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  • What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

    Hawaii Vacation Advice - GoVisitHawaii.com
    Sheila Beal
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when compared to the wetter, winter months. However,…
  • Top Lanai Adventures

    So Much More Hawaii
    RPang
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    -by Sheila Beal There’s a common misconception that there’s nothing to do on Lanai. Au contraire! There’s plenty of exciting adventures that will make memories for a lifetime. We’ve visited Lanai at least a half a dozen times — and we’ve never run out of things to do. So, what sort of vacation adventures does [...]
  • Musings on Quality of Life by David Lato

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    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Not long ago, like most recent college graduates I lived at home with my parents in an effort to save some money by not paying rent as I began my career. Unfortunately for me, at the time my parents lived in the burgeoning ‘Ewa plain and I worked in my first public relations job in downtown Honolulu. I spent every morning and evening in the notorious H1 traffic. Life in the slow lane was the bane of my existence. I’d arrive at work annoyed and agitated only to repeat the process on the slow drive home. I knew that this daily gauntlet of merges, lane changes and stop and go traffic was…
  • Homeless activities outlawed in Waikiki, medical marijuana dispensaries sought, Honolulu police secrecy explored, Maui and Kauai GMO fights mulled, Big Island merchants fear lava advance, pot minister freed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

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    Nancy Cook Lauer
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Waikiki homeless © 2041 All Hawaii NewsThe Honolulu City Council approves bills targeting homeless. The "sit-lie" measure and "urination-defecation" ban await the mayor's pen. Bills designed to clean up Waikiki sidewalks were approved Wednesday by the Honolulu City Council. Star-Advertiser.A bill to prohibit sitting or lying on Waikiki sidewalks at all times was approved by the Honolulu City Council on a 7-2 vote Wednesday. Council members also voted in favor of two bills to prohibit urinating and defecating in public. One bill applying just to Waikiki passed unanimously, and a second bill…
  • Microbes touted as key to future agriculture

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    15 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    A local technology commercialization company is working with two mainland biotechnology firms to encourage the adoption of microbial treatments to boost agricultural productivity while reducing water consumption as well as cutting the use of fertilizers and pesticides. “Everything we’ve been taught about farming is incorrect,” declares Vincent Kimura, president of Inovi Green. “Historical and current agricultural processes of crop fertilization and soil tilling are falling out of favor, damaging ecosystems and producing diminishing returns. Environmentally-friendly microbial…
 
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  • More construction planned for Karsten Thot Bridge

    Brent Remadna
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    It was a major project that caused weeks of traffic delays in central Oahu. Now two years later, the state is preparing to do more work on the Karsten Thot Bridge. In 2012, the department of transportation spent six weeks repairing the 82-year-old bridge, but the work snarled traffic because the bridge is one of the main routes between Wahiawa and the North Shore. And while the traffic is never a welcome sight lawmakers say it is all about safety. “When they’re crossing that bridge we want to make sure that it is a stable bridge,” said Senator Donovan Dela Cruz. Now 2 years…
  • Long lines form for tickets to Japanese boy-band concert

    Web Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Two days left till the big Arashi concert in Ko Olina. Fans are still rushing to get tickets to the big show. There has been a long line around Shirokiya in Ala Moana as all these people lined up to buy tickets from KZOO radio. Arashi will perform on Friday and Saturday. This is their first performance in the U.S. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. General admission is $150.  
  • Hawaii Civil Defense closely monitoring Kilauea lava flow

    Brigette Namata
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    The lava flow in Puna is moving faster. What does that mean for homes and a major highway that could be in its path? “We thought it would be out of the forested area on to some open ground, but it’s not,” said Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator. “It’s still within forested area.” Lava is currently swallowing up trees and other vegetation as it makes its way through state and privately-owned forested land in the northwest corner of Kaohe Homesteads. “So, still no evacuation required. We’re monitoring the conditions and…
  • Report: Hawaii has worst highways in nation

    theassociatedpress
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    By Cathty Bussewitz HONOLULU (AP) – A new study says Hawaii has the worst-performing highways in the nation. The report by the Reason Foundation says Hawaii also has the least cost-effective highway system. The libertarian think tank also ranked Hawaii among the worst for congestion, deficient bridges and pavement conditions. The group says Hawaii spent $90,000 on administrative costs for every mile of state road. They say those high costs could be siphoning money away from road repairs. By contrast, Texas spent less than $4,000 and Kentucky spent less than $1,000 per mile on office…
  • Safety improvements needed for popular Windward hiking trail

    Ron Mizutani
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    A much-needed rockfall project in on the windward side may impact one of Oahu’s most popular trails. Hundreds of hikers everyday make their way up the rocky Kaiwa Ridge trail — better known as Pillbox — to get a glimpse of a spectacular view. The hike has always been one of the more popular ones on the island, but thanks to social media and a special visitor in 2011, Pillbox’s popularity has exploded. “Since it’s been out there that the president has come here,” said State Rep. Chris Lee, “everybody else loves to come out here and watch the moon…
 
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  • Hawaii air crews join anti-ISIS attack effort

    William Cole
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Two Hawaii Air National Guard KC-135 Strato-tank- ers are refueling fighters and bombers that are part of increasing U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • 'Five-0' fever

    staradvertiser.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The stars come out for the premiere of the show's fifth season at Sunset on the Beach
  • North Shore residents want beachgoers away from private road

    Dan Nakaso
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Despite a notice of violation from the city, the unapologetic and unrepentant organizer of a 70-foot fence blocking access from a private road to Laniakea Beach wants to replace the wooden fence with one made out of metal or rock.
  • Boy band's bringing show, show's bringing business

    Allison Schaefers
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Arashi, a five-member Japa­nese boy band that announced its formation in 1999 while sailing on a yacht off Hono­lulu, returns to Oahu this weekend to celebrate its 15th anniversary and play its first concert outside of Asia.
  • Repairs underway at lame electrical facility

    Kathryn Mykleseth
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    A key problem causing Hawaiian Electric Co. to ask customers to cut down on evening electricity use should be resolved in two to three days, the company said Wednesday.
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  • Trying to parse Rep. Gabbard’s position on the new Iraq War

    Ian Lind
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard today said she opposes President Obama’s plan to arm and train select rebel groups in Syria, the beginning of what some commentators are calling the Third Iraq War. According to a press statement released to day by her office: “This proposed strategy actually reflects a lack of commitment to really destroy ISIL,” […]
  • More than $850,000 at stake in legal appeal by disgraced former union leader

    Ian Lind
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A case involving Gary Rodrigues is back before the Hawaii Supreme Court. Most readers likely remember Rodrigues, the former state director of the United Public Workers, which represents blue collar employees of the state and counties. He was once considered one of Hawaii’s most influential political figures, sometimes referred to as the “26th Senator.” Rodrigues […]
  • East-West Center lands former Harvard fundraising executive

    Ian Lind
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The East-West Center appears to have scored a big coup with the hiring of Paul T. Keenan as acting head of its fundraising arm, according to word spreading among EWC supporters. Keenan is expected to take over the reins of the East-West Center Foundation, which operates as a private nonprofit organization. He comes to the […]
 
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  • Energy Excelerator announces latest cohort

    Hawaii Star Wire
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Energy Excelerator selected 17 startups from a pool of high quality applicants to transform Hawaii’s energy system. Fifty percent of the new portfolio startups has principal team members with previous exits. “We are excited to work with a new cohort of startups with a ton of experience in running successful companies,” says Dawn Lippert, Director of the Energy Excelerator. “These are really smart people that have vetted technologies and are eager to partner with our local businesses to help solve some of our most difficult energy challenges.” The Energy Excelerator’s goal is…
  • Microbes touted as key to future agriculture

    Hawaii Star Wire
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    A local technology commercialization company is working with two mainland biotechnology firms to encourage the adoption of microbial treatments to boost agricultural productivity while reducing water consumption as well as cutting the use of fertilizers and pesticides. “Everything we’ve been taught about farming is incorrect,” declares Vincent Kimura, president of Inovi Green. “Historical and current agricultural processes of crop fertilization and soil tilling are falling out of favor, damaging ecosystems and producing diminishing returns. Environmentally-friendly microbial…
  • Hawaiian Telcom to partner with Hawaiki undersea cable

    Hawaii Star Wire
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Hawaiki Cable Limited, the New Zealand owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Hawaiian Telcom as its landing partner in Hawaii. As part of its system architecture, Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. West coast in Oahu, Hawaii. Under the Letter of Intent signed by both parties, Hawaiian Telcom will provide Hawaiki with turnkey infrastructure and connectivity, including a cable landing station and terrestrial infrastructure in Makaha. Hawaiian Telcom will also be responsible for all permitting…
  • Hawaii scientist maps, names ‘Laniakea’ galaxy cluster

    Hawaii Star Wire
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    An international team of astronomers has defined the contours of the immense supercluster of galaxies containing our own Milky Way. They have named the supercluster “Laniakea,” meaning “immense heaven” in Hawaiian. The team was led by University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer R. Brent Tully, who recently shared the 2014 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2014 Victor Ambartsumian International Prize. The paper explaining this work is the cover story of the September 4 issue of the prestigious journal Nature. Galaxies are not distributed randomly throughout the universe. Instead, they are…
  • Meetings held on lava flow advancing on Pahoa

    Hawaii Volcano Observatory
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    In response to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s 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 (HCCDA) quickly organized a series of informational meetings. To date, four meetings have been held at the Pāhoa Community Center to raise public awareness of the lava flow and to let potentially affected residents know how to stay informed about the flow’s progress. HCCDA also addressed the possible emergency-response measures that are being considered should the…
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  • HTA honors 2014 Tourism Legacy Award winners

    Karin
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, recognized the National Park Service (NPS) at its 2014 Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon during the recent 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. “The National Park Service overseas eight parks and sites throughout the Hawaiian Islands, which welcomed nearly 5-million visitors and generated $312-million in economic benefits […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Magno serving aboard USS Sterett

    Karin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    MEDIA RELEASE Fire Controlman 2nd Class Alex Magno, of Volcano, is seen verifying that dummy ammunition is loaded before a recent dry fire of the close-in weapons system, CIWS, aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Hirono, Schatz announce $20M for Native Hawaiian education

    Karin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz have announced grants to programs and institutions of higher education that serve Native Hawaiian communities, from preschool through college and career training. Projects will support vital needs such as kindergarten readiness; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education; Native Hawaiian culture and language; and college success. […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high

    Karin
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    MEDIA RELEASE A record 492 public high school students from across Hawaii have earned AP Scholar Awards for exceptional achievement in rigorous college-level courses, according to the College Board. Students who succeed on AP exams may earn college credit, advanced placement, or both. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Earth, Milky Way just got a few trillion new neighbors

    Karin
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    UH team maps boundaries of ‘supercluster’ of galaxies stretching 500 million light-years through space - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 15, 2014

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Public Utilites Commission 9/15  Blue Planet Foundation Reply Statement of Position filed in Docket 2013-0141 (Instituting an Investigation to Reexamine the Existing Decoupling Mechanisms for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited. 9/12  ORDER NO. 32294 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Power Supply Improvement Plans (Docket 2014-0183) 9/12  ORDER NO. 32293 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan (Docket 2014-0192) Local Industry News 9/17  PBN:…
  • Legislative briefing on PV interconnection issues

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The Senate Committee on Energy and Environment, Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, and House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce have called an informational briefing on Sep. 19: "The purpose of this informational briefing is to get an update on the impacts of Hawaiian Electric Company’s September 2013 policy changes on solar interconnection, learn more about Hawaiian Electric Company’s future plans for distributed generation, and hear alternative perspectives on resolving the challenges related to…
  • News Bulletin, Week of Sep. 8, 2014

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Local Industry News 9/12  PV Solar Report: Stem distributed storage will strengthen Hawaii grid response 9/12  PBN: More changes at the top for the owner of Hawaii's largest refinery 9/12  Utility Dive: Hawaiian Electric names new CEO 9/11  PBN: New Hawaiian Electric CEO has the right vision, energy industry experts say 9/11  Greentech Media: STEM to install 1MW of networked, behind-the-meter batteries in Hawaii 9/11  PBN: Hawaiian Electric to use energy storage project developed by California startup 9/11  PBN: Major energy initiative at Hawaii's public…
  • News Bulletin, Week of Sep. 1, 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Public Utilities Commission On Thursday, Sep. 3, the PUC issued Decision and Order No. 32281 (Docket No. 2014-0134) giving DBEDT authority to issue Green Infrastructure bonds up to $150 million, as well as authorizing the Green Infrastructure Fee. This financing order will be accompanied by a forthcoming "program order," that establishes the Green Infrastructure Loan Program, also referred to as the GEMS (Green Energy Market Securitization) program. Public Comments regarding Hawaiian Electric's plan filed with the PUC 8/29  Public Comments 8-29 (Docket 2014-1083); Public Comment 8-29…
  • Blue Planet on Hawaiian Electric's Plan for the Future of Electricity: What does it mean for customers and clean energy?

