Town Hall Addresses Japanese American Senior Care Following Closure of Sakura ICF


In August 2021, over 80 residents, mostly Japanese American and Japanese women in their 80s and 90s, were evicted from the Pacifica Companies-owned Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), to make way for high-rental rate apartments and a parking lot. This was the only facility of its kind in the entire U.S. that was providing dedicated … Read more

Feb. 19, 2021: Kevin de Leon, Miguel Santiago, Al Muratsuchi and Other Elected Officials Join Japanese American Community to Oppose Evictions from Sakura ICF

In commemoration of the 1942 mass incarceration and violation of the Constitutional Rights of over 110,000 Japanese Americans, parallels were drawn with the threat of displacement of senior citizens from the Boyle Heights Sakura Intermediate Care Facility by international develpor, Pacifica Companies. Traci Imamura of SOS read a statement, pointing out that Pacifica Companies may … Read more