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County Supervisor Calls for Moratorium on Raves at L.A. Coliseum [Updated]

At the Electric Daisy Festival on Saturday | Photo by Nadia Kovacs/LAist
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Following the death of a teenage girl who attended this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival at the L.A. Coliseum, a Los Angeles County Supervisor is calling for a moratorium on raves at the location. 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez was one of the over 100 people transported to local hospitals during the event, which drew around 185,000 people. She died Tuesday afternoon.

Yesterday, prior to Sasha's death, medical professionals spoke out with concerns about a rave and concert event like Electric Daisy Carnival being held at a venue like the Coliseum, which is on public land and operated by city, county, and state commission.

“The general public deserves to be assured that when the Coliseum’s tenants stage an event, the health and safety of the promoter’s patrons are protected," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said in a letter to Coliseum Commission President Barry Sanders. "Clearly, there was a breakdown at the Electric Daisy Carnival which put the public at risk.”