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  • HAWSCT Clarifies Procedure For Requesting Mandatory Attorneys Fees Under Open Records Laws

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    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie, No. SCWC-13-0000127 (July 31, 2014). We represent the prevailing petitioner in the case, so won't be adding much of anything to the court's words.But if you are interested in government records laws and the interplay between attorneys' fee recovery and the Rules of Appellate Procedure, read on. The court writes: 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…
  • Big Island police arrest 2 for credit card fraud

    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Hawaii Island police have arrested two people wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card and the remaining two others are still being sought.
  • Throwback Thursday: Bachman Hall sit-in, University of Hawaii, 1968

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    Ian Lind
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Events at the UH Manoa campus are moving almost too fast to report. Now former chancellor Tom Apple made his ouster officially public last night. Now speculation moves to who will be appointed temporary chancellor to take over at this painful moment. My Hawaii Monitor column at Civil Beat yesterday looked at the impact that […]
  • Musings: Money is King

    KauaiEclectic
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Temperatures plunge, black sky rumbles, cracks, flashes, and the deluge hits with nickel-sized hail, a rush of brown water coursing through dry washes. Next morning, the cool air is heavy with the fragrance of sage, coyote tracks appear in the sandy mud of the arroyo. It's monsoon season, a time when the desert — hot, dusty, dry — is transformed into a very different place, at least for a while, and the dramatic contrasts of nature, of life, become vividly clear.I thought about contrasts when I read a National Public Radio blog poston how some food manufacturers are quietly developing…
  • How not to organize a successful sit-in

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    Ian Lind
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Did you catch the Hawaii News Now story Tuesday night which included an early announcement of a planned Thursday sit-in at UH President David Lassner’s office? The UH Graduate Student Organization and the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii – the undergraduate student government group – announced students will occupy Bachman Hall Thursday morning […]
 
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  • Thursday marks last night for H-1 Rehab lane closures

    Web Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Thursday night will be the final night of lane closures for the H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project. The west-bound lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from the Vineyard Boulevard off-ramp to Halona Street as crews re-stripe the final lane from Pali Highway to School Street. Some east-bound lanes will also be closed. Officials say there will be some shoulder lane work, but no additional lane closures are expected. A dedication ceremony will take place Friday morning at Bishop Museum to celebrate the project’s completion. The $42 million project involved reconstructing and…
  • Saint Marianne’s remains enshrined at Our Lady of Peace

    Jai Cunningham
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Saint Marianne is home. A special ceremony was held Thursday as the remains of the beloved saint were brought to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. The remains, which were unearthed from her Kalaupapa resting place in 2005 and enshrined in Syracuse, N.Y., in preparation for her beatification that year, has now returned to the islands to reside permanently in Honolulu. A Hawaiian chant welcome the remains of a saint who meant so much to Native Hawaiians. “St. Francis School is part of her legacy, the health care system is part of her legacy, the Sisters at Saint Francis. This…
  • Doctor: anti-aging secrets include environment, weight, exercise

    Kirk Matthews
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    There are many elements that affect our health as we age. One doctor has a theory about how to slow that aging process. Dr. Bruce Wong is a chiropractor who conducts exercise classes. The intent is to keep his students well rather than trying to treat them after they are sick. “We are very good in this society on sickness — diagnosing it, treating it and things like that. But if you treat any condition, you’ll never get healthy. So what we have to add more is health, rather than treat sickness,” he said. Dr. Wong says our physical environment can have a tremendous…
  • Public schools closed due to Boil Water Advisory on Kauai

    Web Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Four public schools on Kauai will be closed Friday, August 1, on what was supposed to be the first day of the school year due to a Boil Water Advisory. Kauai High, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle, King Kaumualii Elementary and Wilcox Elementary will not be open Friday. The closures affect approximately 3,500 students. The closures come one day after the Department of Water issued a Boil Water Advisory as a precautionary measure for all Hanamaulu and Lihue residents. “As a precaution for the health and safety of our students, teachers, administrators and support staff, these schools will be…
  • All-Star Suzuki signs extension with Twins

    The Associated Press
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have signed All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension. The Twins got the deal done on Thursday, keeping a respected veteran around the clubhouse on a team that continues to struggle in the standings. Fox Sports first reported the agreement that includes a vesting option for 2017. Suzuki has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season. He signed a one-year deal in the offseason and has delivered one of his finest stories. He will turn 31 in October, but made his first All-Star team and is hitting…
 
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  • Women's group buys ads to back Hanabusa

    Derrick DePledge
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Women Vote! — a political arm of EMILY's List — has bought more than $237,400 worth of television advertisements in Hawaii for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, which will help the congresswoman offset the imbalance in ads backing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Demo­cratic primary for Senate.
  • Kokua Line: Seat belts used in TV ad, governor's campaign says

    June Watanabe
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Question: Regarding Gov. Neil Abercrombie's campaign commercial in which he plays a taxicab driver: Even though it is a commercial, aren't the governor and his passengers supposed to buckle up? It's the law.
  • 8 child border-crossers sent to Hawaii by feds

    Timothy Hurley
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    At least eight of the estimated 60,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America detained while crossing the U.S.-Mexican border have landed in Hawaii — and more could be on the way.
  • Wave energy comes ashore

    Marcel Honoré
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    This fall, Oahu is poised to be the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid — a milestone in the budding wave energy industry, officials say.
  • Opponents for Kauai House seat split on GMOs

    Rosemarie Bernardo
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Three candidates vying for Kauai's 15th House District seat have varying views on the controversial issue of county oversight of the use of pesticides and growth of genetically engineered crops by large agribusinesses.
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  • UH freeze may stem from “do whatever it takes” order to fund Cancer Center

    Ian Lind
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    An important story about UH by Will Caron appeared in the Hawaii Independent on Tuesday. It ties the current budget freeze directly to the demand that UH “do whatever it takes” to significantly boost the number of highly paid Cancer Center researchers (“Apple cored: business as usual at UH“). Caron reported: …during a Saturday meeting […]
  • Throwback Thursday: Bachman Hall sit-in, University of Hawaii, 1968

    Ian Lind
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Events at the UH Manoa campus are moving almost too fast to report. Now former chancellor Tom Apple made his ouster officially public last night. Now speculation moves to who will be appointed temporary chancellor to take over at this painful moment. My Hawaii Monitor column at Civil Beat yesterday looked at the impact that […]
  • How not to organize a successful sit-in

    Ian Lind
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Did you catch the Hawaii News Now story Tuesday night which included an early announcement of a planned Thursday sit-in at UH President David Lassner’s office? The UH Graduate Student Organization and the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii – the undergraduate student government group – announced students will occupy Bachman Hall Thursday morning […]
 
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  • Hawaii Herald launches online edition

    Hawaii Star Wire
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    The Hawai‘i Herald today took a major step forward in its more than thirty­ year ­history with the launch of its online edition. The debut issue is focused on the Primary Election, with a story on the “David vs. Goliath” gubernatorial race between incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie and veteran State Senator David Ige, as well as a Q&A forum on the issues with responding candidates for the major offices. “This is an historic moment for The Hawai‘i Herald, the only Hawaii­-based newspaper dedicated to covering the local Japanese American community,” says Keiichi Tagata,…
  • Honolulu happy hour app taps new beacon tech

    Hawaii Star Wire
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:26 am
    Happy Hour Pal, a Honolulu-based startup, is the first business to deploy beacon technology into restaurants and bars throughout the state. Happy Hour Pal is a searchable website and free GPS-based mobile app that allows people to save money while dining out, by locating happy hour specials in their area. Integrating beacon technology will make Happy Hour Pal even easier for users to identify nearby happy hour specials, and provide local businesses an effortless opportunity to engage directly with customers and increase awareness and sales during the most powerful internal promotion – happy…
  • Third historic volcano found off O‘ahu

    Hawaii Star Wire
    15 May 2014 | 6:18 pm
    University of Hawaii researchers, working with colleagues in California and France, have discovered evidence of a third major shield volcano making up the island of O‘ahu. Previously, geologists believed the island’s current profile is the remnants of two volcanoes, Wai‘anae and Ko‘olau. But extending almost 100 km WNW from Ka‘ena Point, the western tip of the island of O‘ahu, is a large region of shallow bathymetry, called the submarine Ka‘ena Ridge. It is that region that has now been recognized to represent a precursor volcano to the island of O‘ahu, and on whose flanks…
  • Leaf Doctor: UH plant expert launches third app

    Hawaii Star Wire
    13 May 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Fresh from his success with two widely utilized smartphone apps, plant pathologist Scot Nelson has created a new and more technical app, the Leaf Doctor, for a more specialized audience. Nelson, who works at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii, doesn’t anticipate that the Leaf Doctor will have the same broad, popular appeal as his Plant Doctor app. For many of those who will use the Leaf Doctor, though, it is likely to be a professional game-changer. Nelson’s Plant Doctor app helps to identify disease on plants and has been used all…
  • Study: Shorter men may live longer

    Hawaii Star Wire
    9 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men, according to new research based on an anti-aging study conducted in Hawaii. “We split people into two groups – those who were 5-foot-2 and shorter, and 5-4 and taller,” said Dr. Bradley Willcox, one of the investigators for the study and a UH Mānoa Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). “The folks that were 5-2 and shorter lived the longest. The range was seen all the way across from being 5-foot tall to 6-foot tall. The taller you got, the shorter you lived.” Researchers at the Kuakini…
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  • Police are searching for a woman reported missing

    Baron
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Police are reporting of a missing person, Aimee Levesque, 39-year-old woman, 5″6″ tall, 125 pounds, light brown hair, blue eyes. Levesque has a tribal tattoo on her upper arm. Levesque was last seen in Hilo on July 7, 2014. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • HI-PAL 5-on-5 basketball tournaments coming up

    Baron
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    HI-PAL is seeking teams interested in playing in “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournaments August 30-31 at Pāpaʻikou Gym and September 12-14 at Waiākea Uka Gym. Both 5-6 division and 7-8 division teams are being sought for the August tournament. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police locate second of four credit card fraud suspects

    Baron
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested the second of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with four counts of violating probation and four counts of contempt of court, with bail set at $300,000. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Expect increased traffic due to public school opening Friday (Aug 1)

    Baron
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that Friday (August 1) is the first day children return to most public schools. All public schools will be open Monday, and motorists should expect an increase in traffic—especially in school zones—during morning and afternoon hours. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Federal funds to rebuild Mauna Loa Observatory Road

    Karin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will receive an $802,500 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to rebuild the last 2.3 miles of the 18-mile long Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) Road, which suffers from deterioration due to the high altitude and harsh conditions. […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • News bulletin: Week of July 28, 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Back by popular demand, here's a round-up of relevant industry news for the week of July 28, 2014. On July 28, in accordance with PUC Order No. 32054 (filed April 38, 2014), Hawaiian Electric submitted its Integrated Demand Response Portfolio Plan (see Docket No. 2007-0341). Learn more about the PUC order here. Local Industry News 7/31  Utility Dive: HECO wants demand response to help integrate renewables 7/30  PBN: Hawaii Energy Office well equipped to handle upcoming challenges, its top official says 7/29  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Cos expanding program that gives customers a…
  • Hawaii's leading clean energy projects

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

    10 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
    There has been action on two programs that Blue Planet championed that will help increase the adoption of solar power and energy efficiency improvements for Hawaii homes and businesses. Last week, the PUC opened a docket to implement on-bill financing, which has been named "Hawaii Energy Bill Saver Program." And yesterday, the state filed two applications with the PUC to authorize the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, which secures low-interest capital for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through green infrastructure bonds backed by ratepayer fees (that are to…
  • Join us for cocktails at Honolulu Green Drinks on Tuesday, June 3

    2 Jun 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Jeff Mikulina will be the guest speaker at June's Green Drinks pau hana on Tuesday, June 3 at reStyle in Kaka‘ako. He'll be talking about some Blue Planet initiatives including community solar and 100% renewable power for Hawaii. Hope to see you there! 
  • Energy Excelerator: Making Hawaii ground zero for the world's energy solutions

    30 May 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Applications open June 1 Our friends at Energy Excelerator will begin accepting applications for their 2015 cohort on June 1. They're looking for 14 startups—8 seed-stage (each will receive $75,000) and 6 growth-stage (each will receive up to $1 million, to be matched by private funding). Who should apply? Startups with scalable solutions for: A. Energy systems integration: Technologies and business models that promote systems thinking and advance clean energy across the whole system. These solutions can impact Hawaii and the Asia Pacific in four key areas - grid, transportation,…
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  • Team Kahele Mass Sign Waving

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele led by Hiloʻs State Senator Gil Kahele led a Mass Sign Waving in Hilo earlier this week at the Prince Kuhio Mall location. Over 100 dedicated members stood in the sun and rain to sign wave for their Senate District One Senator. The Mass Sign Waving event was part of Team Kaheleʻs “Super Election Week” Get Out The Vote efforts in anticipation of absentee ballots being delivered to Hawaii residents this weekend. Historically at least half of all Hawaiʻi voters, vote absentee and todayʻs Mass Sign Waving was part of Team Kaheleʻs GOTV efforts. Mahalo…
  • 2014 Hilo Relay For Life, Mahalo Team Kahele!

