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  • Audit finds former Health Connector leader's inadequacies

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    Kristen Consillio
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange.
  • Trash workers’ payment system racks up major overtime

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    Gina Mangieri
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Always Investigating recently exposed the high price you’re paying for overtime for state and city employees. Now, we’ve discovered that one source of overtime comes from employees who don’t even work a full 8-hour day. That’s what happens for some trash truck drivers in Honolulu’s Refuse Division–a source of overtime that’s baked into the city’s system and has proven very hard to change. After police and fire, the department that includes Honolulu’s trash workers shells out the third most in overtime, nearly 20 percent of its payroll, and…
  • Matson to pay $1M for molasses spill

    KHON2
    Web Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 pm
    On Thursday, KHON2 has learned a federal judge has signed off on an agreement for Matson to pay up for the spilling of hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor. Matson will pay a $400,000 fine and $600,000 restitution for spilling 233,000 gallons into the harbor in 2013. As a result, 25,000 fish were killed. The Waikiki Aquarium and other organizations will use the restitution money to promote beach clean-ups.  
  • Why Should You Move to Hawaii? Here’s 50 Reasons!

    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island
    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    There is a new post, “50 Reasons to Move to Hawaii” that should give some of you some more ammunition with your family, friends, and selves – to convince you to make the move in 2015 or 2016. If you can come up with some more good reasons, let me know!
  • Star-Advertiser failing in coverage of trial involving police chief’s wife

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    Ian Lind
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Why in the world isn’t the Star-Advertiser covering the civil trial involving Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s wife, Katherine Kealoha, and her family? A closely related criminal case led to serious allegations of police misconduct made by a federal public defender, and an unprecedented referral by the U.S. Attorney to the FBI for investigation. The […]
 
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  • Preparing your family in case of a house fire

    Brent Remadna
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
      Everyday across the nation seven people die in house fires. That’s why it’s important to always have a plan and a place to meet so that when a fire does happen you’re ready. The best place to meet is usually across the street from your home. “By staying here in this assembly area you can see the fire trucks when they come and direct them to the exact location,” said Scott Rhode, Honolulu Community College Fire Science Professor. “And you can give them additional information to where the fire is located and who’s still in the house.” Fires…
  • Big Island Police sergeant charged with abuse, terroristic threatening

    Web Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    A Big Island police sergeant has been placed on leave following his arrest Thursday morning for abuse. Sergeant Marvin Troutman is accused of threatening two people including an officer who responded to the dispute. Troutman was charged with abuse and terroristic threatening. In addition to his charges the police department has opened an internal investigation. Sergeant Troutman was in charge of the area two traffic enforcement unit.  
  • ‘Bows Open four game Road Swing With 84-73 Win Over CSUN

    Hawaii Athletics
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team opened its longest road trip of the season with an 84-73 Big West Conference win over CSUN on Thursday night at the Matadome. Hawai’i improved to 15-7 overall and evened its league record at 3-3. CSUN dropped to 6-16 and 2-5 in conference. Stefan Jankovic had a team-high 15 points on 5-10 shooting for the ‘Bows who grabbed their first Big West win at the Matadome. Aaron Valdes and Roderick Bobbitt each added 12 points with Bobbitt dishing out a game-high eight assists. Stephen Maxwell scored 28 points and pulled down 17…
  • Matson to pay $1M for molasses spill

    Web Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 pm
    On Thursday, KHON2 has learned a federal judge has signed off on an agreement for Matson to pay up for the spilling of hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor. Matson will pay a $400,000 fine and $600,000 restitution for spilling 233,000 gallons into the harbor in 2013. As a result, 25,000 fish were killed. The Waikiki Aquarium and other organizations will use the restitution money to promote beach clean-ups.  
  • Trash workers’ payment system racks up major overtime

    Gina Mangieri
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Always Investigating recently exposed the high price you’re paying for overtime for state and city employees. Now, we’ve discovered that one source of overtime comes from employees who don’t even work a full 8-hour day. That’s what happens for some trash truck drivers in Honolulu’s Refuse Division–a source of overtime that’s baked into the city’s system and has proven very hard to change. After police and fire, the department that includes Honolulu’s trash workers shells out the third most in overtime, nearly 20 percent of its payroll, and…
 
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  • Proposals seek to end ivory sales

    Marcel Honoré
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A grisly, recent upswing in ivory poaching has left African elephants on the verge of extinction, and in Hawaii, home to one of the largest markets for ivory in the nation, conservationists will try once more this year to pass a law banning ivory sales.
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    Star-Advertiser staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    8 kids treated after possible chemical odor • Car break-ins lead to charges for suspect, 19 • 5 Kauai sites offer permits for camping
  • Brothers, 6 and 11, perish in house fire

    staradvertiser.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Hawaii County police said the parents of the two young boys who died Thursday in an early morning house fire in Holualoa were trying to help their children escape.
  • ‘We are building a home’

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Gov. David Ige's first State of the State address to the Legislature on Monday painted broad strokes and offered only a smattering of details, but that was OKwith many of the folks who took in the 30-minute address.
  • Audit finds former Health Connector leader's inadequacies

    Kristen Consillio
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange.
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  • Several meals from a leftover ham bone

    Ian Lind
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I wish all leftover meals were this good! Relatively early Tuesday morning, I pulled a ham bone out of the freezer and put it in our big, cast iron dutch oven. I think we made the ham for a family party just after Thanksgiving, and it’s been taking up room in the freezer since then. […]
  • Throwback Thursday: Shades of the grad student lifestyle

    Ian Lind
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    I’m pretty sure this photo dates from 1978. We were renting an apartment on the 4th floor of what was then called the Circle Jade, the round apartment building on 9th Avenue in Kaimuki, just makai of Waialae. On the ground floor, the old Kolohe Lounge. We lived in that apartment through our graduate school […]
  • Star-Advertiser failing in coverage of trial involving police chief’s wife

    Ian Lind
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Why in the world isn’t the Star-Advertiser covering the civil trial involving Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s wife, Katherine Kealoha, and her family? A closely related criminal case led to serious allegations of police misconduct made by a federal public defender, and an unprecedented referral by the U.S. Attorney to the FBI for investigation. The […]
 
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  • Astronomers Discover Three Earth-Like Planets

    Hawaii Star Wire
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    This whimsical cartoon shows the three newly discovered extrasolar planets (right) casting shadows on their host star that can been seen as eclipses, or transits, at Earth (left). Earth can be detected by the same effect, but only in the plane of Earth’s orbit (the ecliptic). During the K2 mission, many of the extrasolar planets discovered by the Kepler telescope will have this lucky double cosmic alignment that would allow for mutual discovery—if there is anyone on those planets to discover Earth. The three new planets orbiting EPIC 201367065 are just out of alignment; while they are…
  • Feds Asked to Boost Hawaii Macadamia Nut Exports

    Hawaii Star Wire
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS) calling on the agency to provide greater visibility to Hawaii macadamia nuts on its export list to foreign markets. In December 2014, Congresswoman Gabbard visited India at the personal invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During her stay, some of the visits included those with business leaders to discuss a bolstered Hawaii-India trade relationship focused on the growing food retail market in India. “India is the world’s 10th largest economy measured in terms of…
  • Honolulu Neighborhood Board applications open

    Hawaii Star Wire
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Beginning today, O‘ahu residents can file to run for a seat on their Neighborhood Board. “Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live in it. I was honored to serve on both the Manoa and Kaimuki Neighborhood Boards.” Candidacy is open to O‘ahu residents who will be at least 18 years of age by February 20, 2015. Mailed forms must be postmarked by February 20 and received by February 27, 2015.
  • 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…
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  • Sheriffs capture woman trying to flee Kona court

    Karin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    MEDIA RELEASE While being detained by Sheriffs in the holding cage outside the District Court in Kona, Cheyanne Collins managed to squeeze out through a small space in the locked double gate. Deputy Sheriffs pursued and captured her, without incident, in the parking lot. The entire event happened within a 5 minute period around 11 […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police sergeant is arrested and charged Thursday (Jan 29)

    Baron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    A Hawaiʻi Police Department sergeant has been arrested and charged with four offenses in connection with an early morning incident in Kapaʻau. In response to a 1:50 a.m. call, officers responded to a home on Kynnersley Road, where it was reported that 62-year-old Marvin Kelly Troutman had pulled the hair of a 55-year-old woman and […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Woman escapes from sheriffs for five minutes of freedom

    Baron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:24 pm
    While being detained by Sheriffs in the holding cage outside the District Court in Kona, Cheyanne Collins managed to squeeze out through a small space in the locked double gate. Deputy Sheriffs pursued and captured her, without incident, in the parking lot. The entire event happened within a 5 minute period around 11 a.m. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police to increase DUI checkpoints for Super Bowl weekend

    Baron
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Hawaiʻi Island police are informing motorists that police will increase enforcement by conducting DUI checkpoints over the Super Bowl weekend. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Early morning fire in Hawaiian Paradise Park sparked by incendiary device

    Baron
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:27 a.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 29) to 25th Avenue (Okika Ave) on the makai side between Paradise Drive and Kaloli Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single story, three bedroom home of about 1,000 square-feet under construction with a fire in the […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Jan. 26, 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Local Industry News Jan. 29  PBN: NextEra, Hawaiian Electric say acquisition will save customers $60M Jan. 29  Star-Advertiser: NextEra files with PUC, says it will save customers $60M Jan. 29  PBN: Hawaii solar groups want HECO's new rooftop solar plan to be rejected Jan. 29  PBN: First Wind's major solar farm on Oahu's North Shore gets review from city Jan. 29  PBN: Hawaii to save $1.25B in a year from plummeting oil prices, UHERO report says Jan. 29  Civil Beat: Legislators find NextEra and HECO execs short on details Jan. 29  PBN: Hawaiian Electric,…
  • News bulletin, Week of Jan. 19, 2015

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Local Industry News Jan. 22:  PBN: Hawaii state senator concerned with Hawaiian Electric's new rooftop solar plan Jan. 21: Greentech Media: Hawaii's biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering Jan. 21  Star-Advertiser: School board pans slow rollout of cost-saving energy plan Jan. 21  Star-Advertiser: Legislators want power to sway HECO decision Jan. 21  PBN: Hawaiian Electric unveils new plan to shake up rooftop solar industry Jan. 21  Civil Beat: HECO seeks to make rooftop solar more common, less lucrative Jan. 20  Solar Industry Mag: HECO proposes NEM…
  • News bulletin, Week of Jan. 12, 2014

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Local Industry News 1/16  Maui News: Maui groups, residents in opposition to HECO merger 1/16  Star-Advertiser: NextEra to use Parker Ranch for wind farm 1/16  PBN: Parker Ranch, NextEra Energy agree to develop wind energy projects on Hawaii's Big Island 1/16  PBN: Hawaii's energy stakeholders cover the hot issues 1/16  PBN: Randy Iwase named chairman of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission 1/16  Civil Beat: Gov. Ige names new Hawaii AG, Public Utilities Chair 1/16  Star-Advertiser: Ige names attorney general, PUC chairman 1/16  Star-Advertiser: Big…
  • News bulletin, Week of Jan. 5, 2014

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Local Industry News Jan. 9  Civil Beat: Attorneys question PUC's approval of wind farm Jan. 9  PBN: Hawaiian Electric shareholders to vote on NextEra Energy merger this spring Jan. 9  PBN: 'Mike' the Citibike from New York City 'vacations' in Honolulu Jan. 9  PBN: Hawaiian Electric responds to concerns about NextEra's big solar farm Jan. 9  Star-Advertiser: Lau to receive $10 million upon HEI's purchase Jan. 9  Star-Advertiser: HECO inches toward solar installs Jan. 9  Star-Advertiser: Panel approves $300,000 study on geothermal and Native Hawaiians Jan.
  • News bulletin, Week of Dec. 29, 2014

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Local Industry News 1/2  Star-Advertiser: Solar rebates useful in Hawaii 1/2  PBN: Hawaii groups receive award for electric vehicle app 12/31  PBN: Despite declining fuel prices, Hawaii's are still highest in the nation 12/29  PBN: Four Seasons Resort Maui receives Hawaii Energy Conservation Award 12/29  Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Maintenance rebate for solar water heaters brought back 12/29  PBN: Gas prices continue to fall for Honolulu motorists 12/29  PBN: Hawaii Energy giving $150 rebates for solar water heating tuneups 12/28  Honolulu…
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  • JE SUIS CHARLIE? NOT SO FAST CORPORATE MEDIA

    Andy Parx
    10 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Ironic isn't nearly a strong enough term for how corporate pundits use solemn tones in tearful defense of "free speech" when condemning the assassination of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, all while actually censoring their work by refusing to re-publish the actual images (much less with translations).Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi approached that kind of critiqueyesterday after he delved into a tangential comparison with the AP's archiving of an image of Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," which Matt describes as "a set piece of a crucifix submerged in the artist's own urine, caused Serrano to…
  • THE GENTILES' BIG DAY

    Andy Parx
    25 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    We were nothing if not assimilationist Jews. After all, as my mother's brother Uncle Jerry was keen to point out, after ridding himself of the distinctly Hebraic "Paschkes" surname in favor of the blander American-cheese "Parks" moniker upon immigration, my father proceeded to name us kids Andrew and Kathryn- an apostle and a Russian Czarina. So Christmas trees and stockings hung on the bureau with care were de rigueur yearly fare. Uncle Jerry would come down from the Bronx and he and my mother would "sneak" a fresh ham with the admonishment "don't tell Grandma." When Grandma did visit during…
  • SWEEPING NEW KAUA`I COUNCIL RULE CHANGES IMBUE RAPOZO WITH KINGLY POWERS

    Andy Parx
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The Great Dictator(PNN) In a move by new Chair Mel Rapozo that removes the rights of councilmember to introduce legislation, move bills out of committee to a final vote by the full council, initiate workshops and even cuts the amount of time allotted for them to speak on measures on the agenda by half, the new Kaua`i County Council majority rammed through wholesale changes to longstanding rules at Monday's usually inaugural meeting of the Kaua`i County Council.The rights of the public were also severely curtailed by cutting the mandatory length for public testimony in half, removing the right…
  • RAPOZO RESPONDS; HOOSER ANSWERS RESPONSE

    Andy Parx
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    (PNN) Kaua`i County Council Chair-elect Mel Rapozo has written a response to the yesterday's PNN news article yesterday on his changes to the proposed Kaua`i County Council rules and Councilmember Gary Hooser has answered his response basically supporting the veracity of our news story (posted below). PNN stands by everything in the article. It is absolutely factual, unlike many of the prevarications and fabrications from Mr Rapozo below . Mr Rapozo, in fact makes many misstatements and uses half truths to disguise his apparent motives. In answer to part of Mr Rapozo's response (posted below…
  • MAJOR COUNCIL RULE CHANGES WOULD CUT PUBLIC TESTIMONY IN HALF; DENY COUNCILMEMBERS RIGHT TO INTRODUCE BILLS.

    Andy Parx
    29 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    ----------------(Note corrected time and location 12 noon at the War Memorial Convention Hall)Action Alert- Please write to the council at counciltestimony@kauai.gov and ask that the new rules be deferred to the next regular council meeting for full public testimony and council consideration. You may also come Monday 12/1/14 at 12 noon at the War Memorial Convention Hall  to ask for a deferral.----------------(PNN) A major rewrite of the Kaua`i County Council rules which would cut mandatory time for public testimony on agenda items from six minutes to three and give broad new powers to…
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  • Keep Hawaii's Heroes

    Michele Van Hessen
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
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  • University of Hawaii Receives Industrial Hemp Seed Import Permit

    Michele Van Hessen
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Hemp Permit 2015Today, the University of Hawaii received a permit from U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, to import industrial hemp seeds from Australia for Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. This project was signed into law on April 30,2014 and will be started as soon as the seeds arrive in the islands. “This project is just the first step in establishing Hawaii as a leader in the growth and production of industrial hemp and its products,” said Rep. Cynthia Thielen (Kailua-Kaneohe Bay), a longtime proponent for industrial hemp in Hawaii.
  • An Insider’s Guide to Tahiti--Part 2

    Robert Kay
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    by Rob Kay & Philippe Guesdon Editor's Note: This is the second and final column of a two-part series on Tahiti. What's the best thing about Tahiti? The Tahitians.  Jean (pictured above)  owns Boulangerie Traditionnelle, the local bakery in Pirae. On a recent trip we spent hours grilling locals on their favorite restaurants, cafes and attractions. In the second of this two part series we'd like to share with the reader what we've found to be the best of Tahiti. When you first come to French Polynesia, the most obvious thing to hit you is the warm weather. People spend a lot…
  • Marion T. Anderson Captain U.S. Army Union Army - A HOOSIER HERO

    Duane Vachon
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Marion T. Anderson served in the American Civil War in Company D, 51st Indiana Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on September 1, 1893. As the first two articles this year are about Medal of Honor recipients from the American Civil War, I thought it might be interesting to look at the history of the Medal of Honors that were awarded in the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill containing a provision for the medal for the Navy on December 21, 1861. It was "to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, landsmen, and…
  • Shot Show 2015 AK Product Roundup

    Robert Kay
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    by Rob Kay  Editor's note: Many thanks to Luke Williams, industry analyst and owner of Circle 10 AK who contributed to this story. Concern Kalashnikov is on the leading edge of a trend by several manufacturers to build AKs in this country. Those of you who follow our regular columns know that we cover the AK space with great regularity. SHOT is no different. The upshot (pardon the pun) is that 2015 should be a banner year for AK enthusiasts. In large part because of the ban on Russian guns, the trend seems to be for more domestic production of AK rifles. Century Arms announced production…
 
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  • This Week in TGIF: Jim Brickman

    Webmasters
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    This Week in TGIF: Jim Brickman Jim Brickman in concert, plus more ideas for the weekend ahead, courtesy TGIF. The post This Week in TGIF: Jim Brickman appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Brickman offers songs for all seasons

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    30 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    Brickman offers songs for all seasons Jim Brickman will share his new tunes with an "amazing” audience in Hawaii. The post Brickman offers songs for all seasons appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Game on for the Hawai’i Syphony Orchestra

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    30 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Game on for the Hawai’i Syphony Orchestra Music from “The Legend of Zelda” is the highlight of this week's concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The post Game on for the Hawai’i Syphony Orchestra appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Fashion Tribe: Anthropologie arrives

    Nadine Kam
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Fashion Tribe: Anthropologie arrives Anthropologie is finally set to open its doors at Ala Moana Center this weekend. The post Fashion Tribe: Anthropologie arrives appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Social Encore: Fighting Eel opens in Kahala

