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  • Locating complaint procedures & info on the HPD website

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    Ian Lind
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The actions of the police are very much in the news these days, from the police shooting and subsequent street protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to the recent series of fatal police shootings here in Honolulu. David Johnson, a UH Professor of Sociology who specializes in the study of criminology, law and social policy, addressed the […]
  • Superferry resurfaces, Aiona leads in gubernatorial poll, economy gaining, Kauai photographer sues Bieber, GMO advocates and foes not disclosing contributions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

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    Nancy Cook Lauer
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Hawaii Superferry docked in Kauai, photo courtesy Christopher P.  BeckerPeople are talking ferry again. The first Hawaiian Inter-Island Ferry Conference to explore pros and cons of Hawaiian Inter-Island Ferry systems is scheduled Oct. 6 in Honolulu. Recent online polls showing 80 percent in favor of ferry service prompted the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and the Master Mates and Pilots, to organize six speakers at the five-hour town hall meeting. Garden Island.With the primary election over, it's now a three-way race for governor. And some experts believe the race is…
  • New Partnership Uses Technology to Assist Public with Legal Forms

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    21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald (left), M.Nalani Fujimori Kaina (center), Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and State Librarian Richard Burns (right) introducing software that helps expand access to the courts in libraries statewide. A new partnership provides the public expanded access to Self-Help legal resources. Legal Aid utilized state-of-the-art software to develop the Self-Help Interactive Court Forms, which will help guide the public in how to identify and complete civil legal forms. Prior to unveiling the forms at the new Aiea Public Library, Chief Justice Mark…
  • Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai

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    Jason Genegabus
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai Michael Soo is the first bartender from outside Hawaii to win the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival's World's Best Mai Tai contest. The post Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • The Lost Waterways of Hawai‘i

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    Anna Harmon
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    We walk and drive over streams every day in Honolulu often without noticing. One artist wonders, where did they go, and how did this happen? Makiki Stream, through the eyes of Sean Connelly. EVENT Walk #1: Streams Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kaka’ako Agora, 441 Cooke St. Sean Connelly will present on channelized streams on O’ahu, including the ‘auwai in Kakaako and a virtual tour of Makiki Stream. Afterwards, there will be a screening of Lost Rivers, a film that traces the story those who explore subterranean rivers in their cities with the hope of bringing them to…
 
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  • 4.1M earthquake strikes north of Molokai; NO tsunami expected

    Emi Aiko
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.1-magnitude earthquake just southwest of Lanai. The earthquake occurred at 2:37 a.m Friday. KHON2 received several calls into the newsroom from people who felt the temblor in Kaimuki, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe and Waikiki. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that only five previous earthquakes north of Molokai have exceeded the magnitude of Friday’s quake. They all occurred in the late 1800s and all in the 6-point range.
  • Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame inducts five honorees

    Web Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    The Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame welcomed five new honorees on Thursday. The honorees are George David Center, Mark Cunningham, Anona Napoleon, Randy Rarick and Sonny Tanabe. “We have a saying. Lifeguards for life. And I’m here representing all the lifeguards who went before me and are sitting in the tower today,” Mark Cunningham, 2014 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame Inductee said. “You know where Kahanamoku had all the brothers, For us it is the same thing, the family, the five sons. the mom and dad,” Anona Napoleon, 2014 Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame Inductee said.
  • ACLU sues state over primary election

    Kristine Uyeno
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    A new lawsuit is asking the State Supreme Court to allow people who weren’t able to vote due to the storm to do so in a special election before Sept. 20. Hawaii’s primary election, may not be over just yet. This new lawsuit, says the plaintiffs want their voices heard. Even though their precincts on the Big Island were open on election day, they say, they couldn’t get there. “But we know that two other precincts in the Pahoa area suffered incredible damage. Residents there are still without power and are still fighting road closures and those residents weren’t…
  • Maui High takes down Kamehameha-Maui in Week three of prep football

    Aven Santiago, special to KHON2
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM- It was the Soane Vaohea show as week three of Hawaii prep football kicked off Thursday. Maui High, the division one preseason favorite, crushed division two’s Kamehameha Maui 48-11. Vaohea, who plays both running-back and defensive-back, took one to the house as well as picking off Kamehameha-Maui for an interception for the Sabers (returned to the one yard line). Maui was originally winning 5-0 early in the game, but the tides turned with Vaohea’s first half performance. With the victory, Maui High improves to 2-0 while the Warriors fall to 0-1. HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL…
  • ‘Bows fans flock to 18th annual Murphy’s Pigskin Pigout

    Rob DeMello
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    The University of Hawaii Football team’s 2014 season is just 9-days away from kickoff against 25th ranked Washington, and Thursday night the 18th annual Murphy’s Pigskin Pigout took place on Merchant Street. The Premier fundraiser for UH Football has raised nearly $2 million dollars for the program over the years featured an evening of food & drinks featuring roasted pig in a block-party style gathering along Merchant St. in Downtown Honolulu. Live auction items featuring a variety of vacations and sports memorabilia highlighted the evening. If you missed the event, but still…
 
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  • Experts say 'albizia monster' threatens all islands

    Timothy Hurley
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    One alien tree species — the albizia — has been fingered in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle as the primary culprit for leaving Puna a quagmire of damaged houses, blocked roads, downed power lines and blackouts.
  • Ocean Watch: Koleas return after a busy season of laying huge eggs

    Susan Scott
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days when my brain felt like an iPod shuffle stuck on fast forward. Deadlines, chores, errands, family and a hundred other things raced through my head until I finally gave up trying to work. Turning off the computer, I went for a walk in a nearby park.
  • ACLU challenges primary election

    Derrick DePledge
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii on Thursday filed a legal challenge to the primary election on behalf of six voters in Puna on Hawaii island who said they were unable to vote because of the damage left by Tropical Storm Iselle.
  • No UH sports are at risk of being cut, director says

    Ferd Lewis
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Athletic director Ben Jay is still seeking $3 million in state aid for the University of Hawaii’s cash-strapped sports program, but on Monday evening he backed away from threats of cutting football or other sports if the money isn’t forthcoming.
  • UnitedHealth signs pact to repair state exchange

    Kristen Consillio
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The company that fixed the federal Obamacare health insurance exchange is preparing to replace embattled contractor CGI Group Inc. as the main technology vendor for the faulty Hawaii Health Connector.
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  • An educator struggles with new law allowing armed students in class

    Ian Lind
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    I have a cousin who is a history professor at Boise State University. She’s in a funk about the beginning of their fall semester, and she blogged about the reasons at her personal site, The Clutter Museum. It stems from a new Idaho law allowing students to carry concealed weapons on the university campus. She […]
  • Throwback Thursday: Waipahu 1948

    Ian Lind
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    For this week’s look back, a family portrait, believed to be in my grandparents yard in Waipahu (that’s my mom’s parents). My grandparents, Duke and Heleualani Yonge, are in back. My mom is on the right, as you look at the photo, with me on her lap. My sister, Bonnie, is in front, second from […]
  • Locating complaint procedures & info on the HPD website

    Ian Lind
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The actions of the police are very much in the news these days, from the police shooting and subsequent street protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to the recent series of fatal police shootings here in Honolulu. David Johnson, a UH Professor of Sociology who specializes in the study of criminology, law and social policy, addressed the […]
 
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  • Three UH scientists selected for Mars rover teams

    Hawaii Star Wire
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    An artist concept image of where seven carefully-selected instruments will be located on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The instruments will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet as never before.Image Credit: NASA NASA has announced the selection of seven science instruments to be included on the Mars 2020 rover. Three scientists from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) — Sarah Fagents, Shiv Sharma and Anupam Misra — will be members on the instrument teams to conduct…
  • New Partnership Uses Technology to Assist Public with Legal Forms

    Hawaii Star Wire
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald (left), M.Nalani Fujimori Kaina (center), Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and State Librarian Richard Burns (right) introducing software that helps expand access to the courts in libraries statewide. A new partnership provides the public expanded access to Self-Help legal resources. Legal Aid utilized state-of-the-art software to develop the Self-Help Interactive Court Forms, which will help guide the public in how to identify and complete civil legal forms. Prior to unveiling the forms at the new Aiea Public Library, Chief Justice Mark…
  • East-West Center Welcomes 128 New Student Fellows

    Hawaii Star Wire
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    2014 incoming East-West Center students. Photo courtesy of East-West Center. For the first time in the East-West Center’s history, students from Oceania comprise the largest percentage of incoming EWC student participants, thanks to the establishment of the Center’s Pacific Islands Leadership Program and several other new programs geared toward Pacific islanders. Students also hail from the U.S., most countries in Asia, and as far away as Italy and Zambia. During special orientation and community-building activities prior to the start of the fall semester, the Center welcomed 128 new…
  • Big Island Election Challenged in Hawaii Supreme Court

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

    Hawaii Volcano Observatory
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Before tropical storm Iselle’s landfall on August 7, conventional wisdom among many residents was that the Island of Hawai‘i is immune to hurricanes because its large volcanic mountains obstruct approaching storms, diverting them around the island. Topography indisputably influences the weather—that’s why precipitation is so much greater on the windward side of the island. But how much did Hawai‘i’s topography influence Iselle? Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm just as it reached the island, but still managed to make landfall. As it did, the bulk of the storm stalled…
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  • Volcano Watch: How do volcanoes affect the weather and climate?

    Baron
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    Conventional wisdom among many residents was that the Island of Hawai‘i is immune to hurricanes because its large volcanic mountains obstruct approaching storms, diverting them around the island. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 21, 2014

    Baron
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June-27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō advanced toward the northeast and was 9.4 km (5.8 miles) from the vent on August 18. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police arrest Hale Nani escapee

    Baron
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 46-year-old Kona man on suspicion of escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility early Thursday morning (August 21). South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Sean Duyser of Kailua-Kona in Hilo at 11 a.m. He had last been seen at 2 a.m. Thursday at Hale Nani, where he was serving a […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Military to convoy from Kawaihae to PTA (Aug 23-25)

    Baron
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area, Aug. 23-25, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Convoys will use Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Military police will escort the convoys. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Hawaiian Electric contributes $25K to Hawaii Island United Way

    Baron
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Hawaiʻi Electric Light, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric have collectively contributed $25,000 to the Hawaiʻi Island United Way. In addition, contributions from employees of the three utilities will be matched by the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, up to a total of $10,000. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 18, 2014

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Local Industry News 8/21  PBN: Hawaiian Electric strikes deal with Canada's largest private utility 8/21  Star-Advertiser: Program pays cash for old refrigerators 8/20  Hawaii News Now: Expectations high for HECO energy plan 8/19  Energy Information Administration: Hawaii and US Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports 8/19  Time Magazine: Why Hawaii wants liquefied natural gas 8/18  PBN: Oahu's solar PV industry continues slowdown on permitting side 8/15  PBN: Hawaii solar energy industry, Hawaiian Electric need to work interconnection…
  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 11, 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Local Industry News: PBN: Chevron putting Hawaii solar energy projects 'indefinite hold' PBN: Blue Planet Foundation helps two more nonprofits fund energy conservation projects
  • News bulletin: Week of Aug. 4, 2014

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Local Industry News PBN: Big Island rooftop solar systems fared well in wake of Iselle Star-Advertiser: Hydrogen sulfide release reported from Puna Geothermal plant Star-Advertiser: HECO asks customers to report power outages PBN: Hawaii's two refineries staying open despite arrival of Hurricane Iselle Civil Beat: State to UberX and Lyft: No more airport rides PBN: HECO counts on upgraded electrical grids to withstand effects of Hurricanes Iselle, Julio PBN: Hawaii wind farms prepare for impacts of Hurricanes Iselle, Julio PBN: Hawaiian Electric gets OK to bypass competitive bidding on 6…
  • News bulletin: Week of July 28, 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Back by popular demand, here's a round-up of relevant industry news for the week of July 28, 2014. On July 28, in accordance with PUC Order No. 32054 (filed April 38, 2014), Hawaiian Electric submitted its Integrated Demand Response Portfolio Plan (see Docket No. 2007-0341). Learn more about the PUC order here. Local Industry News 8/1  PBN: Hawaii's Parker Ranch explores possible 200 MW renewable energy project 7/31  Utility Dive: HECO wants demand response to help integrate renewables 7/30  PBN: Hawaii Energy Office well equipped to handle upcoming challenges, its top official…
  • Hawaii's leading clean energy projects

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    The State Energy Office has released their most recent ranking of current clean energy projects that are leading the way in Hawaii's transition away from fossil fuels. As stated on their website: "Energy leaders have been identified based on public information about (a) their projected size, (b) status of permitting, (c) status of power or fuel off-take agreement, and (d) site control. Pertinent data comes from a variety of media including company press releases, company websites, newspaper articles, Internet publications, agency notices, and filings with the Hawaii Public Utilities…
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  • HPP TO KEONEPOKO BUS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAYʻS ELECTION

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ Hilo State Senator Gil Kahele was able to coordinate through the generosity of Hawaiian Discovery Transportation a 53 passenger, air conditioned bus to move the voters for Fridayʻs election from Hawaiian Paradise Park to the Keonepoko Polling Site. The bus service will begin at 0730am and will transport voters from the HPP area to Hawaiian Shores. Special Mahalo to Kalson Akiona and Hawaiian Discovery Transportation for offering this service. Click Here for Todayʻs Bus Schedule from HPP to Keonepoko.
  • ***ALOHA FOR PUNA***

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele, Team Schatz and the HGEA wrapped up day 4 of relief operations for the devastated residents of Puna. Thousands of bottles of water, juice, ice bags and hot home cooked meals were distributed throughout all areas of Puna. Senator Kahele was also able to coordinate through the generosity of Hawaiian Discovery Transportation a 53 passenger, air conditioned bus to move the voters for Fridayʻs election from Hawaiian Paradise Park to the Keonepoko Polling Site. To view photoʻs from todayʻs coordinated effort see the Flickr stream below.
  • Team Kahele “Kokua For Puna”

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    PUNA, Hawaiʻi ~ State Senator Gil Kahele teamed up with United States Senator Brian Schatz to hand out supplies to the families and communities in Puna that were devastated by Hurricane Iselle.  
  • Mahalo Nui Loa HILO!

    admin
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
      HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ With 100% of the precincts reporting State Senator Gil Kahele has won the 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election with 73.2% of the vote. With a final tally of 8,366 votes, Senator Kahele moves on to the general election in November. Senator Kahele in a brief statement last night said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say mahalo nui loa to the voters of Hilo and my hard working campaign team who dedicated much time and effort in order to make tonights result possible. We, as democrats, must now join together to support all of our democratic general…
  • 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election is ON!

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ The 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election is moving forward and polls open on Saturday, August 9th at 7AM across the State of Hawaiʻi and close at 6PM. Please exercise your right to vote in this years primary and good luck to all the candidates for a tough and spirited campaign season. Not sure where your polling site is? Click here: https://elections2.hawaii.gov/ppl/
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  • State Remains Optimistic on Economic Growth

    Guest Contributor
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    HONOLULU - Photo courtesy of HTA REPORT FROM DBEDT - HONOLULU — In its third quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) revised Hawaii economic growth upward due primarily to the prevailing low inflation rate. “Hawaii’s inflation rate (1.1 percent) was lower than the U.S. average for the first time since 2003,” said DBEDT Director Richard C. Lim. “At the same time, our labor market continues to improve; we are seeing a record-high labor force and workers employed during the first seven months of this year.”…
  • PETA Stops Tigers | Simmons and Brennan | Republicans Rally | 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair

    Sam Slom
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    BY SAM SLOM - Rail Facing Huge $ Overruns. Best non-news story of the week: HART (Honolulu Area Rapid Transit) is facing huge cost overruns in the bids for nine transit stations for Honolulu's bloated train to nowhere. This is no surprise and was predicted a year ago by Cliff Slater and the plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit (including SBH) against the city's $5.26 billion rail project. The CEO of HART, Dan Grabauskas, blames the higher bids on construction delays he says were caused by lawsuits against the rail project. The City budgeted $184 million for construction of the first nine rail…
  • Hawaii's largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange

    Hawaii Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Hawaii Health Connector sign ups connect under 3 percent of the population with healthcare HONOLULU — Hawaii’s health-care exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, has taken another blow. Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state’s largest health insurer, won’t participate in the Connector’s Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, as of January. The connector, already under fire for being the most costly exchange in the nation, is left with just one insurance company  for local small business owners to select — Kaiser Permanente. The decision by HMSA came after…
  • Hawaii State Department of Education releases Educator Effectiveness System Results from School Year 2013-14

    Guest Contributor
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Graphic: Emily Metcalf REPORT FROM THE DOE - HONOLULU – An overwhelming majority of the state’s more than 11,000 teachers are “effective” and “highly effective” educators, according to Educator Effectiveness System (EES) results from school year 2013-14 released today by the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE). Teachers received their results during conferences with their administrators earlier this year.  The 2013-14 school year represented the first year of statewide implementation with no negative consequences for tenured teachers. The results indicate nearly a vast…
  • Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

    University of Hawaii
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Fish swim around a deep coral reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA photo New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock "substitutions"—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to new research by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa scientists. “Accurate labeling of seafood is…
 
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  • OB-GYN: An Enduring Gift Creates an Endowed Chair ( Video, Photo Gallery)

    Tina Shelton
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    A generous gift has created the first endowed chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-Gyn) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The gift acknowledges the excellence of the department, and it comes from the heart. It is an investment in the University of Hawai`i medical school by Professor Emeritus […]
  • AHEC hosts Health Workforce Job Fair, Summit September 6

    Tina Shelton
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Elizabeth Simon Registration is now underway for the 2014 Hawaiʻi Health Workforce Summit: Building the Future. Presented by The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) on September 6, from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Waikīkī, the free summit provides […]
  • Why Volunteer on a MEDICAL MISSION?