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

    Robert Kay
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    The blue-eared kingfisher is one of 120 bird species that can be spotted on the lower Kinabatangan River. by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart We hadn’t been at the Borneo Nature Lodge more than an hour when we hopped on a boat and headed down the fabled Kinabatangan River in Sabah State on the Island of Borneo. As we snaked our way along the banks of the river on a two hour cruise, wildlife stirred in every corner of the jungle. Pigmy elephants, a mother and a calf, trundled through the thickets; a host of birds, including four species of hornbills, darted in and out of the canopy; a family of…
  • Retired auto dealer's sentencing for dam breach deaths postponed for a fourth time

    Hawaii Reporter
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    James Pflueger Retired auto dealer James Pflueger was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 17 for recklessly causing the deaths of 7 people when his Ka Loko dam breached on March 14, 2006. However, the sentencing will be delayed and is now scheduled for Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Kauai’s Fifth Circuit Court. Pflueger’s attorneys successfully negotiated three delays in the sentencing over the last year, claiming Pflueger has various health issues that prevent him from traveling. However, this most recent - and fourth - delay came at the request of Bruce and Cyndee Fehring, who lost…
  • Local Energy Expansion Would Fuel Tribal Independence

    Guest Contributor
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Photo: Emily Metcalf By Chris Faulkner - The nation's economic woes have hit American Indians hard. Between 2008 and 2013, unemployment for American Indians never once dipped below 10 percent, the highest rates for any group in all the Midwest, Northern Plains, and Southwest. And nearly one in three single-race American Indians live in poverty, according to the United States Census Bureau. But America's natural gas boom is offering new hope to these struggling communities. An estimated 20 percent of all the nation's oil and gas reserves reside on tribal lands. The federal government must help…
  • The Tomahawk Game Changer

    Guest Contributor
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Photo: Reuters By Mike Roller - American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. embassy and Baghdad's airport; the remainder are assessing the state of the fight between Iraq's government and rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With U.S. troops potentially in harm's way once again, it's worth remembering how we've protected them in Iraq in the past. I am a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, when Iraq had the fourth-largest army in the world and the United States Army wasn't even in the top ten. The Iraqi forces that invaded Kuwait were…
  • 15 Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® List

    Hawaii Reporter
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Paul Alston HONOLULU - Fifteen Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America® list (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). AHFI stockholder/director Louise K.Y. Ing has been named 2015 Hawai`i Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in two practice areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Bankruptcy Litigation. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each legal community is honored as a Lawyer of the Year. AHFI’s Best Lawyers® list includes: •    Paul Alston, listed for the 22nd…
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  • VIDEO: $11 Million New Funding for Hawai`i Lab Which Laid Groundwork for In Vitro Fertilization

    Tina Shelton
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The Institute for Biogenesis Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded $10.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue its groundbreaking work in reproductive and developmental biomedical research. In our video report, UH Mānoa Journalism Student Jeremy Nitta tells us more.  See the video embedded above, or directly […]
  • H.O.M.E. Project Fundraiser Sept. 27 on UH Med Kaka`ako Campus

    Tina Shelton
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The Hawai‘i Homeless Outreach & Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) Project will hold its 6th annual food & wine tasting fundraiser, Ho`o¯la me ke kahiau, “Healing with compassion through selfless giving”, on Saturday, September 27. The fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Kaka`ako campus. H.O.M.E. […]
  • Interdisciplinary Training Brings Doctors, Future Pharmacists to UH Medical School’s LAU OLA Clinic

    Vina Cristobal
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Did you know that the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has its own healthcare clinic, where we help train medical students? And where MDs continuing their specialty work under JABSOM supervision? Did you know that our Lau Ola Clinic also partners with UH Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy to help give clinical […]
  • XLR8UH: New Systemwide Initiative Open to Faculty, Students, Alumni

    Tina Shelton
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The University of Hawaiʻi has launched XLR8UH, a major commitment to transform the university’s world-class research and talent into viable products and businesses. XLR8UH is the name of the university’s first Proof of Concept Center. The focus is on investing in innovative ideas and providing a launch pad for commercialization. Click here to watch the […]
  • APPLAUSE: Record Number of Tenure and Promotions

    Tina Shelton
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    By Lori Emery, Faculty Development Program Manager This year’s promotions and tenure ceremony honored a record number of 22 of our faculty (7 tenures and 15 promotions) for their academic accomplishments. In a ceremony August 29, Department Chairs described the the honorees’ valuable contributions to the department, school and their field. These faculty members contribute […]
 
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  • In the Mix: The Sticklers reunite

    Jason Genegabus
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    In the Mix: The Sticklers reunite Nearly 10 years after their last show, local punk rockers The Sticklers host a benefit with proceeds donated to the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry. The post In the Mix: The Sticklers reunite appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Social Encore: Moon Collective shines bright

    Jermel-Lynn Quillopo
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Social Encore: Moon Collective shines bright Benjamin King, Bobby Araujo and Brent Yamada are ready to celebrate their clothing line's first anniversary. The post Social Encore: Moon Collective shines bright appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Fashion Tribe: Every fragrance tells a story

    Nadine Kam
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Fashion Tribe: Every fragrance tells a story Neiman Marcus welcomed Atelier Cologne during its Project Beauty event. The post Fashion Tribe: Every fragrance tells a story appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Grind Time: Hakone hosts sake dinner

    Jason Genegabus
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    Grind Time: Hakone hosts sake dinner The Hawaii Prince Hotel launched a new sake dinner series this month with selections by Hakone sake sommelier Ikuko Shimizu. The post Grind Time: Hakone hosts sake dinner appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • SuperCity: The perils of performance enhancers

    Christa Wittmier
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    SuperCity: The perils of performance enhancers In an industry where performers make more money than they can spend, it can become easy to fall victim to the lure of drugs and alcohol. The post SuperCity: The perils of performance enhancers appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
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  • Something new: Izakaya Mai

    Grant Shindo
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new restaurant, Izakaya Mai, has opened on Kapiolani in the former Ojiya Restaurant space across from the Hawaii Convention Center. Originally from Tokyo, Izakaya Mai owner Yoichi Ito worked in the airline industry as a dispatcher, but loved to cook and pursued traditional sushi training. He then moved to Northern California and opened a breakfast place, before working for Benihana restaurants as a sushi sensei. A decade ago, he opened Izakaya Mai in San Mateo, Calif., which became a hit among locals. But after deciding to retire in Honolulu, he sold the eatery to new owners and moved his…
  • Party pics: Passport to KBay

    Eric Baranda
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Yelpers gathered at the Officer’s Club for Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Tuesday night for Passport to KBay. Attendees were treated to a buffet of pasta and Mongolian BBQ. Passport to KBay is a series of Yelp events sponsored by Friends of KBay to showcase the amenities of Kaneohe Marine Corps Base that are available to the public.
  • Honolulu Night Market guide: Left my heart in Kaka’ako

    Grant Shindo
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Honolulu Night Market this month is partnering with the Present Project, a month-long art residency project in Our Kaka‘ako. Since early September, five top artists from around the world have been working in two warehouse spaces along Cooke Street. Participating artists include Florence Carbonne from Toulouse, France; Caledonia Curry (SWOON) from Brooklyn, New York; married couple Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett from Paauilo on Hawaii Island; and Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez of Miami. During Night Market, their work will be available for viewing. Here’s a video about the Present…
  • Let’s talk about phones: To upgrade, defect or stay put

    Frolic Hawaii
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    With the imminent arrival of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we know our mobile-savvy readers probably are contemplating the big question of the moment: Upgrade, defect or hold out for something better, later? Even among our Frolic team, there is dissension. We’re comprised of both Apple and Android diehards, with a diverse mix of phones in our possession. To help bring clarity on this whole phone upgrade issue, we thought we’d share with you our own phone assessments and aspirations. Eric Baranda Current phone: Samsung Galaxy Nexus 32GB What I like: The Android OS is all about…
  • HawaiiCon 2014

    Frolic Hawaii
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    HawaiiCon — Hawaii Island’s first annual sci-fi, science and fantasy convention — launched its inaugural event with a bang, bringing an estimated 700 celebrity guests, comic book artists, writers, scientists and cosplayers from all over the world to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel over the past weekend. The event included more than 100 panel discussions on everything from women in science fiction to stories from NASA about deep space exploration to talks hosted by “Battlestar Galactica,” “Stargate Atlantis,” “Farscape” and “Babylon 5″…
 
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  • #CatTravels: Inside the Scottish referendum

    Catherine Toth
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    We didn’t plan this at all. It just so happened we ended up in Scotland the week of the historic independence vote. More than 5 million Scots will hit the polls Thursday to answer one simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” And right now, it could go either way. The latest polls have suggested the result is too close to call. One survey published Wednesday afternoon put support for “Yes” at 49 percent against 51 percent for “No” when undecided voters were excluded. Another poll released earlier on Wednesday showed support for…
  • #CatTravels: My take on London’s tourist spots

    Catherine Toth
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    London is one of the world’s top destinations for travelers — and no surprise why. The city is packed with everything: world-class museums, Broadway shows, dozens of public parks, boutiques and restaurants galore, a historic castle in the middle of the city with dungeons and jewels, and a 443-foot-tall Ferris wheel. More than 15 million people from all over the world visit The City every year, making it one of the world’s most visited areas in terms of international visits. I’ve been to London three times now, and there’s always something new to see. This time…
  • #CatTravels: A visit to Borough Market

    Catherine Toth
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    We had a late start to our first full day in London. (Blame jet lag and a very comfortable bed.) But lucky for us, Borough Market, the most renowned food market in London near the London Bridge Station, was open until 5 p.m. I had always wanted to tour this market, known for the breadth and quality of its goods and produce. But I was never in London long enough — or in the area at the right time — to visit it. Until Saturday. A little background: While today’s market is famous for its high-quality goods and unusual offerings — like mushroom pâté and exotic meats preserved in…
  • #CatTravels: Arriving in London

    Catherine Toth
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    It really wasn’t that bad getting to London. We flew on Alaska Airlines to Seattle, then Delta straight to Heathrow. Including the layover time — which, by the way, we strategically used to eat some of the best chili cheese fries I’ve ever had at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport — it only took us maybe 18 hours total. Not bad for traveling directly around the world. While we could have taken the Heathrow Express trains, which take you from the airport to Central London in 23 minutes, we opted for the London Underground, also known as the Tube. This rapid transit…
  • #CatTravels: Heading to the U.K.

    Catherine Toth
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    It’s always the case, right. I’m scrambling to finish my work, clean the house, and run errands before we leave for Europe — and everything that can does go wrong. My computer won’t back up my photos. My laptop get hits by some kind of weird virus and I can’t book anything online. And my credit cards — yes, both of them — get compromised. All on the day before we leave for our two-week adventure in the United Kingdom. Luckily for me, I don’t stress that easily. (OK, I stress, but you’d probably never know it.) If I forget anything — save for my…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Top Lanai Adventures

    RPang
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    -by Sheila Beal There’s a common misconception that there’s nothing to do on Lanai. Au contraire! There’s plenty of exciting adventures that will make memories for a lifetime. We’ve visited Lanai at least a half a dozen times — and we’ve never run out of things to do. So, what sort of vacation adventures does [...]
  • Talk Story with Carolyn Jung, Food Gal

    RPang
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Talk story is a commonly used phrase in Hawaii, referring to sharing stories and chatting with friends, old or new. In our new interview series, So Much More Hawaii will ask various local personalities and friends of the islands five questions to learn more about why Hawaii holds such a special place in each of [...]
  • 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 [...]
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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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    Star-Advertiser headlines

  • 18 pounds of crystal meth found in Waikiki dryer

    Steven Tonthat
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    A man is facing sentencing for carrying 18 pounds of crystal meth in a backpack that he knew would be sold in Hawaii.
  • California wildfire shows explosive growth

    Alyssa Amasol
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.
  • Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.
  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists this week.
  • Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Liberty's "At Home" with Big Bird

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Liberty Peralta, our Director of Communications, has a longstanding relationship with PBS programs. Her family recently uncovered a trove of family photos, including this one of a young Liberty, fast asleep with a large Big Bird lookalike. "I really liked Big Bird as a kid," Liberty says. "Looking back, I think I was drawn to his curiosity; he never felt ashamed about asking questions. Also, I wished I was as tall as he was!"   Liberty also enjoyed watching classic PBS programs like Barney and Friends, Lamb Chop's Play-Along and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Above are two other family…
  • HIKI NŌ: Focus On the Worldwide Voyage

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Do oceans separate the peoples of the world? It's just as easy to believe that the seas connect us. This week's episode of  HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014 7:30 pm) presents a Focus On Malama Honua, the theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage, which means “to care for our island Earth.” Among the featured stories is one from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, about a non-profit organization that teaches young children the ways of the ocean. We’ll also see encore reports from: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kauai); Hana K-12 School, Kamehameha…
  • Pics of Today's HIKI NO Winners!

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Here are pics of winners in PBS Hawaii's 2014 HIKI NO Awards for excellence in student storytelling, announced today. Competition was tough and you emerged on top. Congratulations! --Waianae Intermediate School, West Oahu --Waianae High, W. Oahu     --Aliamanu Middle School, Honolulu --Seabury Hall Middle School, Maui --Lahainaluna High School, Maui Not pictured: Nanakuli High and Intermediate, West Oahu      Related StoriesWest Oahu Rocks in HIKI NO CompetitionHIKI NO as a School Class? 
  • West Oahu Rocks in HIKI NŌ Competition

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Public schools in West Oahu dominated the 2014 HIKI NŌ Awards. Winners were announced this afternoon. Congratulations to the winners in very tough competition!   Best Overall News Story—Middle School WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL “Raquel’s World”   Best Overall News Story—High School WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL “What’s The Catch?”   Best News Writing—Middle School WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL “Bullied Teacher”   Best News Writing—High School WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL “Heads Up”   Best Personal Profile—Middle School SEABURY HALL MIDDLE…
  • Jerry Coffee's Life as a POW

    lwilcox
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Ever wonder how prisoners of war are able to maintain their sanity and strength for years in deplorable conditions? I hope you'll join me for a conversation with Jerry Coffee about imprisonment, survival and faith on LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Sept. 16, 2014, 7:30 pm). Within minutes, the Navy pilot went from flying over North Vietnam, to being shot down and landing in water, to being held as a prisoner of war. What followed was seven years of torture and isolation in communist prisons. But he never gave up hope.  Jerry says he doesn't know how he would have…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai Photo: Island AirIsland Air is offering a flat rate “anywhere fare” of $68 for all of its one-way, non-stop interisland flights. The anywhere fare is being offered through Nov. 15. The $68 tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.The interisland carrier’s direct flights include both-direction service between Oahu and Kauai, Oahu and Lanai, and Oahu and Maui. A more flexible one-way “economy unrestricted” option, that is fully refundable shou...
  • Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27 Pau riders in last year's Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Photo: Aloha Festivals.Think of it as a block party, Waikiki style!If you’re in town this Sat., Sept. 20, we recommend heading down to Waikiki for the 62nd annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea. The Hawaiian word hoolaulea means “celebration.” And this year’s street-closing, seven-block...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii.

