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  • In defense of the humanities

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    Ian Lind
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    I continue to be impressed by my cousin, Leslie Madsen-Brooks, who is currently on the history faculty at Boise State University. To be more accurate, we are first cousins, once removed. She’s very much on the cutting edge of integrating digital technologies into higher education, and seems to be constantly demonstrating ways it can be […]
  • Something new: Man Ichi

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    Melissa Chang
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Honolulu has its share of ramen restaurants, but a new one opens today where another once stood. Ramen Man-Ichi, part of a company that has about 22 shops throughout Asia, has opened on Kona Street next to Ailana Shave Ice (where Ramen Kai used to be). It’s the first stand-alone restaurant in Hawaii for the company; they have a Man-Ichi counter at the Windward Mall food court and an Ippudodo counter inside Shirokiya. Established in 1953, the Manichi Group is known for its pork-based tonkotsu ramen and its award-winning karamiso gyoza. This new shop will have several ramen (using local…
  • LavaTalk: October 29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

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    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 29) the lava flow has advanced to within 225 yards from Pahoa Village Road. The flow advancement has been averaging approximately 5-10 yards per hour. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Looking for hotel suggestions in Auckland

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    Ian Lind
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Hey, travelers. Meda has another conference in Auckland coming up in March, and we’re shopping for a hotel somewhere in the downtown area. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. When I asked about things to do in Auckland back a couple of years ago, it seemed like lots of readers had things to say. Share […]
  • Top Five Regrets of the Dying: #4. "I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends."

    Bamboo Ridge Press
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Top Five Regrets of the Dying: #4. "I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends."
 
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  • Nurse vows legal battle over Ebola quarantine

    MARY MOLONEY
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    (CNN) – A legal showdown over quarantine. The state of Maine wants a health care worker who treated Ebola patients to stay home, and is considering legal action to enforce the quarantine. But the nurse says she won’t stop fighting for her rights, even if she has to go to court. Not long ago Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola. Now she says she’s fighting Ebola fear. “You can hug me, you can shake my hand, there is no way that I would give you Ebola,” Hickox said. But the state of Maine wants to keep Hickox home until November 10. If she doesn’t comply, the state…
  • Uncertainty surrounding UH basketball program raises concerns

    Brent Remadna
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    As the NCAA investigates the UH basketball program there are many who are left with questions and concerns of what will happen moving forward. KHON2 talked with former UH basketball player, Johnny White, to see what he had to say. “It’s always disappointing when you here something like this for any program and for a program that’s home to me its much more disappointing,” said White. So could this investigation potentially hurt the program in the long run? “The initial reaction does hurt the program initially, but at the end of the day these players are here to…
  • Dozens of curious on-lookers flock to lava road block

    Sarah Yoro
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    On-lookers have been patiently waiting here on Pahoa Village Road hoping to get a glimpse of the lava or even the bright, orange glow. Visitors and locals alike say it’s a sad situation for those who could lose their home. “We saw all the people here and got caught up in kind of the excitement and it’s a bad excitement for the people here,” said Lloyd Knowlton, a Hilo resident. “But you still get caught up in it.” Throughout the day, dozens of people walk up to this road block, trying to get answers from the police officers. “I think everybody is kind…
  • HPD officer charged with domestic violence

    Web Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    A Honolulu police officer has been charged with domestic violence. 31-year-old Scott Christopher Kobayashi was arrested on Tuesday. Honolulu police say he’s been on the force for 8 years, assigned to the information technology division. Kobayashi was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail. His police powers have been restricted until further notice. Scott Christopher Kobayashi  
  • Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now ‘doesn’t seem like the right time’

    Catherine E. Shoichet
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    (CNN) – Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. “But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It’s happening each week.” Maynard says she has stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain…
 
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  • Reinforced poles keep services on

    Timothy Hurley
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    As molten lava from Kilauea Volcano edged closer to a Puna neighborhood Monday, the utility companies that serve the area continued to work to protect their infrastructure while maintaining service.
  • Djou pushes clean-elections pledge

    B.J. Reyes
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    As more outside third-party money enters the race for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, Republican Charles Djou has renewed his call for his opponent, Democrat Mark Takai, to sign a clean-elections pledge that would seek to have each side donate matching funds to charity.
  • Debunking Attacks

    Derrick DePledge
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Did state Sen. David Ige really want to tax pensions? Was former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona actually behind teacher furloughs?
  • Watercraft lost in tsunami being returned to its owner

    Rob Shikina
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    When Danielle Lampe came across a yellow Yamaha personal watercraft on a small island in the remote Johnston Atoll, she knew that despite the craft's beat-up appearance, it possessed a nugget of cultural and scientific value.
  • Military hospital conducts training exercise for Ebola

    William Cole
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Tripler Army Medical Center held its first large-scale Ebola response exercise Wednesday, simulating a patient showing up there and at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic with symptoms of the disease.
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  • In defense of the humanities

    Ian Lind
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    I continue to be impressed by my cousin, Leslie Madsen-Brooks, who is currently on the history faculty at Boise State University. To be more accurate, we are first cousins, once removed. She’s very much on the cutting edge of integrating digital technologies into higher education, and seems to be constantly demonstrating ways it can be […]
  • Looking for hotel suggestions in Auckland

    Ian Lind
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Hey, travelers. Meda has another conference in Auckland coming up in March, and we’re shopping for a hotel somewhere in the downtown area. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. When I asked about things to do in Auckland back a couple of years ago, it seemed like lots of readers had things to say. Share […]
  • Latest filing doesn’t solve mystery of GOP’s Hawaii Solutions PAC

    Ian Lind
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hawaii Solutions, the Republican political action committee which entered three Oahu races with negative attack ads under somewhat mysterious circumstances, filed its report to the Campaign Spending Commission prior to yesterday’s deadline (see “Father-in-law of GOP state senate candidate is officer of “independent” Super PAC“). The group reported receiving contributions of $$20,099 during the period […]
 
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  • Thirty Meter Telescope groundbreaking set

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

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

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

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

    Hawaii Star Wire
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Hawaiki Cable Limited, the New Zealand owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Hawaiian Telcom as its landing partner in Hawaii. As part of its system architecture, Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. West coast in Oahu, Hawaii. Under the Letter of Intent signed by both parties, Hawaiian Telcom will provide Hawaiki with turnkey infrastructure and connectivity, including a cable landing station and terrestrial infrastructure in Makaha. Hawaiian Telcom will also be responsible for all permitting…
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  • LavaTalk: October 29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 29) the lava flow has advanced to within 225 yards from Pahoa Village Road. The flow advancement has been averaging approximately 5-10 yards per hour. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police arrest man in connection with Hilo burglaries

    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with burglaries at two Hilo businesses. At 11:09 p.m. Monday (October 27), South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business on the 700 block of Leilani Street in Hilo. They arrived to find a shattered glass door. A […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police catch ‘Peeping Tom’ in South Kohala

    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE A four-month investigation into reports of a “Peeping Tom” in South Kohala has led to the arrest of a teenager. From June through October, South Kohala police received reports of a male teenager or young adult repeatedly peering into windows in the Waikoloa Village area. Investigation by Community Policing officers led to the […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police to continue service at Pahoa station, planning Lower Puna site

    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    MEDIA RELEASE The Puna police station in Pāhoa remains open and police have no plans to close it. A misleading news report wrongly implied that the Pāhoa station was no longer occupied. If and when lava blocks access to the Puna station to residents of lower Puna, police will set up a secondary location somewhere […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police to ramp-up DUI checkpoints this Halloween weekend

    Baron
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Hawaiʻi County police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with Halloween. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.” - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 27, 2014

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Public Utilities Commission The PUC will hold hearings this week on decoupling (Docket No. 2013-0141). Blue Planet is an intervenor in the docket and has invited Ron Binz, former Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chairman and Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to testify as an expert witness. Local Industry News 10/28  PBN: $5M hydrogen fueling station planned for Downtown Honolulu 10/28  Star Advertiser: CEO must transform HECO, rebuild community rapport 10/28  Utility Dive: HECO to add 50 MW fast-acting power plant to support solar…
  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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    28 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
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  • HPP TO KEONEPOKO BUS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAYʻS ELECTION

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

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

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

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    10 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
      HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ With 100% of the precincts reporting State Senator Gil Kahele has won the 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election with 73.2% of the vote. With a final tally of 8,366 votes, Senator Kahele moves on to the general election in November. Senator Kahele in a brief statement last night said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say mahalo nui loa to the voters of Hilo and my hard working campaign team who dedicated much time and effort in order to make tonights result possible. We, as democrats, must now join together to support all of our democratic general…
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  • I'D LIKE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE, PAT- IS IT "NO F*CKING WAY?"

