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  • Wandering Tokyo, part 2

    Frolic Hawaii
    Melissa Chang
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Shopping for uni at Tsukiji. No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. In fact, if you’re headed there soon, it’s a must, because the operations are moving to a new facility in Toyosu in 2016. While the new place is probably more functional and state-of-the-art, I can guarantee it won’t have the old charm of the original location. So go now! (Actually, you won’t be able to visit from December 1 to January 17, as that’s the busy time and tourists will be in the way.) A couple…
  • PBS Newshour explains what was wrong with the Ferguson grand jury process

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    Ian Lind
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    The PBS Newshour last night included a very enlightening discussion of the Ferguson grand jury that considered whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson (“What’s next for the city of Ferguson?“). The segment I found most interesting featured Christina Swarms, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University. Their main […]
  • Behind the health care headlines

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    Ian Lind
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]
  • Vice Adm. Swift named to lead U.S. Pacific Fleet

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    Gregg K. Kakesako
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Navy Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift was nominated Thursday to become the next commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the Pentagon announced.
  • State waives $1M in rent as HPU works on converting Aloha Tower

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    Andrew Gomes
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Hawaii Pacific University will get a $1 million break from the state while it converts much of the now largely dormant Aloha Tower Marketplace at Honolulu Harbor into a mix of retail and university uses, including student dorms.
 
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  • Serious shoppers spend Thanksgiving waiting on line

    Brent Remadna
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Thursday is Thanksgiving, and it’s also the countdown of what we previously called Black Friday, but now stores are opening even earlier that’s because many stores are starting their deals on Thanksgiving night. Many people are trading in the turkey dinner this Thanksgiving and instead are camping out to shop. Jensen Apana was one of many who will spend their holiday waiting in line outside Best Buy in Iwilei. “Came right after work was able to sit in line,” said Apana. “They’ve been here since 9 a.m. and I came around 4 to 4:30.” The line outside…
  • Maui fire crews rescue visitor on Twin Falls hike

    Web Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    Maui fire crews rescued a visitor from Saratoga, California who was hiking at Twin Falls. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The 57-year-old man was on the trail just above the fourth waterfall. He fell from a standing position on the uneven trail. He was complaining of lower back and hip pain. He was airlifted and taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.  
  • Hawaii Island furlough inmate fails to return after job-seeking

    Web Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    A Hawaii Island work furlough inmate failed to return after job-seeking. The Hawaii Department of Public Safety said that Jordan Kaneshiro failed to return to the Hale Nani Furlough Center. Kaneshiro left Hale Nani Wednesday morning to go to job interviews. He was scheduled to return at 2 p.m. Kaneshiro was serving time for Terroristic Threatening and Abuse of a Family Member. Escape 2 is expected to be added to his charges. His next parole hearing is scheduled for this January. Jordan is classified as community custody which is the lowest custody level. He is 27 years old. He is 6’0” and…
  • No. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title

    JOHN MARSHALL
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona’s first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot. Under the bright lights of a premiere tournament and a national television audience, the talented freshman stole the show. Johnson played his best on one of college basketball’s biggest early-season stages, scoring 18 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State for its second Maui Invitational title Wednesday…
  • Rainbow Warriors drop Pirates, move up to 6-2

    Hawai'i Athletics
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Box Score ESTERO, Fla. – Garrett Nevels led a well-balanced attack with 19 points and the University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team won the Gulf Coast Showcase consolation title with a 75-73 defeat of East Carolina on Wednesday at Germain Arena. The ECU win caps a successful eight-game, 13 day start to the season for UH (6-2) with half of the wins coming away from the Stan Sheriff Center.  Four starters posted double figures in points with Mike Thomas adding nine points. Nevels and Aaron Valdes (15 pts) both corralled a game-high nine rebounds. Caleb White led ECU (3-3) with…
 
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  • PBS Newshour explains what was wrong with the Ferguson grand jury process

    Ian Lind
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    The PBS Newshour last night included a very enlightening discussion of the Ferguson grand jury that considered whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson (“What’s next for the city of Ferguson?“). The segment I found most interesting featured Christina Swarms, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University. Their main […]
  • Behind the health care headlines

    Ian Lind
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]
  • Bits and pieces: From family history to a Duke Kahanamoku film contest

    Ian Lind
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few odds and ends to share. First, a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the journal of my great-great-grandmother (on my mom’s side), Eleanor Knowlton. I finally got a look at the first volume, which my sister has transcribed and is now annotating. It begins: JUNE 19, 1902 About three years ago, I was earnestly […]
 
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  • Work furlough inmate fails to return to Hale Nani facility

    Baron
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Work furlough inmate Jordan Kaneshiro failed to return to the Hale Nani Furlough Center on the Big Island after job-seeking today. Hawaii Police were notified. Jordan left this morning (Nov 26) to go to job interviews. He was scheduled to return at 2 p.m. Jordan was serving time for Terroristic Threatening and Abuse of a […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Man charged with 15 offenses after fight in Waikoloa

    Baron
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    A Waikoloa man is has been charged with 15 offenses in connection with an affray in Waikoloa early Monday (November 24) that sent two men to the hospital. While 20-year-old Gary Morrison of Waikoloa was being held at the Kona police cellblock, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section executed a search warrant Tuesday […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Missing inmate Kaimiloa arrested and returned to HCCC

    Baron
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Missing Big Island extended furlough inmate Coburn Kaimiola Jr. has been returned to HCCC. Coburn Kaimiola was arrested on a warrant by Hawaii Police on November 21. He was returned to HCCC yesterday. On July 11, 2013, Coburn Kaimiola left a Kona extended furlough house without authorization. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Big Island inmate on furlough fails to check back in at HCCC

    Baron
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Extended furlough inmate Tasha Gardner failed to report for her scheduled check in yesterday at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Hawaii Police were notified. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times each week. Tasha was serving time for Theft, Forgery, Burglary, ID […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Kona man arrested and charged after repeatedly punching his dog

    Baron
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A Kona man has been charged with felony offenses after being arrested for beating his dog. An officer on Patrol in Kona on Monday observed an man repeatedly punching his dog in a car on Palihiolo Street in the Kealakekua area. The Humane Society was called and police identified the man as 23-year-old Joshua White, […] - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
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  • News bulletin, Week of Nov. 24, 2014

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Local Industry News 11/26  PBN: Kauai utility board chair leaves to take job with Syngenta Hawaii 11/25  PBN: Bikeshare Hawaii aims to raise $8 million 11/25  PBN: HECO gaining ground on plan to integrate thousands of rooftop solar systems 11/25  PBN: $2M energy efficiency program selects companies to do the work 11/24  PBN: Honolulu's first protected bike lane nears completion 11/23  PBN: Top HECO executive retiring in January 2015  
  • News bulletin, Week of Nov. 17, 2014

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Local Industry News 11/21  PBN: eBay founder Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative new majority owner of Honolulu Seawater A/C 11/21  Star-Advertiser: Omidyar becomes majority investor in Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning 11/21  PBN: Sunetric has $25M of solar projects waiting for Hawaiian Electric approval 11/20  PBN: SolarCity, Hawaiian Electric reach agreement to study solar interconnection issues 11/20  PBN: Volta Industries adding two electric car charging stations on Maui, more on Oahu next year 11/20  Star-Advertiser: Nanakuli recycling facility is a big step for…
  • News bulletin, Week of Nov. 10, 2014

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Local Industry News 11/16  Star-Advertiser: Financing program helps consumers to get solar 11/13  Hawaii 24/7: Schatz, Hirono applaud U.S.-China climate change agreement 11/13  Star-Advertiser: Ridesharing is our opportunity to cut traffic and create jobs 11/13  Star-Advertiser: New leaders to steer bike group toward 2016 11/12  PBN: Chevron Hawaii to receive bids from prospective buyers this month, source says 11/12  Star-Advertiser: Program spotlights smart grids, electric cars 11/12  Guam Pacific Daily News: Environmental expert opposes LNG 11/12 …
  • News bulletin, Week of Nov. 3, 2014

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:04 am
    Local Industry News 11/7  Star-Advertiser:  PUC denies HECO application for Kahe solar farm 11/7  PBN: Hawaii regulators deny waiver for Hawaiian Electric Co.'s $40M solar farm 11/7  Star-Advertiser: Review staff and duties of PUC 11/7  Star-Advertiser: HEI income takes 1 percent hit 11/6  Star-Advertiser: Hawaiian Electric's profit declines in third quarter 11/6  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Industries posts $48M Q3 profit 11/6  KHON2: New online tool reports real-time energy use on Oahu 11/5  PBN: Where does Gov.-elect David Ige stand on Hawaii's…
  • News bulletin, Week of Oct. 27, 2014

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Public Utilities Commission The PUC will hold hearings this week on decoupling (Docket No. 2013-0141). Blue Planet is an intervenor in the docket and has invited Ron Binz, former Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chairman and Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to testify as an expert witness. Local Industry News 10/31  PBN: Hawaii Gas investing $13M in LNG expansion project 10/30  PBN: Lowering electricity rates in Hawaii starts by substituting solar energy for oil, expert says 10/30  PBN: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission launches search for…
 
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    Senator Gil Kahele

  • MAHALO HILO!!!

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    5 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ State Senator Gilbert Kahele won re-election Tuesday night to continue serving as Hiloʻs State Senator for Senate District One. Kahele who has served in the State Senate for four years beginning in 2010 with his appointment by Governor Neil Abercrombie will now serve a four year term beginning in January 2015. Kahele who garnered 78.9% of the vote had his largest margin of victory ever in Hilo with 11,638 votes. Senator Kahele said after last nights second printout; “I am humbled and honored that the people of Hilo have given me another opportunity to serve them for…
  • HPP TO KEONEPOKO BUS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAYʻS ELECTION

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

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

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

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    10 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
      HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ With 100% of the precincts reporting State Senator Gil Kahele has won the 2014 Hawaiʻi State Primary Election with 73.2% of the vote. With a final tally of 8,366 votes, Senator Kahele moves on to the general election in November. Senator Kahele in a brief statement last night said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say mahalo nui loa to the voters of Hilo and my hard working campaign team who dedicated much time and effort in order to make tonights result possible. We, as democrats, must now join together to support all of our democratic general…
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  • ASKING FOR IT

    Andy Parx
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    If you missed the original Rolling Stone articleon the pervasiveness of rape at the University of Virginia- and many other campuses across the country if the Title IX investigation is any measure- you'd get little sense of the substance of the piece from official and media reaction We're hearinga lot of "shocked-shocked" reactions from the school- and Virginia politicians- as if this was the first they heard of it, despite the university's awareness of, if not complicity in dealing with it. There's a lot of "we need to stop these rapes from happening" (duh) but for the most part the essence…
  • HELP: GENIUS WANTED

    Andy Parx
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    I need someone a lot smarter than I am to help me with some simple research. I have been thinking lately about how the "median income" - a dollar amount representing a point at which the number of people earning above that amount equals the number of people earning below it- may not really be as representative of levels of wealth and poverty as would be the "average" income- the amount that is reached by adding up all the incomes and dividing the result by the number of people "earning" that income.So I started by Googleing "average income in Hawai`i" and the results, only showed "median…
  • I'D LIKE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE, PAT- IS IT "NO F*CKING WAY?"

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

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

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

    Robert Kay
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Urban Assault XL Pack from Camelbak--your newest travelling companion. By Rob Kay This is the first article in our annual "Christmas" buyer's guide. We're featuring products in the $150 range or less that our editorial staff believes represents exceptional value. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas. As a journalist I’m constantly on the go. Planes, trains and automobiles. Whether it's shooting photos of Orangutans in Borneo or feeding sharks in Fiji, I'm always interested in a good story. I take a lot of equipment with me. Even though miniaturization keeps the weight down, it seems…
  • University of Hawaii won't talk about sex education program

    Malia Zimmerman
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    NOT THE THREE R’S: McDermott holds up a copy of notes from an 11-year-old student enrolled in the sex education classes in the state’s public schools. (file photo) BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott is slamming the University of Hawaii over its refusal to disclose data collected from middle school students during a controversial sex education program. The Hawaii State Department of Education conducts “Pono Choices,” a sex education program for 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds, in partnership with university researchers from the Center on Disability Studies.
  • Alfred V. Rascon Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army: A Case of Overlooked Valor

    Duane Vachon
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Alfred V. Rascon BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.   Alfred V. Rascon was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on September 10, 1945, as the only child of Alfredo and Andrea Rascon. The Rascon family, in search of a better way of life, emigrated to the United States. They settled in Oxnard, California, where Rascon received his primary and secondary education. On August 1963, he graduated from Oxnard High School and enlisted in the United States Army. Rascon received his Basic training in Fort Ord, California, and after completing he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texasfor basic and…
  • Coalition Steps in to Defend Maui Residents from Pesticides and GE Contamination

    Hawaii Reporter
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    REPORT FROM CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY - HONOLULU – A coalition of Maui and Moloka‘i residents, farmers, and public interest groups, represented by Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice, has filed papers in Honolulu federal district court to defend the County of Maui’s recently passed genetically engineered (GE) crop safety initiative from a legal challenge by multinational chemical companies. The ballot initiative prohibits the growth, testing or cultivation of GE crops in Maui County until an environmental and public health study can show that the planting operations are safe…
  • Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on Kauai's North Shore due to high surf

    Hawaii Reporter
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Kauai's Kalihiwai Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming at all North Shore beaches due to hazardous ocean conditions, including high surf, strong shore breaks and dangerous currents. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for all north and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that a large northwest swell is expected to keep surf above advisory levels through Tuesday. The advisory may be extended or modified as conditions develop. For updated information on ocean and weather alerts, visit the NWS website,www.weather.gov/hawaii. For…
 
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  • MAHALO: Dean’s Circle Honors Scholarship Donors

    Tina Shelton
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 pm
    It isn’t cheap or easy to become a doctor. The median educational debt of MD program students at the University of Hawai`i medical school is $134,000 when they graduate. And after graduation, they face years of relatively low-paying work ahead as MD Residents, entry-level doctors who treat patients under the supervision of faculty as they […]
  • Transition at University of Hawai`i Cancer Center

    Tina Shelton
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    At a meeting of University of Hawai`i Cancer Center faculty on November 21, Cancer Center Director Michele Carbone told his colleagues he will be rejoining the ranks of the center’s faculty to focus on his internationally-recognized cancer work. “It has been a great privilege to lead the cancer center since December 2008,” said Dr. Carbone. […]
  • GIVING: The Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund will be Awarded Annually to Every First-Year Medical Student

    Tina Shelton
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    President emeritus of The Queen’s Medical Center (1960-1986), and key player in the establishment of a four-year medical school in Hawai‘i, Will J. Henderson F.A.C.H.E., M.H.A., B.A. is now nurturing future physicians. Henderson has established the Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine to […]
  • UH Mānoa and UH Med Journalism Student WINS LabTV Award for Profile of JABSOM Scientist

    Tina Shelton
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Amanda Shell followed Dr. Angel Yanagihara into the pitch-black waters off Waikīkī at three in the morning, and her effort paid off. She has been named one of 12 semi-finalists in the Second LabTV Tribeca National Video Awards Contest, winning a $500 cash award. Shell’s achievement is akin to a rookie baseball player knocking the […]
  • National Library of Medicine’s “NATIVE VOICES” Exhibit Opens at UH Medical School

    Tina Shelton
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    The Native Voices Exhibition, is making its first-ever stop at a U.S. medical school. The exhibit is open through Jan. 2015 at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Native Voices is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and features insights into the healing traditions of Native Peoples, including Native Hawaiians. […]
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  • Review: TAG’s ‘Defiance’ explores many issues

    John Berger
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Review: TAG’s ‘Defiance’ explores many issues "Defiance” is a fine example of The Actors' Group doing what TAG does best — performing challenging, thought-provoking contemporary theater. The post Review: TAG’s ‘Defiance’ explores many issues appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Truth from Dare: Giving thanks and goodbye

    Derin Derego
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Pulse blogger Derin Derego gives thanks for a year that's almost over before jet-setting off to California for Thanksgiving. The post Truth from Dare: Giving thanks and goodbye appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • SuperCity: The boys are back

    Christa Wittmier
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    SuperCity: The boys are back One of Honolulu's most raging groups of party people have a funny habit of telling people they don’t like to party. The post SuperCity: The boys are back appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • On The Record: DJ First Class

    Kalani Wilhelm
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    On The Record: DJ First Class DJ First Class might have never gotten his musical career off the ground if he wasn't so ambitious. The post On The Record: DJ First Class appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
  • Ribeiro wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    Steven Mark
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Ribeiro wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Alfonso Ribeiro weathered a season of injuries with energetic, athletic dancing to win the 19th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The post Ribeiro wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ appeared first on Honolulu Pulse - Hawaii Entertainment, Food and Nightlife.
 
