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  • East-West Center founder devoted to education, art

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    Michael Tsai
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A gifted artist and educator, Murray Turnbull left a distinctive mark on the physical landscape of his adopted Hawaii home, in the myriad galleries that displayed his work, and in the lives of thousands of scholars who passed through the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center.
  • Seeking advice on what to do with a vintage fir floor

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    Ian Lind
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This is a purely personal post. No politics, no media, no criticism. We’re considering refinishing an old, 1940-era wood floor. Well, to be more precise, finding someone to refinish it. We’re told it’s vertical grain fir. It looks its age right now, with some areas of damage. One flooring installer advised just getting rid of […]
  • Musings: What Next?

    KauaiEclectic
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Now that the judge has ruled and Kauai's pesticide/GMO regulatory law, Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 is dead, where to from here? Especially since the community is polarized, and ideology dies hard.The always thoughtful Luke Evslin, who has defended genetic modification while supporting the “original intent behind 2491” (though I'm no longer clear exactly what that was), weighed in last week on his blog, Ka Wae:As we move forward, it’s important to not let extremists from either side control the conversation and widen the rhetorical divide. There is a vast middle ground (where I believe that…
  • 17-year-old boy found dead at Kapena Falls

    Top Stories
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    A 17-year-old boy reported missing about 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Nuuanu area, has been found dead at the bottom of the Kapena Falls pond.
  • 17-year-old hiker found dead at Kapena Falls in Nuuanu

    Hawaii News Now - ' News
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Emergency crews pulled the body of a teenager from the water at Kapena Falls in Nuuanu Monday afternoon.
 
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  • Wingstop to open first Hawaii restaurant this week

    Web Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Wingstop, a national chain with more than 660 restaurants nationwide, will open its first Hawaii location this week. Wingstop will open Thursday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at The Gateway at Mililani Mauka, 95-1830 Meheula Parkway. The opening follows a Hawaiian blessing at 10 a.m., conducted by Kahu Kordell Kekoa, chaplain of Kamehameha Schools. Hawaii represents the 35th state of operation for Wingstop and is the first of 10 planned restaurants in a multi-unit development agreement with Jon Savage, Wingstop Hawaii franchise operator and a partner in Asia Pacific Restaurant Group, LLC. The menu…
  • Flood advisory issued for Windward Oahu until 6:45 p.m.

    Web Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Click here for KHON2’s Interactive Radar. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the island of Oahu until 6:45 p.m. At 3:36 p.m., radar showed heavy rain along the Koolau mountains from Kaaawa to Heeia with rain rate about one and a half inches per hour. Rain gages at Ahuimanu and Hakipuu Mauka recorded a third of an inch of rain in the past fifteen minutes while the Waihee pump gage recorded almost half an inch of rain at the same time. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Punaluu,…
  • Westside Bombers of Ewa Beach win Vegas youth baseball tournament

    Web Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Congratulations to the Westside Bombers. The Ewa Beach youth baseball league won its division at the Back to School Brawl baseball tournament in Las Vegas Monday. The team, which consists of players ages 10 and under, beat Pacific Baseball Academy to take the 11AA championship 8-6. Click here for full results.
  • Teen becomes Iowa high school’s first female varsity football player

    Katie Wiedemann
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG/CNN) — If anyone still thinks girls aren’t suited for sports like football, a teen in Iowa may change their mind. A new era kicks off for the Dubuque Senior High Rams when Melissa Olivares steps up to the kicking tee as the first female varsity football player at her school. “She’s just another one of us. We’re a big family,” said football player Benjamin Kubitz. “There have been a lot of difficult challenges like locker rooms situations and practice outfits,” Olivares said. “Everything they have here is huge on me so I…
  • 8 Oahu parks to close earlier for fall, winter

    Web Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, eight Oahu state parks will close one hour earlier as they switch to a fall-winter schedule. The following parks will be open from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily: Ka Iwi Scenic Shoreline including Makapu’u lighthouse, Honolulu Kahana Beach Park (beach area, not Kahana Valley State Park) Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area, ‘Aiea Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Wayside, Makiki Sand Island State Recreation Area, Honolulu Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area, Honolulu Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area,…
 
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  • Hiker who fell from trail is ID'd as Maui man

    Timothy Hurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Kauai police on Friday identified the man who died after falling during a hike on a popular yet notorious Na Pali Coast trail Thursday night as 29-year-old Zachary Rose of Maui. Rose was hiking with four friends on the remote Kalalau Trail.
  • Request for limits at surf areas is pulled

    Dan Nakaso
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A proposal for a one-year restriction on stand-up paddleboards at select spots along Oahu's south shore has been withdrawn, but state officials could still consider changes.
  • East-West Center founder devoted to education, art

    Michael Tsai
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A gifted artist and educator, Murray Turnbull left a distinctive mark on the physical landscape of his adopted Hawaii home, in the myriad galleries that displayed his work, and in the lives of thousands of scholars who passed through the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center.
  • Weekend alcohol ban set at Kaneohe sandbar

    Star-Advertiser staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    An alcohol ban at the Kaneohe sandbar will be in effect during the three-day Labor Day holiday beginning Saturday.
  • Emancipated farmworkers till the land

    Susan Essoyan
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Red dust on his jeans, a farmer with a wiry build and an impish grin ducks into his plantation cottage in Kunia to take a break from the fields in the midday heat, a luxury he was forbidden for years.
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  • Labor Day, the 8-Hour Day, and Honolulu’s 12-hour “solution”

    Ian Lind
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    It’s Labor Day. Originally, Labor Day was celebrated on May 1, which is still recognized as International Labor Day. And it was intimately intertwined with organized labor’s struggle to reduce working hours and achieve an 8-hour day. That’s why I was so irritated by Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s recent trumpeting of his plan for a regular […]
  • Seeking advice on what to do with a vintage fir floor

    Ian Lind
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This is a purely personal post. No politics, no media, no criticism. We’re considering refinishing an old, 1940-era wood floor. Well, to be more precise, finding someone to refinish it. We’re told it’s vertical grain fir. It looks its age right now, with some areas of damage. One flooring installer advised just getting rid of […]
  • Columnists split on UH football fans

    Ian Lind
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    The University of Hawaii football team surprised more than a few observers by staying tantalizingly close to the University of Washington’s nationally ranked Huskies in the season opener. I don’t usually comment on sports, but a reader pointed to an interesting anomaly in the Star-Advertiser’s coverage of the game. His comment: “…read the first few […]
 
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  • Film screening, workshop explores ‘open knowledge’

    Ryan Ozawa
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Aaron Swartz was 26 when he took his own life, fighting a two-year legal battle over his alleged attempt to liberate academic journals from an online library. He was a programming prodigy who helped build some of the most fundamental components of the internet, and was a prominent online activist. The story of his life and death is explored in the documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy,” which will be screened at Kakaako Agora on Friday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow, built around essays contributed for the event. Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10…
  • Hiki Nō Festival showcases student video stories

    Hawaii Star Wire
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    The public is invited to view outstanding student-produced video stories on the big screen at PBS Hawaii’s first-ever Hiki Nō Festival. The featured stories, produced last school year, have aired on PBS Hawaii’s student news program, Hiki Nō, and are nominated in this year’s Hiki Nō Awards. Hiki Nō is Hawaii’s first statewide student news network, made up of 86 public, private and charter schools from across the islands. Through the production of video news stories about their schools and communities, students gain valuable workforce and life skills, while teachers engage their…
  • Three UH scientists selected for Mars rover teams

    Hawaii Star Wire
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    An artist concept image of where seven carefully-selected instruments will be located on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The instruments will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet as never before.Image Credit: NASA NASA has announced the selection of seven science instruments to be included on the Mars 2020 rover. Three scientists from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) — Sarah Fagents, Shiv Sharma and Anupam Misra — will be members on the instrument teams to conduct…
  • New Partnership Uses Technology to Assist Public with Legal Forms

    Hawaii Star Wire
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald (left), M.Nalani Fujimori Kaina (center), Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and State Librarian Richard Burns (right) introducing software that helps expand access to the courts in libraries statewide. A new partnership provides the public expanded access to Self-Help legal resources. Legal Aid utilized state-of-the-art software to develop the Self-Help Interactive Court Forms, which will help guide the public in how to identify and complete civil legal forms. Prior to unveiling the forms at the new Aiea Public Library, Chief Justice Mark…
  • East-West Center Welcomes 128 New Student Fellows

    Hawaii Star Wire
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    2014 incoming East-West Center students. Photo courtesy of East-West Center. For the first time in the East-West Center’s history, students from Oceania comprise the largest percentage of incoming EWC student participants, thanks to the establishment of the Center’s Pacific Islands Leadership Program and several other new programs geared toward Pacific islanders. Students also hail from the U.S., most countries in Asia, and as far away as Italy and Zambia. During special orientation and community-building activities prior to the start of the fall semester, the Center welcomed 128 new…
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  • Fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run, Dog Walk (Sept. 28)

    Karin
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE Runners, walkers, friendly canines, and families are invited to participate in the Fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy cross-country course. The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging, but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass, and […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: September 1, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The June 27th lava flow remains active. During a Civil Defense flight this morning, the farthest part of the flow, which had been spreading in the forest over the past few days, was seen to be spilling into yet another ground crack about 12.6 km (~7.8 miles) from the vent and about 1.9 km (~1.2 […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

    Baron
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: August 31, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The June 27th lava flow remains active, with continued advancement of the flow front towards the northeast. The farthest portion of the June 27th flow is issuing from a ground crack and advancing through thick forest, creating small brush fires. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

    Baron
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • Blue Planet on Hawaiian Electric's Plan for the Future of Electricity: What does it mean for customers and clean energy?

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Recently, Hawaiian Electric filed a series of plans, intended to guide the utility’s path through 2030. We have applied to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to take part in evaluating the plans. In our initial review, we have questions about the plans and whether it achieves the transformation needed. Blue Planet will be working with experts to understand exactly what has been proposed, what the changes mean for customers, and how the plans can be improved. Below are our initial comments and questions, triggered by the plans’ own description. Some aspects of the plan are positive:…
  • Reactions to HECO Companies' plans and Intervenors

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    This file includes public comments (Aug. 27) and (Aug. 28) that have been submitted to the PUC in response to the plans that Hawaiian Electric submitted on Tuesday. You can look up related action on the PUC's DMS site: http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/ . The docket number to search is 2014-0183. To date, the following parties have applied to be intervenors in this docket: Renewable Energy Action Coaltion of Hawaii, Inc. Life of the Land NextEra Energy Hawaii Hawaii Solar Energy Association Puna Pono Alliance County of Maui The Alliance for Solar Choice Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance Hawaii Gas…
  • Hawaiian Electric Companies file power supply and distributed generation plans

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Meeting a 120-day deadline set by the PUC in April, the Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted Power Supply Improvement Plans for HECO, HELCO, and MECO today, as well as a Distributed Generation and Interconnection Plan for all the HECO companies. They can be downloaded from the PUC's website. Blue Planet is currently reviewing these hefty documents. Stay tuned for our response. Here are related articles: PUC press release: PUC Receives the HECO Companies' Action Plans to Achieve State Energy Goals Hawaiian Electric press release: Hawaiian Electric Companies Submit Plans for Hawaii's Energy…
  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 25, 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Public Utilities Commission On Aug. 21, the PUC filed a letter explaining the opening of Docket No. 2014-0183: Instituting a Proceeding to Review the Power Supply Improvement Plans for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited. This docket was opened in anticipation of HECO's power supply, expected to be filed on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Local Industry News 8/29  PBN: Construction on Honolulu's King Street bicycle lane to start Sept. 8 8/28  PBN: Hawaii is a one refinery state, energy expert says 8/28  PBN: Hawaii's only…
  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 18, 2014

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Public Utilities Commission On Aug. 21, the PUC filed Order No. 32269 Instituting a Proceeding to Investigate Distribute Energy Resource Policies (Docket No. 2014-0192). Download the filing here. Local Industry News 8/22  Star-Advertiser: Dow Solar brings PV shingles to isles 8/21  PBN: Hawaiian Electric strikes deal with Canada's largest private utility 8/21  Star-Advertiser: Program pays cash for old refrigerators 8/20  Hawaii News Now: Expectations high for HECO energy plan 8/19  Energy Information Administration: Hawaii and US Territories aim to increase fuel…
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  • HPP TO KEONEPOKO BUS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAYʻS ELECTION

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ Hilo State Senator Gil Kahele was able to coordinate through the generosity of Hawaiian Discovery Transportation a 53 passenger, air conditioned bus to move the voters for Fridayʻs election from Hawaiian Paradise Park to the Keonepoko Polling Site. The bus service will begin at 0730am and will transport voters from the HPP area to Hawaiian Shores. Special Mahalo to Kalson Akiona and Hawaiian Discovery Transportation for offering this service. Click Here for Todayʻs Bus Schedule from HPP to Keonepoko.
  • ***ALOHA FOR PUNA***

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele, Team Schatz and the HGEA wrapped up day 4 of relief operations for the devastated residents of Puna. Thousands of bottles of water, juice, ice bags and hot home cooked meals were distributed throughout all areas of Puna. Senator Kahele was also able to coordinate through the generosity of Hawaiian Discovery Transportation a 53 passenger, air conditioned bus to move the voters for Fridayʻs election from Hawaiian Paradise Park to the Keonepoko Polling Site. To view photoʻs from todayʻs coordinated effort see the Flickr stream below.
  • Team Kahele “Kokua For Puna”

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    14 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ State Senator Gil Kahele teamed up with United States Senator Brian Schatz to hand out supplies to the families and communities in Puna that were devastated by Hurricane Iselle.  
  • Mahalo Nui Loa HILO!

    admin
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
      HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ With 100% of the precincts reporting State Senator Gil Kahele has won the 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election with 73.2% of the vote. With a final tally of 8,366 votes, Senator Kahele moves on to the general election in November. Senator Kahele in a brief statement last night said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say mahalo nui loa to the voters of Hilo and my hard working campaign team who dedicated much time and effort in order to make tonights result possible. We, as democrats, must now join together to support all of our democratic general…
  • 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election is ON!

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ The 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election is moving forward and polls open on Saturday, August 9th at 7AM across the State of Hawaiʻi and close at 6PM. Please exercise your right to vote in this years primary and good luck to all the candidates for a tough and spirited campaign season. Not sure where your polling site is? Click here: https://elections2.hawaii.gov/ppl/
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  • On Target Review: Krebs Custom VEPR UFM Keymod Handguard

    Robert Kay
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Krebs UFM Hanguard for the VEPR is one of those rare combinations of form and function. The keymod allows you to easily add "stuff" such as the Tapco vertical grip. By Rob Kay and RN Price No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re aware of the recent sanctions placed on rifles imported from Russia. If you’re lucky enough to have picked up a VEPR, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve got one of the best, if not the best variant out there. The next thing on your plate will no doubt be to convert it into something that looks like a more “traditional AK”. Probably the first…
  • Joe Ronnie Hooper Captain U.S. Army - VIETNAM WAR'S AUDIE MURPHY?

    Duane Vachon
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper, Medal of Honor U.S. Army, Vietnam War   BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was a Vietnam veteran who was awarded 37 awards and decorations, second to Audie Murphy who won 38 decorations [" Audie Murphy American Soldier" by Col. Harold Simpson 1975  Hill Junior Press and "The Decorations and Awards of Audie Murphy and Alvin C. York" by Eric Caubarreaux, Create Space press 2010]. Hooper was the recipient of the Medal of Honor, America's highest military decoration for valor in combat. During two tours of duty…
  • Drunk driving and failure to render aid results in jail time for Princeville man

    Hawaii Reporter
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Jonathan Swift LĪHU'E – A Princeville man was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail and five years’ probation for First Degree Negligent Injury, Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, and Accidents Involving Substantial Bodily Injury. The offenses arose on the afternoon of March 6, 2012, when the Defendant, 37-year-old Jonathan Swift, side-swiped a pedestrian near the Hale Moi condominium in Princeville. After striking the pedestrian, Swift failed to stop his van and render aid. Multiple witnesses reported Swift’s erratic driving and upon seeing the incident, one…
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses Three Primary Lawsuits

    Guest Contributor
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Hawaii Supreme Court (Photo: Emily Metcalf) REPORT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that the Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed three separate challenges to the primary election that was held on August 9, 2014 and August 15, 2014. “Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court reached the right result in all three challenges to Hawaii’s primary election,” said Attorney General Louie. “These decisions bring closure and finality to our primary election. The candidates and Hawaii’s voters can now look forward to the general election knowing that…
  • Maui Felon Arrested for Refusing to Provide DNA sample

    Hawaii Reporter
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Attorney General David M. Louie HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that on August 22, 2014, John P. Dunbar Jr. (60) of Haiku, Maui, was arrested by patrol officers and officers assigned to the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit for refusing to provide a DNA sample. Mr. Dunbar, had been convicted of Escape in the Second Degree, which is a felony, in June 2005 and was provided notice of the legal requirement that he provide a DNA sample. Pursuant to section 844D-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, any person convicted of a felony is required to provide a buccal…
 
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  • Who are Those Young Medical Students in my Hospital Room?

    Tina Shelton
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    One day they’re in a classroom, the next day they’re in your hospital room or clinic, following your doctor around. How do we get our third-year medical students ready to take the field in real health care settings? UH Med Now Manoa Student Journalist Amanda Shell takes us through “Transition to Clerkship”. Patients: Our special […]
  • H.O.M.E. Project Fundraiser Sept. 27 on UH Med Kaka`ako Campus

    Tina Shelton
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The Hawai‘i Homeless Outreach & Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) Project will hold its 6th annual food & wine tasting fundraiser, Ho`o¯la me ke kahiau, “Healing with compassion through selfless giving”, on Saturday, September 27. The fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Kaka`ako campus. H.O.M.E. […]
  • DIVERSITY: UH Campuses Take the Top Spots in the US

    Tina Shelton
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    A little over two years ago, the head of the Association of American Medical Colleges said he believed the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to be the most diverse medical school in the country. Now, UH campuses have taken the top spots in the  Chronicle of Higher Education 2014 […]
  • OB-GYN: An Enduring Gift Creates an Endowed Chair (Video, Photo Gallery)

    Tina Shelton
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    A generous gift has created the first endowed chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-Gyn) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The gift acknowledges the excellence of the department, and it comes from the heart. It is an investment in the University of Hawai`i medical school by Professor Emeritus […]
  • AHEC hosts Health Workforce Job Fair, Summit September 6

    Tina Shelton
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Elizabeth Simon Registration is now underway for the 2014 Hawaiʻi Health Workforce Summit: Building the Future. Presented by The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) on September 6, from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Waikīkī, the free summit provides […]
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  • 2014 Honolulu Pulse Awards

    Jason Genegabus
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    2014 Honolulu Pulse Awards Honolulu Pulse readers choose their favorites in nearly 50 categories for the first-ever Honolulu Pulse Awards. The post 2014 Honolulu Pulse Awards appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Get ‘Lost’ and win prizes

    Christie Wilson
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Get ‘Lost’ and win prizes Find clues to identify eight “Lost” locations on Oahu and then take a selfie at each spot for a chance to win cash and prizes from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The post Get ‘Lost’ and win prizes appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • PICS: SOJA at the Waikiki Shell

    Jason Genegabus
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    PICS: SOJA at the Waikiki Shell BAMP Project welcomed SOJA, Michael Franti and Murs back to Honolulu on Saturday for the Oahu stop of their 2014 interisland tour. The post PICS: SOJA at the Waikiki Shell appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • PICS: Manifest 5-Year Anniversary Party

    Jason Genegabus
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    PICS: Manifest 5-Year Anniversary Party The Manifest celebrated five years of business in Chinatown on Saturday with a 1990s grunge-themed party. The post PICS: Manifest 5-Year Anniversary Party appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • PICS: UH vs. Washington Tailgate

    Jason Genegabus
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    PICS: UH vs. Washington Tailgate Fans of the University of Hawaii and University of Washington football teams tailgated in Aloha Stadium's parking lot prior to kickoff on Saturday. The post PICS: UH vs. Washington Tailgate appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
 
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  • HFWF 2014: Under a Maui Moon

    Melissa Chang
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    The stage at Kitchen Stadium The Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival returned to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa last night at Kaanapali Kitchen Stadium’s “Under a Maui Moon.” The sold-out event featured a unique presentation of renowned chefs (and their renowned sous chefs) plating courses assembly-line style on a stage in front of the guests. The six-course dinner, shown in the gallery below, showcased local ingredients cooked in each chefs’ unique, creative style. All courses were paired with wines selected by master sommelier Roberto Viernes, who…
  • Did this: Okinawan Festival 2014

