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Jan 10, 2010
Scientology starts renovation work on Braley Building, vacant since 2006 — Pasadena Star-News
More: pasadenastarnews.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Janette Williams
Source: Pasadena Star-News
PASADENA — Renovation has finally started on the historic Braley Building in the heart of Old Pasadena, where it sat empty since being bought by the Church of Scientology in 2006. Church officials say it will be ready to open this summer. "They are taking out the insides, ready for renovation," church spokeswoman Linda Peters said. "We're just gearing up for the new year, ready to rock and roll, and it's going to go pretty fast." Almost immediately after the church ...
Jan 3, 2010
Les scientologues cherchent toujours 1,5 million de dollars [French] — Le Journal de Québec
More: Unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathryne Lamontagne
Source: Le Journal de Québec
L’Église de scientologie de Québec est toujours à la recherche de 1,5 million de dollars pour terminer la construction de son nouveau lieu de culte, dont le coût total est aujourd’hui estimé à 6 millions, soit 2 millions de plus que ce qui était prévu au départ. Sans le financement nécessaire, l’inauguration des nouveaux locaux de l’Église de scientologie de Québec, situés sur la rue Saint-Joseph au c?ur du Nouvo Saint-Roch, doit être reportée. Initialement prévue à la fin de l’année ...
Dec 20, 2009
Developer needs cash to finish Fenway resort renovation in Dunedin — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Drew Harwell
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture of property] Built in 1925 on 6.4 acres, the Fenway resort on the shore of St. Joseph Sound served as a waterfront getaway for Jazz Age high society. It has also been the campus of two colleges. DUNEDIN — George Rahdert invested $6 million of his money into the Fenway renovation, hoping profits from hotel customers and condo sales would follow its timely completion. Yet after four years and another $6 million in borrowed money, not a single shovel has ...
Dec 16, 2009
Church of Scientology hoping South End move will clear up misconceptions — South End News (Massachusetts)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Lindsmith
Source: South End News (Massachusetts)
Timeframe of move remains undecided almost a year after sale of Alexandra Hotel Having spent more than three decades in the heart of the Back Bay, the Church of Scientology is still working on moving its headquarters to the South End. The church plans to renovate space in the Alexandra Hotel building and a neighboring brownstone, thus expanding its base to nearly twice the size of its current 26,000-square-foot location at 448 Beacon Street. The church bought the space in early ...
Dec 15, 2009
Lawsuit coming, despite Sandy Springs' OK of Scientology church — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): April Hunt
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Scientology is coming to Sandy Springs – but a federal lawsuit is coming first. “Absolutely,” said attorney William Woodson Galloway, when asked if the Church of Scientology will pursue a religious liberty lawsuit following a vote Tuesday that limited the size of the church in Sandy Springs. “We are not happy with the result.” The result was a 3-3 vote by the City Council on Tuesday night that tried to find a common ground between outright denial of the rezoning of ...
Dec 15, 2009
Scientology: 'The Crusade' continues — Gawker
Dec 14, 2009
Scientology vote Tuesday in Sandy Springs — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): April Hunt
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The showdown over Scientology in Sandy Springs comes up for a vote Tuesday night that both opponents and supporters hope puts an end to the matter. It isn’t likely. The threat of a religious-liberty lawsuit looms if the City Council rejects outright the Church of Scientology’s request for a zoning change so it can move from its current state headquarters in Dunwoody into a Sandy Springs office building it owns. On the other side are the more than 700 residents – ...
Dec 11, 2009
'This Is the Crusade': Leaked Scientology Video Features the Voice of Bart Simpson — Gawker
Dec 9, 2009
Today Tonight: Scientology secrets — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Nov 30, 2009
Church of Scientology Signs Lease in Commerce — Los Angeles Business Journal
More: labusinessjournal.com
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Business Journal
Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in the Business Journal's November 30 print edition. The Church of Scientology has signed a 10-year lease topping $12 million for industrial space in Commerce. The lease with landlord Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America for the 184,772-square-foot building at 6130 E. Sheila St. closed Nov. 9. The church will print and distribute magazines and books there. The deal starts at about 52 cents per square foot per month on a triple net ...
Nov 29, 2009
Church of Scientology plans Illinois headquarters on Printer's Row — Chicago Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Manya A. Brachear
Source: Chicago Tribune
Convicted of fraud in France, impugned by former celebrity members and accused of coercing estranged practitioners to stay against their will, the Church of Scientology has encountered a fair share of bad publicity in recent months. But in Chicago, the religious movement founded by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard appears to be flourishing. Signaling that success are plans for a new seven-story Illinois church headquarters slated to open next year in Chicago's historic Printer's Row. The restoration of ...
