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  • “Executive experience” doesn’t seem to rank high of skills needed to be elected governor

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    Ian Lind
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Hawaii News Now broadcast a story last night comparing the “executive experience” of the major candidates for governor (“Hannemann says his time as mayor trumps rivals’ experience“). Each candidate took a stab at justifying why their own experience made them up to the task of governing the state. But Hannemann, who served six years as […]
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    gigihawaii
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    While I wait for a phone call from my internist regarding my “heart attack” last Friday, I thought I would share some photos of our lunch yesterday. This was our first time at Gyotaku, a Japanese restaurant in Pearl City.  David and I had a good time there. This is the sign outside the restaurant: We started with miso soup, which contained tofu and seaweed: Then we had a vegetable salad (that long orange thing is imitation crab, I believe): This was followed by shrimp and vegetable tempura and chicken: And, they saved the best for last, assorted sushi: This lunch special was so…
  • School Excursion But No Lunch!?!

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    Rodney
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
      What’s wrong with this school!?!  Kindergarteners head out for an all day excursion, but the school makes the kids leave their lunches and water bottles at the school.  The reason that the teacher gave was “because it would be too much responsibility to keep track of 21 water bottles and they might misplace it“.   Sounds like a lame excuse to me.   Meanwhile, the chaperones had bentos and drinks for themselves.  I wonder if they ate it in front of the five-year-olds or if they had the decency to hide in the bus and stuff their faces.   The DOE told…
  • Domestic violence expert says body cams could help prosecute abusers

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    Lynn Kawano
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Could body cams be key witnesses in domestic violence cases?Loretta Sheehan with the Domestic Violence Action Center thinks so."
  • Mochi In Hawaii

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    arlank
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    One of the blessings of Hawaii is the cornucopia of foods from around the Pacific available. Traditional foods from all over the world make up our everyday choices. A common ingredient uniting many of these is rice. More than a staple, it is a key component of Japanese mochi, made during the mochitsuki ceremony. This time-honored tradition dates back to the late 700’s, and mochi has been used as an offering in religious ceremonies for centuries. Farmers are said to eat mochi to keep up their stamina in cold weather. Long ago, samurai would pound mochi and carry it into battle because it was…
 
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  • Canstruction at Pearlridge Center to ‘build’ donations for Hawaii Foodbank

    Web Staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    On Saturday, Oct. 4, nine teams of local architects, builders and allied design and engineering professionals will “canstruct” giant structures made entirely of thousands of cans of food in Hawaii’s Ninth Annual Canstruction competition. “Canstruction” will take place at Pearlridge Center Uptown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Completed structures will be on display for public voting up to and including Sunday, Oct. 19. After that, all the canned food will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank. The Canstruction structure that receives the most votes from members of the public (one can of…
  • Deadline for Stop Flu at School consent forms approaches

    Web Staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Parents choosing to have their children vaccinated at school through the Hawaii Department of Health’s Stop Flu at School program are urged to act quickly this year. Vaccination consent forms, both online and in print, are currently available and are due back to schools on October 16. Students must have their completed and signed consent forms returned to their school by the deadline in order to receive a flu vaccination at their school’s clinic. “Our school-based flu vaccination clinics offer a convenient option for parents of students from kindergarten through 8th grade statewide,”…
  • Man convicted of first-degree murder in killing over loud music

    DEREK KINNER
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud “thug” music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn, who is white, was shooting to kill when he fired 10 times into a sport utility vehicle outside a convenience store in November 2012. Jordan Davis, 17, was in the backseat and fatally shot. His three friends in the SUV were not hurt. Dunn told jurors that he saw Davis, of Marietta, Georgia, roll down the window and flash what he believed to be a gun after the two exchanged…
  • What is Ebola and how does the virus spread?

    Manolo Morales
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The Ebola virus is deadly, highly infectious and, to this date, there is no approved vaccine or cure for it. With a death rate of 90 percent for those in Africa infected with the Ebola virus, it is considered one of the deadliest and also the most contagious. Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected. Dr. Axel Lehrer from the John A. Burns School of Medicine has been studying the disease for years. He says it’s important to note that it takes direct contact with someone who is already showing advanced symptoms of the disease. “One…
  • Drive-thru voter registrations offered as deadline approaches

    Web Staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    After a successful turnout for the drive-thru voter registration back in July, election officials will once again hold drive-thru voter registration events at various locations. Individuals may drive to designated locations and register on the spot. “We hope people will take this opportunity to register to vote. It’s quick and easy. Just stay in your car and an election official will have you registered in minutes.” Chief Election Officer Scott Nago, said. The State and County registered 1,200 individuals during the primary election drive-thru registration. Currently, Hawaii has over…
 
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  • New Ala Wai dog park helps community bond

    Rob Shikina
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Chess, a border collie mix from a shelter in New Mexico, strolled inside a new dog park near the Ala Wai Canal on Sunday, unfazed by a smaller Chihuahua sprinting through the crowd and cutting wide arcs in the grass.
  • Funding issues delay Kihei school

    Nanea Kalani
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Construction on a long-awaited public high school for South Maui has been set back because of funding issues, meaning the Kihei campus isn't expected to open to students until 2020 — four years later than planned.
  • Expect muggy weather to last all week

    Leila Fujimori
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    No, you're not trapped in the 1993 film "Groundhog Day," in which actor Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman stuck going through the same day repeatedly.
  • Breakout on north side of lava flow advances about 75 yards overnight

    Star-Advertiser staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Activity at Kilauea Volcano's lava flow front remained "sluggish" Saturday, with more vigorous breakouts farther upslope, U.S. geologists reported.
  • Witness fears testifying in USO gang trial

    Nelson Daranciang
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    A federal prosecutor in the USO Family prison gang racketeering trial told the judge Tuesday that one of his witnesses is refusing to testify because the witness "is in fear of his safety."
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  • “Executive experience” doesn’t seem to rank high of skills needed to be elected governor

    Ian Lind
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Hawaii News Now broadcast a story last night comparing the “executive experience” of the major candidates for governor (“Hannemann says his time as mayor trumps rivals’ experience“). Each candidate took a stab at justifying why their own experience made them up to the task of governing the state. But Hannemann, who served six years as […]
  • Site problems resulted from cyber attack

    Ian Lind
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    If you tried to access this site earlier this morning, you may not have been able to get through. The server at my hosting service stopped responding, and as a result, you couldn’t get through and I couldn’t upload anything. What I heard back was a bit unsettling. The server, it seems, was attacked. There […]
  • Is ‘ohana housing the way to address the crisis in affordable housing?

    Ian Lind
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    UH emeritus professor Tom Dinell’s op-ed in Pacific Business News earlier this month was an important analysis of ohana housing that deserves a wider audience (“Why ‘ohana units’ will work“). Dinell’s premise was simple. The fastest and most efficient way to increase the stock of affordable housing in Honolulu is ohana housing, also known as […]
 
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  • Latest crew set for 8-month simulated Mars mission

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

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

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

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

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

    Baron
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Gov. Neil Abercrombie today issued an executive order that turns over 3.68 miles of the state-owned portion of Chain of Craters Road near Kalapana to Hawaii County. The executive order states that the land is “hereby turned over to the County of Hawaii, in fee simple, for use as a county highway, and the County […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Big Island man charged with numerous offenses

    Baron
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    A Hawaiʻi Island man has been charged with numerous offenses stemming from the burglary of a barn in Kailua-Kona. On Sunday (September 28), Kona Patrol officers responded to a 3:30 p.m. report of a burglary at a ranch off Henry Street. A 38-year-old man reported that a barn had been broken into and that two […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Two daily newspapers sold to Oahu Publications

    Karin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Agreement to acquire the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today expected to completed Dec. 1 - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • High Surf Advisory for South facing shores

    Baron
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for South facing shores of the main Hawaiian Islands until 6 p.m. Thursday (Oct 2). Surf is forecast to be in the seven to 10 foot range along South facing shores and decreasing to six to eight feet Thursday. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: October 1, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    A narrow flow moved slowly ahead of the stalled wider portion of the leading edge and advanced about 30 meters (33 yards) as of this morning. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 29, 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Public Utitlies Commission Through Oct. 6, the Public Utilities Commission is accepting public comments on the Hawaiian Electric Companies action plans. Learn more here.   9/26 The PUC has issued an Information Request to the Hawaiian Electric Companies regarding their submitted plans (Docket No. 2014-0183 – Instituting a Proceeding to Review the Power Supply Improvement Plans for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited). Local Industry News 9/30  Solar Industry Mag: Hawaii hopes storage will enable a…
  • PUC accepting public comment on the HECO Companies' action plans

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A few weeks ago, Hawaiian Electric submitted their proposed plans for the future of our electricity system. As the Public Utilities Commission reviews the plans, they have opened up the opportunity for the public to submit comments. Getting your opinion heard directly before the PUC usually involves participating in docket proceedings, requiring a combination of time, money, and an attorney. But for this issue, the PUC is asking for public comments directly, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to speak your mind. The deadline for comments is Monday, October 6, 2014.
  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 22, 2014

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Public Utilities Commission 9/12  ORDER NO. 32294 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Power Supply Improvement Plans (Docket 2014-0183) *DEADLINE 10/6* 9/12  ORDER NO. 32293 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan (Docket 2014-0192) *DEADLINE 10/6* Local Industry News 9/26  PBN: Commercial PV picks up as residential stalls 9/26  PBN: Hawaii's solar industry still accounts for many jobs despite slowdown 9/26  Star-Advertiser: Aloha stations, stores sold 9/26  Star-Advertiser: Large-scale solar project…
  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 15, 2014

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Public Utilites Commission 9/15  Blue Planet Foundation Reply Statement of Position filed in Docket 2013-0141 (Instituting an Investigation to Reexamine the Existing Decoupling Mechanisms for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited. 9/12  ORDER NO. 32294 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Power Supply Improvement Plans (Docket 2014-0183) 9/12  ORDER NO. 32293 Inviting Public Comment on the HECO Companies' Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan (Docket 2014-0192) Local Industry News 9/19 …
  • Legislative briefing on PV interconnection issues

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

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

    Andy Parx
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    News analysisby Andy Parx (PNN) -- "Is it a cat or a dog," Kaua`i County Council Chair Jay Furfaro has infamously asked regarding the "Kaua`i Rising (KR)" charter amendment ballot petition- one which the county attorney claims is really an "initiative" disguised as a "charter amendment." Well, legally the answer is essentially, it's none of their business. The council will meet Wednesday to figure out whether to "receive" the petition so that the county clerk can verify and count the signatures for what KR says is a charter amendment. But Deputy Attorney Mona Clark issued an opinion at the…
  • 'TAIN'T FUNNY MAKIMO

    Andy Parx
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Frankly we haven't exactly been the President of the Kimo Rosen Fan Club over the years. We don't think we've even read one of his columns. Ever since he was virtually the only one on Kaua`i riding the Superferry bandwagon his markedly wise-ass-settler views have been widely viewed as insulting to the host culture and local community. But all schadenfreude aside it's outrageous that he has not only been forced to apologize for an innocuous "joke" on Facebook but the local newspaper has taken his weekly column away from him after he wrote that the “(b)est thing we could do is get 1,000…
  • WAITING FOR THE ELECTION- OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM

    Andy Parx
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    There's another joke of a promotional news story about the resurrection of the Coco Palms Hotel in today's local newspaper headlined "Foreign Financing Needed," loosely based on last week's "quarterly report" to the Kaua`i County Council. Apparently they're Waiting for Go-Dough, the mythical Chinese investor with money burning a hole in his pocket.Maybe the headline should have said "No Green For Greene" because, come to find out, apparently slick-talking huckster Tyler Greene doesn't have two plug yen to rub together yet. Well, as they say, "put you wishes in one hand and spit in the other…
  • COUNCIL TO TRY TO GUT CHARTER'S ETHICS PROVISION WITH BALLOT MEASURE

