Applied Scholastics San Diego owes $50,000 in back rent, has to close down historic location

Discussion in 'Media' started by hushpuppy, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. hushpuppy Member

    Historic San Marcos venue closes
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  2. Anonymous Member

    This is great news!
  3. Sponge Member

    Dear Applied Scholastics,
    Look-up the word FAIL.
    That's you, that is.
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  4. AnonLover Member

    so much WIN!!
  5. Sponge Member

    They've not just pissed off the landlord but also a lot of people who'd booked and paid to use the place as a wedding venue. They must have known things weren't going to get any better and yet they took prepayments off these people and spent it. I wonder how much of that money was legitmately spent on the school and how much was sent uplines to the mothercult.
  6. Anon-V Member

    Oh, Applies Scholastics. How you make me laugh at your failure.
  7. Triumph Member

    of course if You want a refund....Go suck on it...
    refunds.what don't get no stinking refunds...we don't have to give you any stinking refund...
    we bought the midget some new Italian suits...
  8. BigBeard Member

    I hope someone forces an audit of Applied Scholastics books to verify the money actually went to "maintaining the school" as claimed, and didn't get sent "up lines" for Davey to fund more Idle Orgs.

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  9. hushpuppy Member

  10. Sponge Member

    So are they claiming that there is a separate company with its own board of directors for the wedding venue business, with the consequence that the school can allegedly live on in some cheaper place and not have any liability to that debt from the previous location? How does that work when the money's from the wedding venues was said to go directly to the school? Sounds like a set-up purposefully designed for debt avoidance rather than convenience.
    Requesting names of this "board of directors" plox.
  11. Anonymous Member

    Any confirmed links between this school and Scientology would be great and could be sent to the newspaper doing the coverage.
  12. Anonymous Member

    but what about Will Smith's School?
    this can't be good news? BWAH HA HA!!!!!!!
  13. subgenius Member

    The heat has baked my one remaining brain cell. What is the link between the wedding business and the $cilon school?
  14. RightOn Member

    "Refunds to event clients are unlikely because “all the money available was utilized to keep the (school) doors open and properly maintained” to complete the school year, the fax stated"

    translation- you are fucked
  15. RightOn Member

    "Lauren Basse of Mira Mesa, whose wedding was scheduled for Aug. 27, received an email the night of July 13 informing her that the schoolhouse no longer would be able to host the wedding nor refund any of the $2,500 that Basse and her fiance had paid for the rental.

    Basse said wine and decorations they bought cannot be used at the hotel. She took time off work to find a venue available on the same date and new hotel arrangements for out-of-town guests. She also sent out new invitations."

    So had to book he Sheraton hotel instead.
    I would sue their asses. No refund, she could not use the wine or the decorations, took time off from work AND had to buy and send out new invitations?
    and they waited until NOW to cancel her wedding in August?

    "Applied Scholastics said in the fax that it has no other schools in San Diego County. Past tax records indicate a school operated under the Ability Academy umbrella as Applied Scholastics Academy San Diego, formerly the Delphi Academy. The San Diego and San Marcos academy websites tout the Old Richland Schoolhouse as an “affiliate” for hosting events."
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  16. BigBeard Member

    Only one comment so far:
    From the article it sounds like the school never got the required permits from the city, and fraudulently used the property owners name as the business owners name. Poons may be in order to enlighten the local powers that be on how the Cof$ front groups like to operate in the shadows.

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  17. RightOn Member

    ^^^ and they also allowed alcohol on the premises?
    That women purchased wine for her wedding .
    Liquor permit? I doubt it! exploitable?
  18. Anonymous Member

    Employer Identification Number (EIN)330426677
    Name of Organization Ability Academy
    In Care of Name Christine Gerson
    134 Woodland Pkwy, San Marcos, CA 92069-3034
    Activities: Private school
    Subsection- Educational Organization
    Ruling Date 01/1991
    Deductibility Contributions are deductible
    Foundation - School
    Organization- Corporation
    Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
    Tax Period 08/2008
    Assets $500,000 to $999,999
    Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
    Filing Requirement- 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
    Asset Amount $524,976
    Amount of Income $1,198,959
    Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,077,731

    Read more:
  19. Anonymous Member

    7527 CUVIER ST
    LA JOLLA, CA 92037-4701

    2008 09/30/2010 990EZ Initial Return $489,252
    2007 08/06/2009 990 Initial Return $524,976
    2006 01/25/2008 990 Initial Return $624,133
    2005 03/20/2007 990 Initial Return $471,541
    2004 05/09/2006 990 Initial Return $133,804
    2002 07/23/2004 990 Initial Return $134,163
    2001 08/20/2003 990 Initial Return $208,676

    The following information comes directly from the IRS and is posted here without any changes. If information for your organization is not right, please contact IRS Customer Account Services at 1-877-829-5500 to correct it.

