Honolulu News for May 21st 2013

Rainbows complete sweep in final home game
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Matt Cooper tossed eight shutout innings and Stephen Ventimilia went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Hawaii to a 6-0 shutout of UC Davis on Sunday to sweep the final three-game series of the season at Les Murakami More…

Manifesting a Bar
But in the past year, it’s built up one of Honolulu’s best selections of whiskey and gin, enough to fill a back bar 16 feet wide. (It is also one of the prettiest displays of booze around, for Manifest has become a bar that values style as much as … More…

Honolulu to be finish line for ocean rowing race
The inaugural Great Pacific Race, a human-powered rowing race, will launch from Monterey, Calif. June 7, 2014 and will end 2,100 nautical miles later in Honolulu. The race is being organized by Chris Martin, who, prior to announcing the race, discussed More…

Abercrombie set to sign 2 traffic safety bills
State Health Director Loretta Fuddy, Transportation Deputy Director Jadine Urasaki, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 9 Administrator David Manning, Honolulu police Capt. Darren Izumo, representatives of the other county police More…

Extended-term hearing in Oahu highway shootings
He was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of a mother of 10, who was in her minivan at a Honolulu intersection. He was found guilty of attempted murder for shooting and injuring a woman on the H-1 freeway and shooting at a man at More…

Public pension employees skip Hawaii conference
HONOLULU — Organizers of an annual conference for people who manage more than $3 trillion in public sector pension funds say administrators are skipping this year's meeting in Hawaii to avoid the perception they're wasting money by heading to the More…

Honolulu's Giuseppe Leone launching Mobile Mediation
Honolulu mediator Giuseppe Leone, who recently ran the successful Virtual Mediation Lab, is at it again with the launch of another project called Mobile Mediation. The trend of mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, has led to increased More…

Mayor will honor Kaimuki High staff for lifesaving efforts
The staff at Kaimuki High School will be honored today at ceremonies where Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presents the city's Civilian Lifesaver Awards. The event takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the mayor's office in Honolulu Hale. The presentation coincides More…

Extended-term hearing in Oahu highway shootings
HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors who found a Wahiawa man guilty of second-degree murder for a shooting at a Honolulu intersection are deliberating whether he should go to prison for the rest of his life. A judge will make a final decision when Toby Stangel is More…

CA man drowns trying to rescue woman at Oahu falls
The Honolulu Fire Department said he disappeared beneath the surface after going into the water to help a woman in distress on Sunday. Hawaii News Now reports lifeguards managed to save the woman. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Gungon's body More…

Three chef night: Vintage Cave's next collaboration dinner
The 15-year-old makes a guest appearance at the next Vintage Cave Honolulu collaboration dinner on May 24 and 25. It all started through social media. ???I had heard of him, and we followed each other on Instagram, and my whole team was, ‘Oh my god … More…

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – May 20, 2013
Report from GasBuddy – Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average More…

Honolulu Jury Convicts Man Of 2011 Shooting Rampage
A Honolulu jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for a 2011 shooting spree in Hawaii that left one person dead and two wounded. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is following the story: "[T]he jury refused to convict [Toby] Stangel, 30, of More…

Hawaii gets approval for education law waiver
HONOLULU (AP) — The Obama administration has approved Hawaii's request for a waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind education law. In 2011, the administration announced it would let states avoid certain requirements, like students More…

Police investigate report of shooting near Yokohama Bay
Honolulu Police Lt. Paul Lucas said initial reports indicated the incident involving the injured woman occurred close to 4:43 p.m. near Yokohama Bay. Lucas, interviewed this evening, said no one was being held as a suspect but police are looking into More…

Honolulu to conduct study of fare collections for bus, rail systems
The request for the study comes after Oahu Transit Services, which operates the city's public bus system, and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which oversees the rail project, agreed to work together on integrating the two transit systems. More…

Books, Halaus, Tea, and Music
Contact Email. Contact Email2. Contact Url. Subscribe to Blog. Remember my Info. Honolulu Hale was home to hundreds of bookworms and music aficionados on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 for the 8th Annual Hawai`i Book and Music Festival. More…

Governor Abercrombie Refutes 'Boondoggle' Perception Of Business Meetings
Abercrombie during the opening address at the NCPERS conference on Monday, May 20, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. "I invite any of your critics to come out here and get on a stage with me, and we'll see who's defending defined benefits the More…

Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang Has Law License Suspended
Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang recently had his license suspended by the Hawaii State Bar Association for not paying his membership dues. According to HSBA's 2013 fee schedule, Chang would have to pay $504 this year for his bar membership. More…

Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2011 Honolulu highway shooting
FILE – A June 6, 2011, file photo shows Toby Stangel, 28, in court in Honolulu. Stangel, a pastor's son accused of going on a Honolulu highway shooting rampage and killing a mother of 10 will not be testifying in his defense according to a report More…

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Honolulu News for May 20th 2013

Abercrombie set to sign 2 traffic safety bills
State Health Director Loretta Fuddy, Transportation Deputy Director Jadine Urasaki, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 9 Administrator David Manning, Honolulu police Capt. Darren Izumo, representatives of the other county police More…

Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2011 – Washington Post
HONOLULU — Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2011 Honolulu highway shooting rampage. More…

