Kate Gonzales is a Sacramento-based journalist who writes about class, culture and gender. She is currently the associate editor at The Imprint, a daily, nonprofit news outlet. She has worked in Northern California media for 15 years and earned her sociology degree from Sacramento State University.
Carissa Ramirez was less than six months out of college when she realized she would never reach her goals of owning a home, starting a family and attaining financial stability if she continued a career in her chosen field.
Regina Cuellar is chairwoman of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, a Placerville-based federally recognized tribe — one of 109 in California.
PODCAST: Contributor Kate Gonzales reads her Taste
column about inflation’s impact on farmers
markets, and shares her insights researching the
In a year of rising costs, farmers have quality as an
advantage. Still, farmers market vendors and shoppers are
struggling to stretch their dollars.
As many women faced changes in their jobs during the past two
years of the pandemic, they were able to shift the priorities and
persist with the support of their families, colleagues and
With plenty of spare time and the need for social
activities, the pandemic prompted professional chefs to
create robust virtual cooking programs.