Live music at Orange County's most adventuresome and eclectic concert club, Safari Sam's in Huntington Beach, has been halted after club owners were warned by Huntington Beach police that they would be cited or arrested if they continued to stage live entertainment. However, Gene Dorney, attorney for the rock club, said he will ask for a public hearing on the issue.
City officials said their action followed complaints of noise and vandalism in the vicinity of Safari Sam's. The club, at 411 Olive Ave., opened in 1984. The termination of live music at Safari Sam's leaves the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano as the only club in Orange County booking original music full time.