Honolulu Triathlon traffic restrictions for Sunday – Hawaii News Now
The Annual Honolulu Triathlon will take place Sunday, May 19, 2013, and will start at Ala Moana Beach Park at 5:45 a.m. Participants will begin with a 1500 More…

Author returns to land of inspiration
Award-winning novelist Susanna Moore, whose books include "The Whiteness of Bones," set in the islands, the erotic thriller "In the Cut," and the dark prison tale "The Big Girls," is returning to Honolulu as a special guest at this weekend's 8th Annual More…

GBC Motorsports Pulls Holeshots and Podiums at Honolulu Hills WORCS
May 15, 2013 ??? GBC Motorsports racers are heating up to go along with rising temperatures in Southern California as RJ Anderson and Mitch Guthrie Jr. won their respective classes at WORCS Honolulu Hills. SXS Pro Production With temperatures breaking … More…

Cognito Teryx kills it at Taft
Round 5 of the 2013 WORCS series took place at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, CA and race day was forecasted with 95 degree temps! During practice Friday, Justin Lambert, pilot of the Cognito Teryx had encountered some engine overheating issues that … More…

Rainbows complete sweep in final home game
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Matt Cooper tossed eight shutout innings and Stephen Ventimilia went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Hawaii to a 6-0 shutout of UC Davis on Sunday to sweep the final three-game series of the season at Les Murakami More…

Andrew Breitbart Biodoc Opens At #3; Digital Sales Strong As Movie Opens
HATING BREITBART, a film that explores the life and impact of the late media guru Andrew Breitbart, opened on 15 screens across the U.S. posting strong numbers in key markets like Honolulu, New York City and San Diego, but the biggest story of the More…

Mayor will honor Kaimuki High staff for lifesaving efforts
The staff at Kaimuki High School will be honored today at ceremonies where Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presents the city's Civilian Lifesaver Awards. The event takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the mayor's office in Honolulu Hale. The presentation coincides More…

Race officials beefing up security for Honolulu Triathlon | KHON2
Honolulu police have re-opened all lanes of Kaukonahua Road in Waialua after a car crash Saturday Inert grenade found in checked bag at Honolulu Airport More…

Incubator prepares to send off 8 startups
Home to the headquarters of Tetris Online and several of Henk Rogers' other ventures, the offices high above Honolulu Harbor now host a technology accelerator that is preparing to graduate its first cohort of eight startup companies and send them out More…

3 boats capsize along stretch of coastline
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say three boats capsized along a quarter-mile stretch of coastline from Mala Wharf to the Lahaina Crossroads Apartments after they had broken free of their moorings. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/10D5emn More…

2nd-degree murder conviction in Honolulu shootings | News OK
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second- degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu More…

YMCA tower opposed by neighbors
Residents living near the YMCA of Honolulu have petitioned the city to stop a zoning change application for a planned condominium tower on the YMCA property and alleged that they weren't properly informed of the plans. About 170 neighbors of the YMCA More…

Waves Still Pumping Along South Shores
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, More…

Books and music festival continues Sunday
Books and music festival continues Sunday. 6 hours ago. Books and music are the main attraction this weekend at the Honolulu Hale Civic Center grounds for the 8th annual book and music festival. Roosevelt graduation More…

All UH men's teams will be named Rainbow Warriors – Honolulu Star
The Rainbow lives.In a stunning reversal of his first major decision as University of Hawaii athletic director, Ben Jay has changed course and will name all of More…

Presidents from Philippine colleges visit UH
Cheryl Ernst, Creative Services Director External Affairs and University Relations ernst@hawaii.edu; www.hawaii.edu/offices/eaur 1627 Dole St. BA-2, Honolulu, HI 96822 phone 808 956-5941; fax 808 956-3441. A delegation of college presidents from the More…

Big Island flood warning cancelled – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled a flash flood warning that was in effect on the Big Island, mainly in the Kohala districts. Radar and rain gages indicated that heavy rain has ended. Weather around the islands will remain unstable More…

Police investigate report of shooting near Yokohama Bay
Honolulu Police Lt. Paul Lucas said initial reports indicated the incident involving the injured woman occurred close to 4:43 p.m. near Yokohama Bay. Lucas, interviewed this evening, said no one was being held as a suspect but police are looking into More…

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Honolulu News for May 19th 2013

Minneapolis has most expensive gas in US, passing Honolulu
Minneapolis on Friday passed Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. While the national average has risen just 7 cents per gallon in the past week, the Twin Cities has been hit More…

TSA confiscates gunpowder at Honolulu Airport – Hawaii News
Routine screening of checked baggage at Honolulu Airport last week turned up two one-pound cans of black powder which were confiscated.Transportation More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. has hired Byron Washom, the director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at the University of California San Diego. The former Hawaii resident will manage Lanai's renewable energy More…

Afternoon rains could be heavy on Oahu, forecasters say
The forecast for Honolulu calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoons through Thursday. The light winds may also allow vog to return to Oahu next week. A high surf advisory for the south shores of all islands continues through 6 p.m More…

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City's Efforts
(de)Occupy Honolulu had its day in court, and it looks like it will get another. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright decided not to dismiss (de)Occupy's federal lawsuit against the city of Honolulu, which claims the city's stored More…