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    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Hilo, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele joined hundreds of other participants at the 2014 Relay For Life to fight cancer Saturday night as Tropical Storm Wali dumped torrential rains and flash floods on Hilo.  All who attended had a great time trying to stay dry under Team Kaheleʻs tent which featured a chili/rice dinner, “memory hearts” purchased the night before and LB stickers in honor of Team Kahele member Les Botelho who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Mahalo Nui Loa to all those who attended and volunteered their time to set up, breakdown, bring a pot luck dish and walk…
  • We Did It HILO!! $5010.00 Donated To Fight Cancer!

    admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ Last night at the Hilo Civic Auditorium State Senator Gil Kahele hosted a Benefit Concert for the American Cancer Society and Hiloʻs Relay For Life. The concert was attended by over 1800 that braved the Hilo rain to enjoy top local entertainment from Grammy Nominated KAHULANUI and Nā Hōku Hanohano award winners KUANA TORRES-KAHELE and MANAʻO COMPANY. Through the unbelievable generosity of all in attendance, $5010.00 in donations were collected and 100% of all the donations were donated to the American Cancer Society. The event was c0-emceed by Hawaiiʻs Ambassador of…
  • Senator Kaheleʻs Benefit Concert July 17th Hilo Civic Auditorium

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    HILO, On Thursday, July 17th at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, Hiloʻs State Senator Gil Kahele will be hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Hiloʻs Relay For Life at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. Grammy nominated and 3 time Nā Hōkū Hanohano nominee KAHULANUI will lead off the concert at 4:35PM. Known for their “Hawaiian Swing” orchestra style music of the 1920ʻs and 1930ʻs led by Lolena Naipo, KAHULANUI will lead off the benefit concert and set the stage for the next artist, Hiloʻs own and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner KUANA…
  • Happy Father’s Day! The Kahele ʻOhana

    admin
    15 Jun 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Hilo, Wishing all the Dadʻs a Happy Fatherʻs Day from Senator Gilbert Kahele and the Kahele ʻohana in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
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  • PNN News Analysis: NO LEGAL BASIS EXISTS FOR COUNCIL TO DECIDE "CHARTER AMENDMENT VS INITIATIVE" QUESTION; CONSIDERATION ITSELF OVERSTEPS AUTHORITY

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

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

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

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

    Andy Parx
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    JUST SAY YES TO NEGOTIATION: Today's newspaper commentaryby Kaua`i Rising regarding their charter amendment petition (see last week's article at http://parxnewsdaily.blogspot.com/2014/05/council-may-decide-if-petition-is.html ) is disappointing. Can and should are two different things. While any intent to reign in the chemical cartel may be laudable, if past court rulings (2012's Kaua`i Beach Villas vs Kaua`i, to correct a past citation) are any indication this "charter amendment" will be found to be an "initiative"- at least after the election... if it passes. It would have been good to have…
 
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  • Honolulu Army reservist accused of fraud, theft and child molestation

    Hawaii Reporter
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Keoni Rosa Jr. (Photo courtesy of HNN) HONOLULU — A former U.S. Army reservist pleaded not guilty to federal wire fraud and theft charges in Honolulu’s U.S. District Court Wednesday. A Honolulu federal grand jury indicted Keoni Rosa Jr., 36, of Pearl City, Oahu, in June on one count of wire fraud, after the FBI learned through a separate investigation that Rosa allegedly scammed $20,000 in 2012 from eight people with whom he served in the military. In the same indictment, Rosa is charged with four additional counts of theft of government property, after he allegedly purchased merchandise…
  • US House Approves Bill to Sue Obama

    VOA-News
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    FILE- President Barack Obama listens to a question in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, July 18, 2014. By Cindy Saine - CAPITOL HILL — After a day of drama in the chamber, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill on a party-line vote that authorizes the House to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama. House Republicans say the president violated the Constitution in 2013 by changing his signature health care reform law without getting approval from Congress. Democrats say the bill is a political stunt designed to undermine the president's legitimacy. It…
  • Oh my! Actors from Hawaii 5-0, Star Trek, join President Obama in making political endorsements

    Hawaii Reporter
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Hawaii 5-0 Actor Daniel Dae Kim backs Gov. Neil Abercrombie's re-election HONOLULU – George Takei, the actor in the original Star Trek movies who played the beloved character, Hikaru Sulu, and has made his mark on the Hollywood scene with the saying "Oh my!" has joined a growing list of celebrities, politicians and activists endorsing Hawaii's Democratic candidates in advance of Hawaii's Aug. 9 Primary Election. On Wednesday, Takei endorsed state Rep. Mark Takai, a Democrat running for Congress, telling voters they “have a chance to stand up for equality for everyone, by voting for a…
  • Feds fly immigrant minors to Hawaii on taxpayer dime

    Malia Zimmerman
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Honolulu as Seen from Diamond Head (photo by Teri Tico) BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Although 2,500 miles from the continental United States, Hawaii has joined the list of states temporarily housing unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed into America through the Southwest border. Who's paying the freight? You, the taxpayer. Some 60,000 Central American youths fleeing drug cartels, human traffickers and gangs have come to the United States in the past few months. That number could reach 90,000 by the end of the year. Politicians, border agents and social…
  • Kahala Shell Closing | Friedman Dinner Tomorrow | Guv's Mainland Ad | Moo | HTA Soliciting Bids | Sales Tips

    Sam Slom
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    BY SAM SLOM - Final Call: SBH SUNRISE Tomorrow. The next SBH SUNRISE Networking Breakfast will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, 7 - 8:30 am, in the Pineapple Room at Macy's in Ala Moana Center. It is a great place to meet new people and do business. Good for those running for office to talk to real small business owners. There will be networking, a full buffet breakfast and all participants are introduced and permitted to promote their business. The special guest speaker this month is Sarah Allen, the state Procurement Officer. Learn about contracting opportunities for business and the…
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  • Movie “CODE BLACK” Features UH Medical School Graduate in Action

    Tina Shelton
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Dr. Danny Cheng, a John A. Burns School of Medicine alumnus, is among the physicians who appear in the critically acclaimed film, “Code Black”, which will be shown September 5-12 at the Kahala Theaters. Dr. Cheung, who currently works in the Emergency Department at The Queen’s Medical Center, will be present on Friday and Saturday […]
  • CLINICAL TRIAL: Continued Reduction in Development of Diabetes from Lifestyle Intervention

    Tina Shelton
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Increasing physical activity has effectively prevented (or delayed) the development of Type 2 diabetes in the 16 years since the beginning of the Hawai`i Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. The successful interventions in the study included people who changed their lifestyles to reduce weight and increase physical activity (the intensive lifestyle, or ILS group) and […]
  • VIDEO: Dr. Kalani Brady – Journey to Kalaupapa

    Vina Cristobal
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    More than 10 years ago, Dr. Kalani S. Brady, an associate professor of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and a physician with University Clinical Education and Research Associates (UCERA), made a commitment that became a pivotal point in his medical career. Brady, along with a hui […]
  • AHEC hosts Health Workforce Job Fair, Summit September 6

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

    Tina Shelton
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The ceremony to introduce the Class of 2018 to the public — and to celebrate their journey into medicine — was filled with chicken-skin moments, with joy, and with inspirational speech. Our video includes highlights from the ceremony, in which the new MD students are “cloaked” in the waist-length white coats which they will wear […]
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  • Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ filming to close Kalakaua

    Mike Gordon
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ filming to close Kalakaua "Hawaii Five-0" will shut down part of Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday to simulate a deserted Waikiki. The post Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ filming to close Kalakaua appeared first on Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife - Honolulu Pulse.
  • This Week in TGIF: Jack Johnson

    Online
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    This Week in TGIF: Jack Johnson Jack Johnson's return to the Waikiki Shell, the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, plus lots of ideas for the week ahead, all in TGIF. The post This Week in TGIF: Jack Johnson appeared first on Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife - Honolulu Pulse.
  • Environmental awareness essential to Johnson

    Online
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Environmental awareness essential to Johnson Jack Johnson returns to the Waikiki Shell for two sold-out concerts that continue to push his message of environmental responsibility. The post Environmental awareness essential to Johnson appeared first on Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife - Honolulu Pulse.
  • Pacific Ink & Art Expo stacked with celeb lineup

    Online
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Pacific Ink & Art Expo stacked with celeb lineup The third annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo returns to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall with a full lineup of celebrity tattoo artists. The post Pacific Ink & Art Expo stacked with celeb lineup appeared first on Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife - Honolulu Pulse.
  • ‘Rude’ lifts Magic! to new heights

    Online
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    ‘Rude’ lifts Magic! to new heights Originally from Toronto, Magic! has surprised listeners with its catchy style of reggae-pop music and the breakout hit, "Rude." The post ‘Rude’ lifts Magic! to new heights appeared first on Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events - Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife - Honolulu Pulse.
 
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    Frolic Hawaii

  • Crazy for Wow Wow Lemonade

    Tracy Chan
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Remember when “Wow Wow” was best known for its waffles? The company’s Belgian street waffles may still be delicious, but right now, it’s the lemonade that’s getting all the attention. For several months, the Maui-based vendor, now called Wow Wow Lemonade, has been drawing the craziest lines at Honolulu Night Market, Eat the Street and local farmers’ markets. Amid the raging heat, hundreds of people of all ages have been patiently waiting for these fun lemonades, served in 24 or 32-ounce Mason jars with colorful shaka and aloha stickers. Business is so…
  • Sharing ‘Family Ingredients’ with Ed Kenney

    Melissa Chang
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    People from all over, all ages are loving chef Ed Kenney’s Emmy Award-winning genealogy show, “Family Ingredients,” which follows people from Hawaii to their homeland while promoting local ingredients in the places they explore. It’s not just interesting, it’s beautifully done, and leaves you wondering about finding your own roots through food. Well, the show is taking flight — literally. Hawaiian Airlines liked it so much, they’re going to feature short videos in the same vein starting Aug. 1. I was fortunate to be included in this next “Family…
  • Top 2014 summer trends – Part 2

    Amanda Stevens
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Acid wash, stone wash, high-waisted jeans, distressed cut-offs and overalls — denim is back in a big way. While denim jackets are ultra versatile and here to stay, there are a few jeans interpretations that are surprisingly hip. Case and point, the dreaded high-waisted “mom jeans”: Jessica Simpson was chastised for donning a pair during a concert in 2009, but perhaps the singer/designer was just ahead of the trend. She was also a decade ahead of the Daisy Dukes cut-offs trend that is huge right now. Acid denim and stone-wash jeans, I’m literally eating my words:I never…
  • Dishes of Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

    Grant Shindo
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    With the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival only a month away, we asked some of the local participating chefs to reveal the dishes they’ll be preparing for the islands’ biggest annual food event. Here’s an early look at a few of the bites that will be served at the festival, running from Aug. 28 to Sept. 7 at venues on three islands. We’ll continue to add to this gallery as we get more menu items. Also be sure to check out our new Hawaii Food and Wine Festival channel. As an official media partner, we’ll be staying on top of all the latest news and events of the…
  • Something new: The Brewseum

    Grant Shindo
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Something unexpected is brewing in Kakaako in a German-style beer hall. A quirky new brewpub and museum, called The Brewseum, just opened for business on Waimanu Street, serving up an eclectic variety of beer in a space decorated with hundreds of artifacts and photos from the World War II era. Although most may wander into The Brewseum seeking a refreshing brew, it’s the memorabilia that makes The Brewseum truly unique. It’s filled with all kinds of donated, discovered and refurbished items, ranging from a vintage beer can collection lining the top of the room to an airplane…
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    The Cat Dish

  • The tale of two chickens

    Catherine Toth
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    When I first moved in with my now husband, I knew it was already going to be a full house. He had one dog, Opae, and I had my two. But I didn’t realize the family was actually a lot larger than I had originally thought. About three years ago, he got two tiny brown layer chicks from the family-run Asagi Hatchery in Kalihi, one of the first and only commercial chicken hatcheries in the state. He gently hand-raised the two — named ‘Ekahi and ‘Elua (Hawaiian for one and two) — and built them a pen outside, spacious enough for 12, under strawberry guava, banana and ‘ulu…
  • Love it when some things never change

    Catherine Toth
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    On Saturday my pal, Bruce, celebrated his 60th birthday. Yes, I used “friend” and “60″ in a sentence. See, for more than a decade, I’ve been friends with this group of early-morning surfers I affectionately called the “Old Guys.” And Bruce is one of the youngest in the group. That’s Bruce, in the red shirt. It all started years ago, way back when I was a reporter with the now-defunct Honolulu Advertiser. I would paddle out in Waikīkī at first light to catch a few waves before heading to work. There were a bunch of us doing the same thing…
  • #FUUD: New menu items at Arancino Kahala

    Catherine Toth
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Confession: the last time I dined at Arancino at The Kahala was when it first opened. A year ago. So when I was invited to taste the first anniversary menu, I was a bit embarrassed. I did love dinner there last year. But at the time, it was a prix fix menu that took a full three hours to partake. I wanted to go back — but I just didn’t have the time! Since then, though the restaurant, situated at the posh Kahala Hotel & Resort, has begun offering its menu items a la carte for dinner. (You can even order brick-oven pizzas baked on site.) So you can pick and choose what you want.
  • #LovingNow: Nene Goose Bakery in Kailua

    Catherine Toth
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The other day I had to pick up my dogs at Nalowinds Boarding Kennels in Waimānalo. It was early in the morning — well before 7 a.m. — and I needed to pick up something to give the Duartes, who had watched my dogs that weekend. I was already on the Pali Highway, halfway to Waimānalo, and I couldn’t think of a quick place to grab something small, like a box of donuts or a custard pie. I went down my mental list of bakeries on O‘ahu’s windward side: Deluxe Pastry Shop with its cream-filled long johns, Kaneohe Bakery next door with its custard pie, Agnes’ Portuguese…
  • A ‘Top Chef’ and a top chef cook tonight

    Catherine Toth
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    Colin Hazama and Louis Maldonado met at the California Culinary Academy, lived as roommates, and went their separate ways — Hazama back to O‘ahu and Maldonado stayed in California. Hazama, who’s now the senior executive sous chef at the Sheraton Waikīkī, worked at such top restaurants as Alan Wong’s and Roy’s Restaurant and was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards “Rising Star Chef of the Year. Maldonado earned a name for himself at Spoonbar, elevating it to three-star status from the San Francisco Chronicle. He catapulted into…
 
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Cultural Travel To Kauai Through Taro

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

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

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

    RPang
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    -by Mhairri Woodhall My daughter’s excited squeals snap me out of a sun-drenched daze. She’s been running around the Keiki Cove splash zone for 45-minutes. Her unbridled enthusiasm and bold moves (staring directly into the jets until water shoots her in the face) have now drawn a crowd of onlookers. When new kids dare to [...]
  • 7 Reasons Why Hiking In Hawaii is Awesome

    RPang
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    -by Coty Gonzales If you enjoy the outdoors, then Hawaii is an exceptional place to live. Many say that Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches and best waves in the world. However, if you look mauka, or towards the mountains, you’ll also notice her beautiful valleys and ridges. Comprised of volcanic rock, Hawaii’s [...]
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Kauai Makers Make New Friends

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

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

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

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

    Ryan Ozawa
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    I work at Dole Cannery in Iwilei, and while it’s only a few blocks west of downtown Honolulu, it’s a comparative wasteland when it comes to food options. One can live on Costco hotdogs and pizza for only so long. Fortunately, a celebrated local eatery has finally opened its second location on Nimitz Highway, in the old Sam Choy’s space across from City Mill. Liliha Bakery has been a Kalihi institution since 1950. Peter Kim bought it in 2008 with plans to expand statewide. And while that expansion has been a long time coming — this Iwilei location has been in the works…
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    Star-Advertiser headlines

  • Hawaii island fish collector charged in scuba incident

    Radley Kanda
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater.
  • Lower Hawaii shipments pull down Matson's earnings

    Dave Segal
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Matson Inc.'s earnings fell 10 percent in the second quarter as Hawaii container and automobile shipments declined from the year-earlier quarter.
  • Mass. inspector accuses Dobelle of improper spending, lying

    Ed Lynch
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    The Massachusetts state inspector issued a detailed report Thursday accusing former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle of improperly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of Westfield State University foundation and university funds, and making false statements to the foundation board to justify his "improper actions and wasteful spending."
  • Kahala Hotel sold for $300 million

    Erika Engle
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The Kahala Hotel & Resort has been sold to Japan-based Resorttrust Inc. for $300 million.
  • Billionaire Larry Ellison buys Hotel Lanai

    Erika Engle
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    A company owned by billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased Hotel Lanai from Lanai Hospitality Partners LLC.
 