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii. "Best Nighttime Lookout": Twilight view from the Nuuanu Pali lookout. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is arriving in subscriber mailboxes and is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular issue features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great.Left anywhere in your house or office, it’s also a fantastic conversation starter.The September/O...
  • Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district        The current Puu Oo lava flow is seen 0.4 miles away from area homes in this photo dated Sept. 10. (Click photo to enlarge.) Photo: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A newly opened vent connected to the ongoing Puu Oo cone eruption on the eastern flank of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano is sending a slo...
  • Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25 The new TriPark Annual Pass shows naupaka kahakai, a native coastal plant. Photo: National Park Service. Frequent island-hopping National Park visitors may want to add a new card to their wallets. The National Park Service’s Hawaii Tri-Park Pass covers admission to the Islands’ three national parks that charge fees—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii Island, and Maui’s Haleakala National Park—for one year from the…
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Bright Line = Green Light

    Joan Conrow
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Kauai County Council planning committee will continue wrestling today with a coastal development bill that fails to protect rocky shorelines popular with fishermen and used by nesting seabirds.Draft Bill 2461 would allow much of the island's remaining undeveloped coastline to skip an important process known as shoreline determination. This determination is used to establish building setbacks from the shoreline and public trust area.A working group convened by former Councilwoman Nadine Nakamura, and including councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, Planning Director Mike Dahilig, planner Kaaina…
  • Musings: Another Lie Bites the Dust

    Joan Conrow
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Now that a westside ob/gyn, Dr. Graham Chelius, has come right out and said, in a letter to the editor in The Garden Island today:There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai.do you suppose Councilmen Gary Hooser and Tim Bynum, nurse practitioner Marghee Maupin, mayoral candidate Dustin Barca, Babes Against Biotech, Hawaii Seed, Vandana Shiva, KKCR disc jockeys, Earthjustice, Center for Food Safety, Moms Against Monsanto, SHAKA, anti-GMO propagandists and the “red-shirt” supporters of Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 will finally stop repeating this lie?It…
  • Musings: Not a Stretch

    Joan Conrow
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    While The Garden Island is busy covering creationism as news and repeating the same old complaints against Hawaii Dairy Farms, it continues to miss major stories impacting large swaths of raw land on Kauai.It has yet to catch up on the 1,103-acre Princeville sale, and completely missed news that Jimmy Pflueger has sold his 383-acre Pilaa property in advance of a state foreclosure action. The state was preparing to seize the ag land, which lies between Kuhio Highway and the ocean, south of Kilauea, after Pflueger failed to pay a $4 million fine levied after he caused a big mudslide there…
  • Musings: Looking for Answers

    Joan Conrow
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    I recently wrote a post that questioned the current politicized approach to dealing with agricultural pesticides on Kauai, and noted that blood and urine tests can reveal the presence of agricultural chemicals in the body. I asked why none of these tests were being done to offer proof of pesticide exposure from the chem/seed companies. I received this comment from Pat Gegen, which I think is worthwhile to share:Regarding the testing of the 75 chemicals you referenced - tests are available to test for specific or groups of chemicals and the metabolites they produce but they…
  • Musings: In Other Words

    Joan Conrow
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Big changes are ahead for North Shore Kauai now that Jeff Stone has teamed up with a Thai-Chinese billionaire to develop a “low-density resort community” at Princeville to be unveiled early next year.In other words, there go the mauka lands for more gentleman estates. As reported by Pacific Business News and the Star-Advertiser — but not The Garden Island — Stone sold 1,103 acres, including the Prince Golf Course, to billionaire Chanchai Ruayrungruang's Reignwood International investment group for $343 million. Stone's Resort Group will retain ownership of 7,100 acres.Fortunately,…
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    The Maui News

  • Lunas' homecoming game won't be on campus

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lahainaluna High School football homecoming game scheduled for Oct. 18 against Baldwin has been moved to War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku after originally being scheduled for Sue D. Cooley Stadium - the Lunas' on-campus facility.
  • Craft fair guide seeking crafters

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Maui News' annual Holiday Craft Fair Guide will be published in the Oct. 19 issue. To be included in the guide, submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 13. * Name of the event. * Sponsoring organizations or businesses.
  • DHHL to discuss extending leases

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will host a series of public meetings to discuss a new rule that would allow the department to extend the term of certain general leases to a maximum of up to 85 years.
  • Island Air offering $68 fare for flights

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Commuter airline Island Air is offering a $68 fare on its nonstop flights for passengers traveling interisland through Nov. 15.
  • Co-Ed intermediate teams meet at Eddie Tam Gym

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FIRST PHOTO: Diana Lopes sets a ball in front of Kalama II teammate Ashley Wilson as the Country Panthers' Manu Lindsey looks on during an East Maui County Co-Ed Intermediate League match Tuesday at Eddie Tam Gym.
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Free Presentation: How to “Succeed the Weeds ” with Trees

    Alan McNarie
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
     From http://www.agroforestrydesign.net : Agroforestry Solutions for Hilo-H?m?kua Districts A free evening presentation at UH-Hilo by Dave Sansone, agroforestry consultant Date: Friday, September 19th, 2014 Time: 7 pm Location: UH-Hilo, University Classroom Building (UCB), Room 100 Sponsored by: UH-Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) and Agroforestry Design, LLC Rampant weeds, acidic soil, nutrient leaching (loss) from heavy rain, erosion and deforestation are some the issues that Hilo and H?m?kua farmers and gardeners face. Dave Sansone,…
  • Pot Luck and Food Drive for Puna on Sept. 18

    Alan McNarie
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    CleaningPartyplanning is sponsoring  pot luck and food drive for Puna Disaster Relief  on Thursday, September 18,  10:30-2Pm at Keaau Park.    All foods and aid are welcome, and will be distributed at the event  that day.  To volunteer, call (808)430-5130.
  • The Eruption: HVO report, 9/17/14

    Alan McNarie
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010) 19°25’16″ N 155°17’13″ W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Activity Summary: K?lauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. Slight deflation occurred over the past day, with minor fluctuations in lava level. At the middle East Rift Zone, the front of the June 27th flow is advancing through forest in Kaohe Homesteads, and surface breakouts are also present closer to Pu?u ????. June 27th Lava Flow…
  • The Eruption: Civil Devence Update, 9/17/14

    Alan McNarie
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    From Hawaii County Civil Defense: This is an Eruption and Lava Flow Information Update for Wednesday September 17th at 8:00 AM. Daily over flights and assessments are continuing. This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues towards the northeast and has advanced approximately 350 yards since yesterday. The active edge of the surface flow is moving through the upper northwest corner of the Kaohe Homesteads and across vacant forested parcels. The leading edge or front of the flow is approximately 100 yards wide. Currently the flow does not pose an immediate threat to area…
  • Puna News–HVO Report: Lava Slows, Nears Kaohe Boundary

    Alan McNarie
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Activity Summary: K?lauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. Summit inflation continued, with only slight fluctuations in lava level. At the middle East Rift Zone, the front of the June 27th flow continues to advance through forest near Kaohe Homesteads, and surface breakouts are also present closer to Pu?u ????. June 27th Lava Flow Observations: The June 27th lava flow remains active. A Civil Defense overflight this morning observed that the flow front…
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  • Photos: SOJA Live @ Waikiki Shell

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

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

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

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

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

  • Extraordinary Machine: Public Access to Public Domain

    Burt
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Please join us for the screening of ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ on Friday, Sept. 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Kaka’ako Agora. Sign up here. Then come back to join us for a discussion of the film and a workshop on open knowledge on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will brainstorm action plans and prototype tactics to liberate more open government data. Bring your creativity and appetite. RSVP required for lunch count. Lunch only applies to workshop attendees. Thanks! The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activistAaron…
  • Hack to the Future II

    Burt
    13 May 2014 | 4:42 pm
    On May 31, 2014 Hawaii is participating in National Day of Civic Hacking by holding its own Hack to the Future II. Join the Code for Hawaii Brigade on this day of workshops, prototyping and civic hacks. We will use this day to build capacity and brainstorm projects to infuse government with civic innovation. Citizen engagement is taking hold in our community so let’s focus on what we can accomplish in 2014. This event is part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, taking place across the country. Agenda: 9:30a – 10:00a Welcome/Registration 10:00 – 12:00p Tri-Track…
  • PTC 2014

    Burt
    24 Jan 2014 | 12:03 am
    The Pacific Telecommunications Council puts on their annual conference every January and like clockwork #36 took place without a hitch over at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The one day I could make it was on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jeanne Holm the notable Data.gov evangelist was speaking on Data Driven Innovation in Communities. Holm’s presentation was a short one since in my world, there is so much to talk about in open data. She highlighted the work being done on Data.gov and it’s recent conversion from Socrata to the open source CKAN platform. She also brought attention to…
  • SOEST Open House

    Burt
    7 Nov 2013 | 11:59 am
    This event at the Univ. of Hawaii, School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology only occurs once every two years. This year it took place on Oct. 25 and 26 and feature demonstrations of explosive volcanism, Doppler on Wheels, James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge, meteorites from Mars, the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory and many more.
  • Ti2Design

    Burt
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:03 am
    In preparation for a piece on gadgets for emergency preparedness on Hawaii News Now, I rolled down the hill to the Pearl City Industrial Park for a visit with Mike Bond and his shop Ti2Design. We had him on the radio show the week prior talking about Kickstarter and he mentioned one big unknown he eliminated was to do his own manufacturing in-house. It is quite impressive what this shop can produce. He showed me some custom gears he was making for Hawaiian Electric and a grenade launcher, part of a brief foray into the Dept of Defense’s world of non-lethal weapons. Mike admitted that…
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 316: Creative Industries Accelerator – Sept 17, 2014

    Burt Lum
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Joining us today is Rod Hinman from Hawaii Tech Pau Hana to tell us about their upcoming meetup about Liquid Robotics. Then we have Sandy Park from the High Tech Development Corp to tell us about an upcoming SBIR workshop and Wetware Wednesday. Finally, we’ve invited Georja Skinner and Walter Dods III to tell us about the Creative Industries accelerator program. Additional links: New Horizons Message Initiative One Earth Message Energy Excelerator 2015 Cohort Rails Bridge Hawaii Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes    
  • Episode 315: A Smarter Grid – Sept 10, 2014

    Burt Lum
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Joining us today is Helen Nakano to tell us about Be Ready Manoa Preparedness Fair. Then we have Liberty Peralta from PBS Hawaii to tell us about the Hiki No Awards program. Finally, we’ll find out from two clean energy experts, Jeff Mikulina from Blue Planet Foundation and Rob Harris from Sunrun about building a smarter grid and HECO’s recent PUC filing. Additional Links Scientist discover underwater seamount Accelerate UH - XCLR8UH Blue Planet Foundation’s Statement on HECO PUC Filing Island Pulse  - @island_pulse Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 314: Hawaii Society for Technology in Education – Sept 3, 2014

    Burt Lum
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Joining us today is Chris Lee and Valerie Mih to tell us about the free Unity 3D event at Iolani’s Sullivan Center. Then we have Dean Levitt from Mad Mimi to give us an update on their acquisition by Godaddy. Finally, we’ve invited two board members of the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education, Mike Travis and Elizabeth Garrison will talk about HSTE, Hawaii Technology and Education Week and tech’s influence in education. Additional Links Hawaiian Telcom to invest in undersea fiber cable Submarine Cable Map Nature Video – Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster The…
  • 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…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • Importing large data sets in Rails and Postgres

    Leo D
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In one of my recent projects, I needed to import a lot of data from csv files into a database as persisted domain objects in a web application.  This file import functionality wasn't just for application bootstrapping or a one-time legacy data migration, but for a recurring task that allowed the web app to receive updates from a third party vendor. The number of records in each file could reach into the millions, so I knew from the outset that the plain-vanilla method of creating Rails ActiveRecord instances one at a time, was probably not going to cut it. I implemented the data import…
  • writing a json api service in Rails

    Leo D
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    In the past few years, I've written a few json API's in rails.  There are a few trends driving the popularity of API's, one being Service Oriented Architecture, and another being client side rendering.   Service Oriented Architecture can apply to all services, not just browser accessible ones.  It consists of making services available via a standard like SOAP or JSON, to increase re-usability and modularity, SOAP and JSON being the two most popular SOA protocols.  SOAP is XML-based, while JSON is Javascript object based, and therefore consists simply of arrays, hashes, and primitive…
  • ASP.NET vNext - Some of the Things I Look Forward To

    Douglas Ching
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I like to try to keep up with new technologies.  Being a developer who has used Microsoft development tools all my career I’m always interested in seeing what is coming next.  Recently Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext and it seems to be their most ambitious version of ASP.NET yet. Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in ASP.NET vNext Build Not Needed Developers will no longer need to manually build and compile ASP.NET applications.  The new .NET compiler will build projects in memory.  A developer will be able to change a file, hit refresh in the browser and see the…
  • 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,…
 
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • Architecture firm trying to get more Hawaii work after focusing abroad

    Duane Shimogawa
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    WATG, one of Hawaii’s largest architecture firms, is looking to get more work in the state after years of putting more of its focus towards other markets, one of the firm’s top executives told PBN. “We have missed the boat when the economy started to turn for the better,” said Chao “Robert” Zheng, vice president and director of development of Asia Pacific for WATG, which has offices in Dubai, Los Angeles, Irvine, Istanbul, Honolulu, London, Singapore and New York. “We didn’t get…
  • New York investor iStar Financial puts 176 units at Ilikai Hotel in Hawaii on the market

    Bill Cresenzo
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    New York investor iStar Financial, which acquired more than 200 residential condominium units at the Ilikai Hotel in Hawaii through foreclosure five years ago, is putting 176 of the units on the market, the largest number of units offered at the same time since the hotel at the edge of Waikiki opened in 1964, one of the project's brokers said. The units for sale, which are on the 22md, 23rd, 24th and 25th floors, have been renovated with new kitchens and bathrooms, said Jon Yamasato of Prudential…
  • Hawaii tops in the U.S. in schools that could save money by going solar

    Duane Shimogawa
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Hawaii is the top state in the nation when it comes to the percentage of schools it has that could save money by going solar — a whopping 100 percent, according to a new report. But in terms of school solar capacity and schools with photovoltaic systems, Hawaii ranks in the middle of the pack, No. 20 in capacity and No. 30 in systems, according to the “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar U.S. Schools” report. The report, which was done by the Solar Foundation, a national nonprofit that aims…
  • Hawaii Ecotourism Association awards tour operator of the year

