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June 30, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Ardalani, Los Angeles Times
A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16. The girl, identified by family members as Sasha Rodriguez, was one of two rave attendees who were in critical condition at California Hospital Medical Center after the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival. As Sasha's family decided whether to remove her from life support Tuesday, her mother, Grace Rodriguez, told the CBS Evening News: "I was supposed to be planning her Sweet Sixteen party.
April 21, 2014 | By David Ng, This post has been corrected, as indicated below:
Daniel Radcliffe returned to Broadway on Sunday with the official opening of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" at the Cort Theatre in New York. The drama is the third Broadway outing for Radcliffe, who performed in the play last year in a London production directed by Michael Grandage. McDonagh's play, which debuted in 1996 at the National Theatre in London, has been extensively performed in the U.S. and England. The drama bowed at the Public Theater in New York in 1998 and had its Los Angeles premiere the same year at the Geffen Playhouse.
October 24, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Sixteen people were hospitalized and 40 were arrested at a Halloween-themed rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, authorities said Sunday. More than 12,000 people attended Monster Massive, a five-stage party that organizers called "America's Largest Halloween Dance Music Festival," from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, fire officials said. The condition of the seven people paramedics took to local hospitals was not immediately available, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.
February 27, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
More than five months after a man fatally overdosed at a San Bernardino County rave, the sponsor of that event, Los Angeles-based rave company Insomniac Inc., said this week it will not hold its annual March rave at the county-owned San Manuel Amphitheater. Instead, the Beyond Wonderland rave will be expanding to Las Vegas. Nocturnal Wonderland, which has been held in San Bernardino County every year in September, will be headed to Nevada too. Insomniac says it still plans to hold Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, and its Halloween-themed Escape from Wonderland rave somewhere in Southern California and is pursuing new venues.
August 23, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
A rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena resulted in 80 arrests and 16 medical calls, according to city police and fire officials. The Love Festival, organized by West Hills-based Go Ventures, featured DJs on two stages from 4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials said three people were taken to area hospitals by private ambulance. Police said most of the arrests involved drugs and the use of fake IDs. In July, after a 15-year-old girl died from an apparent drug overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival, the panel overseeing the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena decided to allow Saturday's scheduled rave, but with additional restrictions including banning minors.
September 2, 1999
Re "Officials' Approval of 'Rave' Event Criticized," Aug. 31: Barry Nelson's comment equating a rave party to an "outdoor drug-fest" is a gross generalization that worries me as to how this chief ranger for the BLM in San Bernardino County is managing public lands. True, a rave can be a big public event, but the lands are public, and where the public congregates, there may likely be alcohol and other drugs consumed. A reasonable approach may entail restrictions on a proposed event, like security personnel to control illegal drug use. This encroachment on personal freedoms (public lands being available for public use)
September 5, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
On the heels of a riot in downtown Huntington Beach earlier this summer, city officials are trying to halt an oceanfront rave from being staged later this month. The Wet Electric is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Huntington Beach State Beach, an event that promoters say will feature almost two dozen well-known deejays, giant water slides, ziplines, cabanas, day beds and bars. But on Tuesday, City Council members authorized the city attorney to file suit to halt the daytime event.
July 1, 2010
Enraged over a rave Re "Girl, 15, dies after rave," June 30, and "Scores injured at music festival," June 28 If I am reading your article -- or at least its emphasis -- correctly, a girl died after attending a downtown rave because she managed to slip in underage. Thousands of teenagers crash movies, concerts and other age-restricted events throughout America every day. They don't all die. The raver did not die because she was 15. She probably died because, according to preliminary tests, she took Ecstasy.
September 7, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
On the heels of a riot in downtown Huntington Beach earlier this summer, city officials are trying to halt an oceanfront rave from being staged later this month. The Wet Electric is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Huntington State Beach. Promoters say it will feature almost two dozen well-known deejays, giant water slides, zip lines, cabanas, day beds and bars. But last week, the City Council authorized the city attorney to file suit to halt the daytime event. The rave is being promoted by Premiere Media Group, the state of California and the nonprofit Giving It Back to Kids.
January 2, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
At least 17 people were hospitalized and more than two dozen arrested during a New Year's Eve rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, but there were no reported fatalities. The annual Together as One electronic music party drew about 45,000 revelers to ring in the new year at an event that lasted until 2 a.m., according to the event promoter. New safety measures were in place this year, including an 18-and-over age requirement and "amnesty boxes" where revelers could deposit illegal drugs before being searched.
