Proposition 187 hasn't satisfied the anti-immigrant sentiments of Gov. Pete Wilson's allies in Washington. Republicans would deny legal immigrants access to more than 30 benefit programs, including Medicaid, prenatal care, Supplemental Security Income and foster care. "[The] line is no longer between who is or is not documented, but between citizens and noncitizens," says Ignacious Vau of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. "This broadens the fear because the number of legal immigrants far exceeds undocumented immigrants."
Supervisor Angela Alioto must have thought she was on the receiving end of a PG&E power play when she moved into her new office in the War Memorial Building on February 21. Her colleagues' electricity kicked in without a hitch, but Alioto, who advocates a government takeover of the utility giant, couldn't get the juice flowing to her computers for an entire day. "I told PG&E's lobbyist that I was going to follow him around from now on," quips Alioto aide Jerry Windley.
Marta Sanchez-Beswick, George Cothran, John Sullivan