    Jason Ubay
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Hawaii Ecotourism Association named Hawaiian Legacy Tours, a company that takes guests on a tour of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods' forest and helps guest plant a koa tree on the Big Island, as its tour operator of the year at a luncheon Wednesday at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. HEA also awarded the 2014 Ecotour Guides of the Year to Kaiulani Manuwai-Oiph of Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks, Jason Lee of Maui Kayak Adventures, Denver Leaman of Body Glove Cruises and Erik Storm of VolcanoDiscovery Hawaii. HEA’s…
  • CEO says Honolulu Seawater A/C project to start construction in August 2015

    Duane Shimogawa
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The long-planned $250 million Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project, which will cool Downtown Honolulu office buildings and condominium towers with cold water from the ocean, is slated to start construction by Aug. 1, 2015, and be operational by the first quarter of 2017, the head of the company said Wednesday. Eric Masutomi, president and CEO of Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning — who also was a panelist at the Asia-Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo in Honolulu that covered…
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  • Kakaako: Remade for the 21st Century

    Powell Berger
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Kakaako is trying to forge a 21st century live, work and play lifestyle. But the area’s redevelopment is still in its early stages and likely to span another two decades, so it’s not clear if it will deliver on its promises.
  • Diamond Head Theatre is Fun and Frugal

    Catherine E. Toth
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The Diamond Head Theatre is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, but there was a time when it’s longevity was in doubt. Learn how director Deena Dray applied her experience from the banking world to steer the theatre onto solid ground for almost two decades.
  • 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.
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • Task Force Releases Updated Report to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensary System in Hawaii

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has announced the release of a newly updated report on the policies and procedures for access, distribution, security, and other relevant issues related to the medical use of marijuana in Hawaii. The report was produced by the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) and updates findings released in an earlier report first published in
  • Rep. Awana elected as Vice-Chair of National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
      The National Caucus of Native American State Legislators (NCNASL) has elected Representative Karen Awana (Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili) to serve on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chair of the Caucus. The election occurred during the NCNASL’s annual meeting held last month in Minneapolis. The National Caucus of Native
  • 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™
 
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  • 682 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I currently have a total of 682 convictions (20 trial convictions and 662 plea convictions).  I got 14 convictions from pleas in Honolulu District Court for criminal misdemeanor cases on Monday 9/8/2014, Wednesday 9/10/14, and Friday 9/12/14.
  • 668 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    As of 9/5/14, I have a total of 668 convictions (648 convictions from plea agreements and 20 convictions from trials).  I added 8 convictions through plea agreements from 6 criminal misdemeanor calendars on 9/2/14, 9/3/14, 9/4/14, and 9/5/14.
  • 660 Convictions

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

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

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

  • Your Health is Your Wealth

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

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

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

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

    Mike Hu
    7 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    People can most meaningfully be divided into two categories -- but not the ones most often talked about -- black or white, rich or poor, liberal or conservative, Republicans or Democrats, etc.  The major difference, is simply whether one is fully healthy and thus functioning on their highest level, or whether there is some factor in their lives that prevent this -- whether they are black or white, rich or poor, etc.  If they are healthy and functioning at their highest level -- then there are no excuses for their failures, or the undeserved success of others, and thus the…
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Mike Hu
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    A lot of people are very discouraged by thinking of all the things they need to do -- that they never get around to doing anything at all -- and are exhausted and discouraged just thinking about it.That's because they haven't prioritize what they need to do most -- and first, and the rest will follow from that.  But that doesn't happen just by doing anything -- or anything first.  One merely has to do the right thing first -- and from that, the next right thing will follow.That right thing for humans, is increasing the blood flow to the brain --…
  • 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…
 
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • Chit Chat with a Cop Didn't Arise to Custodial Interrogation

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    State v. Kazanas(ICA August 29, 2014)Background. On Halloween night, a complainant was driving his car through Waikiki to watch the Halloween festivities. The driver got to Kuhio Avenue at an intersection and stopped to let a group of people cross. As he entered the intersection, a straggler ran across the road and ran into the car. A group surrounded the car and started pounding the windows and kicking the car. The back window cracked. The complainant saw a man on the hood with heavy boots stomping the windshield. The man then got off the hood, walked around to the driver, and punched the…
  • The Public's Right to Know (About Potential Juror Misconduct)

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Oahu Publications Inc. v. Ahn (HSC July 16, 2014)Background. Last summer, Christopher Deedy was on trial for the death of Kollin Elderts. After weeks of testimony, the case went to the jury for deliberation. The jury deliberated for several days before it became hopelessly deadlocked and the circuit court, Judge Karen Ahn, declared a mistrial. This case was covered by Oahu Publications, better known as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and KHNL/KGMB. On the fifth day of jury deliberations, Judge Ahn held five hearings that were not open to the public at the end of which, Judge Ahn sealed portions…
  • A Temper Tantrum about Going to bed Early isn't Terroristic Threatening

    19 May 2014 | 2:20 pm
    In re PP(ICA April 30, 2014)Background. A minor was charged with terroristic threatening in the second degree. HRS § 707-717(1). He was accused of threatening by words or conduct to cause bodily injury to Jeffrey Kuewa in reckless disregard of the risk of terrorizing him. At trial before the family court, Kuewa testified that he is a counselor at a youth shelter in Haleiwa. He caught the minor smoking in his room and imposed and early bed time (EBT) at 7:00 p.m. Later that day, Kuewa discovered the minor had not finished his chores, was screaming, and was in an out-of-bounds area in the…
  • Yes, Forgery Includes Using Counterfeit Cash

    5 May 2014 | 12:30 pm
    State v. Eberly(ICA March 31, 2014)Background. Bardwell Eberly, Antony Moore, and Chrisitna Whitley were originally charged with forgery in the first degree. HRS § 708-853. Specifically, they were charged with “uttering” a forged instrument “purported to be United States Currency.” Eberly pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of forgery in the third degree. Before sentencing, however, the HSC in an unrelated case affirmed Eberly’s conviction and sentence to prison. The sentence was stayed pending appeal this entire time. Now that it had come down, the trial court in this case told…
  • The DUI Exception to Miranda?

    5 May 2014 | 11:55 am
    State v. Won (ICA March 28, 2014)Background. Yong Shik Won was charged with a single count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Won was pulled over in the middle of the night by the police and taken to the police station. Once at the station, the police read to Won a form with numbered paragraphs. Paragraph 1 read that any person operating a vehicle on the roadway “shall be deemed to have given consent to a test or tests” to determine the driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Paragraph 2 read that Won was “not entitled to an attorney before you submit to…
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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • Court Sorts Out Defense Obligations of Mutiple Carriers

    Tred Eyerly
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The court was faced with issues surrounding the defense obligations under numerous policies issued to a general contractor. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113635 (D. Ariz. Aug 15, 2014).    Del Webb Home Construction, Inc. was sued by hundreds of homeowners for alleged construction defects.  Three insurers that were defending Del Webb in the underlying actions, St. Paul, Zurich and AIG, filed this suit against 13 other insurers who insured one or more subcontractors and/or Del Webb at various times, but refused to contribute or…
  • Insured Entitled to Defense After Posting Medical Records Online

    Tred Eyerly
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The insurer had a duty to defend the insured contractor's publication of medical records online, making them accessible to anyone. Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. v. Portal Heathcare Solutions, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. 110987 (E.D. Va. Aug. 7, 2014).    Portal specialized in safekeeping of medical records for hospitals, clinics, and other medical providers. Portal was sued in a class action suit filed in New York state court for failing to safeguard the confidential medical records of patients at Glen Falls Hospital. Two patients of Glen Falls conducted a Google search of their…
  • Eighth Circuit Rejects Retroactive Application of Construction Defect Legislation

    Tred Eyerly
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Eighth Circuit refused to retroactively apply an Arkansas statute establishing coverage for faulty workmanship. J-McDaniel Const. Co., Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14911 (8th Cir. Aug. 4, 2014).    The homeowners sued J-McDaniel for faulty workmanship in constructing their home. The defective construction work was performed by subcontractors. Mid-Continent refused to defend or indemnify J-McDaniel.    The insured sued Mid-Continent. The district court dismissed the claim pursuant to Essex Ins. Co. v. Holder, 261 S.W. 3d 456, 460 (Ark. 2008). In Essex,…
  • Ill-fated Complaint Fails to State Claims Against Broker and FEMA

    Tred Eyerly
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       A complaint lodged against the insureds' broker and FEMA was dismissed for failure to state a claim. Lopez v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109803 (E.D. La. Aug. 8, 2014).    The insureds held a Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) issued by FEMA, but sold by the broker. The insureds alleged that their property was totally destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. FEMA paid the insureds $234,513.02 for damage to their dwelling and $80,566.17 for its contents, for a total of $315,079.19. This was $34,920.81 below the policy limits. The insureds sued, claiming FEMA…
  • Coverage Exists for Landlord as Additional Insured

    Tred Eyerly
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Indiana Court of Appeals determined the landlord was entitled to coverage as an additional insured under the tenant's policy. Selective Ins. Co. v. Erie Ins. Exch., 2014 Ind. App. LEXIS 365 (Ind. Ct. App. July 30, 2014).    Rangeline, LLC owned a warehouse. Rangeline negotiated a lease with Hammons Storage to store insulation manufactured by Knauf Insulation. Pursuant to requirements in the lease, Hammons secured liability coverage with Erie Insurance naming Rangeline as an additional insured.     After Hammons moved insulation into the warehouse for storage, the pipes of…
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  • Happy Constitution(s) Day

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    On the day we celebrate Constitution Day (or should we say Khaaaaan-stitution Day?) we have to admit that pretty much nothing beats One Named Kirk's reading of the Preamble.  He might be from Iowa, but that guy who plays him is from north of the border, so our kudos to a Canadian for the best dramatic rendition of our founding document. And in that spirit, we explain the plural parenthetical in this post's title, which we picked up from a talk last evening by Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Simeon Acoba and U. Hawaii Law School Dean Avi Soifer at the Judiciary History Center,…
  • "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    We're tied up in court today, so don't have time to post up the latest cases which have crossed our desk in the past few days. We will get to them soon, but in the meantime, check out this story ("The Stubborn 'Nail Houses' That Refuse to Get Demolished") from Gizmodo (a blog about tech gear) about eminent domain holdouts, including one particularly endearing woman who refused to go gentle into that good night.   We''ll return to our regularly scheduled programming shortly. 
  • Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Places

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Like love, takings claims can often be found in some very unusual places. And (like love) unfortunately, those claims are not always successful. When we think of "takings," things like eminent domain condemning land, inverse condemnation (of land) by flood waters, and cases like that spring to mind first. Even when regulatory takings are involved, the conventional view at least starts with claims about land, and although the Supreme Court hasn't come out and said it, the argument has been made that the takings and exaction/unconstitutional conditions doctrines are reserved for…
  • Entering Our Ninth Year

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    We're starting to repeat ourselves. Every year at this time, it seems, we're saying again that as you get older, you forget birthdays. Thus, it only occurred to us only over the weekend that that this blog's "birthday" passed without notice. It hardly seems like eight years ago that we posted here for the first time. In law blog years, that's quite a while. Because doing this in a vacuum would not be worthwhile, I'd like to recognize those who send us items, who make comments, who gently prod with suggestions. I'd also like to hail my fellow law bloggers who,…
  • Appellate Nerd Alert: Ninth Circuit Practice Guide Published

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    For all you federal appellate practitioners, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently published a unofficial guide to practice in that court. As noted on the Ninth Circuit's website: The Appellate Lawyer Representatives’ Ninth Circuit Practice Guide provides an outline of the appellate process and detailed information about many court procedures. While not an official court publication, the guide was developed in consultation with court staff and is freely available here: Appellate Practice Guide. The guide was developed by the Ninth Circuit’s Appellate…
 
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    Pulpconnection

  • Leaning Towards the Spigen iPhone 6 Case

    Gee Why
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    I’m always leery of phone cases that are available before the phones themselves, but if I were to get an iPhone 6 case right away, I’d get the Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal, specifically in Metallic Blue. It looks grippy and stylish enough. My main concern with this case is the back cutout for the Apple logo. I’m thinking gunk and dust can get in via this opening. Unfortunately, other Neo models without the cutout are available but not in the bright blue. Cost is reasonable though prices do vary depending on colors. Picked Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case Succumbed to the iPhone 6…
  • Arashi Blast: American Convertibles

    Gee Why
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    While you’re stuck in traffic, take a look around at the surrounding cars. See more than your normal share of American muscle car convertibles? Seemingly the vehicle of choice for Hawaii tourists, I’m guessing the influx of visiting fans for the upcoming Arashi Blast in Hawaii concerts has snapped up all convertible rentals. So take a look around and spot those cars with the top down, GPS on the dash, pale skin passengers taking all kinds of pictures, and possibly blaring Arashi tunes! Okay, okay, the image doesn’t depict your typical Hawaii tourist but it’s Ariane so…
  • Ariane Slumbers

    Gee Why
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    After an extremely busy 2014 as the most overexposed model of the year, even Ariane needs to slumber…in an Inspiration advertisement. Meet Ariane, the Overexposed Model Arashi Blast: American Convertibles New Advertisers – Lijit and Starbucks Banned from the Bowl Recent Promos
  • The LeBron 12 Lands

    Gee Why
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    I’m not following the reasons for the NSRL (Nike Sports Research Lab) colorway of the newest LeBron James signature shoe, the LeBron 12. But whatever, the LeBron 12 has officially launched. LeBron 12 NSRL Seems like LeBron is shedding all kinds of weight in the offseason, not just him but his kicks as well. His shoes from years past were built like a tank, solid and heavy. Reading about the 12, it’s lighter by design and engineered for explosiveness. Speaking of colorways, there are seven variations already slated for release. LEBRON 12 NSRL. Launch: Oct. 1 in China; Oct. 11…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Surge Soda

