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  • Critics Say Bills Undermine Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Laws

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    Anita Hofschneider
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii environmental and cultural groups are raising the alarm about two bills in the Legislature that would make it easier for developers to get projects approved without undergoing the state’s review process for historic buildings. The measures, Senate Bill 2633 and House Bill 1678, limit the definition of “historic property” in state law and specify what types of residences need to go through the review process. The proposals are intended to eliminate unnecessary permitting requirements for old homes that don’t actually have any historic importance. Right now, the state considers…
  • The Public File: Pacific Resource Partnership, Schatz, Biggest Ad Buyers

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    Manjari Fergusson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Editor's Note: Civil Beat is visiting local TV stations again this campaign season to track how much money is being spent on political candidates and issues. The Public File is a regular series that compiles records kept by network and cable stations in Honolulu showing ad buys made by campaigns and political committees. The records, which are required to be made public under federal law, are expected to be posted publicly on the stations' websites beginning in July. But for now we're still picking up paper copies, scanning them into our system and posting them online. Check out our Ad Watch…
  • (PNN) CANDIDATES ABOUND; SOME BIG NAME, SOME PERENNIAL CHALLENGERS 'PULL PAPERS,' FEW FILE

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    Andy Parx
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    (PNN) -- While current Kaua`i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has already flied papers to run for another four-year term only one incumbent Councilmember, Mel Rapozo, has officially thrown his hat into the ring for another two years, according to the Friday's latest list of candidates. Carvalho's potential opponents include minor and perennial candidates. Three out of the four listed have "pulled papers" but only one, Debralynn M Desilva Carveiro, has filed to oppose him.But the list of 11 potential council candidates includes repeated after-ran, former Councilmember Kipukai Kuali`i who has filed…
  • PUBLIC SCHOOL Teachers Play Important Role in “Growing Our Own Healers”

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    Tina Shelton
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The public school year is winding down in Hawai`i, with the last day of classes for students on May 30. It’s a great time for us to ask, “How important are great public school teachers in producing your next doctor?” Here, we profile Kyan Agbayani, who entered the John A. Burns School of Medicine in […]
  • PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE

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    Andy Parx
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE: An articleby investigative reporter Rob Perez in today's pay-walled Honolulu Star-Bulletin points in many ways to what's going on in the Kapa`a-Kealia-Anahola-Waipake-Lepa`uli (Larsen's)-Kilauea corridor on Kaua`i as it relates to the development of mansions-for-the-rich in agricultural subdivisions and "condominiumized" ag lands by Larry Bowman's Falco Partners as well as developers Jeff Lindner, Tom McCloskey and other more silent ag land owners. Indications are that they are using "new and improved" combinations of loopholes, such as some being used in…
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  • Governor Releases $750,000 for the Palolo Chinese Home

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $750,000 in capital improvement grant funds for the Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) on Oahu. “Expanding capacity to provide more services to our kupuna is one of the administration’s top priorities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “This money will ensure residents of Hawaii’s largest Adult Residential Care Home […]
  • Governor’s Statement on 2016 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    HONOLULU – The National Football League (NFL) today announced it will hold its 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Gov. Neil Abercrombie released the following statement: “While we would like to have had the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 2015, the return of the Pro Bowl in 2016 provides the state with an opportunity to showcase […]
  • Governor Invites Hawaii to Join in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    HONOLULU – In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gov. Neil Abercrombie is inviting the people of Hawaii to “ring a bell” on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 6:01 p.m., 46 years to the minute after Dr. King was assassinated. The Governor asks that all capable government buildings, places of worship and facilities across […]
  • Governor Releases $58.4 Million for University of Hawaii System Facilities

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $58.4 million to the University of Hawaii (UH) system for capital improvement projects (CIP) at various campuses that will further energize our growing construction industry to help sustain our economy. “A majority of these funds are going to improvements at our community colleges, […]
  • Governor’s Statement on the Public Utilities Commission

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:15 pm
    HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today gave the following statement regarding the reappointment of Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chair Hermina Morita. “We are at a very critical juncture in developing our clean energy future and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) needs stability to continue to address many of the important regulatory issues before it. Therefore, […]
 
 
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  • Lava flow in Puna foments fear of fires

    Leila Fujimori
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Some Hawaii island residents are concerned that a dry summer could increase the risk that fires set by lava could eat through the thick forest behind their houses.
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    15 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
  • House OKs new restrictions on HCDA and Kakaako projects

    Star-Advertiser staff
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The state House on Monday approved a bill that would place new restrictions on the Hawaii Community Development Authority and increase public notice requirements for development projects in burgeoning Kakaako.
  • Gore to speak at 'green' conference

    Sarah Zoellick
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will be in town Tuesday to headline a conference about Hawaii's sustainability, clean energy and smart growth initiatives.
  • Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa

    Derrick DePledge
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.
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  • The Public File: Pacific Resource Partnership, Schatz, Biggest Ad Buyers

    Manjari Fergusson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Editor's Note: Civil Beat is visiting local TV stations again this campaign season to track how much money is being spent on political candidates and issues. The Public File is a regular series that compiles records kept by network and cable stations in Honolulu showing ad buys made by campaigns and political committees. The records, which are required to be made public under federal law, are expected to be posted publicly on the stations' websites beginning in July. But for now we're still picking up paper copies, scanning them into our system and posting them online. Check out our Ad Watch…
  • Will OHA Seize on Obamacare to Better Serve Its Beneficiaries?

    Mililani Trask
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Editor's note: Mililani Trask has filed papers to run for the OHA board. Native Hawaiians are an endangered species. Seriously. Several items of news this week confirm that. A study by the John A. Burns School of Medicine says Native Hawaiians have a life expectancy that is 6.2 years less than whites and Asians. In other news, we were told that Hawaii had one of the lowest enrollments for the Affordable Care Act.
  • Critics Say Bills Undermine Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Laws

    Anita Hofschneider
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii environmental and cultural groups are raising the alarm about two bills in the Legislature that would make it easier for developers to get projects approved without undergoing the state’s review process for historic buildings. The measures, Senate Bill 2633 and House Bill 1678, limit the definition of “historic property” in state law and specify what types of residences need to go through the review process. The proposals are intended to eliminate unnecessary permitting requirements for old homes that don’t actually have any historic importance. Right now, the state considers…
  • Hawaii Looks for Local Solutions As Washington, D.C. Stalls on Climate

    Sophie Cocke
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Even though the world faces melting Arctic sea ice, more violent storms and flooding, dying coral reefs, more droughts and wildfires, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer suggested in Honolulu on Tuesday that Americans shouldn't expect great solutions from the nation's capital. At the opening of the conference, "Ascent: Building a Secure and Sustainable Water and Energy Future for Hawaii," the prominent California Democrat described an erosion of bipartisanship when it comes to environmental legislation. “Protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan issue, and there were strong leaders on both…
  • Al Gore on Climate Change: 'We Are Going to Win This Thing'

    Chad Blair
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a "seminar of sustainability." By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it's possible only if each of us does our part. "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause. He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and Brian…
 
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  • A bit of morning calm on Tax Day

    Ian Lind
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    Yes, I’m one of those tax procrastinators working madly this morning to double check tax forms, print everything out, then walk down to the little Kaaawa post office to get them in to the mail. The result–no time right now for a regular post. Instead, a few calming photos of Kaaawa taken in the past […]
  • More on the question of legislative conflicts

    Ian Lind
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you keep track of blog comments, you may have noticed that some folks strongly disagreed with my post here on Friday (“Ethics law doesn’t support complaint against Rep. Luke“). Here’s a comment that came in yesterday: Ian, please take a look at the House Rules, pages 49-51 (rules 60.2, 60.4(1) and (6), 60.5, 60.6. […]
  • Bills that survived the 2nd Crossover deadline

    Ian Lind
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    There’s less than two weeks before the legislature’s April 24 final decking deadline for most bills, which have to be in their final forms and ready for the last up-or-down votes by the full House and Senate. Joint conference committees are hard at work trying to hammer out remaining differences between House and Senate versions […]
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  • HPA accepting registrations for Summer 2014 programs

    Baron
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all—from toddlers to students entering grade 12. For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for the Big Island

    Baron
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    A High Surf Advisory for East facing shores of the Big Island is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday (April 16). Surf is forecast to be five to eight feet in height along East facing shores. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday (April 18) for the Alenuihaha Channel along with Big Island Leeward and Southeast waters. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Baron
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series featured a performance by kumu hula Micah Kamohoali`i with Halau Na Kipu‘upu‘u Saturday (April 12). - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • Twigg-Smith receives 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Baron
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Hannah Twigg-Smith, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), has received the 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
  • HPA to host Earth Day Family Celebration Saturday (April 19)

    Baron
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public. - visit Hawaii 24/7 to read the full story -
 
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  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Apr. 14, 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    EARTH DAY Community Clean Energy Rally at the State Capitol Join 250 Hawai‘i students next Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 10am to noon as they rally for a clean energy future. Is your school interested in participating? Please contact Francois Rogers at francois@blueplanetfoundation.org.  Local industry news PBN: Hawaii Gas CEO wants more collaboration in state's energy industry PBN: First Wind to build 200MW solar farm on Castle & Cooke land on Oahu Maui News: Electric bills could go up if PUC approves rate proposal PBN: Honolulu sees continued solar energy permit decline
  • Miso Smart Makes a Speedy Delivery

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    There's a lot of talk about grid modernization these days. What is a smart grid, and why is it important? We're pleased to introduce Miso Smart to tell you why. Please enjoy "Miso Smart Makes a Speedy Delivery," the first episode of The Supercharged Adventures of the Blue Planeteers. Mahalo to cartoonist extraordinaire DrewToonz for bringing the Blue Planeteers to life! Do you have ideas for future adventures for our energy superheroes? We'd love to hear them. Send them to info@blueplanetfoundation.org.
  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Apr. 7, 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    COMMUNITY SOLAR STATUS: 4/4 Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1646-14), recommending passage on Third Reading. 3/31: The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Johanson, Cullen, Ing, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Woodson, Fukumoto, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Jordan, Tokioka, Yamashita; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Hashem. Local Industry News PBN: Honolulu ranks No. 1 in U.S. in growth of solar installations Star-Advertiser: Hawaiian…
  • Energy Policy Bulletin - Week of Mar. 31, 2014

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:58 pm
    LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS COMMUNITY SOLAR UPDATE 4/1: The committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 16 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Johanson, Cullen, Ing, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Woodson, Fukumoto, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Jordan, Tokioka, Yamashita; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Hashem. Mon, 3/31, 2pm, Room 308: SB2934 SD2  RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. Allows the public utilities commission to establish community-based renewable energy tariffs by which electric utility…
  • Energy Policy Bulletin, Week of Mar. 24, 2014

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    ENERGY STORAGE Fri, 3/28, 9:15am, Room 211, DECISION-MAKING: HB2618 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE. Establishes an income tax credit for each grid-connected energy storage property that is installed and placed in service in the State during the taxable year beginning after December 31, 2014; provided that this tax credit shall not be available for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2025. Allows the tax credit to be claimed as either an investment credit or utilization credit. Effective July 1, 2050. INTERCONNECTION Fri, 3/28, 9:15am, Room 211, DECISION-MAKING: HB1943 HD2 SD1…
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  • PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE

    Andy Parx
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    PLANT YOUR CLEAN-HANDS MANSION HERE: An articleby investigative reporter Rob Perez in today's pay-walled Honolulu Star-Bulletin points in many ways to what's going on in the Kapa`a-Kealia-Anahola-Waipake-Lepa`uli (Larsen's)-Kilauea corridor on Kaua`i as it relates to the development of mansions-for-the-rich in agricultural subdivisions and "condominiumized" ag lands by Larry Bowman's Falco Partners as well as developers Jeff Lindner, Tom McCloskey and other more silent ag land owners. Indications are that they are using "new and improved" combinations of loopholes, such as some being used in…
  • DENIAL AIN'T JUST A SCREAM IN EWA

    Andy Parx
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    DENIAL AIN'T JUST A SCREAM IN EWA: Just as Nixon felt the need to tell the country he was "not a crook" and 2010 Delaware US Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell just couldn't resist insisting that "I am not a witch," our own hate and fear-mongering homophobe-in-chief Hawai`i Republican State Rep. Bob McDermott (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) has declared "I'm not perverse," according to today's Honolulu Star Advertiser. McDermott's infamous crusade against marriage equality last year continued into this year's legislative session when he attempted to whip up fellow Christian zealots into a…
  • (PNN) CANDIDATES ABOUND; SOME BIG NAME, SOME PERENNIAL CHALLENGERS 'PULL PAPERS,' FEW FILE

    Andy Parx
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    (PNN) -- While current Kaua`i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has already flied papers to run for another four-year term only one incumbent Councilmember, Mel Rapozo, has officially thrown his hat into the ring for another two years, according to the Friday's latest list of candidates. Carvalho's potential opponents include minor and perennial candidates. Three out of the four listed have "pulled papers" but only one, Debralynn M Desilva Carveiro, has filed to oppose him.But the list of 11 potential council candidates includes repeated after-ran, former Councilmember Kipukai Kuali`i who has filed…
  • DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, DOWN THE DRAIN

    Andy Parx
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, DOWN THE DRAIN: Once again a land use ruling by Kaua`i 5th Circuit "junior" Judge, Katherine Watanabe who never met a claim of vested rights she didn't like- or a developer whose claims to have a right to do anything they damned-well please for that matter- has been overturned by the Supreme Court, at great time and expense for one of the few public interest law firms around. According to a press release from EarthjusticeThe Hawaiʻi Supreme Court recently issued another landmark decision on water resources and the public trust. The case, Kauai Springs v. Kauai Planning…
  • RIDE A PAINTED PONY LET THE SPINNIN' WHEEL TURN

    Andy Parx
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    RIDE A PAINTED PONY LET THE SPINNIN' WHEEL TURN: I'm sure, as everyone says, Gerry Charle­­bois- the pilot of the ultra-light aircraft that crashed and burned in Polihale last month killing him and his passenger- was a great guy. But these ultra-light "tours" are illegal as hell because they are not really "flight instruction" as they claim but simply thrill rides for tourists. And everyone know it. Taking visitors up in these things is not permitted but there is a "flight instruction" loophole that has allowed the practice to continue. It's one of those "and if anyone asks, you're learning…
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  • Oahu Farm Fined $460,000 After U.S. Department of Labor Investigators Document "Deplorable" Conditions, Back Wages Owed

    Malia Zimmerman
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – Fat Law Farm, which distributes herbs and vegetables to Safeway, D. Otani Produce and a number of other stores locally, and is the main exporter of Hawaiian-grown basil to the U.S. mainland and Canada, has been fined nearly a half a million dollars by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour division for its treatment of its Laotian workers. The 425-acre farm in Leeward Oahu, owned by Frank Law, Alice Law and Tim Law, must pay $428,800 in back wages and liquidated damages to workers and another $31,200 in civil penalties because of “deplorable…
  • Hawaii Fire Fighters Association Endorses Abercrombie

    Guest Contributor
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    HONOLULU – The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) has announced that it will endorse Governor Neil Abercrombie for a second term. HFFA represents nearly 3,100 active and retired firefighters throughout Hawaii. “Governor Abercrombie has stood by our side for over 40 years,” said Bobby Lee HFFA president. “We first endorsed him in 1974. Since that time, he’s consistently supported us on labor issues and fire and public safety matters. There’s no one more qualified to lead this state to a brighter future.” In December 2010, Governor Abercrombie took office amidst an…
  • County government should oversee land management, not DC bureaucrats

    Guest Contributor
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project By Aaron Stene - I’m deeply concerned about the actions of the National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. These federal agencies intend to control how much new development happens in North Kona it seems. For example, the National Park Service wants the State of Hawaii to designate the Keauhou aquifer as a water resource management area and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service wants to assign nearly 19,000 acres of land in North Kona as a critical habitat area. In addition, the National Park Service was the first entity to intervene in the…
  • Hawaii man sentenced to prison over tax issues

    Guest Contributor
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    US District Court - Hawaii REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY GENERAL - WASHINGTON – Francis E. Chandler III was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway late yesterday to serve 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,066,629 in restitution for filing a false claim for tax refund and false retaliatory liens against four federal government officials, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. According to court documents, Chandler filed a fraudulent 2007 federal income tax return seeking a tax refund of $3,969,012 based on his false claim of interest…
  • Hawaii County Park Workers Skip Out Early, Rip Off Taxpayers

    Guest Contributor
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    By Carol Christianson - The best kept secret island wide. The County of Hawaii, Parks and Recreation Department; Recreation Division pays wages to Recreation Directors who aren’t even present at their assigned parks. Few park users know that there are Recreation Directors paid to be present in their assigned parks M-TH from 12-8 and Fridays 7:45 to 4:30. What you will find is that the buildings are dark and no one is around (except those who are given the key so staff can go home).  You will hear the cheaters use the excuse they go to another facility, but somehow don’t show up. …
 
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  • PUBLIC SCHOOL Teachers Play Important Role in “Growing Our Own Healers”

    Tina Shelton
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The public school year is winding down in Hawai`i, with the last day of classes for students on May 30. It’s a great time for us to ask, “How important are great public school teachers in producing your next doctor?” Here, we profile Kyan Agbayani, who entered the John A. Burns School of Medicine in […]
  • Our campus KOLEA are ready for take off

    Amanda Shell
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    If you haven’t seen them already, today is your chance!   This month, these gold-spotted, quick-steppers often seen throughout Hawai’i and strolling across the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) campus, are taking flight for their annual journey. The winter season has come to an end for the Pacific Golden Plover, also known as […]
  • AWARDS Announced for Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium

    Tina Shelton
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium held at Kaka`ako in early April drew award-winning research from students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), MDs and Fellows in The JABSOM Residency Programs, The JABSOM Graduate Sciences Programs, and entries from the UH Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene and The UH […]
  • The Attendees have spoken: WGEA Conference is a SUCCESS

    Amanda Shell
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Medical Education Building (MEB) was bustling with knowledge as educators from 19 multinational medical schools united at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2014 Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) Regional Meeting, hosted by JABSOM on March 23- 25, 2014. Educators from the U.S, Canada, Japan, […]
  • Participate in the JABSOM Hawai`i Food Bank Drive!

    Arnold Kameda
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    By Melia Young As a strong community contributor, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Annual Hawai`i Food Bank drive is scheduled for April 7th, Monday to April 17th, Thursday, 2014. Food donations can be dropped off in the Medical Education Building (MEB) lobby, where there will be a drop-off box located at the […]
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  • On The Record: DJ Malakai

    Kalani Wilhelm
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    On The Record: DJ Malakai BY KALANI WILHELM / Special to the Star-Advertiser Making it big in the music industry and the practice of setting modest goals will never be synonymous in the mind of recording engineer, DJ and entrepreneur Eddie “DJ Malakai” Ward. DJ Malakai. (Courtesy photo) Ward, who holds a degree in music business education from Orlando’s Full Sail University an MBA from the University of Phoenix, helps facilitate the needs and dreams of aspiring artists through his Decibel Recording Studios in Kapolei. “DRS was a vision 15 years ago when I first step foot in my…
  • SuperCity: San Diego club owners look to Waikiki

    Christa Wittmier
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    SuperCity: San Diego club owners look to Waikiki An artist’s rendition of the theater that will be created in Waikiki to house “CabaRAE” at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. (Courtesy photo) BY CHRISTA WITTMIER / Special to the Star-Advertiser As I’m up to my elbows in work, I find many of my meetings are in Waikiki. So it’s still funny to me when locals ask why I’m trying to get them to come to that area. The first question is always, “Where do I park?” I totally get it. But I’ve also worked around the issue for so long it’s funny to me. Not long ago, Waikiki was the…
  • Pulse Picks: April 16, 2014

    Michelle Ramos
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Pulse Picks: April 16, 2014HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com John Campanelli. (Courtesy photo) GUYS WITH ISSUES: Stand-up comedy showcase featuring John Campanelli. Openers include Shane Lucas Price, Adam Dooley and Eddie Cavett. Hosted by James Mane. Laughter begins at 7 p.m. at The Studio, Hawaiian Brian’s. Cover: $10. Call 779-5579 or go to marscomedy.com Must be 18 or older. ‘HEAVEN IS FOR REAL’: Movie starring Greg Kinnear opens at Dole Cannery. The film is about a little boy (Connor Corum) who as a near-death experience and tells his parents…
  • Globetrotters seek fan input

    Jason Genegabus
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Globetrotters seek fan inputBY STEVEN MARK / smark@staradvertiser.com Ever wished you could change the rules at a sporting event? The Harlem Globetrotters are giving fans that chance during the 2014 Fans Rule Tour, which heads to Hawaii for five games this month. The Globetrotters, now in their 88th year, will let fans implement one of five rules for the games: The Harlem Globetrotters arrive in Hawaii for five games this month. (Courtesy photo) » Make or Miss: Teams start with two players, adding or losing players as they make or miss shots. » Hot Hand Jersey: A player wearing a special…
  • Pulse Picks: April 15, 2014

    Michelle Ramos
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Pulse Picks: April 15, 2014HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com TAXES GOT YOU DOWN?: Sing your tax days blues away at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu and you could get a free meal. From 5 to 7 p.m. Maleko from Star 101.9 will host an open mic event where customers just need to select their favorite song and perform the entire song on stage to receive a free dinner entrée from Hard Rock’s menu. TRUE TONE TUESDAYS: Downbeat Lounge’s singer songwriter showcase features Jim Hubbard and James McCarthy, 8 to 10 p.m. The lounge is located at 42 N. Hotel St. No cover. MEET AL…
 
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  • Prize alert: Win Kimie’s latest albums

    Nonstop Honolulu
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    (Sponsored post) If you’re a fan of soulful singer/songwriter Kimie, here’s your chance to get signed copies of her albums. On Tuesday, the local singer released her latest video, “New Day” (see below). Free downloads of the single were available to those who viewed her pre-video, which actually was an April Fool’s Day prank and ad for First Insurance Company of Hawaii. Kimie’s new album, still untitled, will be released this summer. Here are the prizes and the dates of each contest: April 17: Signed “To the Sea” Kimie Album April 18: Winner announced…
  • Guide to Honolulu Night Market

    Nonstop Honolulu
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Welcome back, Night Market, we missed you! Your new location, along Cooke Street between Pohukaina and Auahi, is a change of venue. But still, this Saturday, you’ll be the place to hit for entertainment, fashion, shopping, art and food. This time it’ll be Cooke Street that will close off to vehicle traffic to host food trucks. And the warehouses facing Fisher Hawaii? “We’re trying to foreshadow the future,” says Christian O’Connor, the Kamehameha Schools senior asset manager who helped envision the new Night Market. “Those two warehouses? They can can…
  • Talking story with Anjelah Johnson

    Myong Choi
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    When I posted on my Facebook page that I would be interviewing comic Anjelah Johnson, it’s funny that most of the comments were from my guy friends wanting me to ask her if she had a boyfriend. Even after I pointed out she was married, one friend wanted me to ask her if she wanted a boyfriend anyway. So it’s pretty obvious that Johnson’s good looks are responsible for some of her popularity. But those who are familiar with her material know that she can deliver the laughs as well. A woman who’s pretty AND has a sense of humor? It’s no wonder she’s one of the hottest female comics…
  • Aloha Beijing!

