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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