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  • PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party

    Honolulu Pulse
    Michelle Ramos
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party Friends and family of Hawaii designer Kini Zamora gathered Thursday to watch the season finale of "Project Runway" at The Safehouse at The Republik. Zamora placed third in the TV design competition. Sean Kelly took first place followed by Amanda Valentine. The post PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Week 8 Opponent's schedules

    University of Hawaii Football Fan Blog
    chawancut
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46050
  • Attorney for Portlock madam said his client was set up by ICE agent

    Hawaii Reporter
    Hawaii Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Malia Arciero HONOLULU - The attorney for Malia Arciero, a madam who operated her business out of the elite Oahu neighborhood Portlock for about a decade, will go to court Thursday, Oct. 23, to attempt to get drug possession and drug dealing charges against her dismissed. Arciero, who said her elite escort business offered prostitution services to some of Hawaii’s most prominent law enforcement, politicians and entertainers, was arrested in April 2013, but on charges unrelated to her escort business. Honolulu Attorney Gary Dubin, who represents Arcerio, said he’s filed a motion to…
  • Week 7 Opponent's schedules - Win vs Wyoming!!!

    University of Hawaii Football Fan Blog
    chawancut
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
      http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46050
  • Today’s Happy Shot — and why I love my vet

    The Cat Dish
    Catherine Toth
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    My husband and his family have been taking their pets to Feather and Fur Animal Hospital for years. When we got married, he insisted I take my two dogs there, too. I was on the fence. I really like the vet who’s been taking care of both Sunny and Indy since they were pups and the thought of going somewhere new — and trusting someone new — wasn’t appealing. Vets are like hair stylists, dentists and mechanics. You find one you like, one who you’re comfortable with, and you don’t change. But working with the vets at the Kailua animal hospital with ‘Elua these past…
 
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  • 3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.
  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and...
  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.
  • Forklift fire reported near Sand Island

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Honolulu firefighters are working to put out a forklift fire that broke out Friday near Pier 52.
  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.
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  • Painted stink bug: New agricultural pest found on Maui

    Web Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A new insect pest has been discovered on Maui. The Department of Agriculture says the bagrada bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Bagrada hilaris), also known as the painted stink bug, was detected last week in a student garden by faculty at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. The bug threatens a wide range of crops in Hawaii, officials said. Staff from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) surveyed the site and detected five adult and two nymphs of the bagrada bug on Chinese cabbage and tatsoi in the garden. Specimens were collected and sent to Honolulu where HDOA entomologists…
  • Tour guide apologizes for racist rant on ride through San Francisco

    LISA AMIN GULEZIAN
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    San Francisco, CA (KGO/CNN) -- A San Francisco tour bus guide says it was just satirical comedy. The woman is apologizing for the racist rant directed at Chinatown, which was caught on camera during a bus tour. She says she was trying to be a little outrageous, but it went way too far. “These people wake you up at six in the morning. They make all this **** noise all the time. There are too many of them out here,” the guide said, A group of 20 English-speaking tourists listened and even applauded as this tour guide went off on Chinatown and its people. It’s created a social…
  • 3 California sheriffs’ deputies, bystander shot in two neighboring counties

    DON THOMPSON
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An assailant shot three sheriff’s deputies in two neighboring Northern California counties on Friday, also shooting and wounding a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn Friday afternoon for an armed man suspected in all four shootings. Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin told The Associated Press that a woman who was seen with the man earlier in the day had been taken into custody, and Erwin said the woman had a handgun in her…
  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall

    TOM KRISHER
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers. So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. But safety advocates says as many as 25 million vehicles may be equipped with the faulty air bags in the U.S. alone. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. Many of the U.S. recalls have…
  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, at high school near Seattle

    Mark Bixler and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 4:39 p.m. ET] The gunman who opened fire Friday at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School has been identified as freshman Jaylen Fryberg, fellow students, including eyewitnesses, told CNN. Fryberg was announced as the high school’s freshman homecoming king on October 17, according to YouTube video of the ceremony and accounts from students to CNN. Fryberg’s multiple social media accounts depict him frequently hunting, and using rifles. His social media accounts say he was a Native American and a member of the Tulalip…
 
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  • Appeals court calls for dismissal of gay marriage suit against state

    Susan Essoyan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Hawaii's marriage equality law makes a pending federal lawsuit moot, and instructed the lower court to dismiss the case.
  • Shark knocks man off board in second Maui encounter

    Gary T. Kubota
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    A second shark encounter in three days in waters edging Maui toppled a Maka­wao man off his paddleboard Monday morning.
  • More time is sought to apply for homeowner tax break

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Honolulu City Council leaders say they want to extend until Nov. 17 the deadline for homeowners who were pushed unintentionally into the higher-taxed Residential A class to apply for a break in what they owe.
  • 911 Report

    Star-Advertiser staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Medical examiner to conduct autopsy on 3-year-old girl • ATV accident victim on the Big Island was Kamuela man • Pedestrian killed in Ewa Beach crash has been identified
  • Fumes in Kapolei send pupils, faculty to hospital

    Star-Advertiser staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Two Kapolei Elementary students and five faculty members were treated at a hospital Thursday after complaining of headaches, nausea and sore throat caused by a chemical odor at the campus.
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  • Alleged “patent troll” benefited from state tech programs

    Ian Lind
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Did you see the news reports after a federal jury rejected the claims of a company that had been seeking $93.7 million in damages due to what it had said was infringement on several patents by Apple Computer? The website arstechnica.com has a good story about the case (“Jury trial concludes: Apple slaps down patent […]
  • Feline Friday: Toby’s anniversary

    Ian Lind
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Yes, here we are on yet another Feline Friday. It’s the time of year to remember the rescue of Mr. Toby, which took place just before Halloween back in 2002. Yes, that top photo is of Toby and me soon after his rescue from a wild patch of bushes along Huamalani Road, which runs up […]
  • A different Throwback Thursday: An inquiry about Hugh Montgomery of Fergushill, Scotland

    Ian Lind
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    A couple of years ago, I posted information about the mining community in Scotland where my father’s mother was from, including information to visit via Google Earth (“Visiting Fergushill via Google Earth“). Yesterday that post drew a rather interesting inquiry. Searching for information on the railways which served the Fergushill and Doura mining areas between […]
 
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  • Thirty Meter Telescope groundbreaking set

    Hawaii Star Wire
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    A groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, launching a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Although access to the TMT construction site will be limited due to the area’s sensitive environment and harsh physical conditions, the ceremony will be fully accessible via a live-stream webcast. George Takei, noted actor, director and author, known for his role in the television series Star Trek, will present pre-recorded science segments during the live webcast. Dr. Robert…
  • Latest crew set for 8-month simulated Mars mission

    Hawaii Star Wire
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The six astronaut-like crew members of the next Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission starting October 15 will be isolated in their dome habitat for eight months. This mission is twice as long as any previously completed at the Hawaiʻi site, and second only to Russia’s Mars500 experiment in total duration. Also, for the first time, HI-SEAS will have a female commander. In NASA history, only two women have ever commanded the spaceship: astronauts Eileen Collins in July 1999, and Pamela Melroy in November 2007. For true space flight, the commander role requires…
  • Energy Excelerator announces latest cohort

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

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

    Hawaii Star Wire
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Hawaiki Cable Limited, the New Zealand owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Hawaiian Telcom as its landing partner in Hawaii. As part of its system architecture, Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. West coast in Oahu, Hawaii. Under the Letter of Intent signed by both parties, Hawaiian Telcom will provide Hawaiki with turnkey infrastructure and connectivity, including a cable landing station and terrestrial infrastructure in Makaha. Hawaiian Telcom will also be responsible for all permitting…
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  • Police warrants list for Friday, October 24, 2014

    Baron
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: October 24, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    The leading edge of the lava flow has advanced 300 yards since yesterday. Apaa Street/Cemetery Road between The Pahoa Transfer Station and Kaohe Homestead road is closed due to the lava threat. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • McGuire is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for October

    Baron
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Reserve Officer Iris McGuire on Thursday (October 23) as East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for October. McGuire was honored for her dedication to duty in the Puna District, particularly during Hurricane Iselle. McGuire served as a police officer from 1998 until she resigned in […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: October 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The narrow finger of lava coming off the main flow has advanced 425 yards since yesterday. Apaa Street/Cemetery Road between The Pahoa Transfer Station and Kaohe Homestead road is closed due to the lava threat. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • PTA to open areas for bow hunting, October 25-26, 2014

    Baron
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    MEDIA RELEASE POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, Oct. 25-26, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4, 9, 12-16 and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 20, 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Local Industry News 10/23  KHON2: Local nonprofits meet fundraising goals via crowdfunding 10/23  PBN: Hawaii's SafeConnect Solar gets $500k from Energy Department 10/22  PBN: Sunetric declines to renew advertising contract with Volta Industries EV charging network 10/20  Star-Advertiser: Hawaii Gas fuel shift could mean lower bills 10/20  PBN: Public support for renewable energy in Hawaii highly favorable, new report says 10/19  Star-Advertiser: What's in the wind? Public Utilities Commission 10/10/14  The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed their response to…
  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 13, 2014

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Public Utilities Commission 10/10/14  The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed their response to the Information Requests by the Public Utilities Commission regarding the Power Supply Improvement Plans. It is in two parts: Part 1 (89MB) and Part 2 (78MB). (You can also download these from the PUC's Document Management System by searching for Docket No. 2014-0183 and clicking the Documents tab.) Local Industry News 10/17  PBN: Hawaii needs to be realistic about energy security 10/17  PBN: Hooked by the barrel 10/17  Star-Advertiser: Car sharing service has eyes on Hawaii…
  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 6, 2014

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Public Meeting Hawaiian Electric has announced a public forum on Friday, Oct. 17, to talk about their demand response programs. It takes place at the Energy Excelerator office, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 505. Validated parking will be available at Central Pacific Plaza (220 South King St.) and light refreshments and coffee will be served. You can register by calling (808) 543-4632 or email energyscout@hawaiianelectric.com by October 14, 2014 with the names of those persons who will attend. More info here. Local Industry News 10/10  KHON: Critics say HECO's electric grid isn't equipped to…
  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 29, 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Public Utitlies Commission Through Oct. 6, the Public Utilities Commission is accepting public comments on the Hawaiian Electric Companies action plans. Learn more here.   9/26 The PUC has issued an Information Request to the Hawaiian Electric Companies regarding their submitted plans (Docket No. 2014-0183 – Instituting a Proceeding to Review the Power Supply Improvement Plans for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited). Local Industry News 10/2  PBN: New Hawaiian Electric CEO gets high praise from former colleagues…
  • PUC accepting public comment on the HECO Companies' action plans

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A few weeks ago, Hawaiian Electric submitted their proposed plans for the future of our electricity system. As the Public Utilities Commission reviews the plans, they have opened up the opportunity for the public to submit comments. Getting your opinion heard directly before the PUC usually involves participating in docket proceedings, requiring a combination of time, money, and an attorney. But for this issue, the PUC is asking for public comments directly, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to speak your mind. The deadline for comments is Monday, October 6, 2014.
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  • I'D LIKE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE, PAT- IS IT "NO F*CKING WAY?"

    Andy Parx
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    As you might expect, the three Kaua`i County Charter Amendments on the ballot November 4 are meant to consolidate power in the hands of the mayor and reduce transparency by asking "trick" questions that don't really tell voters what the real intent- much less content- might be. So let's play "Who do you trust?"Ballot Question #1: Shall the Department of Personnel Services be changed to the Department of Human Resources, with additional human resources functions? This first one may look like the long-awaited change to get rid of our Department of Personnel and replace it with a modern day…
  • IS IT FARTHER TO L.A. OR BY BUS?

    Andy Parx
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    In any compendium of incompetence our local Kaua`i newspaper has it's own volume. But the current editor has  brought drivel and illiteracy to previously unparalleled heights and depths, respectively .   With "Yes," "No" and "Maybe" choices, today's "poll" asks:"Do you think James Pflueger, 88, received the appropriate sentence (seven months in jail, 5 years probation) for his role in the the (sic) Ka Loko dam failure on March 14, 2006 that killed seven people?"Leaving aside the question of why on earth a person go to the trouble of answering an opinion poll question with a…
  • (PNN) ZUCKEBERG IS NEW "MYSTERY" OWNER OF LEPE`ULI

    Andy Parx
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    We now know who bought the Bowman's Lepe`uli property that include the ancient Alaloa and beach access trials- Mark Zuckerberg who owns Facebook, according to Pacific Business News.According to testimony before the Kaua`i County Council the then-unknown buyer intended to withdraw the previously approved subdivision of the property where 80 "gentlemen farms" were planned. Testimony indicated that it could have been many more lots if it had been "CPRed." But just as important as scratching the subdivision it self, the development would have forced the county to take a difficult rocky beach…
  • WHOSE GAME IS THIS ANYWAY?

    Andy Parx
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    We don't complain much, do we? (Don't answer that). But Richard Borreca is stealing my material. In his pay-walled "On Politics" column today he leads by saying: --- "You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?'" Casey Stengel said that about his 1962 Mets ballclub that lost 120 of its 160 games. If the baseball coach who had won five championships with the New York Yankees were alive today, he might say the same thing watching Hawaii's state and city government swing and miss the slow pitches." ----- HEY DICKIE-BOY...THAT'S OUR JOKE.
  • PNN News Analysis: NO LEGAL BASIS EXISTS FOR COUNCIL TO DECIDE "CHARTER AMENDMENT VS INITIATIVE" QUESTION; CONSIDERATION ITSELF OVERSTEPS AUTHORITY

    Andy Parx
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    News analysisby Andy Parx (PNN) -- "Is it a cat or a dog," Kaua`i County Council Chair Jay Furfaro has infamously asked regarding the "Kaua`i Rising (KR)" charter amendment ballot petition- one which the county attorney claims is really an "initiative" disguised as a "charter amendment." Well, legally the answer is essentially, it's none of their business. The council will meet Wednesday to figure out whether to "receive" the petition so that the county clerk can verify and count the signatures for what KR says is a charter amendment. But Deputy Attorney Mona Clark issued an opinion at the…
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  • Attorney for Portlock madam said his client was set up by ICE agent

    Hawaii Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Malia Arciero HONOLULU - The attorney for Malia Arciero, a madam who operated her business out of the elite Oahu neighborhood Portlock for about a decade, will go to court Thursday, Oct. 23, to attempt to get drug possession and drug dealing charges against her dismissed. Arciero, who said her elite escort business offered prostitution services to some of Hawaii’s most prominent law enforcement, politicians and entertainers, was arrested in April 2013, but on charges unrelated to her escort business. Honolulu Attorney Gary Dubin, who represents Arcerio, said he’s filed a motion to…
  • Investigator prevented from pursing criminal cases against companies scamming Hawaii's elderly and visitors

    Hawaii Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Aquilino "Aku" Idao, Supervisory Investigator State of Hawaii-DCCA-OCP BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says. Aquilino “Aku” Idao, of the department’s Consumer Affairs’ office, has filed a complaint with two state Senate committee chairman. Idao, who has worked in law enforcement for 25 years, said he is charged with pursuing criminal cases against companies and their owners who violate state…
  • Hawaii Senate Holds Special Session for Judicial Appointments

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Senate will convene Wednesday, October 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. to open a special session to consider judicial appointments of Jeffrey P. Crabtree and Christine E. Kuriyama to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu), and Margaret K. Masunaga to the District Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii). Following the official opening of the special session, the Senate Judiciary and LaborCommittee will hold decision making on the confirmation and consideration of the appointees at 11:30 a.m. in Room 016 of the Hawaii State Capitol. Lawmakers today…
  • Honolulu Crimestoppers: Bank Robbery Suspect Wanted

