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  • The ideal tenant

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    21 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    These are mynah birds outside my home: Talking to friends and relatives, we have heard so many horror stories, it’s unbelievable. For instance, my aunt rented out a studio in her home to a woman who worked in a bakery. At first, this woman was able to pay the $800 rent every month. One day, she told my aunt that her hours had been cut and she could not pay the rent. My aunt could not bring herself to evict someone who was down on her luck, so she allowed this woman to pay her rent in increments. Then, the woman brought in a roommate, adding to the cost of utilities. My aunt saw the woman…
  • 8 ways Hawaii real estate is different from the mainland

    Aloha Tony's Oahu Real Estate Blog
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    As I begin this, I would like to remind my readers that I'm referring mainly to the island of Oahu. -Insulation/HVAC    The first difference would be that homes are not made to withstand low temperatures like on the mainland. The lowest temperature I've heard about happening here was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest temperature that I've actually felt while living here in my nearly 3 years, is about 70, and let me tell you, that's cold when you're used to 78-83 degrees everyday. Wit...
  • Kapio, we had a great ride

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    Catherine Toth
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    It’s never good to see anything shut down. But when it’s a student-run newspaper at the community college where I had worked since 2001, it’s even more devastating. Here’s the story: the Kapio Newspress, which has been the campus newspaper at Kapiolani Community College since the ’70s, is going to cease printing as of this semester. The administration decided to change the program from one that supported student-run publications to a place where faculty and staff could post outstanding student work. Meaning, there would be no need for a student staff and all…
  • Mild Maui Beaches

    Kaanapali Beach Rentals Maui Blog
    21 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    The safest beaches for young kids and those who aren't the strongest swimmers.
  • Bananas illustrate corporate agriculture & GMO politics

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    Ian Lind
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    I was driving to Manoa to pick up Meda yesterday afternoon and got hooked on an episode of Public Radio International’s program, Living on Earth. “Top Banana” originally aired back in 2004. It’s a short history of the banana industry in Central America. It’s also a tale of industrial mono crop agriculture, corporate imperialism (for […]
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  • Governor Releases $335 Million for Hawaii’s Airports

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP). These funds will improve the air travel experience for Hawaii’s residents and visitors that drive our economy, while invigorating our growing construction industry and creating local jobs in the process. “We have seen great strides […]
  • Agreement Reached to Place a Conservation Easement Over Lands Owned by Turtle Bay Resort

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort (TBR) to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku. Portions of this land had previously been […]
  • Governor Releases $2 Million for Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $2 million in capital improvement grant funds for the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on Oahu. Identified by the state Legislature, the project includes the construction of a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot Emergency Medical Services Building to replace the existing emergency department. “The 37-year-old Emergency Medical […]
  • Governor Releases $750,000 for the Palolo Chinese Home

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $750,000 in capital improvement grant funds for the Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) on Oahu. “Expanding capacity to provide more services to our kupuna is one of the administration’s top priorities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “This money will ensure residents of Hawaii’s largest Adult Residential Care Home […]
  • Governor’s Statement on 2016 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    HONOLULU – The National Football League (NFL) today announced it will hold its 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Gov. Neil Abercrombie released the following statement: “While we would like to have had the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 2015, the return of the Pro Bowl in 2016 provides the state with an opportunity to showcase […]
 
 
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    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Expect strong winds, rough waters on Sunday and Monday • Visitation at prisons on Oahu and Big Island canceled again • Man's body found in valley after hiker reported missing • Kilauea Volcano's current flow show is viewable from above
  • Gabbard part of delegation to visit Japan, S. Korea, China

    William Cole
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations.
  • 850 isle educators to receive pay increases

    Sarah Zoellick
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    An arbitration panel has awarded annual 4.5 percent pay raises to approximately 850 Department of Education principals, vice principals and other school and district-level educational officers, the Hawaii Government Employees Association announced Monday.
  • Commanding general at Fort Shafter named

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
  • Campaign offers new method of sterilization for male dogs

    Rob Shikina
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    A no-kill animal shelter in Kapo­lei is offering a limited number of low-cost sterilizations beginning Thursday to introduce a nonsurgical neutering method called "Zeutering" for male dogs.
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  • Hawaii House Seeks Solution On OHA Kakaako Makai Bill

    Chad Blair
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    House negotiators on a controversial bill allowing residential development in Kakaako Makai are signaling they may be willing to compromise. Rep. Cindy Evans told Sen. Maile Shimabukuro Tuesday at the State Capitol that the House wants "to move" on Senate Bill 3122 "and that definitely we need to find a solution." While the House supports "the idea" of authorizing the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to build condominiums on three parcels, Evans said there are still concerns about how passing SB 3122 might affect what happens in other parts of Kakaako that are under the purview of the Hawaii…
  • LIVE: Civil Cafe on Honolulu's Bicycling Renaissance

    Gene Park
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Civil Beat presents a special Earth Day edition of Civil Cafe, where we discuss Honolulu's future for bicycling and transportation. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has committed himself to upgrading city infrastructure to not only promote better bike safety, but put more bicyclists on the road, as Sophie Cocke reported in this March story. Today we welcome our two guests for a discussion moderated by Sophie: Mike Formby, director of the city Department of Transportation Services Chad Taniguchi, executive director of the Hawaii Bicycling League You can follow the conversation in our livestream…
  • Denby Fawcett: A Hula Show Devoted to Early Hawaiians' Love of News

    Denby Fawcett
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    I never thought I would see two of my greatest interests blended into a single show: hula and news. But next month, hundreds of hula lovers will gather at the Hawaii Theatre to watch some of the best hula dancers in the world perform original dances and chants based on actual news stories from the more than 100 Hawaiian language newspapers. Kumu hula Patrick Makuakāne will present the show called Ka Leo Kanaka (the Voice of the People) May 9 and 10. Makuakāne grew up in Kaimuki where he graduated from St. Louis High School. His halau is based in San Francisco where his show about news has…
  • Keiki Dental Health Must Be a Priority

    David Okumura
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    A 2010 report by the State Health Department found that more than one in four school-age kids who were screened had serious problems with their teeth that required “urgent or acute dental treatment.” In 2011, nearly half of Hawaii’s kids from low-income families, including many that are on Medicaid, weren’t able to get any dental treatment at all. Keiki often have trouble getting dental care, especially on the Big Island where there are fewer dentists and dental clinics available.
  • Keiki Dental Health Must Be a Priority

    Deborah Zysman
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    A 2010 report by the State Health Department found that more than one in four school-age kids who were screened had serious problems with their teeth that required “urgent or acute dental treatment.” In 2011, nearly half of Hawaii’s kids from low-income families, including many that are on Medicaid, weren’t able to get any dental treatment at all. Keiki often have trouble getting dental care, especially on the Big Island where there are fewer dentists and dental clinics available.
 
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  • Bananas illustrate corporate agriculture & GMO politics

    Ian Lind
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    I was driving to Manoa to pick up Meda yesterday afternoon and got hooked on an episode of Public Radio International’s program, Living on Earth. “Top Banana” originally aired back in 2004. It’s a short history of the banana industry in Central America. It’s also a tale of industrial mono crop agriculture, corporate imperialism (for […]
  • Moyers & Company: Fighting for the Four Freedoms

    Ian Lind
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Here’s something to kick start your brain for the week. It’s Bill Moyers’ recent interview with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great. A friend who recommended it calls the program “24 minutes worth of idealism.” Here’s how […]
  • Ige on the spot in Turtle Bay deal

    Ian Lind
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Will the deal to shield 665-acres at the Turtle Bay Resort from future development inevitably become a political football? That’s certainly one possibility as the legislature tries to wrap up its work on the state budget by the end of this week. Governor Abercrombie just dropped a deal in the legislature’s lap that requires $40 […]
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  • Autopsy reveals Holualoa man drowned Wednesday (April 16) at Kua Bay

    Baron
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    A 54-year-old man died Wednesday (April 16) in waters off Kua Bay in Kona. He has been identified as Robert Gregory Osborne of Hōlualoa. At 1:25 p.m. on April 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had been pulled from the water at Kua Bay. Officers obtained information that the he had been observed floating and was pulled to shore by bystanders, who attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fire Department personnel arrived and took him to Kona Community... - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • UH Hilo student awarded space internship

    Karin
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE A University of Hawaii at Hilo student has been selected for NASA’s prestigious Sally Ride Internship. Melissa Adams, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology, was among a select group chosen for the program, which awards only 10 internships during the spring and fall semesters of each school year. The Sally […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • First Nations’ Futures Program accepting applications

    Karin
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE Applications are now being accepted for the First Nations’ Futures Program (FNFP) 2014-2015 Hawaii cohort. FNFP was initiated in 2006 by Kamehameha Schools, working in partnership with another First Nations Institution in Te Runanga o Ngaī Tahu (Aotearoa – New Zealand) to establish a world-class fellowship program focused on building indigenous capacity through […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Big Island Air’s new ‘illustrated airplane’

    Karin
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Special to Hawaii 24/7 There is a new bird in the skies. Big Island Air owner and pilot Steve Lupkey, with the company’s new, custom-painted turbo jet prop Cessna 208 Caravan. Said to be the state-of-the-art in tour aircraft, the Caravan is illustrated with colorful images of the volcano, ocean, waterfalls, whale, hula dancer and […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • 36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (May 10)

    Karin
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE May is the time of year to put on your walking “slippahs” for another fun day with family, friends and coworkers at the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA). Take part in a unique experience where you can eat your way through ono grinds […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Apr. 21, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    RALLY FOR COMMUNITY CLEAN ENERGY: EARTH DAY, TUESDAY, APR. 22 What: Community Clean Energy Rally When: Tues., April 22, 10am to noon Where: Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda Who: 300+ students and concerned citizens for a future beyond fossil fuels See you there! Community Solar Senate Bill 2934 to establish a community solar program enters conference committee proceedings this week. Here is Blue Planet's memorandum to conferees as they hash out the most effective legislation for this program.
  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Apr. 14, 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    EARTH DAY Community Clean Energy Rally at the State Capitol Join 250 Hawai‘i students next Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 10am to noon as they rally for a clean energy future. Is your school interested in participating? Please contact Francois Rogers at francois@blueplanetfoundation.org.  Local industry news PBN: Sunetric founder, former CEO to develop major solar farm in West Oahu PBN: Hawaii Gas CEO wants more collaboration in state's energy industry PBN: First Wind to build 20MW solar farm on Castle & Cooke land on Oahu Maui News: Electric bills could go up if PUC approves rate proposal…
  • Miso Smart Makes a Speedy Delivery

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    There's a lot of talk about grid modernization these days. What is a smart grid, and why is it important? We're pleased to introduce Miso Smart to tell you why. Please enjoy "Miso Smart Makes a Speedy Delivery," the first episode of The Supercharged Adventures of the Blue Planeteers. Mahalo to cartoonist extraordinaire DrewToonz for bringing the Blue Planeteers to life! Do you have ideas for future adventures for our energy superheroes? We'd love to hear them. Send them to info@blueplanetfoundation.org.
  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Apr. 7, 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    COMMUNITY SOLAR STATUS: 4/4 Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1646-14), recommending passage on Third Reading. 3/31: The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Johanson, Cullen, Ing, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Woodson, Fukumoto, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Jordan, Tokioka, Yamashita; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Hashem. Local Industry News PBN: Honolulu ranks No. 1 in U.S. in growth of solar installations Star-Advertiser: Hawaiian…
  • Energy Policy Bulletin - Week of Mar. 31, 2014

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:58 pm
    LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS COMMUNITY SOLAR UPDATE 4/1: The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Johanson, Cullen, Ing, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Woodson, Fukumoto, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Jordan, Tokioka, Yamashita; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Hashem. Mon, 3/31, 2pm, Room 308: SB2934 SD2  RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. Allows the public utilities commission to establish community-based renewable energy tariffs by which electric utility…
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  • THE ILLUSION OF SUSTAINABILITY- AT WAIPAKE IT'S 'NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON'T'

    Andy Parx
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    It's no secret that the "sustainability movement" on Kaua`i is being squeezed. To the west is a experimental pesticide industry with multinational chemical companies who gobble up state land leases and land-rich legacy corporations' acreage to test how well and how much genetically modified commodities can withstand poisons. To the east farm lands have been sliced and diced into legally-questionable luxury residences that have driven up farm land prices until crop cultivation is economically unfeasible.Whether the fast disappearing remaining "vacant" agriculturally zoned and districted land…
  • PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE

    Andy Parx
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE: An articleby investigative reporter Rob Perez in today's pay-walled Honolulu Star-Bulletin points in many ways to what's going on in the Kapa`a-Kealia-Anahola-Waipake-Lepa`uli (Larsen's)-Kilauea corridor on Kaua`i as it relates to the development of mansions-for-the-rich in agricultural subdivisions and "condominiumized" ag lands by Larry Bowman's Falco Partners as well as developers Jeff Lindner, Tom McCloskey and other more silent ag land owners. Indications are that they are using "new and improved" combinations of loopholes, such as some being used in…
  • DENIAL AIN'T JUST A SCREAM IN EWA

    Andy Parx
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    DENIAL AIN'T JUST A SCREAM IN EWA: Just as Nixon felt the need to tell the country he was "not a crook" and 2010 Delaware US Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell just couldn't resist insisting that "I am not a witch," our own hate and fear-mongering homophobe-in-chief Hawai`i Republican State Rep. Bob McDermott (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) has declared "I'm not perverse," according to today's Honolulu Star Advertiser. McDermott's infamous crusade against marriage equality last year continued into this year's legislative session when he attempted to whip up fellow Christian zealots into a…
  • (PNN) CANDIDATES ABOUND; SOME BIG NAME, SOME PERENNIAL CHALLENGERS 'PULL PAPERS,' FEW FILE

    Andy Parx
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    (PNN) -- While current Kaua`i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has already flied papers to run for another four-year term only one incumbent Councilmember, Mel Rapozo, has officially thrown his hat into the ring for another two years, according to the Friday's latest list of candidates. Carvalho's potential opponents include minor and perennial candidates. Three out of the four listed have "pulled papers" but only one, Debralynn M Desilva Carveiro, has filed to oppose him.But the list of 11 potential council candidates includes repeated after-ran, former Councilmember Kipukai Kuali`i who has filed…
  • DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, DOWN THE DRAIN

    Andy Parx
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, DOWN THE DRAIN: Once again a land use ruling by Kaua`i 5th Circuit "junior" Judge, Katherine Watanabe who never met a claim of vested rights she didn't like- or a developer whose claims to have a right to do anything they damned-well please for that matter- has been overturned by the Supreme Court, at great time and expense for one of the few public interest law firms around. According to a press release from EarthjusticeThe Hawaiʻi Supreme Court recently issued another landmark decision on water resources and the public trust. The case, Kauai Springs v. Kauai Planning…
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  • American Samoa Retailer to Pay Nearly $120,000 in Back Wages

    Guest Contributor
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Photo: Emily Metcalf American Samoa department store retailer Manua's Inc. has agreed to pay $119,850 in minimum wage and overtime back wages to 252 workers employed at stores in Tafuna, Pago Pago and Maleimi from Sept. 21, 2013, through Jan. 25, 2014. According to the Wage and Hour Division, new employees worked five, eight or more hours daily and were paid a flat daily rate of $20. The employer failed to pay workers for all hours, including time worked past the end of their scheduled shift or during their lunch period. "Regardless of a probationary status, new employees are entitled to at…
  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii awarded top installation in the Army

    Guest Contributor
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has received the 2014 Army Community of Excellence Award as the top installation in the Army. Established in 1985 and sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) program is an annual Army-wide assessment of all aspects of installation management. U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii received the highest score - the Gold medalist. This morning's announcement is the culmination of an 18-month process where each Army installation submits their strategic plan, improvements and innovations which are then…
  • Hawaii State Legislature Honors Bruno Mars

    Guest Contributor
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    Hawaii Legislature Honors Bruno Mars with Certificate of Appreciation HONOLULU -  The Hawaii State Legislature will be honoring local boy Bruno Mars for his great successes in his musical career. Tonight Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, along with Jerry Chang, UH Hilo’s director of university relations, and Bruce Coppa, Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s chief of staff, will present Bruno with a certificate recognizing his outstanding career and saluting the impact he has made on the world with his music. “Bruno Mars is an extremely talented young man and Hawaii is very proud of him,” said…
  • Statement From the Committee on University of Hawaii Presidential Selection

    University of Hawaii
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    The Committee on Presidential Selection for the University of Hawaii  completed its work today. The committee will send a final report to the board prior to its special meeting April 28th. The report contains fewer than five names. Some candidates chose to withdraw from the process because of its public nature. The search has been transparent and relied on the public’s input and perspectives. Chair Carl Carlson said, “The response from the public was critical. This was an opportunity to hear from the community about what it wanted in a public university and to re-establish and rebuild a…
  • Robotic Mission Kicks Up Lunar Dust

    VOA-News
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am
    Robotic Mission Kicks Up Lunar Dust Rosanne Skirble - A robotic mission to the moon has intentionally crashed into the lunar surface. Before the programmed crash, scientists collected data from the craft, called LADEE, an acronym for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer. LADEE has been orbiting the moon since October. The tube-shaped probe is about the size of a vending machine, with solar panels mounted on its sides. Its mission was to study dust in the lunar atmosphere. Project manager Butler Hine with NASA’s Ames Research Center says LADEE began taking measurements at 250…
 
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  • TITLE IX: The Time is Now

    Tina Shelton
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    If Hawai`i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), the most ethnically diverse medical school in the U.S., had existed at the time, would Patsy Takemoto have become a physician?The late Congresswoman and Maui native applied to 20 medical schools in her youth, but was accepted at none. In 1948, she had two strikes against […]
  • ALUMNI Q & A: Stephen Chun (JABSOM 2010) Makes News in Research

    Tina Shelton
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Alumnus Stephen Chun (Class of 2010) is co-author of an intriguing new research paper. Published in Cancer Biology and Therapy, the paper describes research which reports that Aspirin Improves Outcome in High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Radiation Therapy. In addition to JABSOM, Dr. Chun also earned degrees from […]
  • RECONNECT 2014: Have Fun and Earn Credits, Too

    Tina Shelton
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Thanks to generous corporate support from Hawai`i Pacific Health and The Doctors Company, alumni can earn credits at a FREE CME Conference during Alumni Weekend. Organized by the 25th reunion class, the conference, “Specialty Updates for the Non-Specialist”, on Saturday morning, July 26, at the Kaka`ako Campus will feature presentations by members of the class […]
  • Dean Hedges Goes to D.C. to Discuss Research Role in Hawai`i’s Economy

    Tina Shelton
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Dean Jerris Hedges met with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono in Washington, DC on March 26, 2014. The Dean and the Senator discussed funding for the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), a network of 18 research institutions which includes the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM). The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has […]
  • Our Campus KOLEA are Ready for Take Off

    Amanda Shell
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    If you haven’t seen them already, today is your chance!   This month, these gold-spotted, quick-steppers often seen throughout Hawai’i and strolling across the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) campus, are taking flight for their annual journey. The winter season has come to an end for the Pacific Golden Plover, also known as […]
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  • Catching up with Bruno Mars

    John Berger
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Catching up with Bruno MarsBruno Mars, front row second from right, and The Hooligans on stage at Blaisdell Arena last weekend. (Courtesy Sascha Schindler) BY JOHN BERGER / jberger@staradvertiser.com With three sold-out Blaisdell Arena shows in the books and their history-making ticket sales now the stuff of legend — all three concerts sold-out in less than two hours — Bruno Mars finally has time to take a deep breath, enjoy his time at home and speak with the local media before heading back out on the next leg of his 14-month Moonshine Jungle Tour next month. “We saved Hawaii for…
  • Heels & Picks: Jookbox City brings the love

    Erin Smith
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Heels & Picks: Jookbox City brings the love From left, Aaron Friedman, Kahnma K and Rawnie Lovely of Jookbox City. (Star-Advertiser File) BY ERIN SMITH / Special to the Star-Advertiser You just can’t leave a bar when all of the songs you’ve chosen on the jukebox have yet to play out. Am I right? No matter how ready you are to hit the next location or head home, if you’re still waiting to get your dollar’s worth from that machine, you’re not going anywhere. What if I were to tell you there is another jukebox that could use your dollars this week to help launch an album,…
  • Take a Bite: An Easter hen pays a visit

    Nadine Kam
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Take a Bite: An Easter hen pays a visit BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com Easter came a day early for me when I returned home from an early morning blessing and grand reopening celebration at the Louis Vuitton store at Ala Moana Center to find recent high winds had blown a bird’s nest out of my mango tree. I looked down to find 10 eggs, nine white and one brown. (Star-Advertiser photo by Nadine Kam) It was a small nest, likely meijiro, and appeared to have been long abandoned, so I tried tossing it in my compost heap — a repurposed water fountain — from about four feet away.
  • VIDEO: Soul Sessions feat. Ashley Lilinoe

    Jason Genegabus
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    VIDEO: Soul Sessions feat. Ashley Lilinoe HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com “I am my music,” said singer-songwriter Ashley Lilinoe. “I take time to grow.” Born on Oahu and raised in a musical household on the island’s east side, she picked up an ukulele at the age of 6 and learned how to play by watching older family members and mimicking what she saw and heard. At 12, she began writing her own songs and poetry, but it wasn’t until high school that the artist born Ashely Adams-Soderberg discovered her love for composing music with a guitar. Offering…
  • Pulse Picks: April 22, 2014

    Michelle Ramos
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY MICHELLE RAMOS / mramos@staradvertiser.com IRON BARTENDER CHALLENGE: Bartenders go head-to-head for glory and prizes in the second annual four-week skills contest. Hosted by Flash Hansen with DJs SuperCW, Delve and Jimmy Taco. 8 p.m. at The Safehouse in The Republik. Free for Liquor Commission cardholders and people entering before 8 p.m.; $5 after 8 p.m. ‘MOZART: DON GIOVANNI’: Royal Opera House presents Giovanni’s womanizing ways as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. At 7 p.m. at Kahala 8. Cost: $20. ‘PUNCH’: As part of the Spring 2014 Korean Film…
 
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  • Return to Shanghai

    Melissa Chang
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Part of 1933 Shanghai If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I visited Shanghai last year as a detour off Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to Taipei, Taiwan. My niece Cymri lives there, so it’s natural that I would want to see her in her habitat. This time, my youngest niece Morgen is visiting Cymri, so I have two nieces to run around with. Since I had already hit most of the first-time tourist spots last time, we thought we’d do some different things on this trip. The first place we visited was the Jewish Refugee Museum, located in Changyang — the…
  • “Bill & Ted” and the best of “Slacker Cinema”

