30 More Days to Win Hillside Villa Apartments

On Monday, September 13, Save Our Seniors Network members hit the phones to lobby on behalf of Hillside Villa Tenants in Chinatown as they continue their fight to get Los Angeles City Council to buy their apartment building from abusing slumlord, Tom Botz. Follow the Hillside Villa Tenants Twitter account to see tweets from the … Read more

SOS Network Standing in Solidarity with 651 N. Broadway Tenants!

On Thursiday, August 26, members of SOS Network joined Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED) at an event in support of the tenants at 651 N. Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  651 N. Broadway is a “single room occupancy” building of renters, many of whom have been living there for decades and several are now … Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Seeks Justice for Evictions of Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COMMUNITY SEEKS JUSTICE FOR EVICTIONS OF SENIORS Pacifica Companies must provide comparable services to what seniors received at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility including bilingual and bicultural care for Medi-Cal residents A major chapter in the history of elderly care for Japanese and Japanese Americans has passed with the emptying out of … Read more

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