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who is wanted for robbing the Bank of Hawaii located at 95-1249 Meheula Parkway. On October 22, 2014, at approximately 12:59 p.m., a male entered the Bank of Hawaii located in Times Super Market, handed the teller a note, and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS,…
  • Third Shark Encounter on Maui This Week as Murky Water Warning Continues

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Shark in Hawaiian waters (photo by Terry Lilly) HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today around 10 a.m. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers report two women from Kihei, ages 53 and 46, were about 200 yards off Waipulani Beach Park, stand-up paddle boarding in five to six feet of water when one saw a shark approaching the other’s board. The woman said a tiger shark knocked her friend into the water when it bit the tail part of her board, and that she…
 
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  • UH Medical School Dean Jerris Hedges Leads Hundreds of Men in “Men’s March Against Domestic Violence”

    Tina Shelton
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine led more than one thousand men from all walks of life today on a demonstration march through the streets of downtown Honolulu. The occasion was the 20th Anniversary of the Men’s March Against Domestic Violence, which is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Hawai`i and the […]
  • DIVERSITY in the Biomedical Research Workforce Becomes a National Priority

    Tina Shelton
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce. The University of Hawai`i medical school is a part of this projected five-year effort […]
  • VIDEO: Watch our Mini-Med School Lecturers on Topics From Vaccines to Palliative Care

    Tina Shelton
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Our second Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging is underway at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center in Kaka`ako on a series of Saturdays. We’re all booked for the sessions, although another round is scheduled in the Spring. Meantime, though, we have a special treat. Thanks to the generosity of the […]
  • PATHOLOGY Faculty Prepare Summer Interns to become Disease Detectives

    Tina Shelton
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    By Mia Noguchi Seventeen students who participated in a summer internship program hosted by Hawai`i Pathologists’ laboratory have completed the program. Sixteen of the students presented their research projects at a poster session and platform presentation held at The Queen’s Conference Center on August 7. “Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of medicine […]
  • Learning to Make Football SAFER on the Field and in the ER

    Jeremy Nitta
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    When Certified Hawai’i Athletic Trainers meet up with hospital trauma team members in a health care setting to improve treatment for sports injuries, who learns more, the Certified Athletic Trainers or the Trauma Team? Find out in this video from The University of Hawai’i medical school, where our Interim Surgery Chair says sports-related concussions are […]
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  • VIDEO: The Pulse Minute – 10/24/14

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    24 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    VIDEO: The Pulse Minute – 10/24/14 HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertser.com Gear up for the weekend with The Pulse Minute featuring Honolulu Pulse marketing coordinator Laura Grace D’Angeli on Hawaii News Now’s “Sunrise.” The Pulse Minute appears Fridays at 7:50 a.m., showcasing the hottest events as featured in the Star-Advertiser’s TGIF and HonoluluPulse.com, Hawaii’s top entertainment and nightlife website. The post VIDEO: The Pulse Minute – 10/24/14 appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party

    Michelle Ramos
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party Friends and family of Hawaii designer Kini Zamora gathered Thursday to watch the season finale of "Project Runway" at The Safehouse at The Republik. Zamora placed third in the TV design competition. Sean Kelly took first place followed by Amanda Valentine. The post PICS: ‘Project Runway’ viewing party appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • PICS: Kini Zamora’s ‘Runway’ show

    Donica Kaneshiro
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    PICS: Kini Zamora’s ‘Runway’ show Check out the "Project Runway" finalist's collection and judge for yourself. The post PICS: Kini Zamora’s ‘Runway’ show appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Fashion Tribe: Zamora stayed true

    Christie Wilson
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Fashion Tribe: Zamora stayed true Hawaii designer Kini Zamora finishes third, with Sean Kelly taking the $100,000 prize in Lifetime's "Project Runway." The post Fashion Tribe: Zamora stayed true appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • ‘Runway’ winner announced

    Christie Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    ‘Runway’ winner announced The verdict is in for Hawaii designer Kini Zamora and three other finalists who showed collections at New York Fashion Week in Lifetime's reality TV series. The post ‘Runway’ winner announced appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
 
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  • Preview: Summit Fest’s post-modern luau

    Melissa Chang
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    The inaugural Summit Fest — a celebration of fashion, music, culinary arts, and ideas — happens this weekend. Presented by Summit Magazine and Ward Village, the three-day event highlights Hawaii as an innovation hub with networking events and speakers that will share culture and promote discussion or collaboration on current issues. If you look at the schedule of events, it’s heady stuff, but you get the opportunity to meet some progressive local movers and shakers, like Alison Izu Song and Summer Shiigi of The Cut Collective; artist Sergio Garzon; DevLeague’s Jason Sewell;…
  • Supermodel Miranda Kerr draws a major crowd

    Amanda Stevens
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and Japanese pop artist/musician Takahiro of Exile recently were in Honolulu to film an ad campaign for the mega-popular, Japanese brand Samantha Thavasa. It was supposed to be just media invited to a photo session outside the Ala Moana Center store, but it turned out to be a mob scene, I haven’t been shoved like that since my mosh pit days. After Melissa Chang and I got our shots, we headed over to Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, where Frolic’s Olena Heu emceed a reception. It was cute. This was the first time that I saw a giant crowd play jan ken…
  • Frolic Picks: Weekend events

    Julie Hasegawa
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Friday, Oct. 24 Summit Fest 2014 Kick-off Party Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Ward Village Information Center 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard $75 (day passes); $200 (fest pass) SUMMIT Fest, presented by Ward Village, is Hawaii’s celebration of arts, culture and ideas. The inaugural event takes place over three days (Oct. 24, 25 and 26) and seeks to highlight Hawaii as a worldwide innovation hub by sharing culture and exploring issues that have local relevance and global resonance. the kick-off party includes cocktails, live entertainment and a special “not-so-late late night show” by local…
  • Party pics: Hawaii Bowl Flavors

    Melissa Chang
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Hawaii Bowl held its annual fundraiser last night in the Sheraton Waikiki main ballroom, featuring wines and spirits from Youngs Market Co., as well as a variety of upscale food stations by chef Colin Hazama. The event also had a live and silent auction, and attendees could order any of the wines presented (which will be picked up later at Tamura’s Market). All proceeds from the evening are distributed to various nonprofits for children at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl in December.
  • Something new: Ahi Assassins

    Grant Shindo
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    While sitting curbside at a popular Chinatown dim sum spot, I noticed a gigantic Ford truck parked on the street, with “Ahi Assassins” painted across the side along with accompanying social media tags. I immediately checked them out on Instagram and saw that they were selling fresh, line-caught fish out of the back of their boat near the fish auction at the pier. Catching up to 1,000 pounds a week, they yield about 500 pounds of fillet and 150 pounds of poke. These fisherman sell fish to the auction and cater to friends and family for special occasions. Their customers kept asking…
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    The Cat Dish

  • Today’s Happy Shot — and why I love my vet

    Catherine Toth
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    My husband and his family have been taking their pets to Feather and Fur Animal Hospital for years. When we got married, he insisted I take my two dogs there, too. I was on the fence. I really like the vet who’s been taking care of both Sunny and Indy since they were pups and the thought of going somewhere new — and trusting someone new — wasn’t appealing. Vets are like hair stylists, dentists and mechanics. You find one you like, one who you’re comfortable with, and you don’t change. But working with the vets at the Kailua animal hospital with ‘Elua these past…
  • Ode to ‘Elua

    Catherine Toth
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    ‘Elua, our beloved chicken with a big personality and an adventurous spirit, died last night. We took her in a couple of days ago after finding her standing out in the rain, soaked and frail. She wouldn’t eat, she wouldn’t move. We knew it was bad. It was the second time we had taken ‘Elua to Feathers and Fur Animal Hospital in Kailua this year for being egg bound. (That means she had an egg inside her that she couldn’t expel. Read my blog on that.) The first time we left her there — incidentally during Hurricane Iselle; she was back at the vet this time around during…
  • #FUUD: Salted Lemon in Liliha

    Catherine Toth
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    I’m always on the lookout for a good acai bowl. And when Salted Lemon opened up near my (new) ‘hood this summer — and I heard it sold sizable acai bowls filled to the brim with fresh fruits — I had put it on my list of places to try. Outside the shop on Liliha Street. Inside — decorated for Halloween! It’s not the easiest place to find — unless you’re familiar with the Liliha area. The shop is in an old shoe store on Liliha Street next to the iconic Jane’s Fountain. (I love that place.) It really brightens up the neighborhood, giving this aging…
  • #CatChat: Visiting the new Choco le‘a Boutique

    Catherine Toth
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Yeah, yeah, I keep saying I’m going to restart the #CatChat segments on my blog. And hey, this might be my first one in 2014, but at least I did it! I decided to save my first #CatChat of the year for the opening of Choco le‘a‘s first boutique in Mānoa Square (2909 Lowrey Avenue in Mānoa). Outside the shop on Lowrey Avenue. Owner Erin Kanno Uehara preparing a box of chocolate truffles. The charming storefront opened in late September — the grand opening isn’t slated until November — for fans of the artisan chocolates made with premium chocolates and the freshest…
  • What makes the best fries

    Catherine Toth
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    There are some foods you can’t separate. Peanut butter and jelly. Waffles and fried chicken. And burgers and fries. I don’t care how full I am, I will order a bag of fries with every burger, period. The saltiness, the crispiness, the oiliness — fries are the perfect complement to a greasy burger topped with melted cheese and smoky bacon, leafy lettuce and a fresh slice of tomato. You really can’t beat it. So when Frolic Hawai‘i asked me to blog about my Top 5 favorite fries, I actually had a hard time narrowing it down. Because it really all depends. While the basic…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • A Quick Oahu Friends Getaway

    RPang
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Already dreaming of your next holiday weekend? Blogger Elysia McMahan shares why Oahu should be on your list of long weekend destinations: When you imagine getting away somewhere with one (or a few) of your friends, what kind of place comes to mind? Southern charm? The lights and chaos of Las Vegas? A desert oasis? [...]
  • Talk Story with Travel Writer Dana Rebmann

    RPang
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    In our second Talk Story feature, we sit down with travel writer Dana Rebmann to chat about her recent family adventure in Hawaii. A mother of two well-traveled teenagers, Dana is passionate about exploring the world with her family and has seen an amazing number of places via plane, train, and automobile, and now—with her [...]
  • Taking Hawaii Vacations to New Heights

    RPang
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    One might argue that Hawaii is becoming a zipline adventurer’s mecca with breathtaking courses on four of the major Hawaiian Islands – Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. Whether you’re seeking the thrills or the sights (or maybe you just need a break from the beach) it is worthwhile to incorporate this riveting activity into [...]
  • An Epic Road Trip Across Hawaii, the Big Island

    RPang
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    -by Jessica Festa A Big Island sunset as viewed from my rental car. Before visiting Hawaii, the Big Island, I had never thought of it as a quintessential road trip destination. For some reason, tropical islands always seem so small and compact in my head. You mean I can’t just ride a bike or jog [...]
  • Top Lanai Adventures

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

  • Startup Weekend Returns in November

    Ryan Ozawa
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    It’s been quiet on the Startup Weekend front, with the last Honolulu event held in February and a Maui event in May. But Hawaii will be back in the mix next month as part of the Global Startup Battle, taking place Nov. 14-16. The Honolulu event will take place at BoxJelly in Kakaako. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday…
  • ThinkTech Launches New Shows

    Ryan Ozawa
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    The ThinkTech Hawaii multimedia empire, headed by Jay Fidell, is growing. In recent weeks, two new shows have been added to the network’s extensive lineup, hosted by two good friends. Local community organizer L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine yesterday kicked off “Reaching Out,” featuring “conversations around the social side of the Internet.” And Dan Leuck, CEO of Ikayzo and founder of TechHui, is hosting “New Media: The Bleeding Edge,” along with colleague Tzyh Ng. ThinkTech, a non-profit tech advocacy firm, brings its stories to print, radio,…
  • Time Lapse and Slow Motion Video in iOS 8

    Ryan Ozawa
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Apart from adjusting to the “ludicrously large” size of the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s been smooth sailing. (I even missed the brouhaha over iOS 8.0.1, for once not pouncing on the software update the moment it was available.) As with any shiny new gadget, there are lots of things to try. With the new hardware and software came enhanced time-lapse, and slow-motion video features. On the slow-motion video front, the first and last chance I’ve had to play with it was when I walked out of the Apple Store last Friday and met up with Ramsay Wharton, a reporter for Hawaii News Now.
  • Epic “LOST” Fan Bonnie Craft Passes

    Ryan Ozawa
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    This was an incredible week for “LOST” fans. With the 10th anniversary of the hit TV show came dozens of tributes from all corners of the world, including a fantastic package of stories by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The Lost 2014 tour, years in the making, brought hundreds of fans to “The Island” to revel in their fantastic fandom. And while Jen and I were unable to participate directly, we were able to meet up here and there with many visiting “LOST” addicts. Unfortunately, the fantastic “LOST” fan gathering wraps on a sad note, with news…
  • Agripharmatech: From Weeds to Medicine

    Ryan Ozawa
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    For the first time in six years and over 300 shows, Bytemarks Cafe escaped from the basement studio at Hawaii Public Radio and headed out into the field to record on location. Burt and I headed over to Windward Community College to learn about the new agripharmatech program. We spent the full hour with Dr. Inge White and her lab assistant (and former student) Nyan Stillwell, and they told us about the program, their facilities on campus, and the kinds of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits they’ve been able to derive from common backyard plants. We were able to go on location…
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    Star-Advertiser headlines

  • Police commissioner: N.Y. ax attack was terrorist act

    Craig Gima
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.
  • Matson pleads guilty to molasses spill charges

    Craig Gima
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    A federal magistrate judge is accepting a shipping company's guilty plea to criminal charges from a molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor but isn't approving $600,000 in community service payments.
  • Motorcycle collision on Kalanianaole Highway injures 3

    Craig Gima
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Kalanianaole Highway has been reopened after Honolulu police closed the roadway Friday morning for about two hours because of an accident.
  • Court documents detail Kalihi stabbing

    Craig Gima
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The 59-year-old victim of a stabbing in Kalihi told police that his attacker repeatedly said that he wanted to kill him as he continued to stab him, according to court documents.
  • 2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

    Craig Gima
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • One-Pot Meals and BLTs

    lwilcox
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    When my kids were teenagers, I  remember what they'd do when I told them we'd be having a casserole for dinner: Moan! If only I'd made casseroles like Martha Stewart--or perhaps if I gave the dishes a fresh name, like one-pot meals: On MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 4:00 pm, PBS Hawaii), Martha whips up four One-Pot Meals: a stove-top clambake in a stockpot (pictured), risotto with shrimp and herbs in a pressure cooker, poached cod with tomatoes in a skillet and arroz con pollo in a Dutch oven. And while we're at…
  • Rescues on the Trail to Kalalau

    lwilcox
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Coming up on our statewide student newscast, middle school students give us a well-rounded story about firefighters' many rescues of hurt or stranded hikers along the popular but treacherous trail to Kalalau Valley along Kauai's Na Pali Coast. Last April, more than 120 hikers were stranded due to flooding. Here's a sneak peek from tonight's (Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014) HIKI NŌ  newscast on PBS Hawaii. The story is by teacher Kevin Masunaga's award-winning students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.   Usually, we see short TV or newspaper items about a particular…
  • Women in War

    lwilcox
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    What does it take to break the gender barrier in war? Track America’s Women in War on MAKERS (Tues., Oct. 21, 9:00 pm, PBS Hawaii). Among those featured are Linda Bray (pictured), the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. We’ll also see interviews with war correspondents Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour; General Angela Salinas, who was the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Marine Corps; and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman…
  • Inspector Lewis is Futless

    lwilcox
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
      The Hawaii slang word "futless" applies this season to our beloved former detective inspector, Lewis. In retirement, he still wants to solve murders, doesn't know how to help his former partner Hathaway without taking over the investigation, and last night, was worried about preserving his reputation as a 13-year-old cold case was re-opened. --Retired Inspector Lewis Last night's episode of MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Inspector Lewis, Season 7 showed us Lewis in transition to retirement and humanized him. I have a feeling he'll find his sweet spot in retirement,…
  • Glass on Mauna Kea

    lwilcox
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    A PBS national program comes to us this week from the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island: Steven Johnson, host of HOW WE GOT TO NOW(Wed., Oct. 22,  2014,10:00 pm), says his most memorable moment while taping the series took place on Mauna Kea. On this episode, Glass, he visits the W.M. Keck Observatory on the mountain, where high-powered telescopes demonstrate what Steven calls “the pinnacle of the extension of human vision.” Throughout the episode, Steven shows how glass gave rise to the Renaissance, allows us to reveal worlds within worlds, and how it’s…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale An Alaska Airlines 737-800 plane will be used for the new Kailua-Kona-San Diego route. Photo: Alaska Airlines.Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch a new non-stop service between Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona and San Diego in March 2015. The carrier is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $219 for the route.The new route will make Alaska Airlines the only carrier offering ...
  • Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25 Lilikoi. Photo by Victoria Rachitzky Hoch via Flickr Creative Commons.Lilikoi (passion fruit) may be Hawaii’s favorite exotic tropical fruit. Its sweet and tangy orange pulp can be found in (and on) countless confections served throughout the Islands: stuffed into malasadas, poured over ice cream, baked into cakes, tossed into salads, shaken into cocktails or smeared on bread as butters and pres...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.”