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

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

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

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

    Andy Parx
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    News analysisby Andy Parx (PNN) -- "Is it a cat or a dog," Kaua`i County Council Chair Jay Furfaro has infamously asked regarding the "Kaua`i Rising (KR)" charter amendment ballot petition- one which the county attorney claims is really an "initiative" disguised as a "charter amendment." Well, legally the answer is essentially, it's none of their business. The council will meet Wednesday to figure out whether to "receive" the petition so that the county clerk can verify and count the signatures for what KR says is a charter amendment. But Deputy Attorney Mona Clark issued an opinion at the…
 
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  • Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine

    Hawaii Reporter
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Dr. Sarah Park, state ppidemiologist, briefs the media on the state’s Ebola response plan. Beside her are Dr. Linda Rosen, director of the Hawaii Department of Health; Rebecca Sciulli, BT microbiologist and coordinator for the State Laboratory, and Toby Clairmont, director of emergency services for the Healthcare Association of Hawaii. HONOLULU — Governors of New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. But Hawaii Department of Health officials said Tuesday no such plan will be implemented in the…
  • Lava Flow Expected to Cut Off Access to Pahoa Polling Place

    Hawaii Reporter
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Lava field on Hawaii Island - Photo by Chuck Denny HONOLULU - Chief Election Officer Scott Nago announced today that voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (04-03) who live north of the lava flow are instructed to vote at Hawaiian Paradise Community Center (04-01) on general election day. “The flow is expected to cross Highway 130, cutting off access to voters living in Ainaloa and Orchidlands Estates,” Nago said. “We’ll be providing poll workers at Hawaiian Paradise Community Center with the poll books and ballots to allow voters in these communities the opportunity to vote on…
  • Fishing vessel master is sentenced for sleeping while vessel is underway

    Hawaii Reporter
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    US District Court - Hawaii HONOLULU – Kevin Lam, age 43, a resident of Oahu, pled guilty to eight charges of operating a commercial fishing vessel in a grossly negligent manner on Friday, October 24, and received a sentence of one-year probation and 60 hours of community service from Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren. The offenses occurred from September 7 through 14, 2011, one on each day. During the probationary period, Lam may not serve as Master or Person in Charge of any commercial vessel. Further, in order to serve as Master of any commercial vessel in the future, Defendant Lam must…
  • OSHA cites Maui zip-line owner, operator for employee death

    Hawaii Reporter
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining the owners and operators of a Maui zip-line course the maximum amount allowed for the death of a new employee who fell from a platform while at work in May 2014. OSHA investigators determined that Patricia Rabellizsa died because of inadequate safety measures in place on the platform at the Pi’iholo Ranch Zip-Line Course where she received riders arriving from the previous platform. The operator’s policy made it optional for employees to wear restraining lanyards connected to their…
  • Kaimuki is the Honolulu Neighborhood With Most Affairs; Makiki and Kailua Close Behind

    Hawaii Reporter
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    HONOLULU - Residents of Honolulu have been engaging in extra-marital affairs in record numbers according to new data from AshleyMadison.com The dating site designed for people already in relationships has decided to reveal Paradise's least faithful neighborhoods based on the more than 56,000 cheaters who live in the metro area. According to membership per capita, the most affair seekers live in Kaimuki, with Makiki, and Kailua rounding out the top three zip codes. Below is the full list of Honolulu's Least Faithful Neighborhoods: Kaimuki 9.3% Makiki 9% Kailua 8.6% Moanalua 8.1% Downtown…
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  • FILIPINO-AMERICAN Heritage Month Celebrated With Dialog, Research and Food

    Tina Shelton
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Music of the Philippines and the aroma of Filipino delicacies where in the air on Oct. 29, as Dr. Tony Guerrero and the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Psychiatry brought the first “Filipino Heritage Month” event to the University of Hawai`i medical school. Dr. Guerrero, a JABSOM graduate, last year became […]
  • UH Men Stand Tall Against Domestic Violence

    Tina Shelton
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Men from the University of Hawai`i stood in solidarity against domestic violence last week, as they marched through the streets of downtown Honolulu in the 20th “Men’s March Against Domestic Violence”. Scores of UH administrators and UH Rainbow Warrior Football Players joined in the march, in support of UH Medical School Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, […]
  • UH Medical School Dean Jerris Hedges Shares Powerful Story About Surviving Domestic Violence

    Tina Shelton
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine led more than one thousand men from all walks of life today on a demonstration march through the streets of downtown Honolulu. The occasion was the 20th Anniversary of the Men’s March Against Domestic Violence, which is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Hawai`i and the […]
  • SLIDESHOW: MD Students Provide Halloween Fun for Keiki in Wai’anae

    Tina Shelton
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The medical student health care providers of the H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project make a merry night of it at a homeless shelter in Wai’anae on the Saturday before Halloween in October 2014. The medical students, from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), disguised as Leggos and other fun characters, created […]
  • DIVERSITY in the Biomedical Research Workforce Becomes a National Priority

    Tina Shelton
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce. The University of Hawai`i medical school is a part of this projected five-year effort […]
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  • Pizza options plentiful in Waikiki

    Nadine Kam
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Pizza options plentiful in Waikiki With National Pizza Month coming to a close, now is a great time to go exploring the options available in Waikiki. The post Pizza options plentiful in Waikiki appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Fashion Tribe: Zamora preps 2015 collection

    Christie Wilson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Fashion Tribe: Zamora preps 2015 collection Kini Zamora and design partner Dean "Dinko" Satta will unveil their KINIandDINKO collection on Nov. 7. The post Fashion Tribe: Zamora preps 2015 collection appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Social Encore: ‘9-Man’ showcases Chinese spirit

    Jermel-Lynn Quillopo
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Social Encore: ‘9-Man’ showcases Chinese spirit “9-Man,” which makes its Hawaii debut on Sunday, takes viewers to China for an inside look at the origins of the male-only sport. The post Social Encore: ‘9-Man’ showcases Chinese spirit appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Fashion 21 to open West Oahu location

    Jason Genegabus
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Fashion 21 to open West Oahu location Fashion retailer Forever 21 will expand its Hawaii presence to Ka Makana Alii in West Oahu. The post Fashion 21 to open West Oahu location appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Symphony announces new Pops series

    Steven Mark
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Symphony announces new Pops series The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra announced a three-concert series of pops programs conducted by Stuart Chafetz that begins Nov. 21. The post Symphony announces new Pops series appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
 
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  • Taste iichiko Bar FRUITS new flavors

    Frolic Hawaii
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    (Sponsored) Come celebrate the grand launch of iichiko Bar FRUITS YUZU and UME at Honolulu’s top restaurants and bars during November. iichiko Bar FRUITS is the newest shochu line from Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd., which is launching two flavors — YUZU and UME, made from natural fruit juices. iichiko Bar FRUITS YUZU reveals a subtle citrus flavor from natural, Japan-made yuzu juice, which is balanced with smooth honey. iichiko Bar FRUITS UME evokes the sweetness of Japan-made ume, complemented by honey and lychee from Taiwan and honey. The Bar FRUITS line has already won a prestigious…
  • Something new: Man Ichi

    Melissa Chang
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Honolulu has its share of ramen restaurants, but a new one opens today where another once stood. Ramen Man-Ichi, part of a company that has about 22 shops throughout Asia, has opened on Kona Street next to Ailana Shave Ice (where Ramen Kai used to be). It’s the first stand-alone restaurant in Hawaii for the company; they have a Man-Ichi counter at the Windward Mall food court and an Ippudodo counter inside Shirokiya. Established in 1953, the Manichi Group is known for its pork-based tonkotsu ramen and its award-winning karamiso gyoza. This new shop will have several ramen (using local…
  • Where to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

    Grant Shindo
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a festival with Mexican roots honoring the dead with food, drink and parties. Here is your guide to the celebrations happening around the island.   The ARTS at Marks Garage: Shrines @ Marks Along with its Dia de los Muertos shrine exhibition in window boxes, ARTS at Marks Garage will host a “Haunted Garage: Day of the Dead Cocktail Party” on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.-2 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit the Eventbrite page. This fundraiser benefits the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA).     1159 Nuuanu…
  • Save the date: Honolulu Biennial

    Julie Hasegawa
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Hawaii soon will join the ranks of New York and London in becoming an international contemporary art center with the debut of the Honolulu Biennial’s prologue exhibition, “Chain of Fire,” which runs Oct. 30-Nov 9 in Our Kaka‘ako. The event, co-presented by Hawai’i International Film Festival and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation, features a variety of artist talks, panels, workshops, and an exhibition. Here’s the lineup of events. We spoke with Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, who co-founded the Honolulu Biennial Foundation with Dr. Koan Jeff Baysa, after discovering their mutual…
  • Project Kuleana gears up for second installment

    Olena Heu
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Artists taking selfies during the Project Kuleana 2 shoot Have you heard the word kuleana before? Literally translated from Hawaiian to English, in its most simple form, it means “right” or “responsibility.” Project Kuleana is a statewide musical project created by three local men in 2011, then launched last year. The organization is aimed at perpetrating the Hawaiian culture, music and education in our community and throughout the world. This team of influential educators started the project with the intent that it would serve as a catalyst for others to recognize…
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    The Cat Dish

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Quick Oahu Friends Getaway

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

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

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

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

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

  • Puna Lava Meets Power Poles

    Ryan Ozawa
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The slow-moving Puna lava flow crossed its first road in Puna, a long-anticipated milestone in a creeping natural disaster that has been unfolding since June 27. With the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Iselle in August fresh in their minds, the folks at Hawaiian Electric Light Co. hatched a plan to try and protect their electric power lines in Puna from a force of nature that is largely unstoppable. HELCO came up with a number of contingency plans, including building “pole protection prototypes” to protect power poles from the heat generated by the lava by partially encasing select…
  • Startup Weekend Returns in November

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

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

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

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

  • Debunking Attacks

    MediaSpan Upload
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Did state Sen. David Ige really want to tax pensions? Was former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona actually behind teacher furloughs?
  • Forever 21 to open store in upcoming Kapolei mall

    MediaSpan Upload
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Forever 21, the trendy California-based clothing retailer, is expanding its presence in the islands with a fifth Hawaii location in Kapolei.
  • Zamora back at it

    MediaSpan Upload
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Kini Zamora might be expected to take a few days off to recover from the grueling "Project Runway" stint that saw him finish in third place Oct. 23. But no, the designer noted on the show for his full-speed-ahead work ethic plunged back into sewing right away, logging 15-hour days in his "workshop" set up in his parents' Kapolei garage.
  • Residents playing the waiting game

    MediaSpan Upload
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Lava ignited small fires behind Pahoa Village Road on Wednesday night while a resident stood with her Pahoa neighbors and watched in awe.
  • Rail system to go between new 'high-risk' flood zones

    MediaSpan Upload
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Question: The Star-Advertiser had an article about Waimalu being a flood zone. The rail is being built in this area. My understanding is that you can't build anything in a flood zone, especially the rail. Can you correct me if that's not true?
 
