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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ZenView – Power vs Love

ZenView – Power vs Love

ZenView By Mary Layton Power Or Love? Recently I was talking to an old friend who lives in Germany. She was sharing that she was dealing with an illness and I was telling her about a fender bender. I was quite upset about the small damage on my car. What is it that makes you […]

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 […]

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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

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 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 […]

BoutiqueView – Lots to Love at Bonnie J

BoutiqueView – Lots to Love at Bonnie J

by Rebecca Murphy There’s a lot to love at Bonnie J. We all know a person that has the gift of putting together a terrific outfit, pulling off a great hairstyle and finding beautiful accessories for their finely decorated home. For those of us lucky to call Lisa Ardis our friend we know she has […]

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HolidayView- Gifts with Sparkle

HolidayView- Gifts with Sparkle

HolidayView By Chris Murphy 2020 is a year that needs some sparkle! Rockin’ Holiday will be back, brighter and more sparkly in 10th St Plaza. You can expect some fun surprises this year as we create a safe distance version for you and your families to enjoy. This year, even the buildings surrounding the plaza […]

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FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

Food View By Chris Murphy I have been a fan of The Boardroom since it was a blueprint many years ago. I have had many a cocktails, great lunches and even had our first May the 4th Celebration there. Owner Roman Wagner is one of the best in our region about creating a theme for […]

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BarView – Holiday Treats

BarView – Holiday Treats

By Chris Murphy Well the weather outside is frightful, but cocktail season can still be delightful. America is going to learn what Europe has known all along; outside dining and café seating is part of our year-round experience now. We call it #cafelife. As we get into winter, we look for some of those amazing […]

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PoetryView – MoSt Poetry Challenge

PoetryView – MoSt Poetry Challenge

PoetryView December is the time to get creative with your words and phrases. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center will host the 2nd Tuesday Poetry Reading featuring Meg Withers and Odilia Galvan Rodriguez on December 8 at 7:00 pm online and a Zoom invitation can be found on their Facebook page after December 1. Be part of the […]

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2020 MAMA Awards

2020 MAMA Awards

MAMA Awards 2020 As we bring this year to a close, we miss the days of live performances, great concerts and gathering to celebrate our amazing local music talent. This year everything was different. We had a season of webcasts, limited live gigs, modified festivals, new music and we now know what everyone’s living room, […]

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GoSkiing

GoSkiing

GoSkiing By Chris Murphy Outdoor solo sports are one of the best things you can do during COVID times. Skiing the slopes of our Sierras is big fun, and it good for your soul and is loaded with fresh air. We have three great resorts that we can get to pretty quickly, all different but […]

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GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView – Graffiti USA Museum Making Progress!

GraffitiView We are making progress. Thank you to all that have donated your time and money to the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum. It is time for all of us to get involved and we have a big job ahead of us. We need donations, volunteers, cars, construction skills and so much more. We hope […]

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GreetingsView  – What A Year!

GreetingsView – What A Year!

Greetings friends, What a year. It is hard this year to keep the magic in our world was we careen from one disaster to another. Hopefully soon we will get some peace and quiet in the news and our COVID efforts will prove successful. As we get close to 2021, we wonder how we all […]

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InterView – Helping our Local Non-Profits #givingtuesday

InterView – Helping our Local Non-Profits #givingtuesday

InterView By Chris Murphy This has been a year where everything is upside down. I know it has been a really hard time for these organizations this year. Fundraising is tough in a regular year, and 2020 has been hard and is delivering knock out blows to our people and our local businesses. Some of […]

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