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.” Photo: Rappel MauiHAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular guide features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great, selected by our editorial team.The September/October “Best of” issue is chock-full of staff-curated standouts, highlighting the best of the best throughout the state. From the “Best Edible Jewels,” to the “Best Comfort Food…
  • Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui’s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui’s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25 The restored Pioneer Mill smokestack and one of the original steam locomotives used by the company. Photo: Lahaina Restoration Foundation.West Maui’s sweet history will be celebrated at the sixth annual Lahaina Plantation Days this Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 24 and 25). The community event offers visitors food, entertainment and a window into plantation camp life from the area’s sugar and pineapple past.The two-day festival will be held at the restored Pioneer Mill smokestack on…
  • Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium Photo by Olivier Koning for HAWAII Magazine.For the 350,000 or so residents and visitors who tour it each year, the Waikiki Aquarium offers a colorful window on Pacific Ocean undersea life. For Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium’s director since 2004, however, it’s a world-class facility where marine life exhibits share a Pacific shoreline home with critical education...
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Final Stretch

    Joan Conrow
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    It's coming down to the final stretch of the campaign season — thankfully — and candidates are keen to get their names and messages out there.But sometimes they're too cryptic, like this postcard, mailed first class from St. Paul, Minn. Who sent it? Who is it for? KipuKai and Arryl? An overall pitch to get out the vote for Council? Poor Eddie, the way his name is used without his consent. And in this case, exactly where would Eddie go? Plus what's up with the chicken, and the “sistah” reference? Bizarre.Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, meanwhile, chose to propose a tax increase to fund…
  • Musings: On My Critics, Round 2

    Joan Conrow
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Yesterday's post, where I asked why good people in the anti-GMO movement hadn't stood up against the jackboot behavior of their cohorts, prompted this comment from Ed Coll:You say you have no soft soft spot for the chem/seed companies yet the bulk of your criticism is aimed at the anti-movement. Where is the balance? You decry “the promulgation of misinformation” by the anti-movement and do a great job pointing such misinformation out but fail to point out the misinformation of the chem/seed companies. Likewise you analyze funding sources and amounts the anti-movement spends but not the…
  • Musings: On the Dark Side

    Joan Conrow
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I understand why good people have gotten involved in the anti-GMO/pesticide movement in Hawaii — they're genuinely (though perhaps misguidedly) concerned about human and environmental health.What I don't understand is why those good people haven't said anything about the ugly dark side of their movement: the ongoing death threats against folks who express a different opinion, the intimidation, the lies, the dissemination of distasteful social media memes like this:In the case of Alicia Maluafiti — former executive director of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association — even her worthy…
  • Musings: Haunting Hale 2

    Joan Conrow
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Since some have expressed doubt about assertions I made in my previous post, here is evidence of debris left on Joe Brescia's property by the high wash of the waves.  Not a storm, just normal winter surf, as happens every year. I have seen it with my own eyes many times.  At the bottom are two pictures of the ocean on the November day that these photos were taken.As you can see, the debris was deposited quite a ways onto his landscaping, sometimes broaching a naupaka hedge. Everything makai of that debris line is public beach that has been stolen from public use.
  • Musings: Haunting Hale

    Joan Conrow
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Michael Schmidt of Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty has lowered himself a little further with a distinctive offering: the house that Joe Brescia built atop burials at Naue.Yes, for a cool $5.5 million cash – or a mortgage of $25,100 per month — you, too, can have the pleasure of living in a cemetery, of resting your head upon a pillow, knowing that iwi kupuna lie beneath the pillars that support the house, of eating, drinking, pissing and shitting in a place where kanaka of long ago laid their loved ones to rest.Until Los Angeles developer/speculator Joe Brescia desecrated them so he could…
 
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    The Maui News

  • Nip, Kokubun win air riflery titles

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    KAHULUI - For Cody Nip and his Molokai High School boys air riflery teammates, it was history. For Tiffany Kokubun and her Maui High girls teammates, it was jubilation. For Baldwin coach Bill Sing, it was time to say goodbye.
  • Fundraising to benefit church in Wailuku

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two fundraising events are planned Saturday for the 182-year-old Ka'ahumanu Church in Wailuku. The 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu Chapter IV Wailuku will host a rummage bag sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
  • Jodo Mission celebration kicks off today

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Wailuku Jodo Mission Centennial Celebration gets underway with a series of events today and Saturday. Today's events include: * Drumming by Maui Taiko and opening of historic photo and Japanese cultural artifacts exhibition, 6 p.m.
  • Tree removal expected to disrupt traffic

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Motorists traveling on Hana Highway in Hana town are advised that there will be intermittent stops of about 15 to 20 minutes for tree removal Monday to Thursday, weather permitting, the county announced.
  • Coaches clinic at Baldwin

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Lava Report: She’s Here

    Alan McNarie
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    After a long, start-and-stop march in which lava was several time predicted to be with a few days of reaching Pahoa, Madame Pele finally stands on the brink of civilization. According to County Civil Defense, the flow advanced 300 yards yesterday, putting it within 250 yards of the Apa`a Street area near the Pahoa Transfer Station. The recycling tent has already been removed from the station, and recycling services ended at noon today; the station itself is expected to close at the end of the business day today.  According to a press release from the County’s Department of Environmental…
  • Lava Alert: Pele’s on the March Again; Apa`a St., Cemetery Road Closed

    Alan McNarie
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    From Hawaii County Civil Defense: This morning’s assessment shows that the narrow finger that was advancing along the south edge of the flow has advanced approximately 425 yards since yesterday.  This new flow front is active and moving in a northeast direction.  Currently the leading edge of the advancing flow is approximately .3 miles from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa Transfer Station.  There was very little burning activity and smoke conditions were moderate. There is no brush fire threat at this time. Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area…
  • HVO Report: Pele’s on the March Again

    Alan McNarie
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    From Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s latest report: A Civil Defense overflight this morning found that the breakout that has been advancing about 80 m (90 yd) per day along the southeast edge of the flow since early last week has overtaken the former leading edge of the flow. The former flow tip also advanced about 20 m (25 yd). Civil Defense reports little burning, however, south winds were carrying smoke and vog to lower Puna and Hilo. HVO geologists will conduct investigations of the leading edges of the flow on foot today.
  • Lava News: “End of the Road” Closes to Begin Road.

    Alan McNarie
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    From the National Park Service: Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Work begins Friday, October 24 on an emergency access route between Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana along the historic Chain of Craters Road-Kalapana alignment, from the park side. The half-mile section of paved road that pedestrians use to access the lava that covered it in 2003 will be closed as of Friday. The popular “Road Closed” sign enrobed in lava will be removed to become part of park history. Other closures include the historic flows and coastal area alongside the construction. H?lei Sea Arch, the…
  • Morning Lava Report: Flow gets Fatter, but not Longer

    Alan McNarie
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    From Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s report this morning: A Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight yesterday afternoon found that the flow had moved no closer to Apa?a St/Cemetery Rd over the weekend, but the flow front had widened and small breakouts were scattered across the flow from right at the front up to about 2 km (1.2 mi) upslope. One of these breakouts was a narrow lobe that has been advancing along the southeast edge of the flow since early last week, moving about 80 m (90 yd) per day on average. This lobe was a day or two away from overtaking the tip of the flow, if it keeps…
 
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 321: Makerspace Update – Oct 22, 2014

    Burt Lum
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll hear about a couple of events upcoming up this week. Tim Bajarin from Creative Strategies is here to tell us what is happening at TONIGHT’S New Tech Meetup. And Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about their October Luncheon Gubernatorial Forum. Finally, we’ll get an update on the Makerspace community with Noah Hafter and Trevor Alexander from Hi-Capacity and Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace. Additional Links: Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii…
  • Episode 317: Agripharmatech – Sept 24, 2014

    Burt Lum
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Today we’ll be exploring local botany and a program that’s seeking out nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits from common backyard plants. We’ll be spending the FULL HOUR with Dr. Inge White and her student Nyan Stillwell on location at Windward Community College visiting the lab and garden. The newly approved certificate of achievement is called Agripharmatech and one of the course of study is Ethnopharmacognosy. Photo (l-r) Dr. Inge White, Ryan Ozawa, Bonnie Beatson, Nyan Stillwell. Photo by Burt Lum. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 316: Creative Industries Accelerator – Sept 17, 2014

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

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

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

  • The Neglected Requirements Process

    David Chung
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    In my experience with software development thus far, I find that requirements analysis is often overlooked or completely ignored. I believe that by not spending some time understanding the need for the software that's about to built, the developers may really be building an inferior product, which in the end is costly for the stakeholders of the project. From my experience, there is often the misconception that the requirements process, in which requirements are discovered, is a slow process and is seen as the waterfall approach of software development. The perception is that the team needs…
  • Looking for an entry level Networking staff

    Carrie Ho
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    CCNA is not required but good to have. Good benefits. The network is very diverse so you will learn a lot.
  • Testing in iOS7 and Kiwi

    George Lee
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    For whatever reason, testing did not seem to be a focal part of Apple's development tools until Xcode 5. Prior to then, tests were typically implemented using OCUnit, but it was difficult to integrate with the Cocoa framework. That changed in Xcode 5, where OCUnit was swapped out for XCTest and better testing support was added to Xcode. In addition to that change, the advent of CocoaPods let other developers create their own testing frameworks that can be installed into other user's Xcode workspace. This allows developers to create pods for different approaches to testing like Behavior…
  • Neurological Tech Shift: How Technology Affects Our Brain’s Behavior

    Kyle H. Albert
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    The evolution of the Internet and various esteemed digital technologies during the 21st century wholly revolutionized the way we do business, socialize with people, and consume entertainment. Whether you are a college student or professional, digital devices serve as a valuable tool in fulfilling your personal and work-related endeavors. But, have you ever wonder about the impacts of your daily exposure to technology? Without even realizing it, there’s a scientific and a neurological shift happening in the way we process information, communicate, read, and interact with each other. Some of…
  • Importing large data sets in Rails and Postgres

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

    Jason Ubay
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The American Bankers Association has given Bank of Hawaii the 2014 ABA Community Commitment Award in the community and economic development category. According to the ABA, its selection committed picked six banks from more than 170 entries based on the creativity of programs that embody corporate social responsibility ideals and demonstrate measurable success. Bank of Hawaii has been involved with EPIC Ohanas Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010. The program helps youth leaving foster…
  • Honolulu rail agency OKs $14M in change order costs

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has approved another $14 million in change orders, and officials with Honolulu's rail transit project acknowledged that some of the contracts went out to bid earlier than they should have. Hawaii News Now reports HART CEO and Executive Director Dan Grabauskas said Thursday that some designs were based on assumptions provided by the city's contractors back in 2009. Meanwhile, a draft of the agency's annual report said the project was on budget despite…
  • Big Island room rates soar 24%, Hawaii hotel occupancy rate reaches 79%

    Jason Ubay
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Led by a 23.6 percent rise in room rates on the Big Island, the statewide average room rate at Hawaii hotels last week rose 8.6 percent to $232.58 compared to the same week a year before, according to the latest Hawaii Hotel Industry Snapshot from Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc. The average hotel occupancy rate reached 79.1 percent during the week of Oct. 12-18, a 2.9 percentage-point increase. Maui had the highest average daily room rate at $259.74, a 4.8 percent jump from the year before;…
  • Honolulu rail construction to close stretch of highway for three months

    Bill Cresenzo
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The drive from West Oahu to downtown will take a little longer for commuters during the next three months as the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation closes a stretch of Farrington Highway in Ewa because of rail construction. The closure of the highway between Kualakai Parkway, also known as North-South Road, and Old Fort Weaver Road will begin Nov. 1 and last through Jan. 31 so workers can relocate utility lines and perform shaft and column work along the two-lane stretch for the $5.16 billion…
  • First Hawaiian Bank reports Q3 profit of $55.8M, reaches record levels in loans, deposits and assets

    Jason Ubay
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    First Hawaiian Bank reported net income of $55.8 million in the third quarter of 2014, a 9.6 percent rise from the same quarter in 2013. Net income for the nine months ending Sept. 30, was $164.9 million, a 6.1 percent climb from the same time period a year ago. In the third quarter, the bank reached milestones in total assets, total loans and leases and total deposits. For the first nine months of the year, First Hawaiian Bank reported total assets of $18.1 billion, an 8.2 percent increase from…
 
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  • Supporting David Ige for Governor & Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I strongly support Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui for the Democratic ticket with David Ige as Governor because he is such a good person, and I can work with him no matter if we agree or disagree on an issue. It’s very hard to find genuinely caring people like Shan in positions of power. I believe he will continue to do well for us in public office. I have also served with David Ige in the Hawaii State Legislature. He’s always composed and professional, and does more listening than talking, which are his strengths. I believe David will be a good Governor. Thank you!
  • Supporting Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor and David Ige for Governor

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I strongly support Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui for the Democratic ticket with David Ige as Governor because he is such a good person, and I can work with him no matter if we agree or disagree on an issue. It’s very hard to find genuinely caring people like Shan in positions of power. I believe he will continue to do well for us in public office. I have also served with David Ige in the Hawaii State Legislature.  He’s always composed and professional, and does more listening than talking, which are his strengths.  I believe David will be a good Governor. Thank you!
  • Please Vote Against Increasing the Mandatory Retirement Age of Hawaii Judges

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Dear Friends: Please consider voting against the constitutional amendment that increases the mandatory retirement age of Hawaii judges from age 70 to age 80. When I was a politician, I supported this but I have drastically changed my position & now oppose this & other similar proposals because it’s very difficult to remove negative judges as they have 6-year and 10-year terms that are renewed by the Judicial Selection Commission, a number of whom don’t practice law & don’t have to deal with negative judges. The mandatory retirement for Hawaii judges are 70 years…
  • 735 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I currently have a total of 735 convictions (714 plea convictions and 21 trial convictions).  I got 24 convictions from pleas in Honolulu District Court for criminal misdemeanor cases on 10/6/2014, 10/8/2014, 10/9/2014, 10/10/14, and 10/15/14.  I added another trial conviction on 10/15/14.
  • Won a Harassment Trial on 10/10/2014