    Brian Watanabe
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. But I knew exactly what I was. I was a slacker. This Wednesday, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” is back on the big screen, part of Consolidated Theatres Hana Hou Picture Show. Before Wayne and Garth, there was Bill and Ted, forerunners of a genre of movies I call, “Slacker Cinema.” These films about spectacular underachievers gave a voice to Generation X, inspired a new wave of filmmakers, and ensured I’d be going to a state college. So to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent…
  • Aloha Beijing! Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

    Melissa Chang
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    To help you learn more about China’s history and culture, Beijing tours will always have The Forbidden City and the adjacent Tiananmen Square on your list of sights. The Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty and housed 24 different emperors. The Forbidden City is so named because for centuries, it was not just forbidden to enter, you couldn’t even walk near the area as a commoner — yet, the place is so huge that it was home to tens of thousands of people (who were also forbidden to leave).
  • Best moments @ the Bruno Mars concert

    Amanda Stevens
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Nonstop Honolulu’s Amanda Stevens and Tyson Joines both were among the lucky thousand who snagged tickets to Bruno Mars’ Friday concert at Blaisdell Center. Both loved the show; here are their top moments: Tyson Joines 1. Musicianship: I realize listing “musicianship” as a stand-out moment seems extremely vague, but it needs to be addressed. His musicianship as a male performer is unmatched in the current market. I can’t think of another artist out there right now male or female, who writes their own music; can play the drums, guitar, and piano; dance nonstop for…
  • Night Market fashion show: Issa de’ mar

    Amanda Stevens
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Honolulu Night Market was aptly themed Recharge with its new location on Cooke Street Saturday, and offered a fresh element to the fashion show layout, sans the runway and stage. Featured swimwear brand Issa de’ mar, complemented by ready-to-wear clothing brand, Escape, showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. I don’t know if it’s because Coachella fever is still in the air, but I loved the boho festival-meets-the-beach feel of the show, with tribal pants, cut-off sweaters and fun neon pieces, topped off with loose braids and sun-kissed make-up by Team Motives Hawaii.
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  • Kapio, we had a great ride

    Catherine Toth
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    It’s never good to see anything shut down. But when it’s a student-run newspaper at the community college where I had worked since 2001, it’s even more devastating. Here’s the story: the Kapio Newspress, which has been the campus newspaper at Kapiolani Community College since the ’70s, is going to cease printing as of this semester. The administration decided to change the program from one that supported student-run publications to a place where faculty and staff could post outstanding student work. Meaning, there would be no need for a student staff and all…
  • In #AlohaBeijing, ‘Aloha’ can mean goodbye

    Catherine Toth
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    So if you haven’t already noticed from my Instagram feed, I’m not in Beijing. In fact, I didn’t even get near the country. Turns out, the travel agent who told me I didn’t need a visa because I wouldn’t be in China for 72 hours was wrong. Here’s how it went down: I went to the travel agent’s office with just enough time to get a visa to China, which is required in most cases. He told me as long as I wouldn’t be in the country for more than 72 hours, I didn’t need one. He had clients who had done it before, so I shouldn’t worry. I…
  • #CatTravels: 67 hours in Beijing

    Catherine Toth
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    This trip has already been, well, a trip. Awhile back, Hawaiian Airlines invited me on its inaugural flight to Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The airlines is starting this new route Wednesday morning, with a departure just after midnight. I had months to prepare for this — and I was preparing. Fellow blogger — and one of my favorite travel partners — Melissa Chang (@melissa808) and I had started mapping out a 10-day trip to China, which included a stop in Shanghai to visit her niece. But then I got sick.
  • Opening tonight: Honolulu’s newest brewpub

    Catherine Toth
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Geoff Seideman has come a long way from brewing craft beers at home. Tonight he flings open the doors to his latest venture — and Honolulu’s newest brewpub, Honolulu Beerworks, in Kakaako. This laid-back, warehouse-style pub on Cooke Street will feature 12 beers on tap, all brewed in-house. It sprawls over 3,200 square feet, with an additional 800-square-foot beer garden outside. Consider this Honolulu’s New Favorite Pau Hana Spot. With both a culinary and construction background, Seideman spent more than six months gutting and building out the space. “I built out…
  • What? Archie is dead?

    Catherine Toth
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Maybe news of the death of Archie Andrews, the beloved redhead protagonist in the popular comic book series, didn’t rattle your morning. But it did mine. My mom texted me the link to a CNN article announcing the tragic news of his impending death come July, when the series, “Life With Archie,” ends after a 73-year run. The #36 issue hits stores on July 16. This is devastating to me. Very, very few people know I’m a hardcore Archie Comics fan. My parents would buy me issues all the time, feeding my addiction to all things Riverdale. These characters — Archie,…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Travel Spotlight: Hanalei, Kauai, and Its 14 Best Attractions

    RPang
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    -by Richard Francis Huddled around the serene Hanalei Bay directly west of Kauai’s iconic Napali Coast, this laid back hippie enclave of surfing oldies, yoga lovers and ukulele players has long been one of the less touristy stop offs on the way through Kauai’s North Shore region. Far removed from the built up beach resorts [...]
  • Viewing the First Blood Moon From Hawaii

    RPang
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    - by Coty Gonzales No, Blood Moon is not the latest book in the Twilight Saga. It’s even better than that, and Hawaii residents had a front row seat earlier this week to see it firsthand. Blood Moon is the nickname given to our moon during a lunar eclipse. In fact, this Blood Moon marks [...]
  • Merrie Monarch Festival – Something For Everyone

    RPang
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    In less than a week, the highly anticipated 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, held April 20-26, 2014, will be in full swing. Year after year, thousands of people from all over the world flock to Hilo, Hawaii for the week-long celebration famous for what is considered to be the world’s most prestigious hula competition. In [...]
  • Best Things to See, Do and Try on Molokai

    RPang
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    -by Sheila Beal Each Hawaiian island has its own personality and attractions that make it unique. Molokai’s tagline is “Hawaiian by nature.” From my observation, Molokai earns that reference from its untouched beauty and lack of commercialism. There are no high-end hotels, luxury spas or signature golf courses on Molokai. Instead you’ll find miles of [...]
  • Maui’s Sheldon Simeon voted The People’s Best New Chef® 2014

    RPang
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    A huge congratulations to Sheldon Simeon, recently named THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF® 2014 by Food & Wine Magazine! Contenders for the award included two other Hawaii chefs: Chris Kajioka, Vintage Cave (Oahu) Kevin Lee, Prima (Oahu) Sheldon, formerly of Star Noodle on Maui, is now the executive chef of Migrant at the Wailea Beach [...]
 
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Urban Mix Plate

  • Return to Shanghai

    Melissa Chang
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Part of 1933 Shanghai If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I visited Shanghai last year as a detour off Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to Taipei, Taiwan. My niece Cymri lives there, so it’s natural that I would want to see her in her habitat. This time, my youngest niece Morgen is visiting Cymri, so I have two nieces to run around with. Since I had already hit most of the first-time tourist spots last time, we thought we’d do some different things on this trip. The first place we visited was the Jewish Refugee Museum, located in Changyang — the…
  • Aloha Beijing! Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

    Melissa Chang
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    To help you learn more about China’s history and culture, Beijing tours will always have The Forbidden City and the adjacent Tiananmen Square on your list of sights. The Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty and housed 24 different emperors. The Forbidden City is so named because for centuries, it was not just forbidden to enter, you couldn’t even walk near the area as a commoner — yet, the place is so huge that it was home to tens of thousands of people (who were also forbidden to leave).
  • Aloha Beijing! The Great Wall of China

    Melissa Chang
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    As mentioned in my initial travel post, it’s been 30 years since I was last in Beijing. One of the highlights of my last visit here was visiting The Great Wall, which was started as early as 7th Century B.C. as several walls, and joined together over centuries to create the world wonder that we see today — even from space. It takes about an hour and a half to get from Beijing proper out to one of three tourist posts commonly accessed on the wall (there are actually a couple dozen spots you can go to). We went to Mutianyu, which is the closest, and probably the most touristy. Since it…
  • Aloha Beijing! Our first day

    Melissa Chang
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
    We had a fairly uneventful 11 hours flying from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airines’ inaugural to Bejing — me, more than others, since my sorority sister Gerri Umby surprised me by placing me in a row all by myself so I could sleep! Upon landing, we simply headed to the Westin Beijing Chaoyang and had a mellow day eating breakfast, shopping nearby, and getting settled in. ◄ Back Next ► Aloha Beijing! (1 of 28) Off the plane and on the bus to the hotel! Sherrie, Mike and Jamie are a fun bunch. Ah, but it was after the big gala that the fun began! Mr. Tsukasa “Haru”…
  • Aloha Beijing!

    Melissa Chang
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    On the Great Wall of China, 1983, clockwise from top left: Carolyn Ige, Nancy (Yamase) Namiki, Wendy (Sato) Bentosino, Carole (Uyehara) Jewik, and me. As you read this, I’m packing for my flight to Beijing on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to China. This is huge for the locally-based airline, which has been going through some ebb and flow with their worldwide flights over the last few years. It’s not like anyone can spontaneously hop a flight to China, since you are required to get a visa to enter, and that application process can take a few weeks. Well, maybe not. My…
 
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Baker’s Hours

  • Hawaii Food and Wine heads to the Target Isle

    Ed Morita
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    After last year’s successful inaugural event on the island of Maui, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will add a one-of-a-kind event to the 2014 lineup. In addition to events on Maui and Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has partnered with the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources to hold an event on the island of Kaho‘olawe. The $10,000 per-person benefit event will feature an exemplar group of guest chefs that will be announced later this month, with proceeds going to help removing unexploded ordinance from the former military training grounds and bombing…
  • Party pics: Iron Fist launch party

    Ed Morita
    5 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Young’s Market featured a tasting of their newly acquired line of beers from Iron Fist Brewing Co. People gathered at Bevy in Kaka‘ako for a chance to taste the line of beers, which included colorfully named brews such as Renegade Blong Ale, Dubbel Fisted Ale, Uprising Trippel Ale, Imperial Rebellion Farm House Ale, Nelson the Impaler American Pale Ale, and the rich and full Velvet Glove Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Here’s a look at the evening of fun. ◄ Back Next ► Iron Fist tasting (1 of 13) Photo by Ed Morita
  • Party pics: Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party

    Ed Morita
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kalakaua Avenue was shut down Saturday night for a for the annual Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party. Thousands of NFL football fan in town for Sunday’s Pro Bowl converged on Waikiki for food, vendor booths and multiple stages of entertainment, which included NFL cheerleaders, Kimie Minor, Imua Garza and Sean Na‘auao. ◄ Back Next ► 2014 Pro Bowl Block Party (1 of 18)
  • Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ not to be missed

    Ed Morita
    18 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    The theatrical production of Disney’s “The Lion King” made a triumphant return to Hawaii on Thursday night. After its Hawaii debut in 2007, “The Lion King” begins an eight-week run at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Based on the hugely successful animated feature film of the same name, everyone pretty much knows the premise of the story, about a young lion cub and future king who flees his home after being tricked by his uncle into believing he caused the death of his father, the king. Much of the dialogue and songs from the film are in the play, but may not be delivered…
  • Yelper code of conduct

    Ed Morita
    13 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am
    Disclaimer: The following represents the views of myself only and should in no way reflect upon or be interpreted as the opinion of any past, present or future employers. Dear Yelpers, Your elite status on Yelp DOES NOT entitle you to ANY preferential treatment. We as service providers only promise that you will receive the same standard of service as any other customer, no more… no less. This is not to say that I despise all Yelp users. It is only those who abuse the elite status that is given to them. As always, it only takes a few bad apples ruin things for everyone. Behavior that…
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Night Lights

  • Do this! April 17-19

    Tracy Chan
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    ◄ Back Next ► Emma Hewitt (1 of 8) Trance/EDM vocal star Australian-born Emma Hewitt headlines a show at Republik, with her VJ coming along to provide mind-blowing visuals and lights. The beautiful voice behind hits like US Billboard Chart-topper "Carry Me Away," Cosmic Gate's "Not Enough Time" and Dash Berlin's hit, "Waiting," Emma has sold out concerts all over the world... and for good reason. Here's "Waiting" with Emma Hewitt and Dash Berlin: The Republik; Thursday, April 17 at 9 p.m.; $30 presale, available at flavorus.com; 18+
  • Party pics: Grand Opening of Wish @ Park

    Tracy Chan
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Kurious, Sky HI, and HPELive launched a new upscale party in Waikiki at the Aqua Lotus Hotel’s restaurant and lounge, Park, formerly the W. It’s a club venue with a lot of memories for some of its former regulars, some of whom came out for the first time in years to party at the newly renovated spot. Chic, well-dressed patrons came ready to get down to hip-hop, hits and r&b spun by DJ Revise and Mixmaster B.   ◄ Back Next ► Grand Opening of Wish @ Park (1 of 26) Grand Opening of Wish @ Park
  • Party pics: April Foolish FUNdraiser 2014

    Tracy Chan
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Boys Bunch threw their annual April Foolish party at Restaurant Row, in a roped-off space that encompassed the inside and outside of M Nightclub. A charity party to benefit the Make-A-Wish Hawaii nonprofit, one ticket got partygoers free parking, a cocktail and light pupu, with several restaurants offering delicious mini-dishes, including Michel’s, Maile’s, Tiki’s and Murphy’s Bar and Grill.   ◄ Back Next ► April Foolish FUNdraiser (1 of 39) April Foolish FUNdraiser
  • Do this! April 10-14

    Tracy Chan
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    ◄ Back Next ► C!rca (1 of 10) Brisbane circus company C!RCA, created by renowned director Yaron Lifshitz, combines dance with physical theater to produce a sexy, dynamic combination of acrobatic and tumbling sequences. The touring show delights audiences by pushing the limits of what the human form can do. Blaisdell Concert Hall; Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.; $28-$85, available at ticketmaster.com; all ages
  • Do this! April 3-8

    Tracy Chan
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    ◄ Back Next ► Kawaii Kon (1 of 9) It’s that time every year, when anime fans congregate at the Hawaii Convention Center for the 10th annual Kawaii-Kon, a three-day convention celebrating everything anime/cosplay/manga/video gaming and more. Since the first Kawaii-Kon convention in 2005, it’s grown to now attract thousands of attendees internationally. Highlights include the Artist Alley, Table Top Gaming, Manga Library and the Moonlight Magic Ball, a formal attired-required event which means full costumes. For more info, visit kawaii-kon.org. Hawaii Convention Center; Friday,…
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Deliriyum

  • Pucker up: Lemonade with a cause

    Mari Taketa
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    “Would you like to be a judge at Lemonade Alley?” What? Kathy Sills leaned over her Aloha Pops cart. “You could judge the lemonades.” REALLY?? “It’s a great contest,” Kathy said. “Kids set up …” I know! I know all about it! I’ll do it! She had me at ‘lemonade.’ As a sour fiend, being asked to judge lemonades from 29 teams competing to raise money for the charity of their choice is a no-brainer. And the fact that these teams run the gamut from kindergarteners to high school seniors? How cute is that? Think of the…
  • First look: Sheldon Simeon’s Migrant Maui

    Mari Taketa
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:06 am
    It’s plenty of years since I spent time on Maui, plenty of years since my sis lived in Kihei and Kula and I cruised those points and more. That prettiest of drives from Paia to Makawao, the tall scented forests of Olinda, the way the world opens up from the slopes of Haleakala in a heady panorama of green and sea and islands: All that fell off my radar when sis and her hubby left, and there’ve been few reasons since to go back. Then Sheldon Simeon opened a restaurant in Wailea. Boom! All of a sudden a return visit was at the top of my bucket list. Boom! Hilo boy rises to head the…
  • Eat here: Valentine’s popup brunch

    Mari Taketa
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:55 am
    NOTE: Baked goods sale locations in last paragraph have been updated. — @aliyoko, who goes by the name Alison Yokouchi and makes desserts on occasion for Pig and the Lady, leaned in conspiratorially. “Three of us are getting together to do a brunch popup for Valentine’s,” she muttered. “I’ll keep you posted.” Wait. Who’s three of you? “J.J. Leng, Kelly Teramoto and me,” she said. Whoa, all girl chefs! And the caliber? @aliyoko makes sublime custards and pies and has a thing for wacky, like the time she made pandan cream Twinkies.
  • One more day: Aloha, Taste Table

    Mari Taketa
    31 Jan 2014 | 2:14 am
    Kakaako’s Taste Table ends its run on Auahi Street tonight, and any way you look at it, it’s been a remarkable run. Its beginning was as notable for its promise — a Hawaiian blessing, partners Poni and Brandon Askew, Mark Noguchi and Amanda Corby in front of the door with hands joined and heads bowed — as it was for a question: What was Taste? And then, as if to underscore that the answer wasn’t really the thing, because the whole point of it was to experiment anyway, a tsunami warning came and scattered us all to the winds. Fifteen months later we know what it became:…
  • OMG: Ramen Burger

    Mari Taketa
    16 Jan 2014 | 4:02 am
    “What time do you think we should line up?” my friend Jan said. “You think 10:30 is early enough?” “Oh please,” I said. “It’s a weekday at lunchtime. People WORK.” At 10:30 on the day of Ramen Burger’s only open-to-the-public popup in Hawaii, 30 minutes before its 700-burger run was slated to begin at Kakaako’s Taste Table, Jan texts me this pic. For emphasis she leaves a voice message: “Mari! The line is incredible! You cannot believe the fr—–g line!” Holy Ramen Burger, people. At one point the line…
 
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • HIKI NŌ Special Episode

    lwilcox
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    I mentioned previously that Robert Pennybacker,  Exec. Producer of HIKI NO, PBS Hawaii's student news network, was traveling with a team to rural Big Island schools to train students in video production. Well, you'll see the result of the students' work coming up Thursday (April 24, 2014). --Robert is on the left, with students These four remote schools on Hawaii Island are hosting this week's special edition of HIKI NŌ at 7:30 pm Thursday. The host schools are all new to HIKI NŌ: Kua o ka La Public Charter School-Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy in Milolii; Kanu…
  • Weekend Intrigue: Tosca

    lwilcox
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Operas are all about drama, and a world classic airing on PBS Hawaii is loaded with it. Murder, lust and political intrigue – they're all there in Puccini’s sweeping opera, Tosca, on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET (Sat., April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm). Acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette (pictured) stars as the ultimate diva in Luc Bondy’s production. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts.      Related StoriesEmme Tomimbang and the Dave Clark FiveSalute to Bob Dylan 
  • Richard Chamberlain, Then and Now

    lwilcox
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
      Actor Richard Chamberlain, who played Doctor Kildare, was a familiar figure on Maui, where he lived for many years. He's one of the television doctors featured in PIONEERS OF TELEVISION  (Tues., April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm, PBS Hawaii).  The show is a retrospective on TV's love affair with Doctors and Nurses. Hard to believe, but Chamberlain (remember his starring role in the TV miniseries Shogun?) is 80 years old now. He's still got fire in his belly. He returned to Hollywood several years ago and picked up more acting roles. Chamberlain's life…
  • Hawaii County Recognizes Top Spellers

    lwilcox
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The top two spellers in the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee are Big Islanders, from the Kona area, and Hawaii County government has honored their achievements.  The champ, Christianne Abella of Konawaena Middle School, is the girl in the whimsical high socks and runner-up Hope Kudo of Kealakehe Intermediate School  is to the right. Congrats, spellers and support teams, and we wish the best to Christianne as she heads for Washington D.C. to represent Hawaii in the nationals on May 25.      Related StoriesMeet State Spelling Champ Christianne AbellaGoing…
  • Snow Monkeys on NATURE

    lwilcox
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    And you thought your Monday was bad...check out this snow monkey's petulant expression! Maybe it's just too  darn cold. Snow monkeys, native to Japan, can handle wintry weather well, but not when temps get down much lower than 0 degrees (Fahrenheit). Visit the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands with NATURE (Wed., April 23, 2014, 8:00 pm, PBS Hawaii), as a troop of Snow Monkeys functions in a complex society, in which monkey knows his or her place. One of the monkeys, unaware of his low status, reaches out to the troop’s grouchy, solitary leader, and…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online.

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online. Photo: Merrie Monarch FestivalThe 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival gets underway this week on the Big Island with world-class hula competition, exhibitions, entertainment, arts-and-crafts fairs, and the annual Royal Parade through downtown Hilo.The weeklong event, which runs now through April 26 in Hilo, honors the legacy of King David Kalakaua, called the “Merrie Monarch” for his lov...
  • Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset Ko Olina Resort, Oahu, sunset. Photo by James Wu. Hanalei Bay and Haena State Park on Kauai. Wailea and Makena Beach on Maui. Anaehoomalu Bay on the Big Island. Ko Olina Resort on Oahu.These are the universally-agreed-upon sweet spots that DIDN'T make the final five cut of our readers’ Favorite Hawaii Places to Watch a Sunset list for 2014.Earlier this month, we again asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook reader ohana the poll quest...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark Dining behind the tatami curtains at Choco House Restaurant & Sushi. Photo by Aaron Yoshino."Hidden Waikiki" is our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when we visit our backyard, world-famous, ever-fascinating and wholly unique Hawaii resort area.You'll find the entire feature in our current March/April issue, on sale now nationwide or available for
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeIf you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of...
  • NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Photo: NFLFor only the third time since 1980, the NFL Pro Bowl will not be played in Hawaii.The National Football League announced yesterday that its annual all-star game will relocate to Arizona next year and set for Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Super Bowl XLIX will take place a week later in the same stadium.The NFL Pro Bowl will return to Oahu’s Aloha Stadium in ...
 
