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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Go Modesto – BunnyCon

Go Modesto – BunnyCon

Hey Bunnies! Are you ready to get your ears on? Don’t miss the FREE Bunny Bar Crawl in downtown Modesto on April 15. Get your cottontail, your ears and whatever makes you feel like a bunny and meet up with your bunny friends in a brand new location. Bring cash for bartender tips and there […]

GraffitiView – Museum Store is Open

GraffitiView – Museum Store is Open

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy The Graffiti Museum is Open! Are you ready to take a peek? The Museum store is open on Friday and Saturdays from 10 – 4 pm and during the week by appointment. You can find r some cool Graffiti USA apparel and find some peachy-keen gifts, coffee mugs, shot glasses and […]

DowneyView – 70 Years of History

DowneyView – 70 Years of History

By Steve Perry A few weeks ago, I ran into some folks planning a gala. It was for Downey High School (my alma matter and soon to be my kids) to celebrate the 70th graduating class. What an interesting celebration, we thought, so what has happened with Downey, since its opening? Thomas Downey was an […]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Comes to Graffiti USA

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Comes to Graffiti USA

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Comes to the Graffiti Museum on April 2nd MODESTO, CA (March 28 2022) – We all know and love the classic 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but we cannot wait to see it performed LIVE by Modesto Christian Performing Arts at the Gallo Center on April 8th. The Modesto Graffiti USA Museum is […]

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GreetingsView – March is One of My Favorites

GreetingsView – March is One of My Favorites

Greetings Friends, As a Murphy, March is one of my favorite months. The hills are green, we have just come off of a beautiful Almond Blossom season and we start counting down the days to the St. Patrick’s Day, that just may pick up where we left off exactly 2 years ago when the door […]

Graffiti Text – Lets’ Do This!

Graffiti Text – Lets’ Do This!

GraffitiView By Chris Murphy Big things are going to happen at the Graffiti USA Museum over the next few months. Thanks so much to all of the local builders and contractors that have helped us get to this point. The hard stuff, the renovation, the seismic, the plumbing and sewer have all been upgraded. We […]

NursingView

NursingView

By Susan Powers, RN & Lisa Martinez, RN Working as a nurse during this deadly pandemic has been a humbling experience. These difficult challenging times have taught all of us in the healthcare field so much, as we started this pandemic we were hailed as heroes, however we quickly became overwhelmed by the constantly evolving […]

PoetryView – Little Free Libraries

PoetryView – Little Free Libraries

Salvatore Salerno Some are like miniature houses Complete with windows and peaked roofs; Others are simpler, but can be elegant With painted or decorative whimsy, But all have two features in common— Theirs owners must be neighborly folks Because they plant for others to share, And when you open those tiny doors, Surprising journeys of […]

FoodView – Ralston’s Goat is Back

FoodView – Ralston’s Goat is Back

By Chris Murphy The Goat is Back There are places in town that have become an institution. One of my favorite places in Modesto is the intersection of 10th and J Street. To me, that is the epicenter of downtown. The people, the place, the plaza, the food, the drink and most of all, the […]

WalkAMileView

WalkAMileView

By Chris Murphy We have no use for domestic abuse. 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 the most dangerous times. […]

Love Modesto Rally is Back

Love Modesto Rally is Back

The rally is back! After two years of no gathering, the LOVE MODESTO/ Love Stanislaus event will be back in downtown Modesto. Even though we have been limited over the last two years, Love Modesto projects still happened and thousands of people got together and took a day to make Modesto better. This year it […]

ZenView – Appreciation

ZenView – Appreciation

By Mary Layton Appreciation makes the world go round! Every year, usually in the 2nd week of February I am stunned at the sudden burst of blooming bliss of the orchards. In an instant I’m taken in by the unstoppable wonder of life, and I am truly thrilled to live here and witness this fantastic […]

AllAgesView – Happy March Modesto

AllAgesView – Happy March Modesto

By Grace McNamara Happy March, Modesto! I hope you all had a nice February and ate a lot of chocolate this Valentine’s Day. With March here, this means St. Patrick’s day is coming up. This holiday is especially important to me because I am part Irish. There is a super fun and tasty option to […]

Irish & Celtic View

Irish & Celtic View

By Chris Murphy It was two years ago, St. Patrick’s Day that the door slammed shut on life as we knew it. As the 17th approached the pandemic ramped up and the doors chased us down the hallway like the opening scene of Get Smart. So here we are, the hills are green, the beer […]

TheBigView – Music Teacher Madness

TheBigView – Music Teacher Madness

Music is back, and the people that make it are so ready to perform. Over the last few months, our live music scene has been getting back on its feet. Now with the mask guidelines reduced, there may be more opportunity to gather and party. Over the last two years, people have learned how to […]