Images of the March Rally in Little Tokyo on March 24, 2018.
The following is a reprint from the October 28, 2017 article in the print edition of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, and online on November 1, 2017. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 19 signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill 651, which will strengthen the state attorney general’s oversight over the sale of nonprofit health care facilities, in order to protect and promote access to health care, particularly in immigrant communities.
[KSCA submitted the following article to The Rafu, which published the English version on May 3, 2017. Japanese translation available below.] Let’s think about this for a moment. Years preceding the sale, Keiro was not in financial difficulties according to the annual financial statements. Keiro was making money. Keiro had a waiting list for the retirement home until the announcement to sell. Keiro had about $14 million in endowment
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on Feb 11, 2017 Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro) protested on Jan. 28 outside the Courtyard Marriott in Century City, urging Pacifica Companies not to increase rents for elderly Japanese Americans. Pacifica, a for-profit real estate development firm that owns the hotel, last year acquired four facilities previously operated by Keiro
On October 15, 2016, Koreisha Senior Care and Advocacy held a public forum, “Visions for Keiro’s Millions”. This forum allowed members of the community to step up and voice how they believe the millions of dollars of donation money and assets from the sale of the 4 properties should be utilized. That money came from the public through years of donations and therefore, belongs to the public. NOT THE KEIRO
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on August 31, 2016 There is need to correct the misleading information the Keiro Board has presented to the public in their article “Past, Present and Future of Keiro” (Rafu, 7/13/16). Keiro Board members have stated that the community movement that opposed the sale consisted of a small and inexperienced group of individuals. Facts are that 17,000 members of
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on July 8, 2016 Dr. Keiko Ikeda (right) with Rep. Judy Chu at a press conference held by the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro in January. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo) Dear Editor: Mr. Shawn Miyake’s decision to retire from his position as the president and CEO of Keiro opens the door for a change of leadership, one that would
This is a reprint of an article published on the Rafu.com on May 1, 2016 Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy is the new non-profit organization created in the aftermath of the sale of the retirement, intermediate care and nursing home facilities by Keiro Senior HealthCare to the Pacifica Companies. In Japanese, “Koreisha” means elderly. The officers of the Board of Directors are: Jonathan Kaji, president; Dr. Takeshi Matsumoto, vice president;
Original Article available on Rafu Shimpo April 15, 2016 By NAO NAKANISHI, Rafu Staff Writer On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors officially got involved in the sale of Keiro Senior HealthCare’s four former facilities. Supervisors passed a motion that directs the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, County Counsel, and Department of Public Health to investigate the sale of Keiro Nursing Home in Lincoln Heights, Keiro Intermediate