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An Evening of Joy and Celebration as the Church of Scientology Hosts a Chaand Raat Festival, the ‘Night of the Moon,’ on L. Ron Hubbard Way

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Some 1,500 guests from the Los Angeles Bangladeshi community gathered on L. Ron Hubbard Way for their annual Chaand Raat celebration. On the eve of Eid ul Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh celebrate Chaand Raat. The term means "The Night of the Moon" in Urdu and it signals the sighting of the crescent moon that ends a month of prayer, fasting and spiritual reflection.

UniFab All-In-One V2.0.1.6 Revolutionizes Video Enlargement, Deinterlacing, and Denoising with Increased Speed of Conversion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- DVDFab announced today that, with recent updates, UniFab All-In-One has increased the conversion speed of its enlarger, denoiser, and deinterlacer modules. Even the HDR upscaler module has introduced cinema mode (fast) to increase conversion speed while maintaining high-quality images.

L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition Announces a New Display of the Royal Bestowal for Mr. Hubbard From His Royal Highness Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition in Hollywood, California, proudly announces a new permanent display featuring the royal bestowal of Datu and a Kris sword, presented by HRH Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr. and HRH Sultana Remedios Pastor of Mindanao, Philippines, on the anniversary of Mr. Hubbard's birthday.

Introducing The Boulder Kiosk from Olea: A New Era for Outdoor Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Olea Kiosks, a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced its latest design, the Boulder Outdoor Kiosk. This new and innovative solution was created to address the growing number of outdoor self-service use cases such as food and beverage ordering, ticketing, parking, and EV charging payments.

Record Crowd Celebrates Easter at Church of Scientology Los Angeles with a 25,000-Egg Hunt

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Despite predictions of rain over Easter weekend, Sunday's annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 proceeded undeterred. Staff and volunteers from the Church of Scientology Los Angeles were prepared no matter the weather, with tents erected in case of a storm. But the afternoon was blessed with blue skies when nearly 7,000 neighbors joined the fun on L. Ron Hubbard Way for the annual Church of Scientology Easter celebration.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Exposes Dangerous Facts About Psychiatry’s New Celebrity Fad: Ketamine ‘Therapy’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In the wake of the untimely passing of beloved actor Matthew Perry, whose toxicology report revealed elevated levels of ketamine, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and the Los Angeles chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a forum and open house to raise awareness of the dangers of so-called ketamine infusion therapy. Hosting the event was Erin Godley from the Los Angeles chapter of CCHR.

South Bay Music Association Presents ‘Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- On April 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. in El Segundo, CA, the South Bay Wind Ensemble will perform "Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200." The concert will take place at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Join the South Bay Wind Ensemble, the SoCAL Chorale, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Chorale Director Marya Basaraba, and over 130 musicians on April 6 as we celebrate 200 years of the greatest symphony of all time!

Pro-Aging Influencer, Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with Book Release, ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ and New Coaching Portal, ‘The Makeda Method’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women's History Month.

Legacy of Valor: Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] Hosts 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Iranian-Americans for civic engagement and activism for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and a free, democratic, and secular Iran. PACAN is excited to announce their 3rd annual fundraising Gala to celebrate the Centennial of the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF).

Skateboard Legend Steve Berra Partners with LAPD Hollywood Division for Charitable Skateboard Giveaway

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- As part of a toy giveaway in Hollywood for underserved youth, organized by the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in conjunction with LAPD Hollywood youth development programs, Scientologist and legendary skateboarder Steve Berra donated signature skateboards, hoodies, and Berra's Berrics Cariuma CATIBA Pro skate shoes. And what could be more appropriate in a town known as the birthplace of modern skateboarding.

Los Angeles Deserves to Know the Hidden Source of So Many of the City’s Problems: Find Out at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights ‘Psychiatry an Industry of Death...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- It's no accident that while prescriptions for psychiatric medications have soared, the Los Angeles suicide rate has risen 40 percent since the year 2000 while the county's mental health budget, at nearly $3 billion and rising, is the largest in the United States. Ever wonder why? The answer is not easy to confront. But Angelenos owe it to themselves and their families to visit the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) 'Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit,' which begins its global tour this week in Los Angeles with a grand opening on Friday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Author of ‘Buying Time’ Financial Guide Changes Course When Tragedy Hits

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When Heidi McNulty sat down to write "Buying Time" (ISBN: 978-1956955941 [ebook]; 978-1-956955958 [paperback]; 978-1956955965 [hardcover]), a finance book for young people for publisher Legacy Launch Pad, based on going from living paycheck-to-paycheck to building a real estate empire for passive income generation - her life seemed set. At 35, she appeared to have it all-she was a successful real estate mogul, tech advisor, wife, mother and had just sold one of her businesses for seven figures.