    Jermel-Lynn Quillopo
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Social Encore: Fighting Eel opens in Kahala Childhood friends Rona Bennett and Lan Chung mark a dozen years in business together with a new storefront at Kahala Mall. The post Social Encore: Fighting Eel opens in Kahala appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
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  • Townies can grow food: Demo this Saturday

    Mari Taketa
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    I grew a tomato plant on my back porch last year. It was either that or keep blowing $20 a week on Beretania Safeway’s sweet, gargantuan, mainland-grown heirlooms at $5.99 a pound, which in my mind cost even more because of their carbon footprint across the Pacific. So I bought an organic, non-GMO seedling and a self-watering tomato planter from Hawaiian Hydroponics in Kahala. Life as an urban gardener is easy when you have only one tomato plant. Slugs tend not to climb up 12 stairs. Birds stayed away once I learned to wrap my tomatoes in paper towels and twist ties (what do real…
  • Our Top 5: Super Bowl snacks

    Grant Shindo
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Fried chicken, chili, cold chow mein: I’ve had enough to last me a lifetime. For this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I replayed the most outstanding potluck dishes in my history of eating and came up with this dream spread. It hits every category you want in your sports day snackage: crispy appetizer, flavorful noodles, a creamy dessert. There’s even lean protein and some veggies for the health-conscious. Rather than have this Super Bowl be remembered for deflated balls, bring one of these picks. I guarantee it will get you invited back next year. No. 5: Gau gee and roast pork, Roast…
  • MW’s secret menu

    Melissa Chang
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Everyone likes to be in the know, and it’s fun to be able to order stuff that’s not listed on the menu, right? How many times have you gone to Starbucks to order a Captain Crunch, or proudly told the In-N-Out Burger counter you want “double double animal style?” I’ve done a couple of secret menu blogs so you can get unique dishes and impress your friends. One was at Ginza Bairin, another at Kaiwa Waikiki. The latest in my secret menu adventures was at MW Restaurant, which my foodie friend Sean Morris coordinated. The items you see below are available with 48…
  • Who’s coming: Eat the Street Chinese New Year

    Grant Shindo
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Eat the Street is ringing in 2015 with new monthly themes and specialty food items. This month, the Kakaako street food fest celebrates the coming of Chinese New Year with every imaginable noodle dish served out of food stalls and trucks. You know, like Il Gelato’s spaghetti gelato. When: Friday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row) Admission: Free Parking: On-site and street parking Here are some highlights: • Simple Souls takes the stage with acoustic R&B/soul/hip hop music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Something new: Stats Sports Bar

    Olena Heu
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Stats Sports Bar Honolulu opens Super Bowl Sunday Driving down Kapiolani, you may have noticed the papered-over windows of the old Nagomi Teppan and Lounge just a short distance from the Convention Center. It turns out that a new sports bar will open its doors there on the biggest sports day of the year: Stats Sports Bar Honolulu, which soft-opens on Super Bowl Sunday with 13 big-screen TVs and new bar and food menus. If you’ve been to Nagomi, you’ll recognize some of the staff, but the chef is new. Cef Maduli says he’s serving up a menu of comfort food that combines island…
 
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  • #CatEats: Sampling Alan Wong’s Shanghai menu

    Catherine Toth
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    I never turn down any opportunity to eat anything created by Chef Alan Wong. To be honest, I haven’t had a bad dish at his Honolulu restaurant, still considered one of the best eating establishments in Hawai‘i. Even his tilapia — incidentally, on the menu for Valentine’s Day this year — is top-notch. (So good, in fact, it beat out the highly palatable mahi mahi and opakapaka at a dinner event back in 2009, the majority of guests picked tilapia as their favorite. Yeah, he’s that good.) So when I got invited to sample the menu for his new restaurant last week, I jumped…
  • The story of Snickers the Goat

    Catherine Toth
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    My life isn’t what it used to be. I’m no longer living alone with two dogs in a rental in ‘Aina Haina, only worrying about keeping my basil plant alive. Now, I’m married, caring for three dogs and two chickens, about to re-start my husband’s aquaponics system — blog on that coming soon — and figuring how to work from home without getting distracted by the laundry and digital cable TV. And add to that raising a newborn goat. Yes, I said goat. Here’s what happened: my husband works on a farm that has goats. And one of the female goats had given birth last…
  • #CatEats: Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop in Chinatown

    Catherine Toth
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    About six months ago, another new brunch spot opened in Chinatown to rave reviews, particularly from my friends who worked in downtown. In fact, one of them had gone there three times in one week. So what took me so long? Good question. I have no good excuse. It’s not like I’m never downtown, either. It was just one of those restaurants on my to-do list that I never got around to, well, doing. And that was a big mistake. Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop on Smith Street — halfway between two of my favorite Chinatown eateries Char Hung Sut and The Pig & The Lady — is a…
  • ‘New year, new me’

    Catherine Toth
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I went to lunch today with two 28-year-olds who had such a youthful view of life, it was actually infectious. One just broke up with her long-distance boyfriend, the other is in the middle of growing her business. Both stressful — and neither situation sounded appealing to me. And yet, over pork jowls and bowls of pho, they laughed and joked, declaring, “New year, new me!” I couldn’t help but smile. It’s been quite a tumultuous year, it seems, for a lot of people. People have been posting things like, “Can’t wait for this year to end” and…
  • 5 reasons why I love Christmas

    Catherine Toth
    24 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Look, I get it. Christmas isn’t for everyone. We’re stressed, we’re cranky, we’re broke — and we’re driving like maniacs. Who in their right mind would want to stand in line at uncomfortably crowded department stores, then hand over entire paychecks to gifts for people you only see once a year? Why spend your only free time, slaving in a hot kitchen, churning out dozens of meticulously decorated sugar cookies and loaves of fruitcake that will likely be used as a doorstop? Are we crazy? Well, yes, we are. See, I love Christmas. I always have. And it has nothing…
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    L.P. "Neenz" Faleafine

  • Speaking on ‘The Art of Empathetic Leadership’

    NEENZ
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Over the past ten-years I’ve focused my personal and professional studies and development on human behavior, relationships, social data mining and analysis, and how it all applies to leadership and entrepreneurial development. Across various curriculum, I learned that there are two key qualities required for leadership and entrepreneurial sustainability and success: integrity and empathy. in·teg·ri·ty /inˈteɡrədē/ noun The quality […]
  • Building a community for ‘Reaching Out’

    NEENZ
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    Back in September 2013, I received an email from Jay Fidell the founder of ThinkTech Hawaii, a local nonprofit with a mission to raise awareness about the importance of technology, energy, diversification, and globalism to the future of Hawaii. His email was straight-forward, asking if I’d be interested in hosting a weekly live show called […]
  • Building a community for the David Ige for Governor 2014 campaign

    NEENZ
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Professional Successes One of the professional services my company Pono Media provides is data mining or extracting online content and filtering conversations relevant to projects and client needs. In other words, I listen. Based on the data combined with the analysis and intuition from my team and  advisors, I formulate an expert opinion on the sentiment […]
  • Building a community for #Ikaika2014

    NEENZ
    24 Aug 2013 | 7:56 pm
    The 2014 campaign season is upon us. Too early it seems? Actually, with the changes in the State of Hawaii Primary election and the options to walk-in or mail-in ballots well before the general election, strategically it’s perfect timing. My company Pono Media has been retained to provide community building strategies leveraging content publishing, content […]
  • Building a Community for Turtle Bay Resort

    NEENZ
    1 Apr 2013 | 11:45 am
    Earlier this year I decided to launch Get Involved Hawaii to bring awareness to legislative bills that caught my personal attention. One that came across my screen was SB894 RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION which would “Direct the Governor, or the Governor’s designee, to negotiate with the current owners of the undeveloped portions of the property […]
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Hokulea Explores New Horizons

    RPang
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries, the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, is certainly a historic journey. Hokulea completed its expedition through Polynesia and recently arrived in Golden Bay, New Zealand, marking the furthest south she has sailed in nearly four decades of voyaging. This new milestone [...]
  • “Bizarre Foods” Takes a Bite Out of Hawaii Island

    RPang
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    If diving into exotic foods is on your bucket list, look no further than Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods.” In the show’s season finale, world traveler and daring foodie Andrew Zimmern challenges viewers to “trade your lounge chairs for a 4 x 4″ and explore Hawaii, the Big Island through its unique and culturally diverse food. Zimmern starts [...]
  • Get Social and #LetHawaiiHappen

    RPang
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    As we’ve seen in beautiful, captivating photos and videos on social media, there’s more to the Hawaiian Islands than most people think. Whether it’s stumbling on unexpected spots or meeting unique individuals, the best travel memories – especially in Hawaii – often stem from unplanned moments. #LetHawaiiHappen on Lanai #LetHawaiiHappen on Kauai This month, the [...]
  • Watch the Pros at Sony Open in Hawaii

    RPang
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Is golfing in Hawaii on your bucket list? For many professional golfers, the Sony Open in Hawaii is the creme de la creme of golf tournaments held at one of the island’s most prestigious courses. Tournament week tees off from January 12-18 at host site Waialae Country Club. The Seth Raynor-designed course is home to one of [...]
  • A New Year, a New Workout

    RPang
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Is losing weight one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Get inspired and tune in on New Year’s Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, to see Kauai featured once again on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.” The hour-long episode will show the remaining five contestants facing their fears and making resolutions to ensure 2015 is their best [...]
 
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Women’s Coworking Space Opens Monday

    Ryan Ozawa
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    I’ve enjoyed tracking the evolution of the coworking movement in Hawaii over the years, from the first time Honolulu popped up on the Coworking Wiki in 2008 (I even set up a blog at Lumihana.com, meaning “work room,” now long gone) to a pivotal meeting of the minds at Unconferenz in 2011. Attendees went on to launch HiCapacity, The Box Jelly, The Green House, and R&D, and things have only gotten more interesting from there. Just two weeks ago I blogged about a new coworking space for high school students. And now, a pop-up coworking space for women is launching on…
  • FlyWire Sets Sights Beyond the GoPro Crowd

    Ryan Ozawa
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Tomorrow in San Francisco, several Hawaii startups (from the Blue Startups and XLR8UH accelerator programs) will take the stage at 500 Startups to pitch their companies in the heart of Silicon Valley. Among them is FlyWire, touting “line of sight” high-definition cameras that are affordable, portable, flexible, and extensible. FlyWire was founded by Jacob Isaac-Lowry, who graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering. You won’t find the name “GoPro” anywhere on their website, but the billion dollar…
  • Hawaii Science Writers Association Launched

    Ryan Ozawa
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    If bloggers are a rare breed, science writers are an endangered species. And that’s a shame, since understanding science is critical to making smart decisions on some of the biggest issues of our age: climate change, water scarcity, GMOs, healthcare (measles, anyone?)… the list goes on. Science is on the front page almost every day, frankly, but there are fewer and fewer people paid to write about it. The days of having a dedicated, full-time staff science writer in the newsroom are long gone. Fortunately, there are still people who love science, who love to write, and who…
  • Social Media Meets Politics at Wetware Wednesday

    Ryan Ozawa
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:07 am
    Scott Robertson One of the more interesting research centers at the University of Hawaii, to me, is the Hawaii Computer-Human Interaction Lab. “We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers interested in understanding how people use information systems and dedicated to informing design based on human performance data,” reads the HICHI (pronounced like “mai tai”) website. “We use a variety of empirical methods including formal experiments, ethnographic analysis, and participatory design.” Okay, so that sounds a little dry. Here are the titles from a…
  • HiSessions Seeks Support to Sustain Showcase

    Ryan Ozawa
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Four years ago, local musician Jon Yamasato was struck by how much his young daughter was into watching music videos on YouTube, and he wondered what it would take to bring similar exposure to Hawaii musicians. “I noticed that a lot of local artists didn’t have good video of themselves, it wasn’t high-def, good sounding quality video,” Yamasato says. As it turns out, his friend and fellow musician Dave Kusumoto had started getting into videography, so Yamasato pitched him the idea of an online show. Yamasato would bring in the artists and Kusumoto would handle the…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival on Hawaii Island this weekend

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival on Hawaii Island this weekend Kona Surf Film Festival. Photo: Giselle Images.Surfs up! Want to watch experts shred some serious and guaranteed waves from the shores of Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona this weekend? Then don’t miss the 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival. The fest, happening this Friday and Saturday, will screen a variety of independent short and feature-length surf and surf-inspired films from around the world. Eight hours of movies will be shown on the festival's two outdoor scre...
  • Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary begins 20th annual volunteer whale census, Jan. 31

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary begins 20th annual volunteer whale census, Jan. 31 Photo: NOAA HIHWNMSIn September, a tour boat off the coast of Kauai spotted the first humpback of the 2014-2015 whale-watching season. Now with Hawaii’s whale season in full swing, its time to figure out about how many of the endangered North Pacific humpbacks made the migration to Hawaii’s warm waters this year. Hawaii residents and visitors are invited to take part in 20th annual
  • First Jersey Fun Run to set up obstacle course through Oahu’s Aloha Stadium, Jan. 31

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    First Jersey Fun Run to set up obstacle course through Oahu’s Aloha Stadium, Jan. 31 Photo: David Croxford.Calling all sports fans! If you’re in Honolulu this weekend and want to get active the day before settling into the couch for Super Bowl XLIX, consider the Jersey Fun Run.The first-ever Jersey Fun Run promises a just-under two-mile interactive running and walking obstacle course through Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium. The family-oriented event will take place this Sat., Jan. 31. The race's course will circle the arena's exterior and follow the spiral ramps up to the…
  • Hidden reserve of freshwater discovered on Hawaii Island

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Hidden reserve of freshwater discovered on Hawaii Island Akaka Falls on Hawaii Island. NOTE: The freshwater found by scientists is in an underground reservoir in the central part of Hawaii Island. This waterfall is located in a state park north of Hilo.  Photo: Hawaii Tourism (HTA)/Kirk Lee Aeder.Surrounded by thousands of miles of salt water, life sustaining freshwater is one of Hawaii’s most precious resources. Early Hawaiians had strict kapu (laws) governing the conservation and use of water, and the Island's water supply and management has played an
  • What do Hawaii’s high surf warnings and advisories mean?

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    What do Hawaii’s high surf warnings and advisories mean? Waves at Ehukai, Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.If you’re in the Islands this week—especially if you’re on a north or west-facing coast—you’ve probably noticed Hawaii's big winter waves are back. Tonight, the National Weather Service Forecast Office is again calling for average wave heights of 20-30 feet off Oahu's North Shore. A suite of high surf advisories and warnings have also been issued for locations across the state.This is nothi...
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    Literary Lotus

  • My Backyard Volcano

    literarylotus
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m a Kailua girl, but these days you might not know it. Since moving to Honolulu (just a 30-minute drive but light years away), instead of days by the beach I seem to regularly stalk Diamond Head—the 300,000-year-old volcanic crater first given the name Lē‘ahi by Pele’s sister, Hi‘iaka, because it resembles the brow of the ‘ahi. I walk around it for exercise, drive by (and lose cell reception) en route to nearby Waikïkï Aquarium, use its color as a rainfall barometer, and can just spy it from my deck. I thought we should meet face-to-face. My afternoon arrival at Diamond Head…
  • Al_ha Hawa_ _!

    literarylotus
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Until September of 2014, I hadn’t watched Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid. But when my editor offered me a chance to write a contestant’s-eye-view feature on Wheel’s return to the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on Hawai‘i Island to tape 20 shows for the 2014-2015 season, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I spent two days on set, interviewing crew and contestants – including Pat and Vanna – sitting in on a small try-out session and watching 10 back-to-back shows. It was hard not to get hooked solving puzzles and feeling excited for the big winner. Sitting…
  • Fade to White

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

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

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

  • Musings: Rat Pack

    Joan Conrow
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    As the Kauai County Planning Commission considers a string of new bed and breakfast — or “home stay” — permits, it needs to remember this quote: “If it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it must be a rat.”By which is meant, if a property has been operating as an illegal transient vacation rental — and in some cases, the owners have even been cited and/or fined for that unpermitted use — it is still an illegal TVR, despite an attorney's attempts to disguise it as a B&B so the owners can get a permit to which they are not entitled.Eddie and Joan Ben-Dor were…
  • Musings: Hooser's Conflicting Roles

    Joan Conrow
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Gary Hooser's dual roles as Kauai County Councilman and president of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action are already in conflict with his opposition to one of Gov. Ige's cabinet nominees.Hooser's group was one of 20 opposing the nomination of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources. In today's The Garden Island he is identified as a Councilman and HAPA president in issuing this quote:While Carlton Ching is no doubt a competent administrator, his extensive background as a lobbyist on behalf of development interests are inappropriate credentials for a position…
  • Musings: Reader Interactions

    Joan Conrow
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Two comments were left on the last post that deserve a bit of follow-up. The first:On another topic..David Ige DLNR?Yes, Gov. Ige has appointed two men from the development sector — Carleton Ching and Kekoa Kaluhiwa — to serve as director and deputy director, respectively, of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.It's certainly troubling, though not surprising, to see Ige pick people who have far more experience developing land than protecting it to lead an agency that manages thousands of acres of public resources. This is yet another example of the continuing…
  • Musings: Fools and Fanatics

    Joan Conrow
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    After losing her 21012 Senate bid, former Gov. Linda Lingle has found a new job as special adviser to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a fellow Republican. The Illinois State Journal-Register reports:Rauner describes the 61-year-old Lingle as a "superstar" former governor who served eight years in office.Well, superstar may be a bit of stretch, but if he ever needs a “Unified Command,” she'll be right on it.Hard to believe it's been seven years since Lingle created an unprecedented “unified command” of state, county and federal law enforcement agencies to control anti-Superferry…
  • Musings: Odd Little World

    Joan Conrow
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    I was reading an article about how the low cost of oil is prompting people to drive more and buy less fuel-efficient cars when it hit me: by using the remains of all these extinct plants and animals, we're causing the climate change that will result in a whole new round of extinctions. And the associated sea level rise is happening faster than expected, as Jan TenBruggencate reports on Raising Islands blog.Such an odd little world we've created....Speaking of which, a funny thing happened in the Kauai District Court last week: all the cases were decided not by a judge, but a regular…
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    The Maui News

  • Dinner to benefit 4-H Dirt Devils

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Seatings for the Maui Soil & Water Conservation District's Education Program Benefit Dinner are available at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Vineyard Food Co., 1951 E. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
  • Volunteers honor King

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Kaiser Permanente Annual Day of Service on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday brought together more than 1,000 employees and their families at eight service projects statewide.
  • Native Hawaiian bees topic of panel discussion

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Friends of Haleakala National Park will present a panel discussion about the survival of native Hawaiian yellow-faced bees at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center's poolside multipurpose room in Pukalani.
  • Whale entanglement response coordinator will give free talk