    Melissa Chang
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    On the Great Wall of China, 1983, clockwise from top left: Carolyn Ige, Nancy (Yamase) Namiki, Wendy (Sato) Bentosino, Carole (Uyehara) Jewik, and me. As you read this, I’m packing for my flight to Beijing on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to China. This is huge for the locally-based airline, which has been going through some ebb and flow with their worldwide flights over the last few years. It’s not like anyone can spontaneously hop a flight to China, since you are required to get a visa to enter, and that application process can take a few weeks. Well, maybe not. My…
  • Honolulu Night Market fashion

    Amanda Stevens
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Honolulu Night Market will Recharge on Saturday at a new location on Cooke Street (between Pohukaina and Auahi streets) from 6-11 p.m. With the former location now under construction as part of the Our Kaka‘ako development, the streetfest will shift a few blocks, but still include food, fashion, art, music and shopping. This morning on KHON, as part of our regular segment, Nonstop’s Amanda Stevens appeared with Marissa Eveland of Issa de’ mar, a daring swimsuit line that will showcase its spring/summer 2014 swimsuit collection, Escape, at Saturday’s Night Market fashion show…
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    The Cat Dish

  • #CatTravels: 67 hours in Beijing

    Catherine Toth
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    This trip has already been, well, a trip. Awhile back, Hawaiian Airlines invited me on its inaugural flight to Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The airlines is starting this new route Wednesday morning, with a departure just after midnight. I had months to prepare for this — and I was preparing. Fellow blogger — and one of my favorite travel partners — Melissa Chang (@melissa808) and I had started mapping out a 10-day trip to China, which included a stop in Shanghai to visit her niece. But then I got sick.
  • Opening tonight: Honolulu’s newest brewpub

    Catherine Toth
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Geoff Seideman has come a long way from brewing craft beers at home. Tonight he flings open the doors to his latest venture — and Honolulu’s newest brewpub, Honolulu Beerworks, in Kakaako. This laid-back, warehouse-style pub on Cooke Street will feature 12 beers on tap, all brewed in-house. It sprawls over 3,200 square feet, with an additional 800-square-foot beer garden outside. Consider this Honolulu’s New Favorite Pau Hana Spot. With both a culinary and construction background, Seideman spent more than six months gutting and building out the space. “I built out…
  • What? Archie is dead?

    Catherine Toth
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Maybe news of the death of Archie Andrews, the beloved redhead protagonist in the popular comic book series, didn’t rattle your morning. But it did mine. My mom texted me the link to a CNN article announcing the tragic news of his impending death come July, when the series, “Life With Archie,” ends after a 73-year run. The #36 issue hits stores on July 16. This is devastating to me. Very, very few people know I’m a hardcore Archie Comics fan. My parents would buy me issues all the time, feeding my addiction to all things Riverdale. These characters — Archie,…
  • Oh, age is more than just a number!

    Catherine Toth
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Something happened when I turned 39. OK, maybe when I turned 35. Everything changed. My body started to ache after surfing for three consecutive days. I couldn’t eat Taco Bell without hurting later. And I realize I don’t walk into a room the same way. The swag — if I even had any — is now more of a limp. I was never one to believe the complaints about getting older. I never really looked my age — thank the Asian genes — and I never subscribed to “adult” things like home ownership and retirement plans. Then I turned 39 and realized this was my last year to…
  • Thanks, folks, for not being there

    Catherine Toth
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Dear Mom and Dad, I was driving to work this morning and caught a bit of “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on ESPN radio. Usually, he chats about things like the NBA Draft, flaws in Major League Baseball, or why warm weather cities won’t have loyal fans. But this morning he started ranting about over-parenting. He talked about how modern parents are obsessed about being there for their kids. They want to do everything, go everywhere with their kids. They feel guilty about going on business trips, like they’re going to miss something important or impactful. I agree with…
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    So Much More Hawaii

  • Merrie Monarch Festival – Something For Everyone

    RPang
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    In less than a week, the highly anticipated 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, held April 20-26, 2014, will be in full swing. Year after year, thousands of people from all over the world flock to Hilo, Hawaii for the week-long celebration famous for what is considered to be the world’s most prestigious hula competition. In [...]
  • Best Things to See, Do and Try on Molokai

    RPang
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    -by Sheila Beal Each Hawaiian island has its own personality and attractions that make it unique. Molokai’s tagline is “Hawaiian by nature.” From my observation, Molokai earns that reference from its untouched beauty and lack of commercialism. There are no high-end hotels, luxury spas or signature golf courses on Molokai. Instead you’ll find miles of [...]
  • Maui’s Sheldon Simeon voted The People’s Best New Chef® 2014

    RPang
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    A huge congratulations to Sheldon Simeon, recently named THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF® 2014 by Food & Wine Magazine! Contenders for the award included two other Hawaii chefs: Chris Kajioka, Vintage Cave (Oahu) Kevin Lee, Prima (Oahu) Sheldon, formerly of Star Noodle on Maui, is now the executive chef of Migrant at the Wailea Beach [...]
  • Midlife Crisis in Maui

    RPang
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    -by Colleen Lanin I turned 40 this month, that dreadful age that divides the old from the young. I have gained 14 pounds over the past few years. A few white strands play peek-a-boo with me while I blow dry my hair each morning. I have been feeling entirely unsexy and, well, just plain old. [...]
  • Kauai Beer Tour – Drink Local

    RPang
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:06 pm
    -by Heidi Siefkas If you are like me, when traveling you like go where the locals go, eat and drink what the locals eat and drink, and support local businesses, right? As a savvy traveler, you are planning on enjoying Kauai’s beautiful Napali Coast, amazing hiking, great surfing, whale watching, and Waimea Canyon’s red dirt whether [...]
 
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    Star-Advertiser headlines

  • 2 people seriously injured in Waimanalo crash

    Craig Gima
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Two people were seriously injured in a collision on Kalanianaole Highway in Waimanalo Wednesday morning.
  • Many students among missing in S. Korea ferry disaster

    Steven Tonthat
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
  • Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

    Craig Gima
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    PHOENIX >> A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Arizona.
  • Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case

    Craig Gima
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    PRETORIA, South Africa >> Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Kimberly Yuen
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    BOSTON >>Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Urban Mix Plate

  • Aloha Beijing!

    Melissa Chang
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    On the Great Wall of China, 1983, clockwise from top left: Carolyn Ige, Nancy (Yamase) Namiki, Wendy (Sato) Bentosino, Carole (Uyehara) Jewik, and me. As you read this, I’m packing for my flight to Beijing on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to China. This is huge for the locally-based airline, which has been going through some ebb and flow with their worldwide flights over the last few years. It’s not like anyone can spontaneously hop a flight to China, since you are required to get a visa to enter, and that application process can take a few weeks. Well, maybe not. My…
  • Bernini’s spring menu

    Melissa Chang
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I was invited to a blogger dinner last night to sample Bernini’s new spring menu, and although I already splashed it all over my social media, I thought I would post what we ate in case you decide to go and need a quick reference. Bernini, as you know, is Japanese-owned, but the chef trained intensely in Italy for years. The food isn’t a Japanese interpretation of Italian cuisine; it’s the real deal. So when you eat here, you’ll find a wide range of clientele — people seeking that authentic Italian flavor. It’s nice to see how the chef takes various seasonal…
  • Maui Ag Fest 2014

    Melissa Chang
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I had a hard time choosing a promo pic to represent today’s blog about the Maui Agricultural Festival. The highlight is definitely the collaboration between Maui chefs and farmers, but there is so much more to the event. On the first Saturday in April, farmers, ranchers, chefs, educators, and other food and agricultural allies gather at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu to showcase the bounty and talents of Maui County. Like the Hawaii State Farm Fair, there are retail booths, demonstrations, animal displays, contests, and more. But Maui chefs also get involved, to show all the…
  • Party pics: MDA Spring Soiree 2014

    Melissa Chang
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    About 500 people braved the weather to attend the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii’s annual Spring Soiree last night. There were 15 food and drink stations, live entertainment, a live auction, and a very spirited silent auction. ◄ Back Next ► MDA Spring Soiree 2014 (1 of 38)
  • Maui: Dine-around in Wailea

    Melissa Chang
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    I’m finally catching back up to my Maui trip last weekend! As part of the Maui Agricultural Festival activities, the media and visiting chefs were treated to a dine-around at top Wailea restaurants: Capishe? has been around for more than a decade and has won numerous awards, but I’ve never had the opportunity to dine there. Ka’ana Kitchen in the Andaz Maui just opened last year, and I got to eat there last month (click here for the blog post). And the newest of the three is Migrant Maui, which took over the bar area of Mala Wailea — a restaurant within a restaurant. This…
 
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Baker’s Hours

  • Hawaii Food and Wine heads to the Target Isle

    Ed Morita
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    After last year’s successful inaugural event on the island of Maui, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will add a one-of-a-kind event to the 2014 lineup. In addition to events on Maui and Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has partnered with the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources to hold an event on the island of Kaho‘olawe. The $10,000 per-person benefit event will feature an exemplar group of guest chefs that will be announced later this month, with proceeds going to help removing unexploded ordinance from the former military training grounds and bombing…
  • Party pics: Iron Fist launch party

    Ed Morita
    5 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Young’s Market featured a tasting of their newly acquired line of beers from Iron Fist Brewing Co. People gathered at Bevy in Kaka‘ako for a chance to taste the line of beers, which included colorfully named brews such as Renegade Blong Ale, Dubbel Fisted Ale, Uprising Trippel Ale, Imperial Rebellion Farm House Ale, Nelson the Impaler American Pale Ale, and the rich and full Velvet Glove Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Here’s a look at the evening of fun. ◄ Back Next ► Iron Fist tasting (1 of 13) Photo by Ed Morita
  • Party pics: Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party

    Ed Morita
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kalakaua Avenue was shut down Saturday night for a for the annual Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party. Thousands of NFL football fan in town for Sunday’s Pro Bowl converged on Waikiki for food, vendor booths and multiple stages of entertainment, which included NFL cheerleaders, Kimie Minor, Imua Garza and Sean Na‘auao. ◄ Back Next ► 2014 Pro Bowl Block Party (1 of 18)
  • Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ not to be missed

    Ed Morita
    18 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    The theatrical production of Disney’s “The Lion King” made a triumphant return to Hawaii on Thursday night. After its Hawaii debut in 2007, “The Lion King” begins an eight-week run at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Based on the hugely successful animated feature film of the same name, everyone pretty much knows the premise of the story, about a young lion cub and future king who flees his home after being tricked by his uncle into believing he caused the death of his father, the king. Much of the dialogue and songs from the film are in the play, but may not be delivered…
  • Yelper code of conduct

    Ed Morita
    13 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am
    Disclaimer: The following represents the views of myself only and should in no way reflect upon or be interpreted as the opinion of any past, present or future employers. Dear Yelpers, Your elite status on Yelp DOES NOT entitle you to ANY preferential treatment. We as service providers only promise that you will receive the same standard of service as any other customer, no more… no less. This is not to say that I despise all Yelp users. It is only those who abuse the elite status that is given to them. As always, it only takes a few bad apples ruin things for everyone. Behavior that…
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Night Lights

  • Party pics: Grand Opening of Wish @ Park

    Tracy Chan
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Kurious, Sky HI, and HPELive launched a new upscale party in Waikiki at the Aqua Lotus Hotel’s restaurant and lounge, Park, formerly the W. It’s a club venue with a lot of memories for some of its former regulars, some of whom came out for the first time in years to party at the newly renovated spot. Chic, well-dressed patrons came ready to get down to hip-hop, hits and r&b spun by DJ Revise and Mixmaster B.   ◄ Back Next ► Grand Opening of Wish @ Park (1 of 26) Grand Opening of Wish @ Park
  • Party pics: April Foolish FUNdraiser 2014

    Tracy Chan
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Boys Bunch threw their annual April Foolish party at Restaurant Row, in a roped-off space that encompassed the inside and outside of M Nightclub. A charity party to benefit the Make-A-Wish Hawaii nonprofit, one ticket got partygoers free parking, a cocktail and light pupu, with several restaurants offering delicious mini-dishes, including Michel’s, Maile’s, Tiki’s and Murphy’s Bar and Grill.   ◄ Back Next ► April Foolish FUNdraiser (1 of 39) April Foolish FUNdraiser
  • Do this! April 10-14

    Tracy Chan
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    ◄ Back Next ► C!rca (1 of 10) Brisbane circus company C!RCA, created by renowned director Yaron Lifshitz, combines dance with physical theater to produce a sexy, dynamic combination of acrobatic and tumbling sequences. The touring show delights audiences by pushing the limits of what the human form can do. Blaisdell Concert Hall; Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.; $28-$85, available at ticketmaster.com; all ages
  • Do this! April 3-8

    Tracy Chan
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    ◄ Back Next ► Kawaii Kon (1 of 9) It’s that time every year, when anime fans congregate at the Hawaii Convention Center for the 10th annual Kawaii-Kon, a three-day convention celebrating everything anime/cosplay/manga/video gaming and more. Since the first Kawaii-Kon convention in 2005, it’s grown to now attract thousands of attendees internationally. Highlights include the Artist Alley, Table Top Gaming, Manga Library and the Moonlight Magic Ball, a formal attired-required event which means full costumes. For more info, visit kawaii-kon.org. Hawaii Convention Center; Friday,…
  • Party pics: 80s Pop Muzik: Shaken, Not Stirred

    Tracy Chan
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:38 am
    80s Pop Muzik, headed up by DJ Nocturna, hosted a James Bond theme party on Saturday at Bar 35, with sexy, mysterious women, dapper gents in bow ties and martini specials all night. The Bond series, one of the longest running film series in history and some of the highest grossing films to date, are beloved across the world, and partygoers participated by dressing up as all sorts of characters, from Bond villains to different incarnations of Bond himself.   ◄ Back Next ► 80s Pop Muzik: Shaken Not Stirred (1 of 22) 80s Pop Muzik: Shaken Not Stirred
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    Nonstop Honolulu » Deliriyum

  • Pucker up: Lemonade with a cause

    Mari Taketa
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    “Would you like to be a judge at Lemonade Alley?” What? Kathy Sills leaned over her Aloha Pops cart. “You could judge the lemonades.” REALLY?? “It’s a great contest,” Kathy said. “Kids set up …” I know! I know all about it! I’ll do it! She had me at ‘lemonade.’ As a sour fiend, being asked to judge lemonades from 29 teams competing to raise money for the charity of their choice is a no-brainer. And the fact that these teams run the gamut from kindergarteners to high school seniors? How cute is that? Think of the…
  • First look: Sheldon Simeon’s Migrant Maui

    Mari Taketa
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:06 am
    It’s plenty of years since I spent time on Maui, plenty of years since my sis lived in Kihei and Kula and I cruised those points and more. That prettiest of drives from Paia to Makawao, the tall scented forests of Olinda, the way the world opens up from the slopes of Haleakala in a heady panorama of green and sea and islands: All that fell off my radar when sis and her hubby left, and there’ve been few reasons since to go back. Then Sheldon Simeon opened a restaurant in Wailea. Boom! All of a sudden a return visit was at the top of my bucket list. Boom! Hilo boy rises to head the…
  • Eat here: Valentine’s popup brunch

    Mari Taketa
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:55 am
    NOTE: Baked goods sale locations in last paragraph have been updated. — @aliyoko, who goes by the name Alison Yokouchi and makes desserts on occasion for Pig and the Lady, leaned in conspiratorially. “Three of us are getting together to do a brunch popup for Valentine’s,” she muttered. “I’ll keep you posted.” Wait. Who’s three of you? “J.J. Leng, Kelly Teramoto and me,” she said. Whoa, all girl chefs! And the caliber? @aliyoko makes sublime custards and pies and has a thing for wacky, like the time she made pandan cream Twinkies.
  • One more day: Aloha, Taste Table

    Mari Taketa
    31 Jan 2014 | 2:14 am
    Kakaako’s Taste Table ends its run on Auahi Street tonight, and any way you look at it, it’s been a remarkable run. Its beginning was as notable for its promise — a Hawaiian blessing, partners Poni and Brandon Askew, Mark Noguchi and Amanda Corby in front of the door with hands joined and heads bowed — as it was for a question: What was Taste? And then, as if to underscore that the answer wasn’t really the thing, because the whole point of it was to experiment anyway, a tsunami warning came and scattered us all to the winds. Fifteen months later we know what it became:…
  • OMG: Ramen Burger

    Mari Taketa
    16 Jan 2014 | 4:02 am
    “What time do you think we should line up?” my friend Jan said. “You think 10:30 is early enough?” “Oh please,” I said. “It’s a weekday at lunchtime. People WORK.” At 10:30 on the day of Ramen Burger’s only open-to-the-public popup in Hawaii, 30 minutes before its 700-burger run was slated to begin at Kakaako’s Taste Table, Jan texts me this pic. For emphasis she leaves a voice message: “Mari! The line is incredible! You cannot believe the fr—–g line!” Holy Ramen Burger, people. At one point the line…
 
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    Leslie Wilcox Blogs

  • Stuck in the Elevator

    lwilcox
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    It's never a good time to get stuck in the elevator. But today, our building elevator kept me a prisoner while members of the PBS Hawaii's Board of Directors arrived for a meeting. The elevator, which had been acting up for two months despite some work on it, made a lot of whirring sounds and never left the ground.Fortunately for me, our office manager had some advice to yell to me through the elevator door after making a trouble call. "Keep pushing the 'open' button," Kathleen said. 'Don't press it continuously, push it repeatedly." "Are you pushing?" she would holler. She and…
  • TUESDAY: Ocean Columnist Susan Scott

    lwilcox
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    One of my favorite Hawaii newspaper columns is about the marvels of the sea — and who would guess its writer grew up in a land-locked state? As a kid, Wisconsin native Susan Scott would page through National Geographic magazines, imagining herself traveling to distant lands. When she moved to Hawaii, she was afraid of the ocean. Today she loves sailing her own sailboat to distant shores. On LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., April 15, 2014, 7:30 pm, PBS Hawaii), I get to talk with Susan about her discoveries and delights in living on and near the ocean. This episode also…
  • Code Breakers

    lwilcox
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    They break codes to break open criminal cases. Here we go with another PBS Brit drama! THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (Sun., April 13, 9:00 pm, PBS Hawaii) is back for a second season, as the Bletchley Park team uses extraordinary code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-WWII London. On Part 1 of Blood on Their Hands, a former Bletchley Park colleague is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of a distinguished scientist.       
  • MONDAY: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

    lwilcox
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    His boxing ring exploits and his pre-fight quips and taunting of opponents are well-remembered. But there's a period of Muhammad Ali's life that doesn't get talked about much anymore. Here's a chance to see a somewhat forgotten chapter of Ali's life which involved a very different kind of fight: INDEPENDENT LENS The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Mon., April 14, 10:00 pm, PBS Hawaii) covers the legendary boxer’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn his five-year prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service. This film focuses on 1967 to 1970, when Ali lived in exile within the U.S.,…
  • Getting in the Mood for Hula!

    lwilcox
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    I love being in Hilo for the Merrie Monarch Festival, which is coming up April 20!  Hula dancers from all over the state and sometimes the Continent, meeting and greeting all over town...hotel bathtubs filled with fresh flowers for lei-making... rice cookers in the luggage...hula practice in hallways, good will and laughter... On PBS HAWAII PRESENTS(Thurs., April 17, 9:00 pm), get in the mood and get a behind-the-scenes look at last year’s preparations on Hula: The Merrie Monarch’s Golden Celebration. The Hilo festival is Hawaii’s most significant cultural event and…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark Dining behind the tatami curtains at Choco House Restaurant & Sushi. Photo by Aaron Yoshino."Hidden Waikiki" is our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when we visit our backyard, world-famous, ever-fascinating and wholly unique Hawaii resort area.You'll find the entire feature in our current March/April issue, on sale now nationwide or available for
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeIf you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of...
  • NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Photo: NFLFor only the third time since 1980, the NFL Pro Bowl will not be played in Hawaii.The National Football League announced yesterday that its annual all-star game will relocate to Arizona next year and set for Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Super Bowl XLIX will take place a week later in the same stadium.The NFL Pro Bowl will return to Oahu’s Aloha Stadium in ...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1 Okonomiyaki bar at Jinroku Pacific. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.That’s roughly how much street time and literal legwork our staff collectively put into our “Hidden Waikiki” guide, which you’ll find in its entirety in HAWAII Magazine’s current March/April issue. What’s “Hidden Waikiki” all about?It’s our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when...
  • Maui County Ag Fest celebrates the island's exceptional food bounty this Saturday

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Maui County Ag Fest celebrates the island's exceptional food bounty this Saturday Strawberry papaya, baby tomatoes, fresh-pulled mozarella and basil caviar from Chef Marc McDowell (Makena Beach Resort) and Grant Schule and Manu Vinciguerra (Kumu Farms) from 2013 Maui Ag Fest Grand Tasting. Photo by Sugar + Shake.The Maui County Agricultural Festival was voted No. 2 “Best Annual Agricultural Festival or Fair” in our 2014 Readers’ Choice Poll.What was No. 1? That’s not important right now. (Buy our "Readers' Choice 2014" issue, on sale now natio...
 
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Dreck from the Depos, Part I

    Joan Conrow
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    “Look, Sheila, get one rice cooker,” county planning inspector Patrick Henriques said as he peered through a gap in the drapes that covered a sliding glass door at Councilman Tim Bynum's house.His boss, planning supervisor Sheila Miyake, looked, too, and she saw a refrigerator. “That, to me, is an installed appliance,” she said. Patrick pressed his camera up to the glass and took pictures of the room. Then, spotting a broken window, “I tried to peek through that thing.”The two county workers were describing their unannounced “exterior inspection” after receiving an…
  • Musings: Code Green

    Joan Conrow
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    While perusing the Malama Kauai newsletter, I saw the curious claim: “We won a landmark Supreme Court case for water rights.” So I clicked on the link, and what do I see? Earthjustice and MK are claiming credit for winning the Kauai Springs water bottling case.Mmmm, as I recall it, Kauai County put up all the dough and did all the heavy lifting over eight long years of litigation. Earthjustice slipped in at the appeal, filed a measly amicus (friend of court) brief and deftly positioned itself and MK's Keone Kealoha as heroes.Excuse me, but WTF do Keone and MK know about water, and what…
  • Musings: Eclipsing

    Joan Conrow
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Out on the mountain trail, seeking birdsong, green ridges, ohia lehua.Less than a mile in, hopes and wishes rewarded.Clouds drift over the sun, pile up on the peaks.Clear skies aren't likely for tonight's eclipse.Mahina will reveal what she wishes.All we can do is look up, look within, and strive for balance.
  • Musings: Deliberate Distortions

    Joan Conrow
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    OK, so now it's clear the “biologists” and Koloa Nimbys were exaggerating and even flat-out lying in their hysterical, hyperbolic “urgent” plea to the county to intervene and halt the Hawaii Dairy Farms project.They lied, and said HDF had never consulted with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But County Engineer Larry Dill, in his detailed response to the fear-mongers, wrote:I have contacted Mr. Ben Vinhateiro of the NRCS who informed me that HDF consulted with NRCS early on in the process to develop their Conservation Plan, and that HDF continues to consult with NRCS…
  • Musings: Oi Boy

    Joan Conrow
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Gov. Abercrombie has come up with a novel approach to perpetuating the state mindset while currying political favor: appoint retired state workers with solid union creds — and a job at the Lege — to key state panels. Or more specifically, nominate Tommy Oi to represent Kauai on the Board of Land and Natural Resources.Oi retired as Kauai state land division manager to work in westside Kauai Rep. Dee Morikawa's office.He's also snug with the Democratic Party and the government workers' union, HGEA. Oi served as Kauai island co-coordinator during Mazie Hirono's Senatorial campaign. As…
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    The Maui News

  • Bill authorizing bonds for Maui hospital to go to conference

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A bill in the state Legislature that could assist with the financing of a long-awaited West Maui hospital is currently in a state House-Senate conference committee awaiting scheduling, Maui legislators said this week.
  • Water talk focuses on sources - of funding

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    At least two main ideas vied Tuesday night as ways for Maui County to raise the millions of dollars needed over the next 20 years for water system improvements, with the most costly being for waterlines, pumps and reservoirs to supply water to...
  • Competitors come to blows at Scout-O-Rama

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    First Photo: Pack 9 Webelos Scout Shawn Kurt (left), 10, huffs and puffs his way to a win over Pack 808 Tiger Scout Brayden Uemae, 6, in a Rain Gutter Regatta race during Boy Scouts of America Maui County Council's Scout-O-Rama on Saturda.
  • Fire chief seeks delay in ocean safety transfer

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Maui County Council members expressed dismay Tuesday morning when Fire Chief Jeff Murray asked for a delay until July 2015 for the long-anticipated transfer of beach lifeguards to the Maui Fire Department.
  • Remembering a distinguished visitor

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A visitor, who did not speak English, takes a photo of the statue of Sun Yat Sen in the Chinese pavilion at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley on Tuesday afternoon.
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    West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.
  • Federal transportation funds drying up

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.
  • Talented seniors take home awards

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The annual Big Island Senior Stars Talent Show was held April 11 at the Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion. More than 270 seniors representing 19 clubs participated. The results of the competition were as follows:
  • Letters | 4-16-14

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Don’t let federal agencies take over county and state responsibilities
 
