Watch out for bikers!
I searously hope you are waiting till way after Aug 11th to come west. It will be more enjoyable. Anytime before that, will make a sucky vacation for you and 400,000 other of my brothers and sisters. Plus you wont pay $250 a night for a room. Plz come after the 11th.
Other then that, Ive had no probs in the Hills. I never oc there but do carry a BUG. Never felt unsafe, even with 1% ers. You cant carry in a bar. Well, leagally.