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Can You Trust the Organic Label?

    lwilcox
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Did you happen to catch this coverage from National Public Radio?   Writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon Peter Laufer, set out to investigate two "organic" products he had in his kitchen. They were a can of black beans, with a label reading they were from Bolivia and a bag of walnuts –  which turned out to be rancid –  labeled that they were from Kazakhstan.   "I've done a lot of work in the former Soviet bloc, and when you look at the 'corrupt-o-meter,' it doesn't get much worse than Kazakhstan,"…
  • Boorish and Blustery

    lwilcox
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Boorish and blustery. Good description of the iconic character, Sir John Falstaff, from Shakespeare's Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. One more word: funny. James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production of Falstaff, Verdi’s final comic masterpiece on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET (Sat., July 26, 2014, PBS Hawaii, 7:30 pm). Ambrogio Maestri sings the iconic basso buffo role of Falstaff.      Related StoriesCan You Trust the Organic Label?How Iraq is Coming Undone 
  • Back When Locals Didn't Lock Their Doors...

    lwilcox
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Were you around in the days when...Hawaii residents didn't lock their doors... keiki played outside without supervision until the sun went down... there was no such thing as "play dates" or bottled water  (garden hoses worked just fine)...and family and friends got together to talk story without any digital devices? We're dusting off two locally produced short films, made in 1996, which harken back to those times. PBS HAWAII PRESENTS (Thurs., July 31, 2014, 9:00 pm) Kid Kine Kurses, comprised of Lemon Tree Billiard House (with Dean…
  • How Iraq is Coming Undone

    lwilcox
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
     Two young men in my family, Brooks and Paul, have served in Iraq. One came back three years ago with partially disabling injuries. So far, neither has said much (except to shake their heads) about how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict, as chaos plays out and extremist Islamists gain ground.  FRONTLINE Losing Iraq (Tues., July 29, 2014, PBS Hawaii, 10:00 pm), a series which consistently turns in the best of U.S. investigative journalism, Americans have a chance to review and sort out developments. From…
  • Hercule Poirot Bows Out

    lwilcox
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    New York Times TV reviewer Mike Hale has a good piece in today's edition about the final PBS series of episodes for actor David Suchet playing the fastidious, imperious, brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot: HERE   –  Hercule Poirot, dapper detective Most modern TV crime shows feature forensic science, digital tech savvy and fast-moving teamwork.  However, there has been a special place on PBS Hawaii and in viewers' hearts for this understated character who prefers to solve crimes on his own, mainly on the…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • From steamships to jets. New Smithsonian exhibit explores the history of travel to “Hawaii by Air.”

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    From steamships to jets. New Smithsonian exhibit explores the history of travel to “Hawaii by Air.” A United Airlines Hawaii travel poster. Photo courtesy of National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian InstitutionVibrantly colored travel posters of beautiful women dancing hula aimed at beckoning potential visitors to the Islands. An advertisement featuring a flying double-decker “Hotel in the Sky” airplane, complete with lower-deck cocktail lounge, dressing rooms for ladies and gentlemen, and sleeping berths for resting on long overnight flights. And,…
  • Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond Heeia Fishpond was built between 600 and 800 years ago at the base of the Koolau mountains. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.His battered t-shirt slashed with grease, Kelii Kotubetey is cleaning chainsaws after lunch.The work is tedious, but the view from his office—a worktable near the shore of a glassy, centuries-old Hawaiian fishpond at the base of the majestic Koolau mountains—more than makes up for it. Kotubetey is one of the founders of Paepae o Heeia, a private ...
  • Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.  View of the Hana Coast from the Hana Highway on Maui, voted one of the Best Scenic Roadways and Best Scenic Coasts in last year's HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Poll. Photo by David Croxford.Where do you go to eat the tastiest, most authentic Hawaiian food when you're in the Islands? Is there an experts-only hiking trail that trumps all others when it comes to getting your adrenaline going, or Hawaii scen...
  • A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Ambassadors of the Environment naturalist Chelsea Trimper describes the finer points of building a driftwood shelter to her attentive “Survivor” activity pupils. Photo by Dawn Sakamoto.It’s Friday morning and I’m boning up on my knowledge of Hawaii reef fish and coral I hope to encounter in Kapalua Bay. Libby Erickson, a naturalist with kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment, i...
  • Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest.

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest. Halemaumau crater evening glow at Kilauea volcano's summit, Kau, Hawaii Island; Finalist, Outdoors Category, 15th annual contest. Photo by Miles Morgan. Got some gorgeous photos from your last Hawaii vacation? Open up your photo albums—digital or otherwise—and send us your favorites … within the next 18 days.Why? Glad you asked.Your Hawaii photos just might win you a return vacation to th...
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Toxic Links

    Joan Conrow
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A report by University of Hawaii researchers shows that Island golf courses use significantly more pesticides than the seed/chem companies. And though these golf courses are typically adjacent to homes and drain into streams, only the seed fields have been targeted for disclosure, buffer zones and other regulations.The report, last updated in 1999, estimated that 119,867 pounds — nearly 60 tons — of pesticides are used annually on golf courses in Hawaii.By comparison, approximately 2.5 tons and 5,884 gallons of restricted use pesticides were applied to Kauai's “ground zero” seed…
  • Musings: Money is King

    Joan Conrow
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Temperatures plunge, black sky rumbles, cracks, flashes, and the deluge hits with nickel-sized hail, a rush of brown water coursing through dry washes. Next morning, the cool air is heavy with the fragrance of sage, coyote tracks appear in the sandy mud of the arroyo. It's monsoon season, a time when the desert — hot, dusty, dry — is transformed into a very different place, at least for a while, and the dramatic contrasts of nature, of life, become vividly clear.I thought about contrasts when I read a National Public Radio blog poston how some food manufacturers are quietly developing…
  • Musings: Cows and Whales

    Joan Conrow
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    In response to Kauai community complaints, Hawaii Dairy Farms plans to reduce the size of its initial herd and has improved its effluent storage pond system.The dairy will start with 650-699 cows, rather than 880 as first planned. That's about 1.5 cows per acre, which is similar to other existing cattle operations in the Mahaulepu Valley, according to a company news release. HDF went on to state:We've expanded the capacity of our effluent ponds to hold more than 100 days of storage in phase one. That’s well beyond the regulatory requirement. We have also added a secondary containment berm…
  • Musings: On Pre-Emption

    Joan Conrow
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren wanted to hear attorneys argue the issue of pre-emption today as multinational ag/chem companies sought to strike down key provisions in Kauai's new GMO/pesticide regulatory bill.Pre-emption is the primary issue, as the judge's ruling will determine whether the counties even have the power to make such a law. If they don't, the law is dead and efforts to regulate GMOs on a local level will have been dealt a severe setback. The case has drawn considerable attention due to its state and national implications.Former state Attorney General Margery Bronster,…
  • Musings: If Only

    Joan Conrow
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Hanalei River boatyard owner Mike Sheehan apparently follows the adage “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Though it's been 16 years since Mina Morita helped get the tour boats out of the river, for Sheehan, it's payback time.By all accounts, Sheehan was the one who turned her in for operating unpermitted vacation rentals further up the river — an action that ended with Mina and her husband, Lance Laney, being ordered to pay $31,000 in fines and dismantle two structures.Now Sheehan's suing the couple andKauai County, claiming they polluted the river and altered its flow, then…
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    The Maui News

  • Park's restrooms closed for repairs

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The restrooms at Launiupoko Beach Park in Lahaina have been closed due to a waterline break, an official with Mayor Alan Arakawa's office said Wednesda.
  • Police looking for suspect in robbery

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Police are looking for a man who had a firearm when he robbed the Waiehu Pit Stop on Monday morning, leaving with an unknown amount of cash. The robbery occurred at 11:28 a..
  • Haiku man, 29, dies in motorcycle crash

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Speeding is the suspected cause of crash that took the life of a 29-year-old motorcyclist Wednesday night on Kuihelani Highway, police said Thursday.
  • Fire burns 30 acres on Maalaea slope

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A brush fire that burned about 30 acres on a slope in Maalaea was called extinguished at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, a fire official said. Two helicopters were used to control the fire, which was reported at 9:14 a.m.
  • Central East Maui wins big at Senior League regional

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Central East Maui rolled to a 15-0, five-inning victory over Lewis River, the Washington state champion, in both teams' opener of the Little League Senior League (ages 13-16) West Regional Tournament on Wednesday in Ontario, Calif.
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Big Island police arrest 2 for credit card fraud

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Hawaii Island police have arrested two people wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card and the remaining two others are still being sought.
  • New study reveals whales as marine ecosystem engineers

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Baleen and sperm whales, known collectively as the great whales, include the largest animals in the history of life on Earth. Though large in size, whales have long been considered too rare to make much of a difference in the ocean, and the focus of much marine ecological research has been on smaller organisms, such as algae and planktonic animals. While these small organisms are essential to life in the sea, they are not the whole story. As great whales recover from centuries of overhunting, scientists are beginning to appreciate their roles as ecosystem engineers of the ocean.
  • Big Island Dairy showcases its state-of-the art facility

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    OOKALA — Big Island Dairy, the largest of two dairies in Hawaii, held an open house Monday to showcase advances the dairy has accomplished since changing ownership in December 2012.
  • West Hawaii Community Health Center getting funds for behavioral health services

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    West Hawaii Community Health Center Inc. is one of the four health centers in Hawaii to receive Affordable Care Act funding for behavioral health services. The Kailua-Kona facility will get $250,000, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Police warn of increased traffic as students return to schools Friday

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Hawaii Island police remind motorists that Friday is the first day children return to most public schools.
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Commentary: Stephens Media Folds the Big Island Weekly.

    Alan McNarie
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    The rumors are true. In the E-mail this morning. “This will be the last edition of Big Island Weekly. Stephens Media, which publishes Big Island Weekly, launched the publication in 2006 as a way to offer readers and advertisers a free, alternative newspaper. The company has decided to cease publishing BIW in order to shift resources to other Big Island publications, some of which will be launched in the near future.” I have mixed emotions about this. Several years ago, we had a thriving alt weekly called the Hawaii Island Journal, of which I was proud to be the Senior Contributing…
  • Letters — A Tone Different From The Anti-GMO Crowd

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Aloha Tiffany I went to a Western Region Association of Public Land Grant Universities a few weeks ago. In attendance were the deans of western ag schools as well as the heads of each institutions, research, extension and teaching functions. Also invited were the western region representatives of the Council on Ag Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET) . There are 50 CARET reps nationwide. I was appointed by Dean Gallo to be Hawaii’s representative. At the meeting I took the opportunity to ask some of the attendees their opinion about GMO issues. In the link above I asked Dean Burgess of…
  • Island Events — Horticulture Show and Plant Sale In September

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
  • Hawaii News — Watch ‘Murder In Paradise’ Saturday

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    (Media release) — On Saturday, August 2 at 10/9C, Investigation Discovery is featuring the Hawaii homicide of Brittany Royal on the season 2 premiere of Murder in Paradise. Free-spirited 20-something Brittany Royal of California is pregnant, in love, and living in paradise. That is, until her lifeless body is found floating in the waters off Hawaii’s Big Island, and her lover is nowhere to be found. This episode includes interviews with: • Julie and Ted Royal, Brittany’s parents • Zack and Schuyler Royal, Brittany’s brothers • Ruth and Sarah Johnson, Bo’s sisters • Mitch…
  • Waimea News — Meeting Regarding North Hawaii Community Hospital Is Aug. 6

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
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  • Tweetup: Soul’d Out Saturdays

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

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

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

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

    Vernon Brown
    25 May 2014 | 7:35 pm
    May 30, 2014: Help celebrate the spirt of Special Olympics Hawaii at the Opening Ceremonies of our 46th annual State Summer Games! #sohigames View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 309: Advances in Prosthetics – July 30, 2014

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

    Burt Lum
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Joining us today is Shay Chan Hodges from Maui to tell us about her new book Lean On and Lead. Then we’ll talk to Tony Marzi from Hawaii Tech Works to tell us about the upcoming Tech Tuesday event. Finally, we’ve invited researchers Dr. Erica Goetze and Chantel Chang from UH SOEST and Carlie Wiener from the Schmidt Ocean Institute to tell us about some of the work being done on the R/V Falkor at Station Aloha. Additional Links Hawaii Space Exploration and Simulation Wave Energy Test Site Mbloom Townhall Meeting Goetze Lab Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 307: Update Energy Excelerator – July 16, 2014

    Burt Lum
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Joining us today is Marco Morowec from Learn2Code to tell us about an event concept planned for Hawaii. Then we have Chris Brammer from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to tell us about a public event happening tonight at the Conservation Conference. Finally, we’ll get an inside look at the Energy Excelerator and find out about their latest co-horts and plans for the future. We talk with Scott Cooney from Pono Home and Lauren Tonokawa from the Energy Excelerator. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 306: Crowdsourcing the fight against Invasive Plants – July 9, 2014

    Burt Lum
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    Joining us today is William Hozey to tell us about the International VEX Robotics Summer Games. Then we have Lihla Noori from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to tell us about the Conservation Conference called “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands”. Finally, we’ll find out how the Nature Conservancy leverages the crowd and technology to find invasive species in a program called the Hawaii Challenge. Additional Links Whales revealed as marine ecosystem engineers Scientists use drones to survey Northwestern Hawaiian Islands wildlife Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 305: Proximity Apps – July 2, 2014

    Burt Lum
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Joining us today is Dean Levitt from Mad Mimi to tell us what’s new with contact management. Then we have Darrell Kim from Pacific New Media to tell us about his upcoming class on WordPress. Finally, we’ll talk to local startup graduates from Blue Startups, Cultur app and Happy Hour Pal about Bluetooth Low Energy and proximity services. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
 
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • mbloom

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

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

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

    Eva Colnett
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Online businesses use various online marketing platforms to spread the word about their business. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, online advertorials, and social media marketing are some of the domains which provide ample opportunities for online marketers to promote their business. SEO Toronto firm helps in increasing your online business sales through social media. Over the past few years, especially after mobile internet has become ubiquitous, social media websites have been able to catch the attention of the public. Businesses have been…
  • What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys, Plural

    Augusto Callejas
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:30 pm
    What does Hawaii's tech community think of Marc Andreessen's thoughts on building other Silicon Valleys: What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys, Plural
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • USS Missouri Memorial Association names Tim Guard chairman of the board

    Jason Ubay
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    The USS Missouri Memorial Association, which operates the Battleship MIssouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, has named Tim Guard its new chairman of the board of directors. Born and raised in Hawaii, Guard is chairman and CEO of stevedoring company McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. He is a longtime board member and previously served as vice chairman of the board of directors. His support of the USS Missouri Memorial Association goes back to the organization’s beginnings when it was attempting to bring…
  • Hawaii restaurant entrepreneurs turn to crowdfunding site Foodstart to help their businesses

    Braelyn Wood
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The owners of the nook neighborhood bistro, a breakfast and brunch restaurant near the University of Hawaii, turned to crowdfunding site Foodstart in April to raise the additional funds they needed to open their business. Hailey Berkey, Anicea Campanale and Pat Kashani managed to raise 100 percent of their $12,000 goal through the website and the restaurant opened in June. But, the nook neighborhood bistro is one of only eight success stories listed nationwide on the Foodstart website. And other…
  • PBN's 2014 Healthiest Employers event and Workplace Wellness panel discussion: Slideshow

    A. Kam Napier
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    The day got off to a healthy start at PBN's 2014 Healthiest Employers event Thursday morning. A mini health fair outside the doors of the Dole Cannery Pomakai Ballrooms offered healthy swag, free advice and even free biometric screenings, including blood pressure, BMI and one's body age compared chronological age (that had a number of us talking.) Click on the photo for a slideshow. The awards presentation got off to an inspirational start as triathlete and fitness blogger Lori McCarney — former…
  • Billionaire Larry Ellison buys historic Hotel Lanai

    Duane Shimogawa
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, the billionaire who owns 98 percent of the island of Lanai, has added another hotel to his collection on the Pineapple Island with the purchase of the historic Hotel Lanai, one of the hotel's former owners told PBN Thursday. The sale of the 10-room, Aqua Hospitality-managed hotel, which also has a one-bedroom cottage and a 90-seat restaurant called the Lanai City Grille, to Ellison closed earlier this month, Mary Charles, who had owned the hotel along with her husband,…
  • Honolulu HomeLoans looking to open new branch in West Oahu