    Tracy Chan
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The 32nd Annual Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park was a colorful celebration of Okinawan culture with food, music, performances, crafts and activities, education booths… and of course, andagi! The two-day event, organized annually by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association over Labor Day weekend, typically draws about 50,000 people. For more details on the Okinawan Festival, scenes from last year and how to make your own Oki Dogs, check out our Okinawan Festival Preview.   Photos and video by Hank Gonzalez. Here’s a video of one of the performances at the festival: A hula and…
  • Kaanapali Fresh: ‘Aha’aina O Ka’anapali

    Melissa Chang
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    There’s farm to table dining, and Maui has a lot of that … but have you tried evolutionary dining? This year, Kaanapali Fresh challenged their featured chefs to use traditional Hawaiian ingredients (and/or recipes, if possible) to create dishes that enhanced those natural flavors. In keeping with the theme, the evening started with an elaborate Hawaiian ceremony. A flotilla of outrigger canoes, followed by a double-hulled sailing canoe, landed on the beach — that was an event in itself, even for locals like me who have seen Hawaii canoe regattas. We then watched an elaborate…
  • Party pics: SOJA @ Waikiki Shell

    Tracy Chan
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Reggae & dub band SOJA played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Waikiki Shell Saturday in a grand finale to their Hawaii tour, which also landed on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Opening were Michael Franti and Spearhead, with indie rap icon Murs making an appearance on stage both before and during the main performance.
  • HFWF: Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai

    Frolic Hawaii
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Photo by Dane Nakama The Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival got underway Friday evening, with the event, Aloha ‘Aina, Aloha Kai: Love of the Land, Love of the Sea, at the Waikoloa Beach Resort with the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawai‘i Island. Guests indulged in a six-course meal, featuring products grown on Hawaiʻi Island. The dinner began with a taro and sweet potato gnocchi by Charles Charbonneau of Hilton Waikoloa Village, followed by a course of Kona kampachi by Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant in Portland. Chef Mark Pomaski of Hilo’s Full…
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  • #DoThis: Okinawan Festival this weekend

    Catherine Toth
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Every summer I think about how lucky we are to live in Hawai‘i. There’s always surf on south shores and bright skies for daylong hikes. The weather is balmy, the oceans is warm, and everyone seems to be just a little happier. And then there are the festivals, from Duke’s Oceanfest in Waikīkī to the dozens of bon dances at Japanese temples all over the state. One of my favorites, though, is the annual Okinawan Festival, happening this weekend at Kapi‘olani Park. In its 32nd year, the festival, organized by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, celebrates all things Okinawan,…
  • A peek inside ‘Dumplings All Day Wong’

    Catherine Toth
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The first time I ate at Koko Head Cafe in Kaimukī, I ordered the dumpling of the day. It just so happened to be the best dish I had eaten all year. I thought about that pork-stuffed potsticker topped with a housemade XO sauce crafted by “Top Chef” alum Lee Anne Wong (@leeannewong) for weeks. Turns out, it’s the recipe on Page 4 of her new cookbook, aptly named “Dumplings All Day Wong,” on shelves now. I flipped through the 256-page cook — gorgeously photographed, by the way — and practically licked the images of sesame jin dui, California roll gyoza, dan…
  • Concussions aren’t fun

    Catherine Toth
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    I wouldn’t say I’m accident prone. But it’s no surprise things happen to me that make for great Facebook status updates. Like getting my wallet stolen in Athens. Or getting a serious staph infection after surfing in Tavarua, Fiji. Or suffering through a urinary tract infection on a flight to Hamburg. (The Germans have the best medicine, let me tell you!) So why wouldn’t I get a concussion on a recent kayak trip to the Mokulua Islands in Kailua? Here’s the story: We met up with some friends this past Sunday to kayak to the iconic twin islands off Lanikai Beach on…
  • ‘Sometimes you gotta jump in the van’

    Catherine Toth
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I had never been to a writer’s conference before, which may seem odd since that’s what I do for a living. But these conferences are notoriously expensive, when you include airfare to and from Hawai‘i and the cost of accommodations, and being a writer, well, you’re usually broke. So I’ve read about them, I’ve longed over websites, I’ve listened with uncloaked envy to people who have attended these mysterious wonders where speakers talk about story arcs and cliched ledes. Then I finally decided to suck it up — read: fork over some hard-earned cash —…
  • Brother Noland, the original prepper

    Catherine Toth
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    When my friend, Dawn Sakamoto, first told me the publishing company where she works was printing a survival guide penned by Brother Noland, I almost didn’t believe her. Brother Noland? The slack-key master and award-winning musician? The guy who sang, “Coconut Girl?” A prepper? Oh, yeah. In fact, Brother Noland has long been learning and sharing his knowledge of native survival skills. He even started the Hawaiian Inside Tracking program in 1996, offered through his Ho‘ea Initiative, that gives children and adults a chance to learn these traditional tracking and outdoor…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Google Street View Trekker Comes to Oahu

    RPang
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is quickly drawing to a close, leaving many with a twinge of wanderlust. Not to worry—starting today, you can virtually explore Oahu’s most popular hiking trails, parks, historical sites and beaches using Street View Trekker on Google Maps and a special page hosted by GoHawaii.com. See 360-degree views of Oahu’s most amazing locations, including Waikiki [...]
  • Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

    RPang
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Family fun. Live Hawaiian music and hula. Tasty food. Those who have experienced one of Hawaii’s cultural and culinary festivals can relate to the many reasons why these one-of-a-kind events attract travelers from around the globe. If you’re looking for a unique experience that allows you to connect with Hawaii’s local community, check out the [...]
  • Swimming With Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

    RPang
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    -by Sheila Beal While snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, we encountered many honu — so many that it was almost hard not to see them along the shore or in the water. From our experience, the Kohala Coast is perhaps one of the very best places to see honu and swim [...]
  • Cultural Travel To Kauai Through Taro

    RPang
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    -by Heidi Siefkas I say potato, you say patato. I say tomato, you say tamato. I say taro, whereas in Kauai, many will say kalo. Regardless of how you say it, on your travels to Kauai, you will no doubt come across taro in one of its numerous forms whether eating poi at a luau [...]
  • Learning The Ropes of Polynesian Voyaging in the Hawaiian Islands

    RPang
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, has set sail on a three year worldwide expedition covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries. Crew members, continuing their ancestor’s voyaging traditions, will only use the stars, waves, wind, and birds for assistance to map their way on this incredible journey. For more information on the [...]
 
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Fiddling with Newsfeeds

    Ryan Ozawa
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A little over a week ago, I complained about Twitter on Twitter, annoyed that the company was starting to insert stuff into users’ newsfeeds that users didn’t ask for. While the appearance of ads and other content designed to “increase engagement” was inevitable, it was still disappointing to see on what remains my favorite social platform. The lament sparked a bite-sized conversation with Beth-Ann Kozlovich, my producer at Hawaii Public Radio. That, in turn, inspired a longer conversation this morning on “The Conversation,” HPR’s daily morning news…
  • Smart Spam: The W.B. Goodwin Community Center

    Ryan Ozawa
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    One of the things that comes with running a website — or several websites, many of which have been around for over a decade — is a constant onslaught of link-building spam. It’s a familiar email pitch. “You have a great website about {x}. We have a great website about {x}. Won’t you please link to our site from your site?” Like all spam, there’s a wide range of styles, strategies, and writing quality. But whether they’re professional business pitches or incoherent not-quite-English blurbs, after a while you can get good at spotting them, and trashing…
  • Kauai Makers Make New Friends

    Ryan Ozawa
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The Hawaii maker movement continues to grow, with the latest news coming from the west side of The Garden Island. Carl Lozar of the Kauai Makers Club announced today a new offering from Firelight Kauai, a boutique gallery space in Hanapepe with laser cutting and giclee printing capability. While the facility is regularly open to visitors, it will now open its doors specifically to makers every Saturday with a limited makerspace membership. “We can custom engrave and cut pieces large or small from acrylic, wood, glass, leather, cardboard, paper, and nearly any kind of fabric,”…
  • Haunting Video of Māmane at Kohala

    Ryan Ozawa
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    A new time-lapse video captured by photographer and filmmaker Gary Yost will surely give you “chicken skin.” Yost has been taking pictures for 40 years (much of them while also working as a software developer), and today he is a photography teacher as well as a budding filmmaker. His work with time-lapse photography led him to create “A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout,” a short film that went viral last year. And while it’s certainly worth watching, his latest video is especially striking… and will surely resonate with people in Hawaii. “Hawaiian…
  • Hawaii TechWorks, HTDC to Partner

    Ryan Ozawa
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    On Tuesday, a Big Island innovation lab and coworking space will officially become a part of a statewide family. Although I was born and raised on Oahu, I have a deep affection for Hilo. It’s where I met my wife, while studying (well, “studying”) at UH Hilo, and it’s a place I take every opportunity to visit. My mother’s family being from the Big Island, I like to say that I’m a Big Island boy at heart. One of the most exciting developments in East Hawaii, which sadly came long after I’d left that sleepy town, is its burgeoning tech and startup…
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Chris McLachlin on Leahey & Leahey

    lwilcox
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Chris McLachlin, volleyball color commentator on OC Sports, is the guest on Leahey & Leahey tomorrow (Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 7:30 pm, PBS Hawaii). Hosts Jim and Kanoa also will prep us for the upcoming UH football season opener against 25th-ranked Washington.      Related StoriesPhone Stampede for Suze OrmanBusy Day in TV Studio with Matayoshi, Dunkerley 
  • Tonight: Lost Civil War Prison

    lwilcox
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Driving through Georgia, what I found most memorable was not the graceful antebellum mansions, stately oak trees, or colorful river traffic...it was Civil War sites and the gripping stories recounted of what happened there, during the "Late Unpleasantness." So I'm eager to see this special about a place I missed: A hastily built Confederate Army compound in Georgia is explored on Lost Civil War Prison: A Time Team America Special (Tues., Aug. 26, 2014, 8:00 pm, PBS Hawaii). The camp remained undisturbed in a forest for more than a century, until a team from…
  • Face of the Great Depression

    lwilcox
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Here's one of the iconic images of the 20th century--an out-of-work pea-picker at a California camp, the desperate mother of 7 children who'd sold her car tires to buy food. AMERICAN MASTERS Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (Fri., Aug. 29, 2014 9:00 pm,PBS Hawaii) explores the life story of the photographer who shot this “Migrant Mother” (pictured). Lange was a studio photographer who left her four walls to capture what was happening in real life as the Great Depression gripped Ameria. Told through the eyes of the…
  • Running to Get Back into Elective Office

    lwilcox
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Some of the ongoing election contests in Hawaii involve former office-holders seeking voters' blessing to serve again.  As we head to the General Election, our election forums continue. In the upcoming week, we’ll focus on two state legislative races in which former Capitol lawmakers are trying to regain elected office. On INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., Aug. 28, 2014, 8:00 pm), the first set of candidates hails from State House District 36 (Mililani and Waipio in Central Oahu), where incumbent Beth Fukumoto Chang, who’s completed her first term as a Republican, is facing a…
  • Western Australia's Shark Hunting

    lwilcox
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Remember the calls over the years in Hawaii, especially the early 1990s, to hunt and kill tiger sharks that were seen in a coastal area after a fatal attack? –  Veterinarian/show host Mark Evans Those culling calls have died down in Hawaii following objections by Native Hawaiian cultural leaders, with a view of sharks as guardian spirits and necessary alpha sea denizens – and with research showing that tiger sharks don’t stay in one area. They travel very far distances. In that context, it’s interesting that Western Australia, hit by a spate of great white shark attacks, has…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Hawaii Food & Wine Festival expands events to three islands for 2014, happening Aug. 28 through Sept. 7

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Hawaii Food & Wine Festival expands events to three islands for 2014, happening Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 Photo: Hawaii Food & Wine FestivalHere that rumbling sound across the Islands? That’s the sound of collective appetites anticipating the 4th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.Happening today through Sept. 7 at various locations on Oahu, Maui and (for the first time) Hawaii Island, this year’s edition of Hawaii’s biggest culinary fest promises more than 80 renowned Hawaii and international chefs, bartenders and sommeliers. The out-of-state invi...
  • Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our “Essential Gabby” playlist.

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our “Essential Gabby” playlist. Photo courtesy The Mountain Apple Co.Hula dancers and musicians gathered for a lively, day-long kanikapila (Hawaiian for “impromptu jam session). The sound of sweet falsetto vocals soaring over accompanying ukulele and slack-key guitar. And the sandy expanse and cobalt waves of Waimanalo Beach Park as a backdrop to it all.The makings of an ultimate Hawaii jam sesh? Yes. A most-fitting remembrance of famed Hawaii musician Gabby Pahinui? Definitely.The 7th annual Gabby…
  • Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats Photo: Okinawan Festival/Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationSink your teeth into some andagi (Okinawan doughnuts), grab a champuru plate lunch (shoyu pork, stir-fried vegetables, luncheon meat and deep-fried tofu) and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll still be hungry for more Okinawan eats at the 32nd annual Okinawan Festival in Waikiki’s Kapiolani Park.Happening this Saturday (Aug. 30) and Sunday (Aug. 31) from 9 a.m. to 5 ...
  • Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend Photo: Kaanapali FreshOn Maui this weekend? Always on the lookout for great homegrown eats? Look no further.The third annual Kaanapali Fresh is a three-day culinary event (read: "foodie paradise") celebrating the produce and product of Maui farmers and ranchers, and the inspired cuisine Maui chefs create with that bounty. It all happens this Friday through Sunday (Aug. 29 to 31) at multiple locations within West Maui’s Kaanapali Resort Ar...
  • Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko A wok-fresh batch of Taro Ko's thin, crisp, garlic-salted taro chips.  Photo by Mike Coots.If you drive too fast, you’ll miss it.”That was the sage, if succinct, advice I received from a friend several years ago when I mentioned I was headed to the small farming town of Hanapepe on Kauai’s south shore. She was describing a worn-down, faded green cottage on the biggest bend of the town’s main drag, Hanapepe Road. A place that, should I be fortunate enough to find it, sold the freshest—and,…
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    ビューティー総合口コミ 脱毛&ダイエット&フェイシャル

  • ミュゼプラチナムでの脱毛体験談

    miya
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    私は、社会人になったのをきっかけに脱毛サロンに行くことにしました。 どのサロンにしようか迷っている時にミュゼプラチナムの CMを見てカウンセリングに行きました。 スタッフさんも丁寧に説明して下さり、お得なキャンペーンもしていたので フリーセレクト脱毛プランを契約しました。 ワキは、回数無制限で脱毛し放題がついていて嬉しいですし 回数を買うようなシステムなので契約後も脱毛したい部位を自由に…
  • 銀座カラーで全身脱毛

    miya
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:47 pm
    私は去年から全身脱毛を行っています。 通っているのは銀座カラーの池袋店です。 脱毛には、昔から強い興味を持っていました。 なぜなら、私はとても毛深く、昔から肌を露出するのが嫌だったからです。 いつかムダ毛をすべて脱毛して、ツルツルの肌になりたいと心から思っていました。 脱毛サロンについて調べてみると、銀座カラーの全身脱毛がとてもリーズナブル だったので、思い切って通ってみることにしました。…
  • 半年で15キロ減の脂肪抜きダイエット

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    私が大幅なダイエットに成功できた方法は脂肪抜きのダイエットです。 徹底して脂肪を排除することで驚くほどの効果がありました。 結果的には半年で体重が15キロも減り、それまで着ていた服が まるで体型に合わなったくらいです。 当初は炭水化物を抜くダイエットをしようかと考えていたのですが、めまいや倦怠感などの 副作用があると聞いて二の足を踏んでいました。…
  • 置き換えダイエットで痩せました

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:50 am
    私は高校時代からずっと体重が増え続け、気がつくと信じられないほどになっていました。 当時付き合っていた彼氏に、「これ以上太ったら別れる」と言われてしまったんです! 私はどうしてもその彼氏と別れたくないという一心で、ダイエットを決意します。 私が選んだダイエット法は「置き換えダイエット」というものです。 誰でも一度は聞いたことがあるのではないでしょうか。やり方は至って簡単なんですよ。…
  • サロンでの両脇脱毛通い放題

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:46 am
    脇のムダ毛は全体的にムダ毛に悩んでいましたが特に悩んでいるところでした。 特に悩んでいるところのムダ毛の通い放題がなんとWEB予約をすると 1000円以下ですることが出来るのですごくお得だと思いました。 カウンセリングでも説明などすごく分かりやすく、疑問に思ったことや質問などにも 的確に答えてくれて、安心できると思いました。 勧誘や追加料金なども、ありません。…
 
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    Literary Lotus

  • Fade to White

    literarylotus
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:16 pm
    On a recent sojourn to Hawai‘i Island, on a whim I took the long drive to the cool, mauka town of Waimea, past green pasture and ranch style houses with a pinching cold belaying blue skies. Dominated by a 1910 residence, the historic home of Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske, Hawai‘i’s “First Lady of Ranching,” immediately intrigued me. When I finally made time for a tour, I learned it was imbued with more depth than I’d ever guessed driving past it on the main road. The 110-acre property is one of the state’s earliest ranches. It came into Anna’s family in 1848 and remains home to 50…
  • Review: A Case of Eavesdropping

    literarylotus
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone does it: Listening in, overhearing on purpose — whatever you call it, eavesdropping is a common transgression. But for Miles Adler-Hart, a self-professed snoop and the juvenile protagonist of Mona Simpson’s captivating new novel, it becomes a way of life, how he interprets love and life from the sidelines while moving from boyhood to manhood. In fourth grade when he begins listening to his mother’s phone conversations, he hears her discuss the TV show Survivor, the key to cool in his Los Angeles neighborhood. But he doesn’t stop there, listening to more conversations and…
  • A Little Pluck – Honolulu’s High-End ‘Ukes

    literarylotus
    21 Feb 2014 | 10:49 pm
    In 2006, I joined a smattering of children to learn ‘ukulele at a Kailua community center. My husband, seeing how much I enjoyed playing, upgraded me for my birthday three years later. My new ‘ukulele’s gleaming blond koa wood was beautiful, and once I plucked her strings, I felt as if this sonorous instrument had been made just for me. I later learned that not only had my fancy Kamaka ‘ukulele been crafted in the city where I live, but the factory welcomed visitors. I knew I had to go. Kamaka Hawai‘i is inconspicuously situated near an empty Kaka‘ako lot in Honolulu’s waning…
  • Book Review: Love – All

    literarylotus
    23 Aug 2013 | 2:26 pm
    In Callie Wright’s promising debut novel, the Cole and Obermeyer families have suffered a loss: presumed matriarch Joanie Cole has died in her sleep next to her husband Bob. This death has brought them together under one roof. As their separate lives collide, needs and attitudes about love and family seem to break them open, rendering emotions and old wounds more raw and accessible than they’ve been in years. Yet as seamlessly as Wright delivers the story from multiple engaging perspectives — Bob, the once rakish octogenarian; Hugh, the preschool head and newly adulterous husband; Anne,…
  • Book Review: The Good & Bad of Airline Travel

    literarylotus
    26 Jun 2013 | 3:50 pm
    Forget lingering romantic visions of aviation — today’s airlines run a mean, profit-seeking business and passengers are at their mercy. At least that’s what seems apparent in Mark Gerchick’s not-so-comfortable exploration of the industry’s transformation since Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2008 jet fuel cost explosion. A former FAA chief counsel and Transportation Department policy official turned aviation consultant, Gerchick brings 20 years of experience (and many airline miles) to a narrative that is part lifting of the veil and part condemnation of commercial airlines’ loss of soul.
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: What Next?

    Joan Conrow
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Now that the judge has ruled and Kauai's pesticide/GMO regulatory law, Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 is dead, where to from here? Especially since the community is polarized, and ideology dies hard.The always thoughtful Luke Evslin, who has defended genetic modification while supporting the “original intent behind 2491” (though I'm no longer clear exactly what that was), weighed in last week on his blog, Ka Wae:As we move forward, it’s important to not let extremists from either side control the conversation and widen the rhetorical divide. There is a vast middle ground (where I believe that…
  • Musings: Beg and Spend

    Joan Conrow
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The ink had barely dried on the judge's order vacating Ordinance 960 when the Center for Food Safety began using it to solicit money.Though no appeal has been filed, or even announced, CFS Hawaii Director Ashley Lukens seized the opportunity to issue a call for cash. Ironically, the anti-pesticide/GMO appeal sports a photo of Hanalei's herbicide-treated taro fields. Ashley then goes on to claim:I am confident we stand arm and arm [sic] with the people of Hawaii.LOL! Oh, are you now?This line in particular was gag-inducing, especially for a mainland-based organization that only opened a Hawaii…
  • Musings: Happy?

