Honolulu News for June 5th 2013

New Godzilla movie to feature Oahu scenes
Studio officials have picked several locations and filmmakers should be easy to spot, Hawaii film commissioner Donne Dawson told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/10OdfFu). "They'll be filming in some very public places," she said. "The More…

Honolulu's Grants in Aid Fund taking applications for $2.25M in funding
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Monday that the City and County of Honolulu’s Grants in Aid Fund will hand out a total of about $2.25 million to nonprofits that support economically or socially disadvantaged areas and services that promote arts, culture … More…

Host acquires Honolulu hotel
Host Hotels & Resorts, Bethesda, Maryland, has acquired the fee-simple interest in the 426-room Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach in Honolulu for US$138.5 million from an affiliate of Chartres Lodging Group LLC and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund VII Global. More…

Honolulu program to stop overuse of ambulance services by chronic 911 callers
HONOLULUHonolulu has dropped a program intended to curb chronic 911 callers and the overuse of ambulance services. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/EMoO5I) reports that a community paramedic team was created in November after More…

Godzilla crashes through Vancouver before pounding Honolulu
But the pine tree backdrop will make way for palm trees come July when film crew move production to Honolulu, Hawaii. Filming on the movie began here March 18, under British director Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2010 movie, “Monsters.” Crew will … More…

Honolulu Crimestoppers: Witness Wanted
A 42 year old male was found lying on Kalanianole Highway north of Hilu Street with head injuries. A nearby resident heard a loud thud, looked out her window, and observed the male in the roadway. The male identified as Marc Bucho expired at the scene. More…

Honolulu drops program for chronic 911 callers
HONOLULU (AP) – Honolulu has dropped a program intended to curb chronic 911 callers and the overuse of ambulance services. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a community paramedic team was created in November after research revealed that More…

Research and Markets: Honolulu, HI Healthcare Market Overview
Hawaii's healthcare sector is making a comeback from a dismal 2011, when the closure of two hospitals put a severe strain on Honolulu's emergency and acute-care facilities. One of those hospitals will reopen in early 2014. With a large number of More…

Host Hotels & Resorts buys hotel in Honolulu – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Host Hotels & Resorts has purchased the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach in Honolulu for $138.5 million, giving the lodging real estate investment More…

Lethal Beauty : Samurai Weapons and Armor opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art
HONOLULU, HI.- An exhibition uniting eight hundred years of Samurai art and artifacts opens June 5 at the second of its six scheduled tour locations, The Honolulu Museum of Art. The exhibition, titled Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor More…

MissTravel.com: Honolulu 9th Most Romantic Destination in North America
Honolulu is the 9th most romantic destination in North America according to MissTravel.com. "The Big Pineapple" was revealed to be a top choice for Summer love on the travel dating website, with 1114 trips already planned between now and August. More…

Alaska, Hawaii delegations discuss Native issues
HONOLULU — A discussion in Washington, D.C. on native issues is continuing an alliance between congressional delegations of Alaska and Hawaii, forged by a longtime friendship between two senators. The delegations say Tuesday's round-table More…

The Honolulu Club Reopens After Multi-Million Dollar Makeover
The Honolulu Club, Hawai'i's premier athletic, social and business networking club, reopened yesterday after a three million dollar renovation. Members experienced the latest state-of-the-art equipment, all new high quality furnishings and completely More…

The HUB comes to Honolulu
Envision Hawaii This is part of a series of articles written about Envision Hawaii, Honolulu's monthly First Tuesday gathering that showcases the coolest, greenest goings-on in the emerald of the Pacific. Ecopreneurist is proud to be the official media More…

Police: Blaylock facing charges after fatal crash – Honolulu Star
Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides up to the minute breaking news in Honolulu, Hawaii. With expanded photo coverage of Hawaii sports, entertainment, nightlife More…

Alaska Airlines unveils Hawaii-themed airplane designed by Kaiser High School
HONOLULU — A Hawaii high school student's design now adorns an Alaska Airlines jet. The airline says Kaiser High School student Aaron Nee's Hawaii-themed design was chosen from nearly 3,000 entries in the airline's “Paint-the-Plane” contest. More…

Earmarks for Nonprofits: Honolulu City Council Fights It Out
According to the Civil Beat, the Honolulu City Council is facing the problem of earmarks related to a number of local nonprofits seen as being the “pet projects” of various city councilors. For some time, such earmarking has been part of the annual More…

Hawaii's gentle breezes disappearing, but scientists don't know why
HONOLULU — Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it’s light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity. It’s a natural draw to the outdoors. It is not … More…

Honolulu lawmakers look to pass helmet law for skateboarders
Honolulu lawmakers look to pass helmet law for skateboarders. Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 11:23 PM EST. Updated: Monday, June 3, 2013 11:23 PM EST. By Jim Mendoza – bio | email. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -. Skateboarder Dana Min had Aala More…

Bruno Mars' mother dies of brain aneurysm
Los Angeles (CNN) — The mother of Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars died of a brain aneurysm in a Honolulu, Hawaii, hospital Saturday, a Mars representative told CNN Sunday. Bernadette Hernandez was 55. Mars — born Peter Gene Hernandez in More…

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