    Gee Why
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Wow, just wow. Thanks to the social media push of the Surge Movement, Coca Cola is bringing back Surge for a limited time. From 1996, Surge battled Mountain Dew in the citrus soda space but eventually lost out when Surge was discontinued in the early 2000’s. Available only from Amazon, the return of Surge was met with high demand as inventory is already wiped out. Surge is sold in twelve packs of 16-oz cans for $14. Surge does quality for Amazon Super Saver Shipping if you spend $35 or more. Why include Surge on Pulpconnection’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide? Family nostalgia…
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  • Surf's Up! Honolulu's South Swell

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The waves were pumping this weekend. I was lucky enough to find some time to capture these images of the raging surf that brought happy surfers to the beach. The waves attract not only surfers but also adventurous and casual photographers as well as curious onlookers. The large waves are not recommended to anyone who does not have experience with these type of conditions. Honolulu life guards spend quite some time warning and rescuing people. The safest spot to be is on shore and watching the surf from a distance. It also helps if you have a decent camera with a good telephoto lens. The day I…
  • Flickr Set: A Trip to the Top of Oahu - Mt. Ka'ala

    Melvin AhChing
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I'm starting a new feature here at The Hawaii Files. It's the Flickr Set of the Week. As some of you know, I post thousands of pictures to the Flickr photo sharing service every year. Over the past 10 years I've managed to post more than 17,000 photos to Flickr. I'm still adding photos on almost a daily basis to Flickr of just about anything and everything.I figure why not share some of the Flickr sets and albums with The Hawaii Files readers. So here we go.Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to go on a State Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) excursion to the top of Mt. Ka'ala…
  • 9-11 - We Shall Never Forget

    Melvin AhChing
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Never forget what happened on this day in 2001. God Bless America.September 11, 2001.
  • Beretania Street Construction Project Will Be More Than a Year Long

    Melvin AhChing
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Motorists beware. Construction on Honolulu's Beretania Street is set to begin today. This will be deep, disruptive construction that will last for at least 13 months. What's happening? The street will be dug up, re-layered and coated with new asphalt and cement bus pads. Should be nice when done. The part of most concern is the construction phase that will take place at various hours depending on the location. The project will start at the intersection of Beretania and University and work its way westward to the project's end near the Honolulu Police Station and Alapai Street.They're adding a…
  • 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!
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Win our Facebook contest: We’ll display your artwork in a gallery

    Scott Whelden
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    From now until October 10, the Honolulu Museum of Art is asking its Facebook page fans (that’s you) to submit works using the hashtag #HMAcontest of art inspired by a work currently on view at the museum. One lucky winner will have their work put on display next to the actual work–or as close as possible to it—for a full week! Can you recreate Morris Louis’s Turningwith colored pencils? Dress up like Saint John the Evangelist for a photo? Build a Lego diorama of A Musical Conversation? Knit a Hercules sweater? We welcome anything you can think of to reimagine one of…
  • Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation

    Lesa Griffith
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Indian rattle. Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Particularly when they inform you that a 2,200-year-old terracotta Indian rattle that has been part of the museum’s extensive collection of South Asian art since 2003 was most likely looted from an archeological site in India. Museum director Stephan Jost was disappointed when ICE HSI agents contacted the museum on Aug. 22 about the ancient four-inch-long object, which was a gift from antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor, whom federal…
  • Travis Hancock on the Hi Sk8 Films showcase

    Travis Hancock
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    “We were just trying to copy surfing. Everything about skateboarding had to do with surfing. It was all about fun and a way to surf when the waves were shitty.” -Jay Adams (1961-2014), 2001 [via zboys.net] And yet, even when the waves are good, many of us stick to the concrete. Skating has deep roots in these islands, and its relationship to film dates back at least as far as 1986, when the star-studded Bones Brigade skate team came to O‘ahu to shoot segments for the legendary film The Search for Animal Chin. Almost thirty years later, my efforts as curator and organizer of the Hi Sk8…
  • Angel Azul drips with Artistic Practicality

    Scott Whelden
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    This Saturday, Doris Duke Theatre is proud to screen three showings of Angel Azul, a documentary film that follows the work of sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, who founded the underwater museum Museo Subacuatico de Arte—or MUSA—which translates to ‘The Underwater Museum of Art.” The name is not a clever allusion to an aquatic themed exhibition, the museum galleries are literally underwater. These submerged galleries are comprised of over 200 tons worth of sculptures spanning 420 square meters in all, and serve not only as an underwater museum, but an artificial reef, which…
  • Cheyne Gallarde on Channeling His Inner-Everybody

    Scott Whelden
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Chameleon/photographer Cheyne (pronounced ‘Shane’) Gallarde’s work went on display at Spalding House’s Fall exhibition Hi Society last month, and in that time has generated a slew of #museumselfies. Cheyne—a commercial and fashion photographer—channeled his inner-everybody for a series of self portraits addressing the questions “Who lives here?” and “What are you?” The faces are familiar, not because they are technically all the same face, but because we see a variety of incarnations of them everyday. They stand in front of us at the…
 
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • Showdown in Kaka’ako

    Christa
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    How was the Hawaii Five-0 premiere? Pretty damn amazing, honestly. I have been lucky enough to be involved with these Sunset on the Beach red carpet events since they started in some form or another, and this was the first year that I was just an invited guest. I felt lucky to be there at [...]
  • [video] SUPERCW at White Owl Social Club

    Christa
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    One of the greatest events I’ve played to date was in Portland – Electric Summer PDX. Thank you to Tia and Gregory for being such amazing hosts. I love your city. Thank you for the video Nick! \ Thank you for that HAT ed! Thank you for inspiring my custom slip mats Aaron! Portland has [...]
  • Machinehead

    Christa
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    i can’t believe i’m missing bush in waikiki tonight. you have no idea how much i love(d) that band. i had a long commute from my farm house to the maritime faculity where i worked in this surfer town in england about four hours west of london and it was nothing but winding roads and [...]
  • So Fancy! every Second Thursday

    Christa
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    HAY! what doing tonight? me? going to sleep early for work in the morning (ZZzzzzz)… AFTER I play at Addiction with Zilla and Anit I mean! Thursdays most of you know is the best night there – not as packed but still lots of dancing. Come hang. Or I’ll see you this weekend? Tomorrow? Do [...]
  • told you

    Christa
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    BeeFOWL at the Bacardi Pool Party from supercw on Vimeo. i don’t like to say it but come on, i definitely told you to watch out for beefowl. he takes turnt to another dimension, and this is the second bacardi pool party where the rain came right when we were trying to get all of [...]
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 09/18/2014 - Comedy Hospital (Open Mic Comedy)

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Open mic comedy every Thursday @ Station. Hosted by Mr Aaron!<br /> <br /> Come join us for a great time and watch jokes be born, get a facelift and sometimes get committed. This open mic is for everybody, come do stand up, some improv, a bit of poetry, maybe a song or two.<br /> <br /> Sign ups 7:30<br /> Show 8<br /> <br /> Sponsored by Landsberg Law Office and Station Bar and Lounge</span></p>
  • 09/18/2014 - Pop! Trivia

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Three-player squads put their pop culture knowledge to the test! TV, movies, music, games - you name it! This week, the winning team gets free tickets to the Crossroads Music Festival on August 22nd! </span></p><p><span class="fsl">Doors open at 7. $5 cover with prizes for the winning team! Plenty of drinks, food, and parking available!</span></p>
  • 09/18/2014 - The Addams Family

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    <p>In this original story based on the characters from the popular 1964-66 television show, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch are back as the eccentric, wealthy Addams clan who delight in the macabre while being unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening.</p><p> </p><p>Daughter Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. Hidden secrets get revealed for both families on the fateful night…
  • 09/18/2014 - Leon Russell 'Life Journey' Hawaii Tour 2014 - Oahu

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>The Safehouse Lounge and Concert Hall doors open at 6 pm.<br /><br />* Premium Seating includes seating closer to the stage.</p><p>Lazar Bear & Aloha Beer Company present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Music Icon <strong>Leon Russell</strong> who will be returning for his four Island "Life Journey Tour" in Hawaii. Leon is touring behind his latest release on Universal Music, "Life Journey.  "Life Journey is one of Russell's best albums. Thank God he still infuses his music with the same soulful spirit that made him one of my first…
  • 09/18/2014 - Live Music Thursday's

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Happy Hour from 10am - 7pm. Resident VJs from 9pm - close!</p><p> </p>
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai Photo: Island AirIsland Air is offering a flat rate “anywhere fare” of $68 for all of its one-way, non-stop interisland flights. The anywhere fare is being offered through Nov. 15. The $68 tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.The interisland carrier’s direct flights include both-direction service between Oahu and Kauai, Oahu and Lanai, and Oahu and Maui. A more flexible one-way “economy unrestricted” option, that is fully refundable shou...
  • Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27 Pau riders in last year's Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Photo: Aloha Festivals.Think of it as a block party, Waikiki style!If you’re in town this Sat., Sept. 20, we recommend heading down to Waikiki for the 62nd annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea. The Hawaiian word hoolaulea means “celebration.” And this year’s street-closing, seven-block...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii.

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Our 2014 &ldquo;Best of Hawaii&rdquo; issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii. "Best Nighttime Lookout": Twilight view from the Nuuanu Pali lookout. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is arriving in subscriber mailboxes and is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular issue features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great.Left anywhere in your house or office, it’s also a fantastic conversation starter.The September/O...
  • Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island&rsquo;s Puna district        The current Puu Oo lava flow is seen 0.4 miles away from area homes in this photo dated Sept. 10. (Click photo to enlarge.) Photo: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A newly opened vent connected to the ongoing Puu Oo cone eruption on the eastern flank of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano is sending a slo...
  • Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25 The new TriPark Annual Pass shows naupaka kahakai, a native coastal plant. Photo: National Park Service. Frequent island-hopping National Park visitors may want to add a new card to their wallets. The National Park Service’s Hawaii Tri-Park Pass covers admission to the Islands’ three national parks that charge fees—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii Island, and Maui’s Haleakala National Park—for one year from the…
 
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    Live Ukulele

  • The Old Silo Streaming Free

    Brad Bordessa
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    James Hill rolled out his new album for the world yesterday. “The Old Silo invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers. Produced by indie rock hero Joel Plaskett and recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, The Old Silo cuts a deep, winding path through Folk, Roots Rock and Americana.” The entirety of The Old Silo can be streamed from his website. Listen to the tracks!
  • Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

    Brad Bordessa
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Here’s a wordy song about musical stardom with one of the most well-known strumming intros of the era. Mr. Jones uses a clever minor progression in A minor that changes to C major for the chorus. The chords are pretty simple, just pay attention to the variation in progressions. Counting Crows aren’t all that attached to the same order every time. A down, down, up, up, down strum with heavy swing will get you the rest of the way there. Mr. Jones ‘Ukulele Chords Counting Crows
  • Caring For Your ‘Ukulele

    Brad Bordessa
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Any ‘ukulele that you buy is an investment. Here are some updated tips to protect that investment.
  • Uluwehi O Ke Kai – Hapa

    Brad Bordessa
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This is a Hawaiian standard written by Edith Kanaka’ole about picking seaweed. Hapa popularized it on their self-titled debut and it has since become the contemporary version everyone turns to. Uluwehi O Ke Kai has only three chords and follows a common progression used in many Hawaiian songs. I put this version in the key of G because that’s where Hapa does it and also because I can sing it when teaching without blowing my voice out. Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai Edith Kanaka’ole/Hapa
  • August: In Review

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

  • On Hawaii’s “shoulders”: Quiet time

    Jamie Winpenny
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    As the morning traffic backs up on the Pali Highway below me and kids chatter and file into class at the middle The post On Hawaii’s “shoulders”: Quiet time appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • How well do you know Hawaii?

    Bruce Fisher
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Hawaii has a lot of firsts, world’s bests and famous-es that make it an extremely unique state. If you’ve been to the The post How well do you know Hawaii? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Honolulu BYOB

    Jamie Winpenny
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    When it comes to dining out, my tastes and appetites are unsophisticated and modest. I’m more of an atmosphere person. Usually, if The post Honolulu BYOB appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Why Hawaiian Airlines Feels Hawaiian

    Bruce Fisher
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Ever since I got my Alaska Airlines credit card, I’ve been a die-hard Alaska Airlines flyer. I like their snack packs, service The post Why Hawaiian Airlines Feels Hawaiian appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Rental Car Exploits on Oahu

    Bruce Fisher
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    The vacation to Oahu is booked. The room at the hotel has been reserved. You’ve made calls about restaurant reservations, activity plans The post Rental Car Exploits on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

  • Hawaii Plate Lunches – It’s all about the sides

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Can you believe September is coming to an end? Honestly I feel like summer didn’t even happen- it seems to have come The post Hawaii Plate Lunches – It’s all about the sides appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 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.
 
