From Alturas to El Centro, California newspapers in the last few weeks have offered advice on Nov. 6 candidates and ballot issues. The Times surveyed 31 publications up and down the state for a sampling of editorial recommendations. In the race for governor, 14 had endorsed Republican Pete Wilson and 10 backed Democrat Dianne Feinstein, as of Friday. On the ballot initiatives, there was consensus on some issues: Only three papers, for example, recommended a "yes" vote on Proposition 128, "Big Green." Most said no to legislative term limits--only eight were for Proposition 131, with seven affirmative on Proposition 140. And there were only three "yes" recommendations on Proposition 136, a taxation measure with a "ballot virus" that could nullify votes on at least three other measures. In the tally below, initiatives are grouped by topic: Propositions 126 and 134 concern alcohol taxation; 128, 130, 135 and 138 are environmental measures--128 and 130 are backed by environmentalists, while 135 and 138 are industry-backed pesticide and forestry measures; 131 and 140 would both impose term limits; 136 would make it harder to pass new taxes; 137 would require that changes in the initiative process be put to a vote of the people. For details on all 28 propositions, see chart on Pages M4-M5.