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Ugly but Fabulous

    lwilcox
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Ready for lunch?  Here's one of my take-out favorites –  it rates low on the appearance scale, but boy is squid luau tasty! On my first day on the job as a young reporter at KGMB News in Honolulu, one of the newsroom veterans asked me what in blazes I was eating at my desk at lunchtime.  He added, "Who regurgitated that?"  That was  curmudgeon Don Baker, who worked the crime beat and who thereafter always approached me with deep suspicion. As my Portuguese grandmother would say, "Moshvika!" (More for me!)…
  • Tonight: Kitty Lagareta on Long Story Short

    lwilcox
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    New local episode tonight on PBS Hawaii: Honolulu public relations professional and business owner Kitty Lagareta is familiar with television appearances, but she’s accustomed to representing clients – not talking about herself. On LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Oct. 28, 2014, 7:30 pm), she discusses how she landed in public relations in the first place, the unusual “other” creative vocation she enjoyed, the PR mess she faced as Chair of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents when Evan Dobelle was UH President, and why she compares life to a skateboard…
  • One-Pot Meals and BLTs

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

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

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

  • World’s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online.

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    World’s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online. Competition photo from the 2013 Aloha Classic. Photo: American Windsurfing Tour.Some of the world’s best windsurfers are gathering on Maui this week, waiting for some of the world’s best wind and waves.The American Windsurfing Tour and the Professional Windsurfing Association’s Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, considered by many to be one of the sport’s most prestigious competitions, attracts both professional and amateur athlete...
  • 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week A scene from the HIFF opening film The Vancouver Asahi. Photo: HIFFGrab your popcorn and mochi crunch! The 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) kicks off this week with a lineup of nearly 200 diverse films from around the globe. The festival happens Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 on Oahu, and Nov. 13 to 16 on Hawaii Island and Kauai. HIFF is Hawaii’s largest independent film festival, over the years earning an especially solidreputati...
  • "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke Chef Robin Abad's "Filipino 'Jumping Salad' Shrimp Poke. Photo by Steve Czerniak for HAWAII Magazine.Five Hawaii chefs. Five anything-but-ahi poke recipes. No disrespect to the noted palate pleasures of fresh tuna, but there’s more diversity to the popular Hawaii-born comfort food favorite poke than simply using fresh ahi (tuna) as a main ingredient.  That’s w...
  • Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island An aerial view of the lava flow as of Fri. afternoon, Oct. 24. Click to enlarge. Photo: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.A lava flow from Kilauea volcano that has slowly advanced toward the Hawaii Island town of Pahoa over the last two months
  • Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale

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

  • Musings: Who is Arthur Brun?

    Joan Conrow
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    People have been asking me about Council candidate Arthur Brun – who he is and what he's all about, beyond his campaign signs, which one friend described as “tasteful.”Until recently, my only encounter with Arthur was at the July 21, 2010, Council hearing on the bill to allow vacation rentals on ag land. Though nearly everyone in attendance was a well-heeled North Shore resident trying to justify their illegal use of farm land, Arthur was a voice from the westside, and one of the few (along with Mel Rapozo) who spoke in opposition, testifying:This bill is wrong. What about the…
  • Musings: So Special

    Joan Conrow
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Though Kauai likes to think of itself as “special,” its dramas are so often a microcosm of what's playing out in a larger arena.That reality came to mind when I read the recent article about how a group of southsiders are threatening a lawsuit to stop Hawaii Dairy Farms, a pilot project funded by billionaire Pierre Omidyar. The article was published right after a friend who disagrees with me on Bill 2491 emailed to say:Why not grow food without chemicals? That’s a great “experiment” which could employ people healthfully. Could employ people in healthy environments. Have the…
  • Musings: Dustin's Dirty Deeds

    Joan Conrow
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Gosh, The Garden Island actually did some investigating and came up with a scoop: mayoral candidate Dustin Barca declared bankruptcy to avoid a $2 million judgment for cutting a guy's face in a bar brawl.Unfortunately, Dustin confirms his immaturity and low morals by refusing to take any responsibility for the attack. He's chock full of excuses: he was never charged, it was an “unfortunate incident,” people are trying to make him “look bad,” everybody wants to focus on his thuggish past “when there is so much to work for in our future.”And then he tells a giant, crybaby whopper:…
  • Musings: Final Stretch

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

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

  • Iliili Road entrance to close for work

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The entrance to Iliili Road from South Kihei Road will be closed Friday for repair of a waterline leak, the Department of Water Supply said Tuesday. The project will begin at 8:30 a.m. and should be completed by 3 p..
  • Schools searched in threat investigation

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Maui High and Kahului Elementary schools were locked down at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday "due to an alleged threat" that later turned out to be unfounded, a Maui Police Department official said.
  • Lenny wins second straight SUP World Tour title

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville won his second consecutive Stand-Up World Tour title, and fourth overall, by reaching the semifinals of the La Torche Pro in France on Wednesday before bowing out of the season-ending event.
  • Molokai landfill to shut early Saturday

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Molokai landfill will close early at 1 p.m. Saturday due to insufficient staffing, the county Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division said. The landfill is usually open until 2:30 p.m.
  • Kim fostered MIL athletics

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Stephen Kim, the Maui Interscholastic League executive director from 1992 to 2008, was an innovator, mentor, coach and pioneer in high school athletics in the state who held a special spot in his heart for the Valley Isle.
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Evening Lava Report: Don’t Just Watch the Leading Edge.

    Alan McNarie
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    The lava flow continues to advance northeastward through private property above Old Government Road (Pahoa Village Road)  Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s 5:52 p.m. report said that the  leading edge of the flow had moved about 136 yards in the past 24 hours,  and  had advanced through the afternoon at about 11 yards per hour.  Civil Defense’s 5:30 p.m. report estimated the rate of advance at  5-10 yards per hour. HVO estimated that as of 4:15 pm,  the flow was about 202 yards in a straight line distance from P?hoa Village Road and about 850 yards  from Highway 130. Two small…
  • Lava News: Kua O Ka La Charter School will “Operate on Both Sides” of Flow

    Alan McNarie
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    According to the Web site for Kua O Ka La New Century Public Charter School, plans to “be operating on both sides of the lava flow once it crosses the highway.” The school is already been using the Hilo Boy’s and Girl’s Club on Haile St. in Hilo  for one of its programs, and plans to use that site as a campus for  students on the Hilo side of the Pele Partition if the flow crosses the the road. The school is also “in the process of establishing transportation routes on both ‘sides.’”  The school is also waiving bus fees for its students. The…
  • Lava News: Morning Update, Wednesday, 10/29/14

    Alan McNarie
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    According to Hawaii Volcano Observatory, the leading edge of the flow “continues to advance northeast towards Pahoa Village Road through the first residential parcel it entered” at a rate of  about 5.5 yards per hour:  “If the flow continues in this manner, we expect it to cross Pahoa Village Road between Apa`a St and Post Office Road.”  County Civil Defense reported at 8:15 p.m.  that the flow had advanced about 90 yards since 6:30 last night and was a bout 280 yards from Pahoa Village Road. Civil Defense estimated that the rate of  flow was averaging about 10…
  • Correction: You can Still Vote Absentee, if You Already Have an Absentee Ballot

    Alan McNarie
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Earlier today we ran a story about changes in the polling places due to the lava crisis.  In it, we misinterpreted an Elections Commission press release, and said that October 28 was the last day to vote via absentee ballot.  That was incorrect.  Today was the last day on which voters could request an absentee ballot.  In preparation for the lava flow, county election officials mailed absentee mail applications to voters in the area and set-up an early vote location at Nanawale Community Center, which is open through October 31, 2014. We regret the error.
  • Lava News: Evening Update, 10/29/14

    Alan McNarie
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    According to County Civil Defense’s 6:15  release,  lava was 370 yards from Pahoa Village Road.   Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s report, issued a few minutes before, pegged the flow’s position  as of 5:30 p.m. at 340 yards from Old Government Road and 985 yards from Highway 130.   Civil Defense said the flow was averaging 10-15 yards per hour; HVO simply said the rate of advancement was “variable” but had reached speeds of up to 71 yards per hour. The flow front is currently moving in a northeast direction and has entered a private residential property,…
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 322 – Open Access and OER

    Burt Lum
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Joining us today is Christopher Sass from Aloha.rb to tell us about the Global Code Retreat. Finally, we’ve invited Sara Lee and Sara Rutter from the UH Manoa Library along with Misa Maruyama, PhD candidate in the CIS Program to tell us about Open Access and Open Educational Resources at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additional Links: Submarine telecommunications cables for ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning Yuru App Honolulu Biennial – Chain of Fire Sherpa Romeo Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 321: Makerspace Update – Oct 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • The Neglected Requirements Process

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

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

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

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

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

  • Want more fish? Throw back big females.

