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Jun 2, 2011
Caught by surprise // Scientology official says church knew nothing about mistake-filled claim against city over sewage spill — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): André Coleman
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...
May 26, 2011
L. Ron Hubbub // Scientology officials file claim against city for plumbing damage days before accepting preservation award — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): André Coleman
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...
May 14, 2011
Church of Scientology building catches fire, $700,000 in damages — Clearwater Patch
Type: Press
Author(s): Aiyana Baida
Source: Clearwater Patch
Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...
May 5, 2011
Heat on ACCC over Scientologist TV star — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
A HIGH-PROFILE Sydney developer and senior Scientologist is being investigated over a series of property deals. The inquiry by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission into Carly Crutchfield - a millionaire property developer who boasts she has been involved in projects around Australia worth $300 million - was launched after Senator Nick Xenophon sent a dossier to ASIC last month. Senator Xenophon, a vocal opponent of the Church of Scientology, sent a detailed submission to ASIC, which referred the documents to ...
Apr 25, 2011
KCET lot sold to Scientology // Financial terms of deal for historic studio facility not disclosed — Variety
Type: Press
Author(s): Cynthia Littleton
Source: Variety
The Church of Scientology has just bought a bigger pulpit. The church has cut a deal to acquire the historic Los Feliz studio lot that has been home to pubcaster KCET-TV Los Angeles for the past 40 years. In a lengthy statement, the church said the deal allows it to "establish one of the most advanced centers used by religious broadcasters with the ability to harness 21st century broadcast technology and production power to deliver its message to the the largest ...
Apr 12, 2011
Demolition brings Church of Scientology closer to building new Boston HQ — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Cara Bayles
Source: Boston Globe
Demolition began last week on the old Ivory Bean House on Washington Street. After the building began shedding bricks in February, the city's Inspectional Services Department ordered the Bean's owner, the Church of Scientology, to demolish the structure. As far as the church is concerned, it had gotten what it had wanted since it purchased the building in 2008. "Nobody disagrees that the building is in terrible disrepair," said Marc LaCasse, the attorney for the Church of Scientology in Boston. "Its ...
Mar 31, 2011
KCET-TV said to be in talks to sell landmark studio to Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Vincent, Scott Collins
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Financially strapped KCET-TV is in talks to sell its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology, according to people who know about the pending deal. The Los Angeles television station, which is struggling to rebuild viewership after its recent split from PBS, plans to move its operations to a smaller location, real estate brokers said. Station officials have been touring potential sites, brokers said. Terms of the potential deal were unavailable, but the 4.5-acre property at 4401 W. Sunset ...
Mar 18, 2011
Demolition imminent for unstable Washington Street building — South End News (Massachusetts)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alix Roy
Source: South End News (Massachusetts)
The Church of Scientology has hired a demolition contractor to take down the historic Ivory Bean building. A historic Washington Street building owned by the Church of Scientology is expected to be demolished next week after bricks fell from the structure last month, prompting the city to cordon off the area in the interest of public safety. According to Attorney Marc LaCasse, the Church has hired a demolition contractor and is expecting work to begin within a week’s time. A demolition ...
Mar 15, 2011
Former Orangeville-area resort to become Scientology headquarters — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Robson
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Hidden behind a thick wall of trees atop the Niagara Escarpment just north of Toronto, the Church of Scientology is building a massive retreat where believers will “journey through the advanced realms” of their faith. The facility, which includes more than 80 hectares and five buildings that total around 160,000 square feet, will serve as Scientology's national headquarters when it opens next year. The organization will upgrade the former Hockley Highlands Inn and Conference Centre in Mono, just northeast of Orangeville, ...
Mar 15, 2011
Ybor's biggest cigar factory now hosts Scientology — ABC News
Type: TV
Author(s): Carson Chambers
Source: ABC News
TAMPA — The brick building at 1800 East 8th Avenue in Ybor City was founder Vicente Martinez Ybor's gem. It was at one time the largest brick building in Florida and the largest cigar factory in the world. "To have them take care of the building and maintain it. I do know in the past, the county, the state or the city, sometimes is not able, due to the economic situation, to preserve an architectural jewel like that," said Wallace Reyes, ...
Mar 9, 2011
Resort to become Scientology retreat // Exiled member stages protest at the gate — Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Vivian
Source: Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
The Church of Scientology is setting up base in Mono, at the former Hockley Highlands Inn & Conference Centre, with plans to establish a national retreat for members of the faith. While Scientologists are excited about the idea — this will be the first retreat of its kind in Canada and one of only a handful around the world — at least one former member is raising a red flag. Adam Holland, a 22-year-old Toronto man who was raised in the ...
