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

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Opposes Pacifica’s Revised “Transition Plan”

The closure and forced removal of residents from Sakura Intermediate Care Facility is an issue for all Japanese Americans, not just a “local” one. There is no other such facility any where else in the United States.

 

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In Boyle Heights, Battle Over A Senior Home For Japanese Americans Is LA’s Latest Displacement Story

By  Josie Huang Published on laist.com May 13, 2021 5:00 PM

https://laist.com/boyle-heights-battle-home-japanese-seniors-sakura-gardens-la-displacement

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Gated off from a main drag in Boyle Heights is a tranquil senior living campus with a glittering koi pond and the transportive name of Sakura Gardens. It’s a nod to the Japanese heritage of its residents and a reminder of a large Japanese American community that thrived in Boyle Heights before World War II.

It’s also the latest ground zero in L.A.’s unending saga of displacement playing out in a neighborhood too familiar with the pressures of gentrification.

 

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Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) Opposes Pacifica’s Re-submitted “Transition Plan”

Dear Ms. Dunham, My name is Kira Teshima Conlon with the Japanese American Bar Association and am writing to express our strong opposition to the proposal by Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (“ICF”) to involuntarily evict its vulnerable senior tenants.  As with the first rejected plan, the re-submitted transition plan fails to present viable relocation facilities.  … Read more

SOS Calls Upon CDPH to REJECT Pacifica’s Mass Eviction Plan #2

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is once again faced with the question of whether to support corporate violence upon frail seniors or the greed of Pacifica Companies as a second “Transition Plan” is submitted to mass evict all residents from Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights. Please send an email to … Read more

Pacifica’s Violence Against Seniors is Part of a Larger Attack on Boyle Heights

The drive to increase profit margins with total disregard for Japanese American and Japanese seniors at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility as well as the original sale of the former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes to international developer, Pacifica Companies, should not be seen as something separate from what is happening in Boyle Heights with … Read more

Why Vaccines are Less Effective in the Elderly

This is Why Pacifica Companies’ Plan to Mass Evict Seniors from Sakura ICF is Potentially Murderous https://theconversation.com/why-vaccines-are-less-effective-in-the-elderly-and-what-it-means-for-covid-19-141971 The fact that elderly people do not respond well to immunizations has largely been ignored in most discussions of COVID-19 vaccines, despite this being the group in greatest need. Most of the scientific community’s experience with vaccine development … Read more