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

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

    Tina Shelton
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    University of Hawai`i Orthopaedic Resident Megan H. Murai Kuba, MD swept the resident research competition at the 78th Annual Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) meeting held in July on the Big Island of Hawai`i. She took top honors in the poster competition for her study “Pediatric Access to Care – A Look at Orthopaedic Access in […]
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  • This Week in TGIF: Ka Himeni ‘Ana

    Webmasters
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    This Week in TGIF: Ka Himeni ‘Ana The 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition, the Crossroads Music Festival and more ideas for the weekend, all in TGIF. The post This Week in TGIF: Ka Himeni ‘Ana appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Ka Himeni ‘Ana celebrates Hawaiian music

    Webmasters
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Ka Himeni ‘Ana celebrates Hawaiian music An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend at Hawaii Theatre. The post Ka Himeni ‘Ana celebrates Hawaiian music appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Bands to pack Brian’s for Crossroads Music Fest

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    22 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Bands to pack Brian’s for Crossroads Music Fest Hawaiian Brian's celebrates two years of music at Crossroads and The Studio with the first annual Crossroads Music Festival. The post Bands to pack Brian’s for Crossroads Music Fest appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai

    Jason Genegabus
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai Michael Soo is the first bartender from outside Hawaii to win the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival's World's Best Mai Tai contest. The post Grind Time: Soo serves up World’s Best Mai Tai appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
  • Review: Kumu Kahua’s ‘Shoyu on Rice’

    Jason Genegabus
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Review: Kumu Kahua’s ‘Shoyu on Rice’ Not only is Scot Izuka’s work howlingly funny in Kumu Kahua's 44th season opening production, it’s also about things locals know and rarely say. The post Review: Kumu Kahua’s ‘Shoyu on Rice’ appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife.
 
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  • Coming soon: Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens

    Grant Shindo
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Rainbow Drive-In co-owner Jim GusukumaPhoto courtesy of Catherine Toth The iconic Rainbow Drive-In plans to launch a new venture in mid-September, called Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens, in a space next door to its current Kapahulu digs. The legendary drive in’s co-owner, Jim Gusukuma, is bringing together chef Hiroshi Fukui, Elmer Guzman’s Poke Stop, KC Drive Inn, Hoku BBQ Chicken and Hawaii Nostalgia Studio to create a collaborative, one-stop eatery featuring some of Hawaii’s favorite local foods, along with a shop specializing in nostalgic gear and foods (t-shirts,…
  • Dumpling making from ‘All Day Wong’

    Grant Shindo
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Lee Anne Wong ever since she emerged on season 1 of “Top Chef,” so when Koko Head Cafe’s star chef sent me a copy of her new cookbook, “Dumplings All Day Wong,” I decided to host of dumpling-making party to put her recipes to test. I knew dumpling-making wasn’t a one-man job, and that I would need some extra hands and mouths, so I posted an informal invite on Facebook and Instagram, and nine friends came over to my house for an afternoon of prepping, wrapping, cooking and eating dumplings prepared from Wong’s recipes. We…
  • A chat with Karina Smirnoff

    Tyson Joines
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    In just a few weeks, “Dancing With the Stars” will be heading into its 19th season, and no one is more ready than long-time veteran, and former DWTS champion Karina Smirnoff, who has been with the ABC show for 16 of those 19 seasons, has one title under her belt, two second place finishes and multiple semi-final appearances. Time apparently does fly, because it was nearly two and a half years since I last got to sit down with the DWTS powerhouse for an interview. If you want to relive that moment and see what’s changed in the past two years, check out that interview.
  • Our Top 5: Pho

    Joseph Han
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Hangover cure? Sure, but pho is also great for when you’re feeling under the weather. Mostly, though, it’s my go-to food for quick satisfaction. Pho is made personal by what’s added (example, the amount of Sriracha) and the techniques in tackling the bowl. How do you proportion each bite, for instance? I used to just douse everything with sauce and make the bowl look like a crime scene, but I’ve become more civilized by keeping my sauce separate for dipping. At its bare essentials, differences in broth, noodle texture or amount, as well as the quality of the rare steak and other…
  • ‘Indiana Jones’ and the inappropriate PG movies

    Brian Watanabe
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “The story ended up being a lot darker than we intended it to be. Part of it is that I was going through a divorce at the time, and I wasn’t in a good mood; and part of it was just that we wanted to do something a little bit more edgy.” ~ George Lucas, from the book, “The Complete Making of Indiana Jones.” Well, Lucas and director Steven Spielberg certainly achieved edgy. Tonight, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is back on the big screen at Consolidated Theatres Ward. And as the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Anderson Le noted in our “Movies That…
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    The Cat Dish

  • ‘Sometimes you gotta jump in the van’

    Catherine Toth
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I had never been to a writer’s conference before, which may seem odd since that’s what I do for a living. But these conferences are notoriously expensive, when you include airfare to and from Hawai‘i and the cost of accommodations, and being a writer, well, you’re usually broke. So I’ve read about them, I’ve longed over websites, I’ve listened with uncloaked envy to people who have attended these mysterious wonders where speakers talk about story arcs and cliched ledes. Then I finally decided to suck it up — read: fork over some hard-earned cash —…
  • Brother Noland, the original prepper

    Catherine Toth
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    When my friend, Dawn Sakamoto, first told me the publishing company where she works was printing a survival guide penned by Brother Noland, I almost didn’t believe her. Brother Noland? The slack-key master and award-winning musician? The guy who sang, “Coconut Girl?” A prepper? Oh, yeah. In fact, Brother Noland has long been learning and sharing his knowledge of native survival skills. He even started the Hawaiian Inside Tracking program in 1996, offered through his Ho‘ea Initiative, that gives children and adults a chance to learn these traditional tracking and outdoor…
  • ‘O Captain’ taught me to seize the day

    Catherine Toth
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    It was 1989. I was a freshman at Roosevelt High School, full of idealism and hope, all tempered by the usual fears and insecurities of any teenager. I had just entered a public high school after spending nine years at a small Catholic school with a graduating class of less than 25 students. (And I was valedictorian. Go figure.) I had big plans — to write the Great American Novel, to get a Ph.D., to save the world. I carried around an anthology of great poetry, from Walt Whitman to Stephen Crane to e.e. cummings, inspired by the way they viewed the world. And then came “Dead Poets…
  • My dad and the hurricane

    Catherine Toth
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    As the Islands prepare for the first hurricane to hit the state in 22 years, my dad goes fishing. This may seem odd for someone who’s not only Portuguese — it’s an ethnic trait to panic — but a closet prepper. I mean, my parents could probably open a small convenience store in their living room with the amount of toilet paper, canned goods and bottled water they have stocked up at home. But in every storm, every tsunami warning, every hurricane that’s threatened to hit Hawai‘i, my dad has been pretty calm and collected, as far as I could tell. If he freaked out, I…
  • #NewEats: The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

    Catherine Toth
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I had meant to write a review of a new brunch spot in Puck’s Alley weeks ago — but I kept going back to eat there. I guess that’s a good sign. The Nook Neighborhood Bistro opened earlier this summer in the former space of Southern eatery Kiss My Grits in Puck’s Alley near the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa campus. I had heard about it through, of all things, Instagram. A friend who follows me saw my recent posts about two other brunch spots, Koko Head Cafe in Kaimukī and Tucker & Bevvy in Kapahulu. He told me about The Nook and I promised to go. I went — then I…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

    RPang
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Family fun. Live Hawaiian music and hula. Tasty food. Those who have experienced one of Hawaii’s cultural and culinary festivals can relate to the many reasons why these one-of-a-kind events attract travelers from around the globe. If you’re looking for a unique experience that allows you to connect with Hawaii’s local community, check out the [...]
  • Swimming With Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)

    RPang
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    -by Sheila Beal While snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, we encountered many honu — so many that it was almost hard not to see them along the shore or in the water. From our experience, the Kohala Coast is perhaps one of the very best places to see honu and swim [...]
  • Cultural Travel To Kauai Through Taro

    RPang
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    -by Heidi Siefkas I say potato, you say patato. I say tomato, you say tamato. I say taro, whereas in Kauai, many will say kalo. Regardless of how you say it, on your travels to Kauai, you will no doubt come across taro in one of its numerous forms whether eating poi at a luau [...]
  • Learning The Ropes of Polynesian Voyaging in the Hawaiian Islands

    RPang
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, has set sail on a three year worldwide expedition covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries. Crew members, continuing their ancestor’s voyaging traditions, will only use the stars, waves, wind, and birds for assistance to map their way on this incredible journey. For more information on the [...]
  • Helicopter Tours of Maui and Molokai

    RPang
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    -by Jennifer Miner Helicopter tours of Maui and Molokai provide an amazing (and, well, easy) way to see parts of Hawaii you’d never see on foot. Yes, Hawaiian vacations should always include at least one hike; after all, Hawaii is unlike any other part of our country in the most dramatic geographical ways, looking much more [...]
 
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Smart Spam: The W.B. Goodwin Community Center

    Ryan Ozawa
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    One of the things that comes with running a website — or several websites, many of which have been around for over a decade — is a constant onslaught of link-building spam. It’s a familiar email pitch. “You have a great website about {x}. We have a great website about {x}. Won’t you please link to our site from your site?” Like all spam, there’s a wide range of styles, strategies, and writing quality. But whether they’re professional business pitches or incoherent not-quite-English blurbs, after a while you can get good at spotting them, and trashing…
  • Kauai Makers Make New Friends

    Ryan Ozawa
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The Hawaii maker movement continues to grow, with the latest news coming from the west side of The Garden Island. Carl Lozar of the Kauai Makers Club announced today a new offering from Firelight Kauai, a boutique gallery space in Hanapepe with laser cutting and giclee printing capability. While the facility is regularly open to visitors, it will now open its doors specifically to makers every Saturday with a limited makerspace membership. “We can custom engrave and cut pieces large or small from acrylic, wood, glass, leather, cardboard, paper, and nearly any kind of fabric,”…
  • Haunting Video of Māmane at Kohala

    Ryan Ozawa
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    A new time-lapse video captured by photographer and filmmaker Gary Yost will surely give you “chicken skin.” Yost has been taking pictures for 40 years (much of them while also working as a software developer), and today he is a photography teacher as well as a budding filmmaker. His work with time-lapse photography led him to create “A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout,” a short film that went viral last year. And while it’s certainly worth watching, his latest video is especially striking… and will surely resonate with people in Hawaii. “Hawaiian…
  • Hawaii TechWorks, HTDC to Partner

    Ryan Ozawa
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    On Tuesday, a Big Island innovation lab and coworking space will officially become a part of a statewide family. Although I was born and raised on Oahu, I have a deep affection for Hilo. It’s where I met my wife, while studying (well, “studying”) at UH Hilo, and it’s a place I take every opportunity to visit. My mother’s family being from the Big Island, I like to say that I’m a Big Island boy at heart. One of the most exciting developments in East Hawaii, which sadly came long after I’d left that sleepy town, is its burgeoning tech and startup…
  • Mbloom Funds Mbloom Founders’ Startups [UPDATED]

    Ryan Ozawa
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    The Maui-based technology fund mbloom, cofounded by local entrepreneur Arben Kryeziu and California-based Nick Bicanic, today announced its first two investments: $350,000 each in Flikdate, a real-time video dating service, and Ozolio, a live HD webcam hosting service. The mbloom team definitely knows the companies they’re investing in well: Bicanic is the founder and CEO of Flikdate, and Kryeziu is the startup’s CTO. As for Ozolio? It was founded by Kryeziu as a “pet project.” The fact that mbloom’s first investments were in companies founded by the…
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • TONIGHT: Ben Jay on Leahey & Leahey

    lwilcox
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay is scheduled to stop by the Leahey & Leahey kitchen table tonight (Wed., Aug. 20, 2014, 7:30 and 11:30 pm, PBS Hawaii). –  Ben Jay (left) with Jim and Kanoa Leahey   Jay is doing damage control after setting off a firestorm by suggesting that UH football may have to be eliminated because of red ink. Football coach Norm Chow has been reassuring his team –  and a fresh recruit –  that he knows of no plan to end the program. Show hosts Jim and Kanoa Leahey will no doubt have a spirited…
  • Phone Stampede for Suze Orman

    lwilcox
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    A personal finance show presented by Suze Orman hit a nerve last night (Sun., Aug. 17, 2014) on PBS Hawaii...we had 40 operators taking calls from viewers who wanted to receive her teaching tools, but still, some callers had to wait for more than a half-hour to be served. This was a surprise to us, because we've run the two-hour program three times before, without a traffic jam on the phone lines. We apologize to you if you were kept waiting. Should you wish to discuss this or if you need any help, our Advancement staff is happy to talk with you at…
  • His Own Man

    lwilcox
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Tomorrow night  at 7:30 (Tues., Aug. 19, 2014), we'll have the second part of a two-part conversation with Jim Burns of Kailua, Oahu. Many people assume that he grew up in Washington Place as the son of Hawaii’s Governor, John A. Burns. No, John Burns didn’t become Governor until after Jim became a lawyer.   On LONG STORY SHORT Jim Burns: His Own Man, Jim Burns reflects on his life as a judge, father, husband and cancer survivor. He became a Honolulu Family Court judge and rose to the position of Chief Judge of the State Intermediate Court of Appeals.   I know…
  • Busy Day in TV Studio with Matayoshi, Dunkerley

    lwilcox
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    We taped conversations today with two prominent guests for different Long Story Short shows: first, the head of the American Red Cross in Hawaii, Coralie Matayoshi, below... and later in the day, the head of Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley, below. Mr. Dunkerley told of spending the ages from 7 to college-age in two U.K. boarding schools. One of the schools was 600 years old, without heating and with bad food. Sounds Dickensian, but he said it had a fine tradition of scholarship and parents were thrilled to get their children in there. He called himself a lousy…
  • The Life of a Permanent Refugee

    lwilcox
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In Hawaii, the plantation era, with its importing of labor from Asia and Europe, and the resulting intermarriage made for individuals with multiple ethnicities. Most of our residents have never been to all of the countries their ancestors called home. This is a very different phenomenon than individuals who in their own lifetimes have crossed many national boundaries, sometimes not because they wanted to go, and have multiple national identifications. I want to let you know about a documentary that tells of one family's experience in moving across national lines. These are not  "global…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving Maui Preserved owner Anthony LaBua-Keiser (middle) talks story with Maui beet farmers. Photo: Sue HudelsonSplat! Drops of aromatic pineapple juice land on my notebook in the middle of a chat with Anthony LaBua-Keiser, owner of Maui Preserved. We’re standing in the kitchen of the company’s Upcountry Maui cannery, as part-timer Gerit Williams individually cores 90 Maui-grown pineapples with an industrial pineapple corer nearby.“Sorry,” says Williams.
  • Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114 A trio of alala chicks at Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. Photo: San Diego Zoo Global.Empty, cracked blue-green shells lie scattered about the incubator, while nine chicks huddle together, open-mouthed and squawking, during a feeding. The meal is one small step for the newly-hatched alala (Hawaiian crow) chicks, but one big leap for their species.The nine a...
  • Shop ‘till you drop for authentic, Island-made products at this weekend’s Made in Hawaii Festival

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Shop ‘till you drop for authentic, Island-made products at this weekend’s Made in Hawaii Festival Photo: Made in Hawaii FestivalHundreds of exhibitor booths brimming with guaranteed made-in-Hawaii products? Check. Local chefs demonstrating their skills—some even offering tasty samples? Check. All of the above packed into three days and one convenient location? Yup—you might want to be there. 
This year’s 20th annual Made in Hawaii Festival, happening today through Sunday (Aug. 17) at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena in Honolulu, boasts more…
  • Weeklong Duke’s OceanFest watersport competitions celebrate legendary Hawaiian waterman Kahanamoku

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Weeklong Duke’s OceanFest watersport competitions celebrate legendary Hawaiian waterman Kahanamoku Tandem surfing is a highlight for competitors and event-goers each year at Duke’s OceanFest. Photo: Outrigger Hotels & ResortsSurf’s up!Beginning this Saturday, Aug. 16, hundreds of ocean sports aficionados will speckle the waves and shorelines of Waikikiʻs beaches to celebrate the birth-week of Duke Kahanamoku, the famed Hawaiian waterman and Olympian known to many as “the father of surfing.”Organized by the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation...
  • Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant Honuea hatchling making its way to the sea. Photo: NPS.With only the moon’s dim glow lighting their path, the hawksbill turtle hatchlings scoot towards the ocean on sand-speckled flippers, hoping to avoid hungry beach-roaming mongooses, feral cats and crabs that would appreciate such an easy meal. As breaking waves wash over their inch-long, heart-shaped shells, the hatchlings scatter thro...
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    ビューティー総合口コミ 脱毛&ダイエット&フェイシャル

  • ミュゼプラチナムでの脱毛体験談

    miya
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    私は、社会人になったのをきっかけに脱毛サロンに行くことにしました。 どのサロンにしようか迷っている時にミュゼプラチナムの CMを見てカウンセリングに行きました。 スタッフさんも丁寧に説明して下さり、お得なキャンペーンもしていたので フリーセレクト脱毛プランを契約しました。 ワキは、回数無制限で脱毛し放題がついていて嬉しいですし 回数を買うようなシステムなので契約後も脱毛したい部位を自由に…
  • 銀座カラーで全身脱毛

    miya
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:47 pm
    私は去年から全身脱毛を行っています。 通っているのは銀座カラーの池袋店です。 脱毛には、昔から強い興味を持っていました。 なぜなら、私はとても毛深く、昔から肌を露出するのが嫌だったからです。 いつかムダ毛をすべて脱毛して、ツルツルの肌になりたいと心から思っていました。 脱毛サロンについて調べてみると、銀座カラーの全身脱毛がとてもリーズナブル だったので、思い切って通ってみることにしました。…
  • 半年で15キロ減の脂肪抜きダイエット

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    私が大幅なダイエットに成功できた方法は脂肪抜きのダイエットです。 徹底して脂肪を排除することで驚くほどの効果がありました。 結果的には半年で体重が15キロも減り、それまで着ていた服が まるで体型に合わなったくらいです。 当初は炭水化物を抜くダイエットをしようかと考えていたのですが、めまいや倦怠感などの 副作用があると聞いて二の足を踏んでいました。…
  • 置き換えダイエットで痩せました

