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Noisy rave draws citation for San Bernardino events center

November 1, 2011 | 10:20 am

A San Bernardino events center was cited for noise violations related to a rave over the weekend that brought about 100 complaints from residents, officials said Tuesday.

About seven people were arrested Saturday for drug- and alcohol-related offenses at the National Orange Show Events Center, said Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The Escape From Wonderland rave was promoted by Insomniac Events, which has held the electronic music gathering at the fairgrounds for more than a decade.  

“I think it’s been an ongoing problem each time there is one of these shows,” Bachman said.

The city of Grand Terrace provided six additional deputies to monitor the event, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Department, but residents complained anyway. 

Orange Show General Manager Dan Jimenez said his venue plans to continue hosting the rave, adding that about 2,500 people are employed for the weekend event.

“For some reason, the last couple years, the sound has resonated out and we’ve gotten more complaints,” Jimenez said. “But the positive economic impact is huge. The hotels and local businesses are ecstatic when we do these events.”

A judge will determine whether to attach a monetary fine to the citation.

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