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    LITERARY LOTUS

  • 21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am

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

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

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

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

    literarylotus
    8 May 2013 | 7:44 pm
    What the characters of Thea Goodman’s debut novel, The Sunshine When She’s Gone, desire most is not money or sex or even the iPhone5, but sleep: “Sleep — for both of them — had become a precious commodity, worthy of fetish. They discussed sleep. They were always counting the consecutive hours of sleep they’d had or calculating the few they could hope for.” These self-absorbed Manhattanites are not shift workers or CEOs but first-time parents of a 6-month-old. Goodman, herself a parent, has evoked the raw emotion of this predicament in a farcical exploration of how the couple…
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Dirty Money

    Joan Conrow
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In seeking to strike down Kauai's new GMO/pesticide regulatory bill, seed company attorneys are arguing the law “is simply hodge-podge legislation, linked only by the fevered imagination of self-proclaimed environmental activists.”The claim isn't far wrong, with tax records revealing the anti-GMO movement in Hawaii has been bankrolled not by grassroots greenies, but fortunes derived from big oil, big industry, big pharma and big banks.A major player in the Hawaii anti-GMO movement is the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that helped write Bill 2491, which…
  • Musings: Everyday People

    Joan Conrow
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Spent the better part of yesterday having my faith restored in human nature as I collected donations for the Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch at Kukui Grove and saw folks smile, share, give — even those who looked like they could least afford it. Perhaps it was because at one time they'd been on the receiving line themselves, which always increases empathy and compassion.We were just about to close up when a man who appeared to be a tourist, given the cleanliness and design of his tee-shirt, walked up pushing a shopping cart packed full of groceries from Times. “I'll make you a deal,”…
  • Musings: Different Mind Sets

    Joan Conrow
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Is it better to have more restrictive public access to protect a still-pristine beach? Or should the most generous access be required in exchange for the right to develop a 76-lot luxury “ag subdivision” along the coast?That's the question the Kauai County Council is grappling with as it decides whether to accept a beach access the planning commission approved for Falko Properties' Kahuaina Plantation subdivision, off Koolau Road.Waipake Beach is currently reached only via long walk from the Larsen's (Lepeuli) access — unless you know somebody who will let you drive across private…
  • Musings: Read, Weep, Laugh

    Joan Conrow
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Do politicians know where their campaign signs are posted? I wondered when I saw the Hanabusa sign in front of the ice dealer's house, the array of Abercrombie signs plastered on the Kapahi ag land being turned into upscale gentleman's estates.Or is the idea just to get 'em out there, never mind where?So Al Gore flew all the way over here to stump for Abercrombie and Sen. Brian Schatz, I mean, lecture us about getting on it to reverse climate change. As Civil Beat reported, with no apparent touch of irony:By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller…
  • Musings: Dreck from the Depos, Part I

    Joan Conrow
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    “Look, Sheila, get one rice cooker,” county planning inspector Patrick Henriques said as he peered through a gap in the drapes that covered a sliding glass door at Councilman Tim Bynum's house.His boss, planning supervisor Sheila Miyake, looked, too, and she saw a refrigerator. “That, to me, is an installed appliance,” she said. Patrick pressed his camera up to the glass and took pictures of the room. Then, spotting a broken window, “I tried to peek through that thing.”The two county workers were describing their unannounced “exterior inspection” after receiving an…
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Letters — Thumbs Down To National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    I’m deeply concerned about the actions of the National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. These federal agencies intend to control how much new development happens in North Kona it seems. For example, the National Park Service wants the State of Hawaii to designate the Keauhou aquifer as a water resource management area and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service wants to assign nearly 19,000 acres of land in North Kona as a critical habitat area.  In addition, the National Park Service was the first entity to intervene in the stalled Queen Kaahumanu Highway phase 2 widening…
  • Guest Column — A Call For Cheaper Electricity

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    By Richard Ha Here is the single most important need facing Hawai‘i today. Everything else radiates from it: We need cheaper electricity. It can be done. Recently the Big Island Community Coalition, along with others, helped stop some fairly significant electricity rate hikes from showing up on everybody’s HELCO bills. And we are very lucky to have resources here, such as geothermal energy, that we can use to generate much cheaper electricity. Here’s why this is so important: • We need enough food to eat, and we need to grow it here, instead of relying on it coming to us from…
  • Hawaii News — 2013 Keeping It Green Hawai`i Award Recipients Announced

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.) display (courtesy of Recycle Hawaii) (Media release) — Recycle Hawai`i and Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai`i announce the recipients of the 2013 Keeping It Green Hawai`i (KIGH) awards. The KIGH program highlights projects and activities by organizations, businesses, schools and government agencies that promote recycling, resource awareness and sustainable practices in Hawai`i. The program recognizes the positive “green projects” that are being implemented in our community, thereby encouraging others to create projects that care for…
  • Hawaii News — School Garden Events Focus On Professional Development

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    (Media release) — Online registration is now available for a weeklong series of educational events for school garden educators, teachers, and others passionate about improving student wellness, cognitive development, and engaging deeper learning. Taking place June 7–12 in Waimea on Hawai‘i Island, the four professional development events focus on the effectiveness of school gardens as an instructional strategy for both nutritional education and hands-on learning in core subject areas. The events include:         The Seventh Annual School Learning Garden Symposium: “Awakening…
  • Hawaii News — Allegations of Corruption at Hawai’i Community College

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
     Students continue to pay fees for services no longer provided by the college “There is no practice of refunding fees when students only partially or do not utilize services.” — Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jason Cifra (Editor’s note: Stephanie Shor is the news editor for Ke Kalahea, the University of Hawaii student newspaper, and an intern with Big Island Chronicle. A version of this article will appear in the next edition of Ke Kalahea.) By Stephanie Shor Three Student Council members at the Hawai’i Community College (HCC) have been removed from their positions after…
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  • Tweetup: Alaska Airlines presents the 5th Annual Waikiki SPAM® JAM Tweet-Up

    Vernon Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    May 3, 2014: One of the most popular annual tweet-ups is back! Eat SPAM samples & win prizes such as SPAM swag or a trip for 2 to the Mainland! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Photos: Audi Hawaii A3 Launch Party

    Vernon Brown
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Photo Credit: 808Talk The Hawaii edition of the 2014 Audi A3 Launch party held at Audi dealerships on April 3, 2014 across the United States. It was a fun night that allowed guests to test drive the new A3 Sedan and also featured food, drinks, prize giveaways and a DJ in the mix! Visit Audi Hawaii online audihawaii.com or in person at 2770 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu, HI 96819 Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch…
  • Photos: Liliha Bakery

    Vernon Brown
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Liliha Bakery Photo Credit: 808Talk The popular Hawaii “Liliha” bakery on the island of Oahu. Home of the famous coco puff and delicious malasadas! Visit Liliha Bakery online: 808t.in/vpk Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery The Liliha Bakery Lilikoi Malasada The Liliha Bakery Coco Puff
  • Tweetup: EVENT RESCHEDULED! Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase Returns (@WaikikiBeachWlk)

    Vernon Brown
    20 Feb 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Feb 23, 2014: Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase Returns to Waikiki Beach Walk featuring Kuuipo Kumukahi! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: The Groove Social Media VIP Preview

    Vernon Brown
    17 Feb 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Feb 21, 2014: The Groove in Kakaako is Honolulu’s newest amusement hot spot. Enjoy go-kart rides, a climbing wall, indoor arcade and more. View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
 
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    Bytemarks

  • Civic*Celerator Demo Day

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    We are in a campaign year and the candidates are gearing up for a crowded primary. At Civic*Celerator we try to help make sense of where the money comes from for the Hawaii races. The Campaign Spending Commission collects data from each of the candidates as required by law. This data is published to the State’s open data portal: Data.Hawaii.GovCivic*Celerator brings together the talents of our civically engaged citizens and coding community to create applications, visualizations and tools to better understand this data. Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Iolani School,…
  • Check out the cool Mini Maker Faire t-shirts and listen to the...

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:57 am
    Check out the cool Mini Maker Faire t-shirts and listen to the podcast with Ross Mukai and Alan Solidum here.
  • Here for the @hipubradio Pledge Drive think tank. #supportHPR...

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Here for the @hipubradio Pledge Drive think tank. #supportHPR (at Hawaii Public Radio)
  • Former FCC Commissioner and Chairman, Michael Copps was in town...

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:45 am
    Former FCC Commissioner and Chairman, Michael Copps was in town for Sunshine Week and spoke at the Outrigger Canoe Club to members of the Media Council of Hawaii. Copps spoke about how the media and Internet landscape is being threatened by communications monopolies and media consolidations. His take away message was, “Without media democracy, there is no democracy.” I caught this 3 minute excerpt of Copps talking about looking for new models. It was up to us (and the “grassroots movement”) to be creative and drive change.  Here is his Open Letter to Journalists.
  • Here for a talk by former FCC Chairman, Michael Copps. I thought...

    20 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Here for a talk by former FCC Chairman, Michael Copps. I thought the scenery was quite nice. (at Outrigger Canoe Club)
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  • Episode 294: Innovation in Education – Apr 16, 2014

    Burt Lum
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Jay Fidell from ThinkTech to tell us about a panel discussion on New Tech in Hawaii Agriculture. Finally, we’ll find out how 3 independent schools, Mid Pacific Institute, Iolani and Punahou, are tackling innovation in education. Additional Links: NASA – Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Univ of Hawaii, CHTAR – Pic-a-Papaya Hadal Ecosystems – HADES Univ of Hawaii – Biodiversity in Cities RouteviewHNL Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 291: Mini Maker Faire Honolulu – Mar 26, 2014

    Burt Lum
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:03 am
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mike King from Ikayzo to tell us about the Intro to Git class for Pacific New Media. Finally, we’ll talk to organizers, Alan Solidum and Ross Mukai and go behind the scenes at the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. Additional Links: STEM Center of Excellence at Univ. of Hawaii West Oahu Washington Post Partnership The Plant Doctor app Institute for Astronomy Open House Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 290: HTDC, the Next Chapter – Mar 19, 2014

    Burt Lum
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:25 pm
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll get an update on the upcoming Hawaii Robofest. Finally, we’ll talk with Robbie Melton, the new CEO and Executive Director about new developments at the High Tech Development Corporation. Additional links: Hawaii Robofest Game Challenge ISIS Hawaii Camilo Mora on Human Population Growth Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 289: Hawaii’s IT Transformation – March 12, 2014

    Burt Lum
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:40 am
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Brian Dote to tell us about his new Chief Innovation Officer position at Mid Pacific Institute. Finally, we’ll talk to Sonny Bhagowalia and Keone Kali about changes in the State’s Office of Information Management and Technology. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 288: Agora in Kakaako – Mar 5, 2014

    Burt Lum
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:56 pm
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Alan Solidum to tell us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. Finally, we’ll talk with Wei Fong, Erin Kinney and Stephen Hon about neighborhood wifi and a new creative space in Kakaako that blends art, tech and design called Agora. You can support the Agora Kickstater project here. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • In Search of One Digital Marketing Platform to Unite Them All

    Tzyh Ng
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    One of the key challenges for online marketers is coordinating effectively the wide range of digital channels for outreach and the fragmented and siloed reporting these channels generate. From my recent research of mobile marketing tools and platform vendors, the situation is improving for marketers -- although it is far from completely resolved. Starting from a mobile tool-set such as SMS/MMS and voice, many mobile marketing vendors (e.g.Trumpia, Mobile Commons,Exact Target) have created platforms that can also manage email campaigns and subscriber lists (with CRM integration). This is a…
  • Mobile First, Content First

    Tzyh Ng
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Mobile first -- the principle of approaching digital design from mobile form factors first, then accommodating larger form factors afterwards -- is a buzz term. It turns on its head the old status quo of designing for desktops primarily, with mobile as an afterthought. The term trips glibly off tongues everywhere now, but don’t scoff at its current trendiness. You might miss the fact that it’s a god-send to content strategists and UX designers. Mobile is becoming -- has become -- the main way users access many sites and online services. For some staggering stats, check out…
  • 7 Funnel Secrets to Draw Your Very Best Clients

    Laura K. Kinoshita
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:29 pm
    NO FOOLING! April 1st. For the first time I'm going to lay out my "7 Funnel Secrets to Draw Your Very Best Clients" at the Hawaii Internet Marketers Association next week. Space is limited so save your spot here: http://bitly.com/1dtOBT8
  • A pretty neat programming interview question

    Leo D
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:03 am
  • The Next Killer App

    Joseph Lui
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain: DigiCash.... is ... tooooo..... faaaar... ahead...  of its... tiiiiiiiiiiiiimeeeeeeeeeeee........... CRASH!! The toppling sound of the once mighty walls of Mt. Gox, the worlds's largest Bitcoin exchange, finally brought me back to my senses. Talk about falling asleep at the wheel! Fast forward a decade or two later from my ruminations on DigiCash, virtual…
 
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • Large West Oahu solar farm contract terminated

    Duane Shimogawa
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Keahole Solar Power, which was once part of Sopogy Inc. — the solar energy company founded by Darren Kimura  that recently shut down— has canceled its power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Co. for a 5-megawatt solar farm in West Oahu, the state’s largest electric utility confirmed to Pacific Business News. Peter Rosegg, a spokesman for Hawaiian Electric, told PBN that by mutual agreement, the Kalaeloa Solar One project power purchase agreement was terminated in February. “The…
  • Walgreens to open store across rival Longs Drugs in Downtown Honolulu this fall

    Duane Shimogawa
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Walgreens plans to open its 19th store in Hawaii in Downtown Honolulu this fall right across from its biggest rival, CVS-owned Longs Drugs, a spokesman for the nation’s largest drugstore chain told PBN. The new 7,750-square-foot ground level store at 116 S. Hotel St., which is known as the Palm Union Plaza and once was occupied by a Price Busters, will be similar to some of Walgreens’ stores found in central business districts in cities like San Francisco. “We think Hotel Street will serve…
  • Schatz, local union call on United Airlines to rethink Hawaii subcontracting plans

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:51 pm
    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Tuesday called for United Airlines' to reverse its plan  to outsource some of its operations to subcontractors at some Hawaii airports. The company announced March 19 that it was searching for ways to run a more "efficient and financially sustainable business" in Hawaii and was looking to outsource jobs at the airports in Kona, Maui and Lihue.  United is the No. 1 airline serving Hawaii, in terms of the number of passengers flown to the Islands. In 2012, United flew…
  • KonaRed expands its offerings to four more Hawaii retailers, including Longs

    Bill Cresenzo
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    KonaRed Corp., the Kauai-based maker of a coffee fruit-based drink that claims to possess powerful antioxidants, will begin selling its "Powder in a Tub" at CVS/Longs, Times Supermarkets, Don Quijote and Marukai Markets in Hawaii, the company said Tuesday. KonaRed reported earlier this month that its sales increased 106 percent during the first quarter, to $413,513, from $200,818 during the first quarter of 2013.However, the company suffered a net loss of $995,000 during the first three months…
  • Four Hawaii public high schools in U.S. News & World Report rankings

    Janis L. Magin
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Each of the 10 best public high schools in the United States has a college readiness score of 100, while the top public school in Hawaii scored less than 35, according to the 2014 Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Kalani High School in East Honolulu was ranked No. 1 in Hawaii, with a college readiness score of 34.8, which was based on the percentage of 12th-graders who took and passed Advanced Placement, or AP, examinations. According to the rankings, 52 percent of the seniors…
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    Features

  • How Local Businesses Use Pinterest

    Noelle Fujii
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    If you engage customers with gorgeous pictures, Pinterest might be another social medium for your company
  • Heathiest and Most Family-Friendly Companies

    Beverly Creamer
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Which local companies promote a healthy workplace, and which ones really care for you and your ohana?
  • Not Your Parents' College Degrees

    Tiffany Hill
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    From crime-scene investigators and video-game animators to organic farmers and sustainability coordinators, these are the careers arising from cutting-edge college programs in the Islands today.
  • Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

    Dennis Hollier
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Impact investing is having a big effect on Hawaii by changing the way some for-profit businesses and nonprofit agencies operate. In fact, you don't have to be multibillionaires to make investments that have a social impact and pay you back.
  • Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

    Deborah Manog and Bobby Bergonio
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    For a week in February, a team of 28 volunteer doctors from Hawaii helped heal some of the poorest people in Tuguegarao and the surrounding region of the Philippines.
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • House Calls for Red Hill Fuel Leak Task Force

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The House unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 73 HD1, requesting the Director of Health to convene a task force to study the effects of the January 2014 fuel tank leak at the Red Hill underground fuel storage facility. It’s been estimated that over the last 65 years, untold thousands of gallons of jet fuel has leaked underground from the fuel tanks involving multiple leaks, the
  • Lawmakers provide green infrastructure financing options for low and middle income homeowners

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Photo Credit: Mauisolarproject.org. House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to kick start a statewide green infrastructure financing program designed to make clean energy improvements, such as photovoltaic panels, affordable and accessible to underserved community members, including low- and moderate-income homeowners, renters and nonprofits. Per the Department of Business, Economic
  • Honoka'a High School's Jazz Band to Tour Oahu

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    State Representative Mark Nakashima (Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) today announced that the Honoka’a Jazz Band from Honoka’a High School will be on its annual concert tour of Oahu from April 24-27. This year, the award winning band devotes its talents to the service of others. Hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and senior comfort remain a part of our community. “I am very pleased
  • Capitol Idol II

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
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  • Conference Committee Begins Negotiations on State Budget

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    House and Senate conferees met today to begin negotiations on a final version of HB1700, the state budget bill. Earlier, the House Finance Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee crafted their respective versions of the budget. They will continue meeting to iron out the differences between the two versions through April 25, the deadline for all fiscal bills to pass out of
 
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  • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law 40th Anniversary Kanikapila and Boys Bunch’s April Foolish

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    On Friday, April 11, 2014, from 6:00 P.M., I attended the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law 40th Anniversary Kanikapila with Tricia Nakamatsu that was held on the lawn in front of Iolani Palace’s barracks. After, I went with Brandon Mitsuda to the Boys Bunch’s April Foolish event for Make a Wish held at M and outside by Row Bar.
  • Japan Trip with Family

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    I left Hawaii with my family (mom, dad, sister Lara, sister Mia, brother-in-law Mike, and niece Elyse) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 and arrived in Japan on March 26, 2014.  We returned to Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Wed. 3/26/14 – We ate bentos from Family Mart for dinner. Thurs. 3/27/14 – We ate breakfast at Osaka station and visited Osaka castle during the morning and then caught a train to Nara Park in Nara, Japan. We eat a green tea kochi with azuki inside in Nara town.  We returned to Osaka city and ate ramen (thick broth) near our hotel. Fri. 3/28/14…
  • 2014 National Association of Social Workers Legislative Day

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:51 pm
    On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 9:15 A.M. to 9:45 A.M., I made a speech about the legislative process to social worker students from University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Bringham Young University Hawaii at the Hawaii State Capitol auditorium.
  • 2014 Chaminade University Criminal Justice Expo

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:43 pm
    On Thursday, March 20, 2014, I attended the 2014 Chaminade University Criminal Justice Expo held at their campus from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Also with me was Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu and Victim Witness Advocate Volunteer Coordinator Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
  • Career Day at Hanalani Schools

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:03 pm
    On Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 A.M. to about noon, I participated in Career Day at Hanalani Schools, a Christian private school located in Mililani.  My friend Liz Hata invited me who has her children attending the school.  I spoke to two groups of 9th to 12th grade students and told them about my background, education, and career such as my service in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, selling Hawaiian themed products when I owned an Internet retail business, lobbying and litigating for the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, and my new project in helping to put…
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • You Don't Need to "Have it All"

    Mike Hu
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    The previous generation was obsessed with the idea that everyone of them, "Had to have it all," or at least, as much as possible -- which creates a problem when there is barely enough to go around.People inevitably, spend much of their time fighting everybody else -- "for it all," without first thinking, "Is that what I really need?"  A major part of industry, was simply creating an insatiable need -- for everything, even and especially if one never had it before -- and really didn't know if they'd use and enjoy it when they got it -- but were convinced that they "had to" have it.Among…
  • The Golden Age

    Mike Hu
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    As recently as only one hundred years ago, it was considered quite an achievement if one reached the age of 65 -- and those who did, felt that they could "go" at any time.  And so twenty years later, when the Social Security program was founded, it was still thought that it was financially sound to think that most would not live beyond a few years to collect their annuities, and those dying years would be spent in freedom from poverty and greatly diminished capacities to provide for themselves.It was never suspected from such humble beginnings, that it could actually become the…
  • Remembering Larry Scott

    Mike Hu
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:30 pm
    One would like to believe that simply exercising all one's life is enough to ward off the ravages of aging -- but something happens beginning around 35 for most, and even seeming to accelerate the aging process -- as we've witnessed many dying who we thought would live forever -- as well as the many others who shock us with their much too premature deaths. Around the mid-80s, I drifted away from the bodybuilding world into the world of those dying horrible deaths from a mysterious disease called AIDS, as well as more traditional ways of dying because with the absence of world wars commencing…
  • It's the Range, Not the Average

    Mike Hu
    6 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Few people have ever pondered the question, "What am I conditioning myself for?"  Is it the range, or the average -- that one hopes to excel at?Obviously, just doing the same thing over and over again without breaking new ground, is not the way anybody is going to become the world champion at what they do -- but is merely reinforcing their mediocrity of experience and achievement.  And so a vital part of any conditioning program -- is that one wants to program into their conditioning activities, increasing the range of their motion and activities -- so that ultimately, they can do…
  • When to Collect Social Security -- In a Nutshell

    Mike Hu
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:11 am
    The reason a lot of people take early Social Security is because they have no choice. They are out of work and have exhausted their unemployment compensation with no prospects in sight, or are in poor health and barely hanging onto their jobs. I'm sure the people at the welfare office are not going to allow them to collect welfare if they qualify for Social Security -- or have other resources. But those who have an income (including Unemployment Compensation) who don't really need the extra income, are shortsighted to grab the money just because they can. If you don't need the money, it is…
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • The Power (to Change)

    Mike Hu
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    One is weak to the extent that one cannot change -- when their very life and survival depends on it -- in response to a challenge of their very existence.  That can happen at any age and time, but particularly so as people get older -- not because life becomes harder and more difficult, but because the ease of their lives doesn't evoke the necessity to change -- and so they grow out of the habit, as people who are younger and more adventurous are wont to do.That expression and exercise, is what we consider characteristic of the younger and more vital -- those who quickly rise to the…
  • One Day at a Time

    Mike Hu
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:01 pm
    There are some people who like to create problems for themselves -- even (especially) when there are no good reasons for feeling so -- just because it gives them something to do, and a meaning and purpose in their lives.These are people who have been conditioned not to do anything unless there is a crisis requiring immediate knee-jerk responses -- rather than a more successful longterm plan and strategy for optimizing their prosperity chances.  Such people are not living one day at a time -- but only one second at a time, hoping they will survive the entire day -- and seeming to be…
  • The Meaning and Purpose of Retirement

    Mike Hu
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:37 pm
    At "retirement," we all become self-employed -- to do what is most important and meaningful to do -- before we die.The ultimate meaning of self-employment is hiring yourself for the important job of taking care of oneself.  Many will rise to the challenge -- while a few will realize they've never learned anything that was meaningful (productive) to do, and now they have a fool for a boss.In this way, retirement is the summation of our existence -- and the real test of what we know, and can do.  If it is not worth doing for themselves, then how important can they be?  Many think…
  • Aging in Any Place

    Mike Hu
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    Location, location, location.One should spend one's entire life -- preparing for the next stage of it.  It's not a surprise that people become weaker -- so they have to do what makes them stronger, and more able -- and not handicap themselves thinking that whatever doesn't kill  them, will make them stronger.That kind of conditioning obviously doesn't work -- and becomes apparent with time, no matter how strong their denial is.  Many of that ilk, will actually choose to live in houses with as many steps as possible, thinking that it will force them to climb stairs and thus keep…
  • Just Do the Warmup