Fineshare Launches Innovative AI Voice Changer and Soundboard Tool, VoiceTrans, to Enhance Online Communication

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In this ever-growing virtual world, how to express yourself better, close distance with others, and light up atmosphere is getting important. As a smart software company that has been exploring the possibility of AI voices, Fineshare presents a new AI voice changer & soundboard tool VoiceTrans to help everyone create personalized voice identities in the virtual world, bringing joy to gamers, streamers, and chat users.

The Scientology Network’s International Day of Happiness Marathon Features an Array of Changemakers Raising the Quality of Life in Their Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Network is celebrating International Day of Happiness with an all-day marathon featuring "The Way to Happiness" - the common-sense moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard - and its positive impact across the globe. The marathon event includes the two-hour The Way to Happiness book-on-film and features episodes of Voices for Humanity showcasing the movement in action.

A Tip From the Church of Scientology to Help Make International Happiness Day Something to Celebrate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- According to a February 2024 Gallup Poll, fewer than 50 percent of Americans are "very satisfied" with how things are going in their personal lives. With the International Day of Happiness approaching, Scientology Churches everywhere are opening their doors to the community to share The Way to Happiness, a booklet that can spell the difference between happiness and despair.

Tax Relief CPA Alerts Delinquent Taxpayers as IRS Intensifies Collection Efforts and Audit Activities for 2024

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, alerts that the IRS is ramping up collections and tax audits in 2024, and urges taxpayers to act with tax relief strategies. If you haven't received IRS notices recently about unfiled returns or unpaid taxes, expect that to change. The IRS is hiring more auditors and resuming collection notices aggressively. Be prepared for stepped-up IRS collections efforts in 2024.

March 13, the Birthday of Author, Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- While Scientologists across the globe celebrate L Ron Hubbard's birthday today, they are joined by millions more who honor him for the humanitarian activities he inspired and his impact on their lives. In his famous essay, "My Philosophy," L. Ron Hubbard wrote "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days."

Hollywood Village Does Something Special to Back Up Local Firefighters – Men and Women Who Risk Their Lives to Ensure the Safety of Us All

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Firefighters are in the business of saving lives. These are the men and women who provide fire prevention and rescue. They battle the blazes throughout the city and the notorious Los Angeles brushfires and wildfires. They are also the ambulance drivers, EMTs and paramedics who provide emergency medical response. And they do so day and night every day of the year. Hollywood Village is a partnership between the Church of Scientology, The Way to Happiness Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Department, local businesses, and numerous faith-based and neighborhood groups.

The Untold Story of the Church of Scientology Global Response to the Pandemic Now Airs in New Documentary

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Scientology Network announces an original feature-length documentary, "Operation: Do Something About It," now airing on DIRECTV Channel 320 and available to stream. The documentary tells the story of how the Church of Scientology harnessed its state-of-the-art facilities, rallied its worldwide network of volunteers and mobilized the largest humanitarian effort in its history to bring hope, help and compassion in the wake of the unimaginable.

Enjoy a Slice and Half an Hour of Fun on National Pizza Day: Watch an Episode of Meet a Scientologist on the Founder of Mr. Jim’s Pizza

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- According to a Harris Poll survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, pizza is America's favorite food. So, in honor of National Pizza Day, celebrated each year on February 9th, you are invited to enjoy a slice with your favorite topping while the Scientology Network serves up an episode of Meet a Scientologist, featuring Jim Johnson, who turned pizza into a way of life.

LA Sports Council Announces New President & CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato's first initiative will be the organization's 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.

Celebrating Religions Working Together at an Interfaith Harmony Event at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- In an era of increased polarization, rising hate crimes, and social and economic challenges affecting all segments of society, religious leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology to review how religions can work together to improve the quality of life for their congregations and the greater community.

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Hosts an Event to Help Reunite Long Separated Mexican Families

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Many men and women who emigrate from Mexico to America do so not only for the promise of a better life for themselves and their children. They leave to help support families left behind with the dream of one day reuniting under better circumstances either at home or in their adopted country. But in many cases, this means families are separated for decades.

Game, Set, Match! Dink Productions Serves Up Kickstarter Campaign for First-Ever Pickleball Full-Length Feature Film, ‘In a Pickle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Dink Productions launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their upcoming movie "In a Pickle." By engaging the vibrant pickleball community in this campaign, Dink Productions aims to showcase the massive audience awaiting to see this movie come to life.