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    Big Island Chronicle

  • Letters — Thumbs Down To National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    I’m deeply concerned about the actions of the National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. These federal agencies intend to control how much new development happens in North Kona it seems. For example, the National Park Service wants the State of Hawaii to designate the Keauhou aquifer as a water resource management area and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service wants to assign nearly 19,000 acres of land in North Kona as a critical habitat area.  In addition, the National Park Service was the first entity to intervene in the stalled Queen Kaahumanu Highway phase 2 widening…
  • Guest Column — A Call For Cheaper Electricity

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    By Richard Ha Here is the single most important need facing Hawai‘i today. Everything else radiates from it: We need cheaper electricity. It can be done. Recently the Big Island Community Coalition, along with others, helped stop some fairly significant electricity rate hikes from showing up on everybody’s HELCO bills. And we are very lucky to have resources here, such as geothermal energy, that we can use to generate much cheaper electricity. Here’s why this is so important: • We need enough food to eat, and we need to grow it here, instead of relying on it coming to us from…
  • Hawaii News — 2013 Keeping It Green Hawai`i Award Recipients Announced

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.) display (courtesy of Recycle Hawaii) (Media release) — Recycle Hawai`i and Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai`i announce the recipients of the 2013 Keeping It Green Hawai`i (KIGH) awards. The KIGH program highlights projects and activities by organizations, businesses, schools and government agencies that promote recycling, resource awareness and sustainable practices in Hawai`i. The program recognizes the positive “green projects” that are being implemented in our community, thereby encouraging others to create projects that care for…
  • Hawaii News — School Garden Events Focus On Professional Development

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    (Media release) — Online registration is now available for a weeklong series of educational events for school garden educators, teachers, and others passionate about improving student wellness, cognitive development, and engaging deeper learning. Taking place June 7–12 in Waimea on Hawai‘i Island, the four professional development events focus on the effectiveness of school gardens as an instructional strategy for both nutritional education and hands-on learning in core subject areas. The events include:         The Seventh Annual School Learning Garden Symposium: “Awakening…
  • Hawaii News — Allegations of Corruption at Hawai’i Community College

    Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
     Students continue to pay fees for services no longer provided by the college “There is no practice of refunding fees when students only partially or do not utilize services.” — Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jason Cifra (Editor’s note: Stephanie Shor is the news editor for Ke Kalahea, the University of Hawaii student newspaper, and an intern with Big Island Chronicle. A version of this article will appear in the next edition of Ke Kalahea.) By Stephanie Shor Three Student Council members at the Hawai’i Community College (HCC) have been removed from their positions after…
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    808Talk Hawaii ハワイブログ

  • Photos: Audi Hawaii A3 Launch Party

    Vernon Brown
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Photo Credit: 808Talk The Hawaii edition of the 2014 Audi A3 Launch party held at Audi dealerships on April 3, 2014 across the United States. It was a fun night that allowed guests to test drive the new A3 Sedan and also featured food, drinks, prize giveaways and a DJ in the mix! Visit Audi Hawaii online audihawaii.com or in person at 2770 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu, HI 96819 Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch Party Audi Hawaii 2014 A3 Launch…
  • Photos: Liliha Bakery

    Vernon Brown
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Liliha Bakery Photo Credit: 808Talk The popular Hawaii “Liliha” bakery on the island of Oahu. Home of the famous coco puff and delicious malasadas! Visit Liliha Bakery online: 808t.in/vpk Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery Liliha Bakery The Liliha Bakery Lilikoi Malasada The Liliha Bakery Coco Puff
  • Tweetup: EVENT RESCHEDULED! Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase Returns (@WaikikiBeachWlk)

    Vernon Brown
    20 Feb 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Feb 23, 2014: Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase Returns to Waikiki Beach Walk featuring Kuuipo Kumukahi! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: The Groove Social Media VIP Preview

    Vernon Brown
    17 Feb 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Feb 21, 2014: The Groove in Kakaako is Honolulu’s newest amusement hot spot. Enjoy go-kart rides, a climbing wall, indoor arcade and more. View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
  • Tweetup: 25th Annual Food Drive Kick-Off Breakfast

    Vernon Brown
    20 Jan 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Jan 29, 2014: Join us for our annual food drive kick off breakfast and bring your friends! View full post on Hawaii Twtvites
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    Bytemarks

  • Civic*Celerator Demo Day

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    We are in a campaign year and the candidates are gearing up for a crowded primary. At Civic*Celerator we try to help make sense of where the money comes from for the Hawaii races. The Campaign Spending Commission collects data from each of the candidates as required by law. This data is published to the State’s open data portal: Data.Hawaii.GovCivic*Celerator brings together the talents of our civically engaged citizens and coding community to create applications, visualizations and tools to better understand this data. Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Iolani School,…
  • Check out the cool Mini Maker Faire t-shirts and listen to the...

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:57 am
    Check out the cool Mini Maker Faire t-shirts and listen to the podcast with Ross Mukai and Alan Solidum here.
  • Here for the @hipubradio Pledge Drive think tank. #supportHPR...

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Here for the @hipubradio Pledge Drive think tank. #supportHPR (at Hawaii Public Radio)
  • Former FCC Commissioner and Chairman, Michael Copps was in town...

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:45 am
    Former FCC Commissioner and Chairman, Michael Copps was in town for Sunshine Week and spoke at the Outrigger Canoe Club to members of the Media Council of Hawaii. Copps spoke about how the media and Internet landscape is being threatened by communications monopolies and media consolidations. His take away message was, “Without media democracy, there is no democracy.” I caught this 3 minute excerpt of Copps talking about looking for new models. It was up to us (and the “grassroots movement”) to be creative and drive change.  Here is his Open Letter to Journalists.
  • Here for a talk by former FCC Chairman, Michael Copps. I thought...

    20 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Here for a talk by former FCC Chairman, Michael Copps. I thought the scenery was quite nice. (at Outrigger Canoe Club)
 
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    Bytemarks Cafe

  • Episode 291: Mini Maker Faire Honolulu – Mar 26, 2014

    Burt Lum
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:03 am
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mike King from Ikayzo to tell us about the Intro to Git class for Pacific New Media. Finally, we’ll talk to organizers, Alan Solidum and Ross Mukai and go behind the scenes at the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. Additional Links: STEM Center of Excellence at Univ. of Hawaii West Oahu Washington Post Partnership The Plant Doctor app Institute for Astronomy Open House Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 290: HTDC, the Next Chapter – Mar 19, 2014

    Burt Lum
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:25 pm
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll get an update on the upcoming Hawaii Robofest. Finally, we’ll talk with Robbie Melton, the new CEO and Executive Director about new developments at the High Tech Development Corporation. Additional links: Hawaii Robofest Game Challenge ISIS Hawaii Camilo Mora on Human Population Growth Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 289: Hawaii’s IT Transformation – March 12, 2014

    Burt Lum
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:40 am
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Brian Dote to tell us about his new Chief Innovation Officer position at Mid Pacific Institute. Finally, we’ll talk to Sonny Bhagowalia and Keone Kali about changes in the State’s Office of Information Management and Technology. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 288: Agora in Kakaako – Mar 5, 2014

    Burt Lum
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:56 pm
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Alan Solidum to tell us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. Finally, we’ll talk with Wei Fong, Erin Kinney and Stephen Hon about neighborhood wifi and a new creative space in Kakaako that blends art, tech and design called Agora. You can support the Agora Kickstater project here. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
  • Episode 287: Startup Weekend HNL 2014 – Feb 26, 2014

    Burt Lum
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:52 pm
    First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Robbie Melton and Len Higashi from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol. Finally, we get a chance to talk to three new startups, NameHub (Brendan Mulligan), Karat (McKay Davis) and Green Apple (Chad Kahunahana), all launched at Startup Weekend Honolulu. Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - TechHui

  • Mobile First, Content First

    Tzyh Ng
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Mobile first -- the principle of approaching digital design from mobile form factors first, then accommodating larger form factors afterwards -- is a buzz term. It turns on its head the old status quo of designing for desktops primarily, with mobile as an afterthought. The term trips glibly off tongues everywhere now, but don’t scoff at its current trendiness. You might miss the fact that it’s a god-send to content strategists and UX designers. Mobile is becoming -- has become -- the main way users access many sites and online services. For some staggering stats, check out…
  • 7 Funnel Secrets to Draw Your Very Best Clients

    Laura K. Kinoshita
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:29 pm
    NO FOOLING! April 1st. For the first time I'm going to lay out my "7 Funnel Secrets to Draw Your Very Best Clients" at the Hawaii Internet Marketers Association next week. Space is limited so save your spot here: http://bitly.com/1dtOBT8
  • A pretty neat programming interview question

    Leo D
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:03 am
  • The Next Killer App

    Joseph Lui
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain: DigiCash.... is ... tooooo..... faaaar... ahead...  of its... tiiiiiiiiiiiiimeeeeeeeeeeee........... CRASH!! The toppling sound of the once mighty walls of Mt. Gox, the worlds's largest Bitcoin exchange, finally brought me back to my senses. Talk about falling asleep at the wheel! Fast forward a decade or two later from my ruminations on DigiCash, virtual…
  • Sequencing computations in Javascript

    Leo D
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sequencing computations in Javascript Given any sequence of simple assignment statements concluded by a return statement, we can view the whole sequence as a function that executes the first statement, and then executes and returns a function that contains the rest of the statements. For example, this sequence of two statements, which results in 6, x = 3; 2*x; => 6 can be re-written as: (function(x){ return 2*x; })(3); => 6 which has the same result, namely 6. This is an "IIFE" or Immediately Invoked Function Expression. We define a function and then execute it immediately. In this case…
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    Honolulu Business News - Local Honolulu News | Pacific Business News of Honolulu

  • United Airlines introduces mileage option to carbon offset program

    Lewis Lazare
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    In celebration of Earth Month, United Airlines is enhancing its carbon-offset program to allow the airline's MileagePlus frequent traveler program members to redeem their miles for offsets to cover the carbon emissions associated with their air travel and/or cargo shipments, the airline said today. United is the busiest airline serving Hawaii, according to PBN research. The Chicago-based carrier's existing program allows United customers to calculate and purchase offsets for travel and cargo shipments.…
  • Kauai County to use Big Save building for office space

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Kauai County officials are considering creating a rapid transit hub on Elwa Street and creating office space in the shuttered Big Save building in the center of Lihue. The Garden Island reports county officials said plans to reopen the 16,000 square-foot former supermarket, which closed in 2011 after the company was acquired by Times Supermarkets, as another grocery store were ruled out as the county assessed its need for more office space. The newspaper reports the county is currently planning…
  • Hawaii athletics wants larger space for 'H-Zone' retail store

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The University of Hawaii's athletic department wants to lease the former Sedona space at Ward Centre for a store called H-Zone, which would be more than double the size of the current Rainbowtique at the shopping center. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the three-year lease at Ward Centers is on the agenda for a UH Board of Regents committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, part of the athletic department's plan to take over the operation of the two Rainbowtique stores at Ward and the Stan Sheriff…
  • Hawaii Health Connector extends grace period to April 30 for individual enrollment

    Jenna Blakely
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The Hawaii Health Connector has extended the  initial grace period— which would have ended on Tuesday — given to individuals in need of extra time completing the enrollment application process for health insurance by a couple of weeks to April 30. That is the absolute cut-off date for individuals seeking to get covered from the open enrollment period that  ended March 31, the Hawaii Health Connector said in a statement issued Tuesday evening. “Over the past several weeks, the Connector…
  • Another school planned for Oahu's growing 'Third City' of Kakaako

    Duane Shimogawa
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    With all the talk of residential development in Oahu’s so-called “Third City” of Kakaako, the issue of having more schools in the area has come up rather often. But in the past couple of months, there's been news of at least two plans to open new schools in Kakaako, including Seagull Schools, one of the largest private early education providers in the state, and another school involving Montessori education. A group of families from an existing Hawaii Montessori school is looking to open…
 
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    Features

  • Not Your Parents' College Degrees

    Tiffany Hill
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    From crime-scene investigators and video-game animators to organic farmers and sustainability coordinators, these are the careers arising from cutting-edge college programs in the Islands today.
  • Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

    Dennis Hollier
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Impact investing is having a big effect on Hawaii by changing the way some for-profit businesses and nonprofit agencies operate. In fact, you don't have to be multibillionaires to make investments that have a social impact and pay you back.
  • Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

    Deborah Manog and Bobby Bergonio
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    For a week in February, a team of 28 volunteer doctors from Hawaii helped heal some of the poorest people in Tuguegarao and the surrounding region of the Philippines.
  • Happy Employees Seem to Increase Profits

    Beverly Creamer
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    No one has proven that happy employees lead to bigger profits, but studies show they go together a lot – locally, nationally and globally. Warning: Leave your employees disengaged at your own risk.
  • Best Places to Work in Hawaii 2014

    www.hawaiibusiness.com
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Which companies have the most engaged companies? Check out our 10th annual edition celebrating great workplaces.
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    Hawaii House Blog

  • Conference Committee Guide 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Conference Committee 2014
  • House passes HCDA bill and others on final reading

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The state House of Representatives today passed the omnibus bill that seeks to improve management, legislative oversight and public participation of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for his review. The Governor has the option of signing the bills
  • House passes over 150 measures on second crossover

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Conferees will work out differences on a wide range of legislation The State House of Representatives passed today more than 150 Senate bills dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, minimum wage, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. The majority of these bills, along with
  • Facebook: A Tale of Two Cities

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
      Confusion over Kailua, Oahu versus Kailua, Hawaii County (Kailua-Kona) clarified Honolulu, Hawaii – Locals would never confuse Oahu’s Kailua Town with the Big Island’s Kailua-Kona. Geographically and otherwise, the two are distinct as Kailua Town’s Fourth of July Parade and Kailua-Kona’s Ironman World Championship race. Both have made a name for themselves beyond our shores with Hawaii’s
  • House Honors Voyages and Accomplishments of the Hokulea

    2 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
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    JON RIKI KARAMATSU

  • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law 40th Anniversary Kanikapila and Boys Bunch’s April Foolish

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    On Friday, April 11, 2014, from 6:00 P.M., I attended the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law 40th Anniversary Kanikapila with Tricia Nakamatsu that was held on the lawn in front of Iolani Palace’s barracks. After, I went with Brandon Mitsuda to the Boys Bunch’s April Foolish event for Make a Wish held at M and outside by Row Bar.
  • Japan Trip with Family

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    I left Hawaii with my family (mom, dad, sister Lara, sister Mia, brother-in-law Mike, and niece Elyse) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 and arrived in Japan on March 26, 2014.  We returned to Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Wed. 3/26/14 – We ate bentos from Family Mart for dinner. Thurs. 3/27/14 – We ate breakfast at Osaka station and visited Osaka castle during the morning and then caught a train to Nara Park in Nara, Japan. We eat a green tea kochi with azuki inside in Nara town.  We returned to Osaka city and ate ramen (thick broth) near our hotel. Fri. 3/28/14…
  • 2014 National Association of Social Workers Legislative Day

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:51 pm
    On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 9:15 A.M. to 9:45 A.M., I made a speech about the legislative process to social worker students from University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Bringham Young University Hawaii at the Hawaii State Capitol auditorium.
  • 2014 Chaminade University Criminal Justice Expo

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:43 pm
    On Thursday, March 20, 2014, I attended the 2014 Chaminade University Criminal Justice Expo held at their campus from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Also with me was Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu and Victim Witness Advocate Volunteer Coordinator Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
  • Career Day at Hanalani Schools

    Jon Riki Karamatsu
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:03 pm
    On Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 A.M. to about noon, I participated in Career Day at Hanalani Schools, a Christian private school located in Mililani.  My friend Liz Hata invited me who has her children attending the school.  I spoke to two groups of 9th to 12th grade students and told them about my background, education, and career such as my service in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, selling Hawaiian themed products when I owned an Internet retail business, lobbying and litigating for the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, and my new project in helping to put…
 
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    Thinking Hawaii

  • The Golden Age

    Mike Hu
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    As recently as only one hundred years ago, it was considered quite an achievement if one reached the age of 65 -- and those who did, felt that they could "go" at any time.  And so twenty years later, when the Social Security program was founded, it was still thought that it was financially sound to think that most would not live beyond a few years to collect their annuities, and those dying years would be spent in freedom from poverty and greatly diminished capacities to provide for themselves.It was never suspected from such humble beginnings, that it could actually become the…
  • Remembering Larry Scott

    Mike Hu
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:30 pm
    One would like to believe that simply exercising all one's life is enough to ward off the ravages of aging -- but something happens beginning around 35 for most, and even seeming to accelerate the aging process -- as we've witnessed many dying who we thought would live forever -- as well as the many others who shock us with their much too premature deaths. Around the mid-80s, I drifted away from the bodybuilding world into the world of those dying horrible deaths from a mysterious disease called AIDS, as well as more traditional ways of dying because with the absence of world wars commencing…
  • It's the Range, Not the Average

    Mike Hu
    6 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Few people have ever pondered the question, "What am I conditioning myself for?"  Is it the range, or the average -- that one hopes to excel at?Obviously, just doing the same thing over and over again without breaking new ground, is not the way anybody is going to become the world champion at what they do -- but is merely reinforcing their mediocrity of experience and achievement.  And so a vital part of any conditioning program -- is that one wants to program into their conditioning activities, increasing the range of their motion and activities -- so that ultimately, they can do…
  • When to Collect Social Security -- In a Nutshell

    Mike Hu
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:11 am
    The reason a lot of people take early Social Security is because they have no choice. They are out of work and have exhausted their unemployment compensation with no prospects in sight, or are in poor health and barely hanging onto their jobs. I'm sure the people at the welfare office are not going to allow them to collect welfare if they qualify for Social Security -- or have other resources. But those who have an income (including Unemployment Compensation) who don't really need the extra income, are shortsighted to grab the money just because they can. If you don't need the money, it is…
  • Understanding Flow

    Mike Hu
    7 Feb 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Probably the key to understanding the universe and life, is the principle of flow -- or movement; life would not be possible otherwise, and when that flow is impeded in the many ways, it creates the disruption that is the source of disease and poor health and functioning.Most people know that the heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood through the rest of the body, but most are unclear of how the rest of the body, pumps blood back to the heart -- as though that was something that needed to be thought about at all.  But that is how people are not created equal -- as those who are…
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    Representing Mike Hu, District 21 (Waikiki-Kapahulu)

  • The Power (to Change)

    Mike Hu
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    One is weak to the extent that one cannot change -- when their very life and survival depends on it -- in response to a challenge of their very existence.  That can happen at any age and time, but particularly so as people get older -- not because life becomes harder and more difficult, but because the ease of their lives doesn't evoke the necessity to change -- and so they grow out of the habit, as people who are younger and more adventurous are wont to do.That expression and exercise, is what we consider characteristic of the younger and more vital -- those who quickly rise to the…
  • One Day at a Time

    Mike Hu
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:01 pm
    There are some people who like to create problems for themselves -- even (especially) when there are no good reasons for feeling so -- just because it gives them something to do, and a meaning and purpose in their lives.These are people who have been conditioned not to do anything unless there is a crisis requiring immediate knee-jerk responses -- rather than a more successful longterm plan and strategy for optimizing their prosperity chances.  Such people are not living one day at a time -- but only one second at a time, hoping they will survive the entire day -- and seeming to be…
  • The Meaning and Purpose of Retirement

    Mike Hu
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:37 pm
    At "retirement," we all become self-employed -- to do what is most important and meaningful to do -- before we die.The ultimate meaning of self-employment is hiring yourself for the important job of taking care of oneself.  Many will rise to the challenge -- while a few will realize they've never learned anything that was meaningful (productive) to do, and now they have a fool for a boss.In this way, retirement is the summation of our existence -- and the real test of what we know, and can do.  If it is not worth doing for themselves, then how important can they be?  Many think…
  • Aging in Any Place

    Mike Hu
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    Location, location, location.One should spend one's entire life -- preparing for the next stage of it.  It's not a surprise that people become weaker -- so they have to do what makes them stronger, and more able -- and not handicap themselves thinking that whatever doesn't kill  them, will make them stronger.That kind of conditioning obviously doesn't work -- and becomes apparent with time, no matter how strong their denial is.  Many of that ilk, will actually choose to live in houses with as many steps as possible, thinking that it will force them to climb stairs and thus keep…
  • Just Do the Warmup

    Mike Hu
    15 Feb 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Many people think that a lifelong conditioning program should be an extreme sport as an end in itself -- rather than just the warmup and preparation for our real life activities.  So, frequently, they risk life and limb -- thinking if it doesn't kill them, it will make them stronger -- rather than dead, crippled or otherwise impaired.  That should be obvious as counterproductive -- yet still, many get lost in their shortsighted objectives -- to miss the whole point. One wants to be prepared for anything --  or many things, and not just one thing, because seldom does one's…
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    Hawaii Legal News

  • Specific Instances of Abuse Cannot be Charged as a Continuous Course of Conduct

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

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    State v. Pomroy(HSC January 31, 2014)Background. Henry Pomroy was charged with a single count of assault in the third degree. He waived his right to a trial by jury. On the day of trial, the district court did not conduct a colloquy with Pomroy about his right to testify or not testify before trial began. At trial, the complainant, Clark Lukens, testified that Pomroy was his neighbor at the Hale Moana Apartment Complex in Hilo. While he was in the backyard, Pomroy approached him and was screaming. Pomroy accused Lukens of trying to get Pomroy evicted. After five minutes of this, Pomroy left.
  • Prosecutor Can't Supply Legal Definitions for the Court at Closing

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:39 pm
    State v. Basham(HSC February 6, 2014)Background. Michael Basham and his son, Aliikea, were charged with assault in the first degree. The prosecution alleged that the Bashams intentionally or knowingly caused “serious bodily injury” to Steven Bloom. See HRS § 707-710. Both went to trial at the same time.The prosecution adduced these facts from witness testimony. Steven Bloom and his wife, Jennifer Chavez, were driving around Ewa Beach looking for a beach. They got into a minor motor vehicle accident with a blue car, which collided into the back of their car. Both pulled off to the side of…
  • Assault in the First Degree is a Lesser Included Offense to Murder

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    State v. Kaeo(HSC February 28, 2014)Background. Paul Kaeo was indicted with one count of murder in the second degree. Evidence at trial showed that Kaeo separated from his wife Debbie and Debbie started seeing Charles Kahumoku. During the separation, Paul and Debbie communicated with each other—especially when Debbie would argue with Charles. Paul would tell Debbie that he threatened to kill Charles if he ever found him. Debbie’s father also reported that Paul would make similar threats about Charles. The incidents escalated between Paul and Charles. One day in May, Paul was with Debbie…
  • County's Ordinance for Low Priority Enforcement of Pot Preempted by State Law

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Ruggles v. Yayong(ICA February 7, 2014)Background. The voters on the Big Island passed an initiative to make the enforcement of marijuana laws the lowest enforcement priority in the county. The law required law enforcement activities related to drug offenses for adults to be higher than cannabis possession and cultivation of a single case involving twenty-four or fewer plants when intended for adult personal use. The law also prohibited the chief of police and the police commissioner from working with federal law enforcement agencies and prohibited the County Council from authorizing the…
 
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  • Flora of the Desert

    Mark Murakami
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    This Hawaii attorney is far from home!
  • 2nd Circuit - Maritime Rescue Doctrine and Seaman's Injury

    Mark Murakami
    15 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the joys of blogging is to be constantly on the hunt for the jewels of jurisprudence.  The fun opinion!  A recent admiralty case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals actually uses the word lubberly. The case is Barlow v. Liberty Maritime and the opinion can be found here.  Read the footnotes and you will learn the definition of moor, fore, aft, paying out, spring lines, marry, tugs, and breast lines. A very, VERY, experienced mariner was working on a ship that was having some difficulties with its mooring line while at a grain terminal in the Amazon River.  Despite his…
  • Commerce on Navigable Waters Issue Going to Supreme Court?

