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  • 30 Pearl City homes without water due to main break

    Top Stories
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    About 30 Board of Water Supply customers in Pearl City are affected by a water main break Tuesday morning.
  • Trusted bookkeeper steals $433k + from local business

    Top Stories
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    A trusted bookkeeper at a family owned business systematically swindled the business out of about $433,000. Now she's about to be kept behind bars.
  • Maui Marathon victim feels mercy for suspected drunk driver

    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise - Specials
    Chelsea Davis
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    The man accused of driving drunk into a crowd of people at the Maui Marathon before dawn Sunday in Kahului is now out of jail.
  • Grandkids

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    23 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    The grandkids were here last week. They brought cones and a ball to play soccer in the backyard: Julia and Rylan watched their Kindle Fire and iPad: Julia worked on arithmetic, while Rylan drew pictures: These are Rylan’s pictures: This is supposed to be a machine. Note his name on the top left: This is supposed to be the produce section of a grocery store. Note the blueberries, lemons, strawberries, and mint: Rylan is learning to write the alphabet. He speaks well for a 4 year old.  No pidgin English, no bad grammar, and he is very fluent.  He doesn’t say, “Um, er, ah,” as so many…
  • Musings: No Big Deal

    KauaiEclectic
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Siri, the voice on my Iphone GPS, guided me to a nondescript tan building in one of the many strip malls that blight the outskirts of Pueblo, Colorado. “The destination is your left,” she said, as I pulled into a parking space between SUVs, a BMW sedan and pick up trucks, beneath a sign that read Hashish House.I pushed open a curtained glass door that led into a room empty save for a counter, and a guy staring at his smart phone. He looked up, and asked to see my ID. He scrutinized it for a minute, then wanted to know if I'd ever been in a place like this. I shook my head. “Well, then,…
 
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  • Man facing alleged felony copper theft charge

    Web Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    A 29-year-old man is in police custody facing a felony copper theft charge. Brandon Baniaga was arrested at 7 p.m. Monday on Sand Island Access Road. Police did not release details of the alleged crime. This isn’t the first time Baniaga has been arrested for copper theft. On May 21, he and another man were booked for the same crime. In that case, officers responded to a trespass complaint by a Department of Ttransportation worker under the H-3 Freeway, after the worker said he saw two men attempting to steal copper wiring. Baniaga and 48-year-old Michael Spinola were arrested at the…
  • BWS crews responding to Pearl City water main break

    Web Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    The Board of Water Supply crews are responding to an 8-inch water main break in Pearl City. The main break was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1344 Komo Mai Drive. Police have closed all lanes on Komo Mai Drive between Hookupa Street and Hoolaulea Street while crews repair the main. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to take an alternate travel route. Work is expected to continue throughout the day. BWS says approximately 30 customers are without water at this time. A water wagon is en route and will be setup near the main break site to provide an alternate water source to…
  • Windward schools on alert after Kailua BB gun shooting

    Web Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Some schools in windward Oahu remain on high alert after a shooting that injured a man last week. The man was eating at The Shack Sports Grill in Kailua on Thursday when he was shot in the chest by what appeared to be a BB gun. No arrests have been made. The Department of Education says some schools have sent letters home alerting parents about the incident.  
  • Hawaiian Airlines flights delayed due to inspections

    Web Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The airlines known for being on-time has delayed a few of its flights out of Honolulu. A Hawaiian Airlines spokesman says they discovered some damage to an interior door panel on one of their planes and just to be on the safe side they’re inspecting the rest of their fleet. As a result they’ve delayed some of their flights to the mainland including ones to San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, and Las Vegas on Monday afternoon. Hawaiian apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience.  
  • Research shows monk seal births are on the rise

    Web Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    A recent trip to the northwestern Hawaiian islands brought back some really good results. According to researchers, monk seal births are up. They counted 121 monk seal pups this season compared to 103 in 2013 and 111 in 2012. They also brought back four monk seals to the monk seal hospital in Kona along with two pups that were extremely emaciated. “They had poor motor function, they were severely dehydrated, they were weak ..now they’re acting like normal seals. they’re vocalizing. they’re able to move around. they’re gettin fatter. so the prognosis right now is…
 
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  • McKinley tops $1M fundraising goal

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    At a festive homecoming rally Friday, the McKinley High School Foundation announced that it had exceeded its $1 million fundraising goal for college scholarships for McKinley graduates.
  • Army veteran honored with Distinguished Service Cross

    Gary T. Kubota
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Atsuo "Aji" Miura, a Maui resident who received a Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in action in 1952 during the Korean War, died Sept. 1 at Kula Hospital. He was 85. Miura did not talk about his experiences in the Korean War.
  • $12 million in annual transportation funds in jeopardy

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Federal funding for Oahu transportation projects could be slashed by about $12 million annually unless the state and city make a slew of changes to the group tasked with prioritizing the island's major road projects.
  • 911 Report

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    No charges yet in alleged murder attempt • Robbers stormed into home, women say
  • Inouye ID'd as mystery cad in memoir

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Daniel Inouye, the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, allegedly was the male colleague of fellow Demo­crat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who held Gillibrand's waist and told her, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," The New York Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources.
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  • More details from Civil Beat poll that found David Ige holding a narrow lead

    Ian Lind
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Did you catch Civil Beat’s story on their latest poll results in the race for governor (“Civil Beat Poll: Democrat Ige Leads Republican Aiona By 4 Percent“)? Basically, their poll found Ige holding a slight 43%-39% lead over Aiona statewide, due in large part to greater support on the neighbor islands. On Oahu, the two […]
  • Maui County beefs up its online presence

    Ian Lind
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Maui county has launched a new website. Check it out at Mauicounty.us From their press release: WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Office of Council Services has launched an online news and information website, mauicounty.us, to keep the public informed about news and events of the Maui County Council, Council Chair Gladys Baisa announced today. “We continue […]
  • Day Two without computer

    Ian Lind
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    I’m trying to get by with an iPad and iPhone. It’s frustrating, since my MacBook Pro is set up just the way I want it, and I’m used to my work flow when using it. While I can get by with my temporary setup, I find that it isn’t up to more complex tasks. Or, […]
 
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  • 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…
  • Meetings held on lava flow advancing on Pahoa

    Hawaii Volcano Observatory
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    In response to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s news release that Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA) quickly organized a series of informational meetings. To date, four meetings have been held at the Pāhoa Community Center to raise public awareness of the lava flow and to let potentially affected residents know how to stay informed about the flow’s progress. HCCDA also addressed the possible emergency-response measures that are being considered should the…
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  • Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

    Baron
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Teani Evangelista was last seen in Hilo on July 6. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has remained slow and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

    Baron
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna

    Baron
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Military convoys between Hilo and PTA begin Tuesday (Sept 23)

    Baron
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation (Hilo) and Pōhakuloa Training Area, beginning Tuesday. Convoys will travel from KMR to PTA Sept. 23, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will return from PTA to KMR Sept. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Sep. 22, 2014

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Local Industry News 9/22  PBN: Hawaii solar developer cancels major Oahu project 9/20  Civil Beat: HECO executives take heat from lawmakers, solar industry 9/20  Star-Advertiser: HECO chided for stalling PV systems 9/20  Hawaii News Now: HECO updates lawmakers on PV progress
  • 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…
  • News Bulletin, Week of Sep. 8, 2014

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Local Industry News 9/12  PV Solar Report: Stem distributed storage will strengthen Hawaii grid response 9/12  PBN: More changes at the top for the owner of Hawaii's largest refinery 9/12  Utility Dive: Hawaiian Electric names new CEO 9/11  PBN: New Hawaiian Electric CEO has the right vision, energy industry experts say 9/11  Greentech Media: STEM to install 1MW of networked, behind-the-meter batteries in Hawaii 9/11  PBN: Hawaiian Electric to use energy storage project developed by California startup 9/11  PBN: Major energy initiative at Hawaii's public…
  • News Bulletin, Week of Sep. 1, 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Public Utilities Commission On Thursday, Sep. 3, the PUC issued Decision and Order No. 32281 (Docket No. 2014-0134) giving DBEDT authority to issue Green Infrastructure bonds up to $150 million, as well as authorizing the Green Infrastructure Fee. This financing order will be accompanied by a forthcoming "program order," that establishes the Green Infrastructure Loan Program, also referred to as the GEMS (Green Energy Market Securitization) program. Public Comments regarding Hawaiian Electric's plan filed with the PUC 8/29  Public Comments 8-29 (Docket 2014-1083); Public Comment 8-29…
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    Hawaii Reporter

  • On Target Review: Bolt Hold Open Mags from SGM and Weapon Tech

    Robert Kay
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    SGM Tactical makes a heck of a Bolt Hold Open (BHO) magazine. by Rob Kay I love the AK platform but there’s one thing I’m not crazy about. As everyone knows after you empty your magazine the bolt remains “closed” so there’s no way for you to know (unless you’re really good at keeping count) of when you’re out of ammo. (This is where I believe the ARs can have a real safety advantage). So how do you get around this problem? You can go to a good gunsmith who will be able to trick out your rifle for a few hundred bucks and engineer a bolt open solution. The other option is to buy…
  • Care Home Operator Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    HONOLULU – Calling it a classic case of elderly neglect, Acting Attorney General Diane Taira announced today that a Waipahu caregiver has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in a Honolulu Circuit Court.  36-year old Jennifer Polintan recklessly caused the death of 88-year old Nona Mosman in May of 2013. Ms. Mosman was a client in Polintan’s care home which was licensed as a Community Care Foster Family Home (CCFFH) in Waipahu.  The State Department of Human Services (DHS) certifies these care homes to enable individuals needing 24-hour care in an intermediate care facility or a skilled…
  • Hawaii government modernizes environmental review process