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    I won a harassment trial in Honolulu District Court on October 10, 2014 where a middle-aged lady (Defendant) pushed another lady (State’s witness) a couple of times for no reason and yelled and swore at her at Don Quijote in Honolulu.  Our witness who was with her 5-year-old son and 80-year-old father, pulled out her cell phone to call the police.  The Defendant then hit our witness on the head three times with her two filled shopping bags.  The Defendant was sentenced to three days of jail, six months of probation, anger management, mental health treatment, $75 probation fee, and…
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • "Senior" Citizenship

    Mike Hu
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Arguably the greatest milestone in every life, is reaching the status of full, or senior citizenship -- when one is entitled to all the benefits of living in their society.Until then, one has to struggle largely on one's own -- feeling "less entitled" -- until the day one reaches the magical age of 65 -- when the entire machinery of that society, is now dedicated to helping one out.Early benefits can be obtained at 62 -- or even earlier, if one is judged "disabled," but no questions asked entitlement, begins for most at 65 -- when Medicare also kicks in.  Then the great equalizer is how…
  • The Future Will Be Different

    Mike Hu
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    For most of recorded history, those in charge, tried to convince us that the future would be no different than it had been in the past -- which is to say, that history merely repeated itself, and never broke new ground -- when the real truth is that the future has always been different, and never just the repetition of the past.That's why civilizations and cultures rise -- and fall, just as individuals are born, and then they die -- to make possible change, which is to say, "different."  Otherwise, people can only be victims to their past, and not the creators of their future -- to the…
  • Your Health is Your Wealth

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

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

    Mike Hu
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What is the condition and conditioning fundamentally all about?It is to refine and enhance one's ability to change -- as a response to any challenge one faces in life -- giving them greater survival value.  That is the big picture -- before one gets lost in all the minutia that doesn't mean much of anything.  It's not about the trophies won, highest achievement or greatest risk undertaken -- but capacity to handle most of the circumstances one will encounter in living their own unique lives.  If one can do that, than the results speak for themselves -- but if one is always…
 
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • The Best of Times

    Mike Hu
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    There is a conspiracy by "The Media" to convince us that these are the worst of times -- rather than as always, the best of times -- as life is getting better as evidenced by there being not only more lives, but as longer lives, as well as many more, living as well as only one person could do previously.  That is to say, that the "average" person, now lives like only kings could -- even 50 years ago, maybe even 20.  For one thing, the "average" person, now knows as much as only a rare few had access to -- only 20 years ago, and it is this increase in knowledge, that is the greatest…
  • One Thing Leads to Another

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

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

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

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

  • Solicitation Requires Proof of Request or Demand for Money

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    State v. Abel(HSC September 24, 2014)Background. James Abel was charged with the city ordinance of solicitation with animals in Waikiki, a violation of ROH § 29-13.2(b). At trial, HPD Sergeant Stacey Christensen testified that one day she was “enforcing parking violations” in Waikiki. She saw Abel “with birds fronting the Outrigger standing on the sidewalk.” Abel was putting birds on people and taking pictures of them with their cameras and the people would give him money. She couldn’t make out what they were saying and could not discern how much money was given to Abel. Abel moved…
  • Cops can Execute a Warrant in the Middle of the Night in a Public Park

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    State v. Williams(ICA September 22, 2014)Background. Fred Williams was in Cartwright Park in Honolulu after closing time. The signs around the park posted that no one can be there between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The police found him and cited him for being in the park during the off-hours. In the process, they discovered that an outstanding bench warrant (a judge ordered a warrant for his arrest for failing to show up to court on an unrelated matter) was out for him. He was subsequently arrested for that. After being placed in handcuffs, the police discovered a glass pipe, two…
  • Chit Chat with a Cop Didn't Arise to Custodial Interrogation

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

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

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

    Mark Murakami
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii?  Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in the event of such an outbreak. Is the answer similar to what J. T. Walsh said in the movie Outbreak?   So, what can the State of Hawaii do to respond to a potential public health outbreak?  Quite a lot actually. In response to a threat of "dangerous disease", the Director of the Department of Health can maintain a place of quarantine and may…
  • Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims

    Mark Murakami
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that punitive damages were NOT available for unseaworthiness claims.  The case is Haleigh Janee McBride v. Estis Well Serv. and the original opinion can be found here.  In a lengthy opinion, with multiple concurring/dissenting opinions, the panel found that the Supreme Court's decision in Atlantic Sounding Co, Inc. v. Townsend did not overrule the Court's prior precedent in Miles v. Apex Marine Corp. We took this case en banc to decide whether the seaman plaintiffs in this case, both the injured seamen and the personal representative of…
  • A Look at the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Hawaii's 2014 Ballot

    Mark Murakami
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    As we quickly approach Election Day, 2014, we thought it might be helpful to provide some history and analysis of the proposed amendments to the Hawaii Constitution to help voters get through the legal-ese. Question 1:  Relating to Disclosure of Judicial Nominees. Shall the judicial selection commission, when presenting a list of nominees to the governor or the chief justice to fill a vacancy in the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court, circuit courts or district courts, be required, at the same time, to disclose that list to the public? Analysis:  In the…
  • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

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

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

  • Damages in First Trial Establishing Liability of Tortfeasor Binding in Bad Faith Trial Against Insurer

    Tred Eyerly
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The court considered whether, in a second trial for bad faith, the insured was required to again prove her damages, instead of relying on the jury's damage determination in the first trial where the tortfeasor's liability was established. Geico Gen. Ins. Co. v. Paton, 2014 Fla. Ct. App. LEXIS 14362 (Fla. Ct. App. Sept. 17, 2014).    The insured was injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of the underinsured driver. Geico paid the insured the $10,000 policy limit under her policy. The insured's mother also had uninsured/underinsured coverage with Geico, with…
  • No Occurrence Found for Damage to Home Caused by Settling

    Tred Eyerly
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Nebraska Supreme Court found the insurer properly denied coverage to the general contractor for damage to a home caused by settlement. Cizek Homes, Inc. v. Columbia Nat. Ins. Co., 2014 Neb. LEXIS 152 (Neb. Sept. 9, 2014).    The general contractor built and then sold the residence. Subsequently, the homeowners complained that the soil beneath their residence was settling and causing damage to their home. The homeowners presented a draft complaint to the general contractor, alleging that negligence and faulty workmanship had caused damage to the home.     The general contractor…
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Section to Present at Hawaii State Bar Convention

    Tred Eyerly
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Hawaii State Bar convention will be on October 24, 2014, at the Hawaiian Hilton. The Insurance Coverage Litigation Section will make a presentation from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.     Three presentations will be made. First, Richard C. Mosher (Anderson Kill), Kathy Dang (Marsh), and Beau Monday (Hawaiian Telcom) will discuss cyber-liability claims and insurance options.   Next, David R. Harada-Stone (Tom Petrus & Miller) and I (Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert) will address "occurrences," i.e., deciding on and the impact of determining the number of occurrences in…
  • Coverage Denied for Insured's Defective Product

    Tred Eyerly
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The court found there was no coverage obligations for the insured's defective product. Titanium Indus., Inc. v. Federal. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 4428324 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Sept. 10, 2014).    The insured, Titanium Industries, supplied titanium bar materials to Biomet Manufacturing Corporation. Biomet manufactured orthopedic implants and devises. The titanium was used to manufacture screws to incorporate into Biomet's products.     Biomet notified the insured of a potential defect in some of the titanium material, described as "alloy segregation," i.e., the…
  • Insurer in Bad Faith For Refusing to Commit to Appraisal

    Tred Eyerly
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The court denied State Farm's motion for summary judgment on the insured homeowners' bad faith claim for State Farm's failure to agree to an appraisal. Currie v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2014 WL 4081051 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 19, 2014).    Superstorm Sandy caused a tree to crash in the insureds' home. The loss was reported to State Farm. The State Farm adjuster verbally quoted the roof replacement at more than $100,000. State Farm eventually paid $60,000 for the roof replacement. The insureds' adjuster estimated the loss at $363,804.98.     The insureds…
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  • Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147 Cal.App.3d 240, we held it would not be inequitable to apply the doctrine of estoppel as a defense to the statute of limitations. Here we conclude it would be inequitable to apply collateral estoppel to require a party to dedicate a coastal easement as a condition of obtaining a coastal development permit. We reverse a judgment denying a property…
  • Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    Update: San Francisco is going to appeal. It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent.  If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance, property owners who rent their properties but then decide they don't want to continue to do so must get a permit from the City in order to quit. Another requirement of the ordinance is that the owner pay cash to a displaced tenant -- a lump sum "relocation payment" of 24 times "the…
  • ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    If you haven't already, please mark you calendars: the agendas and faculty lists for the February 5-7, 2015 ALI-CLE eminent domain programs in San Francisco have been finalized. Registration is ongoing, and there's even a few more days left for the early registration discount. Substantial group discounts are also available.  We're talking, of course, about Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation (the "masters" program, now in its 32nd year), and Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case (the boot camp or refesher course on…
  • New Cert Petition: Does Williamson County Ripeness Apply To Procedural Due Process Claims?

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    When the Second Circuit issued its opinion in Kurtz v. Verizon New York, Inc., 758 F.3d 506 (2d Cir. 2014), our comments were rather harsh ("Which means that to reach the result, the court simply rewrote the plaintiff's complaint and in the process blurred the distinction between a takings claim ... and a procedural due process claim[.]"). We wondered aloud whether the Second  Circuit widening the split in the federal circuits over whether Williamson County ripeness applies outside of the Takings context is "enough of a circuit split to get the Supremes interested?" Well, it was…
  • Mass App: Eminent Domain Jury Entitled To Consider Evidence Of Potential Development

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    As we all understand, when valuing property in eminent domain, the highest and best use of not limited to the property's existing use or its current zoning. The owner is entitled to prove that she could reasonably make a more intensive use of the property. Rodman v. Commonwealth, No. 12-P-223 (Oct. 7, 2014) involved a partial taking of partially developed land (part of it was used as temporary parking lot for the Patriots' stadium, across Route 1 from the property) for a road expansion by the Massachusetts Department of Highways. When at trial the property owner attempted…
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    Pulpconnection

  • Is There a Moped Under There?

    Gee Why
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    I had to do a double take after seeing the 2014 Scion iQ on the road. It’s so tiny and small that I wondered if secretly there was a moped under the exterior. Seriously, two of those cars could quite well fit into a single parking stall. So really, is there a moped under there? Thanks Scion Hawaii! Must Be a Midlife Crisis – Scion FR-S Kailua Get One More Scion FR-S Kailua Get One Scion FR-S Soundtracking the Scion FR-S Contest
  • Starbucks Clover Comes to Hawaii (for real)

    Gee Why
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    This time it’s for real. The Starbucks launch of the Clover Brewing System in select locations happened today, Thursday, October 23, 2014. There were a few months of Clover teasing, but today was the official day. What’s on the Clover menu? Here’s what you can order, and yes, a grande of Jamaica Blue Mountain is nearly $5. But here’s the thing. The pairing of the Starbucks Reserve coffee with the Clover Brewing System makes a great cup of coffee, one that’s on a whole different level. I can’t explain it, but I can taste it. I sampled the Colombia, the…
  • Swell Bottles Now at Starbucks Hawaii

    Gee Why
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    I had not heard of S’well bottles until today when I walked into Starbucks and saw these somewhat-out-of-place vibrant orange bottles. On one side it said S’well, on the other was a picture of the Hawaiian islands along with the text Starbucks Hawaii. Swell bottles are stainless steel and double insulated like many others out there and keep drinks hot or cold for 24 hours. So what’s the big deal about Swell? It’s gotta be the fashion aspect. Yes, they do look swell. I thought the cover color should have been more Starbucks green but still this is a nice looking bottle.
  • We Have Signage

    Gee Why
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    While it’s still some time before the Target in Kailua opens for business, its well known red logo is installed and is very visible. Never mind that there’s no sidewalk or parking lot currently. Executive Chef Kailua Now Open In Case You Didn’t Know…. Macy’s Kailua Has More or Less Parking Whole Foods Kailua Opening Madness Lanikai Juice Kailua Is Closed But Open
  • Starbucks Hawaii Gets Oat Cakes?!?

    Gee Why
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    In Portland, Oregon, Starbucks fans can pre-order and pay for their drink using their mobile devices. The Midwest has already experienced the new forthcoming holiday drink, the Chestnut Praline Latte or CPL. In Hawaii, well, we have the Hawaii Oat Cake. Yes, an oat cake. How exciting. On a backhanded positive note, our state is getting Clover brewing systems as we wait until November 12 for the national launch of the CPL. All of these oversights will be forgiven, however, if I happen to be one of the ten “Starbucks for Life” winners. From December 2 to 25, Starbucks will run its…
 
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Kona's Margaret Masunaga Will Become a District Court Judge

    Melvin AhChing
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Hawaii State Senate was called into special session this week to take care of the "advice and consent" duties in the process of voting on three judicial nominees to the Hawaii State Circuit Court and the State District Court. Above District Court nominee Margaret Masunaga testifies before the State Senate Judicary and Labor Committee on Monday, October 20. I've met nominee Masunaga and talked to her for a few minutes. She is well liked by her associates on the Big Island. Her personality is very pleasant. I think she will be a good judge for the District Court in Kona.Margaret Masunaga is…
  • Photographing the Blood Red Moon

    Melvin AhChing
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Hawaii sky viewers were blessed with good weather early Wednesday morning as the moon went into eclipse for the second time this year. It was a cosmic show as the Earth's shadow slowly nibbled away on the night's full moon as the giant white disc slipped into darkness. At its apex was totality, an erie state of being where the Earth's shadow almost completely blots out the sunlight. While not exactly dark, the fully eclipsed moon turned a blood red / rustic orange color for all the world to see. And so there it was, the perfect cosmic photo op that had thousands of shutter-bugs snapping away…
  • Kickstarter Campaign Brings Digital Projector to Honokaa People's Theatre

    Melvin AhChing
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Honokaa People's Theatre has beaten the odds and got its funding through a Kickstarter campaign to purchase a new digital projection system in order to keep showing films well into the future.The theatre was forced to purchase a $60,000 digital projection system in order to continue showing films beyond the end of this year. The movie industry is abandoning the practice of sending films out on 35mm prints and moving on to a digital delivery system. All of the big, mainstream theatre chains have converted to digital projection.Small operators and second run movie houses have been caught in an…
  • Surf's Up! Honolulu's South Swell

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

    Melvin AhChing
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I'm starting a new feature here at The Hawaii Files. It's the Flickr Set of the Week. As some of you know, I post thousands of pictures to the Flickr photo sharing service every year. Over the past 10 years I've managed to post more than 17,000 photos to Flickr. I'm still adding photos on almost a daily basis to Flickr of just about anything and everything.I figure why not share some of the Flickr sets and albums with The Hawaii Files readers. So here we go.Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to go on a State Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) excursion to the top of Mt. Ka'ala…
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • ‘Modern Love’ preview: Interview with artist Tsubaki Anna

    Lesa Griffith
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Opening Nov. 20 is the museum’s third and final exhibition focusing on the genre of Japanese erotic art. The first exhibition, Arts of the Bedchamber, opened in 2012, discussed the development of shunga (early modern erotic art) in the 17th and early 18th centuries. The second exhibition, Tongue in Cheek, looked at shunga in the 19th century. Now with Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, co-curators Shawn Eichman and Stephen Salel have created an exhibition that reveals how Japanese artists revolutionized the genre amidst the country’s rapid westernization and in the…
  • The Art School presents trio of freshly installed exhibitions

    Scott Whelden
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Now on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art School are three new exhibitions! Adding to the mayhem, while these exhibitions were being installed two weeks ago Fall Break Art Camp for elementary school students was in session—the noise levels reached record highs. From sacred jumping spiders to juried exhibitions to tea ceremony ceramics, there is a lot happening in the Art School this month. Here is a round up of the month’s exhibitions, all of which are on view through Oct. 31. Simran the Sacred Jumping Spider Each month, an artist is given free rein to do with the Nanogallery (a…
  • Here it is, your moment of zen: Security Supervisor Lars Tellander