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    Hawaii Vacation Advice - GoVisitHawaii.com

  • What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

    Sheila Beal
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when compared to the wetter, winter months. However,…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls, East Maui

    Sheila Beal
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui.Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall.Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to find and see along the road to Hana and beyond.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…
  • Your favorite Hawaii places

    Sheila Beal
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know.Let’s take a look at your responses.How do your favorite islands stack up per Go Visit Hawaii readers and fans?Oahu was mentioned the most. That’s not too surprising considering more people visit Oahu than any other island. In fact, per the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Authority visitor statistics, more people visited Oahu than all the…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Layered sunset

    Sheila Beal
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward tells us that he took this photo on the leeward (west side) of Oahu looking towards Lahilahi Point.It seems that each Oahu sunset is unique. One of the features of this sunset that popped out to us is that it the sunset sky colors appear to be in horizontal layers.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…
  • Hawaii vacation news & deals: September 2, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Waikiki Beach* If you need a virtual visit to Oahu, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau along with Google Maps has added 360-degree views of Oahu parks and trails. It’s really neat, so do check it out.* If you are visiting Waikiki this fall, you could take advantage of a deal for a spa day at Na Ho’ola Spa in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. The regular price for the massage and facial services is $300, but this offer through Travelzoo brings the price down to $149. See the following link for more Hawaii spa, hotel and activity deals.* JW Marriott Ihilani at Ko Olina Resort on Oahu is…
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  • How About Mauna Loa?

    leslielang
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Richard Ha writes: photo of current Puna flow, taken from Kaloli Pt. in Hawaiian Paradise Point by Keith Kefford / Hawaii News Now As lava from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent approaches the town of Pahoa – right now authorities estimate lava will reach the town in 20 days – Mauna Loa has been in the news, too. The Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald reported on Saturday that Mauna Loa “has been rumbling and showing signs of awakening for over a year.” …An eruption isn’t imminent, and no warnings are being issued, but the towering 13,678-foot mountain is going through the same…
  • Proposal to Require Upgrading to Septic Tanks

    leslielang
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Richard Ha writes: If you own your home and it has a cesspool, be aware that you may have to upgrade to a septic system. There will be new requirements for farms, too, but we don’t know yet what the new requirements might be. An alert from the Hawaii Association of Realtors:  DOH Proposes to End Approving New Cesspools and Require Upgrade to Septic at Point of Sale  There will be a public hearing on October 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. where the Department of Health will explain proposed amendments to the Hawaii Administrative Rules for the Clean Water, Safe Drinking Water, and…
  • Inside A Lava Tube

    leslielang
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Back in the ‘80s, there was a fire in Maku‘u between Hawaiian Paradise Park and Hawaiian Beaches. It burned all the way down to the ocean. I used to do a lot of dirt bike riding back then with my brother-in-law Dennis Vierra and Wayne Blyth. When the fire was out, they made some roads around the perimeter, and any excuse to ride the bikes, right? We went exploring.  We went in by an old hunter’s trail that started near the Maku’u farmers market, and we saw something really strange. There were all these really tall trees that weren’t burned. They were green,…
  • Natural Gas, Hydrogen, & What Kids Learn in Fourth Grade

    leslielang
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Richard Ha writes: The online site Peak-oil.org has an interesting write-up about natural gas and essentially points out that its high decline rate will make the recent spike in natural gas relatively short-lived.       U.S. LNG exports: What Would Randy Udall Say? There has been considerable talk in the US of late about not only future energy exports but even about using an “energy weapon” against Russia.  While that might be nice, it’s wishful thinking. An energy commentator who thought in depth about the US’s energy policy back-story and the myth…
  • Hawaii County Just Declared Natural Disaster Area

    leslielang
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Richard Ha writes: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just designated Hawaii County a "primary natural disaster area." The USDA media release, as published on Hawaii247.com: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Hawaii County in Hawaii as a primary natural disaster area due damages and losses caused by wind, rain and flooding that occurred August 7-9, 2014. “Our hearts go out to those Hawaii farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are…
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Sci-Fi Convention in Paradise

    Hilo Living
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Hawaiicon brought science fiction lovers to the Kohala Coast on Hawaii Island this past weekend.   Unlike conventions we have attended in the past with long lines, unhelpful volunteers, and stuffy conference centers; HawaiiCon was in a spectacular location at the Hapuna Beach Hotel with everyone we saw laughing and talking excitedly.  Adding to the fun was that many attendees dressed as science fiction characters, super heroes, anime characters, and more.  Nearby were stunning views of the ocean with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the ocean breeze.  HawaiiCon at…
  • Designing a Healthy Home

    Hilo Living
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    East facing window for best morning lightSince moving to Hawaii Island we have moved three times to experience different communities and climates on the island.  Having lived in many types of houses and condo rentals,  we often think about home design changes that would make our life easier and more healthy. Some things we have installed ourselves, but others require major changes to a house design. Here are some home design ideas that we wish were standard: Situated to maximize the amount of early morning light that floods into the bedrooms; No granite or other sources of uranium…
  • 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…
 
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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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    Staradvertiser Headlines

  • Hawaii air crews join anti-ISIS attack effort

    William Cole
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Two Hawaii Air National Guard KC-135 Strato-tank- ers are refueling fighters and bombers that are part of increasing U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • 'Five-0' fever

    staradvertiser.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The stars come out for the premiere of the show's fifth season at Sunset on the Beach
  • North Shore residents want beachgoers away from private road

    Dan Nakaso
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Despite a notice of violation from the city, the unapologetic and unrepentant organizer of a 70-foot fence blocking access from a private road to Laniakea Beach wants to replace the wooden fence with one made out of metal or rock.
  • Boy band's bringing show, show's bringing business

    Allison Schaefers
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Arashi, a five-member Japa­nese boy band that announced its formation in 1999 while sailing on a yacht off Hono­lulu, returns to Oahu this weekend to celebrate its 15th anniversary and play its first concert outside of Asia.
  • Repairs underway at lame electrical facility

    Kathryn Mykleseth
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    A key problem causing Hawaiian Electric Co. to ask customers to cut down on evening electricity use should be resolved in two to three days, the company said Wednesday.
 
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    SportsHawaii.com

  • Kikaha Looks Back On ‘Business Trip’

    scott
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    By Mason Kelley GoHuskies.com Long before Hau’oli Kikaha boarded Washington’s charter flight to Hawaii, the outside linebacker told his family his brief homecoming was a business trip…(more)
  • Photos from UH vs Washington 08/30/2014

    scott
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Photos from UH vs Washington 08/30/2014..(more to be posted later)  
  • 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)
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Nathaniel Henderson: Everyday Excellence

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    By: King Eddie With the rise of many forms of Martial Arts into the mainstream spotlight, more and more people are expressing their interest in becoming practitioners of some form or another. Though many speak their desire, significantly less actually pursue it. And once out of the bubble of grade school, it becomes even more complicated a practice. Especially if one plans to excel. But here on O'ahu, there is a man, much like the rest of us, who has taken his passion for Judo, and turned it into a reality of success, all while navigating through the same day to day lifestyle we are all…
  • 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
 
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • Thomas King claims victory in the Huntington Beach Pro Trials on Day 1 of US stop on the Stand Up World Tour

    davi
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Thomas King makes his country proud today in Surf City by claiming victory South Africa increasingly seems to be making its presence felt in the international surfing scene from big wave surfing to regular world tour surfing, but now here on the Stand up World Tour, as the South African contingent put on a show today [...]
  • Ultimate SUP Showdown on CBS Sports Network 9/21!!!!!!!

    davi
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.Aloha Family and Friends – The Event Connor won in Waikiki in August is going to be televised. That’s right. SUP IS GOING TO BE ON TV!!Watch the Preview Attached!(click thumbnail to launch video) It will be aired on CBS Sports Network this Sunday 9/21 at 9 [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Coaching Topic: Surfing on Raceboards

    robert
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Surfing on Raceboards: This Wednesday we will talk about surfing raceboards, warm up, do a sprint out to the Blinker Buoy, then practice catching and surfing waves in the bay. Please note: meeting time is 5 PM at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp.Many thanks to the participants of our race last Saturday: Wet Feet Blue Planet Surf WPA [...]
  • Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

    davi
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    By: AuCongratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win. More from Bart here: 11-City Tour Board: Sprint 2015 14’ x 23 In one of the most exciting 11-City Tour editions [...]
  • Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon

    davi
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    By: Allie BrownThe SIC Maui team were all up in Hood River, Oregon recently for the Columbia Gorge Challenge and we all had a blast! Check out this edit that shows the SIC Maui team having fun!(click thumbnail to launch video)
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • SwellWomen Surf Vacations:: What’s SUP?

    SwellWomen
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Stand-Up Paddleboarding, also referred to as SUP-ing. SwellWomen is one of the only women’s surf camps in the world that also offers this fun-filled activity to our guests. What does SUP-ing have to do with a women’s surf camp? By offering SUP-ing, in addition to surfing, you have reason to extend your water time, all whilst improving and strengthening your surfing skills. We love SUP-ing because it offers a strong ‘core’ workout, and is a wonderful cross trainer for surfing. It helps with balance and helps tone the legs. SUP-ing also allows our land locked guests the opportunity to…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight: Eden Struss, Styling by Eden

    SwellWomen
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Eden Struss is a renowned wardrobe stylist and apparel designer. Shortly after attending the Laguna College of Art and Design, she launched Eden Basics one of the first women-specific snow outerwear brands in the country. Eden’s entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of passion is inspiring! We interviewed her about her business, Styling by Eden and what brings her bliss.     Q: What motivated you to start your business, Styling By Eden? Raised in Los Angeles County, I was exposed at a very young age to the world of styling by my mother. With my mother’s influence as a…
  • 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
    *** UPDATE: Contest is now closed. *** You’re still welcome to join our newsletter using the sign up form below.   Who’s ready for a swimsuit giveaway? Three lucky SwellWomen newsletter subscribers will each win a surf-friendly bathing suit this summer! 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…
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • Transplant to Indiana

    Manapuaman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Hi My name is Kamalani. I was born in Hawaii on Oahu. I grew up on the Westside of the Island, Nanakuli to be exact. I graduated from Nanakuli in 1995. I moved to Indiana in 1999 to go to college and have been living here since. I have my BA in International Studies and am currently working in IT and a server administrator. Any questions, just ask. :)
  • Upcoming Hawaiian Music at Leilehua Golf Course

    Mzz_Aloha_Nui
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Please join us for beautiful Hawaiian music at the Grill at the Leilehua Golf Course...open to public....all ages welcome....a great way to enjoy an evening in Central Oahu. Call (808) 238-9427 for more information or online at http://www.himwr.com/special-events/...calendar#/?i=2 Here's the line-up for the remainder of 2014 Sept. 26, 2014 (Friday)- Na Hoa October 25, 2014 (Saturday) - Ho'okena November 28, 2014 (Friday) - Kainalu 'Eha featuring Lei Ka'apana December 19, 2014 (Friday) - Weldon Kekau'oha Attached Images Na Hoa1.jpg (46.7 KB)
  • Opihi on Maui

    Adri
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Does anyone know where someone might be able to buy opihi on Maui? A friend is visiting and wants to try some :)
  • Apple Gives Away the New U2 Album

    scrivener
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    U2 has had a long association with Apple. The first special-edition iPod (RED) came loaded with every U2 album to date, and "Vertigo" was the music in a great iPod television commercial. Then, early this year, the iTunes store gave away the single for "Invisible," probably the band's best song in years. Yesterday, at the end of the big Apple announcement, Bono and Apple agreed to give the new album away to anyone with an iTunes account. That's half a billion potential album giveaways. If you have an iTunes account and haven't taken advantage of this (and if you want to,…
  • UH/Oregon State 2014

    Ron Whitfield
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    They're studying film of our guys now which the Huskies couldn't, we'll have to up our game even further to compete as last week even tho the Ducks aren't Nationally ranked. We're healthy and strong willed, ready to give it all til the end, nice to see this, finally. Kaaawa boy, Chris Naeole has done the awesome job I always knew he'd bring to this team and our lines are solid with depth. We shocked them last week and it look's like the State is shocked into being fans again, for the moment any way. 38,000 in the seats last week, not too shabby, and they made some welcome noise in the right…
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • Travaasa Hana on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
      Post under construction … come back in a little while …
  • 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 […]
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    Lavagal

  • Infrared Yoga and Recovery, Healing and Optimism

    lavagal
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Before I get to the yoga part: On Saturday, September 6, I swam in the inaugural North Shore 5k Swim, finishing in less than two hours, and in third place women’s fin division. What a great finish to a great race season. The week before my finish in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim was considerably slower, thanks to the current. That swim really beat me up. But, I absolutely adore swimming in the ocean. I will confess I spend the first third of an ocean race wondering if I will be a meal. Then, when I start passing other swimmers, I gain confidence and find a comfortable pace. My final third…
  • Health, Happiness and Relevance

    lavagal
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    My triathlons for 2014 are behind me. The 2014 North Shore Swim Series is complete. I’m still feeling the effects of Labor Day’s Waikiki Roughwater Swim, thanks to some Portuguese man-o-war jellyfish stings on my left arm and torso (into my suit?) with an itch that’s hard to resist. One more race in 2014 to go, the inaugural North Shore 5K Swim, from Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay. I’ve decided to participate in this one using fins. So this morning I went to Kaimana Beach and tested my new TYR fins that I got at Boca Hawaii, swimming to the windsock three times and…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Gotta Have It – iPhone 6

    Rodney
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    This Friday – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ comes out!     Will you be in line to get one?  Actually, if you didn’t pre-order one – you’re too late.   I’m planning on dumping my unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 used on T-Mobile for an iPhone 6.  Later.  Maybe in a month or two when I don’t have to stand in a line to get one.   My iPhone 4 is so slow that when a picture opportunity happens, by the time my camera opens – the opportunity is gone.  And since it’s an unlocked AT&T phone, it runs only on 3G speed.  You…
  • Good Night and Good Morning

    Rodney
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Reprinted from March 23, 2009       Are you a Night person or a Morning person?   Sometimes your job dictates when you go to sleep and when you wake up, but I think everyone has a built in clock that identifies whether they are a morning person or a night person.   First of all, let’s clarify the titles – in general terms.   A morning person is one of those people that wakes up when the sun comes up.  They open their eyes and “bing”, they’re up and ready to go.  But on the other side of the coin, they’re struggling to watch…
  • Thursday 3 – Favorite 3

    Rodney
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    What are your Favorite 3?   What are your 3 favorite dishes? What are your 3 favorite travel destinations? What are your 3 favorite ____   I left the last one for you to fill in the blank.  Remember, you can always answer the questions more than once.  Well, in this case – more that 3 times.   Here’s my replies:   What are your 3 favorite dishes? Italian pasta.  Like Chicken Paesano at Paesano’s, of course.  Especially because this dish has capers, olives, and chopped peperocini.  And of course chunks of garlic cooked in a white wine oil sauce.  I…
  • Late Night Eateries

    Rodney
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Remember when we were young – and we could eat anything we wanted, any time we wanted – and didn’t have to worry about weight gain, or heartburn, or acid reflux, or weird dreams?   A night out with the guys usually to a Chinese Kung Fu movie or to the pool hall or where-ever always ended up at someplace to eat.   We loved Jack-in-the-Box.  The one on King and McCully – especially because we knew Emily who worked there.  The usual for us was; 3 tacos with extra sauce, onion rings, and a soda.  Once in a while, someone would switch it up and order a…
  • Aloha to Angelo Pietro Restaurant

    Rodney
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    If you’re only hearing about it now, you’re too late.  Angelo Peitro restaurant served it’s last meal on Sunday.  If it’s any consolation – their dressings will still be available in the local markets.     Word is is that “Peitro’s” (as we call it) is looking for a new location to open up.  But then if you held your breath waiting for Patti’s Chinese Kitchen to reopen – you’d have suffocated by now.   Since 1992 “Pietro’s” has been serving what I call, Japanese style pasta.  One of my…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • “The Russians Are Coming!” – But Maybe Not

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — The first part of the headline above was also the title of a 1966 American comedy film in which the crew of a fictional lost Soviet submarine ran aground at a small New England coastal … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Shrinking Staff at Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — After the recent success of the Outrigger on the Lagoon management team weight loss and fitness campaign, the challenge was on for all staff to undertake a similar challenge. The 12-week program commenced May 12 after … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Professional Bloggers “Sparty” at ASP

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JOHN GERRARD — The team at Outrigger Surfers Paradise (ASP) hosted five bloggers who were staying on the Gold Coast to attend Australia’s largest professional bloggers’ convention, the 2014 ProBlogger Conference, that drew over 500 digital media influencers from … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Training Graduates at the Outrigger Guam Resort

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY LEA PANES –The Outrigger Guam Resort presents its newest set of department skills trainers! On September 4, nine hosts from the Housekeeping department successfully completed a nine-hour trainers workshop. The program focuses on skills training techniques and concepts for … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Aloha, Paul Brent!