A Cross-Country Crusade to Help Educators Keep Children Safe

SEATTLE, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- Sean Burke's passion is helping others. A lifelong volunteer and a Scientologist since 1987, during the pandemic he worked with a nonprofit formed by top ICU doctors, sharing information on how to properly treat COVID in the hospital and at home. But this year, he decided to focus on another pandemic: The spiraling drug crisis that is affecting youth throughout America.

How L. Ron Hubbard’s Common-Sense Guide to Better Living, ‘The Way to Happiness,’ Is Helping Scouts in Brazil Flourish and Prosper

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When Scoutmaster Marcos Antonio Correia Santos Jr. Googled the question "Is there a way to happiness?" the answer not only changed his own life, it led to a new international movement within Scouting. At the celebration of the 39th anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists, Chief Marcos' story was presented as a stellar example of the impact of The Way to Happiness, the common-sense guide to better living written by L. Ron Hubbard.

Beyond Dents and Scratches: Body Shops Bear Witness to Preventable Tragedies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The mangled frame of a silver sedan gleams under the overhead lights in a local body shop, a testament to human capacity for error. Replacing crumpled fenders and shattered windshields is a body shop's stock in trade, but the owners know these broken cars aren't just metal and plastic. So when volunteers from Bridge Publications approached body shop owners and managers about displaying sets of The Truth About Drugs from the drug education initiative supported by the Church of Scientology, it not only piqued their interest, it gave them a way to save lives.

An Educator Champions Youth for Human Rights to Build Peace and Ensure a Decent Life for Future Generations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Rwanda evokes images of a tragic past marked by ethnic violence. But educator and human rights activist Ladislas Yassin Nkundabanyanga is determined to ensure a peaceful future for the country. He partners with Youth for Human Rights, an educational initiative supported by the Church of Scientology, to protect future generations and create a better life for all.

10th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Launches for Students in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced that their annual "Cursive is Cool"® contest is now open to North American students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest dates are January 23 through April 15, 2024. Students are encouraged to enter early. Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place based on legibility and neatness.

The Help of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Times of Disaster Great and Small and Wherever It Occurs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- It was just under a year ago on February 6, that a 7.8-magnitude earthquake slashed through southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the earthquake displaced or disrupted the lives of 15.73 million people in Syria and Turkey including 2.5 million children. Scientology Volunteer Minister disaster response specialists from Tel Aviv mobilized immediately and were soon joined by VMs from Pakistan, India and the United States.

150 Weekly Food Drives at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles to Help Local Families Cope

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- With inflation driving up food prices and some 30 percent of Los Angeles County families now experiencing food insecurity, Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles dedicate their Saturday mornings to helping fellow Angelenos cope.

Quadro Acquisition One Corp. to Merge with Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies with an Estimated Pro Forma Enterprise Value of $3 Billion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Quadro Acquisition One Corp., a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company ("Quadro SPAC") has agreed to acquire a group of seven companies in the sports collectibles, software, cloud-based IT and healthcare services segments with an estimated pro-forma enterprise value of $3 billion (referred to as the "Global Growth Companies"). These companies are affiliated with Global Growth, a private equity firm founded by Greg Lindberg. The name and the symbol under which Quadro SPAC will trade upon the completion of its business combination with Global Growth Companies will be determined at a later date.

Bridge Publications Volunteers Share the Truth About Drugs With Popular East L.A. Food Trucks to Help Customers Make Smart Choices

COMMERCE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Not only is the East Los Angeles crime rate higher than the U.S. average, the crimes are often drug-related. To help local vendors and residents cope with this problem, volunteers from Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, reached out to area food trucks and food stands this week to further extend their drug prevention campaign to the community.

Scientology-Supported Nonprofit Seeks to Cut Off Drug Demand in Belgium, a Country Where Cocaine and Crack Use Has Soared

BRUSSELS, Belgium /ScoopCloud/ -- A Brussels-based drug education and prevention initiative supported by the Church of Scientology is optimistic that drug education can still prevail despite current drug trends. According to the president of Dites Non à La Drogue (Say No to Drugs), Julie Delvaux, the importance and effectiveness of drug prevention has been grossly underestimated.

Year in Review: International Association of Scientologists Awards Japanese Activist for Helping Secure the Rights of Victims of Coercive Psychiatry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Each year, the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) presents the Freedom Medal to humanitarians whose work materially forwards the Aims of Scientology. These aims, as set forth by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, are: "A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights."