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  • Something new: The District

    Frolic Hawaii
    Tracy Chan
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Bar Seven, formerly Venus Lounge, the large nightclub space below The Republik, has gotten a makeover and is poised to be a major new player in Honolulu’s nightlife scene. Enter The District. The logo is an obvious nod to social media and GPS mapping apps. “You have arrived at your destination,” it announces. This emphasis on social media and mobile technology is also evident in the club’s stamp, which includes the hashtag, #TheDistrictHI and their social media handle. It’s a revealing commentary on how nightlife culture has changed, and how integral our…
  • Reyn's Rack to begin an expansion in Downtown Honolulu

    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu
    Lorin Eleni Gill
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Hawaii aloha shirt maker Reyn Spooner’s small Downtown Honolulu store, Reyn’s Rack, will soon be renovating, expanding and rebranding. The Merchant Street shop will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Catharine’s Closet, which closed Wednesday. Owner Catharine Fong says customers may reach out to her to set up private shopping appointments as she transitions online. Reyn’s Rack will expand to 1,200 square feet from 70 square feet. “Our store, honestly, is a tired old shoe,…
  • Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

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    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner.  Under Virginia's condemnation procedures, as a prerequisite to a court exercising jurisdiction over an eminent domain action, a state condemning agency must as an initial step present to the property owner a statement of "the amount which [the condemnor] believes to be just compensation," and must include an appraisal if an appraisal is required: The state…
  • The Previously-Unknown Cabbage Defense

    Hawaii Legal News
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    State v. Bowman(ICA February 27, 2015)Background. Max Bowman was charged with spilling on the highway in violation of HRS § 291C-131. Bowman, a farmer, was driving a truck full of cabbage from his field in Honokaa to Paauilo on the Big Island. He was driving a green flatbed pickup truck with cabbage in the bed. It was not covered. He drove on Route 19—the Hawaii Belt Road—when Officer Romeo Fuiava passed him in the opposite lane. Officer Fuiava kept heading in his direction and saw either cabbage or lettuce in the back of Bowman’s truck. About a half a mile down the road, Fuiava saw…
  • Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show

    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog
    Travis Hancock
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound, coming to English from the Latin paradisus, from the Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), derived from early Persian (Old Iranian and Avestan) words for “surrounding” and “wall,” or a walled enclosure, which came to mean a cultivated area, a garden. When museum director Stephan Jost suggested to Garden Club of Honolulu members that they use the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art,…
 
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  • Rainbow Wahine top Cal Poly

    Sam Spangler
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The University of Hawai’i softball team (25-18, 6-4 Big West) held off Cal Poly, 3-2 to open the three-game conference series at Bob Janssen Field in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Friday afternoon. Brittany Hitchcock earned the win to improve to 12-6 overall and 3-1 in conference while Kanani Aina Cabrales came in relief to pick up her second save of the season. Hitchcock was solid through the first five innings, allowing just one hit in the first inning before retiring the next 15-of-16 batters before coming out of the game after giving up the four straight hits.
  • Hawai’i, Brewster, stop CSUN

    Sam Spangler
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    HONOLULU—Battling behind seven solid innings from starter LJ Brewster and two more in relief from Quintin Torres-Costa, the University of Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (13-23, 4-6 Big West) baseball team held off the Cal State Northridge (CSUN) Matadors (22-14, 2-8 Big West) in a one-run shutout to open the conference series, Friday (April 17) night at Les Murakami Stadium. Senior second baseman Stephen Ventimilia logged a leadoff single to get the Rainbow Warriors started in the series, and proved to be the difference, becoming the lone run scored as well. After Kaeo Aliviado and Eric…
  • No.1 Hawai’i has 16 match winning streak snapped

    Sam Spangler
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    PROVO, Utah – The No. 1 University of Hawai`i men’s volleyball team fell to No. 6 Brigham Young, 25-27, 21-25, 25-21, 17-25 Friday night at Smith Fieldhouse. UH drops to a 23-4, 18-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record with the loss ending a 16-match winning streak. UH still has a chance at earning the regular-season conference title if the Rainbow Warriors win the rematch on Saturday night paired with a UC Irvine loss to UC San Diego. Sophomore Kupono Fey had a standout night to lead the Warriors with a match-high and career-best 19 kills and added two service aces and five…
  • Veterans treatment court graduates first class

    Web Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    The first class of veterans who have been in the state’s criminal justice system in the veterans treatment court have graduated on Friday. The Veterans Treatment Court was established to help those military members who have served, and who have thereafter suffered drug abuse and mental health issues which have led to their arrest and incarceration in Hawaii. Each veteran had extensive and intensive two-year program of treatment and counseling. The program included increased urinalysis, meetings with probation officers, and court appearances. Much of the services rendered to these…
  • Kalihi students learn CPR

    Web Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    Kalihi students learned a life-saving technique on Friday. The Hawaii Heart Foundation taught CPR to students at Kaewai Elementary School Friday morning. The lesson was spurred after a student at the school drowned in a Kalihi stream last month. The foundation also donated an automated external defibrillator.  
 
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  • Auction of artifacts is deemed 'betrayal'

    Susan Essoyan
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    A growing protest has so far failed to block an auction slated for Friday of hundreds of artifacts obtained from Japa­nese-Americans incarcerated in camps during World War II.
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    Star-Advertiser staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Meetings to focus on skateboard parks • Maui County experienced a wet March
  • Army set to destroy old chemical weapon warheads

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The Army plans to destroy 10 decades-old chemical weapon warheads found between 2009 and 2012 at a Schofield Barracks firing range — the last of such weaponry discovered during clearance work for a Stryker vehicle "Battle Area Complex" training area.
  • Shallow harbor for Merrie Monarch visit highlights Navy's need for new ships

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The decision by the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon not to pull into Hilo Harbor on Friday for the Merrie Monarch Festival highlighted the need for shallower-water ships the Navy wants to add to its fleet.
  • Fleet's senior enlisted member relieved of duty

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    U.S. Pacific Fleet's senior enlisted leader was relieved of his duties Thursday after an investigation found that he "had not performed up to the high standards of his office," the Navy said.
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  • Don’t fault the Senate if Balfour’s nomination is approved

    Ian Lind
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    While Bill Balfour would not have been my choice to serve on the State Water Commission, I don’t think there are good grounds to block his nomination. It seems to me that much of the testimony focused on what Balfour is not. He’s not a scientist. He’s not a lawyer. And, more specifically, he’s not […]
  • Happy Feline Friday (Photos!)

    Ian Lind
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Ms. Wally is not going to give up. She’s pretty frail these days, and has up days and down days. The last few days have been “down” days for her, marked by picky eating and lots of needy lap sitting. And, with Meda in California for a several days at the UC Irvine campus, I’m […]
  • Throwback Thursday: With Ann Keppel

    Ian Lind
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    With two of my favorite people, probably around 1993, give or take a couple of years. That’s Meda, my wife of many decades now, and the late UH Professor Ann Keppel between us. Ann was one of Meda’s colleagues and mentors, served for a time as chair of what was then the Women’s Studies Program […]
 
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  • Police report 38 vehicles stolen in Hilo in March

    Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a spike in auto thefts in the Hilo District. In March, 38 vehicles were reported stolen in Hilo. That compares with 21 stolen in March 2014 and 19 stolen in February of this year. In addition, police responded to eight reports of attempted auto thefts. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Police warrants list for Friday, April 17, 2015

    Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Strong 6.5M earthquake near Fiji, no tsunami threat Friday (April 17)

    Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the Fiji islands region at 5:52 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time on Friday, April 17, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat

    Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Lava erupting from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō since mid-March 2015 has spread slowly and irregularly across three areas. These active lava flows are not presently posing an immediate threat to any community in the Puna District of the Island of Hawai‘i. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015

    Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
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  • News bulletin, Week of Apr. 13, 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Local Industry News Apr. 17  PBN: Hawaii seeks to address EV chargin staiton challenge at condos Apr. 17  PBN: Hawaii-based Pelatron plans to develop waste-to-energy projects across the state Apr. 17  PV Magazine: Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments Apr. 16  KITV: Solar companies urge customers to act before new rules take effect Apr. 16  Star-Advertiser: Oahu electric rates continue to decline Apr. 16  Star-Advertiser: Consumers give feedback at NextEra-HEI meetings Apr. 16  Lahaina News: NextEra Energy, HECO merger explained at Lahaina…
  • News bulletin, Week of Apr. 6, 2015

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Local Industry News Apr. 11  PBS: Gridlocked by the power grid: Why Hawaii's solar industry is at a crossroads Apr. 11  PBS: A tale of two grid defectors: Why some are quitting electric companies in Hawaii Apr. 10  PBN: Pierre Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative, Blue Planet's Henk Rogers invest in Honolulu tech startup Apr. 10  PBN: Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy launches statewide ad campaign Apr. 10  Utility Dive: HECO partners with the Navy for 50MW solar array at Pearl Harbor Apr. 10  Star-Advertiser: Oil--not renewables--touted as islands' linchpin Apr. 9 …
  • News bulletin, Week of Mar. 30, 2015

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Public Utilities Commission Apr. 1 Mar. 31  DECISION AND ORDER NO. 32736  APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO MODIFY RULE 14H - INTERCONNECTION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATING FACILITIES OPERATING IN PARALLEL WITH THE COMPANIES' ELECTRIC SYSTEM. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and Maui Electric Company, Limited; Docket No. 2014-0130 Mar. 31  ORDER NO. 32735 INSTITUTING AN INVESTIGATION TO REEXAMINE THE EXISTING DECOUPLING MECHANISMS FOR HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC., AND MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITEDMODIFYING…
  • News bulletin, Week of Mar. 23, 2015

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Legislative Update 100% Renewable HB623, HD1, SD1: Mar. 27: Public decision making scheduled by CPN, Wed., Apr. 1, 9:30am, Room 229  Mar. 17: The committee(s) on ENE recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in ENE were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Green, Galuteria, Ihara; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Slom. Submit testimony here. Increases renewable portfolio standards to thirty per cent by December 31, 2020, sixty per cent by December 31, 2030, seventy per cent by December 31, 2035, and…
  • News bulletin, Week of Mar. 16, 2015

    17 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Legislative Update 100% Renewable HB623, HD1: Mar. 17: The committee(s) on ENE recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in ENE were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Green, Galuteria, Ihara; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Slom. Submit testimony here. Increases renewable portfolio standards to 70 percent by December 31, 2035, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. Adds the impact on renewable energy developer energy prices to PUC study and reporting requirements. (HB623 HD2) Community Solar…
 
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  • EDUCATION AND THE MOUNTAIN

    Andy Parx
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    More than forty years ago Kanaka Maoli and those in allegiance began to dream of reclaiming political and cultural sovereignty over Hawai`i nei. In the 1970's after more than a century and a half of an often brutal repression of spirit, culture and language- with a US military overthrow and occupation thrown in- what's been called a "renaissance" emerged in not just direct actions like the reclamation of the bombed-out yet still sacred island of Kaho`olawe, but the resurrection of the language, culture and very soul of a great people which had been viciously repressed. As with black families…
  • MEL RAPOZO'S "REEFER MADNESS"; COMING SOON TO A COUNCIL MEETING NEAR YOU:

    Andy Parx
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Reefer Madness is coming to Wednesday's Kaua`i County Council meeting when long-time pot-foe, Chair Mel Rapozo, will introduce Resolution 2015-37 demanding the state legislature kill bills that would set up "compassion centers" to provide medicinal cannabis patients in Hawai`i with a place to purchase their medicine. Most other states with medical marijuana programs provide for "stores" where patients can buy their medicine and the programs have generally been a great success. Some states- Colorado and Washington and the District of Columbia- and some local jurisdictions have also approved…
  • KAUA`I CORRUPTION BUST NABS EVERYONE

    Andy Parx
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    (From 2009)(PNN)-- April 1— LIHU`E-- More than ten thousand people on island of Kaua`i were indicted and arrested on racketeering charges today as a result of what the FBI called “the biggest corruption and fraud investigation in the bureau’s history.”“We finally pulled the trigger and busted em all” said Special Agent Richard Stauber. “We were going to arrest just the mayor, his department heads, the county council and most business leaders but after extensive investigation we found complicity from almost every citizen on Kaua`i. most of whom knew about it all but “nevah like…
  • HEWA- HOTEL OWNER AND MANAGER KIMO KEAWE SLATED TO FILL "ENVIRONMENTAL" SLOT ON KAUA`I PLANNING COMMISSION.

    Andy Parx
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Everyone complains about the recent rampant over-development in the Kapa`a "Coconut Coast" corridor on Kaua`i with at least three new resorts already in the pipeline, all approved in willy-nilly fashion by the Kaua`i Planning Commission (PC)... with more slated for approval soon.And tomorrow (Wednesday 3/25) at 8:30 a.m. people can try to do something about it.On the Kaua`i County Council agendais a nomination which, long-time observers say, will likely make things worse. The nominee is Kimo M. Keawe, a resort and hotel owner who has spent his entire life in management in the resort industry.
  • WITH A STRAIGHT FACE

    Andy Parx
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    In "The Liar's Paradox" episode of the TV program Star TrekCaptain Kirk and Mr. Spock use logic to kill the android by telling it that "everything 'Harry' says is a lie" after which "Harry" tells the android "I am lying." Smoke begins coming out of the robot's ears as he says "You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie, but you lie... You tell the truth but you cannot for you lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! You are human. Only humans can explain their behavior! Please…
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  • Allen Walker U.S. Army Private - A PATRIOT FROM PATRIOT

    Duane Vachon
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.   Allen Walker was born in Patriot, Indiana, on January 19, 1866, the son of William and Eveline Walker. He enlisted in the army at Indianapolis in 1884 and served in the Nineteenth United States Infantry Regiment in South Texas. He was discharged at San Antonio in 1889 and promptly reenlisted in Company C, Third United States Cavalry. In December 1891 he was involved in a series of skirmishes during the Garza War in southwest Texas. On December 30 he was acting alone as a courier from Fort Langhorne when he saw three armed Mexicans ahead of him. After they…
  • Product Review: Condor Woodworker Axe & Mechanix Gloves

    Robert Kay
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Condor's Woodworker Axe is fairly priced and good quality. It's small enough for camping and big enough for clearing land. by Rob Kay Literature (and really life) has scads of iconic couples and couplings. Just off of the top of my head I can think of love & marriage, soup & salad, Batman & Robin and for those of a certain generation, Lucy & Ethel. The list goes on. A lesser known duo that became obvious for me over the last few months was the Condor Woodworker Axe and Mechanix Gloves.  These two entities were made for each other and I'll tell you why. Condor Woodworker…
  • Tim Yan's buyer's guide to AK optics and mounts

    Robert Kay
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    The combination of an Aimpoint optic and an RS Regulate mount (the AK301 lower and AMD upper) come recommended by Tim Yan. There's a slot for the two bolts so that the optic can be affixed directly over the bore. by Rob Kay Several years ago while wandering the floor of the SHOT Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center I was fortunate enough to literally bump into Tim Yan.  Yan is a freelance writer and IMO Field Editor with articles published in Shotgun News, G&A: Book of the AR15, G&A Handguns, G&A: Book of the AK47, Be Ready!, and other InterMedia Outdoors Special Interest…
  • Norman Scott Rear Admiral, United States Navy - A BRAVE HOOSIER SAILOR

    Duane Vachon
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Norman Scott was born August 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Appointed to the Naval Academy in 1907, he graduated four years later and received his commission as Ensign in March 1912. During 1911-13, Ensign Scott served in the battleship USS Idaho (BB-24), then served in destroyers and related duty. In December 1917, he was Executive Officer of USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) when she was sunk by a German submarine and was commended for his performance at that time. During the rest of World War I, Lieutenant Scott had duty in the Navy and as Naval Aide…
  • William Gordon Windrich Staff Sergeant USMC - A HOOSIER WHO WOULD NOT QUIT

    Duane Vachon
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
        BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. William Gordon Windrich was born May 14, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Herman and Marguerite Windrich. He attended school within the Hammond, Indiana public schools until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps 6 June 1938. At the time of his enlistment he was only 17 years of age. Windrich as a young adult, was very talented and had a interest in taxidermy, poetry, photography and painting of his own prints. He built a crystal radio, liked to do stunts on the family pony and participated in and enjoyed all sports. Windrich attended public schools…
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  • Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ to return for sixth season

    Mike Gordon
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ to return for sixth season CBS won't confirm the news publicly, but a key department head with "Hawaii Five-0" said the show will return for another season. The post Outtakes: ‘Five-0′ to return for sixth season appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • In the Mix: The District goes after older crowd

    Jason Genegabus
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    In the Mix: The District goes after older crowd The District replaces Bar Seven on Kapiolani Boulevard with upgraded interior, lights and sound — and a new 23-and-over age restriction at the door. The post In the Mix: The District goes after older crowd appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • This Week in TGIF: ‘Dancing Off the Page’

    Webmasters
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    This Week in TGIF: ‘Dancing Off the Page’ "Dancing Off the Page" at UH-Manoa, a variety of musical events and more ideas for the week ahead, all in TGIF. The post This Week in TGIF: ‘Dancing Off the Page’ appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • UH production dances ‘Off the Page’

    Webmasters
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    UH production dances ‘Off the Page’ Books and other unusual sources of sound provide accompaniment to “Dancing off the Page." The post UH production dances ‘Off the Page’ appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Music events spring to life in Honolulu

    Webmasters
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Music events spring to life in Honolulu A variety of musical styles and cultures will be on display in Honolulu this week. The post Music events spring to life in Honolulu appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
 
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  • Something new: The District

    Tracy Chan
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Bar Seven, formerly Venus Lounge, the large nightclub space below The Republik, has gotten a makeover and is poised to be a major new player in Honolulu’s nightlife scene. Enter The District. The logo is an obvious nod to social media and GPS mapping apps. “You have arrived at your destination,” it announces. This emphasis on social media and mobile technology is also evident in the club’s stamp, which includes the hashtag, #TheDistrictHI and their social media handle. It’s a revealing commentary on how nightlife culture has changed, and how integral our…
  • ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ – The sequel no one wanted

    Myong Choi
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Sometimes you just have to go watch a movie because your significant other says so. With most guys that would mean being dragged to a sappy, saccharine Nicholas Sparks movie. For me, it means going to “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” Yes, my girlfriend is a huge fan of Kevin James. She’s seen every episode of “The King of Queens” at least three times and has seen all of his films as well. And once she decides she likes someone, she’ll stay totally loyal to them. I remember her telling that me that she was really into Eddie Murphy, and to this day still loves “Norbit.” Yes,…
  • Designers collaborate for Night Market fashion show

    Amanda Stevens
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Sassy meets sweet is what you’ll find on the runway at Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market. It makes total sense that Angela Mastuo, owner and designer of Love at Dawn and Lynn Dagan, designer-in-chief at Chief Hawaii, will join forces to showcase their up-cycled fashions. I recently visited the Love at Dawn studio, located on the second floor of the McCully Chop Suey building to preview both collections. Can I just say that I love how Matsuo takes an old mu’umu’u or grandmother’s duster and morphs it into a sundress that’s youthful with a hint of sexy.
  • HIFF Spring Showcase: ‘Midnight Diner’

    Ed Morita
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Even if you haven’t seen the Japanese television series upon which “Midnight Diner” is based, there is a strange familiarity that draws you into this film, currently screening at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase. Halfway through, I realized that the familiarity I was sensing was “Cheers,” a character-centric show that revolves around a favorite venue. In the movie’s case it’s a back alley hole-in-the-wall that opens from midnight until 7 in the morning. That is where any similarities to “Cheers” ends, but it…
  • The lineup: Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival 2015

    Frolic Hawaii
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary from Aug. 29 through Sept. 13, 2015, with an outstanding lineup of events on three islands at various venues. As in past years, celebrity chefs from across the globe will be in attendance, along with Hawaii’s top chefs. Tickets are on sale now at hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/tickets. Here’s a rundown of the events: Saturday, Aug. 29 Seven Chefs, One Big Island Hilton Waikoloa Village Price: General & Preferred $250 | VIP $500 Seven chefs prepare a six-course menu prepared with Hawai‘i Island’s bounty.
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  • #CatTravels: Heading to Okinawa

    Catherine Toth Fox
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    No, I’m not Okinawan. I say this because I’m asked it all the time. And I’m not really sure why. (I do love my taco rice and soki soba…) Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I eat too much, work really hard, and laugh really loud. At least that’s what I’ve come to think of Okinawans, anyway. Which is why, in my opinion, they live so long. So when I got invited to be part of the production crew to Okinawa for “Family Ingredients,” the Emmy award-winning food genealogy travel show that aired on PBS Hawai‘i in 2013 and slated to go…
  • #40trails No. 3: Pihea and Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kaua‘i

    Catherine Toth Fox
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    HIKE: Pihea and Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kōkeʻe, Kaua‘i WHEN: March 2015 LENGTH: 8 miles (total), roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Moderate FEATURES: Birding, native plants, canyon views, native rainforest, bog environment When my husband told me we were hiking through a swamp, I envisioned a boggy wasteland near the ocean. I didn’t expect this landscape at 4,500 feet above sea level. But that’s exactly where the Alaka‘i Swamp on Kaua‘i is located. It’s part of a wilderness preserve accessible through Kōkeʻe State Park. This swamp is a montane wet forest — not so much a true…
  • #CatEats: Table-to-farm event at the Sheraton Waikiki

    Catherine Toth Fox
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    It’s nearly impossible to find Twin Bridge Farms in Waialua without specific directions from someone who’s actually been there. It turns up in two different spots on two different map apps on my iPhone. In one, it’s near the roundabout between Waialua and Hale‘iwa on O‘ahu’s North Shore; in another, it’s in the Pacific Ocean. And the farm doesn’t have a website, either. Turns out, the farm is by the old Waialua Sugar Co. mill — which shut down in 1996 — at the end of a dirt road that looks like it leads nowhere. There’s no sign welcoming…
  • #40trails No. 2: Waipo‘o Falls Trail, Kaua‘i

    Catherine Toth Fox
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:57 pm
    HIKE: Waipo‘o Falls Trail, Kōkeʻe, Kaua‘i WHEN: March 2015 LENGTH: 2 miles, roundtrip DIFFICULTY: Moderate FEATURES: Birding, native plants, waterfalls, canyon views KŌKEʻE, Kauaʻi — After driving for about an hour from Līhuʻe Airport to Kōkeʻe State Park — OK, we stopped for taro chips and a slice of lilikoi chiffon pie in Hanapepe — we arrived at the state cabin we had rented smack in the middle of the afternoon. It wasn’t enough time to hit one of the longer trails that ambles along the ridge lines with specatular views of the stunning Nāpali Coast. But,…
  • New project: #40trails

    Catherine Toth Fox
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    I don’t know when I first started hiking. But when I started, I didn’t stop. I’ve always loved just being outdoors, whether sitting in my backyard or drifting on a surfboard in the middle of the Pacific. But there’s something about hiking, wandering through groves of hāpuʻu tree ferns on a ridge trail somewhere in the Ko‘olaus or standing at a summit overlooking the farms of Waimānalo with a panoramic view of the sprawling ocean. I wouldn’t call myself an extreme hiker or a trail expert. Sure, there have been times — when I was younger, of course…
 
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    Neenz Faleafine

  • Guest on Indie Business Network: Women, Wealth and Wow Podcast

    NEENZ
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    I had the wonderful opportunity to talk story with the founder of Indie Business Network, Donna Marie on her “Women, Wealth and Wow” podcast. I hope that you find value in our conversation. “Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this eleventh and final episode of our Women, Wealth and […]
  • Speaking on ‘The Art of Empathetic Leadership’

    NEENZ
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Over the past ten-years I’ve focused my personal and professional studies and development on human behavior, relationships, social data mining and analysis, and how it all applies to leadership and entrepreneurial development. Across various curriculum, I learned that there are two key qualities required for leadership and entrepreneurial sustainability and success: integrity and empathy. in·teg·ri·ty /inˈteɡrədē/ noun The quality […]
  • Building a community for ‘Reaching Out’

    NEENZ
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    Back in September 2013, I received an email from Jay Fidell the founder of ThinkTech Hawaii, a local nonprofit with a mission to raise awareness about the importance of technology, energy, diversification, and globalism to the future of Hawaii. His email was straight-forward, asking if I’d be interested in hosting a weekly live show called […]
  • Building a community for the David Ige for Governor 2014 campaign

    NEENZ
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Professional Successes One of the professional services my company Pono Media provides is data mining or extracting online content and filtering conversations relevant to projects and client needs. In other words, I listen. Based on the data combined with the analysis and intuition from my team and  advisors, I formulate an expert opinion on the sentiment […]
  • Building a community for #Ikaika2014

    NEENZ
    24 Aug 2013 | 7:56 pm
    The 2014 campaign season is upon us. Too early it seems? Actually, with the changes in the State of Hawaii Primary election and the options to walk-in or mail-in ballots well before the general election, strategically it’s perfect timing. My company Pono Media has been retained to provide community building strategies leveraging content publishing, content […]
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • The CW’s “Rock the Park” Discovers New Heights in the Hawaiian Islands

    RPang
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Jack Steward and Colton Smith, hosts of The CW’s “Rock the Park,” travel across the country to take on the biggest adventures at America’s most popular national parks. Tune in on Saturdays, April 18 and 25 at 11:30 a.m. (in most markets) as their journey brings them to Haleakala National Park on Maui and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island to test [...]
  • The Ladies Are Coming!

    RPang
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    The 2015 LOTTE Championship Presented by Hershey swings into West Oahu April 12-18 for a family-friendly week of exciting ladies’ professional golf. Photo Credit: LOTTE Championship, Kristopher Schlund  The fourth annual LPGA event, teeing off at Ko Olina Golf Club, features a star-studded field of marquee pros including defending champion Michelle Wie, Inbee Park, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, Suzann Petterson, [...]
  • Unique Ways to Explore an Active Volcano

    RPang
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    It’s no wonder that visitors to Hawaii Island crave an extraordinary volcano experience. For the insider take on ways to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and beyond, we sought advice from a few knowledgeable friends. Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Ferracane, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park  “The best eruption viewing continues to be Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption from a [...]
  • @GoHawaii Hosts Successful #InstaMeetGoHawaii

    RPang
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    On Saturday, March 21, the @GoHawaii team held our first-ever #InstaMeetGoHawaii in conjunction with Instagram’s Worldwide InstaMeet 11. The event featured an all-star cast of Hawaii Instagrammers including David Chatsuthiphan (@unrealhawaii), June Cochran (@createinhawaii), Lindsey Higa (@pineappleice) and Zak Noyle (@zaknoyle). More than 80 Instagrammers participated in a photo hunt that explored the many facets of world-famous Waikiki [...]
  • Postpone Bedtime for an Evening Jaunt

    RPang
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Hawaii may be best known for its sun, sand, and surf, but even after that beautiful Hawaiian sunset, there’s plenty to see and do! From live shows and entertainment to evening excursions, here are five ways to enjoy the Aloha State’s evening hours: HA Breath of Life; Photo Credit: Polynesian Cultural Center 1. Catch a [...]
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    Hawaii Blog

  • Science Cafe to Explore Pacific Island Plants and People

    Ryan Ozawa
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    This month’s Honolulu Science Cafe will feature a prominent Honolulu botanist who will talk about the plants and the people of the island nation of Vanuatu. Tom Ranker is a professor and the chairman of the botany department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He joined UH in 2008, after an 18-year career at as a professor and curator at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has also led the Botanical Society of America, and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and served as a program director in biology and biodiversity at the National Science Foundation in Virginia. On…
  • ‘Fahrenheit 73′ Campaigns to Cool Classrooms

    Ryan Ozawa
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Although the official start of summer is still more than a month away, the weather is already turning warm. And while sunny days are great for tourists and tans, they pose a challenge to Hawaii students who struggle to study through streams of sweat. Hawaii’s famously good weather means that Hawaii school buildings are usually open-air structures rather than built around enclosed halls like the ones you find on the mainland (and that I only knew about through TV sitcoms and movies). Yes, significant money is saved without having to install central heating to defend against the…
  • Happiness University to Bring Classes Online

    Ryan Ozawa
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    Fifteen years ago, on April Fool’s Day, Alice Inoue lost her job as a television anchor and show host. Unfortunately, it was no joke. “I remember going down to the unemployment office in a dazed shock, not sure what this meant for my future, and proceeded to fill out forms,” she recalls. “These forms needed dates, so I turned on my PDA… a pop up showed a reminder note that I had put in there three years prior. It said, ‘Change of life path. A ‘facelift’ to career and a new direction in life.” That message had come from a visit to a…
  • Third Generation Juicies Charging Forward

    Ryan Ozawa
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    I’ve followed the Juicies startup from the beginning. It was a simple product — special charging cables for smartphones — that found a massive audience on Kickstarter, raising over $22,000 (more than four times its $5,000 goal) in 2011. Despite a huge learning curve and significant delays, founder Laurenz Laudowicz was able to report that his mission was accomplished two years later. For its second act, Juicies upgraded from rainbow colored plastics to higher-end materials to become Juicies+ in 2013. Considering everything it took to get the first batch out the door,…
  • Data Dashboard Offers Real-Time Energy Stats

    Ryan Ozawa
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:56 am
    One of the beautiful things about the otherwise esoteric open data movement is that it lays the groundwork for data visualizations that are both pretty and informative. “Big data” in its raw form is incomprehensible, but with tables and charts and graphs and other tools, you can illustrate facts and trends in a way that helps people make important decisions. Data sets don’t get much bigger than those compiled by governments. Decisions don’t get much more important than the policies and laws that shape our communities. And one of the most important policy…
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Prepare to Puke

    Joan Conrow
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    A friend sent me a brochure for the Hanalei Golf & Beach Club with the message, “be ready to puke” and a subject line that read “Princeville, not Hanalei!”Because while the super-exclusive Hanalei Golf & Beach Club capitalizes on the name and mystique of Hanalei, it is most decidedly Princeville in both flavor and locale. After describing how Princville's “verdant acreage was home to cattle and horse ranching, farming and plantation living,” the brochure proclaims: But it was a century later that the north shore homestead found its true calling: that of an exclusive…
  • Musings: Unjustifiable Stances

    Joan Conrow
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The new owners of the Prince Course — Jeff Stone and Reignwood International — are taking a scorched earth policy to the greens there, applying herbicides to more than 100 acres of links.And then what do you suppose they'll apply to make the new grass grow again?As you can see, they sprayed right up to the water's edge, with no buffer zone at all.And as the nene doodoo indicates, endangered birds are frequenting the sprayed greens, with unknown effects.Where's Councilman Gary Hooser, the outraged KKCR DJs, Fern Rosenstiel, Dustin Barca, GMO-Free Kauai, Babes Against Biotech,…
  • Musings: Fresh Start

    Joan Conrow
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    I returned from India, where the weather and plants were similar to Hawaii, to my sister's house in New Mexico, where it is full-fledged spring.As in flowering bulbs.Leafing trees.Riotous blooms.Roadside wildflowers.Brilliant color. And it was all the more dramatic for having emerged from bare limbs, cold soil, stark landscapes, the desert.It's been decades since I experienced a real spring, with its vivid reminder of renewal; bees, birds and blossoms heralding the circle of life and its unceasing cycle of life and death, constant change.It's easy to forget that in Hawaii, where the…
  • Musings: Over It

    Joan Conrow
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    After “much soul searching” — and an absence of other job offers — Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser has decided to honor us by seeking another term.But there is a catch. We must send money. Now.In an announcement made Sunday — yes, he and Hillary — Gary informs us that his campaign bank account is “literally at zero.” And, it seems, the solidity of his constituency is rather Jell-O-like:“So I begin today rebuilding my political base and campaign infrastructure in order to ensure a successful election in 2016.”Gary starts with a bit of backstory: A few months ago I…
  • Musings: Ige's Wily Ways

    Joan Conrow
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Gov. David Ige has proven himself a wily politician with his nomination of The Nature Conservancy's Suzanne Case to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.Because the pick has effectively driven a wedge between environmentalists and Native Hawaiians — the only coalition that would be likely to challenge him on anything. And local hunters and fishers are piling on, too, along with animal rights advocates.While the “greens” love Suzanne and TNC's brand of upscale environmentalism, kanaka and hunters aren't so keen on TNC's zero-tolerance of game animals, which it…
 
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    The Maui News

  • Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers to host gift show

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers will host its third semiannual gift show in the courtyard at the Pioneer Inn at 658 Wharf St. in Lahaina, from noon to 4 p.m. on April 2.
  • Microsoft, NASA part of Hawaii STEM Conference in Wailea

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The sixth annual Hawaii STEM Conference will take place at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Friday and Saturday.
  • Local Briefs

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Architecture student receives scholarship Kiara Galicinao, a 2012 graduate of Lahainaluna High School, is the recipient of this year's $2,000 Hatfield Architectural Award.
  • Concert and dramatic reading at Kihei library

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Kihei Public Library will offer the following free programs: * Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - "Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra Concert." In celebration of National Library Week, the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will perform.
  • Student receives scholarship for young musicians

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    King Kekaulike High School senior Kisa Uradomo of Kula was awarded the Auriol Flavell Student Scholarship for Young Musicians at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 22, where she served as concertmaster for the performance of "Maui Pops Goes t...
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Commentary: A Kanaka Maoli Testifies about Mauna Kea to the UH Board of Regents

    Alan McNarie
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Jazzmin Cabinilla, educator, mother and Kanaka maoli, explains what the problems she has with the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Ke. It’s not a problem with science per se, she explains….. Jazzmin Cabanilla’s testimony
  • Legislature: Sex Traffickers Beware

    Alan McNarie
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    A bill that would make pimping a felony and another that would establish a safe haven program for youthful abuse victims are among five public safety-relate bills that the State Senate bills that the State House of Representatives just approved: SB265, SD1, HD1 replaces the term “promoting prostitution” with the term “sex trafficking,” a Class A felony, and includes the offense of sex trafficking in the Department of the Attorney General’s statewide witness program. SB1211, SD1, HD1, relating to the Major Disaster Fund, would increase the expenditure ceiling on…
  • Legislature: Let the Homeless Drive Legally

    Alan McNarie
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    The Hawaii House of Representatives has now approved a Senate bill that would eliminate a major legal roadblock, literally, for the homeless. SB273, SD2, HD2 addresses a a major problem for those who are homeless but otherwise eligible to drive: they needed to supply a address to the driver’s license examiner.   The bill requires the examiner to  “to accept a sworn statement from a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, correctional institution staff, a medical or health professional, or a verification letter from a homeless service provider as…
  • House Passes Health Bills

    Alan McNarie
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The State House of Representatives has voted to pass several dozen bills that crossed over from the Senate.  Among them are several bills related to health, including on that would create a statewide system for dispensing medical marijuana, and another that establishes a “mini-PLDC” for medical procurement. SB682, SD2, HD1, relating to medical marijuana. Establishes a regulated system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Specifies that the number of licensed dispensaries and production centers increase gradually over an initial phase-in period. Prohibits…
  • Letter: Marijuana Hypocrisy

    Alan McNarie
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Dear Josh Green, the rest of the Hawaii Legislators, Governor Ige: I’d like to take this opportunity to be straight with you and to the point.  I’m sorry if my bluntness may offend you, but you, the Hawaii Legislature (encouraged by the Hawaii Police Department/Narcotics Enforcement Division) have been denying access of cannabis for medicine since  “Compassionately” creating the program in the year 2000. Regarding your worries about the federal government coming to bust Hawaii Dispensaries, don’t be afraid, they have been calling off the dogs on the…
 
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    Bytemarks

  • My wearable choice #AppleWatch

    Burt
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
    Sport Space Gray, 42 mm with Black band Buying Apple products has become an experience in and of itself. Ever since last year’s Apple Watch announcement, April 10th was one of Apple’s most anticipated product launches. At 9:00pm HST you could go online and schedule a try-on and/or order online. I managed to grab a 9:45 appointment and had the pleasure of experiencing the launch of a brand new computing category, the wearable. Casio Pathfinder It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve worn a watch. My last watch was a Casio Pathfinder with triple sensor including…
  • Real Office Centers (ROC) Chinatown @roc_usa

    Burt
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    ROC Chinatown Almost a year after their initial announcement, Real Office Centers is opening their first coworking office space outside of California. Their official grand opening is on Thursday, March 19, 2015 with a launch party sponsored in part by Ocean Vodka and Kona Brewing. The 8000 sq. ft. space has accommodations for 21 private offices, ample coworking, conference, meeting and event space. CEO Ron McElroy bought the building located on the corner of Hotel St. and Nuuanu, gutted it and refurbished the interior. He worked closely with the Department of Business, Economic Development…
  • SeaPerch: An Underwater Robotics Program

    Burt
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    With all the robotics programs to choose from, SeaPerch fills a unique niche. First off, it is underwater. All the others like VEX, FIRST, BotBall and Micro Robotics are land based. The only other underwater robotics program is MATE ROV which is geared toward high school students. Which brings me to the second differentiator, SeaPerch is geared primarily to elementary and secondary school students. Going on its third year, SeaPerch Hawaii attracted 30 teams this year to compete at the statewide qualifying round at the Coast Guard Base on Sand Island. The teams had two challenges to…
  • On the way to the Moon with #MoonRIDERS

    Burt
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Moon RIDERS: Research Investigating Dust Expulsion Removal Systems is a unique collaboration that involves NASA, PISCES, Google Lunar XPrize, Dept of Education, Iolani High School and Kealakehe High School. It’s rare to have such a diverse public private partnership involving a public and private school, and MoonRIDERS is being touted as a first for Hawaii. Both schools have an opportunity to build and operate an experiment on the surface of the moon. Interestingly, a major problem with extraterrestrial landings is dust. Eons of dust, layer upon layer of this fine as flour, rough as…
  • SB1278 – Creating #Makerspaces in Public Libraries

    Burt
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Hearing of SB1278 with Senate Education Committee Excited about the prospect of creating makerspaces in some of our public libraries, I submitted the following testimony and attended the SB1278 hearing by the Senate Education Committee. I strongly support SB1278, Relating to Libraries. There is growing environment in Hawaii for entrepreneurship, startup formation and tech innovation, and makerspaces are fertile ground for idea sharing, capacity building and peer support. In an effort to build an innovation ecosystem, there needs to be places where people gather to share resources and…
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 345: Enterprise Tech – Apr 8, 2015

    Burt Lum
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Nicole Hori from HiCapacity about Domain Night the Jay Fidell joins us to give us an update on the next ThinkTech panel on Offshore Investments. Finally, we’ll talk about keeping up with enterprise technology with Brian Chee from This Week in Enterprise Tech and Gordon Bruce from Pacxa. Additional Links Institute for Astronomy Open House DevLeague SACNAS Regional Meeting Governor David Ige announces nominees to lead Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Office of Information Management…
  • Episode 344: Cyber Security Bootcamp – Apr 1, 2015

    Burt Lum
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll focus on innovations in reading with Mark Watkins from “The Hawaii Project” and Marlon Sarmiento of “Honu and Friends.” Finally, we’ll talk about the growing interest and need for cyber security education. We’ve invited Jake Ross and Mike Herr to fill us in. Additional Links: The Hawaii Project – Kickstarter Honu and Friends – Kickstarter Cyber Patriot Cyber Hui Cyber Bootcamp – GENCyber Aloha+ Challenge Akamai – State of the Internet Report Unconferenz…
  • Episode 343: MoonRIDERS – Mar 25, 2015

    Burt Lum
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Jake Ross about the Cyber Hui meetup and the latest on CyberPatriot and Hacker Jeopardy. Then Ryan Salcedo is here to tell us about the newly formed Hawaii Drone Club. Finally, we’ll talk with students and teachers from Iolani and Kealakehe schools about their work on the MoonRIDERS mission to the moon. We’ve got a full lineup including Kimberly Petersen and Veronica Shei from Iolani and Justin Brown (teacher) and students, Amy Lowe, Courtney Nelson, and Caleb Bishop. Additional Links Danish…
  • Episode 342: Sultan Ventures, the New Face of Entrepreneurship – Mar 18, 2015

    Burt Lum
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Tim Dick from Startup Capital Ventures about an upcoming Entrepreneur Foundation event, Pupus and Pitches. Then Tiffany and Mark Quezada will tell us about their new app Hobnob. Finally, we’ll talk about the new face of entrepreneurship, accelerators, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Joining us are Omar Sultan, Meli James and Bryan Butteling. Additional Links Bringing Street Art to your Daily Life Google Cultural Institute – Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 UH accelerator announces finalists for second cohort…
  • Episode 341: TCC Online Conference – Mar 11, 2015

    Burt Lum
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, we’ll speak with Franklin Allaire about the upcoming Science Olympiad. Then we’ll have Ken Hensarling join us from Hawaiian Telcom to tell us about the annual HT University. Finally, we’ll learn about the 20th anniversary of Teaching, Colleges and Community, TCC 2015 an online conference about education technology from its organizers, Bert Kimura and Curtis Ho as well as PhD candidate Frank Jumawan. Additional Links: Lunar Concrete – Hilo sidewalk to help researchers study space infrastructure TEDxHonolulu…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • Bootcamp'd: A Retrospective

    George Lee
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    “I never want to become a teacher.” — 20 year old me. I stood at a crossroads as a junior in college. Organic Chemistry had destroyed any hope I had of going to medical school. I had declared Biology as my major, but I began to have second thoughts. I fell back on the thing I was good at, which was Mathematics. Still, I wasn’t sure what I would do with that degree. I thought about becoming a teacher, but the more I thought about it the more I didn’t want to do it. I thought I would be good at teaching. I might have grown to enjoy it. But, I was pretty sure it would drive me…
  • C# Architecture Preference

    David Chung
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Having worked on many software projects written in C#, I've come to prefer certain conventions when creating the architecture of a C# project. In this highly opinionated blog post, I will share these personal preferences, which I hope may be of some value to the reader. Single Solution, Multiple Projects If possible, I prefer not to hunt down projects that ultimately make up the product. If a product is a collection of projects, then I think this should be bundled as a Visual Studio solution. With the projects contained in a solution, you can then reference another project in your solution…
  • Open Data Africa

    Robert J. Vitello
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    We (v257 LLC) picked up some new assignments this month with Justin leading projects for our business partner, NuCivic, in a collaboration with IBM and the World Bank. We’re managing the development of Open Data web sites for the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia. And we’re managing another project to enhance an Open Source software package that’s used on the EbolaData.org web site (among many others). We’re also working on extending this government transparency model to other projects for Pacific Rim nations. One of the topics that we’re looking at critically is how to make…
  • Rails on Windows With Bitnami

    George Lee
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    When I first started learning Ruby on Rails back in 2007, one thing was made clear: don’t even try setting it up on a Windows machine. Since then, we had some open source projects like RailsInstaller that make it really easy to set up a development environment on your machine. Also, with the advent of virtual machines and Vagrant, it is really easy to get a Linux environment set up regardless of what operating system you’re on. These things are all great if you are setting up a development box, but what about production? RailsInstaller is used for development and the virtual machine…
  • Today I Learned — The App

    George Lee
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    People who know me know that I’ve been pretty busy lately. People who really know me know that I’m actually slammed. Yet, I’m taking a personal challenge to complete a small application in the month of March. As it turns out, I have an idea for a small bite-sized application that I can build in a month. It’s also a great chance to challenge myself to learn new frameworks and libraries. The Problem I’ve been tracking the things I learn in a given day in a small Github repository. Other than the challenges of keeping up with it on a daily basis (as you can tell by the dates in the…
 
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    Raising Islands--Hawai'i science and environment

  • U.S. fisheries improving. And `ahi? Yep, go ahead and enjoy.

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    It may be ethically safe to eat ocean fish again.You’ll hear a lot of breathless reporting about the miserable condition of our ocean fisheries, and you don’t see a lot of good news about fisheries, but several decades of science-based management are having an impact.(Image: Hawaiian `ahi, or yellowfin tuna, have a healthy population and appear to be fished sustainably. Credit: NOAA NMFS.)Many of the most heavily fished species, after years of regulation, have recovered, NOAA reports—good news for the fish, but also for the concept of regulation by organizations like the U.S. regional…
  • Baby sea turtle mystery partly solved: they're independent swimmers not drifters

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    A great mystery of the marine world—what green sea turtles do as keiki—has partly been solved.Researchers caught yearling turtles and attached tags that would slough off after a couple of months. They found the young turtles aren’t just drifting around—they’re actively swimming. Which is interesting, because nobody's been able to prove this before, and it contradicts conventional wisdom.(Image: When buoys and tagged turtles were placed in the water together, they went different ways. Here, two blue lines track the buoys, and the green is the track of one of the turtles followed…
  • There's good science and bad--how do you tell them apart?

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    The legitimate science community is increasingly concerned over the proliferation of bad science--biased, not peer-reviewed, unrepeatable. It's a problem, because there are true believers who insist public policy be made, but they point to pseudo-scientific papers that don’t pass the smell test.How can you tell a scientific paper ought to red-line your BS meter? There are many clues, and any paper with more than one of these problems should worry you. Here are some things to look for.The authors: Are they real researchers? Are they associated with a legitimate institution? If the…
  • Hāpu`upu`u and `ōpakapaka are way older than anyone knew

    5 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Groupers are among the grandfathers of the Hawaiian reef. And in the deep waters, pink snappers are right up there with them.Some of them live for as many as five decades.(Image: The Hawaiian grouper hāpu`upu`u or Hyporthodus quernus. Credit: NOAA.)And you can thank the nuclear bomb testing of the 1950s and 60s for knowing that. The nuclear testing put a pulse of radiation into the environment that scientists are using to date biological material.It has extended dramatically the previously believed maximum age of both the  hāpu`upu`u and the `ōpakapaka.A group of researchers led by…
  • Fisheries science challenged: Little fixes won't do.

    5 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    We assume that a high human population like O`ahu’s is why that island’s fisheries are depleted—more fishing, more activities destructive of reefs,  more development and the associated toxic runoff.But the science is more sobering. (Image: The Hawaiian parrotfish uhu-uliuli, or Chlorurus perspicillatus. Parrotfish are among the first species to be fished heavily and to suffer significant population declines on human-impacted reefs. Credit: Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR.) It doesn’t take near that many people to have deeply destructive impacts on coastal marine life. And…
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • Honolulu to host World Indigenous Business Forum in October

    Jason Ubay
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Honolulu will host the 6th World Indigenous Business Forum on Oct. 27-29, bringing in hundreds of indigenous businesses, corporations and leaders to learn and network. The forum is expected to draw in 700 to 800 people and have a $2 million economic impact, said Rosa Walker, president and CEO of Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. About a third of the guests are expected to be local, while the rest will come from outside Hawaii, she estimated. Walker said the goal of the event is…
  • Catharine's Closet in Downtown Honolulu closes

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Downtown Honolulu vintage clothing and accessories store Catharine's Closet has closed its Merchant Street location to make way for an expansion and rebranding of the Reyn's Rack store. Owner Catharine Fong said she is preparing a wall showroom for customers to be able to continue shopping by appointment. A website at honoluluvintage.com is under construction for future online sales. The six-year-old shop has had a Hawaii presence for 11 years, including five in Manoa Valley. "It's been quite…
  • Reyn's Rack to begin an expansion in Downtown Honolulu

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Hawaii aloha shirt maker Reyn Spooner’s small Downtown Honolulu store, Reyn’s Rack, will soon be renovating, expanding and rebranding. The Merchant Street shop will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Catharine’s Closet, which closed Wednesday. Owner Catharine Fong says customers may reach out to her to set up private shopping appointments as she transitions online. Reyn’s Rack will expand to 1,200 square feet from 70 square feet. “Our store, honestly, is a tired old shoe,…
  • PBN's 2015 Women Who Mean Business event: Slideshow

    Janis L. Magin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    More than 500 people packed the Monarch Room at The Royal Hawaiian for PBN’s Women Who Mean Business event, where Hawaii’s top 25 women-owned businesses, 15 up-and-coming women in their fields, 10 nonprofit executives and 15 women executives and business owners were recognized for their work. Jennifer Brittin-Fulton of Exceptional Inc. dba Employers Options was named Businesswoman of the Year, for-profit, while Kathy Clark, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital, was named Businesswoman…
  • Kamehameha Schools names four new executives

    Duane Shimogawa
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Kamehameha Schools has named four new executives, including Kaeo Durate, as vice president of community engagement and resources, Darrel Hoke, executive vice president of administration, Kevin Cockett, vice president of communications and chief communications officer and Lauren Nahme, vice president of strategy and innovation, the $10.2 billion educational trust said Friday. Duarte, a 10-year Kamehameha Schools employee, was promoted to the new executive position that focuses on responding to the…
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • House Passes Nearly 150 Senate Measures on Second Crossover

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The state House of Representatives passed today nearly 150 Senate measures dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. Among the most significant bills passed by the House were SB1028 that attempts to harmonize the requirements of the Affordable Care
  • Rep. Roy Takumi Named to Serve as Vice-Chair of Education Commission of the States

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    State Representative Roy M. Takumi (Pearl City, Manana, Waipio) has been selected as vice chair of the Education Commission of the States (ESC) for 2015-2017. Takumi was selected for the position earlier in 2013 and is currently completing a 2013-2015 term. He will continue to be involved in developing and implementing a strategy to effectively engage states and ECS commissioners in its
  • Bill Proposes to Purchase Alii Place Office Building for Cost-Savings

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Under a proposed draft of HB1366, the state would be allowed to enter into an agreement to purchase Alii Place, a 25-story “Class A” office building located at the intersections of Alakea, Richards and Hotel streets in downtown Honolulu. The state is currently in discussion with its owners, Bristol Alii Holdings LLC of San Francisco, to buy Alii Place for about $90 million compared to paying
  • House proposed budget includes over $60 million for capital improvements on Kauai

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Kauai legislators secured over $60 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island, as part of the state budget passed by the House earlier this week. The largest single amount, $20 million was provided for airfield improvements at Lihue Airport, while additional funding was provided for various road improvements and for the construction of sheltered
  • State budget targets $165 million for Maui CIP

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> Under the state budget passed by the House this week, Maui representatives secured about $165 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across Maui County. The largest single item by far was $38 million for expansion and improvements to Kahului Harbor. Of that, $17 million will go for land acquisition and improvements
 
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • Why We Grow Old

    Mike Hu
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    It's not so much age -- as it is whether a person is constantly improving, or constantly getting worse.  The surest way for things to get worse, is to deny that there is any problem -- because then one doesn't seek a solution but accepts the problem, as the way things ought to be -- ie. "just getting old."All of life is a problem we need to solve.  The challenges are different at different times in our lives -- but we still have to rise to that challenge every day of our lives.  That IS life.  That is what all life faces, and when they can no longer meet that challenge,…
  • Appreciate What You Have