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DARREN EDMONSTONE — I join Human Resources in welcoming Paul Brent to the Outrigger ‘ohana as director of sales, Australia. Paul joined the company on August 27 and reports to John Gerrard, area general manager for Australia, with a … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    The Right Blue

  • The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

    BNS
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)by B. N. SullivanThe Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is one of the smaller members of the stingray family, Dasyatidae.  We think it's also the nicest looking stingray, sporting those wonderful, eye-catching blue spots.An Indo-Pacific species, this ray is found in the Red Sea, in coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and around the coasts and islands of Southeast Asia.  Despite its wide distribution range, these critters are becoming scarce in some areas due to the aquarium trade:  their pretty coloration and smallish size make…
  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Critically Endangered Species

    BNS
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)by B. N. SullivanThis is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This turtle species inhabits all tropical and subtropical seas around the world, but its numbers continue to decline.The IUCN Hawksbill Turtle page notes: extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three Hawksbill generations as a result of over-exploitation of adult females and eggs at nesting beaches, degradation of nesting habitats, take of…
  • 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…
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Bright Line = Green Light

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Kauai County Council planning committee will continue wrestling today with a coastal development bill that fails to protect rocky shorelines popular with fishermen and used by nesting seabirds.Draft Bill 2461 would allow much of the island's remaining undeveloped coastline to skip an important process known as shoreline determination. This determination is used to establish building setbacks from the shoreline and public trust area.A working group convened by former Councilwoman Nadine Nakamura, and including councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, Planning Director Mike Dahilig, planner Kaaina…
  • Musings: Another Lie Bites the Dust

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Now that a westside ob/gyn, Dr. Graham Chelius, has come right out and said, in a letter to the editor in The Garden Island today:There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai.do you suppose Councilmen Gary Hooser and Tim Bynum, nurse practitioner Marghee Maupin, mayoral candidate Dustin Barca, Babes Against Biotech, Hawaii Seed, Vandana Shiva, KKCR disc jockeys, Earthjustice, Center for Food Safety, Moms Against Monsanto, SHAKA, anti-GMO propagandists and the “red-shirt” supporters of Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 will finally stop repeating this lie?It…
  • Musings: Not a Stretch

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    While The Garden Island is busy covering creationism as news and repeating the same old complaints against Hawaii Dairy Farms, it continues to miss major stories impacting large swaths of raw land on Kauai.It has yet to catch up on the 1,103-acre Princeville sale, and completely missed news that Jimmy Pflueger has sold his 383-acre Pilaa property in advance of a state foreclosure action. The state was preparing to seize the ag land, which lies between Kuhio Highway and the ocean, south of Kilauea, after Pflueger failed to pay a $4 million fine levied after he caused a big mudslide there…
  • Musings: Looking for Answers

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    I recently wrote a post that questioned the current politicized approach to dealing with agricultural pesticides on Kauai, and noted that blood and urine tests can reveal the presence of agricultural chemicals in the body. I asked why none of these tests were being done to offer proof of pesticide exposure from the chem/seed companies. I received this comment from Pat Gegen, which I think is worthwhile to share:Regarding the testing of the 75 chemicals you referenced - tests are available to test for specific or groups of chemicals and the metabolites they produce but they…
  • Musings: In Other Words

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Big changes are ahead for North Shore Kauai now that Jeff Stone has teamed up with a Thai-Chinese billionaire to develop a “low-density resort community” at Princeville to be unveiled early next year.In other words, there go the mauka lands for more gentleman estates. As reported by Pacific Business News and the Star-Advertiser — but not The Garden Island — Stone sold 1,103 acres, including the Prince Golf Course, to billionaire Chanchai Ruayrungruang's Reignwood International investment group for $343 million. Stone's Resort Group will retain ownership of 7,100 acres.Fortunately,…
 
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    Baron's Blog

  • Come fly with me, let’s fly let’s fly away

    Baron
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Taking photos from a helicopter is the way to go but is always challenging. Make sure you wear black or very dark clothes as reflections on the windows will ruin your images/video or if possible shoot through an open port or better yet have them take the doors off the helicopter.
  • SMS Notifications when Compressor 4 is done with batch processing

    Baron
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Apple’s Compressor 4 is a sloth of an app converting videos and it’s a hassle to perodically check to see when it’s done with its batch processing. This tutorial will show you how to create an Apple Automator Workflow in which your computer will send you an email or an SMS notification when the job is […]
  • 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/
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  • Thank goodness!

    gigihawaii
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii. Photo by Gigi. Two big news items have been dominating our local newspaper lately: Lava from Kilauea Volcano is flowing towards Pahoa on the Big Island. There is a chance the lava will flow over the main highway, thereby cutting off residents from the rest of the island. Crews have been trying to clear unpaved roads for residents to use in case that happens. The mayor of Honolulu has signed into law three bills, which make it illegal for the homeless to sit or lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki (a tourist mecca) and to urinate or defecate in public places anywhere on the island of…
  • “Sexy” conducting

    gigihawaii
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii Symphony Orchestra last Sunday. Well, the verdict is out. We prefer sitting in Section C of the orchestra (ground floor) to sitting in the nosebleed section of the balcony.  No need to climb those arduous stairs.  The acoustics were excellent.  What I really liked was not having someone’s big head in front of me, blocking my view of the stage.  I hope this continues for the rest of the season. Something new was added: Modern ballet, performed by the Onium Ballet Project.  This is a group of talented Hawaii dancers (two men and three women), who danced to Britten’s…
  • What’s happening

    gigihawaii
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Gigi’s photo of flowers at Home Depot. Lisa called early yesterday to tell me that she will be spending Christmas break with us, after all. That’s good news.  There’s still a chance her next clinical rotation will send her to Utah or Texas, but she thinks she will be able to handle the move, if necessary, when she returns to Nevada after Christmas. I sure hope she has been working on her doctoral thesis and has been studying for her national board exam. Focus, Lisa, focus! I asked her if she had thought of settling in Hawaii after graduating next year. She replied, “I…
  • The Greek Marina

    gigihawaii
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    It was a beautiful sunny day, so David and I decided to drive across town to have lunch at the Greek Marina, which is located in the Koko Marina Shopping Center. It was the second time we have dined there: This is the marina next to the restaurant: We started with Dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomato and spices). We had already eaten two before I remembered to photograph the food: Another appetizer we ordered was Spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese, baked in filo dough): For his main entrée, David ordered Gyros (beef and lamb): For my main entrée, I ordered Moussaka (eggplant…
  • “The best movies have one star”

    gigihawaii
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Lisa, me, and David in February 2014. Time to reminisce about my younger daughter, Lisa.  I have many fond memories of her childhood.  She was so different from her older sister, Maria.  Maria tended to be hyperactive, whereas Lisa was sedentary.  Maria had a short attention span, whereas Lisa could focus on something for an extended period of time. Example:  movies. When Maria was two years old, she would not sit still in the theater, no matter which movie was showing.  She constantly wanted to go to the bathroom or would play with her seat, flipping it up and down. Lisa, on…
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    Star-Advertiser headlines

  • 18 pounds of crystal meth found in Waikiki dryer

    Steven Tonthat
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    A man is facing sentencing for carrying 18 pounds of crystal meth in a backpack that he knew would be sold in Hawaii.
  • California wildfire shows explosive growth

    Alyssa Amasol
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.
  • Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.
  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists this week.
  • Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

    Craig Gima
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Billy V

  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana. In this morning's entertainment chat, the pair talk about Joan Rivers, Whitney Houston, the new baby girl for Ryan Gosling...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Billy V and Mele have all your entertainment news. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is selling home on Kauai, Apple users can delete U2's newest album, and the Rainbow Wahine are unranked for the first time since 1992...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana. They chat with Steve and Rachel about the Zoolander Sequel, Martha Stewart acting "catty"...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    In this morning's entertainment segment, Billy-V and Mele Apana talk about the Super Troopers sequel, Alyssa Milano as a new mom, and the Forest Gump 20th anniversary...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Time to chat with Billy-V and Mele Apana about this morning's top entertainment stories...
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    Hawaii News Now - Smart Money Monday

  • Smart Money Monday: Planning for children

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Kui Meyer from Bank of Hawaii, is here to offer some great advice on how to prepare for your baby's arrival...
  • Smart Money Monday: Savvy Credit Card Spending

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Tony DeSanctis from Bank of Hawaii, is here to talk about how you can get the most out of your credit card spending...
  • 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...
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • One of those mornings

    ilind
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    It was one of those rare, clear mornings in Kaaawa. The horizon, typically at least partially obscured by clouds on a normal morning, was absolutely clear. On mornings like this, it’s hard not to see the green flash, and we did. It was the second green flash in a week. I did a quick look back, and the same thing happened last year at virtually the same time. Last year, we saw the 2nd flash on September 5, so we’re about a week off in 2014. The top photo was taken as we walked past Swanzy Beach Park. The bottom photo was taken just seconds before we saw the “flash”, and…
  • A September dawn in Kaaawa

    ilind
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Saturday morning in Kaaawa. It was cloudy, then it rained. After two mornings where we saw the green flash as the sun made its appearance, today there were clouds blocking the horizon. But it was beautiful. The sunrise with the group catching those little oama was spectacular. Enjoy! [first posted at www.iLind.net]
  • Another Kaaawa graduation party

    ilind
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Crystal Heig celebrated her graduation from Kahuku High School with a big bash hosted by her family and held at the Kaaawa home of her grandfather, Ward Lemn. Once again, I volunteered to bring a camera to the party and do my best to record the event. And, as usual, what a treat! A real cross-section of Hawaii, crossing so many of the boundaries between communities. A visual feast to accompany the culinary feast. Congratulations to Crystal! –> See more of this family-produced luau in Kaaawa!
  • Candidate forum set for Tuesday, July 15

    ilind
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Ka`a`awa Community Association announces Ka`a`awa / Punalu`u Candidate Forum Tuesday — July 15, 2014 7:00 p.m. — Ka`a`awa Elementary School Meet the candidates for the Ko’olauloa House and Senate seats. We are inviting the candidates for Senate district 23 • Norm Brown (R) • Richard Fale (R) • Colleen Meyer (R) • Gil Riviere (D) and the candidates for Representative district 47 • Kent Fonoimoana (D) • Feki Pouha (R) The Ka`a`awa and Punalu`u Community Associations invite you to attend our Candidate Forum, where you will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates…
  • Signs of summer

    ilind
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    It is summer, and you see signs of it here in Kaaawa. At the top, a couple of roadside entrepreneurs ply their trade of the day. Coconuts, 2/$5. We drove by later. Just a few coconuts were left, and boys were gone. And its the season for those little silvery fish, the oama, and the groups of people who line up in shallow water along the shore to catch the little delicacies. But, it seems, there’s a generation gap. We came across this scene earlier this morning. Boy on beach with digital device. Family in water with fishing poles. Between, a great digital divide. Click on any photo to…
 
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    Aloha Tony's Oahu Real Estate Blog

  • Summer Peaks and Autumn Dips

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The median sales price for single family homes started off this year just under 630k in January. It hit a year high this summer at 700k in June. Last month it, dipped again to 650k.  2014 Median Sales Prices on Oahu SFHYear Low: January ($629,500)Year High: June ($700,000)Last Month: August ($650,000)   What accounts for the dip? A slight drop in real estate activity after the busy summer months is to be expected. Buyers with families typically aim to get settled into a new home b...
  • JUST LISTED: 5366 Manauwea St. MLS: 201413580

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    We are excited to list this beautifully remodeled, ocean-view home in Aina Haina, East Honolulu. Aina Haina is one of the most coveted areas on the island for its proximity to both downtown Honolulu and South Shore beach living. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath corner lot offers 2,414 sf living space and was completely renovated this year. Some newly renovated houses can feel too fancy to be lived in comfortably, but that's not the case with this gorgeous Aina Haina property. The sophistication of this h...
  • Sold for $799,000 in Coconut Grove, Kailua.

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    A newer home in Coconut Grove is a rare find. Remodeled in 2007, this 2100+ sf Kailua property is just a short bike ride to the beach (a huge selling point for the buyer). Duplexes can share a lot of wall space with the neighboring unit, but this home is only minimally attached at a storage shed between garages.  This was a great deal for our clients considering the amount of interior living space in Kailua's Coconut Grove. The property also has a covered two-car garage and a ...
  • Honolulu Magazine's Best In Real Estate 2014

    6 Jun 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Thanks to Honolulu Magazine and the Ward research team for naming me as one of 2014's Best in Real Estate.   The selection process was purely editorial; no one was able to buy his or her way onto the list. Ward Research surveyed more than 10,000 real estate professionals and HONOLULU Magazine readers.   The survey was based on customer satisfaction: Each person was asked to list a real estate agent, and a mortgage and an insurance professional they would recommend to a friend, and then ...
  • Why Buy In Kaimuki?