Nov 12, 2009
Scientologists to build large church in £1million Plymouth building — The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
SCIENTOLOGISTS in Plymouth are planning to buy a £1million property in the city centre and convert it into a church. They say the "bold" and "prominent" building is being planned as the popularity of the religion grows in Plymouth and the South West. Two undisclosed buildings are currently being looked at in the centre of Plymouth. Marianne Rowell, spokeswomen for the Church of Scientology, said the plan was to buy the building by the end of the year, and open it ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 17 Monument — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 20 A pain that I'm used to — BFG Books
Oct 13, 2009
Scientology permit for up to 600 — Moonee Valley Community News (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Eugene Benson
Source: Moonee Valley Community News (Australia)
DESPITE objections from resident and doubts from one councillor, Moonee Valley Council has amended a planning permit to allow up to 600 people to meet at the Church of Scientology's Mt Alexander Road headquarters up to six times a year. The religion's headquarters are under construction at the former site of a Sisters of Mercy convent, opposite the Essendon tram depot. The council had previously granted a permit to allow up to 300 people at the building but the Church of ...
Sep 17, 2009
Sandy Springs planning board says no to Scientology church — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): April Hunt
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Church of Scientology should not move to Sandy Springs, the city’s Planning Commission decided Thursday night. In a 3-2 vote, the commission denied the church’s request to rezone a former office building at Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive into its Georgia headquarters. Members David Rubenstein and Donald Boyken dissented. The vote is nonbinding but will be considered by the City Council during its vote. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the issue at its Oct. 20 meeting. The ...
Sep 17, 2009
Scientology zoning battle hits Sandy Springs — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): April Hunt
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tom Cruise himself could show up to make the case that the Church of the Scientology be allowed to convert an office building in Sandy Springs into its Georgia — and Deep South — headquarters, and members of 15 neighborhood associations would be unmoved. Even Cruise, they say, wouldn’t have a place to park. “That property just doesn’t have enough parking for a church,” said Mark Sampl, a leader in one of the city’s largest coalitions of homeowners, the Sandy Springs ...
Sep 11, 2009
Scientology, others let code fines mount in Clearwater — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Douglas
Source: Tampa Bay Online
CLEARWATER - The city of Clearwater is so strapped for cash that leaders have eliminated 86 jobs, cut library hours, and raised the property tax rate. Parks and recreation workers even stopped flying the American flag for a few days over 13 city landmarks to save a couple of bucks. But one step the city staff has not taken to help make ends meet is forcing city code violators, including the Church of Scientology, to pay the $3.4 million in fines ...
Sep 3, 2009
Opposition still strong for Scientologists — Sandy Springs Reporter (Georgia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Wenk
Source: Sandy Springs Reporter (Georgia)
The Church of Scientology has sparked a battle this year in Sandy Springs. Since March, hundreds of residents from 14 neighborhood or civic associations have adamantly opposed the church relocating from Dunwoody to the property it purchased in late 2005 at the intersection of Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive. Those citizens have, month after month, meeting after meeting, grasped the podium to voice their concerns about traffic and parking. They have implored city boards and planning staff to deny the rezoning ...
Aug 27, 2009
Scientologists plan to restore house — Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)
More: mydesert.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Michelle Mitchell
Source: Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)
Representatives from the Church of Scientology have discussed tentative plans for the La Quinta property it recently purchased, but nothing has been finalized. “They have yet to submit any permits to us,” said Les Johnson, director of planning for La Quinta. “We have outlined to them what they need to do.” The Church of Spiritual Technology, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, purchased the 2-acre Hacienda Serena in a multi-million dollar deal in December. The 3,450-square-foot adobe home at 49-875 ...
Aug 21, 2009
Council defers Scientology decision — Sandy Springs Reporter (Georgia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Wenk
Source: Sandy Springs Reporter (Georgia)
Concerned residents who filled Sandy Springs City Council chambers Tuesday, Aug. 18 to hear the fate of the Church of Scientology, which wants to relocate from Dunwoody to Sandy Springs, will have to wait. The Council was scheduled to vote on the church's rezoning application that if approved would allow religious use of property the congregation purchased in 2005 at the intersection of Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive. But discussion on the application was short-lived. The city's staff recommended a 60-day ...
