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  • The “Cool Japan” They Don’t Show You on TV

    Intercultural Twilight Zone
    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…
  • Healthy Sunlight in Hawaii

    Hilo Living Blog
    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…
  • California sunset

    A Pacific View
    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…
  • Coach Chow

    University of Hawaii Football Fan Blog
    Tombo Ahi
    23 Dec 2011 | 10:44 am
    HawaiiAthletics.com has video of yesterday's press conference where UH introduced Norm Chow as the Warriors' new head coach.They also have a bunch of information, quotes, photos, etc. on the website.
  • Big bucks pouring into GMO battle, homeless tent city planned for Sand Island, Supreme Court dismisses election challenge, Abercrombie to appeal FEMA rejection, group appeals Thirty Meter Telescope ruling, hospital layoffs loom, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

    All Hawaii News
    Nancy Cook Lauer
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    University of Hawaii GMO researcher James Brewbaker, courtesy photoThe Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation is planning a $400,000 public relations campaign to generate support for farmers and persuade voters to support genetic engineering in agriculture. Civil Beat.The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a primary election challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, which had alleged that six voters on Hawaii island had been deprived of their constitutional right to vote by the state's actions in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle. Star-Advertiser.The Hawaii Supreme Court…
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  • Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Don't mess with Russia. That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.
  • Judge sets date for possible 3rd trial for Deedy

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    A judge is tentatively scheduling a possible third trial for a federal agent recently found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.
  • Skelton escape detailed in OCCC probe

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Department of Public Safety has released some preliminary findings in the ongoing investigation into the June 15 escape of Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate Daniel Skelton.
  • Former Jethro Tull bass player dies in Hilo

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.
  • Hiker dies after falling from Kalalau Trail

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    One hiker is dead and another was flown to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter after an accident on the remote Na Pali Coast trail on Thursday.
 
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  • Police look for suspects in Kaimana Pantry break-in

    Sarah Yoro
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Police are looking for two suspects who broke into a Diamond Head convenience store. It happened just before 2:30 a.m. Monday at Kaimana Pantry on Monsarrat Avenue. The suspects made a quick getaway, but not before getting caught on the store’s surveillance cameras. The first suspect, who wore a light-colored hoodie, broke into the store’s front window and slipped right in. He or she headed to the back of the store, then by the register before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. Meanwhile, another person was waiting outside and may have been the lookout. The first suspect…
  • High winds, surf continue to delay Hokulea’s departure from Pago Pago

    Web Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    High winds and waves up to 18 feet have prompted Hokulea and Hikianalia to delay their departure for the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa. Crews had already delayed their departure from Pago Pago for the past three days and are now standing by to leave Saturday morning, weather permitting. The sail is expected to take one day and the canoes will cross the international date line for a Monday arrival. PVS has been invited to play a leading role in the Apia United Nations conference with master navigator Nainoa Thompson scheduled to speak with heads of…
  • Phone service restored to all but 500 in Puna

    Web Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Hawaiian Telcom restored service to more than 1,000 customers in the Puna District over the past two days, bringing the total number of customers out of service to about 500. Immediately after the storm, Hawaiian Telcom crews assisted the power company and County crews with clearing away trees, debris and about 250 fallen utility poles. Hawaiian Telcom’s repair work could not be done concurrently with HELCO’s and could begin only after utility poles were replaced and HELCO’s work was complete. Now, the company says it is able to bring customers back online quickly. Hawaiian…
  • Date reserved for possible third Deedy trial

    Web Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    A third trial for federal agent Christopher Deedy could be possible next year. During a hearing Friday, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Judge Karen Ahn discussed setting a potential trial date for the week of September 8, 2015. However, several steps need to be taken before a third trial is determined. Deadlines were set Friday for motion filings, responses and a hearing in late 2014 and early 2015. Earlier this month, Deedy was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonalds in November 2011. The jury was hung on all other offenses…
  • Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned

    Web Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. With the box was a card stating, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.” Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector. Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller says it wouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat…
 
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  • Hannemann wants city to oversee Kakaako

    Derrick DePledge
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said Tuesday that the city, not the Hawaii Community Development Authority, should have planning oversight in Kakaako.
  • 911 Report

    staradvertiser.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Attempted murder suspect rearrested • Police seek robber in Chinatown attack
  • ACLU election lawsuit dismissed by high court

    Derrick DePledge
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The state Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a primary election challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, which had alleged that six voters on Hawaii island had been deprived of their constitutional right to vote by the state's actions in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle.
  • Credit union embezzler owes restitution, gets prison time

    Nelson Daranciang
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The former loan officer for the credit union of TheBus employees is going to jail for falsely crediting $16,732 to her Visa card account and those of her family members.
  • Sidewalk clearing bills OK'd by panel

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The city is negotiating with the state to use vacant property at Sand Island as a temporary site for Oahu's homeless individuals and families to set up tents and receive help from service providers, Caldwell administration officials told members of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday.
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  • Judiciary responds to question of fees for online access to court documents

    Ian Lind
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Judiciary spokesperson, Marsha Kitagawa, responded to Wednesday’s post regarding the cost to the public of digital files from cases before the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Hawaii Supreme Court (“Reasonable cost for public documents delivered in electronic form?“). It’s a long response. I’ll walk through my comment on certain points Kitagawa raises, and provide […]
  • Feline Friday: Another month goes by–How long is that in cat time?

