For more than a year, The Times has been reporting on financial irregularities at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, stories that have triggered several criminal and civil inquiries. Three former Coliseum managers, two nationally prominent rave promoters and a stadium contractor have been indicted in the scandal. Commission members | Documents | Arrest photos
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.
Bernard C. Parks says the governor ignored a letter from him last June asking him to block the lease deal negotiated in secrecy.
The Coliseum Commission is ordered to pay $415,000 to The Times and a 1st Amendment group for legal costs from winning the release of emails regarding the deal with USC.
A 22-year-old was the third person since 2006 to die of a drug overdose after attending a concert in the area staged by Insomniac Inc.
A Times review of coroners' records found that three people have died after taking Ecstasy and attending San Bernardino County raves staged by Insomniac since 2006.
The 22-year-old's death is the third since 2006 involving Ecstasy at raves staged in San Bernardino County by promoter Insomniac.
SingerLewak will pay $800,000 to the Coliseum commission in exchange for both parties dropping suits over charges that the company failed to detect alleged fraud.
A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to release documents it has withheld from The Times for as long as 20 months.
Judge says John Sandbrook testified falsely as part of the agency's efforts to thwart public scrutiny of USC lease negotiations.