    Mark Murakami
    8 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    Can a state require a company to obtain permission to operate a vessel/business on a federal navigable waterway without violating the U.S. Constitution?  Or, in lawyer speak,  Is the “right to use the navigable waters of the United States” recognized in the Slaughter-House Cases solely a right to navigate such waters or does it also encompass their use to operate a ferry or engage in other economic activity? Washington state law requires that commercial ferries obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity prior to operating on waters in the State.  Such certificates are…
  • A Lawyer's Look at Captain Phillips

    Mark Murakami
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:58 pm
    One of my kind readers sent me a question about Captain Phillips and why the merchant ships depicted did not carry firearms or security personnel to combat pirates. The International Maritime Organization was created by the United Nations and is the consensus building body for the governance of maritime trade, navigation and seafaring.   The IMO's official policy regarding carriage of firearms aboard vessels is, surprisingly, to NOT carry them. Carriage of firearms on board merchant ships: • Masters, shipowners and companies should be aware that ships entering the territorial sea…
  • What? No SOS Anymore? Coast Guard's Culinary School

    Mark Murakami
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Gone are the days of SOS in the Coast Guard? Based on a great article in the San Francisco Chronicle, it appears so.    The Food Service Specialist School trains Coast Guardsman to staff galleys onboard Coast Guard cutters and at bases nationwide.  The school is located near Petaluma, California, in a ubiquitous rural area known as "Two Rock".   While the image of a Coast Guard recruit does not typically include chef's whites, everyone in the military has to eat. The 150 "culinarians" who enter the program each year spend their mornings in a sparkling,…
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    Insurance Law Hawaii

  • Coverage Established for Property Damage Caused by Added Product

    Tred Eyerly
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
        Applying Minnesota law, the federal district court determined the supplier of contaminated dried milk had coverage. The Netherlands Ins. Co. v. Main Street Ingredients, LLC, 2014 WL 1012793 (8th Cir. March 18, 2014).    In 2007, Plainview Milk Products sold dried milk to Main Street Ingredients, LLC, who then sold the dried milk to Malt-O-Meal. The dried milk was used by Malt-O-Meal in its instant oatmeal products.    In June 2009, the FDA found Salmonella bacteria at Plainview's plant. The FDA also observed thirteen instances of insanitary conditions in the plant. Plainview…
  • Claim Against Broker for Failure to Procure Adequate Coverage Survives Summary Judgment

    Tred Eyerly
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The broker's motion for summary judgment, seeking to dismiss negligence claims for failure to obtain adequate coverage, was denied by the court in Voss v. The Netherlands Ins. Co., 2014 N.Y. LEXIS 384 (N.Y. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2014).    The insured met with a representative of CH Insurance Brokerage Services Co., Inc. (CHI) to discuss coverage for the premises and her two companies. At CHI's request, the insured shared information on sales figures for calculating business interruption coverage. The broker represented that CHI would reassess and revisit the coverage needs as…
  • Duty to Defend Negligent Misrepresentation Claim

    Tred Eyerly
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Kansas Court of Appeals determined that the insurer must defend claims of negligent misrepresentation against its insured. Central Power Sys. & Servs. v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Co., 2014 Kan. App. LEXIS 9 (Kan. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014).    Central Power contracted to furnish Eagle Well with 10 oil-rig engines and 10 oil-rig transmissions. Eagle Well alleged that Central Power informed them that the engines and transmissions would be operational without any additional components. As is turned out, the engines could not operate without a wiring harness. Eagle Well had to…
  • Reversing Itself, Alabama Supreme Court Finds Construction Defect is An Occurrence

    Tred Eyerly
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The Alabama Supreme Court withdrew is prior opinion and authored a new decision finding that construction defects are an "occurrence." Owners Ins. Co. v. Jim Carr Homebuilder, No. 1120764 (Ala. March 28, 2014) [decision here].    Jim Carr Homebuilder (JCH) contracted to build a home for the Johnsons. After completion of the construction and moving in, the Johnsons noticed several problems with the house, including water leaking through the roof, walls, and floors, resulting in water damage to those and other areas of the house. When JCH was unable to satisfactorily fix the…
  • Contingent Business Interruption Claim Denied

    Tred Eyerly
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
       The insured's claim for contingent business interruption ("CBI") coverage was denied in Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Ltd. v. Nat. Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh Pa., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3096 (4th Cir. Feb. 20, 2014).    Millenium processed titanium dioxide, a compound used for its white pigmentation, at its plant in Western Australia. Millennium purchased natural gas to process the titanium dioxide from Alinta Sales Pty Ltd., a natural gas supplier. Alinta purchased gas from Apache Corporation. Once Apache processed the natural gas, it was injected into a…
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  • Mike Berger To Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize From William & Mary Law School

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Each year, the William and Mary Law School's Property Rights Project awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a deserving person "whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual liberty." This list of past recipients is an All-Star roster of property scholars and jurists, including lawprofs Frank Michelman, Richard Epstein, James Ely, Carol Rose, Thomas Merrill, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.  The Project just announced that Michael Berger has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the…
  • N.C.: "Map Act" Inverse Cases Must Be Prosecuted Individually, Not As A Class

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued its opinion in Beroth Oil Co. v. North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. 390PA11-2 (Apr. 11, 2014). That's the case which we've been following about the class-action worthiness of of a case in which the N.C. DOT effectively blighted a huge swath of land by identifying it as a future highway, and then doing mostly nothing to acquire it, even though by virtue of a parcel's identification on the map, the owner was prevented from obtaining building permits, or undertaking other development of the land. The Supreme Court briefs…
  • Fed Cir: Big Auto Bailout Could Be A Taking

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here's the latest from the Federal Circuit, a decision involving regulatory takings, the big auto bailout, and the nature of property rights. A&D Auto Sales, Inc. v. United States, Nos. 13-5019, 13-1520 (Apr. 7, 2014) In the TARP and the related bankruptcy cases, the federal government bailed out the two big American auto manufacturers, General Motors and Chrysler. Part of the $55 billion assistance deal required GM and Chrysler to terminate the franchises of many dealerships. Not surprisingly, those dealerships didn't care for the idea that their businesses were not…
  • "Incidental Public Benefits - Such As Employment Opportunities, Increased Tax Revenue" Does Not Make A Project "Public"

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Check out this language from a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C.: The CityCenterDC development may be a laudable and exciting public-private partnership, and it may entail a more comprehensive level of urban planning and cooperation than the ordinary project, but the exercise will result in the creation of an enclave of private facilities. What is being constructed will be no more for the use and benefit of the population of the District than any other condominium or hotel: members of the general public will be welcome to enjoy the surrounding sidewalks, and…
  • Mark Your Calendars: "Rails-to-Trails and the Impact of Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States" (4/9/2014) - Free To ABA Members

    Robert Thomas (inversecondemnation.com)
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    For those of you who are members of the ABA, here's a tangible member benefit. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, tune in for a free webinar, "Rails-to-Trails and the Impact of Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States." The program is sponsored by the Real Property, Trusts & Estates Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group.  Here are the details: ABA-RPTE Professors’ Corner - A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates This is a One Hour WEBINAR Wednesday, April 9, 201412:30 pm Eastern /…
 
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    Pulpconnection

  • Sunday Paper Delievered

    Gee Why
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sadly, a house fire severely damaged a home in the Kailua community earlier in the week. But Sunday’s Star Advertiser newspaper was still faithfully delivered. Similar Posts: "Lost" House Fire in Kailua Support for George Ligman The Heavens at Club 939
  • Is That a Starbucks or Storage for Home Depot?

    Gee Why
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Now Starbucks is just playing with caffeine addicts like you and me. Go from two busy locations in Ala Moana to a single, always-slammed spot. But hey, look, a new kiosk graces the Center Court area, and it, too, is busy. So Starbucks balance has returned to Ala Moana. But not so fast! What’s this?! The minuscule, always-crowded, Macys-in-store location is now closed. Or is that really a Home Depot storage spot? Above pictures courtesy of @yoda808. What are you doing to us Starbucks??? Just can’t win. WinningSimilar Posts: Starbucks Ala Moana from 3-26 Starbucks in 10 Days…
  • Meet Ariane, the Overexposed Model

    Gee Why
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Ariane for Jamba Juice Of course, by now, you’ve seen Ariane somewhere. You just didn’t know it. Vital, fresh, Asian-ish. She’s on all kinds of health, fitness, clothing, shopping, traveling, makeup, cooking, relationship, nursing, and more advertisements. Yes, her first name is Ariane, and she really is part Asian, and she has the unofficial title of the most overexposed stock image model. Check out more from the most famous model in the world you’ve never heard of by following along on Facebook and Tumblr. Is there a Kickstarter project to fund a book with all her…
  • Ben and Jerry’s at Ward?

    Gee Why
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    This has to be an old sign from bygone days right? Ben & Jerry’s ice cream coming to Ward?!? Rewind back to July 2006 when Ben & Jerry’s had their Ward grand opening or a sign in the parking structure that was never taken down? Ben & Jerry’s at Ward?Similar Posts: Satura Cakes Opens at Ward Ben & Jerry’s Grand Opening Pier 1 at Ward No More
  • Tonight’s Blood Moon

    Gee Why
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    Cloudy skies made it difficult to spot the blood moon eclipse, but I finally got a clear shot. Blood MoonSimilar Posts: Ready for the Lunar Eclipse? Two Pics from the Lunar Eclipse Twilight & Eclipse
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    Mel's Internet Universe | The Hawaii Files

  • April 12 - You've Got the Power Premieres

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

    Melvin AhChing
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:30 am
     PRESS RELEASEDBEDT has released two new applications showing demographic information for Hawaii's legislative districts.  Using these applications, the public can discover demographic information such as population, median age, race, household size, median income and other characteristics of their State Senate or State House district.   The applications can be accessed from the Statewide GIS page (click on Census Interactive Online Maps and go to 2012 ACS Online Maps), or directly from these links:State Senate District Demographic Information…
  • The Nightmare of Rail Will Continue Forever

    Melvin AhChing
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    As reported in the news media on Tuesday (Feb. 18), the legal case against Honolulu's fixed rail project came to an end after two federal courts ruled in favor of the City's $6 billion + rail project. Rail opponents have exhausted all legal avenues to stop the costly project.I will always be forever against rail. It will cost us too much money. Taxes will continue to rise and we will be priced out of this city and possibly the state.A sad day indeed this is, and nearly all of it can be traced back to former Governor Linda Lingle's decision on July 11, 2005 to allow the GE Tax bill to…
  • Governor's Race: Slim Pickings.

    Melvin AhChing
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:26 pm
    It looks like the election season is ramping up with new polls, news and speculation of who's running for what. This weekend Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star Advertiser released results from their Governor's poll that showed the following:Candidate Name / PartyFavorableUnfavorableNever HeardGovernor Neil Abercrombie (D) 45% 48% less than 1%Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui (D) 20% 9% 56%State Sen. David Ige (D) 30% 9% 38%Former Lt. Gov. James Duke Aiona (R) 58% 26% 4%Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (I?) 45% 45% 2%SEE THE POLL RESULTS AT HAWAII NEWS NOW with videoCOMMENTARY: Duke Aiona ahead of…
  • Get the Scoop on Hawaii's Pono Choices Sex Education Program

    Melvin AhChing
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:09 am
    Mark your calendar and make plans to be at the Pono Choices Discussion with Phil Lees and State Rep. Bob McDermott  this coming Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at the State Capitol's basement-level auditorium starting at 6:30 pm.Concerned people are invited to take back public education from the liberal education bureaucrats and puppet politicians. After weeks of work, Rep. McDermott, along with special guest Phil Lees, will be presenting findings surrounding the Pono Choices program in depth.Phil Lees is a retired school teacher and university instructor from Ontario, Canada and is the…
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    An Island Life

  • Mega Bloks Skylanders Giveaway

    Kailani
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    Build your favorite pirate with eight legs and no pegs, then swap bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Wash Buckler. Control the forces of evil by building a magnetic robot hero, then swapping bodies to create ultimate combinations with Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Magna Charge. These super-sized buildable heroes with special micro axises let you pull them apart and swap with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ heroes. Create the perfect combinations to defend Cloudbreak Islands and stop Kaos’ evil plans! Ideal for ages 5 and up!
  • RIO 2 in Theaters April 11th (Giveaway)

    Kailani
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:12 am
    Blu and Jewel are back for an all new adventure in Rio 2! The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.
  • Learning the Wonders of Science with Netflix

    Kailani
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:43 am
    Science has never been one of my favorite subjects but with all the great movies and televisions shows offered on Netflix I can see how kids can get really inspired by the world around us. One of our family favorites is the show How Do They Do It?  Each story in the series takes us behind the scenes to show how to do the things, and make the things that form the modern world. See how simple things are often the products of the most extraordinary, highly scientific engineering processes. What we enjoy about this show is that they take everyday ordinary items and explain how they work in a way…
  • Cherry Blossom Season at Fukuoka Castle Ruins

    Kailani
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:50 pm
    These are the ruins of a castle build by the first lord of the Fukuoka domain, Kuroda Nagamasa, over a space of seven years, starting in 1601. The castle was formed by the keep, the innermost compound and a second and a third compound, and 47 guard towers. Of these towers, the Tamon Turret, Kinen (prayer) Turret and Shiomi Turret can still be seen today. It was named Fukuoka Castle after some land connected with the Kuroda clan, Bizen-no-Kuni-Fukuoka (in the vicinity of present-day Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture). The ruins were designated as a national historic site in 1957. Courtesy of…
  • A sneak peek of RIO 2 in theaters April 11th

    Kailani
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Stay tuned for an awesome RIO 2 giveaway coming soon!
 
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    Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

  • Slow Art Day participant: You should do this again

    Lesa Griffith
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    On Saturday, the museum took part in Slow Art Day—an international event that happens at art venues around the world—for the first time. Forty people signed up for two sessions, one at 10am and one at 2pm. At the entrance of the museum docents greeted them with a map pinpointing five artworks the Education Department selected. Participants were instructed to spend 10 minutes with each work, then to meet in the Palm Courtyard to discuss their experience over a glass of iced tea. Judy and Bill Barnes of Easton, Maryland, were in the 2pm group. Their son lives on O‘ahu and they’re on…
  • Revisit Rauschenberg’s ‘Trophy V (for Jasper Johns)’

    Lesa Griffith
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas put our all-star modern artwork on view in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery 10. Modern Masters includes Robert Rauschenberg’s Trophy V (for Jasper Johns), a work that artist/educator/docent Marcia Morse thinks warrants a good 25 years of sustained looking. Haven’t seen it in a while? Get a gander while it’s up (til Oct. 28). Here’s a refresher from the painting’s label: In the 1950s, Robert Rauschenberg pioneered the idea that painting should not be categorized as a purely two-dimensional art form, and he…
  • Stephan Jost: Making the museum accessible to all people

    Stephan Jost
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    I am at times asked what makes a great art museum. The answer is quite simple: Great art, strong education programs, and a commitment to make the museum accessible to all people. Three diverse exhibitions of great art anchor our spring programming. Light From Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art, curated by Asian art curator Shawn Eichman and Japanese art research associate Stephen Salel, is an extraordinary exhibition featuring some of the very best works from the museum’s vast holdings of Japanese art. Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, curated…
  • Get a boost at the new Coffee Bar

    Lesa Griffith
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    On March 28 the museum opened its Coffee Bar! Located in the tranquil Palm Courtyard, the Coffee Bar serves 100 percent Island-grown coffee—have a French press, espresso, cappuccino, latte or an iced coffee ($2.50-$4)—as well as tea, Waialua Sodas, Perrier, a chocolate torte, and OnoPops. Coffee Bar Manager Kyle Little makes great coffees, but he has another talent up his tattooed sleeve—baking. Those oversize cookies on the counter? He bakes them fresh every morning, using his Grandma Thelma Little’s dough recipe. “She made the best breakfast skillet potatoes and…
  • For teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and science June 6

    Jenny Engle
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    On view at Spalding House through July 6 is the exhibition Inquiring Finds: The Science Behind the Art, which has been a hit with teachers and students alike. Now the museum will adapt the tour to the galleries at the main museum on Beretania Street to add it to its permanent roster of school tours. On June 6, the museum holds a teacher focus group to help design the tour. The museum is looking for educators who experienced Inquiring Finds or are simply interested in the connections between art and science to join our Education team, along with museum docents, for a brown-bag-lunch…
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    Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries

  • Made on Media Temple :)

    Christa
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Thank you time a million to Jason at Media Temple for believing in me and for this amazing article. Stay tuned for the biggest endeavor YET!!! Coming this fall =)
  • [music] The Best of 2012

    Christa
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:15 pm
    …according to me. the mix can’t be hosted on soundcloud so here is a mixtream you can stream or click here for a zippyshare download. mahalo to dj soundcheck for mixing everything. the best music according to me this year: Bestof2012bySPRCHK by Christa Wittmier on Mixcloud the party? went well. if “well” means the most [...]
  • FRIDAY 12/21/2012 come on and sing it with me one more (last) time….

    Christa
    17 Dec 2012 | 1:25 pm
    The Last Ever from Banzai Media, LLC on Vimeo. 12/21/2012 at The Republik from 6pm-midnight. Please stop by and hang – the only thing I can gurantee is the typical sensory overload you would expect from a party I put my name on. You can get your tickets any time this week at The Safehouse [...]
  • [video] Pow Wow 2012 Videos

    Christa
    12 Oct 2012 | 12:39 am
    oh, mikey. i feel so bad, he works so hard. i was like “hi mikey!” at our secret wine club (shhh, forget i said that) and he was like “you didn’t post the video yet!” and i was like “……..” i felt so bad. it’s been crazy at work (as usual) and i haven’t even [...]
  • big ba da boom

    Christa
    2 Oct 2012 | 12:24 pm
    supercw presents the Best of LAST of 2012 EVER!!! it’s not like the world is REALLY ending. but sorry, this blog is. i mean, it was so easy to keep the updates coming week after week, year after year, but this past year has been tough. the truth is since i got the mac i just [...]
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    All Events - HNLnow.com: Where and When in Honolulu

  • 04/16/2014 - Dine Out with Chef Sylvia Thompson

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    <p>Enjoy an Earth Day special of pesto zucchini pasta and local green salad.<br /><br />Open to all including non-VSH members.  Please call (808) 536-9680 to RSVP and prepay.</p>
  • 04/16/2014 - Jason Owens

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    <div class="description"><div class="description"><p>Catch up Jason Owens performing live at Kelley O'Neils.</p><p>Jason Owens - Irish Music</p><p>Jason Owens - Wild World:</p> <p><a class="prosp-pl-affrep0" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLjLJ6tPbhs&context=C4c4c141ADvjVQa1PpcFM90GQp781VgkCiqGFN6DV9EhK2ZCqXIJM=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLjLJ6tPbhs&context=C4c4c141ADvjVQa1PpcFM90GQp781VgkCiqGFN6DV9EhK2ZCqXIJM=</a></p></div></div>
  • 04/16/2014 - #Happy Hour

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    <p>Enjoy Happy Hour at M Nightclub.</p>
  • 04/16/2014 - Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    <p>Let's welcome our troops to The Royal Grove, as the US Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii put on a show for us! The Band of the Pacific's Papana features seven of the Air Force's most talented musicians performing America's original music, jazz. Their diverse repertoire includes classic and contemporary jazz, featuring original arrangements that showcase the group's gifted soloists.<br /> <br /> <br />Papana has presented its exciting brand of jazz to audiences throughout Hawaii and the Pacific region and has earned a reputation as one of the finest groups of its…
  • 04/16/2014 - Wingsdays Wednesdays

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    <p>(9pm-close) $5 Ketel One wells, $6.50 all other vodkas, $4 Heineken Longest Happy Hour M-F 10am - 7pm $4.50 Wells, $5 Miller Pitchers, $4.50 Barefoot Wines, $1 off Calls, Premiums, Supremes, $1 off Bottled Beers, $5.50 Mai Tai, Bloody Mary. Hula's Cafe by Ginniberries: 3:30pm - 9:30pm. All APRIL food special $8 Tuscan BLT Trio. WINGS WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: 5 for $7 Wings (Reg. $10)</p><p> </p><p>All day: $12 pitchers. Choice of Mai Tai, Sangria, Margarita, or Long Island. Yoga: $10 per class 9am-10am with Certified Instructor David Sanders (Come before Hula's…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark Dining behind the tatami curtains at Choco House Restaurant & Sushi. Photo by Aaron Yoshino."Hidden Waikiki" is our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when we visit our backyard, world-famous, ever-fascinating and wholly unique Hawaii resort area.You'll find the entire feature in our current March/April issue, on sale now nationwide or available for
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeIf you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of...
  • NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Photo: NFLFor only the third time since 1980, the NFL Pro Bowl will not be played in Hawaii.The National Football League announced yesterday that its annual all-star game will relocate to Arizona next year and set for Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Super Bowl XLIX will take place a week later in the same stadium.The NFL Pro Bowl will return to Oahu’s Aloha Stadium in ...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1 Okonomiyaki bar at Jinroku Pacific. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.That’s roughly how much street time and literal legwork our staff collectively put into our “Hidden Waikiki” guide, which you’ll find in its entirety in HAWAII Magazine’s current March/April issue. What’s “Hidden Waikiki” all about?It’s our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when...
  • Maui County Ag Fest celebrates the island's exceptional food bounty this Saturday

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Maui County Ag Fest celebrates the island's exceptional food bounty this Saturday Strawberry papaya, baby tomatoes, fresh-pulled mozarella and basil caviar from Chef Marc McDowell (Makena Beach Resort) and Grant Schule and Manu Vinciguerra (Kumu Farms) from 2013 Maui Ag Fest Grand Tasting. Photo by Sugar + Shake.The Maui County Agricultural Festival was voted No. 2 “Best Annual Agricultural Festival or Fair” in our 2014 Readers’ Choice Poll.What was No. 1? That’s not important right now. (Buy our "Readers' Choice 2014" issue, on sale now natio...
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    Ukulele Underground

  • NEW! OokStrngrz iPhone App – Find Your Perfect Strings.

    anaka
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    *EDIT* Thank You to everyone who played along with our April Fool’s fun! A very special Mahalo to Stuart Yoshida of the OokTown Podcast – Aldrine was recently on Episode 17 of the OokTown Podcast, where he and fellow guests, EP Davis, Gerald Ross, and Doug Brown discuss, among other things, ukulele iPhone Apps – where our April Fool’s video drew much of its inspiration. Also thanks to Mim (of Mim’s Ukes) and Mike (UncleElvis) for inspiring the joke about the many wildly different pronunciations of “Aquila.” And for everyone searching for the…
  • Uke Lesson 76 – Watching You Watch Him (Eric Hutchinson)

    anaka
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Play along with Aldrine on the “Watching You Watch Him” Ukulele Play-Along! Hey UUers! Over the years, the goal of Ukulele Underground has always been to help grow the next generation of ukulele players. We provide lessons, tutorials, and resources as a way for developing players to realize both how fun the ukulele can be and how it can truly be a serious instrument for playing and creating music. The “fun” part is always an easy sell, while the “serious” part takes a little more finesse. But this month on Uke Lessons, it’s time to get down to some…
  • Uke Lesson 75 – La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf)

    anaka
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Play along with the “La Vie En Rose” Play-Along Video! Hey UUers! The year is moving right along and as a little gift for sticking to your New Year’s ukulele-resolutions, we’ve got another episode of Uke Lessons, just for you! Last month, the ukulele was a featured guest on the 200th episode of the CBS show, How I Met Your Mother, when “The Mother” (Cristin Milioti) plays a version of “La Vie En Rose” on the uke. So we’ve decided to do a nice (read: “even better”) arrangement of the song that you can play on your very own…
  • Uke Lesson 74 – As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)

    anaka
    31 Jan 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Play along with the “As Good As I Once Was” Ukulele Play-Along! Hey UUers! Aldrine and the gang just got back from the NAMM Show 2014 where they filmed over 40 interviews with the top ukulele brands and manufactures of ukuleles and uke-related products! Check out the playlist of all of the NAMM 2014 Interviews HERE. This month on Uke Lessons, Aldrine teaches you a great country tune by Toby Keith, “As Good As I Once Was.” Watch the video above for a step-by-step tutorial of the chords, strumming pattern, and picking for this song. Practice them and get them down solid,…
  • Ukulele Interviews! NAMM 2014 Ukulele Coverage

    anaka
    31 Jan 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Hey UUers! Every January, all of the great music manufacturers of the world descend upon the Anaheim, California Convention Center in what can be only described as the greatest showcase of musical instruments in the world: The NAMM Show. Each year the National Association of Music Merchants puts together this amazing 4-day event and each year Ukulele Underground is there to get the inside scoop on the ever-growing ukulele scene with interviews made just for you! Check out all of this year’s ukulele interviews and find out what awesome new ukuleles will be coming onto the market in 2014.
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  • Video: 4 Tips on Strumming

    Brad Bordessa
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    My brother and I took a jaunt up to Kalopa State Recreation Area on Monday to film some video lessons. It’s a beautiful old-growth forest that you should definitely check out if you are ever in the Honoka’a area. Not a bad location for some ‘ukulele learning! Here’s one of the videos with some tips regarding hand movements, finger technique, placement, and timing when you strum. Enjoy and share with the buttons below!
  • Autumn Leaves

    Brad Bordessa
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
     Jazz can be a scary world to jump into with all of its “wrong” notes and weird chord changes. But if you take it slow and pick songs that are suitable for your knowledge it can be one of the most rewarding genres to play on the ‘ukulele. It just plain sounds good! Autumn Leaves is a great intro to jazz. The melody is simple and the chord changes, while more complex than your standard pop song, are really a piece of cake if you can barre and play some 6th shapes. And if you can keep time, everyone will know what tune you’re playing. This version is in the key of G…
  • 9 Questions With Tobias Elof

    Brad Bordessa
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I talk with Tobias Elof about playing 'ukulele in Denmark, his technique, studies, and plans.
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Brad Bordessa
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Ever since James Hill decided it was a good idea to do Super Mario on the ‘ukulele, everyone seems to have had to try it. (Everyone except Ohta-San.) I know I tried it (remember this tab?). Here’s a jammin’ new take by Ukulelien featuring a full band. The percussion guy is my favorite!
  • Getting Out of a Rut

    Brad Bordessa
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This throwback takes us back to January 2008 when finding inspiration in the midst of the woodshed blues was clearly on my mind.
 