    Ian Lind
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    It’s Feline Friday once again. How quickly these weeks fly by. Today Mr. Romeo gets to greet you. He managed to find a new spot to sleep this week. One afternoon I couldn’t find him in his regular places, so I went looking. Found him in one of our rooms devoted mostly to storage. He […]
  • Throwback Thursday v2: Back to the Mortimer years and faculty workload

    Ian Lind
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    The hidden agenda in the hiring freeze and budget cuts hitting the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus appears to involve faculty workload. It started with soon-to-be-former Chancellor Tom Apple’s comment that Manoa is “faculty rich,” with a very low student-faculty ration, which he said was 11-1. The prospect of another messy battle over workload prompted […]
 
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    Hawaii Star

  • 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…
  • Big Island Election Challenged in Hawaii Supreme Court

    Hawaii Star Wire
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    A lawsuit filed Thursday, August 21 by Pahoa residents and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote that will be included in the August 2014 primary results. The lawsuit also asks the Court to find that the Legislature failed in its constitutional obligation to protect the fundamental right to vote by delegating all decisions relating to natural disasters to the Office of Elections. The lawsuit concerns the fundamental right to vote and the…
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  • Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 29, 2014

    Baron
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June 27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remained active. The farthest point on the steaming ground crack was 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the vent. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • HawaiianTel restores service to all but 500 customers in Puna

    Baron
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Hawaiian Telcom restored service to more than 1,000 customers in the Puna District over the past two days, bringing the total number of customers out of service to about 500. Thousands of damaged wires needed to be spliced together. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Volcano Watch: June 27th lava flow activity continues, so stay informed!

    Baron
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    In response to the USGS/HVO Aug. 22, 2014, news release that Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has quickly organized a series of informational meetings. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: August 28-29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 28, 2014. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police warrants list for Friday, August 29, 2014

    Baron
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As of Friday, August 29, 2014, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • Reactions to HECO Companies' plans

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    This file includes public comments 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 AES Hawaii, Inc. Blue…
  • 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…
  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 11, 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Local Industry News: PBN: Chevron putting Hawaii solar energy projects 'indefinite hold' PBN: Blue Planet Foundation helps two more nonprofits fund energy conservation projects
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    Senator Gil Kahele

  • 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”

    admin
    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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    Hawaii Reporter

  • 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…
  • One dead, another injured hiking on Na Pali Coast

    Hawaii Reporter
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    KAUAI'S NA PALI COAST HIKE BEGINS HERE REPORT FROM THE COAST GUARD - HONOLULU — One hiker is dead and another medevaced to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew after an accident on a remote Na Pali Coast trail Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a medevac request from the Kauai Fire Department for a 25-year-old male hiker who had fallen from the Kalalau Trail. The Coast Guard launched an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Barbers Point at 11:45 p.m. and rerouted an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene…
  • Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt

    Hawaii Reporter
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Hawaii makes the list of top five sink hole states HONOLULU — A report by a fiscal watchdog deems Hawaii one of the worst “sinkhole” states for its growing debt burden to taxpayers. Chicago-based Truth in Accounting reviewed the finances of every state, focusing on unfunded liabilities such as pension and health care obligations to current and retired public-sector workers, for its annual “State of the States” report. Only Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Connecticut are in worse fiscal condition that Hawaii. Donna Rook, president of StateDataLab.org, a division of Truth in…
 
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  • 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 […]
  • Why Volunteer on a MEDICAL MISSION?

    Tina Shelton
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    By Deborah Manog, UH Med Now Journalist There have been patients who feel like it’s (medical mission) given them a whole new lease on life,” said Dr. Rebecca Sawai, a general surgeon at Kaiser-Permanente. Her first experience volunteering internationally with a medical mission in Tuguegarao City this year reminded her of why she became a […]
  • MEET our new MD Residents and Learn More About What Doctors Do After Med School!

    Tina Shelton
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and several major medical centers in Hawai`i cooperatively conduct residency (post-MD graduate medical education) programs and post-residency fellowships. In the embedded video, meet some of our newest Residents, who are on the job, being supervised by JABSOM Faculty. To link directly to the video, click HERE. Read […]
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    Honolulu Pulse

  • PICS: Rivals Waikiki celebrates 3rd birthday

    Steven Mark
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    PICS: Rivals Waikiki celebrates 3rd birthday Rivals Waikiki, the sports bar and "ultralounge" celebrated its third anniversary on Thursday with the White Jacket and a few friends The post PICS: Rivals Waikiki celebrates 3rd birthday appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • 2014 Honolulu Pulse Awards

    Jason Genegabus
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    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.
  • This Week in TGIF: SOJA feat. Michael Franti, Murs

