Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jim Peri passes suddenly at age 85

James Lockwood Peri passed away on the morning of September 19, 2009, at his residence. He was born, October 10, 1923, on the Lockwood family farm where he resided his entire life;  to immigrant Italians, Constantino and Narcisa Peri from the village of Monte Catina, Italy. He met and married, on January 28, 1951, Louise Giovanni Cordone of Reno. They had five children together; James John, Joseph Henry, Robert Angelo, Julia Marie, and Kathleen Louise. There are eight grandchildren: Julia Reed, Jake Banks, Megan Peri, Marisa Peri, Spencer Peri, Christian Peri, Morgan Peri, and Jordan Peri. He is survived by his twin brother and lifelong partner, Joseph Fred Peri.

Jim's greatest pleasures in life were his family and delivering produce the family had grown to the local market. He worked and ran what was left of the family farm up to the day he passed away. The main part of the family farm had moved in 1980 to Yerington, NV, with the next generation of family. He was a lifetime member of the Nevada Farm Bureau and Sons of Italy.

He lived his life to the fullest; may he Rest in Peace in the same good earth he loved to grow produce in his whole life.

Viewing and visitation for Jim is scheduled for 3-8pm, Sunday, September 27th, at Walton Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd Street, Reno. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30am, Monday the 28th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks. Burial will follow at Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery in Reno.

In lieu of flowers, Jim wishes that, in this economy, donations be made in his name to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Shared memories, thoughts and condolences may be made or read in the family guestbook at

The foregoing was taken from a published obituary on page 2C of the Wednesday, September 23, 2009 edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal/

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Administrator4u Revealed

Yes, it is I. (Or me.)
Having grown tired of the intrigue, I decided to come clean and let ya'all know who is the culprit behind this blog. I can't remember why I made it anonymous in the first place.
Of interest will be how this posts.
Let's see.
BTW you can post here, too. Just leave a comment with your email address and, eventually, you will be invited. Then reply to the email you receive.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

LCC Upcoming Committee Meetings

Member committee meetings are scheduled as follows:
Beautification Committee, 6pm, October 6th at the LCC office;
Fall Cleanup Day Committee, 6pm, Oct 10th, LCC Office.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bending the River at Mustang

Major work has begun in "returning the river to its natural course." A couple of MILLION dollars are to be spent on God-knows-what. Suprise, suprise.

What is up with the CGID lately?

Say what you will, this is about the fence "around" the Canyon General Improvement District's (CGID) yard on Canyon Road.
My opinion: the fence is UGLY and a big waste of money: the entire south end is left completely open. It wouldn't keep out an elephant. A great 'Big F-You' to you citizens and YOUR money. It makes the community look like a military encampment.
Another example of what passes for local operations gone awry; like the sewer construction company not dealing with our current annoying dust problem. We are promised it will end by February.
The monthly sewer rates that CGID plans to start charging in January are a bit over-the-top. A call to ask about how those rates were set only brought an angry reaction and, after a few followup questions, a very rude hang up. There was an eventual call back; saying a letter from "the Federal government person" that either set, or had a major role in setting, that rate will be forthcoming. Watch this space. Governing enities on this side of the river don't seem to like questions about anything they plan. Even from a blog like this. Be forewarned.
The Board of Directors of LCC announced at this month's meeting they are planning to roll back their monthy payment demand less than half what will be the sewer fee increase of monthly CGID payments. That is, if all remains as published in the CGID monthly single-sheet-covers-all mailing that comes with their bill about a week after the first of every month..

If this information is at odds with any secrecy agreement in any current Rules and Regulations, the Board is invited to involve this writer in yet another LCC stupid law suit. After all it concerns of both the LCC corporation and wider community and folks outta know. And, of course, Consititutional guarentees to free speech.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sign Up for Food Co-op

Nope, not quite yet. We (an aggregate of maybe three) are looking into possibly making a food co-op for the East Truckee River Canyon community(s). If you are interested, sign up here. Sign-ups will continue through this year. The co-op will begin operation when there are enough participants to make wholesale buying economically feasible.
You need to leave a means to be contacted on the sign-up listing or via email.
Read the previous blog entry for more details.