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    If we were talking about humans, the acronym, BOFFFF would be a horribly inappropriate term.But we’re talking about fish, and the term represents the most valuable and important members of the school—animals that are big, old, fat, female, fecund (or fertile) fish.(Image: Bluefin trevally in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. You want to save the big ones. Credit: Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR)And what’s important about them is that they reproduce more, have healthier and bigger eggs, have young more likely to survive, they may spawn at different times than younger fish so they increase…
  • Big tsunami: Just 500 years ago, a 9.25 magnitude Aleutian quake blasted Hawaiian shores

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    A stunningly large Aleutian-sourced tsunami hit the Hawaiian Islands 4-500 years ago, requiring a much more aggressive assessment of potential shoreline damage from future waves.Much of the preliminary evidence for the big wave comes from the Makauwahi Sinkhole on south Kaua`i, but scientists expect to find more evidence once they start looking for it on other islands.(Image: Researchers simulated earthquakes with magnitudes between 9.0 and 9, and found that the unique geometry of the eastern Aleutians would direct the largest post-earthquake tsunami energy directly toward the Hawaiian…
  • Defining farming: it means what I choose it to mean

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    There’s a lot of discussion on Kaua`i and elsewhere about what constitutes agriculture, and whether it’s only farming if you’re growing food.The discussion enters all kinds of arenas, from property taxation to seed research. If you’re growing things, but not growing food, do you still qualify for an agricultural dedication for tax purposes? Is a gentleman’s horse ranch not an agricultural enterprise unless you’re milking the mares? Should we use taxation to punish you if your crop doesn't end up in someone's belly?If you try to define agriculture, ultimately it gets into the…
  • 600-year-old Polynesian voyaging canoe found on New Zealand's South Island

    4 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    For Polynesian canoe culture, the New Zealand discovery of part of a 600-year-old voyaging canoe is the equivalent of finding King Tut’s tomb.The only other comparable discovery was when Bishop Museum’s Yosi Sinoto in the late 1970s found the remains of a voyaging canoe at Fa`ahia on the French Polynesian island of Huahine. (Image: The carving of a turtle is visible on the hull of an ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe found on New Zealand’s South Island. (Credit: Tim Mackrell / The University of Auckland.)And that’s it. There are virtually no other large surviving parts of…
  • Human teeth at dig put modern humans in China 70,000 to 126,000 years ago

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Humans are a traveling species, and maybe they always have been.New evidence suggests that humans—or something very close to humans—traveled out of Africa and into Asia far, far earlier than most modern models suggests. (Images: Two teeth that appear likely to be from anatomically modern humans; paleoanthropologist Christopher Bae at a fossil dig. Credit: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.)University of Hawai`i paleoanthropologist Christopher Bae, is the lead author on a paper that reports on human remains from China that date back roughly 125,000 years.(Citation: Christopher J. Bae,…
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  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs selects team to develop plan for Kakaako Makai

    Duane Shimogawa
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has chosen a design team to develop a plan for the 30 acres in Kakaako Makai the state agency acquired two years ago from the state of Hawaii in a deal meant to resolve a dispute that dates back to when it formed in 1978. OHA has awarded a $2.9 million contract to the Kuhikuhi Puuone Collaborative, a partnership of four Hawaiian firms, including Edith Kanakaole Foundation, DTL, PBR Hawaii and WCIT Architecture, the state agency said Thursday. The contract, which requires…
  • Goldman Sachs, Citigroup head up Hawaii's $150M green financing program

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Goldman Sachs, one of the top investment banks in the world, and Citigroup, one of the largest bank holding companies in the United States, are the leading managers for the bond sale for a $150 million program that would expand the installation of solar energy systems and other clean energy devices for Hawaii consumers. The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said Wednesday that its Green Energy Market Securitization program, or GEMS, initially will focus on investments…
  • French-Italian luxury sportswear retailer Moncler opens first Hawaii location

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Moncler, a French-Italian luxury sportswear retailer, has recently opened its first Hawaii location in Waikiki at 2100 Kalakaua Ave., CBRE Inc. Hawaii told PBN. Moncler has seven other stores in the United States, including stores in Aspen, Colorado; Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York. It also has stores in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Moncler's name comes from an abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, an Alpine town near Grenoble, France. Its flagship store is located…
  • Brookfield Homes Hawaii revives PiliMai at Poipu townhouse development on Kauai

    Bill Cresenzo
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    After sitting in limbo since the start of the Great Recession, Brookfield Homes Hawaii has resurrected its PiliMai at Poipu development on Kauai's south shore. Construction has begun on the townhomes, and the entire project should be finished within four years, with the first residents moving in in about 10 months, said Jeffrey Prostor, president of Brookfield Homes Hawaii. PBN reported in 2006 that sales were going strong, and Proster said that the project had about $30 million in sales before…
  • Kamehameha Schools finishes $6.6M renovation of six Honolulu apartment buildings

    Duane Shimogawa
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Kamehameha Schools has completed its $6.6 million renovation of six apartment buildings in Moiliili near the University of Hawaii's athletic complex, the private charitable educational trust said Wednesday. It is now starting to rent out the units, starting at $1,200 per month. Honolulu-based Hawaii Architecture and general contractor Designer Built Systems of Waipahu did the work on the upgrade of the six severely deteriorating buildings at Kolo Village. "Kolo Village is definitely the only place…
 
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    JON RIKI KARAMATSU

  • Supporting David Ige for Governor & Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Senior" Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

  • 65 is the New 21

    Mike Hu
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Roughly a century ago, a person of 21 could look forward to a life of "maturity," for another 30 years, and then it was time to prepare for the end -- of so few making it beyond 65.  In fact, that was such a given, that the initial founding of Social Security a few decades later, relied on the fact that so few would live very many years after they reached 65 -- and if they did, all the power to them to live as long as they could.Now, pretty much the average person makes it to 65 -- and lives many years beyond, which is one of the unintended consequences of Social Security and other…
  • The Best of Times

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

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

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

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

  • Solicitation Requires Proof of Request or Demand for Money

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

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

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

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

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

  • Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Motion to Dismiss Denied Regarding Insureds' Claim For Collapse

    Tred Eyerly
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The federal district court denied the insurer's motion to dismiss claims for loss due to the imminent collapse of the insureds' basement walls. Belz v. Peerless Ins. Co., 2014 WL 4364914 (D. Conn. Sept. 2, 2014).     The insureds noticed cracks throughout their basement walls. It was discovered that the condition was the result of a chemical compound used in the concrete of certain basement walls in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The insureds contended that due to the cracking, the basement walls suffered a substantial impairment to their structural integrity making it…
  • Court Agrees to Stay Coverage Matter While Underlying State Action is Pending

    Tred Eyerly
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
       The federal district court granted the insured's motion to stay the coverage action while the construction defect case was pending in state court. Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. Essex Homes Southeast, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133120 (D. S.C., Sept. 23, 2014).        The homeowners sued Essex Homes in state court for construction defects in a home built and sold to them by Essex Homes. The suit sought damages for property damage based on negligence, breach of implied warranty, and breach of express warranties arising out of the alleged construction defects. The complaint alleged…
  • Damages in First Trial Establishing Liability of Tortfeasor Binding in Bad Faith Trial Against Insurer

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

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

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

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Utah seized a failing bank without notice to the bank, and appointed the FDIC receiver. The bank owners sued for a bunch of things, including a taking under the state constitution. The trial court dismissed for failure to state a claim because the complaint did not contain sufficient factual allegations to support a takings claim. In America West Bank Members LC v. State of Utah, No. 2012456 (Oct. 24, 2014), the Utah Supreme Court affirmed. Although the court confirmed that under the Utah Constitution, a taking occurs "when there is any substantial interference with private property…
  • Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

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

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

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

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

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    Gee Why
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    Or exploding pumpkin or pumpkin time bomb. Call it what you want, but it is something to watch. Who even thought of putting rubber bands around a pumpkin to begin with? Then watching the results is even more fascinating. If you want to see what happens, let Jimmy Fallon demonstrate. And yes, protective gear is highly recommended. Waimanalo Has a Pumpkin Patch Are These Simpsons Asians, Red Necks, Zombies, or All 3? Ghostbusting Gangnam Style You Can Have the POWER!!! Lost a Sword, Anyone?
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The Undress

    Gee Why
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    At first I was confused about The Undress project on Kickstarter, but their video explained it all. Basically, post workout, active women can “change clothes in public without getting naked.” Easy enough to understand, and this project is well underway with their initial funding request of $22,000 obliterated with over $290,000 worth of pledges. With a pledge of $69, you can order an Undress in a variety of sizes and colors with free shipping too. However, as a holiday gift, the Undress won’t be ready until January 2015. More suggestions from the Pulpconnection Holiday Gift…
  • Two Weeks with the Mio MiVue 388

    Gee Why
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    After two weeks of driving with the Mio MiVue 388 in-vehicle digital video recorder, I have seen the automotive industry’s accessory of the future. I have no doubt that soon enough, every vehicle on the road will be equipped with cameras. What is the Mio MiVue? Simply, the Mio MiVue is a “dashcam,” or a video recorder mounted on the inside of a vehicle’s windshield. Forward facing, the MiVue records a wide angle view, and there’s not much more to it. As long as you’re driving, the MiVue is saving what’s happening in front of your car. You get it? No?
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: U2F Security Key

    Gee Why
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is for the security conscious techie person in your life. You may have heard about the many recent online incidents dealing with stolen passwords, credit card information, and personal photos. The key take away is that the traditional password just isn’t enough to protect your online identity. This holiday season you need to better protect yourself with a second factor security key. Yubico has released an USB security key that’s needed in addition to your password in order to access accounts such as the ubiquitous Gmail. So if your password is leaked, hacked, or guessed, the…
  • Is There a Moped Under There?