    Joan Conrow
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    “So are you happy with the decision?” my sister asked as I fielded phone calls, emails and texts yesterday after a federal judge overturned Kauai's GMO/pesticide regulatory bill on the grounds that it was pre-empted by state law.No. How could I be happy about multinational chemical companies gaining more power? How could I rejoice in having the pre-emption issue so starkly defined and clarified? How could I be reveling in the realization that environmental and progressive politics have been set back 20 years by fools who thought their little mob action was more powerful than state…
  • Judge Strikes Down Kauai GMO/Pesticide Law

    Joan Conrow
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A federal judge has struck down Ordinance 960 — Kauai's pesticide/GMO regulatory bill — finding that is pre-empted by state law, and therefore invalid.In issuing his Aug. 23 judgment, released this morning, Judge Barry M. Kurren enjoined Kauai County for implementing or enforcing the law, which was due to take effect Aug. 16, but extended to Oct. 1. However, he did not rule on all the issues. In his order, he states:Because the Court finds that Ordinance 960 is without effect due to state preemption, the Court refrains from addressing Plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection…
  • Musings: Known and Unknown

    Joan Conrow
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    As I watched golden finches happily munching from a thistle bag this morning as humming birds slurped from a feeder, I was reminded of a sad story I read about the massive solar plant in California's Mojave Desert that's burning birds as they fly overhead.An average of one bird — nicknamed "streamers" for the smoke plume that follows their fatal fall — is ignited every two minutes at the $2.2 billion BrightSource Energy plant. As the Associated Press reported:More than 300,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door, reflect solar rays onto three boiler towers each looming up to 40…
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    The Maui News

  • Lahaina hosts Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiujitsu event

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    First photo: Wailuku's Richard McDowell (top) of Cascao Jiujitsu faces Makawao's Scott Roberts of Sanchez Brazilian Jiujitsu on the way to a 5-0 victory in a Maui Open white-belt middleweight match Sunday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
  • Kihei man charged with murder in beating death

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An 18-year-old Kihei man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a man at Kalama Park. Bail was set at $500,000 for Kaniela Dutro, who remained in custody Sunday at the Wailuku Police Station cellblock.
  • Tsang, Smith place first at Baldwin Invitational

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ryan Tsang of Maui High School finished in first place in the boys race in Baldwin Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku, and Ally Smith was the girls winner.
  • Maui Police Commission to interview chief candidates

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Maui Police Commission will hold a meeting to interview and discuss Maui police chief candidates at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Rainbow Room in Kahului. The public is invited to submit oral and written testimony.
  • Jets sign Finau to practice squad

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Defensive tackle Tevita Finau was among seven players who signed with the New York Jets' practice squad Sunday.
 
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Trojans outrun Cowboys

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Ka‘u’s Cy Tamura scored three touchdowns Saturday night as the Trojans spoiled Kohala’s debut in eight-man Big Island Interscholastic Federation football, winning 34-12 in Pahala. Tamura, a senior, caught a touchdown pass from Jordan DeRamos in the second quarter, and added two touchdown runs in the second half. Ka’u took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on Kaimanu Medeiros-Dancel’s 13-yard run and a two-point conversion pass from DeRamos to Tamura. Kupono Palakiko-Leffew added a safety as Ka’u led 16-0 at halftime.
  • Meetings scheduled this week for lava flow updates

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will host additional community meetings on Tuesday and Thursday to update residents on the lava flow in the Wao Kele O Puna area.
  • Repairs to Keauhou Small Boat Harbor begin Wednesday

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Wednesday will begin construction at Keauhou Small Boat Harbor on repairs to the last remaining areas damaged by the March 2011 tsunami that hit Hawaii Island.
  • About Town | 9-1-14

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Book signing planned in Keauhou
  • Habaneros Grill offers traditional Mexican specialities to Kona diners

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Don’t expect nachos and burritos at the new Habaneros Grill.
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Island Art — South Winds Poem

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    South winds The smell of lava burning trees In the forest behind my house Helicopter circles overhead I will wait for the radio update Sip my tea and stay calm Mother Nature is at work I am living dangerously Clinging to an active volcano A reminder that everything Is temporary Including this land This body This existence Best not to resist Change along with the wind Tiffany Edwards Hunt Aug. 31, 2014
  • Puna News — Community Meetings Regarding Lava Tuesday And Thursday

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    (Media release) — Hawai’i County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will host additional community meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 4 to update residents on the lava flow in the Wao Kele O Puna area. The briefings will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the Pahoa High School Cafeteria.
  • Politics — Setting The Record Straight About My Candidacy

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    By Tiffany Edwards Hunt (Media release) — Lately, there have been press reports calling into question my voter registration history and suggesting that I might be guilty of some sort of voter crime. It is becoming increasingly obvious that these reports and the source(s) of them are politically motivated. I am a resident of Puna Council District 5, and have been for over 90 days before the primary election.  Under the Hawaii County Charter, any voter and candidate for office must be a resident of the district for at least ninety (90) days before the primary election. I am currently…
  • Editorial: About Responsibility, Constructive Dialogue and Trolls

    Alan McNarie
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    By Alan McNarie Like many Web sites that serve as public forums, the Big Island Chronicle has a troll problem. We’ve pretty much allowed comments so long as they were on point with the topics of the articles they were commenting on and weren’t obvious spam. But some people have been posting comments under pseudonyms, and even faking their e-mail addresses, and some of the comments they’ve been posting have ranged from irresponsible to downright vicious. One recent poster, for instance, suggested that an anti-geothermal activist may be taking money from the petroleum…
  • Politics — Mayor Billy Kenoi’s Response To FEMA Disaster Assistance Denial

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi issued the following statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of the state’s request for individual assistance: “We are very disappointed in FEMA’s decision to deny the state’s request for individual assistance for the victims of Tropical Storm Iselle. Our residents and families suffered destroyed homes, property losses and many other impacts from this historic storm. For many people, their lives have still not returned to normal, and the federal government must help our communities. We strongly urge…
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  • Photos: SOJA Live @ Waikiki Shell

    Vernon Brown
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    SOJA in concert @ Waikiki Shell Photo Credit: 808Talk SOJA live in concert at the Waikiki Shell (Saturday August 30, 2014). Special guests included Murs, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Green and Anuhea. SOJA w/Anuhea @ Waikiki Shell Photo Credit: 808Talk Michael Franti and Spearhead Video Credit: 808Talk
  • Tweetup: Soul’d Out Saturdays

    Vernon Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Aug 2-3, 2014: Jed Roa Events Presents: Soul’d Out Saturdays! Saturday August 2nd at Eleven44 (Hawaii’s Sophisticated Nightclub) which is located at 1144 Bethel Street in Downtown Honolulu. It will feature the top dancing hits of the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s provided by James Coles of 93.9 Jamz and his United DJ’s. It is going to be a party all night long with non stop dance music. View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: Frolic Hawaii VIP Tweetup @ Moiliili Summer Fest

    Vernon Brown
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Jul 5, 2014: Kick off the Moiliili Summer Fest with some good food and good friends at @FrolicHawaii’s tweetup and use #MoiliiliFest View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: Maui Film Festival Celestial Cinema Hawaiian Airlines Tweetup

    Vernon Brown
    2 Jun 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Jun 5, 2014: Join us under the stars at the @mauifilmfest Celestial Cinema June 5 @ 7pm, for our #HACinema Tweetup & catch 2 great surf flicks, on us! http://at.hwnair.com/xmtxS View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: Lox of Bagels – New Kalihi Location! Social Media Party

    Vernon Brown
    26 May 2014 | 7:34 pm
    May 31, 2014: Lox of Bagels, Hawaii’s famous New York style bagel shop, has open a new location in Kalihi. Come and tweet with us! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
 
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  • Episode 313: Diving into the Twilight Zone

    Burt Lum
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Don Kosak from the Hawaii Tech Exchange will tell us about tomorrow’s Hawaii Island Game Developer Meetup. Next, Bryan Czibesz is here in the studio to tell us about the upcoming Re/Charting art exhibit. Finally, two scientists from the Bishop Museum will help us explore “the twilight zone.” Richard Pyle and Sonia Rowley will give an update on their deep-sea coral research and the technology that makes it possible. Additional Links Hawaiian Electric submits plans to PUC UH scientists selected for Mars 2020…
  • Episode 312: Emergency Tech – Aug 20, 2014

    Burt Lum
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Joining us today is HDoug Matsuoka from the Hawaii Guerilla Video Hui to tell us about a Saturday workshop on Livestreaming. Then we have Cindy Matsuki from HTDC and Noah Hafner from HiCapacity to tell us about the 3rd Anniversary of Wetware Wednesday. Finally, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle, we’ll find out about tech tools that can assist in the disaster recovery process. Jon Shear and Ian Kitajima will be here in the studio and Denise Laitinen and Cody Osborne join us by phone from Hawaii Island. Additional Links: White House Disaster Apps Demo Day Video Puna Disaster…
  • Episode 311: Ingress – Aug 13, 2014

    Burt Lum
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Joining us today is Shu Chen from the Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages to tell us about an iOS programming series. Then we have Carmille Lim from Common Cause Hawaii to tell us about Civic Celerator apps built from Campaign Spending Data. Finally, we’ll talk to Shani Hiraoka from the Resistance and Joyleen Kaiwi from the Enlightened and learn the finer details of an addictive game called Ingress, previously only on Android now available on iOS. Additional Links: Robotics Adaptive Optics BioTork Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 310: Impact Hubs – Aug 6, 2014

    Burt Lum
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Joining us today is Jason Sewell from the Dev League to tell us about their upcoming class. Then we have Jason Lai from eSports Hawaii to tell us about Gamer Expo 2014. Finally, we’ll talk about social entrepreneurship and creating an Impact Hub with Shanah Trevenna, Brandon Askew and Matt Johnson. Additional Links: Volcanoes on Io Project Olona Hawaii Tech Exchange – Refresh Hilo Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages Hi Tech Development Corp – Social Media and the Law Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 309: Advances in Prosthetics – July 30, 2014

    Burt Lum
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    We have David Aquino from Blue Planet Foundation to tell us about the Wefficiency campaign, and Bee Leng Chau from HiBeam will tell us about an upcoming talk. Finally, we’ll learn about advances in prosthetics with Dan Uyeunten from the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific and Kai Newton from Advanced Prosthetics, two experts in the field. Additional Links Ekso skeleton Anti gravity treadmill – the Alter G Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
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  • Continuous Delivery Overview

    David Chung
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    This blog post can be considered a follow up of my previous post regarding unit-testing. In this post, I share my experiences and ideas for continuous delivery (CD) systems. Wikipedia has a great sequence diagram of what the delivery pipeline looks like. Jez Humble's Continuous Delivery blog has a great entry summarizing what CD is and its benefits through a series of cartoon images. I often refer to this entry to give people a quick summary of what I'm referring to when I mention CD. So in this post, I describe why I am a proponent of CD and I share my past experiences involving CD and what…
  • Real Time Bidding in Online Advertising

    Joseph Lui
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The motivation behind this blog was a question on how different online advertising partners identify you and coordinate their ad efforts in real time bidding ("RTB") for a slice of your attention when they show you an ad. This is meant to explain a technique called "UUID synching". However, that got me thinking I should frame the discussion by first explaining the world of RTB. In this blog, I use household brand name companies merely for illustrative purposes. Please note I do not know if mentioned companies or sites actually use RTB specifically. When you visit a major site on the Internet,…
  • mbloom

    Daniel Leuck
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I've tried to stay out of this fray, but having received a number of inquiries, and having seen some friends affected by the collateral damage, I'm going to briefly comment on the situation. I want mbloom to succeed. They have substantial capital to deploy in Hawaii, and I want that capital to empower local entreprenuers. I believe the people at HSDC are true believers and want to do right by our community. They may have made mistakes, but I've spent time with them, and I've never heard them talk about anything other than empowering this community. That being said, I find the attacks on…
  • Battling Click-Bait and Sustaining the "Hill of Wow"

    Tzyh Ng
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Revulsion of click-bait content has recently boiled over again, accompanied by some fascinating analysis about how higher quality, more meaningful content is so much better at engaging readers for longer amounts of time and the tantalizing thought that ““you’d probably do better sitting on the right hand hill”... people who are focussed on building around this second hill are going to end up with stronger businesses." (See chart) This discussion, sparked by Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, has attracted a healthy amount of attention and discussion. I suspect a big part of why this…
  • Observing Tech in Japan

    Douglas Ching
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Recently I visited Japan.  The last time I visited was in 2010.  Japan has always been known for it’s electronics and technology so I was looking forward to seeing how it’s changed in four years and how it differs from the U.S.  These are just my personal observations so they may not be indicative of actual trends or market share figures. Shopping: Akihabara has always been known as the place in Japan to go if you want to see a lot of gadgets and electronics. That hasn’t changed, but I noticed that places like Shibuya, Shinjuku and other larger districts are also good places to see…
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  • Auction to provide up to $2.1M for Hawaii energy efficiency projects

    Duane Shimogawa
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Hawaii Energy, an energy conservation and efficiency program funded by ratepayers, is starting a $2.1 million auction to find out just how innovative and cost-effective the market can be when it comes to helping residents and businesses save energy. The “Hawaii Energy Efficiency Auction” is open to contractors, developers, energy efficiency solution providers, energy service companies, energy vendors and property managers to submit qualified energy efficiency projects to compete for up to $2.1…
  • Hawaii drawing interest from numerous markets and airlines

    Jason Ubay
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Hawaii has the most diverse airline network than it has ever had and is drawing interest from numerous markets and airlines, which makes the state less vulnerable to major swings in the travel market. But Hawaii could be seeing another change in the air service cycle, said Brad DiFiore, cofounder and managing partner of Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting. DiFiore, who spoke at the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference last week, said Hawaii has a typical air service cycle that starts with rising room…
  • Hawaii's Energy Excelerator opens headquarters in Downtown Honolulu

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator, a small-business incubator created to help grow green-energy startups, on Friday opened its headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, which was funded by Hawaiian Electric Industries with $250,000. The 2,100-square-foot space on the fifth floor of the Cades Schutte Building at 1000 Bishop St. is designed to be a co-working, collaborative space for the Energy Excelerator team, its startups and industry stakeholders. “We were at the Manoa Innovation Center, but entrepreneurs…
  • How Hawaii can lure young travelers

    Jason Ubay
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Hawaii can be an attractive travel destination for Millennials because the Islands can offer cultural education, physical activity and wellness, something young travelers find irresistible, said Jeff Yang, senior vice president of The Futures Company, which covers the changing landscape of media and technology and their impact on society. “Travel is a Millennial rite of passage,” Yang said, who delivered the afternoon keynote at the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. Of the $1.09 trillion spent…
  • Marriott selling unfinished Kauai Lagoons project for $60M

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marriott Vacations Worldwide is in negotiations to sell its Kauai Lagoons project, one of the largest Hawaii construction projects to be stalled by the Great Recession, to Hawaii developer Ed Bushor for $60 million. Bushor, who also purchased, through a partnership with marine artist Wyland, the iconic Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on the Big Island late last year, confirmed to PBN on Friday that he is in negotiations with Marriott Vacations Worldwide for the Kauai Lagoons purchase. He says he plans…
 
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  • A brief guide to understanding Chinese tourists

    Alia Pan
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Looking at spending trends posted by Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Chinese tourists spend on average 45 percent of their daily budget on shopping, and only 24 percent on lodging. The Japanese spend on average 28 percent on shopping and 38 percent on lodging.
  • Doing Business Local Style

    Lavonne Leong
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The world has changed. Is Hawaii still stuck in the past? Or were we ahead of the times all along?
  • Divorce is Big Business

    Powell Berger
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Breaking up is hard to do, particularly if a costly divorce leaves former spouses poorer and more in debt than they were at the beginning of the marriage. Not surprisingly, exes are increasingly moving toward less contentious--and cheaper--divorces.
  • 2014 Top 250: Changes in the list over 30 years reveals transformation of Hawaii’s economy

    Beverly Creamer
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Changes in the Top 250 list over the past 30 years reveal the transformation in Hawaii’s economy and suggest a way forward in the next 30 years
  • 2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Most Profitable Companies

    Gina Gelber
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    When it comes to profitability, there is always more than meets the eye.
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • Japan-Hawaii Legislators' Friendship Association Holds International Talks at Hawaii Convention Center

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hawaii State Legislators and members of the Japanese House of Councillors met yesterday to hold the second international meeting of the Japan-Hawaii Legislators’ Friendship Association (JHLFA) at the Hawaii Convention Center. The parties engaged in discussions on a wide range of common topics important to Hawaii and Japan focusing on political, economic, and business matters. The association
  • Statement by Speaker Joseph M. Souki on the passing of former Hawaii Island Legislator Robert Herkes

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Representative Robert (Bob) Herkes STATEMENT OF HOUSE SPEAKER JOSEPH M. SOUKI ON THE PASSING OF FORMER HAWAII ISLAND LEGISLATOR ROBERT HERKES “Hawaii has lost a dedicated and passionate public servant who championed protecting consumer rights during his 18 years in the State House of Representatives. Bob worked tirelessly to pass legislation that strengthened the rights of residents in
  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Recognized as Global Woman of Distinction

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe) has been selected by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. Honorees are invited to attend the Filipina Leadership Summit and awards gala on October 5-8, 2014 in Makiti, Philippines. The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™
  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Urges Governor to Implement Statewide 'Return to Home' Program

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch) urged Governor Neil Abercrombie to implement the ‘Return to Home’ program created to reduce homelessness in Hawaii. SB515 (2013), signed into law as Act 222 (SLH 2013) by Governor Abercrombie in June 2013, created and appropriated $100,000 for a three-year ‘Return to Home’ pilot program, an initiative
  • Tourism Chair Tom Brower to Introduce Legislation Banning Aerial Advertisement

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Representative Tom Brower (Waikiki, Ala Moana) announced plans to introduce legislation banning aerial advertisement in the state of Hawaii. The proposed legislation will seek to clarify the ambiguities and jurisdiction of aerial advertising written in federal, state, and city law. The measure will specifically make it illegal for a pilot to fly a plane out of a state airport for the
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  • 660 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    As of 8/29/2014, I have a total of 660 convictions (640 convictions from plea agreements and 20 convictions from trials).  I added 22 convictions through plea agreements from 8 criminal misdemeanor calendars on Monday 8/25/2014, Tuesday 8/26/2014, Wednesday 8/27/2014, Thursday 8/28/2014, and Friday 8/29/2014.
  • 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii Announcement

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Double-O-Spot and Go Ventures are proud to announce the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii, which will be held at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. This festival is recognized as the largest electronic dance music event in the State of Hawaii with over 10,000 people expected to attend. The Love Festival Hawaii will showcase DJ talent, musicians, and other performers from around the world on multiple stages. It is best described as a spectacle with high-tech multi-media presentations, large format videos, light displays, performance art, and…
  • 638 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    As of 8/21/2014, I have 638 convictions (618 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). I added 8 more convictions from pleas from 4 criminal misdemeanor calendars on 8/19/2014 and 8/21/2014.
  • 630 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    As of 8/8/2014, I have 630 convictions (610 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). I added 7 convictions though plea agreements from five Honolulu District Court criminal misdemeanor calendars on 8/11/2014, 8/13/2014, and 8/14/2014.
  • Thank you everyone for supporting the 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    For those of you who came to the 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii bon dance, we hope you had fun! Mahalo to all the volunteers for their hard work. Thank you to my friends Brandon R. Mitsuda, Ellen Mitsuda, and Jon Nishihara for helping with our barbecue booth. We sold out most of the food as we tried to keep up with the demand for the hundreds of people who came over the two-day event. See everyone next year for the 2015 Jodo Mission of Hawaii bon dance. Thank you!
 
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • Your Health is Your Wealth

    Mike Hu
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Health is not something separate from your life -- but is the summation of all one does and is.  There is no good health in spite of it.  There is good health, and good life, only because of it.That is to say, that the way one is, is a direct result of what one does -- and not that there is no relationship between one's health and the way one lives it.  People have good lives, because they live good lives -- and have bad lives, because they live bad lives.  People who do bad things to their health, have health problems, and its many complications.The obvious one is…
  • Why Running is Overrated

    Mike Hu
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Healthier people are more likely to run than unhealthier people. But as many people point out, it wreaks havoc on one's knees, feet, back -- and so most people don't run anymore -- particularly as they get older and more out of shape. The geniuses at the high school physical education departments of the world, would be doing something much more worthwhile and valuable creating/describing movements that everyone can do without causing the injuries, deterioration and pain that tells most people not to do something -- with good reason.Just turning the head 360 degrees left and right -- for 5…
  • What One Thing, Changes Everything?