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  • Wandering Tokyo, part 2

    Melissa Chang
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Shopping for uni at Tsukiji. No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. In fact, if you’re headed there soon, it’s a must, because the operations are moving to a new facility in Toyosu in 2016. While the new place is probably more functional and state-of-the-art, I can guarantee it won’t have the old charm of the original location. So go now! (Actually, you won’t be able to visit from December 1 to January 17, as that’s the busy time and tourists will be in the way.) A couple…
  • Frolic picks: Weekend events

    Julie Hasegawa
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Wednesday, Nov. 26 House of Brews celebrates Holiday Beers Nov. 26, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar35 35 N. Hotel St. $25 Try eight different brews and gourmet pizzas by chef Valentini for only $25. The beers include Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve, Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale and Deschutes Jubleale.     Deorro Nov. 25, 9 p.m. The Groove Kakaako 805 Ala Moana Boulevard $35 (plus fees) Purchase tickets Over the past two years, Los Angeles native Deorro has become one of the most sought after producer/DJs in the…
  • Our Top 5: Japanese restaurants

    Frolic Hawaii
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Editor’s note: Our recent post Where Japanese nationals eat Japanese food led our friend and social media man-about-town Toby Tamaye to challenge the suggestions and post a few of his favorite Japanese restaurants on his Facebook page. We liked where he was going with it, so we asked him to continue Our Top 5 series by offering his picks for the top Japanese restaurants in town. By Toby Tamaye Last week, Frolic Hawaii ran an article Where Japanese nationals eat Japanese food. Meh. Many of the places mentioned don’t even serve lunch, and as someone who eats Japanese food for at least…
  • Who are the early Oscar contenders?

    Myong Choi
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    The winter season is upon us and that means movie studios will be releasing their hopefuls for all the upcoming awards, most notably the Oscars. Here are my reviews of the first batch of these films, along with prediction about which major Oscar categories they will be nominated for. “Birdman” Genius. Simply genius. Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor trying to escape his past as a superhero character (sound familiar?) by producing and directing a Broadway play to prove that he is indeed an artist and not a Hollywood sellout. Keaton delivers the best performance of his career, but as…
  • Quick chat: Gabriel Iglesias

    Myong Choi
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Funnyman Gabriel Iglesias brings his electric, no-boundaries show to Blaisdell Arena this weekend, performing on Friday and Saturday nights. Iglesias is one of the country’s top stand-up comedians, performing at sold-out concerts across the United States and internationally. He also is a familiar face on television and on the big screen; he’s part of the highly anticipated sequel to “Magic Mike,” reprising his role as Tobias alongside Channing Tatum. “Magic Mike XXL” will be released July 3, 2015. We had a quick chat with the “Aloha Fluffy”…
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  • #FUUD: Izakaya Torae Torae in McCully

    Catherine Toth
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Back when people still read newspapers, there was a rule for food critics: wait a couple of months before reviewing a new restaurant. The reason? You want to give new chefs and owners a chance to work out the kinks, tweak their menus, and get into a steady flow. It’s really only fair. Well, thanks to something called the Internet — specifically, food bloggers and sites like Yelp — restaurants get reviewed almost before they even open. And it’s not uncommon for a new spot to get a buzz during its first few weeks of opening, then fizzle. That didn’t happen with Izakaya…
  • Let’s get this cookbook funded!

    Catherine Toth
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    I’m a big fan of cookbooks. Oh, a big fan. While I already foster a very disturbing addiction to books — you should see my collection! — I’ve dedicated a portion of the bookshelves (yes, plural) to cookbooks. New ones, old ones, the kind you buy as fundraisers for school and churches. I think I have every cookbook published by every hongwanji in the state. So when I heard that my social media pal Nicole LaTorre (@ChefLaTorre), private chef and owner of Hawai‘i Sustainable Chef, was raising funds through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to publish her first-ever cookbook,…
  • 5 Things I learned about Hawai‘i Beef

    Catherine Toth
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Beef. It’s (often) what’s for dinner. But last Friday, when I spent the day on the Big Island courtesy of the Hawai‘i Beef Industry Council, I realized I didn’t know much about the state’s cattle industry. As part of a #PastureToPlate tour, a group of us — from ranchers to food safety experts to writers like me (above) — visited two cattle ranches and a slaughter facility. The goal was to familiarize us with cattle ranching in Hawai‘i. Oh, and did it! Here’s what I learned: 1. Ranching is an important part of our economy. The gift of cattle to…
  • A letter to my sister

    Catherine Toth
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Dear Crystal, You are probably at IKEA in Portland right now — yes, I’m infinitely jealous of you — looking for a futon bed or something equally functional for your studio apartment, and I’m still in disbelief that you’re not fast asleep at our parents’ house while Mom is washing your clothes. (It IS Monday, after all.) You are in Oregon. And you’re not coming back — at least for a year, as your lease would indicate. You’re going to miss Thanksgiving and Christmas with the family for the first time in your 28 years. And I can’t just barge into…
  • I have low dog-owner self-esteem

    Catherine Toth
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    The other day I was hiking up the dog-friendly Makapu‘u Lighthouse Trail with my three dogs — we affectionally call the Ratter Pack — and I was reminded about a feeling I used to get at the dog park. That my dogs aren’t good dogs. And that meant I wasn’t a good owner, either. Let me back it up: When I first got Sunny, a Pomeranian-toy fox terrier mix, six years ago, I couldn’t wait to take her to the Hawai‘i Kai Dog Park. I was living in the area, newly single with a lot of free time, and wanted to socialize my little puppy as soon as possible. Once we completed…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Taro – A Hawaiian Staple

    RPang
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    This week, thousands of Americans will look forward to indulging in Thanksgiving staples such as turkey with stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Food is often tied to such deeply rooted traditions and kalo (taro) is no different in the Hawaiian culture. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson While most are [...]
  • How to See the Sea Cliffs of Molokai

    RPang
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Did you know that Molokai boasts the tallest sea cliffs in the world? Go Visit Hawaii’s Sheila Beal recommends the following ways to view these magnificent cliffs that tower between 3,600 and 3,900 feet above the ocean. The majestic, tall cliffs of Molokai Molokai’s sea cliffs are located on the remote, north side of the [...]
  • National TV Special to Honor Hawaii Veteran

    RPang
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Volunteers from the neighborhood race to help rebuild the Woods family home on Oahu. Photo credit: Food Network  Tomorrow on Veterans Day, one deserving Hawaii veteran will receive a surprise home renovation in an emotional and memorable tribute on “A Hero’s Welcome,” filmed on the Island of Oahu. See if you can spot your favorite Hawaii locales during [...]
  • A Winter Sports Mecca

    RPang
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    As most of the nation prepares for a cold and snowy winter, the Hawaiian Islands becomes the hottest sports destination in the United States. Fans looking to get their fill of surfing, football, and golf will find Hawaii to be a sports mecca in December and January when elite professional and collegiate athletes gather across [...]
  • A Quick Oahu Friends Getaway

    RPang
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Already dreaming of your next holiday weekend? Blogger Elysia McMahan shares why Oahu should be on your list of long weekend destinations: When you imagine getting away somewhere with one (or a few) of your friends, what kind of place comes to mind? Southern charm? The lights and chaos of Las Vegas? A desert oasis? [...]
 
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  • Surprise! And Happy 95th, Alice!

    lwilcox
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    It takes a bit of sneakiness to surprise a wise, longtime member of our volunteer force, Alice Seeney. So when her son, Russ Seeney, wanted to give his mom a surprise 95th birthday party, he asked for our stealth support. So we asked Alice to come by and help with volunteer activities and promised Russ we'd tell him when his mother was leaving our building. Here's Russ, waiting for his mom with a lei and a limousine. And here's our TV crew, also waiting –  and getting a kick out of documenting this surprise-to-be. And it's happening –  Alice is…
  • HIKI NŌ features Damien Military Dependent

    lwilcox
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
        --Damien student Zachary Kasberg Students from Maui’s Lahaina Intermediate School will host a new episode of HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 pm, PBS Hawaii). The team will intro a story from the student media team at Damien Memorial School in Honolulu, where Zachary Kasberg (pictured) is choosing to complete high school, even though his military family has moved to another state. We’ll also see reports from students at Maui High School and Oahu’s Ewa Makai Middle School, Kalaheo High School, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and Mid-Pacific…
  • John Rampage on Long Story Short

    lwilcox
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    He calls himself a "non-kamaaina kamaaina."   --John Rampage  On the next episode of LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Nov. 11, 2014 7:30 pm, PBS Hawaii), Diamond Head Theatre's John Rampage tells about a childhood of extended visits to his grandparents, who retired in Honolulu. The onetime ballet dancer eventually found his theatrical calling as an artistic director. At Diamond Head Theatre, the stage is his domain – and he is a driving force in everything from selecting the season’s productions to deciding the color of a performer’s shoes. The program…
  • UH Basketball on Leahey & Leahey

    lwilcox
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    The producer of our weekly Leahey & Leahey program, Rob DeMello, reports that tomorrow's guest will be former University of Hawaii basketball player David "Kawika" Hallums. Hallums will talk with the Leaheys about the state of UH basketball today, following recent departures including those of Head Coach Gib Arnold and star player Isaac Fotu. The program airs at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, on PBS Hawaii. It'll also be available online at      www.PBSHawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php      …
  • Best Reason for Flowers: No Reason

    lwilcox
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    These cheerful flowers arrived at my office –  and there was no obvious reason for them. It was a regular day. A former member of our Board of Directors was just sending a good thought to us at the TV station. Right now my face looks a lot like the vase!         
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Japanese Food

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Japanese Food Sukiyaki, sashimi and tempura teishoku at Teshima's Restaurant.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 Food Issue is on sale now. And one of its main courses is “75 Places to Eat Like a Local,” our now annual guide to the Hawaii places you’ll find residents like us heading for great eats when we're hungry. We change the overall menu theme of “75 Places” every year...
  • Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29 Offerings are given to the Hawaiian god Lono at a Makahiki festival on Oahu in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It’s Makahiki season, and this year residents and visitors to Maui can join the inaugural Maui Makahiki. The community event will take place this Sat., Nov. 29 on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku.Makahiki is the Hawaiian celebratory season that coincides with the first sighting of Makalii, the constellation Pleiades, as it rises above the horizon at sunset. Celebrati...
  • West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen The Sugar Cane Train's locomotive No. 1, Anaka. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It won’t be long before train whistles can once again be heard in Lahaina. The Sugar Cane Train, a popular West Maui attraction that was shuttered in August, has found a new owner with plans to reopen. The Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad’s Sugar Cane Train—a steam-powered locomotive that took passengers along a six-mile track between ...
  • 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday Visitors at the first Hawaii Honey Festival last year. Photo: Danielle Downey.This weekend, something sweet is happening just south of Hilo. The Big Island Bee Keepers Association will host their 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival Sat., Nov. 22 at Nani Mau Gardens on Hawaii Island. The event celebrates the hard work of Hawaii’s honeybees and their keepers.Visitors to the Hawaii Ho...
  • Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo Oahu map indicating the location of Waimanlo. For a detailed area map, see the link at the end of the article. Image: Google Maps. Waimanalo is a small, rural community sandwiched between the Koolau mountain range and Waimanalo Bay on the eastern side of Oahu. Visitors to Oahu’s lush Windward side often bypass Waimanalo for its larger and more northerly neighbor, Kailua town, or drive through on their way to Sea Life Park on the island’s southern tip, Makapuu Point. But that’s a mistake.
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Hawaii County GMO Ban Overturned

    Joan Conrow
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    A second anti-GMO law has been struck down in Hawaii, with a federal judge today overturning a Big Island ban adopted by its County Council.U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren again ruled that county authority over GMOs is pre-empted by state law. He made a similar ruling in overturning Kauai County's Ordinance 960, which also attempted to regulate pesticide use by four GMO seed companies and Kauai Coffee.The anti-GMO moratorium that Maui County voters narrowly approved on Nov. 4 is also likely dead, as Kurren will rule in the legal challenge to that initiative, too.Kurren used the same…
  • Musings: On Turkeys, in the Literal and Figurative Sense of the Word

    Joan Conrow
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Perusing the cornucopia that is Whole Foods the other day, I was struck by the variety of turkeys being sold. Some were touted as organic, others as GMO-free. Some were fully free-range, while others merely had “access to outdoors.” Still others were vegetarian-fed, but ostensibly caged, while the premium birds were labeled “humanely-raised on sustainable family farms.” A few even had names: Tom.Whole Foods is where the rich folk shop, and the per-pound-price — ranging from $2.99 to $4.49 — reflected the buying power of the clientele.Meanwhile, in the big box stores and…
  • Musings: Mauna Kea Trask New County Attorney

    Joan Conrow
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Mauna Kea Trask will be the new Kauai County Attorney if the County Council agrees on Dec. 1.County Attorney Al Castillo, who has held the post for the past six years, will be returning to his private criminal defense and family law practice.Though Mauna Kea is young — he graduated UH Richardson Law School in 2004 — he's earned some solid stripes via baptism by fire and innovation, along with plain hard work. The innovation, which also reflects his Native Hawaiian heritage, includes creating stewardship agreements with kanaka and community organizations and using ho’oponopono to…
  • Musings: Crystal Clear

    Joan Conrow
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    A few things have been made crystal-clear recently.Here was the first: As soon as agriculture becomes profitable on Kauai, it will get taxed to ensure that it has a hard time remaining so. To wit: The bill that places seed production into a new tax category — agronomics — so the county can gouge it a little deeper, all the while pretending, with absolutely no justification, that growing fields of corn, for whatever purpose, is somehow not diversified agriculture.And who's to say the same policy won't be employed for any other crop that dares to succeed?Though Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura's…
  • Musings: One-Two Punch

    Joan Conrow
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Kauai County Council inflicted blows on agriculture and coastal preservation yesterday, passing one bill to hike property taxes for those who grow GMO crops, and another that makes it easier to develop along rocky shorelines.Overall, it was a disappointing final meeting for this Council, which will seat two new members next month. But there was one bright note: we will no longer have to endure Jay Furfaro and Tim Bynum, both of whom thankfully lost their re-election bids.The Council first approved a shoreline setback bill that exempts rocky shorelines and coastal bluffs from setback…
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Police Seek Help in Locating Advertiser Heir

    Alan McNarie
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Twigg-Smith Honolulu Advertiser heir and musician David Twigg-Smith has gone missing. Police have issued a call for information in an effort to locate 27-year-old Twigg Smith, who is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with curly brown hair and brown eyes. He may have a beard. He has a physical condition that requires medication, and has often been seen at Kona area beaches. He was last seen by his family October 10 in Kailua-Kona.  Twigg-Smith grew up in Holualoa, where his family has a large house.  He’s posted a number of You Tube videos of himself playing his songs, including this…
  • Hilo Makery Celebrates Anniversary

    Alan McNarie
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    From Alice Moon: HILO — The Hilo Makery celebrated its first anniversary during downtown Hilo’s Black & White Night this November and invites the public back to continue the merrymakingDecember 5th during Red & White Night’s First Friday Art Walk. The community is invited to party at the Gallery & Gift Shop Open House from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. when visitors will be treated to festive family fun including ornament making, refreshments and live music. The Makery is a collection of tools, machines, materials, and know-how that empowers individuals to turn ideas into tangible…
  • Alternative Energy Forum Wednesday