    Mike Hu
    15 Feb 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Many people think that a lifelong conditioning program should be an extreme sport as an end in itself -- rather than just the warmup and preparation for our real life activities.  So, frequently, they risk life and limb -- thinking if it doesn't kill them, it will make them stronger -- rather than dead, crippled or otherwise impaired.  That should be obvious as counterproductive -- yet still, many get lost in their shortsighted objectives -- to miss the whole point. One wants to be prepared for anything --  or many things, and not just one thing, because seldom does one's…
 
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • Specific Instances of Abuse Cannot be Charged as a Continuous Course of Conduct

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    State v. DeCoite(HSC February 28, 2014)Background. Henry DeCoite was charged with a single count of abuse of a family or household member. HRS § 709-906. The complaint stated that the offense took place “during or about the period between February 1, 2005, through June 1, 2007, inclusive, as a continuing course of conduct[.]” In response to a discovery request, the prosecution produced two instances of abuse on November 29, 2006 and on March 13, 2007. DeCoite filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the abuse statute does not allow the prosecution to charge the offense…
  • A Tachibana Colloquy is not Reciting “a Litany of Rights”

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    State v. Pomroy(HSC January 31, 2014)Background. Henry Pomroy was charged with a single count of assault in the third degree. He waived his right to a trial by jury. On the day of trial, the district court did not conduct a colloquy with Pomroy about his right to testify or not testify before trial began. At trial, the complainant, Clark Lukens, testified that Pomroy was his neighbor at the Hale Moana Apartment Complex in Hilo. While he was in the backyard, Pomroy approached him and was screaming. Pomroy accused Lukens of trying to get Pomroy evicted. After five minutes of this, Pomroy left.
  • Prosecutor Can't Supply Legal Definitions for the Court at Closing

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:39 pm
    State v. Basham(HSC February 6, 2014)Background. Michael Basham and his son, Aliikea, were charged with assault in the first degree. The prosecution alleged that the Bashams intentionally or knowingly caused “serious bodily injury” to Steven Bloom. See HRS § 707-710. Both went to trial at the same time.The prosecution adduced these facts from witness testimony. Steven Bloom and his wife, Jennifer Chavez, were driving around Ewa Beach looking for a beach. They got into a minor motor vehicle accident with a blue car, which collided into the back of their car. Both pulled off to the side of…
  • Assault in the First Degree is a Lesser Included Offense to Murder

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    State v. Kaeo(HSC February 28, 2014)Background. Paul Kaeo was indicted with one count of murder in the second degree. Evidence at trial showed that Kaeo separated from his wife Debbie and Debbie started seeing Charles Kahumoku. During the separation, Paul and Debbie communicated with each other—especially when Debbie would argue with Charles. Paul would tell Debbie that he threatened to kill Charles if he ever found him. Debbie’s father also reported that Paul would make similar threats about Charles. The incidents escalated between Paul and Charles. One day in May, Paul was with Debbie…
  • County's Ordinance for Low Priority Enforcement of Pot Preempted by State Law

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Ruggles v. Yayong(ICA February 7, 2014)Background. The voters on the Big Island passed an initiative to make the enforcement of marijuana laws the lowest enforcement priority in the county. The law required law enforcement activities related to drug offenses for adults to be higher than cannabis possession and cultivation of a single case involving twenty-four or fewer plants when intended for adult personal use. The law also prohibited the chief of police and the police commissioner from working with federal law enforcement agencies and prohibited the County Council from authorizing the…
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  • Honolulu Seeks Rehearing of Ninth Circuit's Concealed Carry Firearm Permit Decision

    Mark Murakami
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    The City and County of Honolulu just filed a Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its defense of Honolulu's concealed carriage of firearms laws.  The case is Baker v. Kealoha and the petition can be found here.  The Ninth Circuit's panel's memorandum opinion in the case can be found here. Disclosure:  we represent amicus curiae Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in the district court and at the Ninth Circuit. In Baker, the Ninth Circuit noted its published decision in the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego, and followed…
  • Lore and the Law - Do Captains Have a Duty to Go Down With the Ship?

    Mark Murakami
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    My short answer:  Of course not. But..... News reports indicate that the captain of the Korean ferry that capsized got on to a lifeboat before passengers and the article asks if Captains do have to go down with the ship.  This brings us back to the cruise ship disaster from two years ago involving the M/V Costa Concordia where that Captain infamously abandoned his post despite the, ahem, urgings of the Italian Coast Guard. This begs the question:  Would the Captain on a U.S. flagged vessel have a duty, legal or otherwise, to remain onboard a sinking ship? Consider the case of Seaman…
  • Flora of the Desert

    Mark Murakami
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    This Hawaii attorney is far from home!
  • 2nd Circuit - Maritime Rescue Doctrine and Seaman's Injury

    Mark Murakami
    15 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the joys of blogging is to be constantly on the hunt for the jewels of jurisprudence.  The fun opinion!  A recent admiralty case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals actually uses the word lubberly. The case is Barlow v. Liberty Maritime and the opinion can be found here.  Read the footnotes and you will learn the definition of moor, fore, aft, paying out, spring lines, marry, tugs, and breast lines. A very, VERY, experienced mariner was working on a ship that was having some difficulties with its mooring line while at a grain terminal in the Amazon River.  Despite his…
  • Commerce on Navigable Waters Issue Going to Supreme Court?

    Mark Murakami
    8 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    Can a state require a company to obtain permission to operate a vessel/business on a federal navigable waterway without violating the U.S. Constitution?  Or, in lawyer speak,  Is the “right to use the navigable waters of the United States” recognized in the Slaughter-House Cases solely a right to navigate such waters or does it also encompass their use to operate a ferry or engage in other economic activity? Washington state law requires that commercial ferries obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity prior to operating on waters in the State.  Such certificates are…
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  • Delay In Noticing Insurer of Loss is Not Prejudicial

    Tred Eyerly
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Tenth Circuit reversed a district court's determination that untimely notice of the loss was prejudicial, eliminating the insurer's coverage obligations. B.S.C. Holding, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4492 (10th Cir. March 11, 2014).        In January 2008, the insured's employees detected an inflow of water in a salt mine and feared dissolution of the salt or structural problems. The insured tried to devise a solution. Two and a half million dollars were spent to find the cause of the water inflow and to identify a solution.  In April 2010, the…
  • Hawaii Business Magazine Recognizes Damon Key Blogs

    Tred Eyerly
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
       Hawaii Business magazine has published an article by Jon Letman, "Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs," in the April 2014 edition. [article here].     In addition to this blog, the article discusses blogs authored by Anna Oshiro focusing on Hawaiiconstructionlaw.com (construction litigation, arbitration, bonding, and licensing issues), Mark M. Murakami in Hawaiioceanlaw.com (maritime, Jones Act, navigation, etc.) and Robert H. Thomas at inversecondemnation.com (addressing land use and inverse condemnation issues).     Thanks to Hawaii Business magazine and Jon Letman for…
  • Coverage Established for Property Damage Caused by Added Product

    Tred Eyerly
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
        Applying Minnesota law, the federal district court determined the supplier of contaminated dried milk had coverage. The Netherlands Ins. Co. v. Main Street Ingredients, LLC, 2014 WL 1012793 (8th Cir. March 18, 2014).    In 2007, Plainview Milk Products sold dried milk to Main Street Ingredients, LLC, who then sold the dried milk to Malt-O-Meal. The dried milk was used by Malt-O-Meal in its instant oatmeal products.    In June 2009, the FDA found Salmonella bacteria at Plainview's plant. The FDA also observed thirteen instances of insanitary conditions in the plant. Plainview…
  • Claim Against Broker for Failure to Procure Adequate Coverage Survives Summary Judgment

    Tred Eyerly
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The broker's motion for summary judgment, seeking to dismiss negligence claims for failure to obtain adequate coverage, was denied by the court in Voss v. The Netherlands Ins. Co., 2014 N.Y. LEXIS 384 (N.Y. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2014).    The insured met with a representative of CH Insurance Brokerage Services Co., Inc. (CHI) to discuss coverage for the premises and her two companies. At CHI's request, the insured shared information on sales figures for calculating business interruption coverage. The broker represented that CHI would reassess and revisit the coverage needs as…
  • Duty to Defend Negligent Misrepresentation Claim

    Tred Eyerly
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Kansas Court of Appeals determined that the insurer must defend claims of negligent misrepresentation against its insured. Central Power Sys. & Servs. v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Co., 2014 Kan. App. LEXIS 9 (Kan. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014).    Central Power contracted to furnish Eagle Well with 10 oil-rig engines and 10 oil-rig transmissions. Eagle Well alleged that Central Power informed them that the engines and transmissions would be operational without any additional components. As is turned out, the engines could not operate without a wiring harness. Eagle Well had to…
 
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  • Don't Forget To Celebrate The Secular Good Friday Holiday Today, By Going Shopping Or Something

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Today is Good Friday, an official state holiday in Hawaii, so we're reposting our annual recounting of how it came to be that the State commemorates the date of the crucifixion, and how that squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.  Turns out that it doesn't really. It's just coincidence that the "spring holiday" occurs on the same day, and it's plausible that the State had a secular purpose when it officially sanctified "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and…
  • Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    As many of you may already know, we've been publishing this blog for quite a while. What you may not know, except anecdotally, is that several of our law firm colleagues also are active bloggers in their respective fields of interest. We've mentioned them a few times, but you may have missed it. So now, thanks to Hawaii Business magazine, there's a neat little story on what we do, "Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs" by Jon Letman, in the April 2014 edition. And for those of you who do not subscribe, they've kindly posted the article online here. In addition to our…
  • Mike Berger To Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize From William & Mary Law School

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Each year, the William and Mary Law School's Property Rights Project awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a deserving person "whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual liberty." This list of past recipients is an All-Star roster of property scholars and jurists, including lawprofs Frank Michelman, Richard Epstein, James Ely, Carol Rose, Thomas Merrill, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.  The Project just announced that Michael Berger has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the…
  • N.C.: "Map Act" Inverse Cases Must Be Prosecuted Individually, Not As A Class

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued its opinion in Beroth Oil Co. v. North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. 390PA11-2 (Apr. 11, 2014). That's the case which we've been following about the class-action worthiness of of a case in which the N.C. DOT effectively blighted a huge swath of land by identifying it as a future highway, and then doing mostly nothing to acquire it, even though by virtue of a parcel's identification on the map, the owner was prevented from obtaining building permits, or undertaking other development of the land. The Supreme Court briefs…
  • Fed Cir: Big Auto Bailout Could Be A Taking

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here's the latest from the Federal Circuit, a decision involving regulatory takings, the big auto bailout, and the nature of property rights. A&D Auto Sales, Inc. v. United States, Nos. 13-5019, 13-1520 (Apr. 7, 2014) In the TARP and the related bankruptcy cases, the federal government bailed out the two big American auto manufacturers, General Motors and Chrysler. Part of the $55 billion assistance deal required GM and Chrysler to terminate the franchises of many dealerships. Not surprisingly, those dealerships didn't care for the idea that their businesses were not…
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  • What’s Old Is New Again

    Gee Why
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    That was fast! The Starbucks neighboring Macy’s Ala Moana has undergone a renovation and is ready for business. Looking at pictures taken by fellow caffeine addict, @yoda808, the renovation primarily appears to be cosmetic, but then again, the location wasn’t closed for that long, and it still is a tiny space so what can you really do? Not clearly discernible from the pictures is the lack of indoor seating. No longer do tables line the inside of the glass walls. Structurally, things look the same although the drink pickup counter is nearer the middle, no longer at the end by the…
  • Taking a Pepsi Bath

    Gee Why
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Why take a bath in Pepsi, I don’t know. But listen to the fizzing carbonation and watch the look of discomfort on the guy. Similar Posts: Passing on the Pepsi Paradise Mango Today I Am a Social Media Winner! “King of Pop” Pop
  • Shopping for a Body Roller

    Gee Why
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This extra firm body roller looks like a good mix of price and reviews, j/fit Super High-Density Foam Roller, Black, 36×6-Inch. Similar Posts: Targeting Amazon Prices Your Pre and Post Black Friday Spot Health and Security from Amazon
  • Easter Basket Full of Kicks

    Gee Why
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you had to make an Easter basket full of kicks from Ross, here’s what you could include: Nike Free Trainer Nike Free Trail Nike Zoom Turf Jet 97 Made popular by Scottie Pippen, the Nike Air Up was worn by many including a collegiate Allen Iverson. Nike Way Up Unknown Nikes Remember the time I was about to buy pink kicks? These Shox TL (first generation) are a reminder. Nike Shox TL Nike Lunar Safari Nike Lunar Flow Nike Kukuni Nike Dunk High Free Nike Air Turf Raider Nike Air Turf Raider Nike Air Max Interesting Jordan retro-look. Part Nike Blazer, part Jumpman is the Jordan Sky High…
  • Love These Decorations

    Gee Why
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Posting this pic just because I love how this gym was decorated for a teen event. So colorful! And those balloons are about 10 feet off the ground. Similar Posts: Japan Will Still Love Its Kicks I Love Kailua 2010 Pictures Got Your Juicies?
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  • April 12 - You've Got the Power Premieres

    Melvin AhChing
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The following is reprinted with permission from HawaiiReporter.comA new half hour television show, You've Got the Power, produced by Malia Zimmerman, Irma Baptiste and Shaunna Touchi of Luminescent Productions, will air on Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB TV and Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. on KHNL.See a 30-second clip of the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkv6EO5UmmA&feature=youtu.beThe half hour show, which focuses on people who have overcome great odds to be successful and then help many other people, features Skylar Soares, Delorese Gregoire and Mo Maurer in the…
  • Custom Legislative District Info Now Online

    Melvin AhChing
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:30 am
     PRESS RELEASEDBEDT has released two new applications showing demographic information for Hawaii's legislative districts.  Using these applications, the public can discover demographic information such as population, median age, race, household size, median income and other characteristics of their State Senate or State House district.   The applications can be accessed from the Statewide GIS page (click on Census Interactive Online Maps and go to 2012 ACS Online Maps), or directly from these links:State Senate District Demographic Information…
  • The Nightmare of Rail Will Continue Forever

    Melvin AhChing
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    As reported in the news media on Tuesday (Feb. 18), the legal case against Honolulu's fixed rail project came to an end after two federal courts ruled in favor of the City's $6 billion + rail project. Rail opponents have exhausted all legal avenues to stop the costly project.I will always be forever against rail. It will cost us too much money. Taxes will continue to rise and we will be priced out of this city and possibly the state.A sad day indeed this is, and nearly all of it can be traced back to former Governor Linda Lingle's decision on July 11, 2005 to allow the GE Tax bill to…
  • Governor's Race: Slim Pickings.

    Melvin AhChing
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:26 pm
    It looks like the election season is ramping up with new polls, news and speculation of who's running for what. This weekend Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star Advertiser released results from their Governor's poll that showed the following:Candidate Name / PartyFavorableUnfavorableNever HeardGovernor Neil Abercrombie (D) 45% 48% less than 1%Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui (D) 20% 9% 56%State Sen. David Ige (D) 30% 9% 38%Former Lt. Gov. James Duke Aiona (R) 58% 26% 4%Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (I?) 45% 45% 2%SEE THE POLL RESULTS AT HAWAII NEWS NOW with videoCOMMENTARY: Duke Aiona ahead of…
  • Get the Scoop on Hawaii's Pono Choices Sex Education Program

    Melvin AhChing
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:09 am
    Mark your calendar and make plans to be at the Pono Choices Discussion with Phil Lees and State Rep. Bob McDermott  this coming Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at the State Capitol's basement-level auditorium starting at 6:30 pm.Concerned people are invited to take back public education from the liberal education bureaucrats and puppet politicians. After weeks of work, Rep. McDermott, along with special guest Phil Lees, will be presenting findings surrounding the Pono Choices program in depth.Phil Lees is a retired school teacher and university instructor from Ontario, Canada and is the…
 
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  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in Theaters May 9th

    Kailani
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy),…
  • Celebrating Easter with VTech

    Kailani
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:54 am
    With Easter just a few days away, now is the time to make sure you have those baskets stuffed with lots of candy and other goodies. And what’s better than some cool items from VTech? I know my kids love their InnoTab games and other fun toys. We recently had the opportunity to check out some of their latest releases and had a blast! InnoTab Games Doc McStuffins: If you’re familiar with this television show then you know how adorable this character is. Dottie aka Doc McStuffins aspires to be a doctor just like her Mom. So she does what any child would do . . . play doctor with her…
  • Reliving the Past with Netflix (Giveaway)

    Kailani
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    There are many things about my high school years that I remember fondly . . . Senior Prom, my first crush, and being in the marching band. However, there are also a few things I’d prefer to forget like those Dove shorts, my feathered hairstyle, and the time I wore 2 different shoes to school. In any case, it’s always fun to look back and remember a more simple time. One great way to do this is to check out Netflix’s library of oldies but goodies which can be conveniently streamed right into your living room for the entire family to enjoy. Here are some of their classic…
  • Mega Bloks Skylanders Giveaway

    Kailani
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    Build your favorite pirate with eight legs and no pegs, then swap bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Wash Buckler. Control the forces of evil by building a magnetic robot hero, then swapping bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Magna Charge. These super-sized buildable heroes with special micro axises let you pull them apart and swap with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ heroes. Create the perfect combinations to defend Cloudbreak Islands and stop Kaos’ evil plans! Ideal for ages 5 and up!
  • RIO 2 in Theaters April 11th (Giveaway)

    Kailani
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:12 am
    Blu and Jewel are back for an all new adventure in Rio 2! The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.
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  • New at the Museum Shop

    Lesa Griffith
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    New Museum Shop manager Cori Mackie has brought a new look and feel to our stores at the main location and at Spalding House. Here are just a few of the great new items you’ll find—great colors, textures, and design. Shop hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 1-5pm (no admission to visit just the shop or café) More info: 532-8703. Peggy Hunt Design necklace The Shop now carries Peggy Hunt Designs necklaces fashioned from bicycle tires and blue and silver glass beads ($150). So many great new accessories! A whole new crop of accessories and museum logo items have just arrived. Pictured here…
  • Lalla Essaydi: Crossing a cultural threshold into prohibited ‘space’

    Lesa Griffith
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes two striking works by New York–based Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, who gives the lecture Gender, Power and Traditions on Monday, April 21, at 7pm in the Doris Duke Theatre. The artist generously answered a few questions by email about her work. Your photographic work is largely of Arab women. Can you tell us a little about it? It is obvious that while my photographs are expressions of my own personal history, they can also be taken as reflections on the life of Arab women in general.
  • Golden glow: Ogata Kōrin’s ‘Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree’

    Lesa Griffith
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art is this glowing screen. Learn more about it: Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), early 18th century Two-fold screen; ink, color, gofun, gold and silver on paper Gift of Mrs. Charles M. Cooke, 1927 (1592) After Japan’s political center moved from Kyoto to Edo (modern Tokyo) in the early 17th century, many educated members of the Kyoto elite (which increasingly included not only the nobility and old families but also wealthy merchants) shifted their attention to cultural pursuits. A…
  • Susan Thomas: Where woodblock prints go for TLC

    Travis Hancock
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    In the museum’s Asian Art print collection vault, Susan Thomas carefully pulls out a black drawer, one of hundreds. “Oh, this is a good one,” she says. Inside is a carved woodblock from Hiroshige’s Eight Views of Ōmi series titled The wild geese returning home at Katata.  Next to the piece of carved wood sits a stack of prints at varying stages of completion. Susan reads a small notation on the matting of one print, “The evening snow at Mt. Hira,” and sifts through the ancient stack as if it were a family album. This drawer reveals the stages of the printing process, and in turn…
  • Slow Art Day participant: You should do this again

    Lesa Griffith
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    On Saturday, the museum took part in Slow Art Day—an international event that happens at art venues around the world—for the first time. Forty people signed up for two sessions, one at 10am and one at 2pm. At the entrance of the museum docents greeted them with a map pinpointing five artworks the Education Department selected. Participants were instructed to spend 10 minutes with each work, then to meet in the Palm Courtyard to discuss their experience over a glass of iced tea. Judy and Bill Barnes of Easton, Maryland, were in the 2pm group. Their son lives on O‘ahu and they’re on…
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  • The Bacardi Pool Party Memorial Day

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

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

    Christa
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:15 pm
    …according to me. the mix can’t be hosted on soundcloud so here is a mixtream you can stream or click here for a zippyshare download. mahalo to dj soundcheck for mixing everything. the best music according to me this year: Bestof2012bySPRCHK by Christa Wittmier on Mixcloud the party? went well. if “well” means the most [...]
  • FRIDAY 12/21/2012 come on and sing it with me one more (last) time….

    Christa
    17 Dec 2012 | 1:25 pm
    The Last Ever from Banzai Media, LLC on Vimeo. 12/21/2012 at The Republik from 6pm-midnight. Please stop by and hang – the only thing I can gurantee is the typical sensory overload you would expect from a party I put my name on. You can get your tickets any time this week at The Safehouse [...]
  • [video] Pow Wow 2012 Videos

    Christa
    12 Oct 2012 | 12:39 am
    oh, mikey. i feel so bad, he works so hard. i was like “hi mikey!” at our secret wine club (shhh, forget i said that) and he was like “you didn’t post the video yet!” and i was like “……..” i felt so bad. it’s been crazy at work (as usual) and i haven’t even [...]
 
