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Coronado HS Alum's Death Sparks Change in LA's Rave Rules

In the wake of two suspected overdose deaths at rave concerts, including that of a Coronado High School alum, the Los Angeles County Fair Association says there will be no raves at the fairgrounds this year.

The Los Angeles Times reports that association spokeswoman Renee Hernandez said there are no planned electric dance music concerts or related events planned for 2016.

Katie Dix, 19, died Aug. 1 while attending the HARD Summer Music Festival in Pomona, California. The former Coronado HS student was attending CSU Channel Islands at the time of her death. 

Another teenager Tracy Nguyen, 18, of West Covina died in a separate case, according to information released by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

Both women were found unresponsive at the Pomona Fairplex, which is on land mostly owned by the LA County government and managed by the LA County Fair Association.

Los Angeles authorities have confirmed Nguyen died from the party drug Ecstasy.

A 19-year-old woman died in 2014 attending HARD Summer in Whittier Narrows.

Raves stopped being held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena in 2011 after a 15-year-old girl who attended a rave died of an Ecstasy overdose.

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