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  • Annual Spam Jam comes To Waikiki

    Bruce Fisher
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    We all know what it is… the beach, the warm, year-round climate, the tropical scenery, the laid back lifestyle of the locals. The post Annual Spam Jam comes To Waikiki appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Off the beaten path tours offered by the Board Water Supply

    Bruce Fisher
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The same geology that gives Hawaii its staggering natural beauty is also the natural force that gives these islands the supply of The post Off the beaten path tours offered by the Board Water Supply appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • The Bluegrass in the Ko’olaus Campout

    Jamie Winpenny
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Each year at the sprawling Ho’omaluhia Gardens in Kane’ohe, the sounds of bluegrass music waft over the lawns and through a forest The post The Bluegrass in the Ko’olaus Campout appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Star of Honolulu cruise – 5 Star dining Review

    Bruce Fisher
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Yaling and I had the pleasure of joining the Star of Honolulu for their 7-Course French Style Dining experience this week. Let The post Star of Honolulu cruise – 5 Star dining Review appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • A local Happy Hour with a View

    Jamie Winpenny
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Most bars and restaurants offer discounted drink and food selections during that special time of day when working folks want to unwind The post A local Happy Hour with a View appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Why Hawaii is unique for Vacations

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    If you’re on the fence about whether or not to choose Hawaii for your next vacation then this podcast is for you! The post Why Hawaii is unique for Vacations appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Getting into relax mode on your Hawaiian Vacation

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Aloha and welcome to another episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection! Today I’m giving you my top recommendations for how to fast The post Getting into relax mode on your Hawaiian Vacation appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Here’s some FREE things to do on Kauai

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    On today’s show I talk about some of my favorite free things to see and do while visiting the beautiful island of The post Here’s some FREE things to do on Kauai appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • Is a Vacation to Hawaii really worth it?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:05 pm
    While the that may be true, I’m gonna make the argument today why Hawaii overall as a destination is well worth it. The post Is a Vacation to Hawaii really worth it? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
  • What’s a Plate Lunch?

    support@hawaii-aloha.com (Bruce Fisher)
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Today it’s all about Plate Lunches in Hawaii, something you just have to try on your Hawaii Vacation! Food seems to always The post What’s a Plate Lunch? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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  • Hawaii vacation deals & news: April 15, 2014

    Sheila Beal
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    * The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment coupon book is on sale for $10.40 plus $2.49 shipping through April 17, 2014. If you are going to Oahu and hoping to take in a luau, this coupon book can offer significant savings that will more pay for itself. See our discussion on this Hawaii coupon book for more information. * Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center is offering a 15% discount when booking 10 days or more ahead of your PCC visit. For more information, see this link. * TravelZoo is offering a couple of excellent travel vouchers. The five-star Mauna Lani Hotel on Hawaii, the Big Island, is on…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Favorite place to sit and think

    Sheila Beal
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Mahalo to David Newbold for sharing this lovely Hawaii Island photo with us. David used to live on the Big Island, but he lives on the mainland now. He says this spot near Living Stones Church in Kona was his favorite place to sit and think. We can see why this was a favorite spot. Would you like to sit and think here for a while, too? Happy Aloha Friday! We’ve helped readers save lots of money on their Hawaii vacations! Please click here © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words is…
  • The 5 most unexpected landscapes of Hawaii

    Sheila Beal
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Thoughts of Hawaii conjure up scenes of white sandy beaches flanked by gently swaying palm trees, but the landscapes of the Aloha State are far more diverse. You know the expression not just a pretty face? Well, Hawaii’s not just a pretty beach. 1. Waimea Canyon on Kauai You may think you’ve suddenly been transported to the Grand Canyon when you see Waimea Canyon. Actually, this unexpected canyon has been dubbed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. See our tips for getting there and exploring the area. 2. Kohala lava fields on Hawaii, the Big Island With Hawaii, the Big Island, being…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Rainbow around Diamond Head

    Sheila Beal
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Mahalo to Cameron Brooks for sharing this incredible photo of a rainbow around Diamond Head! Cameron took this photo back in December 2013. What a day and sight that must have been! Happy Aloha Friday! © Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire post is prohibited without prior permission. Using extracts of less than 100 words are permitted with full attribution and link back to GoVisitHawaii.com. Under no circumstances may any site scrape content automatically from our site or this RSS feed.
  • Hawaii helicopter tours

    Sheila Beal
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    A Kauai helicopter tour above Kalalau Valley Though we were terrified to take our first Hawaii helicopter tour when we visited Kauai for the first time in 2003, we ended up having a thrilling experience that far exceeded our expectations. Since then, we’ve taken three more helicopter tours in Hawaii and they’ve all been spectacular. We were recently asked for our advice on the best island and tour operator for helicopter tours in Hawaii. Unfortunately, that question isn’t as easily answered as it may appear.As for the best island to take a helicopter tour. We’d love to…
 
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  • Science Takes on Roundup

    leslielang
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Richard Ha writes: Academics Review (an association of "academic professors, researchers, teachers and credentialed authors from around the world who are committed to the unsurpassed value of the peer review in establishing sound science") has taken on a television program, which recently aired in Australia, and that reported a study of ten nursing mothers' milk revealed the presence of glyphosate. Academics Review lists quite a few points to consider about the study, which it says: was not a scientific one, had a number of factors undermining its strength, reported…
  • My Op-Ed: 'We Need Cheaper Electricity'

    leslielang
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Did you see the op-ed in yesterday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser? In case you didn't, this is what I submitted to them: We Need Cheaper Electricity By Richard Ha Here is the single most important need facing Hawai‘i today. Everything else radiates from it: We need cheaper electricity. It can be done. Recently the Big Island Community Coalition, along with others, helped stop some fairly significant electricity rate hikes from showing up on everybody’s HELCO bills. And we are very lucky to have resources here, such as geothermal energy, that we can use to generate much cheaper…
  • Ruderman's Support for Board of Ag Reappointment

    leslielang
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Richard Ha writes: I very much appreciated Senator Ruderman’s support for my reappointment to the Board of Agriculture. From Big Island Video News (video here): HONOLULU, Hawaii – The reappointment of Hamakua farmer Richard Ha to the Hawaii Board of Agriculture was confirmed by the State Senate on Friday. The unanimous vote was not without some initial controversy. Puna State Senator Russell Ruderman, adverse to Ha’s support of GMO farming, devised an email and social media campaign against Ha’s return to the ag board when it first came up for a vote. Ha received a flood of support…
  • Paniolo Power in Waimea

    leslielang
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Richard Ha writes: I went to a talk in Waimea last night, and it's just exactly what the Big Island Community Coalition (BICC) is talking about. Parker Ranch CEO Dutch Kuyper was talking about the new venture Paniolo Power. From the website: During 2013, Parker Ranch embarked on a comprehensive integrated resource planning effort to explore the possibility of reducing the cost of electricity for the Waimea community. Parker Ranch lands are endowed with significant potential energy resources. These resources include wind, solar, biomass and, possibly, geothermal. Parker Ranch commenced a…
  • The People I Turn To Re: Energy Issues

    leslielang
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Richard Ha writes: It is clear to me that the most important issue we face here on the Big Island right now is that of energy costs. There is a huge risk associated with the rising price of oil, it’s going to affect us all, and we don’t have the luxury of time to deal with it. We need to figure it out now. We have resources here and ways to address this. It’s not rocket science.  It’s all a matter of cost and common sense. What I find is that the rubbah slippah folks get it quickly. It comes down to a matter of attitude. Instead of being the people who look for a thousand ways…
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  • 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…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 10:23 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 10:23 pm
    Bathroom Take TwoI tried posting this a few months ago with before and after video walk-throughs of our bathroom remodel, but the video upload took forever and I gave up on posing this until now.Back in March, Chris really tore into our bathroom, which needed some work. It felt small, the shower enclosure was tiny, the wall had some rot, the counter top was crummy, etc. To increase the sense of space, Chris ripped out part of a wall so that it would be a half wall. He removed the small shower and a tiny vanity next to it, removed another portion of wall that was doing nothing…
  • 29 Sep 2013 | 10:05 pm

    29 Sep 2013 | 10:05 pm
    A bizarre blessingChis came across an unusual find while doing yard work yesterday. A poor turkey had run into a little trouble while flying through or roosting in our banana trees and it hanged itself. It was hard for me to believe, but there I was staring at this turkey hanging from the tree. It was pretty injured but still alive, so Chris cleaned it and we had a nice turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans from our garden. Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently, sometimes, free groceries do. I was also struck by how colorful the features…
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    Hilo Living Blog

  • Hawaii and the Sunshine Nutrient

    Hilo Living
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Recent studies have shown that Vitamin D, called the Sunshine Nutrient, is a key factor in protecting health and longevity.  On the mainland US and Europe, it is estimated that over 75% of the population is deficient in Vitamin D.  Even with plenty of sunshine in Hawaii over 50% of the residents have a Vitamin D deficiency.   You can be deficient in Vitamin D if you do not get enough exposure to sunlight.  But sunlight alone is not enough, because processes in the liver and the kidneys are needed to convert the inert Vitamin D created by sunlight to the active form of…
  • Why it’s so hard to find an Ideal Hawaii Home

    Hilo Living
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:09 pm
    We were inspired to write our first book, Your Ideal Hawaii Home after meeting so many people who were unhappy with their new dream house in Hawaii.  We noticed that mainland-style homes in our Hilo neighborhood were constantly on and off the market.  The houses usually sold quickly, however the new buyers were soon unhappy with the afternoon heat and high electric bills.  The cold-climate, mainland-style houses in Hilo, so unsuited to the tropical climate in Hilo, yet so pleasing to eyes of buyers from the mainland, had a continuous turnover of new owners.  Although…
  • The Ideal Time to Visit Hawaii Island

    Hilo Living
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Empty Beach on Hawaii Island during off-seasonWe have never been able to convince people that the best time to visit Hawaii Island is during off-season. They prefer to come between January to March to escape the cold weather on the mainland.  They come to soak up some sun and thaw out and end up frustrated with the crowds and high prices.High Season in Hawaii is December 15th to April 15th when it is the most crowded and the most expensive.  There is a second mini-high season during the summer, from June 15th to August 30th, when families visit with their children during summer…
  • Why we wrote “Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation” Guide

    Hilo Living
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:01 pm
    A couple of years ago we started on a travel book for Hawaii Island: Your Ideal Hawaii Vacation.  We wanted to tell visitors about the island’s rich history and guide them to the all amazing places we have visited.  We were frustrated that most island guides leave out large areas of the island and they dedicate much of the content to paid activities and out-of-date ratings for hotel rooms  and restaurants.  Hawaii Island deserves a travel guide similar to the ones we used when touring countries in Europe.  They had detailed descriptions of places with stories of the…
  • Amazing Resorts on Hawaii Island

    Hilo Living
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Hawaii Island has four resort areas clustered in South Kohala and North Kona on the sunny, west side of the island.   The contained, coastal resorts are large properties with one or more luxury hotels, white sand beaches, restaurants, shops, golf courses, and ancient Hawaiian sites.  The resorts, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, Waikoloa Beach, and Hualalai, are located north of Kona airport. The resorts have condominiums and individual homes that share the hotels’ amenities on the property.One of the special things about Hawaii Island’s resorts are the unusually pristine white sand…
 
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    Sonia Tastes Hawaii

  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes IV

    Sonia
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Once again, the Annual Avocado Festival has come and gone and in the last couple of days I have enjoyed sharing the recipes entered in the cooking contest.   It never ceases to amaze me the creativity and ingenuity that goes into the creation of recipes entered in a cooking contest.  Some recipes can be quite elaborate and others can be quite simple; I remember the entry that won Best of Show last fall at the Puna Liliko'i Festival's Cooking Contest that had only 3 ingredients, but...oh, my that was the best use of those three ingredients we had ever tasted! Below I list…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes - III

    Sonia
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
      The Persea americana Miller, commonly known as avocado, is a fruit usually used as a vegetable with origins in tropical America and is a member of the Lauraceae family and in the same group as the laurel or bay tree. Although many are mostly familiar with one variety, there are hundreds of avocado varieties growing throught the tropical world. In Hawai'i we have over 100 varieties of avocadoes; they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tiny and some can weigh several pounds, some have smooth skin and some are 'wrinkly' and although their season runs usually during fall…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes - II

    Sonia
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
      On Saturday, April 5th the ocean front lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou was the stage for the 8th Annual Big Island Avocado Festival.   This free family oriented event had a little of everything for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest...a tent where the keiki could learn art projects as well as workshops on grafting and composting for the adults...lots of vendors, music, food and of course, the cooking contest! Yesterday I shared a couple of recipes of dishes entered in the cooking contest.  If you missed it, there is a link to yesterday's…
  • 8th Annual Avocado Festival - Cooking Contest Recipes

    Sonia
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
      The ocean front lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou was the perfect setting for yesterday's exciting event.  It was estimated that over 2,000 people might have attended the fest. A free family event with many vendors, lots of music, delicious food and many other activities scheduled throughout the day, with a little bit of everything to suit everyone! The Cooking Contest is my particular baby in this event and with the help of Brenda Cloutier and Diana Temple serving as my co-judges and Kevan Kendricks helping us (he calls himself a minion, but I prefer the…
  • Hilo's Secret Street

    Sonia
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
      Furneaux Lane might as well be a hidden street in Downtown Hilo.  Everyone who knows Hilo passes by it hundreds of times but many don't know it's name and many never notice it's there.     This is the street just one block from the farmers market as you walk from the Wailuku River end of town.  It's just a one way narrow street wedged between Kamehameha Avenue (makai) and Keawe Street (mauka) - and accesible through Kamehameha Avenue and Punahoa Street (the little alley-like street by the Hilo Farmers Market)    …
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  • X marks the spot for former Warrior

    Stephen Tsai
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    "Who knew I'd be going to Japan?" former UH defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu marveled. Tuipulotu signed with the Asahi Soft Drink Challengers to play in this fall's X League in Japan. He leaves next month. Former UH defensive lineman Saui Matagiese will be a teammate. On playing for a beverage company, Tuipulotu mused: "Perfect. A match made in heaven." Actually, Tuipulotu has cut out sweets and is adhering to a healthful diet. He dropped more than 50 pounds since his final game with the Warriors in 2011, and now weighs 255. His surgically repaired shoulder has long healed. Tuipulotu also…
  • All's fair

    Stephen Tsai
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This spring, the UH coaches have kept to their promise of maintaining a relatively equal competition at quarterback. Although Ikaika Woolsey, who was in the opening lineup for two games last year, has taken nearly all the first turns in quarterback drills, Jeremy Higgins has received an equal number of reps. Taylor Graham has been on a restricted snap count while he works toward full good health following surgery to his left (non-throwing) shoulder in December. By sticking to a schedule in which the starter's job won't be named until after the first week of training camp, it allows the…
  • No interruptions

    Stephen Tsai
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    For the first time in three years, the Rainbow Warriors are making an easy transition into their third week of spring training. In 2012 and 2013 — Norm Chow's first two springs as head coach — the Warriors practiced for two weeks, took a week off for spring break, then resumed for three weeks of workouts. The break proved to be troublesome as the players struggled to regain their groove immediately. By playing through without a break, the Warriors are trying to maintain the pace set this offseason. The Warriors' eighth practice is this morning. The Warriors are seeking volunteers to…
  • Time management

    Stephen Tsai
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    After last week's sweep of  BYU on senior night, the lament was that the home volleyball season had ended too soon. That's what happens when matches are missed in January and February. After last night's loss to Pepperdine, the volleyball season is over — also too soon. That's what happens when matches are missed in January and February. The Rainbow Warriors won 13 league matches, and that would have been good for a fifth seed in last year's eight-team MPSF playoffs. Instead, the Warriors finished ninth, with a head start on the offseason. What was the difference? It started with Pacific,…
  • Rec in effect

    Stephen Tsai
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    It might take a while, but sometimes UH gets it right:   The Rainbow Warriors complete the first half of spring training with today's seventh practice. (There are 14 practices, not including the 15th day used for the Spring Fling.) Once again, quarterbacks Ikaika Woolsey and Jeremy Higgins are expected to be live targets once they leave the pocket. Once again, it will be a dramatic finish for the volleyball Warriors. To qualify for the MPSF playoffs, they need to beat second-ranked Pepperdine tonight and hope BYU can defeat UCLA.
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    MMA HAWAII - Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts News Source and MMA Magazine

  • Action And Emotion: SEC With Man Up and Stand Up At The Fix

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
        By: King Eddie  Star Elite Cagefighting along with Man Up And Stand Up carry a reputation for giving the up and comers from Hawaii their shot at the fight life. From Kickboxing to MMA and everything in between, some of Hawaii's biggest names have come through this pathway, and this past Saturday at "The Fix", we saw yet another installment of the event, with a new crop of future legends in the making on display.  Choosing fights that stood out, well that is quite the hefty task seeing as all of the bouts blew the doors off of the cage. But I shall do my best to outline some of the…
  • SEC and Man Up Stand Up Tore It Up At The Fix

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    By: King Eddie  Star Elite Cagefighting along with Man Up and Stand Up put on a fantastic show over the weekend at The Fix Sports Lounge and Nigh Club. The fight card displayed true future stars from top to bottom in matches that ranged from grappling, Kickboxing, Triple Threat, and MMA. Each fight delivered excitement and amazing technical skill from some of Hawaii's most prominent up and comers.   Sadie Reyes once again proved why she has been getting so much action recently as she and Jai Hale opened the card with a fight of the night candidate. The triple threat match turned out some…
  • Friday's Fights Proved Furious At The Filcom

    9 Feb 2014 | 6:39 pm
    By: King Eddie    Looking back on Friday night's "Man Up & Stand Up" card, this reporter is at no loss for words in describing the absolute awesomeness that was on display. The entire event was a testament to the direction of Hawaii's young up and coming fighters. From the all the kickboxing fights to the grappling match, the technique, skill, heart, and sportsmanship was overflowing. A promoter even got into the cage with a veteran fighter, in order to learn firsthand what he asks of fighters. This entire card was a shining example of how great the amateur fighting landscape is here on…
  • Yet Another War From Barnard And Rodriquez

    28 Jan 2014 | 8:40 pm
    By: King Eddie If the first battle between Jon Barnard and Tony Rodriguez wasn't exciting enough, the second battle stepped it up and migrated to the realm of MMA. Lighter gloves, harder hits, and a whole new level of action. Both fighters have been known to creating exciting matchups no matter who they face, and by having them meet in the cage is pure action. In my opinion, it should be an annual meeting.      The fight opened up just as everyone expected. . . with fast action. Tony and Jon both landed hard shots as the two pushed to take the first lead. If Barnard connected with a kick,…
  • Fire Steals Gym From Local Team, Ignites Aloha Spirit In Community

    24 Jan 2014 | 3:57 pm
    By: King Eddie Leading up to tomorrow's fights, lets all take a moment to take in the events of the past week. If you notice the fight card for Destiny's event, you will see several fighters from the local team known as Jesus Is Lord. What you may not know, is that their gym tragically caught fire on Sunday, rendering it unusable. The good news however, is that the MMA community of Hawaii sees far past the divisions of teams, and welcomes one another with open arms.      The first thing that caught my eye after this horrifying event, is the fact that the entire team of Jesus Is Lord did…
 
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  • Subject: SEC & Man Up and Stand Up Results - by: King Eddie

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Archie Carading and James Hale Fight Exhibition Kiara Lovell and Kelcey Mataafa Fight Exhibition Joe Bird Def. Albert Enos via Dec. Bronson Kepa def Keanu Alo via Dec. Kayla Kanaha def Jai Hale via Dec. Jonah Cadiz def. Justin Kahalewai via TKO - Couldn't answer the bell for the 3rd Ruben Palamada def. Derek Barbadillo via Dec. Kenny Dusablon def. Albert Cambra via TKO 3rd (Headkick) Caitlin Kalieta def. Richelle Silva via TKO Tofi Mika def. Jai Torche via Headkick KO 28 seconds into round 1 Justin Dulay def. Brysen Bolohao via Dec.
  • Subject: Legacy Muay Thai - by: Legacy Muay Thai

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Legacy Muay Thai is your landing-place into the progressive style of the Art of 8 limbs. Head instructor Ivan Flores unique strategy and understanding of the art maximises your ability to learn an effective Muay Thai training curriculum. You’ll meet charismatic and friendly people, and above all you’ll realize and reach your personal and professional goals. For fitness, self-defense, and competitive goals; Legacy Muay Thai is the perfect place for you. LOCATED AT: 428 McNeill Street (Unit 4) Honolulu, HI 96817 (808)834-2550 Ivan Flores (808)497-0875 Classes: Monday / Wednesday / Thursday…
  • Subject: SEC & Man Up and Stand Up Results - by: King Eddie

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Sadie Reyes def. Jai Hale via Dec. Jasmine Marzo def Dominique Smith via Dec Kahawai Soon def. Loren Sua via Dec Eugene Aguay def Charlie Naone Jr via Dec. *Amazing Fight Keegan Ho def Travis Costa via Dec * Another Amazing Fight Dylan Cummings def Matt Husenberger via TKO rnd 1 Matt Lascola def Titus Strickland via Dec Dominic Abalos def Evan Quezon Zachary Sterling def. Joey Vonblankenburg via Dec Adam Azimov def. Raymond Banda via Triangle Chivas Antoque def. Issac Worth via Dec (Grappling) Donovan Parrilla def. Dominic Boreto via Triangle rnd 1 (Grappling) Jose Barreiro def. Marcus Nelson…
  • Subject: looking for heavyweight female to fight - by: kalama

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    looking for any heavy weight female mma fighter for a female bout in maui in july..any one interested please let me know..aloha
  • Subject: Hammah U Down Athletics clothing $22.00 - by: Humble Hawaiian

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Help support our new clothing line HAMMAH U DOWN ATHLETICS ....check out facebook page www.facebook.com/hammahudownathletics for info and design mahalo in advance......
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  • Epic day of action on Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

    davi
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Epic 2nd day of action here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam It was another full and dramatic day of action today at Wadi Adventure Park in Al Ain, for the 2nd day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars. With a warm up session for the women to kick the day off, it was [...]
  • Dramatic day of action here on the 1st day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars

    davi
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Abu Dhabi All Stars sees an exceptional first day of action at Wadi Adventure The Stand Up World Tour Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam got underway today with the first round of the Main event for the Men, and warm ups for both Men and Women.The scene was set for [...]
  • 2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest

    evan
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In February, I went to the 2014 Stand Up World Tour Women’s Pro finals. The conditions were really good. Very blue skies, light winds, and the water was looking pretty nice. It wasn’t really choppy and bumpy. The waves were big enough for a decent surf contest, I think some of the sets coming in [...]
  • Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival

    davi
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.Aloha All - If you live in Southern California – here is a treat. Well – of course I think so!!! The Newport Film Festival presents!! Connor will be in California for the debut of the film he is starring in on Monday, April 28th. The film is [...]
  • Welcome to the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam: action is about to kick off here in the UAE

    davi
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Abu Dhabi opens its arms to the World’s best Stand Up Paddlers The Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam is back for its widely anticipated second edition: this time in an upgraded capacity, with full status World Surfing Tour and World Racing Series events, making a statement for the sport in this incredible country.The action will [...]
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  • How to Wipe Out like a Pro