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    HONOLULU – The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) launched a new online viewer that links environmental disclosure documents to a map of geographic locations across the state. The application will ultimately house environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS) dating back to the inception of the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act in 1974. Environmental documents dating back to 2003 are currently accessible on the OEQC Viewer. “The Viewer is a huge step forward for everyone,” said OEQC Director Jessica Wooley. “This online system puts our…
  • Kapa‘a bank robber gets 10-year prison sentence

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Joshua M. Carlsen of Kapa‘a, was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for robbing the Kapa‘a branch of the Bank of Hawaii REPORT FROM KAUAI COUNTY - LĪHU'E – The Honorable Randal G.B. Valenciano, Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court, today sentenced Joshua M. Carlsen, age 37 of Kapa‘a, to a maximum of 10 years in prison for robbing the Kapa‘a branch of the Bank of Hawai‘i earlier this year. Carlsen pled No Contest to Robbery in the Second Degree in June, and as a repeat offender, he must serve a minimum of 6 years and 8 months of his sentence before he is eligible for…
  • Aiona Already Released Policy Issues, ​Only Candidate So Far

    Hawaii Reporter
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Former Lt Governor James 'Duke' Aiona REPORT FROM CAMPAIGN OF DUKE AIONA FOR GOVERNOR - Duke Aiona’s innovative policies prove that more of the same is not an option. And the upcoming election promises to send a thunderclap across the nation: Hawai‘i is ready for a change, for real solutions and not rhetoric. As a man of action for all of Hawai‘i’s generations, Duke Aiona has released three key initiatives. Each is a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education. None of Aiona’s opponents have released any…
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  • PHYSICIAN of the Year: Psychiatry’s Dr. Haning Named State’s Top Doc

    Tina Shelton
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    The Hawai`i Medical Association (HMA) has selected Psychiatrist William Haning, MD as the 2014 Physician of the Year. The award recognizes physicians who go above and beyond the call of the medical profession in addressing important health care issues that affect our local communities. That certainly describes Dr. Haning, who has been a teacher, researcher […]
  • OB-GYN Shines at 2014 National Meeting of ACOG

    Tina Shelton
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Did you know the University of Hawai`i medical school had a great showing at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) annual meeting this year? Five faculty members, two MD fellows, five MD residents, a medical student and loads of alumni from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) were there in Chicago to […]
  • MD Student Olympics Begin!

    Tina Shelton
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With the exam for MD1 over, it’s time for the annual Medical Student Games at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Let the games begin! The competition pits the newbies of the MD Class of 2018 against the hardened veterans of the MD Class of 2017. The games include Football (check out this awesome […]
  • INTERNAL GIVING: Early Gifts Eligible for a Boost from Matching or Incentive Pledges

    Tina Shelton
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Internal Giving Campaign continues through October 20–but early gifts are the ones with that extra special something! (That is, they’re likely to be multiplied by various matching awards or incentives being generously offered by the Executive Team, the Campaign Co-Chairs, and UH Leadership.) The Internal Giving Campaign […]
  • Q and A: Ebola Virus Disease with Dr. Axel Lehrer

    Tina Shelton
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A colloquium at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) September 17 was titled, “Ebola: What do we know?” And it turns out the answer is, quite a bit. The auditorium was filled close to capacity by people who were interested in learning more. The JABSOM Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology […]
 
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  • VIDEO: Soul Sessions featuring Taimane

    Jason Genegabus
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    VIDEO: Soul Sessions featuring Taimane Check out the latest music video by this week's featured Soul Sessions artist, Taimane. The post VIDEO: Soul Sessions featuring Taimane appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Food La La: Izakaya Mai opens in Hawaii

    Lindsey Muraoka
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Food La La: Izakaya Mai opens in Hawaii After 10 years in San Mateo, Calif., sushi chef Yoichi Ito brings Izakaya Mai to the former Ojiya space on Kapiolani Boulevard. The post Food La La: Izakaya Mai opens in Hawaii appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Heels & Picks: Something ‘Shady’ at The Grove

    Erin Smith
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Heels & Picks: Something ‘Shady’ at The Grove There were no shady characters or divas throwing shade in Kailua as The Grove hosted a new shopping and dining event. The post Heels & Picks: Something ‘Shady’ at The Grove appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Food La La: Signature Chefs Food Festival

    Lindsey Muraoka
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Food La La: Signature Chefs Food Festival Pulse blogger Lindsey Muraoka eats and drinks her way through the fifth annual Signature Chefs Food Festival. The post Food La La: Signature Chefs Food Festival appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Win access to the Pulse Awards VIP Party

    Jason Genegabus
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Win access to the Pulse Awards VIP Party Winners of the first-ever Honolulu Pulse Awards will be honored Wednesday at The Republik — and Pulse readers can score exclusive VIP access. The post Win access to the Pulse Awards VIP Party appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
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  • Party pics: Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame

    Melissa Chang
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) held its eighth annual Hall of Fame dinner last night at Dole Cannery Ballrooms, an event honoring longtime, outstanding industry members. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees were: Joey Cabell, Chart House Waikiki; Peter Canlis, Canlis Restaurant; Chuck Furuya, D.K. Restaurants; Tadao Nezu, Futaba Restaurant; the Sasaki Family, Lihue Barbecue Inn; Alan Suzuki, Young’s Market Company; Archie and Hifumi Tanaka, Archie’s Restaurant; and the Uchida Family, Two Ladies Kitchen. The event featured 10 chefs from renowned Oahu restaurants,…
  • Our Top 5: Milk tea

    Frolic Hawaii
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    By Will Chen Pearl tea. Boba tea. Bubble tea. How ever you call it, it seems that wherever you look, there’s another version of this Taiwanese treat available to try. So who does it best? And what makes it so? To figure this out, I scoured social media to see what the people say and went out and drank cup after cup of this magical combination of dairy (or non-dairy for that matter), caffeine and sugar. Cheers to empty calories! In my humble opinion, three things make for the perfect cup of boba tea. First, it has to have a smooth, balanced tea flavor. It also has to have boba that is…
  • Something new: Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens

    Melissa Chang
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    On Thursday, Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens — an expansion of Rainbow Drive-In — opens in Kapahulu next to the iconic plate lunch spot. The new venue features some of Hawaii’s most popular local foods, including poke, hulihuli chicken and KC waffle dogs, all in one spot, with the concept of nostalgia. Yes, you can get chicken at other places, but this one, by Hoku’s, is grilled and huli’d right outside in the parking lot. You can only get KC waffle dogs and ono ono shakes at pop-ups and special events now that KC Drive Inn is closed, but now these and more will be…
  • Brother Noland’s ‘Survival Handbook’

    Ed Morita
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    “How to survive a shark attack” and “how to find water” are just a few of the entries included in “The Hawaiian Survival Handbook.” The new book by local musician Brother Noland Conjugation is a compilation of general survival knowledge he learned throughout his life hunting and foraging from the land and sea. The book isn’t really intended to be a survival guide, however. “Chances are you won’t ever have to escape a charging wild boar, or make a fire without matches, or fight off a tiger shark,” Conjugation writes. “…it…
  • Did this: Maui Foodbank’s “Blue Hawaii”

    Melissa Chang
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    A lot of us have heard about the Hawaii Foodbank, which services Oahu, but not to many have heard about the Maui Foodbank. The organization is not as big as Oahu’s, but the need is no less great. There are a lot of needy and homeless people on the Valley Isle who have to rely on such services to get their next meal. Oddly enough, they don’t do any events for their fundraising — this was their very first one. Maui Foodbank Executive Director Marlene Rice said they met their goal of $60,000 for the night, and was pleased at the additional exposure for their cause in social media.
 
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    The Cat Dish

  • #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…
  • #CatTravels: Today’s Happy Shot

    Catherine Toth
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    I’ve been slacking on the blogging while in Scotland, mostly because I don’t have WiFi for very long — and I crash out as soon as I’m anywhere near a bed. Or couch. Or flat surface. (Stonehenge included.) So I decided to post an enticing photo of one of my favorite things in Scotland: the ice cream. Made with local cream and fruits, it really doesn’t get much better than this. And yes, it’s great in cold weather. Never melts! Follow Cat on her #FoxHoneymoon to England, Scotland and Ireland on Twitter @thedailydish and Instagram @catherinetoth. Track her…
  • #CatTravels: Inside the Scottish referendum

    Catherine Toth
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    We didn’t plan this at all. It just so happened we ended up in Scotland the week of the historic independence vote. More than 5 million Scots will hit the polls Thursday to answer one simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” And right now, it could go either way. The latest polls have suggested the result is too close to call. One survey published Wednesday afternoon put support for “Yes” at 49 percent against 51 percent for “No” when undecided voters were excluded. Another poll released earlier on Wednesday showed support for…
  • #CatTravels: My take on London’s tourist spots

    Catherine Toth
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    London is one of the world’s top destinations for travelers — and no surprise why. The city is packed with everything: world-class museums, Broadway shows, dozens of public parks, boutiques and restaurants galore, a historic castle in the middle of the city with dungeons and jewels, and a 443-foot-tall Ferris wheel. More than 15 million people from all over the world visit The City every year, making it one of the world’s most visited areas in terms of international visits. I’ve been to London three times now, and there’s always something new to see. This time…
  • #CatTravels: A visit to Borough Market

    Catherine Toth
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    We had a late start to our first full day in London. (Blame jet lag and a very comfortable bed.) But lucky for us, Borough Market, the most renowned food market in London near the London Bridge Station, was open until 5 p.m. I had always wanted to tour this market, known for the breadth and quality of its goods and produce. But I was never in London long enough — or in the area at the right time — to visit it. Until Saturday. A little background: While today’s market is famous for its high-quality goods and unusual offerings — like mushroom pâté and exotic meats preserved in…
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  • 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 [...]
  • Unique Hawaii Experiences: Upcoming Festivals & Events

