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Resource ID: #25968
Subject: Suicide
Date: June 10, 2012



This story, which ran in Malibu Patch, followed up on what led activist and L.A. City firefighter Stephenie Glas to shoot herself in the head. Gas was a supporter of the controversial Malibu Lagoon project, who had gotten into a heated argument with protesters earlier in the week. She was an object of much vile in the community for her support of the project. The exclusive interview with her boyfriend, who is also an activist and witnessed the suicide, exposed the impact the discord in the community had on Glas' decision to take her life. Glas was also struggling from the stress of her firefighting job. Following the publication of the story, the project opponents and supporters put aside their differences and worked together for months.

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