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:50 am
    私は高校時代からずっと体重が増え続け、気がつくと信じられないほどになっていました。 当時付き合っていた彼氏に、「これ以上太ったら別れる」と言われてしまったんです! 私はどうしてもその彼氏と別れたくないという一心で、ダイエットを決意します。 私が選んだダイエット法は「置き換えダイエット」というものです。 誰でも一度は聞いたことがあるのではないでしょうか。やり方は至って簡単なんですよ。…
  • サロンでの両脇脱毛通い放題

    miya
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:46 am
    脇のムダ毛は全体的にムダ毛に悩んでいましたが特に悩んでいるところでした。 特に悩んでいるところのムダ毛の通い放題がなんとWEB予約をすると 1000円以下ですることが出来るのですごくお得だと思いました。 カウンセリングでも説明などすごく分かりやすく、疑問に思ったことや質問などにも 的確に答えてくれて、安心できると思いました。 勧誘や追加料金なども、ありません。…
 
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    Literary Lotus

  • Fade to White

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

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

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

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

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

  • Musings: Shivanized

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

    Joan Conrow
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    As protests continue in the wake the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., a debate is emerging on whether the growing militarization of the nation's police is appropriate, much less warranted.Locally, a friend who recently visited Scotland, England and Ireland, where the police traditionally haven't carried guns, noted:In fact, there was a small item in one of the local papers about an inquiry into the number of Scottish police now carrying guns on routine patrol and how people were bothered by it, they didn't want to see their Americanization of their police.A New York Times guest…
  • Musings: 'Nuff Said

    Joan Conrow
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Kauai Mayoral Candidate Dustin Barca posted this on Instagram:Upon reading it, another young man — a product of the same environment — said it made him think of this poem by Ikkyu:Having created The demon mind yourselfWhen it torments you mercilesslyYou're to blame and no one elseWhen you do wrongOur mind's the demonThere's no hellTo be found outsideAbominating hellLonging for heavenYou make yourself sufferIn a joyful worldYou think that goodMeans hating what is badWhat's bad is The hating mind itself.
  • Musings: Without a Clue

    Joan Conrow
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The sun had barely risen on Kauai when I started getting texts and emails from people appalled at The Garden Island's 40-inch tribute to Terry Lilley — described so aptly by one as “a dangerous goofball.”Ordinarily it would be shocking to see such an unwarranted puff piece coming from the paper's editor, but Bill Buley has already proven that each time we think TGI has reached a new low, he can drop it another notch.It's unfortunate that TGI has already given so much print to Terry's hysterical hyperbolic self-promotion — a search found 86 separate entries for Terry Lilley, many of…
  • Musings: Different View

    Joan Conrow
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    For your Saturday viewing — and reflecting — pleasure, I offer this amazing video, with thanks to yogini extraordinaire Patricia Howard for the link.And a different view of this great big beautiful world!Have a wonderful day!
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    The Maui News

  • Lunas are highly touted

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    LAHAINA - The Lahainaluna High School football team has done just about everything in the last two years except win the program's first state title.
  • HCC claims World Sprint gold in boys 16

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hawaiian Canoe Club won the boys 16 12-person 500-meter race in the International Va'a Federation's World Sprint Championships that took place Aug. 12 to Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
  • From Maui to the Majors

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Statistics for 1999 St. Anthony High School graduate Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox, and 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Minnesota Twins: Kurt Suzuki WEDNESDAY: Did not play. SEASON: .302 batting avg.
  • Sabers try to stay grounded

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    KAHULUI - David Bui knows all about the speculation.
  • Maui Invitational ticket sales begin today

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sales of all-tournament, single-day and booster tickets for this year's EA Sports Maui Invitational will begin today at 9 a.m. HST, officials with the men's college basketball tournament announced Tuesday.
 
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Israel kills 3 Hamas leaders in Gaza

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days.
  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.
  • In brief | Nation & World | 8-22-14

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Pentagon: Islamic State militants hurt by US airstrikes, will regroup, stage new offensive
  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
  • Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at a record high

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    NEW YORK — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard &Poor’s 500 index to a record high.
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Abercrombie Requests Federal Disaster Aid

    Alan McNarie
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Governor Neil Abercrombie has formally requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration asking for federal assistance to help pay for damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle.  The request seeks Individual Assistance for Hawaii County: a class of assistance that  would make additional funding, loans and services available to affected residents.
  • HELCO: 99% of Homes Now Have Power

    Alan McNarie
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    HELCO’s latest bulletin, below.  Since this was issued at 11:45, BIC has received a firsthand report that power has also been restored in at least parts of Nanawale. HILO, Aug. 21, 2014 (11:45 a.m.) – Electric service has been restored to approximately 300 customers in Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots who have been without power following Tropical Storm Iselle. At this time, more than 99 percent of Hawaii Island customers now have power. An estimated 800 customers remain without power. Nearly all of these customers are in Nanawale Estates, where electrical line crews are focusing…
  • Hawaii News — Big Island Election Challenged in Hawaii Supreme Court

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – A lawsuit filed Thursday, August 21 by Pahoa residents and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote that will be included in the August 2014 primary results. The lawsuit also asks the Court to find that the Legislature failed in its constitutional obligation to protect the fundamental right to vote by delegating all decisions relating to natural disasters to the Office of Elections. The lawsuit concerns the fundamental right to vote…
  • ***Commentary*** Pahoa Football Program Update; First Game At Wong Stadium Aug. 27

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    By Tiffany Edwards Hunt Let me take a moment to offer you an update as the #PahoaBoosterClub secretary, regarding the newly reinstated football program at Pahoa High and Intermediate School. We had a booster club meeting today in which we received an update from the principal and athletic director. Then I heard the buzz at the school’s open house tonight. For background: booster club members successfully submitted a grant in aid application to the Hawaii State Legislature. We requested and received $92,000 to put back the athletic program that fell by the wayside 14 years ago. The…
  • ACLU Looking at Disenfranchised Voters

    Alan McNarie
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    From Daniel Gluck, Senior Staff Attorney at ACLU of Hawaii: “The ACLU of Hawai‘i is concerned about reports that voters may have been denied their fundamental right to vote in the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle.  We are gathering information about what happened, and we are assessing options to ensure that all voters have their voices heard.  Voters wishing to make a report can write confidentially to office@acluhawaii.org.“
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  • Tweetup: Soul’d Out Saturdays

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

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

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

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

    Vernon Brown
    25 May 2014 | 7:35 pm
    May 30, 2014: Help celebrate the spirt of Special Olympics Hawaii at the Opening Ceremonies of our 46th annual State Summer Games! #sohigames View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
 
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  • Episode 312: Emergency Tech – Aug 20, 2014

    Burt Lum
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Joining us today is HDoug Matsuoka from the Hawaii Guerilla Video Hui to tell us about a Saturday workshop on Livestreaming. Then we have Cindy Matsuki from HTDC and Noah Hafner from HiCapacity to tell us about the 3rd Anniversary of Wetware Wednesday. Finally, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle, we’ll find out about tech tools that can assist in the disaster recovery process. Jon Shear and Ian Kitajima will be here in the studio and Denise Laitinen and Cody Osborne join us by phone from Hawaii Island. Additional Links: White House Disaster Apps Demo Day Video Puna Disaster…
  • Episode 311: Ingress – Aug 13, 2014

    Burt Lum
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Joining us today is Shu Chen from the Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages to tell us about an iOS programming series. Then we have Carmille Lim from Common Cause Hawaii to tell us about Civic Celerator apps built from Campaign Spending Data. Finally, we’ll talk to Shani Hiraoka from the Resistance and Joyleen Kaiwi from the Enlightened and learn the finer details of an addictive game called Ingress, previously only on Android now available on iOS. Additional Links: Robotics Adaptive Optics BioTork Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 310: Impact Hubs – Aug 6, 2014

    Burt Lum
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Joining us today is Jason Sewell from the Dev League to tell us about their upcoming class. Then we have Jason Lai from eSports Hawaii to tell us about Gamer Expo 2014. Finally, we’ll talk about social entrepreneurship and creating an Impact Hub with Shanah Trevenna, Brandon Askew and Matt Johnson. Additional Links: Volcanoes on Io Project Olona Hawaii Tech Exchange – Refresh Hilo Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages Hi Tech Development Corp – Social Media and the Law Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 309: Advances in Prosthetics – July 30, 2014

    Burt Lum
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    We have David Aquino from Blue Planet Foundation to tell us about the Wefficiency campaign, and Bee Leng Chau from HiBeam will tell us about an upcoming talk. Finally, we’ll learn about advances in prosthetics with Dan Uyeunten from the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific and Kai Newton from Advanced Prosthetics, two experts in the field. Additional Links Ekso skeleton Anti gravity treadmill – the Alter G Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 308: Schmidt Ocean Institute & Falkor – July 23, 2014

    Burt Lum
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Joining us today is Shay Chan Hodges from Maui to tell us about her new book Lean On and Lead. Then we’ll talk to Tony Marzi from Hawaii Tech Works to tell us about the upcoming Tech Tuesday event. Finally, we’ve invited researchers Dr. Erica Goetze and Chantel Chang from UH SOEST and Carlie Wiener from the Schmidt Ocean Institute to tell us about some of the work being done on the R/V Falkor at Station Aloha. Additional Links Hawaii Space Exploration and Simulation Wave Energy Test Site Mbloom Townhall Meeting Goetze Lab Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
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  • Real Time Bidding in Online Advertising

    Joseph Lui
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The motivation behind this blog was a question on how different online advertising partners identify you and coordinate their ad efforts in real time bidding ("RTB") for a slice of your attention when they show you an ad. This is meant to explain a technique called "UUID synching". However, that got me thinking I should frame the discussion by first explaining the world of RTB. In this blog, I use household brand name companies merely for illustrative purposes. Please note I do not know if mentioned companies or sites actually use RTB specifically. When you visit a major site on the Internet,…
  • mbloom

    Daniel Leuck
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I've tried to stay out of this fray, but having received a number of inquiries, and having seen some friends affected by the collateral damage, I'm going to briefly comment on the situation. I want mbloom to succeed. They have substantial capital to deploy in Hawaii, and I want that capital to empower local entreprenuers. I believe the people at HSDC are true believers and want to do right by our community. They may have made mistakes, but I've spent time with them, and I've never heard them talk about anything other than empowering this community. That being said, I find the attacks on…
  • Battling Click-Bait and Sustaining the "Hill of Wow"

    Tzyh Ng
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Revulsion of click-bait content has recently boiled over again, accompanied by some fascinating analysis about how higher quality, more meaningful content is so much better at engaging readers for longer amounts of time and the tantalizing thought that ““you’d probably do better sitting on the right hand hill”... people who are focussed on building around this second hill are going to end up with stronger businesses." (See chart) This discussion, sparked by Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, has attracted a healthy amount of attention and discussion. I suspect a big part of why this…
  • Observing Tech in Japan

    Douglas Ching
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Recently I visited Japan.  The last time I visited was in 2010.  Japan has always been known for it’s electronics and technology so I was looking forward to seeing how it’s changed in four years and how it differs from the U.S.  These are just my personal observations so they may not be indicative of actual trends or market share figures. Shopping: Akihabara has always been known as the place in Japan to go if you want to see a lot of gadgets and electronics. That hasn’t changed, but I noticed that places like Shibuya, Shinjuku and other larger districts are also good places to see…
  • Tips on Using Social Media to Increase your Online Sales

    Eva Colnett
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:00 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…
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  • JW Marriott Ihilani, Japan boy band Arashi put Ko Olina Resort in spotlight: Slideshow

    Janis L. Magin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    From the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa's closing and rebranding to a luxury brand to a concert by Japanese boy band Arashi, Ko Olina Resort has been in the Hawaii spotlight over the past week. PBN photographer Tina Yuen went to Ko Olina Resort this week to get a view of the landscape, which includes Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort and Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club. Click on the photo for a slideshow. And read more about the Ihilani and its shift toward more…
  • Half of all Q2 home sales on Maui, Hawaii's Big Island, were all cash

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    More than half of all home sales on Maui and Hawaii's Big Island in the second quarter were all-cash transactions, according to data from RealtyTrac. Statewide, the number of all-cash home sales in the second quarter fell to 42.5 percent, from about 47 percent during the same quarter last year. On Maui, 50.8 percent of all home sales during the quarter were all cash, but that was a 9.4 percentage-point drop from 60.2 percent during the same quarter last year, according to RealtyTrac. The Big Island…
  • Hawaii hotel rates rise 5% as occupancy falls

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hawaii hotel rates rose nearly 5 percent last week as the statewide occupancy rate fell nearly 5 percentage points, when compared with the same week last year, according to the weekly report by Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc. The statewide occupancy rate for the week of Aug. 10-16 was 81 percent, which was 4.8 percentage points lower than the same week in 2013. The statewide average daily room rate was $268.54, which was 4.7 percent higher than the same week a year ago. Occupancy at Oahu…
  • Number working on Honolulu rail project rises to 1,238

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The number of people working on Honolulu’s rail transit project grew to 1,238 during the second quarter, according to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. The second quarter number reflects the addition of 93 workers who are employed by Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., Ansaldo Honolulu JV, architectural firms working on the project, and HART. The rail project broke the 1,000-worker mark in mid-March, when a total of 1,042 people were working on the project. HART officials at the time…
  • Robert Bley-Vroman confirmed as U. Hawaii Manoa interim chancellor

    Matt Tuohy
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Robert Bley-Vroman to serve as interim chancellor of the Manoa campus, replacing Tom Apple, who was fired last month. The decision came on Thursday, after students and faculty members of UH called on the board and UH President David Lassner to reinstate Apple. Bley-Vroman will take over from Apple on Sept. 1 with a salary of $275,016. Apple is taking a tenured faculty position as a chemistry professor with a salary…
 
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  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Recognized as Global Woman of Distinction

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe) has been selected by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. Honorees are invited to attend the Filipina Leadership Summit and awards gala on October 5-8, 2014 in Makiti, Philippines. The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™
  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Urges Governor to Implement Statewide 'Return to Home' Program

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch) urged Governor Neil Abercrombie to implement the ‘Return to Home’ program created to reduce homelessness in Hawaii. SB515 (2013), signed into law as Act 222 (SLH 2013) by Governor Abercrombie in June 2013, created and appropriated $100,000 for a three-year ‘Return to Home’ pilot program, an initiative
  • Tourism Chair Tom Brower to Introduce Legislation Banning Aerial Advertisement

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Representative Tom Brower (Waikiki, Ala Moana) announced plans to introduce legislation banning aerial advertisement in the state of Hawaii. The proposed legislation will seek to clarify the ambiguities and jurisdiction of aerial advertising written in federal, state, and city law. The measure will specifically make it illegal for a pilot to fly a plane out of a state airport for the
  • Tanning Beds for Minors Ban Signed Into Law

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
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  • Juvenile Life Sentences Without Parole Abolished

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Hawaii has taken a step towards recognizing that juveniles are constitutionally different from adults and that these differences should be taken into account when children are sentenced for adult crimes. Signed into law today by Governor Neil Abercrombie, HB2116 eliminates the sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders. “Hawaii is one of a
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  • 638 Convictions

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

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    As of 8/8/2014, I have 630 convictions (610 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). I added 7 convictions though plea agreements from five Honolulu District Court criminal misdemeanor calendars on 8/11/2014, 8/13/2014, and 8/14/2014.
  • Thank you everyone for supporting the 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    For those of you who came to the 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii bon dance, we hope you had fun! Mahalo to all the volunteers for their hard work. Thank you to my friends Brandon R. Mitsuda, Ellen Mitsuda, and Jon Nishihara for helping with our barbecue booth. We sold out most of the food as we tried to keep up with the demand for the hundreds of people who came over the two-day event. See everyone next year for the 2015 Jodo Mission of Hawaii bon dance. Thank you!
  • Last Bon Dance for Jodo Mission of Hawaii for 2014

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    This evening of Saturday, August 16, 2014 is the last night for bon dance at Jodo Mission of Hawaii from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 next to Shriners Hospital.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Young Professionals Summer Mixer at Morton Steakhouse

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    On the evening of Wednesday, August 13, 2014, I attended the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Young Professionals Mixer at Morton Steakhouse in Ala Moana Shopping Center.
 