    Bill Cresenzo
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Hawaii mortgage lender Honolulu HomeLoans said Thursday that plans to open a branch in West Oahu, in either Pearl City or Aiea, and is exploring the possibility of opening a branch in East Oahu. The company, headquartered in Downtown Honolulu, said that it is searching for an “optimal location” for the new branch, which it is opening because of West Oahu's booming population growth and because of the new subdivisions planned for the Kapolei and Mililani areas. The new West Oahu branch will…
 
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  • Representative Rida Cabanilla Recognized as Global Woman of Distinction

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

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

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

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

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

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    On July 28, 2014, I prepared my trial cases, confirmed a meeting for G and I with the radio industry for the Love Festival Hawaii, ran over 8 miles at Ala Moana Beach Park, and researched some companies for possible investments. At 3:30 A.M. on July 29, 2014, I was in bed playing the stock market. I ended up purchasing some shares of AAPL. I fell asleep with my head by my laptop. I woke up at 5 A.M. and headed to court by 8 A.M. where I got 4 for more convictions for a total 606 convictions. At 1 P.M., I headed back to court where the few cases I had were continued out. In the evening, I…
  • 2014 Jodo Shu Obon Service

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    On the early evening on Friday, July 25, 2014, I attended obon services with my dad, mom, and sister Lara to pray to our ancestors, teachers of compassion, and suffering souls at Honolulu Jodo Shu.
  • Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui is one of the best examples of leadership. He is humble, always smiling, and we can agree to agree, or agree to disagree. Negative leaders can learn from the positive leadership style that Shan displays. He has been a strong supporter of education, transportation, health, and business development. As a former small business owner, Shan understands the importance that small businesses play in Hawaii’s economy. For these reasons, I support Shan for Lt. Governor.
  • Supporting my friends John Waihee IV and Lei Ahu Isa for Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Supporting my friends John Waihee IV and Lei Ahu Isa for Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee. John has served as an OHA trustee since 2000 and like Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, we grew up together from boys to men in the political world. We’ve had so many great times together. He is such a good person and so humble with a great smile. John is always looking out for the interests of Native Hawaiians and doing his best to ensure OHA plays a role in the progress for the entire State of Hawaii. Lei Ahu Isa is also a friend of mine. She is a former Hawaii State Representative and is…
  • 602 Convictions

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    As of today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, I have gotten 602 convictions (582 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). This week, I got 13 convictions from pleas for misdemeanor criminal cases in Honolulu District court for 6 calendars on 7/21/14, 7/22/14, and 7/24/14.
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • What One Thing, Changes Everything?

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

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

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

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

    Mike Hu
    7 May 2014 | 1:50 pm
      A lot of well-meaning but not very thoughtful people, think the meaning and purpose of our existence, is to prepare and condition ourselves to live in another era, under totally different circumstances and conditions -- rather than meeting the challenges of our very specific own times.  So naturally, their ideal, is to prepare one to live a caveman's (or kingly) existence -- of perpetual struggle and conquest, in a very short and brutal life.Hopefully, that is not the reality which most people have to face daily -- especially in the most prosperous society and culture of these…
 
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • The Obvious Truth About Aging

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

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

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

    Mike Hu
    28 May 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Even if one can still walk on one's hands for a hundred yards -- or run a (half-)marathon at ninety -- or eighty, or seventy, or sixty, etc. -- most will observe that that's pretty good for a person "so old," because they are more impressed that a person in that condition can do anything at all, rather than that that is what the person looks like they can do,  and so there is no need to prove it.Thus most of the fighting and competing takes place among the juveniles -- uncertain of their place and rank in their society -- rather than by the seldom challenged dominant leader in every…
  • Do We Have to Get Worse?

    Mike Hu
    9 May 2014 | 9:31 am
    Most will get worse with age; a rare few will get better with age.What we have to do is identify those rare few who get better -- and learn what they do, instead of just the average, or most, and exploit them -- because that is where the money is to be made.That's where all the financial advisers, health care professionals, caregivers, con artists, lawyers will undoubtedly be -- hawking their services, and doing the thinking for everybody else, ie. the media and marketers.  That's also where all the money for research is going -- to exploit that situation -- while no money is going to…
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • The Public's Right to Know (About Potential Juror Misconduct)

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

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

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

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

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    State v. DeCoite(HSC February 28, 2014)Background. Henry DeCoite was charged with a single count of abuse of a family or household member. HRS § 709-906. The complaint stated that the offense took place “during or about the period between February 1, 2005, through June 1, 2007, inclusive, as a continuing course of conduct[.]” In response to a discovery request, the prosecution produced two instances of abuse on November 29, 2006 and on March 13, 2007. DeCoite filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the abuse statute does not allow the prosecution to charge the offense…
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  • Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Awards

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

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

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

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

    Mark Murakami
    25 May 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The South Korean ferry disaster has spawned a lot of commentary on what Captains or Masters duties are with regard to sinking ships.  My own take was here.   And my take was:  you don't have to be this guy. Today, the New York Times offers its thoughts about the ethics of the situation. CNN actually has video of the Captain being rescued.   gCaptain has its post noting that maritime tradition, if not law, suggests that the Captain be the last one to leave from a sinking vessel. An American admiralty attorney conceputally outlines the issues of this situation within the backdrop of…
 
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  • Allegations that Carrier Failed to Adequately Investigate Survive Demurrer

    Tred Eyerly
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
       The California Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's dismissal of a complaint alleging bad faith for the insurer's failure to adequately investigate the claim. Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Ins., 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 564 (Cal. Ct. App. June 27, 2014).    The insured was injured in an auto accident caused by an uninsured motorist. The insured sought policy limits of $250,000 from the insurer. In response, the insurer demanded arbitration. The arbitrator awarded $164,120.91.   The insured sued, alleging the breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The…
  • Coverage for Construction Defect Barred by Contractual-Liability Exclusion

    Tred Eyerly
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
       Relying upon precedent from the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit upheld the District Court's denial of coverage based upon the policy's contractual-liability exclusion. Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12158 (5th Cir. June. 27, 2014).     The Crownovers entered a construction contract with Arrow Development, Inc. to construct a home. Paragraph 23.1 of the contract contained a warranty-to-repair clause, which provided Arrow "would correct work . . . failing to conform to the requirements of the Contract Documents." After the work was…
  • Unrelated Claims Against Architects Amount to Two Different Claims

    Tred Eyerly
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
       The Second Circuit found that two claims arising from the same project were unrelated, creating two separate payments by the insurer for the two separate claims. Dormitory Auth. of New York v. Continental Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. 12088 (2nd Cir. June 23, 2014).    In 1995, the State agency contracted with the insured architectural firm to design and oversee the construction of a new dormitory at City University of New York. Plans drawn by the architects erred in their estimate of the steel requirement. To recover losses from the resulting delay and expense, the agency sent a demand…
  • Power Point Presentation on Nautilus v. Lexington Case

    Tred Eyerly
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
         Here is our power point from today's presentation to the Hawaii State Bar Association's Litigation and Insurance Coverage Litigation sections. We discussed "other insurance" clauses as addressed by the Hawaii Supreme Court in Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 132 Haw. 283, 321 P.3d 634 (2014).
  • "Other Insurance" Clauses to Be Discussed at Hawaii Bar Association Meeting

    Tred Eyerly
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
       On July 22, 2014, Richard Moser (Anderson Kill), Joseph Kotowski (Tom Petrus & Miller) and I (Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert) will make a joint presentation to the Litigation and Insurance Coverage Litigation sections of the Hawaii State Bar Association. We will discuss a recent decision issued by the Hawaii Supreme Court, Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 132 Haw. 283, 321 P.3d 634 (2014). The decision addresses the impact of competing "other insurance" clauses in implicated policies and analyzes the process for sorting out which policy is primary and which is…
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  • HAWSCT Clarifies Procedure For Requesting Mandatory Attorneys Fees Under Open Records Laws

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie, No. SCWC-13-0000127 (July 31, 2014). We represent the prevailing petitioner in the case, so won't be adding much of anything to the court's words.But if you are interested in government records laws and the interplay between attorneys' fee recovery and the Rules of Appellate Procedure, read on. The court writes: 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…
  • New Cert Petition: In Rails-To-Trails Case, Fed Circuit Should Have Punted State Law Contracts Question To State Court

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Here's a new cert petition, filed yesterday, that poses two interesting issues, the first of federalism, the other of exactions. This is a rails-to-trails case in which the federal government asserts that the easements imposed on private property for a public park in New York City after the railway was abandoned did not result in a taking because the owners signed agreements with the city giving up their rights in exchange for development rights on other parcels. Included within this agreement -- to which the federal government was not a party -- was a covenant not to sue the city…
  • Cal App: OK For County To Mislead By Omission In Due Process Notice

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A couple of years ago, we posted the complaint (actually, a petition for mandate) alleging a big regulatory takings claim against the County of San Luis Obispo based on the County's denial of a permit to drill for oil. A very big claim. $6.24 billion big. See "Wow, That's A Lot of Just Compensation." We always wondered what happened to that lawsuit. Now, thanks to our colleagues at the California Eminent Domain Report, we know.  In "How Untimely Service Can Be Deadly To Your Takings Claim," Ben Rubin reports that in an unpublished decision, the California…
  • "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    When we eminent domain lawyers deal with claims that the government or some other entity is "stealing" someone's property, we recognize that such claims are somewhat ... metaphorical. But here's a situation where it appears that some poor fellow actually had his house, like, stolen. As in hijacked, ripped off, five-finger discounted. The Daily Mail reports that one Andy Pascali, a resident of the Romanian port city of Braila, called the police to report that his house had been stolen: At first they thought it was a joke, but when they turned up at the nearby village of…
  • More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and blogger, Robert Thomas (InverseCondemnation.com), has commented that the prior court cases have “pretty definitively” determined that Honolulu’s ban on airborne advertising is neither preempted by federal law, nor a violation of Free Speech rights. I certainly hope he’s right. In our original post, we linked to the two Ninth…
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  • Discover Windward

    Gee Why
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Windward Mall hosted the Discover Windward event. This gathering featured neighborhood vendors, live music, and food truck fare and was kicked off with a social media-based scavenger hunt. Thirty of us canvased the mall looking for, tagging, and posting these depictions: This is so #DiscoverWindward Made in Hawaii Nomz I didn’t know this about @WindwardMall Family friendly fun Can someone buy this for me please? The coolest thing I’ve seen all day! This is my jam Here are some of my (non-winning) submissions. In fact, since I stayed at the mall after…
  • Starbucks Clover Comes to Oahu

    Gee Why
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    The special Starbucks Clover brewing system has finally arrived in Hawaii, and it’s been here for two or three weeks. If you visit the newest Starbucks location in Aina Haina, you’ll find the first Clover on Oahu. Thanks to @yoda808 for the recon. Clover Brewing in Aina Haina Using the Starbucks store locator confirms that store 1009038 is the only Clover system in Hawaii. What’s so good about the Clover? I’m going to really, really dumb it down, but it makes fancy coffee even fancier. Taste a Clover prepared coffee, and you’ll taste a difference. Just let it be…
  • Nike Kaishi at Sports Authority

    Gee Why
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Looks like Nike is pushing the new Kaishi line to the masses with releases at Sports Authority. Will the “next Roshe” be as popular as the Roshe Run line that shares visual similarities? The Roshes started boutique but then gained widespread popularity, and now you can find them pretty much anywhere. I guess Nike wants the Kaishi to share the same success as the Roshes. Kaishi at Sports Authority Nike Roshe Runs are Mainstream Santa Monica in Europe? ASICS Gel Cumulus 15 Running Shoes on Sale
  • Signs of Hawaii: Keep Refrigeated

    Gee Why
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Okay, okay, I’ll ultimately overlook these gaffes because I don’t want to be banned from Liliha Bakery Coco Puffs. And I know they’re overwhelmed getting their new location fully operational. But the mistakes on their boxes? Yikes. Here’s their box. Liliha Bakery box Look closer at the instructions to keep “refrigeated.” “Keep refrigeated” Maybe I should leave a message at lilihabakeryhawaii.com. Oh wait, or is that lilihabakeerykawaii.com??? Ow, mistakes in the Assurance of Quality section. Assurance of Quality But both you and I know,…
  • Signs of Hawaii: “Contruction”

    Gee Why
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Oh dear. This is your vocation, your job, this is what you do. Please don’t misspell construction (twice). Contruction *Danger* Signs of Hawaii: We Had Sex Here Signs of Hawaii: “Jeprady” Signs of Hawaii: Goats 4 Sale
 
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  • Best Photos for July 2014

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

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

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

    Melvin AhChing
    2 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    PRESS RELEASEGirl Scouts of Hawai‘i Recognizes Gold Award Recipients for Changing Their Communities Hilo, Hawai‘i Three Hawai‘i Island Girl Scouts were among 25 statewide who earned their Gold Award on Saturday, April 29, 2014, putting them in the top five percent of Girl Scouts across the nation. The award is the highest achievement that a Girl Scout in grades nine through 12 can earn. To earn it, the scout must complete at least 80 hours in a project that creates measurable and sustainable change for the local, regional, or global communities.Bethany and Caitlyn Anderson of Hilo…
  • April 12 - You've Got the Power Premieres

    Melvin AhChing
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The following is reprinted with permission from HawaiiReporter.comA new half hour television show, You've Got the Power, produced by Malia Zimmerman, Irma Baptiste and Shaunna Touchi of Luminescent Productions, will air on Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB TV and Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. on KHNL.See a 30-second clip of the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkv6EO5UmmA&feature=youtu.beThe half hour show, which focuses on people who have overcome great odds to be successful and then help many other people, features Skylar Soares, Delorese Gregoire and Mo Maurer in the…
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  • Instagram Widget Added

    Dan Seto
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    You may have noticed a link to my latest Instagram photo over in the right column. Feel free to click on it to view the photo and then take a look at the rest of my gallery.  I’m spending more time on Instagram than my blog so you might find it interesting to take a look at my gallery. Thanks! Aloha ~ Dan
  • Cringley: “The Decline and Fall of IBM”

    Dan Seto
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If your IT is based on IBM hardware and/or applications you should read this book. The link includes the Introduction from the book so you can decide whether it is worth $3.99 for almost 300 pages on what is really going on in IBM and, perhaps, whether you should be entrusting your livelihood to them. Cover of “The Decline and Fall of IBM”
  • Not so Snowy

    Dan Seto
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:47 am
    For the first time, I’ve had problems with making an online purchase. For the past couple of days, I’ve been going to the Island Snow website, a local company located in beautiful Kailua, that sells, among other things, some cool t-shirts, to order some. But three or four times, after filling out the online order form their credit card processing company rejected my order due to a problem with my address. What problem I don’t know. I do know, from checking my credit card website, that the money part of the transaction is fine because the credit card company is showing…
  • What’s Still Missing in iOS8?

    Dan Seto
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Multitasking. In 2014. Apple still can’t figure out multitasking. And no, I’m not talking about switching from one app to another. I’m talking about MULTIPLE apps running AT THE SAME TIME.  Preferably visible at the same time in, now wait for it, windows.
  • Welcome!

