Stan Shmenge wrote:
The one with the vertical green sign. They remodeled the first floor a couple years ago, and it was pretty cool, then immediately closed the whole thing down and covered the windows. The only activity there now is the annual L. Ron Hubbard "Winter Wonderland". As a recruitment location, it is perhaps the best property they own, with all the tourist traffic. I can't understand why they don't make it a showcase.
As a side note, does anyone know the purpose of the "Winter Wonderland"? They don't seem to recruit there, is it just PR?
As I recall, the cult spent $100,000+ remodeling the old testing center - the new one was quite fancy with imported marble and wood - only to be ordered by the City of Los Angeles to tear it down. The cult failed to acquire the necessary permits & approval from the city to build the center beforehand. All that $$$ down the toilet. The building is also the former pig's berthing for hundreds of Sea Org staff working at the HGB & PAC before the city ruled it to be inhabitable.
The cult recruits via the 'Winter Wonderland' every year. Most of the new recruits, it seems, have been from the Hispanic community.