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  • McCully’s Trending Trifecta

    Jeff Mull
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    On a nondescript strip of King Street, three new lifestyle shops are creating a flourishing oasis of contemporary wares. Mōno features a carefully curated variety of gadgets for the home and office; Truest capitalizes on the popularity of sneaker culture in Hawai‘i and makes it easy to source limited-edition footwear; and In4mation, the newest tenant on the block, offers its sought-after action sports-inspired lifestyle apparel to an adoring populace. McCully never looked so good. Mōno Specializing in design-driven items With a tightly honed eye for unique gift items and specially…
  • #CorollaHI #GetIn Launch

    Lisa Yamada
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:54 pm
    FLUX Hawaii helped to celebrate the launch of Toyota’s all-new 2014 Corolla.
  • LSS#2: The Oxford Shirt

    Tom Park
    21 Nov 2013 | 10:00 am
    Leather Soul Style #2: The shirt every man should own, the oxford. The definition of essential is “basic or indispensable, vitally important; absolute necessity.”  If there is one object of clothing that is essential to a man’s wardrobe, it is the oxford-cloth button-down, or OCBD as it’s known to enthusiasts. When Brooks Brothers introduced the OCBD back around 1900, the shirt instantaneously became an American classic. The style was borrowed from English polo player uniforms, which utilized buttons on the collar to keep them from flapping from the wind. Brooks…
  • Before the Before

    Lisa Yamada
    7 Nov 2013 | 11:32 am
    Before the Before – An exhibit of early-mid 20th century wooden foundry patterns on display at Stand Up Eight. Stand Up Eight Furniture will be displaying a unique collection of wooden foundry patterns nearly 100 years old that have been salvaged by local artist Dineh Moghdam Davis from a Pittsburgh foundry which shut down in the mid-1970s. Wooden patterns are used in the sand-casting method of fabricating metal parts such as pipe fittings, vehicle and railroad car parts, and commercial/industrial equipment. Dineh saved these pieces by literally sitting in the bed of a dump truck for three…
  • Save Our Surf with a Trip Around the Island

    Lisa Yamada
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:47 pm
    A new exhibition at University of Hawai‘i highlights the work of the Save Our Surf Movement alongside contemporary new works. Trip Around the Island w/ Save Our Surf archived collection Opens Sunday, October 6, 3-5 p.m. UH Manoa, Hamilton Library With music by Paula Fuga and Kamakakehau Fernandez In the 1960s, a rag tag bunch of surfers formed Save Our Surf, grass roots organization that fought against the overdevelopment of their beloved Hawai‘i shoreline. Headed by John Kelly, the Save Our Surf organization would grow to become an environmental, social, political, and cultural movement…
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  • 04/23/2014 - Honolulu Startup Pitch Bootcamp With Dave Kozuki

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    <p><span>If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your…
  • 04/23/2014 - Live Music with Izik & GJ

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Longest Happy Hour M-F 10am - 7pm $4.50 Wells, $5 Miller Pitchers, $4.50 Barefoot Wines, $1 off Calls, Premiums, Supremes, $1 off Bottled Beers, $5.50 Mai Tai, Bloody Mary.</p><p>Hula's Cafe by Ginniberries: 3:30pm - 9:30pm. All APRIL food special $8 Tuscan BLT Trio. WINGS WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: 5 for $7 Wings (Reg. $10)</p><p>All day: $12 pitchers. Choice of Mai Tai, Sangria, Margarita, or Long Island.</p><p>Yoga: $10 per class 9am-10am with Certified Instructor David Sanders (Come before Hula's opens)</p><p>Free Acoustic Live Music: 6-9pm…
  • 04/23/2014 - Analytics: Data-backed Recommendations For A Better Website

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>This seminar provides a foundation to understanding analytics. Learn how to check if your marketing efforts are resulting in leads and which traffic sources provide the most ROI. Attendees leave with a clear understanding of how Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools work, how their website design and layout directly effects their websites conversion rate and what tools and reports would best serve their business.</p><p> </p><p>With instructor Rob Bertholf who is a software engineer, social media strategist and search engine optimization expert. Rob…
  • 04/23/2014 - Kawika Trask & Friends

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>These seasoned musicians perform a free concert, singing a medley of Hawaiian songs.  The show starts at 6pm in the heart of Waikīkī, the Royal Grove at the Royal Hawaiian Center.</p>
  • 04/23/2014 - Celtic Waves

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    <div class="description"><p>Celtic Waves: Irish/Celtic/Acoustic</p><p><strong>Members:</strong></p><p>Clark Ratliffe - flutes & whistles, jokes<br />Kevin Craven - fiddle<br />Tom McCabe - guitar<br />Louise Taylor - vocals, percussion, guitar<br />Susan Reinhart - bodhran, bass, vocals</p><p> </p><p><strong>Website:</strong> <a class="prosp-pl-affrep0" href="http://celticwaves.net/">http://celticwaves.net/</a></p><p><strong>Facebook…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online.

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online. Photo: Merrie Monarch FestivalThe 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival gets underway this week on the Big Island with world-class hula competition, exhibitions, entertainment, arts-and-crafts fairs, and the annual Royal Parade through downtown Hilo.The weeklong event, which runs now through April 26 in Hilo, honors the legacy of King David Kalakaua, called the “Merrie Monarch” for his lov...
  • Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset Ko Olina Resort, Oahu, sunset. Photo by James Wu. Hanalei Bay and Haena State Park on Kauai. Wailea and Makena Beach on Maui. Anaehoomalu Bay on the Big Island. Ko Olina Resort on Oahu.These are the universally-agreed-upon sweet spots that DIDN'T make the final five cut of our readers’ Favorite Hawaii Places to Watch a Sunset list for 2014.Earlier this month, we again asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook reader ohana the poll quest...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark Dining behind the tatami curtains at Choco House Restaurant & Sushi. Photo by Aaron Yoshino."Hidden Waikiki" is our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when we visit our backyard, world-famous, ever-fascinating and wholly unique Hawaii resort area.You'll find the entire feature in our current March/April issue, on sale now nationwide or available for
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeIf you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of...
  • NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Photo: NFLFor only the third time since 1980, the NFL Pro Bowl will not be played in Hawaii.The National Football League announced yesterday that its annual all-star game will relocate to Arizona next year and set for Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Super Bowl XLIX will take place a week later in the same stadium.The NFL Pro Bowl will return to Oahu’s Aloha Stadium in ...
 
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    Ukulele Underground

  • NEW! OokStrngrz iPhone App – Find Your Perfect Strings.

    anaka
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    *EDIT* Thank You to everyone who played along with our April Fool’s fun! A very special Mahalo to Stuart Yoshida of the OokTown Podcast – Aldrine was recently on Episode 17 of the OokTown Podcast, where he and fellow guests, EP Davis, Gerald Ross, and Doug Brown discuss, among other things, ukulele iPhone Apps – where our April Fool’s video drew much of its inspiration. Also thanks to Mim (of Mim’s Ukes) and Mike (UncleElvis) for inspiring the joke about the many wildly different pronunciations of “Aquila.” And for everyone searching for the…
  • Uke Lesson 76 – Watching You Watch Him (Eric Hutchinson)

    anaka
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Play along with Aldrine on the “Watching You Watch Him” Ukulele Play-Along! Hey UUers! Over the years, the goal of Ukulele Underground has always been to help grow the next generation of ukulele players. We provide lessons, tutorials, and resources as a way for developing players to realize both how fun the ukulele can be and how it can truly be a serious instrument for playing and creating music. The “fun” part is always an easy sell, while the “serious” part takes a little more finesse. But this month on Uke Lessons, it’s time to get down to some…
  • Uke Lesson 75 – La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf)

    anaka
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Play along with the “La Vie En Rose” Play-Along Video! Hey UUers! The year is moving right along and as a little gift for sticking to your New Year’s ukulele-resolutions, we’ve got another episode of Uke Lessons, just for you! Last month, the ukulele was a featured guest on the 200th episode of the CBS show, How I Met Your Mother, when “The Mother” (Cristin Milioti) plays a version of “La Vie En Rose” on the uke. So we’ve decided to do a nice (read: “even better”) arrangement of the song that you can play on your very own…
  • Uke Lesson 74 – As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)

    anaka
    31 Jan 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Play along with the “As Good As I Once Was” Ukulele Play-Along! Hey UUers! Aldrine and the gang just got back from the NAMM Show 2014 where they filmed over 40 interviews with the top ukulele brands and manufactures of ukuleles and uke-related products! Check out the playlist of all of the NAMM 2014 Interviews HERE. This month on Uke Lessons, Aldrine teaches you a great country tune by Toby Keith, “As Good As I Once Was.” Watch the video above for a step-by-step tutorial of the chords, strumming pattern, and picking for this song. Practice them and get them down solid,…
  • Ukulele Interviews! NAMM 2014 Ukulele Coverage

    anaka
    31 Jan 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Hey UUers! Every January, all of the great music manufacturers of the world descend upon the Anaheim, California Convention Center in what can be only described as the greatest showcase of musical instruments in the world: The NAMM Show. Each year the National Association of Music Merchants puts together this amazing 4-day event and each year Ukulele Underground is there to get the inside scoop on the ever-growing ukulele scene with interviews made just for you! Check out all of this year’s ukulele interviews and find out what awesome new ukuleles will be coming onto the market in 2014.
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    Live Ukulele

  • Tab: Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

    Brad Bordessa
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is the original sheet music. Note that it says “With Ukulele Accompaniment” Here’s a classic ‘ukulele chalangalanger. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue, also known as Has Anybody Seen My Gal? is a prime example of cycling 7th chords and that old swing/tin-pan alley sound that it creates. So get out your banjo ukes and sing along! The arrangement is pretty simple – just a chord strum on the 1 or the 1 and 3 to make it a basic solo arrangement. There is a lot you can do to make the chords more interesting, but I always like to provide a framework that you can…
  • Open Chords – Mandolin Style!

    Brad Bordessa
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    This lesson looks at the power of wide-range "open" chords and how to play them on the 'ukulele.
  • Video: Sweet Child of Mine

    Brad Bordessa
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here’s a great, straightforward version of Guns and Roses rock classic done by Andrew Molina with his dad, Jay, on guitar from HawaiiMusicSupply. Great to see such a big grin throughout the song!
  • 2007 Interview: Chuck Moore

    Brad Bordessa
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week's throwback is an interview from October of 2007. I was just getting to know Chuck and he was just getting started building.
  • Video: 4 Tips on Strumming

    Brad Bordessa
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    My brother and I took a jaunt up to Kalopa State Recreation Area on Monday to film some video lessons. It’s a beautiful old-growth forest that you should definitely check out if you are ever in the Honoka’a area. Not a bad location for some ‘ukulele learning! Here’s one of the videos with some tips regarding hand movements, finger technique, placement, and timing when you strum. Enjoy and share with the buttons below!
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  • Tips to avoid wasting time on your Oahu Vacation

    Bruce Fisher
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Most people on vacation in Hawaii are content to let their days slip by while enjoying the simple pleasure of relaxing on The post Tips to avoid wasting time on your Oahu Vacation appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Underwater Guide to Hawaii

    Bruce Fisher
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Everyone writes the ultimate guides for Hawaii’s land characteristics, like the ultimate guide to Hawaii’s waterfalls, beaches, hiking trails, etc. But what The post Underwater Guide to Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Pedal Bike Tours Hawaii – A Fresh Way to Sightsee on Oahu

    Lauren Rolland
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It seems the most popular way to explore Oahu is via tour bus. Those giant, double-decker vans enclosed with tinted windows and The post Pedal Bike Tours Hawaii – A Fresh Way to Sightsee on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • The Unique Personalities of the Hawaiian Islands

    Lauren Rolland
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    If you have never traveled to Hawaii before, then it can be time consuming to try and figure out which island is The post The Unique Personalities of the Hawaiian Islands appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Embrace Hawaii’s Local Culture, and Be Embraced

    Bruce Fisher
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When on vacation anywhere, the quality of your stay is determined in large part by the quality of your interactions with the The post Embrace Hawaii’s Local Culture, and Be Embraced appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
 
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  • Best Pools in Hawaii

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    One of the most common questions I’m asked on a regular basis is about pools in Hawaii, specificlly where are the best The post Best Pools in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Why Hawaii is unique for Vacations

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    If you’re on the fence about whether or not to choose Hawaii for your next vacation then this podcast is for you! The post Why Hawaii is unique for Vacations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Getting into relax mode on your Hawaiian Vacation

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Aloha and welcome to another episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection! Today I’m giving you my top recommendations for how to fast The post Getting into relax mode on your Hawaiian Vacation appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Here’s some FREE things to do on Kauai

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    On today’s show I talk about some of my favorite free things to see and do while visiting the beautiful island of The post Here’s some FREE things to do on Kauai appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Is a Vacation to Hawaii really worth it?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:05 pm
    While the that may be true, I’m gonna make the argument today why Hawaii overall as a destination is well worth it. The post Is a Vacation to Hawaii really worth it? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Supporting Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

    Sheila Beal
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Happy Earth Day! Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge If you are looking for an opportunity to support the environment in Hawaii while you are on vacation or even from afar, consider the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. This non-profit organization protects and restores battered lands back to their original state — making them more sustainable. Many of the sites also have a cultural background. You can support Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) by volunteering on one of the many restoration projects and/or with financial donations.  Waihe’e We had the opportunity to…
  • Fagan’s Cross in Hana, Maui

    Sheila Beal
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    When you’re exploring the road to Hana along the east Maui coast, Fagan’s Cross will most likely catch your eye. This cross stands on the summit of Lyon Hill on the Hana Ranch pasturelands. Constructed of lava stones, Fagan’s Cross was erected in 1960 in memory of Paul Fagan, the man who established cattle ranching in Hana. (Source) He also built the hotel in Hana, which is now called Travaasa Hana. A local resident told me that the Hana community gathers at the cross on Easter Sunday for a beautiful sunrise service. Wow! What a chicken skin experience that must be! The…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Koko Head Hike View

    Sheila Beal
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Mahalo to Sharon Ferguson for sharing this gorgeous Oahu shot from Koko Head. Sharon took this photo while hiking to the top of Koko Head on October 31, 2013. We’ve never hiked Koko Head, though we’d like to do so someday. Per TripAdvisor, this hike is described as a very strenuous, but with scenes like this one that Sharon has shared, the views look like they are worth the effort. 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…
  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 15, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    * The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment coupon book is on sale for $10.40 plus $2.49 shipping through April 17, 2014. If you are going to Oahu and hoping to take in a luau, this coupon book can offer significant savings that will more pay for itself. See our discussion on this Hawaii coupon book for more information. * Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center is offering a 15% discount when booking 10 days or more ahead of your PCC visit. For more information, see this link. * TravelZoo is offering a couple of excellent travel vouchers. The five-star Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii, the Big Island, is on…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Favorite place to sit and think

    Sheila Beal
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Mahalo to David Newbold for sharing this lovely Hawaii Island photo with us. David used to live on the Big Island, but he lives on the mainland now. He says this spot near Living Stones Church in Kona was his favorite place to sit and think. We can see why this was a favorite spot. Would you like to sit and think here for a while, too? Happy Aloha Friday! We’ve helped readers save lots of money on their Hawaii vacations! Please click here © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is…
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  • Response to Jack Roney's Response

    leslielang
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Jack Roney wrote an insightful and very well thought-out response to my BICC editorial Cheap Power for Hawaii Island, which ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald on April 13th. We agree with Jack’s point, actually, that reliability should be the first priority of the electric utility. We just come at it in a slightly different way. The Big Island Community Coalition (BICC) requires that renewable energy options be the best combination of the sustainability’s “triple bottom line:” They must be socially sustainable, environmentally sustainable and economically sustainable.
  • Natural Gas Inventory Unexpectedly Low, Futures High

    leslielang
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Richard Ha writes: From the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, some concern over the price and availability of natural gas: Natural Gas Makes Biggest Gain in Two Months Concern Over Low Stockpile Lifts Market By Timothy Puko Natural-gas prices on Thursday posted their biggest one-day gain in two months after a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories reignited fears that supplies are too low. Producers added 24 billion cubic feet to stockpiles in the week ended April 11, less than the 34 billion cubic feet average forecast by analysts and traders in a Wall Street Journal survey. Gas…
  • Science Takes on Roundup

    leslielang
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Academics Review (an association of "academic professors, researchers, teachers and credentialed authors from around the world who are committed to the unsurpassed value of the peer review in establishing sound science") has taken on a television program, which recently aired in Australia, and that reported a study of ten nursing mothers' milk revealed the presence of glyphosate. Academics Review lists quite a few points to consider about the study, which it says: was not a scientific one, had a number of factors undermining its strength, reported…
  • My Op-Ed: 'We Need Cheaper Electricity'

    leslielang
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Did you see the op-ed in yesterday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser? In case you didn't, this is what I submitted to them: We Need Cheaper Electricity By Richard Ha Here is the single most important need facing Hawai‘i today. Everything else radiates from it: We need cheaper electricity. It can be done. Recently the Big Island Community Coalition, along with others, helped stop some fairly significant electricity rate hikes from showing up on everybody’s HELCO bills. And we are very lucky to have resources here, such as geothermal energy, that we can use to generate much cheaper…
  • Ruderman's Support for Board of Ag Reappointment

    leslielang
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Richard Ha writes: I very much appreciated Senator Ruderman’s support for my reappointment to the Board of Agriculture. From Big Island Video News (video here): HONOLULU, Hawaii – The reappointment of Hamakua farmer Richard Ha to the Hawaii Board of Agriculture was confirmed by the State Senate on Friday. The unanimous vote was not without some initial controversy. Puna State Senator Russell Ruderman, adverse to Ha’s support of GMO farming, devised an email and social media campaign against Ha’s return to the ag board when it first came up for a vote. Ha received a flood of support…
 
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    Andi's Blog

  • Voyage au famille

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Chris and I attended a Jasper family trip to Nuevo Vallerta in February. It was my first trip to Mexico so I was excited to see a bit of that country, but the main purpose of the visit was to spend time with the other 22 Jaspers in attendance.What stood out more than anything else to Chris and I was the level of virtue we observed among the average residents. Folks we met in local, not just touristy spots, seemed friendly, even when they were not trying to sell us something. All the areas were visited looked clean and felt safe, even places where some level of poverty was evident.
  • 10 Nov 2013 | 5:08 pm

    10 Nov 2013 | 5:08 pm
    Jaspers: 1  Mauna Loa: 1Chris and I just returned from a 2.5 week camping and hiking trip in southwest Utah. You'd think we'd spend our first free day back catching up on chores. Instead we went hiking. But it's not just because we can't get enough of the outdoors. There was only one place left on the island that I had not seen and really wanted to - the top of Mauna Loa. At 13,679 feet above sea level the air gets a little thin. Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world, last erupted in 1984 and is considered active. I think I have heard that from the sea…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 11:07 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 11:07 pm
    White Road WonderlandOne of my favorite hikes was officially "closed" after the earthquake of 2006. We're generally compliant and we don't condone trespassing or breaking the law so I hadn't done the hike since it closed and Chris has never done it. But we kept hearing of friends taking the White Road hike and we needed a cool place to go that wasn't too far to drive, so we finally broke down and headed to Waimea. The trail is clearly being used, we passed several people that day and the rules are obviously not being enforced. I also did not see any landslides or damage the earthquake may…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 10:23 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 10:23 pm
    Bathroom Take TwoI tried posting this a few months ago with before and after video walk-throughs of our bathroom remodel, but the video upload took forever and I gave up on posing this until now.Back in March, Chris really tore into our bathroom, which needed some work. It felt small, the shower enclosure was tiny, the wall had some rot, the counter top was crummy, etc. To increase the sense of space, Chris ripped out part of a wall so that it would be a half wall. He removed the small shower and a tiny vanity next to it, removed another portion of wall that was doing nothing…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 10:05 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 10:05 pm
    A bizarre blessingChis came across an unusual find while doing yard work yesterday. A poor turkey had run into a little trouble while flying through or roosting in our banana trees and it hanged itself. It was hard for me to believe, but there I was staring at this turkey hanging from the tree. It was pretty injured but still alive, so Chris cleaned it and we had a nice turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans from our garden. Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently, sometimes, free groceries do. I was also struck by how colorful the features…
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Merrie Monarch 2014

    Hilo Living
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Merrie Monarch week in Hilo, Hawaii started on Easter Sunday with the Ho'olaule'a (music festival) held in Hilo's Civic Auditorium.  Presentations of dance and music were made by local hula haluas, Hawaii Community College, and local Charter schools.  The Ho'olaule'a is always a delight and we look forward to seeing the kupuna and keiki dance accompanied by great musicians every year.  This year hundreds of visitors from Japan filled the auditorium and participated with the local halaus.  Here are Videos of the Ho'olaule'a presentations on April 20. Easter…
  • Bread-free in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Hawaii Fast FoodWe always enjoy talking to people in Hawaii who look and feel better after living on the island just a few months.  The sun and activity makes  a difference, but they all tell us they eat differently than they do at home on the mainland.  Two popular books about severe health problems from eating wheat: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers and Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health made us wonder if part of the benefit of living in Hawaii is the lack of bread.
  • Hawaii and the Sunshine Nutrient

    Hilo Living
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Recent studies have shown that Vitamin D, called the Sunshine Nutrient, is a key factor in protecting health and longevity.  On the mainland US and Europe, it is estimated that over 75% of the population is deficient in Vitamin D.  Even with plenty of sunshine in Hawaii over 50% of the residents have a Vitamin D deficiency.   You can be deficient in Vitamin D if you do not get enough exposure to sunlight.  But sunlight alone is not enough, because processes in the liver and the kidneys are needed to convert the inert Vitamin D created by sunlight to the active form of…
  • Why it’s so hard to find an Ideal Hawaii Home

    Hilo Living
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:09 pm
    We were inspired to write our first book, Your Ideal Hawaii Home after meeting so many people who were unhappy with their new dream house in Hawaii.  We noticed that mainland-style homes in our Hilo neighborhood were constantly on and off the market.  The houses usually sold quickly, however the new buyers were soon unhappy with the afternoon heat and high electric bills.  The cold-climate, mainland-style houses in Hilo, so unsuited to the tropical climate in Hilo, yet so pleasing to eyes of buyers from the mainland, had a continuous turnover of new owners.  Although…
  • The Ideal Time to Visit Hawaii Island

    Hilo Living
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Empty Beach on Hawaii Island during off-seasonWe have never been able to convince people that the best time to visit Hawaii Island is during off-season. They prefer to come between January to March to escape the cold weather on the mainland.  They come to soak up some sun and thaw out and end up frustrated with the crowds and high prices.High Season in Hawaii is December 15th to April 15th when it is the most crowded and the most expensive.  There is a second mini-high season during the summer, from June 15th to August 30th, when families visit with their children during summer…
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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • Our Easter Dinner

    Sonia
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
        I love blue and white and have inherited and been collecting porcelain pieces and cobalt glass ware for many years.    For Easter Dinner I decided to use some of both.  Table cover is the under side of a beautiful quilt my sister made me several years ago.   I can't believe I forgot to get flowers! I drove around the village looking for blooms that would complement the table, but the usual places where I can pick without taking from someone's yard, were apparently, already picked over, so I decided to turn a blue and white pierced porcelain…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes IV

    Sonia
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Once again, the Annual Avocado Festival has come and gone and in the last couple of days I have enjoyed sharing the recipes entered in the cooking contest.   It never ceases to amaze me the creativity and ingenuity that goes into the creation of recipes entered in a cooking contest.  Some recipes can be quite elaborate and others can be quite simple; I remember the entry that won Best of Show last fall at the Puna Liliko'i Festival's Cooking Contest that had only 3 ingredients, but...oh, my that was the best use of those three ingredients we had ever tasted! Below I list…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes - III

    Sonia
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
      The Persea americana Miller, commonly known as avocado, is a fruit usually used as a vegetable with origins in tropical America and is a member of the Lauraceae family and in the same group as the laurel or bay tree. Although many are mostly familiar with one variety, there are hundreds of avocado varieties growing throught the tropical world. In Hawai'i we have over 100 varieties of avocadoes; they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tiny and some can weigh several pounds, some have smooth skin and some are 'wrinkly' and although their season runs usually during fall…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes - II