    Dan Seto
    14 May 2013 | 10:38 am
    Welcome to everyone coming from fellow Daynoter Brian Bibrey’s site. Brian’s link to my humble neck of the Internet is much appreciate. A friendly note to all who come here, this site began along time ago in a different format and covered whatever fancied my attention at the time. Now, it is focused on religious issues, especially those relevant as the history of this world draws to a close. Hence, if you are offended by such posts, please read no further. For those continuing, my site switched from hard coded HTML to using WordPress. The site lost a lot in the translation but…
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  • Edgy Lee Talks

    bberusch
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Edgy_lecture.jpg The Filmmaker, Author, Composer and Model Sits Down with Veteran Storyteller Brian Berusch to Discuss Her Role as a Hawaiian Historian It can be said that having strong roots is the best foundation for becoming a successful storyteller. "When it was over, the audience walked on the same pathways as the royals had walked, as Robert Louis Stevenson, Somerset Maugham and Jack London had walked, and in spite of there being sidewalks and commercialization, their understanding and their sense of place, the essence of Waikiki, was forever changed." Link: …
  • Parc to Offer Rooftop Yoga "With a Twist" July 10

    bberusch
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    parc_yogi.jpg The Waikiki Parc Hotel is offering a free “Yoga with a Twist” event this Thursday, July 10, from 6 - 8 p.m. If you thought the twist was the “free” aspect, think again; a live guitarist and violinist will accompany the yoga instructor, and “Parc Chic Designer Wines” will be available for $5 per glass following the session. Parking is free for the event.
  • New Zealand Winemaker and Chef Ronnie Nasuti Pairings, June 16

    bberusch
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:37 am
    tikis_wine_june.jpg Chef Ronnie Nasuti has built up a sizable resume of winemaker dinners over the course of the last two years—while also manning the helm at Tiki’s Grill & Bar in Waikiki. This month he will reach deep into his bag of tricks to pair 6 exquisite dishes alongside wines from New Zealand’s Villa Maria Estate on June 16th. Winemaker Oliver Powrie hops the pond to “talk story” about his Villa Maria and Esk Valley bottlings at this intimate affair. This dinner is a generously priced $79 INCLUDING tax and gratuity.
  • Celebration of the Arts – May 9 - 11, 2014

    bberusch
    8 May 2014 | 3:54 am
    cliff_.jpg This weekend, May 9 – 11, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua presents an astonishing array of cultural offerings over the course of a storybook weekend entitled "Celebration of the Arts." Perched on a pine tree lined hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean (and neighboring isles of Lanai and Molokai), Celebration of the Arts is an incredible opportunity to delve into multiple aspects of Hawaiian culture. These include visual arts, performance, demonstrations, culinary offerings and of course, all the grandeur the Ritz Carlton has to offer.  Nae‘ole has honed his vision and invited…
  • Outrigger Opens in Mauritius

    bberusch
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Mauritius_2.jpg The Hawaiian hotel group hastens their expansion across the Pacific Region Hawaii’s venerable “ohana” hotel company has been expanding their portfolio outside of the Hawaiian Islands for over a decade. Things have progressed with abandon in the recent year, with a new property in Fiji opening its doors just prior to the New Year. Now Outrigger announces the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa, located in the Indian Ocean, 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. The 181-room property is perched on the beach.  Outrigger owns or manages 46 properties in eight…
 
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    An Island Life

  • What’s new at General Mills?

    Kailani
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Gluten-Free!!! I have friends with children on a gluten-free diet and they all tell me the same thing . . . it’s so hard to find food items that their kids want to eat. Well, General Mills Big G products will be hitting the shelves this month with a variety of gluten-free cereals just in time for the back-to-school rush. Gluten-free Chex Oatmeal: plain, apple cinnamon, maple brown sugar and a variety pack. In addition, there’s a new Cheerios Protein and SpongeBob SquarePants Fruity Splash which contain whole grain as the first ingredient and contain no high fructose corn syrup.
  • Days of Summer . . . Ala Moana Beach Park

    Kailani
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
  • Rich’s Nut-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies

    Kailani
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    If there’s one thing I can’t resist its cookies. I love all kinds of cookies . . . crunchy, soft, chewy, frosted, etc. So when I received the opportunity to try Rich’s Nut-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies I just couldn’t say no. One of the things that really intriqued me about these cookies were that they’re nut-free. With 3 girls attending 3 different schools, there are all kinds of rules about what kind of foods they can and cannot take to school with them. However, the constant is always nut-free products. I was really surprised to learn that nut allergy in kids are…
  • The learning never stops . . . with Netflix

    Kailani
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    One of my girls’ favorite way to spend an evening at home is having our very own movie night. Some times we watch musicals, some times we watch comedies, and now that school is about to start again . . . documentaries. Yes, maybe not the most popular choice for kids but with the selections available at Netflix your family will be sure to find a few great options. Our family chose to watch The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans.  Living on an island, my girls have always been interested in marine life and The Blue Planet has put together an amazing narrative of the ocean…
  • Sing your way through Summer with Netflix

    Kailani
    29 May 2014 | 3:26 pm
    If there’s a genre of movies that I can never resist it’s musicals. I love every one from The Sound of Music to Grease to High School Musical. I believe that movies with soundtracks produce some of the best songs around. So with Summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start checking out some great movies for you and your family. Here are some great suggestions from Netflix: Shrek the Musical High School Musical Grease Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Footloose The Phantom of the Opera Camp Rock Mulan Pocahontas The Prince of Egypt Leap Frog: Numberland Rock-A-Doodle One of my…
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Eric Beyer: My two least favorite words are “I’m done”

    Lesa Griffith
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Printmaker and art instructor Eric Beyer has been working at the Art School since 2002—first as a teaching assistant while he was still an art student at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa, then as a full-fledged educator when he graduated in 2005. “I went to school for art, but I see myself using that knowledge to help others be artists and to learn to be creative and discover their artistic side, rather than being a gallery artist,” says Beyer, who grew up in Illinois the son of a teacher. His father is a Kamehameha graduate from Kailua, and Beyer says he always knew he wanted to…
  • Art Deco Hawai‘i Spotlight: The Three Graces

    Scott Whelden
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Esther Bruton (American, 1896–1992) The Three Graces, mid-1930s Painted screen Collection Michael and Linda Horikawa When the doors opened to the exhibition Art Deco Hawai‘i on July 3, it was the culmination of three years of hard work and research by curator Theresa Papanikolas. Through the artwork in Art Deco Hawai‘i, we see how artists and commercial illustrators presented their romanticized interpretation of the islands. Among the works of the gallery is The Three Graces, by San Francisco–based Esther Bruton. Painted on a folding screen, it depicts three Hawaiian women bathing…
  • Duncan Dempster: New directions for Honolulu Printmakers

    Travis Hancock
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    “Printmaking is such a powerful entry point into creative production for people from all walks of life,” says Duncan Dempster, executive director of Honolulu Printmakers. “People are drawn to it immediately, to the pure joy found in being a creator of something rather than a mere consumer. We as printmakers often take it for granted, but when you watch a kid at a printmaking demonstration pull their first print off a woodblock, it’s pure magic, and it’s powerful.” In May 2013, Duncan became executive director of the 86-year-old nonprofit art organization, filling the shoes of…
  • Beyond the museum: ‘Island Splendor’ at W Bistro

    Lesa Griffith
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Nearby W Bistro, at the corner of Victoria and King streets (where Le Guignol used to be), is the site of a mini exhibition curated by dedicated museum volunteer and instructor Lisa Shiroma (she taught this month’s Expression Session at Spalding House). On view through Aug. 31 is Island Splendor, featuring new work by Mark Brown, Clarence Chun, Martin Holzgang, Travis Sasaki, and Lisa. “I wanted to put together artwork that was inspired by the natural beauty of our island home,” says Lisa. “I also wanted a variety of interpretations to make the show exciting. Mark…
  • Kids are the best artists!: Young Artist Summer Exhibition on view through Aug 3

    Lesa Griffith
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    If you’re a kid enrolled in a Honolulu Museum of Art School class, one of the best parts is the exhibition held at the end of the class—every student gets to see her or his artwork in a bona fide gallery. There is nothing like seeing your work up on a wall or on a pedestal or hanging from the ceiling. Ask a grown up—it never gets old. Now on view through Aug. 3 is the Young Artist Summer Exhibition, featuring work completed in 26 classes and two Art Camp programs. “As the summer program closes I feel a bit melancholy,” says Art School director Vince Hazen. “I miss…
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    FLUX Hawaii » Blog

  • Do kids have all the answers?

    Torrey Seabolt
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Thirty middle-school Punahou students pitch proposals to homeless shelter IHS about how to use $25,000 for sustainable change. For the past few weeks, around 30 middle-school Punahou students spent eight-hour days brainstorming and proposing three entrepreneurial ideas about how IHS can use $25,000 donated by the new downtown Walmart to address homelessness in the Chinatown area. The goal of the innovative, hands-on summer course was for the students to find ways to turn the money into something ongoing and self-sustaining, rather than quickly exhausted on food or clothing, Inspired by the…
  • Cruising Along: The Future of Bus Transit

    Bianca Sewake
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Writer Bianca Sewake asks about plans to improve O’ahu’s busy bus system. Photo via Flickr/Daniel Ramirez Cruising Along is an ongoing weekly blog series by Bianca Sewake examining Hawai’i’s alternative modes of transportation. As I began to familiarize myself with the bus system and hear feedback from passengers and general comments or perceptions people have about the bus, I decided it was time to turn to an official. I talked with Roger Morton, the president and general manager of Oahu Transit Services, Inc. who shared ongoing projects and ones O‘ahu riders can expect in…
  • Cruising Along: With Bus Passengers

    Anna Harmon
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Photo via Flickr/Max Kiesler Cruising Along is an ongoing weekly blog series by Bianca Sewake examining Hawai’i’s alternative modes of transportation. When I catch the bus, people from all corners of the island ride with me—workers, families, early morning shoppers, tourists, teenagers, and the elderly. Although it’s nice to not drive on some days, the freedom my car grants me to go places on my own schedule is a safety net I can always fall back on. It makes it difficult for me to imagine how people who rely on the bus as a main mode of transportation adjust their schedules to fit…
  • A Q&A with Bobby Asato of Treehouse

    Torrey Seabolt
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    His second-story shop is a treasure of old film cameras, DIY packs, affordable point-and-shoots, design books, and children’s crafts. Learn the origins and what to pick up. Just off Ward Avenue, tucked away above Jenny Craig, is the Hawai‘i film fanatic’s dream. A treasure trove of film photography products, Treehouse, owned by Bobby Asato, provides everything from darkroom chemicals to film negative scanners for smartphones. Bobby opened the shop in 2012 as a kids’ art and crafts shop, with film cameras and books for the parents bringing them by. The rise in popularity of…
  • DIY Pinhole Camera

    Anna Harmon
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Why buy a camera when you can make one, courtesy of Analog Sunshine Recorders? Photography is the capturing of light, and it wasn’t until recently that we became convinced this meant each of us owning a hefty DSLR with a signature camera strap and too many lenses to fit in a duffel bag. Instead of dragging such a digital beast out and about with you, try harkening back to the origins of photography with a photo-paper-exposing, DIY pinhole camera. Remember the magic of not knowing what a picture you took is going to look like, or if it will be even better than you could imagine. Below is…
 
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 07/31/2014 - Jeni Suk

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>About the Goods present Jenny Suk in Honolulu<br /> <br /> DJ set by DJ Kowai Kowai and live performance by Hawaii's The Bentos.<br /> <br /> This is an all ages show, 18 yrs. and under must be accompanied by an adult.<br /> <br /> VIP $40 Package includes:<br /> + Meet and greet with Jeni Suk on July 30th and July 31st<br /> +Private seating area during the concert<br /> +VIP 10 min. preview of Jeni Suk's set at About The Goods location day before concert (July 30th)<br /> **We are only selling 50 VIP tickets, cop yours…
  • 07/31/2014 - Live Music With Sheila Waiwaiole & Mara Sagapolu

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>Enjoy the musical stylings of Sheila Waiwaiole & Mara Sagapolu, coupled with the beautiful Waikiki sunset and delicious and extensive menu from Hula Grill.</p>
  • 07/31/2014 - CabaRAE Sneak Preview

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p><strong>CabaRAE</strong> is thrilled to announce a sneak-peek preview schedule of "cabariety" shows set to debut in the Tapa Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort starting Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, August 31, 2014.</p><p>Located directly above the future theatre home of CabaRAE, which is currently under a spectacular 10,000-square-foot transformation, the preview show will feature an international cast of skilled stars from the world's most prestigious stages and give audiences an exclusive first-look at the highly anticipated…
  • 07/31/2014 - Last Thursday with Jive Slinky, Good Foot, Alice Neel, & Magician Jesse Mock

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    <p>Alice Neel kicks off this Last Thursday at 7:30pm with their underground NYC R&B swamp grooves.  Jesse Mock, the Jester of Shock, will try to outdo his June Last Thursday magic show between 8:30 and 9pm.</p><p>Jive Slinky and Good Foot fill the 9-midnight hours with their high-energy funk blues hip-hop soul and afro beat with even more magic from Jesse Mock, up close and at your table between sets.  It's a magical musical, musical magical, dance floor extravaganza of movement for your body, mind, and soul.</p>
  • 07/31/2014 - Pu'uhonua

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>The lovely ladies of Puuhonua will be entertaining with beautiful Hawaiian music and Hula. This group is associated with Halau Hula o Maiki, the hula school established by the late Kumu Hula (hula master) Maiki Aiu Lake whose spirit lovingly embraces Helumoa.</p>
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • From steamships to jets. New Smithsonian exhibit explores the history of travel to “Hawaii by Air.”

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    From steamships to jets. New Smithsonian exhibit explores the history of travel to &ldquo;Hawaii by Air.&rdquo; A United Airlines Hawaii travel poster. Photo courtesy of National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian InstitutionVibrantly colored travel posters of beautiful women dancing hula aimed at beckoning potential visitors to the Islands. An advertisement featuring a flying double-decker “Hotel in the Sky” airplane, complete with lower-deck cocktail lounge, dressing rooms for ladies and gentlemen, and sleeping berths for resting on long overnight flights. And,…
  • Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu&rsquo;s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond Heeia Fishpond was built between 600 and 800 years ago at the base of the Koolau mountains. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.His battered t-shirt slashed with grease, Kelii Kotubetey is cleaning chainsaws after lunch.The work is tedious, but the view from his office—a worktable near the shore of a glassy, centuries-old Hawaiian fishpond at the base of the majestic Koolau mountains—more than makes up for it. Kotubetey is one of the founders of Paepae o Heeia, a private ...
  • Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.  View of the Hana Coast from the Hana Highway on Maui, voted one of the Best Scenic Roadways and Best Scenic Coasts in last year's HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Poll. Photo by David Croxford.Where do you go to eat the tastiest, most authentic Hawaiian food when you're in the Islands? Is there an experts-only hiking trail that trumps all others when it comes to getting your adrenaline going, or Hawaii scen...
  • A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau&rsquo;s Ambassadors of the Environment Ambassadors of the Environment naturalist Chelsea Trimper describes the finer points of building a driftwood shelter to her attentive “Survivor” activity pupils. Photo by Dawn Sakamoto.It’s Friday morning and I’m boning up on my knowledge of Hawaii reef fish and coral I hope to encounter in Kapalua Bay. Libby Erickson, a naturalist with kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment, i...
  • Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest.