Aug 17, 2009
Proposed Scientology church could come to Bucks after all — WFMZ 69 (Pennsylvania, New Jersey)
More: wfmz.com
Type: TV
Source: WFMZ 69 (Pennsylvania, New Jersey)
A Church of Scientology could be setting up shop in Bucks County after all. A. Rhoades Wilson wanted to convert his home in Plumstead Township into a church. But the township shot him down. Now Wilson is appealing to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. There's no word on when the court will have its say.
Aug 13, 2009
Scientology ups profile — Las Vegas Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): Sam Skolnik
Source: Las Vegas Sun
Scientology is getting big in the Las Vegas Valley, at least in terms of square footage. The controversial religion is renovating a former synagogue complex near the corner of Eastern and Emerson avenues so it can become Scientology’s focal point in Nevada, with 36,845 square feet of space and a “Celebrity Centre” to specially cater to high-profile artists, celebrities and community leaders. The Las Vegas celebrity center will be Scientology’s fourth such center in the U.S. The others are in Los ...
Aug 12, 2009
Scientology defends reputation as Castlereagh St headquarters expands — Central (Sidney, Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Burton-Bradley
Source: Central (Sidney, Australia)
A FEW months ago, Sydney Council approved a development application for the Church Of Scientology’s Castlereagh St headquarters with little incident. It was somewhat of an anticlimax after the bitter opposition by residents and anti-Scientology activists, who argued the group would increase recruitment drives which “harass, and badger people to join” if the proposal was approved. Residents said they feared the church would use “menacing activity” to target people on Castlereagh and Bathurst streets for recruitment. The $12-million expansion involved adding ...
Aug 4, 2009
New Scientology Advanced Organization for Canada — PR-inside.com
Type: Press release
Source: PR-inside.com
Scientology parishioners learned this week of a milestone in Scientology history when Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center, announced the acquisition of a 159,400 square feet, 190 acre facility for the future home of the Advanced Organization of Canada. Not only will this provide the advanced training and counseling services for all Canadian parishioners, it will also house the Canadian Scientology national offices that coordinate Scientology expansion and social betterment programs for the country. First announced by ...
Jul 28, 2009
Scientologists reported for harassing Swedish family — The Local (Sweden)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Vinthagen Simpson
Source: The Local (Sweden)
A family from Kävlinge in southern Sweden has reported the local Church of Scientology to the police for harassment after a fortnight of incessant phone calls, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports. The Church of Scientology in Malmö began ringing the family around two weeks ago as part of a drive to update their contact information over current and former members. The religious sect first rang asking to talk to a woman that, according to their records, had attended a self-realization course in ...
Jun 23, 2009
Scientology (Part 3 of 3): Ecclesiastical justice — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Leaving the Church of Scientology: a huge step
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The four high-ranking executives who left Scientology say that church leader David Miscavige not only physically attacked members of his executive staff, he messed with their minds. He frequently had groups of managers jump into a pool or a lake. He mustered them into group confessions that sometimes spun into free-for-alls, with people hitting one another. Mike Rinder, who defended the church to the media for two decades, couldn't stomach what was happening on the inside. The tactics to keep executives ...
Jun 17, 2009
Millionaire’s death at 41 — Macclesfield Express (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Macclesfield Express (UK)
A MILLIONAIRE businessman who helped fund a controversial church has died suddenly aged 41. Piers Springthorpe, of Leek Road, Gawsworth, lost his battle for life after a 25-day fight at Wythenshawe Hospital. The businessman was a member of the Church of Scientology, whose members include Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Mr Springthorpe, who lived in a Macclesfield mansion with wife and fellow believer Yvonne, was a key member of the Manchester branch and was one of the major contributors ...
Jun 5, 2009
Sandy Springs defers vote on Church of Scientology — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): April Hunt
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs won’t decide until later this summer on a Church of Scientology’s request to move into the city. The city’s planning commission voted last week to defer the church’s application to rezone a former office at Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive for its operations. At issue: whether the proposed 81 parking spaces will be enough for the 600-member church. Church representatives said they will conduct a parking study to show they will not need the 148 spaces estimated by city ...
Jun 3, 2009
Scientologists buy Florence church — Cincinnati Enquirer
Type: Press
Author(s): Patrick Crowley
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
FLORENCE – The Church of Scientology is coming to Northern Kentucky, setting up in a building formerly owned by the Florence Baptist Church. Advertisement Florence Baptist, which recently moved to a new $15 million church on Mount Zion Road, sold its former church building at 283 Main St. in Florence for $1.64 million to the Cincinnati-based Church of Scientology of Ohio. The deal closed last week and was announced to Florence Baptist members in a letter from the church trustees. • ...
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