    Webmasters
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    This Week in TGIF: SOJA feat. Michael Franti, Murs SOJA returns to Hawaii, the stage version of "The Addams Family" and more ideas for the weekend ahead, courtesy TGIF. The post This Week in TGIF: SOJA feat. Michael Franti, Murs appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • SOJA album tells listeners to look within

    Webmasters
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    SOJA album tells listeners to look within As a band, SOJA has always championed love, peace and positivity as forces for change. The message comes through on "Amid the Noise and the Haste." The post SOJA album tells listeners to look within appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest attracts top talent

    Joleen Oshiro
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest attracts top talent The fourth annual food and wine event takes place on multiple islands with more than 80 chefs from around the world. The post Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest attracts top talent appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
 
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    Frolic Hawaii

  • Art and Flea: House Party

    Eric Baranda
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Urban market Art + Flea kicked off the end of summer Thursday with a House Party in Kakaako. The event featured more than 60 vendors in local fashion, art, music, food and more. Other activities included a 3v3 street soccer tournament, burger-eating contest and live music. The theme for the event was inspired by the ’90s movie “House Party,” starring Kid n Play. Art + Flea is held every fourth Thursday of the month. Visit artandflea.com for more information.
  • What’s happening: Labor Day weekend

    Frolic Hawaii
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Labor Day weekend is upon us. If you’re still finalizing your plans, here are some of the events happening over the long holiday weekend. Friday, Aug. 29 Eat the Street Breakfast Aug. 29, 4-9 p.m. 555 South St. If you’re a breakfast person, then Friday’s Eat the Street is a must. This month, vendors will be serving up breakfast for dinner, everything from pancakes to Portuguese sausage waffle dogs to breakfast empanadas. Here’s the lineup and menus.   ARTafterDARK: Art Deco Hawai’i Aug. 29, 6-9 p.m. Honolulu Museum of Art 900 S. Beretania St. Admission fee is free for…
  • Time for Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival

    Frolic Hawaii
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    The Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival gets underway tonight on Hawai‘i Island, with a six-course gala at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The event then travels to Maui on Sunday, then between Thursday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 7, the festivities will be in full blast on Oahu, with celebrity chefs and Hawaii’s top chefs congregating for a variety of food and wine gatherings. If you want to get in on the fun, here’s a roundup of the various events. Tickets are still available to some events.   Graphics by Bianca Bystrom Pino
  • 5 questions with Art Smith

    Grant Shindo
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    As an official media partner of this year’s Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival, we’ll be interviewing several of the noteworthy chefs who be attending this year’s event, which runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 7. Chef Art Smith will be returning to the Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival and cook at two events — HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun! on Saturday, Sept. 6 and It’s a Food World After All on Sunday, Sept. 7. Smith is executive chef and co-owner of restaurants that span the country, including Table fifty-two in Chicago; Art and Soul in…
  • Something New: VJ’s Waikiki Dogs & Burgers

    Olena Heu
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    VJ’s comes to Waikiki “Keep on going and chances are you will stumble on something.” That was my mantra, after a lunch date in Waikiki with Melissa Chang resulted in the restaurant being closed and our hungry tummies demanding we find something good and fast. We wandered toward Discovery Bay Center along Ala Moana Boulevard, and literally stumbled on a new hot dog and burger joint or maybe, “stand,” is a better description. Here on the front patio of the Ramada Plaza Hotel was a BBQ grill, pop-up tent and outdoor furniture. Random, right? Surprisingly, this is…
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    The Cat Dish

  • #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: 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…
  • Musings: Shivanized

    Joan Conrow
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    While reading an article about anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva in the current issue of The New Yorker, I suddenly understood what had happened to little Kauai: We were Shivanized.The “take no prisoners, no co-existence, us against them” mindset; the disinformation campaign; the strategy of attacking and ostracizing critics; the characterization of the seed companies as “pure evil;” the messianic call to “expel them from your islands,” starting with Kauai; the war terminology, and most especially, the fear-mongering — it all began with Shiva at her Jan. 17, 2013 Kauai talk…
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    The Maui News

  • Increases in visitor spending contribute to industry growth

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Visitor expenditures on Maui grew by 8.2 percent to $365.8 million in July compared to the same month last year, while the number of people who visited the island remained stable, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority reported Wednesday.
  • Coast Guard searches for possible missing diver

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for a possible missing diver approximately 2 miles southeast of McGregor Point. The crew of a 45-foot boat from the Coast Guard Station at Maalaea discovered a dive float adrift at 6:45 p.m.
  • Body of missing man, 47, found in Kaupo

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The body of a missing 47-year-old man was located Thursday evening in the Kaupo area, police said Friday. Sean Okin's body was located by a park ranger, according to a statement Friday from his brother, Ben Okin.
  • More than 60 citations given for violating "Move Over Law"

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More than 60 citations were issued to motorists recently as they violated the "Move Over Law," in which motorists approaching emergency vehicles responding to an emergency must change lanes to make room for the first responders, Maui Police said i...
  • MMMC staff cuts will be limited to Molokini, for now