    Andy Parx
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:40 pm
    It's a little know fact: Kaua`i does, in fact, have a "Code of Ethics." But it's not for lack of trying that county officials have failed to undermine it. And after many attempts to make a joke of our County Charter provision that simply doesn't allow an "officer or employee of the county" to "(a)ppear on behalf of private interests before any county board, commission, or agency," Councilmember JoAnn Yukimura wants to try to gut the provision at tomorrow’s (6/10) County Council meeting.The provision in 20.02(D) of the charter means that, for instance, the chair of the Board of Ethics (BOE)…
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  • Hawaii insurance agent pleads guilty to defrauding senior citizens

    Hawaii Reporter
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    US District Court - Hawaii HONOLULU - Kevin Alan Loux, owner of the Loux Financial Group, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to federal wire fraud charges. The 63-year-old licensed independent life insurance and annuity broker, who operated in Hawaii and California, admitted he stole $463,000 from five victims between 2009 through 2014. Headquartered in vacation rentals in San Diego County, California and Princeville, Kauai, Loux targeted senior citizens who were existing clients in his Ponzi Scheme. He offered his clients, who were in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Tennessee and…
  • Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says

    Hawaii Reporter
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Photo: Emily Metcalf HONOLULU — Hawaii Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom is warning fellow lawmakers he has serious concerns about the state’s economic future. Slom, the only Republican in the 25-member Senate, cites the Council on Revenues’ recent downgraded economic forecast indicating Hawaii is in a much worse financial position than anticipated. “Hawaii is set to go bust in 2016 unless the new governor and the state Legislature make some serious cuts,” Slom said. The administration and Legislature will be challenged, Slom said, “in dealing with the mess resulting from kicking…
  • Consumer protection and safety at risk as new transit companies enter Hawaii marketplace

    Guest Contributor
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Dale Evans operates Charley's Taxi, the oldest taxi company with the second largest fleet on Oahu (photo by Mel Ah Ching) BY DALE EVANS - As leaders in the commercial transportation industry, it's our job to do everything in our power to protect passengers and drivers. That's why we feel it necessary to speak out about two new transportation alternatives that are not complying with existing regulations. There are now hundreds of these drivers who may be making our roads less safe. The business of carrying passengers for hire is fraught with potential pitfalls. So over the years, government…
  • What happened to Hawaii's $844 million surplus?

    Hawaii Reporter
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Photo: Emily Metcalf By Paul Harleman - On September 4th, the state Council on Revenues lowered its projections for state general fund revenues for the fifth consecutive time. The council members specifically lowered the revenue projections for fiscal year 2014, which recently ended on June 30th, from -0.4% to -1.8%. This amounts to a loss of $76M in anticipated general fund revenues. To make matters worse, the council also lowered its projections for fiscal year 2015, from 5.5% to 3.5%. These figures amount to an additional $188M in anticipated loss of general fund revenues. According to the…
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels Breakout in Hawaii

    Melvin Ah Ching
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Photo by Jerry Stanfield Hawaii Reporter's two photographers Melvin Ah Ching and Jerry Stanfield spent the weekend of September 27 and 28 at the Wings Over the Pacific Air Show at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team who thrilled thousands with their precision flying and aerial show. In this photo, the Blue Angels perform their climatic six plane breakout formation. The public who attended the event on both days were treated to "high show" on Saturday and the "low show" on Sunday due to overcast cloud conditions. Be sure to visit…
 
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  • THANKS, DOCS! Career Night 2014 a Success Thanks to Local Physicians Offering Their Time

    Tina Shelton
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The 16th Annual John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Career Night was held on the evening of Sep. 24, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. About 20 physicians from a wide variety of specialties were in attendance–there to answer any questions posed by current medical students who are beginning to ponder what field […]
  • TROPICAL MEDICINE’s Dr. Jerome Kim Named to International Vaccine Institute Leadership Post in Seoul

    Tina Shelton
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA – The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit international organization devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery for the developing world, announced the appointment of Jerome H. Kim, M.D., as the organization’s Director General, effective early 2015. Dr. Kim is holds an adjunct professor appointment with The John A. […]
  • VIDEO: UH Med Homeless Outreach in its Eighth Year

    Amanda Shell
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    The Hawai‘i Homeless Outreach & Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) Project held its 6th annual food & wine tasting fundraiser this past weekend. The 2014 event was named, “Ho`o¯la me ke kahiau”, or “Healing with compassion through selfless giving.” UH Med Student Amanda Shell reports on the John A. Burns School of Medicine program now in its […]
  • $1 Million Awarded to FAMILY MEDICINE to Reduce Chronic Illness in US Affiliated Pacific Islands

    Tina Shelton
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Today the Pacific Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (P-CEED) at University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine, was awarded a grant of $1 Million for Policy, Systems and Environment interventions in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of […]
  • UH Medical School Part of New NIH Initiative to End GENDER BIAS in Research

    Tina Shelton
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Are there gender differences in how males and females react to nutrients? University of Hawai`i researcher Dr. Marla Berry is working to find out, and her efforts are part of a new initiative announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to begin addressing persistent gender bias in laboratory research. Women are not adequately represented […]
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  • Fashion Tribe: Facial threading at Espoir

    Nadine Kam
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Fashion Tribe: Facial threading at Espoir Itodatsumou, the Japanese method of facial hair removal, is one of the services offered at the newly opened Espoir salon in Kaimuki. The post Fashion Tribe: Facial threading at Espoir appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Grind Time: SALT Kitchen closes in Kaimuki

    Jason Genegabus
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Grind Time: SALT Kitchen closes in Kaimuki SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar quietly announced its closure this week after three years at the top of Waialae Avenue. The post Grind Time: SALT Kitchen closes in Kaimuki appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • SuperCity: Big Pineapple breaks from the herd

    Christa Wittmier
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    SuperCity: Big Pineapple breaks from the herd Once Pulse blogger Christa Wittmier saw the T-shirt with "Scene not Herd" printed on it, she knew Ryan Miyashiro and Travis Sasaki were onto something. The post SuperCity: Big Pineapple breaks from the herd appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • On The Record: Sahak Bedrosian

    Kalani Wilhelm
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    On The Record: Sahak Bedrosian Sahak Bedrosian knows drive and ambition aren't enough to make it as a recording artist and nothing is ever fair in hip-hop. The post On The Record: Sahak Bedrosian appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Heels & Picks: On pop-ups and parties

    Erin Smith
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Heels & Picks: On pop-ups and parties Pulse blogger Erin Smith stops in at Slurp, a new pop-up concept at Waterfront Plaza, and Bevy's one-year anniversary party. The post Heels & Picks: On pop-ups and parties appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
 
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  • Light Up Kailua NiteRun and block party

    Frolic Hawaii
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    On Saturday, October 11, as the sun sets in Kailua, racers dressed in costume are expected to trek across the wetlands of Kawai Nui Marsh, lit by LED lights, glowsticks and headlamps. The Light Up Kailua NiteRun, a family-friendly 5K run/walk, takes place along Hawaii’s largest wetland, with all proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Windward. After the race, there will be a post-race celebration in conjunction with the Cool Kailua Nights block party and health awareness fair, featuring food, beverages, vendors and live music from Roothub, Erika Elona, Paul Izak,…
  • Big Bad Wolf Kids line launches today

    Olena Heu
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Jasper & Amy Wong launch Big Bad Wolf Kids. Chances are you’ve heard of Pow Wow Hawaii; if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve more than likely seen the artwork created each year by a hundred artists from around the world along the streets of Kaka’ako. One of the women behind the scenes of this annual event is Amy Luu Wong, the partner in crime and wife of Pow Wow founder Jasper Wong and a good friend of mine. After a couple of years focused on raising their 2-year-old daughter, Ella, and growing Pow Wow’s events, merchandise and global reach, the Kalani High School graduate has set…
  • Favorite finds: Farmers’ markets

    Grant Shindo
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Two of our friends, Malia Hutton (@koreankitkat) and Laurie Oue (@konaish) are farmers’ market fanatics who continuously snap photos of their delicious finds from a variety of vendors and post them on social media for the rest of us to drool over. Here are some of their favorite eats from farmers’ markets around Oahu.
  • Hitchcocktober A-Z

    Brian Watanabe
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Alfred Hitchcock directed over 52 films. To put that into perspective, that’s roughly the number of films directed by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, combined. Over his 50-year career, Hitch was an innovator, an icon and one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history. But don’t take my word for it. Every Thursday in October, Consolidated Theatres Ward is screening a Hitchcock classic for “Hitchcocktober.” For the super fans who’ve seen all 52 of his films (a film-nerd, bucket list goal of mine) and to the newbies who haven’t seen a single frame, here’s an A-Z…
  • Olena’s ocean adventures – part 2

    Olena Heu
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    I saw this wonderful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson — “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea and drink the wild air.” This truly is the new motto of my life, especially living in Hawaii, where we are surrounded by beautiful azure and turquoise blue ocean, kissed by the warm sun and welcomed by warm trade winds. As a self-proclaimed “water baby,” I have set out to try as many sea adventures as I can. Some are meant for thrill seekers, while others are an opportunity to get in the water and experience the depths of the sea. One of the most extreme water activities…
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    The Cat Dish

  • #CatTravels: The Highlands by tour bus, Day 1

    Catherine Toth
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    If there was only one thing we were going to do on our honeymoon, it was visit the Highlands. At least that’s what my husband said. While we were on our way to Ireland. True story. It was the day before we were going to catch a plane from Edinburgh to Dublin when he tells me that he wanted to spend most of our time in Europe in Scotland. I wish he had said this before we left Hawai‘i. So I scrambled to change our flight, cancel our hotel stays in Western Ireland, and find last-minute accommodations in Edinburgh. And despite the frantic rescheduling and the ensuing stress it caused,…
  • #CatTravels: A lesson in Scotch whisky

    Catherine Toth
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The only thing I knew about Scotch whisky was that, well, it was alcohol. That’s really about it. I had no idea whisky made in Scotland was such a special thing. When we arrived in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland (above), last week, one of the things my husband wanted to do was check out a whisky distillery. To be honest, that wasn’t on my Top 5 list of things to do in Edinburgh. I’m not a whisky drinker, much less an aficionado, but I figured this was a good opportunity to learn a little something about Scotland’s national drink. So I booked a tour to nearby…
  • #CatTravels: The mystic of Stonehenge

    Catherine Toth
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Blame my fascinating with all things rocks, but visiting Stonehenge in England has long been on my must-do list. But I’ve met a few people who have discouraged me from the side trip to Wiltshire from London, a two-hour drive west. And you’d have to drive through London. I haven’t met a person yet — including Londoners — who said that was a good idea. But my husband shared my desire to see this prehistoric monument, so I decided to plan a side trip to Bath, a quaint spa city in Somerset in southwest England, which is much closer to Stonehenge (and the wetlands nature…
  • #CatTravels: Visiting nēnē in England

    Catherine Toth
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    My husband has never been to London, which is a big reason why we went. Since I had already been there twice before — once as recent as last year — I decided to let him pick the places he wanted to go. Tower of London, the British Museum, a pub to eat fish and chips — he rattled off the usual London must-dos. Then he said he wanted to see nēnē. As in the Hawaiian goose endemic to the Islands. As in the ones we can see at the Honolulu Zoo. So why did he want to fly 7,200 miles to London to see our own state bird? Turns out, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in London was instrumental…
  • #CatTravels: Visiting Harry Potter’s world

    Catherine Toth
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    I met up with a girlfriend before we shoved off to London who told me, rather enthusiastically, that if I did nothing else in London, I had to go see the studio tour, “The Making of Harry Potter.” Because, she said, if you’re a fan — and we both are — I will lovelovelove it. Let me just tell you how much of a fan I’ve been of the book series: my sister and I rented a hotel room in Waikīkī to read the last book. Yes, we sat in a hotel room and read a book. Cover to cover. It was awesome. Going to the actual set where all eight “Harry Potter” films…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Taking Hawaii Vacations to New Heights

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

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

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

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

    RPang
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is quickly drawing to a close, leaving many with a twinge of wanderlust. Not to worry—starting today, you can virtually explore Oahu’s most popular hiking trails, parks, historical sites and beaches using Street View Trekker on Google Maps and a special page hosted by GoHawaii.com. See 360-degree views of Oahu’s most amazing locations, including Waikiki [...]
 