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest. Halemaumau crater evening glow at Kilauea volcano's summit, Kau, Hawaii Island; Finalist, Outdoors Category, 15th annual contest. Photo by Miles Morgan. Got some gorgeous photos from your last Hawaii vacation? Open up your photo albums—digital or otherwise—and send us your favorites … within the next 18 days.Why? Glad you asked.Your Hawaii photos just might win you a return vacation to th...
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    Live Ukulele

  • Octopus’s Garden By The Beatles

    Brad Bordessa
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Every once in a while The Beatles would let Ringo have a moment. Beats me why they were so few and far between because this one from Abby Road is still going. Octopus’s Garden is a completely charming tune. Pair it with an ‘ukulele and you have a winning combination. It’s a song I taught at my most recent beginner class and also added to my list of Easy Beginner Songs so you can be sure it’s simple. C Am F and G. Octopus’s Garden ‘Ukulele Song Sheet The Beatles
  • The Journey Of Music and Answers

    Brad Bordessa
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Part 4 of Patience and Improving: In which I muse about searching for things that aren't there and making music a journey.
  • Is This Love? by Bob Marley

    Brad Bordessa
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Reggae doesn’t get any better than this! A killer riff, a mellow mood, and a smooth melody. I simply love this song. This tune kind of has a lot of chords and some speedy changes so be sure to brush up on the key of A/F#m! As you go through the tune, don’t expect the progression to follow a repeating pattern because in true Bob fashion, this song flows and isn’t concerned with such things. What feels the same is actually different so be sure to follow the lyrics and use your ear. For the Bm C#m D E walkup I like to retain the finger barre from the C#m minor and play the D…
  • Easy Skanking by Bob Marley

    Brad Bordessa
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Everybody loves Bob Marley. Certainly it is because of songs like this that are so simple, but so groovy. Easy Skanking is off of Bob’s great Kaya album. It has four chords, but only in pairs found throughout each section. A to F#m and D to C#m. Which is great because you can take the time to get familiar with those chords without feeling pressured to make it through all four in one go. Add in a reggae strum on the 2 and 4 beats and you’re good to go! Here’s a video on how to get some mileage out of a reggae skank: How to play a reggae strum. Easy Skanking ‘Ukulele…
  • Get More Out Of ‘Ukulele Lessons

    Brad Bordessa
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Lessons are a big commitment, requiring hard work, focus, and clear goals. Here are some tips for making the time with your teacher more productive.
 
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  • Traffic in Paradise

    Lauren Rolland
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    When you’ve finally made it to the warm tropics of Hawaii, and you can hardly wait to check out the resort pool The post Traffic in Paradise appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • August Events for Visitors

    Lauren Rolland
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    August is prime time for vacationers traveling to Oahu. It’s the height of the summer season and there is much to see The post August Events for Visitors appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Setting Sail for the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

    Jamie Winpenny
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hawaii is full of beautiful beaches and singular experiences. Unfortunately, many visitors don’t get to experience them due to the simple fact The post Setting Sail for the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Journeys: Classic Waikiki

    Lauren Rolland
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Iconic Hawaii may arguably be found right in Waikiki. With it’s long stretch of idyllic white sand beaches, the tropical scent of The post Journeys: Classic Waikiki appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • RIMPAC Comes Ashore in Waikiki

    Jamie Winpenny
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Taking place between June 26 and August 1, RIMPAC is currently underway in Hawaii waters. RIMPAC is a biennial (every two years), The post RIMPAC Comes Ashore in Waikiki appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Seafood in Hawaii

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

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

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

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

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Facebook Friends Questions Answered Today we’ll be answering some questions that a few of our social media friends have asked us. We The post Common questions answered from Facebook friends appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 29, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Take a break in this hammock while you read the latest Hawaii vacation deals and news you can use. * Costco Travel always seems to have special Hawaii travel deals. See this page to search for deals. One of the current Costco special offers that we think is an especially good value is a five-night stay at the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency Maui including daily breakfast buffet for two, rental car and two-for-one admission to their luau from $739 per person based on double occupancy. See all the details here. * As promised, we reviewed the changes to the advance ticketing process for touring…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Kauai hibiscus beauty

    Sheila Beal
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Mahalo to Barbara Cooper for sharing this gorgeous photo with us. She snapped this photo while visiting Kauai in February. The striking yellow hibiscus with red accents is amazingly beautiful. This vibrant bloom is framed nicely with palm trees and lovely Hawaiian sky in the background. What a beauty! Happy Aloha Friday! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words are permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically…
  • Top Lana’i Adventures

    Sheila Beal
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    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 Lana’i at least a half a dozen times — and we’ve never run out of things to do. So, what sort of vacation adventures does Lana’i offer? Let’s take a look. Go off roading Rent a four-wheel drive for a day or two to discover Lanai’s secluded beaches, a most unusual rock garden, historic villages and much more. While Lanai only has 30 miles of paved roads, this…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Green Sand Beach on Big Island of Hawaii

    Sheila Beal
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Mahalo to Kelly Driscoll-Smith for sharing this unique Hawaii Island photo with us. Kelly took this photo at Papakolea Beach — also known as the Green Sand Beach. How does this green sand beach get it’s color? I’ll let Wikipedia explain: The cinder cone is rich in olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality. Olivine is a common mineral component of Hawaiian lavas and one of the first crystals to form as magma cools. Olivine is locally known as “Hawaiian Diamond” and is notably found…
  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: July 16, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    * If you are thinking about a late summer or fall trip to Hawaii, it’s time to start to keep your eyes on airfare. Hawaiian Airlines is starting to show lower fares for travel between August 19 and November 19, 2014 with fares starting at $438 roundtrip. For a quick search of the lowest fares available from your home airport, we like to use CheapAir.com. * Entertainment coupon 2014 books are on sale for $5.99 plus $1 shipping. If you are going to Oahu in 2014, the coupons can really help you save on luaus, tours, beach services, etc. Read our discussion about these coupon books here. *…
 
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  • Over The Top Anti-GMO Writer

    leslielang
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Mike Adams runs the anti-science, anti-biotech Natural News.com and he had a whopper of a post recently, even for him. He has lots of websites and makes lots of money from scaring people, but condoning the murder of pro-GMO supporters is over the top, and the anti-GMO movement should be careful not to be used by this nut case. From Genetic Literacy Project: FBI turns up heat on Mike Adams as ‘Health Ranger’ fiasco widens, plus Adams’ archive Jon Entine | July 28, 2014 | Genetic Literacy Project Last week, Mike Adams, the founder and editor of…
  • Interview 4: Is Roundup Safe?

    leslielang
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Having farmed for 35 years, I have seen herbicides become safer and safer for both people and the environment. This video is the fourth in my series of short, expert interviews with Dr. Shane Burgess, who is dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. In this segment, I ask Dr. Burgess to talk about whether or not Roundup is safe. See previous video interviews with Dr. Burgess here: Interview 1: Sustainable Ways of Using GMOs Interview 2: Are GMOs Safe? Interview 3: 99.9% of Species Ever on Earth Are Extinct Now
  • Thirty Meter Telescope Receives Final Approval!

    leslielang
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Today the Land Board approved the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). That's the final word. It's over. Along with several others, I attended the Land Board meeting today in Honolulu where they heard testimony. Then they went into executive session and made their decision.  It's hard for me to find the words to say how important this is. Last night I attended a presentation at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of students from about ten different high schools from around the world. Each gave a scientific report and they were so high-level they were just mind-boggling.
  • Interview 3: 99.9% of Species Ever on Earth Are Extinct Now

    leslielang
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Richard Ha writes: The third in my series of expert interviews. This is Dr. Shane Burgess again, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, talking this time about how 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on the earth are now extinct. It's  3 minutes and 20 seconds long. Very interesting; have a listen.  
  • Interview 2: Are GMOs Safe?

    leslielang
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Shane Burgess is dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at The University of Arizona. I was sitting next to him when there was a discussion about endangered species, and I was impressed with his knowledge of and passion for the subject. I asked him, in this interview clip, to speak on whether or not GMOs are safe. I was impressed with how clearspoken and easy to understand he is.
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  • Hawaii’s wonderful tropical tree nut

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

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

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

    Hilo Living
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
     Swim Lane off Kailua Pier in KonaWe have been swimming from the Kona pier for over a decade and never seen a shark. We have seen sharks while snorkeling in Maui and encountered them in the Caribbean, but never in Kona.   So we  were surprised to see a shark in shallow water directly under the swim lane while snorkeling toward the King Buoy with friends last week.Shark under swim lane near Kailua Pier in KonaIn our other shark encounters, the sharks were in deep water if stationary or they were moving and gone quickly.  Swimming above a stationary shark in shallow…
  • Are you waiting too long to Retire in Hawaii?

    Hilo Living
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:58 am
    This year we have noticed more retirees remaining on Hawaii Island since the departure of the snowbirds last month. They really stick out with their coiffed hair, tweed caps, black silk shirts, long pants, and patent leather shoes.  We see them struggle to carry their garbage out, argue with the gardeners, and frown at the food displayed in our local grocery store. We never see them at the beach, lying in the sun, or laughing.  These recently arrived 70-something year olds may have waited way too long to retire to Hawaii.  The transition from “mainland clothes” to sandals,…
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  • There'll Soon Be a Rainbow...♪ ♫ ♪♪

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

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

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

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

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

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

    scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The News Tribune’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year Sarah Toeaina waited anxiously. She was in the eighth grade, an impressionable ball girl for Kentwood High School’s girls basketball team, and Lindsey Moore, who lived just down the street from Toeaina, was going to stop by and shoot baskets with her outside her house….(Read More Here)
  • Brian Viloria wins by knockout against Mexican in Macau

    scott
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
      Brian Viloria wins by knockout against Mexican in Macau The Brian Viloria of old is back. The Hawaiian Punch landed a picture perfect left hand to the liver of Jose Alfredo Zuniga to score a fifth round knockout victory at the Cotai Arena in Macau…(more)
  • Iosefa Listed Among Doak Walker Award Candidates

    scott
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Iosefa Listed Among Doak Walker Award Candidates DALLAS – University of Hawai‘i senior running back Joey Iosefa was among the early group of players selected to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, announced by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back. In 2013, Iosefa started five games during an injury-plagued season but still led the team with 590 yards rushing on 126 carries and five touchdowns. In the final four games of the season, the Pago Pago, American Samoa, native posted three 100-yard rushing…
  • Mānoa Maniacs Unveils New Plan

    scott
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Mānoa Maniacs Unveils New Plan For Upcoming Men’s Basketball Season HONOLULU – Beginning with the 2014-15 University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball season, Manoa Maniacs seating sections will be adjusted slightly to allow the Maniac’s to continue their growth, collaboration, and impact at the games. Over the last two men’s basketball seasons, the Maniacs have seen their average attendance numbers double from roughly 200 per game at the start of the 2012-13 season to more than 400 per game at the end of the 2013-14 season.   Under the Maniac’s new plan, the current three…
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  • L. John Borges Fundraiser At The Shack Mililani

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

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

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

    6 May 2014 | 1:52 pm
    "My wife, Marilyn and I support the MMA Hawaii and MMA and it's disciplined principles as it is a great way of preparing our younger generation in the fast changing workplace. " "Our Grandchildren enjoy the teamwork and effective principles MMA brings to their lives" Thank you MMA HAWAII. Brian & Marilyn Ahakuelo IBEW Local 1260
  • Rachael Ostovich: The Road To Invticta

    27 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    By: King Eddie  When Invicta Fighting Championships came calling for local MMA fighter, Rachael Ostovich, it wasn't exactly a huge surprise. She's been a gym rat since birth and has shown her genetic attraction to the sport along with an evolved amount of success. Though the acclaim that comes with being a young and promising, not to mention easy on the eyes, female MMA fighter is astounding, the mainline MMA media tends to lose a few details along the way. So while many know that Hawaii's Rachael Ostovich will be entering Invicta FC, most don't know who Rachael is or how she got there. …
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  • Subject: UFC in Hawaii? Not yet. - by: kuuzo

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I went to the UFC fan expo and UFC 175 and waited around after the event and met Dana White cageside and asked him why the UFC hasn't come to Hawaii yet. He told me I was the third person to ask him that weekend, so at least people are asking, but he said that they had wanted to a few years ago, but the state tax situation was terrible, so they canned it. He said they haven't really looked into it recently. I asked him to check into it, but who knows if he'll even remember to bother. I'm guessing nothing has changed in Hawaii tax-wise, but hey, if anyone actually knows anyone in the state…
 
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  • Is Mufi a snollygoster?

    Kaonohi
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Read this online description, and decide.
  • Looking for Hawaii History Buffs

    Kinimaka
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Aloha! I'm trying to find information about daily life in Hawaii in the 1820's. Do you know anything, even through oral history from your kupunas, any stories or info from that time?
  • RIP: James Shigeta

    Walkoff Balk
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    http://movies.msn.com/movies/article...&ocid=ansent11 Honolulu boy makes good in Hollywood.
  • Chicken Skin Kine Stories

    Kinimaka
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Growing up in the islands goes hand in hand with folklore and story telling. I remember this older girl at my summer fun camp who would tell us some that would keep me up at night. What kind of stories did your kupunas or friends tell you when growing up that gave you chicken skin?
  • Malahini from Murrieta

    Kinimaka
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Aloha everyone! Mahalo to Ryan for letting me join the party. My name is Jennifer and I grew up in Pearl City on Oahu. I left the Islands in 1984, to go to college. I'm now writing a book that takes place in old Hawaii and came upon this forum while looking for information online. I look forward to chatting with you all! :)
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  • Hawai‘i State Chili Championship Cookoff on Sunday, July 20 at Ulupalakua Ranch – Come for a Sunday Drive

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

    AMauiBlog
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    We spent out Independence Day Holiday Weekend at Keanae, Maui. We are fortunate (blessed) to have great friends (our hanai family, our ohana)  who owns a property in Keanae.  I call Keanae Peninsula a mini paradise on earth. On the afternoon / evening of July fourth, we were hanging out outside, chatting … and then we noticed […]
  • Full Moon on Maui in June – and It’s Friday the 13th!

