When Leonard Hall got laid off from his job at a geo-engineering firm a few years ago, he was ready to launch his own farm and had even cooked up a 32-page business plan.
Question: In 2011 I remember reading about a dispute over the front gate of Duane "Dog" Chapman's estate in Portlock as to the height and signage on the gate.
The nonprofit Waikiki Community Center, which broke even for the first time in 2013 and finished 2014 with a surplus, is hoping the Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge, its annual signature watersports event, will keep it riding high.
Angel Ramos, 86, has never not been growing plants, whether as a hobby or for survival. Raised in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, he and his six siblings helped tend his impoverished family's crops. He learned to grow things from seed. "We had to farm because there were no jobs," said Ramos.
Duke's Waikiki has a problem that most restaurants would envy: The longtime restaurant at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is often packed. But the high volume of customers also means a high level of food waste.
He cradled it. He clutched it. He would not let it go. The HHSAA state championship trophy, in all its koa glory, looked right at home in the long arms of Kupaa Harrison.