October 1, 2014
Enforcing a dress code banning gang attire, Santa Cruz County Fair officials refused to allow about 100 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club inside the fairgrounds.
The Hells Angels decided to defy new dress restrictions and showed up Saturday night in full motorcycle club regalia.
But the Hells Angels were turned away.
The fair's updated dress code clear states quoting now "The wearing or displaying of clothing, clothing accessories with gang insignias, monikers or identification, including a specific combination of colors or symbols commonly associated with an 'outlaw motorcycle gang,' a 'criminal street gang,' or associated clubs or gangs, as those terms are defined by the California Department of Justice, is prohibited."
Hells Angels lawyer Randolph Hammock wrote the fair board earlier that the club will go to court if the bikers are not allowed access while wearing their Hells Angels insignia.
He says the fair was violating the civil rights of Hells Angels.