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Parents Sue After Daughter Dies at LA Rave

Katie Dix went without medical treatment for a half-hour, the suit alleges

(Newser) - Katie Dix, the Cal State Channel Islands college student who died of an overdose at a rave at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds last August, allegedly went without medical attention for half an hour after collapsing. She'd suffered a cardiac arrest by the time she arrived at the Pomona... More »

Crazed LA Ravers Shut Down Rave Film Premiere

Boisterous crowd torches police cruiser

(Newser) - This rave review didn't work out so well. A mob of ravers got so crazed at the premiere of a rave concert documentary that Los Angeles cops had to shut down the movie premiere—and part of Hollywood Boulevard. Thousands turned out at Grauman's Chinese Theater last night... More »

LA Coliseum Bans Raves

Moratorium follows teen's OD death

(Newser) - Los Angeles has banished techno parties from the Coliseum following the death of a 15-year-old girl from a suspected drug overdose at last weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival mega-rave. Authorities—who had been urged by doctors to end raves at the venue—say a temporary ban will remain in place while... More »

LA Docs Demand End to Raves

ER physicians slam 'government-backed drug fests'

(Newser) - More than 120 young people ended up in local hospitals after a recent mega-rave at the Los Angeles Coliseum, spurring emergency room doctors to call for a ban on such events at the publicly owned facility. "This is basically a government-encouraged drug fest. That’s the wrong message,”... More »

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