Bloomingdale's to open first Honolulu store
May 18, 2013 (United States Of America). Macy's, Inc. announced that Bloomingdale's plans to enter the Hawaii market for the first time in fall 2015 with a 167,000-square-foot, three-level store to be built in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on the Island More…

Aloha spreads across cultures
The entrance of Sullivan Arena, where high school graduations are being held this week, has the feel of a Honolulu tourist market, with five competitive vendors selling leis made of flowers, candy, shiny kukui nuts, green ti leaves and jewel tone yarn. More…

Honolulu Zoo to host Military Appreciation Day
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is inviting all U.S. military members and their families to visit the Honolulu Zoo for free on Military Appreciation Day. The event will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. “We would like to extend a warm aloha and our More…

City, (de)Occupy to file agreement on property seizures
City and (de)Occupy Honolulu lawyers will submit an agreement as early as next week that will outline protections for the group members' property seized by the city from Honolulu sidewalks. The filing of the agreement was made clear today at a hearing More…

LOCAL FINALISTS' ARTWORK OF TOYOTA'S 2013 DREAM CAR ART
Public invited to view artwork on display from May 5 – 27 WHAT: The original artwork of 20 local finalists of Toyota's 2013 Dream Car Art Contest will be exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art School for the public to view. Keiki under 16 years old More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
A jury has convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder after authorities say he went on a shooting rampage through Honolulu in 2011. More…

Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store – DailyFinance
Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Macy's, Inc. (NYS: M) today announced that. More…

Honolulu police seek missing tourist from Oregon; last seen outside bar
HONOLULUHonolulu police are searching for a tourist from Oregon who has been missing on Oahu since Thursday. Police said Saturday that Ivanice "Ivy" Harris was last seen Thursday talking to a man outside a bar in Waikiki and has not been seen More…

Race officials beefing up security for Honolulu Triathlon
The 10th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is set for Sunday. In addition to a change of course, competitors will also notice a change in security. Preparation for the triathlon began Friday morning at Magic Island. An estimated 1,500 triathletes are expected More…

State / In Brief
HONOLULU – The Honolulu Police Department said a Waipahu man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 6-week-old boy. Hawaii News Now reported that 38-year-old Joel Asuncion was taken into custody Wednesday evening. Police have More…

Hawaii island under a flood advisory
The forecast for Honolulu calls for a 50 percent chance of rain tonight and Saturday night and a chance of heavy afternoon showers Sunday. “We're transitioning today from trades to a light winds,” said Robert Ballard, a National Weather Service forecaster. More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
HONOLULU — Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday (http://goo.gl/7pezL) that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. More…

Hawaii's Ohana: Readers share family pictures
Mail the items to Birth Announcements, Today section, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Or email pdf copies of the signed announcement form and the birth certificate, along with a high-resolution (300 dpi) color More…

State Lets Honolulu Remove Sewage Spill Signs At Keehi Lagoon
The State Department of Health said today that the city of Honolulu can remove warning signs it posted at Keehi Lagoon nearly two months ago. According to the city, the signs were posted on March 25 after a state security guard noticed toilet paper and More…

Police look for missing female visitor because of safety concerns
Honolulu police are looking for Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, last seen in Waikiki. (COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT). Police are looking for a Ivanice “Ivy” Harris, who is visiting from the mainland, after family and friends expressed concern for her safety. More…

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Honolulu News for May 18th 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend
What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five “neighborbood” activities – Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific … More…

Minneapolis tied with Honolulu for most expensive gas – KMSP-TV – (Fox) 9
Minneapolis-St. Paul on Friday pulled even with Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. So while the price of crude oil is dropping, a tank of gas is skyrocketing in Minnesota More…

Weekend Extra: Vancouver's Grace Park arresting in Hawaii Five-O
Honolulu – As Hawaii Five-O prepares to wrap its third hit season, Vancouver’s Grace Park is almost as famous a fixture in Honolulu as the landmarks that flash on the screen in the show’s opening credits in sync with the best TV theme music of all time. More…

Construction costs, labor impact Honolulu condominium development
There has been quite a buzz around Honolulu regarding the Kakaako condominium boom, which just last week added another possible residential development to the mix, as I reported in the May 10 print edition of Pacific Business News. Some 15 known More…

Jury reaches verdict in Honolulu freeway shooting
Stangel opened fire at an intersection in the early-morning hours of June 3, 2011, killing 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen of Honolulu, authorities said. He then shot and wounded two more people on a freeway and fired at two police officers who were ticketing More…

Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store
Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Bloomingdale's plans to enter the Hawaii market for the first time in fall 2015 with a 167,000-square-foot, three-level store to be built in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. The new store More…

Honolulu Jury Convicts Man Of 2011 Shooting Rampage
The June 3, 2011, shooting spree, which began at a Honolulu intersection, killed a mother of 10 in her minivan. She was shot in the head. The shooting then continued onto the H-1 freeway where two other motorists were shot and wounded. Stangel was More…

Search for mysterious swimmer on Big Isle continues
Anyone with any information are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or Hawaii County Police — officer Dion Santiago at (808) 775-7533 — or the Police Department's non-emergency line at (808) More…

