Yoku Gambatte Kuremashita!

On August 23, 2022, SOSN recognized seniors and families who endured evictions due to the closure of Sakura Intermediate Care Facility In a 100% volunteer effort, SOSN members and supporters distributed handmade blankets and cultural entertainment to seniors evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility one year ago who relocated to Atherton Skilled Nursing Facility … Read more

COVID-19 On Rise Again at Japanese American Senior Homes

Recall that prior to it’s closure by Pacifica Companies, Sakura ICF in Boyle Heights had ZERO positive COVID-19 cases.  Numerous questions raised by SOSN about mishandling of COVID-19 at the Lincoln Heights facility (number one in cumulative COVID-19 deaths of any senior care facility west of the Mississippi) remain UNANSWERED.

10AM March 29: Support the Cathay Manor Seniors in LA Chinatown

(From Chinatown Community for Equitable Development – CCED): Last year, the 16-story building’s elevators broke down for more than 45 days and forced elderly and disabled residents to walk up multiple flights of stairs or to stay in their rooms without access to essential resources. Past and recent inspections by the Department of Housing and … Read more

Historic Wintersburg Site Burned: SOSN Letter to Huntington Beach City Council and Mayor

March 24 Update Historic Wintersburg Fire investigation ongoing and official fire investigation reports pending Read more herehttps://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2022/03/fire-investigation-ongoing-and-official.html Watch videos from the March 19 Press Conference/Rally: https://safetywalks.org/nearly-100-rally-to-call-for-independent-investigation/

Who Does Gavin Newsom Work For?

When Governor Gavin Newsom undermined the successful grassroots lobby effort to pass AB 279 which would have stalled evictions and reductions of services at California senior homes like the Sakura IFC, it raised the question of who he is working for. The language of his veto statement seemed like a copy/paste job of arguments from … Read more

What we found digging into an elder care landscape rocked by the pandemic

By Emily DeRuy Center for Health Journalism December 23, 2021 https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/2021/11/24/what-we-found-digging-elder-care-landscape-rocked-pandemic This post outlines initial insights into how problems with elder care in CA were spotlit by the pandemic and the Center for Health Journalism approach to covering the issue via direct person interviews. The reportage investigates the lives of seniors and their families in … Read more

Children of Evicted Sakura ICF Seniors Advocate for Passage of AB 1400/CalCare Act

Francine Imai and Kensaku Nakamura are both children of seniors that were recently evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights. At this event on December 11 addressing the need for healthcare system reform, both related their experiences to why people should support AB 1400, the “Guaranteed Healthcare for All” CalCare act … Read more

California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

by Jocelyn Wiener April 6, 2021, Updated April 16, 2021 As COVID-19 has transformed many nursing homes into death traps, the role of state regulators has become even more critical in protecting some of California’s most vulnerable residents.Since the pandemic began, state records show, more than 9,000 nursing home residents have died of the virus … Read more