    Alan McNarie
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    From Robert Petricci: The second PPA and HSCA Alternative Energy Forum is this Wednesday November 26th from 1-4pm at Kalani Honua in lower Puna, . The panelists are Henry Curtis of Life of The Land in Honolulu, Hawaii State Senator Russell Ruderman, Mark Glick the Administrator at the State Energy Office, Will Rolston Hawaii County Energy Coordinator, Tom Travis  PPA, Lorn Douglas HSCA, Kawaiki Stevens Off Grid Solar, and HELCO’s alternative energy spokesperson. We are very grateful to have such knowledgeable experts and dedicated panelist come to Puna to discuss the future of energy…
  • Hawaii Consumers Rank High on the Scrooge Index

    Alan McNarie
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Hawai`i is known for its high cost of living.  But its consumers are among the nation’s thriftiest. The 808 State ranked 44th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in a survey of “states with the biggest spenders” by the economic Web site Wallet Hub. The survey looked at a number of different facets of consumer spending, as well as other factors such as the number of car per household and the amount of auto and credit card debt, and then adjusted for income level and cost of living in each state. Despite the state’s high priced gas and electricity, Hawaii…
  • Two Arrested in Illegal Firearms Sale

    Alan McNarie
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
      From Hawaii Police Department:   Two Big Island men have been charged with felonies  last week after an illegal weapon was offered for sale online. Undercover police officers responded to an ad offering a firearm for sale and were informed by the seller that the weapon was a sawed-off shotgun. The undercover officers arranged for a meeting with the seller. On Thursday, the undercover officers met with two men in the Lakeland subdivision in Kamuela, arrested them and recovered the illegal firearm. Arrested on suspicion of weapons offenses were 23-year-old Ryne Wamil of Kawaihae…
 
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 326: MOOCs – Nov 26, 2014

    Burt Lum
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Joining us today is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about the upcoming Growing Hawaii’s Innovation Economy panel. Then we’ve invited Michael Menchaca and Paul Ryan to tell us about Univ of Hawaii Manoa”s delivery of MOOCs or Massively Open Online Courses. Additional Links: Two Black Holes may have collided Dark magma could explain Hawaii’s non-tectonic volcanoes Hoku Kon Wordcamp Maui: A WordPress Conference on Feb 13-14, 2015 Distance Course Design & Consulting Introduction to E-Learning Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 325: Extreme Tsunami – Nov 19, 2014

    Burt Lum
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Joining us today is David Atcheson from Transition Oahu to tell us about a cool mapping project and meetup. Then we have Matt Sullivan tell us about Start Hawaii. Finally, we’ve invited Gerard Fryer from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Mel Kaku Dept of Emergency Management to tell us about the new tsunami inundation maps and what they mean for disaster preparedness. Additional Links TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund Synthesis of Prebiotic Glycerol in Interstellar Ices 2014 International Women’s Hackathon Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic…
  • Episode 324: Hiki No, Year 6 – Nov 12, 2014

    Burt Lum
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Joining us today is Ross Rasmussen from HMAUS to tell us about their upcoming Fall Fest 2014. Then we’ve invited Liberty Peralta and Shisa Kahaunaele from PBS Hawaii to talk about Hiki No, now in it’s 6th year. Additional Links University of Hawai’i Assumes Ownership of UK Infrared Telescope 50th anniversary of first trans-Pacific undersea cable celebrated IslandFunder Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 323: XLR8UH – Nov 5, 2014

    Burt Lum
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    Joining us today is Steve Sue from Bizgym Foundation to tell us about the upcoming BizPitch Camp. Then we have Bryan Butteling from Startup Weekend Honolulu to tell us about the Global Startup Battle. Finally, we’ve invited Omar and Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures, Jacob Isaac-Lowry from FlyWire Cameras and Milton Garces from RedVox calling in from Hawaii Island to tell us about the XLR8UH accelerator program. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 322: Open Access and OER – Oct 29, 2014

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

  • 10 of My Debugging Tricks

    Douglas Ching
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Being able to solve problems and fix bugs is probably high on the list of things that make a programmer a good programmer.   These days programming is assisted with many tools and techniques.  Stepping through code using advanced IDEs and debuggers find many issues before they become issues.  Intellisense, code completion and syntax highlighting also reduce bugs before they can become bugs.  Exception handling and error logging help a lot when issues occur in programs.  Testing frameworks and methodologies help us to validate code and functionality in addition to lessening the…
  • Nodeschool in Honolulu

    George Lee
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    At the time of this writing, we have had two Nodeschool events here in sunny Honolulu, so tl;dr it’s been pretty successful. Admittedly, I had concerns going in to the first event. Sure, Nodeschool has been successful worldwide with new chapters opening every day, but that doesn’t mean it’d be a guaranteed success. Being the organizer for Ohana.js (our local Javascript user’s group), I was unsure of how well it’d be received given that you can do the workshops in the comfort of your own home. I think learning with others is great, but I also think it’s a hard sell on others. Our…
  • The Neglected Requirements Process

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

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

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

  • Hot acid: where our Hawaiian oceans are going

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Dumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere doesn’t just cause atmospheric warming.It causes lots of effects, some of them catastrophic in dramatically different ways. But heat is a big one all by itself, and it gets not only into the atmosphere, but into the seas. The oceans are now warmer than at any time since water temperature has been recorded.(Image: At left, ocean temperatures, showing the rise since the beginning of the industrial age n the 1800s. The vertical green stripe at right is the 2000-2013 pause. At right, yellow and red show waters that are warmer than the long-term…
  • It only takes a few humans to kill off easy prey like moa, and maybe Hawaiian monk seals.

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    A new study suggests that it takes very few humans to kill off a large, easily-caught food species.There were only about 2,500 Maori in New Zealand by the time they killed off the last of the moa—that giant bird which, along with the dodo, is emblematic of lost wildlife.(Image: A representation of an upland moa, Megalapteryx didinus. Credit: George Edward Lodge.)“Both the Polynesian settlement of New Zealand and moa extinction are recent enough to be dated with a high degree of precision. “In addition, the founding human population can be estimated from genetic evidence,” says an…
  • Gov's race polling: Ward is queen...this time

    6 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Election 2014 was a critical election in the Islands, but for political junkies, a big question was: How did the pollsters do?This year, in the governor’s race, one Hawaii-based pollster was spot-on, and the other wasn’t too far off.The national polls, not so much.First, these were the actual results in the governor’s race: Winner and Democrat David Ige 49 percent of the vote; Republican Duke Aiona 36.7 percent. Independent Mufi Hanneman 11.6 percent. And Libertarian Jeff Davis 1.7 percent.Which poll had the most accurate numbers? That would be Becky Ward’s Ward Research, and her…
  • Early American DNA in Rapa Nui islanders suggests Polynesians visited Americas

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Evidence that Polynesians visited the Americas has been intriguing, if controversial, but new genetic studies of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) natives seem to confirm it.Results of thorough genetic studies on 27 Rapa Nui natives reveal the presence of South American DNA that showed up 19 to 23 generations ago. That takes it back to 1280 to 1495, before Europeans were in the Pacific. There is European DNA there, too, but it showed up much later, in the 1800s. Rapa Nui wasn’t discovered by Europeans until the Dutch voyager Jacob Roggeveen visited on Easter of 1722. This new genetic work…
  • Does efficiency make you use more? It's the rebound effect.

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    If you switch to new energy-efficient LED lights, are you less concerned about switching them off when you leave the room?If you get a new-fuel-efficient car, do you drive more?It’s called the Rebound Effect—the tendency to conserve less when you’ve become more efficient.It’s real, according to a series of studies out in the past couple of years. Among those is The Rebound Effect and Energy Efficiency Policy, by Kenneth Gillingham of Yale University, David Rapson of the University of California, Davis, and Gernot Wagner of the Environmental Defense Fund.  But the rebound…
 
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • California real estate investment firm buys Hawaii Kai Towne Center's buildings

    Duane Shimogawa
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    ValueRock Realty Partners, the California-based real estate investment firm, which owns and manages more than 600,000 square feet of retail properties across Hawaii, has purchased the Hawaii Kai Towne Center's buildings from Kamehameha Schools for an undisclosed price, the $9.2 billion trust said Wednesday. "The transition of Hawaii Kai Towne Center from a fully-owned Kamehameha Schools property to one where KS retains the land but sells its improvements strengthens our perpetual endowment in support…
  • Hawaii retailers hope to get in the black on Friday—plus shopping center holiday hours

    Bill Cresenzo
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    As Black Friday, the day that retailers historically have counted on to catapult them to profitability for the year, approaches, Fred Paine, the general manager of Pearlridge Center said that he is "cautiously optimistic" about holiday sales. "We forecast an increase of about one to two percent over 2013," Paine said. "We are cautiously optimistic that sales will exceed that estimate, but we feel confident in predicting at least that increase, based upon our monthly sales increases in 2014 over…
  • Martin & MacArthur opening new stores on Kauai and in Las Vegas

    Bill Cresenzo
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Martin & MacArthur, the koa wood furniture, jewelry and accessories maker, plans to open its second Kauai store at The Shops at Kukuiula on Kauai on Tuesday and two Las Vegas stores next year. "Martin & MacArthur is delighted to be at the Shops at Kukuiula," said Martin & MacArthur President and CEO Michael Tam in a statement. "We look forward to sharing the fine koa craftsmanship of our Hawaii craftsmen." The store makes furniture and watches, rings, sunglasses, and covers for iPhones and iPads…
  • ​Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Oahu region briefs legislature on $4.9 million deficit

    Lorin Eleni Gill
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The Oahu region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is facing a $4.9 million deficit for the current fiscal year of 2015, it told the State Legislature's House Committee yesterday. In the seventh of eight hearings scheduled statewide, the HHSC chief financial officer, chief executive officer, and board chair urged the health committee to provide funding to allow its Oahu facilities to continue services. Held in a Leahi Hospital room crowded with officials and Legislators, the hearing was…
  • Take-out turkey a big business for Honolulu's Ala Moana Hotel, Whole Foods Market, Foodland

    Bill Cresenzo
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Like a lot of people, Deborah Spotkaeff will spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen, but she's not cooking for just one family. Rather, the food and beverage assistant at the Ala Moana Hotel will help carry on a fifth-year tradition at the hotel — cooking Thanksgiving takeout meals for hundreds of people. Take out meals for Thanksgiving have become a huge industry in the United States. The National Restaurant Association said that in 2013, four million people ordered a full, take-out Thanksgiving…
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    JON RIKI KARAMATSU

  • Finished the 12th Draft of My Writing Project #1, A Paranormal Romance with 79,716 Words

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:41 am
    This evening of 11/15/2014, I finished the 12th draft of my Writing Project #1, a paranormal romance with 79,716 words at a coffee shop in the State of Hawaii, my third office.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Exuding Positivity to Succeed!

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Attached is a poster I got from a motivational website to inspire us to strive for our dreams by exuding positivity!Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Thank you for your support of Jodo Shu Hawaii bazaar

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Chaired my board meeting for Jodo Shu Hawaii today, 11/9/2014. Thank you everyone for supporting and/or attending our bazaar that was held on 10/19/14, which was a success despite of the hurricane warnings during that time.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Thank you for spreading love & compassion

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    There are 2 ways to live and succeed, the negative way or the positive way. I sincerely appreciate all of you for your positive way of living and for spreading love and compassion to every person you interact with. You’re truly playing a role in world peace because you’re helping so many people attain peace within, and in time when a majority of the human race are at peace within, a majority of the world will be at peace. I dedicate this song, “I Lived” by One Republic to all of you!Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Mr. Jason Tomoyasu

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Jason Tomoyasu (2/16/1952 – 10/2/2014) who was one of my Boy Scout Masters at Troop 75/Team 75 in Pearl City, Hawaii where I attained my Eagle Scout rank in December of 1992 while I was attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  His leadership style was very positive and I remember him as always smiling.  As an EMT, he saved many lives and as a soccer coach and Scoutmaster he left a lasting imprint on many of us.  My thoughts are with his wife Mrs. Tomoyasu who I had the pleasure of working with when I was a politician and she…
 
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • Expressing Health and Well-Being

    Mike Hu
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    As people diminish in health, how it it expressed?  The same way it is expressed in increasing health and well-being -- by the muscles of the face (head), hands and feet -- which most people have never learned or exercised to express -- and so those muscles get very flabby, and incapable of ,movement (expression), until there is no movement at all.  At that point, one seems to be unresponsive to everything going on about them -- even if the critical function of circulation and respiration have not ceased, whereupon they would be pronounced "dead."  But often, long before that…
  • Evolve or Die

    Mike Hu
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    People don't change because they want to; people change because they have to.  If they don't have to change, they won't -- even as much as they say they'd like to.  It is only when they have no choice, that those who can change, will, while those who can't -- when they have to, perish.  That is the story of evolution -- the overriding imperative of all of life.It's okay not to want to change -- but when one has to, that's the difference between life and death -- and those who live another day, and actually improve their survival chances.  Individually, that is also the…
  • "Senior" Citizenship

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

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

    Mike Hu
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Health is not something separate from your life -- but is the summation of all one does and is.  There is no good health in spite of it.  There is good health, and good life, only because of it.That is to say, that the way one is, is a direct result of what one does -- and not that there is no relationship between one's health and the way one lives it.  People have good lives, because they live good lives -- and have bad lives, because they live bad lives.  People who do bad things to their health, have health problems, and its many complications.The obvious one is…
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • Solving the Problems of One's Own Living

    Mike Hu
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    With all the talk about what somebody else (government) can do, what is never discussed anymore, is the possibility that one can solve their own problems -- by themselves, as their primary responsibility, and the objective of their very living.  Unless one does that, the situation is indeed as hopeless as the vested interests make it out to be.  That is the culture of these times -- cultivating the belief that not only is it necessary to achieve anything except by organizing a mass number to go along with them -- in forcing someone else to do something for them -- but is even…
  • "The Total Package"

    Mike Hu
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    There used to be a time when time and resources were so scarce, that any one person, could only hope to be proficient at one thing -- even and especially at the expense of all other things.  In such a world, one might be a good breadwinner, but also be the worst person in the world -- to achieve that.  The idea that any one person, could be all things, or as complete a person as they were capable of being, was such an alien concept, that anyone suggesting such a thing, was thought to be suffering from delusions of grandeur -- or at the least, be unaware of their shortcomings…
  • 65 is the New 21

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

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

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

  • Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    Mark Murakami
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services Section.  My partner Greg Kugle and I are presenting our 2nd Annual Real Estate Litigation.  If you aren't a member, then I've posted our outline, with hyperlinks to the decisions or blog posts about the decisions, below: HSBA Real Property and Financial Services Section Litigation Update – Nov. 21, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gregory W. Kugle and Mark M.
  • Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

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

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

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

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

  • Coverage for Additional Insured Not Limited to Vicarious Liability of Named Insured

    Tred Eyerly
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
       The insurer unsuccessfully moved for reconsideration of the court's holding that additional insured coverage was not limited to vicarious liability of the named insured. First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Shawmut Wood-Working & Supply, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155095 (D. Conn. Oct. 31, 2014)    The additional insured endorsement provided coverage for liability for "bodily injury" caused, in whole or in part, by:(1) the insured subcontractor's acts or omissions; or (2) the acts or omissions of those acting on the insured's behalf in the performance of the…
  • On Rehearing, Fifth Circuit Finds Contractual-Liability Exclusion Does Not Apply

    Tred Eyerly
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
       On rehearing, the Fifth Circuit determined that the contractual-liability exclusion did not apply to bar coverage for damage caused by the insured contractor to the home it constructed. Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 20727 (5th Cir. Oct. 29, 2014).The court withdrew its prior opinion, summarized here.    Arrow Development, Inc. contracted with the Crownovers to construct a home. The contract had a warranty-to-repair clause, which, in paragraph 23.1, provided that Arrow would "promptly correct work . . . failing to confirm to the requirements of the…
  • Pollution Created by Business Does Not Deprive Insured of Coverage