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

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

  • iPhone 6 Plus: Ludicrously Large

    Ryan Ozawa
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    In the days leading up to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 launch, I wasn’t alone in making cardboard cutouts of the new iPhones to test the feel of the different sizes. I knew the iPhone 6 Plus was big, and that the iPhone 6 was really designed to hit the smartphone “sweet spot.” But I was drawn to the larger model because of the 2,900 mAh battery and optical image stabilization. Besides, I have friends with Galaxy Note and other large phones who insist that they quickly got used to it. So I preordered, and lined up before dawn yesterday, and picked up the apparently scarce…
  • Fiddling with Newsfeeds

    Ryan Ozawa
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A little over a week ago, I complained about Twitter on Twitter, annoyed that the company was starting to insert stuff into users’ newsfeeds that users didn’t ask for. While the appearance of ads and other content designed to “increase engagement” was inevitable, it was still disappointing to see on what remains my favorite social platform. The lament sparked a bite-sized conversation with Beth-Ann Kozlovich, my producer at Hawaii Public Radio. That, in turn, inspired a longer conversation this morning on “The Conversation,” HPR’s daily morning news…
  • Smart Spam: The W.B. Goodwin Community Center

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

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

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

  • Wharf fire causes Los Angeles port shutdown

    Radley Kanda
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles have been closed for precautionary reasons over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire that is sending up a huge plume of smoke.
  • Mayweather says reality show not so real

    Craig Gima
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The pot wasn't real. Neither, admitted Floyd Mayweather Jr., was much else that went on in the cable television reality shows promoting his latest fight.
  • Jeter's 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0

    Craig Gima
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds.
  • Tax inversion crackdown stings some U.S. companies

    Radley Kanda
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.
  • Young monk seals on the increase

    MediaSpan Upload
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    The number of endangered Hawaiian monk seal pups and juveniles in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands has increased slightly this year, scientists reported after a recent research mission.
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • 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…
  • HIKI NŌ: Focus On the Worldwide Voyage

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Do oceans separate the peoples of the world? It's just as easy to believe that the seas connect us. This week's episode of  HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014 7:30 pm) presents a Focus On Malama Honua, the theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage, which means “to care for our island Earth.” Among the featured stories is one from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, about a non-profit organization that teaches young children the ways of the ocean. We’ll also see encore reports from: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kauai); Hana K-12 School, Kamehameha…
  • Pics of Today's HIKI NŌ Winners!

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Here are pics of winners in PBS Hawaii's 2014 HIKI NŌ Awards for excellence in student storytelling, announced today. Competition was tough and you emerged on top. Congratulations!   –  Waianae Intermediate School, West Oahu   –  Waianae High, W. Oahu       –  Aliamanu Middle School, Honolulu   –  Seabury Hall Middle School, Maui   –  Lahainaluna High School, Maui   –  Nanakuli High and Intermediate, West Oahu      Related StoriesWest Oahu Rocks in…
  • West Oahu Rocks in HIKI NŌ Competition

    lwilcox
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Public schools in West Oahu dominated the 2014 HIKI NŌ Awards. Winners were announced this afternoon. Congratulations to the winners in very tough competition!   Best Overall News Story—Middle School WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL “Raquel’s World”   Best Overall News Story—High School WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL “What’s The Catch?”   Best News Writing—Middle School WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL “Bullied Teacher”   Best News Writing—High School WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL “Heads Up”   Best Personal Profile—Middle School SEABURY HALL MIDDLE…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 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...
  • Kilauea volcano lava now threatening Pahoa town, sole access roads to Hawaii Island’s eastern tip

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Kilauea volcano lava now threatening Pahoa town, sole access roads to Hawaii Island’s eastern tip       The lava flow advances through uninhabited forested area in the Kaohe subdivision in this photo from Wed., Sept. 17. (Click photo to enlarge.) Photo: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A lava flow from Kilauea volcano continued to advance toward residential areas in Hawaii Island’s Puna district this week, turning toward the town of Pahoa and the only access roads con...
  • Rainbow of Hawaii Island agriculture, cuisine showcased at 4th annual Puna Culinary Festival

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Rainbow of Hawaii Island agriculture, cuisine showcased at 4th annual Puna Culinary Festival Photo: Puna Culinary FestivalPurple sweet potatoes, leafy greens, big red-orange mangoes and bright yellow lilikoi (passion fruit) cream cake await at the fourth annual Puna Culinary Festival next week from Sept. 21 to 28 on Hawaii Island.The festival promises a week of foodie-forward events such as locavore markets, cooking classes, tastings, tours, workshops, films and more within the agriculturally diverse region of Puna, south of Hilo. Situa...
  • Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai Photo: Island AirIsland Air is offering a flat rate “anywhere fare” of $68 for all of its one-way, non-stop interisland flights. The anywhere fare is being offered through Nov. 15. The $68 tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.The interisland carrier’s direct flights include both-direction service between Oahu and Kauai, Oahu and Lanai, and Oahu and Maui. A more flexible one-way “economy unrestricted” option, that is fully refundable shou...
  • Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27 Pau riders in last year's Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Photo: Aloha Festivals.Think of it as a block party, Waikiki style!If you’re in town this Sat., Sept. 20, we recommend heading down to Waikiki for the 62nd annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea. The Hawaiian word hoolaulea means “celebration.” And this year’s street-closing, seven-block...
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Fleeced

    Joan Conrow
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    It was so odd reading Councilman Gary Hooser's letter to the editor today, like he actually wants and hopes to learn that westside Kauai babies are being born with defects, just so he can advance his political agenda.Instead of welcoming the news from westside ob/gyn Dr. Graham Chelius, who last week publicly assured us, “There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai,” Gary disputes it.Well, he doesn't actually come right out and dispute it, because he's not a doctor, and he doesn't have one tiny shred of proof that Dr. Chelius is wrong. But…
  • Musings: No Big Deal

    Joan Conrow
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Siri, the voice on my Iphone GPS, guided me to a nondescript tan building in one of the many strip malls that blight the outskirts of Pueblo, Colorado. “The destination is your left,” she said, as I pulled into a parking space between SUVs, a BMW sedan and pick up trucks, beneath a sign that read Hashish House.I pushed open a curtained glass door that led into a room empty save for a counter, and a guy staring at his smart phone. He looked up, and asked to see my ID. He scrutinized it for a minute, then wanted to know if I'd ever been in a place like this. I shook my head. “Well, then,…
  • Musings: On a Sunday Morning

    Joan Conrow
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    For hours before her arrival the Moon calls to me, because I know she will be waning, attended by Jupiter, and I don't want to miss what may be the end of their days-long dance.Starlight streams through the window; sleep is restless, broken.  Jupiter dawns first, radiant in the blackness. I take note — soon, now — and slip back into slumber, awakening suddenly to find sky dark, but faintly bluing; Moon, a pale white sliver, cupping her face to Jupiter, and beneath them the graceful silhouette of soft-shouldered summits — distant, but not impossibly far away.It is the…
  • Musings: Strange Bedfellows

    Joan Conrow
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    During an interview the other day on Hawaii Public Radio's “The Conversation,” host Beth-Ann Kozlovich asked me why the two big ag land sales at Princeville and Pilaa had gone virtually unnoticed.My reply: Because Kauai environmentalists have stopped fighting development and instead are fixated on fighting agriculture.That phenomenon is perfectly underscored by Malama Mahaulepu's formal opposition to not just Hawaii Dairy Farms, but a dairy of any size. What's more, it has bizarrely hopped into bed with the Hyatt — the very same resort that MM originally opposed because…
  • Musings: Still Truckin'

    Joan Conrow
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Today marks the seventh anniversary of Kauai Eclectic, post number 1,725. To borrow a line from the Grateful Dead, “what a long, strange trip it's been.”Because what could be stranger than covering Kauai politics? And most recently, the County Council's decision to appeal the court ruling that invalidated the pesticide/GMO regulatory Bill 2491/Ordinance 960.It's not at all surprising that Councilmembers JoAnn Yukimura, Jay Furfaro, Tim Bynum, Mason Chock and Gary Hooser voted in favor of the appeal, since they also voted for Bill 2491. Besides, what better way to avoid actually doing…
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    The Maui News

  • Polo matches continue at Kaonoulu Ranch

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Water system work set to disrupt traffic

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Work on water system improvements by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will be disrupting traffic for residents in the Kula Kai and Kula Mala subdivisions.
  • Visitor dies after being pulled from water

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A visitor from South Korea died Sunday afternoon after being pulled from the water at Kaanapali Beach, police said. Witnesses found the 31-year-old man motionless in the water and brought him to shor.
  • Police investigations net two suspensions

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two Maui Police Department officers received five-day suspensions as part of internal investigations that concluded in August, police reported.
  • Valley Isle Scoreboard

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    MIL Football Final First-Round Standings Division I [TABULATED_DATA] Swimming Maui Age Group Swimming Association Saturday's Results At Kihei Aquatic Center Female 8 and under 25 backstroke-1. Helena Colletta, Maui Dolphins, 24.49; 2.
 
