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

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

Protest Against Boyle Hts Evictions laist.com - Josie Huang

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.

 

(Josie Huang/LAist)

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

Sakura ICF Families No Viable Options

In addition to Pacifica Companies’ “Transition Plan” being, effectively, a “death sentence proposal,” it will represent an attack on bilingual/bi-cultural services and exacerbate gentrification problems in Boyle Heights. See the spreadsheet: https://app.box.com/s/9bv00s9hl5lpge7n0df6lxq2yxg1swwv Simply put, there exists NO OTHER facility like the Sakura Intermediate Care (ICF) anywhere else in the United States. It is part of … Read more

SOS Calls for REJECTION of Pacifica Companies’ Proposal to Endanger Japanese American Seniors

On March 29, Pacifica Companies submitted a “Transition Plan” requesting permission from the California Department of Public Health to mass evict seniors from their 100% COVID-19-free home in the middle of the pandemic. Here is the SOS letter to Cassie Dunham, Acting Deputy Director of the CDPH: If one examines this matrix (below), it can … Read more

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Supports AB 279

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s bill to prevent involuntary discharges during the pandemic Please support AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, which would prohibit certain long term care resident evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill will be heard on April 13th, so it is important to submit your letters of support no later … Read more

An Appeal From a Resident of the Sakura ICF

The Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) is unique in the entire United States. There is no comparable facility that SOS is aware of anywhere else other than the one that exists at 325 South Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. This resident (whose anonymity we seek to protect due to the danger of Pacifica … Read more