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Maui Memorial Medical Center administrators said this week that they do not anticipate cutting staff positions other than those associated with the closure of the hospital's adolescent behavioral health unit, Molokini II, at least for now.
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • 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…
  • Pahoa Hi-5 Redemption Center Seeks Permit

    Alan McNarie
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Those who want to give input on on the Planning Department’s permit for Business Services’ Hi-5 redemption center in Pahoa need to contact the  department immediately.According to planning director  Duane Kanuha, the department is in the final stages of drafting its permit requirements. Kanuha says that the center has been operating without a permit until now. Contrary to some reports within the community, Business Services isn’t applying to expand its activities into a full-scale recycling center, only to get the proper permit for a current redemption center. According to…
  • Puna News: Geothermal Meeting Aug. 30

    Alan McNarie
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    From Robert Petricci: Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting Notice Community meeting regarding the operation of the geothermal plant during the arrival of Tropical Storm Iselle. August 30th at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School), 15-1397 Homestead Road, in Pahoa at 4:00 pm. PPA will host the Hawaii County Civil Defense director, and a PGV representative in a public meeting to address the concerns of the community regarding the operation of the geothermal plant in the face of Tropical Storm Iselle, We also invited HELCO, DOH, and the Hawaii County Planning…
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • 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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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • 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…
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority releases revised visitor arrivals for 2014 and targets for 2015

    Jason Ubay
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hawaii's tourism industry will not do as well as it had originally expected, but it still is on pace to do better than 2013, Hawaii Tourism Authority officials said this week. During an address at the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center on Thursday, David Uchiyama, vice president, brand management of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said HTA had originally targeted 8,443,500 total visitor arrivals for 2014 but has revised the number to 8,250,937, a 0.9 percent increase from…
  • Honolulu Habitat for Humanity names Jim Murphy executive director

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Jim Murphy, a Chicago native and nonprofit veteran, has been named executive director of the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. Murphy most recently worked with the American Cancer Society at Hawaii Health Systems, following a move here from Chicago about a year ago. “It’s a great organization that does a lot of amazing work,” he said about Habitat for Humanity. “Now that I’ve taken the helm, I was hoping to work with as many families as we can to help them get to their dream of homeownership.” Murphy…
  • Hawaii's Karl Kim named chair of National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

    Matt Tuohy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor Karl Kim, executive director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, has been named chair of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium. Kim, who is a disaster preparedness expert, will lead the consortium to develop and deliver training and educational programs to help first responders prepare for natural disasters and terrorist attacks across the country. “This is an exciting opportunity to further integrate the research being conducted…
  • IHOP to flip its last pancake at Hawaii's Windward Mall on Monday

    Bill Cresenzo
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The IHOP restaurant at Windward Mall on Oahu will serve its last "Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity" pancake plate on Monday, a spokesman for the chain said Friday. After more than seven years, the restaurant and Kamehameha Schools, which owns the mall, agreed to an early termination of the lease, IHOP spokesman Andrew Sato told PBN. Sato said that the mail wants to go “in a different direction” and that IHOP plans to open another restaurant in another location. A Windward Mall spokeswoman did not…
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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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  • 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!
  • Last Bon Dance for Jodo Mission of Hawaii for 2014

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    This evening of Saturday, August 16, 2014 is the last night for bon dance at Jodo Mission of Hawaii from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 next to Shriners Hospital.
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • 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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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • 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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    Blaine's Blog

  • USS Pigeon Watch Roster 1975

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    I was going through my old papers and drawings and found this watch roster from around 1975 or 1976, hand-drawn by me. The amazing thing is it lists almost everyone’s name! I posted it here so you could click on it and download the big sized file so you could read all the names. I posted it on Facebook so you could tag each other and so you would know it was here! Aloha, Fergie  
  • Kapolei Fire Station Dedication Photos

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    17 Jan 2014 | 8:28 am
    January 16, 2014.
  • Kevin meets Nadine!

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    9 Oct 2013 | 1:11 am
  • I Don’t Always Endorse People On Social Media, But When I Do…

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    30 Aug 2013 | 2:35 pm
    You all know I don’t routinely endorse businesses on the Internet. It just wouldn’t be me! But I no shame when I come across somebody or some company which demonstrates that they have a SOUL, which demonstrates it is run by real people, who go above and beyond, who CARE. About me, the lowly customer. I have just been blown away by TWO local businesses! Uh, Dad? I Got Into An Accident! About three weeks ago, my son borrowed the car while I was at work to go goof off with his classmate and friend. I finished work at 4:30 p.m., and he pulled into the parking lot on schedule to pick…
  • Carlos Santana at the Blaisdell

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    27 Feb 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Carlos Santana at the Blaisdell Center Arena, Feb. 26, 2013. Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom February 26, 2013, Carlos Santana played the Blaisdell Center Arena. Hawaii boy Benny Rietveld has played bass in the Santana Band for many years now. Special guest on Samba Pa Ti was Hawaii’s Brittni Paiva on ‘ukulele. Photos copyright Blaine Fergerstrom. Ask first.
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  • 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. The Starbucks PSL Arrives Early Is Starbucks Fizzio About the Social Peer…
  • 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. JUICIES+ for 2013 Got My Juicies Liking the Orange Juicies
  • Having Fun with the miZX FLUX App