Feb 8, 2011
Police respond to report of bricks falling from Washington Street building — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Martin Finucane
Source: Boston Globe
Boston police have responded to a building at 1769 Washington St. for a report of bricks falling. They have cordoned off the area, and the fire department and city inspectors are taking a look at the building, said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a police spokesman. The report came in at 5:31 p.m., he said. The Globe reported in September that the Alexandra Hotel, which is at 1769 Washington, was slated for renovation as the Church of Scientology's new 45,000 square-foot headquarters. The ...
Jan 30, 2011
Scientology founder's tenets drive Pinellas title company, under fire for rapid document processing — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Who's who in Nationwide Title Clearing
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Taylor Martin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
In 2009, a low-profile Pinellas County company drew unwelcome attention in a growing national controversy over home foreclosures. Employees of Nationwide Title Clearing, a leading processor of mortgage-related documents for banks, loan servicers and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., were under fire for signing paperwork as "vice president" of various banks although they actually worked for NTC. The assembly-line process in which workers scrawled their names or initials on hundreds of documents at a time — typically without reading them — ...
Jan 23, 2011
Grand start planned for new multi-million dollar Scientology church — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Hamish Heard
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
[Picture / Caption: The Church of Scientology building in Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale. Picture: Ian Currie Source: Sunday Herald Sun ] SCIENTOLOGISTS from around the world are expected to land in Melbourne this week ahead of the opening of a new multi-million dollar Scientology church. But the church has hosed down speculation that high-profile devotees John Travolta and Tom Cruise would be among the Scientologists in town to celebrate the opening of the Ascot Vale facility this weekend. Reports surfaced ...
Jan 4, 2011
Church of Scientology buys building near Coors Field // Pays $8.5 million for McClain Finlon Advertising's ex-home — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Jackson
Source: Denver Post
The Church of Scientology has paid $8.5 million in cash for a building in the Ballpark neighborhood formerly occupied by McClain Finlon Advertising. Over the past five years, the Los Angeles-based church had considered numerous Denver locations, including the Colorado National Bank Building at 17th and Champa streets that is now slated for a hotel. It bought the 44,679-square-foot Ballpark building at 2300-2346 Blake Street on Thursday. The building was listed for $14 million in 2008, following a banner year in ...
Nov 30, 2010
Big names come bidding on Nicollet Mall — Star Tribune (Minnesota)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jennifer Bjorhus
Source: Star Tribune (Minnesota)
In unrelated deals, Target Corp. bought a building and the Pohlads are vying for properties on the same block. Two of the biggest business names in the Twin Cities are moving to control some key real estate on Nicollet Mall. Target Corp. has paid the Church of Scientology $3 million for 1013 Nicollet Mall, an old two-story building across the street from Target's headquarters on the mall, according to documents filed recently in the Hennepin County assessor's office. Meanwhile, United Properties, ...
Nov 23, 2010
Secret Scientologist — Channel 7 (Australia)
Nov 17, 2010
Inglewood overturns denial of permit to Scientologists — Los Angeles Wave
Type: Press
Author(s): Olu Alemoru
Source: Los Angeles Wave
INGLEWOOD — Members and supporters of the Church of Scientology celebrated Tuesday night after the city council voted 4-0 to overturn a planning commission decision to deny them a permit to use a two-story property they own on Market Street as a church. The 11-month battle over the special use permit (SUP), which has been the subject of several public hearings, came to a close when the council adopted a resolution overturning the Planning Commission denial and made appropriate findings for ...
Nov 9, 2010
In Pasadena, a model for Scientology’s growth plan — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred A. Bernstein
Source: New York Times
PASADENA, Calif. — The opening of a Scientology center in this city’s Old Town neighborhood was a significant local event. Church members spent $10 million to buy a historic four-story building and $6 million more to restore it to its 1906 luster before a gala dedication ceremony on July 18. But the Pasadena project is just one part of a much larger undertaking for the church: the creation of about 50 new centers in 16 countries. The global real estate firm ...
Oct 15, 2010
Scientologists buy home of founder — The Star
Type: Press
Source: The Star
A Los Angeles-based holding corporation has purchased a home at 666 East Ave., here, in which Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard once lived and worked. [...]
Oct 13, 2010
Israeli police suspect arson in Scientology blaze — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli police suspect arson in a fire that damaged a building tapped to house the local headquarters of the Church of Scientology. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the fire a day earlier is still being investigated. But he said that recent protests against the church by Arab and Jewish residents point to possible wrongdoing. Church spokesman Sefi Fischler said the fact that fires started in several places also points to arson, though nothing will be known for sure ...