    Mike Hu
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What is the condition and conditioning fundamentally all about?It is to refine and enhance one's ability to change -- as a response to any challenge one faces in life -- giving them greater survival value.  That is the big picture -- before one gets lost in all the minutia that doesn't mean much of anything.  It's not about the trophies won, highest achievement or greatest risk undertaken -- but capacity to handle most of the circumstances one will encounter in living their own unique lives.  If one can do that, than the results speak for themselves -- but if one is always…
  • The Minimum and the Maximum

    Mike Hu
    15 Jun 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The first thing one should consider in designing a personal movement strategy (conditioning), is to establish the parameters of the minimum and the maximum -- and not just fixate on the maximum one hopes becomes the minimum.  The minimum has to be just that -- the absolute minimum one can do at any time, in any condition -- and not only once, when they are at the top of their game in peak condition, or they're discouraged and depressed because they know they cannot do it -- and so never try again.  They don't want to embarrass themselves -- in coming to the realization that…
  • The Great Divide

    Mike Hu
    7 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    People can most meaningfully be divided into two categories -- but not the ones most often talked about -- black or white, rich or poor, liberal or conservative, Republicans or Democrats, etc.  The major difference, is simply whether one is fully healthy and thus functioning on their highest level, or whether there is some factor in their lives that prevent this -- whether they are black or white, rich or poor, etc.  If they are healthy and functioning at their highest level -- then there are no excuses for their failures, or the undeserved success of others, and thus the…
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  • Beginning Life All Over Again

    Mike Hu
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    It doesn't happen every day that one can begin life all over again -- which one should welcome rather than dread, and fear.  That is probably the great wisdom of life -- that one can always begin anew -- but only by dying to the old, and being reborn in the new.  We know that other forms of life make this metamorphosis -- to fully actualize their existences.Probably one of the great distinctions of human life, is that we can do it often -- as many times as we choose to -- when we choose to embrace the wholly new.  Some people make a lifestyle of change, and adapting to change,…
  • The Obvious Truth About Aging

    Mike Hu
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    People in decline are most obvious -- at the extremities of the head, hands and feet -- not only because they are the most visible, but also because they are the sites that will first suffer from a decreasing effectiveness of circulation resulting in impaired health and functioning.  That is so obvious as to be a self-definition of what aging is about -- the loss of full and effective functioning in those organs that most uniquely and distinctly differentiate individuals in their proficiencies -- most meaningfully.  Therefore, to place them in primary importance as an exercise…
  • Don't Make of Time An Enemy

    Mike Hu
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A large part of our social conditioning, is the making of time into an enemy -- and never a friend and ally.  If we've learned anything over the course of human history, it is that time always wins -- but there is no reason that one has to be on the other side.  Time is not the enemy unless one insists on making it so -- and most people do, despite knowing that time will always win.There's really no real reason why one has to run a mile in less than 5 minutes, or lift a heavy weight all at once.  Most often, it is enough that one just gets there -- on their own power, on…
  • Why Not Move (Exercise) Everyday?

    Mike Hu
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Would there ever be a day -- or some day(s) -- when one would not (want to) move at all?  And if one does move, wouldn't they want to move as best they can -- just as they would if they were an athlete or performer?  When would one not want to be at their best -- doing the everyday things of one's life.  That becomes the baseline quality of their life -- and not doing things badly, thoughtlessly, or not at all.  That is the improper conditioning one wishes to rectify -- every day of their lives, which becomes who they are. That is their conditioning -- the way they…
  • Why "Regular" Exercise Doesn't Work -- And What Does

    Mike Hu
    28 May 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Even if one can still walk on one's hands for a hundred yards -- or run a (half-)marathon at ninety -- or eighty, or seventy, or sixty, etc. -- most will observe that that's pretty good for a person "so old," because they are more impressed that a person in that condition can do anything at all, rather than that that is what the person looks like they can do,  and so there is no need to prove it.Thus most of the fighting and competing takes place among the juveniles -- uncertain of their place and rank in their society -- rather than by the seldom challenged dominant leader in every…
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  • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

    Mark Murakami
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Of all of the impacts of HurricaneTropical Storm Iselle -- which whacked the Big Island but thankfully not the rest of the state last Friday -- the one that may be the longest lasting may be that the Democratic Party primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Dan Inouye (filled in the interim by Brian Schatz, appointed by the Governor) will come down to one little district on the Big Island. As long-time readers may know, from time-to-time we also cover election law topics, so on this beautiful post-storm and sunny Sunday, so we're going to diverge a bit from…
  • Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Awards

    Mark Murakami
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Our partner, and fellow blogger, Robert Thomas highlights our recent success at the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case of Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie.  The case is a little more procedurally technical than my title, so if you want the background, check out Robert's post on the case (with links to briefs). From the decision: We consider whether the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) erred in denying Oahu Publications’ request for appellate attorneys’ fees and costs. In brief summary, Oahu Publications filed the underlying suit against The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, in his…
  • Federal Safety Board Recommends New Regulations for Parasailing

    Mark Murakami
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder? Parasailing: A neat experience for a vacationer or an industry in need of regulation? [Photo courtesy of wikiepedia commons]. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report entitled Parasailing Safety today.  The NTSB issued this report in response to several accidents on parasailing vessels. Per the Executive Summary: This special investigation report examines parasailing accidents in the United States and its territories, and identifies several areas where the risk associated with parasailing may be mitigated. Each year, an estimated 3 to 5…
  • Second Circuit - U.S. Courts Can Enforce Judgments Involving Maritime Claims, Not Just Maritime Courts

    Mark Murakami
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    In a classic admiralty, multi-country, CivPro wonky fashion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a decision analyzing the basic jurisdiction of the federal courts to enforce foreign judgments arising from admiralty cases. The case is D'amico Dry Limited v. Priemera Maritime (Hellas) Ltd., et al. and the opinion can be found here. By way of jurisdictional background, the federal courts have jurisdiction to hear admiralty cases pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1333 which provides: The district courts shall have original jurisdiction, exclusive of the courts of the States, of: (1) Any…
  • The Power of the Pen - Monuments and Sanctuaries

    Mark Murakami
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Washington Post ran an exclusive article this week reporting that President Obama is about to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument purportedly creating the world's largest marine sanctuary. Per the article:   Under the proposal, according to two independent analyses, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would be expanded from almost 87,000 square miles to nearly 782,000 square miles — all of it adjacent to seven islands and atolls controlled by the United States. The designation would include waters up to 200 nautical miles offshore from the…
 
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  • Contractual Assumption of Liability Does Not Bar Coverage

    Tred Eyerly
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected the insurer's argument that coverage was barred for the insured's contractual assumption of liability of another. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am v. Peaker Serv., Inc., 2014 WL 3605680 (Mich. Ct. App. July 22, 2014).    The contractor was hired to install an "electronic over-speed system" at the University of Michigan. The hope was that the new system would prevent the steam turbines at the central power plant from turning too quickly. The parties' contract provided, Section 15.18. Supplier Damage to University Property.
  • Business Risk Exclusions Bar Coverage for Construction Defect Claims

    Tred Eyerly
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       The homeowners' assigned claims against the general contractor's insurer were barred by business risk exclusions in the CGL policies. W. Heritage Ins. Co. v. Cannon, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101382 (E.D. Wash. July 24, 2014).    The Cannons contracted with Cook Custom Homes to build their home. Cook never hired a soil engineer. The lot was excavated and the basement foundation was back-filled. When the Cannons moved in, they noticed cracks throughout the foundation, basement slab, ceilings and driveway. The Cannons' home was rendered uninhabitable.    The Cannons sued…
  • Duty to Defend Construction Defect Case Triggered by Complaint's Allegations

    Tred Eyerly
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
         The subcontractor's insurer could not escape contributing to defense costs of its insured when coverage was possible based upon the underlying complaint's allegations. Seneca Ins. Co. v. James River Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97156 (D. Ore. July 17, 2014).    The underlying action alleged construction defects in a 60-unit complex located in Seaside, Oregon. S.D. Deacon Corp. was the general contractor and contracted with the owners association to reconstruct portions of the building, including the curtain wall. Deacon subcontracted with Superwall Design, LLP for work…
  • Reference to "Any Insured" Prevents Coverage for Diocese in Sexual Abuse Case

    Tred Eyerly
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       An exclusion for the liability of "any insured" for assault and battery precluded coverage for the Diocese sued in a sexual abuse case. Interstate Fire & Cas. Co., Inc. v. Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Phoenix, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14735 (9th Cir. July 30, 2014).    The Diocese settled four lawsuits for alleged sexual abuse by its priests. The Diocese filed a declaratory judgment action seeking indemnification under Interstate Fire & Casualty's excess liability policy. The policy promised to indemnify "the Assured for all sums which the Assured…
  • Water Seepage, Ensuing Mold Damage Covered by Homeowner's Policy

    Tred Eyerly
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       The appellate court reversed the trial court's determination that the policy covered only mold damage, but not damage caused by water seepage. Henderson v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 2014 Ga. App. LEXIS 539 (Ga. Ct. App. July 16, 2014).     The homeowner's policy covered losses caused by constant seepage or leakage of water or the presence of condensation or moisture over a period of time. The insureds also paid for additional coverage for "ensuing mold . . . caused by or resulting from" one of the covered risks, including water seepage.    Ms. Henderson…
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  • October 30-31, 2014: Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference @ William & Mary Law

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    A reminder: the 11th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is coming up on October 30-31, 2014, at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. As we noted earlier, Michael Berger will receive the Brigham-Kanner Prize, so this one is special - he's the first practitioner to receive the Prize. More here, from W&M, including agenda and registration information. Here's the flyer. We're going - hope to see you there.  11th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Oct 30-31, 2014 - Michael Berger Related articles Professor Ely, You…
  • The Other Two Election Contests To The Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Also Dismissed

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court. We say that because the court today disposed of all three election contests which were filed stemming from the postponed Puna precincts primary and other primary election problems. Earlier, we posted the court's order dismissing for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction the original jurisidiction action filed by several voters from Puna and the ACLU Hawaii, which asked the court to allow them to vote because they were prevented by the tropical storm which whacked the Big Island on primary day. Now we have decisions on the…
  • HAWSCT Dismisses Postponed Puna Precincts Primary Challenge

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Here's the Order Granting Motion to Dismiss, just filed in Lathers v. Abercrombie, No. SCOT-14-0001069 (Aug. 28, 2014). That's the original jurisidiction action filed by several voters from Puna and the ACLU Hawaii, which asked the court to allow them to vote because they were prevented by the tropical storm which whacked the Big Island on primary day.  The State defendants sought dismissal, and the court agreed that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction: Plaintiffs concede that their complaint is “not a typical ‘election contest’” within the meaning of HRS §§ 11-172…
  • New Article: "A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice"

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Here's our latest article, from the upcoming edition of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, via ALI-CLE. Despite its grand title, "A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice," its just a short piece that asks whether just compensation is the next big thing, identifies three issues in just compensation in eminent domain that may be on the horizon, and urges the Supreme Court to provide some guidance on this issue.    Related articles A Dispatch From The ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference (With Links) 31st Annual ALI-CLE…
  • Hawaii Federal Court: "Quick-Take" In Eminent Domain May Not Give Condemnor Exclusive Possession

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    Remember that case which we posted about earlier, in which the City and County of Honolulu condemned an undeveloped lot in rural Oahu for a fire station, but has been met with staunch resistance by the property owners? Not only did we post on the case, but it made national waves, also. The City filed an eminent domain action in state court, and obtained a writ of immediate possession. After that, the City removed the eminent domain protest signs the owners had maintained on the property. The owners objected, filing a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that the City went on the…
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  • Halle Berry Is on Maui, and You’re Not

    Gee Why
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Yes, actress Halle Berry is on Maui, and you’re not…unless of course, you happen to be on Maui and run into the Catwoman at dinner. Halle Berry on Maui So if you’re on Maui, you may see Ms. Berry and her family out and about celebrating a wedding anniversary with family time.
  • Another Air Jordan 3 Hybrid

    Gee Why
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    And another hot seller for Nike. Seemingly any (tastefully done) crossover with the iconic Air Jordan 3 is an instant success with the latest being the Nike Zoom Vapor AJ3. Take the design from the AJ3, apply to the silhouette of the Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour, make a limited quantity available at Nike Labs, and watch the pairs sell out in less than four minutes. When I saw the tweet announcing the Vapor release, it was four minutes old, and the Nike Lab site was already reporting out of stock messages. Nike Zoom Vapor AJ3 Back in the day, I remember the P-Rod with the Jordan elephant print. This…
  • Starbucks Aina Haina Get Ka`u

    Gee Why
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    With only 600 bags available for online purchase, the limited Starbucks Reserve Hawaii Ka’u has since sold out. But the Ka`u is making an appearance at the new Aina Haina Starbucks. This location is evidently going to be the premiere Starbucks on Oahu with this rare coffee available in-store along with the (non-functioning) Clover brewing system. Thanks again to @yoda808 for the pictures. Update: I stand corrected. Wayne’s World said the Ka`u reserve is still available online, and he is correct. I must have been using an old link or product code. Anyways, I updated the link in…
  • *At Participating Locations Only

    Gee Why
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    So I was watching the @therealpsl Twitter account as it counted down to an early release of the seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Latte (PSL). @therealpsl would drop hints to unlock a puzzle at its Tumblr site. Today, all the clues were available. Figure out the answer, and you’ll unlock a free PSL drink as one of the #firstpsl drinkers. Sadly, showing the above graphic means nothing if the Starbucks location is not participating in the #firstpsl giveaway. Luckily, I did manage to get a real early #PSL last week Friday.
  • These Are Juicies+

    Gee Why
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    About two weeks ago, my Kickstarter-backed Juicies+ cable arrived after a few delays in production. I went with the gold to change up the collection of white and black cables, and yes, the gold is nice, not gaudy. Some things to note about Juicies+. It’s bigger than the Apple Lightning cable. The Juicies+ is longer, and the connector casings are fatter. Of course, the connectors themselves follow specs and standards. The fatter Juicies+ Lightning connector fits my cased iPhone 5 and works as expected and fashionably too.
 
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Weekend of the Super Moon

    Melvin AhChing
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    After the week's hurricanes passed Hawaii, the tropical evening was turned into a time to catch the 2nd "SuperMoon" of the season. The phenomenon "is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth." (Wikipedia).Technicalities aside, the night afforded for some great picture taking at Ala Moana Beach Park. Enjoy the photos that I have of the night lights from Honolulu. All photos copyright Melvin Ah Ching Productions. (2014)The actual moon!
  • Iselle Hits Hawaii - Julio Slated to Miss

    Melvin AhChing
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Residents of Honolulu dodged a major bullet after Hurricane Iselle slammed into the Big Island of Hawaii with winds of up to 90 mph this past week. While the hurricane's impact to Oahu was minimal, residents of the Big Island were adversely effected.From Wikipedia:Upon making landfall on Hawaii, Iselle became the first tropical cyclone of at least tropical storm intensity to make landfall on any of the state's islands since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and the first to do so on Big Island since 1958. Moving ashore, Iselle brought damaging surf along the east coast of the island, and strong winds…
  • Best Photos for July 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Starting this month, I'll highlight some of the photos I've taken over the past 30 days. Most of these are posted on Flickr.July is always a month for celebration and this year was no different. The founding of the United States of America is first and foremost on everyone's mind on the 4th of July, a national holiday that has been celebrated now for more than 230+ years. As usual in Hawaii, spectators on all islands were treated to aerial fireworks such as the one shown above, only to be later stuck in traffic after the events were over. Still it is a great way to celebrate and remember the…
  • Best Local Political Ad of 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Haven't commented much about politics lately on this blog. However just want to note that Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui's 30 second TV spot is warm, entertaining, different and right on. Plus he's a good guy. I'd vote for him over anyone else in the Lt. Governor's primary if I pulled a (D) ballot. August 9. Coming soon.
  • New Honokaa Rodeo Stadium Dedication Kicks off Western Week

    Melvin AhChing
    11 May 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The County of Hawaii will bless and open the Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium in Honokaa on May 19 at 10 a.m. Invitations like the one above have been sent out to the media by the county.Honokaa's annual Western Week gets under starts on May 19 and continues to May 26. The rodeo lasting over two days will highlight the festivities that are also marked with a parade, chili cook-off and dancing.Honokaa Western Week on Facebook
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    Citizens Helping Officials Respond to Emergencies

  • Perry and Price Are Right: They Really COULD Do Their Brand of Emergency Broadcasting from Albania

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hawaii News Now reports "live" from the Big Island; 1500 AM on Oahu delivered the goods on Iselle with the HNN simulcast. Honolulu’s designated emergency broadcaster, KSSK, did what it said it would do – move its market-leading broadcast personalities to Las Vegas the day before Hurricane Iselle was expected to hit the islands. You can read about that decision here.In so many respects, KSSK’s emergency broadcast role in August 2014 mirrors how the station performed after the October 2006 Big Island earthquakes (here, and here), how it performed after the December 2008…
  • Honolulu's Dynamic Radio Duo Will Ride Out Hurricanes in Vegas. How's THAT for a Commitment to Public Service?