    Gee Why
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Hand this one to Adidas. Their new mobile app, miZX FLUX, is a ton of fun. The app simply overlays pictures on a blank silhouette of the Adidas ZX Flux to create your own design (to purchase). Sounds simple but the end results could be stunning. Changing the orientation of the image can get yourself a whole new design. Zoom in, zoom out, have fun. Orange creamsicle snow flake dessert. Morning breakfast package “warmly served.” Windmills. The stairs of the Diamond Head trail. Looks like an organic exoskeleton, right? Even Hanauma Bay. Just wait until different color laces, heel…
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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’s metals vault, examining a 3,200-year-old Chinese “ritual food vessel,” or ting, 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…
  • 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

  • 08/29/2014 - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Aloha 'Aina Aloha Kai - Love of the Land, Love of the Sea

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    <p><strong>Hawai'i Food And Wine Festival To Feature Some Of The World's Finest And Most Exclusive Wines</strong></p><p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p>The Festival launches its 2014 Festival on Hawaii Island with Aloha ʻAina, 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.  Hawaiʻi Island, the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is abundant with fertile agricultural lands that producelocal beef, seafood and produce. …
  • 08/29/2014 - Johnny C.

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    <p>Join Johnny C. playing live at Kelley O'Neil's.</p>
  • 08/29/2014 - Johnny Helm

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    <div class="description"><p>Johnny Helm is a singer songwriter based out of Honolulu Hawaii. He is a veteran broadcaster and production director for many of Hawaii's top radio stations. Helm is a three time Na Hoku Hano Hano award nominee. Johnny calls his music "Acoustic Folk Rock".</p><p><a href="http://www.johnnyhelm.com/">http://www.johnnyhelm.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Helm/93953899022">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Helm/93953899022</a></p></div>
  • 08/29/2014 - Happy Hour

    29 Aug 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>
  • 08/29/2014 - John Akapo

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    <p>Don't miss out John Akapo playing live this Friday night.</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

  • 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
  • James and Jake at Winnipeg Folk Fest

    Brad Bordessa
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s been a long time coming, getting these two together on stage. Here are a few videos that showed up on Youtube. I really liked seeing the musical interaction when both were out of their comfort zone playing the others songs. Also included is an interesting segment of discussion they were having about differences in style. Billie Jean: Gently Weeps: Workshop Session:
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • 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.
  • Mauna Kea’s Summit: Know Before You Go!

    Jamie Winpenny
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    On a recent trip to the Big Island, some friends convinced me to make the perilous trek to the summit of Mauna The post Mauna Kea’s Summit: Know Before You Go! appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
 
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

  • 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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  • 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…
  • What We Learned From Hurricane Iselle

    leslielang
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Richard Ha writes: There are a lot of things we can learn from the hurricane we just went through. People saw what needed to be done on the ground and they just did it. Trees needed to be cut, so they cut them. Neighbors needed food and ice, so people got them food and ice. People saw the situations that were problems and they took care of them. This is a good analogy for what we farmers want to do now. We have been dragged into a battle, and all we want to do is get back to providing food for people. We’re farmers. We want to grow things and feed people. We don’t want to be involved in…
 
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    The Daily Flow

  • 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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    Hilo Living Blog

  • 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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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • 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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    University of Hawaii Football Fan Blog

  • Schedule of opponent's schedules - Week 00

    chawancut
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
    I'll be updating this weekly every Sunday (hopefully).  That way we can keep track of how our opponents have done before and after our games, and throughout the whole season.http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46050
  • 2014 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL SCHEDULE DESKTOP WALLPAPER

    chawancut
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
     CURRENT H LOGO:OLD SCHOOL 'BOWS LOGO ** SORRY, COULDN'T MAKE A NON-DARK BACKGROUND VERSION THIS YEAR SO YOU CAN PRINT.  **
  • 2013 Rainbow Warrior Football Schedule Desktop Wallpaper (fixed!)

    chawancut
    17 Jul 2013 | 10:30 pm
    *** SORRY! HAD THE USC GAME TIME WRONG.  NOW FIXED!! *** For Desktop PC WallpaperAnd for printing (without all the black background)
  • 2012 Schedule Wallpaper

    chawancut
    24 Jul 2012 | 2:07 am
    Sorry the blog isn't as up to date as it once had been, but we'd still like to share some wallpaper with the Warrior fans out there to keep track of our guy's games this year. Enjoy!green/black 1280x800 green/black 1024x768 white 1024x768 (for printing)
  • Coach Chow

