AB 279 Advances, but Late for ICF Seniors

August 30, 2021 article in laist by Josie Huang: https://laist.com/news/housing-homelessness/ca-legislature-passes-covid-ban-transfers-for-senior-home-residents The fight of the Sakura ICF seniors and their families to stay in the only bilingual/bi-cultural ICF for Japanese American and Japanese seniors is what inspired the crafting of AB 279. Unfortunately, Pacifica Companies succeeded in evacuating all of the seniors from the ICF prior … Read more

State Senate, Assembly Pass Bill Blocking Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

https://rafu.com/2021/08/state-senate-assembly-pass-bill-blocking-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ August 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO — AB 279, a bill that would halt evictions and transfers in nursing homes during a pandemic, passed the State Senate on Monday with a decisive bipartisan supermajority ovote of 32-3. Introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), AB 279 would impact the Pacifica Companies, owners of … Read more

Japanese Americans Take a Stand on Los Angeles City Redistricting

https://rafu.com/2021/08/little-tokyo-looks-to-avoid-repeating-redistricting-trap The Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC) was looking for community input as to how the lines will be drawn for Council Districts 1-15 for the next 10 years. Reverend Ray Fukumoto delivered the following comments on behalf of SOS Network: ”Hi, I am Rev. Ray Fukumoto representing Save Our Seniors Network. A … Read more

Rafu Shimpo Coverage of Kansha Obon II

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Seeks Justice for Evictions of Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COMMUNITY SEEKS JUSTICE FOR EVICTIONS OF SENIORS Pacifica Companies must provide comparable services to what seniors received at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility including bilingual and bicultural care for Medi-Cal residents A major chapter in the history of elderly care for Japanese and Japanese Americans has passed with the emptying out of … Read more

Closure of Sakura ICF: Start of the End to Culturally Sensitive Elder Care for Japanese Americans?

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Hundreds Rally Across California for Healthcare for All

AB 1400 addresses the central issue related to the fight against Pacifica Companies to defend bilingual and bi-cultural healthcare. Organized by the California Nurses Association in 18 cities statewide, hundreds of nurses, patients, healthcare advocates rallied and caravanned supporting the passage of Assembly Bill 1400 April 18. The bill would provide free medical care of … Read more