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  • Why Running is Overrated

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

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

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

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

    Mike Hu
    20 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    I saw two two very thought-provoking videos on YouTube recently:  The first was a TED talk, in which the expert on aging, defined aging as the "accumulation of damage by the body" -- while suggesting there was a way (yet to be discovered).  That sounds a lot like the age-old wisdom of karma -- by which all one has done and will do in life -- determines one's experience of life.  That is to say, that  life is not random, but there is a reason why things happen -- and if one does not see that yet, one needs to look beyond one's habitual thought processes -- which…
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  • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

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

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

    Mark Murakami
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Off we go, into the wild blue yonder? Parasailing: A neat experience for a vacationer or an industry in need of regulation? [Photo courtesy of wikiepedia commons]. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report entitled Parasailing Safety today.  The NTSB issued this report in response to several accidents on parasailing vessels. Per the Executive Summary: This special investigation report examines parasailing accidents in the United States and its territories, and identifies several areas where the risk associated with parasailing may be mitigated. Each year, an estimated 3 to 5…
  • Second Circuit - U.S. Courts Can Enforce Judgments Involving Maritime Claims, Not Just Maritime Courts

    Mark Murakami
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    In a classic admiralty, multi-country, CivPro wonky fashion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a decision analyzing the basic jurisdiction of the federal courts to enforce foreign judgments arising from admiralty cases. The case is D'amico Dry Limited v. Priemera Maritime (Hellas) Ltd., et al. and the opinion can be found here. By way of jurisdictional background, the federal courts have jurisdiction to hear admiralty cases pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1333 which provides: The district courts shall have original jurisdiction, exclusive of the courts of the States, of: (1) Any…
  • The Power of the Pen - Monuments and Sanctuaries

    Mark Murakami
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Washington Post ran an exclusive article this week reporting that President Obama is about to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument purportedly creating the world's largest marine sanctuary. Per the article:   Under the proposal, according to two independent analyses, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would be expanded from almost 87,000 square miles to nearly 782,000 square miles — all of it adjacent to seven islands and atolls controlled by the United States. The designation would include waters up to 200 nautical miles offshore from the…
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  • Duty to Defend Construction Defect Case Triggered by Complaint's Allegations

    Tred Eyerly
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
         The subcontractor's insurer could not escape contributing to defense costs of its insured when coverage was possible based upon the underlying complaint's allegations. Seneca Ins. Co. v. James River Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97156 (D. Ore. July 17, 2014).    The underlying action alleged construction defects in a 60-unit complex located in Seaside, Oregon. S.D. Deacon Corp. was the general contractor and contracted with the owners association to reconstruct portions of the building, including the curtain wall. Deacon subcontracted with Superwall Design, LLP for work…
  • Reference to "Any Insured" Prevents Coverage for Diocese in Sexual Abuse Case

    Tred Eyerly
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       An exclusion for the liability of "any insured" for assault and battery precluded coverage for the Diocese sued in a sexual abuse case. Interstate Fire & Cas. Co., Inc. v. Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Phoenix, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14735 (9th Cir. July 30, 2014).    The Diocese settled four lawsuits for alleged sexual abuse by its priests. The Diocese filed a declaratory judgment action seeking indemnification under Interstate Fire & Casualty's excess liability policy. The policy promised to indemnify "the Assured for all sums which the Assured…
  • Water Seepage, Ensuing Mold Damage Covered by Homeowner's Policy

    Tred Eyerly
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       The appellate court reversed the trial court's determination that the policy covered only mold damage, but not damage caused by water seepage. Henderson v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 2014 Ga. App. LEXIS 539 (Ga. Ct. App. July 16, 2014).     The homeowner's policy covered losses caused by constant seepage or leakage of water or the presence of condensation or moisture over a period of time. The insureds also paid for additional coverage for "ensuing mold . . . caused by or resulting from" one of the covered risks, including water seepage.    Ms. Henderson…
  • Excess Must Defend After Primary Improperly Refuses to Do So

    Tred Eyerly
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       The excess insurer had a duty to defend after the primary carrier improperly refused its defense obligations.  IMG Worldwide, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13703 (6th Cir. July 15, 2014).    IMG was sued for over $300,000,000 for alleged fraud, conversion, civil theft and violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act (FDUTPA). The lawsuit stemmed from a real estate development project. The plaintiffs had invested in the project and alleged that the developer had sold them undeveloped properties with the promise they would be developed. IMG…
  • Drowning of Two Boys Constitutes One Occurrence

    Tred Eyerly
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
       When two boys drowned at a summer camp, the issue arose as to whether there were one or two occurrences. Fellowship of Christian Athletes v. AXIS Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13176 (8th Cir. July 11, 2014).    The two boys could not swim, and their camp permission forms indicated that they were non-swimmers. One night, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) had a pool party. After the party, the FCA staff realized the two boys were missing. They had drowned, and their bodies were found lying side-by-side at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. The death certificate for one…
 
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  • Cal App: Highest And Best Use Isn't Limited To Current Uses

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Here's an opinion from the California Court of Appeal, issued last month but unpublished, which was recently ordered published by the court. It's a lengthy (38 pages) and somewhat detailed opinion, but for those of you who do eminent domain, it's a worthy read because it covers many bases, and covers them well. First, the bottom line of San Diego Gas & Elec.Co. v. Schmidt, No. D062671 (July 21, 2014, published Aug. 13, 2014). Condemnor's just compensation deposit: $712,200. The jury's award: $8,034,000. That's over an eleven-fold difference. Lowball Watch…
  • Tennessee Finally Recognizes Regulatory Takings Cause Of Action - A Quarter Century After The US Supreme Court Wrongly Assumed It Did

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    Tennessee Supreme Court, Nashville In Phillips v. Montgomery County, No. M2012-00737-SC-R11-CV (Aug. 18, 2014), the Tennessee Supreme Court held that a property owner could recover under the state's inverse condemnation statute, Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-16-123, for a regulatory taking: We hold that, like the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution, article I, section 21 of the Tennessee Constitution encompasses regulatory takings and that the Property Owners’ complaint is sufficient to allege a state constitutional regulatory taking claim, for which they may seek…
  • Hawaii Senate Primary Election Update: There's A Dem Nominee ... For Now?

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Our little hurricane-related election dust-up has made the New York Times (see "Senator Brian Schatz Wins Closely Fought Democratic Primary in Hawaii") and the Christian Science Monitor ("Brian Schatz wins Hawaii primary: What role did tropical storm Iselle play?"). Now that the delayed-but-not-delayed-too-long election has been conducted and a Democratic Party nominee anointed, everyone's wondering what -- if anything -- is next on the law scene. Being a Saturday, we should have been out enjoying the nice weather, but we were in the office when KHON2…
  • Cal App: City-Owned Tree Might Be A "Public Improvement" Supporting Inverse Condemnation Claim

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Pasadena, California, in addition to loving roses, apparently loves trees. The city owns 60,000 street trees, and as the City Arborist testified in City of Pasadena v. Superior Court, No. B255800 (Aug. 14, 2014), "the City catalogued these trees in a database, that he 'headed an urban tree maintenance program,' and that '[t]he City strives to enhance the quality of life through the promotion, protection, and balanced management of ... trees.'" Slip op. at 9. One day, however, one of those trees fell on the home insured by Mercury Casualty Company.  Mercury paid…
  • Upcoming Book: Private Property and Public Power - Eminent Domain in Philadelphia

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    After a couple of days detouring to election law, today we're back to our usual programming. We caught wind of an upcoming book (September 2014), "Private Property and Public Power: Eminent Domain in Philadelphia," by Barnard College Professor Deborah Becher. "Her book—the first comprehensive study of a city’s eminent domain acquisitions—explores how and why Philadelphia took properties for private redevelopment between 1992 and 2007." Sounds intriguing. More information about the book here. Here's an interview with Professor Becher about…
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  • USS Pigeon Watch Roster 1975

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

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

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

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

    Blaine Fergerstrom
    27 Feb 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Carlos Santana at the Blaisdell Center Arena, Feb. 26, 2013. Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom February 26, 2013, Carlos Santana played the Blaisdell Center Arena. Hawaii boy Benny Rietveld has played bass in the Santana Band for many years now. Special guest on Samba Pa Ti was Hawaii’s Brittni Paiva on ‘ukulele. Photos copyright Blaine Fergerstrom. Ask first.
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    Pulpconnection

  • There Be Perverts at Club 939

    Gee Why
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    No really, and there’s at least six of them hanging around the club. Oh wait, Perverts 1-6 are only extras for the filming of Hawaii Five-0 at Club 939. But you gotta wait for episode 4 of season 5 to catch pervert 6 at 939. Playboy Getting Badass at Club 939 Lost Episode Featuring Club 939 Coming Up Vote for Hawaii Five-0′s Alternate Ending
  • Spectating Nike’s Genealogy of Innovation

    Gee Why
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    200 pairs of kicks showcasing Nike’s genealogy of innovation. Yes please. Nike Genealogy of Innovation from Golden Wolf on Vimeo. So many memories popped in my head seeing all these kicks over the years. Thanks @yoda808! Three Pair Today Nike Trainer Reborn March Madness Kicks Analysis #4, Sweet 16
  • The Worst Starbucks in America?

    Gee Why
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Is this the worst Starbucks in America? So thinks Fast Company. It definitely has an odd vibe atypical of Starbucks. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any terrible Oahu locations… or maybe I can… Where’s the New Starbucks at Ala Moana? How Many Starbucks on Oahu? Five Hawaii Starbucks Closing
  • Got Some VH07V

    Gee Why
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The recent Made in Hawaii Festival pretty much wiped out the stock of VH07V gear. Fortunately for me, the family was at the festival and managed to snag a few of the high demand clothing. I think I may have gotten the last of the new “fade” design which was pulled off the mannequin. New “Fade” design The printed bag was a nice touch too! Nice bag The day after the VH07V purchase, the extended family went box car racing and repped the VH07V love. I gotta get that dark navy blue design with the neon orange lettering! Box car racing with VH07V Architecture Blending the…
  • The Starbucks PSL Arrives Early

    Gee Why
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Somewhere along the way, the seasonal Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte became a cult caffeine hit. Last year, the PSL celebrated its 10th anniversary giving it reason for an extended stay on the menu. The year before, in 2012, Starbucks held a contest to determine which city would receive the PSL first. Now, there’s no need for an excuse. The PSL is coming out next week, in late-ish August. Of course, I will get one (or more). My #spotthespice game is kicking off next week. Get the deets here and let’s get me on the menu early! http://t.co/KTXFrWC3BO — Pumpkin Spice Latte…
 
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Weekend of the Super Moon

    Melvin AhChing
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    After the week's hurricanes passed Hawaii, the tropical evening was turned into a time to catch the 2nd "SuperMoon" of the season. The phenomenon "is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth." (Wikipedia).Technicalities aside, the night afforded for some great picture taking at Ala Moana Beach Park. Enjoy the photos that I have of the night lights from Honolulu. All photos copyright Melvin Ah Ching Productions. (2014)The actual moon!
  • Iselle Hits Hawaii - Julio Slated to Miss

    Melvin AhChing
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Residents of Honolulu dodged a major bullet after Hurricane Iselle slammed into the Big Island of Hawaii with winds of up to 90 mph this past week. While the hurricane's impact to Oahu was minimal, residents of the Big Island were adversely effected.From Wikipedia:Upon making landfall on Hawaii, Iselle became the first tropical cyclone of at least tropical storm intensity to make landfall on any of the state's islands since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and the first to do so on Big Island since 1958. Moving ashore, Iselle brought damaging surf along the east coast of the island, and strong winds…
  • Best Photos for July 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Starting this month, I'll highlight some of the photos I've taken over the past 30 days. Most of these are posted on Flickr.July is always a month for celebration and this year was no different. The founding of the United States of America is first and foremost on everyone's mind on the 4th of July, a national holiday that has been celebrated now for more than 230+ years. As usual in Hawaii, spectators on all islands were treated to aerial fireworks such as the one shown above, only to be later stuck in traffic after the events were over. Still it is a great way to celebrate and remember the…
  • Best Local Political Ad of 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Haven't commented much about politics lately on this blog. However just want to note that Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui's 30 second TV spot is warm, entertaining, different and right on. Plus he's a good guy. I'd vote for him over anyone else in the Lt. Governor's primary if I pulled a (D) ballot. August 9. Coming soon.
  • New Honokaa Rodeo Stadium Dedication Kicks off Western Week

    Melvin AhChing
    11 May 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The County of Hawaii will bless and open the Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium in Honokaa on May 19 at 10 a.m. Invitations like the one above have been sent out to the media by the county.Honokaa's annual Western Week gets under starts on May 19 and continues to May 26. The rodeo lasting over two days will highlight the festivities that are also marked with a parade, chili cook-off and dancing.Honokaa Western Week on Facebook
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    Citizens Helping Officials Respond to Emergencies

  • Perry and Price Are Right: They Really COULD Do Their Brand of Emergency Broadcasting from Albania

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hawaii News Now reports "live" from the Big Island; 1500 AM on Oahu delivered the goods on Iselle with the HNN simulcast. Honolulu’s designated emergency broadcaster, KSSK, did what it said it would do – move its market-leading broadcast personalities to Las Vegas the day before Hurricane Iselle was expected to hit the islands. You can read about that decision here.In so many respects, KSSK’s emergency broadcast role in August 2014 mirrors how the station performed after the October 2006 Big Island earthquakes (here, and here), how it performed after the December 2008…
  • Honolulu's Dynamic Radio Duo Will Ride Out Hurricanes in Vegas. How's THAT for a Commitment to Public Service?

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Perry and Price, here today and gone to -- not Maui tomorrow-- but to Vegas. (Think George W. flying over New Orleans and looking down on Katrina damage.)I WOULD NOT HAVE BELIEVED IT IF I HADN'T HEARD IT WITH MY OWN TWO EARS.Two major storms have Hawaii in their sights, and both will arrive as hurricanes or tropical storms in our first week of visiting Eric and our grandkids. That's not the almost unbelievable fact, though.Almost unbelievable is the fact that the two radio personalities who dominate the airwaves on KSSK radio in normal weather and assume the mantle of EMERGENCY…
  • How the Failure To Issue an Effective Ocean Tsunami Warning May Help Prepare the Crisis Communications Response to the Next California River Flood

    21 Jan 2013 | 11:05 am
    Some coincidences shouldn’t be ignored.            “The Impossible,” a movie on one family’s harrowing experience during and after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,opened in Sacramento theaters on January 4.An earthquake near Alaska a few hours later that evening triggered a tsunami warning for nearby coastal regions.And running in the background since at least November have been media reminders of Sacramento’s extraordinary vulnerability to flooding, which a Sacramento Bee story described as “the greatest flood risk of any major…
  • 5/2 Blackout Blamed on Lightning Storm, but HECO Doesn’t Bother To Share Any Details

    2 May 2011 | 11:46 pm
    Here’s the status of emergency communications in Honolulu as revealed in the May 2 lightening-induced power outage:KSSK, the designated emergency broadcast station, continues to entertain us with listeners’ phone calls rather than inform us with aggressive reporting, and Hawaiian Electric Company doesn’t go out of its way to inform us either.Whereas you’d expect communications expertise to increase over the years, just the opposite is happening in Honolulu. KSSK’s on-air personalities once actually engaged spokespersons in Q&A sessions to elicit information important to…
  • Keeping this Discussion Alive: Clear Channel GM Defends KSSK, Still Backs Entertainment Format

    6 Apr 2011 | 4:41 pm
    As expected, the manager of Clear Channel’s stations on Oahu defended KSSK’s performance during the recent tsunami alert in response to our commentary in Pacific Business News. (If you want more along the same line, see our January 2009 PBN commentary.)Unfortunately, Chuck Cotton brushed us off and did so with such dispatch that he asserted something untrue in his second graf.I haven’t called myself a journalist for decades – not since I stopped reporting for KGMB-TV. I’m a consultant, as clearly stated at the end of my PBN piece. My status aside, what have real journalists said…
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Hawaiian filmmakers: Museum is now accepting submissions for ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014

    Lesa Griffith
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Museum film curator Abbie Algar is now accepting submissions to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014. The festival showcases new work directed by indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers, providing a venue for artists to share their stories and to show Hawai’i through their own eyes and in their own voices. The festival also aims to inspire aspiring Hawaiian filmmakers and to engage the broader community in a dialogue about Hawaiian culture and storytelling. The ‘Ōiwi Film Festival is non-competitive. Festival dates Selected films will be shown at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre…
  • Staff Picks: Vicki Reisner on the bridge between men and gods

    Scott Whelden
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The Honolulu Museum of Art is is lucky to have a legion of dedicated volunteers involved in all aspects of the museum. From education, to special events, and even finance, volunteers are the lifeblood of the museum, and at the heart of it is Director of Volunteer and Visitor Services, Vicki Reisner. Those who’ve called the museum for information on hours and location will know her as the voice of the museum’s phone directory service, the museum knows her as an institutional memory bank—she’s been at the museum since 1989, handling everything from Kama‘aina Christmas to…
  • Spatial Sculptors: Wrapping up our Orvis residency at Spalding House

    Laura Reichhardt Spatial Sculptors
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    We just completed our Orvis Artist in Residency at Spalding House! Over the course of the past six weeks, Spatial Sculptors has explored improvised dance, contact improvisation, working as an ensemble and more complicated improvised structures. The latter two a step in the direction of compositional improvisation. We developed a community within the bounds of our concrete, sun-filled, and occasionally misty environment. Throughout the weeks we manipulated the Surface Gallery by developing arenas and pathways, bringing in musicians and artists, and incorporating the ideas of our participants,…
  • ‘Natural Unnatural Supernatural’ gets a refresh this week

    Lesa Griffith
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Our installation crew is busy today replacing light-sensitive works on paper in the exhibition Natural Unnatural Supernatural with a selection of new works. So gone are the prints and drawings that went on view in March. In their place are works by Jeff Koons, Gabor Peterdi, David Bates, Mary Frank, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Katherine Schmidt, and Leo Meissner, as well as Hawai‘i artists Tadashi Sato, Reuben Tam, Russell Davidson, Charles W. Bartlett, and William Twigg-Smith. One of the new works is Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel’s Head of a Tiger, pictured above. Here is exhibition…
  • In the sticks: Sean Connelly on his installation ‘Land Division’

    Lesa Griffith
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Like Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, O‘ahu-born Sean Connelly is an architect who makes art. At the invitation of curator of contemporary art James Jensen, Connelly has been creating the installation Land Division while on summer break from earning his Masters in urban development at Harvard University (he already has a doctorate in architecture, from the University of Hawai‘i). The work goes on view Aug. 29, during ARTafterDARK: Art Deco Hawai‘i. It continues a concept Connelly started with his debut gallery work A Small Area of Land (Kaka‘ako Earth Room) at the now closed ii…
 
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • BYE BYE SUMMAAAAARRRR

    Christa
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    hey i hear you guys like that calvin harris summer cover we used for the grey goose summer club video. i’m going to put it on my SUNNYDAZE cd that’s coming out soon. watch this space. meanwhile, BYE SUMMER. NICE KNOWING YOU. YOU WERE WAY TOO HOT ANYWAY. we are soooo ready for this next [...]
  • [Recap] Memorial Day Bacardi Pool Party

    Christa
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Bacardi Pool Party Mango Edition @ Monarch Hotel 2014 from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo. hot DAMN! i don’t think i’ve ever done an event where i said more prayers in my life. i didn’t even know who i was praying to – i just kept doing it. the weather was set to thunderstorm the whole month [...]
  • The Bacardi Pool Party Memorial Day

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

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

    Christa
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:15 pm
    …according to me. the mix can’t be hosted on soundcloud so here is a mixtream you can stream or click here for a zippyshare download. mahalo to dj soundcheck for mixing everything. the best music according to me this year: Bestof2012bySPRCHK by Christa Wittmier on Mixcloud the party? went well. if “well” means the most [...]
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    FLUX Hawaii » Blog

  • Lāhainā Noon

    Cole Tanigawa-Lau
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Photo of “Lhain Noon” director and writer Chris Kahunahana by Aaron Yoshino; screenshots from short film; flyer for fundraising events. Local filmmaker and Sundance Native Lab fellow Chris Kahunahana sat down with us to talk with about “Lhain Noon,” his upcoming short film now in post-production. Kahunahana, the founder of Nextdoor nightclub in Chinatown, now devotes his time fully to his production company, 4th World Film. FLUX: What were you working on today? Kahunahana: Today, because we launch our Kickstarter for “Lāhainā Noon,” we’ve been doing a lot of marketing and…
  • The Lost Waterways of Hawai‘i

    Anna Harmon
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    We walk and drive over streams every day in Honolulu often without noticing. One artist wonders, where did they go, and how did this happen? Makiki Stream, through the eyes of Sean Connelly. EVENT Walk #1: Streams Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kaka’ako Agora, 441 Cooke St. Sean Connelly will present on channelized streams on O’ahu, including the ‘auwai in Kakaako and a virtual tour of Makiki Stream. Afterwards, there will be a screening of Lost Rivers, a film that traces the story those who explore subterranean rivers in their cities with the hope of bringing them to…
  • Cruising Along: With Carpoolers

    Anna Harmon
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Cruising Along is an ongoing weekly blog series by Bianca Sewake examining Hawai’i’s alternative modes of transportation. Rounding up a carpool group was never a problem for me. There were always friends in the neighborhood to coordinate rides with growing up and even, luckily, when I got my first job. Often, setting up a carpool system within groups of families or friends is the easiest way to go. Such is the case for Landon Kaya, an engineering student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who carpools everyday from Aiea to Honolulu with his sister. “I’ve been carpooling with my…
  • Can’t take that kitchen heat? Then BBQ.