    Scott Whelden
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Regular readers of this enewsletter know from this “Staff Pick” series that many museum staff members develop varying degrees of connectedness with at least a few pieces in the collection. This may not be truer than with the security department. Our security officers are here when it’s still dark and linger after everybody else has gone. They clock more hours of actually being in the galleries than anyone else, and it is their responsibility to keep watch over every piece of art in the museum at all times. Some of them have art backgrounds too, like Security Supervisor Lars Tellander,…
  • Abe Lagrimas on his new album, upcoming show and ‘ukulele beasts

    Scott Whelden
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Homegrown music star Abe Lagrimas’s career may have taken him everywhere from Malaysia to the Czech Republic, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots—his new album is called Rhythm & Uke, and he celebrates its release at the museum on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with a concert with his musical mentors Born in Guam, raised in Hawai‘i, and now based in Los Angeles, the one-time Don Tiki drummer (and vibes man) is busy—he has attended prestigious music programs in New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C.; had an eight-year run as a member of one of South Korea’s top jazz groups,…
  • A Savage view of Capt. Cook’s arrival

    Lesa Griffith
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The six murals that Matson commissioned from artist Eugene Savage in 1938 have people lingering in the exhibition Art Deco Hawai‘i, examining his interpretation of Hawaiian culture and events. In Savage’s works, Hawai‘i seems to be all-lū‘au, all the time. Anything that caught Savage’s eye was used to visual effect—a red feather head of Kūka‘ilimoku is indiscriminately tossed in a canoe alongside a severed pig head. In A God Appears (pictured above), Kamehameha I offers Capt. Cook a groovy blue lei. There is just so much going on—it’s impossible to not drag out…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • HONOLULU HALLOWEEN ROUND UP

    Christa
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    it’s weird to me that anyone would round up Halloween events (or any holiday events) in Honolulu more than 2 weeks out. i mean…. it’s Honolulu. you’re going to be missing like half of them because nobody really gets their stuff locked in until, like, now. THIS list is probably missing quite a bit too […]
  • BIG OCTOBER WEEKEND

    Christa
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    HEY WHAT DOING THIS WEEKEND?! let’s hang out – tonight is first friday i’ll be playing at Fresh Cafe Downtown in the bar from 8p-9p then later at NextDoor between tits and ribs from 11:30p-12:30a. email me now if you want to be on the ND guestlist. SUNDAY is the day i really wanted to […]
  • bacardi pool party video woah

    Christa
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    can you please tell me, honolulu… how do you girls get your butts so cute and round? i’m on a fitness tip right now but the more i work out the more ass i lose. HELLLLLLLLPPPP MMMEEEEE. thanks to mark at rndr for pumping these cuties out. THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN OMG. i really […]
  • fml bye sarah honda

    Christa
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    the funny (sad) thing about our sarah honda moving to new york is… we all sort of knew this day was coming. at least her close circle did. especially once molly decided to move back. from that point it was like a softly ticking time bomb. i remember like it was fcking five minutes ago […]
  • Showdown in Kaka’ako

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

  • 10/24/2014 - Haunted Haiku Hike 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">3rd ANNUAL HAUNTED HAIKU HIKE <br /> Awalau Farm presents a unique Haiku Halloween experience for kids of all ages!<br /> <br /> SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED.<br /></span></p><p><span class="fsl">Scaryland Hike - 0ct. 24, 25, 26 - 6pm-9pm<br /> <br /> FAIRYLAND DAY HIKE & FESTIVAL ~ Oct. 25 & 26, 12-4pm <br /> Child-friendly day hikes lead adventurers on a journey through Fairyland. Mystique and magic abound. Self-guided day hikes run from noon-4pm, October 25 & 26.
  • 10/24/2014 - Haunted Hayride - Zombie Shoot

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>Ride in the back of our ZERT (Zombie Emergency Response Truck) with fixed guns as we drive though our haunted forest shooting ghouls, ghosts, and zombies. Help us traverse the field and it's many obstacles as we eliminate the monsters of the night. $39 will give you access and <strong>350 rounds</strong> of <strong>glow-in-the-dark</strong> 50 caliber paintballs.<br /><br /> Additional paintballs are $10 per 100 shots of glow-in-the-dark paint. Safe and fun for ages five and up! Last years events planned with less then a month notice but we've been…
  • 10/24/2014 - Grilled and Chilled With Food Network Star Finalist Nikki Martin

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>"Food Network Star" finalist Nikki Martin, a.k.a. "Grill Next Door," will join Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Executive Chef Peter Abarcar, Jr. and Chef de Cuisine Vincent Logan in a friendly grilling and mixology competition where guests decide whose grilling is great and whose cocktail is sublime.<br /><br />Incorporating ingredients from the bountiful Coast Grille garden, the chefs will be challenged to prepare two composed plates at their respective grill stations and shake up a cocktail to accompany both dishes. The winning chef will receive bragging rights and a…
  • 10/24/2014 - Season's Best Craft Fair 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>The 2014 Holiday Craft & Gift Fair Season officially begins this weekend with 3 days of exciting, fun-filled shopping and food frenzy. Don't wait in long lines and traffic this holiday season. Shop early, mail early, and get the BEST! Over 250 vendors will be selling everything you need to fill your holiday shopping list. You will find exquisite handcrafted items made by Hawaii's finest artisans.</p><p> </p><p>You'll also find clothes, toys, collectibles, seasonings and sauces, gift baskets, a large variety of jewelry, prepackaged snacks and food items,…
  • 10/24/2014 - The Concert + Cuisine Series presented by the Kalani Falcons Band Boosters

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Background Information<br /> <br /> Currently the music department involves an impressive 31% of the total student enrollment at Kalani High School, or approximately 390 students. These students comprise the school's three concert bands, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, and Polynesian music and choir.<br /> <br /> With much support from State funding through the school's administration, the Boosters' goal is to strive toward a zero-cost experience for the students. Based on the current budget, it is projected to cost $219 beyond…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale An Alaska Airlines 737-800 plane will be used for the new Kailua-Kona-San Diego route. Photo: Alaska Airlines.Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch a new non-stop service between Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona and San Diego in March 2015. The carrier is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $219 for the route.The new route will make Alaska Airlines the only carrier offering ...
  • Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25 Lilikoi. Photo by Victoria Rachitzky Hoch via Flickr Creative Commons.Lilikoi (passion fruit) may be Hawaii’s favorite exotic tropical fruit. Its sweet and tangy orange pulp can be found in (and on) countless confections served throughout the Islands: stuffed into malasadas, poured over ice cream, baked into cakes, tossed into salads, shaken into cocktails or smeared on bread as butters and pres...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.”

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Our 2014 &ldquo;Best of Hawaii&rdquo; issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii &ldquo;Fun, Etc.&rdquo; Photo: Rappel MauiHAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular guide features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great, selected by our editorial team.The September/October “Best of” issue is chock-full of staff-curated standouts, highlighting the best of the best throughout the state. From the “Best Edible Jewels,” to the “Best Comfort Food…
  • Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui’s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui&rsquo;s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25 The restored Pioneer Mill smokestack and one of the original steam locomotives used by the company. Photo: Lahaina Restoration Foundation.West Maui’s sweet history will be celebrated at the sixth annual Lahaina Plantation Days this Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 24 and 25). The community event offers visitors food, entertainment and a window into plantation camp life from the area’s sugar and pineapple past.The two-day festival will be held at the restored Pioneer Mill smokestack on…
  • Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium Photo by Olivier Koning for HAWAII Magazine.For the 350,000 or so residents and visitors who tour it each year, the Waikiki Aquarium offers a colorful window on Pacific Ocean undersea life. For Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium’s director since 2004, however, it’s a world-class facility where marine life exhibits share a Pacific shoreline home with critical education...
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    Live Ukulele

  • Send My Regards By Brad Bordessa

    Brad Bordessa
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Here’s another tune from my opening set at the Peace Day Concert back on September 21. This time it’s an original instrumental piece called Send My Regards. The edges of hurricane Ana are making for a rainy day here in paradise. A good day for just practicing! I’ll be down on the South side of the island teaching at The Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat this week so unless I whip my rear into gear and schedule something, the blog will probably be quiet until next weekend. Aloha! Don’t Forget to check out my new chord ebook:
  • I Thought ‘Ukulele Was Already Easy?!

    Brad Bordessa
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Here’s a doozy of a link that showed up in my inbox yesterday. I just had to share because it’s so absurd. [From their site:] “The Ukulele Chord Changer fits all standard ukuleles and allows you to play the ukulele by pressing the chord changer buttons while strumming the uke strings. Chords include C7, C, G7, G, A7, F, D7, and D, as well as a few combinations. Perfect for those who wish to play right away without prior musical experience or lessons! The chord changer is made of durable hard plastic with heavy duty elastic bands that hold it in place on the uke neck. Made in…
  • ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes

    Brad Bordessa
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    I’m proud to announce the release of my e-book, ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes! It’s been in the works for a long time and the day has finally come to share it with the world. ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes is a comprehensive chord book for the intermediate and advanced ‘ukulele player—with a twist. Instead of presenting a box for every single chord (which has been done to death), this book shows shapes. Shapes save lots of space on the page and exponentially more space in your head! Once you learn the method presented in ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes, you will essentially cut…
  • Transposing A Song With GarageBand

    Brad Bordessa
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Ever find a recording in the wrong key that you really want to play along with? Here's how to work around that with GarageBand for Mac
  • Wicker Plane By Brad Bordessa

    Brad Bordessa
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This past Sunday I opened for John Cruz at the Honoka’a People’s Theater. Here’s one of the songs I played. Originally done by State Radio.
 
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • What’s New on the North Shore

    Lauren Rolland
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    Oahu’s North Shore is infamous for their food trucks. Scattered from Haleiwa to Hau‘ula, these casual eateries have made a name for The post What’s New on the North Shore appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Surfing’s Circus Comes to the Country

    Jamie Winpenny
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Professional surfing’s World Championship Tour has stricken the tents and winner’s stand at Moche Beach in Portugal. That seems, at first, irrelevant The post Surfing’s Circus Comes to the Country appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Top Free Tours on Oahu

    Bruce Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The best things in life are free, right? Especially when your vacation destination is a tropical group of islands where the sun The post Top Free Tours on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 3 Simple Things Hawaii Residents Miss

    Jamie Winpenny
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    For Hawaii expats, or those people that are from Hawaii that have moved away, there are all kinds of little things that The post 3 Simple Things Hawaii Residents Miss appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Top 5 Souvenirs of Hawaii

    Lauren Rolland
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    When I vacation somewhere special, I always make a point to take home a souvenir or two as a reminder of the The post Top 5 Souvenirs of Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

  • Get started budgeting for Your Hawaiian Vacation

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    There’s no easy way around the topic… a vacation is expensive. It takes many couples and families years to save up for The post Get started budgeting for Your Hawaiian Vacation appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Vacationing vs. just Traveling to Hawaii

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    There are a ton of ways for travelers to save on vacations, especially with new companies popping up like Airbnb and VRBO The post Vacationing vs. just Traveling to Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hawaii Plate Lunches – It’s all about the sides

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

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

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

  • Aloha Friday Photo: Spouting Horn

    Sheila Beal
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mahalo to Laura and Marco from Milan, Italy for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Here’s what our Italian friends shared about their photo of Spouting Horn, one of Hawaii’s best blowholes:We arrived to  Kauai the day  before Hurricane Iselle hit the Hawai’i islands. No damages in Kauai, but lots of rain and flash flooding.Just after “Iselle” left the area, we visited the Spouting Horn , and it was “spouting” quite  a lot!Compared to what we’ve seen of Spouting Horn in the past, it really does look like it’s…
  • How to see the sea cliffs of Molokai

    Sheila Beal
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The majestic, tall cliffs of MolokaiDid you know that the Hawaiian Island of Molokai is home to the tallest sea cliffs in the world? These magnificent cliffs tower between 3,600 and 3,900 feet above the ocean per GoHawaii.com.Molokai’s sea cliffs are located on the remote, north side of the island. You can’t really drive to see them as there are no roads leading to the north side. However, there are some excellent ways to admire these cliffs.1. Take a helicopter tour from Maui.Many helicopter tour companies offer helicopter tours to see the Molokai sea cliffs from Kahului on Maui.
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Oahu North Shore Rainbow

    Sheila Beal
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Mahalo to Ken Mulse for sharing this beautiful Oahu rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s the story behind Ken’s photo that he took in August:I caught this photo on the North Shore on the way to Sharks Cove on Sunday. Hope you like it as much as I do!We sure do like it, Ken. This shot makes us want to take a scenic drive around Oahu right now.Happy Aloha Friday!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to…
  • What to know about vacation in Hawaii in November

    Sheila Beal
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    If you are considering a Hawaii vacation in November, you may want to examine all the important factors, such as weather, costs, crowds and special events. We’ll look at each of those factors in detail to help you decide whether November is the best month for your visit to Hawaii.What’s the weather like in Hawaii in November?Hawaii’s weather is almost always very pleasant. Even in November, when the most of the northern hemisphere experiences chillier, autumn weather, Hawaii stays quite warm due to its proximity to the equator. In November, Hawaii’s daytime, average…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: A “fairway” to enjoy a winter day

    Sheila Beal
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Mahalo to Tom Sakiyama for sharing this gorgeous photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s Tom’s description of this shot:Last January while our neighbors endured an especially cold and snowy winter in St Louis, we were dining in the open air bar of Roy’s Ko’Olina overlooking the 18th fairway of the Ko’Olina Golf Club.If given a choice, we’d take a view of warm and colorful Ko Olina over a view of cold, bleak snow every time. In fact, we’d probably choose to look at this view in any season. How about you?Happy Aloha Friday!We’re on facebook!
 
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    Ha Ha Ha!

