After the overdose deaths of concertgoers, electronic dance festivals were halted at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the recently shuttered Sports Arena and the county fairgrounds.
Now, San Bernardino County is expected to consider ending two of Southern California’s largest raves at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, a rural community north of San Bernardino.
Two people have died of overdoses since the Beyond Wonderland and Nocturnal Wonderland multi-day raves began at the county-owned amphitheater more than three years ago. In March, nearly 250 people were arrested at Beyond Wonderland for offenses including public intoxication, trespassing and possession of Ecstasy for sale, and 20 were taken to local hospitals.
Residents of the small surrounding community of large-lot homes, where many people keep horses and other animals, say they are fed up.
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