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Farro has regained its legions of admirers

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Farro is one of the ancient grains making a big comeback today, and with good reason, as it brings flair, flavor and whole-grain nutrition to the table in an easy, accessible way. It is a type of wheat that resembles grains of barley, but with a nuttier flavor and delightful chewiness. It’s perfect for today’s home cook, because it is simple to prepare — you basically boil it like rice — and it is ready in about 30 minutes. No soaking necessary.
  • Ragout: the perfect autumn stew

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    When the first of the seasonal storms come calling, I start salivating for ragout. This rich, highly seasoned stew can be made with meat, poultry or fish; with or without vegetables. Sometimes the ragout is a side dish; usually it’s a main dish because of its hearty nature. The beauty of a ragout is that it can be made in advance, tasting even better the next day. It is also a great way to use slightly freezer-burned foods, since the richness will mask any dryness. The famous Italian red meat sauce called ragu has a base of ground beef and diced vegetables. In any classic ragout, the meat…
  • The myth about public schools

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    WASHINGTON — Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years?
  • Home Depot’s breach should spur us to fight cyberattacks vigilantly

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Home Depot, which calls itself “the world’s largest home improvement retailer,” can add a new distinction. It is now the scene of the world’s largest known theft of consumer credit card information. A cyberattack has put at risk the data of about 56 million customers between April and September. This exceeds the approximately 40 million credit accounts breached at Target stores, the previous all-time high.
  • Letters | 9-23-14

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Fighting for voters rights one day, trashing the First Amendment the next
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • This Morning’s Criminal Genius

    Alan McNarie
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    (Ed. Note: I don’t normally post the Police Department’s press releases about individual burglaries. But this one has entertainment value for its sheer stupidity. When I first read it, the spontaneous image of Bugs Bunny popped into my head, exclaiming, “What a maroon!” We’re glad the victim’s safe; for her, no doubt, the experience was not funny at all. And we’re glad he wasn’t in the shower when she got home. Immediate questions that come to mind: 1. With all that marijuana, why did he pull a burg, anyway? Why didn’t he just sell a plant…
  • Letters — Expressing Hope For Pahoa

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    September 22, 2014 Aloha All, Right now the anxiety fueled by the uncertainty of what is to come is driving a great deal of speculation. Many are viewing what may happen in apocalyptic terms, and rightfully are scared and concerned. There is change coming, but how we deal with change is the measure of our character. The outcome of what these changes will bring we cannot predict, but we can stand tall ready to do our part, prepared for what ever may be. Understand that the issue we really face is one of access to services. Pahoa will not become Pompeii, it will become Hana, or Hanalei, the…
  • Puna News–HVO Report: Lava Stalls at Front, Breaks Out Uphill

    Alan McNarie
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010) 19°25’16″ N 155°17’13″ W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Activity Summary: K?lauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. Summit deflation slowed over the past day, and the lava lake level was relatively stable and low. At the middle East Rift Zone, the front of the June 27th flow slowed to a stop, but the flow remains active farther upslope within Kaohe Homesteads. Surface breakouts are also present…
  • Island News–Lava Crisis Spawns Host of New FB Pages

    Alan McNarie
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Puna residents seem to have learned something from Tropical Storm Iselle, when social network pages such as “Iselle Recovery Assistance: Offers and Requests” proved a vital tool in the recovery effort. Iselle Recovery Assistance remains active, both as a communications tool for the continuing recovery efforts after the storm and as a networking tool for coping with Puna’s lava crisis. And it’s been joined by several Facebook sites devoted to various aspects of the eruption and its effects on lower Puna. Below are some of them, with their membership as of this morning…
  • Lava News: Proposed Hele-On Alternate Bus Route

    Alan McNarie
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
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  • Photos: SOJA Live @ Waikiki Shell

    Vernon Brown
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    SOJA in concert @ Waikiki Shell Photo Credit: 808Talk SOJA live in concert at the Waikiki Shell (Saturday August 30, 2014). Special guests included Murs, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Green and Anuhea. SOJA w/Anuhea @ Waikiki Shell Photo Credit: 808Talk Michael Franti and Spearhead Video Credit: 808Talk
  • Tweetup: Soul’d Out Saturdays

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

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

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

    Vernon Brown
    26 May 2014 | 7:34 pm
    May 31, 2014: Lox of Bagels, Hawaii’s famous New York style bagel shop, has open a new location in Kalihi. Come and tweet with us! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
 
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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 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…
  • Episode 312: Emergency Tech – Aug 20, 2014

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

  • 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…
  • ASP.NET vNext - Some of the Things I Look Forward To

    Douglas Ching
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I like to try to keep up with new technologies.  Being a developer who has used Microsoft development tools all my career I’m always interested in seeing what is coming next.  Recently Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext and it seems to be their most ambitious version of ASP.NET yet. Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in ASP.NET vNext Build Not Needed Developers will no longer need to manually build and compile ASP.NET applications.  The new .NET compiler will build projects in memory.  A developer will be able to change a file, hit refresh in the browser and see the…
 
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • McClain, business leaders to be honored by University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Shidler College of Business has named five Hawaii business leaders, including former university President David McClain, to its Business Hall of Honor. The five business school alumni — Roland Casamina, president & CEO of House of Finance Inc.; Curtis Freeze, CEO of Prospect Asset Management Inc., James Lee, CEO of KB Lee Corp. and UH regent emeritus; Gina Mangieri, KHON reporter and founder of The Cole Academy; and McClain, professor and president emeritus…
  • Pacific Fleet chief Harris nominated to take over Pacific Command in Hawaii

    Janis L. Magin
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., who has been commander of the Navy's U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor since last fall,has been nominated by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to take over as command of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. Harris, whose nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would succeed Adm. Samuel Locklear, who has commander of the Pacific Command since March 2012. Stars & Stripes notes that Harris would take over Pacific Command at a critical time, as the U.S. executes its pivot…
  • Warren Luke says Hawaii National Bank's minority shareholder buyout will help company grow

    Jason Ubay
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    To support Hawaii National Bank’s growth and put out more capital, the bank must consolidate its single-share shareholders, said its chairman and CEO, Warren K.K. Luke, whose family owns the majority stake in the bank. "It's just housekeeping and an opportunity to cash out at what we think is a fair price," Luke told PBN. The bank recently sent a letter to its minority shareholders offering to repurchase shares at book value, or $14,146, per share. Only 41 shares are held by 25 minority shareholders;…
  • D.R. Horton in negotiations to sell West Oahu land for new retail center near Hoopili

    Duane Shimogawa
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    D.R. Horton — Schuler Homes LLC is in negotiations with potential buyers of its 38 acres of land near its planned 11,750-home Hoopili master-planned community in West Oahu that could be developed into a retail center, the top Hawaii executive for the Texas-based developer recently told PBN. “We have had interest in it,” Bob Bruhl, who heads up the home-building giant’s Hawaii division, told PBN in an exclusive interview. Neither Bruhl nor Cameron Nekota, who is in charge of the Hoopili…
  • Central Pacific Bank to consolidate Waikiki branches

    Jason Ubay
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Central Pacific Bank is consolidating its two existing Waikiki branches at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa and Waikiki Shopping Plaza and will open a new location next to the Waikiki Trade Center. The two current Waikiki locations will remain open during normal business hours until Friday, Central Pacific Bank, a subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF) said in a statementy. The new location at 333 Seaside Ave. opens on Monday. Hours of operation for the new branch will…
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    Features

  • Legacy of a Popular Candy: Millions in Scholarships to Local Students

    Leslie Lang
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
  • Translating Development into Hawaiian

    Dennis Hollier
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    An emerging group of professionals engages local communities and draws on Hawaiian culture to help improve new buildings and developments
  • Kakaako: Remade for the 21st Century

    Powell Berger
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Kakaako is trying to forge a 21st century live, work and play lifestyle. But the area’s redevelopment is still in its early stages and likely to span another two decades, so it’s not clear if it will deliver on its promises.
  • Diamond Head Theatre is Fun and Frugal

    Catherine E. Toth
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The Diamond Head Theatre is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, but there was a time when it’s longevity was in doubt. Learn how director Deena Dray applied her experience from the banking world to steer the theatre onto solid ground for almost two decades.
  • A brief guide to understanding Chinese tourists

    Alia Pan
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Looking at spending trends posted by Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Chinese tourists spend on average 45 percent of their daily budget on shopping, and only 24 percent on lodging. The Japanese spend on average 28 percent on shopping and 38 percent on lodging.
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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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    JON RIKI KARAMATSU

  • 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.
  • 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii Announcement

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Double-O-Spot and Go Ventures are proud to announce the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii, which will be held at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. This festival is recognized as the largest electronic dance music event in the State of Hawaii with over 10,000 people expected to attend. The Love Festival Hawaii will showcase DJ talent, musicians, and other performers from around the world on multiple stages. It is best described as a spectacle with high-tech multi-media presentations, large format videos, light displays, performance art, and…
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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 prioritize 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

  • 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…
  • The DUI Exception to Miranda?