Opening Brief Filed In Honolulu Rail Appeal
Ben Cayetano and other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that aims to stop Honolulu's rail project filed their opening brief in their appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's 3,785 pages with attachments. The opening brief itself is much shorter More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu that killed a mother of 10 and wounded two other people. Jurors deliberated for about 13 hours More…

Honolulu Zoo to host Military Appreciation Day
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is inviting all U.S. military members and their families to visit the Honolulu Zoo for free on Military Appreciation Day. The event will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. “We would like to extend a warm aloha and our More…

Minneapolis has most expensive gas in US, passing Honolulu
Minneapolis on Friday passed Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. While the national average has risen just 7 cents per gallon in the past week, the Twin Cities has been hit More…

Bye-bye Bali, aloha Hawaii – Sydney Morning Herald
From Sydney, there are 15 flights a week to Honolulu with Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas or Jetstar; from Brisbane, Hawaiian Airlines flies three times a week; from Melbourne, Jetstar flies twice a week. See gohawaii.com/au. Saving Face. Inflight connection … More…

Hawaii auditor questions contract violations in $1.7B Honolulu airport overhaul
The Hawaii Department of Transportation ceded responsibility for a 12-year, $1.7 billion renovation of the Honolulu International Airport to consultant Parsons Transportation Group Inc., which overbilled the state for more than $1.2 million in More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
HONOLULU — Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday (http://goo.gl/7pezL) that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. More…

Endangered Hawaiian hawks found shot on Big Island
HONOLULU ??? Two endangered Hawaiian hawks were found wounded on the Big Island after apparently being shot with a pellet gun, and federal wildlife officials want to know who is responsible. The hawks were treated at the Three Ring Ranch, … More…

City, (de)Occupy to file agreement on property seizures
Honolulu City and County officials cleared the last (de)Occupy Honolulu and homeless encampment on KIng Street fronting the Blaisdell Concert Hall on April 24. City and (de)Occupy Honolulu lawyers will submit an agreement as early as next week that More…

Race officials beefing up security for Honolulu Triathlon
The 10th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is set for Sunday. In addition to a change of course, competitors will also notice a change in security. Preparation for the triathlon began Friday morning at Magic Island. An estimated 1,500 triathletes are expected More…

Bellingham to Honolulu – Vancouver Sun
Flights are with Allegiant Air and the best deals appear to be in June with $108.99 one way fares. You do have to pay extra for your bags. www.yvrdeals.com. (C) Copyright (c) Postmedia News. Original source article: Bellingham to Honolulu ? E-mail this More…

Carissa Lee O'Connell, Honolulu Teacher, Faces Firing Threat After Eating
Preschool teacher, Carissa Lee O'Connell, said she received a warning that she was no longer allowed to eat her bag lunch in front of children from her employers at KCAA Preschools in Honolulu after bringing in organic lunches due to allergies. More…

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Honolulu News for May 17th 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend
What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five “neighborbood” activities – Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific … More…

Housing First $ – Honolulu Weekly
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu's homeless problem. But at the City Council's budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First More…

Electrical outlet malfunction causes Kailua apartment fire
An electrical malfunction of a wall outlet behind a kitchen refrigerator was the cause of a fire that caused $65,000 in damage Tuesday to a Kailua apartment structure, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. Fire spokesman Terry Seelig said More…

Search for mysterious swimmer on Big Isle continues
Anyone with any information are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or Hawaii County Police — officer Dion Santiago at (808) 775-7533 — or the Police Department's non-emergency line at (808) More…

Honolulu seeks artists for rail transit stations
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is putting out a nationwide call for artists to create public art in stations of the city's planned rail system. The $5 million public art program will highlight work created by artists More…

My Next Destination Race: Honolulu Triathlon
Next week my girlfriend and are traveling to Hawaii for the 10th annual Honolulu Triathlon and I will be completing my 6th state. We're not taking a vacation for the sole reason of me doing a triathlon, but when we were deciding where to go, I lobbied More…

State officials slack on costs, contracts
The state auditor released a scathing report Wednesday slamming the Department of Transportation's Airports Division for a "pattern of recurring violations and questionable practices" as it moved forward on a 12-year, $1.7 billion overhaul of Honolulu More…

Two Into Two Won't Go – Honolulu Weekly
The 24th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival plays June 4-9 at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art and R/D Interisland Terminal. Individual tickets are $10 general, $9 student and senior. Festival passes are $80 (film only, no More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu that killed a mother of 10 and wounded two other people. Jurors deliberated for about 13 hours More…

Alcohol banned at Sandbar on Memorial Day weekend
Treena Shapiro is a Honolulu-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked previously for the Honolulu Advertiser, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Associated Press. She currently lives in Windward Oahu with her husband, two children and a pair … More…

Ruling due on sidewalk nuisance law
Both city officials and (de)Occupy Honolulu members are hoping a U.S. district judge will make a ruling Friday on the protest group's encampment on the sidewalks near Thomas Square and the city's efforts to remove them. Members of (de)Occupy Honolulu, More…

Jury reaches verdict in Honolulu freeway shooting
Stangel opened fire at an intersection in the early-morning hours of June 3, 2011, killing 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen of Honolulu, authorities said. He then shot and wounded two more people on a freeway and fired at two police officers who were ticketing More…