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Perry and Price, here today and gone to -- not Maui tomorrow-- but to Vegas. (Think George W. flying over New Orleans and looking down on Katrina damage.)I WOULD NOT HAVE BELIEVED IT IF I HADN'T HEARD IT WITH MY OWN TWO EARS.Two major storms have Hawaii in their sights, and both will arrive as hurricanes or tropical storms in our first week of visiting Eric and our grandkids. That's not the almost unbelievable fact, though.Almost unbelievable is the fact that the two radio personalities who dominate the airwaves on KSSK radio in normal weather and assume the mantle of EMERGENCY…
  • How the Failure To Issue an Effective Ocean Tsunami Warning May Help Prepare the Crisis Communications Response to the Next California River Flood

    21 Jan 2013 | 11:05 am
    Some coincidences shouldn’t be ignored.            “The Impossible,” a movie on one family’s harrowing experience during and after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,opened in Sacramento theaters on January 4.An earthquake near Alaska a few hours later that evening triggered a tsunami warning for nearby coastal regions.And running in the background since at least November have been media reminders of Sacramento’s extraordinary vulnerability to flooding, which a Sacramento Bee story described as “the greatest flood risk of any major…
  • 5/2 Blackout Blamed on Lightning Storm, but HECO Doesn’t Bother To Share Any Details

    2 May 2011 | 11:46 pm
    Here’s the status of emergency communications in Honolulu as revealed in the May 2 lightening-induced power outage:KSSK, the designated emergency broadcast station, continues to entertain us with listeners’ phone calls rather than inform us with aggressive reporting, and Hawaiian Electric Company doesn’t go out of its way to inform us either.Whereas you’d expect communications expertise to increase over the years, just the opposite is happening in Honolulu. KSSK’s on-air personalities once actually engaged spokespersons in Q&A sessions to elicit information important to…
  • Keeping this Discussion Alive: Clear Channel GM Defends KSSK, Still Backs Entertainment Format

    6 Apr 2011 | 4:41 pm
    As expected, the manager of Clear Channel’s stations on Oahu defended KSSK’s performance during the recent tsunami alert in response to our commentary in Pacific Business News. (If you want more along the same line, see our January 2009 PBN commentary.)Unfortunately, Chuck Cotton brushed us off and did so with such dispatch that he asserted something untrue in his second graf.I haven’t called myself a journalist for decades – not since I stopped reporting for KGMB-TV. I’m a consultant, as clearly stated at the end of my PBN piece. My status aside, what have real journalists said…
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Andy Graydon: Phase 1 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening in February

    Lesa Griffith
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    In July, artist Andy Graydon was in the museum vault, examining a 5,000-year-old Chinese jade block, or ts’ung, an object he is considering including—through words—in his upcoming installation Fig. 1, opening in February. Funded by a Laila Art Fund grant, Graydon was at the museum doing initial research and laying the groundwork for his project, which focuses on the relationship between media and environment. The work for two-channel sound will be made for the Honolulu Museum of Art and its environment. The only “material” Graydon will use is the sound of two voices, one…
  • Curator tales: Theresa Papanikolas on how Roy King’s ‘Horse and Rider’ came full circle

    Lesa Griffith
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Now on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i is the sculpture Horse and Rider by Roy King. The muscle-bound steed and warrior look like they are hurtling into the future. Theresa Papanikolas, the museum’s curator of European and American art as well as of Art Deco Hawai‘i, reveals how the exhibition brought the sculpture home. “In 2010, when I was starting to think about a show on Art Deco in Hawai‘i, a postcard advertisement from a gallery in Maine crossed my desk. On it was a photo of Roy King’s Horse and Rider. It was so clearly in the style of the exhibition I was just…
  • Hawaiian filmmakers: Museum is now accepting submissions for ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014

    Lesa Griffith
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Museum film curator Abbie Algar is now accepting submissions to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014. The festival showcases new work directed by indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers, providing a venue for artists to share their stories and to show Hawai’i through their own eyes and in their own voices. The festival also aims to inspire aspiring Hawaiian filmmakers and to engage the broader community in a dialogue about Hawaiian culture and storytelling. The ‘Ōiwi Film Festival is non-competitive. Festival dates Selected films will be shown at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre…
  • Staff Picks: Vicki Reisner on the bridge between men and gods

    Scott Whelden
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The Honolulu Museum of Art is is lucky to have a legion of dedicated volunteers involved in all aspects of the museum. From education, to special events, and even finance, volunteers are the lifeblood of the museum, and at the heart of it is Director of Volunteer and Visitor Services, Vicki Reisner. Those who’ve called the museum for information on hours and location will know her as the voice of the museum’s phone directory service, the museum knows her as an institutional memory bank—she’s been at the museum since 1989, handling everything from Kama‘aina Christmas to…
  • Spatial Sculptors: Wrapping up our Orvis residency at Spalding House

    Laura Reichhardt Spatial Sculptors
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    We just completed our Orvis Artist in Residency at Spalding House! Over the course of the past six weeks, Spatial Sculptors has explored improvised dance, contact improvisation, working as an ensemble and more complicated improvised structures. The latter two a step in the direction of compositional improvisation. We developed a community within the bounds of our concrete, sun-filled, and occasionally misty environment. Throughout the weeks we manipulated the Surface Gallery by developing arenas and pathways, bringing in musicians and artists, and incorporating the ideas of our participants,…
 
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • BYE BYE SUMMAAAAARRRR

    Christa
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    hey i hear you guys like that calvin harris summer cover we used for the grey goose summer club video. i’m going to put it on my SUNNYDAZE cd that’s coming out soon. (ps COME TO THE PARTY get a cd!) meanwhile, BYE SUMMER. NICE KNOWING YOU. YOU WERE WAY TOO HOT ANYWAY. we are [...]
  • [Recap] Memorial Day Bacardi Pool Party

    Christa
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Bacardi Pool Party Mango Edition @ Monarch Hotel 2014 from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo. hot DAMN! i don’t think i’ve ever done an event where i said more prayers in my life. i didn’t even know who i was praying to – i just kept doing it. the weather was set to thunderstorm the whole month [...]
  • The Bacardi Pool Party Memorial Day

    Christa
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    haiiiii it’s been too long. so long that i can scroll down on one page on this site and see the last few parties we did. oh man. this party has got to be one of my very favorites ever. so many fun people, so much good music, so little clothing. I LOVE YOU HONOLULU! [...]
  • Made on Media Temple :)

    Christa
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Thank you time a million to Jason at Media Temple for believing in me and for this amazing article. Stay tuned for the biggest endeavor YET!!! Coming this fall =)
  • [music] The Best of 2012

    Christa
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:15 pm
    …according to me. the mix can’t be hosted on soundcloud so here is a mixtream you can stream or click here for a zippyshare download. mahalo to dj soundcheck for mixing everything. the best music according to me this year: Bestof2012bySPRCHK by Christa Wittmier on Mixcloud the party? went well. if “well” means the most [...]
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    FLUX Hawaii » Blog

  • Design Makes All The Difference

    Anna Harmon
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Anyone who has ridden the bus knows it is a deceptively easy task, even with that godsend DaBus app. Stops on opposite sides of the streets, numbers, times, transfers–everything has to be juggled in our heads. But less often (typically, only when something confounds us) do riders think about what goes into creating the schedules and routes and communicating it to the masses. As a project for professor Chae Ho Lee’s ART 366 course at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, students were asked to do a small part of this: Redesign one of the bus system’s almost 100 route map…
  • Bielmann Goes Back To Film For Back To The Country

    Sonny Ganaden
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Talented waterman photographer Brian Bielmann made his own waterproof housing for his film cameras long before GoPros opened up water photography to groms and grandmas alike. Now, he shares some of his iconic style on film from the ’80s and ’90s at Treehouse. “Now the whole world is photographers,” says Brian Bielmann, in his home office on O‘ahu’s North Shore. “I’ve seen guys who just go out for an afternoon with shots as good as mine. I mean, there are grandmas with GoPros who take amazing images. No use in being bitter about it, because it’s better for the world.
  • Lāhainā Noon

    Cole Tanigawa-Lau
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Photo of “Lhain Noon” director and writer Chris Kahunahana by Aaron Yoshino; screenshots from short film; flyer for fundraising events. Local filmmaker and Sundance Native Lab fellow Chris Kahunahana sat down with us to talk with about “Lhain Noon,” his upcoming short film now in post-production. Kahunahana, the founder of Nextdoor nightclub in Chinatown, now devotes his time fully to his production company, 4th World Film. FLUX: What were you working on today? Kahunahana: Today, because we launch our Kickstarter for “Lāhainā Noon,” we’ve been doing a lot of marketing and…
  • The Lost Waterways of Hawai‘i

    Anna Harmon
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    We walk and drive over streams every day in Honolulu often without noticing. One artist wonders, where did they go, and how did this happen? Makiki Stream, through the eyes of Sean Connelly. EVENT Walk #1: Streams Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kaka’ako Agora, 441 Cooke St. Sean Connelly will present on channelized streams on O’ahu, including the ‘auwai in Kakaako and a virtual tour of Makiki Stream. Afterwards, there will be a screening of Lost Rivers, a film that traces the story those who explore subterranean rivers in their cities with the hope of bringing them to…
  • Cruising Along: With Carpoolers

    Anna Harmon
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Cruising Along is an ongoing weekly blog series by Bianca Sewake examining Hawai’i’s alternative modes of transportation. Rounding up a carpool group was never a problem for me. There were always friends in the neighborhood to coordinate rides with growing up and even, luckily, when I got my first job. Often, setting up a carpool system within groups of families or friends is the easiest way to go. Such is the case for Landon Kaya, an engineering student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who carpools everyday from Aiea to Honolulu with his sister. “I’ve been carpooling with my…
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 09/02/2014 - Ke'Oahu

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Ke O'ahu comes from a musical family that goes back five generations. Featuring sisters JoAnn Iwalani Maio, Leilani Vaka'uta, Jonette Maio, and brother Kalani Maio, the group takes their inspiration from parents Joseph Kalanipi'i Maio of Maui and Maude Leialoha of O'ahu.</p>
  • 09/02/2014 - Happy Hour

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    <p>The M Nightclub offers honolulu's happy hour connoisseurs a chef inspired happy hour menu, gourmet pupus, a wide selection of beers, wines and specialty cocktails. If you are looking for the ultimate pau hana experience, look no further than the m nightclub.</p> <p>Our<a href="http://www.mnlhnl.com/menu.html"> restaurant menu offers</a> chef crafted entrees, sashimi and sushi plates, specialty dishes, desserts, and salads tuesday through saturday.</p>
  • 09/02/2014 - 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Beer Vote Sampling!

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    <p>Hula's 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Beer Vote Sampling! Come try our delicious special beer trio sampler and help us choose our Beer of the Month for October 2014! Ask any bartender for details!</p>
  • 09/01/2014 - Jeff Rasmussen

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Jeff Rasmussen entered the Hawaii music scene as a member of the band Pandanus Club. In 1990, he embarked on a solo and has since become a prominent songwriter & producer in Honolulu.</p>
  • 09/01/2014 - Open Mic Mondays With Host GJ

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Calling all talent to Hula's from 6-9pm! Actors, Dancers, Poet Slammers, Musicians, Magicians, Comedians, etc. welcomed! Sign up with GJ starts at 6pm. Great sound system, vibe, with food specials and Happy Hour from 10am - 7pm! Resident VJs from 9pm - close! No Cover.</p>
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Hawaii Food & Wine Festival expands events to three islands for 2014, happening Aug. 28 through Sept. 7

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Hawaii Food & Wine Festival expands events to three islands for 2014, happening Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 Photo: Hawaii Food & Wine FestivalHere that rumbling sound across the Islands? That’s the sound of collective appetites anticipating the 4th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.Happening today through Sept. 7 at various locations on Oahu, Maui and (for the first time) Hawaii Island, this year’s edition of Hawaii’s biggest culinary fest promises more than 80 renowned Hawaii and international chefs, bartenders and sommeliers. The out-of-state invi...
  • Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our “Essential Gabby” playlist.

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our &ldquo;Essential Gabby&rdquo; playlist. Photo courtesy The Mountain Apple Co.Hula dancers and musicians gathered for a lively, day-long kanikapila (Hawaiian for “impromptu jam session). The sound of sweet falsetto vocals soaring over accompanying ukulele and slack-key guitar. And the sandy expanse and cobalt waves of Waimanalo Beach Park as a backdrop to it all.The makings of an ultimate Hawaii jam sesh? Yes. A most-fitting remembrance of famed Hawaii musician Gabby Pahinui? Definitely.The 7th annual Gabby…
  • Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats Photo: Okinawan Festival/Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationSink your teeth into some andagi (Okinawan doughnuts), grab a champuru plate lunch (shoyu pork, stir-fried vegetables, luncheon meat and deep-fried tofu) and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll still be hungry for more Okinawan eats at the 32nd annual Okinawan Festival in Waikiki’s Kapiolani Park.Happening this Saturday (Aug. 30) and Sunday (Aug. 31) from 9 a.m. to 5 ...
  • Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend Photo: Kaanapali FreshOn Maui this weekend? Always on the lookout for great homegrown eats? Look no further.The third annual Kaanapali Fresh is a three-day culinary event (read: "foodie paradise") celebrating the produce and product of Maui farmers and ranchers, and the inspired cuisine Maui chefs create with that bounty. It all happens this Friday through Sunday (Aug. 29 to 31) at multiple locations within West Maui’s Kaanapali Resort Ar...
  • Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai&rsquo;s Taro Ko A wok-fresh batch of Taro Ko's thin, crisp, garlic-salted taro chips.  Photo by Mike Coots.If you drive too fast, you’ll miss it.”That was the sage, if succinct, advice I received from a friend several years ago when I mentioned I was headed to the small farming town of Hanapepe on Kauai’s south shore. She was describing a worn-down, faded green cottage on the biggest bend of the town’s main drag, Hanapepe Road. A place that, should I be fortunate enough to find it, sold the freshest—and,…
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    A Journey in Moʻolelo and Mele

  • New LOGO Design

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    I decided to have a new logo created because it has been such a long time since Iʻve had it done. It wasnʻt a very long process and I donʻt know if this is going to be the final logo but I believe itʻs kind of cool. If anyone know who makes great logos or if you would like to make me a logo, I would definitely welcome your input.
  • He Mele Aloha Songbook

    admin
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I came across this forum thread. It is from my dear friend Wanda Certo from Cleveland, Ohio. I actually went to Cleveland last year and spent some time with Wanda and Paul. They took me to my first Jewish restaurant and of course they treated me to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum! Wanda has put together a comprehensive list of YouTube videos to compliment the He Mele Aloha songbook for those who donʻt know the melody(ies) of the song(s). I am not going to create the link as she has done, but just list them. You can cut and paste the links to find the individual songs. Click here to get…
  • Trying Something New

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I have been commuting to and from work for some time now and thought I would pose a question. Knowing you have a multifaceted choice, would you take your car or the bus? As most people would immediately answer, I would obviously take my own care because itʻs more convenient and a definite time saver. I think like that too, but I decided to take the bus some days and take my car the other days. I wonʻt go in to all the details of my decision but we have all heard the rhetoric and seen all the advertisement on environmental sensitivity. My first bus ride was uncomfortable because I didnʻt…
  • Rakutei Tempura

    admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:26 am
    OMG I was just in Japan last week and my concert promoter took me to this tempura restaurant. It was a little place that only had counter sitting for twelve people. There was only one sitting and you ahd to make reservations ahead of time. It was an experience of a lifetime. The head chef prepared everything from scratch and even cleaned the live seafood while we watched. It was truly an artful performance of mega proportions. I look forward to eating there on my next trip to Tokyo.
  • The Hungry I gig

    admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:18 am
    My wonderful friend Erin Dickins posted this picture on her Facebook page. It’s a photo of me and Carl Villaverde playing a gig at the Hungry I at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Our group was called Mango and we lived on Maui at the time. We flew to Honolulu every week to play two nights there in order to gain a larger fanbase. This photo was circa 1985, Wow how timef lies when you are having a good time.
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    Live Ukulele

  • August: In Review

    Brad Bordessa
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    August was mellow. Sometimes that’s good. Here are the posts that trailed across the front page this month: Feature Articles: Review: Moment By John Nash Interview With Andrew Kitakis from Hawai’i Music Supply Songs/Tabs: Shine On by John Cruz Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, and Mary One Rainy Wish by Jimi Hendrix The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars Workshops I’ll be teaching at: Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop – Nov. 8-16 Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat – Oct. 20-26 Videos: Cool things on Youtube. You’ve Got a Friend –…
  • Review: Moment By John Nash

    Brad Bordessa
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    A look at a brand new release from a new 'ukulele player on the block. Moment is an album of seven original solo 'ukulele tunes from John Nash.
  • Kahumoku ‘Ohana Workshop 2014

    Brad Bordessa
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It’s become workshop season! A time of year I look forward to when instructors are confirmed, campers get back in touch, and plans are made for the week in Pahala. This year the teaching lineup at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop looks like this (in no particular order): David Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Debbie and Kawehi Ryder, Hualalai Keohuloa, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Kris Fuchigami, Sonny Lim, James Hill, The Abrigo ‘Ohana, Anne Janelle, John Keawe, George Kahumoku Jr., Peter DeAquino, John Yamasato, Keoki Kahumoku, Konabob Stoffer, Darci Baker, Ka’iwi…
  • Video: You’ve Got a Friend – Julian Egan

    Brad Bordessa
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The title of this video on Youtube is “Julian Egan slaughtering a James Taylor song called You Got A Friend.” I don’t think “slaughtering” has made its way into pop lingo as a positive expression, but “killing it” has. Let’s swap the two because I was very impressed with this calm, collected finger picking arrangement of James Taylor’s famous tune.
  • Shine On by John Cruz

    Brad Bordessa
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    When comes to great, simple writing in the contemporary Hawaiian genre, it’s hard to beat John Cruz. He’s a master of doing interesting things with easy chords while keeping his melodies catchy. Acoustic Soul is Cruz’s first album and contains Shine On. This song is simple – one of those fabled two-chord tunes – but packs a big punch. C and G7 – go! Shine On John Cruz
 
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  • The Bar’s a Star

    webmaster
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    If you are a fan of TV’s Hawaii 5-0, or of other shows like LOST, or The River, then you’re likely to The post The Bar’s a Star appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Two Curious Critters

    Jamie Winpenny
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Invasive species pose a grave, continuing threat to Hawaii’s native flora and fauna. Coqui frogs, Miconia, salvinia molesta, Albizia trees; large amounts The post Two Curious Critters appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Prepping for Your Hawaii Vacay: Books to Read

    Lauren Rolland
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    I love to read. I also love pretty much any book- I don’t have a particular genre that I enjoy more than The post Prepping for Your Hawaii Vacay: Books to Read appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Rubbernecking Disater: Just Don’t

    Jamie Winpenny
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    The recent Big Island journey that took me to the summit of Mauna Kea also saw me visiting family and friends in The post Rubbernecking Disater: Just Don’t appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

    Lauren Rolland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Have you ever seen or heard the meme, “surfing sucks don’t try it”? If you have then I’m sure you know the The post Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Describing Hawaii

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I feel like a lot of things big have happened in Hawaii pretty recently… Big Island had an earthquake, two hurricanes threatened The post Describing Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Seafood in Hawaii

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    If you’re vacationing in Hawaii, then chances are you want to sample local fresh seafood that comes straight from the fishermen of The post Seafood in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • The Best of Hawaii

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Today we’ll be talking about the recently released Hawaii’s Best 2014, which is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This The post The Best of Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • What Hawaii DOESN’T have

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hawaii seems to have it all. Year round warm weather, a gorgeous ocean, beautiful beaches, high-end hotels, incredible shopping, tropical fruits, unique The post What Hawaii DOESN’T have appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Do you read your Hawaii travel documents?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Let me begin by first stating that the customer is always right. I like to subscribe to this philosophy because it’s a The post Do you read your Hawaii travel documents? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Aloha Friday Photo: Fiery Finish

    Sheila Beal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mahalo to Chief’s Luau for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday. This shot shows the Samoan fire knife dancing that typically caps off a great Polynesian dancing show of a luau.Happy Aloha Friday!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically from our site or this RSS feed.
  • Where’s your favorite place in Hawaii?

    Sheila Beal
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Do you have a favorite place in Hawaii? Perhaps it’s a specific beach, hiking trail, waterfall, garden, restaurant or hotel? Maybe it’s a place you visualize immediately when you think of Hawaii?Please share your favorite place in Hawaii along with the reason why in the comments section of this article. Then, stay tuned because you just might see your name and your favorite place highlighted in a future article.We can’t wait to hear from you. Mahalo for your input! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from the air

    Sheila Beal
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Mahalo to Peter King from the United Kingdom for sharing this view of Diamond Head  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Peter took this photo from the plane while visiting Hawaii in April.It’s always exciting to catch the first views Hawaii as your flight comes in for landing. Likewise, as you depart, you savor the final sights of Hawaii while you reflect on your vacation memories. Either way, those views from the plane are treasures for the Hawaii visitor.Happy Aloha Friday!
  • What to know for a September vacation to Hawaii

    Sheila Beal
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    September is a fantastic month to visit Hawaii. It’s a relatively quiet time in the Hawaiian Islands; hotel rates are less expensive and the weather is great. In this article, we’ll review all these important details in deciding if September is the best month for you to vacation in Hawaii.What’s Hawaii’s weather like in September?August and September are two of the hottest months in Hawaii. September weather in the Hawaiian Islands can be described as very summer-like with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: A sweetheart of a view

    Sheila Beal
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Mahalo to Joe West from Drone Cam Hawaii for sharing this superb view of Pu’upehe with us. Pu’upehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, is one of the most iconic views of Lana’i. This impressive rock always makes visitors wonder how it was formed and why it stands alone from the rest of the island.We’ve taken the short hike out to view Pu’upehe many times, but we’ve never seen an aerial view of it. Joe’s excellent photo captures a new perspective of Pu’upehe that’s just not possible from the ground. We love this new dimension of this…
 
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  • Disturbing Banana Bunchy Top Virus Trend

    leslielang
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Richard Ha writes: We've noticed an uptick lately in the number of banana plants in and around Hilo town that are affected with the banana bunchy top virus (BBTV). Banana farmers are constantly watching for this, and lately we are seeing more of it. We brought up this disturbing trend with Scott Enright, who is chair of the Department of Agriculture. Kamran Fujimoto had been concentrating on BBTV, but recently he has been focusing on fire ants and coconut rhinocerous beetle and traveling to O‘ahu. Banana farmers have a tradition of being proactive. Lynn Richardson, who is a veteran…
  • I Welcome Your Thoughts

    leslielang
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Richard Ha writes: I have been appointed to a national, 25-person Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. It's the revival of an old committee. I've been asked for two or three topics of interest; let me know if you have any thoughts. We're being asked to present ideas ahead of time so they can prepare for any necessary speakers in advance of our first meeting at the end of September. I welcome your thoughts.
  • Board of Agriculture Approves an Emergency Loan Program for Farmers, Ranchers

    leslielang
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Yesterday, the state Board of Agriculture approved an Emergency Loan Program for farmers and ranchers who suffered damage due to Tropic Storm Iselle. Governor Neil Abercrombie declared the entire state of Hawai‘i a disaster area due to the high wind and rain associated with Iselle. This authorizes the expenditure of state monies for disaster relief. The main elements of the Board of Agriculture's emergency loan program are: Maximum loan amount: $100,000 Terms to be determined on a case-bycase basis as needed. Consideration will be given to the applicants based on…
  • Good News for Kaua‘i!

