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1 INTRODUCING CHICANO L.A. 1 Where and How Chicanos and Latinos Live 3 Work and Class 7 The Pendejo Factor 8 Seeing the Barrio Through Women's Eyes 10 Chicano Urbanism and the Face of L.A. 11 A Matter of Control over Interpretative Space 12 2 TAKING BACK CHICANO HISTORY 19 Bringing a Hidden History to Light 20 The Fight over Olvera Street 23 Happy Hour for La Raza 31 The Fight for a Mexican Museum 33 Chicanos and the Church as a Source of Community 34 Affirming a Chicano Presence 37 3 CHICANOS IN POLITICS: A STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE 43 The Rise of Eddie Roybal 45 The Jewish-Black Alliance 46 How Chicanos Achieved Representation 49 The Historic 1980 Census 52 The 1981 Reapportionment and Its Aftermath 54 4 MARCHING MOTHERS AND THE RISE OF GLORIA MOLINA 65 Molina Goes to City Hall 68 A Chicana Joins the Board of Supervisors 72 The Gloria Molina Factor 77 Regional Differences: California versus Texas 79 Presidential Politics 81 5 POLITICS FOR THE FEW 89 Proposition 13: Tight Budgets and Mean Streets 91 Musical Chairs: 'Don't Cry for Me, Angelinos' 93 The 1990 Census and Reapportionment 94 The 1992 Presidential Race 100 Clinton's New Democrats 103 6 IMMIGRATION: 'THE BORDER CROSSED US' 109 A Mongrel Population' 109 Sending Them Back to Mexico 112 The Fourth Wave and the New Scapegoating 113 The Immigration Reform and Control Act 116 Central Americans at Risk 118 'Too Many Brown Babies' 121 Leticia A.: Students Losing Out on a Dream 126 Immigration and Black-Brown Relations 127 Asian-Chicano Relations 131 7 THE POLITICIZATION OF THE 'OTHER' 139 Valley Schools: The Fight for Equality 141 A Chicano Council District in the Valley 144 The 1993 Mayoral Race and the San Fernando Valley 144 Black-Brown Relations and the Appointment of Hermosillo 149 Immigration and the 1994 State Elections 154 Proposition 187 156 The Mobilization Against Proposition 187 158 A Balance Sheet 161 8 MEXICAN/ LATINO LABOR: WORKING IN A MEANER AND LEANER WORLD 175 Chicano Workers and the Labor Movement 178 Take Back the Streets: Local 399, 'Justice for Janitors' 184 No Other Choice: The Drywallers 189 The Church and the Workers 191 Plant Shutdowns and Community Strategies 192 L.A. County Workers 194 Street Vendors and Day Workers 197 Workers at the Back of the Bus 198 Workers and Environmental Racism 199 A Few Last Words on Chicanos and Unions 200 9 CHICANAS IN LOS ANGELES 209 Chicana Identity 210 Chicana Power? 212 Chicanas and Latinas: A Socioeconomic Profile 213 Immigrant Women 214 The Glass Ceiling: Chicana Professionals 219 The Barrio 223 Constructing a Historical Memory 225 10 'MEXICO LINDO' AND NAFTA 231 The PRI's Pocho-Bashing 233 Mixico Lindo in the New World Order 234 The North American Free Trade Agreement 235 The North American Development Bank 246 Chiapas: Portent of Things to Come? 248 11 TROUBLED ANGELS 255 Gang Violence 256 The Death of a Tagger 259 A Final Solution 261 The Gangs in Tan and Blue 262 The Fires to Come 279 12 THE STAIRWAY TO THE GOOD LIFE 289 The Attack on Bilingual Education 293 Rightwingers on Campus and the Lupe Song 294 Stepping Stones to Survival 298 The University of California System 302 El Centro C6sar ChAvez 304 Affirmative Action: From the Trenches of California's Race War 308 13 CHICANOS: CLAIMING A FUTURE IN LOS ANGELES 319