    5 May 2014 | 11:55 am
    State v. Won (ICA March 28, 2014)Background. Yong Shik Won was charged with a single count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Won was pulled over in the middle of the night by the police and taken to the police station. Once at the station, the police read to Won a form with numbered paragraphs. Paragraph 1 read that any person operating a vehicle on the roadway “shall be deemed to have given consent to a test or tests” to determine the driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Paragraph 2 read that Won was “not entitled to an attorney before you submit to…
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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • 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…
  • Insured Entitled to Defense After Posting Medical Records Online

    Tred Eyerly
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The insurer had a duty to defend the insured contractor's publication of medical records online, making them accessible to anyone. Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. v. Portal Heathcare Solutions, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. 110987 (E.D. Va. Aug. 7, 2014).    Portal specialized in safekeeping of medical records for hospitals, clinics, and other medical providers. Portal was sued in a class action suit filed in New York state court for failing to safeguard the confidential medical records of patients at Glen Falls Hospital. Two patients of Glen Falls conducted a Google search of their…
  • Eighth Circuit Rejects Retroactive Application of Construction Defect Legislation

    Tred Eyerly
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Eighth Circuit refused to retroactively apply an Arkansas statute establishing coverage for faulty workmanship. J-McDaniel Const. Co., Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14911 (8th Cir. Aug. 4, 2014).    The homeowners sued J-McDaniel for faulty workmanship in constructing their home. The defective construction work was performed by subcontractors. Mid-Continent refused to defend or indemnify J-McDaniel.    The insured sued Mid-Continent. The district court dismissed the claim pursuant to Essex Ins. Co. v. Holder, 261 S.W. 3d 456, 460 (Ark. 2008). In Essex,…
  • Ill-fated Complaint Fails to State Claims Against Broker and FEMA

    Tred Eyerly
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
       A complaint lodged against the insureds' broker and FEMA was dismissed for failure to state a claim. Lopez v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109803 (E.D. La. Aug. 8, 2014).    The insureds held a Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) issued by FEMA, but sold by the broker. The insureds alleged that their property was totally destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. FEMA paid the insureds $234,513.02 for damage to their dwelling and $80,566.17 for its contents, for a total of $315,079.19. This was $34,920.81 below the policy limits. The insureds sued, claiming FEMA…
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    inversecondemnation.com

  • 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…
  • No Taking When Sheriff Took His (Medical) Weed

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Here's one to add to the "unusual takings cases" category, at which we looked at last week.  In  Young v. Larimer County Sheriff's Office, No. 13CA1338 (Sep. 11, 2014), the sheriff raided Mr. Young's (medical) marijuana grow and seized as evidence "forty-two mariijuana plants by cutting them off just above the roots." Now, we don't know much of anything about the botany of the cannabis plant, medical or otherwise. And the court might not have any specialized knowledge either. But it doesn't take Cheech and Chong to know that "[t]his…
  • Happy Constitution(s) Day

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    On the day we celebrate Constitution Day (or should we say Khaaaaan-stitution Day?) we have to admit that pretty much nothing beats One Named Kirk's reading of the Preamble.  He might be from Iowa, but that guy who plays him is from north of the border, so our kudos to a Canadian for the best dramatic rendition of our founding document. And in that spirit, we explain the plural parenthetical in this post's title, which we picked up from a talk last evening by Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Simeon Acoba and U. Hawaii Law School Dean Avi Soifer at the Judiciary History Center,…
  • "Nail Houses" And Eminent Domain

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    We're tied up in court today, so don't have time to post up the latest cases which have crossed our desk in the past few days. We will get to them soon, but in the meantime, check out this story ("The Stubborn 'Nail Houses' That Refuse to Get Demolished") from Gizmodo (a blog about tech gear) about eminent domain holdouts, including one particularly endearing woman who refused to go gentle into that good night.   We''ll return to our regularly scheduled programming shortly. 
  • Lookin For Takings In All The Wrong(?) Places

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Like love, takings claims can often be found in some very unusual places. And (like love) unfortunately, those claims are not always successful. When we think of "takings," things like eminent domain condemning land, inverse condemnation (of land) by flood waters, and cases like that spring to mind first. Even when regulatory takings are involved, the conventional view at least starts with claims about land, and although the Supreme Court hasn't come out and said it, the argument has been made that the takings and exaction/unconstitutional conditions doctrines are reserved for…
 
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    Pulpconnection

  • Kickstarted the iPhone 6 Felt Case

    Gee Why
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Oh my fickleness for iPhone cases. Here I was set on getting a Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal case for my new iPhone 6. But then I heard that while the fit was fine, there was a minor discrepancy with the clickiness of the volume buttons. Nothing major, but I guess a last minute adjustment for these early round of iPhone 6 cases. So fine, I’ll wait for the next batch and instead bought an inexpensive Modal case from Best Buy. Not the best, but it fits and was cheap. It’s grippy and smooth enough at the same time. Now I have a soft spot for Kickstarter projects and so does Eri who I…
  • I Braved the Arashi Blast

    Gee Why
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    No, I didn’t go to the Arashi Blast in Hawaii concerts this past weekend, but I did brave the second best place, Ala Moana Center. You couldn’t escape Arashi while walking the mall, especially the Shirokiya end. Here’s front and center of Shirokiya. Arashi Blast Shop at Shirokiya Across the way at LeSportsac. By the koi ponds. Many tourists were taking pictures here. Arashi was multilevel as well. Wait, another Arashi banner?!? Excuse me as I now had to take a selfie. Even those kiosks selling magic skirts wanted to capitalize on the Arashi spending, welcoming guests. I am…
  • Initial Thoughts About the iPhone 6

    Gee Why
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    After a few days using my iPhone 6, here are a few observations and thoughts. I went with the 4.7-in screen iPhone 6, wary of the large 5.5 iPhone 6+, but I did succumb and maxed out memory. It’s thin. Very thin. That’s the very first thing you notice when you pick up the phone. The rounded edges make it feel even smaller if that makes any sense. It’s almost too thin making the iPhone a little tricky picking it up off a flat surface. Without the rounded edges, you wouldn’t have space to grab the phone. The antenna “lines.” I still dislike the cutouts made…
  • A Distinctive Starbucks and One That Could Be

    Gee Why
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I love the Starbucks in Manoa. It’s distinctive with its old school look matching the community so well. Starbucks Manoa You know what other location could be iconic for Starbucks? The old Queen Theater in Kaimuki. Yeah, I understand the dream is for a rebirth of the theater, but in all my years, I remember Queen Theater just as pictured – rundown and bussup. Just taking the corner portion with the sign, can’t you see an upright Starbucks beacon with the siren logo topping it off? How about becoming the first Starbucks Evenings location in Hawaii? Probably the best place…
  • The Arashi Hooded Towel Is Glorious

    Gee Why
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    While cruising the Kailua community on this hot and humid Saturday, I saw it and instantly understood the gloriousness of the Arashi Blast in Hawaii hooded towel. Japanese tourists were walking around Kailua town with the sun blazing and sweat glistening. But a few of them were wearing their Arashi hooded towels. Genius! The hoods provided protection from the directly overhead sun, and the wearers used the towel portion to wick away that humidity-induced sweat. That right there is the beauty of the Arashi hooded towels, and you too can own this marvel for only $95 on eBay. I Braved the…
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  • 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

  • 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…
  • Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation

    Lesa Griffith
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Indian rattle. Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Particularly when they inform you that a 2,200-year-old terracotta Indian rattle that has been part of the museum’s extensive collection of South Asian art since 2003 was most likely looted from an archeological site in India. Museum director Stephan Jost was disappointed when ICE HSI agents contacted the museum on Aug. 22 about the ancient four-inch-long object, which was a gift from antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor, whom federal…
  • Travis Hancock on the Hi Sk8 Films showcase

    Travis Hancock
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    “We were just trying to copy surfing. Everything about skateboarding had to do with surfing. It was all about fun and a way to surf when the waves were shitty.” -Jay Adams (1961-2014), 2001 [via zboys.net] And yet, even when the waves are good, many of us stick to the concrete. Skating has deep roots in these islands, and its relationship to film dates back at least as far as 1986, when the star-studded Bones Brigade skate team came to O‘ahu to shoot segments for the legendary film The Search for Animal Chin. Almost thirty years later, my efforts as curator and organizer of the Hi Sk8…
  • Angel Azul drips with Artistic Practicality

    Scott Whelden
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    This Saturday, Doris Duke Theatre is proud to screen three showings of Angel Azul, a documentary film that follows the work of sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, who founded the underwater museum Museo Subacuatico de Arte—or MUSA—which translates to ‘The Underwater Museum of Art.” The name is not a clever allusion to an aquatic themed exhibition, the museum galleries are literally underwater. These submerged galleries are comprised of over 200 tons worth of sculptures spanning 420 square meters in all, and serve not only as an underwater museum, but an artificial reef, which…
 
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  • 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 [...]
  • So Fancy! every Second Thursday

    Christa
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    HAY! what doing tonight? me? going to sleep early for work in the morning (ZZzzzzz)… AFTER I play at Addiction with Zilla and Anit I mean! Thursdays most of you know is the best night there – not as packed but still lots of dancing. Come hang. Or I’ll see you this weekend? Tomorrow? Do [...]
  • told you

    Christa
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    BeeFOWL at the Bacardi Pool Party from supercw on Vimeo. i don’t like to say it but come on, i definitely told you to watch out for beefowl. he takes turnt to another dimension, and this is the second bacardi pool party where the rain came right when we were trying to get all of [...]
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 09/23/2014 - Waikiki Latin Night

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>Aloha<br /> FREE is good! So this Latin Night has No cover and a FREE dance lesson at 8pm.<br />Mahalo<br /><br />"Every Tuesday HoT Latin Nights at The Five-O Bar in The Royal<br />Hawaiian shopping center , Lot's of singles to dance with.<br />Who Hay come out to feel the Latin Heat! The event is safe and<br />friendly!.<br /><br />Dance Co and Dj Gato Playing Latin and Dj G-man (spinning R&B/Hip Hop<br />Special requests)<br /><br />Great place to dance and meet someone new<br />Parking; 1st Hour…
  • 09/23/2014 - Live Music Tuesday's

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Happy Hour from 10am - 7pm. Resident VJs from 9pm - close!</p>
  • 09/23/2014 - Painting In The Grove

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    <p>Come enjoy an evening of creative fun, while you explore your inner artist. Andrea, a local artist and licensed art teacher will guide you step by step through your painted masterpiece, while you enjoy the backdrop of "shady hour" at The Grove. Ticket price includes two signature cocktils, a assortment of salads and flatbreads, as well as all art supplies including easels, aprons, paint, brushes, and a 16x20 canvas panel.</p><p>Space is limited, so reservation required.</p>
  • 09/23/2014 - Brother Noland's SurvivALOHA Pa'ina