  • Testimony To PUC Supporting 50MW of Geothermal for Big Island

    leslielang
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Richard Ha writes: This is testimony that the Big Island Community Coalition (BICC) steering committee sent to the Hawaii PUC earlier this month. It is in support of the implementation of 50MW of geothermal energy for Hawai‘i island. The BICC steering committee is made up of the following, all acting on their own behalf: David DeLuz, Jr., Rockne Freitas, Michelle Galimba, Richard Ha, Wallace Ishibashi, Kuulei Kealoha Cooper, Kai'u Kimura, D. Noelani Kalipi, Robert Lindsey, HM Monty Richards, Marcia Sakai, Kumu Lehua Veincent, and William Walter. Our testimony: To: Chair Hermina Morita…
  • Yes, We’ll Have No Tomatoes

    leslielang
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Richard Ha writes: I haven’t mentioned this yet, but we have been phasing out production of our tomatoes. This came about because of what I’ve been saying here for years: The price of oil has raised farming costs substantially. The pluses of growing our hydroponic tomatoes were no longer exceeding the minuses. When we started growing tomatoes back in 2002, we had been banana growers. Oil prices were low and banana prices were also low; it was hard to make a living that way. We needed to diversify, which is one of the reasons we went into tomatoes. It was a good decision. But costs have…
  • You're Invited to a Community Meeting re: Hamakua Agriculture

    leslielang
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Save the dates: Wednesday, October 29 Wednesday, November 5 Thursday, November 13 6-8 p.m. Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Bandroom On these dates, the Hilo Hamakua Community Development Corporation will hold a series of community meetings to discuss agriculture on the Hamakua Coast. All are welcome (and refreshments are free). We will take a 40,000 foot view of ag and its outside influences, and then look at the resources available to help us, such as the Daniel K. Inouye-Pacific Basin Ag Research Center (PBARC), the College of Tropical Ag and Human Resources…
  • Charles Hall on Fossil Fuels & Economic Growth

    leslielang
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Richard Ha writes: This Scientific American article talks about fossil fuels, economic growth, and why I'm always talking about the importance of our (much cheaper) geothermal energy here. It looks at the work of Charles Hall, who talks about how the energy it takes to obtain energy, minus the energy you use to get your food, equals your lifestyle. That formula - energy return on investment, or EROI - lets us compare how we live now with how Hawaiians lived in older times. It allows us to compare apples to apples. I know Charlie Hall very well. I brought him to Hawai‘i to give…
  • Law of the Splintered Paddle & Today

    leslielang
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Kamehameha's Law of the Splintered Paddle has modern-day application. To those who aspire to be ali’i as they point their fingers in the air and pronounce what we must do to preserve the past: do not forget the rubbah slippah folks.  You who want to be our ali‘i, our leaders – I don't see you leading us forward, but only back. You want to keep everything the way it used to be, while we are marching into crisis. The rubbah slippah folks have the right to disagree with the (self-proclaimed) ali’i if those "ali‘i" do not take care of the…
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Bread, Gout, and Breathlessness

    Hilo Living
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    We recently read The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney and it gave us a new insight into how bread and other carbohydrates cause gout attacks and make us short of breath.Eating carbohydrates causes glucose (blood sugar) levels to rise and the body to produce insulin to store any excess glucose as glycogen in the liver.  When the insulin level goes down, the stored glycogen is broken down into glucose for energy.   The process of glycogen breaking down produces CO2 which is released through breathing.  Exercise uses the…
  • How a Clock Changed Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Harrison's H4 in National Maritime Museum GreenwichWe sometimes wonder why it took ships from the west so long to find the Hawaiian Islands. European ships had reached China in 1517, hundreds of years before Captain Cook found the remote islands in 1778. Some of the mystery was solved for us when we recently learned about how John Harrison’s clock assisted Captain Cook. Longitudeis an entertaining  movie about John Harrison who invented the marine chronometer in the late 1700’s. At the time latitude (the distance of a ship north and south of the equator) could be determined from the…
  • More on Hawaii Sunlight and Health

    Hilo Living
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    The biggest attractions of living in Hawaii for us are the bright sunlight and warmth which uplift our spirits and take away our aches and pains. Since Hawaii is south of the Tropic of Cancer and the southernmost location in the US, it gets more direct sunlight and electromagnetic radiation than anywhere in the United States. Exposure to sunlight, both the visible and ultraviolet components, has been found to improve health, happiness, and lower the chances of getting many diseases.After spending time in Hawaii’s sun, aches and joint pains begin to subside.  Every winter, we talk to…
  • Sci-Fi Convention in Paradise

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

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

  • ...and The Taste Lingers...

    Sonia
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
      The Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range has come and gone for another year, but it still leaves lingering memories of the food tasted.     Photo above: the bracelet / tag all participants and media wear at the taste.   If you have followed my previous posts you know The Taste is the premier annual food event on our island.  Competing chefs are given 100 pounds each of a certain cut of beef, pork, goat or lamb and they come up with tasty and innovative ways to cook and serve them.   Another entry in the Taste of the Hawaiian Range that we found…
  • Grazing along at the 19th Annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range

    Sonia
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
      The Taste of the Hawaiian Range started in a humble way in the ranching town of Waimea (Kamuela) by a small group of visionaries in 1996.  As a companion to the University of Hawai'i School of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources' Cooperative Extension Services' Mealani Forage Field Day event, The Taste soon became a popular feature with the public.   From this modest beginning, it soon outgrew the first few years' locations and for the past few years has been held in the lanai and ballrooms of the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel in South Kohala.
  • Tasting my way at the 19th Annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range

    Sonia
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
        It's that time of year again... and the Hilton Waikoloa again served as the stage for this Hawaiian foodie extravagaza. This year marked the 19th for this much awaited annual event.  It seems to grow every year and new exhibitors keep showing up to round up the diversity of the displays. The festival is a celebration of our island's bounty and encourages and supports locally produced agricultural products... This is the premier event on our island that showcases the grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, pork (both commercial and feral) and the large diversity of…
  • Stretching Meals: Chicken Enchiladas & Chicken Stir Fry

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

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

    Susan Essoyan
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Hawaii's marriage equality law makes a pending federal lawsuit moot, and instructed the lower court to dismiss the case.
  • Shark knocks man off board in second Maui encounter

    Gary T. Kubota
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    A second shark encounter in three days in waters edging Maui toppled a Maka­wao man off his paddleboard Monday morning.
  • More time is sought to apply for homeowner tax break

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Honolulu City Council leaders say they want to extend until Nov. 17 the deadline for homeowners who were pushed unintentionally into the higher-taxed Residential A class to apply for a break in what they owe.
  • 911 Report

    Star-Advertiser staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Medical examiner to conduct autopsy on 3-year-old girl • ATV accident victim on the Big Island was Kamuela man • Pedestrian killed in Ewa Beach crash has been identified
  • Fumes in Kapolei send pupils, faculty to hospital

    Star-Advertiser staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Two Kapolei Elementary students and five faculty members were treated at a hospital Thursday after complaining of headaches, nausea and sore throat caused by a chemical odor at the campus.
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  • Statcast: Wong’s walk-off shot

    scott
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    AUWRITE HAWAIIAN!!!   Video of Kolton’s walk off Home Run!  
  • Lackey strong; Wong, Carpenter homer

    scott
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Kolton Wong’s first home run of the postseason lifted the Cardinals to a dramatic 3-1 victory Monday night in Game 3 of the NLDS before 47,574 at Busch Stadium…(more)
  • UH-UMass To Play Football Series In 2016, ’17

    scott
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    UH-UMass To Play Football Series In 2016, ’17   HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i and the University of Massachusetts have agreed to play a home-and-home football series in 2016 and ’17.   The teams will play Nov. 26, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and Oct. 7, 2017 in Amherst, Mass.   The schools have never met on the football field.   The 2017 game in Amherst will mark the furthest east a UH football team will play a game at more than 5,000 miles. The previous record was 4,955 miles for a 2010 game at Army in West Point, N.Y. The game will also mark only the…
  • Kikaha Looks Back On ‘Business Trip’

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

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

  • Manny Pacquiao Endorses Duke Aiona For Governor

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    World Champion boxer, Manny Pacquiao, backs Duke Aiona in Hawaii Governors race. The veteran Filipino politician has only endorsed US politicians twice before, but makes it a third as he stands solidly behind Aiona. {youtube}CD2dDz6erJ4{/youtube}
  • Kids BJJ Class Promotes Self-Defense after Ewa Beach Kidnapping Scares

    27 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Story by Bryanna Fissori In response to multiple incidents of potential kidnappings in the Ewa Beach area, Relson Gracie Waterfront BJJ has made a concerted effort to prepare their young students for similar situations. The Relson Gracie BJJ curriculum is based on the principals of self-defense and to progress through the ranks students must meet the standards of these techniques. In Saturday’s kids class the instructors at the school focused the day’s lesson on how to identify a potential threat and what a child should do if approached or grabbed by a stranger. Basic moves drilled by the…
  • Nathaniel Henderson: Everyday Excellence

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

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

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

  • Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Protecting the Shoulders

    robert
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Coaching topic: Shoulders We will talk about how to prevent shoulder injuries and show you some exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles. After coaching, we will either do our regular 2 mile time trial training course or interval training.Hope to see you Wedensday at 5 pm Hawaii Kai boat ramp. If you missed the video from a [...]
  • World Tour Finals this weekend, Recap from Turtle Bay, World Series Final Rankings and NBC air date

    davi
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    La Torche Pro France to determine the 2014 World Champion for Stand Up Paddlesurfing The La Torche Pro France will see a dramatic welcome later this week as the World TItle Race intensifies and it will all come down to this crucial European stop on the Stand Up World Tour to decide the 2014 World Champion.The [...]
  • SIC Team Athlete Lina Augaitis Wins 2014 Stand Up World Series

    davi
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By: Allie BrownOAHU, Hawaii – SIC Maui Team Athlete Lina Augaitis sealed the 2014 Stand Up World Series title over the weekend with her results from the final round of the series at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Fresh off her Battle of the Paddle victory on her SIC [...]
  • Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Wins Sprint Race at Turtle Bay

    davi
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    By: AuDedicated and Determined Waterman, Zane Schweitzer overcomes a foot injury suffered at the BOP to win the Sprint Division of the Stand Up World Tour, Turtle Bay event. Having a set back in the long distance to the foot injury, Zane was determined to continue and to all out go for the win in [...]
  • Wanted: International Distributors

    robert
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Blue Planet Surf is looking for distribution partners to bring the line of 2015 SUP boards and equipment to an international market. We are looking for partners that ideally already have distribution experience in the surf/SUP market and existing distribution infrastructure, including a warehouse and access to the capital needed. Merchandise will be supplied by [...]
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • Testimonial of the Month

    Lulu
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Look what Laura R from the UK has to say about her blissful SwellWomen experience ~ L:  When signing up to go to the SwellWomen retreat I completely underestimated what a life changing holiday it would be. From the location in Maui, the Yoga location & instructors, the surf school, to the incredible new friends I made, this was a holiday of a life time! It gives you a time out and the chance to re-charge and re-connect with yourself. Since my return to the UK, my time has been spent doing the following: Planning all the destinations I want to go and surf Watching ASP coverage as I am…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Katherine Wilder ~ The Wilder Way

    Lulu
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    This month we shine the spotlight on Katherine Wilder, Founder of The Wilder Way.  Katherine’s yoga journey began in 2001 with an invitation to join a friend for a power yoga class at the YMCA, that was all it took.  She left class feeling so expanded and free as well as intimately connected in her body and mind that she knew she needed to share this gift with as many people as she could.  In 2004, this desire to teach lead Katherine to The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica for a month long intensive of diving deep into herself and the teachings of the ancient system of yoga.  It…
  • Big News ~ New Owner takes SwellWomen International!

    Lulu
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid.  Courage means you don’t let fear stop you” – Bethany Hamilton If you haven’t heard, On September 13, 2015 Me-Shell Mijangos sold her  11 year business to Lulu Agan. SwellWomen meet Lulu Agan: Lulu is a Private Chef by trade with four main passions in life:  Surfing, Yoga, Cooking & Wellness. Her driving factor is:  To Inspire and Be Inspired.  So when Me-Shell, a long standing friend, approached her with the news that she wanted to sell SwellWomen, it made perfect sense to pull out all the stops and find a way to carry…
  • SwellWomen Surf Vacations:: What’s SUP?

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

    SwellWomen
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Eden Struss is a renowned wardrobe stylist and apparel designer. Shortly after attending the Laguna College of Art and Design, she launched Eden Basics one of the first women-specific snow outerwear brands in the country. Eden’s entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of passion is inspiring! We interviewed her about her business, Styling by Eden and what brings her bliss.     Q: What motivated you to start your business, Styling By Eden? Raised in Los Angeles County, I was exposed at a very young age to the world of styling by my mother. With my mother’s influence as a…
 
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • R plans for a better US

    Ron Whitfield
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Aren't republicans wonderful? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-esk...usaolp00000592
  • About Time (2013)

    scrivener
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    About Time (2013) Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy. Written and Directed by Richard Curtis. Tim Lake is just out of college and set to begin a career as a lawyer, moving to London from his family’s seaside home in Cornwall. His father has recently told him that the men in the family have the ability to travel in time, but only to places and times they’ve already been. An inordinately happy and peaceful man, Tim’s father strongly advises against using this ability to pursue money or fame. When Tim meets Mary at one of those dining-in-complete-darkness establishments, he falls…
  • Rules & Regulations of Apt

    Serenity
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    I know that my new place has subsided in their rules braking etc... BUT..... What I would like to know is.... Once you sign an agreement to renting a new place, you MUST adhere to the rules stated for that particular apartment. I would like to be enlightened as to WHY thereafter signing an agreement to the rules of the apartment, that the tenants either become idiotic &/or stupid either after signing, &/or there after eventually their brains become stupid & stupider!!. Do they think that the landlord/landlady will not remember the rules or something?, & that it makes the…
  • Hurricane ANA targeting ALL Hawaiian Islands!

    Kaonohi
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Hurricane ANA is headed our way. :eek: Big Island by Friday, O`ahi by maybe Saturday night. Batten down the hatches and get stocked up on emergency supplies. Track through Hawaii Ana Home page: all details 'Go Southwest, young Ana, go Southwest!'
  • Civil Beat: Tulsi the Runaway Surfer

    pzarquon
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Civil Beat got a lot of attention for its story, Gabbard Missed Veterans Hearing to Surf Waikiki, which got picked up by national political blogs like Politico and TheBlaze.com. But many readers thought the piece was a little sensationalized... and for me, including the bit about zooming in on the surfing video to see the time on Gabbard's watch was venturing into JFK conspiracy territory. Because of the pushback they received, Civil Beat published a follow-up story just to defend its coverage. Critics, editor Patti Epler said, were missing the point on Tulsi Gabbard's surf video. By this…
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    Lavagal

  • Big South Shore Waves

    lavagal
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    This is the last week before the quarter ends, so school teachers aren’t calling in sick and substitute teachers like me are not getting called to work. What a gorgeous day to be outside! Hot. Hot. Hot. But beautiful. There is nothing like living in Hawaii. Nothing. After we drove along the Ka Iwi Coast taking in the sights, and getting a video via Instagram, we came back home for a cold lunch. Cold wheat linguine for me dressed in sesame oil, shoyu, sesame seeds and green onions; target-rich tossed salad for him. Naps. I was craving an ocean fix so bad. I couldn’t go out at Sandy…
  • Infrared Yoga and Recovery, Healing and Optimism

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

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

  • Thursday 3 – MLC Birthdays

    Rodney
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Thanks for the blog topic AnkleBYTERS and Happy Birthday to you! Thursday 3 time – MLC Birthdays.  You know how this works.  I ask you three questions and you answer them.  Simple.  Copy the questions if you want.  Or just answer them in order.  Or just share a story relating to the subject.  And you’re always welcome to share more than one story, memory, joke, etc.   So here we go:   As an MLCer, how do you celebrate your birthday? How did you or your family celebrate your small-kid-time birthdays? What are some of you best birthday memories?   Okay,…
  • Do You Remember… Harveytoons

    Rodney
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Thanks to @Kailua Girl for this blog idea.  Can you name these cartoon characters – WITHOUT Googling it?     To be honest, I can name only about 2/3 of them.  Not only from the cartoon shows but I remember reading their comics!  Remember this familiar logo at the top corner of the comics?       And here’s a reel of cartoons that @Kailua Girl sent me.     As I was watching this reel, none of them seemed to ring a bell – although I was enjoying them.  That is until the last cartoon – I remember the sour balls part!  Then it started…
  • Batten Down the Hatches – Hurricane Ana

    Rodney
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
      Looks like another hurricane is headed our way.  Hurricane Ana is expected to be a tropical storm when it reaches Oahu, but when it comes to hurricanes, nothing is definite.   I know that a lot of the MLCers are busy preparing for this storm so I’ll keep this blog open for tips, comments, reports, jokes, music, etc. of Hurricane Ana.  I’ll start it off;   It’s a good idea to fill up your gas tank in your car.  Even if you have a half tank, top it off.   I did so tonight (Wednesday).  I thought that I’d wait until it got late so there…
  • Happy Discover’s Day

    Rodney
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    Happy Discover’s Day or Columbus Day.  Lucky you if you have the day off.  I didn’t have a blog post ready and it’s late Sunday night and I’m awfully tired.  So I thought I’d just throw this out there to all us Baby Boomers:   Since it’s Discover’s Day – What kinds of things have you discovered over the years?   I’ll start off with a few: I discovered just a few days ago that freeway off-ramps are numbered based on the number of miles from a designated starting point.  And if there is more than 1 exit within that mile number,…
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons – Gone.