    AMauiBlog
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
      I usually walk and run for exercise in the morning. However, the other day the morning got a bit hectic and I had extra time in the evening and so I went.  As I walked out our house the sun had just set and there are some beautiful afterglow reflection in the sky. That’s […]
  • Blessed To Live On Maui

    AMauiBlog
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:53 pm
    One of the many good things about managing several Facebook Pages on Maui is that is that  I get to read and enjoy the comments of people from all over the world who love Maui.  “Lucky We Live Hawaii” or “Lucky We Live Maui” is a phrase often said by us locals.  For those of us […]
  • The 2014 Maui Film Festival

    Jennifer Poppy
    30 May 2014 | 9:11 am
      Photo Credit: Maui Film Festival Film is a beautiful opportunity to learn, to express, to empathize and to progress as a people, especially film done well. Back in my college days Film Studies was part of my degree and I absolutely loved every minute in class! What could be better than watching different movies […]
 
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  • Thoughts Become Reality

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

    lavagal
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    This is what you get when you Eat At Mom’s! It’s not like I have tons of time, but I figured over the summer I’d launch a cooking blog. It’s still under construction. Pretty soon I’ll be posting my food creations on the website Eat At Mom’s. So I’m toggling back and forth between this site and that site and I’m trying to save myself from making the same mistakes I made a few years when I launched lavagal.net. I also want to launch the site with a recipe sorter embedded, to enable easy searches by ingredient or subject. It’s not easy, but…
  • Hawaii’s first sexting case.

    lavagal
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:33 pm
    lavagal:My blog has been getting a few hits lately, including this entry. It may be a few years since I’ve written it, but I feel it is spot on. Protect children. Please. Originally posted on Lavagal: @postaday 211; #postaday2011. After vicious storms/ The sun breaks through, shining light/ Our hopes are renewed. A little news hit very close to home yesterday when we found out about Hawaii’s first sexting case. The allegedly guilty party lives in my ‘hood, was an educational aid at Kid1’s school, and is someone I might mutually follow on Twitter. I say might, because there is a…
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  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Favorite School Subject(s)

    Rodney
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    Today’s blog topic is courtesy of Keoni.  Thanks Keoni! Now, normally it might be a Thursday 3, but I got carried away with more that 3 favorite school subject(s) – as witnessed below.  Feel free to add your own Favorite school subject(s).  *btw Keoni, I knew that when you said “subject”, you meant like a subject that you learn.  But I couldn’t think of one… j/k   Favorite Subject: Lunch.  Not so much the school lunch, but the socializing after eating lunch.  Talking story, recalling the weekend, teasing each other, cracking jokes… lunch…
  • Good Ramen Shops

    Rodney
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    My friend Robin, whose daughter has taken a liking to ramen, wanted to know which ramen shops to recommend.  Specifically, in the Keeaumoku area if possible.   For me, I’m not a big ramen fan – and that’s why I’m throwing it out to you MLCers.   But when the need strikes, my go-to place is Taiyo Ramen, located on the corner of Piikoi and Kona St. tucked away in the corner.   Only problem at Taiyo Ramen is whether to eat the ramen or the kim-chee fried rice!  I hardly ever get passed the kim-chee fried rice.  And da buggah is HOT!   Anyone…
  • Sunday Afternoons

    Rodney
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Growing up on the windward side, this is how we’d often seen the late afternoons.   The sun shining it rays up above the Koolau mountain range, signifying another end to the day.   Sunday Afternoons were the complete opposite of Saturday Mornings.  Instead of happy-happy, joy-joy that the weekend was beginning, Sunday Afternoons meant that the weekend was closing and I had to dread another week (which felt like a month) of school until the next happy-happy, joy-joy feeling.   I remember that when I started working, Sunday was my only day off and after church, I’d…
  • Saturday Mornings

    Rodney
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
      First, to get you into the Saturday Morning groove Oh what great Saturday Morning memories.  After going to school for 5 days straight – which felt like a whole month to me – I cherished my Saturday Mornings.  It was the start of the weekend.  Two days off to play before another month (week) of school.   I remember Saturday morning cartoons.  On weekdays, you could watch cartoons until 8:00 AM and then pau.  Sunday didn’t have cartoons at all!  But Saturday mornings, there were cartoons until almost noon!  I could waste half my day watching cartoons.  But…
  • RIP Archie Andrews

    Rodney
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    What?  Archie is going to take a bullet for his gay best friend.  What happened to mellow Riverdale and Pop’s malt shop?  Since when were guns introduced?  And sexual orientation?   Okay, I just did some poking around and here’s what I found:   A heroic demise for iconic comic book character We all knew Archie Andrews would die one day, but now we know he’ll die a hero, taking a bullet for his gay best friend.   The beloved comic book icon will meet his glorious end in Wednesday’s installment of Life with Archie when he tries to stop an assassination attempt…
 
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  • Time Flies

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week we are honoring members of our ‘ohana who have recently marked significant anniversaries in their careers with Outrigger. I am looking at a list of 72 individuals who have been with the Hawai‘i … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Guam Grill Masters!

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY JANET SHMULL — The Guam Visitors Bureau put forth its best barbecue block party yet on July 5, 2014. The air was filled with the smells of good grillin’s and rhythmic island music.Scores of people flocked to Pleasure Island … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • A Hui Hou, Monica

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY RUTHANN YAMANAKA  — With extraordinary sadness, the Outrigger ‘ohana bid a fond aloha to Monica Fo who passed away early Monday morning, July 14, quietly in her sleep with family by her side. Monica joined Outrigger on August 8, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Years of Service Honorees

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY OYADOMARI — It is always a pleasure to honor and recognize our ‘ohana who have reached 30 or more years of service with Outrigger. On behalf of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, mahalo for all you do to contribute … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Management Announcements

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    APAC Corporate Director Human Resources and Support – By Darren Edmonstone — On July 21, 2014, we joined Human Resources in welcoming Alan Darr as corporate director, human resources and support, Asia Pacific. Alan reports to me with a dotted … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    The Right Blue

  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

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

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

    BNS
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Spiny Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus)by B. N. SullivanYou can't touch this... and you definitely can't swallow it!That is the message that fishes in the Spiny Puffer family attempt to transmit to potential predators.  While other creatures defend themselves from predators by fleeing, or hiding, or with camouflage, members of this family (Diodontidae) inflate themselves.  In addition, evolution has armed these guys with another feature: rigid spines all over their bodies that are erected when the fish inflates. The Spiny Puffer's spines actually are like specialized scales. When the…
  • Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic

    BNS
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic Octocoralby B. N. SullivanThe underwater landscape in Hawaii is not known for the presence of soft corals. There are hard, stony corals aplenty on Hawaiian reefs, but the sea plumes, colorful Nephtheid soft corals, and sea fans found on most other tropical reefs around the world are largely absent in Hawaii.The pretty blue Octocoral pictured above is one of relatively few soft coral species that live in Hawaiian waters.  Some soft corals in Hawaii are not seen by divers because they grow at depths beyond…
  • Fine perch for a sea turtle

    BNS
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Green Sea Turtle perched on the coral at Pulau Sipadan, Malaysiaby B. N. SullivanSea turtles have a knack for finding comfy resting places on the reef.  Earlier this year I posted a photo of a turtle who had plopped down on a bed of soft corals to take her rest.  Here we have another Green Sea Turtle, perched this time on a table coral that jutted out from a steep bank. We spotted this turtle at the outset of our dive, and as we passed by the same spot about an hour later on our way back to the boat, she was there again -- or still! -- surveying the scene.  She looked so comfy…
 
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Surfing in Hawaii – Why Is Surfing Fun?

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

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

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

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Toxic Links

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A report by University of Hawaii researchers shows that Island golf courses use significantly more pesticides than the seed/chem companies. And though these golf courses are typically adjacent to homes and drain into streams, only the seed fields have been targeted for disclosure, buffer zones and other regulations.The report, last updated in 1999, estimated that 119,867 pounds — nearly 60 tons — of pesticides are used annually on golf courses in Hawaii.By comparison, approximately 2.5 tons and 5,884 gallons of restricted use pesticides were applied to Kauai's “ground zero” seed…
  • Musings: Money is King

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Temperatures plunge, black sky rumbles, cracks, flashes, and the deluge hits with nickel-sized hail, a rush of brown water coursing through dry washes. Next morning, the cool air is heavy with the fragrance of sage, coyote tracks appear in the sandy mud of the arroyo. It's monsoon season, a time when the desert — hot, dusty, dry — is transformed into a very different place, at least for a while, and the dramatic contrasts of nature, of life, become vividly clear.I thought about contrasts when I read a National Public Radio blog poston how some food manufacturers are quietly developing…
  • Musings: Cows and Whales

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    In response to Kauai community complaints, Hawaii Dairy Farms plans to reduce the size of its initial herd and has improved its effluent storage pond system.The dairy will start with 650-699 cows, rather than 880 as first planned. That's about 1.5 cows per acre, which is similar to other existing cattle operations in the Mahaulepu Valley, according to a company news release. HDF went on to state:We've expanded the capacity of our effluent ponds to hold more than 100 days of storage in phase one. That’s well beyond the regulatory requirement. We have also added a secondary containment berm…
  • Musings: On Pre-Emption

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren wanted to hear attorneys argue the issue of pre-emption today as multinational ag/chem companies sought to strike down key provisions in Kauai's new GMO/pesticide regulatory bill.Pre-emption is the primary issue, as the judge's ruling will determine whether the counties even have the power to make such a law. If they don't, the law is dead and efforts to regulate GMOs on a local level will have been dealt a severe setback. The case has drawn considerable attention due to its state and national implications.Former state Attorney General Margery Bronster,…
  • Musings: If Only

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Hanalei River boatyard owner Mike Sheehan apparently follows the adage “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Though it's been 16 years since Mina Morita helped get the tour boats out of the river, for Sheehan, it's payback time.By all accounts, Sheehan was the one who turned her in for operating unpermitted vacation rentals further up the river — an action that ended with Mina and her husband, Lance Laney, being ordered to pay $31,000 in fines and dismantle two structures.Now Sheehan's suing the couple andKauai County, claiming they polluted the river and altered its flow, then…
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    Baron's Blog

  • Bringing the best out of the iPhone with the Beastgrip

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

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

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

    Baron
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Mock Fried Rice made with ‘riced’ cauliflower in the place of the rice. Only about 8 grams of net carbs and a lot healthier than the real thing but just as tasty.
  • My view of the lunar eclipse

    Baron
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    At times you couldn't see the moon because of the clouds, there was a slight drizzle of rain up in Glenwood but overall a pleasent night with temperatures in the 50s. This video is sped-up 400% and it was mostly shot with a 300/2.8L doubled to an effective 600mm lens.
 
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  • Conversation with my grandkids

    gigihawaii
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Maria and Grant have had to report to work this week, so David and I have been watching their children. Here are some photos of their favorite activities: Julia and Rylan played “Go Fish,” a card game that pairs letters of the alphabet: Julia, 6 years old: Julia said that the horizontal lines on the page make her drawing look 3-D.  She learned this technique from her dad.  Nice dinosaur! Me:  “Julia, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Julia:  “A teacher.”  (Last year, she said she wanted to be a homemaker, a babysitter, and a dentist.) Me:  “Which grade do you…
  • Good times in Hawaii

    gigihawaii
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Aunty Bobbie invited David and me to have dinner with her at her retirement home in Kahala.  My daughter Maria and her family were also invited.  The food was wonderful, and we all had a good time. These are photos of us on the grounds of Aunty Bobbie’s home: Me, Aunty Bobbie, and Maria: Grant and Maria, and their children, Julia and Rylan: Aunty Bobbie, Julia, and Rylan: Aunty Bobbie is 82 years old.  Doesn’t she look great for her age?  She does not color her hair! I have been thinking of my 70th birthday coming up in January 2016.  If all goes according to plan, I will be the…
  • Flo’s “Pippin”

    gigihawaii
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    My artist-friend, Flo, gave this beautiful painting to my daughter, Lisa, for her graduation that is coming up next year.  How nice of her!  Thank you, Flo!  Lisa loves dogs, and the art goes well with the blue carpet in her bedroom. This is Flo, holding her painting, “Pippin,” in my living room: This dog, Pippin, is a Bichon Frisee (a poodle).  When there was a divorce between relatives, Flo offered to take care of their dog.  But because he could not get along with her Chihuahuas and was difficult to handle, Pippin was eventually given to a family in Waimanalo, where he is now…
  • Too timid to sell

    gigihawaii
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    This is David, riding a camel in India, 2012. As I said in my prior post, David and I enjoy conversing about our childhood.   This time, we discussed selling things to make money. David’s high school band wanted to perform in Montreal and London during the summer.  So, each band member was given boxes of cookies to sell to pay for the trip.  David said that though he was already 18 years old, he was too timid to sell those cookies.  He wanted his mother to go with him door to door.  However, David’s father decided to take the cookies to the business college, which he headed, and his…
  • Conversation with David

    gigihawaii
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii:  Bird of Paradise. I was telling David about seeing the famous pianist, Andre Watts, perform in Bangkok, Thailand, where I worked as an English teacher in 1969.  And, then, I lived in Europe for three months and in New York City for 5-1/2 years, where I was exposed to the best classical performers in the world.  I saw the Russian ballet dancer, Mikhail Barishnikov, the Russian cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Polish violinist, Henryk Szeryng, among others. But, when I was a child, growing up in Hawaii, all I was exposed to were religious movies (such as “The Ten…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Interviews

  • Damien Memorial School starts new school year with change

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Damien Memorial School starts its 2014 school year on Monday, and this year, it will have double the enrollment from three years ago. 
  • Naval Academy searches for officer candidates

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    RIMPAC is winding down this month in Hawaii, and it's clear there is a great demand for Naval officers worldwide. 
  • Saint Andrews Summer Camp Sliming

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Most public schools will be starting August 1st but many private school still have a few weeks remaining in their breaks; Saint Andrews School Summer Camp used "slime" to stay cool in their own version of the Nickelodeon trivia game to get kids ready for the school...
  • Boys and Girls Club After School Programs

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Hawaii public schools open their doors tomorrow following a long summer break, and the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii has the solution for parents who are wondering 'where can their kids go after the final bell rings?'...
  • Real Estate of Mind - Featuring Kaneohe

    Dan Cooke
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Featured Neighborhood: Kaneohe Kaneohe has become a nice convenient Alternative to the hustle and bustle of town or even Kailua · 
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • Another Kaaawa graduation party

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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...
  • JUST LISTED: 92-281 Hoalii Pl, Kumulani MLS 201413690

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    We've got a new listing in breezy Kumulani, a gated community atop Makakilo. Although situated above the hustle and bustle of Kapolei, it's just an eight-minute car ride down the hill to Farrington Highway. Nearby areas on the west side can get pretty hot, but Kumulani keeps cool, even in the summer! Part of the Makakilo Ridge Association, Kumulani is a peaceful getaway with quiet streets, vibrant flora, and beautiful homes.  Fantastic curb appeal from Hoalii Place. This 5 bedroom/4 bath al...
  • Sold for $799,000 in Coconut Grove, Kailua.

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

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

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

  • Kaupo: Could this be Maui?

