Support the ICF Evacuees!

SOS Network and Supporters Hand Petition to Sakura Gardens Staff to Deliver to Pacifica Companies to Demand Proper Care for Evicted ICF Seniors With cases of the Delta Variant on the rise, Pacific Companies has coerced fragile seniors out of the 100% COVID-19 Free Sakura ICF and has not guaranteed their access to the bilingual/bi-cultural … Read more

Historical Monument Application For the Otomisan Japanese Restaurant in Boyle Heights Moves Forward in Process

The Otomisan Japanese Restaurant is believed to be one of the oldest long-standing Japanese restaurants in LA https://whatnowlosangeles.com/historical-monument-application-filed-for-the-otomisan-japanese-restaurant-in-boyle-heights The Otomisan Japanese Restaurant and the Martha Sindell/Nishiyama Residence behind it may both be considered historical buildings in LA, if the application filed earlier this year is approved. At 2506 1/2 E 1st St, and 2508 East … Read more

KANSHA OBON II

Dance for our seniors a success! At Kansha Obon II, Dr. Kensaku Nakayama and members of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility Family Council speak to the audience about the stress and trauma faced by their relatives as a result of Pacifica Companies greed-driven cruelty. * * * Rafu Shimpo Coverage of Kansha Obon II – … Read more

The Last Japanese Restaurant in Boyle Heights

Another article by SOS Network friend, Mike Sonksen! https://www.kcet.org/shows/departures/otomisan-the-last-japanese-restaurant-in-boyle-heights There is an effort to have the Sakura Gardens campus on Boyle Avenue be granted historical site status as well:  https://rafu.com/2021/07/commission-to-consider-otomisan-nishiyama-resident-historic-designation

Support AB 1400 – The CalCare Act

California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare) – A bold, public-funded, “cradle-to-grave, head-to-toe” healthcare reform bill to replace the commercial, for-profit-only healthcare system and take control of healthcare away from companies like Pacifica Companies and political lobbyists like the California Association for Health Facilities (CAHF). AB 1400 is supported by California’s Largest City, Los … Read more

August 7: Kansha Obon II in Little Tokyo

Dance for our seniors! Film and television actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee an evening of entertainment, education, performance and dance to support our seniors, featuring the taiko sounds of Maceo “The Demon Drummer of ELA” Hernandez and poetry from Mike Sonksen aka “Mike the Poet” and Asian American Studies Professor Allan Aquino.  Elaine Fukumoto, Rev. Ray Fukumoto and their … Read more

Pacifica’s Sakura ICF cited for illegally making threats to residents and poor food nutrition

On Wednesday July 7, the CA Department of Public Health issued another citation to Pacifica’s Sakura ICF based on testimony from resident’s family members who were told that, after the move out date of July 20 (the original move out date) only county health department staff will be around for the residents. The complaints were … Read more

US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Pandemic Exposes Need for Improvements in Staffing, Oversight, Accountability https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/25/us-concerns-neglect-nursing-homes “Even before the pandemic, the US government failed to ensure that nursing homes were adequately staffed and regulated,” said Laura Mills, researcher on older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch. “The huge number of deaths in nursing homes from Covid-19 and emerging reports of neglect … Read more

June 16 NEWS UPDATE: SAKURA ICF CLOSURE ATTEMPT BY PACIFICA COMPANIES DELAYED

It has now been determined that) “Pacifica failed to ensure the resident’s attending physician complete the medical assessment prior to issuing the 60 Day Notices of Transfer that were sent by certified mail around May 19, 2021 to Sakura ICF families.  These assessments must include an assessment of the resident’s susceptibility to adverse health consequences, including psycho-social … Read more