    Tombo Ahi
    23 Dec 2011 | 10:44 am
    HawaiiAthletics.com has video of yesterday's press conference where UH introduced Norm Chow as the Warriors' new head coach.They also have a bunch of information, quotes, photos, etc. on the website.
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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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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • 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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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • 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[...]
  • CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN

    davi
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!Recap by Connor Baxter The 2014 Honolua Surf Co’s Ultimate SUP Showdown was by far one of the best organized events I have ever been to. First of all – Most all of the top surf and race competitors that were invited were at the event. The [...]
  • Mo Freitas & Angela Jackson take the overall wins at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan

    davi
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Mo Freitas continues his dominance in Japan to take the overall win here at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) made history today to become the first ever winner of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro presented by Noah Nic & Jeep.Following on from his impressive win yesterday in the Sprint finals, Mo continued to show [...]
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Patricia Kwok, KEA Surf Gear

    SwellWomen
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Patricia Kwok is a New York fashionista turned entrepreneur. She combined her passion for fashion and her love of surfing to create a lifestyle brand of chic surf gear for women. We interviewed Patricia to find out how her business and love of surfing has impacted her life.  *Summer Swimsuits Giveaway* KEA is one of our awesome prize sponsors for the SwellWomen Summer of Swimsuits Giveaway. Get details and enter to win.  > KEA is gifting the winner a brand new Byron Bikini valued at $160!   Q: Tell us about your brand, KEA, how did it come to be? KEA came about after I quit my job…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Carly Williams, The Sideways Approach

    SwellWomen
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Carly Williams is a health & lifestyle coach for from Colorado. Through her business, The Sideways Approach, she helps passionate women take an interest in their health, feel more energetic and find perfect balance in life. For Carly, paddling out to a wave on her surfboard and snowboarding a fresh trail down a mountain is about going with the flow and reinforces the value of being present. We interviewed Carly about her business, surfing, and advice she has for other women …   Q: How did your background marketing snowboard, surf, and skateboard brands lead to you starting…
  • 2014 Summer Swimsuit Giveaway!

    SwellWomen
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Who’s ready for a swimsuit giveaway? Three lucky SwellWomen newsletter subscribers will each win a surf-friendly bathing suit this summer! To enter to win , sign up for the SwellWomen newsletter here. This summer we have teamed up with three amazing swimsuits designers. These companies design swimsuits with both surfing and women in mind. Even better? The women behind them are truly inspiring! SwellWomen Summer Swimsuit Giveaway > Mi Ola is giving away a $200 gift certificate to one of the winners! Mi Ola:  Seven year ago, Helena Fogarty attended a SwellWomen retreat that changed…
  • SwellWomen Surf Vacations:: Finding Balance

    SwellWomen
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    All the ladies love the yoga aspect of the retreat not only because it is rejuvenating, but because it assists in opening, and strengthening the body for our surf sessions.  Surfing truly is a great workout! You can feel it in your shoulders, back, and legs. The beauty in doing both surfing and yoga is found in how they compliment each other. The workout we receive from paddling and riding the waves makes our evening yoga session even more effective. It feels great to stretch our muscles, work on balance, and get in tune with our bodies.  We are super blessed to have yoga instructor…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Jennifer Lynn, Wisdom Flow Yoga

    SwellWomen
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:37 am
    This month we shine the spotlight on Jennifer Lynn, owner of Wisdom Flow Yoga. The Wisdom Flow Yoga Studio is located in upcountry Maui. While attending a yoga retreat on Maui, Jennifer had a spiritual awakening that propelled her out of the corporate world and into the life of her dreams. She has been teaching yoga ever since. We asked and Jennifer answered. Q: Tell us, as a yoga teacher and surfer, how does yoga benefit surfing? Yoga benefits surfing by creating a steady focused mind and a body that is both strong and fluid. With the wave moving under the board, a surfer must be able to…
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • 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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    Lavagal

  • 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

  • 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…
  • Remembering Robin Williams

    Rodney
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)   I’m sure that you’ve all heard that Robin Williams passed away on Monday.  According to his publicist, Robin was battling severe depression of late and unfortunately, he took his own life.  But we’re not here to ask why.  Or to say would’ve, could’ve, should’ve.  Let’s honor him by remember all the laughs he brought us.   I wasn’t a big Mork & Mindy fan.  But watching his stand-up comedy routine made me an instant fan of Robin Williams.  His witty and quick humor…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • 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.
  • Outrigger Resorts Sponsors First Spartan Trifecta Hawaii

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY GLAIZA DE GRACIA — Spartan competitors took to Kualoa Ranch and the ultimate challenge this past weekend on August 16-17, 2014, for the first Spartan Trifecta Hawaii. Participants raced through muddy terrain and faced obstacles head-on to garner a … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Moving and Shakin’ at Outrigger

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    New COO at TPP! BY DARREN EDMONSTONE — I am pleased to join Human Resources in welcoming Ruud Hulscher to the Outrigger ‘ohana as chief operating officer of Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa (TPP), effective August 22, 2014, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Resorts Strikes a Chord with a Weekend Filled with Hawaiian Music and Entertainment

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY NANCY DANIELS — Outrigger Resorts was the source for Hawaiian entertainment last weekend with not one, not two, but a full weekend filled with musical events celebrating Hawaiian music and kī hō‘alu, the musical stylings of the Hawaiian slack … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • OWK and ORF participate in Duke’s OceanFest Lei Making Ceremony