Opening Brief Filed In Honolulu Rail Appeal
Ben Cayetano and other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that aims to stop Honolulu's rail project filed their opening brief in their appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's 3,785 pages with attachments. The opening brief itself is much shorter More…

Endangered Hawaiian hawks found shot on Big Island
HONOLULU ??? Two endangered Hawaiian hawks were found wounded on the Big Island after apparently being shot with a pellet gun, and federal wildlife officials want to know who is responsible. The hawks were treated at the Three Ring Ranch, … More…

(de)Occupy Honolulu “Mixed Bag Of Self-Absorbed Social Protestors,” City Says
If there was ever any doubt about what city of Honolulu officials truly thought about (de)Occupy Honolulu it's been erased in a response to a federal lawsuit filed by the protesters. Here's what Honolulu Corporation Counsel had to say: “This case is More…

Party Animal – Honolulu Weekly
Director Baz Luhrmann had it in his grasp. The Great Gatsby, at last done right for the screen, is the equivalent of capturing lightning in a jar. It does come close, and you might end up grinning ear-to-ear at some of the stuff in the party-filled More…

Judge sets house arrest conditions for Hawaii defense contractor accused of
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is setting conditions for the pretrial release of a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi said Tuesday Benjamin Bishop will be More…

Auditor: Hawaii airport projects mismanaged
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's state auditor says Transportation Department officials improperly shifted buying power to a contractor managing a $1.7 billion renovation of the Honolulu airport as part of a pattern of repeat violations. Acting State Auditor More…

A 'Desperate' Search For More Money Inside The Walls Of Honolulu
Discussion turns to raiding retirement funds and cutting earmarks as budget talks intensify. More…

Construction costs, labor impact Honolulu condominium development
There has been quite a buzz around Honolulu regarding the Kakaako condominium boom, which just last week added another possible residential development to the mix, as I reported in the May 10 print edition of Pacific Business News. Some 15 known More…

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Honolulu News for May 16th 2013

Hawaii Book & Music Festival
Literary / Who says you can't have it all? Come on, all you lovers of reading (and live authors), music, film and dance-here's your chance to hoolaulea with your friends and Hawaii's arts community for an entire weekend. See you this Saturday and More…

2 Honolulu Zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in wildlife TV contest
2 Honolulu Zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in wildlife TV contest. 1 hour ago. A pair of educators working at the Honolulu Zoo may have a new job. Stephanie Arnie and Charles Lee are both semi-finalists in the mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom “Wild More…

Judge sets house arrest conditions for Hawaii defense contractor accused of
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is setting conditions for the pretrial release of a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi said Tuesday Benjamin Bishop will be More…

Kakaako plan bears monitoring
<p>This Kakaako process has been unusual, unlike the happenstance growth of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. Several tall residential buildings have emerged from earlier HCDA plans but drawings accompanying the agency's longterm plan released last More…

Hawaii refracts on team names; 'Rainbow' back
HONOLULU — Hawaii's athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word "Rainbow" from its men's teams' nicknames. The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men's team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors – a More…

Rail authority seeking artwork for stations and facilities
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Dan Grabauskas, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, spoke about the public art program for rail stations today outside of Honolulu Hale. (Krystle Marcellus/kmarcellus@staradvertiser.com More…

HONOLULU Magazine wins at Hawaii Publishers Association Pa'i
HONOLULU Magazine took home nine awards on May 9 from the Hawaii Publishers Association's annual Pa'i Awards. More…

Jurors deliberate in Honolulu highway rampage case
HONOLULU (AP) — There wasn't enough evidence presented to prove the Wahiawa man accused of going on a deadly Honolulu highway shooting rampage intended to kill, his defense attorney told jurors in his closing argument Tuesday. Jurors began More…

Q&A: How to calculate property tax on home in Hawaii
Real property tax rates actually differ per island, so it depends where you are looking to buy. Honolulu county charges $3.50 per $1,000 of net residential property. Maui county is $5.75, Hawaii $9.10, and Kauai $4.25. These rates are current until at More…

State will spend $87000 on mailing blunders
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Two erroneous mailings to 250,000 Quest health insurance members will cost state taxpayers $176,254. The Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division, which manages the Medicaid health insurance More…

Two Honolulu zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in Wildlife tv contest
A pair of educators working at the Honolulu zoo may have a new job. Stephanie Arnie and Charles Lee are both semi-finalists in the mutual of Omaha wild kingdom “Wild Guide” contest. The winner gets $10,000 dollars and will host a new online show about More…

Container ship rescues sailor 425 miles off Kiribati's Christmas Island in
HONOLULU, Hawaii – A container ship rescued a 58-year-old Australian mariner who called for help after the autopilot system on his vessel failed. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday the Kota Wangi's crew rescued the man Monday night. He was about 425 More…

Jurors to resume deliberations in Honolulu rampage
HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors will continue to deliberate in the murder trial against a Wahiawa man accused of going on a shooting rampage that left a mother of 10 dead. The jury will resume deliberations Wednesday morning. Toby Stangel is charged with More…

Housing First $ – Honolulu Weekly
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu's homeless problem. But at the City Council's budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First More…