    Mike Hu
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    The greatest attainment and the key to life, is making the most of what one has -- rather than desiring, and even attaining, insatiable more, which as wise people realize, always is a little more -- no matter how much they have.That is the first consideration, and not the last, for those who want to be efficient at personal problem solving -- before one can go out and save the world.  One has to first direct that improvement to one's personal problem solving -- before it can be effectively scaled to solving the larger problems.  Obviously, solving the problems of one's own health,…
  • The Answer is Out There

    Mike Hu
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    The Great Realization is that we know far less than what we don't know -- or think we do.  Just because we don't have the answer, doesn't mean that nobody does.  It may even be that what we think is hard and difficult, is really very simple and easy -- but our conditioning (education) is to think that everything is hard, and requires years to learn -- especially if the "educator's" job, is their own lifetime job security -- for as long as they can convince their students, that nothing else is possible -- for everything that can be known, has already been discovered, as though…
  • Thinking Through Time

    Mike Hu
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Truth reveals itself in time.  That -- which is false, will fail the test of time.  In all probability, it will just be forgotten and ignored, because there is no payoff for sustaining the belief-- with no facts to substantiate it -- until maybe some time in the future, when someone revives the old as the new -- for one more time, to those who haven't heard it before.There is always a fresh class of recruits who will revive an old fallacious idea, thinking it merely failed before -- for the lack of trying, and not that it was recognized as a bad idea -- with good reason.  For…
  • Going With The Flow (of Information)

    Mike Hu
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Probably the greatest difference between the Old Mind and the New Mind of the 21st Century, is that the old mind was conditioned to work against the information presented -- as though it was in competition against it -- rather than allowing that information to work and manifest through them.  That old mind, was particularly conditioned to think that all the information of others, was also to be regarded as against them -- and never allowing that any information could be used mutually.That is probably best expressed in the notion that one has to beat the market -- or beat all the other…
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • "Exercise" in the 21st Century

    Mike Hu
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The bottom line is that we have to change our thinking -- as well as the way we talk about conditioning activities.  The "old" manner of talking about exercise, is a huge part of the problem -- that one has to run three miles every other day, or have to bench press our bodyweight as indicative of greater fitness.  Exercise doesn't work "even" for older people; it works "especially" for older people -- and people in deteriorating conditions.But those "exercises" can't be ones that increase one's risk of injuries disproportionately to any benefits.  That's as preposterous as the…
  • The Exception is the (Greater) Rule

    Mike Hu
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Some "highly educated people" think that the object in life, is to see no difference in everything -- rather than the uniqueness in everything.  And so they think they've seen everything, when they have not even begun to see anything, or to look earnestly.  So even when something is new and different, they will only see it as the same, and are quite content to confirm that it is what they already know -- even thought they have not even begun to inquire and investigate.  They just know they are right -- and there is nothing more to know.  That is the end-all and be-all of…
  • Easy Does It

    Mike Hu
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Most people who think that exercise has to be hard and difficult, end up not doing any -- because just the thought alone, is enough to discourage them. Eventually, it is not even a consideration, or an impossibility -- for some trivial reason. They just never "go there" anymore.  What do they do instead?Exercise is what one actually does -- and not just the thought of doing something, that one doesn't. The human capacity is expressed in this manner -- or loses that capability for the lack of its actualization and expression (exercise).  One tends to keep and improve those…
  • The Golden Age

    Mike Hu
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Retirement is great -- as long as one is healthy.  When one is in declining health, nothing else can get much better.  That is dependent on one's health.  Therefore, obviously, attention to health must have our highest priority -- and implies the quality and vitality of one's life.  If one is getting better, what more can be said?   And if one is in a declining health spiral, eventual disability and death seems the only certainty.Yet many are paralyzed by the fear -- rather than realizing they have nothing to lose in doing everything they can to make themselves…
  • Easier Than You Think

    Mike Hu
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    What works almost as well as a complete layoff, is only one overload workout a week (to stimulate growth) -- particularly as a person ages, and their recovery ability drops off dramatically. They should still continue light daily movements to aid the recovery and prevent severe muscle soreness from setting in. One has to fine-tune to their recovery ability -- rather than the arbitrary objectives of benching their bodyweight at age 90 -- or whatever they think will defy that decline. No matter how determined one is to override the pain messages and the lack of recovery that begins to…
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • The Previously-Unknown Cabbage Defense

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    State v. Bowman(ICA February 27, 2015)Background. Max Bowman was charged with spilling on the highway in violation of HRS § 291C-131. Bowman, a farmer, was driving a truck full of cabbage from his field in Honokaa to Paauilo on the Big Island. He was driving a green flatbed pickup truck with cabbage in the bed. It was not covered. He drove on Route 19—the Hawaii Belt Road—when Officer Romeo Fuiava passed him in the opposite lane. Officer Fuiava kept heading in his direction and saw either cabbage or lettuce in the back of Bowman’s truck. About a half a mile down the road, Fuiava saw…
  • “Alcohol” is not an Element to DUI

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 pm
    State v. Turping(ICA February 25, 2015)Background. Lori Turping was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. HRS § 291E-61. Specifically she was charged with operating a vehicle while “under the influence of alcohol.” The complaint did not include the statutory definition of the term “alcohol,” which is defined in HRS § 291E-1. Turping moved to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the complaint failed to include the statutory definition of the term. The motion was denied, the district court found her guilty, and she appealed.Defining…
  • ICA Won’t Extend Hussein to the HPA

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Nichols v. State(ICA December 24, 2014)Background. Nicholas Nichols was charged with various felonies in two separate cases. One case involved a home invasion and a shooting. The other case arose out of an assault in Kalakaua District Park. Nichols entered a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty to two felony counts in the assault and fifteen felonies in the home-invasion case. The parties agreed that for each count, he would be sentenced to prison and that he would serve some offenses concurrently. The parties, however, were free to argue that some should run consecutively. The prosecution also…
  • Pretrial Colloquy Must Include Notice that Right NOT to Testify Cannot be Used Against Defendant

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    State v. Monteil(HSC December 23, 2014)Background. James Monteil was charged with one count of prostitution. HRS § 712-1200(1). He pleaded not guilty. At the start of the bench trial, the district court judge engaged in a colloquy about his rights. The court asked Monteil if he understood that no one could force him to testify, that no one could force him to present evidence, that the State had to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, that if he did wish to testify, he’d have to testify under oath and be subjected to cross-examination by the prosecutor, and that he could wait to decide…
  • Discovery Shenanigans and Race-Based Sentencing

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    State v. David(ICA December 15, 2014)Background. Peter David was charged with second-degree murder of Santhony Albert and second-degree assault with a dangerous instrument of Torokas Kikku. During the opening statement, the prosecutor, Darrell Wong, told the jury that the three of them were at Kikku’s apartment in Waipahu. David and Albert were drinking and wrestling. At some point, David’s cousins point out that David had a cut on his nose. The prosecutor told the jury that at that point, David said “[n]obody does this to me, make me look like this, beat me up.”After the opening…
 
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    hawaiioceanlaw.com

  • ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015

    Mark Murakami
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    We are headed to the Big Easy tonight for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Annual Conference.   The Real Estate Litigation Committee is pleased to present a seminar of complex claims resolution, entitled When the Levee Breaks - Resolving Complex Claims; Lessons of the Deepwater Horizon, Katrina and More.  Our panelists are Deborah Greenspan of Dickstein Shapiro, Professor Marilyn Berger of Seattle University School of Law, Daniel Cantor of Arnold & Porter and Stephen J. Herman of Herman Herman & Katz.  The panel will be moderated by Judge Nannette Brown of…
  • Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST

    Mark Murakami
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    The Federal Judiciary just released its business report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Where does the District of Hawaii, conceptually rendered above, stack up? For civil cases, in terms of median time from filing to trial, D. Haw. has a median time interval of 15.5 months.  The average median time from filing to trial for all district courts was 24.9 months.  Hawaii placed third behind the Eastern District of Virginia's blazing 12.5 months and the Southern District of Florida's 14.6 months. Hawaii had 667 civil cases in FY2014.  That is nearly three times the…
  • Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisitions

    Mark Murakami
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Do you own property along the rail guideway? Have you received a letter from a City right-of-way agent using terms like "fair market value" and "just compensation"? Do you know your rights to relocation? We are going to discuss these questions and more on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria.   Our law firm is hosting an informational session for the community, IN the community to help business owners whose rights or property may be impacted by the rail.  We've invited property owners, businesses, and residents…
  • American Law Institute CLE 2015 - Wrap Up

    Mark Murakami
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Just got back from San Francisco and the ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 101 seminar. Together with Dwight Merriam of Connecticut and Brad Kuhn of California, we presented on the "Assemblage" doctrine is set out in the Supreme Court's decision in Olson v. U.S. and book-ended by the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Fuller.  That doctrine, in a physical taking case, allows a landowner to argue that the highest and best use of its property could be determined by taking into account a use that required the assemblage of its property with other properties.
  • Basics of Eminent Domain Law - Presentation to the Hawaii Paralegal Association

    Mark Murakami
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Special shout-out to the Hawaii Paralegal Association for inviting me to join them at their monthly meeting to talk about Eminent Domain law.  It isn't often that folks ASK to learn about the ins and outs of eminent domain law, especially in Hawaii so we were pleased to help share a little of an area of law that we certainly enjoy. My slides and an audio recording of the presentation are included below for your listening enjoyment or insomnia treatment.
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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • Coverage for Construction Defects Barred By Exclusion j (5)

    Tred Eyerly
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
       The Texas Court Appeal reversed a trial court judgment which found coverage in favor of the contractor based upon exclusion j(5). Dallas Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Calitex Corp., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 2002 (Tex. Ct. App. March 3, 2015).    Turnkey Residential Group, Inc., was the contractor to construct a twelve-unit townhome complex in Dallas. The owner of the project was Calitex Corporation. Construction began on November 2006. The project was to be completed by Turnkey by October 27, 2007.    Calitex filed suit against Turnkey and some of its subcontractors in February 2008. Calitex…
  • Additional Insured Not Covered Where Injury Does Not Arise Out Of Insured's Work

    Tred Eyerly
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
       The court found the contractor did not have coverage as an additional insured under the subcontractor's policy. Walton Constr. v. First Fin. Ins. Co., 2015 US. Dist. LEXIS 30710 (E.D. La. March 12, 2015).      John Maestri was injured while working on a construction project for the Jefferson Parish School Board. Maestri was a commercial glazier for A-1 Glass Services Inc. A-1 was a subcontractor for Walton Construction. While Maestri was installing glass on the project, a high-voltage power line maintained by Entergy Louisiana, LLC electrocuted him, causing burns on his body.  …
  • Order for Appraisal Affirmed After Insureds Comply with Post-Loss Obligations

    Tred Eyerly
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
       The Florida Court of Appeal affirmed an order compelling an appraisal because the insureds complied with their post-loss obligations under the policy. State Farm Fla. Ins. Co. v. Cardelles, 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 2559 (Fla. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2015).      The insureds suffered damage to their home after Hurricane Katrina on August 25, 2005, and again after Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005. After each hurricane, State Farm was notified. With the assistance of their public adjuster, the insureds submitted sworn proofs of loss for damages caused by each hurricane. After the deductible,…
  • Judgment for Insured Upheld After Insurer Rejects Claim for Hurricane Damage

    Tred Eyerly
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
       The Texas Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's judgment as modified against Lloyds for improperly denying a claim for damage caused by Hurricane Ike. Nat'l Lloyds Ins. Co. v. Lewis, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1573 (Tex. Ct. App. Feb. 19, 2015).    Lewis sued Lloyds, alleging that, although her home and personal property were seriously damaged by Hurricane Ike, her claim was denied. At trial, Lloyds testified that the damage to Lewis' home had been previously caused by Hurricane Rita and Lloyds had already paid for repair of the roof. Nevertheless, Lewis had not used the…
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Construes Designated Premises Endorsement In Insured's Favor

    Tred Eyerly
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
       The Hawaii Supreme Court held that a Designated Premises Endorsement provided coverage for injury and damage that occurred away from a listed location if the injury or damage arose out of the ownership, maintenance or use of the designated premises. C. Brewer and Co., Ltd. v. Marine Indemn. Ins. Co., 2015 Haw. LEXIS 62 (Haw. March 27, 2015). [Disclosure: our office represents C. Brewer].    The case involves coverage for the former owner (C. Brewer) of land under the Kaloko Reservoir. The Reservoir was fronted by an earthen dam. The Dam burst in March 2006, killing seven people and…
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  • Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner.  Under Virginia's condemnation procedures, as a prerequisite to a court exercising jurisdiction over an eminent domain action, a state condemning agency must as an initial step present to the property owner a statement of "the amount which [the condemnor] believes to be just compensation," and must include an appraisal if an appraisal is required: The state…
  • HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Parties

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Here's the latest from the Hawaii Supreme Court on the joinder of parties under Rule 19, where there's a claim that an absent party is "indispensable" and thus the case should be dismissed. Bottom line is that an absentee should be joined if its presence is needed, and the "indispensable" determination only needs to be undertaken if the party can't be joined. In other words, dismissal is the last resort.  We won't go into the details of Kellberg v. Yuen, No. SCWC-12-0000266 (Apr. 15, 2015), because we represent the plaintiff-respondent. So we will…
  • Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    In 2011, Missouri adopted a statute that looks to us like a slightly modified "right to farm" law: The statute supplants the common law of private nuisance in actions in which the "alleged nuisance emanates from property primarily used for crop or animal production purposes." Unlike a common law private nuisance action, section 537.296 precludes recovery of non-economic damages for items such as loss of use and enjoyment, inconvenience, or discomfort caused by the nuisance. Instead, the statute only authorizes the recovery of economic damages in the form of diminution in…
  • Appellate Procedure Nerd Alert: Hawaii Supreme Court Justices Still Disagree About When You Must Appeal A Denial Of A Motion For Recon

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    Not too long ago -- December 2013 to be exact -- the Hawaii Supreme Court held that the 30-day appeal window under Haw. R. App. P. 4, (which also specifies that the timely filing of a motion for reconsideration under Haw. R. Civ. P. 59 tolls the time when a notice of appeal must be filed to "until 30 days after entry of an order disposing of the motion") only opens once the trial court actually enters a written order disposing of the motion for recon, even where the motion is deemed denied 90 days after filing by operation of Rule 4. So even if you lose a…
  • Property Owners' Brief In NC "Map Act" Takings Case: Depressing Acquisition Price Precondemnation Is An Exercise Of The Eminent Domain Power

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Here's the property owners' brief in opposition to the DOT's request for the North Carolina Supreme Court to review the court of appeals' opinion in Kirby v. N.C. Dep't of Transportation, No. OA14-184 (Feb. 17, 2015). The court concluded that the Map Act -- which gives the DOT the ability to designate hundreds of parcels for future highway use and prevent their development in the meantime for the avowed purpose of keeping the future acquisition price low -- effected a taking. The court remanded the case for a calculation of the compensation owed to each property…
 
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    Pulpconnection

  • Oh Yes – Shoemoji!