February 26, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is the man of the moment at Paris Fashion Week, with an exhibition devoted to his career set to open later this week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. "Dries Van Noten: Inspirations," open March 1 to Aug. 31, will explore Van Noten's influences, including folkloric textiles and fine art, with music and film clips shedding light on the creative process behind the business he launched in 1986. The fall 2014 collection that Van Noten showed on the runway Wednesday was certainly celebratory, what you'd expect from someone on a high note.
February 21, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
By the time that Beck Hansen finished his lush, melancholy new record, "Morning Phase," he had become so consumed by the process that he says he'd caused brain damage. "I've heard each song about six or seven thousand times, to the point where it's burned a hole, neurologically, in my auditory system," the 43-year-old songwriter, whose work over the last two decades has helped define modern Los Angeles with his expansive, all-consuming eardrums, said over dinner recently in Los Feliz.
February 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 They haven't played a single high school baseball game, but the class of 2017 already has at least five payers committed to colleges and who knows how many more will be offered. Infielder-pitcher Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame was the latest freshman to end the recruiting process when he committed to UCLA last week. He joins another freshman, catcher Hagen Danner of Huntington Beach, who previously committed to UCLA. Freshman pitcher Nick Pratto of Santa Ana Mater Dei (see above photo)
January 27, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Never mind the frigid weather, the Seattle Seahawks had chills long before they stepped off their team plane Sunday evening. Players were duly impressed by they sendoff they got hours earlier from their fans at home. “It was unreal,” defensive end Cliff Avril said. “From our practice facility all the way down riding all the way down Highway 405, fans are on the overpass, and then when we got to the airport it was even crazier. Something that takes us maybe a minute to get through took us probably 15, 20 minutes to get through with all the fans being barricaded off and what not. It was nuts and we appreciate it.” Twice this season, Seattle's “12th Man” fans set Guinness Book records for being the loudest crowd at a sporting event.
January 26, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
For Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy, entering Dodger Stadium for Saturday's outdoor game against the Kings was a moment that could happen only in the movies. Like in "Gladiator," the first comparison that came to mind when he tried to explain what it was like for the two teams to march through the center-field fence, along a path bordered by palm trees, and into a stadium filled with 54,099 screaming fans. "When Marcus Aurelius says, 'We who are about to die salute you,'" he said.
January 26, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Lessons learned Saturday from the Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Kings at Dodger Stadium: -- It's possible to play an NHL game outdoors in Southern California without the ice turning into a swimming pool. -- The Kings, who have struggled to score goals indoors, can't score outdoors, either. The event was a roaring success, though it could have benefited from less volume on the constant, deafening music played during stoppages and less pregame activity around the rink. Beach volleyball and soccer and Frisbee and yoga and bands playing and street hockey?
September 6, 1999
Re "Promoter Says Forest Service Knew Event in Mountains Was a Rave," Sept. 1: The jurisdiction of responsibility for the deaths of five teenagers who plunged to their death after departing a rave party in the Angeles National Forest began and ended in the vehicle in which they perished. That relatives of these unfortunate teenagers seek to place the blame for this unfortunate tragedy on event promoters and Forest Service officials says volumes about the unwillingness of citizens to take personal responsibility for their actions--and of attorneys who exploit this moral cowardice.
November 29, 1992
Authorities blocked off the main roads into Castaic Saturday and turned away carloads of people numbering in the hundreds who had planned to attend what officials said was a giant, outdoor and illegal "rave" party. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said the party was scheduled to take place in a privately owned field at Victoria Road and The Old Road at 8 p.m.
January 4, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and found a great spot that even our local friends didn't know about. We all raved about its empanadas, roasted chicken and sangria. Its ceviche was the best I have had outside of Peru. The servers made us all feel like regulars. Call for reservations if more than two, because there are only a few large tables and a few seats at the lovely bar. La Fusion, 475 Pine St., (415) 781-0894, D. Kay Renick Ventura
December 5, 2013
Re "Rave death toll grows," Dec. 3 Since time immemorial, humans have gathered to dance to beats. It is a celebration, a physical experience that 21st century humans move further and further away from. It is an experience that is hard to put into words; a transport happens, a kind of delightful fervor of wild abandon and close physical sharing with others. Drugs are not necessary to get to this joyous state. To cite the death of a 22-year-old man as a cause for anti-dance-show sentiment shows great ignorance of this culture of celebration.
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