Articles by Jeff vonKaenel

Pruning season

With his selection of Kathleen Merrigan as deputy secretary of agriculture, President Barack Obama cracks open the door for organic and sustainable farming.

Farm boy

SN&R’s president and CEO interviews state Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura.

Back in business

SN&R’s publisher goes to Washington, meets Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and returns to Sacramento feeling more confident about America.

Waste not, want not

The Sacramento region is developing a plan to recycle more construction and demolition debris, and send less to local landfills.

Bike smack

May Is Bike Month, and SN&R president and CEO Jeff vonKaenel has challenged The Sacramento Bee to a bicycle-riding grudge match.

Power down

SN&R president and CEO Jeff vonKaenel takes a look at energy conservation and SMUD’s proposed rate hike.

Two for one

Legislation proposed by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg would reduce drop-out rate and create green-collar jobs.