    Gee Why
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Forget the diversity and multi-cultural aspect of Apple’s recently released emoji set. That’s all politically nice, and all but the real appeal is the ability to increase your emoji mojo. Foot Locker is on it with their creation of quality shoemoji. Check out the stable of Air Jordans, and this is just the first screen of shoemoji.Sadly, these shoemoji are only available in the Foot Locker mobile app and is sent as an image on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.More about shoemoji from the Bleacher Report.There’s no matching pulp?!
  • Summertime S’mores Frappuccino at Starbucks

    Gee Why
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The nostalgia of summers past is rolling out at Starbucks with their upcoming S’mores Frappuccino. Starting on April 28, 2015, Starbucks will inspire you with the nostalgic experience of roasting S’mores. That means that you’ll be sucking down:marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce, a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk and ice, then finished off with more mashmallowy whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.Not really a summer memory I can recall in Hawaii. Maybe if Starbucks made a rainbow shave ice inspired drink then I could relate more. But no matter, I’ll…
  • Looking at Griffin Technology’s Cove

    Gee Why
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    If you have too many personal electronic devices with chargers and cables strewn about your household then you too should look at Cove, an elegant home recharging center. Long time accessory builder, Griffin Technology, is expanding their lineup with Cove and is using Indiegogo to crowdfund this project. The Cove can charge up to five personal electronic devices at one time and not just iDevices. Any of your gear that charges with an USB cable is Cove compatible.Learn about Cove…Right now, there’s an early adopter special of $150 for a Cove for the next 48 hours. I admit that I’m…
  • Lodging at the Kilauea Military Camp

    Gee Why
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    If given the opportunity, staying at the Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) while on the Big Island is sure to be a memorable experience. However, you need to be affiliated with the Department of Defense in order to book KMC cottages. I’ll be honest here. Don’t expect luxury at KMC. It’s clean, it’s functional, all the amenities are there, and it’s inexpensive. The cottages have been remodeled over the years, but if you’ve been to the cabins at Bellows then you’ve experienced a typical KMC cottage. Again, nothing wrong, just keep things in perspective.There are a variety of cottage…
  • Fifteen Minutes with the Apple Watch Is Not Enough

    Gee Why
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    No, I didn’t pre-order an Apple Watch, wanting to see it in person first. So I scheduled a fifteen minute appointment to try on Apple’s newest wearable at the Ala Moana Apple Store, but those fifteen minutes are woefully short. Other than making an appointment, there’s no way of actually putting an Apple Watch on your wrist. The demo units are either behind a case or mounted in a display.Burt Lum checks out the Apple WatchesThe appointment runs through an educational demo of the Apple Watch. It’s kinda cool, but kinda lame since you’re standing there bed to your Apple concierge…
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process

    Alison Beste
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:34 pm
      Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening July 2. Below is her meditation on her work process while shooting for her series Oil Tanker Sunsets one evening. Since the images  require a long shutter, anywhere from 2 minutes to 20 minutes, she spends a lot of time waiting, listening, and watching. For more on the Oil Tanker Sunsets series, see Alison’s previous post. 6:00pm Check MarineTraffic app. Research type of vessel, location, ship’s trajectory. Determine the evening’s shoot site. 6:15pm Gather camera, tripod, thermos of tea.
  • Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9

    Lesa Griffith
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    “It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad about being at the opening of her first solo exhibition in New York City. Friends from all over—Idaho, Washington, D.C., Maine, Ohio, and, of course, New York (she’s originally from Long Island)—converged at the Kim Foster Gallery on April 9 for the debut of Nehmad’s Wasted. And plenty of big-city gallery-opening hoppers filled the space too. Nehmad, who besides being an artist reaching new career heights is one of our dedicated docents, had taken a big tub of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts with her, and “it was gone by…
  • 9 ways to make Mom feel special

    Lesa Griffith
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Mother’s Day arrives in two weeks—are you ready? No? Leaving it til the last minute? The Honolulu Museum of Art Shop has got you covered with great gifts that make you look like you put a lot of thought into it. Need more info? Call 532-8735. Pictured clockwise from left: Earrings: Handmade multimedia collage earring by Doezignz, $89 Lantern: Shangri La–inspired gold metal lanterns, $15-50 Kantha scarf: House of Wandering Silk one-of-a-kind kantha scarves are handmade from upcycled and vintage saris by a women’s artisan cooperative India, $95 Earrings: Handmade multimedia…
  • Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show

    Travis Hancock
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound, coming to English from the Latin paradisus, from the Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), derived from early Persian (Old Iranian and Avestan) words for “surrounding” and “wall,” or a walled enclosure, which came to mean a cultivated area, a garden. When museum director Stephan Jost suggested to Garden Club of Honolulu members that they use the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art,…
  • Behind the scenes: Curator James Jensen visits Masami Teraoka’s studio

    Lesa Griffith
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Last week, curator James Jensen visited Masami Teraoka’s studio in Waimānalo as we enter the homestretch to the May 30 opening of Feast of Fools: The Triptych Paintings of Masami Teraoka. The museum has been working with Teraoka on an exhibition concept for more than seven years, and we’re honored to finally present selections from the artist’s ongoing, probing oeuvre Cloisters Last Supper—Triptych Series.  Masami Teraoka makes his own self-described “funky” palettes by covering board with plastic. These large, golden works are done in the style of late…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • CW for Flux Hawai’i Magazine: Springtime Vibes

    Christa
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
    So Ara Laylo is pretty badass. She has been in every favorite band I had in Honolulu, she opened for The Cure, she had the most fun party still to this date imo in Chinatown. She is highly intelligent, very unforgiving, has flawless looks and a personal style that nobody could ever duplicate even if […]
  • super chat with the one and only Olena Rubin Heu

    Christa
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    olena is a long time friend but this was pretty awesome to ACTUALLY be INTERVIEWED by her… she’s like…. a TV PRO! if you don’t know her story – we met when she was Miss Hawaii circa 2004 and had tons of memorable adventures together. then she became one of Honolulu’s darlings as a very […]
  • The TEAM behind POW! WOW! Hawaii (yes there’s a team)

    Christa
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    hi. so most of you probably don’t know this story but when i met Jasper at manifest over the holidays in 2009 he was about to pull together an event in hong kong and told me i should come check it out. so i did. once i saw what he was up to i was […]
  • woah press

    Christa
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    guys. GUYS! i have to send so much love to both Frolic and InHNL for amazing write-up/recaps from my birthday last month. i don’t even WRITE for you guys!!!! you have no idea what this means to me to see you two noticing me and what i’m up to. HUGE respect for both Tracy and […]
  • Best of 2014, According to Me

    Christa
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    Looking back through the year I definitely saw a lot of huge hits. The Giants won the World Series, UH won a few football games, gas prices went way down, the nightlife didn’t collapse. We did good. Looking back through the year it was a series of many greats that make me feel so very […]
 
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 04/18/2015 - Hoike 2015: A Tribute To M.O.M.S - Maidens of Music

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    <p>Na Maka O Pu'uwai Aloha presents</p> <p>Hoike 2015: A Tribute To M.O.M.S – Maidens Of Music</p> <p>Join Kumu Hula Mandi Scott and Na Maka O Pu'uwai Aloha, as they showcase various perfromances in hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, `ukulele, guitar and voice. This, their Ho'ike 2015, is an annual recital to benefit the studio's scholarship fund which provides educational scholarships to its dancers.</p>
  • 04/18/2015 - Youth On Stage Welcomes Back Naomi Akaka

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    <p>Naomi Akaka plays lives at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu.</p>
  • 04/18/2015 - Return of the Young Entrepreneurs

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Money Smart Week @ Your Library Panel discussion of original business, growth and future plans, advice for aspiring entrepreneurs<br /> <br /> An entrepreneur is someone who has a business, and takes on financial risk. The young men appearing in this program first spoke at a program at Hawaii State Library two years ago, in April of 2013. They were freshman at University of Hawaii Manoa, and they had started turning out educational robotics kits for sale as soon as they graduated from high school, and formed their own company. Today, they are…
  • 04/18/2015 - Author Talk: Aloha 'Aina Volume II: More Big Island Memories

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Join us at the Hilo Public Library for a talk with two authors who contributed to the anthology "Aloha 'Aina Volume II: More Big Island Memories". <br /> <br /> Gloria Kobayashi, editor and retired Waiakea High School Librarian, and Rochelle delaCruz, contributor and former Hawaii Public Radio commentator, will share selections from the book, which features reminiscences about tsunami, volcanic eruptions, plantation life, local businesses, and growing up before the 1960s.<br /> <br /> All ages are welcome to attend. Program schedule is…
  • 04/18/2015 - 2015 Art of Trash

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    <p><span class="fsl">Presented by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/communityworkday">Mālama Maui Nui</a> and SharingAloha Maui, the 13th annual Art of Trash returns to Maui Mall April 10 through May 2, 2015.<br /> <br /> The Art of Trash is a juried art exhibition featuring artistic works made completely out of materials that would ordinarily be discarded as trash. This exhibition demonstrates how items can be repurposed for fun, for art, and for the sake of the environment. Highlighting the reuse of materials as a way to reduce overall waste and…
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    Ukulele Underground

  • UU+ Solos – Hi`ilawe (Solo Ukulele Arrangement)

    kahai
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Be sure to check out the Complete Play-Along to hear the whole song & the slowdowns for each part below: Complete Play-Along (Speed 100%) Variation 1 (Speed 100%)Variation 1 (Speed 60%)Variation 1 (Speed 35%) Variation 2 (Speed 100%)Variation 2 (Speed 60%)Variation 2 (Speed 35%) Variation 3 (Speed 100%)Variation 3 (Speed 60%)Variation 3 (Speed 35%) Variation 4 (Speed 100%)Variation 4 (Speed 60%)Variation 4 (Speed 35%) Variation 5 (Speed 100%)Variation 5 (Speed 60%)Variation 5 (Speed 35%)
  • Uke Lesson 88 – Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

    anaka
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Play along with the "Thinking Out Loud" Ukulele Play-Along! Browse the Full List of UU Song Tutorials Hey UUers! Much MAHALO to everyone who played along with our April Fool's Kickstarter yesterday! Like always, we've got a brand new episode of Uke Lessons for you this month - this time, it's a complete tutorial for Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" on your ukulele. So grab that uke of yours and learn the chords, strumming pattern, and picking for this song and be sure to play along with the Play-Along. Have fun and if you have any questions or need anything at all, just comment or send us a…
  • Fund Us On Kickstarter! New UU Ultra Wide Ukuleles

    anaka
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Hey UUers! As you may have already heard through our Facebook and Twitter posts, after months of planning, organizing, talking with builders, and designing, we are insanely close to finally being able to make the New UU Ultra Wide Neck Uke a reality. Be sure to check out the video above to fund this important cause and get yourself a pre-order for the first run of ULTRA Wide Ukes. To watch an account of one man's personal struggle with LFS, be sure to check out the following VIDEO. A huge MAHALO to all of our current Kickstarter backers - there are only a couple days left & we're hoping…
  • Prelude Ukulele (Aldrine’s Blast From The Past) – UU Blog

    anaka
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    If you were a kid in the early 1990s who wanted to play the ukulele, there weren't very many options available to you. There was no Lanikai, no Kala (or Makala); none of the plethora of affordable starter ukuleles that occupy their own designated "ukulele space" in every reputable music store today. So if you weren't able to borrow a vintage Martin or Kamaka from a family member or awesome friend, you pretty much had two options: pick up a Prelude or Hilo. Hilo still makes their famous ukulele strings and you may be able to still find a few of their ukuleles for sale online, but in the…
  • Uke Lesson 87 – Danny’s Song (Kenny Loggins)

    anaka
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Play along with the "Danny's Song" Ukulele Play-Along! Browse the Full List of UU Song Tutorials Hey UUers! The new month is here and with it a new episode of UKE LESSONS! This time, we bring you an awesome ukulele tutorial on everyone's favorite, "Danny's Song" by Loggins & Messina (written by Kenny Loggins) for your listening and learning pleasure. For the Play-Along, Aldrine teamed up with friend and fellow musician, Joey Charles, so definitely check that out and play along with the on-screen chord diagrams and lyrics, as they jam this classic hit. For more on Joey Charles, check out…
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    Live Ukulele

  • 7 Great Intros To Play On Your ‘Ukulele

    Brad Bordessa
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Tabs for the intros to I'm Yours, Heaven, King Without A Crown, Dream On, Honey Baby, Put A Little Love, & Better Together.
  • Draw The Line At 13 – New Single

    Brad Bordessa
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I just finished up my second “real” recording project. This time the release is a single of a vocal song I wrote late last year called Draw The Line At 13. It came out fantastic […]
  • Update: Sequencing Scales

    Brad Bordessa
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Some new content and examples for one of my favorite scale familiarity exercises. Sequencing scales on the 'ukulele takes a plain scale and mutates it through a pattern to create a more musical sound.
  • 5 Basic Tips To Sound More Hip

    Brad Bordessa
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    (At Your ‘Ukulele Jam) So often we get stuck playing something only one way – how everyone else is doing it. This is influenced by the players in your ‘ukulele club, on Youtube, and even […]
  • One Love by Bob Marley

    Brad Bordessa
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Everyone loves Bob Marley. Here’s one of his hits that is a great piece for beginners and those looking for an intro to the reggae style. One Love/People Get Ready was first released on Bob’s […]
 
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    Hawaii Aloha Travel » Blog Posts

  • Peacocks in Hawaii?

    Jamie Winpenny
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Hawaiian Islands are home to an amazing variety of native and exotic bird species, from the majestic nene goose to the The post Peacocks in Hawaii? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village

    Jamie Winpenny
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    As part of its continuing efforts to develop commercial and residential projects in fast-growing Kakaako in Honolulu, the Howard Hughes Corporation is The post Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Grow Hawaiian Festival Blooms at Bishop Museum

    Jamie Winpenny
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    In celebration of Earth Day 2015, Hawaiian Electric Company is holding the 8th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival at the Bishop Museum on The post Grow Hawaiian Festival Blooms at Bishop Museum appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hawaii for Hawaii concert to benefit Homeless

    Bruce Fisher
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) will hold the Hawaii for Hawaii concert on the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian The post Hawaii for Hawaii concert to benefit Homeless appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Graduation in Hawaii: Bring Flowers

    Jamie Winpenny
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Spring Break is over, and Hawaii students are headed into the home stretch before summer vacation. Even students attending schools on a The post Graduation in Hawaii: Bring Flowers appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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    Hawaii Vacation Advice - GoVisitHawaii.com

  • Aloha Friday Photo: Ma’alaea Morning

    Sheila Beal
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Mahalo to Susan Sims for sharing this photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Susan took this peaceful sunrise picture from Ma’alaea Bay on Maui.In this photo, the coconut trees appear to be reaching out to welcome the new day’s sun. What a lovely way to greet the day.Happy Aloha Friday!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically from our site or this RSS…
  • 5 important points to consider before booking a Waikiki hotel

    Sheila Beal
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    As you’re planning your Waikiki vacation, we want you to be able to find the best room that fits your budget. We all know that rate shopping is a major consideration, but we wanted to list other important points to consider before you book a room.1. LocationIdeally, we’d all love to book a room with an oceanfront view, but there’s not enough of a supply of oceanfront rooms in Waikiki to fit everyone’s budget. There are only eight oceanfront hotels in the heart of Waikiki Beach. I’ll list these hotels in order from west to east:Hilton Hawaiian Village (not to be…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Perfect oceanfront seating for one

    Sheila Beal
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this dreamy photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Edward took this photo from Pokai Bay at Makaha Beach Park on Oahu’s West Coast.It appears that Edward has chosen a perfect spot to enjoy some oceanfront views, sounds and relaxation. As I daydream about this scene, I can almost feel the sand between my toes and the ocean breeze gently brushing against my face. Then, I can’t help but sigh longingly.Happy Aloha Friday! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less…
  • Oahu hotel review: Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

    Sheila Beal
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach offers good value for an oceanfront hotel in the heart of Hawaii’s most iconic beach. This resort offers great amenities and complimentary cultural activities with no resort fees.LocationThough there are many hotels to choose from in Waikiki Beach, only eight hotels are located on prime oceanfront property. Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is one of the eight.A view of Waikiki Beach from the Outrigger Waikiki on the BeachWhile there are nice restaurants and shops onsite, there are plenty more places to dine and shop within very easy walking distance.The…
  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 7, 2015

    Sheila Beal
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    * Travelzoo has an excellent voucher offer for the recently renovated Turtle Bay Resort on the peaceful North Shore of Oahu. There are a couple of voucher purchase options — either a three-night or five-night voucher. You can combine multiple vouchers for longer stays. The five-night voucher price starts at $1,119 which equates to an average nightly rate of $224. For comparison, the best price I was able to find elsewhere was $350 per night. The three-night voucher price starts at $699, which works out to $233 average nightly rate. Note that there’s a $35 resort fee. Learn more…
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    Ha Ha Ha!

  • OHA & the Thirty Meter Telescope

    Leslie Lang
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Richard Ha writes: I testified at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) on Wednesday regarding the protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Sixty-five people showed up, the vast majority of them in favor of the TMT. I introduced myself as a Big Island farmer who produced more than 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables in the last 35 years. I flunked out of the University of Hawai‘i and then got drafted and went to Vietnam, where the unspoken rule was that we all come back or no one does. After we all came back, I returned to school and majored in accounting to be able to keep…
  • Are Shale Oil Bankruptcies Coming Soon?

    Leslie Lang
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Richard Ha writes: This Wall St. for Main St. video has oil and energy expert Robert Rapier as guest and it’s a very interesting discussion. Robert, an internationally known energy expert who was recently on 60 Minutes, discusses various scenarios around the price of oil and cause-and-effect. I like Robert because he has no fear. He calls it like he sees it. He has a chemical engineering background and he has actually run a petroleum plant. He knows what it takes to make ends meet. Here are some highlights of the discussion: Robert says that because March and April are normal maintenance…
  • Submit Your Testimony in Support of Local Electric Utility Ownership

    Leslie Lang
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Richard Ha writes: If you'd like to submit testimony re: Rep. Lowen's resolution re: local ownership and control of electric utilities, follow this link. It's being heard Monday, and any testimony has to be received 24 hours in advance, which means by Sunday afternoon. Kaua‘i Island Utility Co-op (KIUC) is a successful example of an alternative utility ownership model. Each person or entity with an electric meter has one vote, and those votes elect the board of directors, which guides the co-op's direction. Profits are retained internally and any excess is distributed to the…
  • Support for New 'Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act'

    Leslie Lang
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Richard Ha writes: This is very interesting. The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act was just introduced, which would establish a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients GMOs). The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) just issued a very positive response to this federal labeling standard, as did the American Farm Bureau Federation. I'm including both below, and I agree completely with both of them. Both praise the new act and agree that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should be the entity to govern this policy,…
  • Genetically Engineered Papaya as Collateral Damage

    Leslie Lang
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Anthony Shelton, an international professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, has written a 12-part series on Hawaiian papaya (he  calls it the "tragic papaya"), which he calls "collateral damage in the global debate on biotechnology."  I'm linking to the series here: Hawaiian Papaya: Collateral Damage in the Global Debate on Biotechnology Article placed online: March 19, 2015 Hawaii’s Big Island has banned or severely limited the farming of genetically engineered (GE or GM) crops, a…
 
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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • Laupahoehoe Music Festival coming up...!

