Ruben Salazar was a reporter and columnist for The Times, as well as the news director at KMEX, L.A.'s pioneering Spanish-language television station. He was the city’s leading Latino media voice when he was killed in August 1970 by a sheriff’s deputy who shot a projectile into an East L.A. bar.
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