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Time Lapse and Slow Motion Video in iOS 8

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

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

    Ryan Ozawa
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    For the first time in six years and over 300 shows, Bytemarks Cafe escaped from the basement studio at Hawaii Public Radio and headed out into the field to record on location. Burt and I headed over to Windward Community College to learn about the new agripharmatech program. We spent the full hour with Dr. Inge White and her lab assistant (and former student) Nyan Stillwell, and they told us about the program, their facilities on campus, and the kinds of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits they’ve been able to derive from common backyard plants. We were able to go on location…
  • How Not To Visit a Heiau

    Ryan Ozawa
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Noted conservationist Sam Ohu Gon III shared a photo on Facebook this morning of a blogger’s photo of himself lying on a stone at Moʻokini heiau, saying, “This is what lack of respect looks like.” He posted the following comment: “You probably did not intend it, but your picture lying on the stone at Moʻokini heiau is highly offensive. It demonstrates a complete disregard and lack of respect of Hawaiian history, traditions, and values. It would be rather like posing as a Jew in the gas chambers in Germany, or laying yourself down on the sacrificial altar at the top…
  • Hawaii Geek Beat: iPhone 6, iOS 8, Galaxy Note 4

    Ryan Ozawa
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    This morning’s segment on Hawaii News Now focused on the latest iPhones from Apple (including the latest flap, “Bendgate”), the iOS update that comes with them, and finally the upcoming fourth generation of Samsung’s original “phablet,” the Galaxy Note. Burt, who is currently gallivanting around Japan, escaped the latest escalation in the “Dance, Geek, Dance!” series. See also: First-Weekend Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 Models Top 10 Million The Apple iPhone 6 Plus ‘BendGate’ is Already Out of Control Has Apple forced Samsung to…
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Coralie Matayoshi on Long Story Short

    lwilcox
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Coralie Matayoshi set out with a life plan, but life had other plans. Rather than be defeated, Coralie adapted.  She fulfilled her dream of becoming a trial attorney, but changed direction to make more time to raise a family. Ever since, she has run nonprofit organizations. As Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Pacific Region, for the past 11 years, Coralie has a closetful of red business suits from thrift stores and bargain buys – and she has passed on to her children her disciplined “live within your means” philosophy. Coralie is our guest…
  • Governor's race on Insights on PBS Hawaii

    lwilcox
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Who would have predicted this? The contest for Hawaii’s next Governor, to be decided on November 4, is shaping up to be a horserace. Get to know these four candidates tomorrow on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., Sept. 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm). Each candidate for the state’s top office will take a place at the table for a live discussion, answering questions sent in by viewers. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Republican Duke Aiona, Libertarian Jeff Davis, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Democrat David Ige. Mahealani Richardson hosts.  INSIGHTS is a public affairs show…
  • Don Murphy and Kurt Osaki of “We get ‘em” on LEAHEY & LEAHEY

    lwilcox
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Joining us on tomorrow's LEAHEY & LEAHEY are Don Murphy and Kurt Osaki from the “We get ‘em” campaign, a grassroots fundraising effort supporting UH Athletics (Wed., Sept. 24, 2014, 7:30 pm, PBS Hawaii) Hosts Kanoa and Jim will also be discussing the UH Football team’s recent game at Colorado and the Quarterback situation moving forward.       
  • Ukulele as Home Decor

    lwilcox
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Our Creative Services team shot a Na Mele episode in our TV studio today with Natalie and 'Iolani Kamau'u. We set up the studio to resemble part of the Kamau'us' home, where they plan performances, working on song selection and presentation. The Kamau'u home is decorated with many ukulele that have been retired from use. Seeing them and remembering the instruments' musical lives helps inspire the performers. One of the instruments is even beaded. Natalie bedazzled it while on a work trip to Japan. She says she got bored –  this is the result.  The Kamau'us also…
  • Liberty's "At Home" with Big Bird

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

  • DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii DeSoto Brown's self-proclaimed "addiction" to history began with a stack of old phone books.“As a kid, I collected phone books because I felt they weren’t something we should just throw away,” explains Brown. “They were like giant history books that needed to be saved, except I didn’t really know why.”At 60, Brown is the longtime gatekeeper of the archives of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, where he helps information hunters une...
  • Forest for the Trees: Planting your own koa tree on Hawaii Island

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Forest for the Trees: Planting your own koa tree on Hawaii Island Adult koa trees on Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods' acreage on the northeast slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo by Kristen Hook.The smell of freshly baked cinnamon scones wafts from the kitchen and down the front stairway of the unassuming two-story house I wait outside at Kukaiau Ranch, a 10,200-acre working cattle operation in the tiny village of Umikoa on the northeast slopes of Mauna Kea volcano.“Hey there!” calls a voice from the top of the steps. “Why...
  • Cloud Dancing: Hiking Haleakala National Park's Sliding Sands Keoneheehee Trail

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Cloud Dancing: Hiking Haleakala National Park's Sliding Sands Keoneheehee Trail The Keoneheehee "Sliding Sands" Trail descends into Haleakala crater. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ)Squinting into central Maui morning sunshine, I survey blue skies directly above a Hike Maui van and worry about the waves of cumulus camouflage rushing toward our alpine hiking destination: the summit of Haleakala volcano.My heart sinks a bit at the sight. I begin wishing that the warm, sunglasses-and-T-shirt weather in the sea level Kahului parking lot I’m standin...
  • Hawaii national parks offering free entry, volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Hawaii national parks offering free entry, volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27 Kilauea Iki crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo: National Park ServiceAs Earth’s most isolated inhabited archipelago, Hawaii is blessed with striking natural beauty—eerie volcanic landscapes, lush rainforests and valleys and luxuriously sandy beaches. Fortunately for residents and visitors, much of this scenic wonder is found on lands open to free public access.This Sat. Sept. 27, all Hawaii national p...
  • Humpbacks are back! First spotting off Kauai marks the start of Hawaii’s 2014-15 whale-watching season.

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Humpbacks are back! First spotting off Kauai marks the start of Hawaii’s 2014-15 whale-watching season. The first whale of the 2014-15 season, spotted off the west side of Kauai. Photo: Holo Holo Charters via NOAA.Giving itself away with an explosive spout from its blowhole, the first humpback whale of the 2014-15 Hawaii whale-watching season was sighted one mile off the Kekaha Sugar Mill on the west side of Kauai on Mon., Sept. 15. Holo Holo Charters—a Kauai-based recreational tour company—spotted the whale as it surfaced. The first humpback whale sighting kicks...
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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

  • ワキ脱毛に通って一年になりました

    miya
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    はじめの1、2回目は、脱毛しても全然普通に太い毛がたくさん生えてくるので、本当に 効果あるのかな…と不安になったりもしましたが、回数を重ねるごとに本当に生えてくる毛は 少なく細くなっていき、一年経った最近は、細い毛が2〜3本生えてくるだけまでになりました。 ここまでくるのは、短い道のりではありませんでしたが、本当に真面目に通い続けて良かった…
  • 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。…
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Changing Times

    Joan Conrow
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The full page ad that Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers ran in the local paper speaks volumes about the socioeconomic changes under way on Kauai (click on graphic to enlarge):I love sunshine. I love hiking to secret spots and running with my dogs. I love a good book read from a hammock. I love yoga, and pilates. I love my work and the people I work with, and a company that supports this in every way. I love Poipu and the many people that love it too. Yes, I certainly do love my Hawaii Life!Notice the pricey price tags on the houses, and the complete absence of any reference to…
  • Musings: Where Fluff Meets Puff

    Joan Conrow
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It was hard not to laugh at the timing of The Garden Island's super-gushy articles today about PMRF commander Capt. Bruce Hay and kooky Terry Lilley getting his own reality show.The nexus between the two, aside from the plethora of fluff and puff? To quote TGI:Lilley admits that the work he has been doing is controversial. One of his recent hypotheses is that the [coral reef] disease is caused by the Navy’s use of sonar and electronic microwaves along the North Shore.OK, Terry, whatever you say....It couldn't possibly be the Princeville pesticides, well-fertilized shoreline landscaping and…
  • Musings: Rights and Wrongs

    Joan Conrow
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    In today's The Garden Island, Dominic Acain of Kekaha bemoans the fact that “industries, profits and jobs were always placed before safety, health and environmental concerns.”Yes, it's an age-old scenario that is still playing out in so many ways today: poachers wiping out entire species; women and children sold as sex slaves; endless wars; mounting carbon emissions in the face of perilous climate change — all due to placing profits and jobs above all else.So Dominic and I are very much in agreement on that point.Dominic then goes on to draw a parallel between the regulation of…
  • Musings: Dirty Lickings

    Joan Conrow
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    When the video tapes and media accounts revealed NFL players knocking out their girlfriends and beating their kids, I thought first about the ugly history of my own family and then about all the local guys I'd known or dated in Hawaii who had been subjected to dirty lickings.They all believed they'd deserved the abuse — whipped with garden hoses, belts, electrical cords, switches, getting kicked, beaten with wire coat hangars and hairbrushes, pounded with fists — because they'd been kolohe, smart-mouthed, intransigent.Back in the day, they used to say, their parents had told friends,…
  • Musings: Acing the Litmus Test

    Joan Conrow
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    How important is it to you that a Kauai County Council candidate purchase locally grown food, compost or have a solar hot water heater installed on his or her house?According to a political litmus test being circulated by Surfrider, Apollo Kauai, the Kauai branch of the Hawaii Farmers Union and Zero Waste Kauai, it's essential information. More valuable, say, than a candidate's morals, ethics, intelligence or knowledge of government. And much more crucial than his/her stance on such non-issues as affordable housing, drug abuse, spending priorities, shoreline protection, vacation rentals,…
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    The Maui News

  • Na Alii outlast Sabers

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    KAHULUI - The King Kekaulike High School girls volleyball team is the unbeaten leader of the Maui Interscholastic League Division I race. Maui High is a middle-of-the-pack contender.
  • South-facing shores expected to see surf

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A high-surf advisory has been posted for south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • No structures threatened in brush fire

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A brush fire Monday at Tavares Bay was contained to an open field near an old cemetery, with no structures threatened, a fire official said. Paia and Makawao engine companies responded to the fire reported at 5:17 p.m. off Kuau Beach Place.
  • Roadwork to affect W. Maui subdivision

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Several roads in the West Maui Paunau subdivision may have limited access or be closed during working hours beginning Thursday as the Department of Public Works completes a two-month sealcoating project.
  • Aztecs to start short-handed

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    SAN DIEGO - Half of San Diego State's touted freshman class is expected to be sitting on the bench when the basketball season opens Nov. 14. The Aztecs will play in the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center on Nov. 24 to 26.
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Puna News — Puna Sustainability Expo Is Oct. 11

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    ?For many of us, Hurricane Iselle should have been a wake-up call, as we learned how dependent we are on outside inputs. While it is fresh in our minds, this is the time to see what products and ideas are available so that we and our families can survive the next disaster in some degree of comfort. ?With this in mind, Malama O Puna is planning its popular annual Expo for Saturday, October 11 at the Leilani Estates community facility on Moku Street. The event will run from 11 am to 3 pm. Previous particpants are welcome to return; there are openings for new exhibitors and vendors to promote…
  • Lava News: HVO Oct. 1 Report

    Alan McNarie
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    From Hawaii Volcano Observatory: Kilauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. Inflationary ground tilt and a rise in lava level were recorded at the summit over the past day. At the middle East Rift Zone, the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow remains stalled, although scattered breakouts of lava are present near the lava flow front and at other places between the flow front and Pu`u `O`o June 27th Lava Flow Observations: The June 27th lava flow remains active. Based on observations from HVO webcams, there have been no…
  • Lava News–HVO Monday Report: Outbreak Continues Upslope.

