Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, is one of Scientology's two strongholds in the United States. Home to the Celebrity Center and the Advanced Org Los Angeles (AOLA), Los Angeles has also been the scene of numerous Scientology lawsuits and the police raids in the late 1970s that resulted in the Snow White convictions.

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The Anatomy of the Engram

August 15, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'The Anatomy of the Engram'.

Affinity, Reality, Communication

August 16, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Affinity, Reality, Communication'.


August 17, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Straightwire'.

Denyers, Bouncers, Holders

August 18, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Denyers, Bouncers, Holders'.

The Guk Formula

August 18, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'The Guk Formula'.

Taking Inventory, SOP Step One

August 21, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Taking Inventory, SOP Step One'.

Opening the Case, SOP Step Two

August 22, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Opening the Case, SOP Step Two'.

Demonstration of Getting a Case Moving

August 22, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Demonstration of Getting a Case Moving'.

The Tools of the Trade

August 23, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'The Tools of the Trade' (orig title "Engrams and parts of the mind: boil-offs, file clerk, ...")

Running Engrams, SOP Step Two

August 24, 1950: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Running Engrams, SOP Step Two' (orig title "Engrams and parts of the mind: action phrases, ...")

Los Angeles in the News

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March 24, 2005 Tom Cruise Makes Opportunities To Tout Scientology Lately, doing business with Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood's most bankable actors, means a bow in the direction of his religion, the Church of Scientology. Increasingly public about his long association with Scientology, Cruise invited film executives on a four-hour tour of three different Scientology facilities in Los Angeles. Celebrities, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Tom Cruise

Los Angeles in the News

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December 1, 1998 demonstrates, Kady O'Malley, Los Angeles airport Scientology demonstrates against Kady O'Malley in the Los Angeles airport. Los Angeles
December 1, 1998 Kady O'Malley revenge-picketed, Los Angeles airport Kady O'Malley revenge-picketed in the Los Angeles airport Los Angeles
November 29, 1998 Kady O'Malley, Snefru, OSA, Los Angeles Kady O'Malley and Snefru are followed by OSA in Los Angeles Los Angeles
September 9, 1998 Garry Scarff, Los Angeles Garry Scarff, followed in Los Angeles Los Angeles
March 19, 1998 Harassment: Scientologists, German Embassy, Los Angeles Harassment: Scientologists picket the German Embassy in Los Angeles Los Angeles
March 10, 1998 Harassment: Bob Minton, Los Angeles Harassment: Bob Minton suffers a mysterious theft in Los Angeles Bob Minton, Los Angeles
November 1, 1997 IAS (International Association, Scientologists) Anniversary, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles IAS (International Association of Scientologists) Anniversary event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Los Angeles
October 1, 1996 Los Angeles City Council, Berendo Street, L. Ron Hubbard Way. 8, 3, street, vote, later The Los Angeles City Council votes on a resolution to rename part of Berendo Street to L. Ron Hubbard Way. The vote is 8 to 3 in favor of renaming the street, but without a unanimous vote, the issue will come up again a week later. L. Ron Hubbard, Los Angeles
August 21, 1995 Elliot J. Abelson, Los Angeles, Church, Scientology, Shelley Thomson, e-zine **Biased Journalism**, Kim Baker, Scientologist, Ca Elliot J. Abelson, a Los Angeles lawyer representing the Church of Scientology, sends snail mail letters to Shelley Thomson, editor of the e-zine **Biased Journalism**, and to Kim Baker, a former Scientologist in Cape Town, South Africa, who was then serving as a director of FACTnet. Los Angeles
February 2, 1991 Tom Voltz, Marcelo Vine, WISE International, Los Angeles. Vine, WISE Europe, Copenhagen. They, Voltz, Hubbard, German. Voltz wri Tom Voltz receives a visit from Marcelo Vine, one of the leading powers from WISE International in Los Angeles. Vine is accompanied by a staff member from WISE Europe in Copenhagen. They ask Voltz to hand over his translation of Hubbard materials into German. Voltz writes: "I knew the meaning of the apparently accidental appearance of the gentlemen: it would hardly be possible to realize a fair price for the translations and layouts of over a hundred pages. If WISE had wanted to make an honest deal, then WISE would have, as is customary in the business world, made previous written contact with me and imparted to me that WISE themselves now wished to undertake the sale of course documents and would have asked me to make a bid. In order to avoid the danger of coming out of this completely empty-handed, I looked over my books for expenses and income for this order and calculated the difference. I determined that I was about $10,000 short of breaking even. (Making a profit was out of the question.) I offered Marcello Vine, the management member of WISE International, the computer disks with the translations and the layouts, ready for publication, for $10,000. He had a short telephone conversation with another person from WISE and told me that he could agree to that. ... Besides that I was to receive a one-year membership, free. I did not need it, and WISE could give them out easily, since it cost them nothing to confer. I have never received or signed that sort of membership contract. We agreed as to the payment. ... I sat behind my computer for two days and two nights, practically without sleep, and worked up the documents in accordance with the wishes of WISE. Then I awaited my first check, as the publication of the order would surely be a huge success." Los Angeles, WISE