    Tred Eyerly
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
       The federal district court determined that coverage was properly denied under the pollution exclusion of the policies.  Headwaters Resources, Inc. v. Illinois Union Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 20060 (10th Cir. Oct. 20, 2014).    Over 400 residents of Chesapeake, Virginia, filed two lawsuits against the insured, Headwaters, alleged property damage and bodily injury due to pollution generated in connection with the development of a golf course. The complaints alleged that between 2002 and 2007, the defendants used 1.5 million tons of toxic fly ash during construction of a golf…
  • Denial of Coverage for Bulge in Wall Upheld

    Tred Eyerly
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
       The insurer properly denied coverage for a bulge in a warehouse wall that the insured claimed was caused by Hurricane Ike. Russell v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143882 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 30, 2014).    Hurricane Ike displaced metal roof coverings on the insured's warehouse, causing interior water damage to several rooms. Scottsdale eventually paid $84,820.36 for the loss of the roof, less the deductible. The parties disagreed on whether a horizontal bulge on the north wall of the warehouse was also caused by the hurricane. The bulging portion of the wall was not…
  • Flood Coverage Denied Based on Failure to Submit Proof of Loss

    Tred Eyerly
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
       The court granted summary judgment to the insurer because the insureds submitted only documentation of damage by flood, not proof of loss forms required by the policy. Alexander v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143284 (E.D. La. Oct. 8, 2014).    Hurricane Isaac caused flood damaged to the insureds' home. A claim was filed for flood damage under their Standard Flood Insurance Policy issued by Allstate. An independent adjuster estimated that building repairs would be $50,025. Allstate also prepared a contents loss estimate of $22,655 based on a personal property list…
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    inversecondemnation.com

  • HAWSCT: Land Use Comm'n Can't Rescind A Re-zoning Via Truncated Procedures

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a lengthy opinion in a case we've been following, DW Aina Lea Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Lea, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0000091 (Nov. 25, 2014).  The litigation is a series of two lawsuits that originated in state court in the Third Circuit (Big Island), one an original jurisdiction civil rights lawsuit, the other an administrative appeal, the latter being the case in which the Supreme Court just ruled. The essence of the plaintiff's allegations is that the State Land Use Commission wrongfully amended the land use boundaries from…
  • N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Check out this story from today's Greensboro/Winston-Salem (NC) News-Record, "DOT's long road to nowhere angers property owners" about the practice in North Carolina of using "protected corridors" to designate property under the state's Transportation Corridor Official Map Act for future highway use, but then not condemning and paying for the land (while preventing the owners from making any use of it).  We posted about the NC Supreme Court's decision in one of those cases, where the court concluded that the property owners could not litigate it…
  • A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    The use of eminent domain for energy transmission corridors has become a hot topic lately. See, for example, the following posts: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Is Common Carrier With Eminent Domain Power Private Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain Power - Not "In Public Service" Because It Is Transporting Through Kentucky, Not To Kentucky Colorado: Company Lacks Eminent Domain Power To Construct Gas Pipeline Arkansas Supreme Court: Pipeline Taking Not A Private Use Texas: "Common Carrier" Claim Subject To Actual Judicial Review TransCanada XL In Nebraska: "Not An Eminent…
  • Upcoming APA Webinar On Affordable Housing

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    There's still time to register for tomorrow's American Planning Association (Planning and Law Division)'s webinar, Fair Housing, Affordable Housing, and Local Planning and Zoning: Understanding the Obligations and Reducing Your Community’s Legal Risk. Here's the description: The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to host the upcoming webcast Fair Housing, Affordable Housing, and Local Planning and Zoning: Understanding the Obligations and Reducing Your Community’s Legal Risk on Tuesday, November 25th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST.
  • Audio Of ABA Talk On Starr International v. United States Trial: Taking AIG Without Compensation - The $40 Billion Question

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here's the audio of the recording of the ABA talk we did last week on the Starr International v. USA takings case, "Taking AIG Without Compensation: The $40 Billion Question," now ongoing in the Court of Federal Claims. The materials and links referred to in the talk are available here. If streaming doesn't work for you, download the mp3 here. Related articles Links From Today's ABA Talk On The AIG Bailout Takings Case Testimony to end in AIG lawsuit
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    Pulpconnection

  • Brown Wednesday Before Black Friday?

    Gee Why
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well established in our shopping lexicon but what about shopping for the deals before then? What are those days called? Brown Wednesday? Grey Tuesday? Anyways CVS née Longs Drugs has started their specials, and I had to partake since I was tipped off. These Tiger Sahara Cool stainless steel insulated water bottles are going for 50% off as a buy one, get one free deal. Either the 0.8L or 1.0L capacity in green or pink ($32.99 for 0.8L and $34.99 for 1.0L). Can’t go wrong for roughly $17 each. Grab bag gift perhaps? Are You Ready? Black Friday Shopping…
  • Kahala Starbucks Drive Thru

    Gee Why
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s getting there. I’m not sure when the new Starbucks Drive Thru in Kahala Mall is supposed to open, but it might beat the end of 2014. I thought this new store was going to be more in the corner of the Kahala Mall parking lot, but it’s on the side of the mall. And according to the Pacific Business News, this location is only a drive thru. You can’t walk up and order a drink. That’s kinda too bad since the inside Starbucks location is typically swamped, and a second location would offer some relief. Starbucks Windward City, Kaneohe Closed? Borders (and…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: APL Vision Basketball Shoes

    Gee Why
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Banned in the NBA for providing players with an undue competitive advantage, you may see shoes made by Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) on the neighborhood courts. Outfitted with APL’s special Load ‘N Launch technology, these kicks supposedly give you more hops. I’m not talking Spud Webb springs but hey, if your dream is to jam one home, then maybe the Load ‘N Launch is the missing piece. According to the company’s FAQ, the average increase in jumping ability is 3.5 inches. An added 3.5 inches to your vertical ain’t nothing to ignore. Perhaps you can be like…
  • Consumed by Hearthstone

    Gee Why
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Ooops, sorry, posting here has been light over the past week since I’ve been consumed with Hearthstone. Made by Blizzard, this game is just too addictive. Nostalgia: Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One Crushed by the Tsums What Does an Asian Gangster Look Like?
  • Signs of Hawaii: WE > i

    Gee Why
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Yup, grammatically correct with the plural of “we” being greater than the singular “I.” Okay, so strictly speaking, the “i” should be capitalized, but you get the reference being parodied. Signs of Hawaii: Plenty Parking Signs of Hawaii: We Had Sex Here Signs of Hawaii: “Jeprady” Signs of Hawaii: “Contruction” Signs of Hawaii: Goats 4 Sale
 
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • Lava Threatens to Destroy Pahoa Town

    Melvin AhChing
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    The eruption of Pu'u O'o volcano on the southeastern flank of 4,000 ft. high Kilauea, is on the verge of sending a destructive lava flow into the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. A 4-month long vigil has been in place since the the latest lava flow started from a vent eruption near Pu'u O'o on June 27.The lava flow has taken 4 months to travel the approximate 13 mile long path downslope in the northeastern direction. It is already on the outskirts of Pahoa town and threatens to overrun it this week.Officials on the Big Island of Hawaii have been busy coordinating the evacuation…
  • Recommendations for the 2014 Election

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

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

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

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

  • Tori Richard + Matson = aloha shirts you need

    Lesa Griffith
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Have you looked at the Eugene Savage murals on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i and thought, “That would make a great aloha shirt”? Well, yes, they would! Tori Richard created this statement aloha shirt using  Savage’s 1940 mural Pomp and Circumstance, under license from Matson. Doesn’t it look good on the handsome Rick Rickard, who is on the museum’s physical facilities staff and is also a musician about town with his band Kuaehelani (that’s his middle name). Part of Tori Richard’s Orange Label, the shirt has a slim fit and is made of spun viscose. $88…
  • Museum educators and DOE bridge art to the Common Core

    Scott Whelden
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    On November 12, the conference room at the Hawai‘i Department of Education was transformed into a large classroom as museum educators Jenny Engle and Betsy Robb (pictured above) revealed the first of a series of four art education posters that will soon hang in classrooms around the state. “We watch people at the museum,” said Robb, explaining the philosophy behind the poster to the approximately 50 gathered DOE teachers and school administrators. “Often times they look at a work of art for about six seconds max, look at the label, glance back, think ‘OK, that makes sense,’ and…
  • The collectors: Michael Horikawa

    Lesa Griffith
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Michael Horikawa walks through his East O‘ahu home rattling off a detailed provenance of the artwork on the walls, along with circuitous stories about how he obtained them. A collector of the art of Hawai‘i since the 1970s, when he was just starting out as a young photographer, the depth of his knowledge of everything from traditional ‘umeke (calabashes) to Lionel Walden paintings is mind boggling. And 16 works from his collection are now on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i. In fact, Horikawa was curator Theresa Papanikolas’s well-connected collaborator in assembling the popular exhibition.
  • Jennifer Leung: Stewarding art from acquisition to exhibition

    Travis Hancock
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The museum has seven exhibitions opening this fall and winter, from Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, the last in a series of three shows focusing on shunga, to A Gift of Photographs from Jane and Marc B. Nathanson, highlightinga recent generous donation of 35 photographs, which goes on view Dec. 4. And every exhibition requires the Collections Department’s meticulous love and care. Part-time collections assistant Jennifer Leung is a recent acquisition of that department, and she has been quick to tackle the protean demands of the museum’s art-rotating world. She took some…
  • Outgoing ARTafterDARK advisory board members go out with a printing bang

    Lesa Griffith
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    ARTafterDARK has grown exponentially since it launched in 2004. Last month’s event brought in 2,300 people—and it was a rainy night. This monthly warm-up party is guided by an advisory board, and this past Thursday the museum held a print-and-pauhana evening to give a big mahalo to 10 board members who are “graduating.” (Last year, for the first time, the museum introduced a three-year term limit to the ARTafterDARK advisory board). The museum is indebted to Kevin Fujinaga (three years), Curtis Hokama (four years), Cappi Itagaki (five years), Ken Kawauchi (five years),…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • long november weekend

    Christa
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    i am SO happy to be getting four days off you have no idea. if you’re as happy as i am we will probably both be running around like crazy people tonight. my plan: i play nextdoor for their annual mahalosgiving in chinatown 9p-11:30p. COME EAT. it’s free. idk what the hell else you need to […]
  • i got this feelin

    Christa
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    omg the songs in this mix just omg omg omg. i did my best to mix them meh THS MUSIC DOE it makes me so happy. this is the stuff i’m in to right now. this is the music i’m listening to right now. this is the music i play when nobody is looking.   […]
  • beautiful music beautiful people

    Christa
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    i have to be honest with myself, and you. i hate this current evolution of hip-hop. i don’t hate all of it, but definitely the misogynistic anthemy shit you hear in the clubs at peak hours all the time. no wonder women can’t figure out how to respect themselves, and no wonder men think they are […]
  • NEW PARTY ALERT

    Christa
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    these next few months and coming year the nightlife is going to go back to basics. watch. we’re already seeing it with the local visitor slash transplant set nestling themselves deep in the safe havens (i.e. where they are welcome) of Pint & Jigger and Bevy Bar, and now even more gastropub, brew house, perfect-for-dates-or-sports […]
  • hay, mister DJ

    Christa
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    it’s coming up on two years ago that I agreed to let a(nother) friend take advantage of my “connections” to try to generate revenue. while it is something i will usually say yes to if it’s for a close friend or a good cause this one could have been the biggest game changer in my […]
 
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 11/27/2014 - Taja

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    <div class="description"><div class="description"><div class="description"><div class="description"><p>Taja is Hawaii's reknown Rock artist performing in the United States..Go to Rockin in Paradise.com for T V shows on the set of Pirates of the caribbean" on Stranger Tides "with Johnny Depp,Also HAWAII 5- 0, Also Taja in Concert with friend BRUNO MARS !</p><p><a class="prosp-pl-affrep0"…
  • 11/27/2014 - Mike Love Duo

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    <p>Hear Mike Love Duo live at O'Toole's Irish Pub.</p>
  • 11/27/2014 - Dinosaurus X

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    <div class="description"><div class="description"><p><strong>Dinosaurus X</strong> is a 4 piece punk/rock band specializing in punking out classic songs. The all-star lineup are tight and fast and your ears will suffer from withdrawals for weeks after their live shows.</p><p><a class="prosp-pl-affrep0" href="http://www.facebook.com/DinosaurusX" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/DinosaurusX</a></p></div></div><div id="_mcePaste" class="mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px;…
  • 11/27/2014 - CabaRAE

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    <p>CabaRAE's stunning new 10,000 square-foot showroom and cocktail lounge features two full bars, wrap around outdoor lanai, retail boutique, state of the art sound audio and visual effects, VIP seating, bottle service, and the most buzzed-about new variety show in Waikiki.</p>
  • 11/27/2014 - Live Music with Jason Laeha

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    <p>Hula's Free Acoustic Live Music with Jason Laeha - Pop | Rock | Hawaiian | Originals</p>
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Japanese Food

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    HAWAII Magazine&rsquo;s &ldquo;75 Places to Eat Like A Local&rdquo;: Japanese Food Sukiyaki, sashimi and tempura teishoku at Teshima's Restaurant.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 Food Issue is on sale now. And one of its main courses is “75 Places to Eat Like a Local,” our now annual guide to the Hawaii places you’ll find residents like us heading for great eats when we're hungry. We change the overall menu theme of “75 Places” every year...
  • Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29 Offerings are given to the Hawaiian god Lono at a Makahiki festival on Oahu in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It’s Makahiki season, and this year residents and visitors to Maui can join the inaugural Maui Makahiki. The community event will take place this Sat., Nov. 29 on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku.Makahiki is the Hawaiian celebratory season that coincides with the first sighting of Makalii, the constellation Pleiades, as it rises above the horizon at sunset. Celebrati...
  • West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    West Maui&rsquo;s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen The Sugar Cane Train's locomotive No. 1, Anaka. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It won’t be long before train whistles can once again be heard in Lahaina. The Sugar Cane Train, a popular West Maui attraction that was shuttered in August, has found a new owner with plans to reopen. The Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad’s Sugar Cane Train—a steam-powered locomotive that took passengers along a six-mile track between ...
  • 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday Visitors at the first Hawaii Honey Festival last year. Photo: Danielle Downey.This weekend, something sweet is happening just south of Hilo. The Big Island Bee Keepers Association will host their 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival Sat., Nov. 22 at Nani Mau Gardens on Hawaii Island. The event celebrates the hard work of Hawaii’s honeybees and their keepers.Visitors to the Hawaii Ho...
  • Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo Oahu map indicating the location of Waimanlo. For a detailed area map, see the link at the end of the article. Image: Google Maps. Waimanalo is a small, rural community sandwiched between the Koolau mountain range and Waimanalo Bay on the eastern side of Oahu. Visitors to Oahu’s lush Windward side often bypass Waimanalo for its larger and more northerly neighbor, Kailua town, or drive through on their way to Sea Life Park on the island’s southern tip, Makapuu Point. But that’s a mistake.
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    A Journey in Moʻolelo and Mele

  • Love this Poster!