    Rodney
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Remember waking up on Saturday mornings and watching cartoon after cartoon until almost noon?  Actually, after a couple/few hours of cartoons, I would be getting futless and have to do something.  But if I wanted to, I could’ve watched cartoons the whole Saturday morning.   Well, this past Saturday was the first time in 50 years that there weren’t any Saturday Morning Cartoons in America.  The end of a era.  NBC stopped Saturday Morning Cartoons back in 1992 and CBS followed not long after.  ABC held out longer until 2004.  Then after that, only CW Network showed…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Crisis Management and Communications

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As mankind and Mother Nature conspire to bring us one crisis after another – be it war, plague, weather or the movements of our planet’s restless crust – news, comments, fact and fiction are flying … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Castaway Island, Fiji Named Tops with Australian Families

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Castaway Island, Fiji (FCI) received the award for its outstanding holiday appeal and facilities for families, and Outrigger on the Lagoon . Fiji (FOR) was named third best family resort in Fiji. Readers ranked resorts on their … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Ebola Update

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY — In last week’s Saturday Briefing I described the history and characteristics of the Ebola virus. I ended by saying that the next few weeks would be interesting, and indeed just these past seven days certainly … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Honoring Hosts of the Third Quarter 2014

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ASHLEY CABRADILLA — The OHANA Waikiki East was host to our Employee of the Quarter celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 14 honoring our superheroes for the third quarter. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • TLR “Town Hall Meeting”

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ATTHAPHON SAE-TAN — On 13 October 2014, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort organized a quarterly “Town Hall Meeting.” The meeting began by sharing news and updates with hosts about Outrigger Resorts and TLR including Market Metrix customer satisfaction … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • Glimpses of Culture Through a Lava Flow: Bomb the Crater or Clean Your House?

    Tim Sullivan
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Kalapana lava flow (photo by Kurumi Sullivan) A contrived reality show couldn’t be more compelling. Survivor’s got nothing on this. If I made documentaries or movies or even cheesy reality shows, I’d be camped out in Pahoa right now. Since yesterday our friendly neighborhood lava flow has advanced a paltry 50 yards, the continuation of a gradual slowdown that’s been happening over the past several days. Just days before that the flow had advanced a whopping 150 yards in a single day, and right before that it had stalled for almost a week. There’s no rhyme or reason…
  • Ramblings from the Wrong Side of a Lava Flow

    Tim Sullivan
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Plume from the lava flow approaching Pahoa Town As a kid growing up on the north side of Chicago I never imagined my house might one day be in the path of a lava flow. (Lava only flowed in Saturday morning movies, and usually involved dinosaurs). Never once did I entertain the notion that I’d someday live on an active volcano; it was an undreamt future that, against all odds, somehow came true. It happened eight years ago when my family decided to trade in the brutal Chicago winters for life in the subtropics. We up and moved to the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii, at the…
  • Aloha in the Aftermath of Iselle

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

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

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

  • So you want to sell your home yourself?

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
      You think you can save money by going FSBO? (For Sale By Owner, pronounced “FIZZ- bow”) Ok, let’s run through what you are going to have to do: Are you prepared to pay up front costs of marketing and advertising? Agents that belong to their local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) network to hundreds, if not thousands, of other agents in their region to expose your property to. And those agents, in turn, have their own networks of family, friends, past clients and business acquaintances to tell about the property. MLS listings in most regions feed into numerous online portals as…
  • Agency, Schmagency!

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Agency, schmagency! You wouldn’t go into a divorce proceeding without an attorney, or take the advice of your spouse’s attorney, would you?Yet frequently in real estate that is exactly what happens to you as a buyer, if the seller’s agent isn’t clear to you about “Agency”.When you call an agent who has a sign in the yard and say you want to see the house, a good agent will ask you “Who is your agent?” If you say no one, many agents will reply, “I’ll be happy to help you!”Aren’t they SO nice? Aren’t they SO Nice? What they should do is explain that…
  • It’s a (video) Moving Experience!

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

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

    admin
    15 Jun 2013 | 5:20 pm
    Get your finances together first, dudes & dudettes!       Check out WHY here… Biz    
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    The Right Blue

  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
  • Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Cayman Islands

    BNS
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), Cayman Islandsby B. N. SullivanMany small crustaceans look quite similar to one another, but it's hard to misidentify this little hermit crab.  A denizen of reefs in the Caribbean Sea, the brilliant coloring of the Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) sets it apart from other hermit crab species of that region.These little crabs (about an inch long) inhabit old gastropod shells, and for some unknown reason, the shells they choose as their portable houses usually are pretty cruddy looking.  The one in the photo on this page is covered…
  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray hunting togetherby B. N. SullivanWe spotted this pair of hunters in the Caribbean.  The dark colored fish in the photo is a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). This fish makes its living as an opportunistic feeder.  In this instance, it is swimming a little above and behind a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) hoping to snag a free lunch.The stingray finds its food by rummaging in the sand, looking for little creatures to eat -- worms, small clams, tiny crabs, and such. To locate its prey, it fans away the top layer the sand by fluttering the wing-like…
  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
 
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  • Fishing from Shore in Hawaii – is Great Fun!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    We just published a new page about shorefishing in Hawaii with some great photos you can find here. We didn’t cover a whole lot of “where” to go shorefishing because really you can go just about anywhere. We do give you the official site so you can check restricted areas before heading out for a […]
  • Loving Life in Hawaii – a Video

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    I was surfing around today and found this amazing video of a girl living on Oahu apparently that is just loving life to the extremes. It will make you want to be there with her, and to be her. She just seems to have fun doing whatever it is that she’s doing that day. I […]
  • Mark Zuckerberg Bought a Beach on Kauai – 700+ Acres

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    It’s a bit sad, you have to admit, when someone can buy 700 acres of prime Hawaii real estate for $100 million dollars to build what is probably going to be a private estate. In this case, it is Facebook’s founder and CEO – Mark Zuckerberg that purchased the land, which includes an amazing beach. […]
  • Can You Conceive of the Possibility of Living in Paradise?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    I think many of us cannot even conceive of the idea of actually living in Hawaii, living in paradise. I know I certainly couldn’t imagine it when I was at Keesler Air Force Base in 1984, having almost finished with “tech school.” We had just pulled our first duty station assignments off the board and […]
  • Ultra Running in Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    There are people in Hawaii doing 100 mile ‘races’ with a cutoff time – meaning you must finish the race within 36 hours. [Ultra-running  video at the bottom of this article] Ultra running is something I’ve only recently thought of doing – in Hawaii, and my first one will likely be in Thailand in 2015. […]
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  • Musings: Final Stretch

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    It's coming down to the final stretch of the campaign season — thankfully — and candidates are keen to get their names and messages out there.But sometimes they're too cryptic, like this postcard, mailed first class from St. Paul, Minn. Who sent it? Who is it for? KipuKai and Arryl? An overall pitch to get out the vote for Council? Poor Eddie, the way his name is used without his consent. And in this case, exactly where would Eddie go? Plus what's up with the chicken, and the “sistah” reference? Bizarre.Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, meanwhile, chose to propose a tax increase to fund…
  • Musings: On My Critics, Round 2

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Yesterday's post, where I asked why good people in the anti-GMO movement hadn't stood up against the jackboot behavior of their cohorts, prompted this comment from Ed Coll:You say you have no soft soft spot for the chem/seed companies yet the bulk of your criticism is aimed at the anti-movement. Where is the balance? You decry “the promulgation of misinformation” by the anti-movement and do a great job pointing such misinformation out but fail to point out the misinformation of the chem/seed companies. Likewise you analyze funding sources and amounts the anti-movement spends but not the…
  • Musings: On the Dark Side

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I understand why good people have gotten involved in the anti-GMO/pesticide movement in Hawaii — they're genuinely (though perhaps misguidedly) concerned about human and environmental health.What I don't understand is why those good people haven't said anything about the ugly dark side of their movement: the ongoing death threats against folks who express a different opinion, the intimidation, the lies, the dissemination of distasteful social media memes like this:In the case of Alicia Maluafiti — former executive director of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association — even her worthy…
  • Musings: Haunting Hale 2

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Since some have expressed doubt about assertions I made in my previous post, here is evidence of debris left on Joe Brescia's property by the high wash of the waves.  Not a storm, just normal winter surf, as happens every year. I have seen it with my own eyes many times.  At the bottom are two pictures of the ocean on the November day that these photos were taken.As you can see, the debris was deposited quite a ways onto his landscaping, sometimes broaching a naupaka hedge. Everything makai of that debris line is public beach that has been stolen from public use.
  • Musings: Haunting Hale

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Michael Schmidt of Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty has lowered himself a little further with a distinctive offering: the house that Joe Brescia built atop burials at Naue.Yes, for a cool $5.5 million cash – or a mortgage of $25,100 per month — you, too, can have the pleasure of living in a cemetery, of resting your head upon a pillow, knowing that iwi kupuna lie beneath the pillars that support the house, of eating, drinking, pissing and shitting in a place where kanaka of long ago laid their loved ones to rest.Until Los Angeles developer/speculator Joe Brescia desecrated them so he could…
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  • Prefer to be sober

    gigihawaii
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Photo by David. When I get together with my friends, it is always for lunch at a restaurant. But, when my younger sisters get together with their friends, it is always for Happy Hour at a restaurant or bar, usually after work. I have never done what my sisters do, because I am not much of a drinker. The last time I had a drink was at my cousin’s wedding reception in July.  I drank half a glass of champagne to toast the occasion and then gave the other half to David to finish. For some reason, when I drink, my brain stops functioning and I feel very sleepy. At that point, I stop…
  • Improving our lifestyle

    gigihawaii
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Korea (Chosun Dynasty, 1392-1910): 10 panel screen depicting fish, birds, and lotus flowers.  Displayed at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I am always happy to find new ways to improve my home. One of my projects is to replace the wallpaper in Lisa’s room and in the dining area. I intend to have the wallpaper professionally installed.  I’ll post photos when it’s done. Another project is to paint the porch, which is unsightly with grime. Since he is so tall, David can easily reach the ceiling of the porch with his paint brush. I moved five pots of crotons from the patio to the area under…
  • Speak with poise and confidence

    gigihawaii
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    This is a Korean chest from the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), displayed at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Note the gold, silver, mother of pearl, and tortoise shell.  Lovely! We received our absentee ballots in the mail. David has already voted and mailed his ballot in.  He voted for the Democratic candidate for governor.  I, on the other hand, will vote for the Independent candidate for governor, as he seems to have more charisma as a leader of this state. This reminds me of the time when someone nominated me to be Seventh Grade Secretary. I was shocked, but was unable to withdraw my…
  • Frittata

    gigihawaii
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Sautee 1 chopped white onion in a little olive oil. Then, spread the onions evenly in the pan. Mix 5 eggs, 1 small jar of pimentos (drained), and 1 small can of green chilis (undrained). Pour egg mixture over the onions. Cover the pan. Cook over low heat for 7-8 minutes until cooked. Do not burn it. Uncover and remove from heat. Enjoy!
  • Happy kids make happy adults

    gigihawaii
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rylan’s preschool was closed for Columbus Day, so he came here while his parents were at work. He didn’t goof off. No sir.  Here is 4 year old Rylan with his iPad: He practiced setting the time: He counted and identified the different types of sea life: He watched a Power Rangers video: He drew several pictures of Power Rangers and even signed his name.  I love this piece because it is an original.  He didn’t copy someone else’s work. Rylan asked, “Grandma, are you going to paste this picture on your blog?” My answer:  “Yup.” Here it is, Ry: He…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Smart Money Monday

  • Smart Money Monday: Convenient Mobile Banking

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    In this week's edition of Smart Money Monday, Bank of Hawaii Online Manager Mark Cunningham, talks with Steve about the convenience of mobile banking...
  • Smart Money Monday: Get smart about credit

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    20 high school campuses across Hawaii will be participating in this year's "Get Smart About Credit Day."Starting this Thursdays, Bank of Hawaii will visit the schools in order to teach the students more about credit, how to monitor and track their accounts...
  • Smart Money Monday: Holidays on a budget

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The holiday season is upon us, but along with fun times can come high expenses. From the food, to decorations, costumes and more, the holidays can be expensive and put some stress on your wallet.What can you do to ease the financial pressure of the holidays...
  • Smart Money Monday: What to do in the event of a data breach

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In this weeks Smart Money Monday, Steve talks with George Yamamoto of Bank of Hawaii about what to do in the event of a data breach...
  • Smart Money Monday: Planning for children

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

  • Shoreline erosion in Kaaawa

    ilind
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Here’s an example of the erosion along the coast in our part of the island. In the foreground is what remains of a good size tree that not too long ago was part of the small beach park on the Kualoa end of Kaaawa. Erosion started washing away the sand and moving the edge of the park farther and farther inland, leaving the tree stranded. It was cut down in 2008, but erosion continued, eventually revealing its former root structure. And you can just make out a black shape about half way along the beach in the background. It marks part of the roots of another old tree, now also long gone.
  • Kaaawa crime alert: Watch for suspicious vehicles

    ilind
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    I received this email from a friend on Friday evening, October 3. Our friend lives on Olohu Road near Lihimauna. I came home this afternoon to 3 police vehicles parked behind and around my front gate. Apparently there were two cars Honda CRV and Volkswagen left after being stolen at a party last weekend and abandoned in Kaaawa. Also another car in Kaaawa was stolen after someone broke into a home – stole the keys and drove off with the vehicles. The policemen told me to left neighborhood know that this is occurring and if anyone has suspicious vehicles parked to call; also to keep a…
  • One of those mornings

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

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

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

  • 91-1032 Kaimoana St. Ocean Pointe MLS: 201419203

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Check out our new Ocean Pointe listing in Ewa Beach! This immaculate 5 bed, 3 bath shows like a model home and has over 2700 sf interior living space. Upgrades include plantation-style shutters and built-in desks and closets.  Built in 2006, this Ocean Pointe home is located just a mile away from the brand new Laulani Village Shopping Center, where you'll find Safeway, Ross, Petco, Walgreen's, Panda Express, Starbucks and other great shops. The kitchen has a wide open feel with stainless st...
  • Kaneohe real estate....where town meets country.

