Riverside Restricts Picketing - 2009-02-24
The original proposal stemmed, in part, from complaints by the Church of Scientology regarding protests outside its 500-acre "Gold Base" compound near Hemet. The facility combines the church's "Golden Era" production studios with residential dwellings on either side of state Route 79.
Church officials described feeling threatened by the half-dozen or so picketers who gathered outside Gold Base's front gates last fall, shouting anti-church slogans and carrying signs condemning the church for alleged abuses. One person was arrested.