    Gee Why
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    I had to do a double take after seeing the 2014 Scion iQ on the road. It’s so tiny and small that I wondered if secretly there was a moped under the exterior. Seriously, two of those cars could quite well fit into a single parking stall. So really, is there a moped under there? Thanks Scion Hawaii! Must Be a Midlife Crisis – Scion FR-S Kailua Get One More Scion FR-S Kailua Get One Scion FR-S Two Weeks with the Mio MiVue 388
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Recommendations for the 2014 Election

    Melvin AhChing
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the November 4 election a little over a week away, here are my prognostications and recommendations (if any of this counts) for candidates that "could" help our precarious state called Hawaii.Governor's Race: So we basically have a three way race here. Mufi, David and Duke (sorry Jeff). All three are experienced politicians. In one way or another they have over time to screwed us in the wallet by their actions, inaction or simply association.Case in point: The Rail Tax. In 2005 the Hawaii State Legislature voted to increase the general excise tax (HB1309) to support the building of a…
  • Kona's Margaret Masunaga Will Become a District Court Judge

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

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

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

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

  • We are looking for volunteer docents!

    Jenny Engle
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Join our next volunteer docent training course! Any teacher who has brought their students on a guided school tour knows that volunteer docents are invaluable to the Honolulu Museum of Art. They play an important role in implementing the museum’s education mission by guiding groups of all ages on a variety of tours of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s collections and exhibitions. The 2015 docent training program focuses on student tours. Our docent corps now serves more than 21,000 schoolchildren annually and we aim to increase that number over the next few years to expand our educational…
  • Classroom Poster Project

    Jenny Engle
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Coming to a school mailbox near you soon! For the past few months, educators from the Honolulu Museum of Art have been collaborating with educators from the Department of Education and Hanahau‘oli School to create a series of visual art education classroom posters that will be distributed to every DOE school classroom on O‘ahu. The first poster features Juliette May Fraser’s painting Lei Sellers. These posters can be used as a tool to help students hone their visual thinking skills, which can translate to literacy skills and also be applied to any subject that requires thorough…
  • The Islamic World Through Art: Travel the Silk Road and more

    Jenny Engle
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Islamic World Through Art guided school tour starts Feb 12! This tour helps students understand the Islamic World by closely examining European, Central Asian, and Asian art.  Students will visit the Islamic, Indian, and Indonesian galleries and the special exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art. The art includes religious and secular objects—used by Muslims, Christians, and Jews—that share a common style, and tell a long story of cultural exchange. Through play acting and seeing, students explore the Silk Road, discovering who traveled it and…
  • The Holiday Tour Nov 1-Dec 31

    Jenny Engle
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Get in the spirit of the season with our Holiday Tour! For the festive season, let your students explore holiday-related works in the colorful Western Art and Arts of Hawai‘i galleries. Students will view Renaissance paintings, create a golden angel to take home, and discuss the source of the beautiful colors and the significance of the angels. In the spirit of gift giving, students will guess and discover special presents for the people depicted in the portraits. In the Arts of Hawai‘i gallery, works of art will be matched to the lyrics of our version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. …
  • Eugene Savage murals will remain on view through summer 2015

    Lesa Griffith
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    One of the highlights of the popular Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibition are the six murals by Eugene Savage that Matson commissioned in 1938. Though the show’s last day is Jan. 11, museum goers can still see the murals through this summer thanks to Matson. “People have been asking me if Art Deco Hawai‘i could remain permanently on view,” says Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art and Art Deco Hawai‘i. “We can’t do that, but the requests inspired me to ask Matson if they would extend the loan. Matson and I both agreed that it’s a good thing—it gives the…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • HONOLULU HALLOWEEN ROUND UP

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10/30/2014 - Halloween Family Fun

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">There will be goodie bags for the keikis, special treats from participating merchants, a costume parade and contest, bowling fun with KB Xtreme, and a dance party with Pacific Fusion. Awesome prizes for the top four original costumes! (No scary costumes, please.) Halloween is just around the corner!</span></p>
  • 10/30/2014 - An Evening of Filipino Music and Dance for Filipino American History Month

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">In celebration of Filipino American History Month (October every year), in collaboration with Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH), the Hawaii State Library presents An Evening of Filipino Music and Dance (a free program). The Pamana (Tagalog for "heritage") Rondalya (a musical group) will play five songs and The Tekniqlings (a dance group) will dance two tenikling dances. <br /> <br /> If you need a sign language interpreter or other accommodation, please call 586-3520.</span></p>
  • 10/30/2014 - Jazz Vespers

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><span>Join us for Jazz Vespers on </span><strong>Thursday evenings</strong><span>, featuring Reggie Padilla the "Surfing Saxophonist" and a band of his colleagues including Dan Del Negro (pianist), Jon Hawes (bass), and Starr Kalahiki (vocals). Join us in the beauty of St. Peter's worship space where your soul will be refreshed with a unique mix of prayer and music. Jazz Vesper starts at 6pm preceded with a pupu gathering on our front lanai at 5:30pm. All Welcome! </span></p>
  • 10/30/2014 - Darrell Aquino

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    <p>Join Darrell Aquino playing live at Mai Tai Bar.</p>
  • 10/30/2014 - Racquetball League Play

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">We are having a Racquetball league from Sept. 2 - Nov. 21, put on by our RB pro and Hawaii State Champion, Lee George! <br /> <br /> Games: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9:30pm<br /> <span class="text_exposed_show"><br /> 2 divisions max per player<br /> <br /> 2 serves format<br /> <br /> Women may enter Men's division<br /> <br /> 8 weeks of league play<br /> <br /> 4 weeks of play-offs</span></span></p>
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • World’s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online.

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    World&rsquo;s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online. Competition photo from the 2013 Aloha Classic. Photo: American Windsurfing Tour.Some of the world’s best windsurfers are gathering on Maui this week, waiting for some of the world’s best wind and waves.The American Windsurfing Tour and the Professional Windsurfing Association’s Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, considered by many to be one of the sport’s most prestigious competitions, attracts both professional and amateur athlete...
  • 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week A scene from the HIFF opening film The Vancouver Asahi. Photo: HIFFGrab your popcorn and mochi crunch! The 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) kicks off this week with a lineup of nearly 200 diverse films from around the globe. The festival happens Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 on Oahu, and Nov. 13 to 16 on Hawaii Island and Kauai. HIFF is Hawaii’s largest independent film festival, over the years earning an especially solidreputati...
  • "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke Chef Robin Abad's "Filipino 'Jumping Salad' Shrimp Poke. Photo by Steve Czerniak for HAWAII Magazine.Five Hawaii chefs. Five anything-but-ahi poke recipes. No disrespect to the noted palate pleasures of fresh tuna, but there’s more diversity to the popular Hawaii-born comfort food favorite poke than simply using fresh ahi (tuna) as a main ingredient.  That’s w...
  • Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island An aerial view of the lava flow as of Fri. afternoon, Oct. 24. Click to enlarge. Photo: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.A lava flow from Kilauea volcano that has slowly advanced toward the Hawaii Island town of Pahoa over the last two months
  • Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale

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

  • A Week At Kalani With ‘Ukulele Nuts

    Brad Bordessa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Now that I’ve had a couple days to decompress from my week-long stay at Kalani, I thought maybe I’d highlight some things that I learned as one of the resident instructors at The Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat. The days were packed with learning and the nights hosted some fun jams. Takeaways and Observations: Mother Earth is always the boss. Always. With the near-miss of tropical storm Ana days before and Pele running down the town of Pahoa, I was acutely aware of how small life is. I had the opportunity to talk story with Dennis Lake between tasks as he led a…
  • Send My Regards By Brad Bordessa

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

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

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

    Brad Bordessa
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Ever find a recording in the wrong key that you really want to play along with? Here's how to work around that with GarageBand for Mac
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • Makahiki, Hawaii’s Holidays

    webmaster
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Like many indigenous cultures the world over, native Hawaiians celebrate the harvest season. And like those other indigenous cultures, the Hawaiian makahiki The post Makahiki, Hawaii’s Holidays appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • 10 Ways to get around on Oahu

    Bruce Fisher
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Depending on how adventurous you want to be during your vacation to Hawaii, the island of Oahu offers tons of transportation options The post 10 Ways to get around on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • What’s New on the North Shore

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

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

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

  • Hawaii Resort Fees, Are They Worth It?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    On October 10th, Maui resident Kathleen Soule filed a class action lawsuit against Priceline and Marriott Resorts. Kathleen is suing because she The post Hawaii Resort Fees, Are They Worth It? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Get started budgeting for Your Hawaiian Vacation

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

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

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

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

  • Go Visit Hawaii celebrates 8 years!

