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Friday, August 29th, 2014

County to honor Ruben Salazar at Friday ceremony

*It’s been 44 years. VL By Wave Staff, Los Angeles Wave EAST LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a special ceremony in honor of journalist Ruben Salazar at 11 a.m. Friday at the East Los Angeles park named for him, 3864 Whittier Blvd., a Molina spokesperson said.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Remembering the Chicano Moratorium and Ruben Salazar

*Reyes: “By the end of that day, scores of marchers had been arrested and three people were dead. Among them was Ruben Salazar, a pioneering Hispanic journalist … ” VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News Growing up,...

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Ruben Salazar documentary probes journalist’s life and mysterious death

*Film maker Phillip Rodriguez was in San Antonio recently to present his documentary at the annual Cinefestival Guadalupe. I spent the better part of a day with him and interviewed him about his film and about Ruben...

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Documentary Examines Suspicious 1970 Death Of LA Times Journalist Ruben Salazar

By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico, KPBS In the 1960s, journalist Ruben Salazar was writing about being Latino in America — things that no one else would dare say out loud. And some people think that’s why he lost his life....

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

‘I Have a Dream’ inspires Chicano Moratorium reflection

By Tony Castro, Voxxi The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil rights march that turned murderous. On Aug. 29, 1970,...

Friday, December 7th, 2012

MALDEF Secures Unredacted Records in Rubén Salazar Case

PRESS RELEASE Litigation Settlement Prevents Sheriff Baca From Keeping Decades-Old Documents Under Wraps And Subject Only to In-Person Supervised Review LOS ANGELES, CA – On Tuesday, MALDEF settled its lawsuit against Sheriff Lee Baca and the County of...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

MALDEF Sues For Refusal To Release Records In Ruben Salazar Case

(Editor’s note: the following is a MALDEF Press Release) Today (4/23/12) MALDEF filed a petition for writ of mandate to compel Sheriff Lee Baca to release public records relating to the death of Ruben Salazar. Sheriff Baca...

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Ruben Salazar: His Life And Work Remembered

The painting in the picture depicts the moment that Los Angeles  journalist Ruben Salazar was killed 41 years ago. For many years the cause of Salazar’s death was a matter of controversy and cover up. He was as seasoned a journalist as journalists get:...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

What’s LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Hiding In Rubén Salazar Case?

After more than 15 years of asking to see the records pertaining to the killing of Rubén Salazar, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to let reporters see the documents with no cameras and with...