    Sonia
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
      On Saturday, April 5th the ocean front lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou was the stage for the 8th Annual Big Island Avocado Festival.   This free family oriented event had a little of everything for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest...a tent where the keiki could learn art projects as well as workshops on grafting and composting for the adults...lots of vendors, music, food and of course, the cooking contest! Yesterday I shared a couple of recipes of dishes entered in the cooking contest.  If you missed it, there is a link to yesterday's…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes

    Sonia
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
      The ocean front lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou was the perfect setting for yesterday's exciting event.  It was estimated that over 2,000 people might have attended the fest. A free family event with many vendors, lots of music, delicious food and many other activities scheduled throughout the day, with a little bit of everything to suit everyone! The Cooking Contest is my particular baby in this event and with the help of Brenda Cloutier and Diana Temple serving as my co-judges and Kevan Kendricks helping us (he calls himself a minion, but I prefer the…
 
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  • Hawaii Softball Foundation 4th Annual Scholarship Program

    2 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hawaii Softball Foundation 4th Annual Scholarship Program Posted (Wed) April 2, 2014 Apply now for scholarship... more
  • 2013-2014 Hall of Honor Information

    16 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    2013-2014 Hall of Honor Information Posted (Sun) March 16, 2014 Nominate now for 2013-2014 Hall of Honor candidates... more
  • Pearl City boys and Kamehameha-Kapalama girls are Crowned Team Championship Titles

    1 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    HHSAA WRESTLING Pearl City boys and Kamehameha-Kapalama girls are Crowned Team Championship Titles Posted (Sat) March 1, 2014 In the Chevron/HHSAA wrestling championships held at the Blaisdell Arena, Pearl City boys and Kamehameha-Kapalama girls took home team championship titles... more
  • HHSAA Girls Basketball Championships All-Tournament Team

    25 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    HHSAA GIRLS BASKETBALL HHSAA Girls Basketball Championships All-Tournament Team Posted (Tue) February 25, 2014 All-Tournament Team announced as selected by the media and HHSAA... more
  • Maryknoll defeats Campbell, 73-63

    22 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    HHSAA DIVISION I BOYS BASKETBALL Maryknoll defeats Campbell, 73-63 Posted (Sat) February 22, 2014 In the division I boys basketball 3rd place game at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Saturday afternoon, Maryknoll defeated Campbell, 73-63 and claimed the third place spot... more
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Action And Emotion: SEC With Man Up and Stand Up At The Fix

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
        By: King Eddie  Star Elite Cagefighting along with Man Up And Stand Up carry a reputation for giving the up and comers from Hawaii their shot at the fight life. From Kickboxing to MMA and everything in between, some of Hawaii's biggest names have come through this pathway, and this past Saturday at "The Fix", we saw yet another installment of the event, with a new crop of future legends in the making on display.  Choosing fights that stood out, well that is quite the hefty task seeing as all of the bouts blew the doors off of the cage. But I shall do my best to outline some of the…
  • SEC and Man Up Stand Up Tore It Up At The Fix

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    By: King Eddie  Star Elite Cagefighting along with Man Up and Stand Up put on a fantastic show over the weekend at The Fix Sports Lounge and Nigh Club. The fight card displayed true future stars from top to bottom in matches that ranged from grappling, Kickboxing, Triple Threat, and MMA. Each fight delivered excitement and amazing technical skill from some of Hawaii's most prominent up and comers.   Sadie Reyes once again proved why she has been getting so much action recently as she and Jai Hale opened the card with a fight of the night candidate. The triple threat match turned out some…
  • Friday's Fights Proved Furious At The Filcom

    9 Feb 2014 | 6:39 pm
    By: King Eddie    Looking back on Friday night's "Man Up & Stand Up" card, this reporter is at no loss for words in describing the absolute awesomeness that was on display. The entire event was a testament to the direction of Hawaii's young up and coming fighters. From the all the kickboxing fights to the grappling match, the technique, skill, heart, and sportsmanship was overflowing. A promoter even got into the cage with a veteran fighter, in order to learn firsthand what he asks of fighters. This entire card was a shining example of how great the amateur fighting landscape is here on…
  • Yet Another War From Barnard And Rodriquez

    28 Jan 2014 | 8:40 pm
    By: King Eddie If the first battle between Jon Barnard and Tony Rodriguez wasn't exciting enough, the second battle stepped it up and migrated to the realm of MMA. Lighter gloves, harder hits, and a whole new level of action. Both fighters have been known to creating exciting matchups no matter who they face, and by having them meet in the cage is pure action. In my opinion, it should be an annual meeting.      The fight opened up just as everyone expected. . . with fast action. Tony and Jon both landed hard shots as the two pushed to take the first lead. If Barnard connected with a kick,…
  • Fire Steals Gym From Local Team, Ignites Aloha Spirit In Community

    24 Jan 2014 | 3:57 pm
    By: King Eddie Leading up to tomorrow's fights, lets all take a moment to take in the events of the past week. If you notice the fight card for Destiny's event, you will see several fighters from the local team known as Jesus Is Lord. What you may not know, is that their gym tragically caught fire on Sunday, rendering it unusable. The good news however, is that the MMA community of Hawaii sees far past the divisions of teams, and welcomes one another with open arms.      The first thing that caught my eye after this horrifying event, is the fact that the entire team of Jesus Is Lord did…
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  • Subject: SEC & Man Up and Stand Up Results - by: King Eddie

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Archie Carading and James Hale Fight Exhibition Kiara Lovell and Kelcey Mataafa Fight Exhibition Joe Bird Def. Albert Enos via Dec. Bronson Kepa def Keanu Alo via Dec. Kayla Kanaha def Jai Hale via Dec. Jonah Cadiz def. Justin Kahalewai via TKO - Couldn't answer the bell for the 3rd Ruben Palamada def. Derek Barbadillo via Dec. Kenny Dusablon def. Albert Cambra via TKO 3rd (Headkick) Caitlin Kalieta def. Richelle Silva via TKO Tofi Mika def. Jai Torche via Headkick KO 28 seconds into round 1 Justin Dulay def. Brysen Bolohao via Dec.
  • Subject: Legacy Muay Thai - by: Legacy Muay Thai

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Legacy Muay Thai is your landing-place into the progressive style of the Art of 8 limbs. Head instructor Ivan Flores unique strategy and understanding of the art maximises your ability to learn an effective Muay Thai training curriculum. You’ll meet charismatic and friendly people, and above all you’ll realize and reach your personal and professional goals. For fitness, self-defense, and competitive goals; Legacy Muay Thai is the perfect place for you. LOCATED AT: 428 McNeill Street (Unit 4) Honolulu, HI 96817 (808)834-2550 Ivan Flores (808)497-0875 Classes: Monday / Wednesday / Thursday…
  • Subject: SEC & Man Up and Stand Up Results - by: King Eddie

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Sadie Reyes def. Jai Hale via Dec. Jasmine Marzo def Dominique Smith via Dec Kahawai Soon def. Loren Sua via Dec Eugene Aguay def Charlie Naone Jr via Dec. *Amazing Fight Keegan Ho def Travis Costa via Dec * Another Amazing Fight Dylan Cummings def Matt Husenberger via TKO rnd 1 Matt Lascola def Titus Strickland via Dec Dominic Abalos def Evan Quezon Zachary Sterling def. Joey Vonblankenburg via Dec Adam Azimov def. Raymond Banda via Triangle Chivas Antoque def. Issac Worth via Dec (Grappling) Donovan Parrilla def. Dominic Boreto via Triangle rnd 1 (Grappling) Jose Barreiro def. Marcus Nelson…
  • Subject: looking for heavyweight female to fight - by: kalama

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    looking for any heavy weight female mma fighter for a female bout in maui in july..any one interested please let me know..aloha
 
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • How to Wipe Out like a Pro

    SwellWomen
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Professional surfers get the most out of every ride – even those that end in a less than graceful way. The secret lies in knowing how to wipe out properly and then taking a moment to evaluate mistakes. The Pros understand that a gnarly wipe out is part of the learning process. Hawaiian big-wave surfer Kohl Christenson explains, “I always figure that I’m going to eat it or get caught inside at least once during a big-wave session. If I don’t then I feel like I got really lucky or I wasn’t pushing it hard enough.” Avoid injuries and get back on your board faster with…
  • A Tip to Keep You From Nose Diving while Surfing

    SwellWomen
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post is part of our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today! If you catch yourself nose diving while surfing in front of the wave, there’s a good chance you’re about to wipe out. This is caused by laying too far forward on the board. Surfers call this “pearling.” Ever wonder where this term came from? Pearling refers to a near-ancient art of “Pearl Diving”. A very dangerous technique that required pearl hunters jumping out of a ship and diving nearly 100 feet down in a single breath! When surfers pearl during a wipe out, it…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Janet Lancaster, Earth’s Living Clay

    SwellWomen
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    This month we shine the spotlight on SwellWomen Facebook Fan, Janet Lancaster. Janet has owned and operated Earth’s Living Clay since February 2011. Earth’s Living brings the power of pure calcium bentonite clay to those who look to nature first for their health and wellness. We asked and Janet answered in this interview … Q: Tell us about yourself. Where did you get your nickname Save the Planet Janet? A: The nickname Save the Planet Janet was given to me by a former co-worker. She recognized my persistent efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle – and encourage others to…
  • 3 Tips for the ‘Hardest’ Pose in your Yoga Practice

    SwellWomen
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:08 am
    The first official yoga class I ever attended was in a hometown gym in the basement of a large office building. The yoga room had very few windows and not much for natural light. As the instructor flicked on the lights, the florescent bulbs cast a glow over the wooden floors. I watched myself carefully in the floor-to-ceiling mirror that covered the length of the room. Being my first class, I tried my best to do each pose as the instructor described. I made plenty of mistakes and lost my balance a few times, but it was a fun time. By the end of the class, when the instructor told us to lay…
  • Surfing 101: Turtle Roll Technique

    SwellWomen
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
    A version of this article first appear in our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today!  The Turtle Roll Turtle Rolls, also known as Eskimo Rolls, are a surfing technique used to get through breaking waves. This technique is particularly useful when you can’t duck dive because your board is too long. There are 4 easy steps to perfecting your turtle roll technique: Paddle quickly into the wave to build your momentum. Grab the rails of your board at chest level. Lift your body off your board to gain leverage and lean hard to one side to flip…
 
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • Hawaiian Music with Brother Noland

    Mzz_Aloha_Nui
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Join us for an exciting evening of Hawaiian music with Brother Noland. No host cocktails, free on-site parking. Pre-sale tickets $20 Blayne Asing and Nick La'a open the evening at 8:30 p.m. Call 238-9427 for tickets or drop by Dots Restaurant.
  • Teen stows away in Hawaiian Airlines wheel well

    pzarquon
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    "Trans Pacific flights usually fly at altitudes of about 38,000 feet, making it extremely difficult to breathe. Temperatures also drop to as low as 80 degrees below zero." FBI says teen stowed away on Hawaiian flight from California http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2...rom-california
  • Ferry experiences?

    Merely Malihini
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    With the disaster in S Korea this week surrounding the question as to wheather the load in the hold shifted causing the ferry to list I wondered if anyone had ever the experience or knowledge of how the loading proceedure was done on the Super Ferry while it was in operation. On commercial car ships I have seen pictures of tie-downs used to hold vehicles to the deck. I have never had this done on ferry boats I have been on, however. The roughest crossing I have ever experienced was on Lake Erie. All that was done on those trips was to place the transmission in park (or in gear) and set the…
  • Another Earth

    Walkoff Balk
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:21 am
    http://local.msn.com/scientists-find...&ocid=ansloc11 Buy your spaceship tickets now!
  • RIP Gabriel García Márquez

    Honoruru
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    One of the true giants of world literature, Gabriel García Márquez, passed away today at the age of 87. When I first read One Hundred Years of Solitude many years ago, I found myself pacing back and forth while reading it, well past midnight. It was as if I had discovered literature for the first time. Rest in peace, Gabo.
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    Sleeve Of Wizard

  • New Video! – ScanSnap at Macworld 2014

    doc
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Tappd is an iOS App discovery and reviewing app with a focus on curation and social rwviewing. I got to meet with David Duncan at Macworld 2014 to talk about this cool application. To watch on Youtube: http://ift.tt/1hpiy1y Please subscribe to the channel
  • New Video! – Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and ix500 at Macworld 2014 – Awesome Open Book Scanner

    doc
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    This year at Macworld / iWorld 2014 Fujitsu introduced the ScanSnap SV600 and shoed off their award winning ScanSnap ix500. Check out the amazing new open book scan in the SV600 http://ift.tt/X0SMZL for more info Please subscribe to the channel and like the video. #Aloha Connect with Doc Doc’s Blog http://ift.tt/1iNx09U Doc’s Work Blog http://www.TUAW.com Doc’s Twitter: http://ift.tt/Rg9R0w Doc’s Facebook http://fb.me/docrock Doc’s Bio: http://about.me/docrock Special Thanks to: iFIXpro Computer Services http://www.ifixpro.com Eleven2 Web Hosting use promo code…
  • New Video! – Birchbox March Unboxing

    doc
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Birchbox Man March 2014 Unboxing by Doc Rock ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream. Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver…
  • New Video! – English Laundry 3-in-1 a Birchbox Man Review

    doc
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This video is about English Laundry 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditionaer and Body Wash. A Birchbox Man Product Review brought to you by Highsocietyman.com and Doc Rock. Birchbox Man http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm is a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentleman’s dream. Men’s products are…
  • New Video! – Birchbox January ’14 Unboxing

    doc
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    http://ift.tt/1iNx09S – http://mrdocrock.com – In this month’s Edition of Birchbox Men ( http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ) I scored some really great products and I will show you what I got in this video. See move about Birchbox on my site http://ift.tt/1iNx09S Birchbox January ’14 Loot: http://dcrk.me/1fgSAzI [Men's Science]: http://dcrk.me/1jLInzg [Game Day]: http://dcrk.me/1kamkQx [Jack Black]: http://dcrk.me/1fgSIix [Reviver]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIqLI [Lunatik]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIrPD [Birchbox]: http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a…
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    A Maui Blog

  • Maui Matsuri 2014: A Festival You Don’t Want to Miss

    Traci Silva
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Are you ready for the 14th Annual Maui Matsuri festival? I don’t know about you, but I can hardly contain my excitement! I’ve already started working on a festival checklist, and the event is still a few weeks away! Charge camera phone for selfies & photo ops with Hello Kitty. Wear stretchy pants to accommodate […]
  • #PeaceLoveHaiku – The 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival – April 12, 2014

    AMauiBlog
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    With a hashtag like #PeaceLoveHaiku you just know that the 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival is going to be amazing! You may be asking yourself, is this just a place for flower lovers? Is this like the Rose Bowl with a bunch of floats covered in flowers? The short answer: Nope! The long […]
  • Food Trucks on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
      I promised the Food Trucks on Maui “fans” an updated list of food trucks.  As much as I wanted to write a nicer post I think I will settle with this list format and will just update this at a later time with more photos and commentaries.  This post is a “work in progress” […]
  • Maui Community Event: Nick Vujicic “Unstoppable Tour”

    AMauiBlog
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Influence is the gift, sometimes given or earned, to lead and inspire either for the good or for the bad. It doesn’t take much to change from being a negative influence to a positive influence but many underestimate the power of their influence in their world in affecting others. I can only imagine how the […]
  • The Color Run Maui 2014 Was A Blast!

    AMauiBlog
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    The Color Run Maui 2014 –  it was a blast!  The Color Run is also known as the Happiest 5k, and I would say it truly is. I first heard about it when they held the the first ever Color Run on Hawaii on Oahu. I wanted so much to join but it was cost […]
 
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    Lavagal

  • Getting Schooled by Little People

    lavagal
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    April 1 was my sixth day of kindergarten substitute teaching. I’m ready for some petulant teen angst, BRING IT. Kinder Microfashion statements. Kindergarteners are interesting little humans. Still young enough to be clingy and demanding, they’re also testing their mettle when it comes to socializing and seeing how they fit in. If I’m just substituting for a day, I really cannot tell who is trying to get away with all they can from who is not having a good day. As the dawn of my sixth day with this particular class approached, I had an idea of: Who is dying. Who is lying.
  • Finding my Zen Zone while Running

    lavagal
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:54 am
    My journey to be a decent triathlete is no one else’s. Sometimes I think a fast runner or a fast triathlete never gives it any thought to how difficult it can be for regular people, for mere mortals, to get past the pain and self consciousness of competition. I know that they have personal lives, jobs, families, heartaches and problems, but the shell of their perfect bodies disguises so well whatever pain they hide inside. Last night I ran with the Boca Hawaii group and as usual I ended up alone for most of the run. I could see my teammates in the distance. Then the dots of their heads…
  • The Curly Peg in a Straight and Square World

    lavagal
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:46 am
    It has always been the case, and at this stage in my life, I’ve accepted it better than anyone else in the world — I don’t quite fit here, there, just about everywhere. My husband gets it, so that makes me one of the luckiest and happiest women alive. Do not marry a man who does not get you. Because. Because the rest of the world doesn’t. I’m OK with it. I’m at peace with it. I do not need the world to get me. I do not need to fit into anyone’s mold. I do not fit in a cube nor a corporate mold. I question authority and sometimes in the past I’ve…
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    World Wide Ed

  • #ShemBurger from @sevenbrothers in #Laie. woah! #avocado #bacon #burger

    World Wide Ed
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Happy April or official “start-of-the-second-quarter” to y’all! Did you survive all da April Fool’s jokes? I hope so! Dis week, I know at least two of the tree goin’ be duck soup. Go get um! Last time‘s Winnahs: * Ala Moana Beach (Lia) * Yotteko-Ya (Lia) * Kilani Bakery (Kage) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 SCOOPS! * Man vs. VH07V? How cool is this!? The Travel Channel’s popular host…
  • Dean’s Drive Inn – Kaneohe’s Treasure

    World Wide Ed
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
      An Interview with Dean Mishima from Dean’s Drive Inn   Whenever I travel anywhere new, I always make sure that grinding at the local hot spot is on the agenda. And although Kaneohe is not exactly “traveling” necessarily, buggah is far for me so getting to the Windward side these days is almost like going on a trip. But like the chicken from KJ’s, poke from JJ’s, and okazu from Masa & Joyce, Dean’s Drive Inn in the Adon Plaza building off Kamehameha Highway has built a cult-like following for its fresher than fresh seafood and ono kine…
  • Happy Prince Kuhio Day

    World Wide Ed
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Since many of us have the day off today (let’s face it, we only read this blog during work hours ), we’ll take a break from our “Where In Hawaii” game this week. Just wanted to wish you a nice day off to celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio’s birthday. Go beach, go hike, go do something fun and we’ll catch y’all next week. For those interested, the Yajiima-Ya “Shop & Eat” Pop Up Event for VH07V went suuuuuuuper good! So much so that we were thinking of doing it again, perhaps with a handful of other vendors? Click on the photo below to see…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    *** POP-UP EVENT AT YAJIMA-YA – THIS SATURDAY 3/22! *** https://www.facebook.com/events/284271391739106/ We’re partnering with our friends at the Yajima-ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street behind Hinone Mizunone between South King & Liona) and holding a fun, Shop & Eat pop-up event on their lot THIS SATURDAY, 3/22 from 10am-3pm! This is your chance to pick up your favorite #VH07V merchandise at show-special pricing, while also pounding some of the most ono kine grindz this island has to offer! You can even pre-order online with a special code (see below) and…
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    Midlife Crisis Hawaii

  • Do You Remember… Chicken Joints

    Rodney
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    FYI: Jollibee is now open at the corner of Dillingham and King where the old KFC was.  Get some chickenjoy now!   When you think about it, chicken is a pretty popular dish.  When I grew up in Kailua, the Colonel’s famous Kentucky Fried Chicken was just down the street from us.  When anyone mentioned “chicken”, it was the Colonel’s secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices that immediately came to mind.  btw, when “Fried” foods became a naughty word in the food world, that when the Colonel changed the name to KFC.   But besides Kentucky Fried…
  • Do You Remember… Easter

    Rodney
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Happy MLC Easter everyone! Can you find me?  Hint: I’m not the blurred out one.   Remember small-kid-time Easter?  Here are some of my Easter memories:   I remember that from Good Friday until Easter, we used to refrain from eating meat.  You don’t really realize how often you eat meat until you give it up.  What was automatically a “hamburger”, suddenly became a “fish-burger”.  But this went on only for a couple of years as I remember my dad saying “We’re not Catholic” – so that practice was over.   I remember…
  • Doing Taxes is like Serving on Jury Duty

    Rodney
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    … or a root canal … or a bout of food poisoning … or a pimple in your nose … or a hang-nail … or an earache … or a busted timing-belt … or a (fill in the blank)   Ultimately, nobody likes to do it, yet it has to be done.   However, when it comes to jury duty – you can always try to make excuses to get out of serving.  Can’t do that with taxes.  Can you imagine your blank tax form with an attached letter “Please excuse Rodney Lee from submitting his taxes as he is needed to complete an important project at work“.
  • Thursday 3 – 107.9 KOOL GOLD

    Rodney
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    … still wrapping up my taxes.  Next year I’ll start working on them earlier.  (yeah, right!)   Mike Tabura – 107.9 FM Kool Gold’s mid-day personality (10:00AM – 2:00PM) always plugs the MLC blog on his show – and I am very grateful to Mike (Thanks Mike!) – so, I thought I ‘d return the favor and use some questions he posted on the 107.9 Kool Gold Facebook page.  btw, if you’re on FB, please “like” the 107.9 KOOL GOLD facebook page.   So here are the 107.9 KOOL GOLD Thursday-3 questions: What decade had the best…
  • Crunch Time

    Rodney
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Sorry MLCers – I don’t have a blog entry prepared for you.  I’ve been procrastinating on the taxes and it has snuck up to bite me in the okole.     Actually, my daughter came home from California for the weekend so I was rushing to get her taxes done before she heads back to the big, big island.  I still have to do my other daughter’s taxes and ours.   So, I leave this post open to anything having to do with taxes.  Tax Songs.  Tax Jokes.  Tax Stories.  Tax Tips.  Tax Cheats.  Tax Rants.  Just have a taxing time!   This week Saturday…
 
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    The Ohana Mama

  • join me at the #imuaball

    Sarah Burns
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    This Saturday I’ll be live Tweeting, Instagram-ing and Facebook-ing my adventures at the Imua Family Services Fantasia Ball, taking place at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Kaanapali. (you can follow along via the hashtag #ImuaBall) I was very honored to be asked to be part of the social media team for this year’s Imua Ball. It’s not only one of, if not THE most, fancy and fashionable events on Maui every year, but it’s also for an incredibly wonderful cause that is near and dear to me as a mama. Imua Family Services is the ONLY organization focused on helping…
  • go on an adventure

    Sarah Burns
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
      It doesn’t have to be far far away. It can be the “slow” road, the longer route home from school drop off. Or the highway along the shore. It can be a stop off to watch the whales. Or a hunt for sea glass. Go on an adventure, big small, near, far, just do something different today.  Happy aloha Friday!
  • o.m.g. Girl Scout Cookies are Coming!