    leslielang
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Breaking news for Kaua‘i. Here’s an article from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Judge: Kauai genetically modified crop law invalid  By Rosemarie Bernardo POSTED: 09:39 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2014 LAST UPDATED: 09:51 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2014  A federal judge struck down a new law regulating the use of pesticides and growth of genetically modified organisms by large-scale commercial agricultural companies on Kauai.  U.S. MagistrateJudge Barry Kurren decided Ordinance 960 (formerly Bill 2491) is invalid and preempted by state law. The law required seed companies…
  • Hurricane Iselle: The Aftermath & Human Stories

    leslielang
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Soon after Hurricane Iselle hit the Big Island, the Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United (HFRU) core group called a meeting. We wanted to assess damage, and what we found was that some Big Island farmers were in desperate need. The human stories which were told by some of the affected farmers were hard to take. One of the independent processors told about being in church on Sunday just after the hurricane and not being able to look a farmer, there with his family, in the eye. They both knew what this damage meant to the farmers. The processor told us at the meeting that it…
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  • Genevieve Becomes Typhoon Fenghsen

    Anna Webb
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Genevieve passed by the Hawaiian Islands today only to grow in strength and become Typhoon Fengshen. This system promises to be a force beyond reckoning. Watch this system as it grows in strength….Filed under: Weather
  • Battle Between Pele & Iselle Begins – Hurricane Warning Issued

    Anna Webb
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    If, in fact, Iselle is a hurricane when it makes landfall on Big Island, it will be an unprecedented "first" and meteorologists aren't sure what will happen.
  • Hawaii Hurricanes – Update

    Anna Webb
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Check out Hurricane Julio’s 5-day forecast and batten down the hatches! Tropical Storm Iselle is making landfall right now. It is reported that HPP (Hawaiian Paradise Park) has a lot of damage. Even though this weather system has been downgraded to a tropical storm means little with regard to heavy rain and windspeed. In addition, […]
  • Winter on Big Island

    Anna Webb
    7 Feb 2014 | 12:06 am
    Yes, Paradise has Winter weather and this past week brought snow to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. It’s truly an experience to be able to ski at 12,000 feet elevation and be back on the beach in about an hour. And, a spectacular sight to see the snow capped majesty of the volcanoes that formed […]
  • Pacific Ocean Buoy Array Data Drops to 40 Percent

    Anna Webb
    24 Jan 2014 | 1:16 am
    Meteorologists and Scientists from around the world depend upon data sent from the TAO/TRITON array of buoys in the Pacific Ocean to predict weather patterns around the world. Once 80-90 percent operational, by the end of 2013 that information has dropped to around 40 percent. This data has been used in the past to create weather […]
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  • Hurricane Iselle's aftermath

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Hawaii, especially the district of Puna on the Big Island, rarely makes the news, even on the local TV stations in the State. It's a neglected district with many quite poor people living here. Some areas are very beautiful and have many vacation rentals for visitors, some are ravaged by lava flows, but overall it is a large area (roughly the size of Oahu) with thousands of relatively poor families.Hurricane Iselle devastated much of the district last Thursday night. Thousands of people are without power or running water, some are still trapped on their streets by downed trees. Houses have…
  • Well, it's in the public domain now - UKIRT's future

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Latest news can be seen here -SFGate news about UKIRT. I'm sure other media sources will pick things up over the next day or so. Local rags picked it up quickly but aren't the places I want to direct people to. Don't know anything about SFGate, but haven't hit a paywall there yet.
  • The Long Goodbye

    15 Mar 2014 | 1:23 am
    Eddie, the cat on the right, has been with me almost since the day I arrived in Hawaii. She's approaching 18 years old now and as a kitten wasn't expected to survive her first year. She was 10-weeks old and just skin and bones and clearly the runt of the litter when I adopted her. The person at the Humane Society told me she needed a lot of love and care to survive, and when her adopted sister, Patsy, died just a few weeks later from FIP, the vet said it was likely she had contracted the disease as well and would die young.Well, over 17 years later she is still with me, nearly as energetic as…
  • A room with a view

    18 Dec 2013 | 9:33 pm
    Well, Pam opened her Christmas present early, so I can post it here now as well! This was the view from our hotel room in Astoria, Oregon, of the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge (you can click on the picture for a much larger version). I can't say enough good things about the Cannery Pier Hotel, it's one of the best places we have ever stayed at, I highly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance. I now have only a short trip in the future to achieve and complete a small ambition of mine, which is to have driven the entire coast of California and Oregon: Los Angeles to San…
  • California sunset

    15 Dec 2013 | 1:30 am
     It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Sorry about that. The reasons are both personal and professional and I'm not up to updating anyone on either of those right now. But I did want to share an amazing sunset both Pam and I saw a week or so before Thanksgiving.This was a sunset seen from Carpinteria Beach. Apparently it's the safest beach in America, or something like along those lines.I felt very safe, especially as I wasn't in the water and I didn't see any muggers or assassins near me. Lots of people were there that evening because the sunset the previous evening…
 
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  • Healthy Sunlight in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Measuring Light in HawaiiAfter reading studies about the health benefits of sunlight and reports that world-wide pollution is blocking sunlight in the northern hemisphere, we wondered how bright the sun is in Hawaii?  To find out we ordered a digital light meter (Dr Meter) to see how much light we are getting inside our home and on our walks.  Is the sunlight as bright as it seems?Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found that exposure to light was correlated to BMI (Body Mass Index).  The key was to bask in light of at least 500 Lux…
  • Our caffeine story

    Hilo Living
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    We have been caffeine users and coffee lovers for over 40 years.  Though we moved to Hawaii for the laid-back lifestyle and to reduce our stress, giving up coffee was never on our list of things to improve our health.   A couple of months ago, we started reading some disturbing studies about caffeine and how it keeps the body from losing weight and degrades health. We knew that too much caffeine can cause anxiety, sleep problems, spasms, dehydration, and stomach upset. But we didn’t know that just 200 mg of caffeine increases the cortisol levels in the blood by 30% within an…
  • Forest bathing “Shinrin-Yoku” on Hawaii Island

    Hilo Living
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Forest bathing in Volcano, HawaiiWe love our daily walks through fruit and palm trees and along the coast.  We recently read about Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing, which may explain the rejuvenating effects we get from our walks. When we stroll along tree lined paths, the sights, smells, and sounds drains away our stress and improves our mood.In 1982, the Forest Agency of Japan started the Shrinrin-Yoku program to encourage people to get into nature to improve their health.  Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Chiba University found that after walks in the forest people had lower levels of…
  • Hawaii’s wonderful tropical tree nut

    Hilo Living
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    When we first visited Hawaii, we were surprised to find macadamia nuts on everything: fish, pancakes, pastries, and sugar coated like a candy. The rich buttery flavor was delicious and we could not get enough of them until all the fiber and oil in the nuts had an effect on our lower intestines. On subsequent visits we made sure to eat them in moderation. Now living on Hawaii Island, macadamia nuts are an enjoyable part of our diet.  Though macadamia nuts are relatively high in calories (200 calories per ounce ) we find just a handful is satisfying, perhaps because of the fiber content (2…
  • Sun Halo in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Overcast Kohala CoastWe have been having usual weather on the southern Kohala coast of Hawaii Island.  The normal desert climate has been overcast with high humidity.  Usually the rain clouds are blocked by the massive Mauna Kea Volcano and the trade winds keep the humidity low and the evening temperatures cool. Remnants of tropical storm Fausto, that made it to Hawaii from Baja California, are being blamed for the hot, humid, rainy weather in Hawaii early this week.  This past Sunday we were surprised to see a rainbow halo around the sun.  A circular rainbow, or…
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  • Stretching Meals: Chicken Enchiladas & Chicken Stir Fry

    Sonia
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
      My newest article in the Hamakua Times is titled The Magic Chickens and Stretching Meals.   The link for the complete article is at the bottom of this post, but I didn't share two dishes that are pictured in the post for lack of space in the newspaper.  Both dishes are really simple and not what I consider 'real recipes', but I had a reader of the paper e-mail me today asking for my Chicken Enchilada recipe, so here it is...      Chicken Enchiladas   The glass baking dish I use is narrow and long -  for this one in the photo, I…
  • There'll Soon Be a Rainbow...♪ ♫ ♪♪

    Sonia
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
      “Why are there so many songs about rainbows/and what’s on the other side?”   I am always chasing rainbows...even at the Kino'ole Farmers Market   The Rainbow Connection - Rainbow Bridge on dry side of Waimea's Hwy 190   Neon Rainbow - from our back lanai - Mauna Kea seen just above the palm line on bottom right   A Pocket Full of Rainbows - Anthony and I - Mauna Kea's Elison Onizuka Visitor Center   Rainbows on my mind - as plane was leaving Honolulu airport   Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Diamond Head from the air    …
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 4

    Sonia
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
      Which actor would you like to see playing the lead from your most recent book(s)?  I really don’t know! But I’d be just as happy with unknown as known actors – maybe my stories could be the making of a young actor’s career. ;o) Wouldn’t that be nice? Like you, Gus likes to cook.  What is your favorite go-to at the last minute dish to prepare when in a bind? If I’m in a hurry, I like to keep it simple. I’ll usually grab some frozen fish from the freezer (swordfish, Chilean seabass, MahiMahi) and throw it in the oven with some butter, parmesan, and fresh herbs.
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 3

    Sonia
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    How do you come up with a book title?  I agonize over naming my books. First of all, I list all the themes in the story then ask my friends and readers to vote on the one they like best.  For the book that ended up being Healey’s Cave, even though the results were clearly for The Green Marble and The Disappearance of Billy Moore, my publisher upset the apple cart and said she wanted Healey’s Cave, LOL!  Sonia’s Note: Friends and readers also suggest titles based on a story synopsis Aaron shares  Your book covers are very dramatic; how do you choose them? …
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 2

    Sonia
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
      I love the above graphics...not sure whose work it was, but it...and the review by our friend Natalie, captures Aaron and his writings perfectly.   When did you actually start thinking of yourself as a writer?  When I received my first unsolicited review from Thomas Fortenberry for Double Forté, my first book. It truly validated me and this man totally “got” me. Here’s what Mr. Fortenberry said about DF: Double Forté, the first of the Gus LeGarde series of mysteries written by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a chilling thriller. But this book is such a far cry from the…
 
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  • UNLV hopes Hawaii doesn’t say aloha to football

    scott
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    By MARK ANDERSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL HAUCK HOPING HAWAII RIVALRY REMAINS INTACT ELY — Except for UNR, UNLV has no bigger football rival than Hawaii. It’s a rivalry that began even before the Rainbow Warriors joined the Mountain West in 2012, and those in Southern Nevada are well aware Las Vegas is commonly referred to as the “Ninth Island.” Now that rivalry could be in danger…(more)
  • Upcoming opponent Hawaii in danger of dropping football: Oregon State Beavers rundown

    scott
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Upcoming opponent Hawaii in danger of dropping football: Oregon State Beavers rundown Could Oregon State’s Sept. 6 trip to Hawaii really be the last time the Beavers play the Warriors? Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay said during a board meeting Monday night that the school is in danger of dropping football due to a $2.1 million department budget deficit. “There’s a very real possibility of football going away,” Jay said….(more)
  • Nebraska Basketball To Face Hawaii In Diamond Head Classic

    scott
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face home-standing Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu…(click here for more)
  • QB Miles suspended for Washington’s opener at Hawaii

    scott
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was suspended for the Huskies’ season opener against Hawaii for his role in two on-campus assaults following the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl…(Read More)
  • Female senior athlete of the year: Sarah Toeaina leaves her mark at Kentwood

    scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The News Tribune’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year Sarah Toeaina waited anxiously. She was in the eighth grade, an impressionable ball girl for Kentwood High School’s girls basketball team, and Lindsey Moore, who lived just down the street from Toeaina, was going to stop by and shoot baskets with her outside her house….(Read More Here)
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  • Man Up & Stand Up With SEC: The Perfect Storm

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By: King Eddie  Just last weekend, when Hurricane Iselle threatened the islands, the fighters of Man Up & Stand Up/ Star Elite Cage Fighting, put their talents on display regardless. Not afraid of the storm, and not afraid to throw bombs, each and every fighter on the card left the crowd's heads spinning with whirlwind performances.   Though there were too many noteworthy fights to really single many out, I've selected a few that still, weeks later, stick in my memory. The first of which was Mike Mitchell and Nalu Ontiveros. In the first round, Ontiveros landed some clean shots while…
  • L. John Borges Fundraiser At The Shack Mililani

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Today, Sunday July 27th, at 5pm be sure to stop by The SHack Mililani for a fundrasing event held on behalf of L. John Borges. The local fighter is known for his action packed style and his ever evolving game. Now he has been selected to display that style on the mainland. His costs for such an opportunity, however, are a bit steap. That's why he needs your help. It's time for the MMA Hawaii community to band together and help a brother realize his chance to follow the MMA dream. Everyone please go out in support of L. John Borges, and if you can't make it tonight please communicate your…
  • Aiona Delivers Wise Words To Local Boxers

    18 May 2014 | 5:01 am
    By: King Eddie  Governor Hopeful, Duke Aiona, attended Pearlside Boxing Club's Fight Night 2 at the Momilani Community Center in Pearl City. An event in which some of the top amateur boxers from across the state come to compete. Before the action began, the former Lt. Governor was welcomed into the ring for a few motivating words.   As he stepped through the ropes, Aiona arose with a look of pride to be in the ring where so many local athletes compete. Having spent time as an athletic Coach at Saint Louis High School, Aiona drew from that experience to deliver some very…
  • United MMA Opens New Fitness Center

    12 May 2014 | 4:24 pm
  • Brian And Marilyn Ahakuelo Support MMA

    6 May 2014 | 1:52 pm
    "My wife, Marilyn and I support the MMA Hawaii and MMA and it's disciplined principles as it is a great way of preparing our younger generation in the fast changing workplace. " "Our Grandchildren enjoy the teamwork and effective principles MMA brings to their lives" Thank you MMA HAWAII. Brian & Marilyn Ahakuelo IBEW Local 1260
 
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  • Subject: Max "Blessed" Holloway - by: Legacy Muay Thai

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Max arrives @205pm from American Airlines. Let's give him a champions welcome. Hope to You there!
  • Subject: Man Up Stand Up and SEC Results - by: King Eddie

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    savon Barnard & Aliinui Brown Exhibition James Hale def Dagon Winograd via Dec Anzlee Sator def Kale Mccalister via Dec Kiara Lovell def Kara Lovell via Dec Kekoa Siaris & Kona Raymond Exhibition Jada Rereira def Brianne Juhn via Dec Pookela Kalua & Minei Haiola Exhibition Chabby Gushi def Ashley Kaopua via Dec Eric Maritnez def Devon Mina via Dec DJ Caseria & Stonm Ancheta Exhibition Mike Mitchell def Nalu Ontiveros via Dec Ariel Watanabe def Alshadine Montira via Dec Casrest Sony def Jessie Griffin via Dec Able Rose def Kalau Awong via Dec Eugine Anguay def Christian Lee via Dec For Man Up…
  • Subject: mma hawaii my ass - by: tysaiah420

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    U guys should jus shut this site down. I don't want to sound like a hater but back in the day I would get all the latest mma news in hawaii from here. But now u guys don't give fight results, always last one to let us know when local fighters are getting big fights. For example kailin Curran jus sign in the UFC. first female from hawaii in the big show. You would think that be a big thing. This will be the last time I visit this site. Thank for back in the day when mmahawaii was reliable
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  • Turtle Bay Resort to Host Third-Annual Stand Up World Series Finals in October

    davi
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore will host the third year of the Stand Up World Series Finals, the world’s premier championship event for stand-up paddle racing, from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12, 2014.Situated at the start of the “seven-mile miracle” of legendary North Shore surf, Turtle Bay’s 840 acres and 5 miles of oceanfront [...]
  • Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles

    evan
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    I recently got a couple of Hydro Flask steel vacuum insulated water bottles (40 oz and 64 oz). I’ll cut to the chase. These are the best insulated thermos bottles I’ve ever used. A few years ago my wife bought a number of Tiger brand insulated stainless steel bottles and we still use them today. [...]
  • Connor Wins Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!

    davi
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Connor Wins the Gorge Event – Clean Sweep!RECAP BY CONNOR: The 2014 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was an epic event. It was an action-packed two day weekend with three races. Day one started with the flat water technical course race. It was about 5 miles – 5 lap course with a lot of buoy turns. All the [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Time Trial, Meeting at 5:30 PM Hawaii Kai

    robert
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Keep the ocean free for all to enjoy, please sign this online petition: https://www.change.org/p/stop-safesurfhawaii-com-hawaiian-surfing-should-be-kept-free-of-rules-and-regulations Jeff will meet the training group on Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp for a time trial and tips for the Haleiwa Joe’s Race on Labor Day. Robert will be at the DLNR meeting. Congratulations to our training group regulars [...]
  • 2014 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

    evan
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Connor Baxter Here are some photos from this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. This year had lots of wind in the channel and was a week before Hurricane Iselle nailed the Big Island. A big congratulations to all the racers!Connor Baxter on his way to the finish lineConnor Baxter with his sister Ashley[...]
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  • Derek

    Walkoff Balk
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_(TV_series) Watch for a bit of a laff and tear on Netflix.
  • Look for female drummer and keyboardist

    Suzanne
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I have an oldies band now but looking to put together an all-girl band. Email me if you're female and want to play drums or keyboard for a band that does rock from the past and present, like Pat Benatar, Blondie, Heart, Linda Ronstadt etc. and some new stuff, too.
  • Switched at Birth & Smallville.

    Serenity
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Has anyone of you is or were watching...... Switched at Birth?? - http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/switched-at-birth/cast AND/OR..... Smallville?? - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279600/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm I think Switched at birth will have more episodes in the fall. Smallville... I liked some of the ladies, but, the guys are hotter looking (@ Smallville) :p :o. Tom Welling is cute (Clark Kent), Michael Rosenbaum ( Lex Luthor) is kind off handsome with no hair, John Schneider ( Jonathan Kent) looks pretty cute for an old man :p. I guess they are still re showing/ replaying Smallville from when they…
  • iPod.

    Serenity
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    For those of you who have iPods, & need to call for help , well, for me, the number I call is - ..... 798-7650, which actually directs you to the call center. IF you have called them before, for an iPod issue, you might get a recording, & will automatically know you already, & you might have some problems getting a live person. My best option, which I tricked the automated answering machine, & I actually got directed to a live person, I just placed a star 67 (*67 798-7650)) before the 7 digit number. lol. :p I was told that when you do call, & the automated answering…
  • I.D. Renewal.

    Serenity
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    For those who haven't had their I.D. renewed yet, & don't know where it is.. just a heads up.... its in 1199 Dillingham Blvd. Suite A101 Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm it is $40.00 They will accept any payment (Cash, maybe checks, & 99% of all credit cards) except American Express credit card. Feel Free to call - phone #(808) 532-7730 ,you would be lucky enough if you actually get through. Maybe my best bet to call is when they open or drive there, which you will have a better chance on asking what you need to bring. OR.... see if you can Google the information you need to bring. :) (I…
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • Miss Saigon on Maui – Don’t Miss on Aug 22, 23 & 24

    AMauiBlog
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    It’s 11:17 pm. I am supposed to be in bed, asleep, by now. Yet I know I had to write a blog post to tell you how fabulous Miss Saigon on Maui is, and that if any of you are still on the fence and not sure wether to go or not, I highly suggest […]
  • Musings on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    KULA  “Calm After The Storm” Photo via @ErikBlair of www.erikeverywhere.com Musing on the storm before, during and after. It was interesting the amount of preparation people on Maui did for these hurricane Iselle and Julio.  It was quite entertaining seeing so many photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about long lines at Costco and empty shelves […]
  • This comment made my day!