    Alan McNarie
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    From  Hawaii Volcano Observatory June 27th Lava Flow Observations: A Civil Defense overflight on Monday morning found that the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow had not advanced in the past 24 hours, although it was active along its northern margin. The flow lobe upslope and north of the leading edge advanced by 90 m (100 yards) since it was observed on Sunday morning. HVO plans to conduct an overflight of the entire June 27th lava flow field later on Monday. Pu`u  O`o Observations: There was no net change in ground tilt at Pu?u ???? over the past day. Glow was visible overnight above…
  • Commentary: Lava. Pele and the Divine Willies

    Alan McNarie
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Yesterday, after an afternoon of pedaling around sweltering Hilo on various errands, I pulled into the stop across from the County Building to catch my ride home. I spent a half-hour waiting at the stop, which was occupied only by myself and two individuals who’d been coping with the heat with the aid of copious amounts of beer. One of them was still swigging from a can at the stop–which, btw, is illegal, but although we were within a hundred yards from the courthouse, there weren’t any cops around. After asking me if I had any pot and getting a negative answer, the…
  • Lava News–Free Legal Help on

    Alan McNarie
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Puna residents affected by Tropical Storm Iselle or the lava flow can obtain free legal help from volunteer attorneys at Kea`au High School of Mountain View Gym on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 20 p.m. to 2 p.m., in an event sponsored by the Hawaii Legal Aid Society, the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii County Bar Association.
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    Bytemarks

  • Extraordinary Machine: Public Access to Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

  • Episode 317: Agripharmatech – Sept 24, 2014

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

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

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

    Burt Lum
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Joining us today is Chris Lee and Valerie Mih to tell us about the free Unity 3D event at Iolani’s Sullivan Center. Then we have Dean Levitt from Mad Mimi to give us an update on their acquisition by Godaddy. Finally, we’ve invited two board members of the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education, Mike Travis and Elizabeth Garrison will talk about HSTE, Hawaii Technology and Education Week and tech’s influence in education. Additional Links Hawaiian Telcom to invest in undersea fiber cable Submarine Cable Map Nature Video – Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster The…
  • Episode 313: Diving into the Twilight Zone

    Burt Lum
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Don Kosak from the Hawaii Tech Exchange will tell us about tomorrow’s Hawaii Island Game Developer Meetup. Next, Bryan Czibesz is here in the studio to tell us about the upcoming Re/Charting art exhibit. Finally, two scientists from the Bishop Museum will help us explore “the twilight zone.” Richard Pyle and Sonia Rowley will give an update on their deep-sea coral research and the technology that makes it possible. Additional Links Hawaiian Electric submits plans to PUC UH scientists selected for Mars 2020…
 
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • Looking for an entry level Networking staff

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

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

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

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

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

  • Restaurant Salt bar & kitchen has closed

    Bill Cresenzo
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Salt bar & kitchen at 3605 Waialae Ave. has closed. "Thank you for three years of your aloha and support," a voice on the former restaurant's answering machine says. Owner Kevin Hanney told PBN that the restaurant closed on Monday. He said he could not provide details about the closing Wednesday, but would later. The restaurant received positive reviews from the public. On Oct. 1, 2013, Hanney relaunched his other restaurant, 12th Avenue Gill, after spending $1 million in renovations.
  • Interval Leisure Group acquires Hyatt Residential Group, including Hyatt Kaanapali Beach

    Jason Ubay
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Miami, Florida-based Interval Leisure Group has completed its acquisition of Hyatt Residential Group from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The purchase price of approximately $220 million includes Hyatt’s interest in a joint venture that owns and is developing Hyatt Kaanapali Beach, a 131-unit shared ownership property in Maui. Under the terms of the global master license agreement, Hyatt will receive annual license fees. The Hyatt Residence Club and 16 existing shared ownership resorts…
  • Honolulu hospital has patient in isolation for possible Ebola infection

    A. Kam Napier
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    KHON is reporting that a patient is in insolation in a Honolulu area hospital (patient and hospital both currently unidentified) with "red flags" that have the state Department of Health on guard for the possibility of an Ebola infection. Those red flags include a fever or recent travel to West Africa. Officials weren't saying which of these triggered the precaution and since fever alone is a common symptom of many ailments, PBN spoke with state Department of Health public information Janice Okubo…
  • KoAloha Ukulele is moving into a new factory that it will share with Iolani Sportswear on Kona Street

    Bill Cresenzo
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    After 20 years at its factory in Kalihi, KoAloha Ukulele is moving into a new, 4,000-square-foot factory space that it will share with Iolani Sportswear on Kona Street, its president, Alan Okami, said. The company is moving because the area around its current factory is being redeveloped in about three years, so it decided to get ahead of the curve and move toward "the hub of Honolulu." “Being closer to the hub of Honolulu and the new developments surrounding the Kakaako neighborhood is great,…
  • Hawaii contractor, Delta Construction Corp., trying to tap into public sector market

    Duane Shimogawa
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Delta Construction Corp., which does about 75 percent of its work in the private sector, with such notable projects as Forest City Hawaii’s Kapolei Lofts in West Oahu and D.R. Horton — Schuler Homes’ Ka Malanai condominium project, plans to aggressively tip the scales toward the public sector side. Peter Kwan, vice president of operations for the Kapolei-based firm, which ranks as the 12th largest general contractor on Oahu according to PBN research, told PBN that it is trying to bid and win…
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    Hawaii House Blog

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

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

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

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Hawaii State Legislators and members of the Japanese House of Councillors met yesterday to hold the second international meeting of the Japan-Hawaii Legislators’ Friendship Association (JHLFA) at the Hawaii Convention Center. The parties engaged in discussions on a wide range of common topics important to Hawaii and Japan focusing on political, economic, and business matters. The association
  • Statement by Speaker Joseph M. Souki on the passing of former Hawaii Island Legislator Robert Herkes

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Representative Robert (Bob) Herkes STATEMENT OF HOUSE SPEAKER JOSEPH M. SOUKI ON THE PASSING OF FORMER HAWAII ISLAND LEGISLATOR ROBERT HERKES “Hawaii has lost a dedicated and passionate public servant who championed protecting consumer rights during his 18 years in the State House of Representatives. Bob worked tirelessly to pass legislation that strengthened the rights of residents in
  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Recognized as Global Woman of Distinction

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe) has been selected by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. Honorees are invited to attend the Filipina Leadership Summit and awards gala on October 5-8, 2014 in Makiti, Philippines. The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™
 
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  • The 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii On stage at the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
  • 695 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    I currently have a total of 695 convictions (20 trial convictions and 675 plea convictions). I got 13 convictions from pleas in Honolulu District Court for criminal misdemeanor cases on Monday 9/15/2014, Wednesday 9/17/2014, and Thursday 9/18/2014.
  • 682 Convictions

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

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

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

  • The Future Will Be Different

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

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

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

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

  • One Thing Leads to Another

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

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

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

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

    Mike Hu
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Would there ever be a day -- or some day(s) -- when one would not (want to) move at all?  And if one does move, wouldn't they want to move as best they can -- just as they would if they were an athlete or performer?  When would one not want to be at their best -- doing the everyday things of one's life.  That becomes the baseline quality of their life -- and not doing things badly, thoughtlessly, or not at all.  That is the improper conditioning one wishes to rectify -- every day of their lives, which becomes who they are. That is their conditioning -- the way they…
 
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • Cops can Execute a Warrant in the Middle of the Night in a Public Park

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims

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

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

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

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

  • Denial of Claim for Concealment or Fraud Reversed by Sixth Circuit

    Tred Eyerly
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Sixth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting summary judgment to State Farm based upon the insured's alleged concealment of the truth when questioned about a fire that destroyed his home. Rose v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 17312 (6th Cir. Sept. 8, 2014).     A fire destroyed the insured's home. He reported the loss to State Farm, who assigned Rob Raker to investigate the claim. Coverage was denied because State Farm contended that the "Intentional Acts" and "Concealment or Fraud" conditions of the…
  • No Coverage Based Upon Your Prior Work Exclusion

    Tred Eyerly
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's determination of no coverage for construction defects based upon the policy's prior work exclusion. Yu v. Landmark Am. Ins. Co., 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5966 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 22, 2014).    Plaintiff was the owner and developer of a hotel. She contracted with ATMI Design Build to act as general contractor to construct the hotel. C&A Framing Company was a subcontractor to provide rough framing for the project. In May 2003, ATMI fired C&A before it had completed all the work required by the subcontract.
  • Illinois Law Bars Coverage for Construction Defects in Insured's Work

    Tred Eyerly
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       Applying Illinois law, the Seventh Circuit determined there was no coverage for faulty workmanship causing property damage to the insured's project. Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Board of Directors of Regal Lofts Condominium Ass'n, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16250 (7th Cir. Aug. 21, 2014).       The developer converted a vacant building into a condominium. The construction was completed in 2000. The Condominium Board took control of the condo association on July 27, 2000. As early as May 2000, one homeowner was aware of water damage problems in the building. Other complaints surfaced. An…
  • Exception to Watercraft Exclusion Does Not Apply

    Tred Eyerly
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
       The court determined that an additional insured was not entitled to coverage despite an exception to the watercraft exclusion. Holden v. U.S. United Ocean Serv., LLC, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15954 (5th Cir. Aug. 19, 2014).    United entered a contract with Buck Kreihs Company, Inc. under which Buck Kreihs would perform ship-repair work for United. Under the contract, Buck Kreihs would indemnify United for all liabilities arising out of the work or services performed by Buck Kreihs for United. The contract further provided that Buck Kreihs was to procure general liability coverage and…
  • Court Sorts Out Defense Obligations of Mutiple Carriers

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

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    We've mentioned Gerald O'Hara's talk to Scarlett about the importance of land before, and on the occasion of the film's 75th anniversary had an opportunity to see the entire movie again, fully remastered, and in its original aspect ratio.  There's still one more chance, if you're interested. It's playing in 650 theaters nationwide for one day only, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1. Check the list here. If you like this film -- and yes, many aspects of it are, shall we say, "dated" and reflect times past when things were different -- now's probably…
  • Pennsylvania: No Public Use To Condemn, When "Sole Purpose" Of Taking Benefits Private Developer

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Here's a very important case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Middle District). The question before the court in Reading Area Water Auth. v. Schuylkill River Greenway Ass'n , No. J-13-2014 (Sep. 24, 2014) was this: The primary question raised is whether a municipal authority may exercise its eminent domain powers to condemn an easement over privately-owned land, where the sole purpose of the easement is to supply a private developer with land to install sewer drainage facilities needed for a proposed private residential subdivision. Slip op. at 1. …
  • New Cert Petition: Raisin Takings Case, Round II

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    We get to post the California Raisins again! Last term, in Horne v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 12-123 (June 10, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a property owner could raise a takings claim as a defense to the government's attempt to impose a fine pursuant to a complex federal regulatory scheme affecting raisin farmers, which requires those in the industry to set aside a percentage of their yearly crop and "donate" it to the public. The Court held that District Courts have jurisdiction to hear a property owner's claim that this works a taking, and…
  • Oral Argument Video In Texas Supreme Court Condemnation Case: Is A Billboard Moveable Property?

