Scientologists in Orange County continue to move forward with the transformation of the former Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center at the corner of Sycamore and Fifth streets into an Ideal Org.According to the website OCideal.org, L. Ron Hubbard envisioned Ideal Orgs as "islands of sanity ... More >>
Tony Ortega, editor of our sister paper, Village Voice, recently published an article featuring three mailers from the Church of Scientology, in which the movement promotes its efforts, and primes members to fork over money for the cause. Lucky for us, one mailer promoted a conference in Los An ... More >>
She received a cease and desist order. Laguna Beach resident Susan Elliott said she's among those whose efforts to combat alleged abuses in the Church of Scientology have been met with spy tactics and harassment at her doorstep.
Last week's cover story and subsequent Navel Gazing post on the Church of Scientology garnered a fair amount of comments from OC Weekly readers. And some may recall that your humble scribe was called out by Karin Pouw, a Scientology spokeswoman, for not immediately responding to her request ... More >>
Asshole. Prick. Handsome. I've been called all three. But Karin Pouw, a spokesthetan for the Church of Scientology, dropped a u-bomb on me in a Feb. 20 email. She called me "unprofessional." Sniffle. Between Feb. 13 and 18, I called the church's media-relations outfit in Los Angeles t ... More >>