    SwellWomen
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Professional surfers get the most out of every ride – even those that end in a less than graceful way. The secret lies in knowing how to wipe out properly and then taking a moment to evaluate mistakes. The Pros understand that a gnarly wipe out is part of the learning process. Hawaiian big-wave surfer Kohl Christenson explains, “I always figure that I’m going to eat it or get caught inside at least once during a big-wave session. If I don’t then I feel like I got really lucky or I wasn’t pushing it hard enough.” Avoid injuries and get back on your board faster with…
  • A Tip to Keep You From Nose Diving while Surfing

    SwellWomen
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post is part of our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today! If you catch yourself nose diving while surfing in front of the wave, there’s a good chance you’re about to wipe out. This is caused by laying too far forward on the board. Surfers call this “pearling.” Ever wonder where this term came from? Pearling refers to a near-ancient art of “Pearl Diving”. A very dangerous technique that required pearl hunters jumping out of a ship and diving nearly 100 feet down in a single breath! When surfers pearl during a wipe out, it…
  • SwellWomen Business Spotlight:: Janet Lancaster, Earth’s Living Clay

    SwellWomen
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    This month we shine the spotlight on SwellWomen Facebook Fan, Janet Lancaster. Janet has owned and operated Earth’s Living Clay since February 2011. Earth’s Living brings the power of pure calcium bentonite clay to those who look to nature first for their health and wellness. We asked and Janet answered in this interview … Q: Tell us about yourself. Where did you get your nickname Save the Planet Janet? A: The nickname Save the Planet Janet was given to me by a former co-worker. She recognized my persistent efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle – and encourage others to…
  • 3 Tips for the ‘Hardest’ Pose in your Yoga Practice

    SwellWomen
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:08 am
    The first official yoga class I ever attended was in a hometown gym in the basement of a large office building. The yoga room had very few windows and not much for natural light. As the instructor flicked on the lights, the florescent bulbs cast a glow over the wooden floors. I watched myself carefully in the floor-to-ceiling mirror that covered the length of the room. Being my first class, I tried my best to do each pose as the instructor described. I made plenty of mistakes and lost my balance a few times, but it was a fun time. By the end of the class, when the instructor told us to lay…
  • Surfing 101: Turtle Roll Technique

    SwellWomen
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
    A version of this article first appear in our newsletter. To get the inside scoop on all Swell things, join our email list today!  The Turtle Roll Turtle Rolls, also known as Eskimo Rolls, are a surfing technique used to get through breaking waves. This technique is particularly useful when you can’t duck dive because your board is too long. There are 4 easy steps to perfecting your turtle roll technique: Paddle quickly into the wave to build your momentum. Grab the rails of your board at chest level. Lift your body off your board to gain leverage and lean hard to one side to flip…
 
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  • Blood Moon

    Walkoff Balk
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/tech/i...on/blood-moon/ Bark at the moon.
  • Parabolic dish antennas

    lensperson
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    This form of antenna rig has the benefit of excellent directional beamwidth and small form factor. A two foot dish has enormous gain and well employed can bridge islands easily. The old dish antennas from the satellite providers will work well in this mode. One may have to pull that old dremel moto tool out and drill a few holes in the the dish but once a backplate is in place the whole device can be mounted on a big tripod. :) I was using an old dish from a space heater but the point of focus was rather fuzzy.:) I then went to a small microwave dish harvested from the garbage at the UW. That…
  • 10th year anniversary of HawaiiThreads

    helen
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
    In case anyone is interested April of 2014 is the 10th year anniversary of HawaiiThreads. Normally we would do a pot luck picnic or be part of Geek Meet but this year's Geek Meet is on June 1st.
  • Heart attack test

    Ron Whitfield
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    A few other good tips in the article http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayi...uld-save-lives
  • St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

    scrivener
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) Mare Winningham, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, and Andie McDowell. Directed by Joel Schumacher. No fan of Brat Pack films should admit he’s in his mid-forties and still hasn’t seen Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire, one of two films that literally define the Brat Pack itself, yet until this weekend I had not seen it. It was rated R by the MPAA and I was sixteen when it was in theaters, and for some reason I just never got caught up. My parents were strict about movies, and although I’d seen The Breakfast…
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  • New Video! – ScanSnap at Macworld 2014

    doc
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Tappd is an iOS App discovery and reviewing app with a focus on curation and social rwviewing. I got to meet with David Duncan at Macworld 2014 to talk about this cool application. To watch on Youtube: http://ift.tt/1hpiy1y Please subscribe to the channel
  • New Video! – Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and ix500 at Macworld 2014 – Awesome Open Book Scanner

    doc
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    This year at Macworld / iWorld 2014 Fujitsu introduced the ScanSnap SV600 and shoed off their award winning ScanSnap ix500. Check out the amazing new open book scan in the SV600 http://ift.tt/X0SMZL for more info Please subscribe to the channel and like the video. #Aloha Connect with Doc Doc’s Blog http://ift.tt/1iNx09U Doc’s Work Blog http://www.TUAW.com Doc’s Twitter: http://ift.tt/Rg9R0w Doc’s Facebook http://fb.me/docrock Doc’s Bio: http://about.me/docrock Special Thanks to: iFIXpro Computer Services http://www.ifixpro.com Eleven2 Web Hosting use promo code…
  • New Video! – Birchbox March Unboxing

    doc
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Birchbox Man March 2014 Unboxing by Doc Rock ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream. Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver…
  • New Video! – English Laundry 3-in-1 a Birchbox Man Review

    doc
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This video is about English Laundry 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditionaer and Body Wash. A Birchbox Man Product Review brought to you by Highsocietyman.com and Doc Rock. Birchbox Man http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm is a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentleman’s dream. Men’s products are…
  • New Video! – Birchbox January ’14 Unboxing

    doc
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    http://ift.tt/1iNx09S – http://mrdocrock.com – In this month’s Edition of Birchbox Men ( http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ) I scored some really great products and I will show you what I got in this video. See move about Birchbox on my site http://ift.tt/1iNx09S Birchbox January ’14 Loot: http://dcrk.me/1fgSAzI [Men's Science]: http://dcrk.me/1jLInzg [Game Day]: http://dcrk.me/1kamkQx [Jack Black]: http://dcrk.me/1fgSIix [Reviver]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIqLI [Lunatik]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIrPD [Birchbox]: http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a…
 
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  • Maui Matsuri 2014: A Festival You Don’t Want to Miss

    Traci Silva
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Are you ready for the 14th Annual Maui Matsuri festival? I don’t know about you, but I can hardly contain my excitement! I’ve already started working on a festival checklist, and the event is still a few weeks away! Charge camera phone for selfies & photo ops with Hello Kitty. Wear stretchy pants to accommodate […]
  • #PeaceLoveHaiku – The 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival – April 12, 2014

    AMauiBlog
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    With a hashtag like #PeaceLoveHaiku you just know that the 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival is going to be amazing! You may be asking yourself, is this just a place for flower lovers? Is this like the Rose Bowl with a bunch of floats covered in flowers? The short answer: Nope! The long […]
  • Food Trucks on Maui

    AMauiBlog
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
      I promised the Food Trucks on Maui “fans” an updated list of food trucks.  As much as I wanted to write a nicer post I think I will settle with this list format and will just update this at a later time with more photos and commentaries.  This post is a “work in progress” […]
  • Maui Community Event: Nick Vujicic “Unstoppable Tour”

    AMauiBlog
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Influence is the gift, sometimes given or earned, to lead and inspire either for the good or for the bad. It doesn’t take much to change from being a negative influence to a positive influence but many underestimate the power of their influence in their world in affecting others. I can only imagine how the […]
  • The Color Run Maui 2014 Was A Blast!

    AMauiBlog
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    The Color Run Maui 2014 –  it was a blast!  The Color Run is also known as the Happiest 5k, and I would say it truly is. I first heard about it when they held the the first ever Color Run on Hawaii on Oahu. I wanted so much to join but it was cost […]
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  • Getting Schooled by Little People

    lavagal
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    April 1 was my sixth day of kindergarten substitute teaching. I’m ready for some petulant teen angst, BRING IT. Kinder Microfashion statements. Kindergarteners are interesting little humans. Still young enough to be clingy and demanding, they’re also testing their mettle when it comes to socializing and seeing how they fit in. If I’m just substituting for a day, I really cannot tell who is trying to get away with all they can from who is not having a good day. As the dawn of my sixth day with this particular class approached, I had an idea of: Who is dying. Who is lying.
  • Finding my Zen Zone while Running

    lavagal
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:54 am
    My journey to be a decent triathlete is no one else’s. Sometimes I think a fast runner or a fast triathlete never gives it any thought to how difficult it can be for regular people, for mere mortals, to get past the pain and self consciousness of competition. I know that they have personal lives, jobs, families, heartaches and problems, but the shell of their perfect bodies disguises so well whatever pain they hide inside. Last night I ran with the Boca Hawaii group and as usual I ended up alone for most of the run. I could see my teammates in the distance. Then the dots of their heads…
  • The Curly Peg in a Straight and Square World

    lavagal
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:46 am
    It has always been the case, and at this stage in my life, I’ve accepted it better than anyone else in the world — I don’t quite fit here, there, just about everywhere. My husband gets it, so that makes me one of the luckiest and happiest women alive. Do not marry a man who does not get you. Because. Because the rest of the world doesn’t. I’m OK with it. I’m at peace with it. I do not need the world to get me. I do not need to fit into anyone’s mold. I do not fit in a cube nor a corporate mold. I question authority and sometimes in the past I’ve…
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  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Happy April or official “start-of-the-second-quarter” to y’all! Did you survive all da April Fool’s jokes? I hope so! Dis week, I know at least two of the tree goin’ be duck soup. Go get um! Last time‘s Winnahs: * Ala Moana Beach (Lia) * Yotteko-Ya (Lia) * Kilani Bakery (Kage) Photo #1 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 Photo #2 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 Photo #3 Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 2, 2014 SCOOPS! * Man vs. VH07V? How cool is this!? The Travel Channel’s popular host…
  • Dean’s Drive Inn – Kaneohe’s Treasure

    World Wide Ed
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
      An Interview with Dean Mishima from Dean’s Drive Inn   Whenever I travel anywhere new, I always make sure that grinding at the local hot spot is on the agenda. And although Kaneohe is not exactly “traveling” necessarily, buggah is far for me so getting to the Windward side these days is almost like going on a trip. But like the chicken from KJ’s, poke from JJ’s, and okazu from Masa & Joyce, Dean’s Drive Inn in the Adon Plaza building off Kamehameha Highway has built a cult-like following for its fresher than fresh seafood and ono kine…
  • Happy Prince Kuhio Day

    World Wide Ed
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Since many of us have the day off today (let’s face it, we only read this blog during work hours ), we’ll take a break from our “Where In Hawaii” game this week. Just wanted to wish you a nice day off to celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio’s birthday. Go beach, go hike, go do something fun and we’ll catch y’all next week. For those interested, the Yajiima-Ya “Shop & Eat” Pop Up Event for VH07V went suuuuuuuper good! So much so that we were thinking of doing it again, perhaps with a handful of other vendors? Click on the photo below to see…
  • Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014

    World Wide Ed
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    *** POP-UP EVENT AT YAJIMA-YA – THIS SATURDAY 3/22! *** https://www.facebook.com/events/284271391739106/ We’re partnering with our friends at the Yajima-ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street behind Hinone Mizunone between South King & Liona) and holding a fun, Shop & Eat pop-up event on their lot THIS SATURDAY, 3/22 from 10am-3pm! This is your chance to pick up your favorite #VH07V merchandise at show-special pricing, while also pounding some of the most ono kine grindz this island has to offer! You can even pre-order online with a special code (see below) and…
  • saimin & garclic chicken from forty niner in wahiawa. #grinds #food #foodporn

    World Wide Ed
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
 
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    Kaleo O Kalihi | Kaleo O Kalihi blog, staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Old is New

    Alan Okami
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Do you have stories that never get old? Something, that, no matter how many times you experience it, always grabs you? No matter what you're going through, not matter how you are feeling, there's magic. There's the intangible quality about it that transcends the world around you. It becomes your world. Every summer, I work alongside the Wolfhounds of Schofield Barracks 25th infantry division on Peace Bridge, NPO, on the longest standing post conflict relationship in the entire history of all armed forces combined. This is the story of the Holy Family Home in Osaka. Every summer, the…
  • Love is.....

    Alan Okami
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:35 am
    Remember those little cartoons with the two nekkid kids? "Love Is" was the recurring theme of them and they were sweet little toons that reflected on the simple acts that can help define our love for one another. I'm a twenty year veteran of wedded bliss, but quoting Harabeoji from the K-drama that I'm watching, "I'm over 80 years old and I learn something new every day." I've spent time in training, almost became a minister, yet there is so much that God shows us in the world around us about love too. Inspiration comes from places, sometimes hidden from view, until you look with your heart…
  • 2013 Year in Review, Oct - Dec, Part 4 of 4

    Alan Okami
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:15 am
    When 2013 started, it felt like it was over as quickly as it began. We didn't quite take the 22 trips like the year prior, but the unofficial count of 13 is still a lot. Jetlag has been a constant companion of mine. BTW, don't invite em, it's a terrible guest. Let's see all the happenings as I finally keep my promise of a year recap: Good 'ole JB is still at it. His Margaritaville brand is as healthy as ever as his legions of Parrotheads keep this extremely cool man from retiring. He was so nice to send me a preview of his new album cover. Recognize the ukulele? Then Halloween was upon us! I…
  • 2013 Year in Review - Fall, Jul - Sep

    Alan Okami
    8 Jan 2014 | 2:24 pm
    There is beauty in all things. Such is the case in my accounting computer needing a year purge. I'm still making the last entries so that I can work in 2014, but not quite there yet. That leaves me time to blog. Fall is when our travel schedule was trying to rival 2012's. Not quite 23 trips, but at times, it felt like it. Imagine ETERNAL jetlag. Actually, don't. It's horrible. Here we go as I keep us on the adventures of this past year: We start off with Paulie dancing at Duke's Waikiki at Outrigger on the beach. We were just about to take a trip and wanted to spend time off with the kids…
  • 2013 Year in Review, April - June

    Alan Okami
    6 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The year showed no signs of slowing down as we headed into spring of 2013. The good times kept rolling and we didn't need to travel....too much anyways. Here we go as we touch back on our adventures of last year: We celebrated in Korea and we celebrated in Hawaii as our Korean Marketing support, Don Lee, headed back "home" to Hawaii for a month. We took the newlyweds to Kualoa Ranch for some ATV riding. I almost got kicked off the trail, but that's another story. (I thought our guide couldn't see me - she could....) Got to promote one of the boards I serve on, Hawaii Youth Symphony and was…
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  • Doing Taxes is like Serving on Jury Duty

    Rodney
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    … or a root canal … or a bout of food poisoning … or a pimple in your nose … or a hang-nail … or an earache … or a busted timing-belt … or a (fill in the blank)   Ultimately, nobody likes to do it, yet it has to be done.   However, when it comes to jury duty – you can always try to make excuses to get out of serving.  Can’t do that with taxes.  Can you imagine your blank tax form with an attached letter “Please excuse Rodney Lee from submitting his taxes as he is needed to complete an important project at work“.
  • Thursday 3 – 107.9 KOOL GOLD

    Rodney
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    … still wrapping up my taxes.  Next year I’ll start working on them earlier.  (yeah, right!)   Mike Tabura – 107.9 FM Kool Gold’s mid-day personality (10:00AM – 2:00PM) always plugs the MLC blog on his show – and I am very grateful to Mike (Thanks Mike!) – so, I thought I ‘d return the favor and use some questions he posted on the 107.9 Kool Gold Facebook page.  btw, if you’re on FB, please “like” the 107.9 KOOL GOLD facebook page.   So here are the 107.9 KOOL GOLD Thursday-3 questions: What decade had the best…
  • Crunch Time

    Rodney
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Sorry MLCers – I don’t have a blog entry prepared for you.  I’ve been procrastinating on the taxes and it has snuck up to bite me in the okole.     Actually, my daughter came home from California for the weekend so I was rushing to get her taxes done before she heads back to the big, big island.  I still have to do my other daughter’s taxes and ours.   So, I leave this post open to anything having to do with taxes.  Tax Songs.  Tax Jokes.  Tax Stories.  Tax Tips.  Tax Cheats.  Tax Rants.  Just have a taxing time!   This week Saturday…
  • Mmmm… Boiled Peanuts

    Rodney
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Warning: This post contains mention of and pictures of peanuts.  If you have a peanut allergy, please take precautions when reading this post.  The author will not be responsible for any allergic reactions.   Remember going to the old Honolulu Stadium in Moi’ili’ili and buying roasted or boiled peanuts?  I hardly do but I’ve read quite a number of times about the lady that used to stand outside of the stadium and sell her boiled peanuts.  Something about the ashes from her cigarette was what made her boiled peanuts taste so good.   When I was in college, I got…
  • MLC Observation – Eateries

    Rodney
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    While eating pho with Paula and my daughter Stacie one night, I was explaining to Stacie that pho and Vietnamese restaurants are new to us.  I mean, we didn’t have Vietnamese restaurants when we were growing up like today’s younger generation does.   It wasn’t until high school that I discovered In Sam Korean restaurant in Kailua and Kim Chee 1 restaurant in Kaneohe.  Before then, the only Korean food I had was either at home or at my hamulni’s house.  Or at new year’s day get-togethers at my relatives.   I went on to explain to my daughter that, for…
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    The Ohana Mama

  • join me at the #imuaball

    Sarah Burns
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    This Saturday I’ll be live Tweeting, Instagram-ing and Facebook-ing my adventures at the Imua Family Services Fantasia Ball, taking place at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Kaanapali. (you can follow along via the hashtag #ImuaBall) I was very honored to be asked to be part of the social media team for this year’s Imua Ball. It’s not only one of, if not THE most, fancy and fashionable events on Maui every year, but it’s also for an incredibly wonderful cause that is near and dear to me as a mama. Imua Family Services is the ONLY organization focused on helping…
  • go on an adventure

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

    Sarah Burns
    1 Feb 2014 | 11:45 am
    I’m working with Mom It Forward and the Girl Scouts of America. The following is a compensated post, however all memories and opinions are my own. :) When I was little I was a Girl Scouts of America Brownie. I wasn’t a Brownie for long and didn’t even get a uniform but for the short while that I was part of the organization I was given some pretty cool memories. I remember being able to spend time learning and having fun with some of my absolute best girlfriends. I remember taking the train up to Los Angeles to visit the Children’s museum with my troop – it…
  • A little somethin’ somethin’

    Sarah Burns
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:05 pm
    I am so beyond honored that Dania of edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine asked the kids and I to be part of the Winter edition’s Keiki in the Kitchen feature. Dania is such an amazing role model mom, business woman and kind soul. Mahalo Dania for including my ohana in your beautiful magazine. edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine If you love Hawaii and love food (hello, yes to BOTH!) then check out edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine. Each magazine is always a work of art (seriously, their cover photos are frame worthy) with great reads and scrumptious photos. Go and take a look at the Winter…
  • it’s not just about maui…

    Sarah Burns
    11 Dec 2013 | 11:24 pm
    Maui. This place will tug at your heart. It will wrap you up with love, aloha, sun, and warmth. It will take you on adventures and lift you to new heights. But when people want to move here, it’s not just about Maui. When people write to me about moving to Maui I often think to myself about how it is so much more than just Maui, the place, the location, the plumeria, the aloha. Yes, that is all amazing, but wherever you go, there you are.  So, it has to be more than just a change of location. When people write to say they want to move to Maui, and they share how it’s their desire…
 
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    Saturday Briefing

  • Good News About International Travel

    kfoley
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week, I read several news items that indicate the United States, along with many other parts of the world, can expect to enjoy another record year of Travel & Tourism in 2014. Also this … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • A Celebration of Paddle 5

    kfoley
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DENISE TORRES — To celebrate our Paddle 5 – Celebrating How We Do It, OHANA Waikiki East employees reviewed our Ke ‘Ano Wa‘a values every day between March 3 and March 10 and shared their thoughts: Kīnā’ole (Flawlessness): We … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Outrigger Global Values Project Update

    kfoley
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY KAIPO HO — Our project to revisit and align our original Outrigger Way values for a global Outrigger officially rolled out this past week. Two groups met in Hawai‘i to discuss the Ke ‘Ano Wa‘a values, and with a … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Travel Writers Put Roots Down in Fiji and Promise to Return

    kfoley
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    BY DONNA PARKIN — Travel writers representing a range of Australian print and digital titles took home an appreciation of Fijian culture and cuisine and left a memento of their visit during a five-day familiarisation tour hosted by Outrigger Hotels … Read More. To read the entire article please click the article title above.
  • Recognizing Milestone Years of Service

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

  • The Joy of Gnarly Cross-Cultural Gigs and Reducing Secret Meetings

    Tim Sullivan
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The client approached me for help. Productivity was down, tensions were high, the American staff felt disrespected, and Japanese managers were perceived by the locals as arrogant and unwilling to adapt their management style to American culture. Same old story. This time I really did have my work cut out for me. More accurately, the client’s staff had their work cut out for them. But it was too early to break the news that outside consultants can’t solve a company’s internal problems, that my job is to help them better define their “current situation” so they can figure…
  • Lessons in Culture from Twenty-Four Japanese Hula Dancers

    Tim Sullivan
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:07 pm
    It was going to be a fun gig. Twenty-four hula instructors from Japan were to visit the Island of Hawaii to study traditional Hawaiian Kahiko-style hula from a local kumu hula. Our job was to facilitate communication and cooperation between the local hosts and our Japanese guests. Upon arrival we placed a lei around the necks of our guests, then broke the Japanese “no-hug rule” with each and every one of them. (Freaked them out a little but made everyone smile.) Next stop was the local hotel where they rested and freshened up for our opening ceremony that evening. The next four days our…
  • Musical Chairs on a Rush-Hour Train: Connecting Cultures Through Storytelling

    Tim Sullivan
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:05 am
    “If you want a message to burrow into a human mind, work it into a story.” –Jonathan Gottschall I come from a family of storytellers—parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, all of them—it’s in our Irish blood. My favorite childhood story was dad’s annual Christmas-Eve yarn about how our grandfather saved Santa’s life. Dad’s narrative had all the classic elements of a compelling story: good guy, bad guy, problem, climax, and resolution. The good guy of course was grandpa. The bad guy was grandpa’s crazy next-door neighbor Seamus O’Toole…
  • American Customer Service Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

    Tim Sullivan
    11 Jan 2014 | 8:54 pm
    A couple months ago I went shopping for new car insurance. Got a quote from a reputable company that turned out to be cheaper than my incumbent insurer. So I made the switch. Fast-forward to last week when my new agent informed me my premium was going up because, according to their underwriters, my traffic abstract indicated “two recent speeding tickets,” the last one a year ago, the prior one three months before that. This was news to me. I clearly remembered getting one ticket in the recent past, but couldn’t for the life of me recall two. My initial reaction was to…
  • Was Einstein Completely Cuckoo?