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    We like the Texas Supreme Court, because (among other things) it livestreams oral arguments, and once completed, archives them for those who can't be there in person, or watch live. So even though we couldn't make it to Austin for the arguments earlier this month in Texas v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (a case which we posted about here), we were able to follow along with the archived video.  The case presents two questions: first, whether a billboard owner is entitled to just compensation when the land on which it sits is taken by eminent domain because it may be possible to…
  • New Blog Worth Following: Federal Takings

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Here's one to definitely add to your blogroll: Federal Takings, by the rails-to-trails litigation practice at Arent Fox, including our frequent guest blogger, Thor Hearne.  The focus is on rails-to-trails cases, but also by necessity covers takings cases in the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit. Recent posts include, "Arent Fox Files ‘Rails to Trails’ Cert Petition with US Supreme Court for High Line Park Landowners," and  a summary of an ongoing R-T-T case from Michigan.  Highly recommended.  Related articles Amicus Brief In…
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    Pulpconnection

  • Cool Tea Names and an Oat Cake

    Gee Why
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Starbucks latest line of teas has some cool names. We’re talking Royal English Breakfast, Passion Tango, Youthberry, and Pineapple Kona Pop. Then there’s this Hawaii-themed oat cake. Yeah, I’ll pass on that lava rock of an oat cake, and what makes it “Hawaii” anyways? Because Oprah Let Oprah’s Words Steep Your Soul Feeling Like a Dirty Oprah? Hour 14 Starbucks Reserve Ka`u Now Available
  • Unlimited No Longer

    Gee Why
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    And I feel the same. After getting the original AT&T unlimited data plan with my iPhone 3G and carrying it over for years, I finally gave it up, switching to an AT&T mobile data sharing plan. Truthfully, I never approached “unlimited” data in my usage, averaging less than 2 GB per month. So instead of keeping the cool sounding unlimited data plan, I opted for other useful services (hello text plan). I also said goodbye to my iPhone 4. This phone really cranked up the camera quality, making the iPhone my preferred camera. *639# to Check Your AT&T Upgrade Staus When Is…
  • ShedRain Umbrellas (and More) at Costco

    Gee Why
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    If you’re looking for a good old umbrella, Costco is carrying the ShedRain brand, specifically the Ultimate Umbrella. This model looks similar to the WindJammer model that was previously recognized in The Wirecuter’s Best Umbrella category. But at around $17, I’m guessing the Ultimate Umbrella is different than the $35 WindJammer. Three colors are available – all black, black with polka dots, and red with polka dots. What else did I spy at Costco Hawaii Kai edition? Lactaid milk is available, but not at the Waipio location (I checked). More good news, this Lactaid…
  • Lanikai Juice Is Now Open Open

    Gee Why
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    In the beginning of September, Lanikai Juice in Kailua underwent renovations. Fortunately, while the store was closed, the location was still open thanks to their mobile juice truck parked out front. The renovations are done and the storefront is now open open (and still crowded). Lanikai Juice Kailua Is Closed But Open Hiked the Lanikai Pillboxes Executive Chef Kailua Now Open Peets Kailua Now Open Executive Chef Exited
  • One Week with the iPhone 6

    Gee Why
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    Not my iPhone It’s been barely one week using my new iPhone 6, but here are a few more observations. Does it bend? Seriously, what? Why is #bendgate even a thing? Um, how about not sitting on your phone to begin with. And if you had a plastic encased phone, I’m guessing the phone would crack. At least the bent iPhone 6 is still operational and it seems like Apple is replacing bent exteriors. But still, my suggestion is to not sit on your expensive smartphone. Touch ID. I love it. Forget that the physical home button on the iPhone takes up precious real estate. The integration of…
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Surf's Up! Honolulu's South Swell

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

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

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

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

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

  • ‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ artists selected

    Lesa Griffith
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Our website always gets a spike in visits whenever we post the artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i, which is what we did last Tuesday. In case you missed the exhibition page on our website or our Facebook post, we thought we’d share it in a blog post. This year, 249 artists submitted work for consideration for the Honolulu Museum of Art’s next biennial exhibition Artists of Hawai‘i. Out of that pool, museum director Stephan Jost, deputy director Allison Wong, and contemporary art curator James Jensen selected seven artists and one art collective. The artists now have nine…
  • Stephan Jost: Membership up, outreach reaching further

    Lesa Griffith
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Just over a year ago we launched our new membership program. I am happy to report that the community has embraced the new structure. Our membership is up 48 percent over last year, and many of these new members are under the age of 45. It pleases me that younger people have made the museum a part of their lives—whether they are attending ARTafterDARK, Bank of Hawai’i Family Sunday, or just stopping by for a quiet moment of reflection. Internally we are thinking deeply about how to make sure we engage this growing membership in a meaningful way while ensuring that our long-term supporters…
  • Congratulations 2014 graduating docents!

    Scott Whelden
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Congratulations to our newest crop of school tour docents who graduated just last week and have hit the ground running. Already taking  students of all ages through the museum are Kumiko Agriga, Alan Armstrong, Sara Barnes, Catherine Humphrey, Lisa Lofland, Anne Orndahl, Consuelo Rogers, Edith Runner, Hannah Slovin,  Gregory Spencer, Mary Spencer, and Alex Wade. Volunteer docents are an integral part of the museum, leading the way in carrying out our education mission. Our school tour docents currently serve more than 21,000 local students, and the number is growing. Interested in…
  • Kyle Little or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abstract Art

    Scott Whelden
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    As this blog post is being typed, an installation team is hard at work in the Palm Courtyard assembling a large table that will provide extra seating for the Coffee Bar. Meanwhile, a new barista is being trained to serve up the 100 percent locally grown coffee, teas, OnoPops, Waialua Sodas, and, of course, those handmade cookies that we all love. Just six months after opening, the coffee bar is growing under the management of Kyle Little. If you’ve visited the Palm Courtyard anytime in the past six months, you know that Kyle runs the Coffee Bar with contagious enthusiasm (and if you…
  • Win our Facebook contest: We’ll display your artwork in a gallery

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

  • bacardi pool party video woah

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10/01/2014 - Zodiac First Wednesdays Celebrating Libras

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Calling all you Libras, it's your month so we're celebrating on your behalf with the Dave Young Band & Kevin Coleman & the Flat Five Blues Band. Great music so come and dance your "Libra" butts off, woohoo.</span></p>
  • 10/01/2014 - Stew. Rice. Ige/Tsutsui

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    <p><strong>Share</strong> your questions, concerns and hopes over dinner and coffee at this casual event with David joined by his wife Dawn as well as Shan.</p><p><br /><strong>Meet</strong> David and Shan and learn why they are asking to be your next governor and lieutenant governor and are the most qualified for these important positions.</p><p><br /><strong>Join</strong> the movement of community members who are seeking to help Hawaii become a better place for ALL of us by electing Senator David Ige as our next…
  • 10/01/2014 - Kawika Trask & Friends

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>These seasoned musicians perform a free concert, singing a medley of Hawaiian songs.  The show starts will in the heart of Waikīkī, the Royal Grove at the Royal Hawaiian Center.</p>
  • 10/01/2014 - RHPS Drop-in Shadowcast Rehearsals for the Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">The ARTS at Marks Garage is having RHPS drop-in shadowcast rehearsals every Wednesday in Chinatown for their 2014 screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rocky Horror Picture Show will run October 29, 2014 through November 1, 2014.<br /> <br /> Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film tribute to science fiction and horror B movies. Interactive shows featuring "Shadow Casts" began shortly after the movie premiered and have been going on in theatres across the nation since. Most often shadow actors are fans that can act out the…
  • 10/01/2014 - Wednesdays - Lezdays

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Station Bar & Lounge Presents<br />Lezdays - Wednesdays</p><p>A Special Night Featuring <br />$1 Off all drinks for girls<br />$1 Off all drinks with valid College ID<br /><br />$5 Sexy Drinks Specials all night long<br />Citron My Face l Rainbow Orgy l STP l Muff Diver l Strap-on</p>
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii DeSoto Brown's self-proclaimed "addiction" to history began with a stack of old phone books.“As a kid, I collected phone books because I felt they weren’t something we should just throw away,” explains Brown. “They were like giant history books that needed to be saved, except I didn’t really know why.”At 60, Brown is the longtime gatekeeper of the archives of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, where he helps information hunters une...
  • Forest for the Trees: Planting your own koa tree on Hawaii Island

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Forest for the Trees: Planting your own koa tree on Hawaii Island Adult koa trees on Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods' acreage on the northeast slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo by Kristen Hook.The smell of freshly baked cinnamon scones wafts from the kitchen and down the front stairway of the unassuming two-story house I wait outside at Kukaiau Ranch, a 10,200-acre working cattle operation in the tiny village of Umikoa on the northeast slopes of Mauna Kea volcano.“Hey there!” calls a voice from the top of the steps. “Why...
  • Cloud Dancing: Hiking Haleakala National Park's Sliding Sands Keoneheehee Trail

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Cloud Dancing: Hiking Haleakala National Park's Sliding Sands Keoneheehee Trail The Keoneheehee "Sliding Sands" Trail descends into Haleakala crater. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ)Squinting into central Maui morning sunshine, I survey blue skies directly above a Hike Maui van and worry about the waves of cumulus camouflage rushing toward our alpine hiking destination: the summit of Haleakala volcano.My heart sinks a bit at the sight. I begin wishing that the warm, sunglasses-and-T-shirt weather in the sea level Kahului parking lot I’m standin...
  • Hawaii national parks offering free entry, volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Hawaii national parks offering free entry, volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27 Kilauea Iki crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo: National Park ServiceAs Earth’s most isolated inhabited archipelago, Hawaii is blessed with striking natural beauty—eerie volcanic landscapes, lush rainforests and valleys and luxuriously sandy beaches. Fortunately for residents and visitors, much of this scenic wonder is found on lands open to free public access.This Sat. Sept. 27, all Hawaii national p...
  • Humpbacks are back! First spotting off Kauai marks the start of Hawaii’s 2014-15 whale-watching season.

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Humpbacks are back! First spotting off Kauai marks the start of Hawaii&rsquo;s 2014-15 whale-watching season. The first whale of the 2014-15 season, spotted off the west side of Kauai. Photo: Holo Holo Charters via NOAA.Giving itself away with an explosive spout from its blowhole, the first humpback whale of the 2014-15 Hawaii whale-watching season was sighted one mile off the Kekaha Sugar Mill on the west side of Kauai on Mon., Sept. 15. Holo Holo Charters—a Kauai-based recreational tour company—spotted the whale as it surfaced. The first humpback whale sighting kicks...
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    Live Ukulele

  • Transposing A Song With GarageBand

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

    Brad Bordessa
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This past Sunday I opened for John Cruz at the Honoka’a People’s Theater. Here’s one of the songs I played. Originally done by State Radio.
  • The Lowdown on ‘Ukulele Pickups

    Brad Bordessa
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    An updated, in-depth look at different types of 'ukulele pickups including explanations of under-saddle transducers, sound-board transducers, active and passive systems, and some of the most popular brands and models.
  • The Old Silo Streaming Free

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

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

  • Starry Night in the Sand – Hawaii Bioluminescence

    Lauren Rolland
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Last night my husband and I were taking a nighttime stroll down Ke Iki beach on the North Shore, when all of The post Starry Night in the Sand – Hawaii Bioluminescence appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Taking Care of Sunburns in Hawaii

    Bruce Fisher
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Hawaii is the perfect place to get a little sun. A golden tan after a vacation in the tropics is almost like The post Taking Care of Sunburns in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 9 Things you probably never knew about Oahu

    Bruce Fisher
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Many vacationers seek Oahu for one reason: Waikīkī . The white sands, turquoise waters, fun surf breaks, premiere shopping, exciting nightlife… there The post 9 Things you probably never knew about Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Legends Behind Popular Hawaii Locations

    Jamie Winpenny
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    One of the things that give Hawaii its enormously rich cultural heritage is its sprawling mythology. It is a mythology as full The post Legends Behind Popular Hawaii Locations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival bounces back!