Two Into Two Won't Go – Honolulu Weekly
The 24th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival plays June 4-9 at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art and R/D Interisland Terminal. Individual tickets are $10 general, $9 student and senior. Festival passes are $80 (film only, no More…

Auditor: Hawaii airport projects mismanaged
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's state auditor says Transportation Department officials improperly shifted buying power to a contractor managing a $1.7 billion renovation of the Honolulu airport as part of a pattern of repeat violations. Acting State Auditor More…

Party Animal – Honolulu Weekly
Director Baz Luhrmann had it in his grasp. The Great Gatsby, at last done right for the screen, is the equivalent of capturing lightning in a jar. It does come close, and you might end up grinning ear-to-ear at some of the stuff in the party-filled More…

Soaring Union Costs Are Making It Difficult To Balance Honolulu Budget
Labor costs are rising for the city of Honolulu, putting Mayor Kirk Caldwell at odds with the City Council over whether to cut costs or raise revenues. On Tuesday, city officials told the Honolulu City Council Budget Committee that new contracts with More…

HONOLULU — Aloha, US Secret Service? You've been served.
About those vacations to Hawaii, we want to know how much they're costing taxpayers. Judicial Watch Inc., a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based organization that focuses on transparency and accountability in government, filed the lawsuit May 6 to obtain More…

State will spend $87000 on mailing blunders
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). The state said the cost of two erroneous mailings to 250,000 Quest health insurance members totaled $86,888. The Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division, which manages the Medicaid health insurance More…

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Honolulu News for May 15th 2013

State will spend $87000 on mailing blunders
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Two erroneous mailings to 250,000 Quest health insurance members will cost state taxpayers $176,254. The Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division, which manages the Medicaid health insurance More…

Jurors deliberate in Honolulu highway rampage case
HONOLULU (AP) — There wasn't enough evidence presented to prove the Wahiawa man accused of going on a deadly Honolulu highway shooting rampage intended to kill, his defense attorney told jurors in his closing argument Tuesday. Jurors began More…

2 Honolulu Zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in wildlife TV contest
2 Honolulu Zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in wildlife TV contest. 1 hour ago. A pair of educators working at the Honolulu Zoo may have a new job. Stephanie Arnie and Charles Lee are both semi-finalists in the mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom “Wild More…

Apologetic Hawaii mechanic to buy new copter, car
HONOLULU (AP) — The mechanic who is taking the blame for last week's helicopter crash landing in downtown Honolulu says he's buying a new copter for the company that leased the aircraft. He's also buying a new car for the college student whose parked More…

State will spend $87000 on mailing blunders
(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser). The state said the cost of two erroneous mailings to 250,000 Quest health insurance members totaled $86,888. The Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division, which manages the Medicaid health insurance More…

Water 'billing fee' double the trouble
~~<p>Honolulu water ratepayers' response to a doubling of the billing fee is suffering from what could be described as Last Straw Syndrome. Costs are going up on everything, including the water rates. The boost is meant to cover long-overdue More…

Hawaii refracts on team names; 'Rainbow' back
HONOLULU — Hawaii's athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word "Rainbow" from its men's teams' nicknames. The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men's team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors – a More…

Honolulu highway rampage trial nears conclusion
HONOLULU (AP) — A pastor's son accused of going on a Honolulu highway shooting rampage and killing a mother of 10 will not be testifying in his defense. Toby Stangel stood in court Monday as the judge informed him of his rights to testify or remain More…

Featured Art Exhibition: 'Landscape in New World' at Honolulu Museum of Art
Today, we feature the 'Landscape in the New World' exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii! Fascinated by the mountain ranges of North America, captivated by the volcanoes and rainforests of the tropics, and comforted by the pastoral More…

Two Honolulu zoo workers selected as semi-finalists in Wildlife tv contest
A pair of educators working at the Honolulu zoo may have a new job. Stephanie Arnie and Charles Lee are both semi-finalists in the mutual of Omaha wild kingdom “Wild Guide” contest. The winner gets $10,000 dollars and will host a new online show about More…

Container ship rescues sailor 425 miles off Kiribati's Christmas Island in
HONOLULU, Hawaii – A container ship rescued a 58-year-old Australian mariner who called for help after the autopilot system on his vessel failed. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday the Kota Wangi's crew rescued the man Monday night. He was about 425 More…

HONOLULU Magazine wins at Hawaii Publishers Association Pa'i
HONOLULU Magazine took home nine awards on May 9 from the Hawaii Publishers Association's annual Pa'i Awards. More…

Honolulu highway rampage trial nears conclusion
HONOLULU (AP) — The murder trial against a pastor's son accused of going on a Honolulu highway shooting rampage and killing a mother of 10 is wrapping up. Closing arguments in Toby Stangel's trial are expected Tuesday. Jurors will likely begin More…

Rail authority seeking artwork for stations and facilities
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Dan Grabauskas, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, spoke about the public art program for rail stations today outside of Honolulu Hale. (Krystle Marcellus/kmarcellus@staradvertiser.com More…

Hawaii Guard helps in hunt for drug smugglers
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/h2Zzz1 ), two Guard helicopters from Hilo, with between five and 10 soldiers, are flying missions along a portion of the 1,250-mile border on the Rio Grande River. The Guard says the deployment of 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…

