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Wednesday, August 27, 2014         

Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore. Story »


Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. Story »


Mark David Chapman, a former Honolulu resident, was denied release during his eighth appearance before a parole board last week. Story »

 
Kapiolani Crash: Tow truck operators prepared to haul away vehicles involved in a collision Saturday in the Ewa-bound lanes on Kapiolani Boulevard at the University Avenue intersection. Police closed Drivers in Honolulu rank among the top 30 percent accident-prone motorists in the U.S., according to an annual ranking of the nation's 200 biggest urban areas, according to Allstate Corp. Story »

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 The Weekly Eater: Bagels get star treatment at sandwich-centered cafe
Few ever take the time to consider the bagel. It's a most serviceable form of food, providing cheap fuel or a sturdy base for lovely lox and nice and fatty cream cheese.  Story »
State officials have made persuasive arguments defending decisions governing the recent primary election, and against the move by the American Civil Liberties Union to reopen voting for Puna voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.  Story »

Isles warned of grim future for tourism

If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more drought, fewer waterfalls and forest streams. Marine life diversity will suffer in warmer waters as acidity kills off coral reefs.

Council tells city to account for Hanauma Bay revenue

Legislation seeking to create a quasi-independent agency to manage Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was shelved by a Honolulu City Council committee Tuesday to allow the Parks and Recreation Department time to provide specific financial information to Council members and others who want to know where up to $6 million in annual revenue from the popular attraction is being used.

1-year plan would limit stand-up paddleboards

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed one-year pilot project to regulate the use of stand-up paddleboards at certain surf breaks on Oahu's South Shore.

HECO plan would triple solar

Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.

Hannemann wants city to oversee Kakaako

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said Tuesday that the city, not the Hawaii Community Development Authority, should have planning oversight in Kakaako.

TheBuzz: High-end items in New York now include Spam musubi

It's hip to serve Spam, according to TheGotham­ist.com, a website about life in the Big Apple and other cities.

Volleyball: Wahine will have decidedly local look

By "pure coincidence," Hawaii's starting lineup could have heavy local roots when the No. 17 Rainbow Wahine open against Ohio at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday.


On Monday (Sunday in Hawaii, on the other side of the International Date Line), senior United Nations officials and foreign dignitaries are slated to sail aboard Hokule'a during a UN conference devoted to small island nations. Story »

 Council panel advances bill to raise smoking age to 21
A bill that would raise the smoking age to 21 won preliminary approval Tuesday from the City Council's Public Safety and Economic Development Committee.  Story »
 Last season's 'Perfect Storm' may signal a return to glory days
The final week of play not only kept Hawaii's quest for a 19th consecutive conference title -- outright or shared -- from sinking, it also floated the postseason boats of UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge. Story »
 
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »
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