    Sarah Burns
    1 Feb 2014 | 11:45 am
    I’m working with Mom It Forward and the Girl Scouts of America. The following is a compensated post, however all memories and opinions are my own. :) When I was little I was a Girl Scouts of America Brownie. I wasn’t a Brownie for long and didn’t even get a uniform but for the short while that I was part of the organization I was given some pretty cool memories. I remember being able to spend time learning and having fun with some of my absolute best girlfriends. I remember taking the train up to Los Angeles to visit the Children’s museum with my troop – it…
  • A little somethin’ somethin’

    Sarah Burns
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:05 pm
    I am so beyond honored that Dania of edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine asked the kids and I to be part of the Winter edition’s Keiki in the Kitchen feature. Dania is such an amazing role model mom, business woman and kind soul. Mahalo Dania for including my ohana in your beautiful magazine. edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine If you love Hawaii and love food (hello, yes to BOTH!) then check out edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine. Each magazine is always a work of art (seriously, their cover photos are frame worthy) with great reads and scrumptious photos. Go and take a look at the Winter…
  • it’s not just about maui…

    Sarah Burns
    11 Dec 2013 | 11:24 pm
    Maui. This place will tug at your heart. It will wrap you up with love, aloha, sun, and warmth. It will take you on adventures and lift you to new heights. But when people want to move here, it’s not just about Maui. When people write to me about moving to Maui I often think to myself about how it is so much more than just Maui, the place, the location, the plumeria, the aloha. Yes, that is all amazing, but wherever you go, there you are.  So, it has to be more than just a change of location. When people write to say they want to move to Maui, and they share how it’s their desire…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Opens in Style with Grand Party

    kfoley
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DAVID CAREY — Readers of Saturday Briefing may recall that we welcomed our first guests to the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on January 29, after purchasing the property last May and putting it through an extensive nine-month, multi-million … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • TPP “Public” Spirit

    kfoley
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY UDOM RAHEEM — The Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa (TPP) enjoys Sports Day once a year where four teams, each sporting a different color – pink, green, yellow and violet, show their team spirit! The event kicks … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Celebrating Employees of the 1st Quarter 2014

    kfoley
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ASHLEY CABRADILLA — Outrigger kicked off the start of 2014 with recognition for our star performers for the 1st Quarter. The OHANA Waikiki East was host to the Employee of the Quarter celebration Tuesday, April 15, with Alan White, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • “LEARNING TO PLAY THE UKULELE”

    kfoley
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ETHAN CHANG — Last week, the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach (OWK) welcomed Brandon Seastrand and his family to Hawai‘i. While here, they enjoyed a luau, visited the Polynesian Cultural Center and the USS Arizona Memorial and experienced our … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Aloha and Mahalo, Jo!

    kfoley
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY OYADOMARI — On April 15, employees of the Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber (OBC) gathered to bid aloha to Josefina (Jo) Ader who retired after 30 years of dedicated service. Ruthann Yamanaka, Chuck Shishido, Charlene Goo and Simeon Miranda expressed … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • The Joy of Gnarly Cross-Cultural Gigs and Reducing Secret Meetings

    Tim Sullivan
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The client approached me for help. Productivity was down, tensions were high, the American staff felt disrespected, and Japanese managers were perceived by the locals as arrogant and unwilling to adapt their management style to American culture. Same old story. This time I really did have my work cut out for me. More accurately, the client’s staff had their work cut out for them. But it was too early to break the news that outside consultants can’t solve a company’s internal problems, that my job is to help them better define their “current situation” so they can figure…
  • Lessons in Culture from Twenty-Four Japanese Hula Dancers

    Tim Sullivan
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:07 pm
    It was going to be a fun gig. Twenty-four hula instructors from Japan were to visit the Island of Hawaii to study traditional Hawaiian Kahiko-style hula from a local kumu hula. Our job was to facilitate communication and cooperation between the local hosts and our Japanese guests. Upon arrival we placed a lei around the necks of our guests, then broke the Japanese “no-hug rule” with each and every one of them. (Freaked them out a little but made everyone smile.) Next stop was the local hotel where they rested and freshened up for our opening ceremony that evening. The next four days our…
  • Musical Chairs on a Rush-Hour Train: Connecting Cultures Through Storytelling

    Tim Sullivan
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:05 am
    “If you want a message to burrow into a human mind, work it into a story.” –Jonathan Gottschall I come from a family of storytellers—parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, all of them—it’s in our Irish blood. My favorite childhood story was dad’s annual Christmas-Eve yarn about how our grandfather saved the life of Santa Claus. Dad’s narrative had all the classic elements of a compelling story: good guy, bad guy, problem, climax, and resolution. The good guy of course was grandpa. The bad guy was grandpa’s crazy next-door neighbor Seamus…
  • American Customer Service Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

    Tim Sullivan
    11 Jan 2014 | 8:54 pm
    A couple months ago I went shopping for new car insurance. Got a quote from a reputable company that turned out to be cheaper than my incumbent insurer. So I made the switch. Fast-forward to last week when my new agent informed me my premium was going up because, according to their underwriters, my traffic abstract indicated “two recent speeding tickets,” the last one a year ago, the prior one three months before that. This was news to me. I clearly remembered getting one ticket in the recent past, but couldn’t for the life of me recall two. My initial reaction was to…
  • Was Einstein Completely Cuckoo?

    Tim Sullivan
    31 Dec 2013 | 12:27 pm
    “Einstein is completely cuckoo!”—J. Robert Oppenheimer I’m not a big reader of biographies but just wrapped up Einstein, His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. A friend recommended it, it was on kindle, so I took a chance and downloaded it, albeit with some doubts: Would the life of history’s most famous genius hold my attention? What nudged me into buying it is the guru-like mystique surrounding Einstein’s persona (if only in my imagination). What fueled my curiosity is that I did not understand Einstein at all, and couldn’t for the life of me imagine…
 
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
  • Neon Vibe Night Time 5K Fun Run to Benefit Kids

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    8 Nov 2013 | 4:20 pm
    Here is a short fun run going to happen in Honolulu on 1/3/2014 “Doing a color run is awesome. Doing a color run at night surrounded by black lights, fluorescent chalk, and great music is even more awesome. The Neon Vibe is a night-time 5k fun run that features UV black lights and vibrantly awesome […]
  • 25 Reasons to Buy the Macbook Air (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s a video I did recently about why you might consider purchasing a Macbook Air as your primary notebook computer if you are a writer. Most of the reasons given can be generalized to a lot of other professions and casual uses. This computer is the best I’ve had, and I’ve had over 20 notebook […]
  • Motivational, Exercise, Getting Things Done Posts – MOVED

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2013 | 10:14 pm
    Many of you joined AimforAwesome.com when it was a personal development site focused on exercise, PD, GTD, life philosophy, lifehacks, and such. I have change the site completely now so it only has articles and media related to moving to and living in Hawaii. All the other stuff (most) has now been moved to my […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Dirty Money

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In seeking to strike down Kauai's new GMO/pesticide regulatory bill, seed company attorneys are arguing the law “is simply hodge-podge legislation, linked only by the fevered imagination of self-proclaimed environmental activists.”The claim isn't far wrong, with tax records revealing the anti-GMO movement in Hawaii has been bankrolled not by grassroots greenies, but fortunes derived from big oil, big industry, big pharma and big banks.A major player in the Hawaii anti-GMO movement is the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that helped write Bill 2491, which…
  • Musings: Everyday People

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Spent the better part of yesterday having my faith restored in human nature as I collected donations for the Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch at Kukui Grove and saw folks smile, share, give — even those who looked like they could least afford it. Perhaps it was because at one time they'd been on the receiving line themselves, which always increases empathy and compassion.We were just about to close up when a man who appeared to be a tourist, given the cleanliness and design of his tee-shirt, walked up pushing a shopping cart packed full of groceries from Times. “I'll make you a deal,”…
  • Musings: Different Mind Sets

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Is it better to have more restrictive public access to protect a still-pristine beach? Or should the most generous access be required in exchange for the right to develop a 76-lot luxury “ag subdivision” along the coast?That's the question the Kauai County Council is grappling with as it decides whether to accept a beach access the planning commission approved for Falko Properties' Kahuaina Plantation subdivision, off Koolau Road.Waipake Beach is currently reached only via long walk from the Larsen's (Lepeuli) access — unless you know somebody who will let you drive across private…
  • Musings: Read, Weep, Laugh

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Do politicians know where their campaign signs are posted? I wondered when I saw the Hanabusa sign in front of the ice dealer's house, the array of Abercrombie signs plastered on the Kapahi ag land being turned into upscale gentleman's estates.Or is the idea just to get 'em out there, never mind where?So Al Gore flew all the way over here to stump for Abercrombie and Sen. Brian Schatz, I mean, lecture us about getting on it to reverse climate change. As Civil Beat reported, with no apparent touch of irony:By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller…
  • Musings: Dreck from the Depos, Part I

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    “Look, Sheila, get one rice cooker,” county planning inspector Patrick Henriques said as he peered through a gap in the drapes that covered a sliding glass door at Councilman Tim Bynum's house.His boss, planning supervisor Sheila Miyake, looked, too, and she saw a refrigerator. “That, to me, is an installed appliance,” she said. Patrick pressed his camera up to the glass and took pictures of the room. Then, spotting a broken window, “I tried to peek through that thing.”The two county workers were describing their unannounced “exterior inspection” after receiving an…
 
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    Baron's Blog

  • Mock Fried Rice

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

    Baron
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    At times you couldn't see the moon because of the clouds, there was a slight drizzle of rain up in Glenwood but overall a pleasent night with temperatures in the 50s. This video is sped-up 400% and it was mostly shot with a 300/2.8L doubled to an effective 600mm lens.
  • Ohia in Bloom at Kilauea Caldera

    Baron
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Ohia Lehua in bloom at Kilauea Caldera with Halemaumau Overlook Vent smoking in the background.
  • Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Volcano

    Baron
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    Nash Irish Dance at the Lava Lounge in Volcano for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014. Yes I had my corned beef and cabbage along with a Guinness. Good stuff.
  • Brrrr

    Baron
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:07 am
    Doesn’t compare to the mainland but still chilly by Hawaii standards. Must have been in the 40s the past two nights.
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    gigi-hawaii

  • The ideal tenant

    gigihawaii
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    These are mynah birds outside my home: Talking to friends and relatives, we have heard so many horror stories, it’s unbelievable. For instance, my aunt rented out a studio in her home to a woman who worked in a bakery. At first, this woman was able to pay the $800 rent every month. One day, she told my aunt that her hours had been cut and she could not pay the rent. My aunt could not bring herself to evict someone who was down on her luck, so she allowed this woman to pay her rent in increments. Then, the woman brought in a roommate, adding to the cost of utilities. My aunt saw the woman…
  • Crotons: Before and after

    gigihawaii
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    I couldn’t bear to see some of these crotons near my porch, because they looked unhealthy: So, David bought two new crotons to replace the three he dug out: It will take a while for the new ones to grow as tall as the adjacent ones, but at least they look healthier and brighter than the previous plants. You might be wondering why I prefer crotons to flowers. One reason: Bees. Have you ever been stung by a bee? I have and, boy, was it painful. As you know, flowers attract bees. Crotons do not. Yet, crotons are just as colorful as flowers, if not more so. Crotons are also low-maintenance…
  • What fun he had back then!

    gigihawaii
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    David bought these two clarinets (A and B-flat) in 1965, when he was in high school. They cost $300 each, and the case was around $50. He hopes to sell the whole shebang for $1,250. A music teacher said he knows a couple of students who want a clarinet, so maybe one of them can come up with the money: Back in 1975, David had a beard. This is a cute caricature of him, holding his clarinet: Also in 1975, someone posted this letter on the bulletin board at the music department at the University of Hawaii. It’s hilarious. I hope you can read it.  If not, read the larger version below it:…
  • My niece’s party at Dagon Burmese Restaurant

    gigihawaii
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    My sister, Nedra, hosted a lovely party for her daughter, Asia, at Dagon Burmese Restaurant in Honolulu. We celebrated Asia’s graduation from the University of Hawaii as a Registered Nurse. Asia and her boyfriend, Jason: My sisters, Nedra and Sylvia, and my 98 year old mother: There were 16 of us at this long table: The Burmese food was fantastic! We started with Tea Leaf Salad (a mix of Burmese tea leaves, fried garlic, beans, peanuts, yellow split peas, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato and dried shrimp): This is how it looks mixed together: Harvest Vegetarian Spring Rolls (clear noodles,…
  • Freak accident

    gigihawaii
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: The lovely grounds in front of the Waioli Tea Room in Manoa Valley. At least once a month, I like to socialize with a group of people either at a restaurant or in my home. In March, I hosted High Tea at the Waioli Tea Room for my sister and sister in law. Tonight, David and I are going to attend a dinner party at Dagon Burmese Restaurant to celebrate my niece’s graduation from nursing school. I am looking forward to tasting Burmese cuisine for the first time. You might remember that I had planned on treating my aunt and uncle to lunch at my sister’s restaurant, Greens and Vines,…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Field Trip

  • The Sunrise Crew Goes Easter Egg Hunting with Local Keiki

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - For Easter weekend, Steve, Grace, and Dan headed down to Ward Warehouse for some easter egg hunting at "Weeplay and Learn" with some eager little keiki...
  • Sunrise Field Trip: Winter Olympics at Dave and Busters

    11 Feb 2014 | 11:29 am
    (Hawaii News Now) - Grace and Steve got into the Winter Olympic spirit when they went on a Sunrise Field Trip to Dave and Busters...
  • Sunrise Field Trip: Legos On The Missouri

    15 Jan 2014 | 12:09 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Talk about mental stimulation. Legos, math and science... and a huge piece of world history. Normally, when you think of legos - you would think of Howard. But this time...
  • Field Trip : Waialua Elementary

    12 Nov 2013 | 11:59 am
    (Hawaii News Now) - The Sunrise crew takes another field trip; this time they visit Waialua Elementary School out on the North shore of Oahu. Steve and Grace talk with students about the hydroponics farm and fish academy that they take care of...
  • Sunrise Field Trip: Curling

    29 Oct 2013 | 12:57 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Stones, sweeping, and the house... No, it's not a new housing development project, we're talking about the sport of curling!  Even though we don't have...
 
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    Aloha Tony's Oahu Real Estate Blog

  • 8 ways Hawaii real estate is different from the mainland

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    As I begin this, I would like to remind my readers that I'm referring mainly to the island of Oahu. -Insulation/HVAC    The first difference would be that homes are not made to withstand low temperatures like on the mainland. The lowest temperature I've heard about happening here was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest temperature that I've actually felt while living here in my nearly 3 years, is about 70, and let me tell you, that's cold when you're used to 78-83 degrees everyday. Wit...
  • SOLD! Kalele Kai #1611, $740k Hawaii Kai marina front condo

    29 Jan 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Just SOLD!  $740k condo at Kalele Kai. My very happy client has been waiting for a good unit in this building for quite some time.   It's 2 bedrooms,  2 baths, 1427 square feet with a huge lanai and some marina view.  Check out the great open kitchen with modern cabinets and counters.    The building sits over the marina, and owners get to have a dock for their boats.  What a great location! The complex has a beautiful resort like setting, and this luxurious pool featuring palm...
  • Pocket listing in Hawaii Kai - 3 bed marina front town home

    7 Jan 2014 | 11:21 am
    A client of mine is going to be listing this beautiful 3 bedroom marina front town home in Mawaena Kai. It should be ready in a couple weeks.  Here is a preview.  It is an end unit with a large extended lanai and a huge loft inside. Probably the best location in the complex. ...
  • 15 Ridiculous Photos by Oahu Real Estate Agents

    16 Dec 2013 | 4:55 pm
    Oahu has beautiful eye popping luxury homes all around.  With panoramic ocean views, sandy beaches, and gorgeous sunsets, it's easy for us real estate agents to get amazing photos of the properties we sell on this beautiful island.  But every now and then as I'm browsing new listings, I come across a picture that is so bad that I save it in a folder I have labeled, "ridiculous."  Now that I have enough to share, I thought my readers might find these funny.  All of these photos a...
  • The Maui real estate market has been going crazy

    19 Jul 2013 | 1:28 pm
    The Maui real estate statistics are out by Realtors Association of Maui, Inc.The numbers are huge. Single family Homes Sales increased by 45 units to 485 homes sold, a 10% change YTD.  The Highest Price Sold was a $9,700,000 Kapalua residence. The average sold price increased to $817,232, which is up 15% YTD. The median price increased to $542,000, 20% YTD. Condos Sales increased slightly to 672 units sold, up 4 units. Average sold price increased to $536,021, up 13%! The Me...
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    Sleeve Of Wizard

  • New Video! – ScanSnap at Macworld 2014

    doc
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Tappd is an iOS App discovery and reviewing app with a focus on curation and social rwviewing. I got to meet with David Duncan at Macworld 2014 to talk about this cool application. To watch on Youtube: http://ift.tt/1hpiy1y Please subscribe to the channel
  • New Video! – Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and ix500 at Macworld 2014 – Awesome Open Book Scanner

    doc
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    This year at Macworld / iWorld 2014 Fujitsu introduced the ScanSnap SV600 and shoed off their award winning ScanSnap ix500. Check out the amazing new open book scan in the SV600 http://ift.tt/X0SMZL for more info Please subscribe to the channel and like the video. #Aloha Connect with Doc Doc’s Blog http://ift.tt/1iNx09U Doc’s Work Blog http://www.TUAW.com Doc’s Twitter: http://ift.tt/Rg9R0w Doc’s Facebook http://fb.me/docrock Doc’s Bio: http://about.me/docrock Special Thanks to: iFIXpro Computer Services http://www.ifixpro.com Eleven2 Web Hosting use promo code…
  • New Video! – Birchbox March Unboxing

    doc
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Birchbox Man March 2014 Unboxing by Doc Rock ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream. Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver…
  • New Video! – English Laundry 3-in-1 a Birchbox Man Review

    doc
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This video is about English Laundry 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditionaer and Body Wash. A Birchbox Man Product Review brought to you by Highsocietyman.com and Doc Rock. Birchbox Man http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm is a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentleman’s dream. Men’s products are…
  • New Video! – Birchbox January ’14 Unboxing

    doc
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    http://ift.tt/1iNx09S – http://mrdocrock.com – In this month’s Edition of Birchbox Men ( http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ) I scored some really great products and I will show you what I got in this video. See move about Birchbox on my site http://ift.tt/1iNx09S Birchbox January ’14 Loot: http://dcrk.me/1fgSAzI [Men's Science]: http://dcrk.me/1jLInzg [Game Day]: http://dcrk.me/1kamkQx [Jack Black]: http://dcrk.me/1fgSIix [Reviver]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIqLI [Lunatik]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIrPD [Birchbox]: http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a…
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • Gear Up for Hawaii

    e komo mai
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    DAY PACK:Organize your daypack so that it can be used not only for hiking and beach use, but also as a “purse” that you can drag with you everywhere, thereby leaving your car free of valuables. Antibiotic ointment. Little cuts linger in the tropics.Band Aids (add gauze pads and Ace bandage for extra safety)Bandana - For sun protection, towel, napkin, fashion accessory, slingHydrogen peroxide in small squeeze bottle (optional, to wash cuts)LED Flashlight or headlamp plus extra batteries. Also a good idea to carry matches or a butane lighter.Food (energy bar, jerky, nuts). In addition to…
  • On the Aloha Trail to Waipa on Kaua'i

    e komo mai
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    You can bag a tan and swim in warm ocean at lots of places, thankfully, but Aloha can only be found in Hawaii. It doesn't come in a package, but you can take it home as a souvenir. To actually see and feel Aloha, head to the far shore of Hanalei Bay, to the lush stream valley of Waipa, when (Tuesdays at 2 p.m.) locally grown exotic fruits, veggies, herbs and other fare are displayed under tents for the weekly market. Coco palms fringe the scene. A machete-wielding coconut man will be on hand to whack one of the big nuts so you can slurp a pint of pure life juice while surveying scenery that…
  • Looking for a quiet place to stay on Maui? Try Hana

    e komo mai
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    All the sights of Maui are within a day’s drive. Almost all tourists stay on the west side, either in the south in Kihei-Wailea or on the north end at Lahaina-Ka‘anapali-Kapalua. As an alternative, try a few days in low-key Hana, where most people drive through in the midday tourist train and don’t have time to appreciate this lush side of Maui. Makawao-Haiku will also appeal to visitors who want out of the main tourist zones. To help you choose where to stay in Hana, just click: Hana Accommodations Hana Paradise Cottages Travaasa Hotel Wainapanapa cottages and camping Trip Advisor
  • One Hawaii the Big Island Spa where you won't get soaked

    e komo mai
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    How much would you pay to spend the day at a huge warm mineral springs under palm trees by the blue Pacific? At Ahalanui Warm Pond Park on the Puna Coast the answer is nada, zilch, zero. This beauty about 45 minutes from Hilo is a freebie.The man-enchanced seaside pool is heated by geothermal energy to around body temperature. An underground channel from Kilauea Volcano's east rift zone provides warm water, which used to be chilly until a 1960 eruption altered the subterranean waterworks. High tide brings slightly cooler water, but the core temperature is set by Pele's (the volcano goddess)…
  • Warning/Watch from Pacific Tsunami Center: Chile 8.2 earthquake

    e komo mai
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER... THE TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII IS STILL BEING EVALUATED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0147 PM HST 01 APR 2014 COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST LOCATION - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE MAGNITUDE - 8.2 MOMENT EVALUATION A WARNING IS STILL IN EFFECT FOR CHILE AND PERU. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING LEVEL OF TSUNAMI THREAT FOR HAWAII. IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL TIME IS 0324 AM HST WED 02 APR…
 
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    Pacific Reader

  • Get You & Your Car Home Safe, Call Designated Drivers Hawaii

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

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

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The main purpose of our Tahiti trip was to SURF. We always heard that the surf in Tahiti was heavy and let me tell you it was! Tahiti is like Hawaii, with warmer water and swell year round, but since … Continue reading →
  • Tahiti September 2013: The Food

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Eating is usually my #1 priority in daily life, and especially on vacation! Tahiti is a French territory and has dominant French influence in the language, culture, and of course food.  Steve and I ate our way through Tahiti and … Continue reading →
  • Tahiti September 2013: Whereabouts

