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?

Shared from the 7/31/2021 The Rafu Shimpo eEdition VOX POPULI By KENSAKU NAKAYAMA Read HERE: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/RafuShimpo/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=RAFU%2F2021%2F07%2F31&entity=Ar00304&sk=10D3443A&mode=text

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

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