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
  • Space Drum

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Space Drum Wow this is kind of a cool instrument. I wonder how I can get one of these. It would be a nice departure from an acoustic guitar set. What do you think?
  • New LOGO Design

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    I decided to have a new logo created because it has been such a long time since Iʻve had it done. It wasnʻt a very long process and I donʻt know if this is going to be the final logo but I believe itʻs kind of cool. If anyone know who makes great logos or if you would like to make me a logo, I would definitely welcome your input.
  • He Mele Aloha Songbook

    admin
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I came across this forum thread. It is from my dear friend Wanda Certo from Cleveland, Ohio. I actually went to Cleveland last year and spent some time with Wanda and Paul. They took me to my first Jewish restaurant and of course they treated me to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum! Wanda has put together a comprehensive list of YouTube videos to compliment the He Mele Aloha songbook for those who donʻt know the melody(ies) of the song(s). I am not going to create the link as she has done, but just list them. You can cut and paste the links to find the individual songs. Click here to get…
  • Trying Something New

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I have been commuting to and from work for some time now and thought I would pose a question. Knowing you have a multifaceted choice, would you take your car or the bus? As most people would immediately answer, I would obviously take my own car because itʻs more convenient and a definite time saver. I think like that too, but I decided to take the bus some days and take my car the other days. I wonʻt go in to all the details of my decision but we have all heard the rhetoric and seen all the advertisement on environmental sensitivity. My first bus ride was uncomfortable because I didnʻt…
 
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    Live Ukulele

  • Throwback Interview: Kimo Hussey

    Brad Bordessa
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    A look back at Mr. Hussey's 2008 interview in which he talks about musical heroes and reducing the amount of ego in your music.
  • Interview with Pepe Romero Jr./James Hill

    Brad Bordessa
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I’m back! The Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop was fantastic this year and one of the many awesome people I met is Pepe Romero Jr. – son of the famed classical guitarist and a powerhouse luthier. The video you see here is a lengthy conversation/interview we had one night at the Pahala Plantation House about the art of building an instrument. James Hill was kind enough to lend a hand playing some of Pepe’s instruments and adding his two cents.
  • Video: 12 String Sets Tested Back-to-Back

    Brad Bordessa
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I was just sitting at my desk wondering what to put on the site before I leave for the week-long Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop on Sunday. A quick cruise around Ukulele Underground turned up this gem of a link to a sound sample of 12 string sets on a Kamaka HF-3 put together by Andrew and Corey at Hawai’i Music Supply (aka The Ukulele Site). It’s a really well done video that showcases the differences in the strings brilliantly. I can only imagine how much time it took to put together! The guys at HMS are bringing us some great content these days! What are…
  • A Week At Kalani With ‘Ukulele Nuts

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

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

  • Honolulu Marathon Tips (for non-entrants)

    Jamie Winpenny
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    One of the hallmarks of the holiday season in Honolulu is the annual Honolulu Marathon. Taking place on the second Sunday of The post Honolulu Marathon Tips (for non-entrants) appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Go Ride! Hawaii’s Skateparks for Kids

    Jamie Winpenny
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    It can be a bit of a challenge when vacationing with kids to find activities to keep young minds and bodies occupied The post Go Ride! Hawaii’s Skateparks for Kids appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Upscale in Kapolei? At Plantation Tavern, you bet.

    Jamie Winpenny
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Oahu’s Ewa Plain isn’t necessarily the first place residents think of when it comes to upscale dining. It’s a land sprawling with The post Upscale in Kapolei? At Plantation Tavern, you bet. appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Sighting Endangered Species in Hawaii

    Jamie Winpenny
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    There is a handful of animal species native to Hawaii and Hawaii waters that residents take particular delight in spotting. Sadly, part The post Sighting Endangered Species in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Cooking Hawaiian Style – The Book

    Bruce Fisher
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    A quick perusal of the names of some of the recipes included in Cooking Hawaiian Style by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham The post Cooking Hawaiian Style – The Book appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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    Hawaii Vacation Connection

  • Holidays are upon us – Tips for flying to Hawaii during the busy season

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Well, the holiday season is upon us, folks! And their arrival signals another seasonal spike in visitor arrivals to Hawaii. Visitor arrivals The post Holidays are upon us – Tips for flying to Hawaii during the busy season appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Hawaii Resort Fees, Are They Worth It?

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

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

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

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

  • Waikiki Thanksgiving Dinners and Events 2014

    Sheila Beal
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Waikiki Beach is a popular destination to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether you’ll be in Waikiki or just dreaming about it, you’ll enjoy this list of special dining options and fun things to do over the holiday weekend.If you are looking for a place to dine for Thanksgiving, many Waikiki restaurants will be offering special Thanksgiving menus. We recommend you secure reservations as quickly as possible. For last minute reservations and availability, check OpenTable.com.Waikiki Thanksgiving BuffetsThe following Waikiki Beach restaurants are offering special Thankgiving buffets. Most…
  • Mahalo for making Go Visit Hawaii a top travel blog!

    Sheila Beal
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Mahalo nui loa for your votes and support. With your help, we made the list of the top travel blogs for 2015!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically from our site or this RSS feed.
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Surfer at Sunset

    Sheila Beal
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Mahalo to Deborah Hettesheimer-Citarella for sharing this nice sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Deborah took this photo earlier this month in Lahaina Harbor on Maui. The silhouette of the surfer pausing for the moment adds a lot of interest to scene. I’d like to think that the surfer is enjoying the sunset while feeling gratitude for 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 are permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under…
  • Jaw-dropping new enhancements at Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay

    Sheila Beal
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Four Seasons Lana’i Resort at Manele Bay pool area with view of Hulopoe Bay.It’s no secret that we are big fans of Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. We first visited in 2007 and since then, we’ve returned back there more often than any other resort in Hawaii. In fact, whenever we’re making plans to visit other islands, we always try to determine if we can include a stop at Lana’i.Until recently, the resort design remained the same. It was tastefully decorated and there wasn’t anything that we didn’t like about it.After Larry Ellison purchased…
  • Please help!

    Sheila Beal
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:48 pm
    We need your help, please!If you have enjoyed the Hawaii photos, videos and articles on Go Visit Hawaii, will you please take a few seconds to vote for Go Visit Hawaii as a top travel blog?Here’s how to vote: 1.  Click this link to vote. Note: the poll closed as of 3pm EST Monday, November 17. Winners will be announced November 21.2.  After the link opens, click the button to the left of Go Visit Hawaii3.  Click the Vote button.Voting is very easy, fast and you don’t have to register or provide any information.We are grateful for the nomination of best travel blog. The vote is…
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    Ha Ha Ha!

  • Maku'u Stories, Part 5: What Uncle Sonny Kamahele Taught Me About Successful Businesses

    leslielang
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Let me tell you something really interesting I learned from my Uncle Sonny Kamahele, who had twenty acres in Maku‘u, in Puna on the Big Island. He had a rare kipuka there with soil that was ten feet deep, no rocks or anything. There was a spring in one corner of his property. Just out of college with an accounting degree and lots of ideas about business, I looked at his land and wondered if he would lease me ten acres to grow bananas. I scratched my chin and thought about how I could grow 35,000 pounds per acre, maybe 300,000 pounds a year taking into account turn around…
  • TMT Launches Scholarships, Grant Funds for STEM Students

    leslielang
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Richard Ha writes: This is terrific. As we've been talking about all this time, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) people are giving a million dollars per year for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. That's more than $50 million altogether through the life of the TMT project, and all that money stays on this island for the education of our Big Island keiki. They're calling it the THINK fund: The Hawai‘i Island New Knowledge fund. I wrote a 2010 blog post that explains how TMT President Henry Yang came to understand that keiki education was the lowest common…
  • 'Peak Cheap Oil' & Slaves in the Basement

    leslielang
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Have you looked at the free Crash Course series I’ve been posting? It's from Chris Martenson's blog Peak Prosperity and it's excellent. This chapter by Adam Taggart is on “Peak Cheap Oil,” and you can watch the current video (19:30) or read this chapter.   Here’s a random bit I pulled from it, but it’s all this interesting: In order to understand why oil is so important to our economy and our daily lives, we have to understand something about what it does for us. We value any source of energy because we can harness it to do work for…
  • Guest Post: First Hilo-Hamakua Meeting on Agr & Food Security

    leslielang
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    I asked Dr. Bruce Mathews, interim dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH), to write a guest post about speaking at the first of our community meetings on agriculture and food security. Dr. Mathews writes: Mahalo for inviting me to present an overview of Hawaii’s soil resource base for agriculture from the pre-European contact era to the present during the first part of HHCDC Symposia Series on Agriculture and Food Security.    I found that the speakers during the first session…
  • The Declining Oil Price

    leslielang
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Richard Ha writes: From a 40,000-foot view, a declining oil price is good for the U.S. and Hawai‘i in the short run because it gives us time to adapt. A lower oil price makes oil-exporting countries vulnerable if they cannot maintain their domestic budgets and take care of their people in the manner in which they have become accustomed. From PeakOil.com: Financial reserves of oil-producing countries vulnerable to depletion A specialized economist said that the financial reserves and surpluses of oil-producing countries are vulnerable to depletion in the event of continuing decline of global…
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    The Daily Flow

  • Pahoa Lava Flow Stalled for Now

    Anna Webb
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    The Pahoa lava flow stalled out today creating a respite for local residents in process of evacuating the area. Officials stress that this does not mean they are out of danger as it will likely start flowing again in the near future. Lava Flow Stalls but Still Not OverFiled under: Earth, Fire, Kilauea, Lava Flow, […]
  • Breaking News: Lava now 70 yards from first Residential home in Pahoa Town

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

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

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

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

  • Aloha English: educational app for Android

    IslandNotes
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Aloha English is a learning tool for memorizing knowledge about Hawai’i and our planet’s environment through playing a unique matching game. First you choose a topic that interests you. Then you study the phrases. When you are ready, you begin the match game by shuffling the 14 phrases. Using your memory and understanding of the subject matter, you choose a number and see if you can find its match. Aloha English can provide you with limitless topics as users can share topics in the cloud! ・ Aloha English is the perfect tool for studying English in a Hawaiian context! ・…
  • Absurdum Infinitum in 3 acts

    IslandNotes
    24 May 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Act 1: Tommy’s Chosen Reality (4th grade Software Coding Class) In this episode in the educational series, we are introduced to the new federally mandated computer class in the fourth grade of Cheney Elementary School. Principal Laura Cummings; the recently outsourced computer instructor Gerry Shillencamp; the precocious Haruka Kawauchi; and that rascal Tommy — combine all their madcap efforts to get through a new day at school. Act 2: She’s So Preeeti ! (Post-Singularity Robot Sitcom) In this episode, we are introduced to the much. . .well sort of different world that…
  • The Slocum Affair episodes 1-3

    IslandNotes
    16 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Featuring original presentations staged through the efforts of The Cyborg Players — a somewhat stiff group of actors overcoming their synthetic voices’ limitations to deliver their unique brand of human irony. This episode was produced first. However, it’s sort of a Star Wars-y deal whereby the subsequent episodes kind of flesh-out what has previously occurred to arrive at such a charged moment in the Bob and Doris Slocum trilogy. Bob is a cyborg-in-waiting, and Doris mostly just wants Bob to listen. (Warning: cybernetic expletives) Episode 1: “Are You Watching…
  • Topicmatch: Android™ app for contextual learning.

    IslandNotes
    18 Jan 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Topicmatch: the text phrase matching game about people, places, nature, arts, and science. Choose a topic. Study the paired text phrases. Shuffle the phrases. Then try to match them: Choose a number, read the phrase that appears, and then try to find its match. Download the free version: Topicmatch Free, to give it a spin and see how it works. What would a simple enjoyable game that encourages contextual learning through exploration of a wide selection of topics look like? Wouldn’t its user interface be shaped to minimize distractions and to maximize meaning? Topicmatch is such a…
  • Chomsky on Energy (and lemmings)

    IslandNotes
    15 Jul 2012 | 2:44 pm
    On this morning’s broadcast of the same radio program from which the previous post was excerpted, I had another opportunity to ask Noam Chomsky a question. Although I sort of take issue with his estimation that Ivan Illich’s observations concerning Energy and Equity take a back seat to the “suicide pact” of capitalism, or “lemmings walking off a cliff” as Chomsky puts it, he’s probably right in a certain empirical sense. (I wonder if he does parties?) Still, I think a thorough understanding of Illich’s observations of the sociological impacts of…
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    A Pacific View

  • End of an era

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Tonight is the last night UKIRT operates as a UK telescope. We are closed Friday night during which the changeover to a new operator, the University of Arizona, takes place.I have worked at UKIRT for 18 years and have observed there since 1991. My feelings are mixed. I am very excited about the future as UKIRT moves ahead and reinvents itself once again. We are moving into areas UKIRT was never designed for but we demonstrated this summer it was quite capable of carrying out its new science mission. I am also sad because I know so many people I have worked with in the past in the UK will…
  • Hurricane Iselle's aftermath

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Hawaii, especially the district of Puna on the Big Island, rarely makes the news, even on the local TV stations in the State. It's a neglected district with many quite poor people living here. Some areas are very beautiful and have many vacation rentals for visitors, some are ravaged by lava flows, but overall it is a large area (roughly the size of Oahu) with thousands of relatively poor families.Hurricane Iselle devastated much of the district last Thursday night. Thousands of people are without power or running water, some are still trapped on their streets by downed trees. Houses have…
  • Well, it's in the public domain now - UKIRT's future

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Latest news can be seen here -SFGate news about UKIRT. I'm sure other media sources will pick things up over the next day or so. Local rags picked it up quickly but aren't the places I want to direct people to. Don't know anything about SFGate, but haven't hit a paywall there yet.
  • The Long Goodbye

    15 Mar 2014 | 1:23 am
    Eddie, the cat on the right, has been with me almost since the day I arrived in Hawaii. She's approaching 18 years old now and as a kitten wasn't expected to survive her first year. She was 10-weeks old and just skin and bones and clearly the runt of the litter when I adopted her. The person at the Humane Society told me she needed a lot of love and care to survive, and when her adopted sister, Patsy, died just a few weeks later from FIP, the vet said it was likely she had contracted the disease as well and would die young.Well, over 17 years later she is still with me, nearly as energetic as…
  • A room with a view

    18 Dec 2013 | 9:33 pm
    Well, Pam opened her Christmas present early, so I can post it here now as well! This was the view from our hotel room in Astoria, Oregon, of the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge (you can click on the picture for a much larger version). I can't say enough good things about the Cannery Pier Hotel, it's one of the best places we have ever stayed at, I highly recommend a visit if you ever get the chance. I now have only a short trip in the future to achieve and complete a small ambition of mine, which is to have driven the entire coast of California and Oregon: Los Angeles to San…
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    Andi's Blog

  • 9 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Showing off our shojisChris and my dad put quite a bit of work into building shoji doors to separate our master bedroom from bathroom. They used inexpensive redwood boards from Home Depot and heavy-duty hardware to make them slide easily. Kona Shoji designs sells real shoji paper from Japan. I think it really adds a touch of class to the room and it no longer feels like we have a tub in the bedroom. Once again, I am impressed by the skills of my husband and dad.
  • Hot shower, anyone?

    11 Jun 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I no longer worry about the cost and environmental impact of taking a super hot shower or washing dishes with hot water because we are now heating our water with energy from the sun. Our solar hot water system really works well and heats our water enough even on fairly cloudy days. We do have an electric timer set to heat the water at 5 a.m. if the water is not hot enough from the day before, which can happen on really rainy days, so we are always guaranteed a hot shower that rarely takes electricity to make.The hot water system will end up costing us $1,837 after some kind of…
  • Voyage au famille

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Chris and I attended a Jasper family trip to Nuevo Vallerta in February. It was my first trip to Mexico so I was excited to see a bit of that country, but the main purpose of the visit was to spend time with the other 22 Jaspers in attendance.What stood out more than anything else to Chris and I was the level of virtue we observed among the average residents. Folks we met in local, not just touristy spots, seemed friendly, even when they were not trying to sell us something. All the areas were visited looked clean and felt safe, even places where some level of poverty was evident.
  • 10 Nov 2013 | 5:08 pm

    10 Nov 2013 | 5:08 pm
    Jaspers: 1  Mauna Loa: 1Chris and I just returned from a 2.5 week camping and hiking trip in southwest Utah. You'd think we'd spend our first free day back catching up on chores. Instead we went hiking. But it's not just because we can't get enough of the outdoors. There was only one place left on the island that I had not seen and really wanted to - the top of Mauna Loa. At 13,679 feet above sea level the air gets a little thin. Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world, last erupted in 1984 and is considered active. I think I have heard that from the sea…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 11:07 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 11:07 pm
    White Road WonderlandOne of my favorite hikes was officially "closed" after the earthquake of 2006. We're generally compliant and we don't condone trespassing or breaking the law so I hadn't done the hike since it closed and Chris has never done it. But we kept hearing of friends taking the White Road hike and we needed a cool place to go that wasn't too far to drive, so we finally broke down and headed to Waimea. The trail is clearly being used, we passed several people that day and the rules are obviously not being enforced. I also did not see any landslides or damage the earthquake may…
 
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Year of the Wood Sheep 2015

    Hilo Living
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    2015 Wood SheepIt is time for our annual predictions based on the Chinese lunar calendar for 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep.  As we predicted, the current 2014 Wood Horse year has been fast paced, with explosive energy, expansionism, military power, economic change and chaos.  There are a couple more months of the Horse year ahead before the Sheep brings some calm to the global chaos and slows down the pace on February 19, 2015.  The Sheep is more stable than the Horse and prefers diplomacy and harmony to the Horse’s confrontation and demands for justice.We find it useful…
  • Baking Soda as a Bug Killer

    Hilo Living
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Before we moved to Hawaii, baking soda was just one of those ingredients to make fake “lava” for paper mache volcanoes in grade school. When we lived in Hilo we found baking soda very useful for improving the air quality on very voggy (bad volcano emission) days.  We had heard that soaking a towel in water and baking soda and putting it in front of a fan helped. Since vog is mostly sulfuric acid, the mildly basic baking soda helped make the environment less acidic. Recently we started using baking soda to clean things.  We have a wooden table that had built up layers of dirt,…
  • Life without Caffeine

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

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

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

  • A Bzzzzzzzzzy fun Saturday...