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    <p>An intimate, casual "survival-style" evening of food and entertainment to celebrate the release of Brother Noland's new book, <em>The Hawaiian Survival Handbook, </em>featuring Brother Noland and special guests, including Henry Kapono, John Cruz, Raiatea Helm and more, and a "From the Wild" pupu menu created by Highway Inn. No-host bar. Bring your own picnic mat and enjoy our "lawn." (No chairs or coolers will be permitted.)</p> <p>Each ticket includes a copy of Brother Noland's new book, <em>The Hawaiian Survival Handbook</em> and a Brother Noland…
  • 09/23/2014 - How To Believe In Yourself: The Path Towards Career Growth And Achievement

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    <p><span class="userContent">National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Hawaii and Asian American Junior Chamber of Commerce (AAJC) Speaker Event</span></p><p><span class="userContent">How to Believe in Yourself: The Path towards Career Growth and Achievement</span></p><p><span class="userContent"> Presented by Jason Koo, LUT<span class="text_exposed_show">CF, Managing Partner, New York Life Hawaii General Office<br /> <br /> <br /> Most people, at some point in their life, have doubts about…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 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...
  • Kilauea volcano lava now threatening Pahoa town, sole access roads to Hawaii Island’s eastern tip

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Kilauea volcano lava now threatening Pahoa town, sole access roads to Hawaii Island&rsquo;s eastern tip       The lava flow advances through uninhabited forested area in the Kaohe subdivision in this photo from Wed., Sept. 17. (Click photo to enlarge.) Photo: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A lava flow from Kilauea volcano continued to advance toward residential areas in Hawaii Island’s Puna district this week, turning toward the town of Pahoa and the only access roads con...
  • Rainbow of Hawaii Island agriculture, cuisine showcased at 4th annual Puna Culinary Festival

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Rainbow of Hawaii Island agriculture, cuisine showcased at 4th annual Puna Culinary Festival Photo: Puna Culinary FestivalPurple sweet potatoes, leafy greens, big red-orange mangoes and bright yellow lilikoi (passion fruit) cream cake await at the fourth annual Puna Culinary Festival next week from Sept. 21 to 28 on Hawaii Island.The festival promises a week of foodie-forward events such as locavore markets, cooking classes, tastings, tours, workshops, films and more within the agriculturally diverse region of Puna, south of Hilo. Situa...
  • Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Island Air offering $68 one-way fare for flights between Oahu and Maui, Kauai, Lanai Photo: Island AirIsland Air is offering a flat rate “anywhere fare” of $68 for all of its one-way, non-stop interisland flights. The anywhere fare is being offered through Nov. 15. The $68 tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.The interisland carrier’s direct flights include both-direction service between Oahu and Kauai, Oahu and Lanai, and Oahu and Maui. A more flexible one-way “economy unrestricted” option, that is fully refundable shou...
  • Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27 Pau riders in last year's Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Photo: Aloha Festivals.Think of it as a block party, Waikiki style!If you’re in town this Sat., Sept. 20, we recommend heading down to Waikiki for the 62nd annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea. The Hawaiian word hoolaulea means “celebration.” And this year’s street-closing, seven-block...
 
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  • 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
  • Caring For Your ‘Ukulele

    Brad Bordessa
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Any ‘ukulele that you buy is an investment. Here are some updated tips to protect that investment.
  • Uluwehi O Ke Kai – Hapa

    Brad Bordessa
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This is a Hawaiian standard written by Edith Kanaka’ole about picking seaweed. Hapa popularized it on their self-titled debut and it has since become the contemporary version everyone turns to. Uluwehi O Ke Kai has only three chords and follows a common progression used in many Hawaiian songs. I put this version in the key of G because that’s where Hapa does it and also because I can sing it when teaching without blowing my voice out. Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai Edith Kanaka’ole/Hapa
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  • 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.
  • Why Waimea is Worth It

    Lauren Rolland
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    For Oahu vacationers that are staying in Honolulu or Waikiki, the North Shore might sound like an out-of-the-way place. And in truth, The post Why Waimea is Worth It appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 5 Must-Hear Hawaii Songs for Visitors

    Jamie Winpenny
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    People who know me are confounded, dumbstruck even, that I don’t listen to music. “But you’re a professional musician,” they’ll say. “Don’t The post 5 Must-Hear Hawaii Songs for Visitors appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • On Hawaii’s “shoulders”: Quiet time

    Jamie Winpenny
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    As the morning traffic backs up on the Pali Highway below me and kids chatter and file into class at the middle The post On Hawaii’s “shoulders”: Quiet time appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • How well do you know Hawaii?

    Bruce Fisher
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Hawaii has a lot of firsts, world’s bests and famous-es that make it an extremely unique state. If you’ve been to the The post How well do you know Hawaii? 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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  • 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…
  • What to know about vacationing in Hawaii in October

    Sheila Beal
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    When factoring weather, costs and low crowds, October is one of the best months to visit Hawaii. Let’s examine the details showing why October is an excellent month for a Hawaii vacation.What’s Hawaii’s weather like in October?After Hawaii’s warmest months of August and September, October temperatures cool down only slightly. Daytime high temperatures at most beach resorts average in the mid to upper 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F.October rainfall levels in Hawaii are generally low — especially when compared to the wetter, winter months. However,…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Wailua Falls, East Maui

    Sheila Beal
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Mahalo to Russell DeJetley for sharing this stunning photo of Wailua Falls on Maui.Russell really captured the beauty of this place. He must have used a long exposure to create the milky smooth effect on the waterfall.Wailua Falls is located on East Maui, past the town on Hana on Highway 31. It’s one of the easiest waterfalls to find and see along the road to Hana and beyond.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…
  • Your favorite Hawaii places

    Sheila Beal
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know.Let’s take a look at your responses.How do your favorite islands stack up per Go Visit Hawaii readers and fans?Oahu was mentioned the most. That’s not too surprising considering more people visit Oahu than any other island. In fact, per the 2013 Hawaii Tourism Authority visitor statistics, more people visited Oahu than all the…
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  • 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…
  • Eradicating Albizia at the Farm

    leslielang
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Albizia trees are a real hazard; we all know by now that the introduced trees, which spread easily, grow up to an inch a day and can get to more than 200 feet, and are very weak and brittle during storms, are what caused such extensive damage during Tropical Storm Iselle.  I treated all of the albizias on our farm a week ago using the "cane knife and squirt" method. Using a cane knife, you cut four or five slices equal distance around the tree and squirt about 1/5 of a teaspoon of Milestone in each slice. I find it is easy to hit the tree, and…
  • How About Mauna Loa?

    leslielang
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Richard Ha writes: photo of current Puna flow, taken from Kaloli Pt. in Hawaiian Paradise Point by Keith Kefford / Hawaii News Now As lava from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent approaches the town of Pahoa – right now authorities estimate lava will reach the town in 20 days – Mauna Loa has been in the news, too. The Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald reported on Saturday that Mauna Loa “has been rumbling and showing signs of awakening for over a year.” …An eruption isn’t imminent, and no warnings are being issued, but the towering 13,678-foot mountain is going through the same…
  • Proposal to Require Upgrading to Septic Tanks

    leslielang
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Richard Ha writes: If you own your home and it has a cesspool, be aware that you may have to upgrade to a septic system. There will be new requirements for farms, too, but we don’t know yet what the new requirements might be. An alert from the Hawaii Association of Realtors:  DOH Proposes to End Approving New Cesspools and Require Upgrade to Septic at Point of Sale  There will be a public hearing on October 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. where the Department of Health will explain proposed amendments to the Hawaii Administrative Rules for the Clean Water, Safe Drinking Water, and…
  • Inside A Lava Tube

    leslielang
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Back in the ‘80s, there was a fire in Maku‘u between Hawaiian Paradise Park and Hawaiian Beaches. It burned all the way down to the ocean. I used to do a lot of dirt bike riding back then with my brother-in-law Dennis Vierra and Wayne Blyth. When the fire was out, they made some roads around the perimeter, and any excuse to ride the bikes, right? We went exploring.  We went in by an old hunter’s trail that started near the Maku’u farmers market, and we saw something really strange. There were all these really tall trees that weren’t burned. They were green,…
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • 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…
  • Forest bathing “Shinrin-Yoku” on Hawaii Island

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

  • 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.
  • A glimpse into the world of Aaron Paul Lazar, author - Part 3

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

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

  • McKinley tops $1M fundraising goal

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    At a festive homecoming rally Friday, the McKinley High School Foundation announced that it had exceeded its $1 million fundraising goal for college scholarships for McKinley graduates.
  • Army veteran honored with Distinguished Service Cross

    Gary T. Kubota
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Atsuo "Aji" Miura, a Maui resident who received a Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in action in 1952 during the Korean War, died Sept. 1 at Kula Hospital. He was 85. Miura did not talk about his experiences in the Korean War.
  • $12 million in annual transportation funds in jeopardy

    Gordon Y.K. Pang
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Federal funding for Oahu transportation projects could be slashed by about $12 million annually unless the state and city make a slew of changes to the group tasked with prioritizing the island's major road projects.
  • 911 Report

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    No charges yet in alleged murder attempt • Robbers stormed into home, women say
  • Inouye ID'd as mystery cad in memoir

    Star-Advertiser staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Daniel Inouye, the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, allegedly was the male colleague of fellow Demo­crat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who held Gillibrand's waist and told her, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," The New York Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources.
 
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    SportsHawaii.com

  • 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)
  • Nebraska Basketball To Face Hawaii In Diamond Head Classic

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

  • 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…
  • United MMA Opens New Fitness Center

    12 May 2014 | 4:24 pm
 
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • 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…
  • 2014 Summer Swimsuit Giveaway!