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Maui Ocean Center's Sea Talk Series continues from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a presentation on large whale entanglement response by Ed Lyman, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's large whale entanglement response coordinato.
  • AARP volunteers to help with free tax preparation

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Volunteers with the AARP Foundation will offer free tax preparation assistance at various sites on Maui beginning Feb. 3. All volunteers are certified in the Tax-Aide Program. There is no need to be a member of AARP to participat.
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Strummin’ at Picnic

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, an annual Honolulu-based festival promoting ukulele and Hawaiian music, announces the seventh annual event will be held Feb. 7 and 8 at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows. The all-day event will feature Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards-winning Hawaiian slack-key guitar masters and ukulele musicians, as well as top ukulele players from Japan. The event is comprised of a hula show and a fundraising concert.
  • Genesis Galleries features two artists

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Genesis Galleries hosts a night of “Artist” during the Culinary Art Under the Stars event and silent auction from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at its Kings’ Shops Waikoloa location to benefit the culinary arts program at Hawaii Community College — Palamanui. The public is invited to meet two Big Island artists at the gallerly during the event.
  • Wailoa Center hosts miniatures show

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Wailoa Center’s Fountain Gallery will present the Minihune Miniatures Club display opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6. “Any Town, Anytime” is an exhibit where attendees can see a 1950s peddler’s cart with 15 cent hot dogs next door to a modern day tea shop, around the corner from a Victorian conservatory and just down the street from the Craftsman style house that belongs to a rock ‘n’ roll witch. This collection of creative shops and houses combines different eras, occupations and fantasies.
  • Chamber ensemble performing in February

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble will offer the last concerts of the winter season in February. Mary Collier (on violin and Jing Jing Tsong on violoncello will join Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on harpsichord for a Baroque and early classic program. A collection of sonatas and concert pieces from the 18th century in varied combinations of instruments will be performed by the four musicians. Music from Italian, French, German and also Bohemian composers are planned.
  • In Brief | Arts | 1-30-15

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Early Music Hawaii presents concert
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Two Children Die in Holualoa Fire

    Alan McNarie
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    From the Hawaii Police Department: Hawai?i Island detectives are at the scene of a fatal fire in H?lualoa. At 1:56 a.m. Thursday (January 29), Kona Patrol officers responded to a residential fire on the 76-5200 block of Old M?malahoa Highway. When they arrived, the one-story house was fully engulfed in flames. Fire Department personnel extinguished the fire. Two adults and two children were able to exit the house. Two other children, tentatively identified as an 11-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy, died in the fire. Their identity is being withheld pending positive identification. Police and…
  • Hawaii News — Police Sergeant Facing Charges For Domestic Violence, Threatening Fellow Officer

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Troutman (Media release) — A Hawaii Police Department sergeant has been arrested and charged with four offenses in connection with an early morning incident in Kapa?au. In response to a 1:50 a.m. call, officers responded to a home on Kynnersley Road, where it was reported that 62-year-old Marvin Kelly Troutman had pulled the hair of a 55-year-old woman and then threatened her and an 18-year-old man. When police responded, Troutman reportedly threatened a 44-year-old police officer. He was arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Juvenile Aid…
  • Bills to Watch, Part 3: Women’s Caucus Endorsements

    Alan McNarie
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The State Legislature Women’s Caucus released its endorsements of the following bills today. The links below that begin with “HB” lead to the House versions of each bill; the “SB” number following is the Senate companion version of the same bill. The public can participate in legislative discussions and follow the progress of the bills by following the links or by logging onto the Capitol Web site.   IMPROVING REPORTING & ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT HB446/SB384, relating to the Confidentiality Program,…
  • Parks and Rec Declares War on Fire Ants

    Alan McNarie
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation has received a $50,000 grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority to eradicate little fire ants, and it’s wasting no time putting the money to use.  The department only announced the grant yesterday, but today it announced that Hilo’s Kawamoto Swim Stadium would be closed on February 5 to treat it for the tiny stinging pests.  Future ant-eradication targets for the program include Richardson Ocean Park, Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo an Gardens and Liliu`okalani Gardens. Little fire ants are considered to be one of the worst invasive…
  • Letter: Police Pooh-Pooh Sex Assault

    Alan McNarie
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Dear Editor, When Honolulu police Captain Rade Vanic was interviewed about the inconsistencies of the Robert Allenby case, he told a reporter that victims sometimes fabricate stories, such as in sex assault cases. (“Golfer’s ‘stupidity’ led to his wounds, man says,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 22). The federal Justice Department estimates false reports at 2 percent. Vanic’s statement illustrates the bias that survivors face when reporting an assault. Survivors of sexual assault already have concerns about being believed by law enforcement in the criminal justice…
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    Bytemarks

  • Community Emergency Response Team

    Burt
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:52 am
    Peter Hirai, Deputy Director of the Dept. of Emergency Management The City & County of Honolulu, Dept of Emergency Management (DEM) has been offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for more than a decade but this is the first time they brought everyone together to discuss community organizing. Previously if you completed CERT training you would not be able to find out who in your neighborhood also completed training due to privacy concerns. This policy made it difficult for anyone to contact other CERT members thereby slowing down efforts to organize community groups.
  • #PTC15 – NHK 8K Super Hi-Vision

    Burt
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    More pixels, faster pixels and better pixels were the key message points from NHK’s demonstration of their 8K broadcast system in Japan. The Japanese public broadcaster announced their plans to skip 4K and go straight to 8K. At a resolution of 7680×4320, screens pack in an ultra high definition image of 33 megapixels per frame, at a frame rate of 120Hz. The details in the demo reel were amazingly clear, but you would expect nothing less. NHK 8K Demonstration As a broadcaster, NHK aims to test in 2016 and in 2018 provide commercial broadcasting with a goal in 2020 to cover the…
  • #StartupParadise Demo Day

    Burt
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Someone new to the islands came up to me at the recent Startup Paradise Demo Day and said there are a lot of people in the tech community. Compared to 15 years ago, I think that is true. When you take snapshot views like this it becomes clear the tech community has grown considerably. The main difference in my mind is the number of young people (to me everyone looks young) that have joined the ranks. Programs like Blue Startups, XLR8UH and Energy Excelerator have done wonders to nurture the up and coming young entrepreneurs, something we did not have 15 years ago. For this fourth Demo Day,…
  • Measuring Broadband Hawaii

    Burt
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:27 pm
    We all know Internet access in Hawaii can really test your patience. I have a cable modem from Oceanic Time Warner and DSL from Hawaiian Telcom. Both are in two different locations and are at the basic service level. Over the years Oceanic has increased their service offering. I now get about 16M down and 1.2M up. My Hawaiian Telcom DSL has pretty much stayed the same at 1M down an 1M up. I can barely stream any video on my DSL without stalls for buffering. There was an effort initiated by DCCA a few years back to map your broadband access by running speed tests and reporting the results.
  • Extraordinary Machine: Public Access to Public Domain

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

  • Episode 335: HURL – Jan 28, 2015

    Burt Lum
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:44 pm
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Vanessa Chong from the ACLU-Hawaii will tell us about the upcoming Davis Levin First Amendment Conference. Then Andrea Bertoli tell us about the Sustainability Unconference. Finally, we’ll talk to Steve Price and Terry Kerby from University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology about the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Additional Links UHERO, institute at odds of Maui’s astronomy economic impact Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties Hawaii Island Game Developers Nerd…
  • Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

    Burt Lum
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session. Additional Links Newly Discovered Three-Planet System Holds Clues to Atmospheres of Earth-size Worlds Research team releases app for tracking…
  • Episode 333: EPSCoR and STEM – Jan 14, 2015

    Burt Lum
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Nicole Velasco from the Neighborhood Board Commission will tell us about their Board elections. Then Jay Fidell from ThinkTech will join us to tell us about the State of Science panel. Finally, we’ll talk about EPSCoR or Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Both Kevin Kelly and John Rand are here from the University of Hawaii to tell us about it. Additional Links NASA Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure THE CANVAS – Hawaii’s First Student Workspace Center for Tomorrow’s…
  • Episode 332: Hawaii Drones – Jan 7, 2015

    Burt Lum
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we’ll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We’ll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it. Additional Links Fred Olsen Bolt Wave Powered Lifesaver Major Microgrid Battery System Deployment at Bakken Hale in Hawaii One Breath Photo FAA – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Download MP3 | Subscribe in…
  • Episode 331: Predictions for 2015 – Dec 31, 2014

    Burt Lum
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    http://cpa.ds.npr.org/khpr/audio/2014/12/BMC_123114.mp3   Our New Year’s Eve show will be a special hour, as we skip the news and get right into a look back at the year that was, and a look ahead to 2015. It’s a year-end talk story session with a focus on tech and science. And we’d love to hear from you. To get the conversation going we’ve invited a couple of guests to join us, Sen Glenn Wakai, chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee; and Brian Dote, Chief Innovation Office at Mid Pacific Institute. Segments: 0:02:44 Sen. Glenn Wakai on 2014…
 
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  • Programming for Kids

    Douglas Ching
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    One thing I noticed in 2014 was an overall push to “learn to code”. Today computers are everywhere and we are only getting more reliant on them every day. It makes sense that more people and kids in particular are being exposed to programming. Here are some resources that I have found very easy to set up if you want to teach your kids about programming. Since I mainly use Windows this will be mainly a Windows centric post.  Also because this is a list of resources for kids I am focusing on things that focus on at least programming concepts and don’t put emphasis on the actual typing of…
  • Software Developer

    Athena
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Title Guaranty is currently looking for a Software Developer.  Ideal candidate would have a minimum of 1 year of experience in Software Development.  For immediate consideration, please apply through our website at www.tghawaii.com.
  • Tips on Using Social Media to Increase your Online Sales

    Eva Colnett
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Online businesses use various online marketing platforms to spread the word about their business. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, online advertorials, and social media marketing are some of the domains which provide ample opportunities for online marketers to promote their business. SEO Toronto firm helps in increasing your online business sales through social media. Over the past few years, especially after mobile internet has become ubiquitous, social media websites have been able to catch the attention of the public. Businesses have been…
  • Continuous Delivery with Ruby on Rails and Heroku

    David Chung
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    So I figured that as a follow-up of my overview on continuous delivery, I shall present past experiences of establishing such systems in various environments. Version control systems (VCS) and continuous integration systems (CIS) are essential to me in software development so I like to set up a system to provide these features before I am involved with a software project. I've been recently working with Ruby on Rails projects that are deployed to Heroku. In this post, I describe the setup I established to make use of CD in similar projects. Version Control While almost any VCS with branching…
  • 6 Reasons to Choose a Responsive Web Design

    Kyle H. Albert
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    With the tremendous increase in the number of mobile web browsers, Mashable’s CEO Pete Cashmore dubbed 2013 as the “Year of Responsive Web Design.” Late last year, StatCounter, as featured by Gigaom, released a study showing that 53% of web browsers in 2013 came from mobile devices. As internet users became more dependent on their handy gadgets in researching information online, it seems the only way is to move forward to a more responsive design for business websites. This post will show you more reasons why you should consider a ‘one-size-fits-all’ look for your web page. Examples…
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    Raising Islands--Hawai'i science and environment

  • Expect climate change to whipsaw Hawai`i between El Nino and La Nino

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    El Nino and La Nina events could be more frequent and much stronger with climate change.That’s according to a new analysis published this week by an international team that includes Hawai`i researcher Axel Timmermann, of the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawai`i.It’s important to Hawai`i residents because those climate variances have significant impacts on rainfall patterns, storm, water temperature and other things. One issue: more drought during El Nino events and more heavy rain events during La Nina—essentially, Hawai`i during the coming decades can…
  • Everything that can, does get into groundwater, but it's not always a crisis.

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Some folks express shock that agricultural chemicals can sometimes be found in groundwater, but nearly everything we use on the surface has the potential to get the wider environment, including into groundwater. (Image: Tapwater. Credit: EPA.) This isn't a big scare story. Most Hawaiian water is perfectly safe. Levels of all kinds of contaminants can be detected in the tiniest amounts, but almost all are far below levels of concern.Man made materials get into the water. And lots of natural materials do, too. Like bacteria, which is a reason for chlorination.Volcanic activity can contaminate…
  • Pasturing easier on the animal and makes a healthier roast.

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Increasingly, Hawai`i restaurants are serving home grown, pasture fed beef and lamb, and new evidence suggests that’s healthier for you than feedlot meat.It goes without saying that pasturing is easier on the animals, too.(Image: St. Croix sheep. Credit, USDA Agricultural Research Service.) A new study suggests lamb that comes from pasture-raised sheep has higher levels of healthier fat than other sheep. It goes on to say that changing the mix of plants in the pasture can further increase the benefit.The report, Opportunities and Implications of Pasture-Based Lamb Fattening to Enhance the…
  • Sea level rise accelerating, ice melting at record rates north and south.

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Increasing evidence suggests that the sea level chickens are coming home to roost.A Rutgers and Harvard study published in the journal Nature says a recalculation of sea level numbers indicates that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating. And other studies suggest massive melting in both Greenland and West Antarctica are partly at fault.  (Image: Petermann Glacier, Greenland. Credit: NASA)The Rutgers-Harvard study says sea level was rising at 1.2 millimeters a year from 1901-1990—less than previously estimated. That works out to about an inch every 20 years. But in the past…
  • Genetically engineered wheat and gluten issues? Wait just a minute.

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    A close friend wrote to poke me a little on the GMO issue after the previous Raising Islands post, and ended up betraying yet another of the genetic engineering issue’s misconceptions.“It's a fact,” she said, “that gluten-intolerant folks in America can eat wheat products in Europe without  trouble. (I) have anecdotal evidence from too many of my traveling friends. European wheat is non-gmo.”(Image: Grains of common wheat, Triticum aestivum L. Credit: USDA NRCS.) Something may be happening to her peripatetic friends, but it likely has little to do with the flour in that…
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • Hawaii hotel occupancy drops as room rates remain flat

    Jason Ubay
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The average Hawaii hotel occupancy rate dropped 4.4 percentage-points to 81.7 percent last week, compared to last year, as room rates dipped 0.1 percent to $243.37, according to the weekly hotel numbers from STR, Inc. and Hospitality Advisors LLC. Oahu had the highest average occupancy rate at 84.9 percent, a 5.1 percentage-point drop; followed by Maui at 81.5 percent, a 2.4 percentage-point decrease; Kauai at 80 percent, a 1.2 percentage-point dip; and the Big Island at 71.3 percent, a 6.9 percentage-point…
  • Federal judge orders Matson to pay $1M in molasses spill plea deal

    Janis L. Magin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a subsidiary of Matson Inc. to pay $1 million in fines and restitution under a plea agreement reached last fall over charges that Hawaii's largest shipping company illegally discharged more than 230,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in 2013. U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi ordered Matson Terminals Inc. to pay a fine of $400,000, and restitution of $600,000, which will be divided equally between the Waikiki Aquarium, to support coral programs…
  • NextEra, Hawaiian Electric say acquisition will save customers $60M

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Co. said Thursday that the proposed acquisition of Hawaii's largest utility will save customers about $60 million, and that there will be no request for an increase in general base rates for at least four years following the close of the transaction, according to an application submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Last month, the two companies announced that Florida-based NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) would buy Hawaiian Electric Co. from parent…
  • Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings reports $11.1M profit in Q4

    Jason Ubay
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, reported a profit of $11.1 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $17.1 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, in the same quarter of 2013, the company reported Thursday. For the whole year, Hawaiian Holdings (Nasdaq: HA) reported a $68.9 million profit, or $1.55 per diluted share, compared to $51.9 million, or 98 cents per diluted share, in 2013. Total operating expenses for the quarter dipped…
  • ​Legislature to debate issuing bonds for Hawaii Health Connector

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the Hawaii Health Connector to borrow money using state bonds until it becomes financially self-sustainable. House Bill 1283 proposes to enable the Connector to issue up to $28 million in state bonds issued in its own name to support it on the path to financial self-sustainability over the next ten years. Previous state and federal requirements mandated that the exchanges become independent by 2015. This bill would revise that requirement…
 
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • 2015 Women's Legislative Caucus Package

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
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  • Public Access Room's Suzanne Marinelli Honored

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
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  • Kauai Rep. Dee Morikawa to Chair Committee on Human Services

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
      Representative Dee Morikawa (Niihau, Lehua, Koloa, Waimea) has been tapped as Chair of the House Committee on Human Services, where she has served as a member since first elected in 2010. Morikawa succeeds Rep. Mele Carroll, who earlier this week announced her resignation from the Hawaii State Legislature due to health complications. The scope of the committee focuses upon programs relating
  • 2015 House Majority Package Focuses on Modernizing Government

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Leaders of the state House of Representatives majority today announced their package of priorities for the 2015 legislative session. House majority lawmakers will focus their combined efforts on three major areas of concern to modernize government: fixing public infrastructure, facilitating business and increasing participation in government. “There are some challenges facing our State that
  • Speaker Souki Calls on House to Tackle Unfinished Business

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    In his opening day remarks, Speaker of the House Joseph M. Souki called on members of the House of Representatives to focus on doing the “nitty-gritty” work that will allow government to function more efficiently and for Hawaii’s families to pursue their dreams. In a session that is expected to be business-like in its approach to tackling unfinished matters, Souki asked House members to let
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    JON RIKI KARAMATSU

  • Wahiawa Community & Business Association Meeting and Dinner

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Brandon Mitsuda and I attended the Wahiawa Community & Business Association meeting and dinner at Dot’s restaurant as guests of Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • 2015 Opening Day of the 2015 Hawaii State Legislature

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro, Representative Isaac Choy, and Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamats at the 2015 Opening Day of the Hawaii State Legislature on 1/21/2015. Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamatsu and Representative Clift Tsuji at the 2015 Opening Day of the Hawaii State Legislature on 1/21/2015. Honolulu City Council Liaison Brandon R. Mitsuda, Senator Will Espero, and Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamatsu at the 2015 Opening Day of the Hawaii State Legislature on 1/21/2015. Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting…
  • Prosecuting Team

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    The Team: Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar, Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth, Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Richard Minatoya, Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jon Riki Karamatsu, and Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu at Hawaii Legislative Opening Day on 1/21/2015.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Earning Reports on TD Ameritrade

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    I really like it that TD Ameritrade has a calendar marking the dates of all the earning reports for the companies you’re investing or tracking. Super convenient since I usually calendar in each company’s earning report in my Google Calendar and Google Tasks.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Attachments that Causes Us Suffering

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    “Emptiness” is all around us, yet we make it something and we attach ourselves to it. We have attachments to things, which cause us an emotional suffering when we have a hard time paying for the debt it caused, or when the item is damaged or lost. We also have attachments to events and people that causes us sadness or worse, anger. Is it something or is it nothing? What we think is something is actually nothing. Our attachment to a thing, event, or person that causes us suffering is something only if we think it is something. Through detachment, we realize that…
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • Thinking Through Time

