Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This is Photojournalist Fred G. Haseney with his eye on Scientology. For today’s blog, I’m near the Pacific Area Command Base (“PAC Base” or “Big Blue”), the Church of Scientology’s West Coast headquarters, in Los Angeles. More specifically, I’m reporting from the Scientology Media Center, located at 4401 Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles, because it’s about to open.


This is the Scientology Media Center, in Los Angeles. Item #1 covers a sign over the front gate. Item #2 covers one of two signs to the right of the front gate. Item #3 is a cover over the second of two signs to the right of the front gate. Item #4 covers a sign that faces Sunset Blvd., west of the front gate.


Item #1 covers a sign over SMC’s front gate, as seen from across the street.


This is a close up of Item #1, a cover over a sign on SMC’s front gate.


This is another close up of Item #1, a cover over a sign on SMC’s front gate.


Item #2 covers one of two signs to the right of SMC front gate.


This is a close up of Item #2 which covers one of two signs to the right of SMC front gate.


Item #3 covers the second of two signs to the right of SMC front gate.


Item #4 covers a sign that faces Sunset Blvd., west of the front gate.


This is a close up of the bottom of first few letters of Item #4, a cover over a sign that faces Sunset Blvd., west of the front gate.


This is a close up of the right side of the final letter of Item #4, a cover over a sign that faces Sunset Blvd., west of the front gate.


Three people confer in preparation of SMC’s grand opening. The guy on the right is definitely a Sea Org (“SO”) member.


This van, about to exit SMC’s front gate, is owned and operated by the Church of Scientology International.


This is another shot of a van owned and operated by the Church of Scientology International. In this picture, you can see the driver’s face: a man in his early 40’s, with short gray hair, a beard, mustache and glasses.


SMC’s parking structure has received a fresh coat of paint; the light fixtures and staircase still have protective material taped to it from the work.

All images (unless noted otherwise) © 2015—2016 Fred G. Haseney. All rights reserved.

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