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ETHAN CHANG — The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach (OWK) and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach (ORF) were honored to participate in the Lei Draping Ceremony for Duke’s OceanFest on Saturday, August 16, at the Duke Kahanamoku statue. … 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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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I got this email the other day and I haven’t had time to respond yet. Here it is below, and my response. I keep it all anonymous. If you see your email here and want your name and contact information associated with it – just let me know and I’ll add it to the article. […]
  • Surfing in Hawaii – Why Is Surfing Fun?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Surfing in Hawaii is one of the ultimate past times for locals and visitors alike. Hawaii just happens to have some of the world’s funnest surf, so it’s little wonder why so many people spend so much time in the water. Why is surfing fun for so many people? What is it about floating on […]
  • What Is the Ideal Way to Move to Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    As we think about moving back to Hawaii, I’ve been considering how I want the process to go. I want the move to be smooth and with as little stress as possible. I’ve outlined on paper how I think the best way to go about it is, and now I’ll publish it here so you […]
  • Many Thoughts About Returning to Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:09 am
    I don’t know that I’ve written a personal journal type article here within the last year or so. So here goes, some thoughts about moving back to Hawaii. I’ve been living in Thailand for the past decade. Prior to this I lived in Hawaii for a couple years, and fifteen years before that I lived […]
  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Makapu’u Beach Park 41-95 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimānalo, Hawaii 96795. This is very near “Sea Life Park” and “Sandy Beach”. Where is Makapu’u Beach Park? Makapu’u is located at the furthest point east on Oahu, Hawaii. Just past Sandy Beach going counterclockwise around O’ahu island on Kalanianaole Highway (State Route 72). The Makapu’u trail leading to […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • 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…
  • Musings: Shivanized

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    While reading an article about anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva in the current issue of The New Yorker, I suddenly understood what had happened to little Kauai: We were Shivanized.The “take no prisoners, no co-existence, us against them” mindset; the disinformation campaign; the strategy of attacking and ostracizing critics; the characterization of the seed companies as “pure evil;” the messianic call to “expel them from your islands,” starting with Kauai; the war terminology, and most especially, the fear-mongering — it all began with Shiva at her Jan. 17, 2013 Kauai talk…
 
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  • 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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  • 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…
  • When I think of Steve, I laugh!

    gigihawaii
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    These are flowers in our neighborhood that David photographed with his Sony camera the other day.  I cropped the photos.  They turned out well, didn’t they?  I think his $600 Sony is better than my $86 Canon PowerShot, because his pictures have more clarity. I don’t know the name of these pink flowers.  Desert Rose? The flowers in the lower photo resemble Singapore plumerias, but these flowers have pointed petals, whereas the plumerias I am familiar with have rounded petals.  We used to have a white plumeria tree in our yard, but the flowers could not be strung into leis,…
 
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  • City unveils Sand Island homeless plan

    Rick Daysog
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The city is looking at Sand Island and several other locations to house a temporary homeless camp."We want to have an interim solution. So we're looking for a place we can do permanent supportive housing in a temporary fashion," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.
  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.
  • Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.
  • A look back at Hurricane Katrina, 50 photos

    Brian Wiechert
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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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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  • City unveils Sand Island homeless plan

    Rick Daysog
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The city is looking at Sand Island and several other locations to house a temporary homeless camp."We want to have an interim solution. So we're looking for a place we can do permanent supportive housing in a temporary fashion," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.
  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.
  • Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.
  • A look back at Hurricane Katrina, 50 photos

    Brian Wiechert
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • 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…
  • Kaupo: Could this be Maui?

    e komo mai
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The south (Kaupo) coast of Maui is an alternate universe removed from the long run of resort strips on the entire west coast of the island. The arid slopes of Haleakala rise abruptly from a rugged coast that is totally undeveloped yet accessible. You won't find sand beaches, but Nu'u Bay serves up good snorkeling and petroglyphs that tell the story of inhabitants from centuries past.The Kaupo Trail is the backdoor into the National Park, a ball-busting climb through pasturelands and native forests that finally reaches the vast red crater that is out of this world (not unlike its sister…
 
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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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  • 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

  • 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…
  • 28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Handstand Hold x 30 secondsStrict Toes to Bar x 6 reps @ 3110Unbroken Double-Unders x 30 repsB. Every minute, on the minute…Back Squat*Set 1 – 40% x 1 rep*Set 2 – 50% x 1 rep*Set 3 – 60% x 1 rep*Set 4 – 70% x 1 rep*Set 5 – 80% x 1 repand then….Every 2 minutes…*Set 6 – 85% x 1 rep*Set 7 – 90% x 1 rep*Set 8 – 95% x 1 repand then…One set of:85% Back Squat x Max Reps @ 20X1C. Three sets of:Weighted Plank Hold x 60 secondsStationary Dips x 15-20 reps
  • 27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):Halting Clean Deadlift + Hang Clean + CleanBuild over the course of the 8 sets.B. Three sets for times of:Row 500 Meters10 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups20 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lbs)30 Russian Kettlebell Swings (70/53 lbs)Rest exactly 2 minutes
  • 26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Every two minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):Push Press + Power Jerk + Split Jerk(Pause for 2-3 seconds in the split jerk receiving position before recovering.)B. Every 8 minutes, for 24 minutes (3 sets) of:Row 500 Meters25/20 (Strict) Handstand Push-UpsRun 400 MetersTHE 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…
  • 25 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Five sets of:Full + Quarter Front Squat x 2 repsRest 2 minutesB. Five sets of:Halting Snatch Deadlift + Snatch Pull + Snatch @ 80-90% of 1-RM SnatchRest 2-minutesC. Every 3 minutes, for 9 minutes (3 sets):20 Lunges with KB/DB (53/35 lb KB/DB in each hand)30 Ab-mat Sit-Ups
 