    Sheila Beal
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    A question that folks frequently ask me is — how did I get started running my own online Hawaii travel guide at Go Visit Hawaii? My answer is — I just started writing. I realized that I had a passion to share Hawaii travel advice and so I began to write, one blog post at a time.Back in October 2006, I had no idea Go Visit Hawaii would become the leading, independent Hawaii travel blog and a viable small business. Fast forward to eight years later, I’ve written over 2,100 articles we’re still going strong. Running Go Visit Hawaii has been a huge blessing that we thank…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Spouting Horn

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

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

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

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

  • TMT, GMOs & Washing Machines

    leslielang
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Richard Ha writes: This TED talk by Hans Rosling gives the clearest explanation of this world we live in that I've ever seen. It's also very entertaining. Only eleven minutes and well worth watching.
  • Testimony To PUC Supporting 50MW of Geothermal for Big Island

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

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

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

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

  • Breaking News: Lava now 70 yards from first Residential home in Pahoa Town

    Anna Webb
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Aloha all – I’ve not been as active posting to the Daily Flow since relocating back to mainland. Given the current daily flow of the July 27th eruption into Pahoa Town, it’s time to resume posting. I lived in the Puna District and on Hawaii’s Big Island for over 5 years, and as anyone knows […]
  • Genevieve Becomes Typhoon Fenghsen

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

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

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

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

  • Life without Caffeine

    Hilo Living
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    We have been heavy coffee drinkers for over 40 years and always believed that we could not function without our daily mega-dose of caffeine. That changed this summer when we started taking supplements of iodine in the form of Lugols Solution.  The iodine gave us so much energy that we had to cut back on our morning coffee to keep from being too hyper. Even our daily square of dark chocolate ritual started feeling uncomfortable from the caffeine and sugar rush.  We were astonished that we no longer needed caffeine to get out of bed and keep going during the day.  We drank less…
  • Bread, Gout, and Breathlessness

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

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

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

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

  • Liliko'i Festival 2014 - Two more winning recipes!

    Sonia
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
      This past Saturday, October 25th the 2nd Annual Liliko'i Festival took place at the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo.  There were all sorts of activities to keep everyone busy during the whole event.   After the Cooking Contest judging was completed, the area was opened up to the public for tastings of the entries.  Just a few of the tasters shown below...         The last Cooking Demonstration of the event was presented by Chef Ka'ainoa Ravey of the Hilo Yacht Club.  He demonstrated making a simple sauce using mayonnaise,…
  • Liliko'i Festival 2014 - Two more Dessert Recipes!

    Sonia
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
      There were lots of different events taking place during the Saturday, October 25th Liliko'i Festival at the Nani Mau Gardens.     Above: "Coconut Chris" Carter had a table where he displayed bushels of different varieties of liliko'i and was giving them all away to anyone who wanted some.   Needless to say, he ran out!   All of the Cooking Demonstrations drew appreciative crowds.  The second demonstration of the day was presented by Casey Halpern, Excutive Chef at Café Pesto in Hilo; Chef Casey also served as one of…
  • Liliko'i Festival 2014 - Liliko'i Crème Brûlée

    Sonia
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
      The 2nd Annual Liliko'i Fest was held at the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo this past Saturday, October 25h.          The day started out rainy but as it usually happens in Hilo, it ended up beautiful and perfect for a festival.   For those who might not know, liliko'i is the Hawaiian name for passion fruit and many of us share a passion for liliko'i!   There was music, performances by the Hiccup Circus, a  silent auction, plant sales, liliko'i products, arts and craft vendors as well as sales of liliko'i…
  • ...and The Taste Lingers...

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

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

    Timothy Hurley
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    As molten lava from Kilauea Volcano edged closer to a Puna neighborhood Monday, the utility companies that serve the area continued to work to protect their infrastructure while maintaining service.
  • Djou pushes clean-elections pledge

    B.J. Reyes
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    As more outside third-party money enters the race for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, Republican Charles Djou has renewed his call for his opponent, Democrat Mark Takai, to sign a clean-elections pledge that would seek to have each side donate matching funds to charity.
  • Debunking Attacks

    Derrick DePledge
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Did state Sen. David Ige really want to tax pensions? Was former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona actually behind teacher furloughs?
  • Watercraft lost in tsunami being returned to its owner

    Rob Shikina
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    When Danielle Lampe came across a yellow Yamaha personal watercraft on a small island in the remote Johnston Atoll, she knew that despite the craft's beat-up appearance, it possessed a nugget of cultural and scientific value.
  • Military hospital conducts training exercise for Ebola

    William Cole
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Tripler Army Medical Center held its first large-scale Ebola response exercise Wednesday, simulating a patient showing up there and at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic with symptoms of the disease.
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    SportsHawaii.com

  • Statcast: Wong’s walk-off shot

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fast Action At The Filcom From Man Up & Stand Up With SEC

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

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

    27 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Story by Bryanna Fissori In response to multiple incidents of potential kidnappings in the Ewa Beach area, Relson Gracie Waterfront BJJ has made a concerted effort to prepare their young students for similar situations. The Relson Gracie BJJ curriculum is based on the principals of self-defense and to progress through the ranks students must meet the standards of these techniques. In Saturday’s kids class the instructors at the school focused the day’s lesson on how to identify a potential threat and what a child should do if approached or grabbed by a stranger. Basic moves drilled by the…
  • 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…
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  • Subject: Man Up Stand Up and SEC Results 10-24 - by: King Eddie

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Shai Briones def Kat Vincent via Dec *Awesome Fight* Duane Amara def Randy Kamaiopili via Dec Kaluma Jones def. Burrke Vinluan via via Dec. Brysen Bolohao KO's Cas Sony in Round 2 Donavan Parrilla def. Jerimy Crawford via dec Josh Farr def Phill Kapu via RNC Marcus Nelson TKO's Rockne Mawae Rnd 2 Dominic Abalos def Chas Dunhour via Armbar rnd 2 Clint Daniels def. Rashard Goff via RNC rnd 2 Rylan Fonoti TKO's Chevis Antoque rnd 1 Geremy Martin Subs Brandon Mina rnd 1 Matt Lascola def. Adam Azimov via dec Jose Barriero TKO's Justin Burgess
  • Subject: Destiny MMA? - by: King Eddie

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Destiny is not done. They still have shows. They have one coming next weekend at the Blaisdell. I think they are just doing some site migration at the moment.
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • Another spectacular day of action at the 2014 La Torche Pro, as the Title Race intensifies & U16 Champion is crowned

    davi
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Title Race intensifies as both Kai Lenny & Caio Vaz continue onto the Quarterfinals Another amazing day here at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as we get a few steps closer to crowning the 2014 World Champion after what has been an epic year of competition.The battle between Kai Lenny (Naish) from Hawaii and [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meet 4:30 Kahala

    robert
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Good thing you have a paddle! Trades are coming back, so we will do a Kahala Run this Wednesday. We will meet on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Kahala Beach park. Please let Robert or Jeff know if you want to rent a race board for $20, otherwise we will see you at Kahala. Aloha! This is the [...]
  • Epic day of action today at the 2014 La Torche Pro France as the Main Event gets underway

    davi
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Day 3 of the La Torche Pro France sees spectacular action in Main event, Round 1 A beautiful day here in Finistere as the Men’s Main Event of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in nothing short of epic conditions. A solid, long period swell, light offshore winds and bright blue skies provided the [...]
  • Kenny Kaneko On Podium In Japan

    davi
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    By: Allie BrownKenny Kaneko took a very impressive 2nd place this weekend in Kumano Japan! There were 167 paddlers and a strong international field with Travis Grant taking the top spot. Looks like the race scene is really taking off in Japan…“Awesome day of racing today in Kumano,” said Kenny. “Thank you guys for having [...]
  • La Torche Pro France kicks off with a dramatic City Race and World Tour Surfing Trials

    davi
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    La Torche Pro France gets off to a spectacular start with a stadium set up Pointe de la Torche provided a spectacular amphitheater for today’s action as the Trials component of the 2014 La Torche Pro France got underway in beautiful conditions. Sunshine, waves and thousands of people lining the cliffs of the legendary Point here [...]
 