    Cole Tanigawa-Lau
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Lucky for us, barbecuing is a year-round, highly celebrated activity. Here, find five tips, four recipes, and the scoop from Ginger & Smoke grill masters Gerald Boyer and Scott Ohtoro. Since the beginning of the year, Ginger & Smoke has been tantalizing eaters with its barbequed meats, popping up all over the island at events like Fishcake’s “Sunday Fishmarket” and The Box Jelly’s “Bike to Work Day Pau Hana.” Boyer and Ohtoro met at Sweet Home Waimanalo, where Boyer trained Ohtoro to grill and smoke meats. After a visit to the café from Guy Fieri as part of his show…
  • Roundup: Back to Office Supplies

    Bianca Sewake
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Ten stylish office goodies you can pick up in Honolulu, now. Remember the excitement of picking out all your new school supplies for the year ahead? (Nerd.) (OK, We’re nerds too.) Why do we have to give that all up when we grow up? We decided to toss adulthood a bone and do a roundup of “back to office” supplies for the college student and full-blown real-lifer. Because you’re never too old to spruce up your space or give yourself a list to get excited about. Best part? All of it can be found right here in Honolulu. LUNCH ACCESSORIES Home lunch never looked so stylish.
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 08/22/2014 - Live Music With Tim Rose

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    <p>Enjoy live music, and great food at Wahoo's from 6:30-9pm featuring a different artist every Friday.</p>
  • 08/22/2014 - Bobby Lee - Oahu

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>BAMP Project presents Comedian Bobby Lee performing live on Maui on Wednesday, August 20th at Castle Theater  in association with Rick Cooper Music and on Oahu on Friday, August 22nd at The Republik. Tickets are on sale now.</p> <p> </p><p><strong>Bobby Lee</strong>, best known from his numerous years as a cast member on Fox's long running comedy series "Mad TV", can now be seen as a regular guest on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" as well as" The Burn "on Comedy Central. Bobby also starred on the NBC show "Animal Practice." Bobby has also been…
  • 08/22/2014 - SOJA - Hilo

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p><strong>BAMP Project and Tom Moffatt presents SOJA performing live at the Hilo Tennis Stadium.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>SOJA</strong></p> <p>Jacob Hemphill – Lead singer/Guitarist</p> <p class="wysiwyg-text-align-center">Bobby Lee – Bass</p> <p class="wysiwyg-text-align-center">Ryan Berty – Drums</p> <p class="wysiwyg-text-align-center">Kenneth Brownell – Percussion</p> <p class="wysiwyg-text-align-center">Patrick O'Shea – Keyboards</p> <p…
  • 08/22/2014 - Live Music

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>EVERY FRIDAY 6PM till 9PM - Hula's LIVE Music</p><p>Happy Hour 10AM till 7PM PLUS daily food & drink specials!</p>
  • 08/22/2014 - Kuuipo Kumukahi & The Hawaiian Music Hall Of Fame Serenaders

    22 Aug 2014 | 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>
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved&rsquo;s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving Maui Preserved owner Anthony LaBua-Keiser (middle) talks story with Maui beet farmers. Photo: Sue HudelsonSplat! Drops of aromatic pineapple juice land on my notebook in the middle of a chat with Anthony LaBua-Keiser, owner of Maui Preserved. We’re standing in the kitchen of the company’s Upcountry Maui cannery, as part-timer Gerit Williams individually cores 90 Maui-grown pineapples with an industrial pineapple corer nearby.“Sorry,” says Williams.
  • Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114 A trio of alala chicks at Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. Photo: San Diego Zoo Global.Empty, cracked blue-green shells lie scattered about the incubator, while nine chicks huddle together, open-mouthed and squawking, during a feeding. The meal is one small step for the newly-hatched alala (Hawaiian crow) chicks, but one big leap for their species.The nine a...
  • Shop ‘till you drop for authentic, Island-made products at this weekend’s Made in Hawaii Festival

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Shop &lsquo;till you drop for authentic, Island-made products at this weekend&rsquo;s Made in Hawaii Festival Photo: Made in Hawaii FestivalHundreds of exhibitor booths brimming with guaranteed made-in-Hawaii products? Check. Local chefs demonstrating their skills—some even offering tasty samples? Check. All of the above packed into three days and one convenient location? Yup—you might want to be there. 
This year’s 20th annual Made in Hawaii Festival, happening today through Sunday (Aug. 17) at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena in Honolulu, boasts more…
  • Weeklong Duke’s OceanFest watersport competitions celebrate legendary Hawaiian waterman Kahanamoku

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Weeklong Duke&rsquo;s OceanFest watersport competitions celebrate legendary Hawaiian waterman Kahanamoku Tandem surfing is a highlight for competitors and event-goers each year at Duke’s OceanFest. Photo: Outrigger Hotels & ResortsSurf’s up!Beginning this Saturday, Aug. 16, hundreds of ocean sports aficionados will speckle the waves and shorelines of Waikikiʻs beaches to celebrate the birth-week of Duke Kahanamoku, the famed Hawaiian waterman and Olympian known to many as “the father of surfing.”Organized by the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation...
  • Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant Honuea hatchling making its way to the sea. Photo: NPS.With only the moon’s dim glow lighting their path, the hawksbill turtle hatchlings scoot towards the ocean on sand-speckled flippers, hoping to avoid hungry beach-roaming mongooses, feral cats and crabs that would appreciate such an easy meal. As breaking waves wash over their inch-long, heart-shaped shells, the hatchlings scatter thro...
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    A Journey in Moʻolelo and Mele

  • New LOGO Design

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    I decided to have a new logo created because it has been such a long time since Iʻve had it done. It wasnʻt a very long process and I donʻt know if this is going to be the final logo but I believe itʻs kind of cool. If anyone know who makes great logos or if you would like to make me a logo, I would definitely welcome your input.
  • He Mele Aloha Songbook

    admin
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I came across this forum thread. It is from my dear friend Wanda Certo from Cleveland, Ohio. I actually went to Cleveland last year and spent some time with Wanda and Paul. They took me to my first Jewish restaurant and of course they treated me to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum! Wanda has put together a comprehensive list of YouTube videos to compliment the He Mele Aloha songbook for those who donʻt know the melody(ies) of the song(s). I am not going to create the link as she has done, but just list them. You can cut and paste the links to find the individual songs. Click here to get…
  • Trying Something New

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I have been commuting to and from work for some time now and thought I would pose a question. Knowing you have a multifaceted choice, would you take your car or the bus? As most people would immediately answer, I would obviously take my own care because itʻs more convenient and a definite time saver. I think like that too, but I decided to take the bus some days and take my car the other days. I wonʻt go in to all the details of my decision but we have all heard the rhetoric and seen all the advertisement on environmental sensitivity. My first bus ride was uncomfortable because I didnʻt…
  • Rakutei Tempura

    admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:26 am
    OMG I was just in Japan last week and my concert promoter took me to this tempura restaurant. It was a little place that only had counter sitting for twelve people. There was only one sitting and you ahd to make reservations ahead of time. It was an experience of a lifetime. The head chef prepared everything from scratch and even cleaned the live seafood while we watched. It was truly an artful performance of mega proportions. I look forward to eating there on my next trip to Tokyo.
  • The Hungry I gig

    admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:18 am
    My wonderful friend Erin Dickins posted this picture on her Facebook page. It’s a photo of me and Carl Villaverde playing a gig at the Hungry I at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Our group was called Mango and we lived on Maui at the time. We flew to Honolulu every week to play two nights there in order to gain a larger fanbase. This photo was circa 1985, Wow how timef lies when you are having a good time.
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    Live Ukulele

  • Video: You’ve Got a Friend – Julian Egan

    Brad Bordessa
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The title of this video on Youtube is “Julian Egan slaughtering a James Taylor song called You Got A Friend.” I don’t think “slaughtering” has made its way into pop lingo as a positive expression, but “killing it” has. Let’s swap the two because I was very impressed with this calm, collected finger picking arrangement of James Taylor’s famous tune.
  • Shine On by John Cruz

    Brad Bordessa
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    When comes to great, simple writing in the contemporary Hawaiian genre, it’s hard to beat John Cruz. He’s a master of doing interesting things with easy chords while keeping his melodies catchy. Acoustic Soul is Cruz’s first album and contains Shine On. This song is simple – one of those fabled two-chord tunes – but packs a big punch. C and G7 – go! Shine On John Cruz
  • James and Jake at Winnipeg Folk Fest

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

    Brad Bordessa
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    If you have UAS and do any amount of 'ukulele research online you are probably familiar with Hawai’i Music Supply and The Ukulele Site. The man behind them is Andrew Kitakis who I interview here about his work.
  • Tab: Puff The Magic Dragon

    Brad Bordessa
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    I don’t know of too many traditional tunes that fall into the category of “hit song” within memory. But it seems that Peter, Paul, and Mary’s ditty, Puff The Magic Dragon has become one of those familiar tunes that could be right out of Mother Goose. A student requested this song and it was a great candidate for a simple solo arrangement so I made up a tab in C. I also included the bare-bones melody version for those that want something more straight-forward or would like to take a stab at an arrangement themselves. Puff The Magic Dragon (Melody) Peter, Paul, and Mary…
 
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • Ethel’s Grill in Kalihi

    Lanai Tabura
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    One of my go to places to eat has to be Ethel’s Grill in Kalihi on Kalihi street. I have been going The post Ethel’s Grill in Kalihi appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Bring Hawaii Feng Shui and Décor Home

    Lauren Rolland
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    There’s something classic and charming about Hawaii’s style of home décor. Indoor plants, teak furniture, light bright colors, bamboo wind chimes, plantation The post Bring Hawaii Feng Shui and Décor Home appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 5 Top Evening Strolls in Hawaii

    Lauren Rolland
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    I love taking evening strolls in Hawaii, especially after dinner when the sun has set. The sky is an inky blue that The post 5 Top Evening Strolls in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Oahu Surfers on a West Oahu Wave Pool: “Meh”

    Jamie Winpenny
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Having grown up surfing on Oahu, I was more than a little intrigued when it was recently announced that a wave pool The post Oahu Surfers on a West Oahu Wave Pool: “Meh” appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hawaii Car Games for Kids

    Jamie Winpenny
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Car games for long road trips are something most kids do to pass the time. “I Spy” is usually the go-to, or The post Hawaii Car Games for Kids appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

  • Describing Hawaii

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

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

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Today we’ll be talking about the recently released Hawaii’s Best 2014, which is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This The post The Best of Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • What Hawaii DOESN’T have

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hawaii seems to have it all. Year round warm weather, a gorgeous ocean, beautiful beaches, high-end hotels, incredible shopping, tropical fruits, unique The post What Hawaii DOESN’T have appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Do you read your Hawaii travel documents?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Let me begin by first stating that the customer is always right. I like to subscribe to this philosophy because it’s a The post Do you read your Hawaii travel documents? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Diamond Head from the air

    Sheila Beal
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Mahalo to Peter King from the United Kingdom for sharing this view of Diamond Head  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Peter took this photo from the plane while visiting Hawaii in April.It’s always exciting to catch the first views Hawaii as your flight comes in for landing. Likewise, as you depart, you savor the final sights of Hawaii while you reflect on your vacation memories. Either way, those views from the plane are treasures for the Hawaii visitor.Happy Aloha Friday!
  • What to know for a September vacation to Hawaii

    Sheila Beal
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    September is a fantastic month to visit Hawaii. It’s a relatively quiet time in the Hawaiian Islands; hotel rates are less expensive and the weather is great. In this article, we’ll review all these important details in deciding if September is the best month for you to vacation in Hawaii.What’s Hawaii’s weather like in September?August and September are two of the hottest months in Hawaii. September weather in the Hawaiian Islands can be described as very summer-like with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: A sweetheart of a view

    Sheila Beal
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Mahalo to Joe West from Drone Cam Hawaii for sharing this superb view of Pu’upehe with us. Pu’upehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock, is one of the most iconic views of Lana’i. This impressive rock always makes visitors wonder how it was formed and why it stands alone from the rest of the island.We’ve taken the short hike out to view Pu’upehe many times, but we’ve never seen an aerial view of it. Joe’s excellent photo captures a new perspective of Pu’upehe that’s just not possible from the ground. We love this new dimension of this…
  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: August 13, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    * Thankfully tropical storms Iselle and Julio have passed and sunny skies have returned to Hawaii.* We’re finally seeing Hawaiian Airlines dip their fares into the upper $300s from the mid $400s — a seasonal best rate. Fares are now starting at $398 roundtrip but you must book by August 18 and travel from August 19 through December 12, 2014. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we like to use CheapAir.com.* The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel –  a beachfront hotel on Sans Souci Beach at the Diamond Head side of Waikiki Beach —…
  • Suggestions for what men should wear on vacation in Hawaii [with photos]

    Andy
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Aloha guys!Andy here–I make that distinction because Sheila takes care of 99% of the posts on Go Visit Hawaii. However, she’s asked me to share my tips for what guys should pack–and wear–for their Hawaii vacation.In Sheila’s guide for what women should wear while on vacation in Hawaii, she went over a lot of basics that are good tips for us guys too–casual, breathable, and loose-fitting clothing should be high on your packing list. Specifically for us gents, here are my tips–based on a few dozen trips to Hawaii bringing only carry-on!On the…
 
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    Ha Ha Ha!