    Mike Hu
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Truth reveals itself in time.  That -- which is false, will fail the test of time.  In all probability, it will just be forgotten and ignored, because there is no payoff for sustaining the belief-- with no facts to substantiate it -- until maybe some time in the future, when someone revives the old as the new -- for one more time, to those who haven't heard it before.There is always a fresh class of recruits who will revive an old fallacious idea, thinking it merely failed before -- for the lack of trying, and not that it was recognized as a bad idea -- with good reason.  For…
  • Going With The Flow (of Information)

    Mike Hu
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Probably the greatest difference between the Old Mind and the New Mind of the 21st Century, is that the old mind was conditioned to work against the information presented -- as though it was in competition against it -- rather than allowing that information to work and manifest through them.  That old mind, was particularly conditioned to think that all the information of others, was also to be regarded as against them -- and never allowing that any information could be used mutually.That is probably best expressed in the notion that one has to beat the market -- or beat all the other…
  • The Value is Hearing What Other People Think

    Mike Hu
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Many people think to create forums (media) so that they can tell others what they think -- rather than creating forums so that they can hear what other people think -- and that is the problem of communication in this day and age -- despite all the marvels that make those transmissions possible.  Nowhere is that more true, than on the social media -- in which everybody now has the opportunity to tell others what to think -- especially about them.It becomes everybody's opportunity for self-advertising and self-promotion, which formerly was available only to those who could afford to pay…
  • Living One's Best Life

    Mike Hu
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Nobody can do it for another.  Each has to live their own best lives -- regardless of what everybody else does.  That has always been the simple fact -- of everybody's existence.  We're all given one chance -- to make the best of it -- or not.  There is nobody, who never had a chance -- at least one, in their lifetime, to make a difference and change the course of their lives.  Most in fact, many chances -- all of them squandered, and so they claim, they never had a chance -- even once in their life.Even in the most repressive societies and conditions, people have a…
  • Expressing Health and Well-Being

    Mike Hu
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    As people diminish in health, how it it expressed?  The same way it is expressed in increasing health and well-being -- by the muscles of the face (head), hands and feet -- which most people have never learned or exercised to express -- and so those muscles get very flabby, and incapable of ,movement (expression), until there is no movement at all.  At that point, one seems to be unresponsive to everything going on about them -- even if the critical function of circulation and respiration have not ceased, whereupon they would be pronounced "dead."  But often, long before that…
 
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • Easier Than You Think

    Mike Hu
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    What works almost as well as a complete layoff, is only one overload workout a week (to stimulate growth) -- particularly as a person ages, and their recovery ability drops off dramatically. They should still continue light daily movements to aid the recovery and prevent severe muscle soreness from setting in. One has to fine-tune to their recovery ability -- rather than the arbitrary objectives of benching their bodyweight at age 90 -- or whatever they think will defy that decline. No matter how determined one is to override the pain messages and the lack of recovery that begins to…
  • Creating Value

    Mike Hu
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    Many people think that "making money" is the be-all, end-all of life, when there is something much more fundamental at work, and that is "creating value" when there was nothing before -- and that action, is what is monetized in some financial transaction (exchange) -- or not.In many cases, it is inefficient and counterproductive to place a price on an item to value it, if there is no one readily available to value that on the other end -- and so the better values may go unappreciated, while lesser values are greatly overpriced.That is not to say that it shouldn't be that way -- but rather,…
  • Doing What NEEDS to Be Done

    Mike Hu
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Obviously, doing what doesn't work, or what works badly, or just anything at all, is not going to produce the same results as doing what works, and needs to be done.  It doesn't matter what burns the most calories, or costs the most money -- produces the most pain and/or injury.  Yet many people think that is enough -- just to go ahead and do whatever they want to do, whatever turns them on, no matter what glaringly needs to be done.And therein lies the crux of most human problems and conditions -- doing what has caused their problem, and not doing what would prevent, or cure it --…
  • Solving the Problems of One's Own Living

    Mike Hu
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    With all the talk about what somebody else (government) can do, what is never discussed anymore, is the possibility that one can solve their own problems -- by themselves, as their primary responsibility, and the objective of their very living.  Unless one does that, the situation is indeed as hopeless as the vested interests make it out to be.  That is the culture of these times -- cultivating the belief that not only is it necessary to achieve anything except by organizing a mass number to go along with them -- in forcing someone else to do something for them -- but is even…
  • "The Total Package"

    Mike Hu
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    There used to be a time when time and resources were so scarce, that any one person, could only hope to be proficient at one thing -- even and especially at the expense of all other things.  In such a world, one might be a good breadwinner, but also be the worst person in the world -- to achieve that.  The idea that any one person, could be all things, or as complete a person as they were capable of being, was such an alien concept, that anyone suggesting such a thing, was thought to be suffering from delusions of grandeur -- or at the least, be unaware of their shortcomings…
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • Pretrial Colloquy Must Include Notice that Right NOT to Testify Cannot be Used Against Defendant

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    State v. Monteil(HSC December 23, 2014)Background. James Monteil was charged with one count of prostitution. HRS § 712-1200(1). He pleaded not guilty. At the start of the bench trial, the district court judge engaged in a colloquy about his rights. The court asked Monteil if he understood that no one could force him to testify, that no one could force him to present evidence, that the State had to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, that if he did wish to testify, he’d have to testify under oath and be subjected to cross-examination by the prosecutor, and that he could wait to decide…
  • Discovery Shenanigans and Race-Based Sentencing

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    State v. David(ICA December 15, 2014)Background. Peter David was charged with second-degree murder of Santhony Albert and second-degree assault with a dangerous instrument of Torokas Kikku. During the opening statement, the prosecutor, Darrell Wong, told the jury that the three of them were at Kikku’s apartment in Waipahu. David and Albert were drinking and wrestling. At some point, David’s cousins point out that David had a cut on his nose. The prosecutor told the jury that at that point, David said “[n]obody does this to me, make me look like this, beat me up.”After the opening…
  • “Penetrating and Comprehensive” Approach to Motions to Withdraw

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    State v. Harter(HSC December 10, 2014)Background. Letitia Harter was charged with assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from an incident in a Honolulu nightclub, Club 939. Harter initially called the police but the police ended up trying to arrest her for disorderly conduct. The arresting officer later testified as he attempted to “gain control” of Harter, she swung at or around him and scratched the officer’s chin.At the arraignment, Harter was represented by the public defender. After a few continuances…
  • Trial Court Can’t Stop Lawyers from Asking Witnesses if they Lie

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    State v. Locken(ICA November 28, 2014)Background. Andrew Locken was charged with assault in the second degree against Larsen Kaneda and assault in the third degree against Karinne Wong, Kaneda’s girlfriend. Locken lived with two brothers: Konrad and Hans Bruesehoff. The Bruesehoffs lived with Kaneda. This group and some others went out to Dave & Buster’s for about two hours. Outside D&B, Locken got into an argument with a “local guy” that escalated to a challenge to fight. Wong intervened and the group drove home. From there, the testimonies are dramatically different.Kaneda…
  • Defective Complaint is Not a Jurisdictional Defect

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    State v. Kam(ICA November 26, 2014)Background. Cierra Ann Kam was charged as a repeat offender of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating a vehicle after her license to drive was suspended or revoked for OUI. The complaint failed to allege the required mens rea for each count.After the complaint was filed, the HSC handed down State v. Nesmith, 127 Hawaii 48, 276 P.3d 617 (2012). The HSC held that the portion of the complaint alleging OUI by way of facts (HRS § 291E-61(a)(1)) required the “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” mens rea. Id. at 54,…
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    hawaiioceanlaw.com

  • Basics of Eminent Domain Law - Presentation to the Hawaii Paralegal Association

    Mark Murakami
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Special shout-out to the Hawaii Paralegal Association for inviting me to join them at their monthly meeting to talk about Eminent Domain law.  It isn't often that folks ASK to learn about the ins and outs of eminent domain law, especially in Hawaii so we were pleased to help share a little of an area of law that we certainly enjoy. My slides and an audio recording of the presentation are included below for your listening enjoyment or insomnia treatment.
  • Chief Justice Recktenwald's State of the Judiciary Address

    Mark Murakami
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
  • State of the Judiciary Address to the Hawaii Legislature

    Mark Murakami
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Waiting for Chief Justice Recktenwald's speech. Excited to hear about Kona Judiciary complex and more.
  • If City Doesn't Fund Improvements, Should You and Your Neighbors?

    Mark Murakami
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Of late, residents in Kailua have bemoaned the state of public facilities to cope with an increasing tourist population.  Public facilities created haphazardly over the last century can easily be overwhelmed with the increased traffic stemming from the ease of information about those facilities.  "If you build it, they will come" gives way to "if you put it on yelp, brace for impact". The City and County of Honolulu plainly have the power to build roads, improve facilities, repair bathrooms, and manage traffic, but if it does not do so, we wondered if property owners and…
  • Coast Guard Announces Video of the Year Contest

    Mark Murakami
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm
    This is a bit afield of our usual fare of condemnation, Jones Act and maintenance and cure cases.  But, since it is the end of the year, we thought you may want to participate in the Coast Guard's Video of the Year contest.  Vote here. Being a former cutterman, I'm a bit partial to the cutter video. Or for a flashback to my first ship, the IRIS, watch buoytending in action:
 
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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • Pennsylvania Finds Policy Triggered When Property Damage Reasonably Apparent

    Tred Eyerly
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
       The Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed when a liability policy was triggered for ongoing property damage. The Court also declined to apply the multiple trigger theory. Pennsylvania Nat'l Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. John, 2014 Pa. LEXIS 3313 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014).    In 2002, Appellants, co-owners of a dairy farm, expanded the size of their dairy herd and milking facility. Appellants hired LPH Plumbing to install a new plumbing system, which would include a wastewater drainage system and a separate freshwater drinking system. LPH Plumbing subcontracted with Stoltzfus Welding to weld…
  • No Coverage For Construction Defect Under Illinois Law

    Tred Eyerly
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
       The court followed precedent in Illinois and upheld the insurer's denial of coverage for construction defects that did not damage other property. Design Concrete Founds., Inc. v. Erie Ins. Prop. & Cas. Co., 2014 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2684 (Ill Ct. App. Nov. 26, 2014).    In 2005, the homeowners contracted with the general contractor to build a home. The general contractor hired Design to do the foundation work. Design performed its work in August 2005. After the work was completed, cracks formed in the foundation, allowing water to enter the basement and an inward shifting…
  • Appraisers May Determine Causation

    Tred Eyerly
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
       In a case of first impression, the Iowa Court of Appeals held that an appraisal may determine issues of causation. North Glenn Homeowners Association v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 854 N.W. 2d 67 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014).    On July 15, 2009, North Glenn Homeowners Association submitted a claim to State Farm for hail damage on the roof. The claim was paid. North Glenn did not repair all of the damage, instead deciding to use some of the money to make other repairs to the property.    A second storm hit the development on March 22, 2011, and a second claim was submitted to State Farm…
  • Less Than Perfectly Drafted Endorsement Bars Flood Coverage

    Tred Eyerly
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
       The court decided that the policy's flood exclusion, despite being poorly located within the policy, barred coverage for loss caused by flood. Great Lakes Int'l Trading Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165378 (D. Conn. Nov. 26, 2014).      Hurricane Sandy caused flood waters from the Hackensack River in New Jersey to inundate a warehouse where the insured had imported food products stored for sale in the United States. High winds also sheared open parts of the warehouse's roof, allowing extensive rainwater to enter the building.      The…
  • Hawaii Court of Appeals Remands Bad Faith Claim Against Title Insurer

    Tred Eyerly
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
        The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) vacated the trial court's issuance of summary judgment to the title insurer on a bad faith claim and remanded the case. Anastasi v. Fidelity Nat. Title Ins. Co., 2014 Haw. App. LEXIS 585 (Haw. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2014).    Fidelity issued a title insurance policy to Anastasi insuring that Alajos Nagy had good title to the property. The policy insured Anastasi against loss in the event a mortgage on the property executed by Nagy was not enforceable. Anastasi had loaned $2.4 million to Nagy and Nagy had executed the mortgage in favor…
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    inversecondemnation.com

  • Cal App: Zoning Authorities Need To "Play Fair"

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Land users, please read the California Court of Appeal's opinion in Woody's Group, Inc. v. City of Newport Beach, No.G050155 (Jan. 29, 2015), which starts off with this straightforward summary: The language of the law is replete with synonyms for fairness: due process, equal protection, good faith, harmless error are all ways of expressing our commitment to fairness. The City Council of Newport Beach violated at least two basic principles of fairness in overturning a permit application approved by the city’s planning commission. It should come as no surprise, then, that their action…
  • 9th Circuit Amicus Brief: How To State A Valid Claim After Lingle - Regulatory Taking, Private Taking, Or Due Process?

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they do grind. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit granted a motion we filed back in June 2013, and permitted us to file this amicus brief on behalf of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association in a case that is scheduled to be argued in mid-February 2015, Rancho de Calistoga v. City of Calistoga, No. 12-17749.   The case is a federal court challenge to a California wine-country municipality's decision to deny a rent increase for a mobilehome park subject to the city's rent control ordinance. The…
  • 7th Circuit Tosses Prisoner's Takings Claim Under Williamson County's State Procedures Rule

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Sorrentino v. Godinez, No. 13-3421 (Jan. 23, 2015) was a lawsuit by prisoners complaining that several items which they purchased from the prison commisary -- a fan and a typewriter -- were later declared by the warden to be prohibited contraband. Under the new rules, their property was "removed," and the prisoners given options for what they wanted done with the items: destroy them, store them, or send them to someone on the outside at the prison's expense. They didn't like these options and instead sued, claiming a taking, among other things. The District Court…
  • The Chicago Way: City Taking Non-Blighted Property For Economic Development Was Not Pretextual Because ... Studies

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    This is a longer post, but since we think this case may be going further and is worth watching, we're going to hit it up in some detail. In City of Chicago v. Eychaner, No. 05L050792 (Jan. 21, 2015), the Illinois Appellate Court upheld the taking of private vacant land near the Chicago Loop (Eychaner's Land on the map below) so that it could be transferred to the owners of a nearby chocolate factory (Blommer's Factory). The court viewed this "A-to-B" taking as merely a part of an area redevelopment and tax increment finance plan, which would keep the…
  • NJ: Environmental Preservation Zoning Might Prohibit Development, But Owner Must First Try To Develop

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The Township of Ocean, New Jersey downzoned the plaintiffs' residentially-and-commercially-zoned land to "Environmental Conservation." The EC district allows "only very low density residential development or other low intensity uses," with a minimum lot size of 20 acres.  The plaintiffs, who own 34 acres subject the EC zoning, challenged the zoning ordinance, asserting it was "arbitrary, unreasonable, capricious and illegal," and that it resulted in an inverse condemnation because it prohibited all uses. In Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean,…
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    Pulpconnection

  • Hello from Desk App

    Gee Why
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    This post created using Desk.app that happens to be on sale right now in the Apple AppStore. The app has a very spartan look, almost too much where I don’t know what to do next. I guess it’s assumed that you start writing with Desk and just keep on going.?Observations (So Far)Adding a post title is kinda odd. It’s not the first line of the post but rather the menu bar of the window.How do I add tags?There’s no matching pulp?!
  • Hello from Desk App

    Gee Why
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    This post created using Desk.app that happens to be on sale right now in the Apple AppStore. The app has a very spartan look, almost too much where I don’t know what to do next. I guess it’s assumed that you start writing with Desk and just keep on going.?Observations (So Far)Adding a post title is kinda odd. It’s not the first line of the post but rather the menu bar of the window.How do I add tags?There’s no matching pulp?!
  • Add a Post Title

    Gee Why
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Hello from Desk AppThis post created using Desk.app that happens to be on sale right now in the Apple AppStore. The app has a very spartan look, almost too much where I don’t know what to do next. I guess it’s assumed that you start writing with Desk and just keep on going.There’s no matching pulp?!
  • Kicks for the Workplace

    Gee Why
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
    For me, buying shoes for the workplace isn’t as fun as buying kicks for everyday use. But it’s something that’s gotta be done. Luckily, Rockport shoes have been my staple for years. While I may experiment with other brands occasionally, I always come back to Rockport, specifically the Northfield Oxford. Black, dark brown, light brown, it doesn’t matter; they all belong in my work shoe rotation.Usually, I get these from Macy’s on sale, but I haven’t seen them discounted for some time. And heck, Amazon is selling them at a good price so why not?Black Friday…
  • I’m Addicted to Coffee and Stars

    Gee Why
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    I must be addicted to coffee and stars from the Starbucks Rewards program. Otherwise, how can I explain my stats for this month?That’s right, that’s 40 stars accumulated over the past 30 days, leading to 4 free drinks as well. Forget that Star Dash offering 15 bonus stars for 30 purchases. Using this member exclusive special was way more fruitful and efficient.Analyzing My Starbucks Rewards BehaviorStarbucks Rewards Are Getting FasterThat’s 3 StarsStealing Starbucks Stars?The Faster Starbucks Rewards Debuts Tomorrow
 
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work

    Lesa Griffith
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and is honorary co-chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. And art isn’t even her calling. Last Thursday, Guadalupe Rivera Marín, in town to judge the Miss Hawaii Latina Scholarship Pageant that took place on Saturday at Mamiya Theatre, visited the museum to see two paintings by her father—famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Marín, 90, had a distinguished career as a law professor, economist, ambassador, congresswoman, and mayor in Mexico before turning her talents to writing—her third volume of a science…
  • Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander: Paper and polygons

    Scott Whelden
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Opening at Spalding House on Feb. 4 is Less=More, an exhibition of works by internationally recognized and local artists that illustrate how the simple can be transformed into the complex. Included in the show are pieces by origami artist Michael LaFosse, who transforms single sheets of paper into elaborate flowers, animals, and other creations that go far beyond the classic geometric crane we’re all familiar with. His work is marked by graceful lines that form what might more accurately be called paper sculptures. “When [curator of education] Aaron Padilla approached us to be involved in…
  • People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’

    Lesa Griffith
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall, 1982 Plaster, wood, paint, faux brick Gift of the George and Helen Segal Foundation Inc., 2013 (2013-28-01) On view for just three more weeks is Recent Acquisitions—it’s a chance to see the prized artwork that has joined the museum’s collection over the last two years. A lot of it is contemporary art, and one of the standouts—for its sheer domating size compared to the other works—is George Segal’s 1982 Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall. Here’s what curator of contemporary art James…
  • Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Alison Beste on what lies beneath