    SwellWomen
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    *** UPDATE: Contest is now closed. *** You’re still welcome to join our newsletter using the sign up form below.   Who’s ready for a swimsuit giveaway? Three lucky SwellWomen newsletter subscribers will each win a surf-friendly bathing suit this summer! Sign up for the SwellWomen newsletter here. This summer we have teamed up with three amazing swimsuits designers. These companies design swimsuits with both surfing and women in mind. Even better? The women behind them are truly inspiring! SwellWomen Summer Swimsuit Giveaway > Mi Ola is giving away a $200 gift certificate…
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    HawaiiThreads.com

  • 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.
  • Transplant to Indiana

    Manapuaman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Hi My name is Kamalani. I was born in Hawaii on Oahu. I grew up on the Westside of the Island, Nanakuli to be exact. I graduated from Nanakuli in 1995. I moved to Indiana in 1999 to go to college and have been living here since. I have my BA in International Studies and am currently working in IT and a server administrator. Any questions, just ask. :)
  • Upcoming Hawaiian Music at Leilehua Golf Course

    Mzz_Aloha_Nui
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Please join us for beautiful Hawaiian music at the Grill at the Leilehua Golf Course...open to public....all ages welcome....a great way to enjoy an evening in Central Oahu. Call (808) 238-9427 for more information or online at http://www.himwr.com/special-events/...calendar#/?i=2 Here's the line-up for the remainder of 2014 Sept. 26, 2014 (Friday)- Na Hoa October 25, 2014 (Saturday) - Ho'okena November 28, 2014 (Friday) - Kainalu 'Eha featuring Lei Ka'apana December 19, 2014 (Friday) - Weldon Kekau'oha Attached Images Na Hoa1.jpg (46.7 KB)
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • Travaasa Hana on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
      Post under construction … come back in a little while …
  • Miss Saigon on Maui – Don’t Miss on Aug 22, 23 & 24

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

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

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

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

  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Sorry for the MIA action. Choke stuffs going on! No can keep up. Hope you’re still out there and ready to guess… Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 27, 2014 SCOOPS! * Kaiser High School Fundraiser As a proud Kaiser High School alumni and former Cougar athlete, VH07V is proud to be able to give back and help the 2014 OIA White East Champion Men’s Basketball program with this exciting fundraiser to help raise monies…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Thursday 3 – Favorite 3

    Rodney
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    What are your Favorite 3?   What are your 3 favorite dishes? What are your 3 favorite travel destinations? What are your 3 favorite ____   I left the last one for you to fill in the blank.  Remember, you can always answer the questions more than once.  Well, in this case – more that 3 times.   Here’s my replies:   What are your 3 favorite dishes? Italian pasta.  Like Chicken Paesano at Paesano’s, of course.  Especially because this dish has capers, olives, and chopped peperocini.  And of course chunks of garlic cooked in a white wine oil sauce.  I…
  • Late Night Eateries

    Rodney
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Remember when we were young – and we could eat anything we wanted, any time we wanted – and didn’t have to worry about weight gain, or heartburn, or acid reflux, or weird dreams?   A night out with the guys usually to a Chinese Kung Fu movie or to the pool hall or where-ever always ended up at someplace to eat.   We loved Jack-in-the-Box.  The one on King and McCully – especially because we knew Emily who worked there.  The usual for us was; 3 tacos with extra sauce, onion rings, and a soda.  Once in a while, someone would switch it up and order a…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • DestinationQ

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    BY NIEL MASON — DestinationQ is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the tourism industry with one of their main goals to make Queensland Australia’s number one tourist destination. To that end, Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Thank Heaven for Our Housekeepers!

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY BARRY WALLACE — Each September we set aside one week, this year from the 14th through the 20th, to focus our attention and recognition on the professional housekeepers working at Outrigger properties worldwide who maintain a clean, safe, and … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Hosts a Sports-Filled Weekend with UH Football and Wahine Volleyball

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY — On Sept. 11, 12 and 14, a sensational crowd of nearly 20,000 fans combined turned out for the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge at the Stan Sheriff Center, as the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team hosted a three-night … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • New Orchid Garden Sets the Scene for Blooming Romance

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — With almost 265 weddings staged at Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji over the past year, the resort has become a South Pacific wedding destination of choice.  General Manager Peter Hopgood said that the introduction of … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • O Ke Kai Series with Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai‘iloa

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY LUANA MAITLAND — Celebrating Hawai‘i’s Great Voyaging Canoes is the theme this year for the O Ke Kai Series held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.  As part of the Series, a program was recently held that included … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    The Right Blue

  • 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…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

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

  • Any Viable Alternatives to Living in Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hawaii is, in my own personal (and sometimes humble) opinion, the best place to live on the face of the earth. I say that as a US citizen that grew up on the mainland. Those from another country probably wouldn’t say Hawaii is the ultimate place to live, but I started wondering if there were […]
  • Tips to Avoid Rental Car Crime in Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    One of the major downers about taking a vacation to, or living in Hawaii, is that the rate of car theft, petty theft, and vandalism to vehicles is very high. Always has been, and maybe always will be – who knows? Take some precautions. In six years of living on the islands, visiting the islands, […]
  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

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

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

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

  • Musings: Fleeced

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    It was so odd reading Councilman Gary Hooser's letter to the editor today, like he actually wants and hopes to learn that westside Kauai babies are being born with defects, just so he can advance his political agenda.Instead of welcoming the news from westside ob/gyn Dr. Graham Chelius, who last week publicly assured us, “There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai,” Gary disputes it.Well, he doesn't actually come right out and dispute it, because he's not a doctor, and he doesn't have one tiny shred of proof that Dr. Chelius is wrong. But…
  • Musings: No Big Deal

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Siri, the voice on my Iphone GPS, guided me to a nondescript tan building in one of the many strip malls that blight the outskirts of Pueblo, Colorado. “The destination is your left,” she said, as I pulled into a parking space between SUVs, a BMW sedan and pick up trucks, beneath a sign that read Hashish House.I pushed open a curtained glass door that led into a room empty save for a counter, and a guy staring at his smart phone. He looked up, and asked to see my ID. He scrutinized it for a minute, then wanted to know if I'd ever been in a place like this. I shook my head. “Well, then,…
  • Musings: On a Sunday Morning

    21 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    For hours before her arrival the Moon calls to me, because I know she will be waning, attended by Jupiter, and I don't want to miss what may be the end of their days-long dance.Starlight streams through the window; sleep is restless, broken.  Jupiter dawns first, radiant in the blackness. I take note — soon, now — and slip back into slumber, awakening suddenly to find sky dark, but faintly bluing; Moon, a pale white sliver, cupping her face to Jupiter, and beneath them the graceful silhouette of soft-shouldered summits — distant, but not impossibly far away.It is the…
  • Musings: Strange Bedfellows

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    During an interview the other day on Hawaii Public Radio's “The Conversation,” host Beth-Ann Kozlovich asked me why the two big ag land sales at Princeville and Pilaa had gone virtually unnoticed.My reply: Because Kauai environmentalists have stopped fighting development and instead are fixated on fighting agriculture.That phenomenon is perfectly underscored by Malama Mahaulepu's formal opposition to not just Hawaii Dairy Farms, but a dairy of any size. What's more, it has bizarrely hopped into bed with the Hyatt — the very same resort that MM originally opposed because…
  • Musings: Still Truckin'

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Today marks the seventh anniversary of Kauai Eclectic, post number 1,725. To borrow a line from the Grateful Dead, “what a long, strange trip it's been.”Because what could be stranger than covering Kauai politics? And most recently, the County Council's decision to appeal the court ruling that invalidated the pesticide/GMO regulatory Bill 2491/Ordinance 960.It's not at all surprising that Councilmembers JoAnn Yukimura, Jay Furfaro, Tim Bynum, Mason Chock and Gary Hooser voted in favor of the appeal, since they also voted for Bill 2491. Besides, what better way to avoid actually doing…
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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

  • Grandkids

    gigihawaii
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    The grandkids were here last week. They brought cones and a ball to play soccer in the backyard: Julia and Rylan watched their Kindle Fire and iPad: Julia worked on arithmetic, while Rylan drew pictures: These are Rylan’s pictures: This is supposed to be a machine. Note his name on the top left: This is supposed to be the produce section of a grocery store. Note the blueberries, lemons, strawberries, and mint: Rylan is learning to write the alphabet. He speaks well for a 4 year old.  No pidgin English, no bad grammar, and he is very fluent.  He doesn’t say, “Um, er, ah,” as so many…
  • My 50th high school class reunion

    gigihawaii
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    David and I attended my 50th high school class reunion Saturday night.  This is a photo of those classmates attending the party in Honolulu: I met many classmates. Reid Kimoto. He was the star quarterback, who led our football team to many victories.  He now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada: Geraldine Britten. She received her Ph.D. in Economics and currently resides in Australia: Mary Miho (left) and Leilani Adams (center). Mary was our Student Body President and lives on the Big Island.  Leilani lives on Oahu: More than 180 people attended the reunion luau, where Hawaiian cuisine was served:…
  • Lots going on

    gigihawaii
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: My neighbor’s orchids.  (Photos by Gigi): Don’t those pretty orchids perk you up? I love to look at beautiful things.  They brighten my mood and make me smile. Today is Saturday. David and I will be watching a college football game on TV at 8:00 am, Hawaii vs. Colorado, which is being played in Boulder.  I hope our team wins, but it is predicted that it won’t.  Alas!  I realize it is just a game, but still…  Anyway, I would love to see views of Boulder, because I have never been there. Tonight, we will be attending my 50th high school class reunion.  How time flies!  I…
  • Thank goodness!

    gigihawaii
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii. Photo by Gigi. Two big news items have been dominating our local newspaper lately: Lava from Kilauea Volcano is flowing towards Pahoa on the Big Island. There is a chance the lava will flow over the main highway, thereby cutting off residents from the rest of the island. Crews have been trying to clear unpaved roads for residents to use in case that happens. The mayor of Honolulu has signed into law three bills, which make it illegal for the homeless to sit or lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki (a tourist mecca) and to urinate or defecate in public places anywhere on the island of…
  • “Sexy” conducting

    gigihawaii
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii Symphony Orchestra last Sunday. Well, the verdict is out. We prefer sitting in Section C of the orchestra (ground floor) to sitting in the nosebleed section of the balcony.  No need to climb those arduous stairs.  The acoustics were excellent.  What I really liked was not having someone’s big head in front of me, blocking my view of the stage.  I hope this continues for the rest of the season. Something new was added: Modern ballet, performed by the Onium Ballet Project.  This is a group of talented Hawaii dancers (two men and three women), who danced to Britten’s…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Billy V

  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana for this morning's top entertainment stories. They discuss The Voice, Maze Runner at the Box office, local sports...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana for this morning's entertainment news...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana. In this morning's entertainment chat, the pair talk about Joan Rivers, Whitney Houston, the new baby girl for Ryan Gosling...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Billy V and Mele have all your entertainment news. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is selling home on Kauai, Apple users can delete U2's newest album, and the Rainbow Wahine are unranked for the first time since 1992...
  • Chatting with Billy-V and Mele Apana

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Time to check in with Billy-V and Mele Apana. They chat with Steve and Rachel about the Zoolander Sequel, Martha Stewart acting "catty"...
 