  • What We Learned From Hurricane Iselle

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

    leslielang
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Richard Ha writes: This is a sample of a new publication, "Farmers & Friends," that we are planning to launch. Several of us put together this publication to tell stories about what farmers do.  We don't want to engage in "pro-" this or that. We just want to tell interesting, farm-related stories. From our mission statement: Farming is an endlessly fascinating subject and a challenging vocation. Agriculture is also a corner‐stone of any successful civilization. That was true of Hawai‘i in ancient times and remains true today. We are an island society…
  • Papaya Families Hit Hard by Iselle

    leslielang
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Richard Ha writes: There's an article in today's Hawaii Tribune-Herald called Ag Crops Sustained Extensive Damage From Iselle. Everyone is busy gathering data as to the extent of damage. We just had a meeting of the Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United and a preliminary discussion with the USDA Farm Services Agency, as well as the Board of Ag chair by phone. The outcome was that we needed to get clear data from which the various agencies could start to work. We are busy getting this done. Ollie English from WH Shipman, Ltd., was up in a helicopter to get an aerial view and the…
  • Helping the Papaya Farmers

    leslielang
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Today, Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United are meeting to figure out how we can help the Big Island papaya farmers who had such devastating losses in Hurricane Iselle. We are going to support them in any way we can. That is absolute first priority. My son Brian has been making ice at our tomato packing house. He did that Saturday, Sunday and again today (using our hydroelectric, powered by the river) and then taking it down to Hawaiian Beaches where they don't have electricity. He and his friends made 400 quarts of ice and took it down there with a sign, "Mauna Kea…
  • Hurricane Iselle: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

    leslielang
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Richard Ha writes: Hilo is all boarded up with very few cars on the road. Here's Kamehameha Avenue, downtown. There's very little wind at this point. It's relatively calm at the farm, but the river and flume are pumping. The banana leaves are not shredded yet. It's now 7:21 and it's relatively quite in Hilo. As Hurricane Iselle approaches the Big Island, it seems part of its outer bands went north to Waimea, and part went south to Puna. We are waiting for the storm to hit the island head on in a couple of hours. We'll see what happens.
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    The Daily Flow

  • Genevieve Becomes Typhoon Fenghsen

    Anna Webb
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Genevieve passed by the Hawaiian Islands today only to grow in strength and become Typhoon Fengshen. This system promises to be a force beyond reckoning. Watch this system as it grows in strength….Filed under: Weather
  • Battle Between Pele & Iselle Begins – Hurricane Warning Issued

    Anna Webb
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    If, in fact, Iselle is a hurricane when it makes landfall on Big Island, it will be an unprecedented "first" and meteorologists aren't sure what will happen.
  • Hawaii Hurricanes – Update

    Anna Webb
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Check out Hurricane Julio’s 5-day forecast and batten down the hatches! Tropical Storm Iselle is making landfall right now. It is reported that HPP (Hawaiian Paradise Park) has a lot of damage. Even though this weather system has been downgraded to a tropical storm means little with regard to heavy rain and windspeed. In addition, […]
  • Winter on Big Island

    Anna Webb
    7 Feb 2014 | 12:06 am
    Yes, Paradise has Winter weather and this past week brought snow to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. It’s truly an experience to be able to ski at 12,000 feet elevation and be back on the beach in about an hour. And, a spectacular sight to see the snow capped majesty of the volcanoes that formed […]
  • Pacific Ocean Buoy Array Data Drops to 40 Percent

    Anna Webb
    24 Jan 2014 | 1:16 am
    Meteorologists and Scientists from around the world depend upon data sent from the TAO/TRITON array of buoys in the Pacific Ocean to predict weather patterns around the world. Once 80-90 percent operational, by the end of 2013 that information has dropped to around 40 percent. This data has been used in the past to create weather […]
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    A Pacific View

  • Hurricane Iselle's aftermath

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Hawaii, especially the district of Puna on the Big Island, rarely makes the news, even on the local TV stations in the State. It's a neglected district with many quite poor people living here. Some areas are very beautiful and have many vacation rentals for visitors, some are ravaged by lava flows, but overall it is a large area (roughly the size of Oahu) with thousands of relatively poor families.Hurricane Iselle devastated much of the district last Thursday night. Thousands of people are without power or running water, some are still trapped on their streets by downed trees. Houses have…
  • Well, it's in the public domain now - UKIRT's future

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Latest news can be seen here -SFGate news about UKIRT. I'm sure other media sources will pick things up over the next day or so. Local rags picked it up quickly but aren't the places I want to direct people to. Don't know anything about SFGate, but haven't hit a paywall there yet.
  • The Long Goodbye

    15 Mar 2014 | 1:23 am
    Eddie, the cat on the right, has been with me almost since the day I arrived in Hawaii. She's approaching 18 years old now and as a kitten wasn't expected to survive her first year. She was 10-weeks old and just skin and bones and clearly the runt of the litter when I adopted her. The person at the Humane Society told me she needed a lot of love and care to survive, and when her adopted sister, Patsy, died just a few weeks later from FIP, the vet said it was likely she had contracted the disease as well and would die young.Well, over 17 years later she is still with me, nearly as energetic as…
  • A room with a view

    18 Dec 2013 | 9:33 pm
    Well, Pam opened her Christmas present early, so I can post it here now as well! This was the view from our hotel room in Astoria, Oregon, of the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge (you can click on the picture for a much larger version). I can't say enough good things about the Cannery Pier Hotel, it's one of the best places we have ever stayed at, I highly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance. I now have only a short trip in the future to achieve and complete a small ambition of mine, which is to have driven the entire coast of California and Oregon: Los Angeles to San…
  • California sunset

    15 Dec 2013 | 1:30 am
     It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Sorry about that. The reasons are both personal and professional and I'm not up to updating anyone on either of those right now. But I did want to share an amazing sunset both Pam and I saw a week or so before Thanksgiving.This was a sunset seen from Carpinteria Beach. Apparently it's the safest beach in America, or something like along those lines.I felt very safe, especially as I wasn't in the water and I didn't see any muggers or assassins near me. Lots of people were there that evening because the sunset the previous evening…
 
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Our caffeine story

    Hilo Living
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    We have been caffeine users and coffee lovers for over 40 years.  Though we moved to Hawaii for the laid-back lifestyle and to reduce our stress, giving up coffee was never on our list of things to improve our health.   A couple of months ago, we started reading some disturbing studies about caffeine and how it keeps the body from losing weight and degrades health. We knew that too much caffeine can cause anxiety, sleep problems, spasms, dehydration, and stomach upset. But we didn’t know that just 200 mg of caffeine increases the cortisol levels in the blood by 30% within an…
  • Forest bathing “Shinrin-Yoku” on Hawaii Island

    Hilo Living
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Forest bathing in Volcano, HawaiiWe love our daily walks through fruit and palm trees and along the coast.  We recently read about Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing, which may explain the rejuvenating effects we get from our walks. When we stroll along tree lined paths, the sights, smells, and sounds drains away our stress and improves our mood.In 1982, the Forest Agency of Japan started the Shrinrin-Yoku program to encourage people to get into nature to improve their health.  Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Chiba University found that after walks in the forest people had lower levels of…
  • Hawaii’s wonderful tropical tree nut

    Hilo Living
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    When we first visited Hawaii, we were surprised to find macadamia nuts on everything: fish, pancakes, pastries, and sugar coated like a candy. The rich buttery flavor was delicious and we could not get enough of them until all the fiber and oil in the nuts had an effect on our lower intestines. On subsequent visits we made sure to eat them in moderation. Now living on Hawaii Island, macadamia nuts are an enjoyable part of our diet.  Though macadamia nuts are relatively high in calories (200 calories per ounce ) we find just a handful is satisfying, perhaps because of the fiber content (2…
  • Sun Halo in Hawaii

    Hilo Living
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Overcast Kohala CoastWe have been having usual weather on the southern Kohala coast of Hawaii Island.  The normal desert climate has been overcast with high humidity.  Usually the rain clouds are blocked by the massive Mauna Kea Volcano and the trade winds keep the humidity low and the evening temperatures cool. Remnants of tropical storm Fausto, that made it to Hawaii from Baja California, are being blamed for the hot, humid, rainy weather in Hawaii early this week.  This past Sunday we were surprised to see a rainbow halo around the sun.  A circular rainbow, or…
  • Delightful Hawaii Mornings

    Hilo Living
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Every day on Hawaii Island we cherish how great we feel when wake up in the morning.  It is a special type of joy to awaken to the sounds of tropical birds, the smell of flowers, and the sight of a brilliant sunrise.We were recently reading a book called Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature's Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality that details research that explains why we sleep so well and feel so great when we wake up on Hawaii Island.  We specify Hawaii Island because many of the attributes are unique to Hawaii Island.We go to sleep with a very dark sky.
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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • There'll Soon Be a Rainbow...♪ ♫ ♪♪

    Sonia
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
      “Why are there so many songs about rainbows/and what’s on the other side?”   I am always chasing rainbows...even at the Kino'ole Farmers Market   The Rainbow Connection - Rainbow Bridge on dry side of Waimea's Hwy 190   Neon Rainbow - from our back lanai - Mauna Kea seen just above the palm line on bottom right   A Pocket Full of Rainbows - Anthony and I - Mauna Kea's Elison Onizuka Visitor Center   Rainbows on my mind - as plane was leaving Honolulu airport   Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Diamond Head from the air    …
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 4

    Sonia
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
      Which actor would you like to see playing the lead from your most recent book(s)?  I really don’t know! But I’d be just as happy with unknown as known actors – maybe my stories could be the making of a young actor’s career. ;o) Wouldn’t that be nice? Like you, Gus likes to cook.  What is your favorite go-to at the last minute dish to prepare when in a bind? If I’m in a hurry, I like to keep it simple. I’ll usually grab some frozen fish from the freezer (swordfish, Chilean seabass, MahiMahi) and throw it in the oven with some butter, parmesan, and fresh herbs.
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 3

    Sonia
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    How do you come up with a book title?  I agonize over naming my books. First of all, I list all the themes in the story then ask my friends and readers to vote on the one they like best.  For the book that ended up being Healey’s Cave, even though the results were clearly for The Green Marble and The Disappearance of Billy Moore, my publisher upset the apple cart and said she wanted Healey’s Cave, LOL!  Sonia’s Note: Friends and readers also suggest titles based on a story synopsis Aaron shares  Your book covers are very dramatic; how do you choose them? …
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 2

    Sonia
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
      I love the above graphics...not sure whose work it was, but it...and the review by our friend Natalie, captures Aaron and his writings perfectly.   When did you actually start thinking of yourself as a writer?  When I received my first unsolicited review from Thomas Fortenberry for Double Forté, my first book. It truly validated me and this man totally “got” me. Here’s what Mr. Fortenberry said about DF: Double Forté, the first of the Gus LeGarde series of mysteries written by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a chilling thriller. But this book is such a far cry from the…
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author

    Sonia
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Although I love all of his books, it is not easy to write about one of my favorite authors.    Aaron Paul Lazar is one of those ‘rare-breed’ of writers that cannot be pigeon-holed into one single genre.  The author of three series and two stand-alone books, Aaron can weave tales with a bit of mystery and mayhem…a bit of romance…a bit of adventure and a bit of the paranormal…  Aaron is a modern Renaissance man, born to be a storyteller who loves his family, dogs, horses, music, reading, photography, gardening, and cooking… (phew!)… and can, without effort…
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    University of Hawaii Football Fan Blog

  • 2014 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL SCHEDULE DESKTOP WALLPAPER

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

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

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

    Tombo Ahi
    23 Dec 2011 | 10:44 am
    HawaiiAthletics.com has video of yesterday's press conference where UH introduced Norm Chow as the Warriors' new head coach.They also have a bunch of information, quotes, photos, etc. on the website.
  • The Coach Chow Era Begins

    Tombo Ahi
    21 Dec 2011 | 8:36 pm
    It's official:“I am extremely honored to receive the privilege of leading the University of Hawai'i football program; it is very humbling,” Chow said. “This is a program with great history, and I feel excited and energized about creating a program that will make all of the people of Hawai'i feel pride for the university and our state. I am looking forward to coming home, to family and friends, and I am going to do my best to contribute to the rich history of Hawai'i and its progress. I want to thank President Greenwood, the Board of Regents and Athletics Director Jim Donovan for giving…
 
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    SportsHawaii.com

  • UNLV hopes Hawaii doesn’t say aloha to football

    scott
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    By MARK ANDERSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL HAUCK HOPING HAWAII RIVALRY REMAINS INTACT ELY — Except for UNR, UNLV has no bigger football rival than Hawaii. It’s a rivalry that began even before the Rainbow Warriors joined the Mountain West in 2012, and those in Southern Nevada are well aware Las Vegas is commonly referred to as the “Ninth Island.” Now that rivalry could be in danger…(more)
  • Upcoming opponent Hawaii in danger of dropping football: Oregon State Beavers rundown

    scott
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Upcoming opponent Hawaii in danger of dropping football: Oregon State Beavers rundown Could Oregon State’s Sept. 6 trip to Hawaii really be the last time the Beavers play the Warriors? Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay said during a board meeting Monday night that the school is in danger of dropping football due to a $2.1 million department budget deficit. “There’s a very real possibility of football going away,” Jay said….(more)
  • Nebraska Basketball To Face Hawaii In Diamond Head Classic

    scott
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face home-standing Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu…(click here for more)
  • QB Miles suspended for Washington’s opener at Hawaii

    scott
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was suspended for the Huskies’ season opener against Hawaii for his role in two on-campus assaults following the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl…(Read More)
  • Female senior athlete of the year: Sarah Toeaina leaves her mark at Kentwood

    scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The News Tribune’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year Sarah Toeaina waited anxiously. She was in the eighth grade, an impressionable ball girl for Kentwood High School’s girls basketball team, and Lindsey Moore, who lived just down the street from Toeaina, was going to stop by and shoot baskets with her outside her house….(Read More Here)
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Man Up & Stand Up With SEC: The Perfect Storm

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

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

    18 May 2014 | 5:01 am
    By: King Eddie  Governor Hopeful, Duke Aiona, attended Pearlside Boxing Club's Fight Night 2 at the Momilani Community Center in Pearl City. An event in which some of the top amateur boxers from across the state come to compete. Before the action began, the former Lt. Governor was welcomed into the ring for a few motivating words.   As he stepped through the ropes, Aiona arose with a look of pride to be in the ring where so many local athletes compete. Having spent time as an athletic Coach at Saint Louis High School, Aiona drew from that experience to deliver some very…
  • United MMA Opens New Fitness Center

    12 May 2014 | 4:24 pm
  • Brian And Marilyn Ahakuelo Support MMA

    6 May 2014 | 1:52 pm
    "My wife, Marilyn and I support the MMA Hawaii and MMA and it's disciplined principles as it is a great way of preparing our younger generation in the fast changing workplace. " "Our Grandchildren enjoy the teamwork and effective principles MMA brings to their lives" Thank you MMA HAWAII. Brian & Marilyn Ahakuelo IBEW Local 1260
 
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  • Subject: Man Up Stand Up and SEC Results - by: King Eddie

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    savon Barnard & Aliinui Brown Exhibition James Hale def Dagon Winograd via Dec Anzlee Sator def Kale Mccalister via Dec Kiara Lovell def Kara Lovell via Dec Kekoa Siaris & Kona Raymond Exhibition Jada Rereira def Brianne Juhn via Dec Pookela Kalua & Minei Haiola Exhibition Chabby Gushi def Ashley Kaopua via Dec Eric Maritnez def Devon Mina via Dec DJ Caseria & Stonm Ancheta Exhibition Mike Mitchell def Nalu Ontiveros via Dec Ariel Watanabe def Alshadine Montira via Dec Casrest Sony def Jessie Griffin via Dec Able Rose def Kalau Awong via Dec Eugine Anguay def Christian Lee via Dec For Man Up…
  • Subject: mma hawaii my ass - by: tysaiah420

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    U guys should jus shut this site down. I don't want to sound like a hater but back in the day I would get all the latest mma news in hawaii from here. But now u guys don't give fight results, always last one to let us know when local fighters are getting big fights. For example kailin Curran jus sign in the UFC. first female from hawaii in the big show. You would think that be a big thing. This will be the last time I visit this site. Thank for back in the day when mmahawaii was reliable
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • CONNOR WINS THE ULTIMATE SUP SHOWDOWN

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

    davi
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Mo Freitas continues his dominance in Japan to take the overall win here at the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) made history today to become the first ever winner of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro presented by Noah Nic & Jeep.Following on from his impressive win yesterday in the Sprint finals, Mo continued to show [...]
  • Mo Freitas & Angela Jackson dominate on Day 1 of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan

    davi
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Mo Freitas storms to victory here at Day 1 of the Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan History was made in Japan as World Class competition met the shores of Chigasaki Beach for the first ever World Challenger Series event in Asia. With strong 20 mile per hour winds and some wind blown surf to make the course [...]
  • Japan welcomes the World Series as the Shonan Chigasaki Pro kicks off in Asia

    davi
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Shonan Chigasaki Pro opens the first Waterman League event in Asia Japan welcomes the Waterman League World Challenger Series as the Shonan Chigasaki Pro gets underway in Asia.Athletes have descended upon Chigasaki, the home of surfing in Japan, from around the world for a full weekend of race action. Today saw the Opening Ceremony and the [...]
  • Shonan Chigasaki Pro, Japan to kick off next week and US Trilogy announced

    davi
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan to make history next weekend as first step in Asia The Shonan Chigasaki Pro Japan will kick off next week, from the 15th – 17th August, setting the stage for an exciting future for the sport of Stand Up Paddling in Asia.A selection of the World’s best paddlers will descend upon the [...]
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    Women's Surf Camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Walkoff Balk
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    https://screen.yahoo.com/buzzfeed/be...4813.html?vp=1
  • Robin Williams's Tribute from David Letterman

    Walkoff Balk
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5690906.html
  • Texas Gov. Perry

    Ron Whitfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    May be former Texas Gov. Perry before too long, and he's about to get his picture taken http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...l?id=271761631 Curious to see what he does in front of the camera, he'll be pissed as hell but will probably smile a mile, until the fudge mix really hits the fan.
  • 'New' Violet's Grill

    Ron Whitfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Anybody here tried the (exterior) remodeled Violet's at Kapalama Shopping Center? The area really look's nice now that they've completed the center's makeover. Maybe the new appearance and getting better renters will bring in more business. https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.46dlsDvJYnQ
  • Deedy

    Ron Whitfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Who thinks there will be no third trial? Just like in the Zimmerman debacle an armed misguided do gooder goes way beyond the call of duty and someone at the business end of the gun ends up dead, and the shooter get's away with it. The prosecution had a good case but has painted itself in a corner in the first trial and now will look silly if they try to go ahead with a third despite going against their own statements that lesser charges aren't viable. Deedy caused all this by leaving his hotel with his service gun, knowing he was going out drinking, an age old big time no no, but that angle…
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    A Maui Blog

  • Miss Saigon on Maui – Don’t Miss on Aug 22, 23 & 24

    AMauiBlog
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    It’s 11:17 pm. I am supposed to be in bed, asleep, by now. Yet I know I had to write a blog post to tell you how fabulous Miss Saigon on Maui is, and that if any of you are still on the fence and not sure wether to go or not, I highly suggest […]
  • Musings on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    KULA  “Calm After The Storm” Photo via @ErikBlair of www.erikeverywhere.com Musing on the storm before, during and after. It was interesting the amount of preparation people on Maui did for these hurricane Iselle and Julio.  It was quite entertaining seeing so many photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about long lines at Costco and empty shelves […]
  • This comment made my day!