    Alison Beste
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    In the last year, I’ve become intrigued by the ubiquitous and iconic sunset image in travel media depicting Hawai‘i. You may know the scene—a centered sun hovering over the ocean, a silhouetted palm tree in the foreground, blazing skies heavily saturated in orange, red, and purple. Browse any ABC shop and you’ll find this picture repeated on postcards, calendars, and mugs. A simple image search on your computer yields similar results – see above. In fact, these are the types of sunset images we expect, are drawn to, and may even create ourselves when we point our cameras out…
  • Museum welcomes first curator devoted to arts of Hawai‘i collection

    Lesa Griffith
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Art of Hawai‘i—art made by Hawaiians, and art made in or about Hawai‘i by anyone else—has always been part of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s collection. Founded by a missionary daughter, the museum has naturally for generations been the benefactor of traditional Hawaiian works collected by kama‘aina families—as can be seen in the case displaying an array of gleaming ‘umeke (calabashes). Yet the museum has never had a curator dedicated to this collection—which spans from pre-contact to the 1970s—until now. On Jan. 5, Healoha Johnston assumed that honor, when she joined…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • The TEAM behind POW! WOW! Hawaii (yes there’s a team)

    Christa
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    hi. so most of you probably don’t know this story but when i met Jasper at manifest over the holidays in 2009 he was about to pull together an event in hong kong and told me i should come check it out. so i did. once i saw what he was up to i was […]
  • woah press

    Christa
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    guys. GUYS! i have to send so much love to both Frolic and InHNL for amazing write-up/recaps from my birthday last month. i don’t even WRITE for you guys!!!! you have no idea what this means to me to see you two noticing me and what i’m up to. HUGE respect for both Tracy and […]
  • Best of 2014, According to Me

    Christa
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    Looking back through the year I definitely saw a lot of huge hits. The Giants won the World Series, UH won a few football games, gas prices went way down, the nightlife didn’t collapse. We did good. Looking back through the year it was a series of many greats that make me feel so very […]
  • cool NYE sh*t in honolulu

    Christa
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    you know what i do when there’s too much to do and everyone is split across five events/clubs all over town? i go to sleep. this year no can. my girl isis taylor is in town and i’m her date. i have 3 gigs on NYE then a couple of “wind up” spots but here […]
  • I.D.F.W.BDAYS

    Christa
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    welp. it’s december. there goes that. usually i’m all up in arms this time of year with the last minute planning for THE event of the year (according to me). i started doing it in 2009 and did my best to grow it each year, pushing the boundaries of fun, making sure everyone amazing was […]
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 01/30/2015 - The Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    <p>The triforce has been completed with the highly anticipated, global concert tour of The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest. The acclaimed concert will visit The Blaisdell Concert Hall and will regale fans with a truly unique experience from one of the most beloved game franchises ever. Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from A Link Between Worlds, the most recently released The Legend of Zelda game. Never before performed scores accompanied by new gameplay imagery, will appear for the first time ever in Master Quest, though fans will still…
  • 01/30/2015 - Live Music

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Live music with Mahi Kekumu & Gj Top 40, Pop, Rock, contemporary Hawaiian</p>
  • 01/30/2015 - Ku'uipo Kumukahi & The Hawaiian Music Hall Of Fame Serenaders

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Ku'uipo is a multi-award winning Hawaiian musician, recording artist and composer. She is currently the president of the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts and is also associated with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. This self taught musician will be performing at the Royal Grove.</p>
  • 01/30/2015 - Beach BBQ with Live Music

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    <p>The Barefoot Beach Café offers a Beach BBQ (Choice of Steak, Ribs, Pork Chops, Vegetable or Fish of the Day) featuring live music by Art Kalahiki every Friday night. Firework showing starts at 7:45 PM. Come enjoy the amazing food and music. Most of all have a great time.</p>
  • 01/30/2015 - 4th Annual Mahalo Showcase

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    <p>Celebrating the new year would not be complete without award-winning photographer Rita Coury's <strong>Mahalo Photography Showcase</strong>. <strong>Rita Coury</strong>, Hawaii's premier maternity, newborn and keiki photographer, returns to their annual celebration. Rita's photography will be on display at the <strong>Arthur Murray Dance Studio</strong>, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd #400, Honolulu.</p> <p> </p><p>Island-soul jazz group <strong>Mango Season</strong> featuring the husband and wife duo, Curtis and Annie…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival on Hawaii Island this weekend

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival on Hawaii Island this weekend Kona Surf Film Festival. Photo: Giselle Images.Surfs up! Want to watch experts shred some serious and guaranteed waves from the shores of Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona this weekend? Then don’t miss the 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival. The fest, happening this Friday and Saturday, will screen a variety of independent short and feature-length surf and surf-inspired films from around the world. Eight hours of movies will be shown on the festival's two outdoor scre...
  • Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary begins 20th annual volunteer whale census, Jan. 31

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary begins 20th annual volunteer whale census, Jan. 31 Photo: NOAA HIHWNMSIn September, a tour boat off the coast of Kauai spotted the first humpback of the 2014-2015 whale-watching season. Now with Hawaii’s whale season in full swing, its time to figure out about how many of the endangered North Pacific humpbacks made the migration to Hawaii’s warm waters this year. Hawaii residents and visitors are invited to take part in 20th annual
  • First Jersey Fun Run to set up obstacle course through Oahu’s Aloha Stadium, Jan. 31

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    First Jersey Fun Run to set up obstacle course through Oahu&rsquo;s Aloha Stadium, Jan. 31 Photo: David Croxford.Calling all sports fans! If you’re in Honolulu this weekend and want to get active the day before settling into the couch for Super Bowl XLIX, consider the Jersey Fun Run.The first-ever Jersey Fun Run promises a just-under two-mile interactive running and walking obstacle course through Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium. The family-oriented event will take place this Sat., Jan. 31. The race's course will circle the arena's exterior and follow the spiral ramps up to the…
  • Hidden reserve of freshwater discovered on Hawaii Island

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Hidden reserve of freshwater discovered on Hawaii Island Akaka Falls on Hawaii Island. NOTE: The freshwater found by scientists is in an underground reservoir in the central part of Hawaii Island. This waterfall is located in a state park north of Hilo.  Photo: Hawaii Tourism (HTA)/Kirk Lee Aeder.Surrounded by thousands of miles of salt water, life sustaining freshwater is one of Hawaii’s most precious resources. Early Hawaiians had strict kapu (laws) governing the conservation and use of water, and the Island's water supply and management has played an
  • What do Hawaii’s high surf warnings and advisories mean?

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    What do Hawaii&rsquo;s high surf warnings and advisories mean? Waves at Ehukai, Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.If you’re in the Islands this week—especially if you’re on a north or west-facing coast—you’ve probably noticed Hawaii's big winter waves are back. Tonight, the National Weather Service Forecast Office is again calling for average wave heights of 20-30 feet off Oahu's North Shore. A suite of high surf advisories and warnings have also been issued for locations across the state.This is nothi...
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    Live Ukulele

  • Undone (The Sweater Song) By Weezer

    Brad Bordessa
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Tab and Chords for a must-know Weezer tune off of the "Blue Album." Uses an alternate tuning for playability and added interest.
  • Slots Available For Skype Lessons!

    Brad Bordessa
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Looking for a little guidance in your 'ukulele studies? I currently have lesson times available on Mondays at 9am, 11am, and 2pm HST. Click through for more info.
  • Surfing Sunlight By Brad Bordessa

    Brad Bordessa
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    An original instrumental from yours truly off of my EP, Point A. The ‘ukulele is a very fun-sized Tiny Tenor from Romero Creations. It has the length of a concert with a tenor scale and sounding board size. I […]
  • Hanohano Ka Lei Pīkake: Keali’i Reichel

    Brad Bordessa
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    As far as contemporary Hawaiian music goes, Keali’i Reichel is one of my favorite artists. Everything he does is great, live or in the studio. Hanohano Ka Lei Pīkake is a simple tune so it’s […]
  • Review: The Old Silo

    Brad Bordessa
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    My thoughts on James Hill's romping new album. It's big, it's bold, and it sounds old (in a good way)!
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • Prime Oahu Whale Watching Locations

    Jamie Winpenny
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    We’re smack-dab in the middle of winter’s humpback whale season in Hawaii, and you don’t have to take a whale-watching cruise to The post Prime Oahu Whale Watching Locations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Farm to Table in Hawaii

    Jamie Winpenny
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The growing international concern over climate change is reaching a fever pitch, and the chorus of cries for sustainability gets louder every The post Farm to Table in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Irish music legend Derek Warfield returns to Hawaii

    Jamie Winpenny
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Derek Warfield is returning to Hawaii for a series of concerts bound to sell out. He’s a musical icon in Ireland, regarded The post Irish music legend Derek Warfield returns to Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • E-Cigs in Hawaii: A Primer

    Jamie Winpenny
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Just a week ago on the Big Island of Hawaii, e-cigarettes were banned at beaches, County parks, public buildings, and anywhere else The post E-Cigs in Hawaii: A Primer appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Peace and quiet? Yeah, we have that

    Jamie Winpenny
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:58 am
    Hawaii has more going for it than most tropical vacation destinations. We’ve got the sunshine, of course, and our white sand beaches The post Peace and quiet? Yeah, we have that appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
 
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    Hawaii Vacation Advice - GoVisitHawaii.com

  • Aloha Friday Photo: Peeking past the palm to see sunset

    Sheila Beal
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Mahalo to James Grenz for sharing this great sunset photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. James’ photo was taken on Hawaii, the Big Island. We love this unique composition of  the sun setting between the palm fronds.Happy Aloha Friday!Airfare tip: We like to use the user-friendly airfare search tool on CheapAir.com to find the best airfare currently available.© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no…
  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: January 28, 2015

    Sheila Beal
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    * The 2nd Annual Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest is underway! The winner gets $500 and a three-night stay at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. See this link for contest rules and entry.* Yay! Free Wi-Fi is coming to Waikiki. Plans are in place to have the service available “sometime this year.” (Source)* Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay has a special offer that includes free round-trip airfare between Honolulu and Lanai for bookings from now through April 30, 2015. Learn more here.* Our partner Travelzoo has quite a few great spa and activity deals for all the major islands.
  • Advantage Lanai! Playing tennis at the Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay

    Andy
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    If working on your fitness is one of your 2015 resolutions, maybe learning/improving your tennis game in Hawaii might be the solution. Today Andy shares his tennis experience at Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay.—“The trick to beating Roger Federer is to hit one more ball in, than him.”Tennis courts at Four Seasons Lanai at Manele BayThat’s the advice head tennis Coach Ryan Winters shared with me on the first of three tennis lessons I would take with him at the luxurious Four Seasons Resorts Lanai at Manele Bay. I knew immediately that I was going to like him.Coach…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Wide Angle Waikiki

    Sheila Beal
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Mahalo to Andy Morris for sharing this beautiful wide angle Waikiki photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.It appears that this photo was taken at sunrise based on the sky being brighter above Diamond Head in the east and that people aren’t on this mega popular beach. No matter what time of day this photo was taken, it sure is a lovely view, isn’t it?Happy Aloha Friday! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words are permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com.
  • Our Maui Restaurant Guide Updated

    Sheila Beal
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    Fresh fruit breakfast at Sarento’s on the Beach in KiheiIf you’re looking for a great selection of Maui restaurants for your vacation, check out our newly updated Maui Restaurant Guide. We list our favorite restaurants. Plus, we share a lots of other useful Maui restaurant resources.Our Maui restaurant guide has been updated to include more restaurants. We’ve also organized the list by geography to better help you choose restaurants near where you’ll be staying and exploring.Bon appetit!
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    Leslie Lang | Talk Story Press

  • NYT on Content Marketing: ‘Single Fiberglass Pool Article Made Over $2.5 Million in Sales’

    Leslie Lang
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Did you see this recent and interesting New York Times article on content marketing? It talks about an appliance store in St. Louis, Goedeker’s, which wasn’t doing so well. So the owner had his son and daughter build a website during their summer vacation, and he started taking online courses and reading up on online marketing and search engine optimization. And it worked. From 2009 to 2013 their sales grew from $6 to $48 million and they went from 18 to 90 employees. Most of their sales now are online. And that was even before they discovered content marketing in 2013. From the…
  • Thanks For All the Fish!

    Leslie Lang
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:48 pm
    We made it to the end of the month, you and me! I blogged every day in June and successfully completed the Freelance Success 2014 30-Day Blogathon. Thank you for reading, or at least hanging in there. (I only got one “unsubscribe” during the month.) My goal was to take some of the things out of my head and get them onto my website. I wrote some articles about how much I love the genre of memoir and biography, and a little about some of my work in this area: Zinsser, Memoirs & ‘No Project Too Weird’ Memoir: Isabella Bird in the Sandwich Islands Reading and…
  • Hitting ‘Send’ on Book Manuscript

    Leslie Lang
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    Tonight I am uploading a family history/memoir manuscript I just completed for a client. We’re publishing it at Amazon’s CreateSpace, which is such a wonderful option for a book like this. He and his wife wanted to put together his mother’s ancestors’ story, an interesting one of a young couple leaving their familiar Hiroshima, Japan to come and work on the former sugar plantations of Hawai‘i. The back cover explains that this family’s journey “took them from harsh conditions on a small farm in 19th-century Hiroshima to what became a modest but…
  • The Sound of Kids Chattering in Hawaiian

    Leslie Lang
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:19 am
    I had forgotten about writing this editorial about kids speaking Hawaiian, but stumbled upon it online today (while looking for something else!). It was a long time ago. In fact, I wrote this article during the first year I was freelancing as a writer. The newspaper I wrote it for, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, doesn’t even exist any more, for crying out loud. But its archive does, and it was fun to read this again. I thought I’d share the article here: View Point, Saturday, March 13, 1999 Keeping alive the language of Hawaii By Leslie Lang THE boy at the airport was about 5,…
  • Time Travel Incident?

    Leslie Lang
    28 Jun 2014 | 2:52 am
    Don’t you want time travel to be real? I do. How interesting would that be?! This article, All The Evidence that Time Travel is Happening All Around Us, is really fun. It opens with a clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie that shows an extra walking down the street who seems to be talking on a cell phone, which someone only noticed in 2010. There’s a clip from a 1938 movie that shows something similar, too. My thought: Who would these people who had cell phones, long before cell phones existed, have been talking to? There are some other good stories on that page. Some are…
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  • Photo Contest! Where Are Your Slippahs?!

    leslielang
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Richard Ha writes: It's time for another photo contest.   We want to see your favorite shot of where all the rubbah slippahs gather at your place.   Maybe it's that spot just outside the back door. You know where it is. The place where everybody leaves their slippahs when they come over. So take some photos and give us your best shot. Send your favorites to leslie@leslielang.com by Friday, February 6, 2015. We'll announce a winner shortly after that. The prize is the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to Rubbah Slippah Art. We can't wait to see what…
  • Community Members Ask If We Would Consider Tomato House Fundraiser

    leslielang
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Richard Ha writes: The response we've been getting from the community since we stopped producing tomatoes has been absolutely overwhelming. We did not expect it. We knew people liked our Hamakua Springs tomatoes, but none of us anticipated the extent or amount of comments we've been getting. It's really been unbelievable.  I recently got a note about our tomatoes from a couple in Kailua, on O‘ahu, and I wanted to share it with you. I'm posting it here with their permission: Dear Richard and June Ha, I read with great dismay that you will no longer be…
  • Mina Morita of the PUC is a True Consumer Advocate

    leslielang
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Mina Morita is resigning from her position on the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Governor David Ige’s office yesterday. After noting "many in the energy industry had applauded [then-Governor Neil] Abercrombie's appointment of Morita, who is known as a strong advocate and expert on clean energy," Pacific Business News wrote: But some questioned her leadership in a PUC decision denying the Aina Koa Pono project's 20-year Big Island biofuel supply contract with Hawaii Electric Light Co. I can’t let that slide. We in the Big Island…
  • Climbing the Bamboo Pole: Why We Formed a Co-Op Steering Committee

    leslielang
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Richard Ha writes: You know the Wayne Gretzky quote about skating to where the puck is going to be, not where it is? It refers, of course, to planning ahead. My Pop’s story about climbing the bamboo pole taught me a lesson about planning ahead, too. He told me about fishing for aholehole with some friends at Maku‘u. They stuck a bamboo pole into the rock and hung a kerosene pole on it when, suddenly, they saw white water coming straight for them. It was going to cover the rocky point where they were fishing. “What you going do?” my Pop asked me when he told me this story. I had no…
  • Government Says 'Plenty, Cheap, No Worry!' But Others Say, 'Worry'

    leslielang
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Richard Ha writes: This is a really good graph that shows three projections for future gas production through the year 2040. Click on this postcarbon.org graph and you'll see the black line shows a University of Texas study, the red line shows David Hughes's projection and the blue line represents the government's EIA projection. The government projection shows nothing to worry about. Plenty, plenty, plenty! But the others show an entirely different story. They suggest we better start making some other plans. Conventional oil, which is our regular oil supply like from…
 
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Balmy arctic winter in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Snow covered Mauna KeaIt has been a chilly winter on Hawaii Island this year.  It may be hard to believe that 61 degrees F is incredibly cold to us, but compared to our normal morning lows of 74 degrees, waking up in a room 13 degrees colder is quite a surprise.  On Oahu, temperatures in the 50’s were the coldest recorded in 122 years and far below the comfort level for those of us used to endless warm days.  Kauai and Maui have also broken temperature records in the 50’s this winter.We have been bundling up in jackets for our chilly morning walks.  Visitors…
  • Why Christmas is so special to us in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The first Christmas I celebrated in Hawaii was in the 1960's when I was in grade school.  I remember vividly how wonderful it was to be warm, feel the sun on my skin, be outside without a coat, and swim in the ocean. I do not remember any gifts that year.  My Christmas gift was being in Hawaii.When we came to Hawaii for Christmas vacation as adults, we enjoyed the decorations and all the fun events planned for the season by the hotels.  We made an effort to decorate a tree and string lights in our hotel room.  But our big Christmas gift was being in Hawaii where we spent…
  • Mail Service Disruption in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Living in Hawaii is always an adventure and this week it was the sudden lost of our US mail service.When we moved to a remote part of the Kohala Coast  three years ago, we were surprised at how little mail was being delivered to our condo complex.  Only a dozen or so letters a day and a few packages were delivered most days to over a hundred units in our complex. This was in sharp contrast to the overfilled mail truck in our previous condo complex in Kona that kept the mailman busy for hours stuffing boxes.  We decided it was related to the unoccupied state of most of the units…
  • Your Ideal Hawaii 2015 Day Planner