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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

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

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

  • 23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Every minute, on the minute, for 15 minutes:Power Clean x 2 repsGo as heavy as possible…goal is max weight lifted over the course of the 15 minutes.B. For time:8 Deadlifts (135/95 lb.)7 Cleans (135/95 lb.)6 Snatches (135/95 lb.)8 Toes to bar7 Pull-ups6 Chest to bar pull-ups6 Deadlifts5 Cleans4 Snatches6 Toes to bar5 Pull-ups4 Chest to bar pull-ups4 Deadlifts3 Cleans2 Snatches4 Toes to bar3 Pull-ups2 Chest to bar pull-upsWe are pleased to announce our next Invictus Athletes’ Camp! Camp will be held November 7-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Please click here for more…
  • FREE INTRO CLASS on October 2nd at 7:00pm!

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    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 josh@808crossfit.com. Thanks!THE GROUP ELEMENTS PROGRAM:For any NEW or interested athletes, successful completion of the Elements Program is required in order to participate in our regular CrossFit classes. We offer Private, Semi-Private and Group programs for your convenience. If your schedule does not allow for our Group Program, please email us at info@808crossfit.com about the Private and Semi-Private…
  • 22 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets of:Back Squat x 8-10 repsRest as neededWork as heavy as you can for each set.B. Three rounds for time of:50 Double-Unders50 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lbs)We are pleased to announce our next Invictus Athletes’ Camp! Camp will be held November 7-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Please click here for more information and to register.Sign Me Up For the Invictus Athletes’ Camp
  • 20 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets not for time, of:Bar Muscle-ups x 2-4 repsNose to Wall Handstand Holds x 45 secondsB. In teams of 2, alternating full rounds, complete 5 rounds each for time:20 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)15 Toes to Bar10 Front Squats (155/105 lbs)
  • 19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Today's WOD:“Games 2014 – Triple 3″For time:Row 3,000 Meters300 Double-UndersRun 3 Miles
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    Oahu Mom

  • 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.
  • August 16 & 17, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Lots of fun things to do this weekend for families on Oahu!  It’s family day at the art museum, there are several craft classes and workshops available, you can get started on Christmas shopping or shop for yourself at a couple venues and oh so much more!  Check out the Weekend Events Page for more information and have a great weekend! The post August 16 & 17, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Milky Way View, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A palm tree shares the view of the stars over the island of Lanai. Daily Maui Photo for September 23rdPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Golden Hour, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A true example of the golden hours as seen from Maui's West coast. Daily Maui Photo for September 22ndPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Blue Umbrellas, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Beach chairs and cabanas line Ka'anapali Beach during the peak sun hours. Daily Maui Photo for September 21stPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • 20th Floor Sunset, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The sunset view from 20 floors up at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka'anapali. Daily Maui Photo for September 20thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Milky Way over Lanai, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A view of the Milky Way in the night sky hovering over the island of Lanai. Daily Maui Photo for September 19thPhoto © 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

  • Any Viable Alternatives to Living in Hawaii?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hawaii is, in my own personal (and sometimes humble) opinion, the best place to live on the face of the earth. I say that as a US citizen that grew up on the mainland. Those from another country probably wouldn’t say Hawaii is the ultimate place to live, but I started wondering if there were […]
  • Tips to Avoid Rental Car Crime in Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    One of the major downers about taking a vacation to, or living in Hawaii, is that the rate of car theft, petty theft, and vandalism to vehicles is very high. Always has been, and maybe always will be – who knows? Take some precautions. In six years of living on the islands, visiting the islands, […]
  • Moving to Hawaii – Or Bust!

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

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

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

  • Exercise and Breast Cancer

    hawa6217
    23 Sep 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. African-American women who exercise regularly seem to have a lower risk of breast cancer. Boston University researchers found this in 16 years of follow-up of more than 44,000 African-American women in the Black Women’s Health Study. Lead researcher Lynn Rosenberg:  “Women who exercised seven or more hours a week had a 25 percent lower incidence of breast cancer than sedentary women.” Exercisers did things like swimming, running, aerobics and basketball. Women…
  • Positive Thoughts: Where I Needed to Be

    hawa6217
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Thought of the day. This section is honestly intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved.Think positive High Desert. Unity is key to happiness. Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder. From Values.com “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams
  • Community Meeting to Highlight Third and Final Phase of Kahekili Highway Resurfacing

    hawa6217
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (MAUI) – The County of Maui Department of Public Works, Highways Division, announced that the third and final phase of the Kahekili Highway Resurfacing Project will begin on Monday, October 6, 2014. Work on Phase 3 will start at milepost 10.5 (Wailena Gulch) and conclude at milepost 7 (entrance to Camp Maluhia). Construction is expected to be completed by March 31, 2015. To help inform affected residents and businesses about the impacts of the final stage of this project, a community meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at…
  • County Health and Wellness Fair Scheduled Sept. 26

    hawa6217
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (LĪHU‘E) – The Eighth annual Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall. The fair is sponsored by the County of Kaua‘i, Committee on the Status of Women, Life’s Bridges and the University of Hawai‘i School of Nursing. Information about a plethora of services for people of all ages will be available at the fair including exercise programs, domestic violence and suicide prevention, hospice care, senior and youth services, fraud prevention, tobacco cessation, alcohol and drug prevention…
  • Positive Thoughts: What Lies Within Us

    hawa6217
    22 Sep 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 “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Maui Makers

  • 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
  • Makers Monthly Meeting – September 4th

    james yenne
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. The monthly meeting is a short semi-formal meeting with lots of general mixing and talking story. Location: St. Anthony Jr-Sr High School in the Maryknoll Hall building, bottom floor, room 21.  Address: 1618 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI 96793 Time: Thursday September Sept 4th from 6 to 9 pm. Agenda: 6:00-6:30: Browse around, exhibits 6:30-7:30: Official welcome – introductions, where we are with makers, where we going (where in we spend 10-30min round room intros, make announcement of board + call for Officers/Champions, etc)…
  • Upcoming Maker Events on Maui

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

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

  • Pearl City/Aiea Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2014

    My name
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Set on lush land in the central region of Oahu, nestled between historic Pearl Harbor and the Ko'olau Mountain range, lies the community of Pearl City/Aiea. The area is home to nearly 60,000 people who enjoy suburban life with quick access to all that downtown Honolulu has to offer.  A view of historic Pearl Harbor from a Pearl City/Aiea Neighborhood Pearl City/Aiea Property Prices Over a dozen neighborhoods make up the large community of Pearl City/Aiea, which are situated on a series of ridges and valleys stretching from the Ko'olau Mountains to the sea. Aiea Heights and…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Pearl City/Aiea September 17, 2014

    My name
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The month of September belongs to Pearl City/Aiea - a bustling community situated between Pearl Harbor and the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountain Range. During the month of September we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Pearl City & Aiea – or learn more about this wonderful community. In the comments below, tell us where in Aiea/Pearl City this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win 4 movie passes to Pearlridge West…
  • Pearl City/Aiea Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives There?

    My name
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Residents of Pearl City/Aiea Nearly 60,000 people call the bustling community of Pearl City/Aiea home. Overlooking historic Pearl Harbor, residents are surrounded by an array of restaurants and shops and enjoy a quick drive to Honolulu without the hustle and bustle of downtown living. A popular area for military families, the community is a diverse mixture of Hawaiian culture and modern amenities. But who are the residents of Pearl City and Aiea? How many are married? How much do they make? Pearl City/Aiea Vibe Pearl City and Aiea are set on lush land in the central region of…
  • Hawaii Loa Ridge - Special Market Presentation

    My name
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    We've been selling homes on Hawaii Loa Ridge since its beginning — gathering data, evaluating the Ridge's unique properties and drawing on our extensive network in the luxury market to find the best buyers. At tonight's exclusive event, we presented the current trends and activity in Oahu's luxury market and Hawaii Loa Ridge: What's selling and how fast, price trends, market indicators, and more. Download this .PDF to see the full, detailed presentation. Hawaii Loa Ridge: Special Market Report Hawaii Loa Ridge is known for its unique properties. If you would like a complimentary…
  • Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives in Mililani

    My name
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Mililani is a wonderful neighborhood for young families and empty nesters. If you live in this community of 27,629, you’ll find a diverse mix of neighbors with the average age hovering around 40. Roughly, 63 percent of the residents are married, and the average household has 3.1 family members. Because of the proximity to Metro Honolulu and the close-knit neighborhood vibe, Mililani is popular with city commuters, families with younger children and first-time homebuyers. While there is always something to do and places to go, many choose…
 
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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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