Wednesday, January 28, 2015         

<br /><br />Photos by Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com<br />Shirlee Maccrimmon, left, and John Gavin discuss their dessert plates, above, at Brasserie Du Vin, the final stop of the inaugural Dishcrawl event on Nov. 7. The evening started at Rakuen Lounge, where sushi, at top, was on the menu.<br /> Brasserie Du Vin will close after service Saturday night after nearly nine years in business. Story »

The Kauai County Planning Commission is deferring its decision on whether to issue permits for the rebuilding of Kauai's famed Coco Palms resort.  Story »

A weak front approaching the islands from the northwest is expected to bring vog, light winds and rain to the islands. 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 »
Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava

After slow-moving lava poured into the Pahoa trash transfer station, it was turned into a public viewing area last month.

Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.

Femme Nu owner says Allenby wasn't at strip club

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.

Kaiser to shut clinics

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.

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.

Further Review: Life and death of Tatupu a tragic cautionary tale

Like many of us, Linnea Garcia-Tatupu is conflicted about football. The game allowed the men in her life to fulfill their dreams, to achieve at the highest level of a profession, starring in the NFL. Her husband, Mosi, made it to the Pro Bowl.

 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. "Hawaii is the last place the Army should consider cutting soldiers in light of America's commitment to re-balance to the Asia-Pacific," said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. 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 »

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 »
Former University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa said he has accepted an invitation to participate in the National Football League's scouting combine in Indianapolis next month. 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 »

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 »

What do you think about Castle & Cooke executive Carleton Ching being named as state Land and Natural Resources director?
Saving Faces
Airwaves and print media were flooding the news into every astonished household: America had performed its first face transplant. Read More »
The Electric Ride
The E-GO electric skateboard travels at about 12 mph, with a range of about 18 miles per charge. And you still get some exercise just by balancing. plus, it’s fun Read More »

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