    Jamie Winpenny
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Since its start in 2008, the annual Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival has been among the most popular Halloween events in Hawaii. The post Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival bounces back! appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
 
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hawaii rainfall chart by month and island

    Sheila Beal
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    As we’ve been working through our detailed month-by-month series to help you choose the best month for you to visit Hawaii, weather is certainly an important factor. Many times, we’ve referenced Weather.com’s excellent database of Hawaii of rainfall averages, however simply listing a single month’s rainfall data point by island, didn’t provide enough context to our liking. To remedy this issue, we’ve aggregated the rainfall data to provide a single chart.Notes about the data:– For simplicity, this chart only shows the four major islands. The general…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Kiholo Bay Aerial

    Sheila Beal
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Mahalo to Hawaii By Air Photography for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.What an amazing view of the turquoise sea meeting the Big Island’s shoreline at this stunningly beautiful Kohala Coast spot.Happy Aloha Friday!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically from our site or this RSS feed.
  • Nounou Mountain, Kauai’s Sleeping Giant

    Sheila Beal
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Nounou Mountain – Sleeping GiantAs you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant.Per GoHawaii.com, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is:… this giant was tricked by villagers into eating a vast amount of rocks hidden in fish and poi. Sleepy from the meal, the giant took a nap and hasn’t woken since.You…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Beautiful blue sky

    Sheila Beal
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Mahalo to Mariola DeFina for sharing this beautiful picture with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Mariola shared this short note along with the photo, “Beautiful blue sky with bird inflight.” Yes, we agree that sky is a beautiful blue. It’s such a deep blue that I can’t imagine it being even bluer.Happy Aloha Friday! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words are permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content…
  • 2014 – 2015 season’s first humpback whale was spotted off Kauai!

    Sheila Beal
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Though Hawaii’s “official” humpback whale season doesn’t start until late December, the first whale sighting of the season occurred this week. According to this KITV report, the crew of Holo Holo Charters spotted a whale about a mile off the west coast of Kauai on September 16th.If you are visiting Hawaii between now and the end of December, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales as more whales start filtering in towards the peak season, which is from January to March.Since we’ve been following the season’s first whale sightings in Hawaii, the first…
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    Ha Ha Ha!

  • Canada, LNG & What Our Electricity Will Cost in Hawaii

    leslielang
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Hawai‘i’s utilities depend on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a “bridge fuel,” which will allow it to lower rate payers’ costs. The cost to rate payers, though, depends on the long-term contract HECO can secure. Canada is probably the best place for Hawaii to acquire LNG. But Canada has some important decisions ahead. Should they build LNG plants, which will require huge upfront investments in the multiple billions? They will have to make some decisions soon. Click to read a special report on the subject from TD Bank Group (PFD): Higher prices…
  • Study of 100 Billion Animals Fed GMO Feed: No Problems

    leslielang
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Richard Ha writes: A scientific review by UC Davis found no sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed. From UC David News & Information on September 25, 2014: A new scientific review from the University of California, Davis, reports that the performance and health of food-producing animals consuming genetically engineered feed, first introduced 18 years ago, has been comparable to that of animals consuming non-GE feed. The review study also found that scientific studies have detected no differences in the nutritional makeup of the meat, milk or other food products…
  • General Mills Shareholders Just Say No to Dumping GMOs

    leslielang
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Richard Ha writes: This is interesting. General Mills let shareholders decide whether or not the company should remove GMOs from its products, and they said no. From the Los Angeles Times: General Mills shareholders reject proposal to dump GMOs By DAVID PIERSON General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for Annie’s, a stalwart of the organic and natural foods industry. But when…
  • Spotted: Banana Bunchy Top Virus

    leslielang
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Richard Ha writes: We are seeing a real problem with Banana Bunchy Top Virus, which I wrote about here. The number of cases we are seeing around town is alarming. This is on Kawailani Street in Hilo. The Department of Agriculture has been notified.   This is on Komohana St. in Hilo.  If you see the virus, call the Department of Agriculture.   Related articles Disturbing Banana Bunchy Top Virus Trend Banana Bunchy Top Virus Lynn Richardson: Large Increase in Banana Bunchy Top Virus Will Home-Grown Bananas Become a Memory?
  • Learning From Germany & Others' Energy Plans: No Free Lunch

    leslielang
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Richard Ha writes: Germany attempted to transition to a green electricity generation more than ten years ago. Today, some of its electricity rates are the highest in Europe, and it is using coal for 45 percent of its electricity. The lesson here is that there really isn’t any “free lunch.” From Bloomberg.com today: Merkel’s Taste for Coal to Upset $130 Billion Green Drive By Julia Mengewein - Sep 22, 2014 When Germany kicked off its journey toward a system harnessing energy from wind and sun back in 2000, the goal was to protect the environment and build out climate-friendly power…
 
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • More on Hawaii Sunlight and Health

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

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

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

    Hilo Living
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Measuring Light in HawaiiAfter reading studies about the health benefits of sunlight and reports that world-wide pollution is blocking sunlight in the northern hemisphere, we wondered how bright the sun is in Hawaii?  To find out we ordered a digital light meter (Dr Meter) to see how much light we are getting inside our home and on our walks.  Is the sunlight as bright as it seems?Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found that exposure to light was correlated to BMI (Body Mass Index).  The key was to bask in light of at least 500 Lux…
  • Our caffeine story

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

  • Grazing along at the 19th Annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range

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

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

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

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

  • New Ala Wai dog park helps community bond

    Rob Shikina
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Chess, a border collie mix from a shelter in New Mexico, strolled inside a new dog park near the Ala Wai Canal on Sunday, unfazed by a smaller Chihuahua sprinting through the crowd and cutting wide arcs in the grass.
  • Funding issues delay Kihei school

    Nanea Kalani
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Construction on a long-awaited public high school for South Maui has been set back because of funding issues, meaning the Kihei campus isn't expected to open to students until 2020 — four years later than planned.
  • Expect muggy weather to last all week

    Leila Fujimori
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    No, you're not trapped in the 1993 film "Groundhog Day," in which actor Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman stuck going through the same day repeatedly.
  • Breakout on north side of lava flow advances about 75 yards overnight

    Star-Advertiser staff
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Activity at Kilauea Volcano's lava flow front remained "sluggish" Saturday, with more vigorous breakouts farther upslope, U.S. geologists reported.
  • Witness fears testifying in USO gang trial

    Nelson Daranciang
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    A federal prosecutor in the USO Family prison gang racketeering trial told the judge Tuesday that one of his witnesses is refusing to testify because the witness "is in fear of his safety."
 
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    SportsHawaii.com

  • UH-UMass To Play Football Series In 2016, ’17

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

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

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

  • Kids BJJ Class Promotes Self-Defense after Ewa Beach Kidnapping Scares

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

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

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

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

  • SUP Surfing on Downwind Race boards is FUN!

    robert
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Surfing on raceboards is a lot of fun and a great skill to practice if you want to get faster on downwind runs, it’s all about surfing the bumps. Surfing these big long boards also allows you to catch and surf waves that others can’t, which opens up all kinds of uncrowded spots and smaller [...]
  • Lina Augaitis Talks SUP Community

    davi
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    By: Allie BrownI came down to southern California 2.5 weeks before BOP and likely will stay and head to Turtle Bay the week after BOP. I am a Pro athlete which means I do have a lot of fun on the job but also spend a lot of time alone, figuring out logistics, and managing [...]
  • Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event

    davi
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Connor Baxter Makes it a Clean Sweep to Take the Overall Title at Huntington Beach and Win The 2014 WORLD TITLE!RECAP BY CONNOR The 2014 Huntington Grand Slam was a great event. The contest started off on Tuesday with the trials for the surfing portion. The next day the main event started and I was in heat 10. The [...]
  • Location X announced, World Series Finals coming up & look back at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

    davi
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Location X is provisionally announced for Morocco from the 8th – 16th November We are proud to announce that Morocco will host this year’s Location X event, following directly on from the La Torche Pro France and running from the 8th – 16th November. Final details are still being confirmed with all travel, logistic and broadcast [...]
  • Tradewinds are back! Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala

    robert
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    After a few weeks of sweltering heat and light winds it looks like we will have some nice trades this Wedensday, so we will take advantage of the tailwinds with a downwind run! We will meet on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Kahala Beach park. Please let Robert or Jeff know if you want to rent [...]
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • Big News ~ New Owner takes SwellWomen International!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Are there more people on Oahu now?

    cabanalane
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    This is not a census question as I can look up the numbers. And often numbers don't tell the full picture and it's not really my question. Is the island more crowded today? I left a long time again. 20 years. Even before that, I can see the island changing. I grew up in Honolulu. There was no reason for me to even go the Pearlridge. Then lived in Pear City. Then Ewa (Gentry). And even then, it was all sugarcane when the townhouse was built. I'm sure the 2nd city is awesome and old hat now. Kakaako is now (from what I read) as dense as New York City with all the new condos. So where are all…
  • Tiger Eyes (2012)

    scrivener
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Tiger Eyes (2012) Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Tatanka Means. Directed by Lawrence Blume. Written by Lawrence Blume and Judy Blume. Before 2012, despite more than eighty-two million sales in forty-one countries, no Judy Blume book had been turned into a major motion picture, a fact that confounds this lifelong fan. In these recent years, when the buying power of the American tweener has fueled fervor for sparkly vampires and wimpy kids’ diaries, you’d think that someone with Blume’s seemingly universal recognition would be a prime candidate for a good movie aimed at young people. I…
  • Kikaider: The Ultimate Human Robot

    helen
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Saw a preview for a movie called Kikaider: The Ultimate Human Robot which will be shown in North America sometime in October 2014, I think it was the 2nd week of October and just for one week. I think it runs from October 10 to the 17th if I remember the date on the poster that I saw.
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    helen
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I saw the movie A Walk Among the Tombstones on late Thursday night (9/18/14). The movie is set in New York City in the year 1999, so there is talk about Y2K, the computers have CRT monitors and the bad guys using pay phones. The movie about a ex-cop who is now a private investigator (unlicensed so he says) who is hired by a drug trafficker (which he claims to be and not a drug dealer) to find some guys who had kidnapped his wife and after paying the ransom those bad guys killed her anyway. It turns out these bad guys have killed two women before who's male companion's are in the drug trade…
  • The Expendables 3

    helen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Saw the movie The Expendables 3 at the Ward Theater on Thursday night (9/18/14). Suffice to say it is a movie with a lot things blowing up, guns a blazing, a lot of henchmen to the main bad guy gets killed without the good guys even getting wounded, some chase scenes and some light humor to lighten the mood. Kind of wish this movie (or the series) would have been made say 15 years ago.
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    Lavagal

  • Infrared Yoga and Recovery, Healing and Optimism

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

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

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

  • School Excursion But No Lunch!?!