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • Goofy Foot Instructor Spotlight

    Lulu
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This month we had the opportunity to interview Luke Adolfson, an amazing Surf Instructor from Goofy Foot.   Luke headed up our SwellWomen Surf Classes in September which received raving reviews.  He had a huge success rate taking novice surfers from learning the basics to riding their first wave of bliss by day 3.  Read on to learn more about this awesome guy…. Q: Tell us about a little about you and what you do ~ How long have you been surfing?  How long have you been coaching?  Why do you do what you do?  How does it bring joy into your life? I was raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii,…
  • Testimonial of the Month

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

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

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

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

    Ron Whitfield
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    That's how you do when you're the top dog investigating things you stupidly do yourself. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/us...-incident.html I guess there are only a handful of US citizens left that aren't corrupt scum punks. And they're all here on HT!
  • Lobbyist corruption

    Ron Whitfield
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    There's just no end to the deceit so many our elected and appointed officials will stoop no matter how well they were raised. This shit is a huge part of what has crapped up this country and it all should be outlawed. Of course then the worst will just break the laws. Business as usual! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/us...eral.html?_r=0
  • SF Giants vs. KC Royals

    Kaonohi
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    It's now 3 for 3. :eek: KC crushed SF 10-28-14. Today, 10-29 at 2pm HST, game 7 for the championship!
  • Store Supply WareHouse....

    Serenity
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    http://www.storesupply.com/ DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY!! - They will side swipe you with large amounts of shipping cost tabulated in the bill with out letting you know. Leads you to believe that what you are paying is what you get!!! I ordered this product ( http://www.storesupply.com/search.as...k+with+z+brace ) - Garment rack & later thinking that I was paying $64.75 with no additional cost, (Did not think that there was some possibility of hidden fees) much much later received a call letting me know of the large amount of extra cost I had to pay. So I cancelled it. If they peruse…
  • Experienced Company with iPod/iTunes

    Serenity
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    I am looking for an experienced company & a person that works for an experienced company that can help me to show me how to be able to have iTunes in my computer - What I want is another new Blank iTunes for my hubby, so that I can download ALL of the music that he wanted & that it would not coincide with my music & vice versa. I don't want to talk to anyone on the phone to explain it to me play by play, & I don't want to go to an Apple store, because they NEVER really helped me last time. I have a computer guy that I go to sometimes, BUT the thing is that he CAN NOT help me…
 
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    Lavagal

  • You Just Climbed Koko Crater Not Koko Head (which is way easier)

    lavagal
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Koko Crater tramway. About the title: When I checked in on Facebook, this was an option. And, as I’m always correcting people about how they climbed Koko Crater and not Koko Crater Head or Koko Head Crater or Koko Head, I jumped on that location immediately. It took me a while to get up there. Here’s my tale. Under the blazing sun at 1 p.m. yesterday, I had the curiously strange idea to go up Koko Crater, which is practically in my backyard. It’s a big draw for (insane or fit or insanely fit) residents and tourists alike. It’s also a draw for those who want to go on a…
  • Big South Shore Waves

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

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

  • All Things Halloween

    Rodney
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    First of all, thank you everyone for sharing your ghostly experiences in the Annual Halloween Ghost Stories post.  If you didn’t read the stories and real life experiences shared in the comments, please do so.  sally, Kage, Masako, HbH, Mark’75, 4G, and all the other MCLers – great read.  In fact, after I read all the stories, it was already late so I went to use the restroom one more time at work before heading home – and I thought I saw a shadow from the corner of my eye.  But I knew that it was probably just my mind playing tricks on me – although I may…
  • Annual MLC Halloween Ghost Stories

    Rodney
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
      What would Halloween be without a post for ghost stories?  Sally touched upon a couple during a Facebook thread about the building where Alioto’s Restaurant used to be.   And I found a number of stories from Honolulu Magazine.  I didn’t get permission to copy the stories so I’ll post the links instead.   One of my favorites is; The Five Most Haunted Hikes on Oahu.   Can you imagine – going to hike the Aiea loop trail and seeing menehune in broad daylight!?!  That would be something.  At least it’s not night-marchers.  And the one that…
  • Thursday 3 – MLC Birthdays

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

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

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

  • Your Vote Is Vital!

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As I write this article, Election Day in the United States is just over a week away. Polling has actually already started, with more people than ever taking advantage of the mail-in ballots and early … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Budding Chefs Cook Up a Storm at Chef Challenge

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — It’s no secret that Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji loves a community project. Now in its fourth year, the Nadroga/Navosa Schools Chef Challenge, driven by the resort’s executive chef and kitchen team, is gaining momentum … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • TLR and TLP Participate in Cherngtalay Tourism Sports Day

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY ATTHAPHON SAE-TAN AND PATCHAREE CHANANTHO (PAEW) — Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort (TLR) and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas (TLP) participated in the fifth annual Cherngtalay Tourism Sports tournament that ran from 3 – 17 October 2014. This … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • OMH Celebrates Paddle 2 – Where We Come From

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY AMANTE CASTRO — We come from many different places with unique histories, cultures and stories. Here at the OHANA Waikiki Malia (OMH), we all love to celebrate with food, so in celebration of where we come from, a food … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Commemorates Princess Kaiulani’s 139th Birthday

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY GLAIZA DE GRACIA AND ALAN NAITO — On October 16, Outrigger Enterprises Group and the OHANA Waikiki East (OEH) hotel joined to honor and celebrate the 139th birthday of Princess Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn with a lei-draping ceremony and brief … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    People have been asking me about Council candidate Arthur Brun – who he is and what he's all about, beyond his campaign signs, which one friend described as “tasteful.”Until recently, my only encounter with Arthur was at the July 21, 2010, Council hearing on the bill to allow vacation rentals on ag land. Though nearly everyone in attendance was a well-heeled North Shore resident trying to justify their illegal use of farm land, Arthur was a voice from the westside, and one of the few (along with Mel Rapozo) who spoke in opposition, testifying:This bill is wrong. What about the…
  • Musings: So Special

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Though Kauai likes to think of itself as “special,” its dramas are so often a microcosm of what's playing out in a larger arena.That reality came to mind when I read the recent article about how a group of southsiders are threatening a lawsuit to stop Hawaii Dairy Farms, a pilot project funded by billionaire Pierre Omidyar. The article was published right after a friend who disagrees with me on Bill 2491 emailed to say:Why not grow food without chemicals? That’s a great “experiment” which could employ people healthfully. Could employ people in healthy environments. Have the…
  • Musings: Dustin's Dirty Deeds

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Gosh, The Garden Island actually did some investigating and came up with a scoop: mayoral candidate Dustin Barca declared bankruptcy to avoid a $2 million judgment for cutting a guy's face in a bar brawl.Unfortunately, Dustin confirms his immaturity and low morals by refusing to take any responsibility for the attack. He's chock full of excuses: he was never charged, it was an “unfortunate incident,” people are trying to make him “look bad,” everybody wants to focus on his thuggish past “when there is so much to work for in our future.”And then he tells a giant, crybaby whopper:…
  • Musings: Final Stretch

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

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

    gigihawaii
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    My four year old grandson, Rylan, was sick so he spent the day with us rather than attend preschool. Here he is with David, playing with his iPad: Rylan can read: He looked for pictures of objects that start with the letter M: He drew a chocolate cake: He also drew a bird’s nest: He showed me his medal, which he received from his soccer coach.  He will sign up for soccer again next summer: He showed me his Halloween mask (Power Ranger): Oh, Rylan, what a wonderful grandson you are! You will do well in life, no matter what.
  • Improving our home

    gigihawaii
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    This is the bathroom cabinet that David installed recently. We purchased it at Lowe’s, and it measures 23” x 30” x 7”.  We love it.  David keeps asking why we didn’t buy it to begin with.  My response is that I had no idea such a thing existed. Lovely, isn’t it? I like the cubicles for the toilet paper and bath soap: Our home renovation continues. We plan to buy 12 floor tiles for the area in front of our two exterior doors.  We will hire someone to cut out the carpet and install the tiles.  This will keep the carpet from getting wet or dirty when people enter our house. Oh,…
  • Brilliant idea

    gigihawaii
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    My Jade plant is thriving in my patio. It seems to like the bright sunlight and the occasional watering. Picture this scene: David reached for his toothbrush on the glass shelf in the bathroom, and his razor and box of nose strips fell into the toilet.  Ugh!  Think of the germs. So, after pondering a bit, I decided to install a two or three shelf cupboard on the wall. It will store our toothbrushes and other paraphernalia and keep them out of sight when we have guests.  (We already have a small medicine cabinet.) Further, we will use the lid to cover the toilet after every use. If…
  • Prefer to be sober

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

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

  • Maui County GMO Moratorium Ballot Initiative

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    With the election less than one week away, the GMO debate continues. The citizens asking for the GMO Moratorium refute every statement made by the Farming Ban campaign as misleading propaganda.Dr. Lorrin Pang is the Chief Health Officer with Maui County...
  • OHA Trustee Rowena Akana Up for Reelection

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    In next week's general election you will have the opportunity to vote for the next three At-Large Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Today Steve continued Sunrise's string of interviews with the six candidates when he talked with Rowena Akana...
  • Stopping the coconut rhinoceros beetle

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found on Oahu since Dec. 2013 – mostly in the Pearl Harbor-Hickam area. Recently, adult beetles have been found in Mililani and Diamond Head.The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is asking Oahu residents to destroy mulch piles...
  • Documentary on first Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team set to debut at HIFF

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Hawaiian filmmakers Dean Kaneshiro and Ryan Tsuji are two of the producers for 'Rise of the Wahine', a historical sports documentary chronicling the birth of the first Rainbow Wahine volleyball team.'Rise of the Wahine' is the mostly untold story of a group of women from Hawaii...
  • Howard's Business Report: Fed Buys Treasury Notes