    Sonia
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    The 10th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will be held on Saturday,  April 25, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park (see directions below) The non-profit organization Malama Hawaii Nei along with Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School have organized the festival this year to help raise scholarship money for Laupahoehoe area students and to fund community projects.  Organized in 2005 under the foresight of Laupahoehoe resident musician Braddah Smitty, Malama Hawaii Nei has awarded nearly $27,000 in scholarships to date. Under the…
  • From Soup To Nuts...My new cookbook!

    Sonia
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
      My Cookbook From Soup to Nuts pre-order page is up! Help me choose the cover! If you Pre-Order the book before Wednesday, April 1st, you will be given a chance to help me decide on the book’s cover. Click on link to Pre-order - There are two links for Pre-ordering, one for those wanting the book autographed. http://larryczerwonka.com/books/fromsouptonuts.asp Pre-Orders are for U.S. only - International orders available after April 15th Signed copies: This is for all who are requesting signed copies of the cookbook.  The books are being printed on the mainland and all orders…
  • Eggs...The Perfect Food

    Sonia
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    A few days ago I shared an article about eggs originally written in April of 2003 for the Hamakua Times of Honoka'a - The Incredible Egg   I am now sharing the second article about eggs, written May 2003 for the same newspaper.  May has been named National Egg Month.      TROPICAL TASTEBy Sonia Martinez(Originally published in May 2003 - in The Hamakua Times of Honoka'a)   Eggs...The Perfect Food   Last month I gave you some information on eggs and how to prepare them for Easter. With May declared National Egg Month, I would like to go into…
  • The Incredible Egg

    Sonia
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    TROPICAL TASTEBy Sonia Martinez(originally written in April 2003 - for The Hamakua Times of Honoka'a) THE INCREDIBLE EGG With Easter just a week away, eggs come to my mind. Eggs, one of the most complete foods provided to us by nature, are also the most versatile and sometimes, most misunderstood. The egg has long been a symbol of Spring and new life. The egg has a high nutrient density because it provides excellent protein and a wide range of vitamins and minerals in proportion to its calorie count. It has been proven that the yolks are not bad for you after all! They can be eaten fried,…
  • March 1 Garden Update

    Sonia
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Just a quick garden update...This year, our year-to-date rainfall has been way too low; so much so that Hilo and surrounding areas, usually experiencing the highest rainfall in the state, were in what our newspaper dubbed 'a moderate drought' but the rest of us living here were sure it was a serious one.  Even during our 'drier season' we normally experience some rainfall.  Since Mid December, I have been having to water often and that is highly unusual. Any way, in the last few days we finally had some significant rain and night before last we had a deluge, plus…
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    Staradvertiser Headlines

  • Auction of artifacts is deemed 'betrayal'

    Susan Essoyan
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    A growing protest has so far failed to block an auction slated for Friday of hundreds of artifacts obtained from Japa­nese-Americans incarcerated in camps during World War II.
  • Newswatch

    Star-Advertiser staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Meetings to focus on skateboard parks • Maui County experienced a wet March
  • Army set to destroy old chemical weapon warheads

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The Army plans to destroy 10 decades-old chemical weapon warheads found between 2009 and 2012 at a Schofield Barracks firing range — the last of such weaponry discovered during clearance work for a Stryker vehicle "Battle Area Complex" training area.
  • Shallow harbor for Merrie Monarch visit highlights Navy's need for new ships

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The decision by the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon not to pull into Hilo Harbor on Friday for the Merrie Monarch Festival highlighted the need for shallower-water ships the Navy wants to add to its fleet.
  • Fleet's senior enlisted member relieved of duty

    William Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    U.S. Pacific Fleet's senior enlisted leader was relieved of his duties Thursday after an investigation found that he "had not performed up to the high standards of his office," the Navy said.
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Destiny MMA Delivers Some of the Best Match Ups of 2015

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    By Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori     April 11, 2015 - Honolulu, Hawaii  - Though a number of scheduled bouts did not make it into the cage, the fighters that showed up for Destiny MMA Na Koa IX were undoubtedly ready to perform. The six-fight undercard was quite possibly the best undercard this year in all of Hawaii’s MMA events, with two of the bouts determined by spit decision.  This was not a night to “skip the undercard.” These were all great match-ups, and fans can anticipate that many of these fighters will be climbing the ranks quickly in their weight…
  • Maui Fighting Championship 5 “Bad Intentions” Results

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    By Bryanna "Pink Ranger" Fissori  MFC 5 “Bad Intentions” took place at the War Memorial Gymnasium in Kahului on Saturday, March 28th. Maui fans packed the venue to the brim and the decibel level rivaled that of a Seattle Seahawks game. Fighters from across the islands came to leave it on the cage and bring viewers to the edge of their seats… Success.       MAIN CARD 128lb Pro Bout Justin Cook def. Ryan Mondala via decision In a fight that was confirmed on short notice, these two warriors met at a catch weight of 128lbs. Oahu’s Ryan Mondala has been on the amateur…
  • Star Elite Cagefighting Marked The Rise Of New Champions

    21 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori The first day of spring is symbolic for the rise of new beginnings, and for six SEC competitors March 20th also marked the rise of a new champion. Following an action packed undercard, SEC hosted four matches to fill vacant titles along with two title defense. The slots for main and co-main event were filled by professional bouts featuring high-level competitors that kept the Filcom crowd on their feet. Click Here for more photos.   Main and Co-Main Events Higa v HoppsThe co-main event between professional 145lb fighters Spencer Higa and Isaac Hopps…
  • Results from Hawaii All-Stars Jiu Jitsu’s Inaugural Event

    8 Feb 2015 | 9:06 pm
    By Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori Following on the heels of last weekend’s Icon Grappling submission-only tournament, Hawaii All-Star Jiu Jitsu held their first event featuring 10 of the islands best Jiu Jitsu practitioners. The event took place on February 7th at The Fix Nightclub in downtown Honolulu. Presentation came together surprisingly well for this inaugural event with a raised mat in the center of the venue secured to a stage had to be constructed same-day in avoidance of the previous night’s “First Friday” crowd. Mat host Chris West kept the matches rolling at a…
  • Destiny MMA started 2015 with a bang at Na Koa VIII

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    By Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori    Destiny MMA started 2015 off with a bang at Na Koa VIII, which took place at Blaisdell Arena on January 17th.   Matchups for this card were overall well-crafted. The fifteen-bout card contained some of the most action packet fights that the island has seen in the last year and will hopefully be an serve to set the pace for all of 2015. Despite questionable judging, the crowd was energetically supportive of the fighters.   There were six professional fights on the card starting with a highly anticipated 155lb match up between Jose…
 
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    Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii - StandUpPaddleSurf.net

  • Riggs Rides With The Wind

    davi
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    SIC Maui ambassador Jeremy Riggs knows how to go with the flow, or wind rather. He recently got a new custom SIC Bullet just in time for the kickoff to the downwind season over in Hawaii (where he resides) and his new board looks great!The “Rocket Pop” as Jeremy refers to it, is shown in [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

    robert
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Training Group Downwinder on Wednesday. Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer, launch will be from Canoe Hale in Hawaii Kai.Please let Robert or Jeff know by Tuesday afternoon if you would like to demo a race board. This is the windguru forecast page we like to check: http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=20449[...]
  • Barcelona, Spain will open the 2015 Stand Up World Series for what will be a dramatic year of Racing

    davi
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Barcelona, Spain to host dramatic World Series Opener from June 26th – 28th to kick off an action packed year for the World Series We are proud to announce that the beautiful City of Barcelona will open the 2015 Stand Up World Series in dramatic style from June 26th – 28th at Barceloneta Beach, downtown. This [...]
  • Lina Augaitis Talks Costa Rican Adventure

    davi
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Words by SIC Maui athlete, Lina Augaitis Welcome to a week of epic SUP surf, fun downwinders, jungle walks, great food and coffee, quaint/rustic cabinas, an amazing family and feel good vibe, jam sessions, and a whole lot of peace of mind.We SUP surfed “left overs”and “Don’s”,… two point breaks surfers don’t bother going to, not [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting at 5:00 PM, Kahala

    robert
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Training Group Downwinder on Wednesday. Please meet at Wai’alae Beach Park in Kahala at 5 pm to catch the trailer.Please let Jeff or Robert know by Tuesday afternoon if you want to rent a race board at a special rate of $20, which includes delivery to and from the event. This is the windguru forecast page [...]
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • SwellWomen Nicaragua – Special Guest Introduction

    Lulu
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    I’m super excited to introduce our Special & Talented Swell Team Guest, Katy Cox from Everessence, who will be joining us at the 1st SwellWomen International Surf & Yoga Retreat taking place in Nicaragua April 11 – 18.  Katy has been traveling the world for years working as a Private Chef & Nutritionist working for high profile clients of which titles include Queen & King…ehmmm!  Over the past couple of years she has expanded her talents to include teaching dynamic & yin/restorative yoga and a healing bodywork called ‘Integrative Healing Yoga…
  • SwellWomen in Nicaragua

    Lulu
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Celebrating over a Decade of Bliss, our surf & yoga blissful vacations bring together the joys of surfing a tropical paradise with the rewards of a health and wellness retreat.  Our retreats are designed to help women re-energize, reconnect, and relax. In 42 days and counting, Swell Women from all over the world will be arriving to our new surf destination ~ Nicaragua.  There are still a few spots available, so we thought this would be a good time to officially introduce you to this pristine location in order to entice any last minute travelers seeking adventure. Hacienda Iguana Golf…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Szilvia Gogh of Gogh Jewelry

    Lulu
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    A couple of months ago I was introduced to Szilvia by my contact at LA Yoga. I absolutely loved her offering so ordered a few pieces to see what they were like. Needless to say, they are as beautiful as they look. After doing a little more digging, I discovered her inspiring story and was thrilled when Szilvia agreed to be our Feb. SwellWomen Spotlight. Here’s the scoop on this amazing designer…. Stunt Women, Professional Scuba Diver, Jewelry Designer and Yogi; Szilvia Gogh celebrates the natural and empowers the individual. The artist’s extensive scuba diving experience melded…
  • Follow Your Bliss to Nicaragua April 18-25!

    Lulu
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    With 10 awesome reasons why to consider surfing in Nicaragua, here’s the icing on the cake: Book our SwellWomen Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat April 18 – 25 and save $500!!!  We are looking for 4 adventurous women who would like to follow their bliss for an All-Inclusive Price of $2,395 (based on double occupancy / happy to find you a roommate). First Come / First Serve Sign Me Up       The post Follow Your Bliss to Nicaragua April 18-25! appeared first on Women's Surf Camp.
  • 10 Great Reasons to Consider Surfing in Nicaragua

    Lulu
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    When I bought Swell Women last year, expanding our surf and yoga retreats from Maui to other beautiful surf destinations around the globe was my top priority. And Nicaragua was my top choice for a second location. This Latin American country is an absolute gem—near perfect surf breaks, warm water, incredible wildlife, friendly locals, and fresh markets overflowing with tropical fruit. From the moment I arrived at Hacienda Iguana for a scouting trip, I was in love. The sun was just coming up at Playa Colorado, beautiful, organized sets were breaking right outside my front door, and the white…
 
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    Weird Hawaii

  • Dad's Recliner

    Kateri Tennberg
    5 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Informant: Female/16/Ethnicity unknownLocation of Incident: OahuI was going out with my friends, without permission from my dad, one Friday night. I was able to sneak out of the house after he went to his room to sleep. After leaving my home as quietly as possible, I met my best friend a few houses down and got into the car.As we began to drive away I pulled my purse up to my lap, and realized I didn't have my wallet... no money or I.D. means no fun. I convinced my friend to turn around and pull up to my house while I quickly retrieved my wallet. As we came up to my house,…
  • Dried Akule

    Kateri Tennberg
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Informant: Male/52/Japanese ancestry Location: Ele'ele, Kauai My boy was about five years old whent this happened. Every Thursday night, my wife used to take him to the library. On their way back, he said out of the blue, "All our ancestors are in the car right now!" My wife thought, oh crap. So she asked who was there. My boy started listing off aunts and uncles who had passed away, and named my brother, who had passed away one or two years prior. My wife asked what they wanted, and my boy said they just wanted to say hi. He said when they got near Ele'ele McDonald's, all of…
  • Lover's Leap

    Kateri Tennberg
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Informant: Male/52/Japanese ancestryLocation: Waimea Landing, KauaiMy boy told me this story. He was with his grandpa and they had some time to kill while waiting for grandma at a doctors appointment, so they decided to have a snack down at Waimea Landing. While they were there, they saw two people, a man and a woman. They were wearing clothing like from the 1800's, and they were talking to each other. Then, suddenly, they both jumped into the ocean.Grandpa asked my boy, "Did you hear a splash?" Which he didn't. When they got out to investigate, they saw nothing in the water. They didn't…
  • 2:00 a.m.

    Kateri Tennberg
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Informant: Male/52/Japanese ancestryLocation: Kalaheo, Kauai When my boy was six months old, he began crying in the middle of the night. Every night at 2:00 a.m., he would wake up and cry. At first I let him cry, but eventually I would have to go check on him. When I would enter his room, he would be standing in his crib holding onto the bars, nearest the door, crying and looking for us. This went on every night for about a week. He would cry at 2:00 a.m., I would go to his room, and he'd be in his crib nearest the door. I thought, maybe it's my grandparents visiting. I know that spirits…
  • Happy New Year!

    Kateri Tennberg
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Happy new year everyone! Stay safe and have fun busting fireworks. Here's to an even better year!
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Showdown 2015

    AMauiBlog
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    The Ultimate Ocean cocktail showdown event was a huge success! Six chefs, six mixologists, six non-profit organizations represented, a lot of people who attended  (I heard the count was 1,500+), delicious food, yummy cocktail, beautiful oceanside venue, marvelous sunset, fabulous entertainment, dancing, chatting with friends – the evening was so much fun! I took a lot […]
  • The Outlets of Maui Tweet-Up

    AMauiBlog
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    We had a fun tweet-up at The Outlets of Maui in Lahaina yesterday.  I have to be honest, I am a “South Maui” girl and so I don’t often make it to the West side of Maui.  As many locals would say “it’s such a long drive”.  Yep, we locals on the South Side  think […]
  • A Maui Blog Is Now Mobile Responsive!

