Scientology After Going Clear
Los Angeles Field Operations
May 5 to 8, 2015

Fred G. Haseney, your West Coast Correspondent, reporting from Scientology Incorporated’s (“SI”) West Coast headquarters, the Pacific Area Command Base (aka “PAC Base” or “Big Blue”).

Baby boomer Dianetics must be getting senile because it doesn’t know how old it is.

Earlier this week, residents along Catalina St. found this notice posted on their doors (Catalina St. parallels L. Ron Hubbard Way, and flanks the Big Bloated Blue from Sunset Blvd. south to Fountain Ave):

Church of Scientology, Community Affairs Office, Event Notice.

Dear Catalina Neighbor, We will be having an event for the 66th Anniversary of Dianetics on Saturday evening, May 9th in our parking lot off Catalina St. The stage set up for the event will be starting on Monday [May 4] and will be during the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM only. There may be some additional traffic on Catalina as we direct parishioners to approved parking. The event will start approximately 7:45 PM with about half-an-hour of live music and the speeches will last until 9:30. The after-event space with food and mingling will be in the northeast corner of the parking lot at Sunset and L. Ron Hubbard Way. The event itself will have some ambient noise from the amplified speeches and music but the levels have been worked out and approved so that they should not be a problem. There may be some sound checks during the day on Saturday so these levels can be checked again against those approved. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me or Janet at 323-953-3340. Thanks for your cooperation on this. (Signed) Rose Tinklenberg [1], Community Affairs Director & Janet Weiland, Public Relations Director.

The event sign, however, posted at the entrance to the parking lot behind the Los Angeles Organization (“LA Org”), at the northeast corner of the parking lot at Sunset and LRH Way reads, “Welcome to the Dianetics 65th Anniversary”:

Notice the Security Guard (“SG”) on bicycle in that picture; he and others accompanied me during Field Operations this week (when I smiled and waved at one of them, he smiled and returned the wave).

The photographs taken during Field Operations were shot this week, starting Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

As I walked from Sunset Blvd. south along the east side of LRH Way, I noted the frame for the sign that would eventually declare Dianetics turns 65:

In front of LA Org, I spied a couple of Sea Org (“SO”) members working (two, in particular, may be sharing Dianetics 65th anniversary):

I shot this as I neared the American Saint Hill Organization (“ASHO”; in a close-up of ASHO, I noticed how recent building renovations have incorporated the symbols of “Dianetics” and “Scientology” into its design as well as two elevated security cameras):

I then noticed a SO member approach my follower/SG and talk to him in earnest. When I aimed my camera at them, however, they abruptly departed, heading in opposite directions as if to proclaim, “What conversation?” The SO member emanated, “SG? What SG?” as the SG radiated, “SO member? What SO member?”

The Canteen, across the street from the Advanced Organization of Los Angeles Organization (“AOLA”), celebrated “Cinco de Mayo” [2] with style (notice the green, white and red party decorations, the same colors in the flag of Mexico; are those complimentary soft drinks and potato chips on the counter below the menu for “The Grill”?):

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, I walked past two SO members, twins, perhaps, on the Survival Rundown, driving each other insane:

SO members at the Canteen were obviously paranoid about having anyone taking their photograph. (Do you know any of these people? Perhaps one of them is a former relative, friend or business associate that you were forced to disconnect from because of SI’s toxic “disconnection” policy, a practice that breaks up families, friends and business associates.):

After leaving LRH Way, I headed east on Fountain Ave., and then north on Catalina St; midway, a SG made another appearance (notice the three gentlemen in front of an apartment building in the distance with sound equipment):

As I walked across Catalina St. to speak to the non-Scientologists, concerned neighbors performing their own “Dianetics Event Sound Check,” another SG showed up:

I spoke to one of the three concerned SI neighbors, who were hoping to come to a “friendly agreement” with SI about the noise level of said event, intent on having their heavily amplified public address (“PA”) system drop a few million decibels. Sound, sometimes loud noise, from such events often disturbs the peace and quiet along an otherwise tranquil street. The gentlemen allowed photos to be taken of their set-up; this picture gives you an idea of the direction in which their microphones are aimed (across Catalina St. is the event staging area):

As I prepared to leave, the guy I had been talking to about the sound check asked, “Do they know you across the street?” meaning “Does SI know you?” I grinned and replied, “Yes. Have they (referring to the Security Guards) been watching me?” The guy replied as he just about cracked-up with a couple of minutes of bottled-up laughter, “Yes! They’ve been watching your every move!”  This picture shows one of those SGs and the seating area for the event:

Soon, however, nobody will be able to see inside the parking lot or staging area; here, workers envelope the area in a protective curtain:

The “Last Word,” however, doesn’t come from SI, but from a passage in the Bible, conspicuously posted on a fence across the street from LA Org:

Deuteronomy 27:24, “Cursed is anyone who kills [strikes, or attacks, including slander and backbiting] their neighbor secretly.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

[1] In Volume 27, Issue 6 of Scientology’s Freedom magazine, Rose Tinklenberg is identified as the Executive Director, Citizens Commission on Human Rights. When asked about “psychiatry and its kindred,” Tinklenberg said that “such functions can be much better served by churches,” and later, “Members of the clergy are far more qualified to do the job,” referring to, of course, the Church of Scientology, which would never, ever blatantly lie “to shelter criminals,” or engage in crimes such as abusing its own patients or fraud.

[2] About “Cinco de Mayo,” Wikipedia states: Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Mexican Americans also often see the day as a source of pride; one way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day.