    AMauiBlog
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Mahalo Amanda Brooks for your comment.  This inspires me to continue blogging.  Love hearing how A Maui Blog helps readers enjoy Maui.  
  • Hawai‘i State Chili Championship Cookoff on Sunday, July 20 at Ulupalakua Ranch – Come for a Sunday Drive

    AMauiBlog
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill, along with Shaka Pops Maui and Maui’s Winery, invites the public to come on up to beautiful Upcountry Maui for the 2nd Annual CASI Hawai‘i State Chili Championship Cookoff on Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cookoff, which is sanctioned by the nonprofit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI), debuted last […]
  • Maui Sunset Afterglow in Keanae Peninsula

    AMauiBlog
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    We spent out Independence Day Holiday Weekend at Keanae, Maui. We are fortunate (blessed) to have great friends (our hanai family, our ohana)  who owns a property in Keanae.  I call Keanae Peninsula a mini paradise on earth. On the afternoon / evening of July fourth, we were hanging out outside, chatting … and then we noticed […]
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  • Kawela Endurance Triathlon

    lavagal
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Elated at my Kawela Endurance Triathlon finish, pouring water over my head. Hit refresh; I made some edits. Yesterday I completed Boca Hawaii’s inaugural Kawela Endurance Triathlon. This was my third 70.3 mile event, and my best time so far. Everybody gets a personal record, “PR,” the first time they do an event. That was all of us yesterday. Yay! My Garmin results were better than the official results, but that’s OK with me. I finished in less than eight hours, which was my goal. My swim was fast for me, my bike ride was strong, and I left myself plenty of time to…
  • Share the Road with Us!

    lavagal
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Big shoulders on the Big Island made doing the Ironman 70.3 a relaxing ride. Wish we had bigger shoulders on Oahu’s roads!  Yesterday during our Boca Hawaii Summer Triathlon Training workout three of my teammates were in accidents with motor vehicles while we were riding our bicycles. No one was fatally injured, all are on the mend, and to the best of my knowledge, each was a victim of hit-and-run rudeness. It is illegal and morally wrong to leave the scene of an accident or to not assist people who are hurt. In 2012 Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the Vulnerable Users Law,…
  • Thoughts Become Reality

    lavagal
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    One of my dear friends from childhood named Sue, someone with whom I can spend a total of 15 minutes with every five years and still have a perpetual connection with (thanks to Facebook and perhaps thanks to our spirits), often gives her friends daily spiritual vitamins upon which to reflect. Today it was something from Marianne Williamson: On Meeting Limits with Unlimited Thought Our power lies in meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thought. It is not what happens to us, but what we choose to think about what happens to us, that determines what will happen next. If our circumstances…
 
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    World Wide Ed

  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Sorry for the MIA action. Choke stuffs going on! No can keep up. Hope you’re still out there and ready to guess… Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 SCOOPS! * Kaiser High School Fundraiser As a proud Kaiser High School alumni and former Cougar athlete, VH07V is proud to be able to give back and help the 2014 OIA White East Champion Men’s Basketball program with this exciting fundraiser to help raise monies…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Not sure if the statue in #1 is still there, but it was for sure in 2008. 8) Had to blur #2 cause was too duck soup, and #3 I think can! Shoots! Last week‘s Winnahs: * Liliha Bakery (che) * Keeaumoku Walmart (che & Lia) * Simply Organized (Lia) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 SCOOPS! * SPOTTED! Former Advertiser blogger Cat Toth and I recently teamed up to host/promote Hawaiian Electric Companies’ The Electric…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    #1 is Duh! #s 2 & 3 are blurred on purpose. Hopefully not too obvious! Chance um! Last week‘s Winnahs: * Shokudo (Blaine) * California Pizza Kitchen (NOBODY) * Pho808 (NOBODY) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 SCOOPS! * SPOTTED! Unreal wave photographer Clark Little was recently spotted at his Gallery wearing some VH07V! So honored and stoked to see him in it! Clark Little sharing some VH07V! — * Marcus…
  • Joy of Sake Info & How-To Guide

    World Wide Ed
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tonight, at the Hawaii Convention Center, the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan takes place, offering the opportunity to taste 370 premium labels in peak condition and eat ono kine grindz from 19 top restaurants from Hawaii and California! I think it’s still not too late to purchase your Joy of Sake tickets for the event, so go getum! Joy of Sake The following is a guide for those who will be attending this year. Joy of Sake how-to guide – (from Frolic Hawaii’s Mari Taketa) Nobody gets through all 370 sake, so stop worrying about that. Thirty to 40 is a…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    All food today gangy… Tons of possibilities. Guess away! Last time‘s Winnahs: * Laie Beach (Nobody) * Hawaii State Capitol (carokun) * Cafe Kaila (carokun) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 SCOOPS! * Joy of Sake is THIS FRIDAY! Did you get your tickets to this year’s Joy of Sake event yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Purchase your Joy of Sake tickets today and attend the world’s largest sake…
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    Midlife Crisis Hawaii

  • Happy Labor Day

    Rodney
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
      Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.   What does Labor Day mean to you?   To me, it means THREE DAY WEEKEND!  And in a sense, it also means the end of summer to me.  It must be from us MLCers small-kid-time upbringing when Labor Day meant that school was going to start on the following day.  That’s not how it is…
  • Buildings Still Around, But Not The Business

    Rodney
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    Can you think of some buildings that are still around – but not the businesses that your remember?   Sometimes, I’d like to be able to return to these old places that I used to pass by or even had spent time there.  Like your old elementary school.  Schools are one thing that hardly change.  It may be spruced up a bit and perhaps the colors of the building changed – but the overall structure is still the same as your remember it – after all these years.   Sometimes, the structure is still there – but not the business as you remember.  …
  • Mom ‘n Pop Stores

    Rodney
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    They are getting harder and harder to find.   Just earlier this year, KITV did a Where You Live piece featuring John’s Grocery.  Or where we know it more as John’s Store. See the feature here: http://www.kitv.com/news/where-you-live-johns-store/25709294   In 1926, the store opened up as Puunui Market.   Here’s a picture of what it looked like in 1985, just a couple years after it changed owners.   But the new owner spruced it up and give it the bright yellow coat of paint – but still kept it with that rustic Mom ‘n Pop store look.   And…
  • Damn Mosquito!

    Rodney
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    A coworker was sharing with me the other day how a mosquito decided to attack her at 2 something in the morning.  That got me thinking of how I used to battle a mosquito in the room.   There was nothing worse than climbing into bed and just about to nod off into la-la land and hearing that faint, high-pitched buzzing sound getting closer and closer.  I would listen to it until it sounded like it was right on my ear.  And when the buzzing stoped – which I took as a sign that the mosquito landed – I’d slap the side my ear hoping to kill that bastard.   Then I…
  • Music Time – All Things Foreign

    Rodney
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    It’s about that time for a music entry.  I’m looking for names of foreign cities, countries, provinces, etc.  Whether in the song title, lyrics, or band name.  It’s not necessary to list a link to the song, but if you want – that’s cool with me.  And no problem if you list something that someone else had already listed.   So, let’s get the ball rolling record playing:   China Girl – Davie Bowie   Guantanamera – The Sandpipers.  Okay, it’s a bit of a stretch, but the song is actually about a girl from Guantanamo.  But…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Duke’s OceanFest 2014 Waikīkī’s Premier Ocean Sports Festival

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — For nine days this month, the beaches and waters at Waikīkī were the center of lots of action as kama‘āina and visitors gathered on the sands and in the warm Pacific surf to watch and … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Tune In, Call the Coach is now at the Ala Moana Hotel!

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY GLAIZA DE GRACIA — The sports season is coming up fast and many fans are anticipating the games. With UH volleyball, soccer, football and basketball kicking off the season, fans, players and coaches are eager to hit the ground … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Bula Spirit Alive and Well at Third Annual Staff Carnival

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKING — Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji recently celebrated its third annual Staff Carnival with a day of fun-filled activities for its staff and their families. More than fifteen hundred children and parents spent the day relaxing … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Barista of the Year Finalists Brewed at Outrigger

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji is hosting the final qualifying round for the 2014 Fiji Barista of The Year competition.A collaboration between the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association and Fiji Chefs Association will see baristas … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Daniel Spracklen: A Hero Not Once But Twice!

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY — Not everyone gets the opportunity to be a hero. And for those who do, being a hero is something that rarely happens more than once in a lifetime. But not for Daniel Spracklen. Daniel, who … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • Aloha in the Aftermath of Iselle

    Tim Sullivan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The Puna district on the East side of Hawaii Island took a direct hit from Tropical Storm Iselle on August 7th. Here’s what every other street in my neighborhood looked like. In our case the power was out for five days. Got our internet back a couple days after that. And we were one of the lucky ones: we were well prepared for the worst-case scenario and, thanks to the fortuitous direction of the winds, we suffered minimal damage. Unfortunately, not so for all our neighbors. The good news is that no one died from the storm, truly amazing in light of the devastation, especially if you…
  • The “Cool Japan” They Don’t Show You on TV

    Tim Sullivan
    20 May 2014 | 12:24 am
    “Dad, your friends are so cool” said my 13-year-old son after meeting my running buddies from Japan for the first time. He said it with genuine surprise. Hard as he tried, he just couldn’t fathom the notion that anyone “cool” would ever be friends with the likes of me. This all happened about fifteen years ago when, after more than a decade of living in the U.S., I finally brought my family back to Japan for a visit. My kids had only heard stories from me about our former life in Japan. My stories obviously fell short in capturing the coolness of my friends. But…
  • Intercultural Twilight Zone Hits a Milestone

    Tim Sullivan
    19 May 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Intercultural Twilight Zone just hit a milestone: 100,000 hits. Granted, lots of those hits were bogus bots, or seekers of illicit material (boy they must’ve been disappointed when they stumbled onto my anthropological ramblings without the naked pictures), or perhaps fans of the Twilight Zone series? I didn’t set out to accumulate x number of hits when I started writing my blog in 2008. I started blogging because writing is a therapeutic outlet for me, and it’s an incredible feeling to know you’ve connected with people through words. (You know it when you get lots…
  • One Japan…Scratching the Surface

    Tim Sullivan
    17 May 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Just got an email from a lady who stumbled onto my blog. She attached a vimeo link and asked me to check it out, says she’s promoting it out of love  ;) (her boyfriend made the movie) and because “it’s really very good.” Happy to report that love wasn’t blind on this one: I think it’s better than “very good.” Anyone interested in modern Japan will love this clip, a story told with beautiful visuals, and a soundtrack to match. Thanks for sharing Jes, and well done Davey Martin! Shot in Osaka, Nagano, and Kyoto…Enjoy.
  • If I Could Turn Back the Clock & Talk to My Mom Once More

    Tim Sullivan
    11 May 2014 | 1:42 pm
    A philosophy professor told me years ago that the essence of culture is transmitted from generation to generation through mothers. Indeed the magnitude of a mother’s influence over her children runs deeper than any other influence imaginable. But motherhood is so much larger than culture. Without mothers, human life grinds to a halt and our species is gone. That’s one heavy burden to bear. And yet here we are, precisely why we celebrate the very people who shoulder the burden of humanity: our mothers. For the record, I’m not big on commercialized “Hallmark-greeting-card…
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    Hawaii Real Estate Bizness News

  • It’s a (video) Moving Experience!

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Moving day is like the movie “Groundhog Day”  Welcome to the YouTube vids of HawaiiRealEstateBiz! We have been with Viddler since 2010.Unfortunately they are closing down their free hosting for individuals, can’t blame them… they need to make more money to stay in business…Bear with us as we move a LOT of our Neigborhood Crusin’ Vids over to YouTube!Some links will be down until we get everything transferred!You can see everything here in my video junk drawer…  Much Aloha, Biz  
  • One of our Video Hosts is shutting down! :-(

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Mister Whiskers, the Computer Cat, is hard at work! *Whew* Over 50 Neighborhood Crusin’ Vids to move!” We have been with Viddler since 2010.Unfortunately they are closing down their free hosting for individuals, can’t blame them… they need to make more money to stay in business… Bear with us as we move a LOT of our Neigborhood Crusin’ Vids over to YouTube! Some links will be down until we get everything transferred! Biz  
  • Buyers get your Lender pre-approval before we hit the Home Game!

    admin
    15 Jun 2013 | 5:20 pm
    Get your finances together first, dudes & dudettes!       Check out WHY here… Biz    
  • Tis the Season for Buying and Selling!

    admin
    4 Dec 2012 | 12:45 pm
    ‘Tis the Season to Buy & Sell! 'Tis the season to Buy and Sell!   Who’s bringing eggnog? Biz 
  • Another Sales Meeting?

    admin
    30 Apr 2012 | 1:08 pm
    Happy, happy, joy,joy…!   Who’s bringing coffee? Biz  
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    The Right Blue

  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
  • Living on the Wreck of the Zenobia: A Mediterranean Moray

    BNS
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena)by B. N. SullivanThis is a Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena).   We discovered this individual while diving on the Zenobia, a large shipwreck in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. The eel was living in an algae-encrusted drain near what had been one of the big ship's lifeboat stations.The Mediterranean Moray is known to be territorial (like many other species in its family, Muraenidae).  Thus, we were not surprised when the local dive guide who was escorting us told us that this particular Moray had been residing there for quite awhile, and usually could be…
  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    BNS
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: What Next?

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Now that the judge has ruled and Kauai's pesticide/GMO regulatory law, Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 is dead, where to from here? Especially since the community is polarized, and ideology dies hard.The always thoughtful Luke Evslin, who has defended genetic modification while supporting the “original intent behind 2491” (though I'm no longer clear exactly what that was), weighed in last week on his blog, Ka Wae:As we move forward, it’s important to not let extremists from either side control the conversation and widen the rhetorical divide. There is a vast middle ground (where I believe that…
  • Musings: Beg and Spend

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The ink had barely dried on the judge's order vacating Ordinance 960 when the Center for Food Safety began using it to solicit money.Though no appeal has been filed, or even announced, CFS Hawaii Director Ashley Lukens seized the opportunity to issue a call for cash. Ironically, the anti-pesticide/GMO appeal sports a photo of Hanalei's herbicide-treated taro fields. Ashley then goes on to claim:I am confident we stand arm and arm [sic] with the people of Hawaii.LOL! Oh, are you now?This line in particular was gag-inducing, especially for a mainland-based organization that only opened a Hawaii…
  • Musings: Happy?

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    “So are you happy with the decision?” my sister asked as I fielded phone calls, emails and texts yesterday after a federal judge overturned Kauai's GMO/pesticide regulatory bill on the grounds that it was pre-empted by state law.No. How could I be happy about multinational chemical companies gaining more power? How could I rejoice in having the pre-emption issue so starkly defined and clarified? How could I be reveling in the realization that environmental and progressive politics have been set back 20 years by fools who thought their little mob action was more powerful than state…
  • Judge Strikes Down Kauai GMO/Pesticide Law

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A federal judge has struck down Ordinance 960 — Kauai's pesticide/GMO regulatory bill — finding that is pre-empted by state law, and therefore invalid.In issuing his Aug. 23 judgment, released this morning, Judge Barry M. Kurren enjoined Kauai County for implementing or enforcing the law, which was due to take effect Aug. 16, but extended to Oct. 1. However, he did not rule on all the issues. In his order, he states:Because the Court finds that Ordinance 960 is without effect due to state preemption, the Court refrains from addressing Plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection…
  • Musings: Known and Unknown

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    As I watched golden finches happily munching from a thistle bag this morning as humming birds slurped from a feeder, I was reminded of a sad story I read about the massive solar plant in California's Mojave Desert that's burning birds as they fly overhead.An average of one bird — nicknamed "streamers" for the smoke plume that follows their fatal fall — is ignited every two minutes at the $2.2 billion BrightSource Energy plant. As the Associated Press reported:More than 300,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door, reflect solar rays onto three boiler towers each looming up to 40…
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    Baron's Blog

  • Puna photos in the New York Times

    Baron
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    You can see the article that I shot photos for the New York Times here.
  • Bringing the best out of the iPhone with the Beastgrip

    Baron
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Got a new iPhone tripod mount and I have to say it's the best out of the four I've used. It's called the BeastGrip and can accomodate just about any smartphone, not just iPhones, so you won't have to worry about obsolesence with the design.
  • Keto: Chicken Katsu

    Baron
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    Video of Keto Chicken Katsu here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mediabaron/14010562832/
  • Keto: Kung Pao Turkey Meatballs and Mock Fried Rice

    Baron
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:11 am
    Low carb and 100% delicious
  • Mock Fried Rice

    Baron
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Mock Fried Rice made with ‘riced’ cauliflower in the place of the rice. Only about 8 grams of net carbs and a lot healthier than the real thing but just as tasty.
 
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    gigi-hawaii

  • All set to attend Lisa’s graduation

    gigihawaii
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Lantana (photo by David). Lisa will graduate with her doctorate in physical therapy next May.  Yesterday, we bought a package deal online and are all set to fly to Las Vegas.  We will be spending three nights at the Bellagio, which is a luxury hotel on the Strip. The only trouble with staying at the Bellagio is that smoking is permitted on the premises.  We reserved a non-smoking room, but there is no guarantee that we won’t be bothered by tobacco smoke during our stay.  Smoke makes me nauseous and dizzy.  I simply hate smoke. David and I have been to Las Vegas once before…
  • Calm and cool under pressure

    gigihawaii
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Plumbago (photo by David). I babysat my grandson for 2-1/2 years from the time he was five months until he was almost three years old.  He was quite the leader. Two year old Rylan would say, “Grandma, let’s go outside and pick up rubbish.”  We would go out in the front yard and he would drag dead palm branches to the green bin for disposal.  Then, we would wash our hands in the bathroom.  This continued for about two months. One day, Rylan said, “Grandma, you pick up the rubbish and I’ll stay here and watch.”  He stood on the porch steps and supervised.  I asked…
  • Surgery canceled

    gigihawaii
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Bougainvillea (Photo by David). I have some good news to report.  David found a buyer for his two clarinets and was overjoyed to receive a check for $1,400 for them.  Now, he intends to have his car repaired at the auto body shop near the airport.  The fender and bumper need to be fixed. Another bit of good news:  We were able to change our subscription tickets for the Hawaii Symphony concerts from the balcony to the orchestra level.  It cost a lot more, but we are so glad that we will be seated on the left side and will therefore be able to see the keyboard when a piano soloist…
  • All we have is each other

    gigihawaii
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Orchids (Photo by David). We had dinner with family last night at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  There were ten of us, including David’s brother’s family and our daughter Maria’s family. Clockwise from bottom left:  Rylan, Grant, Amanda, Julia, Maria, Shirley, Victoria, Michael, me, and David. Time marches on.  In ten years, Julia will be 16 and learning how to drive her dad’s car.  Rylan will be 14 and his voice will have changed.  These grandkids will be so busy dealing with their teenage interests and teenage angst, they will have no time for their 78 year old grandma,…
  • We are fortunate, indeed

    gigihawaii
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Pink hibiscus.  Photos by David: You might remember that Maria’s former bedroom had been used as a storage room.  In the process of transforming our master bedroom into a rental unit, we had to downsize considerably by removing everything from Maria’s room.  We discarded books, exercise machine, bicycle, appliances, and tables.  Whew!  Everything had to go. Now, David and I sleep in Maria’s room, and the rental unit is currently occupied.  We have one spare bedroom, which is reserved for Lisa and our grandkids.  Nobody can stay in that room permanently, as there simply…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Smart Money Monday

  • Smart Money Monday: Avoiding overdraft fees

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Brandon Sassone from Bank of Hawaii, gives tips on how to manage your money while avoiding overdraft fees...
  • Smart Money Monday: Safe Deposit Box

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Steve Uyehara talks with Main Banking Center Manager, Vice President Reid Hinaga from Bank of Hawaii about having a safe deposit box to keep your important possessions safe.Copyright 2014 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Smart Money Monday: Emergency Funds

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Vice President and Kailua Banking Center Manager Catherine Sato from Bank of Hawaii, is here to offer some advice about saving up for emergency funds...
  • Smart Money Monday: Benefits of investment properties

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Steve Uyehara talks with Jack Smyth of Bank of Hawaii, about the many benefits to financing an investment property. They discuss the differences between financing a home for yourself and for financing an investment property...
  • Smart Money Monday: Paperless Banking

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In this week's edition of Smart Money Monday, Mark Cunningham of Bank of Hawaii tells us why electronic banking is the way of the future and how it is more secure than many people believe...
 
