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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InterView – Marian Kaanon- Optimism for the Future

InterView – Marian Kaanon- Optimism for the Future

InterView Marian Kaanon By Chris Murphy Marian Kaanon has a story that will blow your mind and you will find her, and what she does inspirational. A refugee immigrant to the USA as a child, speaking zero English, she grew up, became well educated, and with the strength of her background, has put her experience […]

GreetingsView – Staying Positive When it’s Weird

GreetingsView – Staying Positive When it’s Weird

Greetings Friends. Well, lucky thing I didn’t wonder if it could get any weirder last month, because it did. We are truly being tested on how much we can do to keep our attitudes positive, keep our local businesses alive and make sure that we reach out to each other and spread some hope to […]

We Won Gold!

We Won Gold!

We Won Gold! It is so much fun to put the ModestoView together each month. It is even more fun to work with our amazing ViewCrew to create a package of goodness and civic pride monthly. It is also great to win awards for this and we earned a Gold Medal for our Home for […]

GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView- Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have a new fresh look, we are getting things cleaned up and we are all working hard to bring the Graffiti USA Museum to life. We are rolling up our sleeves and ready to start our engines and celebrate our Graffiti, Car and Music culture at the corner of Coldwell […]

HeartWalkView

HeartWalkView

Heart Walk Virtual In these tough times, it is more important than ever to be heart healthy. Please join the American Heart Association’s 2020 209 Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience – a meaningful way to honor and celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. On September 26th, walk where […]

1970s Modesto Timeline

1970s Modesto Timeline

Timeline 1970 Modesto’s population is 61,712 Modesto Peace Life Center founded Modesto celebrate its centennial April 22, Modesto celebrates the first Earth Day Modesto became the first city in the USA to offer curbside recycling Memorial Hospital opens on Coffee Rd 1971 The new Stanislaus County Library opens on I street. The old library would […]

WaterView – Until the Last Drop

WaterView – Until the Last Drop

WaterView By: The View Crew Without enough water, the communities that have blossomed along the banks of the Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin rivers will wither and mostly die. Without enough water, the salmon that have returned to those same rivers to spawn for millennium might cease to exist. Is there enough water for […]

InterVIEW – Dan Onorato – Modesto Peace Life Center

InterVIEW – Dan Onorato – Modesto Peace Life Center

With Friendship Comes Understanding Interview with Modesto Peace Life Center’s Dan Onorato By Abigail Murphy This year has brought uncertainties and unknowns to say the least, but the moments we are living now help remind us to look to understand each other, listen to each other, and find ways to make our community and world […]

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto East LaLoma Park needs you One of the things that is keeping us all sane is the access to our public parks during COVID. The outdoors, the fresh air and the ability to keep distanced makes our parks the go to space. The East LaLoma Park needs you as the playground was removed […]

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto Modesto Children’s Museum One of the most exciting developments is the possibility of building a Modesto Children’s Museum. In the meantime, you can get involved, help fundraise and also support the learning packs, children’s tips and ideas that are available at the Modesto Children’s website. You can help support this effort, learn more […]

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto Andy Soderstrom had compassion for children and our community, Andy’s family created a fund in his name through the College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) for the development of the children’s play area in Enslen Park. This fund will continue the work started last fall from the generous financial support of Boyett Petroleum, along […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have the keys! It is time to start the engines. It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum located near downtown Modesto on historic US99. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, […]

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings Friends, There are good things happening, and in fact, this last month was one of the greatest ever. Becky and I joined the grandparent club, thanks to the amazing effort by our daughter Madison and her super supportive husband Ryan with the arrival of James Michael Leupp. It was truly the most magical day […]

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView – Birds and Birding

AuthorView By: The ViewCrew As president of Stanislaus Audubon Society, Salvatore Salerno wrote nearly 100 articles and essays on birds and birding culture for Valley Habitat, a newsletter that the chapter publishes with Yokuts Group of Sierra Club. Recently, he published these pieces in a two-volume set titled “Of Birds, Birders, and Birding.” Volume One […]

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView Dining Al Fresco By Chris Murphy There is a huge change happening in our world of dining. Outside is the new inside and our local restaurants are fighting hard to stay alive and there’s creativity in the streets and parking lots and even drive-throughs. With the closing of indoor dining, outdoor became the solution […]