will be […]

GoYosemite -Yosemite Tapestries

GoYosemite -Yosemite Tapestries

GoYosemite Since we are featuring Yosemite this month in the April ModestoView, check out the upcoming Show to focus on Yosemite and the Environment. This is a benefit sale planned online and in-person. The Yosemite Tapestries and Preserving Our Wilderness exhibition opens April 1 to 30 at the Mistlin Gallery. Nine large panels by Miriam […]

GoYosemite -Yosemite Tapestries

GoYosemite -Yosemite Tapestries

GoYosemite Since we are featuring Yosemite this month in the April ModestoView, check out the upcoming Show to focus on Yosemite and the Environment. This is a benefit sale planned online and in-person. The Yosemite Tapestries and Preserving Our Wilderness exhibition opens April 1 to 30 at the Mistlin Gallery. Nine large panels by Miriam […]

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

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AllAgesView – Happy March Modesto

AllAgesView – Happy March Modesto

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson Happy March Modesto! In honor of Saint Patrick’s day, I am excited to share some green-related activities that you can take part in this month. 1. The valley’s weather has been absolutely gorgeous recently. These upcoming months are perfect to bike along the Tuolumne River and Dry Creek trails as well […]