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
          Sometimes when you think of real estate on Oahu, you may think....Honolulu, big city, traffic, high rise buildings galore, etc. (Or maybe you're thinking grass huts and splitting open coconuts for breakfast. By the way, if this is you, then you REALLY need to visit Oahu!) But there is a special place that is sometimes overlooked by many people when thinking about real estate ....Kaneohe!         Its close proximity to the H-3, the Likelike highway, and the Pali highway make it s...
  • Summer Peaks and Autumn Dips

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

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

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

  • Keeping it real at Ko Olina. Or not.

    e komo mai
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    The Lanikuhonua Hawaiian Cultural Park is a serene little cove that for centuries was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty.  In 1939, Alice Kamokila Campbell (daughter of super-rich James Campbell), turned the beachside oasis on Oahu's West Side into a community-spirited park and organization.From the beach, you can walk tidepools along the gardens and modest buildings that comprise the cultural park.Just around this palmy point the mood shifts dramatically. High end resorts, including a new effort by Disney called the Aulanai, sit alongside four, perfectly symmetrical coves with sandy beaches…
  • Make sure your Hawaiian 'honeymoon' is not a blind date: No Worries Hawaii

    e komo mai
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Even if you're not going to Hawaii to celebrate a wedding, a vacation is a lot like a honeymoon: It costs a chunk of change, takes a lot planning, and some tropical romance is expected.  You want to make sure that reality measures up to your expectations, and you don't wind up with a blind date gone astray. The type of vacation you can have in Hawaii varies wildly—from a Las Vegas-type soiree to a wildnerness backpack trip, with many options in between. What do you fantasize when you think of Hawaii? Whatever that is, No Worries Hawaii (a planning guide), will let you take those…
  • Mauna Lani, The Big Island's Luxury Oasis

    e komo mai
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Visiting the Mauna Lani Resort in the South Kohala is one of Hawaii's major freebies. From the highway you look across a vast, sun-scorched slag heap of jagged lava: hardly a vision of paradise.  But drive in to find a mile-long seacoast with white-sand coves, a 30-acre history park, tranquil freshwater ponds, and a path that connects with the fabulous Fairmont Orchid Resort. The historic Queen's Pond, pictured above, is tucked away behind Beach Club Beach, and next to a series of larger ponds.Waipuhi Iki Pond (above) is one of several at the backshore of the beaches, used in ancient…
  • Nature rules at Maui's Ironwoods Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dig deep into the world of earthworms and discover how our wiggly friends keep our soil healthy and strong. Learn how they survive living in the dirt and how they turn our waste into wealth. Bring a recycled clear soda bottle or tall juice bottle for making a wormery. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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    CrossFit 808

  • 24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes:Shoulder Press x 1 rep(Loads per set (by %): 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 95+, 95+)Immediately followed by…B. Every minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes:Push Press x 1 rep(Start with last attempted Shoulder Press and build from there on the minute.)C. Three rounds for time of:10 Bar Muscle-Ups or Chest to Bar Pull-ups15 Handstand Push-Ups20 Push Press (135/95 lbs)"Performance"A. Same as above.B. Same as above.C. Three rounds for time:10 Pull-ups15 Hand Release Push-ups20 DB Push Press
  • 23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Three sets of:60 Seconds of L-Seated Ring Support Hold (accumulate as much time under tension as possible)Rest 30 seconds60 Seconds of Handstand Walk (accumulate as much distance as possible)Rest 30 secondsB. Every 2 minutes and 30 seconds, for 20 minutes (8 sets):Back Squat*Set 1 – 6 reps @ 60% of 1-RM*Set 2 – 4 reps @ 70%*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 80%*Set 4 – 6 reps @ 70%*Set 5 – 4 reps @ 80%*Set 6 – 2 reps @ 90%*Set 7 – 4 reps @ 85%*Set 8 – 4 reps @ 85%C. Three sets of:Glute-Ham Raises x 6-8 reps @ 3011Rest as needed
  • 22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every 90 seconds, for 15 minutes (10 sets):Power Clean x 1 repLoading per set (by %): 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 80+, 80+, 80+B. Every minute, on the minute, for 30 minutes:Minute 1 – 12-15 Unbroken Wall Ball ShotsMinute 2 – 10 Toes to BarMinute 3 – 10 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24″/20″)"Performance"A. Same as above.B. Every minute, on the minute, for 30 minutes:Minute 1 – 10 Wall Ball ShotsMinute 2 – 10 Sit-upsMinute 3 – 10 Burpee Step-ups
  • Please welcome Sage (Burgener) to Hawaii!

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Hey Hawaii! You've seen her in many of Coach Mike Burgener's instructional videos, I'd like to introduce to Sage Mertz (Burgener). She recently moved to Oahu and now that she is settled in, she is available for private coaching. If you are interested in getting some help on your Olympic lifts, email sassysageb@gmail.com for more information.Here's a little background on Coach Sage:Sage has been involved in the sport of weightlifting since the dawn of time (or so it feels). Her passion for Olympic weightlifting began at Mike's Gym back before it was "cool".Growing up, Sage assisted Mike…
  • 21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Bench Press*Set 1 – 5 reps @ 65% of tested 1-RM*Set 2 – 3 reps @ 75%*Set 3 – 1 rep @ 85%*Set 4 – 3 reps @ 80%*Set 5 – 2 reps @ 85%*Set 6 – 1 rep @ 90%*Set 7 – 8 reps @ 80%*Set 8 – 8 reps @ 80%Rest exactly 2 minutes between sets.B. Against a five-minute running clock,Row 1000/750 Metersas many reps as possible in the remaining time of:Muscle-Up + 2 Dips (No Muscle-up, sub Max Ring Dips)Rest 2 minutes, and then…Against a five-minute running clock,Run 800/600 Metersas many reps as possible in the remaining time of:Pull-Ups (Perform Chest-to-Bar if proficient…
 
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    Oahu Mom

  • October 25 & 26, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Lots of family fun happening this weekend with story times, Hawaii Pacific Health Kids’ Fest, cultural programs and of course lots of Halloween themed fun.  It’s also the last weekend the pumpkin patches are open.  Check out the Weekend Events Page for all the details and go make some memories with your family! The post October 25 & 26, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • October 11 & 12, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Lots of family events going on this weekend!  This weekend there are two pumpkin patches to choose from, Star Wars themed events at a couple of libraries, a chance to explore a protected wetlands, art using felt, a Hispanic Heritage Festival and more happening right here on our awesome little island!  Check out the newly updated Weekend Events Page for more information on these and other events. The post October 11 & 12, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • October 4 & 5, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    This weekend there is so much happening!  Events you can choose from include Children & Youth Day, Windward Ho’olaule’a, Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace, the Moscow International Circus and more!  You can also visit the pumpkin patch, take the kids to play on inflatable water slides or head to a powwow.  The details for these and other family friendly activities happening this weekend can be found on the recently updated Weekend Events Page.  I hope you get a chance to get out and make some fun memories with your families! The post October 4 & 5, 2014: Weekend Events…
  • September 27 & 28, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    This weekend the Blue Angels are in town as part of the Wings Over the Pacific airshow at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam.  It’s been a couple years since they were last here and I’m looking forward to seeing their show again! If you like museums you will be excited to hear that a lot of them have free admission this weekend and several have special activities planned for children and families. There are also chances to learn more about nature, enjoy live music, hike and watch a parade.  So much going on! As always, the details for these and other events are on the…
  • September 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    This weekend you can learn about nature with your keiki, enjoy some hula and other live entertainment, attend an Autumn Festival and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for a listing of many great events happening on island this weekend.  Have a good one! The post September 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Beach View, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This view could be from one of many spectacular beaches found on Maui. Daily Maui Photo for October 24thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Kapalua Beach, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Made-for-snorkelling water awaits visitors at Kapalua Beach. Daily Maui Photo for October 23rdPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Hamoa Beach, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A day at the tranquil Hamoa Beach along Maui's east shore. Daily Maui Photo for October 22ndPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Penguin in Paradise, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A shy penguin found in his habitat at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Daily Maui Photo for October 21stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Whalers Village Sign, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    An old version of the sign out front of Whalers Village. Daily Maui Photo for October 20thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Fishing from Shore in Hawaii – is Great Fun!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    We just published a new page about shorefishing in Hawaii with some great photos you can find here. We didn’t cover a whole lot of “where” to go shorefishing because really you can go just about anywhere. We do give you the official site so you can check restricted areas before heading out for a […]
  • Loving Life in Hawaii – a Video

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    I was surfing around today and found this amazing video of a girl living on Oahu apparently that is just loving life to the extremes. It will make you want to be there with her, and to be her. She just seems to have fun doing whatever it is that she’s doing that day. I […]
  • Mark Zuckerberg Bought a Beach on Kauai – 700+ Acres

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    It’s a bit sad, you have to admit, when someone can buy 700 acres of prime Hawaii real estate for $100 million dollars to build what is probably going to be a private estate. In this case, it is Facebook’s founder and CEO – Mark Zuckerberg that purchased the land, which includes an amazing beach. […]
  • Can You Conceive of the Possibility of Living in Paradise?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    I think many of us cannot even conceive of the idea of actually living in Hawaii, living in paradise. I know I certainly couldn’t imagine it when I was at Keesler Air Force Base in 1984, having almost finished with “tech school.” We had just pulled our first duty station assignments off the board and […]
  • Ultra Running in Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    There are people in Hawaii doing 100 mile ‘races’ with a cutoff time – meaning you must finish the race within 36 hours. [Ultra-running  video at the bottom of this article] Ultra running is something I’ve only recently thought of doing – in Hawaii, and my first one will likely be in Thailand in 2015. […]
 
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • HPV and Drinking

    hawa6217
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates men who drink more have a higher risk of human papillomavirus, or HPV, infection – which can cause cancer. At the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, researcher Matthew Schabath saw this in data on more than 1,300 Florida men. Schabath says there was some risk regardless of how much the men drank, but the heavier drinkers had a greater problem: “We found a significantly elevated risk in only the highest alcohol intake group. In our study, those men…
  • Coaches Meeting for Winter Basketball League Set for Oct. 27

    hawa6217
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (KALĀHEO) – The Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled a meeting for anyone interested in being a coach in the Winter Basketball League. Referees are also invited to attend. The meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Kalāheo Neighborhood Center starting at 7 p.m. The center is located at 4480 Papalina Road. For more information, please contact Russell Wellington at 332-7630 or rwellington@kauai.gov. If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please call Wellington at the phone number listed above at…
  • Positive Thoughts: Keep in the Sunlight

    hawa6217
    24 Oct 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 anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin
  • Stand-Up Comedian Ben Kronberg Performs at eleven44 in November

    hawa6217
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Honolulu)– Since his breakout performance at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben Kronberg has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” He also stars in the popular web series: “Ted & Gracie” a witty story about a woman who is unknowingly engaged to a serial killer. Comedy Central named Ben one of the “Comics to Watch.” Considered by some a rising star in the comedy world, Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while…
  • Violence in the Relationship

    hawa6217
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates violence by men against women in their lives is not uncommon. University of Michigan researcher Vijay Singh looked at survey data: “Almost 1 out of every 5 men in the United States, based on an analysis of a nationally representative sample of men, report perpetrating intimate partner violence.” Singh says cases included pushing or throwing something, as well as beating, burning or scalding, at least once during the relationship. Singh advises…
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    Maui Makers

  • Art of Tinkering, Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Laura
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Don’t forget Art of Tinkering Thurs 6 to 9 at St Anthony! Don’t forget to bring supplies: batteries, plastic containers (yogurt, cups, etc.), tape, scissors, pipe cleaners, string, rubber bands, markers, crayons, etc. Email Laura@mauimakers.com for info.
  • October 16 and 23 2014: Halloween Costumes and Art of Tinkering–Date Correction

    Jerry
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Reminder, we have two upcoming activities that are great for all ages! Dates corrected. Events are on Thursdays, not Wednesday!!!! Oct 16, come join us to make Halloween costumes. Limited supplies are available. Bring your own supplies and tools to use or share…or just come and brainstorm ideas. Oct 23, come join us in rediscovering the Art of Tinkering. Activities are based on hands on activities used by the Exploratorium. See this link for things to bring: Also bring (preferably repurposed): electronic toys to take apart and repurpose, small DC motors, pipe cleaners, large format…
  • Arduino Workshop, Thursday Oct 8, 6-9 pm

    Laura
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Got an idea? Join other Maui Makers and learn to make things Sense, Move, Track, Communicate, etc. Build it, wear it, make it go No Experience Necessary Thursday 6-9 PM at St. Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Bldg. Rm 21 Contact Laura@mauimakers.com for further info A limited number of computers and Arduinos will be available. If you have a laptop or Arduino, please bring it. ARDUINO An Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform that allows you to easily go from an idea to a functioning prototype using inexpensive and widely available parts. If you can dream it, you can…
  • Busy Maker Meeting on April 11 2014

    Jerry
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    We had a really good ‘meeting’ this past week (Thurs April 11). Lots going on – Ben Ward and family brought in their Hexy robot again – its been built at past meetings by the kids with some assistance. This time we got it moving!! Bunch of arduino work going on. Devin worked a bit on his mobile network setup – same antenna that feeds our space from his home covers a wide area of central maui apparently. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauimakers/sets/72157633231647728/ Flickr Image Set Slideshow [slickr-flickr type="slideshow" search="sets" set="72157633231647728"…
  • Public Meeting 2-Oct 2014

    Laura
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Public Meeting Thursday, October 2 St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall building, bottom floor, room 21, 6-9 PM. This is an open public meeting. Bring ideas or work in progress to share with others. Directions: St Anthony is “under the bridge in Wailuku”. If you’re coming from Kahului, pass over the bridge and take the left-hand turn(s) to take you under the bridge you just crossed. The school will be on your left. October meetings (so far): October 9: Introduction to Arduino/Electronics–no experience necessary October 16: Make your Halloween Costume October 23:…
 
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    Prudential Locations Blog

  • Kaneohe Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives There?

    My name
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The Residents of Kaneohe Nearly 35,000 people call the tropical windward community of Kaneohe home. Overlooking Kaneohe Bay, homes nestle between the breathtaking Koolau mountain range and the clear, turquoise waters of the Pacific. Once a rural farm community, Kaneohe has grown into a modern and developed neighborhood with colleges, shopping centers and more than 16,000 homes and condos. But despite its growth, Kaneohe is steeped in Hawaiian history and traditions – a delightful rural community with splendid, natural beauty and cooling tradewinds But who are the residents of Kaneohe?
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kaneohe October 22, 2014

    My name
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    The month of October belongs to Kaneohe - the tropical neighborhood located on the windward shores of Oahu, nestled between the breathtaking Ko’olau mountain range and the clear turquoise waters of the Pacific. Not only do the residents of this lush urban paradise take pleasure in the beautiful landscape surrounding them, but Kaneohe also has a direct link to town via the H3 – making daily commuting for city workers relatively easy. In the comments below, tell us where in Kaneohe this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift card…
  • Kaneohe Vibe - #WeKnowNeighborhoods

    My name
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The tropical neighborhood of Kaneohe is located on the windward shores of Oahu, nestled between the breathtaking Koolau mountain range and the clear turquoise waters of the Pacific. Not only do the residents of this lush urban paradise take pleasure in the beautiful landscape surrounding them, but Kaneohe also has a direct link to town via the H3 – making the daily commute for town workers relatively easy. Kaneohe has a long, rich history of farming and agriculture because of the regular rainfall that is common for this area. Generations ago, Kaneohe consisted of rice paddies and…
  • October 2014 Maui Real Estate Market Report

    My name
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    In September 2014, there were 91 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $555,500. This is a 3% decrease from August's median price, but an 18% increase when compared to September last year. The number of sales is up 36% from August and up 12% when compared to September last year. We saw 78 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $465,000. This is an 18% increase from August's median price and a 44% increase when compared to September last year. The number of sales decreased by 12% when compared to August and decreased by 28% when compared to September last year. It…
  • October Oahu Real Estate Market Report - 2014

    My name
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    In September 2014, we saw 342 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $671,000. This is a 4% increase from August's median price and a 1% decrease when compared to September last year. The number of sales is the same when compared to August but up 12% when compared to September last year. There were 424 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $347,000. This is down 1% when compared to August's median price, and down 1% when compared to September last year. The number of sales is down 6% from August but remains the same when compared to September last year. It took a…
 
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    Communications Pacific

  • Taking Time For Tako By Lloyd Yonenaka

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It’s always nice when you’re going somewhere and the first thing that happens when you get there is you smile. Not a huge smile, but a smile that you’ll remember ‘cause you know its gonna be a good day. Took the two-minute drive from my dad’s house to one of my favorite beach spots. Just to go walking in the shallows and look for a tako. He‘e. Squid. Octopus. By whatever name you’re familiar with; those shy, very intelligent creatures that inhabit our waters. And they taste pretty good too. No one else at the beach. Not a soul. Early morning and slightly overcast. Not too hot,…
  • Writing Headlines & Making Headlines by Shauna Goya

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Journalism and PR. To me, different sides of the same coin. The two professions somewhat overlap and we’ve seen many Hawaii professionals make the switch from one to the other — and sometimes back again. I’ve been fortunate to have careers in both and having recently marked my fourth anniversary at CommPac, it’s a nice time to reflect on the journey I’ve been on. After several reporting internships at the former Honolulu Advertiser, I started a copy editing job right after college and spent the next 10 years there until the newspaper was sold and merged with the now Honolulu…
  • Musings on Quality of Life by David Lato

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

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

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