    AMauiBlog
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Mahalo Amanda Brooks for your comment.  This inspires me to continue blogging.  Love hearing how A Maui Blog helps readers enjoy Maui.  
  • Hawai‘i State Chili Championship Cookoff on Sunday, July 20 at Ulupalakua Ranch – Come for a Sunday Drive

    AMauiBlog
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill, along with Shaka Pops Maui and Maui’s Winery, invites the public to come on up to beautiful Upcountry Maui for the 2nd Annual CASI Hawai‘i State Chili Championship Cookoff on Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cookoff, which is sanctioned by the nonprofit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI), debuted last […]
  • Maui Sunset Afterglow in Keanae Peninsula

    AMauiBlog
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    We spent out Independence Day Holiday Weekend at Keanae, Maui. We are fortunate (blessed) to have great friends (our hanai family, our ohana)  who owns a property in Keanae.  I call Keanae Peninsula a mini paradise on earth. On the afternoon / evening of July fourth, we were hanging out outside, chatting … and then we noticed […]
 
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    Lavagal

  • Kawela Endurance Triathlon

    lavagal
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Elated at my Kawela Endurance Triathlon finish, pouring water over my head. Hit refresh; I made some edits. Yesterday I completed Boca Hawaii’s inaugural Kawela Endurance Triathlon. This was my third 70.3 mile event, and my best time so far. Everybody gets a personal record, “PR,” the first time they do an event. That was all of us yesterday. Yay! My Garmin results were better than the official results, but that’s OK with me. I finished in less than eight hours, which was my goal. My swim was fast for me, my bike ride was strong, and I left myself plenty of time to…
  • Share the Road with Us!

    lavagal
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Big shoulders on the Big Island made doing the Ironman 70.3 a relaxing ride. Wish we had bigger shoulders on Oahu’s roads!  Yesterday during our Boca Hawaii Summer Triathlon Training workout three of my teammates were in accidents with motor vehicles while we were riding our bicycles. No one was fatally injured, all are on the mend, and to the best of my knowledge, each was a victim of hit-and-run rudeness. It is illegal and morally wrong to leave the scene of an accident or to not assist people who are hurt. In 2012 Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the Vulnerable Users Law,…
  • Thoughts Become Reality

    lavagal
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    One of my dear friends from childhood named Sue, someone with whom I can spend a total of 15 minutes with every five years and still have a perpetual connection with (thanks to Facebook and perhaps thanks to our spirits), often gives her friends daily spiritual vitamins upon which to reflect. Today it was something from Marianne Williamson: On Meeting Limits with Unlimited Thought Our power lies in meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thought. It is not what happens to us, but what we choose to think about what happens to us, that determines what will happen next. If our circumstances…
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    World Wide Ed

  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Not sure if the statue in #1 is still there, but it was for sure in 2008. 8) Had to blur #2 cause was too duck soup, and #3 I think can! Shoots! Last week‘s Winnahs: * Liliha Bakery (che) * Keeaumoku Walmart (che & Lia) * Simply Organized (Lia) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014 SCOOPS! * SPOTTED! Former Advertiser blogger Cat Toth and I recently teamed up to host/promote Hawaiian Electric Companies’ The Electric…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    #1 is Duh! #s 2 & 3 are blurred on purpose. Hopefully not too obvious! Chance um! Last week‘s Winnahs: * Shokudo (Blaine) * California Pizza Kitchen (NOBODY) * Pho808 (NOBODY) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014 SCOOPS! * SPOTTED! Unreal wave photographer Clark Little was recently spotted at his Gallery wearing some VH07V! So honored and stoked to see him in it! Clark Little sharing some VH07V! — * Marcus…
  • Joy of Sake Info & How-To Guide

    World Wide Ed
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tonight, at the Hawaii Convention Center, the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan takes place, offering the opportunity to taste 370 premium labels in peak condition and eat ono kine grindz from 19 top restaurants from Hawaii and California! I think it’s still not too late to purchase your Joy of Sake tickets for the event, so go getum! Joy of Sake The following is a guide for those who will be attending this year. Joy of Sake how-to guide – (from Frolic Hawaii’s Mari Taketa) Nobody gets through all 370 sake, so stop worrying about that. Thirty to 40 is a…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    All food today gangy… Tons of possibilities. Guess away! Last time‘s Winnahs: * Laie Beach (Nobody) * Hawaii State Capitol (carokun) * Cafe Kaila (carokun) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014 SCOOPS! * Joy of Sake is THIS FRIDAY! Did you get your tickets to this year’s Joy of Sake event yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Purchase your Joy of Sake tickets today and attend the world’s largest sake…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Yes! Another week where all three photo locations were guessed correctly. Tryna find the right balance between posting pics that are too “duck soup” and those that are “das why hahhhd”. Will get the right pH balance one day… Last time‘s Winnahs: * Hanauma Bay Trail (makaha wahine) * Alii Place (carokun) * Kahului Airport (carokun) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014 SCOOPS! * Spotted! Another fun…
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    Midlife Crisis Hawaii

  • Damn Mosquito!

    Rodney
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    A coworker was sharing with me the other day how a mosquito decided to attack her at 2 something in the morning.  That got me thinking of how I used to battle a mosquito in the room.   There was nothing worse than climbing into bed and just about to nod off into la-la land and hearing that faint, high-pitched buzzing sound getting closer and closer.  I would listen to it until it sounded like it was right on my ear.  And when the buzzing stoped – which I took as a sign that the mosquito landed – I’d slap the side my ear hoping to kill that bastard.   Then I…
  • Music Time – All Things Foreign

    Rodney
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    It’s about that time for a music entry.  I’m looking for names of foreign cities, countries, provinces, etc.  Whether in the song title, lyrics, or band name.  It’s not necessary to list a link to the song, but if you want – that’s cool with me.  And no problem if you list something that someone else had already listed.   So, let’s get the ball rolling record playing:   China Girl – Davie Bowie   Guantanamera – The Sandpipers.  Okay, it’s a bit of a stretch, but the song is actually about a girl from Guantanamo.  But…
  • Remembering Robin Williams

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

    Rodney
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Well, we dodged a bullet once again.   Hurricane Isella was no match for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  Madam Pele protected the islands – although the East side of the Big Island got hit pretty bad.  You might say that they took one for the team.   This hurricane had me reminiscing about the other 2 hurricanes that came our way – Hurricane Iwa and Hurricane Iniki.   Hurricane Iwa – Remember back in 1982, there was no internet or satellite pictures we could look at.  We just took the word of the news people.  I was already working by then, but I was on vacation…
  • Stay Safe Out There

    Rodney
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Not all of the MLC readers are from Hawaii, so some of you may not know that we’re preparing for a Hurricane.  Her name is Isella and she is relentless.     At 11:00 PM HST on Wednesday, 8/6/14 – Isella was about 405 miles East-Southeast of the Big Island, moving West-Northwest at 18 MPH with sustained winds of 90 MPH.   Isella was supposed to have been downgraded to a Tropical Storm by now, but she had other plans.   We’re preparing for her visit here on Oahu somewhere around 2:00AM or so on Friday morning.  Hopefully she will be downgraded by then to…
 
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Remembering Tony Del Piano

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Our ‘ohana has been greatly saddened by the passing of one of its most deeply loved and respected members, Tony Del Piano, on Monday, August 4. Tony was a legend – a general manager at … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • We are the Children of Fiji

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY STEVEN ANDREWS AND LANCE SEETO — On a distant tropical island, just a short boat ride from Outrigger’s Castaway Island Fiji, is the Malolo District Primary School, the seat of education for more than 150 local children from the … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • OEH Celebrates Paddle One: Who We Are

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DENISE TORRES — In celebrating “Who We Are,” the OHANA Waikiki East Hotel (OEH) departments held a role interchange. The goal was for employees to have a better understanding of how other departments function and to work together as … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Guam MFP Grads

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JANET WONG –  In celebration of our Inafa’maolek value of Minagof (Happiness) … we rejoice everyday as we reach our goals, celebrate our accomplishments and share our happiness with all. The Guam familia proudly announces its newest graduates of … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Kōloa Plantation Days

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY MARIANNE THESKEN — As tradition dictates, the employees of the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation (KPR) opened their arms to welcome owners, guests, locals and the students of Kōloa Summer Enrichment Program to join in the Pā‘ani Games, a part of … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • Aloha in the Aftermath of Iselle

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

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

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

    Tim Sullivan
    17 May 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Just got an email from a lady who stumbled onto my blog. She attached a vimeo link and asked me to check it out, says she’s promoting it out of love  ;) (her boyfriend made the movie) and because “it’s really very good.” Happy to report that love wasn’t blind on this one: I think it’s better than “very good.” Anyone interested in modern Japan will love this clip, a story told with beautiful visuals, and a soundtrack to match. Thanks for sharing Jes, and well done Davey Martin! Shot in Osaka, Nagano, and Kyoto…Enjoy.
  • If I Could Turn Back the Clock & Talk to My Mom Once More

    Tim Sullivan
    11 May 2014 | 1:42 pm
    A philosophy professor told me years ago that the essence of culture is transmitted from generation to generation through mothers. Indeed the magnitude of a mother’s influence over her children runs deeper than any other influence imaginable. But motherhood is so much larger than culture. Without mothers, human life grinds to a halt and our species is gone. That’s one heavy burden to bear. And yet here we are, precisely why we celebrate the very people who shoulder the burden of humanity: our mothers. For the record, I’m not big on commercialized “Hallmark-greeting-card…
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    Hawaii Real Estate Bizness News

  • It’s a (video) Moving Experience!

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

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

    admin
    15 Jun 2013 | 5:20 pm
    Get your finances together first, dudes & dudettes!       Check out WHY here… Biz    
  • Tis the Season for Buying and Selling!

    admin
    4 Dec 2012 | 12:45 pm
    ‘Tis the Season to Buy & Sell! 'Tis the season to Buy and Sell!   Who’s bringing eggnog? Biz 
  • Another Sales Meeting?

    admin
    30 Apr 2012 | 1:08 pm
    Happy, happy, joy,joy…!   Who’s bringing coffee? Biz  
 
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    The Right Blue

  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
  • Living on the Wreck of the Zenobia: A Mediterranean Moray

    BNS
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena)by B. N. SullivanThis is a Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena).   We discovered this individual while diving on the Zenobia, a large shipwreck in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. The eel was living in an algae-encrusted drain near what had been one of the big ship's lifeboat stations.The Mediterranean Moray is known to be territorial (like many other species in its family, Muraenidae).  Thus, we were not surprised when the local dive guide who was escorting us told us that this particular Moray had been residing there for quite awhile, and usually could be…
  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    BNS
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    BNS
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)by B. N. SullivanThis week we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing  (by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969) with a photo of a Scyphozoan known as the Moon Jelly.  Jellies of the genus Aurelia are common in coastal waters worldwide, including the Arctic. In the photo you can see the four oral arms suspended from the body of the jelly, arranged around the critter's mouth.  Along the edge of the bell of the Moon Jelly are tiny hair-like tentacles -- not really visible in this photo.  Both the tentacles and the oral arms…
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Musings: Shivanized

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

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    As protests continue in the wake the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., a debate is emerging on whether the growing militarization of the nation's police is appropriate, much less warranted.Locally, a friend who recently visited Scotland, England and Ireland, where the police traditionally haven't carried guns, noted:In fact, there was a small item in one of the local papers about an inquiry into the number of Scottish police now carrying guns on routine patrol and how people were bothered by it, they didn't want to see their Americanization of their police.A New York Times guest…
  • Musings: 'Nuff Said

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Kauai Mayoral Candidate Dustin Barca posted this on Instagram:Upon reading it, another young man — a product of the same environment — said it made him think of this poem by Ikkyu:Having created The demon mind yourselfWhen it torments you mercilesslyYou're to blame and no one elseWhen you do wrongOur mind's the demonThere's no hellTo be found outsideAbominating hellLonging for heavenYou make yourself sufferIn a joyful worldYou think that goodMeans hating what is badWhat's bad is The hating mind itself.
  • Musings: Without a Clue

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The sun had barely risen on Kauai when I started getting texts and emails from people appalled at The Garden Island's 40-inch tribute to Terry Lilley — described so aptly by one as “a dangerous goofball.”Ordinarily it would be shocking to see such an unwarranted puff piece coming from the paper's editor, but Bill Buley has already proven that each time we think TGI has reached a new low, he can drop it another notch.It's unfortunate that TGI has already given so much print to Terry's hysterical hyperbolic self-promotion — a search found 86 separate entries for Terry Lilley, many of…
  • Musings: Different View

    16 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    For your Saturday viewing — and reflecting — pleasure, I offer this amazing video, with thanks to yogini extraordinaire Patricia Howard for the link.And a different view of this great big beautiful world!Have a wonderful day!
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    Baron's Blog

  • Puna photos in the New York Times

    Baron
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    You can see the article that I shot photos for the New York Times here.
  • Bringing the best out of the iPhone with the Beastgrip

    Baron
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Got a new iPhone tripod mount and I have to say it's the best out of the four I've used. It's called the BeastGrip and can accomodate just about any smartphone, not just iPhones, so you won't have to worry about obsolesence with the design.
  • Keto: Chicken Katsu

    Baron
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:18 am
    Video of Keto Chicken Katsu here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mediabaron/14010562832/
  • Keto: Kung Pao Turkey Meatballs and Mock Fried Rice

    Baron
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:11 am
    Low carb and 100% delicious
  • Mock Fried Rice

    Baron
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Mock Fried Rice made with ‘riced’ cauliflower in the place of the rice. Only about 8 grams of net carbs and a lot healthier than the real thing but just as tasty.
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  • When I think of Steve, I laugh!

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

    gigihawaii
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Spathiphyllum: a plant I bought at Home Depot last week.  The anthurium that sat on the coffee table had grown so tall and ungainly that I discarded it and bought the Spathiphyllum.  There was no sense in planting the anthurium outside, as it would not have tolerated the bright sunlight.  Both plants like the shade or indoors.  It’s such a pleasure to see a pretty, new plant on our coffee table. David has been feeling bored lately.  He is considering taking a series of tax preparation classes at H&R Block either this year or next year.  Even if he is not hired as a tax preparer,…
  • Greens and Vines

    gigihawaii
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    David and I have dined at my sister Sylvia’s raw vegan gourmet restaurant, Greens and Vines, many times since it opened in 2012.  Every time we go, we like to try new items on the menu.  The food is really delicious, and it is healthy precisely because it is raw, vegan, and organic (no animals, no dairy, no additives, no pesticides). Last Saturday, I hosted a wonderful lunch for a party of 10 friends and relatives.  We had a great time.  Here are photos of the event. Clockwise, starting from the lower left:  Aunty Marilyn, friend Flo, friend Raymond, friend Robert, sister Nedra, friend…
  • My cup runneth over

    gigihawaii
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    David wondered if these gorgeous orchids were real.  Yes, they were.  We enjoyed looking at the new shipment of flowers and plants at Home Depot last Thursday: I thank my lucky stars that I am married to David.  For one thing, he makes an excellent traveling companion.  When we are on the plane, he is able to lift up my luggage and store it in the overhead compartment.  This is quite a blessing, as I am so short and can’t reach up there.  And when we are in the hotel, he is able to set up my computer after buying Internet time from the front desk. Yesterday, I again was thankful that…
  • iPad Air

    gigihawaii
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    In November 2012, David and I rode an elephant in Jaipur, India.  These photos were taken by an Indian photographer, who sold them to me.  We had so much fun back then.  I think our trip to India was by far the best trip I have ever made in my entire life.  If you missed them, my posts about our trip can be viewed by typing “India” in the search bar at the top of the screen (home page). We went to the Apple Store the other day.  David bought an iPad Air.  He’s been fiddling with it ever since, and he simply loves his new toy.  It is so much better than his Kindle Fire,…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Billy V

  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    It is time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana for this morning's top entertainment stories...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Mileka and Steve check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana for this morning's top entertainment stories, including the Hawaii Five-0 ice bucket challenge...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana for this morning's top entertainment stories...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Billy-V and Mele Apana talk with Steve and Rachel about the $16.2 million earning of Expendables 3 in its opening weekend and efforts to immortalize Robin Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Hawaii Five-0 cast members will hit the red carpet in Waikiki September 13th for the Sunset on the Beach premiere. Actor Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in the "Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" that is set to hit theaters in 2016...
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  • No tsunami threat after 4.1 earthquake south of Oahu

    Ian Scheuring
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    An earthquake southeast of the island of Oahu shook portions of Hawaii early Friday morning, but it was not strong enough to generate any sort of tsunami threat.
  • Tropical Storm Marie forms off southern Mexico

    Ben Gutierrez
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    There's no letup in activity in the Eastern North Pacific, as Tropical Storm Marie has formed off the southern coast of Mexico. Forecasters expect it to strengthen rapidly into a hurricane.
  • Man dubbed "Manoa Menace" arrested

    Jade Storms
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    The man dubbed as the "Manoa menace" has been arrested, but not for harassing his Manoa neighbors.
  • Teddy Munet found not guilty of murder

    Tannya Joaquin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A jury has found Teddy Munet not guilty of the 2012 murder of Billy Fallau.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former DOE official sues department

    Rick Daysog
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    As the Department of Education's chief procurement officer, Andrell Aoki managed over $100 million in contract awards each year.But in March, the Mililani resident said the DOE fired her because she questioned the legality of several multi-million dollar contracts relating to the DOE's "Race to the Top" program."There was just tremendous pressure to get these race projects completed, pushed out so that we can start expending other race funds," she said."I do believe we wasted a lot of federal...
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    Hawaii News Now - Smart Money Monday

  • Smart Money Monday: Safe Deposit Box

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Steve Uyehara talks with Main Banking Center Manager, Vice President Reid Hinaga from Bank of Hawaii about having a safe deposit box to keep your important possessions safe.Copyright 2014 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Smart Money Monday: Emergency Funds

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Vice President and Kailua Banking Center Manager Catherine Sato from Bank of Hawaii, is here to offer some advice about saving up for emergency funds...
  • Smart Money Monday: Benefits of investment properties

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, Steve Uyehara talks with Jack Smyth of Bank of Hawaii, about the many benefits to financing an investment property. They discuss the differences between financing a home for yourself and for financing an investment property...
  • Smart Money Monday: Paperless Banking

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In this week's edition of Smart Money Monday, Mark Cunningham of Bank of Hawaii tells us why electronic banking is the way of the future and how it is more secure than many people believe...
  • Smart Money Monday: Debt Consolidation

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, get tips from Liann Unebasami of Bank of Hawaii, on how to consolidate your debt. She provides two useful options, including obtaining a personal loan...
 