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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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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I got this email the other day and I haven’t had time to respond yet. Here it is below, and my response. I keep it all anonymous. If you see your email here and want your name and contact information associated with it – just let me know and I’ll add it to the article. […]
  • Surfing in Hawaii – Why Is Surfing Fun?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Surfing in Hawaii is one of the ultimate past times for locals and visitors alike. Hawaii just happens to have some of the world’s funnest surf, so it’s little wonder why so many people spend so much time in the water. Why is surfing fun for so many people? What is it about floating on […]
  • What Is the Ideal Way to Move to Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    As we think about moving back to Hawaii, I’ve been considering how I want the process to go. I want the move to be smooth and with as little stress as possible. I’ve outlined on paper how I think the best way to go about it is, and now I’ll publish it here so you […]
  • Many Thoughts About Returning to Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:09 am
    I don’t know that I’ve written a personal journal type article here within the last year or so. So here goes, some thoughts about moving back to Hawaii. I’ve been living in Thailand for the past decade. Prior to this I lived in Hawaii for a couple years, and fifteen years before that I lived […]
  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Makapu’u Beach Park 41-95 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimānalo, Hawaii 96795. This is very near “Sea Life Park” and “Sandy Beach”. Where is Makapu’u Beach Park? Makapu’u is located at the furthest point east on Oahu, Hawaii. Just past Sandy Beach going counterclockwise around O’ahu island on Kalanianaole Highway (State Route 72). The Makapu’u trail leading to […]
 
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Positive Thoughts: Cope with Life

    hawa6217
    29 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 “Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” Virginia Satir
  • Living Right For The Kids

    hawa6217
    29 Aug 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. The most important teachers for children are at home. Kids learn how to live by how parents live. And the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Griffin Rodgers, says that’s why it’s important for parents to set the right example on eating and being physically active. Dr. Rodgers notes that childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. But he says parents can encourage kids to stay healthy: “Set a good…
  • TEDxMaui Returns, Sunday, Sept. 28th

    hawa6217
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    TEDxMaui By Staff Reports (KAHULUI)—University of Hawai’i Maui College lends it’s brainpower to TEDxMaui, as faculty members Emma White, Sara Tekula, Sarah Ruppenthal and Peter Liu join forces with the event organizing team to present the third annual TEDxMaui, returning to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Numerous UH faculty are speaking at and putting on TEDxMaui, including Dr. Maya-Soetoro-Ng, Kerrie Urosevich, Sam Ohu Gon, Emma White, and Sara Tekula. UH Maui College students and Maui public high school students will…
  • Sweet Drink, Bitter Aftertaste

    hawa6217
    28 Aug 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. We do like our sodas – as well as fruit drinks and similar sugar-sweetened stuff. And it’s not just kids. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed survey data for 18 states in 2012. They found that about 1 in 4 adults had a sugar-sweetened drink at least once a day. People ages 18 to 34 were the most common fans – twice as likely as people ages 55 and older. But CDC researcher Sohyun Park says there can be a bitter aftertaste to…
  • Hawaiian Airlines Announces Leadership Promotions in its Legal Department

    hawa6217
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU) – Hawaiian Airlines has announced three leadership promotions in its legal department. Mark Arimoto has been promoted from associate general counsel to deputy general counsel, and both Robin Kobayashi and Scott Miyasato have been promoted from assistant general counsel to associate general counsel. “Mark, Robin and Scott have all done a tremendous job for our legal team and our company since joining Hawaiian Airlines, and their promotions are well-deserved,” said Hoyt Zia, Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. “As…
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    Maui Makers

  • 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…
  • Dee Conlon’s workshop on Wearable Electronics – Friday July 25

    james yenne
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Dee will be providing a workshop on Wearable Electronics (WE) this week, specifically Wall Hangings.  Learn how to sew a NeoPixel circuit using stainless steel thread. Flora’s will be pre-programmed with a simple light show, that you can customize on your own after class.   The workshop is Friday July 25 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  $50.00 covers the cost of materials – free instruction from an expert! Workshop details on Dee’s site: http://www.deesquiltdesigns.com Youtube video example of a quilt: Wearables Quilt Venue: Island Sign 355 Hukilike St, #117 Kahului,…
 
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  • #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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  • 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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