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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