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  • No tsunami threat after 4.1 earthquake south of Oahu

    Ian Scheuring
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    An earthquake southeast of the island of Oahu shook portions of Hawaii early Friday morning, but it was not strong enough to generate any sort of tsunami threat.
  • Tropical Storm Marie forms off southern Mexico

    Ben Gutierrez
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    There's no letup in activity in the Eastern North Pacific, as Tropical Storm Marie has formed off the southern coast of Mexico. Forecasters expect it to strengthen rapidly into a hurricane.
  • Man dubbed "Manoa Menace" arrested

    Jade Storms
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    The man dubbed as the "Manoa menace" has been arrested, but not for harassing his Manoa neighbors.
  • Teddy Munet found not guilty of murder

    Tannya Joaquin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A jury has found Teddy Munet not guilty of the 2012 murder of Billy Fallau.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former DOE official sues department

    Rick Daysog
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    As the Department of Education's chief procurement officer, Andrell Aoki managed over $100 million in contract awards each year.But in March, the Mililani resident said the DOE fired her because she questioned the legality of several multi-million dollar contracts relating to the DOE's "Race to the Top" program."There was just tremendous pressure to get these race projects completed, pushed out so that we can start expending other race funds," she said."I do believe we wasted a lot of federal...
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    Kaaawa News

  • Another Kaaawa graduation party

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

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

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

    ilind
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    It was something between a light rain and a blowing mist this morning in Kaaawa. We managed to make it through most of our regular morning walk before deciding it was time to get home and get dry. This was the view from Kaaawa Beach Park looking towards Kaaawa Valley and Kualoa. Click to see a larger version.
  • Kitten Alert: Seven beautiful kittens looking for good homes

    ilind
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    Friends here in Kaaawa have a litter of seven wonderful kittens. They will be five weeks old tomorrow, ready for adoption in several weeks. And then are also looking for a permanent home for the mom, a beautiful calico. Click on the photo to see more kitten pictures. The kittens are beautiful. I’ll get some additional photos later this week. Our friend intends to get the kittens “fixed” before adoption. If you are at all interested, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with our friends.
 
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • Free-falling into adventure on Maui's Pipiwai Trail

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

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

    e komo mai
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Kauai's arid west shore, quiet Hanapepe town's history is defined by two violent events: In the early 1800s, Prince Humehume staged an unsuccessful revolt against the forces of Kamehameha the Great, and, nearly a century later, about 20 people died in a clash between police and workers over conditions in the sugarcane field. Hanapepe is still the Old West (Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolos, rule in nearby Waimea), but the town's beverage has shifted from whiskey to white wine, when visitors gather for Art Night every Friday. The Swinging Bridge spans the wide, red river, providing a cheap…
  • Kaupo: Could this be Maui?

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

    e komo mai
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here it is, hot off the press, our spanking new edition ready for your upcoming trip to the Garden Isle: This NEW 2015 SIXTH EDITION of our bestselling guide has been completely reivised and updated. It's packed with new activities, dozens of fresh photos, and a special Trailblazer Kids chapter for families headed to Hawaii's adventure island. Trailblazer guides, in print for more than two decades, are popular among independent and active travelers. The books are known for their user-friendly format, readability, and sharp graphics. You'll find all the mountain ridges, tropical gardens,…
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    Pacific Reader

  • Best Bar You’ve Never Been: Surfer The Bar

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Townies it's time to make the long drive out to the north shore to Turtle Bay Resort and check out the best bar you've never been to - Surfer The Bar. Continue reading →
  • Beyond Honolulu.com

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I am happy to announce that I will be a contributing writer on my fellow writer-friend Jeremy Holcombe's up-and-coming website Beyond Honolulu! My first blog has recently been published: Top 3 Busiest Hikes on Oahu! Continue reading →
  • Get You & Your Car Home Safe, Call Designated Drivers Hawaii

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

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

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

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Please join us for the Grand Opening of Hnrs in Las Vegas! Hnrs is part of our In4mation Ohana that will provide quality products to the 9th island. There will also be and exclusive Croosk n Castles x Hnrs drop as well. Hope to see everyone there.
  • PEARLRIDGE – POLER

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: Aug 16, 2014 Items: Bags and accessories
  • PEARLRIDGE – STUSSY X HERSCHEL

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: Aug 14, 2014 Items: New double name bag and accessories along with stussy tees and hats.
  • PEARLRIDGE – DGK

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: Aug 15, 2014 Items: New graphic tees and snapbacks
  • PEARLRIDGE – QUIETLIFE

    Fibes
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: Aug 14, 2014 Items: Graphic pocket tees, 5panel and bucket hats
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    CrossFit 808

  • 18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Every minute, on the minute, for 8 minutes:Pause Front Squat x 1 reps @ 24X1Choose one load for all eight sets.B. Every two minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):High Hang Snatch + Snatch @ 75-80% of 1-RM SnatchC. For max reps:2 Minutes of Box Step-Ups with Barbell (95/65 lbs)4 Minutes of Strict Pull-Ups
  • 16 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Muscle-ups x 2-6 repsAlternating Pistols x 6-8 each legToes to bar x 10-12 repsB. In teams of three, complete as many reps as possible of the following circuit in 30 minutes:400 Meter RunBurpee Box Jump Overs (24/20")Wall Balls (30/20 lb to 10 ft)
  • 15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Every minute, on the minute, for 12 minutes:Speed Deadlift x 3 reps @ 65%B. For time:Run 1200 Meters63 KB Swings (53/35 lbs)36 Pull-upsRun 800 Meters42 KB Swings24 Pull-upsRun 400 Meters21 KB Swings12 Pull-ups
  • 14 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time of:Strict Handstand Push-Ups x 10-12 repsL-Seated Dead Hang x 30 secondsDouble Unders x 30-40 repsB. Every minute, on the minute…Back Squat*Set 1 – 40% x 1 rep*Set 2 – 50% x 1 rep*Set 3 – 60% x 1 rep*Set 4 – 70% x 1 rep*Set 5 – 80% x 1 repand then…Every 2 minutes…*Set 6 – 85% x 1 rep*Set 7 – 90% x 1 rep*Set 8 – 95% x 1 repand then…One set of:80% Back Squat x Max Reps @ 20X1C. Three sets of: Glute-Ham Raises x 6-8 reps @ 3011Push-Ups x 20-40 unbroken reps
  • 13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Every 90 seconds, for 15 minutes (10 sets):High Hang Clean + Power Clean + CleanB. Four sets for times of:20 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups30 Russian Kettlebell Swings (70/53 lbs)40 Double-UndersRest 3-minutes
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    Oahu Mom

  • August 23 & 24, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Another weekend is here and there is a lot happening on Oahu!  Support a good cause and get some exercise while participating in the Family Promise 2nd Annual 5K.  Soak up some Mediterranean culture at the Annual Greek Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park.  Choose from several free concerts featuring local musicians.  Learn about the stars or take an art class.  All of these are things featured on the Weekend Events Page this weekend so check it out and have a great weekend!
  • August 16 & 17, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Lots of fun things to do this weekend for families on Oahu!  It’s family day at the art museum, there are several craft classes and workshops available, you can get started on Christmas shopping or shop for yourself at a couple venues and oh so much more!  Check out the Weekend Events Page for more information and have a great weekend!
  • August 2 & 3, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend. Free haircuts, a new exhibit at Bishop Museum and some family friendly comedy are some of the events happening this weekend. Enjoy the last few days of summer vacation and have a great weekend!
  • July 26 & 27, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    It’s almost time for school to start, but before it does there’s more summertime fun to be had!  This weekend choose to enjoy live theater, an art class, live music and more.  Check out the complete list with all the details on the Weekend Events Page and then go make some memories with your friends and family!
  • July 19 & 20, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    I’m back!!  My summer got off to an amazing start with an extended vacation with my family and then when the trip ended I got to come home to Hawaii.  It doesn’t get much better than that!  Seriously, this is a great place to live and I’m so thankful I get to call it home.  It’s hard to feel too sorry for yourself that your vacation is over when you look out the plane window and see Oahu. The Weekend Events Page is updated for this weekend and highlights include the Prince Lot Hula Festival, Midsummer Night’s Gleam at Foster Botanical Gardens and free…
 
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • White Lavender, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of 45 types of lavender plants found at Ali'i Kula Lavender farm. Daily Maui Photo for August 22ndPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Road to Science City, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The road to Science City high above Maui atop Haleakala. Daily Maui Photo for August 21stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Westin Walkway, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A peaceful pond found along the walking path through the Westin Maui. Daily Maui Photo for August 20thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Cliffs at Koki Beach, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tall cliffs lining the sand along Koki Beach. Daily Maui Photo for August 19thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Kahekili Beachwalk, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The walking path along the south end of Kahekili Beach. Daily Maui Photo for August 18thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Positive Thoughts: Everything is a Miracle

    hawa6217
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
  • Kids, Fruits and Vegetables

    hawa6217
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Kids can eat fruits and vegetables. The problem is that many don’t. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers checked that with national survey data from 2003 to 2010. Researcher Latetia Moore: “We are seeing some improvement, but there’s still a ways to go. Sixty percent of children are not getting the fruit they need every day, and 93 percent of children are not getting the amount of vegetables they need.” Dr. Moore says parents can set…
  • New Format Planned for This Year’s Community Budget Meetings

    hawa6217
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (MAUI) – Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend a meeting in their local area and offer input, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization. Both written and verbal comments will be accepted. As a new feature this year to the Mayor’s annual community Budget meetings, tables will be set up to allow directors and…
  • Fire Rescue Team and Pilot Receive Esteemed Award in Dallas, TX

    hawa6217
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Kauai)– Four firefightersand a pilot with the Kaua‘i Fire Department’s Rescue 3 crew were awarded the 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)/Motorola Solutions’ Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor, and Fire Chief Robert Westerman was awarded the Ben Franklin Leadership Award, at the annual Fire-Rescue International conference held in Dallas, TX last week. “It is an honor to lead a department with such high caliber employees,” stated Fire Chief Westerman. “This crew is exemplary, and this award is a tribute to all the men and women…
  • Positive Thoughts: Where I Needed to Be

    hawa6217
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Thought of the day. This section is honestly intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved.Think positive High Desert. Unity is key to happiness. Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder. From Values.com “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams
 
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  • Upcoming Maker Events on Maui

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

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

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

    Jerry
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Maui Makers presents “Dremel Build Day”   with sponsorship from Instructables.com (for full background on sponsorship see the Instructables.com post) When: Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm Where: Home of Richard and Lynn Rasmussen - 3191 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Hawaii 96768 (map link http://goo.gl/maps/3hVNF ) View Larger Map Who: Open to Public. Under 18 requires presence of parent or legal guardian. Liability wavers (available on-site) must be signed to attend. No children under 10yrs, please. And only if they are participating. What: Learn to use Dremel rotary and multi-max tools, help us…
  • Dee Conlon’s workshop on Wearable Electronics – Friday July 25

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

    My name
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Owning your first home can seem intimidating, since you’ve never done it before and it’s not something most people study in school. Yes, it is a commitment and a big investment — and it also has even bigger benefits that can change your life. Countless people successfully become owners for the first time each month. Knowing how to get started and what to expect can eliminate the intimidation. Here is a winning recipe to help you navigate the ownership process with confidence. Step 1: Build a Team Becoming a home owner may be the largest investment you ever make, and it pays…
  • The Winning Recipe for Homeownership

    My name
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Owning your first home can seem intimidating, since you’ve never done it before and it’s not something most people study in school. Yes, it is a commitment and a big investment — and it also has even bigger benefits that can change your life. Countless people successfully become owners for the first time each month. Knowing how to get started and what to expect can eliminate the intimidation. Here is a winning recipe to help you navigate the ownership process with confidence. Step 1: Build a Team Becoming a home owner may be the largest investment you ever make, and it…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - August 20, 2014

    My name
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The month of August belongs to Kapolei - where sunshine, beautiful homes and great amenities are just around the corner. During the month of August we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Kapolei – or learn more about this growing community. In the comments below, tell us where in Kapolei this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate to Monkeypod Kitchen!*  Kapolei lies on the southwest side of Oahu, and is…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kapolei August 20, 2014

    My name
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The month of August belongs to Kapolei - where sunshine, beautiful homes and great amenities are just around the corner. During the month of August we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Kapolei – or learn more about this growing community. In the comments below, tell us where in Kapolei this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate to Monkeypod Kitchen!*  Kapolei lies on the southwest side of Oahu, and is…
  • Who Are the Residents of Kapolei?

    My name
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The Residents of Kapolei The West Oahu city of Kapolei is a thriving community, known for its new developments and larger, more affordable homes. Residents enjoy access to an array of modern amenities, from big box stores, retailers, and restaurants to resorts and water parks. Today, Kapolei is home to nearly 12,000 homes and condos, and the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting anticipates that number will exceed 50,000 by 2035.  But who are the residents of Kapolei? How many are married? How much do they make?  Kapolei Vibe It would be an understatement to…
 
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  • Medical Grants Available For Children In Hawaii

    dnocon
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
     UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE Families can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org New inspirational children’s book, available at Amazon.com, helps fund grants HONOLULU (Aug. 19, 2014) – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home At The Second Annual Hawaii Homebuyers Fair 2014

    dnocon
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    HONOLULU – The Honolulu Star-Advertiser presents the second annual Hawaii Homebuyers Fair Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave.).  This free event will provide the public an opportunity to meet professionals in the real estate, mortgage and home improvement industries; attend workshops on homebuying and home financing; and learn more about developments in Kakaʻako and around the Island. “We want to make sure prospective homebuyers are prepared with the resources and information needed to make the most important purchase of their…
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Halekulani Masterworks Season

    dnocon
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has announced the 2014-2015 Halekulani Masterworks Season, which opens Saturday, September 13, 50 years to the day after the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall’s formal opening in 1964, which also featured the Symphony. To celebrate the thousands of classical, pops, education, opera and ballet performances that have made up so much of the HSO’s history at the Blaisdell, the program will feature two of the works performed at the 1964 premiere, Tchaikovsky’s Overture-Fantasy to Romeo and Juliet and selections from Mendelssohn’s A…
  • Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

    dnocon
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    HONOLULU – Hawaii Life, one of the state’s top real estate companies – and host of the hit Hawaii Life realty show on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV) – has hired veteran real estate agent Jon S. Mann as its broker-in-charge for Oahu. Mann, a REALTOR® since 2003, is the principal broker and founder of Jon S. Mann Real Estate, LLC in Honolulu. He has also authored three real estate eBooks in which he shares information about buying and selling real estate in Hawaii. “Jon’s extensive experience in Hawaii real estate sales and property management makes him a great new…
  • Avalon Development Co. Puts 17 Industrial Parcels At Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, On The Market

    dnocon
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Site Blessing Launches Long-Awaited “Second City” Industrial Park Development HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC held a blessing ceremony today for the long-awaited last phase of the Kapolei Business Park in the heart of Oahu’s “Second City.” Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other community leaders attended today’s site blessing, said Avalon President and CEO Christine Camp. “It’s taken many years years but the dream of creating a fully developed industrial park to serve the entire island and spur further growth in Kapolei is a reality by our step towards completing the last…
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  • Presents from Paradise – Giving Omiyage

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

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

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

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

    arlank
    22 May 2014 | 2:15 pm
    While the `ukulele may be the most widely recognized musical instrument associated with Hawaii, many kama`aina (locals) also consider the slack key guitar as one of the state’s instruments. While there are different theories on how the slack key guitar style was invented, the most popular story is that the first guitars were brought to the Hawaiian Islands in the 19th century by European sailors and Mexican and Spanish cowboys, who were hired to teach Native Hawaiians how to work the cattle farms. After working on the ranch all day, the cowboys would return to camp and play their guitars.
 
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  • Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “Unreachables”

    brian
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “unreachable” I was having a chat the other day with a few friends about how much some us have become “unreachable” by traditional local advertising. We went through a list: Phone book? None of us would admit to open a phone book in years. Radio? We all listen to streaming radio like Pandora or Amazon Prime, public radio or audiobooks. None of us listen to commercial radio stations. Newspaper? Only one out of five of us subscribe to the local newspaper, and the one that does reads it in a matter minutes, just skimming for the sports scores and…
  • Advice for New Businesses in Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The previous blog was on Start-Up Business Mistakes. This blog focuses on some things new start-up businesses in Kona, Hawaii should consider in the business planning stages. Avoid the highly competitive business sectors. Fishing charters, manta night snorkel tours, burger restaurants and massage therapy are very over-represented in Kona. Find a different take on these ideas and you might have a business. Find a high margin business that doesn’t require you to compete on price. Most business owners vastly underestimate their costs and overinflate their sales projections. Solar, up until…
  • Kona, Hawaii Start-Up Business Mistakes

    brian
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Anyone who has been in business in Hawaii knows that doing business here can be difficult. This is probably true of almost everywhere, but Hawaii does offer some unique challenges. They include local customs, unique market conditions, isolation, high costs, permits and the permitting processes, taxes, insurance requirements and many others. Here several things that many Hawaii entrepreneurs often miscalculate, disregard or completely overlook when starting businesses in Kona, Hawaii. It’s Not a Huge Market The population of Hawaii Island, which is called the Big Island for obvious reasons,…
  • KonaCoffeeFarmForSale.com

    brian
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    At Kona Impact we deal with maybe 250 businesses a year. Most of the businesses are well-run and provide a good living for the owner. We look at many of them and say, “good for them.” A few businesses we work with every year, however, are businesses we would like to own. Some are just widely innovative and create a good lifestyle for the owner. Others are very profitable and do well for the owner. One business that is innovative, provides a good lifestyle for the owners, and is profitable is Pele Plantations. They have taken a beautiful piece of land in South Kona, built a…
  • How Much Should I Spend on Online Advertising?

    brian
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I had a good conversation with a client about this the other day. He asked, “How much should I plan on spending on online advertising?” It may seem like a fairly basic question, but it’s not. It’s an excellent question, one that goes to the fundamental issues of business and marketing. One answer is that you should spend a million dollars on advertising if you can sell a million and one dollar’s worth of product. This, however, does not take into account the cost of the product and the opportunity costs of doing something else with your money. The answer I like to give is this: What…
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