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LA County To Cap Ticket Sales, Require Anti-Drug Messaging At Electronic Music Events

Officials say limiting ticket sales and setting age restrictions is aimed at making “raves” and other county events safer.


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City Of Huntington Beach Files Suit To Stop Massive Electronic Dance Party

The city of Huntington Beach is trying to stop a massive electronic dance party.

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Sheriff’s Task Force Credits Social Media For ‘Rave’ Party Busts

“Rave Party Canceled”: it’s probably the last sign any desert partygoer wants to see.


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Family Of Girl Who Died At LA Rave Settle Suit For $190K

The family of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose at a rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will receive a $190,000 lawsuit settlement.


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Ex-LA Coliseum Execs Arrested On Undisclosed Felony Charges

Two of the top former executives of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum were among three people arrested on unidentified charges, the District Attorney’s office said Thursday.

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Civic Leaders Want To Bring More Raves To San Bernardino

Civic leaders in San Bernardino are hoping to bring more raves to the Inland Empire to jumpstart the local economy.

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LA Music Festival Sees 17 Arrests, 31 Medical Calls

Police say they arrested 17 people and firefighters say they treated 31 at an overnight music festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park near Chinatown.



CA Regulators Say Coliseum Allowed Underage Drinking At Rave

State regulators say the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum violated its license to sell alcohol by allowing teenage drinking during the Electric Daisy Carnival last year.


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Coliseum General Manager Resigns

The general manager of the Coliseum resigned Tuesday.


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Coliseum Director Asked To Resign Over Rave Controversy

A member of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission called today for the resignation of the coliseum’s executive director over a report that a top administrator was working simultaneously for the panel and a company planning a major rave event at the venue.

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Report: Coliseum Manager Was Paid By Producer Of Deadly Rave

The person who helped plan security at a Los Angeles rave where a teen overdosed and later died was also a paid consultant for the company that produced the event.


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Los Angeles County’s Warning About Ecstasy Draws Criticism

A Los Angeles County health warning about the dangers of the drug Ecstasy at raves is drawing criticism.


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Buzz Kill: LA County Wants You To Take Ecstasy Safely

The glow-stick industry may be buzzing over the latest public service announcement from L.A. County, but some say it amounts to an backhanded endorsement of illicit drug use.


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USC President Urges Students To Stay Away From Raves

University of Southern California students are being urged to stay away from rave dance parties.


Family Of Girl Who Died At LA Rave Files $5M Claim

The family of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose after a rave has filed a claim seeking $5 million in damages from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum