Michele Steeb simply shouldn’t look as healthy and vibrant as she does. In addition to running St. John’s Shelter Program for Women & Children and its two client-staffed restaurants — Plates, at the former U.S. Army Depot off Power Inn Road, and its recent spinoff, Plates 2 Go, in midtown Sacramento — she’s been dealing with her entrepreneur husband Jim’s health challenges for the past year.
Comprehensive sustainability—we’re talking beyond going green. Yes, Plates 2 Go uses local, sustainable and organic ingredients for its menu items. And packages it all up neatly in biodegradable take-away containers.
Viewpoints: Real reform of welfare waits to be fully realized
By Michele Steeb and Chet Hewitt Special to The Bee
As the California economy recovers, we should be working to ensure that the state's welfare-to-work program, CalWORKs, is effectively teaching and incentivizing welfare recipients to fish - to become self-reliant.