Narconon Neighbor's Complaints (36491 Bouquet Canyon)
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Marcab21 Joined: 02 Nov 2005 Posts: 47 Posted: 11 Feb 2006 23:27=A0=A0 =A0
Post subject: Narconon Neighbor's Complaints (36491 Bouquet Canyon)
Subject description: Not the "Good Neighbors" they declare themselves to be!
Letter from a Neighbor:
(Please repost to ARS!)
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Zoning Enforcement Section 320 West Temple Street Los Angeles CA 90012
Dear Zoning Enforcement:
We understand the "Church" of Scientology is now trying to sneak a drug rehab center onto its property at 36491 Bouquet Canyon Road, by passing it off as a "school." This proposed criminal rehab center is on land contiguous to our property and home. Other residences with families and children are next door and across the street. This would mean murderers, rapists, people convicted of assault, burglars, and who knows what else would be living next door to me, my wife and other families with children. This facility would be threatening the health, safety, and the right to a peaceful existence of the residents of Bouquet Canyon and adjoining communities. Property values for this rural area would plummet.
Somebody will get hurt, or lose their life if you allow this to happen. Why? One reason is The "Church" of Scientology is notorious for defying government, on a local or national level. We believe they have proven their disregard for laws through lying, defiance and deceit.
1=2E The children of the "Church" of Scientology Canyon Oaks "School" played unsupervised on the highway, congregating in underground culverts. We have seen as many as a dozen children sitting on the highway pavement at one time. The children appeared to range in age from about 5 to 14 years old.
2=2E The children rode horses on our property, and other neighbor's property in total defiance of our protests over the years, claiming "they didn't know." These children were schooled in how to defy authority (refer to L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics book). We have had to call the Sheriff on them. At whose expense?
3=2E Scientology supervisors ignored our protests and treated each one of our numerous calls to complain as though nothing had ever happened prior.
4=2E Two summers ago, a boy who said he has been housed at the cult's premises for years was caught at our fence agitating our dogs. He had to trespass over 20 acres of our property and ignore "No Trespassing" signs to do so. Same old story: "I didn't know this was private property," he told us. He was either lying or it was further proof of lack of supervision, or an example of the "Church" of Scientology's disregard for those outside their cult. Adults from the school have been caught trespassing as well.
5=2E When this Scientology group was initially moving in to occupy their property, they appeared to seek the good will of Leona Valley residents and Town Council. They gave assurances to us at a Leona Valley Town Council meeting that lighting at the school would be low-key in order to preserve the rural nature of Bouquet Canyon and its beautiful starry nights. Once they occupied the premises, unshielded lighting proliferated all over their buildings. This not only disrupts the once-beautiful, black, rural, Milky Way night sky, but is also a hazard to motorists because the unshielded lights shine into driver's eyes and can cause disorientation when driving past the property. 6=2E Sewage smells emanate from the Scientology property over acres of land and into the intersection of Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Canyon Road. Foul! The Department of Health should inspect! What is happening to the ground water? How many occupants are allowed?
This was the history of the "Church" of Scientology's children's boarding school. So, why should they now be allowed to run a drug rehab center with the attendant liabilities to the county, and to the community? The name of the entity we understand is planning this disaster is NARCONON. They are Scientology based. Whatever their history or claimed qualifications, the risks and threat to us are well documented by the following sources:
(Following, are reports of associations of criminal arrests with positive drug use tests, from the Executive Office of the President's Office of National Drug Control Policy)
(Neighbor of 36491 Bouquet Canyon Road property)