    AMauiBlog
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Sonny and I are very excited to announce that A Maui Blog is now mobile responsive! Mahalo to Erik Blair, the Accidental Consultant for his help.  Now both Sonny and I are excited to talk story with you about Maui and our local lifestyle. Of course there will be a lot of photos because as […]
  • Running, Walking and Watching Maui Sunset

    AMauiBlog
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    The other day my daughter  asked me why I have not been running lately. I told her that I couldn’t find time.  Morning run I can do on the weekend but it’s hard to do it on work days.  “How about after work?”  she asked.  I told her when I come home  after work, I […]
  • For The Love of Maui 5K Fun Run 2015

    AMauiBlog
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    In my post yesterday I mentioned that I am going to run the “For The Love Of Maui 5K Fun Run“. Well, I am embarrassed to say that I  got distracted at home, went to the race late, and therefore was able to participate in the run.  My husband said that the reason I was late […]
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    Midlife Crisis Hawaii

  • Thursday 3 – Taxes

    Rodney
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Well, once again the due date for taxes comes.  And once again I’m scrambling to get them done.  So here’s a quick Thursday 3 about taxes (because I want to go sleep already).   How do you do your taxes (tax service, accountant, TurboTax, etc.) When did you finish your taxes? Post anything related to taxes. Here’s my replies:   How do you do your taxes (tax service, accountant, TurboTax, etc.) I use TurboTax.  I buy the CD from Costco, load it up, and do it reluctantly. When did you finish your taxes? Last night.  Actually, I spent most of Good Friday doing our…
  • Bad Nose Day

    Rodney
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    That’s a term that Paula has coined.  It’s one of those days when the sneezing and running nose just won’t stop.  Could be due to Kona winds, pollen, pet dander, a certain scent, or any number of things. Remember going to the medicine cabinet and reaching for this?     Some mornings when Paula starts sneezing, I have a feeling that it might be a Bad Nose Day for her.  And when she comes home from work and her eyes are all bloodshot and puffy – I know that she’s had a Bad Nose Day.  Well, plus she tells me that she’s had a Bad Nose Day. …
  • Eating Cereal

    Rodney
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    Remember these?     I used to beg my mom to buy these for me.  She was always reluctant because the big boxes of cereal are a better deal.  But I mostly wanted these things so I could open the side of the box where the perforated lines were, then gently tear open the tin foil, pour in the milk, and eat out of the little box.  Even though it was the same cereal as the big box ones – there was something special about eating the cereal out of these little boxes.   Another reason why my mom didn’t like to buy these variety packs is because the Corn Flakes, Special K,…
  • Folks You Meet in Longs and other places

    Rodney
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:09 am
      In this case, it’s not “and other stories“, but rather “and other places“.  btw, this is a great book by writer/playwright Lee Cataluna.  If you come across this book, buy it!   This past weekend after eating dinner at our favorite sushi place (Kuru Kuru), we were walking around Kahala Mall and in Macy’s I bumped in to the Gimas.  They were killing time while waiting for a table at California Pizza Kitchen.  btw, did you know that the Kahala CPK is the busiest one in the nation?  Anyway, so after posting a picture of Kahala Mall on my…
  • Thursday 3 – Happy Easter

    Rodney
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Happy Easter MCLers!     How about an Easter Thursday 3?   Did the Easter Bunny leave you presents?  Maybe an Easter basket filled with candies and toys? Do you like boiled eggs? What’s some of your small-kid-time Easter memories?   Here’s my replies:   Did the Easter Bunny leave you presents?  Maybe an Easter basket filled with candies and toys? IIRC, the Easter Bunny did leave me a basket of goodies.  It was a yellow and green woven basket with the fake grass inside and the tall stiff basket handle.  What struck me as odd was that the Easter Bunny…
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    The Ohana Mama

  • Easter on Maui

    Sarah Burns
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    We’ve had some pretty amazing Easters here on Maui. One year we went to the beach and stumbled upon an egg hunt happening at Baby Beach in Lahaina. A few neighbors roped off an area of the beach and then came around to all the families inviting all the kieki to join the egg hunt. The kids grabbed anything that could hold the eggs (sand castle buckets, my beach bag or my husband’s hat) and then all the kids of the beach stopped what they were doing and ran after the eggs, clad in bikinis with sand in their wet hair – it was awesome! If you are on Maui for the holiday, I…
  • How to not get antsy

    Sarah Burns
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    You are exactly where you are supposed to be I believe in this saying with all my heart. Where you are at this very moment is where you are meant to be. It’s where you will rest or gain clarity or it’s where you will let the bubbles form, like in a hot tea kettle starting to push you to the top for release. It’s where you’ll be catapulted from, or it’s where you will grow your roots. But it’s where you are supposed to be right this very minute. There are no coincidences or even luck. We are all on a path, a road that will lead us somewhere, even off…
  • Hiking with Kids in West Maui

    Sarah Burns
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Maui has some great spots to take the family on a hike. Here are a few ideas on the West side. If you head to Kapalua there are a few different hiking trails that are good for the kids. ☛ By DT Fleming beach is a trail that goes back into the valley a bit.  It’s easy for kids.  Park at DT Fleming Beach and then walk a small ways back up Lower Honoapiilani, past the preschool, where you’ll see the entrance to the trail. It’s not long but the perfect length to explore. ☛ Just past Fleming Beach is the Honolua Ridge & Maunalei Arboretum Trails. We LOVE this trail. …
  • hey there: a day in the life

    Sarah
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Oh hey there and aloha. Yup, it’s me, the girl who took off from blogging for nearly all of 2014. Don’t be fooled, I didn’t give up social media and the online world completely. I was still taking photos of our Maui life and sharing it here and here. So I’ve been around. But I thought it was time that I hang some new pictures on my virtual wall here at home and say aloha to old friends. So here we are. Aloha! A day in the life of this maui mama After an early work meeting, I hit Starbucks with the kids and the beach for 30 minutes. They built kingdoms that looked…
  • go on an adventure

    Sarah Burns
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
      It doesn’t have to be far far away. It can be the “slow” road, the longer route home from school drop off. Or the highway along the shore. It can be a stop off to watch the whales. Or a hunt for sea glass. Go on an adventure, big small, near, far, just do something different today.  Happy aloha Friday!
 
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Soaking up local culture

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY — Every day, at Outrigger resorts across the Pacific and Indian oceans, our hosts provide guests with unforgettable hospitality and introduce them in many ways, large and small, to the local culture. Proudly sharing authentic local … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger at Hapalua, the fastest growing sports event in Hawai‘i

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY AND GLAIZA DE GRACIA — The Hapalua is unique in several ways. Not only the fastest growing sports event in Hawai‘i, it also provides an opportunity for participating teams to fundraise for their favorite causes. Partnering with … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • 2014 Po‘okela Award presented to Milap Viswanand

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY MARIO PONEN — Outrigger Enterprises Group held its annual Po‘okela Awards this past February. Recently a presentation was held for honoree Milap Viswanand from the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort who was not able to attend in person. Milap started … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Happy anniversary

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Last week we featured hosts who reached 30+ years of service this first quarter of 2015. This week we congratulate hosts who have reached 5-25 years of service with Outrigger. Happy anniversary! 25 years Carla Van Vliet, Dustin M. Chen, Eulogio … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Ohana House launching at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    BY MARIO PONEN — On Friday, 27th March 2015, we were pleased to launch our Ohana House program at Ti Marmite, our host restaurant. The Ohana House program involves a series of activities organized for our hosts, such as sports, … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Prepare to Puke

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    A friend sent me a brochure for the Hanalei Golf & Beach Club with the message, “be ready to puke” and a subject line that read “Princeville, not Hanalei!”Because while the super-exclusive Hanalei Golf & Beach Club capitalizes on the name and mystique of Hanalei, it is most decidedly Princeville in both flavor and locale. After describing how Princville's “verdant acreage was home to cattle and horse ranching, farming and plantation living,” the brochure proclaims: But it was a century later that the north shore homestead found its true calling: that of an exclusive…
  • Musings: Unjustifiable Stances

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The new owners of the Prince Course — Jeff Stone and Reignwood International — are taking a scorched earth policy to the greens there, applying herbicides to more than 100 acres of links.And then what do you suppose they'll apply to make the new grass grow again?As you can see, they sprayed right up to the water's edge, with no buffer zone at all.And as the nene doodoo indicates, endangered birds are frequenting the sprayed greens, with unknown effects.Where's Councilman Gary Hooser, the outraged KKCR DJs, Fern Rosenstiel, Dustin Barca, GMO-Free Kauai, Babes Against Biotech,…
  • Musings: Fresh Start

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    I returned from India, where the weather and plants were similar to Hawaii, to my sister's house in New Mexico, where it is full-fledged spring.As in flowering bulbs.Leafing trees.Riotous blooms.Roadside wildflowers.Brilliant color. And it was all the more dramatic for having emerged from bare limbs, cold soil, stark landscapes, the desert.It's been decades since I experienced a real spring, with its vivid reminder of renewal; bees, birds and blossoms heralding the circle of life and its unceasing cycle of life and death, constant change.It's easy to forget that in Hawaii, where the…
  • Musings: Over It

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    After “much soul searching” — and an absence of other job offers — Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser has decided to honor us by seeking another term.But there is a catch. We must send money. Now.In an announcement made Sunday — yes, he and Hillary — Gary informs us that his campaign bank account is “literally at zero.” And, it seems, the solidity of his constituency is rather Jell-O-like:“So I begin today rebuilding my political base and campaign infrastructure in order to ensure a successful election in 2016.”Gary starts with a bit of backstory: A few months ago I…
  • Musings: Ige's Wily Ways

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Gov. David Ige has proven himself a wily politician with his nomination of The Nature Conservancy's Suzanne Case to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.Because the pick has effectively driven a wedge between environmentalists and Native Hawaiians — the only coalition that would be likely to challenge him on anything. And local hunters and fishers are piling on, too, along with animal rights advocates.While the “greens” love Suzanne and TNC's brand of upscale environmentalism, kanaka and hunters aren't so keen on TNC's zero-tolerance of game animals, which it…
 
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  • Moments in Europe

    gigihawaii
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    London, 1969. After living and working in Thailand for ten months in 1969, I flew to London where the cold weather was a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of Bangkok.  I managed to find cheap hostels and pubs, thanks to the travel book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” There was so much to see in London — Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower — sites I’d learned about in school, but which never seemed real to me.  Touring the city made my college history lectures come alive. People stared at me wherever I went, apparently assuming I was Japanese.  I remember while staying…
  • A busy weekend

    gigihawaii
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    As I mentioned before, my sister Sylvia’s husband, Pete, passed away on March 10, and my mother, Julia, died on March 14.  Pete was 65 and Mom was 99. Prior to the two funerals, I hosted a potluck dinner for the family at my home on Saturday.  We were overjoyed that my youngest sister from Virginia and my nephew from Bali were able to attend. Here we are: On Sunday, we celebrated Pete’s life.  So many friends and relatives came: Hollis, David, and me: Pete’s son, Travis: Pete’s wife, Sylvia: Pete’s ashes were scattered at his favorite surfing spot, Kewalos. On Monday, we…
  • Crime

    gigihawaii
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Marigolds in my patio (Hawaii). Crime in New York City got to me.  I was in the bedroom when I heard the sound of my dining table being dragged.  Dashing into the living room, I saw a man reach through the barred window, grab my purse, and run up the fire escape.  I couldn’t believe anyone could be so daring.  The police came and found my purse in a trash can, my money gone.  My apartment was broken into on two other occasions.  The final blow came on a pay day when a man whipped out a gun and robbed me in an elevator. That incident broke my will to remain in New York.  After seven…
  • How I became a radio commentator

    gigihawaii
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Hibiscus in my garden before being demolished by bugs. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself speaking on the radio as a regular commentator.  Here’s how it happened. Sometime in late 2003, I sent Hawaii Public Radio five chapters from my book, “Like a Joyful Bird,” each one abridged to fit a 2-1/2 minute time span on the air.  Michael Titterton, the president and general manager of HPR, promptly called me and asked if I would be willing to be a commentator. Several weeks later, I found myself in the HPR studio, reading two essays.  My mouth was very dry so I drank a lot of…
  • An aristocratic mother

    gigihawaii
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Uncle Harold and Aunty Marilyn in my home, 2004. Many Koreans immigrated to Hawaii during the early 1900s.  Most fled poverty; others – including some of high status – were motivated by political reasons.  My aunt’s mother, an aristocrat in her homeland, was one of these. A century ago in Korea, the land of my ancestors, citizens of high birth and low struggled under the tight control of the Japanese.  Many upper-class Koreans were eager to escape – so eager, in fact, that they willingly registered for plantation work across the ocean in Hawaii.  Little did they know, their…
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • One of those Kaaawa moments (photos)

    ilind
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    It was one of those experiences you only get after being in one place for a while. We were walking along Kam Highway at dawn a couple of days ago, near the corner of Puakenikeni Road and the spot where we step down from the highway to the beach. There were a couple of people on the old seawall, also watching the sunrise. As we passed, one turned and approached. She introduced herself and her daughter, soon to be leaving for a teaching job in Texas, she said. And then she said that a decade ago, they were in the same spot at dawn on the last day of the year, and were included in one of my…
  • Kaaawa calendars for 2015 now available

    ilind
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:29 pm
    I’ve put together these Kaaawa calendars for several years. The 2015 calendar is available. Just click on the photo to get ordering information.
  • Halloween in Kaaawa!

    ilind
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Just after dark, we wandered down the block to see what friends who live on the corner had going for Halloween. This is the scene that greeted us. You can see why their place was a center of Halloween activity, with its fine collection of creepy stuff collected over the years. Kaaawa’s kids were great, and it was fun to see the imaginative costumes. I enjoyed the bookworm and the tourists, along with the more familiar ghouls, goblins, and action figures. In any case, I wanted to share some of the fun. –> See the rest of the Halloween photos!
  • Shoreline erosion in Kaaawa

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

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

  • Dream Big: Virgin to Hawaii!

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    Starting in November, Virgin America will be flying to Oahu and Maui. They're taking reservations now.  The news may give Hawaiian Airlines some competition. We like Hawaiian for their on-time reliability and friendliness: Your vacation starts when you board the plane. Other airlines that get you there: Delta, United, Continental, China Airlines, All Nippon Airway, American Airlines,  Allegiant Air, Air Pacific, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, and our least favorite, Alaska. Most airlines fly into Honolulu (Oahu), where you then take a connector flight to a neighbor island.
  • Maui's Hosmer Grove: A retreat from Haleakala

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Near the entrance to Haleakala National Park, Hosmer Grove is skipped by most visitors who are intent on getting to the 10,000-foot-high summit of the park. But when fog and rain hammer the higher elevations, the forest retreat is a perfect fall-back option. The little campground and trailhead parking is a half-mile off the main road.A nature loop (less than a mile), sguiggles through a forest of cedar, pine, spruce, and leafy trees planted by forester Ralph Hosmer a century ago. Native trees and shrubs dominate the second half of the loop, where you are most likely to see our feathered…
  • Connecting hot lava to natural hot springs: The Big Island's sublime drive in Puna

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    For more than a dozen miles, the Kehena-Pohoiki Scenic Drive in Puna (the far southeast of the Big Island) penetrates an astounding coastal gardenscape. And unlike other coastal cruises in Hawaii, this one doesn't twist in and out of valleys, since the island hasn't had time to erode and form streams. The country lane besides sea-washed bluffs is is a tree tunnel of breadfruit, palms, pandanus and many others right out the the tropical tree-finding manual. At one end is Kalapana Bay, where vistiors can venture into lava wastelands to view red-hot flows from the island's current eruption.
  • The easy way to the Big Island's 'Blue Lagoon'

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    From a scenic turnout at mile marker 81 on Highway 19 north of Kona, Wainanali'i (Blue) Lagoon beckons irresistably: a turquoise streak amid a grove of cocopalms. Most visitors park at a nearby turnout and take a mile-plus trail that drops 200 feet through a hot forest of stickery Kiawe trees, which affords a decent opportunity of getting lost.A slightly shorter, flatter, and more scenic route is about a mile away, down a state park road. You drive down about .75-mile and park at a locked gate on a road that is open to foot traffic. Not far down the road is the Kihilo-Huehue trail and punches…
  • How not to die while having fun hiking in Hawaii

    Trailblazer Hawaii
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Tsunamis, hurricanes, molten volcanos, and big-scale earthquakes are all part of the weather forecast at times in Hawaii. But Mother Nature's big events, thankfully, take few lives these days.Yet, about once a month, it seems, someone dies on land or in the sea while recreating in the tropical paradise that is Hawaii. Most of these tragedies, and a litany of accidents, happen on postcard-days to people who are not really aware of the danger. The good news: The risk of harming yourself is virtually zilch if you play it safe.Here's some tips for safer hiking in Hawaii.1. Bring retracable hiking…
 
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    Pacific Reader

  • Why Alan Wong’s is #1?

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    In my opinion, Alan Wong has earned the right to be one of the top restauranteurs in Hawaii and even in the world. So Why is Alan Wong's #1? Continue reading →
  • Best Bites of 2014

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Here are my top 5 Best Bites of 2014! Continue reading →
  • The Palace Hotel San Francisco, CA

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of staying in the iconic Palace Hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Continue reading →
  • Best Bar You’ve Never Been: Surfer The Bar

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

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I am happy to announce that I will be a contributing writer on my fellow writer-friend Jeremy Holcombe's up-and-coming website Beyond Honolulu! My first blog has recently been published: Top 3 Busiest Hikes on Oahu! Continue reading →
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    CrossFit 808

  • 16 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Today's Workout:A. In teams of 2, complete the following for time:60 DB/KB Snatches (70/50 lbs)30 Wall Balls (each)30 Double-Unders (each)40 DB/KB Snatches (70/50 lbs)30 Wall Balls (each)30 Double-Unders (each)20 DB/KB Snatches (70/50 lbs)30 Wall Balls (each)30 Double-Unders (each)DB/KB MUST be controlled to the floor for the rep to count.Wall Ball: 20/14 lbs to 10 feetB. Three sets of:Banded Good Mornings x 10-12 reps @ 30X1Rest 90 secondsSupinated Ring Rows x 10-12 @ 20X1Rest 90 secondsGHD Hip Extensions x 15 repsRest 90 seconds
  • 15 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Today's Workout:A. Three sets of:Jerk Balance x 3 repsRest as neededWork on getting your front foot through and into perfect position.Jerk*Set 1 – 3 reps @ 60%*Set 2 – 2 reps @ 70%*Set 3 – 2 reps @ 80%*Sets 4-8 – 1 rep @ 90+%Rest as needed, but no more than 2-minutes.B. Every minute on the minute for 24 minutes (8 sets):Minute 1- Assault Bike x 12/10 CaloriesMinute 2- Bar Muscle Ups x Max reps in 30 secondsMinute 3- Dumbbell Burpee Box Step Overs x 6-10 reps*No Bar Muscle-Up, sub Strict Chest to Bar Pull-ups.
  • 14 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every 90 seconds, for 9 minutes, complete (6 sets):Full Clean x 1 rep @ 80-90%B. Every 90 seconds for 9 minutes, complete (6 sets):Front Squat x 3 reps @ 20X1Build in load each set.C. As many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes, of:Double Unders x 30 repsRing Dips x 10 repsRest 3 minutes, then…As many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes, of:15 Thrusters** (95/65 lbs)15/10 Calories on the RowerRest 3 minutes and then repeat.
  • 13 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every 2 minutes, for 12 minutes, of:2 x (Snatch Grip Push Press + Overhead Squats)B. Every 2 minutes, for 12 minutes, complete (6 sets):Below Knee Hang Snatch x 1 rep + Snatch x 1 repBuild in load over the course of the six sets.C. Complete as many reps as possible in 10 minutes, of:Row 1000mThen in the remaining time complete as many reps as possible...Shoulder to Overhead (135/95 lbs) x 10 repsBurpees Over Bar x 10 reps
  • 11 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am

    11 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Today's Workout:In teams of two, complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 30 minutes of:400 Meter Run20 Pull-Ups30 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lbs to 10 ft)Team members will alternate tasks, with only one member working at any one time. Thus, Partner A will run 400 meters, Partner B will perform 20 Pull-Ups, Partner A will perform 30 Wall Ball Shots, and Partner B will run 400 meters – and so on for 30 minutes.
 
