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Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping

April 23, 1985: A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others.

Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter

September 3, 2008: Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation.

Los Angeles, CA in the News

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June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Scientology and Science Scientologists are trying to win recognition for Hubbard's detox/purification program in scientific and medical circles. Physicians affiliated with the regimen have touted it as a major breakthrough, and a number of patients who have undergone the treatment say their health improved. But some health authorities dismiss Hubbard's program as a medical fraud that preys upon public fear of toxins. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Courting the Power Brokers From politicians to the leaders of business, the courts and the media, Scientology works to win allies to smooth the way for expansion. To create a favorable environment for Scientology's expansion, church executives are working to win allies among society's power brokers and opinion leaders. Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology and Society
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The "Org Board" A key element of the management techniques Scientologists sell to businessmen is L. Ron Hubbard's "organizational board". Used also by the Church of Scientology, the "Org Board" divides an organization into seven divisions — executive, personnel, sales, finance, training, marketing and qualifications. Los Angeles, CA, Press, teachings and beliefs
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Foundation Funds Provide Assist to Celebrated Teacher Escalante The Scientology movement's Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education has befriended one of America's most celebrated teachers, Jaime Escalante of Garfield High School. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 26, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Defectors Recount Lives of Hard Work, Punishment Over the years, defecting Scientologists have come forward with similar accounts of how their lives and personalities were upended after they joined the church's huge staff. They say the organization promised spiritual liberation but delivered subjugation. hurting people, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Selling of a Church Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called "prospects," "raw meat" and "bodies in the shop." Its governing financial policy, written by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is simple and direct: "MAKE MONEY, MAKE MORE MONEY, MAKE OTHERS PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY." Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Shoring Up Its Religious Profile Since its founding by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology has worked hard to shore up its religious profile for the public, the courts and the Internal Revenue Service. In the old days, those who purchased Hubbard's Scientology courses were called "students." Today, they are "parishioners." The group's "franchises" have become "missions." And Hubbard's teachings, formerly his "courses," now are described as sacred scriptures. Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Courting of Celebrities The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. In 1955, Hubbard inaugurated "Project Celebrity." According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies for Scientology. celebrities, John Travolta, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 24, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Scientology Story - About This Series Scientology's largest stronghold is in Hollywood. Eleven of its top leaders — including Hubbard's wife — were jailed for burglarizing the U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies in the 1970s. Within the church, there have been widespread purges and defections. Some former members have filed lawsuits accusing the church of intimidating its critics, breaking up families and using high-pressure sales techniques to separate large sums of money from its followers. Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 24, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard From a life haunted by emotional and financial troubles, L. Ron Hubbard brought forth Scientology. He achieved godlike status among his followers, and his death has not deterred the church's efforts to reach deeper into society. L. Ron Hubbard, Los Angeles, CA, Press

Los Angeles, CA in the News

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September 3, 2008 Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation. disconnection, Los Angeles, CA, Open Letters, Portland, OR
April 23, 1985 Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others. crimes, Documents, Eugene Ingram, harassment, Los Angeles, CA
October 6, 1976 Michael Meisner Moves to a Scientology-Rented Apartment; Coverup Continues Michael Meisner moves into an apartment at 444 South Burlington Street in Los Angeles. The apartment was rented by Paul Poulon (Collections Officer for the Information Bureau); the Guardian's Office wanted to reduce expenses and it was cheaper for Meisner to hide out in an apartment than in hotel rooms. Meisner spends most of his days at local libraries doing research on the security of government buildings, in order to support one of the cover-up stories, _viz._, that he had entered various government buildings to do an expose on the lack of security. Cinty Raymond and Meisner meet approximately twice a week to discuss the ongoing cover-up. crimes, Guardian Office, Los Angeles, CA, Michael Meisner