    Hilo Living
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Every year we use to hunt for a day planner to keep track of our goals, events, daily to-do lists, and record the food we ate.  Although some day planners were close to what we were looking for, none provided everything we wanted and we were frustrated by their high cost.  Two years ago, we started to published our own day planner with all the tools we needed to set goals and keep track of our progress every day and month during the year.  If you are looking for a day planner for 2015, consider Your Ideal Hawaii Day Planner 2015, available now on Amazon for $5.99.We tend to get…
  • Year of the Wood Sheep 2015

    Hilo Living
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    2015 Wood SheepIt is time for our annual predictions based on the Chinese lunar calendar for 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep.  As we predicted, the current 2014 Wood Horse year has been fast paced, with explosive energy, expansionism, military power, economic change and chaos.  There are a couple more months of the Horse year ahead before the Sheep brings some calm to the global chaos and slows down the pace on February 19, 2015.  The Sheep is more stable than the Horse and prefers diplomacy and harmony to the Horse’s confrontation and demands for justice.We find it useful…
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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • Scrumpticious - Braised Beef Short Ribs with Vegetables

    Sonia
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:56 pm
    I am so excited about this dish...my friend Sarah shared it in a cooking group in which I'm a member in Facebook.  She made some personal adjustments so her kids would eat it. I decided to use the recipe as a guideline, but also made my own changes and adjustments... This is a keeper and I know I will be making it again...and again...I believe it will work very well with tougher cuts of beef due to the long cooking process Original recipe link: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/12/braised-beef-short-ribs/ Braised Beef Short Ribs with Vegetables 14 beef short ribs - no bones…
  • The Home Farming Project - More on Organic Gardening

    Sonia
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
      From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site.  Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.  I am trying to save all the ones that did survive so will be sharing through this blog.   More on Organic Gardening Filed in Gather Home & Garden Essential by Sonia Martinez on April 28, 2011 I mentioned the Lasagna Method of gardening in a previous article; that is my favorite way to garden as it saves me from…
  • The Home Farming Project - Straw Bale Gardening

    Sonia
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site.  Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.  I am trying to save all the ones that did survive so will be sharing through this blog.  Straw Bale Gardening  Filed in Gather Home & Garden Essential by Sonia Martinez on April 28, 2011 One of my Facebook friends mentioned a system for planting that did not involve any dirt at all….just planting seeds in a straw bale.
  • The Home Farming Project - Growing Herbs in Your Garden

    Sonia
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site.  Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.  I am trying to save all the ones that did survive so will be sharing through this blog. Filed in Gather Home & Garden Essential by Sonia Martinez on April 28, 2011 Growing Herbs in Your Garden  Obviously you can grow herbs from seeds by following the planting instructions on the seed packets, but if you are like me, who likes…
  • The Home Farming Project - Share the Harvest

    Sonia
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
      From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site.  Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.  I am trying to save all the ones that did survive so will be sharing through this blog. Filed in Gather Home & Garden Essential by Sonia Martinez on April 28, 2011   A few months ago, one of my friends who, like me, is a member of the Slow Food movement in our area, was thinking aloud and wondered if there might be a…
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    Staradvertiser Headlines

  • Proposals seek to end ivory sales

    Marcel Honoré
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A grisly, recent upswing in ivory poaching has left African elephants on the verge of extinction, and in Hawaii, home to one of the largest markets for ivory in the nation, conservationists will try once more this year to pass a law banning ivory sales.
  • Newswatch

    Star-Advertiser staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    8 kids treated after possible chemical odor • Car break-ins lead to charges for suspect, 19 • 5 Kauai sites offer permits for camping
  • Brothers, 6 and 11, perish in house fire

    staradvertiser.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Hawaii County police said the parents of the two young boys who died Thursday in an early morning house fire in Holualoa were trying to help their children escape.
  • ‘We are building a home’

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Gov. David Ige's first State of the State address to the Legislature on Monday painted broad strokes and offered only a smattering of details, but that was OKwith many of the folks who took in the 30-minute address.
  • Audit finds former Health Connector leader's inadequacies

    Kristen Consillio
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange.
 
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Destiny MMA started 2015 with a bang at Na Koa VIII

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    By Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori    Destiny MMA started 2015 off with a bang at Na Koa VIII, which took place at Blaisdell Arena on January 17th.   Matchups for this card were overall well-crafted. The fifteen-bout card contained some of the most action packet fights that the island has seen in the last year and will hopefully be an serve to set the pace for all of 2015. Despite questionable judging, the crowd was energetically supportive of the fighters.   There were six professional fights on the card starting with a highly anticipated 155lb match up between Jose…
  • DESTINY NA KOA VII ACTION PACKED NIGHT

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Story by: BRYANNA "PINK RANGER" FISSORI/ Destiny MMA’s last fight card of the year was held Saturday, November 1 at the Blaisdell Arena. The event was complete with the high standards of professionalism fans and fighters have come to expect from the promotion. Fighters were also brought in from outer islands and the mainland to take on the best Hawaii had to offer on Destiny Na Koa VII, and allowing many Oahu fighters to test their skills outside of the normal pool of competitors. One of the changes to this card, which is uncommon to the island fight scene, was that there were 15 fights on…
  • Fast Action At The Filcom From Man Up & Stand Up With SEC

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    By: King Eddie   Over the weekend, Star Elite Cagefighting along with Man Up & Stand up put together a fight card for the ages. As usual with this particular promotion, there were many belts on the line. In this particular organization, Champions remain active due to the wealth of hungry contenders. And once again on a night of fights to remember, these young up and comers didn't disappoint.    In an early kickboxing bout between Duane Amara and Randy Kamaiopili we got to see exactly why Hawaii's roots in the art of standing and trading will never be forgotten. These two warriors banged…
  • 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…
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai- Topic: Energy Conservation, Breathing and Breath with Stroke Rhythm

    robert
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Coaching topic: energy conservation, breathing and breath with stroke rhythm After coaching, we will do the regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.Congratulations to the training group members that participated in the first two Kanaka Ikaika races this year! Click here for Results of the first [...]
  • Will Schmidt Releases Trailer of Upcoming Documentary

    davi
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    By: Allie BrownEarlier in 2014, Will Schmidt set a world record and was the first person to standup paddle largely unassisted from Canada all the way down to Mexico on his standup paddle board. As you can imagine, this journey was an incredible accomplishment for Will as well as a trying time while attempting to [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Stroke Tune Up

    robert
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Coaching Topic: Stroke Tune Up We will review stroke technique and do some drills to work on improving stroke mechanics and efficiency. The wind will be light and we will do our regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.Congratulations to the training group members that participated [...]
  • SUP the Mag | SIC Bullet 11′ Review

    davi
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    By: Allie BrownSUP the Mag featured the SIC Bullet 11′ in its latest review. Check out what they had to say!The SIC Maui Bullet 11′ by Shaper Mark Rapphorst is truly well rounded for every kind of condition. Built for recreational fitness paddling and primarily ladies looking for all-round performance, this board also works great [...]
  • Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees great Round 3 action & an elite SUP Exhibition event at Pipeline

    davi
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Keali’i Mamala wins the prestigious SUP exhibition with an epic Pipeline Barrel After a challenging first outing at Pipeline last Friday in lacklustre conditions, an elite crew of 6 Stand Up Paddle athletes took to the water for an hour long exhibition, as the winds turned offshore, and the surf turned on for a unique showcase [...]
 
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • SwellWomen Partnership Annoucement in Nicaragua & Interview

    Lulu
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    From left ~ Kodo, Heather & Oliver SwellWomen is super stoked to introduce our partnership with NSR Surf School for our upcoming retreats in Nicaragua.  Our NSR Instructors Kodo & Oliver are bi-lingual (Spanish and English) and highly experienced and talented surfers.  They have 6-8 years of surf instructor experience and ensure that each student is safe, learning, and most importantly having a blast.  NSR Surf School’s Philosophy is about helping  students feel comfortable in the surf and achieving to the best of their ability. They identify the basic skills necessary to get…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Kelly Haas of Kelly Haas Yoga Therapy

    Lulu
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    This month we are excited to shine the spotlight on Kelly Haas ~ a RYT-500, Yoga Therapist, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, avid Spanish-speaker, who is sought after for her skilled eyes and hands in therapeutic and alignment-based yoga.  Kelly’s yoga practice began in 1999 in Atlanta, GA. Her first trainings included Sivananda yoga, followed by an interdisciplinary Teacher Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute. She also completed trainings in Ashtanga, hot yoga, vinyasa, and thai massage therapy. From 2005-2012, her studies focused extensively on Anusara. And now she is studying thai,…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Lana Osborne-Paradis ~ Blast Fitness

    Lulu
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    This month we are excited to shine the spotlight on Lana Osborne-Paradis from Blast Fitness.  She is a BSc Kin, CSEP-CEP, AFLCA Trainer and a LuluLemon Ambassador from Calgary, Canada.  For the last eight years, she has been running, jumping and kettlebell swinging as a personal trainer. Her clients are her greatest inspiration. Every person is different, so she thrives on figuring out what makes people tick, sweat, eat some kale and then tick better. Her goal is to change people’s relationship with exercise and healthy eating. She says we need to be lovers, not fighters. We need to find…
  • FOLLOW YOUR BLISS TO NICARAGUA AND YOU COULD WIN A $400 CARVE DESIGNS SHOPPING SPREE

    Lulu
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Today, we are excited to announce that Carve Designs is partnering with SwellWomen as we launch our April 2015 Nicaragua Retreats by sponsoring a drawing for a $400 Carve Designs Shopping Spree! Carve Designs has evolved into an active apparel company offering a full range of technical waters sports, après surf and lifestyle collections for all seasons.  They love what they do — pioneering a brand for the Carve woman, one who is passionate, fun, versatile, organic, feminine and inspirational. Carve Designs is a match made in heaven for SwellWomen.  Each piece is functional, fabulous…
  • Gratitude Auction

    Lulu
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    SWELLWOMEN GRATITUDE AUCTION 4 Retreat Spots on Maui November 15-21, 2015         Gratitude AuctionNovember is the month of Gratitude and as the new owner of SwellWomen, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to inspire women from all around the world.  As a token of this gratitude, we are encouraging women to follow their bliss to Maui by making their best offer via our Gratitude Auction. Let’s make dreams come true in 2015! RETREAT DATES:  November 15-21, 2015 RETREAT VALUE:  US $2,895 For complete retreat details, go to: …
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    Weird Hawaii

  • 2:00 a.m.

    Kateri Tennberg
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Informant: Male/52/Japanese ancestryLocation: Kalaheo, Kauai When my boy was six months old, he began crying in the middle of the night. Every night at 2:00 a.m., he would wake up and cry. At first I let him cry, but eventually I would have to go check on him. When I would enter his room, he would be standing in his crib holding onto the bars, nearest the door, crying and looking for us. This went on every night for about a week. He would cry at 2:00 a.m., I would go to his room, and he'd be in his crib nearest the door. I thought, maybe it's my grandparents visiting. I know that spirits…
  • Happy New Year!

    Kateri Tennberg
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Happy new year everyone! Stay safe and have fun busting fireworks. Here's to an even better year!
  • A Face?

    Kateri Tennberg
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Informant: Female/30/Korean ancestryLocation: Lihue, KauaiWhile at my sister's house for Thanksgiving, I looked out the screen door, and noticed this:It could very well be that someone covered in heavy makeup or flour (?) walked face first into the screen door. But still, creepy!
  • She Crawled Across the Floor

    Kateri Tennberg
    18 May 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Informant: Female/45/Japanese ancestryLocation: Waipouli, Kapa'aOne night a while ago my husband and I were on our way home to Lihue from fishing down Hanalei. I needed to use the restroom, and since my husband's mother's house is on our way home in Kapa'a, we might as well stop by there.It was around 12:45 a.m. and the light was still on, so we knew that she was still up. I was knocking on the front door and trying to look through the side glass that is next to the door with sheer curtains. While I was knocking and calling "grandma," I noticed this lady sitting on the floor leaning against…
  • A Ball of Light at Hanalei Pier

    Kateri Tennberg
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    Female/49/Japanese ancestryLocation: Hanalei Pier, KauaiMy husband and I decided to go fishing one night. It was a beautiful clear night at first we where at Wainiha Beach and nothing was really biting, so we decided to drive to Hanalei Pier on the way back. It was around 3:30 a.m. While I was fishing over the pier looking towards the mountains side, I noticed this bright blue-green round ball moving slowly downwards from the sky towards the top of the mountain. This bright blue-green ball had a bright blue, short…
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • RIP: Ernie Banks

    Honoruru
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Goodbye Mr. Cub. Ernie Banks, one of the best baseball players ever.
  • Yelp's Top 100 in Hawaii

    pzarquon
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Eight Hawaii Spots Make Yelp’s Top 100 Ono Seafood – Honolulu, HI Shark Pit Maui – Lahaina, HI Dat Cajun Guy – Haleiwa, HI Lahaina Luna Cafe – Lahaina, HI Da Poke Shack – Kailua Kona, HI Marukame Udon – Honolulu, HI Your Kitchen – Honolulu, HI Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering – Waipahu, HI Any you agree with? Or strongly disagree with?
  • RIP: Ray Nagel, Former UH AD

    Walkoff Balk
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...l?id=289346901 He hired good coaches under his tenure.
  • Selma

    helen
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    A friend and I saw the late afternoon showing of the movie Selma at the Ward Theater today (1/19/15). The movie tells the events of African-Americans trying to register to vote in the of town Selma, Alabama in 1965 and when they couldn't they try to organize marches with the help of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who just had just gotten the Nobel Peace Prize the year before and has the ear of President Johnson at times.
  • hello

    amandalee
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Hi im amanda. Im married and have two children. My family and i are planning to move to hawaii in a couple years due to my husband needing a warmer climate. Were currently in arkansas and the freezing winters are extremely hard on him. (Hes had several back surgeries) I am looking for some pen/email pals that live in hawaii so we can learn about the different areas and neighborhoods so we find a home in the right spot for us. I just want to learn all about everything and most of all create some new friends so we know some people when we get there. Were planning a trip to come look at the…
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • Still A Maui Blogger

    AMauiBlog
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:39 pm
    In case you are wondering if ever I am going to blog again here on A Maui Blog … the answer is yes. How often? The answer is I am not sure. The good news is that I really didn’t stop blogging, nor have have my love for blogging waned.  I guess it’s just that […]
  • Happy New Year, sort of :)

    AMauiBlog
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Happy New Year! Well, sort of. It’s now January 17th, half of the first month of the year is gone.  I did try to blog on New Year’s day with the intent to jumpstarting A Maui Blog … but a glitch happened.  A Maui Blog disappear on the face of the internet that day and […]
  • Maui Sunset Love Never Gets Old

    AMauiBlog
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
                I took my teenage son for a driving practice yesterday. He is actually pretty good and is ready to take the test but I am just happy to go with him driving as I get to take photos while he drive.  While we were at Hope Chapel, I saw […]
  • Holiday Problems … Let’s do something about it

    AMauiBlog
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    It’s 4 days until Thanksgiving, 30 days before Christmas, 37 days before New Year, and to some of you, by the time you read this post the holidays might even be closer! Do you feel your blood pressure rising? Are you feeling a bit stressed and anxious, thinking of the many things you have to do […]
  • Mother Daughter Bonding Time at Travaasa Hana

    AMauiBlog
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
      Hana, Maui, often called “Heavenly Hana” is one place on earth where I can find serenity and pure bliss. Maui is such a beautiful place to start with. You can find peaceful places here, there and everywhere.  However … …. if you want to experience the ultimate serene old town feeling, in a tropical setting, Hana […]
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    Midlife Crisis Hawaii

  • Small-Kid-Time Neighbors

    Rodney
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
      While watching Soko Ga Shiritai the other night, the hosts were traveling around rural Japan as they often do and they went into a country home.  There, was this girl in the house – maybe 8 years old – and the host asked the obaasan there whether the little girl was the her granddaughter.  She replied that no, it was just the neighbor’s little girl.  The thing was – there weren’t any other children at the house that she was playing with.  She was just there to keep the obaasan company.  The obaasan said “She’s a good girl” as she…
  • Music Time – The Color of Music

    Rodney
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Reprinted from May 4th, 2009   Time to get the brain going as we start off a new work week, so let’s play a game.   List songs, artists or bands that contain a color in it’s name.   For example: Moody Blues (band name) Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (song title *bonus – 2 colors ) Barry White (artist)   You get the idea.   *if you’re not sure the name has already been listed, (edited) hit the cntl+F (command+F on Macs) to pull up the Find utility to see if it’s already been listed.  don’t worry about it and go ahead and…
  • Do You Remember… Computers

    Rodney
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    On my previous post Do You Remember… Typing Class, keoni suggested this topic about our first computers or exposure to computers.   For me, this was my first home computer.   An IBM PS/2   I believe I paid around $1,800 for it – from Costco.  It came with 2 MB of memory.  I immediately went out to Memco and purchases another 2 MB of memory for $200.  I was cookin’!  And I believe it was running Windows/98.  Today, I have an iMac with 4 GB of memory.  That’s 4,000 MB of memory compared to 4 MB on my very first computer.   Looking back, my very…
  • Do You Remember… Typing Class

    Rodney
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Think any of today’s kids know what this is for?     Do they even teach typing anymore?  I suppose there isn’t a need as kids enter school knowing how to work a computer – which means that they already know how to type.   I remember typing class.     Kalaheo Intermediate School – 8th Grade.  3rd period.  Mrs. Takamori.  Room A-something.  It was in A building right next to the stairwell that all the mokes used to hang out and smoke.   Just like the picture above, we each had an electric typewriter on our desk.  The teacher used to…
  • Do You Remember… Criss-Cross Slippers

    Rodney
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    Reprinted from April 16th, 2010   Yesterday, Braddah Lance of the Wassap Wit Dat! blog was talking about Rubbah Slippahs.   A couple of people posted about the old – for lack of a better name – Criss-Cross slippers that our uncles and some of our dads used to wear.  You know the ones I’m talking about right?   Photo courtesy of Kahili Sandals   I remember mostly seeing the brown colored ones.  Maybe because it was from the uncles who lived in the Pearl City / Aiea side area where there was a lot of red dirt – and the brown ones don’t show…
 
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Celebrating host years of service milestones 4th quarter 2014

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY KATHY OYADOMARI — Outrigger celebrates hosts reaching milestone years of service! 35 YEARS LOIDA MANUEL – Loida started working for Outrigger as a housekeeper at the Outrigger Waikiki Surf Hotel and currently works at the OHANA Waikiki West Hotel. … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Welcome to the Outrigger ‘ohana, Kelli!

