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Wednesday, January 28, 2015         
2013 FEBRUARY 18 BSN Please get shots of Kaiser Permanente building.   SA photo by Craig T. Kojima Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will temporarily close down 10 of its smaller clinics on Oahu and the neighbor islands during a planned six-day strike by nearly 1,900 union workers, or about 43 percent of its workforce.  Story »

Australian golfer Robert Allenby maintained Tuesday during a press conference that he has no memory of the 21⁄2 hours after he left Amuse Wine Bar on Kapiolani Boulevard on the night of Jan. 16.  Story »

A 19-year-old Pacific Palisades man charged with killing his uncle appeared to have bloodstains on his shorts and dried blood on his body when he was arrested about 90 minutes following the stabbing Saturday, according to court records.  Story »

 
 TheBuzz: Cafe brings isles to Seoul with Kona coffee, pancakes
A restaurant named Lanai Cafe is about to open, not on Isla Ellison in the Hawaiian archipelago, but in the chic Gangnam district of Seoul, which was popularized by a global pop hit. Story »
Reduction of troops in isles might ease demand for homes

As the Army considers downsizing on Oahu, a theory making the rounds is that if Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield close, the state would inherit lots of family housing and barracks for the public that could offset a housing crunch.

Proposals seek to end ivory sales

A grisly, recent upswing in ivory poaching has left African elephants on the verge of extinction, and in Hawaii, home to one of the largest markets for ivory in the nation, conservationists will try once more this year to pass a law banning ivory sales.

HECO solar boost safe, test finds

Hawaiian Electric Co. can safely connect almost 10 times the amount of solar generation the electric utility currently allows, according to a recent test sponsored in part by HECO.

Chefs visit schools to inspire culinary students

All eyes were glued to Ronnie Capitle's deft hands as he anchored paper-thin slices of beets on a toothpick, twirling it as he went along to create a vivid vegetable rose in less than a minute. The same can be done with other produce, he said, demonstrating next with slices of a yellow-fleshed sweet potato.

Weekly Eater: Revamped Waikiki bar offers bucketful of flavors

Something's cooking at the Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel, once home to The Noodle Shop and the comedy/music trio of Frank de Lima and Na Kolohe. At some point the property went quiet, but now, all of a sudden, there's been a burst of activity.

Record-setter Brem dove head first into the sport

Ryan Brem can be a bit of a rebel sometimes. Because of it, he's now a record-setting diver for the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen. Brem, a 2011 Baldwin graduate, got into the sport for reasons involving both his mother and father.

Graham's goal lifts Moanalua into OIA soccer semis

Needing to make a split-second decision, Haley Graham took a chance — and scored the winning goal. Graham took a pass from Hoku Afong and shot past an oncoming defender.

 Reduction of troops in isles might ease demand for homes
As the Army considers downsizing on Oahu, a theory making the rounds is that if Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield close, the state would inherit lots of family housing and barracks for the public that could offset a housing crunch.  Story »
Members of Hawaii's congressional delegation said it would be a strategic misstep for the Army to significantly downsize here, with the state's economy also suffering.  Story »

The state attorney general is asking the Legislature to pay more than $1 million to a former prison inmate who claims he became infertile because state prison doctors failed to properly treat him for an infection, and more than $450,000 to a woman whom a state jury found was sexually assaulted by a guard at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.  Story »

VIDEO: MAKANA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Slack-key virtuoso Makana celebrates a milestone in his thoughtful career with a new double CD and exclusive performances for the Star-Advertiser. Story »
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 Chefs visit schools to inspire culinary students
All eyes were glued to Ronnie Capitle's deft hands as he anchored paper-thin slices of beets on a toothpick, twirling it as he went along to create a vivid vegetable rose in less than a minute. The same can be done with other produce, he said, demonstrating next with slices of a yellow-fleshed sweet potato. Story »
When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthful, budget-friendly choice. Story »

 Our View: Make digital learning a priority
Educational technology is no longer a luxury in elementary and secondary schools. It is an essential 21st century learning tool, in private and public schools alike. Story »
 Kamehameha paddlers edge Punahou
After the Kamehameha boys canoe paddling team started the season with second- and fifth-place finishes, the championship picture appeared as murky for the Warriors as the nearby Ala Wai Canal waters in which ILH competitors race. Story »
Ryan Brem can be a bit of a rebel sometimes. Because of it, he's now a record-setting diver for the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen. Brem, a 2011 Baldwin graduate, got into the sport for reasons involving both his mother and father. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone. Story »






POLL QUESTION
What do you think about Castle & Cooke executive Carleton Ching being named as state Land and Natural Resources director?
Waikele Road Improvements To Relieve Traffic Jams
Aloha! We begin our legislative session this week, meeting for 60 working days over the course of the next 15 weeks or so, with adjournment scheduled for May 7. Read More »
 
Local Pageant Pro Vies For USA National Miss Preteen Title
Torres began her journey into the world of pageantry at the age of 5, after spotting a pretty pageant flier in the mail. Read More »
 

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