Oct 12, 2010
Tel Aviv Scientology building burns, arson suspected — Haaretz
Type: Press
Author(s): Yaniv Kubovich
Source: Haaretz
Nine workers escape unharmed from the former Alhambra theater building, which has been undergoing renovations. Nine workers escape unharmed from the former Alhambra theater building, which has been undergoing renovations. Nine workers were saved from a burning building belonging to the religious group Scientology in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning. Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire. The building, which used to house the Alhambra theater, was purchased by a group of people representing the religious group Scientology. The ...
Sep 29, 2010
Scientology receives local rates relief on properties — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The Church of Scientology has received millions of pounds of business rates relief and tax breaks in Britain. The controversial organisation, which counts Hollywood celebrities among its high-profile members, boasts of having over 11 million square feet in property worldwide, but some ex-members call it a cult. The Church is not classed as a religion under Charity Law by the UK Charity Commission. In 1999, the Commission ruled that it did not pass the "public benefit" test required for advancing religion ...
Sep 19, 2010
Mayor Menino declares war on owners of dangerous properties in wake of blaze // Crackdown targets ‘life or death’ safety hazards — Boston Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Jessica Fargen
Source: Boston Herald
City inspectors are embarking tomorrow on a daunting, unprecedented crackdown on owners of vacant and unsafe buildings as officials sound new alarms about the dangers in nearly 150 problem properties. The team from the fire, inspectional services and other departments will start in East Boston and make their way through the city, going into all 147 empty or abandoned properties deemed dangerous by the fire department. “The goal is to put the pressure on these owners of these properties to restore ...
Sep 9, 2010
82-year-old German House is under reconstruction — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tim Bryant
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
By spring, restoration should be complete on the ornate auditorium of the German House, the 82-year-old Lafayette Square landmark where the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recorded in the 1950s. The four-story brick and terra cotta building, at 2345 Lafayette Avenue, has been vacant most of this decade. Opened in 1928 as a German cultural center called Das Deutsche Haus, the building later carried the St. Louis House name and was home to two Christian schools before it was boarded up and ...
Jul 31, 2010
Scientology church finds new home in Queen Anne neighborhood — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet I. Tu
Source: Seattle Times
[Ongoing censorship of critical views in the comments section, as confirmed by a Seattle Times official: "Dear readers, As many of you have noticed, many comments have been suppressed in this comment thread. This has not been due to an editorial decision by The Seattle Times, but rather has been due to other readers reporting and flagging abuse. I have gone into the problem queue and unflagged all appropriate comments. Nikolaj Lasbo Online News Producer"] —– For the Rev. Ann ...
Jul 26, 2010
Scientology ramps up efforts in Seattle, beyond — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Rolph
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
L. Ron Hubbard's footprint is growing — in Seattle and beyond. Want proof? The writing is on the western slope of Queen Anne in Seattle. The block letters on the side of a five-story brick building paint a pretty clear picture: "SCIENTOLOGY." Seattle's new Church of Scientology regional headquarters opened its doors last weekend. The streets around the building at 300 West Harrison St. were closed Saturday for a grand opening attended by more than 1,500 parishioners. The next morning, they ...
Jul 19, 2010
Scientologists open new church in historic Pasadena building — Pasadena Star-News
Type: Press
Author(s): Janette Williams
Source: Pasadena Star-News
The imposing four-story, 50,800-square-foot building at 35 S. Raymond Ave. will serve around 10,000 Scientologists from the San Gabriel Valley to the Inland Empire, said Eden Stein, president of the Pasadena Church. "We're very pleased," Stein said Monday, a day after about 4,200 Scientologists celebrated at a street party on Raymond attended by church leader David Miscavige. "We'll be shopping here, eating in restaurants," she said. "We're looking forward to doing our share in contributing to the economic vitality of Old ...
Jul 10, 2010
Historic laneway sale — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
RECEIVERS for the failed Letten Group have recovered $13.31 million from the sale of an historic Flinders Lane office and retail building. Savills agents Clinton Baxter and Nick Peden sold 167-173 Flinders Lane at auction yesterday, in front of a crowd of about 250 people. The property, on the southwest corner of Hosier Lane, was previously controlled by Mark Letten and celebrity health expert Dr John Tickell, who paid $3.67 million for the asset in September 2001. A permit to build ...
Jun 30, 2010
Neighbor of Portland chapter of Church of Scientology: A strip club — Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)
Type: Press
Author(s): Aaron Spencer
Source: Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)
The Portland chapter of the Church of Scientology this month purchased the Sherlock Building, where it plans to move. But something about the location of the building sticks out: It's across the street from a strip club. Namely, it's across the street from a male nude strip club called Silverado. The club is ostensibly gay (a rainbow flag hangs outside its door), but straight women also go there. I called the president of the Portland chapter of Scientology, the Rev. Steven ...
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