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Why did L.A. name street after Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard?
Why did L.A. name street after Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard?

The HBO documentary "Going Clear" has once again focused a critical eye on the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In 1996, the Los Angeles City Council agreed to rename a portion of a street next to the Scientology headquarters in honor of Hubbard. Here's the history of that move from The Times' archives:  Q: How did the renaming happen? Scientology requested it, and then-City Council President John Ferraro backed the move.  Support far outweighed opposition on the block where the Church of Scientology has had its international headquarters for four decades and owns 55% of the property; 183 neighborhood residents...

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