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • Mauna Kea: A Short Walk to the Top of the World on the Big Island

    e komo mai
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    trail to the summit of Mauna KeaMauna Kea is 'only' 13,796, but from its base on the ocean floor, the big volcano meaures about 43,000 feet, easily the tallest mountain in the world. From the trailhead at the top, the summit can be achieved with a mere half-mile, round-trip walk, but this is a tough half-mile when you drive up from sea level. Altitude sickness is an issue, especially for those who don't spend an hour or so at the Onizuka Visitors Center about 8 miles down the mountain at 9,300 feet.A shrine marks the top. Hawaiians called the summit, Ka Piko o Kaulan o Ka Aina (The Famous…
  • Wahine Wave Riders at Kauai's Kalihiwai Bay

    e komo mai
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Drive down from the bluffs on Kauai's north shore near Kilaeua and you will find a local-style beach park that is home to one of the best you-never-heard-of-it surfing venues in Hawaii. One break is on shore near the river mouth, mostly the playground for body boarders. The real action is at the mouth of the bay--a right break that sometimes curls around to a near head-on with the cliff face if surfers don't bail out it time. Local dudes like the great Titus Kinimaka have their own hang out zone at the beach (you want to make friends and get advice before venturing out there to ride).
  • Free-falling into adventure on Maui's Pipiwai Trail

    e komo mai
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Thrills and spills await on virtually every turn on the daylong driving adventure along the Hana Highway to the Pools of Oheo, which is the ocean section of Haleakala National Park. But that drive is only prelude to the Pipiwai Trail, a jaunt into the heart of darkness with two waterfalls that are among the most scenic in Hawaii. Get off the boardwalk only a few steps in the bamboo forest and you won't know which way is up.Distances are about a half-mile farther, roundtrip, if you park at the visitors center. Total elevation gain is about 900 feet. Fit trekkers can do the hike in two to three…
  • Going 'Downtown' with I'i Brown on the Big Island of Hawaii

    e komo mai
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Awaiting on the South Kohala Coast on the Big Island (which runs for miles north of Kona) are wild beaches with rough coral-and-lava sand (salt & pepper) and very clear waters, since there are no streams to murky things up.Getting to these oases always involves walking across a hellish slag heap of lava, which is not bad if there's a trail—like the King's Trail that borders the coast—but impossible if there's not one.South of the posh Mauna Lani Resort are the remains of the Francis I'i Brown retreat, which, believe it or not, was party central in the 1920s and the following decades,…
  • Hanapepe: Kauai's Once-Wild, Now-Mild West

    e komo mai
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Kauai's arid west shore, quiet Hanapepe town's history is defined by two violent events: In the early 1800s, Prince Humehume staged an unsuccessful revolt against the forces of Kamehameha the Great, and, nearly a century later, about 20 people died in a clash between police and workers over conditions in the sugarcane field. Hanapepe is still the Old West (Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolos, rule in nearby Waimea), but the town's beverage has shifted from whiskey to white wine, when visitors gather for Art Night every Friday. The Swinging Bridge spans the wide, red river, providing a cheap…
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    Pacific Reader

  • Best Bar You’ve Never Been: Surfer The Bar

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Townies it's time to make the long drive out to the north shore to Turtle Bay Resort and check out the best bar you've never been to - Surfer The Bar. Continue reading →
  • Beyond Honolulu.com

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I am happy to announce that I will be a contributing writer on my fellow writer-friend Jeremy Holcombe's up-and-coming website Beyond Honolulu! My first blog has recently been published: Top 3 Busiest Hikes on Oahu! Continue reading →
  • Get You & Your Car Home Safe, Call Designated Drivers Hawaii

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Several months ago I discovered one of the best and most useful services on the island, Designated Drivers Hawaii. After using them for the first time during New Year’s Eve I was sold and wrote about it on Aloha Update, Don’t … Continue reading →
  • Why I Love Lucky Belly

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I eat lunch in downtown Honolulu about once a week with Steve and Megan.  We usually fight over where to eat, but one place that we can always agree on is Lucky Belly.  This place has been packed at lunch … Continue reading →
  • Tahiti September 2013: The Surf

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The main purpose of our Tahiti trip was to SURF. We always heard that the surf in Tahiti was heavy and let me tell you it was! Tahiti is like Hawaii, with warmer water and swell year round, but since … Continue reading →
 
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    All Events - Hawaii Nature Center Events Calendar

  • 12/20/2014 - Night Insect Safari with Dr. Steve Montgomery

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Survey Hawaii's mini-wildlife using nocturnal collecting techniques. Find out why light is so attractive to insects and learn other secrets of the forest night shift. We'll set up safari base camp and see what kinds of interesting insects we'll attract. Age: 6 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 12/13/2014 - Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve Hike with Ken Suzuki

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Join us on this beautiful coastal hike along the Wai'anae side of Kaÿena Point. Learn about native plants, sea birds, and Hawaiian history as we explore this unique natural area reserve. Moderate, 5 miles. Age: 7 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 12/07/2014 - Paper Making Workshop

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Create your own handmade paper using natural and recycled materials. We'll go on a short hike to collect natural items that can be incorporated into your own handmade paper. Age: 3 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 11/23/2014 - Wearable Art from Nature

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Create your own original wearable art using items collected from nature. Bring your creativity and one white or light-colored T-shirt for leaf printing. Age: 3 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 11/09/2014 - Wonderful World of Wigglers

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dig deep into the world of earthworms and discover how our wiggly friends keep our soil healthy and strong. Learn how they survive living in the dirt and how they turn our waste into wealth. Bring a recycled clear soda bottle or tall juice bottle for making a wormery. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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    WWW.IN4MANTS.COM

  • FEATURED ON THE HUNDREDS – STREETWEAR VETERAN TODD SHIMABUKU OPENS HNRS IN VEGAS

    Fibes
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Please hit up The Hundred’s site to see the full feature on Todd Shimabuku and Honors! Interview done by John Pangilinan. Pics courtesy of The Hundreds Full Interview “Here” Just-opened HNRS, pronounced “honors,” is the latest venture from industry veteran Todd Shimabuku. An appropriate name for the new project by someone well-respected within the community who has helped brands from the onset including LRG, 4CE FOOTWEAR, IN4MATION, QUINTIN, ILLEST, and CROOKS & CASTLES, and more. Todd co-founded In4mation in 2002 and has since brought streetwear to the Islands,…
  • PEARLRIDGE | NUUANU | MCCULLY – MOON COLLECTIVE

    Fibes
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Available at all In4mation retail locations. Moon Collective is a clothing brand inspired by skateboarding, design, folklore, and earth. We began in San Francisco around the fall of 2013. We are currently based between California and Hawaii. Though our aesthetic is simple and minimal, we design everything to embody a message. Our name is derived from our neighbor, the Moon. It has a significant influence on humans and the growth of all living things. It is our guide in the dark. Yet, the moon is something that we often forget about, nothing more than a light in the evening sky. In essence,…
  • MCCULLY – NIKE SB CRAYFISH DUNK LOW RELEASE SATURDAY AUG 22

    Fibes
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Location(s): McCully Arrival: Releasing Saturday – Aug 22, 2014 Items: Quickstrike Nike SB Dunk
  • HNRS LAS VEGAS GRAND OPENING

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Please join us for the Grand Opening of Hnrs in Las Vegas! Hnrs is part of our In4mation Ohana that will provide quality products to the 9th island. There will also be and exclusive Croosk n Castles x Hnrs drop as well. Hope to see everyone there.
  • PEARLRIDGE – POLER

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: Aug 16, 2014 Items: Bags and accessories
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    CrossFit 808

  • 1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Go to the Blaisdell and cheer your butts off for Team 808 as well as your individual competitors: Brandy Richardson and Elyse Umeda.B. See you all tomorrow for regular class schedule!
  • 31 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Scheduling Reminder: We will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, September 1st. Please make your way down to the Blaisdell to watch and cheer your Team 808 athletes on in the Hawaii VA Games. Don't forget to wear your Blue Paradise shirt or tank.
  • 30 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Scapular Wall Slides x 6-8 reps @ 3030Quadruped Extension-Rotation x 10 eachCat-Cow Drill x 10 repsB. "Event 1.2"For time:Male/Female pair 1 completes:30 thrusters (M) 30 pull-ups (F)30 thrusters (F) 30 pull-ups (M)20 thrusters (M) 20 pull-ups (F)20 thrusters (F) 20 pull-ups (M)10 thrusters (M) 10 pull-ups (F)10 thrusters (F) 10 pull-ups (M)Then,Male/Female pair 2 completes:30 thrusters (F) 30 pull-ups (M)30 thrusters (M) 30 pull-ups (F)20 thrusters (F) 20 pull-ups (M)20 thrusters (M) 20 pull-ups (F)10 thrusters (F) 10 pull-ups (M)10 thrusters (M)…
  • 29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Today's WOD:A. "Team Series Event 1.3"Take 10-minutes to establish a 3 rep max Front Squat.B. "Team Series Event 1.1"For max reps:In same-sex pairs, alternating full rounds, complete as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of:30 Double-Unders15 Power Snatches (75/55 lbs)
  • FREE INTRO CLASS/BRING-A-FRIEND DAY TONIGHT!

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    If you'd like to check us out before the Group Elements Program begins, please attend our Free Intro Class/"Bring a friend Day" on Thursday, August 28th at 7:15pm! RSVP by emailing josh@808crossfit.com. Thanks!THE GROUP ELEMENTS PROGRAM:For any NEW or interested athletes, successful completion of the Elements Program is required in order to participate in our regular CrossFit classes. We offer Private, Semi-Private and Group programs for your convenience. If your schedule does not allow for our Group Program, please email us at info@808crossfit.com about the Private and Semi-Private…
 
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    Oahu Mom

  • Aug 30 & 31 and Sept 1, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’m excited this weekend is a long weekend but I can’t believe it’s Labor Day already!  How did that happen?! Check out the Weekend Events Page for family fun happening on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday.  I hope you get a chance to spend some quality time with your family and make some memories together!
  • August 23 & 24, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Another weekend is here and there is a lot happening on Oahu!  Support a good cause and get some exercise while participating in the Family Promise 2nd Annual 5K.  Soak up some Mediterranean culture at the Annual Greek Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park.  Choose from several free concerts featuring local musicians.  Learn about the stars or take an art class.  All of these are things featured on the Weekend Events Page this weekend so check it out and have a great weekend!
  • August 16 & 17, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Lots of fun things to do this weekend for families on Oahu!  It’s family day at the art museum, there are several craft classes and workshops available, you can get started on Christmas shopping or shop for yourself at a couple venues and oh so much more!  Check out the Weekend Events Page for more information and have a great weekend!
  • August 2 & 3, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend. Free haircuts, a new exhibit at Bishop Museum and some family friendly comedy are some of the events happening this weekend. Enjoy the last few days of summer vacation and have a great weekend!
  • July 26 & 27, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    It’s almost time for school to start, but before it does there’s more summertime fun to be had!  This weekend choose to enjoy live theater, an art class, live music and more.  Check out the complete list with all the details on the Weekend Events Page and then go make some memories with your friends and family!
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Green Hana, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Luscious greenery seen at Honomanu Bay along the road to Hana. Daily Maui Photo for September 1stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Sunset Cruise, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A sailboat full of patrons enjoying the sunset off of West Maui. Daily Maui Photo for August 31stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Bridge at Oheo Gulch, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A view of the bridge and falls from the larger pools at the Oheo Gulch. Daily Maui Photo for August 30thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Crashing Keanae Waves, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hard waves crash rocks at the Keanae Lookout. Daily Maui Photo for August 29thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Black Rock Moon, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A sliver of moon rises above Black Rock at dusk. Daily Maui Photo for August 28thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Positive Thoughts: Testing

    hawa6217
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” -Paulo Coelho
  • Bad and Games

    hawa6217
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates that playing the bad guy in a violent video game raises the risk of a teen doing bad things in life. Researcher Jay Hull of Dartmouth College saw this in four years of annual survey data on 5,000 teens. Hull says teens who played the amoral person in a violent game were more likely to become involved in things like smoking, drinking and being delinquent. Hull says the play seemed to heighten personality traits in the teen. So he advises teens: “I…
  • WCC Autumn Festival features Bon Dance

    hawa6217
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Photo by Bonnie Beatson. By Staff Reports (KANEOHE) – Windward Community College will host an Autumn Festival featuring a Bon Dance and other activities on Saturday, September 13 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Bon Dance will take place on the mall at the entrance to the new Hale La‘akea Library Learning Commons, with ample parking nearby. The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with a variety of activities on campus that include a student art exhibition at Gallery ‘Iolani, jewelry making in WCC’s award-winning library. Autumn Festival featuring Bon Dance at WCC event schedule: 4:00 – 7:00…
  • Labor Day Holiday Schedule

    hawa6217
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Honolulu) – City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, a federal holiday. ▪   Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available. ▪   Refuse will be collected.  Landfills and transfer stations will be open. ▪   Municipal golf courses, botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open. ▪   Regular refuse collections will be made and landfills/transfer stations will be open. ▪   TheBus will operate on a Sunday schedule.  For route and schedule information, please go…
  • Positive Thoughts: Change the World

    hawa6217
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” -Aldous Huxley
 
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    Maui Makers

  • Makers Monthly Meeting – September 4th

    james yenne
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. The monthly meeting is a short semi-formal meeting with lots of general mixing and talking story. Location: St. Anthony Jr-Sr High School in the Maryknoll Hall building, bottom floor, room 21.  Address: 1618 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI 96793 Time: Thursday September Sept 4th from 6 to 9 pm. Agenda: 6:00-6:30: Browse around, exhibits 6:30-7:30: Official welcome – introductions, where we are with makers, where we going (where in we spend 10-30min round room intros, make announcement of board + call for Officers/Champions, etc)…
  • Upcoming Maker Events on Maui

    james yenne
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The next Maui Makers event will be the September 4th meeting 6 to 9 pm. Location to be announced. It will be the same format as the (canceled) August meeting — showcasing Maui Makers tools and show and tell and prep for the TEDx event on September 28 at the MACC. The Arduino workshops are on break for the month of August. Cole Santos is organizing the TEDx event. Please contact him at cksantos85@gmail.com or 344-8870 if you can help. Help is needed to man the booth, as well as cool made items to showcase Maui Makers. Behind the scenes, Maui Makers continues to work on incorporating…
  • Meeting Cancelled: August Public Maker Meeting: Bring Your Ideas, Projects, Tech and Tools

    james yenne
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    The Institute for Astronomy is closed due to weather.  If you have further questions, you can email through the Contact link. ————– Our August Public Meeting will be Thursday August 7th, 2014 from 6 to 9pm at the Institute For Astronomy, 34 Ohia Ku St, Pukalani, HI Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. The monthly meeting is a short semi-formal meeting with lots of general mixing and talking story. Agenda Items: 6:00-6:30: Browse around, exhibits 6:30-7:30: Official welcome – introductions, where we are with makers, where we going…
  • Arduino Workshop Announcement for Friday August 1st: Sensors

    james yenne
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:22 am
    This week’s Arduino class will be sensors: a variety of temperature, magnetic, light, sound, humidity, proximity, accelerometers, etc. are available. We will work with various kinds of sensors to learn how to use the sensors to control the Arduino. Friday August 1st @ 6 PM @ Island Sign: 355 Hukilike St, #117 Kahului, Maui
  • Dremel Build Day – Sat. Aug 2, 2014 11am-4pm

    Jerry
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Maui Makers presents “Dremel Build Day”   with sponsorship from Instructables.com (for full background on sponsorship see the Instructables.com post) When: Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm Where: Home of Richard and Lynn Rasmussen - 3191 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Hawaii 96768 (map link http://goo.gl/maps/3hVNF ) View Larger Map Who: Open to Public. Under 18 requires presence of parent or legal guardian. Liability wavers (available on-site) must be signed to attend. No children under 10yrs, please. And only if they are participating. What: Learn to use Dremel rotary and multi-max tools, help us…
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    Prudential Locations Blog

  • #WhereAreWeWednesday Winner!

    My name
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    We devoted the month of August to the leeward city of Kapolei - the booming West Oahu community home to nearly 40,000 residents.  During the month of August we shared the following: Kapolei Vibe - lifestyle, available real estate, weather and things to do and see around Kapolei Kapolei Demographics - a look at the residents, income, home value and more Kapolei Market Snapshot, August 2014 - a deep dive into the real estate market of Kapolei We also shared four #WhereAreWeWednesday photos: #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kapo Statue #WhereAreWeWednesday - iTrampoline Hawaii #WhereAreWeWednesday…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kapolei Winner!

    My name
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    We devoted the month of August to the leeward city of Kapolei - the booming West Oahu community home to nearly 40,000 residents.  During the month of August we shared the following: Kapolei Vibe - lifestyle, available real estate, weather and things to do and see around Kapolei Kapolei Demographics - a look at the residents, income, home value and more Kapolei Market Snapshot, August 2014 - a deep dive into the real estate market of Kapolei We also shared four #WhereAreWeWednesday photos: #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kapo Statue #WhereAreWeWednesday - iTrampoline Hawaii #WhereAreWeWednesday…
  • Kapolei Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014

    My name
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Kapolei is a master-planned community located on the western shores of Oahu. Known for its new developments and larger, more affordable homes, Kapolei is growing exponentially and is even referred to as "Oahu's Second City." Overlooking Kapolei, Hawaii Kapolei Property Prices Here are property prices in Kapolei as of August 2014: Starting at $265,000 for a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 843 square-foot townhome Around $455,000 for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,242 square-foot condo Starting at $375,000 for a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1,261 square-foot single family home  Reaching $600,000 for a…
  • Kapolei Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014

    My name
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Kapolei is a master-planned community located on the western shores of Oahu. Known for its new developments and larger, more affordable homes, Kapolei is growing exponentially and is even referred to as "Oahu's Second City." Overlooking Kapolei, Hawaii Kapolei Property Prices Here are property prices in Kapolei as of August 2014: Starting at $265,000 for a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 843 square-foot townhome Around $455,000 for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,242 square-foot condo Starting at $375,000 for a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1,261 square-foot single family home  Reaching $600,000 for a…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - August 27, 2014

    My name
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The month of August belongs to Kapolei - where sunshine, beautiful homes and great amenities are just around the corner. During the month of August we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Kapolei – or learn more about this growing community. In the comments below, tell us where in Kapolei this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate to Monkeypod Kitchen!*  Kapolei lies on the southwest side of Oahu, and is…
 
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    Communications Pacific

  • Community Matters

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Honolulu is a big little city. People know each other, grew up together, went to the same school or have mutual friends. In a place like this, community matters. Sometimes we are asked to help our clients engage with their communities or communities where they do business. Some are really good at it – they are naturals! But some don’t know where to start. We help them all. It’s good for Hawaii and it’s good for our clients. We help them figure out who makes up “their” community, what’s important to them, how to best communicate with them and how to make a project or event…
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  • Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “Unreachables”

    brian
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “unreachable” I was having a chat the other day with a few friends about how much some us have become “unreachable” by traditional local advertising. We went through a list: Phone book? None of us would admit to open a phone book in years. Radio? We all listen to streaming radio like Pandora or Amazon Prime, public radio or audiobooks. None of us listen to commercial radio stations. Newspaper? Only one out of five of us subscribe to the local newspaper, and the one that does reads it in a matter minutes, just skimming for the sports scores and…
  • Advice for New Businesses in Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The previous blog was on Start-Up Business Mistakes. This blog focuses on some things new start-up businesses in Kona, Hawaii should consider in the business planning stages. Avoid the highly competitive business sectors. Fishing charters, manta night snorkel tours, burger restaurants and massage therapy are very over-represented in Kona. Find a different take on these ideas and you might have a business. Find a high margin business that doesn’t require you to compete on price. Most business owners vastly underestimate their costs and overinflate their sales projections. Solar, up until…
  • Kona, Hawaii Start-Up Business Mistakes

    brian
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Anyone who has been in business in Hawaii knows that doing business here can be difficult. This is probably true of almost everywhere, but Hawaii does offer some unique challenges. They include local customs, unique market conditions, isolation, high costs, permits and the permitting processes, taxes, insurance requirements and many others. Here several things that many Hawaii entrepreneurs often miscalculate, disregard or completely overlook when starting businesses in Kona, Hawaii. It’s Not a Huge Market The population of Hawaii Island, which is called the Big Island for obvious reasons,…
  • KonaCoffeeFarmForSale.com

    brian
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    At Kona Impact we deal with maybe 250 businesses a year. Most of the businesses are well-run and provide a good living for the owner. We look at many of them and say, “good for them.” A few businesses we work with every year, however, are businesses we would like to own. Some are just widely innovative and create a good lifestyle for the owner. Others are very profitable and do well for the owner. One business that is innovative, provides a good lifestyle for the owners, and is profitable is Pele Plantations. They have taken a beautiful piece of land in South Kona, built a…
  • How Much Should I Spend on Online Advertising?

    brian
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I had a good conversation with a client about this the other day. He asked, “How much should I plan on spending on online advertising?” It may seem like a fairly basic question, but it’s not. It’s an excellent question, one that goes to the fundamental issues of business and marketing. One answer is that you should spend a million dollars on advertising if you can sell a million and one dollar’s worth of product. This, however, does not take into account the cost of the product and the opportunity costs of doing something else with your money. The answer I like to give is this: What…
 
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