    25 May 2014 | 8:56 am
    While there are several great neighborhoods on Oahu, some are simply more well-known than others. What that means to buyers and sellers is that certain prime locations go virtually unnoticed.  One of these such neighborhoods is Kaimuki. Situated near two luxury areas, Diamond Head and Kahala, Kaimuki is just a ten-minute drive to Waikiki and fifteen minutes from downtown Honolulu.  Recent data suggests that sellers have been recognizing value in Kaimuki that many buyers ha...
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • Nature rules at Maui's Ironwoods Beach

    e komo mai
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    In recent decades, contstruction cranes have outnumbered coco palms along Maui's Kapalua Coast (just north of Ka'anapali on the west side), but not at Ironwoods (Oneloa) Beach. A boardwalk-trail parallels the sand dunes at the backshore, running from Kapalua Resort on the south, passing the Hawea Point Shoreline Conservation Area, and connecting with the Dragon's Teeth seascape at the Ritz Carlton on the north end.A near-constant shore break makes Ironwoods better for surfing than snorkeling. Beachcombers can enjoy the view of Molokai sitting nine miles away on the horizon. Maui Trailblazer…
  • Mauna Kea: A Short Walk to the Top of the World on the Big Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dig deep into the world of earthworms and discover how our wiggly friends keep our soil healthy and strong. Learn how they survive living in the dirt and how they turn our waste into wealth. Bring a recycled clear soda bottle or tall juice bottle for making a wormery. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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  • PEARLRIDGE & MCCULLY – NIKE SB CALI DUNK HIGH RELEASE SEPT 12

    Fibes
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge / McCully Arrival: Sept 12, 2014 Items: Nike SB Cali Dunk High quickstrike
  • PEARLRIDGE – MATIX

    Fibes
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Arrival: Sept 1, 2014 Items: Pocket tee, wovens, 5 panels, and snap backs
  • PEARLRIDGE – QUIET LIFE

    Fibes
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Arrival: Sept 1, 2014 Items: Pocket tees, 5panel, buckets, and beanie
  • PEARLRIDGE – FOURSTAR

    Fibes
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Arrival: Sept 1, 2014 Items: Snapbacks, button ups, and reversible bucket hats
  • 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,…
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    REVO Oahu Blog

  • The future of REVO Oahu

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hey there, Janice here. I'm always asked, "So when's the next REVO show?" or "Any new shirt designs coming up?" There is no doubt that REVO Oahu means so much to me. For the past 5 years, I've invested so much of my time, my money and my entire self into it. And although I've personally never gained anything financially from it, I do it simply for the love of spreading positivity and to encourage my generation and the ones to come, that there is a far greater purpose to serve in life. So with that said, you have no idea how heartbreaking it is to hear those questions and know deep down…
  • Priceless Penmanship: Homeless Fonts

    18 Jun 2014 | 10:06 pm
    "The same thing that helped them beg in the street, could now help them to leave it behind."www.homelessfonts.org
  • Invisible Children: Year End 2013

    17 Jan 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Check out Invisible Children's 2013 Recap slideshow: invisiblechildren.com/year-end-2013
  • What Would You Do With $25,000?

    17 Dec 2013 | 2:57 am
    Now THIS is what a relief mission looks like. It's amazing what compassion and humility can do. Your skills and talents can do so much good if focused in the right direction. You are one heck of a guy, Casey Neistat!
  • Happy Holidays!

    3 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
 
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    CrossFit 808

  • WE MOVED!

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    WE HAVE OFFICIALLY MOVED:CrossFit 808419 Waiakamilo Road, Unit 2CHonolulu, HI 96817Look for the large mustard yellow warehouse buildings. We are in the same parking lot with the Karaoke Bar: Alley Cats, just down the middle driveway (behind WoodCraft and Sherman Williams).
  • Classes at 419 Waiakamilo start today (Monday)!

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Important announcement: Despite our valiant effort this weekend, the showers are still under construction and will not be ready tomorrow. However, we will still have all regular scheduled classes at the new space. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Showed should be ready by Tuesday! The new address: 419 Waiakamilo Road, Unit 2C.Today's WOD:A. Front Squat*Set 1 – 3 reps @ 55-60%*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 65-70%*Set 3 – 1 rep @ 75-80%*Set 4 – 1 rep @ 80-85%*Set 5 – 1 rep @ 85-90%*Set 6 – 1 rep @ 90-95%*Set 7 – 1 rep @ 95+%*Set 8 – 1 rep @ 101-105%Rest 2-minutesB. Every…
  • 13 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time of:Strict Handstand Push-Ups x 10-12 reps(add deficit if these are easy for you, if you don’t have them, perform L-seated DB presses)L-Sit Hold x 30 secondsB. In teams of three, complete the following for time:400 Meter Run (together)25 Synchronized Burpees100 Wall Ball Shots (30/20 lbs)25 Synchronized Burpees100 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)25 Synchronized Burpees400 Meter Run (together)
  • 12 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Today's WOD:A. Front Squat*Set 1 – 3 reps @ 70%*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 80%*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 85-90%*Set 4 – 1 rep @ 90-95%*Set 5 – 1 rep @ 95+%Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.B. Five rounds for time of:5 Power Cleans (135/95 lbs)10 Front-Racked Reverse Lunges (135/95 lbs)15 Toes to Bar
  • 11 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Muscle-Ups x 2-4 repsUnbroken Double-Unders x 40-50 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 repC. Every minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes:5 Deadlifts + 5 Bar-Facing BurpeesChoose a weight that you have used in past weeks.
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    Oahu Mom

  • September 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    This weekend you can learn about nature with your keiki, enjoy some hula and other live entertainment, attend an Autumn Festival and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for a listing of many great events happening on island this weekend.  Have a good one!
  • September 6 & 7, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    This weekend there are several opportunities to do arts and crafts, a chance to learn about the night sky, story time, live theater and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for more info on these and other events.  Have a great weekend with your kids and family.  Go make some memories!
  • 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!
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Beach Stroll, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A young couple shares an afternoon stroll at Baldwin Beach. Daily Maui Photo for September 18thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Honomanu Bay in the Distance, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A view along the road to Hana, with Honomanu Bay out in the distance. Daily Maui Photo for September 17thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Sea Cliffs, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jagged sea cliffs found along Maui's west coast north of Honolua Bay. Daily Maui Photo for September 16thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Hyatt at Night, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Looking down at the Hyatt along Ka'anapali Beach at night. Daily Maui Photo for September 15thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Hana Bay, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The pier at Hana Bay, popular with local fishing vessels. Daily Maui Photo for September 14thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
 
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • PACE’s New Speaker Series Will Inspire Future Entrepreneurs

    hawa6217
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    PACE Executive Director Susan Yamada By Staff Reports (Oahu)– The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), located within the Shidler College of Business, will host a new Inspiring Innovation Speaker Series beginning September 22.  Established to encourage creative and global thinking, each event features an entrepreneur, who will share his or her story of forging a startup, or a founder to provide insight about pioneering in a specific industry. The series is sponsored through a generous gift from First Insurance Company of Hawaiʻi. Says PACE Executive Director Susan…
  • Bad and Games

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

    hawa6217
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger in the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway
  • Positive Thoughts: Just Be Happy

    hawa6217
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Memorial Wall at Kahului Airport Answers the Mystery of “OGG”

    hawa6217
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU) – Travelers to Maui will no longer have to puzzle over why Kahului Airport’s three-letter airport code is OGG. They need only spend a few minutes at a new wall paying tribute to Capt. Jimmy Hogg, the Hawaiian Airlines pilot and aviation pioneer for whom the airport is named. The 8-foot tall, 42-foot wide wall at Gate 19 was presented this morning by Hawaiian Airlines, the State Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which coordinated efforts to honor the Kaua‘i native. “We were approached with the idea of…
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    Maui Makers

  • Makers Monthly Meeting – September 4th

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

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

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

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

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

  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Pearl City/Aiea September 17, 2014

    My name
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The month of September belongs to Pearl City/Aiea - a bustling community situated between Pearl Harbor and the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountain Range. During the month of September we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Pearl City & Aiea – or learn more about this wonderful community. In the comments below, tell us where in Aiea/Pearl City this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win 4 movie passes to Pearlridge West…
  • Pearl City/Aiea Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives There?

    My name
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Residents of Pearl City/Aiea Nearly 60,000 people call the bustling community of Pearl City/Aiea home. Overlooking historic Pearl Harbor, residents are surrounded by an array of restaurants and shops and enjoy a quick drive to Honolulu without the hustle and bustle of downtown living. A popular area for military families, the community is a diverse mixture of Hawaiian culture and modern amenities. But who are the residents of Pearl City and Aiea? How many are married? How much do they make? Pearl City/Aiea Vibe Pearl City and Aiea are set on lush land in the central region of…
  • Hawaii Loa Ridge - Special Market Presentation

    My name
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    At tonight's exclusive event, we presented the current trends and activity in Oahu's luxury market and Hawaii Loa Ridge: What's selling and how fast? Price trends, market indicator, and more. Download this .PDF to see the full, detailed presentation. Hawaii Loa Ridge: Special Market Report Hawaii Loa Ridge is known for its unique properties. If you would like a complimentary market analysis for your home, we are happy to draw on our neighborhood expertise to provide you with an accurate assessment.
  • Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives in Mililani

    My name
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Mililani is a wonderful neighborhood for young families and empty nesters. If you live in this community of 27,629, you’ll find a diverse mix of neighbors with the average age hovering around 40. Roughly, 63 percent of the residents are married, and the average household has 3.1 family members. Because of the proximity to Metro Honolulu and the close-knit neighborhood vibe, Mililani is popular with city commuters, families with younger children and first-time homebuyers. While there is always something to do and places to go, many choose…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Pearl City/Aiea September 10, 2014

    My name
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The month of September belongs to Pearl City/Aiea - a bustling community situated between Pearl Harbor and the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountain Range. During the month of September we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Pearl City & Aiea – or learn more about this wonderful community. In the comments below, tell us where in Aiea/Pearl City this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win 4 movie passes to Pearlridge West…
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    Communications Pacific

  • Musings on Quality of Life by David Lato

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Not long ago, like most recent college graduates I lived at home with my parents in an effort to save some money by not paying rent as I began my career. Unfortunately for me, at the time my parents lived in the burgeoning ‘Ewa plain and I worked in my first public relations job in downtown Honolulu. I spent every morning and evening in the notorious H1 traffic. Life in the slow lane was the bane of my existence. I’d arrive at work annoyed and agitated only to repeat the process on the slow drive home. I knew that this daily gauntlet of merges, lane changes and stop and go traffic was…
  • Okay. I Admit It. I’m a Professional Flack. by Charley Memminger

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    As Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter–turned–humor columnist for 30 years, I had a skewed view of public relations. As a professional “ink slinger,” I usually only ran into “flacks”– as we called PR people – at the Columbia Inn “Round Table” drinking beer with three-dot columnist Dave Donnelly. They were trying to get something good about one of their clients in his column or, often, trying to keep something bad out. Now I’m on the other side of the fence, as a senior writer for Communications Pacific (CommPac) for almost three years. My view of public relations, marketing…
  • Community Matters by Nalani Choy

    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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    Hawaii Tours, Hawaii Activities, Things to Do | Roberts Hawaii

  • Go Big at Kauai’s Littlest Town

    arlank
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Heading to Hanapepe? A visit to this quiet town on the island of Kauai will feel like you’re taking a blast into Hawaii’s plantation past. Once a bustling town where sailors would frequent, today, this tiny town offers a glimpse into the slower, more tranquil lifestyle Kauai has long been known for. If you find the town strangely familiar, it probably is because Hanapepe was the model hometown for Disney’s popular Lilo & Stitch movie. It is easy to see why Disney found it so appealing with its picturesque, small-town atmosphere. But this quiet town wasn’t always this peaceful…
  • Presents from Paradise – Giving Omiyage

    arlank
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Do you have a family member or friend who is always jetting off to a cool new city? Tokyo one month. Peru the next weekend. And they always bring back a small gift for you from their travels. Well now is the time to return the favor. Here in Hawaii the practice of bringing back souvenirs or gifts from a trip for friends and family at home is called “omiyage.” A practice popular in Japan, the word omiyage translates to “souvenirs” or “gifts.” While kamaaina (local residents) have adopted the practice here in Hawaii, the tradition isn’t as obligatory as it is in Japan, though…
  • The arctic avian: Hawaii’s snowbirds

    arlank
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Arctic residents vacationing in Hawaii during the winter may recognize a familiar face – errr fowl. The kolea, known to the rest of the world as the Pacific golden plover, migrates to Hawaii and other warmer places in the Pacific during the winter to escape the harsh arctic cold. These expert long distance fliers have a long history with the Hawaiian culture and are even considered by some to be the incarnation of a Hawaiian god. There is fossil evidence showing that the kolea have been flying between the Arctic and Hawaii for at least 120,000 years. Some believe that certain islands in the…
  • Congratulations to Our Winning Drivers

    arlank
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Driving with Aloha is the best way to drive … and the only way we do. For the third consecutive year, our Roberts Hawaii drivers drove away with the championship in Hawaii Transportation Association’s (HTA) statewide competition for passenger vehicle drivers. Six Roberts Hawaii tour and school bus drivers hailing from Kauai, Oahu and Big Island collectively swept every competition category, Rookie of the Year award, and the Grand Champion title in the 2014 HTA Passenger Carrier Driving Championships. Held on June 14 at Leeward Community College, the annual competition challenges drivers…
  • Say Hello to the Sun at Haleakala National Park

    arlank
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:16 pm
    The Big Island may have Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, but Maui is home to a quieter, gentler volcano that also offers one of the best views of a sunrise or sunset on the planet. While many visitors endure the 3 a.m. wake up call and long drive to Haleakala’s summit to meet the sun, Haleakala National Park has much more to offer than just a spectacular sunrise including picturesque hiking trails, camping, and a host of rare flora and fauna. In Hawaiian, Haleakala translates to “the house of the sun,” and according to Hawaiian legend, it is where the demi-god Maui…
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