TSA confiscates gunpowder at Honolulu airport
Routine screening of checked baggage at Honolulu Airport last week turned up two one-pound cans of black powder which were confiscated. Transportation Security Administration said the two cans of rifle powder were discovered May 8 in a bag bound for a More…

Where's The Pork? Honolulu City Council Dishes Out The Earmarks
Millions of dollars in taxpayer funds are being funneled to nonprofits and other special interest groups with little public vetting or oversight through a series of earmarks placed in Mayor Kirk Caldwell's budget by Honolulu City Council members. This More…

An Aloha State of mind – Vancouver Sun
Norwegian spawned cruising in Hawaii by berthing three ships in Honolulu to visit the islands. Good idea, but there was too much capacity and service suffered. Only one of Norwegian's ship remains, the 2,100-passenger Pride of America, and its prices More…

Honolulu's Thomas Square Upgrade Steeped In Controversy
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has more to think about than just planting grass and building statues if he wants to successfully renovate Thomas Square. The downtown park has been the central battleground in debates over free speech and homelessness for More…

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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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Honolulu News for May 13th 2013

Buddha statue stolen from downtown Honolulu bar
Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 11, 2013. A downtown Honolulu bar is being repeatedly ripped off by thieves. The owner says a meaningful memento has been stolen multiple times with the latest snatching happening this week. More…

A whistle-stop tour through Hawaii
Last updated 13:41 10/05/2013. Hawaii_Landscape. AROUND HAWAII: Sign in Oahu, Hawaii. Hawaii-Std. Reuters. BEACH LIFE: A sail boat passes in front of the sun as the last rays of sunlight of hit the waters off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. More…

'Glee' actress, rapper brighten isle kids' day
On vacation with her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, actress Naya Rivera — better known as cheerleader Santana Lopez on the Fox hit show "Glee" — paid a visit Friday to the young patients in the recreation therapy room of Honolulu's Shriners Hospitals More…

Hawaii Pacific University names first provost
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/10jdCav ) reports Matthew Liao-Troth has been tapped to help manage the private university. Liao-Troth was interim provost at Georgia College & State University. Before he went into academia, he was a More…

Crowds expected to give input on Thomas Square
Monday night's meeting on the future of Thomas Square is expected to draw so many people that Honolulu Museum of Art Director Stephan Jost is worried there won't be enough room in the 280-seat Doris Duke Theatre to accommodate everyone. “There's More…

Federal jury convicts 2 Hawaii men on meth charges
The U.S. Attorney's office said Friday Javier and another person financed the shipment of 80 grams of pure methamphetamine the Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted at Honolulu's airport in 2007. Judge Leslie Kobayashi is scheduled to sentence More…

Traffic alert: H3 closed Honolulu-bound Saturday night
The H-3 Freeway will be closed in the westbound (Honolulu-bound) direction between the Kamehameha Highway off-ramp (Exit 11) at the Halekou Interchange and the Halawa Interchange from 7 p.m. on Saturday night, May 11, to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, More…

Study: Domestic flights down 24% at Honolulu Airport since 2007
Honolulu certainly wasn't the only Aloha State airport suffering significant domestic flight reductions over the last six years. Domestic service departing from the Hilo Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii dropped 37.4% while those flights leaving More…

Red Raiders finish fourth in state
HONOLULU — The Kaua'i High School boys volleyball team entered the New City Nissan Boys Division II Volleyball State Championships unranked as a program. They will leave O'ahu as the fourth best team in the state. A total of eight teams participated More…

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of May 6 – 10
As the 2013 legislative sessions fades from our public consciousness, the Honolulu City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell are making news. The city budget is squarely on the table as local elected officials wrestle with how to pay for millions of dollars More…

Okinawan performance group holding special concert in Honolulu
Okinawan chant and dance are taking the spotlight this weekend. Award willing performers from Okinawa are here in Honolulu for a special concert. This is the 3rd year Kapiolani Community College is hosting the Eisa Drum Festival showcasing both trad More…

Tech Trek: Honolulu, Hawaii | TechHive
We opted for Oahu, which seemed like a good Hawaii “starter kit”: Oahu has plenty of mainland flights, the extremely popular city of Honolulu, and lots of tourist More…

Honolulu Hawaii Weather Forecasts and Conditions – Weather for You
Honolulu, HI, local current weather conditions, extended forecasts, alerts, Hawaii weather map and more. More…

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
What: Consider this an addendum to the keiki collection roundup we posted the other week – Ava Sky just released adorable mini pom pom shorts in sweet tie-dyed pastels, the perfect companion to its signature tunics and dresses. The label’s keiki line … More…

Schoolteacher held in 'ice' operation
A Honolulu police officer who is a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Honolulu Airport drug task force arrested Janice Pualani Fontes on Tuesday. She appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court Monday More…

How to avoid the nightmare of LAX – The Age
By comparison, Honolulu is a big country town (population: 390,000) 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 as many routes to north More…

Honolulu City Council Pushes Back Against Mayor's Proposed Budget
Points of contention include how Honolulu will pay for employee raises. More…

Summer travel trends
The warm glow of a winter sunset is shown offshore Ala Moana Beach Park fronting a large sunset cruise ship in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan. 4, 2012. UPI/Cory Lum. License photo. Published: May 12, 2013 at 6:01 AM. By MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press More…