    Sonia
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      Yesterday was a gorgeous day...perfect for a festival... so we headed for the Nani Mau Gardens and the 2014 Honey Festival... Vendor Row - I was able to pick up a couple of little gift items... Apiary products Be a Bee Buddy!   A live big bee... ...and a livelier lil bee...in his own little world... More honey products A Hiccup Circus performance on the lawn ...and strollers enjoying the sun and the music at the gazebo... Afterwards we stopped at the Prince Kuhio Mall where Anthony wanted to do a bit of Christmas shopping (after seeing something advertised in the newspaper...he…
  • Thanksgiving Countdown –Part III - To Stuff or not to Stuff

    Sonia
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
      Final share of my original series of 'Thanksgiving Countdown' articles from The Hawaii Tribune-Herald of Hilo (Photo - Dressing (recipe at bottom) baked in muffin molds served with carrot -ginger sauce and cooked homemade cranberry sauce) HELE MAI `AHA `AINA! (Come Join the Feast!) By Sonia Martinez (November 23, 2004 - The Hawaii Tribune-Herald of Hilo)  Thanksgiving Countdown –Part III -  To Stuff or not to Stuff  I know that many cooks cannot conceive of roasting a turkey and not stuff it, but my personal preference is to cook the…
  • THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN - Part II - Turkey Tips

    Sonia
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Continuing to share seasonally appropriate old, recycled newspaper articles from when I was the weekly food writer for the Hilo paper Enjoy!   HELE MAI `AHA `AINA! (Come Join the Feast!) By Sonia Martinez (November 16, 2004 - The Hawaii Tribune-Herald of Hilo)  Thanksgiving Countdown - Part II – Turkey Tips  Once again the time has come to gather `round laden tables to celebrate the goodness that surrounds us and show our appreciation for the bounties bestowed upon us.  Regardless of our ethnic backgrounds we all seem to adopt…
  • THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN - Part I

    Sonia
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
      I have decided to take out some of my old articles that appeared in my weekly newspaper columns from my files, dust them off and share them again... There are three in particular that are appropriate to share at this time of year...so here they are...Enjoy!   HELE MAI `AHA `AINA! (Come Join the Feast!)By Sonia Martinez(November 9, 2004 - The Hawaii Tribune-Herald of Hilo)  THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN - Part I  With the holidays fast approaching I have been thinking of ways in which I can get all that needs to be done with the least amount of effort and worry.  Most…
  • A Taste of Honey

    Sonia
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
      Last Tuesday I was part of a group of nine judges who participated in tastings for the 5th Annual Natural Honey Challenge.  The Challenge is sponsored by the Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA).     This year there were a total of 64 entries from 4 islands in three categories; liquid, solid and honey comb. Entrants send in their jars with completed paperwork and a number is assigned to each jar, corresponding to a number on the paperwork.  This is a 'blind tasting', as judges do not know who the entry is from.   The tasting is done in a…
 
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • DESTINY NA KOA VII ACTION PACKED NIGHT

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Story by: BRYANNA "PINK RANGER" FISSORI/ Destiny MMA’s last fight card of the year was held Saturday, November 1 at the Blaisdell Arena. The event was complete with the high standards of professionalism fans and fighters have come to expect from the promotion. Fighters were also brought in from outer islands and the mainland to take on the best Hawaii had to offer on Destiny Na Koa VII, and allowing many Oahu fighters to test their skills outside of the normal pool of competitors. One of the changes to this card, which is uncommon to the island fight scene, was that there were 15 fights on…
  • Fast Action At The Filcom From Man Up & Stand Up With SEC

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

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

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

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

  • Search For SIC Maui Junior Development Team Athletes With TPA

    davi
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By: Allie BrownSIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) is excited to announce we are currently in search for two youth athletes to join the SIC family as members of our SIC Junior Development Team with our SIC Grom Search. The selection of these two founding members (one boy and one girl) will focus on the goal [...]
  • Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting 4:30 PORTLOCK

    robert
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    We will meet for another Kahala Run on Wednesday. To get an earlier start, meeting is at at PORTLOCK at 4:30 pm SHARP (not meeting at Kahala). Jeff will coach and will give everyone a ride back to Hawaii Kai with his trailer afterwards, Robert won’t be there, sorry. Click here for a map of the [...]
  • Starboard’s 2015 SUP Line Looks Sweet!

    evan
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I’m especially excited to test out the new Wide Point 8′10″, Pocket Rocket 8′5″, Air Born 8′8″ and the kids 8′0″ Astro. I think that the kids sup in the astro construction will be ideal for kids and indestructible. Click the link below to download a copy: 2015 Starboard SUP Catalog
  • Starboard Israel and Paddle For Hope

    davi
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We had a huge event last week at our club in the Caesarea Nautical Center. 300 Paddlers and more than 1000 people in total came to see the STARBOARD PADDLE FOR HOPE 2014. that was the biggest SUP event that held place in Israel so far (we broke last year record).We had a big lottery for [...]
  • SIC Maui Paddles Lake Mead!

    davi
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By: Allie BrownWe paddled Lake Mead this weekend and we were so stoked to see great group of avid paddlers here in Las Vegas!! The paddling on Lake Mead is beautiful and the SIC X 14 PRO & PRO Lite were flying on the pure glass conditions. Special thanks to Clete and Raden for all [...]
 
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    Women's Surf Camp

  • Testimonial of the Month

    Lulu
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Look what Kirsten S from Germany has to say about her blissful SwellWomen experience: K:  Joining SwellWomen on a Maui retreat was truly life changing for me and one of my biggest adventures to date. Maui is just an amazing and peaceful place to be. The beaches, the ocean, nature and the atmosphere are epic. There’s no place I would rather be! On this wonderful  retreat, I met some of the loveliest and most fun ladies ever. It was amazing how well the group got along and respected everyone’s personality. It’s just sad we didn’t have more time together. And…
  • Women Business Spotlight:: Jana McMahon ~ Private Chef

    Lulu
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Chef Jana McMahon’s interest in food started early… in the kitchen of her parents and at the ovens of her grandmothers. A degreed horticulturalist and cuisine savvy, her dishes utilize locally grown fresh Hawaiian product, simply yet elegantly prepared. Her 20 plus years of cooking experience spans from working “in the trenches” under accomplished Colorado chefs in several fine dining restaurants in Denver and Vail, partner in Glorious Food Catering in Maui, Executive Chef onboard the Hawaiian Based, Yacht Kakela, to owner of a Maui based private chef service. Jana has appeared on The…
  • Goofy Foot Instructor Spotlight

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

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

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

  • Camerapalooza! Retro Photo Gear for Sale

    mel
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    CameraPalooza! by macprohawaii, on Flickr Retro Photo Gear For Sale. It's time for Camerapalooza! This is your chance to to jump on the retro wave of film photography as we place all of our vintage cameras and gear on sale this Saturday, November 29 at the Assistance League Thrift Shop. Doors open at 9:30 am. Be there early for best selection. All items sold as is. Selection includes cameras and gear from Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Kodak, Fujica and more. We have cameras, lenses, bags and many types of accessories. Camera gear are on sale on Saturday November 29 only. Come…
  • Oh my (stinky) stars

    Ron Whitfield
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I knew Russell would be in there http://www.answers.com/article/12267...mo-gut#slide=1
  • Deny con's their $ for nothing

    Ron Whitfield
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If they don't want to work, and if we can't fire or imprison them, then NO PAY FOR YOU! Sign the petition to deny them their ill gotten $$$ http://leftaction.com/action/salaries-shutdown
  • Fergusson

    Ron Whitfield
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Now we know more about the shooting of Michael Brown, that he indeed assaulted responding Officer Wilson but didn't inflict the serious damage right wing hate media have doggedly asserted and was shot at least twice after Wilson's gun failed twice to fire initially when seated in his patrol car. Brown was hit in his extremities, he backed off and was more than a few away, seemingly unarmed, with hands obviously empty, no longer a real threat to anyone. Wilson then got out and fired more shots including the fatal one to Brown's head despite having non-deadly options available. How does anyone…
  • con lawsuit = institutional treason

    Ron Whitfield
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    But they're just good folk..., who hope to subvert all Gmt. rule http://www.bloombergview.com/article...ess?cmpid=yhoo
 
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    A Maui Blog

  • Holiday Problems … Let’s do something about it

    AMauiBlog
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    It’s 4 days until Thanksgiving, 30 days before Christmas, 37 days before New Year, and to some of you, by the time you read this post the holidays might even be closer! Do you feel your blood pressure rising? Are you feeling a bit stressed and anxious, thinking of the many things you have to do […]
  • Mother Daughter Bonding Time at Travaasa Hana

    AMauiBlog
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
      Hana, Maui, often called “Heavenly Hana” is one place on earth where I can find serenity and pure bliss. Maui is such a beautiful place to start with. You can find peaceful places here, there and everywhere.  However … …. if you want to experience the ultimate serene old town feeling, in a tropical setting, Hana […]
  • Travaasa Hana on Maui

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

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

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

  • Thursday 3 – Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Rodney
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
      HAPPY MLC THANKSGIVING!!!   What are you thankful for? What are some of your best Thanksgiving memories? Are you gonna do Black Friday?   Here’s my responses:   What are you thankful for? I’m thankful for my blog readers.  Thank you for those who take time to comment and share their stories with others.  I’m thankful that I have a second chance at having a great family.  And I’m thankful for landing a job that I love and grateful to the ones who had their trust in me to do this job.  I’m thankful for my friends, family, and loved ones.
  • Remembering… Mom’s Cooking

    Rodney
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Getting the appetite ready for some Thanksgiving grinds and it got me thinking about some of my favorite dishes that my mom used to cook.   The first one that comes to mind was her Trader Vic’s broiled chicken.  Mom had a Trader Vic’s recipe that she used to marinate drumettes and wings in.  I know that it had pineapple juice in it because I remember the small tuna-sized can of pineapple that mom used to open.  She’d use the pineapple juice part and put the pineapple rings in a small Tupperware container.  I would always see the leftover pineapple and ask mom what…
  • Do You Remember… School Time Shenanigans

    Rodney
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    In the previous blog post Do You Remember… Small Kid Time Shenanigans, we recalled all the naughty stuff we did when we were growing up.  Mostly stuff around the neighborhood.   So now we’re recalling naughty stuffs we did in school.  Whether elementary, intermediate, or high school.  Shoot – I’ll take college too!  I would guess that most of it was during intermediate school because in elementary – you’re too obedient to do anything wrong.  And in high school – you’re too intimidated to do anything wrong.  But in intermediate –…
  • Do You Remember… Small Kid Time Shenanigans

    Rodney
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Remember small kid time?     Okay, maybe not THAT long ago.  But kids were kids and when we got bored – we had to find ways to amuse ourselves.  And many times, it lead to trouble.  But it wasn’t on purpose – most of the time.  It was just shenanigans – a part of growing up.  Right?  Yeah, right.   What kind of shenanigans did you pull?   The one that comes to mind first was blowing up Clorox bottles.  I don’t know how we learned this, but the Clorox bottle fitted perfectly on the water hose end.  I mean, it twisted right on with a…
  • Hawaiian Airlines – 85 Years And Counting

    Rodney
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
      Hawaiian Airlines just celebrated 85 years of servicing Hawaii’s skies.  Congratulations Hawaiian Airlines!!!  The unofficial MLC airline.   Here’s a little commercial to jog the memory.   Hawaiian Air has had a slew of different airplanes that serviced us throughout the years, but let’s face it – we love anyone in a uniform.  The pilots look so professional and intimidating.  They have an important job to do so we don’t want to bother them.  Just continue to get us there and back home safely.   It’s the flight attendants uniforms…
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic 50th celebration!

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    BY KATHY HANSBERRY — An annual basketball traditional tipped off on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa campus for the milestone 50th Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic tournament.  The UH Rainbow Warrior basketball team … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Final 2014 O Ke Kai Series

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY LUANA MAITLAND — The Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa arrived at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort on Saturday, Nov. 15, to Celebrate Hawaii’s Great Voyaging Canoes. This quarterly event has grown to include video coverage of Hokulea and Hikianalia … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Castaway Island featured on Weekend Today

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — On Saturday, Nov. 29, images of Castaway Island will be beamed to an Australia-wide audience on the National Nine Network’s breakfast news program Weekend Today. Working in partnership with Fiji Airways, six LIVE crosses during the … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Two new faces at Outrigger

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY BARRY WALLACE AND DARREN EDMONSTONE — We join Human Resources in welcoming two new faces to our ‘ohana: Jill Kawakami as manager, project services, and Biu Waqaniburotu as human resources manager for Castaway Island, Fiji (FCI). Jill reports to … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Marketing Inc. Quarterly Maika‘i Awards

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    BY KELLY SMALLWOOD — The Global Contact Center, Outrigger Marketing Inc. (OMI), recently honored top Retail and Wholesale department performers at our Quarterly Maika‘i Awards luncheon. For each month of the quarter, the top performer for each department is identified … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
 
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    Intercultural Twilight Zone

  • Who In Their Right Mind Moves to Pahoa?

    Tim Sullivan
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    I’ve always had a rebel streak in me. Got it from my dad, a grown man who relished finding ways to break rules without technically breaking them. Dad liked to say he didn’t “play according to Hoyle,” a reference to the famous book of rules for card games (see According to Hoyle). Clueless at the time about the Hoyle reference, I knew from context what dad meant: he liked to do things his way. How dad navigated our expressway tollbooths speaks volumes about him, and by extension, me. He’d always have exact change in hand when pulling into what was then considered an automated…
  • Glimpses of Culture Through a Lava Flow: Bomb the Crater or Clean Your House?