    EIN: 330426677
    Ruling Date: 01/1991
    NTEE: -
    Group Exemption Number: 0000
    SubSection: 03 - Charitable Organizations
    Affiliate: 3 - Independent - This code is used if the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
    Classification: 1 - Corporation
    Deductibility: 1 - Contributions are deductible.
    Foundation: 11 - School
    Filing Requirement: 010 -
    Activity Code(s):

    046 - Schools, Colleges and Related Activities
    000 -
    000 -

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  21. xenubarb Member

    That's a lie. There's a Delphi Academy in La Jolla, and a little Applied Scholastics venue in a La Mesa strip mall.
  22. xenubarb Member

    Ah, yes, the Gersons. He's a realtor, which clearly makes him qualified to involve himself in education. She used to be at the org every day. You can tell. They have vanity plates with their names on them. Her car was always there at the front of the parking lot.
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  23. DeathHamster Member

    Typical Scientology accounting: Use deposits for future events to pay last month's overdue bills.
  24. xenubarb Member

    But they were taking money from wedding parties to keep the school running?

    That isn't like, FRAUD or anything, is it?
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  25. RightOn Member

    no, it's creative marketing silly.
    done by a non religious tax exempt corporation.
    and they allowed liquor on the site too! Copy of the liquor license would be marvy.
    Insured for having that many people there? License for serving food to the public? hmmmm?
  26. 3rdMan Member

    For a rich organization, Church of Scientology really under-funds their front groups.
  27. RightOn Member

    thats 'cause they are prolly responsible for their own fund raising I would presume?
    just like the individual orgs and all the members. They are all responsible for themselves. Its Source.
  28. Fret not, the article does mention these a bit:

  29. xenubarb Member

    Gersons are scilons. Applied Scholastics is on the org board under World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.

    What more proof do you need?
  30. 3rdMan Member

    Indeed, and if accurate, then one can speculate their lack of self-funding could be due to a lack of customers and donators to fund them. :)
  31. xenubarb Member

    This is pretty funny:

    I like the way they advertise web design and russian brides in their school promo...

    Looking through this site, that mentions the school year of 2006, I see links selling oxycontin and cialis scattered around in there. Dunno if the site was hacked, or maybe the domain bought by drug selling scammers? BTFOOM.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    that's exactly what I was thinking.

    if the two businesses (weddings and school) are entirely separate, then why has the wedding business been paying the school's rent?

    if the wedding business is solvent then why is it defaulting on its debts?
  33. DeathHamster Member

    Front groups aren't supposed to be funded by CoS. They're expected to be revenue sources or at least return good PR value.
  34. xenubarb Member

  35. Lulzanne Member

    "Refunds to event clients are unlikely because “all the money available was utilized to keep the (school) doors open and properly maintained” to complete the school year, the fax stated."

    Cultists are used to getting nothing back for money spent, so much so that phrases like Refund? No can haz are essentially FAX boilerplate.

    Bridezilla's on the other hand, aren't so easily dismissed. Wog's have this annoying tendancy to consider this sort of thing as outright theft. Kim Holland is going to have a pretty tough time clay modelling her way out of this one.
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  37. 3rdMan Member

    I speculate Co$ funds them somewhat. Else they couldn't initially move into their buildings to set up shop.
  38. BigBeard Member

    Minor point: If the booze and food for the weddings is catered, it would be the caterer that would have to have the liquor license and food handling permit, not the school/event planners. So we need to find out how that is/was actually handled before including it in the list of "not good things" these folks have been doing.

    That said, the money shuffling definately needs looking into by someone with a warrant saying 'hand over the books.'

  39. RightOn Member

    in the article it said the bride bough the wine
  40. Anonymous Member

    Expenditures from wedding event deposits on anything other than wedding event is unacceptable, if not prosecutable fraud. Another important factor that should be a prime piece of any financial "discover" is the total amounts paid out (externally) to Scientology, and that means Any Scientology group, and as well any Scientology bank accounts, during a specified time period. Let's say the last 5 years, the same time period the spokeshole claimed devaluations of gross revenue.

    How much total sum and how much as a Percentage of gross, and also net, revenue was going to Scientology coffers? Hmmmm?

    From a glance at IRS figures, looks to me like there must have been a sizeable amount left as to Net Income, if the lowest gross was $1 million. Unless of course there was any fudging on operating expenses, for instance.
    Because if there were fewer and fewer students, you would need fewer and fewer staff, at the very least.
    And we all know how well scientologists pay anyone.

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