Honolulu News for May 14th 2013

Woman in serious condition after crash near airport
A 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition after the vehicle that she was riding in struck a light pole near the Honolulu airport. The accident occurred at the intersection of Peltier Avenue and Murray Drive, according to More…

Some homeless need housing first
~~<p>The mentally ill and substance abusers make up more than a third of Honolulu's unsheltered homeless and account for an inflated drain on public resources in their cycle through hospital emergency rooms and jail. Mayor Kirk Caldwell is logical in More…

Real Estate Numbers Continue to Rise
The Honolulu Board of Realtors just released their April 2013 statistics, and guess what? The market is hot! Sales of single-family homes rose 29 percent, while condominium sales rose 33.2 percent from just a year ago. Average prices on these homes? More…

A whistle-stop tour through Hawaii
On day one I take the ship’s tour of Pearl Harbour and the downtown Honolulu sights. The next day I mooch around Waikiki, walking on the beach, a bit of shopping, sunset half-price drinks at the fab bar of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel aka “The Pink Palace … More…

Pacific Wings pulling out of Hawaii
On its website, it lists Honolulu, Kahului, Kona, Hana, Kamuela, Kalaupapa and Hoolehua among its destinations. Its final day of service in Hawaii will be June 15. Parent company Pacific Air Holdings, which is based in Mesa, Ariz., also operates New More…

Hawaii Juice Bars
Judging by the people pouring into Juice Box, a juice bar that opened a few months ago, Honolulu has been thirsting for juice. Not juice as in cans of Hawaiian Sun or cartons of Tropicana, but juice of the fresh-squeezed, purportedly cleansing and … More…

Hawaiian Airlines helps make a Honolulu an attractive entry to the US for
Australian travelers are seeing Honolulu as a preferred entry point into the United States instead of having to fly to Los Angeles International Airport, a trend that has become easier for visitors from Down Under with Hawaiian Airlines' expansion of More…

Bar report: Town
As any cocktail aficionado in Honolulu will tell you, Ed Kenney’s Town Restaurant has quite a history of great barmen and drinks. New bar manager Jordan Edwards (formerly of Aziza in San Francisco) brings a fresh and welcome approach to Town’s highly … More…

How to avoid the nightmare of LAX – Sydney Morning Herald
By comparison, greater Honolulu is a big country town (population roughly the same as Adelaide) and, compared to LAX, the airport is a breeze to get into and out of, and using Hawaii as an alternative entry point doesn't add significant time in the air More…

Trial continues in fatal Honolulu highway shooting
HONOLULU (AP) — The last of the prosecution's witnesses will be testifying in the murder trial against the pastor's son accused of going on a Honolulu highway shooting rampage, killing a mother of 10. Trial resumes Monday, with a few more witnesses More…

Honolulu gas prices back on the rise – Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Breaking – Hawaii's news leader for Hawaii news. Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides up to the minute breaking news in Honolulu, Hawaii. With expanded photo More…

Honolulu gas prices back on the rise
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24 per gallon, according to Gadsbuddy.com's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com). Average More…

Helicopter crashes in Honolulu – Video – Sydney Morning Herald
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Biker Rally in Honolulu
Not everyone riding on two wheels is drawn to the Harley. Some embrace a different ideal of cool. They ride Triumphs and Lambrettas, listen to underground music, and revere the past. This is the vintage bike scene, and it's alive and well in Honolulu. More…

Some homeless need housing first
Some homeless need housing first. ~~<p>The mentally ill and substance abusers make up more than a third of Honolulu's unsheltered homeless and account for an inflated drain on public resources in their cycle through hospital emergency rooms and jail. More…

Native son
Will it be the sun-dappled Pacific island where he was born and raised, graduating from Honolulu's prestigious Punahou School? Or the chilly metropolis on Lake Michigan where he worked as a young community organizer and later served as a senator? More…

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – May 13, 2013
By GasBuddy – Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that More…

Schoolteacher held in 'ice' operation
<p>A Honolulu police officer who is a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Hono&shy;lulu Airport drug task force arrested Jan&shy;ice Pua&shy;lani Fontes on Tuesday. She appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday and is scheduled to More…

Pacific Wings pulling out of Hawaii
It now only serves Honolulu, Kahului and Kona in addition to Hoolehua. Its final day of service in Hawaii will be June 15. Parent company Pacific Air Holdings, which is based in Mesa, Ariz., also operates New Mexico Airlines. Pacific Wings was founded More…

Caldwell names Mark D. Wong as new IT director
The mayor added: “We are very fortunate to have his knowledge and ability as we modernize the city's outdated IT infrastructure and streamline the Honolulu.gov web site.” More From The Star-Advertiser Caldwell appoints city director of information More…

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