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY MIKE REGAN — I am pleased to join Human Resources in welcoming Kelli Green to the Outrigger ‘ohana as director – global reporting, effective Jan. 19, 2015. Kelli is responsible for Outrigger Enterprises Group accounting financial oversight and management … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Coral Coast Association deliver new maternity ward at Sigatoka District Hospital, Fiji

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Chairman of the Coral Coast Hotel Association and General Manager of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Peter Hopgood said the new facility was an enormous benefit for the women of Nadroga whose previous option was to travel … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Embassy Suite Joy!

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    BY MARSHA KAPU — Guests at Embassy Suites® – Waikiki Beach Walk® were overjoyed as our Suite Keepers sang songs of the season during a very special breakfast. The morning was highlighted by a visit from Santa—a picture-perfect opportunity for … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Flu season is not over yet

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This January, we are all in the grip of one of the deadliest flu seasons in recent history. All across the United States, emergency wards, urgent care clinics and physicians’ offices are jammed with people … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    Hawaii Real Estate Bizness News

  • Mortgage Calulators are no replacement for a Good Lender

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    But here are some to give you an idea! Part of finding a home is figuring out what you can afford.These tools on this page are by no means a substitute for you speaking with a good lender and are only to be used as rough guidelines.A good lender will not only discuss mortgage payments but remind you of other costs of home ownership not included in your monthly mortgage payment. These could be Association Dues, Homeowners Insurance, special assessments and others all depending on your home and where you live. Finance Glossary MortgageLoan.com Estimate Payment Your browser doesn’t support…
  • Looking for Schools?

    admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Find a school! Part of finding a home is looking into the school districts.Even if you do not have kiddos, buying a home in a desirable school district can help your home to sell when you are moving, because a good school district will appeal more to buyers with children vs. the home down the street that may be in a different school district.  Federal law prohibits real estate agents from telling buyers and sellers about school districts as it is a violation of the Fair Housing Laws. However, I can point people to websites that have information about the school districts and they can make…
  • 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  
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    The Right Blue

  • Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta)

    BNS
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta), Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanDespite its appearance, this is not a plant.  It is a colony of Sea Whips -- a type of soft coral.  This colorful species, Ellisella ceratophyta, occurs in many locations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.  I photographed this example at Indonesia's Bunaken Island.Sea Whips are Octocorals.  That is, their polyps have eight tentacles.  Like most Octocorals, they feed at night by extending their feathery tentacles to catch tiny bits of nutrients from the surrounding water.
  • The Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)

    BNS
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)by B. N. SullivanWe were on a night dive in the Turks and Caicos Islands when we came across this crab.  It is a Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus), the largest species of Caribbean reef crab.How big is he?  We estimated that this crab's carapace measured about 15 cm (6 inches) across.  If you could measure across its spread-legged footprint, however, it would easily be over to 30 cm (12 inches).We were scanning around with our lights across a sandy area off the coast of West Caicos, when we saw this crab gallumphing…
  • Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?

    BNS
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Pregnant Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)by B. N. SullivanSomeone we know saw a TV program about sharks, and learned that while some shark species lay eggs, others give live birth.  He asked us, "Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?"Yes, occasionally we have seen pregnant sharks, and I even managed to photograph one.  Above is a photo of a pregnant White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) that I took at Sipadan Island, off the coast of Borneo.  She looks like she is about ready to pop!This species is known to breed in the Autumn and Winter.  The gestation period is…
  • Happy Holidays from The Right Blue!

    BNS
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), with polyps extendedby B. N. SullivanWe chose this image for our holiday post because we thought it looked festive. We hope you agree.The photo, taken during a night dive off  Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, shows a stand of Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) with its polyps extended for feeding.  Nestled cozily in the coral is a kind of Polychaete worm called the Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus).  The worm burrows into coral and secretes a calcareous tube in…
  • It's a Pipefish, but which Pipefish?

    BNS
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Unidentified Pipefish, Fukui Point, Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanNature photographers sometimes find it difficult to positively identify a creature they have photographed in the wild.  Certainly those of us who began taking pictures of critters in pre-Google days had (and still have) shelves full of reference books that we pored over, looking for photos or descriptions of animals we were trying to identify.  Nowadays, the task is made easier due to the wealth of online materials, searchable databases, and so on.  Still, many online photos are misidentified, so the…
 
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    HAWAII GARDENING

  • 13 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Meanwhile, Back at the Compost PileThis blog is currently on HIATUS. Posts, links and comments are not being updated. But you can check out the older posts if you like.
  • Don't Know Jack about Exotic Fruits?

    20 Dec 2012 | 6:59 pm
    Does this jackfruit at my friend's organic fruit farm look really miffed? Do you think it may be because it's been almost two years since my last post? Sorry!So what in the world have I been up to, you may ask. Well, among the many adventures I had during this blog's hiatus I had the wonderful opportunity to learn more about Hawaii's fruitopia, that is, the luscious world of exotic fruits and the fascinating people promoting Island sustainability. This was when I was on an assignment for Hana Hou! magazine, Hawaiian Airline's in-flight publication. Actually, I think what Mr. Jackfruit is…
  • Artichoke Lei

    4 Mar 2011 | 3:17 pm
    I grew up next to the beach on Oahu, and occasionally living in the chilly uplands gets a little wearisome especially toward the end of February when snow can still dust Mauna Kea and I’m huddled around the fireplace for yet another night. However, I have found there is one advantage to living in the damp, cooler climes of Hawaii’s higher elevations: Growing artichokes! Yes indeed, it’s possible to grow choke (pardon my Hilo pidgin) artichokes in Hawaii if you have the right conditions, as in what Volcano offers.Artichoke likes cool, misty weather, lots of space (about six feet apart),…
  • At Your Convenience

    27 Oct 2010 | 7:08 pm
    Right outside my kitchen I keep herbs and greens handy. I have mizuna, bok choy and tatsoi in window boxes so I can drop them into hot ramen or add last to stir fries. There's container celery to flavor soups and salads, "Red Sails" lettuce for sandwiches and salads. Two kinds of mint: spearmint for mojitos and peppermint for, well, whatever. Of course, there's the ever-perservering aloe plant, loyally braving the Volcano cold so that I'll have it ready for those occasional burns when I'm a klutz around the Wedgewood stove, and for sunburn when the beach fries my brain and I bask too long in…
  • Rain!

    1 Oct 2010 | 1:10 am
    We've been having a terrible drought here. But tonight just before sunset we got a shower! My thirsty plants on the lanai, in the garden and the rainforest are so grateful. Ahhhh....
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Why Should You Move to Hawaii? Here’s 50 Reasons!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    There is a new post, “50 Reasons to Move to Hawaii” that should give some of you some more ammunition with your family, friends, and selves – to convince you to make the move in 2015 or 2016. If you can come up with some more good reasons, let me know!
  • Sacred Falls Waterfall Re-Opens (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Here’s a first look at the trail and waterfall at Sacred Falls Park on the Northeast side of Oahu. The waterfall trail has just re-opened in January 2015. UPDATE – My mind must have made this up because I want it so bad. I swear I heard my buddy say they re-opened the trail, which […]
  • Start-Up Demo Day in Hawaii January 16

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Here’s something Ryan O. just mentioned over at his site. It’s a 3-hour informational get together for the growing Hawaii start-up scene. Check out Ryan’s post here. http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2015/01/03/startup-paradise-demo-day-2015
  • Moving to Hawaii with a Guaranteed Job – Cold Feet

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    A woman just wrote me this morning to tell me she has a guaranteed job in Hawaii working alongside two co-workers she knew back on the mainland. I just woke up, but I thought I’d hurry up and talk her back into the move before she backed out!
  • Social Life in Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I just wrote a post about the social situation in Hawaii and what you might expect when you arrive. Would Hawaii be a good place to find a spouse as a single person? How could you go about making friends in Hawaii? Here’s the article: Social Environment in Hawaii
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Rat Pack

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    As the Kauai County Planning Commission considers a string of new bed and breakfast — or “home stay” — permits, it needs to remember this quote: “If it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it must be a rat.”By which is meant, if a property has been operating as an illegal transient vacation rental — and in some cases, the owners have even been cited and/or fined for that unpermitted use — it is still an illegal TVR, despite an attorney's attempts to disguise it as a B&B so the owners can get a permit to which they are not entitled.Eddie and Joan Ben-Dor were…
  • Musings: Hooser's Conflicting Roles

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Gary Hooser's dual roles as Kauai County Councilman and president of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action are already in conflict with his opposition to one of Gov. Ige's cabinet nominees.Hooser's group was one of 20 opposing the nomination of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources. In today's The Garden Island he is identified as a Councilman and HAPA president in issuing this quote:While Carlton Ching is no doubt a competent administrator, his extensive background as a lobbyist on behalf of development interests are inappropriate credentials for a position…
  • Musings: Reader Interactions

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Two comments were left on the last post that deserve a bit of follow-up. The first:On another topic..David Ige DLNR?Yes, Gov. Ige has appointed two men from the development sector — Carleton Ching and Kekoa Kaluhiwa — to serve as director and deputy director, respectively, of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.It's certainly troubling, though not surprising, to see Ige pick people who have far more experience developing land than protecting it to lead an agency that manages thousands of acres of public resources. This is yet another example of the continuing…
  • Musings: Fools and Fanatics

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    After losing her 21012 Senate bid, former Gov. Linda Lingle has found a new job as special adviser to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a fellow Republican. The Illinois State Journal-Register reports:Rauner describes the 61-year-old Lingle as a "superstar" former governor who served eight years in office.Well, superstar may be a bit of stretch, but if he ever needs a “Unified Command,” she'll be right on it.Hard to believe it's been seven years since Lingle created an unprecedented “unified command” of state, county and federal law enforcement agencies to control anti-Superferry…
  • Musings: Odd Little World

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    I was reading an article about how the low cost of oil is prompting people to drive more and buy less fuel-efficient cars when it hit me: by using the remains of all these extinct plants and animals, we're causing the climate change that will result in a whole new round of extinctions. And the associated sea level rise is happening faster than expected, as Jan TenBruggencate reports on Raising Islands blog.Such an odd little world we've created....Speaking of which, a funny thing happened in the Kauai District Court last week: all the cases were decided not by a judge, but a regular…
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    Baron's Blog

  • Human-proof packaging

    Baron
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    It always makes me wonder what kind of sick, twisted, sadistic person working in the packaging design department of companies so that it’s as difficult as possible for the consumer to get at their products. Took quite awhile for me to get my batteries out of this packaging. This ranks right up there with those … Continue reading Human-proof packaging
  • More delights and bulletproofing ice cream

    Baron
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    I pigged-out on those Pecans Delight so I made a new batch so I can send some to my folks on Oahu. I came up a little short on my Costco bag of pecans so I tossed in some Macadamia Nuts which are a bonus in this low carb treat. This batch did not disappoint … Continue reading More delights and bulletproofing ice cream
  • Back in the Holualoa ‘hood

    Baron
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    I stopped by Holualoa while in Kona today. Things haven’t changed much at all from when I lived there in 2008, well maybe the Mexican food place across the street from Paul’s is nicer than it was when I lived in the neighborhood. Still a nice town with lots of artisans. If you get a … Continue reading Back in the Holualoa ‘hood
  • Low carb luxury

    Baron
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    One of the things people fret about when going on a ketogenic low carb diet is not being able to eat goodies and sweets. I admit that if you’re going to rely on store-bought stuff the pickings for good tasting, good for you sweets that are low carb are lacking. So you really have to … Continue reading Low carb luxury
  • Can you hear me now? Now you can.

    Baron
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    AT&T cellphone coverage on the Big Island is abysmal unless you’re living in the shadow of one of their cell towers. I’ve had bad coverage in Holualoa, terrible to non-existant coverage in Hawaiian Paradise Park, excellent coverage in Glenwood and now that I’m in Hilo, which is the biggest town in the county, terrible coverage. … Continue reading Can you hear me now? Now you can.
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    gigi-hawaii

  • It’s the only skin you’ve got!

    gigihawaii
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Hawaii.  Splendid, isn’t it? There was a time when I would go to the beach every weekend and bask in the sun.  Ugh.  No wonder I have so many moles on my back.  It’s a miracle I don’t have skin cancer, considering how many times I got sunburned. I haven’t been to the beach since November 2012 and don’t miss it.  Been there, done that. And this is another reason why I don’t do any gardening or yard work.  The sun can be quite brutal here in Hawaii even in the morning and afternoon. If you apply sunscreen lotion to your skin, it will disappear when you…
  • Neighbors and beverages

    gigihawaii
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Is this a crane or is this a bulldozer?  I say crane, but David says bulldozer.  Hmmm. Yup, our neighbors are finally having their house re-built, two months after a devastating fire totaled it.  Good luck and best wishes to them. We are not friends with all of our neighbors, but we are not enemies, either.  Mostly, we keep to ourselves and mind our own business. However, we have invited a few neighbors over to our home for dinner and have enjoyed their company.  These guests are very old, in their 90s, so I never serve alcohol to them.  I would not want them to trip and fall when they…
  • Trip to Ala Moana Center

    gigihawaii
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    We drove to Ala Moana Center last Friday to shop at the Apple store: David knew what he wanted to buy: Something to transfer photos from his camera to his iPad: David plans to store lots of photos on his iPad. After he made his purchase, he sat outside to rest his joints: And he took a shot of me.  Note the pretty bear paw pendant that my blog friend, Christine, gave me during her trip to Hawaii last May: Thanks, Christine!  I will always remember you when I wear this pendant.  She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada, and the bear paw is a Canadian symbol of power and strength. We…
  • Memories of Hilo, Hawaii – 2011

    gigihawaii
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    David and I spent a few days in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii back in 2011.  We had a wonderful time flying by helicopter over the town as well as the volcano. Here’s our helicopter: The pilot is on the right: Pu’u O’o crater was simmering when we were there: The Big Island is 600,000 years old and is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain.  The oldest island is Kauai, which is 14 million years old.  This is part of the Big Island.  The lava here has hardened: This is Kamehameha School (blue roofs).  It was founded by Hawaiian royalty to benefit the children of Hawaiian…
  • How do you save your photos?

    gigihawaii
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    This is a photo of me and my lovely blog friends, Denise and Dianne, taken in Washington, DC, in August 2013.  We and our husbands had a delicious lunch at the Capital Hilton Hotel, where David and I were staying: These are photos of me and David, holding a baby alligator in the Florida Everglades in August 2013: I have begun copying photos from Photoshop and pasting them on a USB Flash Drive (portable memory stick).  This is because I lost all of my photos when my computer crashed in December 2011 due to a virus.  I was forced to purchase a new desktop computer. Previously, I had…
 
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Interviews

  • Na Hoku award winner to perform with Jim Brickman in upcoming concert

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Maila Gibson will be one of the featured guests during Jim Brickman's concert, being held this weekend at the Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall.Brickman has been nominated for two Grammy awards, has earned four certified gold albums...
  • Family shares experience of being on DIY's 'Family Under Construction'

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
     The Wolensky family's 40-year-old Hawaii Kai home was falling down around them.
  • Cinnamon's opens new Waikiki location

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Cinnamon's, the popular restaurant in Kailua, has opened a new location in Waikiki. After a year of searching for a location, the locally owned restaurant found its second home in the Ilikai at the entrance to Waikiki.Open from 7a.m.-9 p.m. daily, the eatery will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner...
  • Pests on the move

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Being so isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii naturally has a very delicate ecosystem. Introduction of invasive species, such as the coffee berry borer, feral pigs, fire ants and mongoose, have had significant impacts on not only the environment, but on our economy as well...
  • Community Connection: Kalani

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Kalani is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit and Hawaii's largest retreat center, celebrating our 40th year of service in 2015. Kalani is the largest nonprofit serving Puna, the most economically-challenged district in Hawai?i. More than 500 local and visiting volunteers contribute...
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    Aloha Tony's Oahu Real Estate Blog

  • Lakefront Kailua, MLS: 201500233

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Check out our lakefront listing in Kailua! Experience island living at its finest in this beautiful corner-lot Kailua home on the water. Over 2700 sqft total, 4 bed 2 bath. Features a brand new kitchen, heated tile pool, dock on the lake, boat parking and mountain and sunset views. Wide open layout, newly remodeled in 2014. Includes PV panels for water, electricity and pool. See 68 hi-res pics at http://www.alohatony.com/kahili.php   Enchanted Lake (also known as Ka‘elep...
  • Real Estate in Hawaii 2015....Climb aboard, or jump ship?

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
       You may have noticed that home prices are increasingly rising in Hawaii. Sellers are receiving multiple offers and backup offers due to low inventory. This has resulted in above asking price offers. Lets talk about how real estate is expected to be affected in 2015. Or rather, how it will affect you as a homeowner and/or a buyer.  Photo: Hoakalei master planned community     The median home price (on this rock, Oahu) has steadily risen in the last 5 years, since the bubble burst. (...
  • What Honolulu's Record High Median Means For You

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The median home price in Honolulu reached a record high of $719,500 in November. This exceeds the summer high ($700K in June '14) and reflects a 5% increase over last year. This year-end peak follows a $50,000 drop in median home price between June and August.  Three months ago, I wrote an article in which I highlighted a notable trend in Honolulu real estate, making two main observations: 1. That median prices tend to take a dip in the autumn, between highs in the summer...
  • Kuapapa at Hoakalei

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
      Kuapapa at Hoakalei is comprised of 4 collections (price ranges)  that all have customizable floorplans in variable price ranges.   Loulu-  the Loulu collection of charming seaside-style cottages have 4 plans that start in the $600's. Residence 25.10, 25.20, 25.30 and 25.40 range from 1628-1864 sq ft. They  include three or four bedrooms, and an available main floor master suite.      Naio- The Naio collection is in the same vein as the Loulu collection, with a bi...
  • 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...
 
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • No Worries Hawaii: Does the groundwork so you don't have to!

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    No Worries Hawaii is a vacation planning guide for all the islands. A self test lets you pick through things to do in the Islands (below is one of 38 categories), and gives you specific details. The guide is also full of money-saving tips (room, flight, car, freebies), as well as safety precautions every visitor should read. From visualizing a trip to making it happen: The authors have combed Hawaii for more than 20 years, and this books sums it up.A few sample pages from our vacation planning guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. NWH is packed with information will be helpful…
  • Oahu's unlikely Eden: Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    You could spend a month or more touring Hawaii's tropical gardens, which include four National Tropical Botanical Gardens, and still be impressed by this 27-acre offering hiding in the middle of Oahu. Wahiawa Botanical Gardens, just a little off the main drag that is an appendage of Schofield Barracks, is far superior to the amped-up tourist trap of Dole Plantation, just a few miles down the road on the main way to get from Waikiki to the North Shore.Walkways and staircases weave about a stream valley. The gardens were planted in the 1920s, as an experimental arboretum for sugar…
  • #LetHawaiiHappen: Hawaii Convention and Visitor Bureau's New Campaign

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Trailblazer guides for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii Big Island reflect the thousands of miles and the many years we've spent in search of the real Hawaii. In order to 'Let it Happen' when you reach Hawaii, first 'Make it Happen' by checking out a Trailblazer before you leave. Then spend your vacation having fun, rather than searching for it.  Find our books at www.trailblazertravelbooks.com.
  • Waihe'e Ridge: Maui's best tropical ridge hike.