Governor orders flags flown at half-staff for Hawaii-born airman killed in
HONOLULU — Flags in Hawaii will fly at half-staff to honor an airman from Kailua who was killed when his aircraft crashed in Afghanistan. Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered the national flag and state flag at all state offices and agencies and the Hawaii More…

Brent Kitsu has been appointed Assistant General Manager at the Airport
Outrigger?(R) Enterprises Group , which manages the two Honolulu airport hotels under an affiliate company, has announced the appointment of Brent Kitsu as assistant general manager of both the Airport Honolulu Hotel and Best Western?(R) The Plaza Hotel. More…

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Honolulu News for May 12th 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
What: Consider this an addendum to the keiki collection roundup we posted the other week – Ava Sky just released adorable mini pom pom shorts in sweet tie-dyed pastels, the perfect companion to its signature tunics and dresses. The label’s keiki line … More…

Traffic alert: H3 closed Honolulu-bound Saturday night
The H-3 Freeway will be closed in the westbound (Honolulu-bound) direction between the Kamehameha Highway off-ramp (Exit 11) at the Halekou Interchange and the Halawa Interchange from 7 p.m. on Saturday night, May 11, to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, More…

Housing Honolulu's Homeless Won't Come Cheap Under New Plan
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has a new plan for housing the island's homeless, and it won't necessarily be cheap. On Thursday, Caldwell surrounded himself with human services providers from the both the public and private sectors as he outlined an More…

Honolulu Hawaii Weather Forecasts and Conditions – Weather for You
Honolulu, HI, local current weather conditions, extended forecasts, alerts, Hawaii weather map and more. More…

Governor orders flags flown at half-staff for Hawaii-born airman killed in
HONOLULU — Flags in Hawaii will fly at half-staff to honor an airman from Kailua who was killed when his aircraft crashed in Afghanistan. Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered the national flag and state flag at all state offices and agencies and the Hawaii More…

Buddha statue stolen from downtown Honolulu bar
Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 11, 2013. A downtown Honolulu bar is being repeatedly ripped off by thieves. The owner says a meaningful memento has been stolen multiple times with the latest snatching happening this week. More…

Diamond Head Classic filed set after Akron joins
HONOLULU — The 8-team field for the Diamond Head Classic in December is set after Akron joined the tournament. Officials for host school Hawaii said Friday the Zips would join the Warriors and St. Mary's, Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon More…

'Glee' actress, rapper brighten isle kids' day
On vacation with her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, actress Naya Rivera — better known as cheerleader Santana Lopez on the Fox hit show "Glee" — paid a visit Friday to the young patients in the recreation therapy room of Honolulu's Shriners Hospitals More…

Okinawan performance group holding special concert in Honolulu
Okinawan chant and dance are taking the spotlight this weekend. Award willing performers from Okinawa are here in Honolulu for a special concert. This is the 3rd year Kapiolani Community College is hosting the Eisa Drum Festival showcasing both trad More…

Honolulu's new homeless plan promotes 'housing first'
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Housing First pilot project is expected to cost between $3 million and $4.9 million over two years, and would help between 15 and 20 percent of the estimated 505 chronically homeless people on … More…

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of May 6 – 10
As the 2013 legislative sessions fades from our public consciousness, the Honolulu City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell are making news. The city budget is squarely on the table as local elected officials wrestle with how to pay for millions of dollars More…

Chopper lands on Honolulu street – Video on NBCNews.com
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Crowds expected to give input on Thomas Square
Monday night's meeting on the future of Thomas Square is expected to draw so many people that Honolulu Museum of Art Director Stephan Jost is worried there won't be enough room in the 280-seat Doris Duke Theatre to accommodate everyone. “There's More…

A whistle-stop tour through Hawaii
Last updated 13:41 10/05/2013. Hawaii_Landscape. AROUND HAWAII: Sign in Oahu, Hawaii. Hawaii-Std. Reuters. BEACH LIFE: A sail boat passes in front of the sun as the last rays of sunlight of hit the waters off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. More…

Family Fare
Family Fare. As of Saturday, May 11, 2013. POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 11, 2013. Send items at least two weeks in advance to 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813; email features@staradvertiser.com; or fax 529-4750. More…

Hawaii Pacific University names first provost
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/10jdCav ) reports Matthew Liao-Troth has been tapped to help manage the private university. Liao-Troth was interim provost at Georgia College & State University. Before he went into academia, he was a More…

Founder Institute launching in Honolulu – Pacific Business News
Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator with more than 800 graduate companies, is launching in Honolulu this week. More…

Downtown Honolulu office building to be converted to a meeting facility
A two-story mixed-use building in Downtown Honolulu may be transformed from office and restaurant space into a meeting facility, according to an application filed with the city's Department of Planning and Permitting. The Hawaii Buddhist Cultural More…

Honolulu Hotel Deals: Cheapest Hotel Rates in Honolulu, HI
HotelsCombined(TM) compares the best hotel reservation sites to find the cheapest Honolulu hotel deals on 109 hotels in Honolulu, HI. More…

Honolulu City Council Pushes Back Against Mayor's Proposed Budget
Points of contention include how Honolulu will pay for employee raises. More…

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