    Rodney
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
      What’s wrong with this school!?!  Kindergarteners head out for an all day excursion, but the school makes the kids leave their lunches and water bottles at the school.  The reason that the teacher gave was “because it would be too much responsibility to keep track of 21 water bottles and they might misplace it“.   Sounds like a lame excuse to me.   Meanwhile, the chaperones had bentos and drinks for themselves.  I wonder if they ate it in front of the five-year-olds or if they had the decency to hide in the bus and stuff their faces.   The DOE told…
  • Happy Autumn

    Rodney
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Welcome to Autumn!     Autumn or Fall – my favorite season of the year.   I think of Autumn as the Twilight of the year.  Summer is the day, Winter is the night, Spring is the dawn, and Autumn is the dusk.  Every day – after a full day of working or playing, it’s time to wind down, relax, and prepare for rest.  And the same applies to the year.  Before the Winter sleep comes, Autumn is the time to settle in, kick back, and decompress for the year.   Plus Autumn means that Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years is right around the corner!
  • Small Kid Time Rules

    Rodney
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    I grew up in a structured structure.  Huh?  Translated: Our house had plenty rules.  And my dad made sure that the rules were followed – after all, they were his rules.   There were 4 of us boys growing up in the house.  Mom did the cooking and cleaning, that was a given (remember, this was back in the 60’s).  And we had rules to follow.  Actually, they were more like chores.  The biggest one was “The Calendar”.  Written on each day was one of our initials.  It repeated from oldest to the youngest: B, T, H, R, B, T, H, R, B, T, H, R, etc.  And if it was…
  • Gotta Have It – iPhone 6

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

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

  • Steering a Steady Course in a World of Challenges

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — During the past week, key leaders of the Outrigger ‘ohana representing our properties in Hawai‘i and on Guam gathered in Honolulu for an outstanding three days of education and sharing of ideas and information. A … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Arriving in Maldives

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DAVID CAREY — This past Tuesday, Outrigger Enterprises Group completed the purchase of the Konotta Island Resort in the Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation about 200 miles southwest of the southern tip of India. Following its renovation, we expect … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • “Kiss My Stache!”

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KELLY SMALLWOOD — The Global Contact Center in Denver had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Richard Kelley, Linda Jane Kelley and Dan Wacksman to our “All Hands” employee meetings on Sept. 16 where we discussed our new brand strategy, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Housekeepers – The Heart & Soul of Hospitality

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Last week our company celebrated International Housekeepers Week, and Saturday Briefing featured pictures of our Housekeepers who, to me, are the heart & soul of the hospitality industry. As pictures continue to pour in from … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • An Eye for Travel

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JORDAN JOANOU — Our own Dan Wacksman, SVP of Global Distribution, was a keynote speaker at the recent EyeForTravel, Travel Distribution Summit in New York held Sept. 11-12. To a packed house of 400 industry leaders, Dan spoke on … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • Ramblings from the Wrong Side of a Lava Flow

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

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

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

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

  • Agency, Schmagency!

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

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

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

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

  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

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

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

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

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

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
 
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • 3 Ways to Help You Find a Job in Hawaii with Craigslist

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Craigslist Hawaii is a very useful resource for anyone attempting to find employment in the Hawaiian Islands. Personally, I prefer it to other job finding methods like knocking on doors, applying at the Hawaii state and federal offices, or cruising online job boards. There is nothing that has more bang for the buck than Craigslist […]
  • Finding Hawaii Employment Using RSS Feeds at Craigslist

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    RSS (Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) feeds are nothing more than a push of information that arrives at your computer, tablet, phone, or whatever gadget you use. RSS use is declining in this social media world, but, I still use it and so do millions of people around the world. We use RSS […]
  • Finding Employment Using Craigslist – Search All Jobs

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Craigslist is an amazing tool for helping us find jobs in the islands, but, there is a problem with using it that many people aren’t aware of. I’ll show you what I mean. Take a look at the home page for Hawaii Craigslist (Hawaii.craigslist.org). See all the job categories on the right side? If I […]
  • Using Craigslist Hawaii – Your Resume

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    One function Craigslist Hawaii and all the Craigslist locations have is the Resume option. You can upload your resume, in txt or with basic HTML formatting, to their site with the link below: Resume section of Craigslist Hawaii The Resume link isn’t very visible on the page of some computers because it is at the […]
  • Racism and Hate in Hawaii – Does it Exist?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
    In May of 2007 I started Aim for Awesome as a site about helping people move to Hawaii from other parts of the world, primarily from the mainland U.S. The most common topic I’ve been asked by readers over these seven years is about the racism issue on the Hawaiian Islands. Does racism exist? Is it […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Changing Times

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The full page ad that Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers ran in the local paper speaks volumes about the socioeconomic changes under way on Kauai (click on graphic to enlarge):I love sunshine. I love hiking to secret spots and running with my dogs. I love a good book read from a hammock. I love yoga, and pilates. I love my work and the people I work with, and a company that supports this in every way. I love Poipu and the many people that love it too. Yes, I certainly do love my Hawaii Life!Notice the pricey price tags on the houses, and the complete absence of any reference to…
  • Musings: Where Fluff Meets Puff

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It was hard not to laugh at the timing of The Garden Island's super-gushy articles today about PMRF commander Capt. Bruce Hay and kooky Terry Lilley getting his own reality show.The nexus between the two, aside from the plethora of fluff and puff? To quote TGI:Lilley admits that the work he has been doing is controversial. One of his recent hypotheses is that the [coral reef] disease is caused by the Navy’s use of sonar and electronic microwaves along the North Shore.OK, Terry, whatever you say....It couldn't possibly be the Princeville pesticides, well-fertilized shoreline landscaping and…
  • Musings: Rights and Wrongs

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    In today's The Garden Island, Dominic Acain of Kekaha bemoans the fact that “industries, profits and jobs were always placed before safety, health and environmental concerns.”Yes, it's an age-old scenario that is still playing out in so many ways today: poachers wiping out entire species; women and children sold as sex slaves; endless wars; mounting carbon emissions in the face of perilous climate change — all due to placing profits and jobs above all else.So Dominic and I are very much in agreement on that point.Dominic then goes on to draw a parallel between the regulation of…
  • Musings: Dirty Lickings

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    When the video tapes and media accounts revealed NFL players knocking out their girlfriends and beating their kids, I thought first about the ugly history of my own family and then about all the local guys I'd known or dated in Hawaii who had been subjected to dirty lickings.They all believed they'd deserved the abuse — whipped with garden hoses, belts, electrical cords, switches, getting kicked, beaten with wire coat hangars and hairbrushes, pounded with fists — because they'd been kolohe, smart-mouthed, intransigent.Back in the day, they used to say, their parents had told friends,…
  • Musings: Acing the Litmus Test

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    How important is it to you that a Kauai County Council candidate purchase locally grown food, compost or have a solar hot water heater installed on his or her house?According to a political litmus test being circulated by Surfrider, Apollo Kauai, the Kauai branch of the Hawaii Farmers Union and Zero Waste Kauai, it's essential information. More valuable, say, than a candidate's morals, ethics, intelligence or knowledge of government. And much more crucial than his/her stance on such non-issues as affordable housing, drug abuse, spending priorities, shoreline protection, vacation rentals,…
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    Baron's Blog

  • Another flight to go with the flow

    Baron
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Took a flight via Paradise Helicopters over the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow. GPS tracking of the flight path. Videos shot below.
  • Come fly with me, let’s fly let’s fly away

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

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

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

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

  • I saw the doctor yesterday

    gigihawaii
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Neighbor’s plant (photo by Gigi): As you know, I experienced excruciating chest pain and pressure last Friday night, while resting in bed. I saw my internist on Tuesday. An EKG was administered, and my doctor told me it was “abnormal.”  However, it was just as abnormal as the EKG done in 2012.  I seem to have a history of abnormal EKGs, dating from the 1970s. The doctor told me that she did not think I had a heart attack last Friday. I asked her if I should have a blood test to prove it.  She said that blood tests are done if an MI is suspected.  (Not TIA, as blogger DJan…
  • Gyotaku

    gigihawaii
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    While I wait for a phone call from my internist regarding my “heart attack” last Friday, I thought I would share some photos of our lunch yesterday. This was our first time at Gyotaku, a Japanese restaurant in Pearl City.  David and I had a good time there. This is the sign outside the restaurant: We started with miso soup, which contained tofu and seaweed: Then we had a vegetable salad (that long orange thing is imitation crab, I believe): This was followed by shrimp and vegetable tempura and chicken: And, they saved the best for last, assorted sushi: This lunch special was so…
  • A scary experience

    gigihawaii
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    My 4 year old grandson, Rylan. (Gigi’s photo, taken on June 14, 2014) Friday night, I had a scary experience. I had gone to bed and was sleeping on my right side.  When I turned to lie on my back, I experienced excruciating pain.  My whole chest felt like it was on fire and I could hardly breathe due to a heavy pressure on my chest.  I thought I was having a heart attack. I considered calling 911, but realized that nobody was home to answer the door, as David had gone to the gym. I was in no shape to get out of bed, and I believed I was going to die. Die alone! At age 68. I was filled…
  • An accountant forever

    gigihawaii
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Photos by David.  How is it possible for purple and white flowers to grow on the same branch, same plant?  Any botanists out there? I have to laugh at my husband, who was an accountant and comptroller for many years. He’s retired, now, but he still loves to compose spreadsheets on the computer. As you know, David and I have separate bank and credit card accounts. However, we split the joint monthly bills.  He pays the grocery and restaurant bills, and I pay the utility bills, home insurance premium, property tax, and everything else.  We try to balance the payments, so that…
  • Free, free at last!

    gigihawaii
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: Jade plant (David’s photo). September is our hottest month of the year, whereas January is our coldest. How does 90F grab you?  And it is humid, too.  The air is so thick and dense that you could slice it with a knife. Friends have told me that to cool off, they go to the movie theater or stay inside an air conditioned store. That’s not something David and I have to do.  Back in 1997, we air conditioned our whole house, and it was the best thing we ever did.  So, while others swelter, we are cool and dry. It’s quite peaceful around here, and we are stress-free. Always try to…
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Billy V

  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Billy V and Mele Apana join Steve and Grace to talk entertainment news.Tracy Morgan fires back at Walmart and The Voice get some local flavor...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Billy V and Mele are in to give us today's entertainment news. Amanda Bynes is in hot water again, and a singer on The Voice tries out for a second time, the pay off is huge...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    In today's entertainment segment, Billy-V and Mele Apana talk about President Obama, paparazzi, and the Aloha Festival parade...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    In this edition of chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana, the duo reveals the highest paid hip-hop rapper, who challenged Mele Apana to the ALS ice bucket challenge...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Time to check in with Billy- V and Mele Apana. They chat about Brother Noland's book blessing and release party last night at Highway Inn- Kakaako as well as second night of auditions of "The Voice."Copyright 2014 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
 
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • One of those mornings

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

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

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

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

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

  • Summer Peaks and Autumn Dips

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

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

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

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

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

  • Make sure your Hawaiian 'honeymoon' is not a blind date: No Worries Hawaii

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dig deep into the world of earthworms and discover how our wiggly friends keep our soil healthy and strong. Learn how they survive living in the dirt and how they turn our waste into wealth. Bring a recycled clear soda bottle or tall juice bottle for making a wormery. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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    WWW.IN4MANTS.COM

  • PEARLRIDGE & MCCULLY – NIKE SB CALI DUNK HIGH RELEASE SEPT 12

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

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

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

    Fibes
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Arrival: Sept 1, 2014 Items: Snapbacks, button ups, and reversible bucket hats
  • FEATURED ON THE HUNDREDS – STREETWEAR VETERAN TODD SHIMABUKU OPENS HNRS IN VEGAS

    Fibes
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Please hit up The Hundred’s site to see the full feature on Todd Shimabuku and Honors! Interview done by John Pangilinan. Pics courtesy of The Hundreds Full Interview “Here” Just-opened HNRS, pronounced “honors,” is the latest venture from industry veteran Todd Shimabuku. An appropriate name for the new project by someone well-respected within the community who has helped brands from the onset including LRG, 4CE FOOTWEAR, IN4MATION, QUINTIN, ILLEST, and CROOKS & CASTLES, and more. Todd co-founded In4mation in 2002 and has since brought streetwear to the Islands,…
 
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    REVO Oahu Blog

  • The future of REVO Oahu

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hey there, Janice here. I'm always asked, "So when's the next REVO show?" or "Any new shirt designs coming up?" There is no doubt that REVO Oahu means so much to me. For the past 5 years, I've invested so much of my time, my money and my entire self into it. And although I've personally never gained anything financially from it, I do it simply for the love of spreading positivity and to encourage my generation and the ones to come, that there is a far greater purpose to serve in life. So with that said, you have no idea how heartbreaking it is to hear those questions and know deep down…
  • Priceless Penmanship: Homeless Fonts

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

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

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

    3 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
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    CrossFit 808

  • Gymnastics Clinic Sunday at 10:00am!