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Maui ranks last among the four major islands when it comes to venturing high-and-wild into tropical flora to obtain vistas. But it still has several outstanding mountain hikes outside of Haleakala National Park, and enough hiking to occupy an adventuring vacation. First-timers will want to try the Waihe'e Ridge, excerpted below from Maui Trailblazer. MT also has details on several lesser known routes into the West Maui Mountains, including treks near Lahaina and the north coast.
  • Honolulu: Walk through living history

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Only a few miles from the tiki torches of Waikiki sits downtown Honolulu, one of the best walk-around cities in the U.S.A. The Ali'i Hale (a.k.a Judiciary History Center) is a freebie, where you are greeted by a life-sized (the guy was larger than an NFL lineman) King Kamehameha I. Across the street is Iolani Palace. Hawaii's last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, was imprisoned in her own bedroom here after the unlawful overthrow of the nation in 1893 by U.S. business interests. The Royal Hawaiian Band (together since the 1800s) plays a free concert every Friday at noon.Aloha Tower, near the bay,…
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    PidginTalk - Rantings, Reflections and Ruminations

  • Whac-A-Waze

    TalkStory
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Google can thank the various law enforcement individuals and agencies, such as LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and the National Sheriff Association’s for promoting their free application that monitors traffic movements, hazards, accidents and cops. The user base will surely swell over the 50 million people currently using the application. Any publicity is good publicity. Claims of putting police officers at risk are far stretched at best, as their economic enrichment seems more at risk. A lot of users have found that the application helps them to avoid getting a ticket by alerting them of…
 
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    All Events - Hawaii Nature Center Events Calendar

  • 06/28/2015 - The Art of Nature

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Be nature artists for a day as we explore Makiki Valley in search of artistic inspiration. We'll paint with watercolors, do leaf rubbings and make a beautiful scrapbook. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 06/20/2015 - Wai'anae-Ka'ala Trail Hike - Ken Suzuki

    20 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ascend to the top of O`ahu's highest peak, Mt. Ka`ala. Weather permitting, we'll climb to the summit, enjoy panoramic views, walk through a cool, wet bog, and see a wide variety of native plants. This is a long, challenging hike with narrow trails on very steep cliffs.  For safety reasons, all hikers will be pre-screened on the day of the hike by the hike leader. Only experienced adult hikers who are in excellent physical condition should participate. NOT FOR THE ACROPHOBIC! Strenuous, 6 miles. Program Type: Adult RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/31/2015 - Going Coconuts

    31 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Follow the coconut's amazing journey throughout the Pacific. We'll discover some of the many uses of this popular fruit, taste fresh coconut water, and make a coconut craft. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/03/2015 - Secret of Flowers

    3 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Why are bees attracted to flowers? How do plants produce fruit? Who are the pollinators of Makiki Valley? Be a budding botanist for a day and discover the colorful, fragrant treasures of nature and their hard working pollinators. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/02/2015 - Ka Iwi Coast Hike - Ken Suzuki

    2 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ka Iwi Coast is one of the few places on O`ahu where you can still find native coastal plants. Enjoy a day of hiking and a leisurely lunch at Pele's Chair. Easy, 2 miles/3 hours. Age: 6 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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    CrossFit 808

  • 29 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Today's Workout:A. Complete 100 Wall Ball Shots in as few sets as possible:Unbroken Wall Ball Shots (30/20 lbs) x Max RepsRest EXACTLY 60 secondsGoal is four sets or fewer. Note total sets taken and total time to complete 100 reps.B. Deadlift*Set 1 – 10 reps @ 50% of 1-RM*Set 2 – 10 reps @ 60%*Set 3 – 8 reps @ 75%*Set 4 – 6 reps @ 85%*Set 5 – 4 reps @ 90%Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.C. Three sets, not for time, of:Bent-Over Barbell Row x 6-8 reps @ 2111Rest 60 secondsWeighted Supinated-Grip Pull-Ups x 4-6 reps @ 21X0Rest 60 secondsGlute-Ham Raises x 6-8 reps @ 3011Rest 60 seconds
  • 28 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Today's Workout:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Muscle-ups x 2-4 repsL-Sit x 30-45 seconds (accumulate in smaller clusters if necessary)B. Every two minutes, for 12 minutes (6 sets):Clean + Front Squat x 1 rep @ 90-95%C. Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:20 Kettlebell Swings (70/53 lbs)15 Wall Ball Shots (30/20 lbs to 10 ft)10 Burpees
  • 27 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Today's Workout:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Nose-to-Wall Handstand Hold x 45-60 secondsDouble-Unders x 40-50 repsB. Every two minutes, for 12 minutes (6 sets):Snatch x 1 rep @ 90-95%C. Every 8-minutes for 24-minutes (3 sets):Row 500 Meters10 Power Snatches (155/105 lbs)20 Toes to Bar
  • 26 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Today's Workout:A. Every two minutes, for 10 minutes (5 sets):Front Squat x 1 rep @ 90-95%Strict Handstand Push-ups x 6 reps*If you’re strong with HSPUs, add a deficit. If you struggle with strict handstand push-ups, reduce the reps, sub L-seated DB Press or work on negatives.B. Four sets of:Touch-n-Go Power Cleans x 5 repsRest 2 minutesIncrease load each set, working to the heaviest 5-rep set possible.C. Three sets for times of:135/95 Squat Clean x 10 repsChest-to-Bar Pull-Ups x 20 repsRest 2 minutes
  • 24 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Today's Workout:A. Back Squat*Set 1 – 6 reps @ 65%*Set 2 – 4 reps @ 75%*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 85%*Set 4 – Max Reps @ 85%Rest 2 minutes between sets.Max reps sets terminate with any excessive pausing at the top of the lift. The athlete should take no more than 2 seconds at the top of the lift to breathe, brace and start their descent for the next rep.B. In teams of 2, alternating full rounds, complete the following:Four rounds each for time of:5 Squat Cleans (185/125 lbs)10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups20 Double-UndersRest exactly 5 minutes, and then…Complete rounds of 12, 9 and 6 rep rounds for…
 
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    Oahu Mom

  • January 10 & 11, 2015: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that 2015 is off to a great start for you!  I have lots of fun plans for this page this year and I hope it will continue to be a great resource for you and your family! The Weekend Events Page is updated and although the list isn’t as long as it is some weeks, there are still a number of great events happening.  Choose from an art class, story time, a cooking class and more.  Additionally, the Japanese Cultural Center is hosting their annual New Years events and it promises to be a lot of fun.   The post…
  • December 20 & 21, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    It’s time for another weekend!  The Weekend Events Page has information on lots of family friendly events happening on island so check it out and have a great weekend with your ohana! The post December 20 & 21, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • December 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:07 am
    There are a lot of family friendly events happening this weekend including a hike, a bike parade, free admission to Bishop Museum, breakfast with Santa, holiday music and crafts and so much more.  Check the updated Weekend Events Page for all the details on these and other events and have a great weekend! The post December 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • December 6 & 7, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The holiday season gets into full swing this weekend with Christmas parades, crafts, toy drives, music and SNOW!  Yes, snow in Hawaii!  Several venues will have tons of snow for keiki to play in so get your boots and mittens ready! This weekend also marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and there are commemoration services and a parade planned for that.  This past week my family had the honor of meeting a survivor who is here for the event. There are also a few non-holiday themed events happening including paper making, a Pokémon competition and more. These events and more…
  • Christmas Events Page for 2014

    Lisa
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Mele Kalikimaka!  The Christmas Events Page is now updated for 2014.  Find Christmas concerts, art activities, story times, parades and more listed with all the information you need to plan a great December for your family!  In addition to activities and events there is also a listing of some of the places to go to get a picture taken with Santa. Have a great holiday season! The post Christmas Events Page for 2014 appeared first on Oahu Mom.
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  • Why Should You Move to Hawaii? Here’s 50 Reasons!

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    There is a new post, “50 Reasons to Move to Hawaii” that should give some of you some more ammunition with your family, friends, and selves – to convince you to make the move in 2015 or 2016. If you can come up with some more good reasons, let me know!
  • Sacred Falls Waterfall Re-Opens (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Here’s a first look at the trail and waterfall at Sacred Falls Park on the Northeast side of Oahu. The waterfall trail has just re-opened in January 2015. UPDATE – My mind must have made this up because I want it so bad. I swear I heard my buddy say they re-opened the trail, which […]
  • Start-Up Demo Day in Hawaii January 16

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Here’s something Ryan O. just mentioned over at his site. It’s a 3-hour informational get together for the growing Hawaii start-up scene. Check out Ryan’s post here. http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2015/01/03/startup-paradise-demo-day-2015
  • Moving to Hawaii with a Guaranteed Job – Cold Feet

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    A woman just wrote me this morning to tell me she has a guaranteed job in Hawaii working alongside two co-workers she knew back on the mainland. I just woke up, but I thought I’d hurry up and talk her back into the move before she backed out!
  • Social Life in Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I just wrote a post about the social situation in Hawaii and what you might expect when you arrive. Would Hawaii be a good place to find a spouse as a single person? How could you go about making friends in Hawaii? Here’s the article: Social Environment in Hawaii
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  • HPV and Drinking

    hawa6217
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 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…
  • First Friday Honolulu

    hawa6217
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports First Friday has been happening every month since 2002, rain or shine. This month look for a some Chinese new year activities on and around Bethel Street. Chinese Lions will be stopping in several Bethel Street merchants to help ring in a fortune-filled year. And two wishing trees will be placed in the area, one in front of Louis Pohl Gallery and one in front of eleven44. Pick up a wishing tag at any Bethel Street merchant, write your wish and hang it on a tree. Arts at Marks Garage. “The Body Farm” – One Body, Two Artists, Two Visions. Works by Kris Goto and Eric…
  • Positive Thoughts: Influence

    hawa6217
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 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 “It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.”Clint Eastwood
  • Positive Thoughts: The Vision Pulls You

    hawa6217
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 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 “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs
  • Brasserie Du Vin – The Iconic French-Inspired Honolulu Restaurant Closing

    hawa6217
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Oahu)– After nearly nine years in operation, Brasserie Du Vin will close the doors to its Bethel Street eatery and wine bar on January 31, 2015. This surprising move is the result of a property lease dispute with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. Brasserie Du Vin, is owned and operated by David Stewart, long-time Honolulu entrepreneur and restaurateur. Stewart, originally from New Zealand, and his wife, Mari, from London, traveled extensively through Europe. Once the Stewarts made Hawaii their home, they decided to recreate their favorite European experiences in…
 
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  • Classes are Back: Vinyl Cutter Valentines and Resin Jewelry

    Laura
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Two upcoming classes:   1. Valentines–the Maker Way Make Valentines and Learn Basics of 2D-design for CNC manufacturing (each class is stand alone, attend one or all): 28-Jan-2014: 6 – 8 p.m. Learn about the difference between printing images on a printer and transforming them to a “path” that can be cut on a CNC machine (aka raster vs vector graphics). We will be using a Silhouette vinyl/paper/fabric cutter, but the principles are great introduction to the skills needed for using more complicated machines. You will be introduced to cutting paper. Class Fee…
  • Arduino Workshop is Back

    Laura
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Arduino Night is back – Fridays starting at 6:00p.m.  We’ll meet again at the Conlon’s for 2 more weeks – after that we’ll be in our new space in the Y. Hata Building.  Bring your projects to work on, and get in on the planning for the direction of the Maui Makers Arduino Group.  For more info or if you can’t make it and want to express your thoughts, please contact arduino@mauimakers.com.
  • Update on the Makerspace

    Laura
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Maui Makers continues our build out. Things are coming along nicely. The picture shows the electrical run in the tool room. It will allow for flexible set up and configuration for optimum use of space. Pete and Wayne have been doing the bulk of the work this last week, with assistance from others. The team will be hitting things pretty hard Tuesday night at 5 pm at 200 Waiehu Beach Rd in the old Y Hata Building. Some folks may know it under its new name of Da Warehouse. The focus has been on 2 of the main rooms: the Conference/Class Room and the Tool/Workbench Room. We will start on the side…
  • makerspace build out update

    Laura
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Thanks to everyone who contributed this weekend. If you want to help design or build, go to our google group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/mauimakers Pete Menningen, supported by Cole Santos, have been doing a great job leading the build out. Basic painting in the Build Room and Conference/Class Room. Room lights in and plumbing. Whiteboard and projector screen. Electrical is big item for this week. Then we can start moving equipment in. Ways to help: 1. Become a member–your memberships will help us make the space nicer and get better tools. 2. Make a donation. Even…
  • Makerspace Build Day–Sat Jan 10, 2015 9 AM to 6 PM

    Laura
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    Help us Make Maui’s Makerspace a reality. If you are available, we need the following skill sets: 1) Painting —wear suitable clothes, we have supplies 2) Installing fixtures (electric) —experienced makers only 3) Sorting and inventorying equipment —no experience necessary 4) Building and plan marketing materials and events —bring computers and ideas Note that our lease allows us access solely for the purpose of building out the space. Please come prepared to work. We will meet at the new space: 200 Waiehu Road starting at 9 AM, for those helping with painting and installing…
 
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  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - North Shore January 28, 2015

    Locations LLC
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    The month of January belongs to North Shore, the seven-mile miracle. The quintessential surfing experience. The North Shore is the mecca of surfing and the big wave rider's playground. Located on the north side of Oahu, about an hour from Waikiki, this fabled stretch of sacred ground beckons surfers from around the world and offers some of the most spiritual, dynamic and powerful surf breaks, for every skill level, on the planet, and so it’s home for many who love the outdoor, adventurous lifestyle the North Shore offers. Residential life focuses on condominiums, beach houses in…
  • Maui Real Estate Market Report - January 2015

    Locations LLC
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    In December 2014, there were 61 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $575,000. This is a 4% decrease from November's median price, but a 6% increase when compared to December last year. The number of sales are down 16% from November and down 18% when compared to December last year. We saw 118 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $378,500. This is a 5% increase from November's median price and a 4% increase when compared to December last year. The number of sales increased by 76% when compared to November and increased by 4% when compared to December last year.
  • Big Island Real Estate Market Report - January 2015

    Locations LLC
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:24 pm
    In December 2014, there were 173 single-family home sales on the Big Island of Hawaii, with a median price of $330,000. That's a 6% decrease from last month's median price, and a 17% increase when compared to December last year. The number of sales increased 20% from last month and 18% when compared to December last year. We saw 51 condo sales on the Big Island of Hawaii at a median price of $235,000. This is up 15% when compared to November's median price and up 2% when compared to December last year. The number of sales is up by 38% when compared to November and and up 13% when…
  • Kauai Real Estate Market Report - January 2015

    Locations LLC
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    In December 2014, there were 35 single-family home sales on Kauai with a median price of $499,000. This is up 5% from last month's median price, but down 15% when compared to December last year. The number of sales are down 5% when compared to November but up 17% when compared to December last year. We saw 16 condo sales on Kauai at a median price of $397,500. This is a 67% increase from November's median price and a 37% increase when compared to December last year. The number of sales is down 47% from November and down 41% when compared to December last year. It took a median…
  • Oahu Real Estate Market Report - January 2015

    Locations LLC
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
    In December 2014, we saw 288 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $685,000. This is a 3% decrease from November's median price but the same when compared to December last year. The number of sales is up 26% when compared to November but the same when compared to December last year. There were 403 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $358,000. This is up 4% when compared to November's median price, and up 8% when compared to December last year. The number of sales is up 7% from November but the same when compared to December last year. It took a median of 25…
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  • Taking The Plunge Into A New Life In The Islands by Vianca Cao

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I was 21 years old when I stood atop the famous Waimea Bay rock preparing to leap into the sea. As I waited my turn to jump off from the 35-foot cliff, the North Shore sunset transformed the sky into a thousand shades of pink, orange and purple. My first jump was amazing: exhilaration, fear and joy! It was then I promised myself, “I am going to live here.” Less than a year later, my dream became a reality. With only three suitcases and a plane ticket for a six-hour flight, I was about to embark on an incredible adventure to the Aloha State. When I first arrived, everything was new to me.
  • Writing Humor In Today’s World Is A Dangerous Undertaking By Charley Memminger

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    For many years, I wrote a humor column,“Honolulu Lite,” for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I wrote three columns a week, which caused certain jealous colleagues to ask, “What do you do the other two days.” And when I retired from the Bulletin they asked, “Retired from WHAT?” That hurt my feelings. The fact is, writing humor in today’s world became increasingly difficult because of the proliferation of so many taboo subjects. Writing a humor column, is at its heart, making fun of stuff. (I wrote a column on what a nuisance mopeds are and a moped rider threatened to shoot me with a…
  • The Procrastinator’s Guide to Thanksgiving Turkey by Chase Conching

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    There are two types of Thanksgiving people. First, there are those who meticulously plan menus months in advance, breaking out their encyclopedia of recipes with more family secrets than an Italian mob, and shopping with an errant disregard for cost or the safety of themselves and others. Then there are normal people. When I’m not working, I’m eating. I like to eat. With that said, November is the Olympics of gastronomy. If you’re in tune to the Hawaii food scene, you know that this week (Nov. 17-23, 2014) is Restaurant Week. If there’s ever a time to expand your culinary horizons,…
  • Welcome to Parenthood! by Shere’e Young

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    When is he coming home? What should we name him? What do we buy? How do we prepare for his arrival? These are just a few of the questions Dane, my fiancé, and I asked each other as we waited patiently for the arrival of our little one. It was the evening of September 13, just seven weeks ago, when we walked through our apartment door to the shout “SURPRISE!” from Dane’s brother Kawika and his girlfriend Ashley. I looked up to find a cute little furbaby. Speechless and confused… “What? Huh? How? When?” “OH, MY GOSH, he’s here!” I dropped my purse and drink and ran to pick…
  • Halloween – My Favorite Non-Holiday, Holiday by Nicole Fuertes

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Ghouls and goblins, princesses and fairies, vixens and villains. Each year we all ponder the same questions. What to dress up as? Where to go trick-or-treating? What kind of candy should we hand out? How should we decorate the house? Ever since I was little I remember “preparing” for Halloween, like one would for Christmas. Halloween in our house in Mililani was a month-long celebration. Decorations started going up as soon as October 1 hit and there was something new added to the ‘scene’ every day. Another cobweb, tombstone, skull, or black garbage bag on the window to create that…
 
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