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

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

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

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

  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

    BNS
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis, barbatus), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMeet the Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).  Both the common and scientific names of this fish refer to the frilly, fleshy flaps of skin protruding from its chin.  (The Latin name "barbatus" translates to "bearded.")Like others in its family, Scorpaenidae, the Bearded Scorpionfish is an ambush predator.  Its strategy is to lie in wait for its prey to come swimming past at close range, and then to spring forth with its mouth wide open to engulf its meal in one big gulp.  In order to do this…
  • A Beautful, Fragile Bryozoan Colony

    BNS
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Macro photo of a Lace Bryozoan (Reteporelina denticulata)by B. N. SullivanThis beautiful marine organism is a colony of Lace Bryozoa (Reteporelina denticulata).  Despite their appearance, Bryozoans are neither a coral nor a plant.  Taxonomically, the Bryozoa form a phylum all their own.  Most of the more than 4,000 species of Bryozoans live in the sea.The name Bryozoa translates to "moss animal."  The individual animals that make up the colony are microscopic.  This species builds lacy calcareous structures of interconnected branches, made from the mineralized…
  • Basking Sea Turtles in Hawaii

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

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

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

  • Moving to Hawaii to Translate Japanese to English?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I just received an interesting note from a man living in the Philippines with his Japanese wife. They are considering moving to Hawaii. Here’s the note: * * * I’m a 50 yr old UK citizen currently living in the Philippines. My dream has always been to live in Hawaii since watching Hawaii 5-0 as […]
  • Mike Coots STOKED – Surfing on a New Leg

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    A shark took part of Mike Coots’ leg, but that didn’t stop him from getting out there in the line-up! Here he is showing off a new carbon fiber leg that has made all the difference. In 1997 at seventeen years of age, Mike was surfing off the amazing and beautiful Hawaiian Island of Kauai […]
  • Vegans Moving from Ohio to Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Here is a note I received today from a married couple that is considering a move to one of the Hawaiian Islands in the near future. I think they will probably be a good fit for life in Hawaii, but one never really knows. You have to try it and see how it works out […]
  • Welcome to Hawaii Intro – Audio MP3

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I decided to release my ebook – MOVING TO HAWAII – THE GOOD, BAD, and UGLY for FREE here. Just on a whim I decided to record an MP3 of the first chapter – you can grab it below. I’m not an expert speaker, but I gave it my best shot. I’m considering whether to […]
  • Missing Persons in Hawaii – Big Island

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Damon Tucker has a popular page over at his website DamonTucker.com where he lists missing persons on the Big Island. This is one topic that really hits me hard, and I hope to never experience anything like this for a member of my family or my friends. If you live on the Big Island of […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Hawaii County GMO Ban Overturned

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    A second anti-GMO law has been struck down in Hawaii, with a federal judge today overturning a Big Island ban adopted by its County Council.U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren again ruled that county authority over GMOs is pre-empted by state law. He made a similar ruling in overturning Kauai County's Ordinance 960, which also attempted to regulate pesticide use by four GMO seed companies and Kauai Coffee.The anti-GMO moratorium that Maui County voters narrowly approved on Nov. 4 is also likely dead, as Kurren will rule in the legal challenge to that initiative, too.Kurren used the same…
  • Musings: On Turkeys, in the Literal and Figurative Sense of the Word

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Perusing the cornucopia that is Whole Foods the other day, I was struck by the variety of turkeys being sold. Some were touted as organic, others as GMO-free. Some were fully free-range, while others merely had “access to outdoors.” Still others were vegetarian-fed, but ostensibly caged, while the premium birds were labeled “humanely-raised on sustainable family farms.” A few even had names: Tom.Whole Foods is where the rich folk shop, and the per-pound-price — ranging from $2.99 to $4.49 — reflected the buying power of the clientele.Meanwhile, in the big box stores and…
  • Musings: Mauna Kea Trask New County Attorney

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Mauna Kea Trask will be the new Kauai County Attorney if the County Council agrees on Dec. 1.County Attorney Al Castillo, who has held the post for the past six years, will be returning to his private criminal defense and family law practice.Though Mauna Kea is young — he graduated UH Richardson Law School in 2004 — he's earned some solid stripes via baptism by fire and innovation, along with plain hard work. The innovation, which also reflects his Native Hawaiian heritage, includes creating stewardship agreements with kanaka and community organizations and using ho’oponopono to…
  • Musings: Crystal Clear

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    A few things have been made crystal-clear recently.Here was the first: As soon as agriculture becomes profitable on Kauai, it will get taxed to ensure that it has a hard time remaining so. To wit: The bill that places seed production into a new tax category — agronomics — so the county can gouge it a little deeper, all the while pretending, with absolutely no justification, that growing fields of corn, for whatever purpose, is somehow not diversified agriculture.And who's to say the same policy won't be employed for any other crop that dares to succeed?Though Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura's…
  • Musings: One-Two Punch

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Kauai County Council inflicted blows on agriculture and coastal preservation yesterday, passing one bill to hike property taxes for those who grow GMO crops, and another that makes it easier to develop along rocky shorelines.Overall, it was a disappointing final meeting for this Council, which will seat two new members next month. But there was one bright note: we will no longer have to endure Jay Furfaro and Tim Bynum, both of whom thankfully lost their re-election bids.The Council first approved a shoreline setback bill that exempts rocky shorelines and coastal bluffs from setback…
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    Baron's Blog

  • If Europeans acted like American TV viewers

    Baron
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
  • Another flight to go with the flow

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

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

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

    Baron
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    You can see the article that I shot photos for the New York Times here.
 
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    gigi-hawaii

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    gigihawaii
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is a candid shot of my granddaughter and hubby, taken last week.  They were watching TV: David and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving at my nephew Travis and his bride Shanna’s home in Kahaluu.  It’s potluck so I am bringing stuffing, a fruit salad and a pie.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone.  As we rarely drive to the windward side of the island, it will be a treat for us. The house across the street was on fire the other night and is considered a total loss.  The damage is estimated at $330,000.  Because the fire swept through the house so quickly, the family of…
  • Priceless memories

    gigihawaii
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    You might remember the spathiphyllum plant I purchased in August.  It sat on my coffee table, looking very pretty.  However, when the white flowers opened, I noticed pollen littering my table.  Well, you all know what a neat freak I am.  The spathiphyllum ended up in the trash bin. I have decided to stick with anthuriums.  They do well indoors and never litter the table with pollen.  Here’s one I purchased at Lowe’s recently: Lovely, isn’t it?  The red and green anthuriums go well with the red and green silk rug that we bought in Jaipur, India in 2012: Speaking of silk rugs,…
  • Feral cats

    gigihawaii
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Up until 2011, our neighborhood was full of feral cats that roamed at will. That was fine until they used the bathroom in our planter box, shown above.  The stench was awful. When David poured cement on top of the dirt, it was a complete transformation.  One day, they left their droppings in the dirt; the next day, they left nothing on the concrete. Now, instead of feces, our planter box boasts plants!  Yay! In 2011, the cats started to die off.  Feline leukemia, perhaps?  We could walk down the street without encountering cats. Well, here it is 2014, and the population is beginning to…
  • Chat with Julia

    gigihawaii
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    My 7 year old granddaughter was here the other day and we had a nice chat.  She pointed to these puppets that I had purchased in Jaipur, India in 2012.  She wanted to know which was the boy and which was the girl.  I told her that the one with the mustache and beard was the man. Then, we discussed what would be the ideal present. Me:  “What do you want for Christmas?” Julia:  “First of all, don’t give me money, because Mom will put it in the bank.” Me:  “Well, what should I give you?” Julia:  “A gift card, because Mom can’t put that in the bank.” Me:  “Oh.  So…
  • Contemporary Art Museum

    gigihawaii
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Admission is free on the third Sunday of the month, so David and I drove up Makiki Heights Drive to see the exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum.  We had lots of fun. This is the entrance to the museum: Brenda Cablayan is an artist, who lives in Hawaii.  These are her paintings in acrylic: “Pool over Makiki”: “Cottage on Mott-Smith Drive”: “House of the Trees”: “The Limousine”: Cheyne Gallard:  “Wat high school you wen go?”  He photographed himself in a variety of roles (8 characters): John Buck:  “The Archer” (Bronze with patina): We left after seeing the…
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    Political Radar

  • Honor for Mink

    B.J. Reyes
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    [View the story “Honor for Mink” on Storify]
  • Repeal

    ddepledge
    19 Feb 2013 | 4:35 pm
    The state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to repeal the Public Land Development Corp., following the state House, which passed a repeal bill last week. Senators say the Senate could hold a hearing on the House version and, if there are no changes, move to accept the legislation.
  • Party label

    ddepledge
    15 Feb 2013 | 9:55 pm
    Who is a Democrat? A Republican? A Green? A new bill would shift the burden of proof in court to the potential candidate, not the political parties. Dante Carpenter, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, asked for the bill after candidates ran for office last year as Democrats even though the party had determined they were ineligible. Laura Thielen won a state Senate seat after disregarding the party’s ruling that she was ineligible to run as a Democrat because she had not been a member of the party for at least six months before the filing deadline. Chris Manabat, who was not a…
  • Pukas

    ddepledge
    14 Feb 2013 | 10:28 pm
    House Speaker Joseph Souki on Thursday credited the public with identifying “pukas” with the Public Land Development Corp., which the House voted unanimously to repeal. Asked whether he saw any similarities between the public’s reaction to the PLDC and his unpopular van cam law a decade ago, Souki laughed: “Van cam was one of my favorite projects. It did save lives. And I think it’s very different than van cam,” the speaker said, adding however that like van cam, the idea behind the PLDC was good but the process was off.
  • PPPA

    ddepledge
    13 Feb 2013 | 6:44 pm
    The state Senate Economic Development, Government Operations and Housing Committee on Wednesday voted to advance a bill that would create a new Public-Private Partnership Authority. The authority — a similar concept to the Public Land Development Corp. — would work with other state agencies and the private sector on development projects. The new authority, unlike the PLDC, would not have broad exemptions from land use regulations. The new authority would first do a main street redevelopment project in Wahiawa and a film production studio on Maui as pilot projects. The bill would…
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Smart Money Monday

  • Mililani Trojans claim state football championship

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    After coming up short in last year's state football championship game, the Mililani Trojans have come back this year to take it all by beating ILH champs, Punahou, in a 53-45 nail-biter at the Aloha Stadium this past weekend...
  • Smart Money Monday: Financial Holiday Gifts

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    As Black Friday approaches, many people are looking for that perfect gift for the people on their Christmas list, while others are taking another route by avoiding the crowds and giving gift cards and money as gifts.While some people may think of financial gifts as impersonal...
  • Smart Money Monday: Beefing up credit scores

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    In this week's Smart Money Monday, James Moniz of Bank of Hawaii joins us to show you how you can pump up your credit score...
  • Smart Money Monday - Pumping Up Your Credit Score

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    (HawaiiNewsNow) -We are here today at a gym to talk about some number crunching, credit building tips. Here from Bank of Hawaii is James Moniz ...
  • Smart Money Monday: The convenience of ATM's

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    You see them at restaurants, gas stations and even supermarkets. ATMs are everywhere. But other than picking up some quick cash on the run, what else can you do with ATMs?Bank of Hawaii Branch Manager, Casie Nakagawa, spoke with Steve on the many uses of ATMs...
 
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    Kaaawa News

  • 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…
  • One of those mornings

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

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

  • Waianae: The most scenic Hawaii coast that few tourist see.

    e komo mai
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Not one in a thousand among the visitors to Oahu get out to see one of the most beautiful, wild coastlines in all of Hawaii. Steep bluffs of the Wainae Mountains give way to lush Valleys and long sandy beaches. To to get here, visitors must drive through the disenfranchised towns of Nanakuli, Wainae, and Makaha, which are a little rough around the edges even for locals from elsewhere on the island.But the truth is, the West Side has a heart of gold. Just hang out at Makaha surfing beach on the weekends. And beyond Makaha begins an undeveloped coast (including this beach where Michner's Hawaii…
  • Getting High in Hanalei

    e komo mai
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    The Okolaheo Trail rises about 1,400 feet over two-plus miles from the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. The trailhead is near the Hanalei River,  about two miles from the town. Leave the GPS in the car—only one route is humanly possible—but bring along some hiking poles, since the rooty-and-muddy ascent presents many opportunities to get the seat of your shorts dirty.Along the way to the summit are a few level spots with views of Hanalei Bay. The summit itself is surrounded by ti plants, but you do get 360-degree views of the river valley and ocean. Okolaheo is called 'The…
  • The Seven (or Eight) Stages of Aloha

    e komo mai
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    From the pages of the "No Worries Hawaii" guidebook:People really do say “aloha” in everyday speech in Hawaii. Aloha means good-bye, hello, compassion, love—all  that. The word derives from the Hawaiian words “alo,” meaning front or face, and “ha” meaning the essence or the breath of life. As in ancient times, some Hawaiians today will touch foreheads saying, “alo,” and then breathe out saying “ha,” thus exchanging life’s breath. Don’t worry, this isn’t something expected of you at the car rental counter. But you may well feel the aloha by the end of your stay…
  • Living the wild life at Kekaha Kai State Park on the Big Island

    e komo mai
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    If flying into Kona, check out the aquamarine sandy coves studded by palms that are not far north of the airport. That's Kekaha Kai (formerly 'Kona') State Park, some 1,600 acres of oasis enclosed by vast lava fields—and it should be at the top of your list of wild tropical beaches to visit.The 1.5 mile drive into the park is over a hellishly rutted rocky road, lots of slow-speed swerving required, but it's not half as bad as it used to be. The beach park nearest the parking has picnic tables and rest rooms, but sees the fewest visitors among the three beaches nearby. A quarter-mile trail…
  • Keanae Arboretum: A family tree-hug on Maui's Hana Highway.

    e komo mai
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Halfway to Hana and right on the sleepy highway, the Keanae Arboretum is the perfect spot for everyone to pile out of the car and commune with trees from all over the planet. A wide, easy-going path will suit anyone from toddlers to grandma.A few flowers, like red ginger and heliconia mixed in with the leafy giants. A stream flows alongside the exotic forest, which was planted in 1971.A native Hawaiian and Polynesian garden begins where the wide path ends, with papayas, bananas, and taro planted in the traditional way. After this garden, adventure trekkers can strap on the mud shoes and head…
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    Pacific Reader

  • 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 →
  • Get You & Your Car Home Safe, Call Designated Drivers Hawaii

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

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

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

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Survey Hawaii's mini-wildlife using nocturnal collecting techniques. Find out why light is so attractive to insects and learn other secrets of the forest night shift. We'll set up safari base camp and see what kinds of interesting insects we'll attract. Age: 6 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 12/13/2014 - Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve Hike with Ken Suzuki

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

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Create your own handmade paper using natural and recycled materials. We'll go on a short hike to collect natural items that can be incorporated into your own handmade paper. Age: 3 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
 
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    CrossFit 808

  • Beyond Thankful...

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Gosh, there is so much to be thankful for this year, I am overwhelmed with the blessings 2014 has brought. I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have made CrossFit 808 the community it is today, from the coaching staff to our beautiful members and awesome visitors from around the world. As I reflect on this day, my heart is so full and much of that is because of all of you. Rich, Josh, Marcus, Jamo, Jay, Showers, Shay, Kyla, and Paige… thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are the heart of this gym and have made this journey incredible. Lori, Peedi, and my dad, thank you…
  • TT2014 Events Released!

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    DAY 1:EVENT #1 “The Sprint”Partitioning reps however you like, complete the following for time:60 Wall Balls (reps only count when partner is hanging with chin over the pull-up bar)60 Chest-­to-­bar Pull-­ups (reps only count when partner is hanging from the pull-up bar)RX: 30# to 10’/20# to 9’Masters & Scaled: 20# to 10’/14# to 9’, Chin Over Pull-­upsTime cap: 10-­minutesEVENT #2 "The Clean Ladder"50 seconds for 2 members to successfully complete lift (Power or Full Clean)10 seconds transition to next barbellRX Loads in pounds (Male/Female): 155/105, 185/125, 205/135,…
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    "12 Days of Thankfulness"1 200 Meter Run2 Chest to Bar or Chin Over Pull-ups3 Dumbbell Thrusters (45/30 lbs)4 Box Jumps (30″/24″)5 Burpees6 Toes to Bar7 Wall Balls (30/20 lbs to 10 ft)8 Alternating DB Snatches (8 each arm)9 Kettlebell Swings (70/53 lbs)10 Walking Lunge Steps (10 each leg)11 Ring Dips12 Man-Makers (45/30 lb DBs)Post your time, but it’s not my primary concern. Have some fun with friends as you do this and be thankful that your fitness allows you to think things like this are fun.Scheduling Reminder:Thursday, November 27th (tomorrow): CLOSEDFriday, November 28th: No…
  • Heat Schedule for TT2014!

