San Francisco

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February 3, 2001 Picket Report, San Francisco Org, February 3, 2001 Protestors picketed the Scientology offices in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2001. Pickets, pickets, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
October 3, 1998 Kristi Wachter revenge-picketed, San Francisco Kristi Wachter revenge-picketed by Scientology, San Francisco San Francisco
September 1, 1998 Kristi Wachter (Jour0), San Francisco Kristi Wachter (Jour0) flyered in San Francisco. San Francisco
August 26, 1998 pickets, Kristi Wachter (Jour0), San Francisco, California Scientology pickets the home of Kristi Wachter (Jour0), in San Francisco, California San Francisco
October 17, 1982 Mission Holders' Conference, San Francisco, country. Some Scientologists The infamous Mission Holders' Conference is held in San Francisco, attended by owners of Scientology franchises from all over the country. Some Scientologists are declared [expelled] on the spot, without the procedure (a Comm Ev) required by Scientology policy - one was declared for refusing to move to a different seat. Mission holders are given extremely high quotas for sending new recruits to orgs every week. They are told that missions of enforcement-officer Scientologists will be sent to their franchises and that they will have to pay $15,000 a day to cover the cost. They are required to write up extensive lists of their sins and threatened with prosecution and jail time. "We weren't allowed to move, go to the bathroom, or speak unless spoken to," recalled Bent Corydon. "There were only 15 of them and there were 100 of us. If we had gone for them, there was no way they could have controlled us. But we were terrorised. Right at the beginning, three mission holders were randomly picked out and expelled right there and then, their lives finished." San Francisco
December 5, 1945 L. Ron Hubbard, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, USNR officer, Officer Separation Center, San Francisco. His, day, conducted. (He, deta L. Ron Hubbard is discharged from the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital and ordered to report to his last station as a USNR officer, the Officer Separation Center in San Francisco. His post there lasts only one day, during which the formalities of separation are conducted. (He was then detached, albeit still on active duty, from which he was released on February 16, 1946.) During his time in the army, he never saw battle or smelled gunpowder fired in anger. The four medals he received (he would later claim over twenty medals) were the ones commonly given to those who served in the areas that he was in. He was not wounded and never was singled out for bravery or heroism despite claims to the contrary. All of his time in the navy is accounted for, he was not employed as a secret agent and he did not go behind enemy lines for any purpose at any time. Event, L. Ron Hubbard, San Francisco
December 14, 1941 One, Japanese, Pearl Harbor, Hubbard, District Intelligence Office, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco. (He, December 7, Japa One week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hubbard is sent to the District Intelligence Office of the Twelfth Naval District in San Francisco. (He claimed later that on December 7 he had been landed on Japanese-occupied Java from the USS Edsall, which had been sunk with all hands shortly thereafter; in fact it was not sunk until March 1, 1942 and Java did not surrender to the Japanese until February 1942). Event, San Francisco