In canceling the screenings of 'Electric Daisy Carnival Experience,' Regal and AMC theaters cite 'the incident in Los Angeles.' A spokeswoman for the event's promoter expresses disappointment.
The Electric Daisy Carnival has been 'postponed,' its producer says. The two-day event was caught up in a conflict-of-interest scandal even as it faced criticism that it bred drug abuse.
The Coliseum Commission accepts Patrick Lynch's resignation and names the panel's finance director, Ronald Lederkramer, as interim manager. Lynch had authorized his deputy to double as a paid consultant to Insomniac Inc., the producer of last year's Electric Daisy Carnival.
Todd DeStefano; in addition to being an administrator for the Coliseum Commission and a consultant to the producer of the Electric Daisy Carnival rave; hired a lobbyist to persuade the City Council to allow the controversial events to continue.
Commission president opposes the return of the Electric Daisy Carnival after the Coliseum's events manager is revealed to be also working for the rave promoter. Prosecutors are looking into possible legal breaches and the state's ethics watchdog is probing for conflict of interest.
Minors will be banned and an onsite team of emergency room doctors required. No new such events will be allowed at the stadium or the Sports Arena in the near future.
A decision to keep a moratorium on new rave contracts, which was imposed after a suspected drug overdose death at the Electric Daisy Carnival, could be costly to the L.A. Coliseum and Sports Arena
Officials, doctors and participants acknowledge that Ecstasy use is increasing and particularly widespread during events such as raves.
The suspected drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl, Sasha Rodriguez, after a weekend rave causes Coliseum officials to call for a moratorium on raves.
The man also used heroin after going home, a CDC report says. The document and a recent rave at the Cow Palace near San Francisco raise questions about holding such events at government-owned venues.