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    For today's business report Howard breaks down whether the federal stimulus is actually helping the economy...
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • Shoreline erosion in Kaaawa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    e komo mai
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A current map and recent photo.  Red Cross is on the scene.From the USGS: "The flow advanced about 190 meters (210 yards) during the preceding 19.5 hours, traveling completely through the cemetery above Pāhoa. At the time of mapping, the flow was 715 meters (780 yards) directly upslope from Pāhoa Village Road. The flow was advancing downslope between two intersecting steepest-descent paths and was trending toward the southern one. The flow will likely return to the original steepest-descent path about 300 m (330 yd) upslope from Pāhoa Village Road, if it continues."For the latest…
  • Danger awaits on the nicest of days in Hawaii

    e komo mai
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The truth is, someone dies every few weeks while having fun in Hawaii. The demons are not  powerful volcanoes, tsumanis, earthquakes, and hurricanes, but rather  'booby traps' that lie along the beaches and trails on perfectly nice days.  The good news: Almost all  recreational deaths in Hawaii can be avoided.  Rule one is to stay on the trails. You can be walking along in lush greenery like this and step off the trail to take a picture, and ...... get an airborne view like this as you freefall. Greenery disguises drop offs. The lush forest also can become a maze…
  • Keeping it real at Ko Olina. Or not.

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

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

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

    TalkStory
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Ouija – Movie In most cases, there is a cause and effect with movies and products. When the movie 101 Dalmatians came out, pet shops saw a boost in sales and pet shelters saw same dogs dumped there after the novelty wore off. Since this movie just came out this past Friday, will there be a renewed interest in Ouija boards and a spike in sales?
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    All Events - Hawaii Nature Center Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Bench Press*Set 1 – 5 reps @ 65% of tested 1-RM*Set 2 – 3 reps @ 75%*Set 3 – 1 rep @ 85%*Set 4 – 3 reps @ 85%*Set 5 – 2 reps @ 90%*Set 6 – 1 rep @ 95%*Set 7 – 8 reps @ 80-83%*Set 8 – 8 reps @ 80-83%Rest exactly 2 minutes between sets.B. Every 5 minutes, for 25 minutes:Row 500 Meters20 Chest-to-Bar Pull-UpsComplete each set as quickly as possible. Note times for each set."Performance"A. Same as above.B. Every 5 minutes, for 25 minutes:Row 500 Meters20 Pull-Ups or Ring Rows
  • 27 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Today's Workout:Scheduling Reminder: We will be hosting the Invictus Athletes Camp from November 7-9, 2014. There will be NO evening classes on Friday, November 7th, just Open Gym from 3:30-5:30pm. We will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 8th.A. Five sets of:Snatch Balance x 1 repRest 60 secondsB. Every 90 seconds, for 12 minutes (8 sets):High Hang Snatch + Snatch with No Foot Movement @ 65-75% of 1-RM SnatchC. Three rounds for time of:12 Toes to Bar12/9 Strict Handstand Push-Ups6 Overhead Squats (135/95 lbs)"Performance"A. Snatch Push Press x 1 repRest 60 secondsB. Same as above.C. Three…
  • 25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):Front Squat*Set 1 – 2 reps @ 75%*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 80%*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 85%*Set 4 – 1 rep @ 90%*Sets 5-8 – 1 rep @ 92-95%B. In teams of two, with only one teammate working at a time, complete the following as quickly as possible:1000 Meter Row100 Burpees over the Erg200 Double-Unders100 Dumbbell Ground to Overhead (55/35 lbs)800 Meter Run (together)(The above tasks are totals for the team of two. Partition reps as you see fit, but only one partner can be working at any given time.)Scheduling Reminder: We will be hosting the…
  • 24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am

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

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

  • November 1 & 2, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    It’s hard to believe we start into November this weekend!  There are a couple of cultural celebrations happening this weekend as well as live theater and storytelling, a chance to learn about the coral reefs and a few other events as well.  Check out the updated Weekend Events Page for a complete list and have a great weekend with your kids and family! The post November 1 & 2, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • October 25 & 26, 2014: Weekend Events

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

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

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

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

  • Keawakapu Beach, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Spacious sands and lava rocks at South Maui's Keawakapu Beach. Daily Maui Photo for October 30thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Clouds over Lanai, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Clouds hovering low and high over the island of Lanai. Daily Maui Photo for October 29thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Iao Valley, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Looking out of the Iao Valley embeddded in the West Maui Mountains. Daily Maui Photo for October 28thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Junior Palm Tree, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A beachfront junior palm tree along Napili Beach. Daily Maui Photo for October 27thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Palm Tree Silhouette, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A palm tree silhouette at sunset overlooking the ocean. Daily Maui Photo for October 26thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Fishing from Shore in Hawaii – is Great Fun!

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Series “Music That Pops” To Debut in November

    hawa6217
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Honolulu) – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is launching a new series of pops concerts called “Music that POPS.” Designed to have wide popular appeal, the three-program series will bring rich orchestral power to a variety of popular genres. On Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., the first of the three “Music that POPS” programs will be “Hooray for Hollywood,” a celebration of great film scores that picks up where last year’s “Star Wars and More” concert left off. Former HSO timpanist and frequent HSO guest conductor Stuart Chafetz will lead and emcee the…
  • Positive Thoughts: Cope with Life

    hawa6217
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” Virginia Satir
  • Weight and Blood Pressure Up

    hawa6217
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. It doesn’t take much weight gain to make blood pressure go up. Mayo Clinic researchers saw this in an eight week study involving 16 people who had normal weight at the start. The researchers gave them enough extra calories to raise their weight about 5 percent, and compared them to 10 people who maintained their normal weight. Researcher Dr. Naima Covassin says the systolic, or top, blood pressure number rose about 4 points in the weight gainers, and the increase…
  • Hanahau‘oli School Hosts Children’s Fair on November 15

    hawa6217
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Honolulu)– Hanahau‘oli School invites O‘ahu families to play, eat, craft and shop at its annual children’s fair on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Harnessing the Elements,” celebrating ka honua, ka makani, ke ahi and ka wai (earth, wind, fire and water). Admission is free. The Fair will offer pony rides, a climbing wall, face painting, hair scare, keiki crafts, lots of kid-friendly games, fun entertainment and all manner of ono grinds, including food from Sansei and Li’l Soul, as well as homemade jams, jellies and…
  • The Queen’s Medical Center- West O’ahu Names New Medical Director and Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

    hawa6217
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Honolulu) – The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu has named Ronald Kuroda, M.D., as its new Medical Director. His responsibilities will include establishing the standards of medical and professional care for the hospital; ensuring all clinical, educational, and research activities meet regulatory, ethical, and scientific standards and are consistent with the mission of Queen’s; fostering communication and teamwork within the medical, administrative and clinical staff and with community providers; and providing leadership and guidance to the medical staff and…
 
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    Maui Makers

  • Upcoming in November

    Laura
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Coming in November We had some great classes in October and more to come in November! Maui Makers is still working out the details of the November schedule, but expect to see Arduino, Wearables, 3D printing and more Tinkering. We will be meeting every Thursday at St Anthony and hope to add more dates shortly. October highlights Make Your Own Halloween Costume Art of Tinkering-Scribble Bots and Marble Mazes Business Matters On the business and organizational side, Maui Makers has incorporated as a 501c3, and elected a Board of Directors and Officers. The Board has completed a Strategic Plan…
  • Art of Tinkering, Thursday Oct 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kaneohe October 29, 2014

    My name
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The month of October belongs to Kaneohe - the tropical neighborhood located on the windward shores of Oahu, nestled between the breathtaking Ko’olau mountain range and the clear turquoise waters of the Pacific. Not only do the residents of this lush urban paradise take pleasure in the beautiful landscape surrounding them, but Kaneohe also has a direct link to town via the H3 – making daily commuting for city workers relatively easy. In the comments below, tell us where in Kaneohe this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift…
  • The Iconic Ilikai Waikiki - A Chance to Own Where Waikiki Begins

    My name
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    The Ilikai is the first hotel-resort condominium developed in Hawaii and is one of the original iconic landmarks of Waikiki. After completing the most comprehensive renovation of original developer units since 1964, 176 fee-simple, fully-furnished condos on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th floors are available for purchase. These renovated units feature breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views and include new kitchens, bathrooms and designer furnishings. Boasting numerous resort amenities and conveniently located near world-class beaches, shopping, restaurants and parks,…
  • Savvy Readers Vote Maui's Wailea Beach Villas in the Top 100 Worldwide

    My name
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    We never stop counting. Whether they come from readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, or Hawaii's own shores, Maui has held the "Top Island in the World" for 19 consecutive years. Even at #3 for 2014, her accolades continue to draw in the elite, savvy traveler.  And among her vacation resort gems, Wailea Beach Villas was just named one of the top 100 vacation resorts in the world! More overture: Wailea Beach Villas was the only Hawaii resort to make the 100 cut! What does it take to make the cut of Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards for "best of the best"? You certainly need to…
  • Kaneohe Neighborhood Overview - Who Lives There?

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

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

  • Taking Time for Tako by Lloyd Yonenaka

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

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

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

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

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