Ruben Salazar
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Remembering Ruben Salazar

Times reporter and columnist Ruben Salazar in 1963. (Associated Press)
Salazar with Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. (Ruben Salazar Archive / The University of Arizona)
A sheriff’s deputy points a shotgun at people outside the Silver Dollar bar, where Salazar was killed on Aug. 29, 1970. (File)
The 1986 painting “Death of Ruben Salazar” by Frank Romero. (©1986 Frank Romero)
Dionicio Morales stands with a portrait of Salazar at a May 1995 ceremony in which the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello dedicated the Ruben Salazar Mexican American Hall of Fame. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
In a 1995 production of the play “August 29,” which recalls the day Salazar was killed, Enrique Castillo, right, portrays the journalist. Other cast members included Evelina Fernandez and Tony Maggio. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
A demonstrator holds a mock coffin for Salazar during a 1995 protest. (Los Angeles Times)
Guillermo Bejarano mounts a print of Ruben Salazar above a Cesar Chavez painting at the Avenue 50 studio in Highland Park in 2002. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Tony D’Arc, left, as Ruben Salazar and Roberto Alcaraz as Cesar Chavez in a 2003 production of “Cesar and Ruben” in North Hollywood. (Ed Krieger)
Lisa Salazar Johnson, Ruben Salazar’s daughter, hugs Julio Moran, executive director of the California Chicano News Media Assn., at the 2006 rededication of Salazar Hall at Cal State L.A. At right is her son, Christopher Johnson. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A painting of Salzar by artist John Martin was unveiled at Cal State L.A. in October 2006. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Among the images in a mural at the East L.A. library are Cesar Chavez , left, and Ruben Salazar. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Olga Briceño, head of the media, Democracy and Policy Initiative at the University of Arizona, organized the campaign to have Salazar honored on a postage stamp. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
This was Salazar’s traveling typewriter when he was the Mexico City bureau chief for The Times. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Says Lisa Salazar Johnson, Ruben’s daughter: “All this attention 40 years after his death is humbling, and there are still so many unanswered questions, starting with exactly how did he die?” (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Lucy Casado, on the sidewalk outside her El Adobe Cafe, recalls learning of Salazar’s death: “I started screaming out loud over and over, ‘They’ve killed him. They killed Ruben Salazar,’" Her husband, a friend of Salazar, rushed outside and scratched the newsman’s name in the wet concrete. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Frank Casado’s impromptu memorial -- Ruben Salazar 8-29-70 -- remains in the concrete outside El Adobe Cafe. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. Postal Service’s Salazar stamp. (United States Postal Service)