RAVE CANCELLATION FOLLOWS LEGAL WOE.
LAKE LOS ANGELES - A Web site promoting an all-night outdoor rave, for which sheriff's deputies halted preparations, announced Friday that the party has been canceled.
The B3Cande Web site did not specify how ticket buyers could get refunds or mention the arrest Thursday of a man who deputies said had illegally cleared some 100 acres of sagebrush and Joshua trees in preparation for Jujubeats 2001.
``As members of the community, we are all experiencing the effects of how the government can be detrimental to our most basic right to dance and listen to music,'' the Web site said.
Sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested 42-year-old Stanley Edward McCullum of Quartz Hill on suspicion of felony vandalism, saying he graded, installed a chain-link fence and did other work on about 100 acres he doesn't own near 140th Street East and Avenue O.
McCullum remained jailed Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail for the vandalism charge and $15,000 bail on an unrelated contempt-of-court charge, sheriff's officials said.
The Web site said the promoters had obtained the necessary permits to put on the event, but local officials said that was not true.
Sheriff's Deputy Steve Harbeson said the county departments with authority over such events had issued no permits, although the organizers arranged with California Highway Patrol officials to provide traffic control.
A Los Angeles County fire inspector said he had talked to a representative of the rave one or two months ago and explained the Fire Department's requirements but issued no permit.
Sheriff's Lt. Axel Anderson said a man who said he was representing a company involved with the land had told sheriff's officials last week that the event would be aimed at families and would draw about 3,000 people.
Harbeson said deputies believe as many as 50,000 tickets have been sold. B3Cande says its Jujubeats 2000 in August 2000 at the Lake Perris Fairground in Riverside County drew 20,000.
At the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, an official said the organizers complied with all rules, and the event seemed to be well-run. The organization held another all-night rave there in March.
``It was very safe. They are excellent people to work with,'' said Kathleen Diederich, an administrative worker at the fairgrounds.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Aug 11, 2001|
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