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    18 Jan 2014 | 11:05 am
    Most people don’t realize that Tahiti is only a 5 hour plane ride away from Oahu. Hawaiian Airlines now flies once a week directly to Pape’ete, Tahiti, and there is no time zone change.  Steve and I decided to take … Continue reading →
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    All Events - Hawaii Nature Center Events Calendar

  • 06/22/2014 - Stream 'Splorations

    22 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Discover the joys of a fresh water mountain stream. Design your own boat, feed a Tahitian prawn, and dunk your fishing nets in miniature bubbling waterfalls! It promises to be a splashin' good time for all! Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 06/08/2014 - Pooters, Nets and Magnifiers

    8 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Budding entomologists will learn how to use the tools of the trade as they crawl through a grassy field and scout the forest floor in search of our many-legged friends. Make personalized pooters (insect catchers) to bring home for future bug hunts. Age: 6 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 06/07/2014 - Wai'anae-Ka'ala Trail Hike - Ken Suzuki

    7 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ascend to the top of O`ahu's highest peak, Mt. Ka`ala. Weather permitting, we'll climb to the summit, enjoy panoramic views, walk through a cool, wet bog, and see a wide variety of native plants. This is a long, challenging hike with narrow trails on very steep cliffs.  For safety reasons, all hikers will be pre-screened on the day of the hike by the hike leader. Only experienced adult hikers who are in excellent physical condition should participate. NOT FOR THE ACROPHOBIC! Strenuous, 6 miles. Program Type: Adult RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/18/2014 - Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders

    18 May 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ever wonder if millipedes tickle when they walk on your hand? Where do grasshoppers hide in the meadow? Find the answers to these questions and learn about the insects, bugs and spiders of Makiki Valley. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/17/2014 - Kahuku Coast Hike - Ken Suzuki

    17 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    This beautiful shoreline hike will take you along the northern tip of O`ahu. Discover shorebirds, native coastal plants, sand dunes, and fossilized flora and fauna. This is a physically challenging hike with the majority of the walking taking place on the beach. Be prepared for hot, windy conditions. Moderate, 4 miles. Age: Adults & hardy hikers 7 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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  • PARADISE SOCCER CLUB X IN4MATION JERSEY

    Fibes
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. PSC X IN4MATION Jersey available at the Paradise Soccer Club and all In4mation retail locations. In4mation and Paradise Soccer Club are pleased to announce the release of a limited-edition collaboration soccer jersey. The jersey, which will be featured in a camo print, seamlessly blends elements of both brands together into a product that patrons will be quick to embrace. The product will go on sale Good Friday, April 18, with only 50 jerseys being made. Customers can purchase this unique collab at the Paradise Soccer Club store in Kailua and online at…
  • PEARLRIDGE / MCCULLY / NUUANU – IN4MATION X MEDTAINER 420 PACK

    Fibes
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Available at all In4mation retail locations will be the In4mation x Medtainer 420 pack. Air-tight, Water-tight, and smell proof medical grade container with Medtainer signature built in grinder with an In4mation flare to it. While supplies last, see more after the post
  • PEARLRIDGE & MCCULLY – HUF CHEECH & CHONG 420 PACK

    Fibes
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Available now at the Pearlridge In4mation is the Huf x Cheech & Chong 420 pack. We got a limited run of tees and socks in stock, get yours while supplies last… See more photos after the post.
  • PEARLRIDGE – DGK

    Fibes
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    New DGK available at the Pearlridge In4mation. A variety of new tee designs as well as some new lids to protect your dome, also some accessories. See more after the post
  • IN4MATION – SPRING TEES

    Fibes
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Available at an In4mation retailer near you are the new In4mation Spring 14 tees. We have all these tees at our Hawaii locations as well. See more of our tees after the post…
 
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    CrossFit 808

  • 18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Take 20-minutes to establish a 1-rep-max Clean.B. 3 rounds for time, of:50 calorie row15 Handstand Push-ups50 Double-Unders50+ Masters (men and women)3 rounds for time of:40 calorie row15 handstand push-ups with 2-in. riser40 double-unders60+ Masters (men and women)3 rounds for time of:30-calorie row15 handstand push-ups with 4-in. riser30 double-undersScheduling Reminder: We will be operating on a Holiday Schedule TODAY in honor of Good Friday: 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am classes only.8:00am (CLOSED) - Steve R., Wayne, Kyle O., Yoshi, Danny, Darin, Olivia, Abi, Kellie, Brie,…
  • 17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Back Squat*Set 1 – 40% x 4 reps*Set 2 – 50% x 3 reps*Set 3 – 60-65% x 2 reps*Set 4 – 75% x 1 repRest no more than 60 seconds – or the time it takes you to put weight on the barbell – between these first four sets!*Set 5 – 85% x 1 rep*Set 6 – 90% x 1 rep*Set 7 – 95% x 1 rep*Set 8 – 95+% x 1 repRest 2-3 minutes between sets for the last four sets.B. Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 16 minutes of:Run 400 Meters8 Deadlifts (275/185 lbs)16 Burpees over the BarbellScheduling Reminder: We will be operating on a Holiday Schedule this Friday, April…
  • 16 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Five sets of:Hang Clean + Front Squat + CleanRest as neededB. Three sets, not for times, of:Row 500 Meters5 Clean & Jerks (185/135 lbs)10 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24″/20″)15 Toes to barRest 4-minutes between sets.Scheduling Reminder: We will be operating on a Holiday Schedule this Friday, April 18th in honor of Good Friday: 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am classes only. Please let us know which class you'll be attending for number purposes. Thank you!8:00am - Steve R., Wayne, Kyle O., Yoshi, Danny, Darin, Olivia, Abi, Kellie, Brie, Leslie, and Kaitlyn9:30am - Lawrence, Jose,…
  • 15 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets not for time of:Handstand Push-Ups x 8-12 repsAlternating Pistols x 6-8 reps each legKettlebell Swing x 10-12 reps (Games Standard)B. Four sets for times of:Row 500 Meters50 Double-Unders20 Wall Ball Shots (30/20 lb to 10 ft)Rest 4 minutes
  • 14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Today's WOD:Scheduling Reminder: We will be operating on a Holiday Schedule this Friday, April 18th in honor of Good Friday: 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am classes only.A. Every minute, on the minute, for 12 minutes:Snatch x 1 rep @ 85-95%Work speed and mechanics. Adjust load based on feel.B. For 30 minutes, rotate through the following three stations on the minute:Minute 1 – Row 10-15 CaloriesMinute 2 – 165/115 lb Power Clean x 5 repsMinute 3 – Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups x 6-10 repsTHE GROUP ELEMENTS PROGRAM:For any NEW or interested athletes, successful completion of the Elements Program is…
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    Oahu Mom

  • April 19 & 20, 2014: Easter Weekend Events

    Lisa
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
    Lots of fun things to do this Easter Weekend!  Visit the recently updated Weekend Events Page for all the details and have a great weekend. Happy Easter!
  • April 5 & 6, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Weekend Events Page is now updated for this coming weekend!  There are a lot of fun things happening including the annual Grown Hawaiian Festival, the Scottish Festival, the annual Ocean Expo, the Paliku Arts Festival and so much more.  Have a great weekend!
  • March 29 & 30, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:39 am
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend.  Lots of fun events for the whole family so check out the list and have a great weekend with your family!
  • March 22 & 23, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Check out the Weekend Events Page to see what’s happening on Oahu this weekend.  Hopefully the weather will be sunny this weekend!  Enjoy some time with your family and friends!
  • March 15 & 16, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Lots of fun activities to choose from this weekend!  Big events are scheduled at the Honolulu Zoo, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art, to mention a few.  You can spent time focusing on reading, science, the stars, Persian culture and more depending on which events you add to your family calendar.  Check out the updated Weekend Events Calendar for all the info.  Have a great weekend!
 
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
  • Neon Vibe Night Time 5K Fun Run to Benefit Kids

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    8 Nov 2013 | 4:20 pm
    Here is a short fun run going to happen in Honolulu on 1/3/2014 “Doing a color run is awesome. Doing a color run at night surrounded by black lights, fluorescent chalk, and great music is even more awesome. The Neon Vibe is a night-time 5k fun run that features UV black lights and vibrantly awesome […]
  • 25 Reasons to Buy the Macbook Air (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s a video I did recently about why you might consider purchasing a Macbook Air as your primary notebook computer if you are a writer. Most of the reasons given can be generalized to a lot of other professions and casual uses. This computer is the best I’ve had, and I’ve had over 20 notebook […]
  • Motivational, Exercise, Getting Things Done Posts – MOVED

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2013 | 10:14 pm
    Many of you joined AimforAwesome.com when it was a personal development site focused on exercise, PD, GTD, life philosophy, lifehacks, and such. I have change the site completely now so it only has articles and media related to moving to and living in Hawaii. All the other stuff (most) has now been moved to my […]
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Positive Thoughts: Do Not Be Conquered

    hawa6217
    23 Apr 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 “Do not be conquered by fear of loss or defeat, for without them, success and victory would be meaningless.” Mathew Morgan
  • County Supports Project Graduation

    hawa6217
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Photo L-R: Nadine Nakamura, Theresa Koki, Ross Kagawa, Janece Yatsko, Cassie Camara, Laurie Yoshida, Helen Percival, Mayor Carvalho By Staff Reports (LĪHU‘E)– Every year hundreds of graduating seniors spend graduation night in a safe, alcohol- and drug-free environment, thanks to the support of the Department of Education, parents, volunteers, local business and community groups. “Project Graduation is critically important to insure that our graduates enjoy the most important night of their lives and return home safely the next morning” stated Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.  “The…
  • Positive Thoughts: Road of Life

    hawa6217
    22 Apr 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 road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” Don Williams Jr.
  • Keeping Malaria Out

    hawa6217
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. We don’t have malaria transmission in the United States, but millions of people have malaria in other parts of the world, which means travelers can bring in the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 1,900 malaria cases were reported in the United States in 2011. Because the malaria parasite is carried by mosquitoes, travelers can reduce their risk of infection by using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing and sleeping where…
  • Positive Thoughts: Far, Far Better Things

    hawa6217
    21 Apr 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 “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis
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    Maui Makers

  • 3D Printing Talk

    Jerry
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    On April 8 2014 I (Jerry Isdale) gave an introductory talk on 3D Printing to the Society for Women Engineers (Hawaiian Island Chapter) at the Malcom Center in Kihei. We had about 20 people attending. This (and other Maui Makers presentations) are available on our public google drive. Look for the ones named “ie 3D Printing” – its there as pdf, odp and google format. The flyer for the event: And some pics for your enjoyment… 3Doodler creation by Brian Isdale
  • Visit to Autodesk Instructables/123D at Pier 9 SF, CA

    Jerry
    13 Dec 2013 | 4:55 pm
    If you thought the SpaceShop at NASA AMES was the coolest makerspace, read on… I had the lucky opportunity to visit the offices of Autodesk Instructables and 123D in November 2013. These are located in San Francisco on Pier 9, just down the shore from the Exploratorium. Here’s a panorama from just south of the pier. See those big black squares? Thats where the cargo doors would be – but now they are big windows. just wait. the view from inside is fantastic. The Pier 9 facility serves as the office for both Instructables and 123D. If you have not been to these sites, stop now…
  • SpaceShop – a makerspace at NASA AMES Research Center

    Jerry
    4 Dec 2013 | 6:52 pm
    Mid-November 2013 I visited SpaceShop at NASA Ames Research Center – a makerspace built for NASA Engineers. Matthew Reyes is the man responsible for setting up the space and being my host for the afternoon. He is also an advisor to SpaceGAMBIT (our DARPA funded Hackerspace Space Program grant) The SpaceShop shares a building with the Ames copy center and what is (to date) the most impressive machine shop I have ever been in. Lets start with the upstairs, where you find the SpaceShop itself. Matthew outfitted the space with most of the equipment required for a FabLab. He found a whole…
  • Laser Etched Deerskin Moccasin

    Jerry
    4 Dec 2013 | 3:24 pm
    People ask me what I make – and that can be tough to give a simple answer. This past summer (2013) I worked on a whole lot of different projects… the usual arduino/electronics, satellites, farming, and this one – a pair of moccasins. This project had a long gestation. I initially discovered Teri Edmonds store “If The Shoe Fits” several years ago, and noted that she also offers classes under the “Maui Shoe Academy” name. Teri’s store is both a retail and repair center, selling and fixing both men and women’s shoes. Her specialty is…
  • Sparkfun National Tour Visits Maui October 2013

    Jerry
    22 Oct 2013 | 5:18 pm
    Sparkfun Electronics has been running a National Tour – driving an RV around the mainland USA giving workshops. We arranged for them to come over to Maui for a workshop on October19 2013, alas without the RV. Maui County Office of Economic Development agreed to help defray the cost. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) agreed to host the workshop at their Malcolm Center for free. Brian, Jim and Ben at start of hike – still dry. Sparkfun sent a team of three terrific trainers – Brian Huang, Jim Lindblom and Ben Leduc-Mills. They arrived late Tuesday evening, after a weekend…
 
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    Prudential Locations Blog

  • You Can Buy Local for Your Home, Too

    My name
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Many island residents recognize the benefits of supporting our local farmers markets, but when it comes to our homes, oftentimes we don’t recognize the benefits of supporting our local designers or builders.  So why buy local? Built for Hawaii: Local designers create products suited for Hawaii, which means they are built for our environment, indoors or out, and will usually last longer too! Craftsmanship by Satoshi Yamauchi Woodworks.   Carbon neutrality: If you buy from a local craftsman or designer you have the added bonus of a zero (or very low) carbon footprint.
  • A Record High Sales Price for My Military Clients' Home

    My name
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    My clients Janet and Di are both in the U.S. Army and moved to Hawaii in 2005. When they arrived, they decided to apply their monthly housing allowance towards owning a home instead of living on base. After researching a few neighborhoods, they fell in love with Island Classics of Kapanoe, a community in Mililani Mauka. There were many great schools and recreation centers close by – perfect for raising their kids. They purchased a beautiful 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a two-car garage on a 4,000 square foot corner lot. Time to Retire and Move Last year they contacted me; they were…
  • Real Estate Market Report March 2014

    My name
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    In March 2014, there were 67 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $620,000. This is an eight percent increase from last month's median price, and a 21 percent increase when compared to March last year. The number of sales increased by 16 percent from last month but are down eight percent when compared to March last year. We saw 119 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $403,000. This is a 17 percent increase from last month's median price and up 7 percent when compared to March last year. The number of sales increased by 43 percent from February and increased…
  • Hawaii Kai – Unique Waterfront Living on Oahu

    My name
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Our family moved to Hawaii Kai, a beautiful, planned residential community on the Eastern end of Oahu, in 1994. We settled into Kalama Valley, a vibrant and active community, and eventually bought our first home there 10 years later. I rode my bike all over Hawaii Kai, we played tennis at the Koko Head District Park, and we walked and hiked all over, including Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay. When my daughter was two years old, she started swimming lessons at the Oahu Club. She was a natural, and was very comfortable in the water after only a few lessons. I on the other hand, had a very…
  • Spotlight on Grand Champions

    My name
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Grand Champions is a private oasis in the middle of Wailea that offers all the wealth of this world-class resort's environment with a touch of seclusion that sets it quietly apart. The architecture is classic, the environment peaceful, the landscaping lush, and the views are exceptional - including the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala. Grand Champions is also the perfect condo for those who desire the luxury of Wailea at a more affordable price. Prices as of February 2014 are between $475,000 and $725,000 — which, if you know Wailea, is a great deal for this upscale…
 
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    Communications Pacific | Public Relations Hawaii | PR Firm Honolulu

  • McDonald’s® Supports 27,000 Students In This Year’s Career And Technical Education Program

    dnocon
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning…
  • McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Gives Away 220,000 Cups Of Free McCafe® Coffee

    dnocon
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii gave away 220,000 cups of coffee during a recent two-week promotional campaign to get customers reacquainted with its McCafe® coffee. During that same period, 14 customers – one each day – were also randomly selected at restaurants across the state to win a year of free daily coffee – 5,110 cups in all. The full-bodied flavor of the Royal Kona Blend brand by Hawaii Coffee Company is only served at McDonald’s locations in Hawaii. From March 31 through April 13, all McDonald’s customers nationwide were offered a free small cup of…
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Takes On Gershwin And Beethoven In April 26-27 Concerts

    dnocon
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Sara Davis Buechner and conductor Maximiano Valdés back to the Islands for a program of Gershwin, Beethoven and Ravel on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. This will be the third program in the HSO’s Spring 2014 Halekulani Masterworks Series. Buechner, who may well hold the world title for having the most piano concertos in her repertoire (more than 100!) and is noted for her interpretations of American and jazz-influenced works, will perform George Gershwin’s…
  • Avalon Development Co. Purchases Industrial Park In Kapolei; 17 Fee-Simple Lots To Go On Sale

    dnocon
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer. “The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.” There has been intense demand for industrial space…
  • Maluhia Honua – 2014 Aloha Festivals To Honor Polynesian Voyaging Society’s World Voyage

    dnocon
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    HONOLULU – This year’s Aloha Festivals pays tribute to the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa and its mission to promote world peace with its theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.” “The 2014 theme was inspired by a song composed by Irmgard Farden Aluli entitled ‘For a Peaceful World’ and honors the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The mission of Aloha Festivals is to foster the Aloha Spirit through the…
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    Hawaii Tours, Hawaii Activities, Things to Do | Roberts Hawaii

  • Celebrating 70 years of sailing with the USS Missouri

    arlank
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Soak some history into your Hawaii visit with a trip to the USS Missouri. Here, it’s easy to mix in a splash of U.S. history with an exhilarating experience for ship-lovers — getting up close and personal with a ship that has a stature as massive as its experience on the water. Making waves amongst America’s fleet of celebrated ships is the USS Missouri. The 58,000-ton Iowa-class battleship is a beast in the water, measuring slightly below 900 feet – or the length of three football fields — from bow to stern and standing 20 stories tall. Today, this gentle giant watches over…
  • A violent volcano makes for one of Hawaii’s hottest sights

    Kina0le
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    You’ve probably created a model of one in elementary school. Volcanoes are the stuff of science and spectacular sojourns. For those who travel to Hawaii — a visit to one of the few active volcanoes in the world today is a once in a lifetime experience, and stunning sight to behold. The baby of Hawaii’s volcano ohana (family) is Kilauea, among – if not the — most active volcanoes not just on Hawaii Island but the world over. Hawaiians named the summit of the volcano Kilauea, but over time scientists and visitors have extended the name to include the entire volcano. Some often…
  • Roberts Hawaii Now Hiring!

    arlank
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Come out and meet our recruiting team to learn more about Roberts Hawaii School Bus positions for the 2014-2015 school year along with other current positions available.
  • Hawaii’s most spam-tastic snack

    arlank
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Hawaii’s most spam-tastic snack While it’s by no means on the cutting edge of Hawaii cuisine, Spam is one of the foods most often associated with the Hawaiian Islands. Right up there with poi, lau lau, loco moco and other local treats, you may have heard about Hawaii’s “other” favorite meat – Spam. And while islanders will eat it every which way – with eggs for breakfast or on top of ramen noodles for dinner – one of the most popular ways to consume Spam is in a musubi. When traveling throughout the islands you’ll find Spam musubi everywhere, at restaurants, grocery stores…
  • A Postcard-Worthy Lookout

    arlank
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:23 pm
    If you find yourself winding your way through Nu`uanu Valley you’ll want to make a pit stop at the Pali Lookout, a must see state park in Hawai`i. Located at the top of the Pali Highway and nestled between Windward Oahu and downtown Honolulu, this popular visitor destination is tucked amidst lazy clouds and weeping waterfalls. With a view that will sweep you away, the Pali Lookout is located more than a thousand feet above sea level, serving up breathtaking sights of the verdant Ko`olau Mountains and picturesque Windward coast. On a clear day, visitors can spot Mokoli`i (little lizard)…
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    Kona Impact » Blogs

  • How NOT to Succeed in Business in Hawaii

    brian
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Read the title again; this is how NOT to succeed in Business in Hawaii! There are plenty of, “how to be successful in business” blog posts out there, so I thought I’d change things up and offer my understanding of why businesses fail in Hawaii. My perspective is that of an business owner who works primarily with small and medium-sized businesses in Kona, Hawaii. I have literally worked with hundreds of businesses at Kona Impact, and, as one would expect, I’ve seen many fail. Here’s how to fail at business in Hawaii 1. Don’t have a firm grasp of costs and…
  • Mobile Websites for Business in Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    There has been a tremendous shift in how people are accessing online data. It used to be solely notebook and desktop computers. Now, however, people are just as likely to use their smart phone, including Android and iPhones to look for information and services. Most websites are designed for full-size screens. That’s the reality of website design: what you would do for a large monitor website is not what you would want for a phone. A mobile website needs to have information re-formatted and have prominent call and location navigation items. Extraneous information does not need to be on…
  • Donate Blood – Get Free Business Card Design or 1/2 Off 1,000 Cards

    brian
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The Blood Bank is coming to the LDS Kona Stake at 75-230 Kalani Street tomorrow, March 12. Walk-ins are welcome. Saving a life is probably why you would give blood. That’s reason enough in our minds, but if would like another reason, we are offering a free business card design or 50% off 1,000 cards on March 12 only for anyone who stops by before or after donating blood. The business card design is a $50 value and 1/2 1,000 cards is worth$42.50! This is a one-per-person, one-day only promotion. Hope to see on Wednesday!   The post Donate Blood – Get Free Business Card Design…
  • See-through Window Vinyl – A Top Seller

    brian
    17 Jan 2014 | 5:29 pm
    See-through window vinyl is one of our favorite materials. The vinyl is perforated, with 50% vinyl and 50% holes. This allows the material, when looking from inside an office or car, to be see-through, almost like looking through a window with no covering. From the outside, the material can have graphics, phone numbers or just about anything printed on it. This is a great material for storefront, office and vehicle windows. It’s relatively costly compared to solid vinyl, but all of our clients who have it love it. If your are interested, give us a call at 329-6077! Initial consultations…
  • Completed Project: Hawaii Best Mac Nuts

    brian
    14 Jan 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Hawaii Island is blessed with an abundance of nature’s goodness. From the old days of the pineapple plantations to the world-famous Kona coffee, Hawaii Island is a great place to grow things. Year-round sunshine and many micro-climates (rainforest, high mountain dessert, l0w-lying arid zones and everything in between). We even get snow–at least for a few weeks a year–on top of some of our volcanoes. Hawaii’s Best Mac Nuts is located in the Puna district of the island, an area well-known for abundant rain fall, good soil and ideal conditions for many crops. They have…
 
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