Newsom’s Veto of AB 279 Must be Viewed in Context of the Ongoing Pandemic

With his veto of AB 279, which sought to halt evictions of seniors from, and reductions of services at licensed senior care facilities during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom’s capitulation to  serving the interests of Pacifica Companies aside, it was also a blatant disregard for the well-being of seniors in general, who are among the … Read more

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Urges Newsom to sign AB 279 Into Law

Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA.  95814 SUBJECT:  AB 279 (Muratsuchi) URGE YOUR SIGNATURE Dear Governor Newsom: The Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado continues its support of AB 279 as it awaits your signature.  Our organization wholeheartedly supports SOS in its actions to insure the safety of our seniors as well as … Read more

State Senate, Assembly Pass Bill Blocking Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

https://rafu.com/2021/08/state-senate-assembly-pass-bill-blocking-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ August 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO — AB 279, a bill that would halt evictions and transfers in nursing homes during a pandemic, passed the State Senate on Monday with a decisive bipartisan supermajority ovote of 32-3. Introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), AB 279 would impact the Pacifica Companies, owners of … Read more

California nursing home workers died of COVID. The industry failed to tell state watchdogs.

California nursing home workers died of COVID. The industry failed to tell state watchdogs. Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article249317120.html#storylink=cpy The horrors of COVID-19 continue to expose problems with the private-operator senior care system. How quickly will the COVID-19 death toll at Kei-Ai Los Angeles rise again with the spread of the Delta Variant?  Kei-Ai LA is … Read more

August 7: Kansha Obon II in Little Tokyo

Dance for our seniors! Film and television actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee an evening of entertainment, education, performance and dance to support our seniors, featuring the taiko sounds of Maceo “The Demon Drummer of ELA” Hernandez and poetry from Mike Sonksen aka “Mike the Poet” and Asian American Studies Professor Allan Aquino.  Elaine Fukumoto, Rev. Ray Fukumoto and their … Read more

If Laguna Honda Could Manage COVID-19, Why Not Pacifica Companies at Kei-Ai LA?

Laguna Honda’s COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Lessons for Other Long-Term Care Homes This week San Francisco health officials have begun testing everyone at skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, beginning with the county-run Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, where an early outbreak has amassed 21 cases of the virus among patients and staff. It could have … Read more

Orange County Buddhist Church Endorses Actions Taken to Stop Eviction of the Seniors from Sakura ICF

Save Our Seniors Network expresses deep gratitude to the Orange County Buddhist Church for their support for the seniors at Kei-Ai Los Angeles (in Lincoln Heights) and the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility in Boyle Heights. Thank you, Orange County Buddhist Church! SOS Network encourages you to support Orange County Buddhist Church: www.ocbuddhist.org

COVID-19 Vaccines not a Panacea

Pacifica Companies must be forced to stop coercing seniors to move during the middle of this pandemic! 12 Fully-Vaccinated Los Angeles Residents Infected With Covid-19, Says County Health Official https://deadline.com/2021/04/12-los-angeles-residents-reinfected-covid-vaccinated-1234734552/ By Tome TappApril 14, 2021

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