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Gymnastics Clinic with a focus on Muscle-ups this Sunday, October 5th from 10:00-11:30am. Spaces are very limited, so sign-up today by emailing Coach Josh at josh@808crossfit.com!Clinics are always FREE for Unlimited Members and $10 for the rest of our members. Sorry, but this clinic is not open to the public -- CrossFit 808 members only.
  • 1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:Scheduling Reminder: For the month of October, we are offering the 7:00pm class Monday - Thursday!A. Every 90 seconds, for 15 minutes (10 sets):Hang Clean + CleanBuild over the course of the ten sets.B. Every minute, on the minute, for 30 minutes:Minute 1 – 15 Heavy Russian Kettlebell SwingsMinute 2 – 10 Walking Lunges with DumbbellsMinute 3 – 10 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24″/20″)If you'd like to check us out before the Group Elements Program begins, please attend our Free Intro Class/"Bring a friend Day" on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:00pm! RSVP by emailing…
  • 30 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Take 20 minutes to build to today’s 1-RM Bench PressB. Three sets for max reps of:3 Minutes of Rowing (for max Meters)2 Minutes of Double-Unders1 Minute of Muscle-Ups or Chest to Bar Pull-upsRest 3 minutes
  • 29 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):Snatch x 1.1.1(rest 10 seconds between singles)Loading by set (by %): 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 80, 85B. Every 2 minutes, for 10 minutes (5 sets):Halting Snatch Deadlift + 2 Snatch Pulls @ 85-95% of 1-RM SnatchC. Every minute, on the minute, for 15 minutes:Minute 1 – 45 seconds of Strict Handstand Push-UpsMinute 2 – Bent-Over Barbell Row x 8-10 reps @ 21X0Minute 3 – Glute-Ham Raises x 6-8 reps @ 3011If you'd like to check us out before the Group Elements Program begins, please attend our Free Intro Class/"Bring a friend Day" on…
  • 27 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Take 15 minutes to build to today’s heavy Jerk.Keep it light here. Focus on speed and mechanics.B. In teams of three, partitioning reps however you like, complete the following for time:50 Deadlifts (275/185 lbs)60 Toes to Bar70 Box Jump-Overs (24”/20″)80 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)90 Double-Unders90 Calories on Concept 2 erg (30 each)90 Double-Unders80 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)70 Box Jump-Overs (24”/20″)60 Toes to Bar50 Deadlifts (275/185 lbs)
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    Oahu Mom

  • September 27 & 28, 2014: Weekend Events

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

    Lisa
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    This weekend you can learn about nature with your keiki, enjoy some hula and other live entertainment, attend an Autumn Festival and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for a listing of many great events happening on island this weekend.  Have a good one! The post September 13 & 14, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • September 6 & 7, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    This weekend there are several opportunities to do arts and crafts, a chance to learn about the night sky, story time, live theater and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for more info on these and other events.  Have a great weekend with your kids and family.  Go make some memories! The post September 6 & 7, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • Aug 30 & 31 and Sept 1, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’m excited this weekend is a long weekend but I can’t believe it’s Labor Day already!  How did that happen?! Check out the Weekend Events Page for family fun happening on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday.  I hope you get a chance to spend some quality time with your family and make some memories together! The post Aug 30 & 31 and Sept 1, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on 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! The post August 23 & 24, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
 
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Reflections of Black Rock, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Black Rock after the crowds but before the fall of darkness. Daily Maui Photo for October 1stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Kula Colors, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Beautiful lavender and other flowers of all shapes and colors await those who make the drive to Kula. Daily Maui Photo for September 30thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Haleakala Sunshine, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cars still race up the road with the sunrise in full swing. Daily Maui Photo for September 29thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Maui Cliff Dive, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nightly cliff dive off of Black Rock in Ka'anapali, Maui. Daily Maui Photo for September 28thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Speedboat, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Crusing passed the popular beaches in the Kapalua resort area. Daily Maui Photo for September 27thPhoto © 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

  • 3 Ways to Help You Find a Job in Hawaii with Craigslist

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Craigslist Hawaii is a very useful resource for anyone attempting to find employment in the Hawaiian Islands. Personally, I prefer it to other job finding methods like knocking on doors, applying at the Hawaii state and federal offices, or cruising online job boards. There is nothing that has more bang for the buck than Craigslist […]
  • Finding Hawaii Employment Using RSS Feeds at Craigslist

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    RSS (Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) feeds are nothing more than a push of information that arrives at your computer, tablet, phone, or whatever gadget you use. RSS use is declining in this social media world, but, I still use it and so do millions of people around the world. We use RSS […]
  • Finding Employment Using Craigslist – Search All Jobs

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Craigslist is an amazing tool for helping us find jobs in the islands, but, there is a problem with using it that many people aren’t aware of. I’ll show you what I mean. Take a look at the home page for Hawaii Craigslist (Hawaii.craigslist.org). See all the job categories on the right side? If I […]
  • Using Craigslist Hawaii – Your Resume

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    One function Craigslist Hawaii and all the Craigslist locations have is the Resume option. You can upload your resume, in txt or with basic HTML formatting, to their site with the link below: Resume section of Craigslist Hawaii The Resume link isn’t very visible on the page of some computers because it is at the […]
  • Racism and Hate in Hawaii – Does it Exist?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
    In May of 2007 I started Aim for Awesome as a site about helping people move to Hawaii from other parts of the world, primarily from the mainland U.S. The most common topic I’ve been asked by readers over these seven years is about the racism issue on the Hawaiian Islands. Does racism exist? Is it […]
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Who Should Go No-Gluten

    hawa6217
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)–From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. We see more foods advertised as gluten-free, and that’s good news for people with celiac disease because it gives them a heads-up to avoid those products. When they try to digest gluten – which is a protein in wheat, rye and barley – it sets off a reaction in which their immune system attacks cells in the small intestine. The director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Griffin Rodgers: “If you have celiac disease,…
  • October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month

    hawa6217
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU) – Encouraging Hawaii residents to think before they connect, Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed the month of October “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Hawaii. “Cyber Security Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of identifying, protecting against, and responding to cyber threats that can strongly impact our individual and collective security and privacy,” said Hawaii Chief Information Officer Keone Kali. “Maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility, and by following a few common sense tips, we can make the most of the…
  • Positive Thoughts: Influence

    hawa6217
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.”Clint Eastwood
  • Positive Thoughts: Far Better Things

    hawa6217
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis
  • Modern, Mythical, Original Play ‘Ku A Mo‘o’ is HTY-Bishop Museum Collaboration

    hawa6217
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU)– The world premiere of Kū Ā Mo‘o: Becoming a Guardian of Hawaii, a joint production of Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Bishop Museum, will be onstage for a limited engagement of four public performances in October and November. Brimming with music, hula, chanting, Hawaiian language and humor, this poetic drama is inspired by Mo‘o, the skin-changing lizard-bodied guardians of old Hawai‘i. Mo‘o are known as fierce protectors of land and water.  When a modern Hawaiian girl asks herself, “Who will stand as guardian today?,” she begins a journey…
 
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    Maui Makers

  • Public Meeting 2-Oct

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

    Laura
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Great day at the MauiMakers booth at TEDxMaui today. Great set of projects on display, with a wide diversity of “making” and embracing the idea of “everyone a maker”. We’ll have meetings Thursday at St Anthony School in October. Stay tuned here for more details.
  • TEDxMaui Prep, Thursday 25 Sept 2014

    Laura
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Meeting to prep for TEDxMaui will be Thursday, 25 Sept at St.Anthony Jr-Sr High School in the Maryknoll Hall building bottom floor, room 21, starting at 6:30 PM. Please bring items that you want to exhibit during TEDx or work out schedule for manning the booth.
  • Maui Makers has Incorporated as a Non-Profit in the State of Hawaii

    Laura
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Welcome to the new, improved Maui Makers. We’re still in the process of getting the IRS to approve our 501(c)(3) status, but are in the home stretch. Stay posted here as we revamp the website, establish recurring workshops and hopefully get a permanent space soon. In the meantime, if you can drop by TEDxMaui on Sunday to help us with the booth, please let us know. Laura, President Maui Makers, Inc. Laura@MauiMakers.com
  • Maui Makers @ TEDxMaui 28-September

    Laura
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Come join us at the MACC this Sunday for TEDxMaui. Event info for TEDxMaui is at http://www.tedxmaui.com/event Ticket info is at http://www.tedxmaui.com/tickets
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    Prudential Locations Blog

  • HECO Clean Energy Fair at Kahala Mall

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The 11th annual Clean Energy Fair, presented by Hawaii Electric, is on Saturday, October 4 from 10: a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kahala Mall near Macy’s. the event kicks-off Energy Awareness Month.  There will be live performances by Waipuna, Electric Ed of Mad Science Hawaii and Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Wa'ahila. Join HECO for this free event and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments by many organizations across the state to pursue a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii.  There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. OCTOBER 04, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM…
  • September Real Estate Market Report for Oahu

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    In August 2014, there were 448 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $350,000. This is the same as July's median price, which is also the same when compared to August last year. The number of sales is down 2% from July and down 4% when compared to August last year. We saw 342 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $647,500. This is a 5% decrease from July's median price and a 2% decrease when compared to August last year. The number of sales is up 8% when compared to July but down 10% when compared to August last year. It took a median of 16 days to sell a…
  • September Real Estate Market Report - Oahu

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    In August 2014, there were 448 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $350,000. This is the same as July's median price, which is also the same when compared to August last year. The number of sales is down 2% from July and down 4% when compared to August last year. We saw 342 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $647,500. This is a 5% decrease from July's median price and a 2% decrease when compared to August last year. The number of sales is up 8% when compared to July but down 10% when compared to August last year. It took a median of 16 days to sell a…
  • Oahu September Real Estate Market Report

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    In August 2014, there were 448 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $350,000. This is the same as July's median price, which is also the same when compared to August last year. The number of sales is down 2% from July and down 4% when compared to August last year. We saw 342 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $647,500. This is a 5% decrease from July's median price and a 2% decrease when compared to August last year. The number of sales is up 8% when compared to July but down 10% when compared to August last year. It took a median of 16 days to sell a…
  • Maui September Real Estate Market Report

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    In August 2014, we saw 89 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $394,000. This is a 5% increase from July's median price but a 6% decrease when compared to August last year. The number of sales increased by 13% when compared to July and decreased by 18% when compared to August last year. There were 67 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $570,000. This is a 1% decrease from July's median price, and a 1% decrease when compared to August last year. The number of sales is down 31% from July and down 16% when compared to August last year. It took a median of 38…
 
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    Communications Pacific

  • Musings on Quality of Life by David Lato

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

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

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

  • Mochi In Hawaii

    arlank
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    One of the blessings of Hawaii is the cornucopia of foods from around the Pacific available. Traditional foods from all over the world make up our everyday choices. A common ingredient uniting many of these is rice. More than a staple, it is a key component of Japanese mochi, made during the mochitsuki ceremony. This time-honored tradition dates back to the late 700’s, and mochi has been used as an offering in religious ceremonies for centuries. Farmers are said to eat mochi to keep up their stamina in cold weather. Long ago, samurai would pound mochi and carry it into battle because it was…
  • Go Big at Kauai’s Littlest Town

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

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

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

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