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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FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

Chef View Chef’s of Italy By Chris Murphy Chefs of Italy Goes Big for 2020 If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and […]

GoModesto – Try City Ride

GoModesto – Try City Ride

Go Downtown Modesto CityRide is here! Have you seen it? Need a quick FREE lift? CityRide began shuttling people around downtown Modesto last month and it is so very convenient. The all-electric vehicle seats 6 and is available to bounce around all over downtown. You can even call the CityRide at 209-450-5267 to pick you […]

GoModesto – MLK Day January 20

GoModesto – MLK Day January 20

Go Modesto Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming to Modesto on January 20 to the Christian Love Baptist Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our efforts in civil rights and the mission that we still have today. There is still much to be done and you can be a part of it. There […]

GoModesto – Send a Kid to Camp w Chicago’s Danny Seraphine

GoModesto – Send a Kid to Camp w Chicago’s Danny Seraphine

Go Downtown Modesto You can help send a kid to camp and enjoy a fantastic concert at the same time. Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine and his CTA band will be playing your fave hits and the proceeds for this show send Foster kids to camp. Additionally they are looking for camp counselors and volunteers. […]

GoModesto – Women’s March

GoModesto – Women’s March

Go Modesto Women’s March – January 18 In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start […]

BigView – Modesto History 1870 -1900

BigView – Modesto History 1870 -1900

The BigView Modesto 150 By Chris Murphy Modesto turns 150 years old this year. Throughout 2020 as part of the Modesto 150 celebration, we will be featuring Modesto’s history all the way from the early days through today. We will try to make this interesting, fun to read, and lay it out in bite sized […]

MobilityView – Hope Haven Needs You

MobilityView – Hope Haven Needs You

MobilityView Hope Haven West Needs You It is amazing to be able to deliver mobility in some of the poorest parts of the world. It really means the difference between life and death to the disabled and is transformative for their families that have cared for them. Upcoming wheelchair distribution trips are Puerto Escondio Mexico […]

GreetingsView – Welcome to the New Roaring 20s

GreetingsView – Welcome to the New Roaring 20s

Greetings Friends and Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a very happy holidays and great New Year and wish you an exciting new 2020. Wow, we are at the doorway to an exciting new Roaring 20s, the 2020s that is. There are so many parallels in where we are as a culture, […]

Remembering Dave Lopez

Remembering Dave Lopez

We lost one of Modesto’s champions in December. David Lopez, former Modesto City Council member passed away last month at the age of 53, an innocent victim of a car accident. Dave believed in “ModestoCana” our own brand of hospitality. He was long time local businessman and an advocate for community service and had a […]

Save The Depot

Save The Depot

Save the Depot Modesto was built around the railroad. It is the reason that our city is where it is and why it is planned out like it is. We had a lot of beautiful architecture in the 20s – 50s and most of it got demolished in the name of “seismic” in the 60s. […]

GraffitiUSAView – New Museum Coming

GraffitiUSAView – New Museum Coming

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy Where were you in ’62? American Graffiti, one of the 100 greatest movies of all time was made about growing up in Modesto USA. Those who where were there will tell you, the film got it right. Others will tell you that it was the greatest time to grow up, the […]

TravelView

TravelView

TravelView By Chris Murphy As a regular traveler, getting through security smoothly is a never-ending mission. The IdentoGo TSA PreCheck® Mobile RV will be coming to the Modesto Airport from January 20th through Thursday, January 30th, 2020. TSA PreCheck® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to avoid removing shoes, 3-1-1 […]

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NonProfitView – Society for Disabilities

NonProfitView – Society for Disabilities

NonProfitView It’s ski season and it is wonderful when people of all abilities are able to do sports like skiing. Join the Society for Disabilities for their Winter Ski program! The adapted ski program is for children and adults with diverse abilities. The program provides access to the sport of snow skiing with helpful volunteers […]

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NewsView

NewsView

NewsView By Chris Murphy As you know, ModestoView is 100% committed to 100% positive coverage of events and activities in our community. It is also important for us to be up to date on the news and current events that impact our community and informed citizens make a positive difference. We need our local newspaper […]

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RockinView – Thank You 2019

RockinView – Thank You 2019

RockinView By Chris Murphy Yay, Rockin’ Holiday 2019 was a big success! Thanks to all that made Rockin Holiday 2019 a Rockin’ success and make it better every year. We delivered a lot of magic to the Modesto holiday season and put a lot of smiles on kids’ faces with our Rockin’ North Pole, Rockin’ […]

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