    Tim Sullivan
    31 Dec 2013 | 12:27 pm
    “Einstein is completely cuckoo!”—J. Robert Oppenheimer I’m not a big reader of biographies but just wrapped up Einstein, His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. A friend recommended it, it was on kindle, so I took a chance and downloaded it, albeit with some doubts: Would the life of history’s most famous genius hold my attention? What nudged me into buying it is the guru-like mystique surrounding Einstein’s persona (if only in my imagination). What fueled my curiosity is that I did not understand Einstein at all, and couldn’t for the life of me imagine…
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    The Right Blue

  • Why Underwater Photographers Need Rearview Mirrors

    BNS
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Whitetip Reef Shark sneaking up on a diverby B. N. SullivanThis underwater photographer was so completely engrossed in setting up his shot of some tiny creature that he was oblivious to the two sharks approaching him from behind.  The curious sharks ultimately swam right above the diver, as if to have a look at what he was doing, then continued on their way down the reef.  The diver never did see the sharks.Lesson: While you are in the deep, it might be a good idea to look up, down, and over your shoulder from time to time -- if only to see who (or what) is looking at you!The sharks…
  • Stony Corals in the Red Sea

    BNS
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Red Sea hard coralsby B. N. SullivanThis is one of my favorite reef photos.  It was taken in the Red Sea at an area of Ras Mohammed known as Shark Observatory Wall.  When I took the photo, it was a sunny day and the water was very clear.  I was not very deep beneath the surface, but I was positioned below the corals. I was shooting up toward the surface with a wide angle lens, using the sun as a back-light for the coral.  Pictured are several species of stony corals common to the Red Sea, of the genera Acropora and Stylophora, and some Millepora (which is…
  • Green Sea Turtle - At rest on a bed of soft corals

    BNS
    31 Jan 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Pulau Sipadan, Malaysiaby B. N. SullivanAs divers, we always exercise great caution around corals so as not to damage them.  Sea turtles, on the other hand, are not always so careful.  The turtle in this photo decided to plunk herself down for a nap right in the middle of a lush stand of soft corals.  We watched her land on the coral and then wiggle a bit as if to snuggle into her chosen spot.The turtle resting on the bed of soft corals is a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mudas).  She was photographed at Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia, at a dive…
  • The 'Big Guns' on Bloody Bay Wall

    BNS
    9 Jan 2014 | 10:51 am
    Caribbean Brown Tube Sponge (Agelas conifera)by B. N. SullivanAlthough they resemble cannons, these 'big guns' are sponges -- Caribbean Brown Tube Sponges (Agelas conifera) to be exact.  We found this particular cluster of sponges standing guard on Bloody Bay Wall on the north side of Little Cayman Island.  The two larger tubes were at least two feet long.Here is another photo of Ageles conifera that we posted a few years ago.
  • Deep Colors: Masked Butterflyfish Pair in the Red Sea

    BNS
    27 Dec 2013 | 10:50 am
    Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThe Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) is one of just a few species in the family Chaetodontidae that mates for the long term, thus they are most often seen in pairs.  They live in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. These are brilliantly colored fishes with bright yellow, vertically lined bodies.  They have a distinctive grayish blue eye mask,  the feature for which they are named.  "Semilarvatus" in Latin means "Half-mask."  The species has several other common names, including the…
 
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
  • Neon Vibe Night Time 5K Fun Run to Benefit Kids

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    8 Nov 2013 | 4:20 pm
    Here is a short fun run going to happen in Honolulu on 1/3/2014 “Doing a color run is awesome. Doing a color run at night surrounded by black lights, fluorescent chalk, and great music is even more awesome. The Neon Vibe is a night-time 5k fun run that features UV black lights and vibrantly awesome […]
  • 25 Reasons to Buy the Macbook Air (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s a video I did recently about why you might consider purchasing a Macbook Air as your primary notebook computer if you are a writer. Most of the reasons given can be generalized to a lot of other professions and casual uses. This computer is the best I’ve had, and I’ve had over 20 notebook […]
  • Motivational, Exercise, Getting Things Done Posts – MOVED

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2013 | 10:14 pm
    Many of you joined AimforAwesome.com when it was a personal development site focused on exercise, PD, GTD, life philosophy, lifehacks, and such. I have change the site completely now so it only has articles and media related to moving to and living in Hawaii. All the other stuff (most) has now been moved to my […]
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    KauaiEclectic

  • Musings: Dreck from the Depos, Part I

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    “Look, Sheila, get one rice cooker,” county planning inspector Patrick Henriques said as he peered through a gap in the drapes that covered a sliding glass door at Councilman Tim Bynum's house.His boss, planning supervisor Sheila Miyake, looked, too, and she saw a refrigerator. “That, to me, is an installed appliance,” she said. Patrick pressed his camera up to the glass and took pictures of the room. Then, spotting a broken window, “I tried to peek through that thing.”The two county workers were describing their unannounced “exterior inspection” after receiving an…
  • Musings: Code Green

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    While perusing the Malama Kauai newsletter, I saw the curious claim: “We won a landmark Supreme Court case for water rights.” So I clicked on the link, and what do I see? Earthjustice and MK are claiming credit for winning the Kauai Springs water bottling case.Mmmm, as I recall it, Kauai County put up all the dough and did all the heavy lifting over eight long years of litigation. Earthjustice slipped in at the appeal, filed a measly amicus (friend of court) brief and deftly positioned itself and MK's Keone Kealoha as heroes.Excuse me, but WTF do Keone and MK know about water, and what…
  • Musings: Eclipsing

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Out on the mountain trail, seeking birdsong, green ridges, ohia lehua.Less than a mile in, hopes and wishes rewarded.Clouds drift over the sun, pile up on the peaks.Clear skies aren't likely for tonight's eclipse.Mahina will reveal what she wishes.All we can do is look up, look within, and strive for balance.
  • Musings: Deliberate Distortions

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    OK, so now it's clear the “biologists” and Koloa Nimbys were exaggerating and even flat-out lying in their hysterical, hyperbolic “urgent” plea to the county to intervene and halt the Hawaii Dairy Farms project.They lied, and said HDF had never consulted with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But County Engineer Larry Dill, in his detailed response to the fear-mongers, wrote:I have contacted Mr. Ben Vinhateiro of the NRCS who informed me that HDF consulted with NRCS early on in the process to develop their Conservation Plan, and that HDF continues to consult with NRCS…
  • Musings: Oi Boy

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Gov. Abercrombie has come up with a novel approach to perpetuating the state mindset while currying political favor: appoint retired state workers with solid union creds — and a job at the Lege — to key state panels. Or more specifically, nominate Tommy Oi to represent Kauai on the Board of Land and Natural Resources.Oi retired as Kauai state land division manager to work in westside Kauai Rep. Dee Morikawa's office.He's also snug with the Democratic Party and the government workers' union, HGEA. Oi served as Kauai island co-coordinator during Mazie Hirono's Senatorial campaign. As…
 
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    Baron's Blog

  • My view of the lunar eclipse

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

    Baron
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Ohia Lehua in bloom at Kilauea Caldera with Halemaumau Overlook Vent smoking in the background.
  • Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Volcano

    Baron
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    Nash Irish Dance at the Lava Lounge in Volcano for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014. Yes I had my corned beef and cabbage along with a Guinness. Good stuff.
  • Brrrr

    Baron
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:07 am
    Doesn’t compare to the mainland but still chilly by Hawaii standards. Must have been in the 40s the past two nights.
  • Fake Apple e-mails trying to harvest your personal info

    Baron
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:55 pm
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    gigi-hawaii

  • My niece’s party at Dagon Burmese Restaurant

    gigihawaii
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    My sister, Nedra, hosted a lovely party for her daughter, Asia, at Dagon Burmese Restaurant in Honolulu. We celebrated Asia’s graduation from the University of Hawaii as a Registered Nurse. Asia and her boyfriend, Jason: My sisters, Nedra and Sylvia, and my 98 year old mother: There were 16 of us at this long table: The Burmese food was fantastic! We started with Tea Leaf Salad (a mix of Burmese tea leaves, fried garlic, beans, peanuts, yellow split peas, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato and dried shrimp): This is how it looks mixed together: Harvest Vegetarian Spring Rolls (clear noodles,…
  • Freak accident

    gigihawaii
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Hawaii: The lovely grounds in front of the Waioli Tea Room in Manoa Valley. At least once a month, I like to socialize with a group of people either at a restaurant or in my home. In March, I hosted High Tea at the Waioli Tea Room for my sister and sister in law. Tonight, David and I are going to attend a dinner party at Dagon Burmese Restaurant to celebrate my niece’s graduation from nursing school. I am looking forward to tasting Burmese cuisine for the first time. You might remember that I had planned on treating my aunt and uncle to lunch at my sister’s restaurant, Greens and Vines,…
  • Spring chicken or not?

    gigihawaii
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    I awoke at 3:15 a.m. and felt fine after six hours sleep. That’s all I need, really. I can go through the whole day without taking a nap, unlike David, who naps frequently. There’s nothing he can do, but live with the fact that he is no longer a spring chicken. Neither am I, for that matter. Here are a few morning photos that cheered me up: This plant now has six red anthuriums. The green one at the bottom is slowly dying. When it turns brown, I’ll snip it off with scissors. I water the plant twice a week in the kitchen sink: I drink five cups of Roy’s Kona Coffee Blend every…
  • Quick status report

    gigihawaii
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    This is David, fiddling with the lock to our sliding glass door in the studio we want to rent out. There are so many things wrong with this door that we have decided to hire a local company to install a brand new sliding glass door and sliding screen door. Total cost is $2,100, which is fine. The trouble is that it will take 6-8 weeks to make the doors on the mainland and ship them to Hawaii, and that is a conservative estimate. Grrr. It takes forever for things to be shipped to Hawaii, because of our location in the Pacific Ocean. The carpet we purchased for Maria’s room on March 20 will…
  • Wonderful time with Anne Akiko Meyers

    gigihawaii
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Yesterday, David hung his handicapped placard on his rear view mirror and the parking attendant allowed him to park in this handicapped stall, which was located next to the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Note David’s cane. He was so happy he didn’t have to walk very far: As we approached the entrance to the hall, we were greeted by the sweet sound of violins, performed by talented young members of the Suzuki School: This was the interior of the concert hall, as viewed from the top of the balcony, where we sat: Here I am, wearing long distance glasses, which I use only to see the stage at the…
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    Career Changers | Career Changers blog, staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Dev League Computer Coding Scholarships

    Rich Figel
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    While filming our segment about the first-ever Honolulu Mini Maker Faire at Iolani School last month, I heard about Dev League's coding boot camps and introductory programs for kids who have an interest in computers. We just had a brief mention of them in the piece that's running on the current episode of Career Changers TV, but that led to Russel Cheng calling me to talk more about what they're doing... and I'm glad he did, because it's directly related to many topics we've covered on my show. We've done a number of stories about startups, business incubators and accelerator programs, which…
  • New Trafficking Signs

    Rich Figel
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Since my Career Changers TV show is part of the 808HALT.com project to combat human trafficking in Hawaii, I've been tracking related State laws that were passed last year. One piece of legislation that received little attention concerns posting trafficking hotline signs in establishments that hold liquor licenses, employ nude dancers or massage therapists -- places that could be fronts for sex trafficking operations. While we fully endorsed making this info available to possible victims who are recruited to work in hostess bars, strip joints and spurious "spas" that offer more than massages,…
  • Makers Movement and More

    Rich Figel
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    PROGRAM ALERT: The new April episode of Career Changers TV premieres Thurs., April 3 at 7:30 PM on OC16 (channel 12/high def 1012). For daily viewing times, please visit www.CareerChangers.TV. You can also watch segments on the CCTV YouTube Channel, which now has over 200,000 views and is climbing each month. Contact me directly if you're interested in advertising on the show or being a featured sponsor! Above is a photo of my videographer, Stanford Chang, shooting b-roll of the first-ever Honolulu Mini Maker Faire at Iolani School on March 15. Despite the obsolete spelling of "faire," it has…
  • Small Packages Lead to Big Box Plant

    Rich Figel
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:33 pm
    One of the Job Quest job fair stories that didn't make it into this month's Career Changers TV show is posted on the CCTV YouTube Channel, which has now topped 180,000 total views and averages more than 28,000 views per month. But many of our business-oriented stories fly under the radar and don't get much attention because they don't have a built-in following from social media or they shy away from publicity. Such was the case with Rengo Packaging. Never heard of them? Neither did I, so when I spotted their booth at Job Quest, I went over to investigate who they were and what type of jobs…
  • UH Sports = Bad @ Math?

    Rich Figel
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    OC12 SCHEDULE CHANGES: The new March episode of Career Changers TV was preempted by high school wrestling this weekend, but now that we have new time slots on OC12  (er, OC16 which is shown on channel 12/high def 1012) you have additional viewing options each day. Click here for the new times under "When to Watch." On this month's show, we have segments on the Job Quest job fair and Farmlovers Farmers' Markets -- btw, despite the rain there was a great turnout for their Cacao Fest in Kailua on Sunday! Diehard sports fans love to play armchair quarterback (which really should be "armchair…
 
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    Small Talk | Small Talk | Diane Ako | staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Spring break: Mommy's purse vest

    Diane Ako
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    I used a Scottevest on this trip. It's something I bought a few trips ago with my friend Jen, who is in the know about all things new or useful. Jen knows everything about everything. The Mom Vest (at Natural Bridges State Beach) This travel vest is marketed as having some 17 pockets, but really, it's more like nine good ones. The other "pockets" are small and useless. Still, nine is a lot. It's not the most fashion forward, but there is an occasion for everything, and I felt this one required the use of a vest that could hold a lot of things. I was motivated primarily by Disneyland, and not…
  • Spring break: UCSC Arboretum and hummingbirds

    Diane Ako
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    A trip to Santa Cruz, for me, wouldn't be complete without a visit to the University of California at Santa Cruz where I spent my first year after high school. It is a gorgeous campus set on more than 2,000 acres overlooking Monterey Bay. Merrill College, one of the ten colleges that comprise UCSC We spun around the campus briefly, looked at my former college (Merrill), and spent most of the time at the arboretum, a research and teaching facility committed to plant conservation that serves both the campus and the public. UCSC Arboretum "Its rich and diverse collection, containing…
  • Spring break: Monterey Bay Aquarium

    Diane Ako
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterey Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the nation's top family attractions, with one of the world's largest exhibit aquariums. It was a must-see on our family's trip itinerary! Visitors enjoy the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit, featuring many returning visitor favorites. ©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder The moment we walked in, it felt like we were swimming with the fishes due to the three-story aquarium with amazing views of sharks, sardines, and kelp-forest favorites. Our first stop was at the newly remodeled, million-gallon Open Sea exhibit,…
  • Spring break: Winchester Mystery House

    Diane Ako
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Winchester Mystery House™ is an extravagant maze of Victorian craftsmanship – marvelous, baffling, and eerily eccentric. It's a huge house with 160 rooms built with no obvious architectural plan, constructed for 38 years until the homeowner died. Winchester Mystery House As the story from the website tells it, "In 1862, Sarah married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Fisher Winchester, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. The couple’s life together was happy, and they moved in the best New England society. However, in 1866,…
  • Spring break: The Mystery Spot

    Diane Ako
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. I have heard a fair amount about it but never been until this trip! The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz Our tour guide, Anna, explained that the Mystery Spot is a circular area of about 150 feet in diameter. As the name implies, step inside this zone and the laws of physics and gravity seem to be suspended. Claus at the Mystery Spot The Mystery Spot was discovered in 1939 by a group of surveyors, who tried to build a cabin, and found that their compasses couldn't find true north,…
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    ThinkTech | ThinkTech blog, ThinkTech Hawaii | staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • New Tech comes to Hawaii Agriculture - April 23rd at Laniakea

    Jay Fidell
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Here's a ThinkTech news video on the New Tech comes to Hawaii Agriculture Downtown Forum we will present with the State Department of Agriculture at Laniakea on April 23rd. [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
  • State Energy Tax Credits are costing $164 million

    Jay Fidell
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Here's a ThinkTech video Commentary on the cost of the energy tax credits recently announced by the Department of Taxation. [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
  • A rant regarding the traffic

    Jay Fidell
    7 Feb 2014 | 12:02 am
    Here's a ThinkTech video Commentary on traffic congestion in Hawaii. [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
  • How do you really feel about ads on buses?

    Jay Fidell
    24 Jan 2014 | 9:50 am
    Here's a ThinkTech video Commentary on the Mayor's proposal to put advertisements on the sides of buses. [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
  • A New Scam - CryptoLocker

    Jay Fidell
    3 Jan 2014 | 7:33 am
    Wonders never cease to amaze, especially in the social engineering fraud department. Now, since last September, there’s been an incredible new fraud on the Internet. It’s called CryptoLocker. It’s a new genre of malware called ransomware, and here’s the way it works. Ok you get email suggesting you click on what appears to be a PDF file with an attachment. You haven’t head about this, and you click. Then you find it’s really an executable fie, and the trouble begins. A CryptoLocker program is immediately downloaded that starts encrypting everything on your computer. It happens…
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    Show and Tell Hawai'i | Show and Tell Hawai’i blog, staradvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii

  • The hand grip says it all on 'Hawaii Five-0'

    Wayne Harada
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
        A firm hand grip — amid a concrete jungle of building rubble from a bomb blast — said it all on Friday’s (April 11) “Hawaii Five-0.” Stunned, grey-with-ash and injured but still with a fighting spirit, Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danno Williams (Scott Caan) were the epicenter of this non-traditional procedural entitled “Ku I Ka Pili Koko” (Blood Brothers).” Non-traditional, since the focus of attention was the two dudes isolated amid concrete rubble — another side of Hawaii. There was blood — and lots of brotherhood — with some of the bromance…
  • 'Five-0' has a reunion, but attendance is slim

    Wayne Harada
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
     Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega, Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. It was a fan-built episode for CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”  Friday (April 4), with viewers deciding plot elements which script-writers used to play out the episode. While Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) is attending his 25th anniversary high school reunion,  an alumna is murdered. The show was entitled “Ho‘i Hou (Reunited),” challenged by elements suggested by fans in an earlier network promotion to determine story points: the setting would be Chin’s Kukui High School reunion; a macadamia nut heiress would be killed with…
  • Scott Caan replaces Shia Lebeouf as con man in 'Kasbah' film

    Wayne Harada
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
      With “Hawaii Five-0” filming pau for the fourth season, series co-star Scott Caan, who plays Danny “Danno” Williams, can focus on his extra-curricular projects. Caan has been tapped to replace Shia Labeouf in Barry Levinson’s “Rock the Kasbah” film. Caan will play a con man who tricks the main figure, a fading rock manager, played by Bill Murray. The film, also starring Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson, involves a botched USO tour of Afghanistan, where the Murray character finds himself sans passport or moolah. Caan, the actor who created a stir when he earlier said he…
  • No surprise: no fifth season for Michelle Borth on 'Hawaii Five-0'

    Wayne Harada
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Steve McGarrett’s main squeeze, Catherine, is not returning for a fifth season on CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0.” According to TV Online, actress Michelle Borth, who portrays the love interest of series star Alex O’Loughlin, will be saying aloha in an episode coming up before the show’s May 9 finale. It’s not really a surprise.  Her role became an ongoing thing during season three, though Cat Rollins was introduced during season one. This might have been essential when the show  needed a female element particularly during the months that series regular Grace Park, as Kono Kalakaua, was…
  • Truth or consequences: Malaysia Airline ad real or fake?

    Wayne Harada
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    Is this a real Malaysia Airlines advertisement, or a cruel joke? Can't verify... Whatever — this is making the rounds on the Internet. Unintended truth-in-advertising, or someone's bad humor, in light of the disappearance of the jetliner? What's your take? Malaysia Airlines Advertisement comes true 马航广告兑现了! Ad agency would never have thought this will come back to haunt them !Wherever you go no one will ever know"
 
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Billy V

  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele Apana

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Steve and Dan  chatted with Billy V and Mele Apana this morning to get an update on this morning's local entertainment headlines...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele Apana

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Steve and Dan sat down with Billy V and Mele Apana to get an update on today's latest entertainment headlines...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele Apana

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Steve and Grace spoke with Billy V and Mele Apana this morning for an update on today's entertainment headlines...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele Apana

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Steve and Grace chatted with Billy V and Mele Apana this morning for an update on today's entertainment news headlines...
  • Chatting with Billy V and Mele Apana

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - Steve and Grace checked in with Billy V and Mele Apana this morning on Sunrise for an update on today's entertainment news and was also joined by a special guest...
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    Hawaii News Now - Sunrise Interviews

  • Montessori Community School celebrates 40th anniversary with a '40 acts of service initiative'

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Montessori Community School is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the '40 acts of service initiative'.Montessori Community School is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the '40 acts of service initiative'...
  • Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo celebrates Earth Month

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - In celebration of Earth Month, the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Environmental Services and the Hawaii State Department of Health present the 7th annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo...
  • Kûpuna Power Celebrates Seniors

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - As the "silver tsunami" approaches, it has become even more urgent to empower seniors through education, awareness and exercise.  Sen. Brickwood Galuteria is hosting the second Kûpuna Power Day at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda...
  • Damien School’s Rookie Rocket Team Qualifies for Nationals

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - No one thought the 7 brainiacs on the first-year Damien Memorial School rocketry team were going anywhere when their first rocket exploded in midair over Marine Corps Base Hawaii in December...
  • The Hawaii Foodbank 25th Annual Food Drive

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    (Hawaii News Now) - In honor of the Hawaii Foodbank 25th Annual Food Drive, former KGMB news director Terry Heaton will be visiting from Texas.  He is the man responsible for the idea of not only adopting the Foodbank, but broadcasting it's activities from the first ever Food Drive...
 