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Friday, November 29th: DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30PMEvent 1 "The Sprint"Heat 1 – 6:00pm (Female Scaled): Jen/Phoebe, Ren/Shanelle, Brie/Sarah V., Kate/LikoHeat 2 – 6:15pm (Male Scaled and Masters): Wayne/Johnson, Kamu/Aaron F, Chad H/Paul, Danny/Nate F, Yoshi/Steve, Glenn/PaulHeat 3 – 6:30pm (Female RX and Masters): Brianna/Sarah S, Julie/Anna, Dana O/Nikki, Mary/MarshaHeat 4 – 6:45pm (Male RX): Jorge/Bryson, Aaron H/Kyle, Grant/Willis, Jon/Adam B, Ryan B/Ricky Heat 5 – 7:00pm (Male RX): Ryan S/Lawrence, Keoni/Chad T, Mana/Byron, Vic/Matt AlicesEvent 2 "The Ladder"Heat 1 – 7:20pm…
  • 25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today's Workout:A. Every 90 seconds, for 12 minutes (8 sets) of:Clean + Hang Clean*Sets 1-2 – 65-70%*Sets 3-4 – 70-75%*Sets 5-6 – 75-80%*Sets 7-8 – 80-85%B. Four sets of:Front Squat x 3-4 reps @ 4111(MUST move up in weight from last week by 4-6%)Rest 2-minutesC. Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes of:5 Power Cleans (185/125 lbs)10 Burpees Over the Barbell20 Double-UndersRest exactly 5 minutes, and then…Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 5 minutes of:10 Push Press (135/95 lbs)20 Pull-Ups
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    Oahu Mom

  • November 29 & 30, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend!  There’s a free Christmas concert, a Christmas parade, a chance to learn some hip hop, watch some movies and other fun activities.  Check out the updated Weekend Events Page for all the details on these and other events! The post November 29 & 30, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • November 22 & 23, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    There are  lots of family friendly events happening this coming weekend.  Visit Barnes & Noble and participate in one of the many events scheduled for their special Discovery Weekend, enjoy live music, attend a craft fair, join in an art workshop and have a great weekend with your family! Get the details on these and other events on the recently updated Weekend Events Page.  If I left anything off, please feel free to share it with others in the comments here! The post November 22 & 23, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • November 15 & 16, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    Looking for things to do with your kids this weekend?  The Weekend Events Page has a list of family friendly happenings so check it out and have a great weekend! The post November 15 & 16, 2014: Weekend Events appeared first on Oahu Mom.
  • Gratitude Tree – A Thanksgiving Tradition

    Lisa
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    It’s so easy to focus on the negative, to rush around, to be worried and stressed.  But that’s not the example I want to set for my kids.  Those aren’t the habits I want them to learn.  In an effort to form habits of thankfulness and gratitude and teach them to our kids, we do a Gratitude/Thankful Tree in November. Our Thankful Tree is designed to help us be intentional with our gratitude.  Each evening at dinner we take turns saying something we are thankful for.  We write it down (before our kids learned to write words they drew pictures of what they were thankful…
  • November 8 & 9, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Another weekend is here and there are lots of activities and events for families to choose from.  Seasonal craft fairs are beginning, there is live theater to attend, you can hear live music from the Royal Hawaiian Band, take a painting class at the Art Explorium, enjoy an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet, visit Sea Life Park for only $2.64 (not a typo!) and more.  Check out the recently updated Weekend Events Page for all the details. If I missed an event please feel free to send me a note by Thursday evening and I’ll add it to the page.  After that, please feel free to share it…
 
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    Daily Maui Photo

  • Paradise Served Daily, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The sign at Cheeseburger in Paradise says it all. Daily Maui Photo for November 27thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Grumpy Honu, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A grumpy looking honu at the Maui Ocean Center exhibit. Daily Maui Photo for November 26thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Ocean Palm Tree, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ocean front bliss from the Sheraton Maui Resort. Daily Maui Photo for November 25thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Shopping in Wailea, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Extravegant outdoor shopping at the Shops of Wailea. Daily Maui Photo for November 24thPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
  • Black Rock, by Kris Nelson - Daily Maui Photo

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The view at the base of Black Rock in Ka'anapali. Daily Maui Photo for November 23rdPhoto © Kris Nelson - http://www.krisnelsonphoto.comVisit http://www.dailymauiphoto.com for more great Maui photos.
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Moving to Hawaii to Translate Japanese to English?

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I just received an interesting note from a man living in the Philippines with his Japanese wife. They are considering moving to Hawaii. Here’s the note: * * * I’m a 50 yr old UK citizen currently living in the Philippines. My dream has always been to live in Hawaii since watching Hawaii 5-0 as […]
  • Mike Coots STOKED – Surfing on a New Leg

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    A shark took part of Mike Coots’ leg, but that didn’t stop him from getting out there in the line-up! Here he is showing off a new carbon fiber leg that has made all the difference. In 1997 at seventeen years of age, Mike was surfing off the amazing and beautiful Hawaiian Island of Kauai […]
  • Vegans Moving from Ohio to Hawaii

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Here is a note I received today from a married couple that is considering a move to one of the Hawaiian Islands in the near future. I think they will probably be a good fit for life in Hawaii, but one never really knows. You have to try it and see how it works out […]
  • Welcome to Hawaii Intro – Audio MP3

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I decided to release my ebook – MOVING TO HAWAII – THE GOOD, BAD, and UGLY for FREE here. Just on a whim I decided to record an MP3 of the first chapter – you can grab it below. I’m not an expert speaker, but I gave it my best shot. I’m considering whether to […]
  • Missing Persons in Hawaii – Big Island

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Damon Tucker has a popular page over at his website DamonTucker.com where he lists missing persons on the Big Island. This is one topic that really hits me hard, and I hope to never experience anything like this for a member of my family or my friends. If you live on the Big Island of […]
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Positive Thoughts: Reaching Out

    hawa6217
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:01 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 “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” -Vera Nazarian
  • Aspirin and Breast Cancer Treatment

    hawa6217
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A preliminary study indicates overweight or obese postmenopausal women who got hormone therapy in breast cancer treatment were less likely to have the cancer recur – or for it to recur later – if they took aspirin or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. At the University of Texas at Austin, Linda deGraffenried looked at data from 440 women – most overweight or obese – with the estrogen receptor-positive form of breast cancer. She says many took…
  • Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Meal

    hawa6217
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– Thanksgiving is just around the corner to kick start the holiday season. It is the time of the year when all our friends and family are together to give thanks for our good fortunes and to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Whether you are preparing the feast yourself or helping out in the kitchen, be sure to follow these helpful tips to prepare a safe Thanksgiving dinner for your loved ones—they’ll be thankful they did not get a foodborne illness! Handling and Thawing—Always wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 15 seconds before and…
  • County Announces Holiday Closures

    hawa6217
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports (LĪHU‘E) – In observance of Thanksgiving Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 along with all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, Puhi Metals Recycling Center and the Kaua‘i Resource Center. All HI-5 bottle redemption centers will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Residential refuse pick-up will continue its regular schedule. The Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools will be closed on the holiday. The Kaua‘i Bus will be operating on a modified schedule on Thanksgiving Day. For more information on The Kaua’i Bus, please…
  • Not Less Trans Enough

    hawa6217
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Trans fat is put in processed foods to increase shelf life and stabilize flavor, but it also increases cholesterol, which raises the risk of heart disease, which is a good reason to cut trans fat. At the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Dr. Mary Ann Honors checked how people are doing on reducing trans fat. The researcher looked at 30 years of data on more than 12,000 Minneapolis-St. Paul residents ages 25 to 74. “While we saw a significant decline…
 
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    Maui Makers

  • Rocket Workshop Saturday after Thanksgiving 10 am–location change

    Laura
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Build rockets and launch them. This class has two components. In stage one we will go over the basics of rockets and how they work and then construct rockets from straws and paper. Launching the rockets will be done using the scientific method to see how launch angle and thrust affect the distance flown. Stage two of the event will put teams together to build model rockets and launch them in the park nearby. The event will be held at the Kihei Elementary School (across the street from Kihei Community Center) and will start at 10 am. Entry fee is $20.00 per family. This class is the first of a…
  • Membership Drive

    Laura
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Aloha Everyone, Maui Makers needs your help. After an intensive search, Maui Makers has secured an option to rent a space in Wailuku that will be a great home for us to set up our tools and house tools and equipment. The landlords love the idea of Maui Makers so have given us a great deal on rent. The space gives us rough finished areas suitable for setting up separate classroom, clean work space for electronics and printing, “dirty” work space for painting, dyeing, cutting, etc. and wood/metal working areas. The space will allow us to have multiple events each week, and broaden…
  • Back By Popular Demand!!! Arduino Workshops

    Laura
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Fridays 6-9 PM, for information on location contact Arduino@mauimakers.com Bob and Dee Conlon have generously volunteered to host an Arduino & Wearable Electronics Group at their home in Kihei, meeting Fridays from 6-9pm, starting 11/21. Meetings for now will be in place of the classes that are currently on hiatus. This group is not necessarily a class, but some instruction will take place. Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00. What to bring (if you have them): Laptop Arduinos, cables, parts & supplies Projects for show & tell Projects you want help with For more…
  • November 20, 2014 6 to 9 PM Art of Tinkering at St Anthony

    Laura
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:37 pm
    We had a great turnout for 3D printing, with 3 printers running. Art of Tinkering is up next for the rest of November. All events are suitable for Family and free to paying members ($10 for nonmembers, make out checks to St Anthony Jr-Sr High School): November 20, 2014 will be a return to the Art of Tinkering We’ll build Paper Circuits (http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/paper-circuits) Bring –Coin Cell Batteries CR-1220 –Cardstock –Scissors/exacto knife (age appropriate please) –Scotch tape Meeting is 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School, Maryknoll Building, Rm 21. Great turn out…
  • 3D Printing–November 13, 2014

    Laura
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    We had a great turnout at the monthly meeting with some exciting show and tell. We also have some fun items on tap for the rest of November. All events are suitable for Family and free to paying members ($10 for nonmembers, make out checks to St Anthony Jr-Sr High School): November 13, 2014 will be 3D Printing Night. 6 PM–set up the 3D printers 7 PM–Steve Griffin, a mechanical engineer from Boeing will be on hand to discuss how to get the best build quality November 20, 2014 will be a return to the Art of Tinkering We’ll build Paper Circuits. Bring –Coin Cell Batteries…
 
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  • #WhereAreWeWednesday - Kakaako November 26, 2014

    My name
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The month of November belongs to Kakaako - where creativity is cultivated! Centrally located along the southern shores of Oahu, between Ala Moana and Downtown Honolulu, Kakaako was once a thriving native Hawaiian community where locals fished, made salt and farmed agricultural terraces. At the turn of the century, Kakaako was a community of homes, small stores, churches, schools and parks, however few traces of these buildings exist today. In the 1950s, rezoning converted much of this area into an urban, industrial community. Today, Kakaako has undergone a second transformation:…
  • Maui Real Estate Market Report - November 2014

    My name
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    In October 2014, there were 77 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $575,000. This is a 4% increase from September's median price, and an 8% increase when compared to October last year. The number of sales are down 15% from September and down 4% when compared to October last year. We saw 84 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $391,500. This is a 16% decrease from September's median price but a 9% increase when compared to October last year. The number of sales increased by 6% when compared to September and decreased by 13% when compared to October last year.
  • Big Island Real Estate Market Report - November 2014

    My name
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    In October 2014, there were 147 single-family home sales on the Big Island of Hawaii, with a median price of $329,000. That's a 1% decrease from last month's median price, and a 23% increase when compared to October last year. The number of sales increased 5% from last month and decreased 8% when compared to October last year. We saw 49 condo sales on the Big Island of Hawaii at a median price of $295,000. This is down 1% when compared to September's median price but up 34% when compared to October last year. The number of sales is down by 9% when compared to September and down 21%…
  • Kauai Real Estate Market Report - November 2014

    My name
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    In October 2014, there were 37 single-family home sales on Kauai with a median price of $475,000. This is down 15% from last month's median price, and a 21% decrease when compared to October last year. The number of sales are down 5% when compared to September but up 19% when compared to October last year. We saw 29 condo sales on Kauai at a median price of $226,675. This is a 6% decrease from September's median price and a 29% decrease when compared to October last year. The number of sales is up 16% from September but down 12% when compared to October last year. It took a…
  • Oahu Real Estate Market Report - November 2014

    My name
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    In October 2014, we saw 310 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $690,000. This is a 3% increase from September's median price and a 7% increase when compared to October last year. The number of sales is down 10% when compared to September but up 7% when compared to October last year. There were 453 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $350,000. This is up 1% when compared to September's median price, and up 8% when compared to October last year. The number of sales is up 7% from September and up 5% when compared to October last year. It took a median of 32…
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    Communications Pacific

  • The Procrastinator’s Guide to Thanksgiving Turkey by Chase Conching

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    There are two types of Thanksgiving people. First, there are those who meticulously plan menus months in advance, breaking out their encyclopedia of recipes with more family secrets than an Italian mob, and shopping with an errant disregard for cost or the safety of themselves and others. Then there are normal people. When I’m not working, I’m eating. I like to eat. With that said, November is the Olympics of gastronomy. If you’re in tune to the Hawaii food scene, you know that this week (Nov. 17-23, 2014) is Restaurant Week. If there’s ever a time to expand your culinary horizons,…
  • Welcome to Parenthood! by Shere’e Young

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    When is he coming home? What should we name him? What do we buy? How do we prepare for his arrival? These are just a few of the questions Dane, my fiancé, and I asked each other as we waited patiently for the arrival of our little one. It was the evening of September 13, just seven weeks ago, when we walked through our apartment door to the shout “SURPRISE!” from Dane’s brother Kawika and his girlfriend Ashley. I looked up to find a cute little furbaby. Speechless and confused… “What? Huh? How? When?” “OH, MY GOSH, he’s here!” I dropped my purse and drink and ran to pick…
  • Halloween – My Favorite Non-Holiday, Holiday by Nicole Fuertes

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Ghouls and goblins, princesses and fairies, vixens and villains. Each year we all ponder the same questions. What to dress up as? Where to go trick-or-treating? What kind of candy should we hand out? How should we decorate the house? Ever since I was little I remember “preparing” for Halloween, like one would for Christmas. Halloween in our house in Mililani was a month-long celebration. Decorations started going up as soon as October 1 hit and there was something new added to the ‘scene’ every day. Another cobweb, tombstone, skull, or black garbage bag on the window to create that…
  • Taking Time for Tako by Lloyd Yonenaka

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

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

  • Holiday Schedule

    brian
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Kona Impact office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28. We will re-open on Monday, December 1. Enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones. The post Holiday Schedule appeared first on Kona Impact.
  • Online Marketing Email: What is a Scam and What Isn’t?

    brian
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    If you have a website you have, not doubt, received many email offering you website design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media marketing services. If your own and operate many websites like we do at Kona Impact, you will receive tens of these email a day, as well as a handful of cold calls and other pitches. How do you know what is a genuine and useful service? Here are a few that should definitely avoid: Search engine submission. The value of this is almost nothing. It used to be that we had to tell the search engines to review our website. Nowadays there…
  • What is the best material for signs?

    brian
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Most of our signs are printed and mounted on some material. Banners and posters are the exception: they are printed on the material on which they will be displayed: banner material and some sort of paper. Other signs, however, are printed on vinyl or adhesive-backed paper and mounted to a substrate. Use will determine your substrate. Here are some of the sign substrate options. Foam Core Foam core is a 3/16” material that is ideally suited to temporary indoor displays. Many academics and companies use foam core displays for conventions, trade shows and conferences. We typically print on an…
  • Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “Unreachables”

    brian
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Local Marketing 2014: Reaching the “unreachable” I was having a chat the other day with a few friends about how much some us have become “unreachable” by traditional local advertising. We went through a list: Phone book? None of us would admit to open a phone book in years. Radio? We all listen to streaming radio like Pandora or Amazon Prime, public radio or audiobooks. None of us listen to commercial radio stations. Newspaper? Only one out of five of us subscribe to the local newspaper, and the one that does reads it in a matter minutes, just skimming for the sports scores and…
  • Advice for New Businesses in Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The previous blog was on Start-Up Business Mistakes. This blog focuses on some things new start-up businesses in Kona, Hawaii should consider in the business planning stages. Avoid the highly competitive business sectors. Fishing charters, manta night snorkel tours, burger restaurants and massage therapy are very over-represented in Kona. Find a different take on these ideas and you might have a business. Find a high margin business that doesn’t require you to compete on price. Most business owners vastly underestimate their costs and overinflate their sales projections. Solar, up until…
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