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3 Die After Attending LA Rave

9 were transported to hospitals from electronic music festival

(Newser) - Authorities say three people died after attending a weekend rave in Fontana, Calif., the AP reports. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Monday that nine people were transported from the HARD Summer Music Festival, and three were pronounced dead at local hospitals. Two deaths occurred Saturday... More »

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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