Rafu Shimpo News: Kansha Obon, Saturday, June 12

“Hope and Gratitude” event to honor new community heroes leading the fight against evictions at Sakura ICF and against displacement and gentrification in Boyle Heights. Actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee. Performance by East L.A. Taiko. Made possible by the generous support of LA City Councilmember Kevin De Leon and many community donors! Get your odori dance moves on!

Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds

‘In many cases there were real lapses of oversight,’ says a director on GAO’s health care team Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds The Sakura Intermediate Care Facility in Boyle Heights has been kept 100% COVID-19 free.  We are not yet out of the pandemic.  There is no … Read more

Pacifica Companies’ Claim of “Losing Money” to Justify Sakura ICF Closure Exposed

Article by David Monkawa, SOS Network Co-chair published in AsAmNews! Pacifica claims it is evicting the seniors and closing the Sakura ICF in Los Angeles because they’re “losing money”. This is dishonest and hides the full picture. When Keiro sold the four facilities to Pacifica in 2015 they were required to submit a “Written Notice to … Read more

If Laguna Honda Could Manage COVID-19, Why Not Pacifica Companies at Kei-Ai LA?

Laguna Honda’s COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Lessons for Other Long-Term Care Homes This week San Francisco health officials have begun testing everyone at skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, beginning with the county-run Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, where an early outbreak has amassed 21 cases of the virus among patients and staff. It could have … Read more