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  • New Video! – ScanSnap at Macworld 2014

    doc
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Tappd is an iOS App discovery and reviewing app with a focus on curation and social rwviewing. I got to meet with David Duncan at Macworld 2014 to talk about this cool application. To watch on Youtube: http://ift.tt/1hpiy1y Please subscribe to the channel
  • New Video! – Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 and ix500 at Macworld 2014 – Awesome Open Book Scanner

    doc
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    This year at Macworld / iWorld 2014 Fujitsu introduced the ScanSnap SV600 and shoed off their award winning ScanSnap ix500. Check out the amazing new open book scan in the SV600 http://ift.tt/X0SMZL for more info Please subscribe to the channel and like the video. #Aloha Connect with Doc Doc’s Blog http://ift.tt/1iNx09U Doc’s Work Blog http://www.TUAW.com Doc’s Twitter: http://ift.tt/Rg9R0w Doc’s Facebook http://fb.me/docrock Doc’s Bio: http://about.me/docrock Special Thanks to: iFIXpro Computer Services http://www.ifixpro.com Eleven2 Web Hosting use promo code…
  • New Video! – Birchbox March Unboxing

    doc
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Birchbox Man March 2014 Unboxing by Doc Rock ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentlemen’s dream. Men’s products are normally a huge mystery and and buying these products can be a crap shoot. Birchbox looks to deliver…
  • New Video! – English Laundry 3-in-1 a Birchbox Man Review

    doc
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This video is about English Laundry 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditionaer and Body Wash. A Birchbox Man Product Review brought to you by Highsocietyman.com and Doc Rock. Birchbox Man http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm is a subscription based services that deliver health and beauty products and well as some men’s finishings to it’s members via the mail. In the average box you’ll find samples of fragrances, shaving aids, grooming products, hygienic products and the occasional surprise like tie clips or pocket squares. Birchbox is a well dressed gentleman’s dream. Men’s products are…
  • New Video! – Birchbox January ’14 Unboxing

    doc
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    http://ift.tt/1iNx09S – http://mrdocrock.com – In this month’s Edition of Birchbox Men ( http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ) I scored some really great products and I will show you what I got in this video. See move about Birchbox on my site http://ift.tt/1iNx09S Birchbox January ’14 Loot: http://dcrk.me/1fgSAzI [Men's Science]: http://dcrk.me/1jLInzg [Game Day]: http://dcrk.me/1kamkQx [Jack Black]: http://dcrk.me/1fgSIix [Reviver]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIqLI [Lunatik]: http://dcrk.me/1jLIrPD [Birchbox]: http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm ### What Is Birchbox Birchbox (http://dcrk.me/hsmbbm) and a…
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    TRAILBLAZER HAWAII

  • On the Aloha Trail to Waipa on Kaua'i

    e komo mai
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    You can bag a tan and swim in warm ocean at lots of places, thankfully, but Aloha can only be found in Hawaii. It doesn't come in a package, but you can take it home as a souvenir. To actually see and feel Aloha, head to the far shore of Hanalei Bay, to the lush stream valley of Waipa, when (Tuesdays at 2 p.m.) locally grown exotic fruits, veggies, herbs and other fare are displayed under tents for the weekly market. Coco palms fringe the scene. A machete-wielding coconut man will be on hand to whack one of the big nuts so you can slurp a pint of pure life juice while surveying scenery that…
  • Looking for a quiet place to stay on Maui? Try Hana

    e komo mai
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    All the sights of Maui are within a day’s drive. Almost all tourists stay on the west side, either in the south in Kihei-Wailea or on the north end at Lahaina-Ka‘anapali-Kapalua. As an alternative, try a few days in low-key Hana, where most people drive through in the midday tourist train and don’t have time to appreciate this lush side of Maui. Makawao-Haiku will also appeal to visitors who want out of the main tourist zones. To help you choose where to stay in Hana, just click: Hana Accommodations Hana Paradise Cottages Travaasa Hotel Wainapanapa cottages and camping Trip Advisor
  • One Hawaii the Big Island Spa where you won't get soaked

    e komo mai
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    How much would you pay to spend the day at a huge warm mineral springs under palm trees by the blue Pacific? At Ahalanui Warm Pond Park on the Puna Coast the answer is nada, zilch, zero. This beauty about 45 minutes from Hilo is a freebie.The man-enchanced seaside pool is heated by geothermal energy to around body temperature. An underground channel from Kilauea Volcano's east rift zone provides warm water, which used to be chilly until a 1960 eruption altered the subterranean waterworks. High tide brings slightly cooler water, but the core temperature is set by Pele's (the volcano goddess)…
  • Warning/Watch from Pacific Tsunami Center: Chile 8.2 earthquake

    e komo mai
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER... THE TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII IS STILL BEING EVALUATED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0147 PM HST 01 APR 2014 COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST LOCATION - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE MAGNITUDE - 8.2 MOMENT EVALUATION A WARNING IS STILL IN EFFECT FOR CHILE AND PERU. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING LEVEL OF TSUNAMI THREAT FOR HAWAII. IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL TIME IS 0324 AM HST WED 02 APR…
  • Essential Gear For Kauai

    e komo mai
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Kauai Trailblazer will guide you on a hard-to-find trail to wild Papa'a Beach, as well as a ton more jungle paths and coastal getaways. For those who want to adventure on the Garden Isle, this is the ticket to ride. All day, every day. Ordering made simple here: Amazon.com Widgets
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    Pacific Reader

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

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

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

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

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Eating is usually my #1 priority in daily life, and especially on vacation! Tahiti is a French territory and has dominant French influence in the language, culture, and of course food.  Steve and I ate our way through Tahiti and … Continue reading →
  • Tahiti September 2013: Whereabouts

    Taryn Wong Fowler
    18 Jan 2014 | 11:05 am
    Most people don’t realize that Tahiti is only a 5 hour plane ride away from Oahu. Hawaiian Airlines now flies once a week directly to Pape’ete, Tahiti, and there is no time zone change.  Steve and I decided to take … Continue reading →
 
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    All Events - Hawaii Nature Center Events Calendar

  • 06/22/2014 - Stream 'Splorations

    22 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Discover the joys of a fresh water mountain stream. Design your own boat, feed a Tahitian prawn, and dunk your fishing nets in miniature bubbling waterfalls! It promises to be a splashin' good time for all! Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 06/08/2014 - Pooters, Nets and Magnifiers

    8 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Budding entomologists will learn how to use the tools of the trade as they crawl through a grassy field and scout the forest floor in search of our many-legged friends. Make personalized pooters (insect catchers) to bring home for future bug hunts. Age: 6 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 06/07/2014 - Wai'anae-Ka'ala Trail Hike - Ken Suzuki

    7 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ascend to the top of O`ahu's highest peak, Mt. Ka`ala. Weather permitting, we'll climb to the summit, enjoy panoramic views, walk through a cool, wet bog, and see a wide variety of native plants. This is a long, challenging hike with narrow trails on very steep cliffs.  For safety reasons, all hikers will be pre-screened on the day of the hike by the hike leader. Only experienced adult hikers who are in excellent physical condition should participate. NOT FOR THE ACROPHOBIC! Strenuous, 6 miles. Program Type: Adult RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/18/2014 - Incredible Insects, Bugs and Spiders

    18 May 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ever wonder if millipedes tickle when they walk on your hand? Where do grasshoppers hide in the meadow? Find the answers to these questions and learn about the insects, bugs and spiders of Makiki Valley. Age: 3-5 years old RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
  • 05/17/2014 - Kahuku Coast Hike - Ken Suzuki

    17 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    This beautiful shoreline hike will take you along the northern tip of O`ahu. Discover shorebirds, native coastal plants, sand dunes, and fossilized flora and fauna. This is a physically challenging hike with the majority of the walking taking place on the beach. Be prepared for hot, windy conditions. Moderate, 4 miles. Age: Adults & hardy hikers 7 years and up RESERVATION REQUIRED.  Call 955-0100, ext. 118
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  • PEARLRIDGE – DGK

    Fibes
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    New DGK available at the Pearlridge In4mation. A variety of new tee designs as well as some new lids to protect your dome, also some accessories. See more after the post
  • IN4MATION – SPRING TEES

    Fibes
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Available at an In4mation retailer near you are the new In4mation Spring 14 tees. We have all these tees at our Hawaii locations as well. See more of our tees after the post…
  • MCCULLY – POPAGANDA

    Fibes
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:12 pm
    New Popaganda in the McCully In4mation. We got a bunch of new tees and hats that have newly arrived from Ron English’s Popaganda. See more after the post…
  • LIFE CAPTURED IN LO-FI

    Fibes
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    HONOLULU, HI – (Friday, April 28, 2014) – Independent Hawaii based photojournalist Chad K. Uyeno, now 40, was chosen for a solo photo exhibit at In4mation Chinatown located in Nu’uanu. The Opening Night of Chad Uyeno’s “Life Captured in Lo-Fi” Iphoneography exhibit will take place on Friday, April 4th from 6 – 8 PM. Uyeno is a self-taught photographer known for his documentary / street photography. Uyeno has contributed photographs to the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Boston Globe. The Iphoneography exhibit will feature 30 black and…
  • PEARLRIDGE – THE QUIET LIFE

    Fibes
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    New Quiet Life gear in the Pearlridge location. We have some new pocket tees and socks from the good folks at Quiet Life. Please see the new designs after the post…
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    CrossFit 808

  • 14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Today's WOD:Scheduling Reminder: We will be operating on a Holiday Schedule this Friday, April 18th in honor of Good Friday: 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am classes only.A. Every minute, on the minute, for 12 minutes:Snatch x 1 rep @ 85-95%Work speed and mechanics. Adjust load based on feel.B. For 30 minutes, rotate through the following three stations on the minute:Minute 1 – Row 10-15 CaloriesMinute 2 – 165/115 lb Power Clean x 5 repsMinute 3 – Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups x 6-10 repsTHE GROUP ELEMENTS PROGRAM:For any NEW or interested athletes, successful completion of the Elements Program is…
  • 12 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets not for time of:Double-Unders x 30-40 repsToes-to-Bar x 10-12 repsB. In teams of three, with only one partner working at a time, partition reps however you like, complete the following as quickly as possible:40 Deadlifts (275/185 lb.)50 Pull-Ups60 Box Jumps (24/20″)70 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)80 Double-Unders70 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lbs)60 Box Jumps (24/20″)50 Pull-Ups40 Deadlifts (275/185 lb.)
  • 11 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Every 90 seconds, climbing the ladder:Snatch + 2 Overhead SquatsB. Ground to Overhead x 6 repsRest 3 minutes between sets.* Set 1 – 135/95 lbs* Set 2 – 155/105 lbs* Set 3 – 165/115 lbs* Set 4 – 185/125 lbsC. Four sets for times of:250 Meter RowRest 60-90 secondsThen . . . .Three sets for times of:500 Meter RowRest 2-3 minutes
  • April 2014 Group Elements is filling up fast! Don't forget to email us today!

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    THE GROUP ELEMENTS PROGRAM:For any NEW or interested athletes, successful completion of the Elements Program is required in order to participate in our regular CrossFit classes. We offer Private, Semi-Private and Group programs for your convenience. If your schedule does not allow for our Group Program, please email us about the Private and Semi-Private programs.GROUP Elements Program:The Group Elements Program is 4 weeks long (12 classes). The classes occur at 7:15pm on Wednesday and Thursday as well as 7:15am on Saturday. Attendance at all classes is required to pass. If any session is…
  • 10 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Today's WOD:A. Three sets, not for time, of:Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups x 10-12 repsBox Jumps x 10-12 repsB. Back Squat*Set 1 – 40% x 5 reps*Set 2 – 50% x 4 reps*Set 3 – 60-65% x 3 reps*Set 4 – 75% x 2 repsRest no more than 60 seconds – or the time it takes you to put weight on the barbell – between these first four sets!*Set 5 – 85% x 2 reps*Set 6 – 85% x 2 reps*Set 7 – 90-95% x 1 rep*Set 8 – 90-95% x 1 repRest 2-3 minutes between sets for the last four sets.C. Three rounds for time of:Run 400 Meters15 Hang Squat Cleans (135-95/95-65 lbs)
 
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    Oahu Mom

  • April 5 & 6, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Weekend Events Page is now updated for this coming weekend!  There are a lot of fun things happening including the annual Grown Hawaiian Festival, the Scottish Festival, the annual Ocean Expo, the Paliku Arts Festival and so much more.  Have a great weekend!
  • March 29 & 30, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:39 am
    The Weekend Events Page is updated for this coming weekend.  Lots of fun events for the whole family so check out the list and have a great weekend with your family!
  • March 22 & 23, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Check out the Weekend Events Page to see what’s happening on Oahu this weekend.  Hopefully the weather will be sunny this weekend!  Enjoy some time with your family and friends!
  • March 15 & 16, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Lots of fun activities to choose from this weekend!  Big events are scheduled at the Honolulu Zoo, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art, to mention a few.  You can spent time focusing on reading, science, the stars, Persian culture and more depending on which events you add to your family calendar.  Check out the updated Weekend Events Calendar for all the info.  Have a great weekend!
  • March 8 & 9, 2014: Weekend Events

    Lisa
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This weekend is the 20th Annual Honolulu Festival with live music, a parade, fireworks and more!  There are also a couple options to enjoy live theater, eat some ono food and do some other fun things – check out the Weekend Events Page for all the info.  And here’s hoping the sun will shine, I think we’ve had more than our share of rainy weekends lately.  Have a great weekend with your family!
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    Living in Hawaii - Moving to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island

  • Makapu’u Beach Park, Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Well, this might not be everyone’s life in Hawaii, but it is Ryan Ozawa’s! Here is a 1 second video grab with audio from every day in 2013. About Vern LovicAloha! I'm "Vern". I created this site to focus on Hawaii - all the islands - Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and […]
  • Neon Vibe Night Time 5K Fun Run to Benefit Kids

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    8 Nov 2013 | 4:20 pm
    Here is a short fun run going to happen in Honolulu on 1/3/2014 “Doing a color run is awesome. Doing a color run at night surrounded by black lights, fluorescent chalk, and great music is even more awesome. The Neon Vibe is a night-time 5k fun run that features UV black lights and vibrantly awesome […]
  • 25 Reasons to Buy the Macbook Air (Video)

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s a video I did recently about why you might consider purchasing a Macbook Air as your primary notebook computer if you are a writer. Most of the reasons given can be generalized to a lot of other professions and casual uses. This computer is the best I’ve had, and I’ve had over 20 notebook […]
  • Motivational, Exercise, Getting Things Done Posts – MOVED

    AimforAwesome@gmail.com (Vern L.)
    25 Sep 2013 | 10:14 pm
    Many of you joined AimforAwesome.com when it was a personal development site focused on exercise, PD, GTD, life philosophy, lifehacks, and such. I have change the site completely now so it only has articles and media related to moving to and living in Hawaii. All the other stuff (most) has now been moved to my […]
 
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    Hawaii Ahe

  • Positive Thoughts: Road of Life

    hawa6217
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Positive Thoughts is a section intended to generate daily quotes to get your day started, going or improved. Think Positive Hawaii. Unity is key to happiness! Miguel Gonzalez Editor & Founder From Values.com “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” Don Williams Jr.
  • Kapi’olani Chef To Receive The 2014 Joseph Amendola Award

    hawa6217
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Kapi’olani CC Faculty Chef Gale O’Malley. By Staff Reports (HONOLULU) – Chef Gale O’Malley is being presented with the Joseph Amendola Award given by the prestigious American Academy of Chefs of the American Culinary Federation.  Each year since 2008, this national award has recognized a Pastry Chef or Master Baker who has shown dedication and commitment to the profession and by especially mentoring young individuals who will be future pastry chefs. Chef O`Malley is the first in Hawaiʻi to win this award. Joseph Amendola was an exceptional culinary educator, author of…
  • UH West O‘ahu Student Teams Garner Awards In National Competitions

    hawa6217
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    UH West O’ahu CFA Institute Research Challenge team smile with UH West O’ahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas. From left: UHWO Instructor Mark Weisbrod, Daniel Gabriel, Ke Lu Zhang, UHWO Chancellor Rockne Freitas, Adrianna DeMello, Timothy Marks, Ross Uehara-Tilton. By Staff Reports (KAPOLEI) — University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu Business Administration students were recently honored in national student competitions. Association of Government Accountants’ Finance Case Challenge UH West O‘ahu students Shena Bocalbos, Ryoko Lung, and Mamina Tahara took home the national…
  • High-Pressured Kidneys

    hawa6217
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (Hawaii)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. High blood pressure can do more than lead to a heart attack or stroke. It also can damage kidneys by stretching blood vessels in the kidney, which can scar and weaken the blood vessels. If the kidneys are damaged, they lose ability to do their job in removing extra fluid, and this can raise blood pressure even more. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. High blood pressure has no symptoms, which makes it important to have your blood…
  • KPAL Raises Funds For New Youth Center; Local Citizen and Company Pledge Support

    hawa6217
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    By Staff Reports (LĪHU’E) – The Kaua’i Police Activities League (KPAL) is seeking donations from the community in order to rebuild its Līhu’e youth center. A local citizen recently pledged a generous donation, but the donation requires that KPAL raise a matching amount. Cal Stanny of the Stanny Foundation has pledged $30,000 towards the new center, so long as KPAL can raise an equal amount of money from the community. KPAL has been looking to rebuild its Līhu’e facility, located between Vidinha Stadium and the soccer field, in order to construct a new, larger…
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  • The Perfect Place to Call Home in Ko Olina

    My name
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:05 pm
    When we first moved to Hawaii in 1996, Artur was two, Gaby was three and Monica was five. Coming from cold winters of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, we truly appreciated the beautiful weather, sandy beaches, and warm water Hawaii offered.  We bought a place in Hawaii Kai and enjoyed the convenience of having the schools, shops and Honolulu close by. One Sunday we decided to explore other parts of this beautiful island, and 45 minutes later, we discovered one of most beautiful secrets of Oahu – the Ko Olina Resort. It was truly a paradise! I could relax under the palm trees and since…
  • Statewide Hawaii Real Estate Market Report - March 2014

    My name
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    In general, the sales pace for March 2014 is up from last month and higher than this time last year. The number of single-family home sales statewide are up significantly when compared to February 2014, but only up slightly from March last year. Maui continues to gain momentum with sales for both single-family homes and condominiums, both up against last month and last year.   For the state as a whole, the number of sales is up 17% for single-family homes and up 29% for condos when compared to February 2014. The numbers show that single-family home prices are up 6% when…
  • Oahu Real Estate Market Report - March 2014

    My name
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    In March 2014, there were 389 condo sales on Oahu with a median price of $350,000. This is down 3% from February's median price but up 3% when compared to the same time last year. The number of sales is up 28% from February but down 7% when compared to the same time last year. We saw 252 single-family home sales on Oahu at a median price of $659,500. This is down 3% from February's median price but up 3% when compared to the same time last year. The number of sales is up 31% when compared to the previous month and up 9% when compared to this time last year. It took a median of 26…
  • Kauai Real Estate Market Report - March 2014

    My name
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    In March 2014, there were 46 single-family home sales on Kauai with a median price of $562,500. This is up 13% from February's median price, and up 18% when compared to the same time last year. The number of sales is up 48% from the previous month and up 24% when compared to March last year. We saw 23 condo sales on Kauai at a median price of $295,000. This is down 3% from February's median price and down 18% when compared to this time last year. The number of sales is up 5% from the previous month but the down 12% when compared to March last year. It took a median of 133 days to…
  • Maui Real Estate Market Report - March 2014

    My name
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    In March 2014, we saw 119 condo sales on Maui at a median price of $403,000. This is a 17% increase from February's median price and up 7% when compared to the same time last year. The number of sales increased by 43% from the previous month and increased by 24% when compared to this time last year. There were 67 single-family home sales on Maui with a median price of $620,000. This is an 8% increase from February's median price, and a 21% increase when compared to the same time last year. The number of sales increased by 16% from February but are down 8% when compared to this time…
 
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  • Avalon Development Co. Purchases Industrial Park In Kapolei; 17 Fee-Simple Lots To Go On Sale

    dnocon
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer. “The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.” There has been intense demand for industrial space…
  • Maluhia Honua – 2014 Aloha Festivals To Honor Polynesian Voyaging Society’s World Voyage

    dnocon
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    HONOLULU – This year’s Aloha Festivals pays tribute to the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa and its mission to promote world peace with its theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.” “The 2014 theme was inspired by a song composed by Irmgard Farden Aluli entitled ‘For a Peaceful World’ and honors the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The mission of Aloha Festivals is to foster the Aloha Spirit through the…
  • Hawaiian Music Master Ernie Cruz Jr. Brings Soulful Vocals And Great Guitar Work To ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’

    dnocon
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    KAILUA – Ernie Cruz Jr., Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and former member of the legendary Ka‘au Crater Boys, will take the stage on Saturday, April 19, to continue the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s popular free monthly “Kanikapila In Kailua” Hawaiian music series. “We are so lucky to have great Hawaiian music talents like Ernie Cruz Jr. perform at ‘Kanikapila in Kailua,’ the Windward side’s showcase series of free Island entertainment,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation president and CEO. “Following Ernie Cruz Jr., in May and June, will be slack key…
  • Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Awards Nearly $2 Million In Grants To Improve Hawaii Teaching And Education

    dnocon
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    KAILUA — The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation announced today that its board of directors has approved grants to five organizations totaling $1,905,988 to support bold initiatives to improve student education by developing a strong pool of leadership talent in Hawaii’s public and private schools. The purpose of the grants is to identify, recruit and train new “teacher-leaders,” teacher mentors and school principals, as well as give front-line teachers a greater voice in education policy. But the ultimate goal of the diverse education programs is to address Hawaii’s growing education…
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser Offers Free Access To Washington Post Online Edition

    dnocon
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    HONOLULU – The Honolulu Star-Advertiser will begin offering its subscribers free access to the digital content of The Washington Post on June 1. The Star-Advertiser is one of only six daily newspapers in the nation that are partnering with The Washington Post in a pilot program designed to bring added value to subscribers of local newspapers while expanding The Washington Post’s journalistic reach across the country. “The Washington Post, one of the country’s great daily newspapers, is known for its award-winning journalism,” said Dennis Francis, Star-Advertiser publisher and…
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  • Celebrating 70 years of sailing with the USS Missouri

    arlank
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Soak some history into your Hawaii visit with a trip to the USS Missouri. Here, it’s easy to mix in a splash of U.S. history with an exhilarating experience for ship-lovers — getting up close and personal with a ship that has a stature as massive as its experience on the water. Making waves amongst America’s fleet of celebrated ships is the USS Missouri. The 58,000-ton Iowa-class battleship is a beast in the water, measuring slightly below 900 feet – or the length of three football fields — from bow to stern and standing 20 stories tall. Today, this gentle giant watches over…
  • A violent volcano makes for one of Hawaii’s hottest sights

    Kina0le
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    You’ve probably created a model of one in elementary school. Volcanoes are the stuff of science and spectacular sojourns. For those who travel to Hawaii — a visit to one of the few active volcanoes in the world today is a once in a lifetime experience, and stunning sight to behold. The baby of Hawaii’s volcano ohana (family) is Kilauea, among – if not the — most active volcanoes not just on Hawaii Island but the world over. Hawaiians named the summit of the volcano Kilauea, but over time scientists and visitors have extended the name to include the entire volcano. Some often…
  • Roberts Hawaii Now Hiring!

    arlank
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Come out and meet our recruiting team to learn more about Roberts Hawaii School Bus positions for the 2014-2015 school year along with other current positions available.
  • Hawaii’s most spam-tastic snack

    arlank
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Hawaii’s most spam-tastic snack While it’s by no means on the cutting edge of Hawaii cuisine, Spam is one of the foods most often associated with the Hawaiian Islands. Right up there with poi, lau lau, loco moco and other local treats, you may have heard about Hawaii’s “other” favorite meat – Spam. And while islanders will eat it every which way – with eggs for breakfast or on top of ramen noodles for dinner – one of the most popular ways to consume Spam is in a musubi. When traveling throughout the islands you’ll find Spam musubi everywhere, at restaurants, grocery stores…
  • A Postcard-Worthy Lookout

    arlank
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:23 pm
    If you find yourself winding your way through Nu`uanu Valley you’ll want to make a pit stop at the Pali Lookout, a must see state park in Hawai`i. Located at the top of the Pali Highway and nestled between Windward Oahu and downtown Honolulu, this popular visitor destination is tucked amidst lazy clouds and weeping waterfalls. With a view that will sweep you away, the Pali Lookout is located more than a thousand feet above sea level, serving up breathtaking sights of the verdant Ko`olau Mountains and picturesque Windward coast. On a clear day, visitors can spot Mokoli`i (little lizard)…
 
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  • How NOT to Succeed in Business in Hawaii

    brian
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Read the title again; this is how NOT to succeed in Business in Hawaii! There are plenty of, “how to be successful in business” blog posts out there, so I thought I’d change things up and offer my understanding of why businesses fail in Hawaii. My perspective is that of an business owner who works primarily with small and medium-sized businesses in Kona, Hawaii. I have literally worked with hundreds of businesses at Kona Impact, and, as one would expect, I’ve seen many fail. Here’s how to fail at business in Hawaii 1. Don’t have a firm grasp of costs and…
  • Mobile Websites for Business in Kona, Hawaii

    brian
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    There has been a tremendous shift in how people are accessing online data. It used to be solely notebook and desktop computers. Now, however, people are just as likely to use their smart phone, including Android and iPhones to look for information and services. Most websites are designed for full-size screens. That’s the reality of website design: what you would do for a large monitor website is not what you would want for a phone. A mobile website needs to have information re-formatted and have prominent call and location navigation items. Extraneous information does not need to be on…
  • Donate Blood – Get Free Business Card Design or 1/2 Off 1,000 Cards

    brian
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The Blood Bank is coming to the LDS Kona Stake at 75-230 Kalani Street tomorrow, March 12. Walk-ins are welcome. Saving a life is probably why you would give blood. That’s reason enough in our minds, but if would like another reason, we are offering a free business card design or 50% off 1,000 cards on March 12 only for anyone who stops by before or after donating blood. The business card design is a $50 value and 1/2 1,000 cards is worth$42.50! This is a one-per-person, one-day only promotion. Hope to see on Wednesday!   The post Donate Blood – Get Free Business Card Design…
  • See-through Window Vinyl – A Top Seller

    brian
    17 Jan 2014 | 5:29 pm
    See-through window vinyl is one of our favorite materials. The vinyl is perforated, with 50% vinyl and 50% holes. This allows the material, when looking from inside an office or car, to be see-through, almost like looking through a window with no covering. From the outside, the material can have graphics, phone numbers or just about anything printed on it. This is a great material for storefront, office and vehicle windows. It’s relatively costly compared to solid vinyl, but all of our clients who have it love it. If your are interested, give us a call at 329-6077! Initial consultations…
  • Completed Project: Hawaii Best Mac Nuts

    brian
    14 Jan 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Hawaii Island is blessed with an abundance of nature’s goodness. From the old days of the pineapple plantations to the world-famous Kona coffee, Hawaii Island is a great place to grow things. Year-round sunshine and many micro-climates (rainforest, high mountain dessert, l0w-lying arid zones and everything in between). We even get snow–at least for a few weeks a year–on top of some of our volcanoes. Hawaii’s Best Mac Nuts is located in the Puna district of the island, an area well-known for abundant rain fall, good soil and ideal conditions for many crops. They have…
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