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    These photos of the Santa Barbara Scientology Church were taken today, 21 July 2014.









    They are still open while the building is for sale and they plan for their move to the new Ideal Org in Ventura. Some day I will make a trip to the building in Ventura and see if they have started remodeling it.

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    Thank you!

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    They still have their 4th of July display up. Here it is so you don't miss it:


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    Lol that is SO PATHETIC! Hahahaha! It looks like a local campaign headquarters in a very, very small town.

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    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    - Samuel Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Yes it is, but if he is the same Stephen Adams that owns Good Sam Enterprises (formerly Affinity Group or AGI) it might explain why Scientology abandoned their strategy of buying historic buildings in high profile locations in this case. This building is invisible to the public due to it's location. There is no car or foot traffic on it's short dead end street and it cannot be seen from Hwy 101 below it or any other road.
    Mike Rinder wrote:

    "Well, here is reality.

    The building was sold on August 8th, 2014 — but not to the church or any church entity. To the Ventura County Credit Union. They paid $7.7 million.

    Santa Barbara is not going to raise $7.7 million this century.

    But they used this to “sell” the urgency of “giving money.”

    Funny, no announcement now of their change of plans. Probably the people trying to reg money are still using photos of the building they are never going to buy as a “postulate.”"

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    J. Swift says
    August 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    "The planned “Santa Barbara Ideal Org” was actually to the south and down the 101 in the city of Ventura. The facility was the old Affinity HQ.

    I have been there a few times on business over the years. The building is actually quite beautiful. I checked online and the site is 9.7 acres, 512 parking spots, and an ocean view. I’m surprised Miscavige didn’t snap it up purely as a “buy and hold” investment and then lease it to some wog biotech firm that can’t afford Santa Barbara or Goleta. IMO, this facility looks like it should be a biotech HQ.

    Miscavige had Social Betterment Properties Int’l acquire Larry Hagman’s mansion in Ojai for $5,000,000, That property is on 32 acres. Aside from using the property — as Mike Rinder noted — for a luxury Narconon drug rehab (or perhaps a Luxo-Introspection Rundown babysitting manse) the former Hagman Estate has no real practical use other than as a private mansion. Before he passed away, Mr. Hagman said he believed his throat cancer and pre-luekemia were caused by the high tension lines that had been erected right next to his property some years prior.

    The old Affinity HQ was listed at $9.7 million in 2011. If nothing else, CSRT could have purchased it outright and had the Church use it as a PR filming location. What Mike noted is correct however: This place has no foot traffic whatsoever and never will. Located on a frontage road next to the 101 northbound, the building is on a dead end street. You can’t even see the place from the freeway due to the eucalyptus trees in front of the building."

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/more-ideal-org-fails/

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    Scientology church moves in; condo developer moves on

    Arlene Martinez , amartinez@vcstar.com, 805-437-0262 9:49 a.m. PT June 2, 2017



    The Church of Scientology of Santa Barbara has purchased an office building off Seaward Avenue in Ventura, with plans to house the church, chapel, rooms for parishioners to study the religion, administrative offices and to use it for community gatherings and activities.

    "This building will be our church and it will be fully dedicated to servicing our parishioners and the community, as is every other Church of Scientology," Debbie Cregan, president of the Church of Scientology of Santa Barbara, wrote in an email.

    The roughly 61,000-square-foot building, with large, glass windows and a dark brown wood aesthetic, is at 2151 Alessandro Drive. Built in 1980, it faces Highway 101 and was previously owned by former Kinko's President Dan Frederickson, said Shaun Bieniek, vice president of Daum Commercial Real Estate Services, which handled the listing.

    The property sold for $6.25 million, Bieniek said. The existing tenants, which include the healthcare vocational school Career Care Institute, will eventually move out, he said.

    The site is part of the church's 2004 "strategy to transform all Scientology Churches into Ideal Churches of Scientology," according to its website. Before he died, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard had hoped its churches would one day be a physical embodiment of his teachings and beliefs.


    Over the last decade, the Church of Scientology has expanded faster than in the previous 50 years combined, according to Cregan. In the past year, new churches have opened in places including Miami; Atlanta; Harlem; San Diego; Sydney, Australia; and Budapest, Hungary. The Ventura location was a good fit, she said.

    "Our local parishioners loved the building and its location, and it is of a size that we need for our expanding congregation and community activities," Cregan wrote.

    Though there is a Church of Scientology Mission of San Buenaventura, it's a separate corporation. Each church operates independently within Scientology's structure, she said.



    continues: http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/loc...ves/359747001/

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    Great freeway access and visibility, prominent freeway building
    signage (four positions), covered and gated parking, security cameras
    and keyless after-hours system, ability to accomodate large tenants,
    proximity to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, recently remodeled
    (2014).

    No foot traffic.





    https://res.cloudinary.com/cslisting...ts/137/9471137

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