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

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

    e komo mai
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Between 1939 and 1957 Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams made visits to the Hawaiian Islands. Adams was commissioned by the Department of the Interior for a commemorative publication for Bishop National Bank of Hawai'i (now First Hawaiian Bank) and Georgia was invited by Dole Pineapple to create illustrations for advertisements. Both were inspired to do more.During her two month stay in Hawai'i, O'Keeffe traversed Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and The Big Island, visiting beaches, rainforests, and pineapple plantations, and painting the dramatic coastlines, volcanic terrain,  and exotic flora. She…
  • Hot-footing Hawaii: Lava hikes on the Big Island

    e komo mai
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    New land is being created every second at Hawaii Volcanos National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii and—let's hear it for the Park Service—visitors are allowed to explore at will. The lava pictured above is the good kind, called pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy), which rolls and tufts like brownie batter. When fresh, the surface has an oily sheen. To actually see flowing lava these days, you need to leave the park and head to the Puna Coast, about an hour east of Hilo. Although prepared hikers will have no problem, there are hazards: heat exhaustion, getting lost, falling with landslides near…
  • Maui's Windward Beaches: Where the Locals go

    e komo mai
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Maui has more safe swimming beaches than any other Hawaiian island, and most of them are on the leeward (west) coast, a run of sand most of the way from the Gold Coast (Kihei-Wailua) in the south to Lahaina-Ka'anapali in the north. And all along this coast are condos, cars, and resorts.To check out the more-serene locals' scene, cross the island to the windward coast. Kanaha Beach Park (above) is laid back, in spite of its proximity to the airport in Kahului. You can take a short stroll to privacy in Spreckelsville, or hang around the beach park to watch some of the world's best kite-boarders…
 
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  • Beyond Honolulu.com

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

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

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

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The main purpose of our Tahiti trip was to SURF. We always heard that the surf in Tahiti was heavy and let me tell you it was! Tahiti is like Hawaii, with warmer water and swell year round, but since … Continue reading →
  • Tahiti September 2013: The Food

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Eating is usually my #1 priority in daily life, and especially on vacation! Tahiti is a French territory and has dominant French influence in the language, culture, and of course food.  Steve and I ate our way through Tahiti and … Continue reading →
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  • PEARLRIDGE – BRIXTON

    Fibes
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: July 31, 2014 Items: Hats and button ups
  • NUUANU & MCCULLY – BRAVO BAGS

    Fibes
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Bravo is the collective vision of photographer Atiba Jefferson, Berto Liechty (Supreme LA), Rian Pozzebon (Vans) and pro skater Andrew Reynolds. The result of this creative collaboration is a men’s accessories label that delivers exceptional quality and function in the form of backpacks, totes, duffles, camera cases, wallets and a few special projects. What sets Bravo apart is its military style MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) system, making the meticulously designed bags interchangeable and expandable, all while keeping the needs of skaters and creatives alike in…
  • NUUANU – CHUBBYBOOB

    Fibes
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Location(s): Nuuanu Chinatown Arrival: July 22, 2014 Items: Custom cut tee and designs. We got some of Chubbyboob’s new tee designs in at our Chinatown location. Only while supplies last.
  • PEARLRIDGE – HELLZ BELLZ

    Fibes
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: July 22, 2014 Items: Shorts, Tops, and Tees Hellz Bellz the original girls street gear! We got more Hellz in at our Pearlridge shop. Get them while supplies last.
  • PEARLRIDGE – NIKE SB

    Fibes
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Location(s): Pearlridge Uptown Arrival: July 14, 2014 Items: Janoski Camo Lunar / Koston Max / Brian Andersons / Janoski lows / Gatos A bunch of new Nike SB models in at the Pearlridge location. See more pics after the post.
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  • 26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:Scheduling Reminder: We are CLOSED today! See you Monday for Normal Class Schedule.At the beach:A. For time:Run 3-milesB. For time:Swim 500 Meters
  • 25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:Scheduling Reminder: In honor of the CrossFit Games, we will be CLOSED today and tomorrow (Saturday, July 26th).At your local park, with a pull-up bar.A. Two sets, not for time, of:Run 400 Meters @ 70-80%Pull-Ups x 7-10 repsB. For time:Run 1 Mile60 Pull-UpsRun 1 Mile
  • 24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time of:Double Unders x 30-40 repsStrict Handstand Push-Ups x 10-12 reps(add deficit if these are easy for you, if you don’t have them, perform L-seated DB presses)B. In teams of two, partitioning reps however you like, only one partner working at a time, complete:100 Burpees100 Dumbbell Ground to Overhead100 Box Jump Overs (24/20")The non-working partner must be in the designated resting position in order for the reps to count torwards their total:Burpees – Dumbbells extended overheadDumbbell Ground to Overhead – Hanging from a Pull-Up BarBox Jump…
  • 23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Take 15 minutes to build to today’s 1-RM JerkB. Against a 3 minute running clock, complete:500 Meter RowWall Ball Shots x Max repsRest 3 minutesRepeat for a total of four sets.Schedule for this week:Thursday, July 24th - Normal Class ScheduleFriday, July 25th - CLOSEDSaturday, July 26th - CLOSEDMonday, July 28th - Normal Class Schedule*Outdoor workouts will be provided for Friday and Saturday! No kids class until Tuesday, July 29th at 3:30pm.
  • 22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's WOD:A. Take 20 minutes to build to today’s 1-RM CleanB. “Five-Minute Capacity Test”Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes of:5 Squat Cleans (135/95 lbs.)10 Burpees Over the BarbellSchedule for this week:Wednesday, July 23rd - Normal Class ScheduleThursday, July 24th - Normal Class ScheduleFriday, July 25th - CLOSEDSaturday, July 26th - CLOSEDMonday, July 28th - Normal Class Schedule*Outdoor workouts will be provided for Friday and Saturday! No kids class until Tuesday, July 29th at 3:30pm.
 
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  • July 26 & 27, 2014: Weekend Events

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

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

    Lisa
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:35 pm
    I was considering taking some time off from the blog this summer and then life got extra busy and made the decision for me!  I got so busy so fast that I didn’t even have time to stop by here to leave a note until now. I’m bummed at the timing of things because there is so much fun stuff to do in the summer and I’d love to post a summer events page, tell you all about July 4th fireworks and more.  But my kids are home from school and we have a lot planned so I’m going to put my time and energy towards adventuring with my family for awhile. I plan to be back online…
  • May 10 & 11, 2014: Mother’s Day Weekend Events

    Lisa
    8 May 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Whether you are looking for a cultural experience, some time exploring nature or something else this Mother’s Day Weekend, chance are there is something happening on island that you will enjoy.  Check out the Weekend Events Page for information on Mother’s Day Events, the Hawaii Pet Expo, the Filipino Fiesta and more. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers and special aunties out there. You are a blessing to the keiki in your life!
  • April 26 & 27, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    25 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend.  Whether you want to go to a Fair, learn about sea creatures, do some art or something else there’s probably something on the list that you’ll find fun.  Enjoy!
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Surfing in Hawaii – Why Is Surfing Fun?

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

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

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

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
 
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  • Sports and Energy Drinks Keep Coffee Industry on High Alert

    hawa6217
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (DGIwire) — With the increasing popularity of sports and energy drinks among younger consumers—especially those ages 18 to 39—the coffee industry is feeling the competition. A recent survey from the National Coffee Association found that about 20 percent in that age group indicated they had consumed at least one sports drink or energy shot within the past day. Even as the dominance of traditional coffee brands has declined, there is great news for the gourmet end of the coffee industry. Thirty-four percent of the younger people surveyed who enjoy sports and energy…
  • Positive Thoughts: The World Breaks Everyone

    hawa6217
    31 Jul 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 “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger in the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway
  • Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Addresses The Problem of Marine Debris With Innovative Art and Contest: Chance to Win Over $2,500

    hawa6217
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU)– The Oahu-based nonprofit group Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii (SCH) recently spearheaded a unique art project designed to educate and engage locals on the pervasive problem of marine debris, specifically microplastics. Local artist and SCH volunteer Shannon McCarthy painted an expansive scene of the ocean on five wooden panels that she constructed out of reclaimed wood with an invasive species strawberry guava wooden border. Over the past three months, SCH has conducted educational beach cleanups involving students from Kainalu Elementary, St. John Vianney,…
  • Positive Thoughts: Cope with Life

    hawa6217
    30 Jul 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
  • Renovations Begin at Līhu‘e Court Townhomes

    hawa6217
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    L to R: Patricia Brandt, board member; Dee Dee Letts, board president; Mayor Carvalho and Chris Wagner, board member. MHAH is the owner and manager of the housing complex. By Staff Reports (LĪHU‘E) – Nine buildings at the Līhu‘e Court Townhomes are currently undergoing a major facelift. The $805,000-plus exterior renovation project, which began last week, include replacing the siding and windows; installing new entry and screen doors and house trim; new caulking and a fresh coat of paint. Completion is slated for April 2015. Funding for the project is provided through the HOME…
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    Maui Makers

  • Arduino Workshop Announcement for Friday August 1st: Sensors

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

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

    james yenne
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Dee will be providing a workshop on Wearable Electronics (WE) this week, specifically Wall Hangings.  Learn how to sew a NeoPixel circuit using stainless steel thread. Flora’s will be pre-programmed with a simple light show, that you can customize on your own after class.   The workshop is Friday July 25 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  $50.00 covers the cost of materials – free instruction from an expert! Workshop details on Dee’s site: http://www.deesquiltdesigns.com Youtube video example of a quilt: Wearables Quilt Venue: Island Sign 355 Hukilike St, #117 Kahului,…
  • Arduino Workshop July 18 2014 – at Island Sign

    Jerry
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Laura Ulibarri is facilitating another Maui Makers Arduino Workshop on Friday July 18th (yeah just moding 11th) from 6-9pm. This time the event is being hosted at Doug Allan’s business location in Kahului. Doug is expanding upon his Island Sign business, to include “Maui Coworking at the same location. We are very pleased to be one of the first groups to utilize his new coworking space. (He also has a btchn nice flatbed CNC router) Please bring your laptops, tablets and smartphones. Doug does not have machines to share at this time. This would be a good opportunity to setup your…
  • July 2014 Monthly Public Meeting

    Jerry
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Our July Public Meeting/TalkStory will be Thursday evening July 3rd 2014 6-9pm at the Pu’unene School F2 building location. This is one of our public meetings – open to everyone. Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. We will have some of our equipment on display and possibly running some demonstrations if time allows. See the generic Public Meeting Page for directions and background. Format: a short semi-formal meeting with lots of general mixing and talk storyAgenda Items: * Introductions* Maker Facility/Meeting Status * Dremel Instructable Project * 3D…
 
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    Prudential Locations Blog

  • Loving Life in Downtown Honolulu

    My name
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Honolulu's Rich History Oahu's downtown is the historic center of the island, which is comprised of four districts. Most of the historic buildings of significance are found in the Capital District, including 'Iolani Palace, St. Andrew's Cathedral and Washington Place. The three remaining districts are Central Business, Chinatown, and Waterfront. Historic Ali'iolani Hale Downtown Honolulu has a very unique pulse. By simply walking a few blocks in any direction, you'll be amazed by the the variety of life and types of activities available. I live on the border of Chinatown and the Central…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kailua July 30, 2014

    My name
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The month of July belongs to Kailua - the relaxed beach community where sunny skies, turquoise waters and a small-town vibe provide a peaceful escape from the pace of city life. During the month of July we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Kailua – or learn more about this popular town. This may be the hardest one yet! In the comments below, tell us where in Kailua this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate…
  • Kailua Real Estate Market Snapshot July 2014

    My name
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The community of Kailua lies on the eastern shore of Oahu, beneath the majestic Ko’olau mountain range. The town is home to nearly 40,000 residents, who enjoy a laid-back lifestyle within close proximity to the beach and only a 30-minute drive to downtown Honolulu.  Overlooking Lanikai and Mokulua Islands | Photo by Liz Keizer Photography Kailua Property Prices As of July 2014, here are property prices in Kailua: Starting at $217,000 for a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 480 square foot condo. Starting at $435,000 for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 944 square foot condo Reaching $650,000 for…
  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kailua July 23, 2014

    My name
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The month of July belongs to Kailua - the relaxed beach community where sunny skies, turquoise waters and a small-town vibe provide a peaceful escape from the pace of city life. During the month of July we'll share useful information, helpful resources, photos, infographics and more to help you make the most of living in Kailua – or learn more about this popular town. Let's see if we can stump you this time! In the comments below, tell us where in Kailua this photo was taken and we will enter your name in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate…
  • For Sale: Honolulu's Top 12 Most Extravagant Penthouses

    My name
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sneak Peak: Life on the Top “Jarvis, take me to my penthouse!” Has a nice ring to it, don't you agree? Life on the top offers stunning ocean views, luxurious amenities and upscale features, all within steps of your favorite shops, restaurants and beaches. These spectacular penthouses make for a perfect retreat in the sky - from formal libraries and security vaults to personal theatres and infinity bathtubs, they’ve got it all. So, if you've got a few extra million lying around (or you wish you did), feast your eyes on Honolulu's Top 12 Most Extravagant Penthouses for sale!
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  • First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

    dnocon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others. “We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term…
  • Strong Demand For The Ritz-Carton Residences, Waikiki Beach

    dnocon
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    80 Percent of the Waikiki project’s luxury residences now sold HONOLULU – The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach affirmed its status as one of Hawaii’s most sought-after luxury residential addresses with buyers snapping up the majority of the East Tower residences last week at the opening sales events, held simultaneously in Tokyo and Waikiki. The outpouring of early interest in the East Tower, only months after the West Tower residences sold out, indicates a healthy demand for luxury real estate in Waikiki as 80 percent of the project’s residences are now sold to buyers primarily…
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling On News Media And Public Access To Criminal Trials

    dnocon
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    High Court Rebukes Judge Who Held Secret Sessions During Trial of U.S. State Department Special Agent Accused of Murder in Honolulu HONOLULU –  In a ruling that media attorneys say is one of the strongest endorsements in the country regarding the right of the news media and the public to have access to criminal trial proceedings, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – and Hawaii News Now (a CBS and NBC affilitate) and rebuked a Circuit Court judge who held closed on-the-record hearings with attorneys in one of…
  • McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Sponsors Pedestrian Safety Decals At 25 Elementary Schools

    dnocon
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    HONOLULU – Ronald McDonald’s famous red shoeprints will once again make an appearance across the state as part of this year’s McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program. Over the past three years, McDonald’s will have installed 66 decals in more than 50 elementary schools. The program is part of the State of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August and is supported by the state Department of Transportation (DOT), the state Department of Education and all four county governments. “We are happy to support a traffic-safety…
  • First Insurance Company Of Hawaii CEO Allen Uyeda Retiring On July 31, 2014

    dnocon
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is preparing to bid aloha to Chief Executive Officer Allen B. Uyeda, who will be retiring on July 31, 2014. Jeff Shonka, who was named FICOH president on January 1, 2014, will succeed Uyeda as the new CEO effective August 1, 2014. “It has been a remarkable journey steering Hawaii’s oldest and largest insurance company through some important chapters in its 103-year history,” Uyeda said. “Over the past 19 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with FICOH’s associates and partners to create the future for our company and the…
 
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  • Presents from Paradise – Giving Omiyage

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Much Should I Spend on Online Advertising?

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

    brian
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Support Good Kona Impact is as busy as it has ever been, with multiple marketing and design projects going on all the time. We’re busy, which, of course, is a good thing. That said, it sometimes makes us too busy to take a step back and see the bigger picture of life. Life goes on around us: we see homeless people milling around the area near our office; we witness an occasional fit of rage at the intersection where cars and pedestrians nearly collide on a daily basis; sometimes we see children smoking cigarettes and other stuff out back. The world is full of things that do (or should) make…
  • Infographic – Is Hawaii Business Unfriendly?

    brian
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    We made our first infographic today. These are a visual representation of data or text. Taxes were on our minds, so that was the topic. You can download the graphic here: Is Hawaii unfriendly to small business? Permission is granted to freely distribute as long as the graphic or pdf remain as is, unedited. Is Hawaii unfriendly to businesses? hawaii-small-business-unfriendly The post Infographic – Is Hawaii Business Unfriendly? appeared first on Kona Impact.
  • Is Hawaii the Land of Oz for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses?

    brian
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” Dorothy, girl lost in the Land of Oz “The more things changes, the more they stay the same.” Alphonse Karr, French novelist There is a constant pull, a tug of war, between the sides that argue Hawaii is a unique land, a place like no other, and Hawaii is a fundamentally like any other place to do business. The truth is somewhere in between; that is, there are some unique aspects to business in Hawaii, and, for certain, most of the normal best practices found elsewhere tend to be apropos. Here, are three “Land of Oz” business…
  • Happy Fourth of July!

    brian
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend. As we enjoy the beach, the BBQs and the fireworks, let us not forget the struggles of those who came before us to make the United States what it is today. By no means a perfect country, but by all means the best country in the world to live, work and have that ever so important concept of freedom to guide us day-to-day and into the future. See ‘ya on Monday, July 7! The post Happy Fourth of July! appeared first on Kona Impact.
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