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    Kona Fishing | Humdinger Fishing Kona | Deep Sea Fishing Hawaii

  • Kona – Hawaii Fishing Report

    Amit Soni
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
      The fishing in Kona remains relatively good, with some days better than others depending on the tides and current. This past week we went 3 for 4 on Blue Marlin, 4 for 5 on Striped Marlin, 1 for 4 on Shortbilled spearfish, 1 for 2 on Ono (Wahoo)and we caught one Nice Mahi Mahi (Dorado). The Blue Marlin we tagged and released were estimated at 125 lbs., 150 lbs., and 275 lbs. The past few weeks there have been some really nice marlin caught here in Kona, with two over 700 pounds tipping the scales just last week. This week, a Blue Marlin over 650 pounds was weighed by another boat and a…
  • Kona Fishing Report

    Amit Soni
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
      The typical Spring run of Striped Marlin and Ono (Wahoo) is in Full swing.  The past week we saw good numbers of Striped Marlin being caught in the 60-120 lb class.  Typically we see fish more in the 40-50 lb range, but the last week produced a good number of larger fish.  Since these fish typically run in pairs or even small schools, we had a couple of Multiple hookups which always makes things more interesting for the crew and the anglers alike. With the building moon, we continued to see better number of Ono showing up.  Expect the time around full moon in May to be the peak of…
  • Marlin Fishing

    Amit Soni
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
      The fishing in Kona remained very good this week with the typical late Winter species, striped marlin, short billed spearfish and dorado (dolphin fish) continuing to show up in good numbers. Earlier in the week we went 3 for 4 on Shortbilled Spearfish. We saw another really nice one tailing, but never could get it to take a lure. Most of the Spearfish showing up now are on the larger size in the 30-45 pound range. While smaller than all of the other billfish species, the Shortbilled Spearfish is also the rarest of all billfish species and they show up in really good numbers in late…
  • Mahi Mahi Fishing

    Amit Soni
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
      The fishing in Kona for Mahi Mahi and Spearfish continues to be very good right now and this past week we caught several nice short billed spearfish for clients and good numbers of large Mahi Mahi as well. Also typical for this time of year in Kona are good numbers of striped marklin and a few Ono or Wahoo are also showing up in advance of their late Spring migration through the Kona area.  Check out the photos and video below from a few fishing charters this past week. In addition to the smaller pelagic species being caught, there are still some really nice Blue Marlin hanging…
  • Fishing Report Kona Hawaii 2015

    Amit Soni
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
      Earlier in the week the mahi mahis were biting. We went 4 for 4 one day and the next we went 1 for 3. They are great eating fish and have very beautiful colors. One was caught by the charters son and his expression says it all. Later this week the mahis slowed down. Right now there are some striped Marlin, shortnose spearfish and a few blue marlin. Also a couple nice tunas getting caught. Weather has been nice the last few days with calm water and winds light. There was also a grander caught by a 16 yr old boy. It weighed 1058lb. We also see humpback whales every day we have been going…
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Celebrate Spring at Lyon Arboretum’s Plant Sale on April 18

    hawa6217
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Oahu)– UH Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum will hold its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.  Various nurseries will be selling colorful ti varieties, Hawaiian plants including native ferns, new anthurium varieties, orchids, heliconias, gingers, cactus, succulents, tillandsias and other bromeliads, roses, herbs, vegetable plants, and many other plants for homes and gardens. Arboretum volunteers will sell jams and jellies made from local fruits, as well as oshibana (the Japanese art of making pictures with pressed dry flowers and…
  • Positive Thoughts: Everything is a Miracle

    hawa6217
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
  • Candy Bar Hawaii Opens First Store in Waikiki

    hawa6217
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (HONOLULU)—Paradise just got a little sweeter. Candy Bar Hawaii, a collection of international and Hawaii-made candies and nuts and the only candy store of its kind in Waikiki, has opened on the Waikiki Beach Walk at 227 Lewers St. Owner Dirck Noordhoff calls it “A sweet chapter in the heart of Waikiki. The candy bar of our dreams didn’t exist, so we set out to create it.” The tiny gem of a store (just 320 square feet) beckons kids and adults with more than 400 types of highest-quality candy from Hawaii and all over the world. Many treats are displayed in an…
  • Eating Away at Health

    hawa6217
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study indicates that some overweight or obese young adults may have eating patterns that could lead to conditions such as diabetes. At Emory University in Atlanta, researcher EunSeok Cha saw this in data on 106 people ages 18 to 29. Cha says obese young adults with metabolic risk factors ate fewer vegetables, and more calories, added sugars, and salt, than those without those risk factors. “When a person has prediabetes but does not engage in preventive activity,…
  • Free Fair Housing Training Offered

    hawa6217
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (LĪHU‘E) – In recognition of April as being Fair Housing Month, the county is sponsoring free training on the Fair Housing Law on Tuesday, April 28. “We provide this training every year to keep everyone apprised of the Fair Housing Law,” said Kaua‘i County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams. There will be two sessions held at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, rooms A and B. The first one is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is geared toward property and resident managers, housing agents, homeowners’ association board members, landlords, as well…
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    Maui Makers

  • Schedule Change–rocketry postponed

    Laura
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Schedule update for Saturday 18 April. Rocketry 2.0 on saturday 18 april is postponed. 3D printing is still scheduled for 12 to 5 pm. Alternate activities being developed for 9 to 12 time slot to replace rocketry. We regret to inform everyone that our rockets appear to have been lost in shipping. Although we worked out a promise to deliver the replacements quickly, the order appears to have been delayed. At this time we do not have an estimate on when the order will be received. Sincere apologies about getting your hopes up. Meanwhile, you can console yourself by knowing that we aren’t…
  • April 9– Special Guest Speaker from Low Voltage Labs

    Laura
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    April 9,  Special Guest Speaker–6 to 9 PM Design a Raspberry Pi HAT using KiCAD running on the Raspberry Pi 2 A step-by-step guide to creating a Raspberry Pi HAT using the KiCAD suite of EDA tools running on the Raspberry Pi 2 itself. The KiCAD project is an open source suite of EDA tools. KiCAD runs on Linux and the new Raspberry Pi 2 now has enough processing power to run KiCAD. KiCAD includes tools for schematic capture, netlist creation, printed circuit board (PCB) layout and a gerber viewer. This presentation will cover:– What is a HAT?– Requirements for a HAT to be called a…
  • April Events (Special Guest, Forge, and Rockets 2.0, and more!)

    Cole Santos
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Arduino Classes continue on Thursdays, with a the exception of April 2 and 9. The space will be open for making or visiting every  Sat and Sun from 12 to 5. All events are at the Makerspace–200 Waiehu Beach Road, unless otherwise noted. Special events April 2,  Open Public meeting (Free and Open to the Public)–6 to 9 PM Meet other makers, talk story, brag on your projects, get and share advice and check out the space. April 9,  Special Guest Speaker–6 to 9 PM Design a Raspberry Pi HAT using KiCAD running on the Raspberry Pi 2 A step-by-step guide to creating a Raspberry…
  • Maui Makers Accepted to Participate in mini-Makerfaire

    Laura
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    We just received notice that our application for the Mini Maker Faire on Honolulu was accepted! This event will take place Saturday, May 9th on Oahu from noon to 5 pm. Maui Makers was also a participant in last year’s inaugural event and we look forward to another awesome event: hanging with other Makers, showcasing the awesomeness of Maui’s maker community and spreading the maker buzz. As Maui Makers grows in membership, we plan to bring a Maker Faire to Maui… If you’re interested in group builds, manning the booth, displaying “Made on Maui” items, manning…
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) on CNC Machines starting

    Jerry
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    We are starting up a Special Interest Group (SIG) within Maui Makers that focuses on CNC Machines. CNC= Computer Numerically Controlled. Machines like the Shapeoko, 3D printers, milling and other machines that make other machines and stuff.  The underlying control of mechanical systems is used in closely related fields of Robotics, etc. The group will be a place to share experiences, work on projects (using/upgrading our Shapeoko), and meet others with similar interest. The plan is to meet on the last Tuesday evening of the month at our makerspace (200 Waiehu Beach Rd, Wailuku, HI) at 630pm…
 
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  • Maui Real Estate Market Report - March 2015

    Locations LLC
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    In January 2014, there were 58 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $568,625. This is a 5% decrease from January's median price, and a 1% decrease when compared to February last year. The number of sales are down 18% from January and remin the same when compared to February last year. We saw 90 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $467,500. This is a 21% increase from January's median price and a 35% increase when compared to February last year. The number of sales increased by 14% when compared to January and increased by 7% when compared to February last…
  • Big Island Real Estate Market Report - March 2015

    Locations LLC
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:46 pm
    In January 2014, there were 141 single-family home sales on the Big Island of Hawaii, with a median price of $328,000. That's an 8% decrease from last month's median price, and a 4% increase when compared to February last year. The number of sales decreased 7% from last month and decreased 5% when compared to February last year. We saw 58 condo sales on the Big Island of Hawaii at a median price of $223,500. This is down 11% when compared to January median price and down 1% when compared to February last year. The number of sales is up by 7% when compared to January and and up 12%…
  • Kauai Real Estate Market Report - March 2015

    Locations LLC
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    In January 2014, there were 25 single-family home sales on Kauai with a median price of $730,000. This is up 47% from last month's median price, and up 46% when compared to February last year. The number of sales are down 24% when compared to January and down 19% when compared to February last year. We saw 22 condo sales on Kauai at a median price of $353,500. This is a 18% decrease from January's median price and a 16% increase when compared to February last year. The number of sales is down 15% from January and remains the same when compared to February last year. It took a…
  • Oahu Real Estate Market Report - March 2015

    Locations LLC
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    In February 2014, we saw 208 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $650,750. A decrease of 4% since January's median price and a 5% decrease when compared to February last year. The number of sales is down 10% when compared to January and up 9% compared to February last year. There were 296 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $331,500. This is down 14% when compared to January's median price, and down 5% when compared to JFebruary last year. The number of sales is up 1% from January and down 1% when compared to February last year. It took a median of 28 days…
  • Statewide Hawaii Real Estate Market Report - March 2015

    Locations LLC
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    For the state of Hawaii as a whole, the number of sales are down 11% for single-family homes but are up 3% for condos when compared to last month. The numbers show that median single-family home prices are down 1% when compared to last month but up 9% when compared to February, 2015. Median condo prices are down 10% when compared to December, and remain the same from a year ago. Statewide, it took a median of 43 days to sell a single-family home and 43 days to sell a condo. When compared to January 2014, the number of single-family home sales…
 
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    Kona Impact

  • Three Ways We’re Trying to Improve Our Customer Service

    brian
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Exceptional customer service is not a destination; it is a process of evolving and becoming better. I seldom see a business that does everything right all the time. At the beginning of this year, Kona Impact set out to improve all our processes, from our invoicing and billing systems to our project management and communications systems. We put everything on the table and tried to find ways to do them better. Most of the changes we made are not visible to our customers, but they help us plan, implement and bill our projects more efficiently. One thing we did was move to a space that is more…
  • Great Results with No Effort….Really??

    brian
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    A guy walks into his annual physical with his doctor. He says, “You know, Doc, I don’t have lot of energy, I can’t play sports like I used to and, well, things aren’t going very well in the bedroom either.” The doctor looks at his chart and says, “Well, you’re very overweight, and your blood work shows high cholesterol. The guy replies, “Oh, that’s not good. How can I get my weight and cholesterol down?” The doctor answers, “Well, you need to eat less, eat more healthy food and exercise more. Those are three ways you can achieve better health. We have classes and…
  • Local Spotlight: Fitness Business in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    There are few places on earth that offer such abundant fitness opportunities as Kona, Hawaii. If you want to swim year round, we have a lot of ocean. Runners and cyclists can count on 320+ days of excellent running and cycling weather. (The other 45 or so are not bad either!). There are many golf courses on the Kona-Kohala coast, from exclusive resort courses to more budget-friendly courses. Here are some fitness-related business in Kona that have a great reputation and are locally owned and operated. Hawaii Fitness Academy Looking for a personal trainer in Kona? How about a specialist in…
  • Five Foolish Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Online Marketing

    brian
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    This blog post is no joke! Here are five foolish errors people make with the online marketing for their business: Not having a website! We all know that the internet is where people look for goods and services. It’s where we look for restaurants, plumbers and hotels. It’s where we make reservations, buy stuff and find information that we use to choose where to spend our time and money. If your business does not have a website, you have the equivalent of a three-legged chair for your business’ marketing. Having a website that is outdated! Many businesses made websites five to ten years…
  • Kona Impact is Open to Everyone!

    brian
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Over the years, we have had a very diverse set of clients: men/women, gay/straight, tall/short, American/People from other countries, quiet/loud, rich/poor, conservative/liberal, devout/atheist, meat eaters/vegans, and so on. In each of the dichotomies above, one of the labels applies to me, as I am sure they do to you. My point is that we all fit into different categories and our clients will fit in categories that are different from us. Serving a tall, gay, conservative, meat eating woman from another country does not mean that I endorse her beliefs or lifestyle. Quite frankly, I…
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    The Hawaii Files

  • Honokaa Jazz Band at Ala Moana’s Centerstage

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The Honokaa Jazz Band made its debut public performance at the recently renovated Ala Moana Centerstage venue yesterday (April 16) to a crowd that was treated to a variety of jazz, blues and R&B standards. The band with more than 30 members are currently touring Oahu and playing at a number of venues this weekend. The Ala Moana Shopping Center concert was the first of several. The band has a long established reputation of creating memorable performances with a wide range of musical styles, mostly focused on the jazz genre. The band is led by Mr. Gary Washburn who has been a music…
  • Beautiful Hawaii: Cloudy Morning Sunrise Light

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Sunrise from Diamond Head Lookout, April 14, 2015. I was a bit reluctant to get out early this morning because I could not see the stars. As expected it was cloudy when I reached Diamond Head Lookout before the light broke. After waiting several minutes with almost no other person there, Mother Nature yielded her brilliant colors through the obscuring clouds to give me this image and many more. I share this with you dear readers and link to several more at my Flickr stream. Enjoy and have a wonderful day. — Melvin Ah Ching, Editor, Publisher & Photographer.
  • Senate Voting on Rail Tax Bill

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This site’s editor and publisher remains a staunch opponent to Honolulu’s expensive Rail Transit Project. The Hawaii State Senate is voting on the rail tax extension bill tomorrow, April 14. The following release is from the organization “TimeOut Honolulu Rail” and was sent out to their email list. The Hawaii Files is re-posting this notification as a public service to everyone who is opposed to the rail project. SENATE VOTING TUESDAY ON RAIL TAX The rail tax extension is still alive in the legislature, providing a 5-year extension of the tax through 2027. This HB134…
  • Afternoon at the U.H. Institute For Astronomy

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Melvin Ah Ching, Editor & Publisher of The Hawaii Files WeblogThe University of Hawaii Institute For Astronomy celebrated “The International Year of Light” by celebrating this fact at its annual Open House. The event was held at the Institute For Astronomy’s complex at 2680 Woodlawn Drive in Manoa on April 12. This was my first time to attend the annual event which has been going on for at least the last seven years. For a first timer, it was what I expected. Numerous exhibits, demos, films and lectures about astronomy, science and technology in general. It was a…
  • Small Business Roundtable on April 23

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hawaii Exporters Moving Forward PRESS RELEASE Release Number: 15-13 – Do you think you are ready to grow your business through exporting? Do you dream about going to international markets? Do you sell food, vitamins, information technology, agricultural products or other value added products and services? This roundtable event will introduce you to experts and tools that can move your company in the right direction. Find out about financing, business planning, foreign trade zones, free business counseling, copyrights, trademarks and selecting which legal entity (e.g. LLC, Corporation)…
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