Saturday, July 26, 2014         
Honolulu police said there may be at least three different individuals or groups involved in fast-food restaurant, convenience store and bank robberies in the past few months. Story »

Until last month Josh Hancock's Chinatown restaurant, along with two other businesses, routinely filled two 50-gallon barrels with nondeposit wine and liquor bottles for weekly recycling pickup.  Story »

Developers of a proposed Kauai dairy cow farm will start with a small herd in response to environmental concerns. On Friday, Hawaii Dairy Farms announced a two-step approach for its 578-acre farm in Maha­ulepu Valley.  Story »

Ralph Kam and David Wilson received Hall of Honor awards Friday night at the annual Public Relations Society of America Hawai‘i Chapter Koa Anvil Awards gala. Wilson, now retired, and Kam both are PRSA Fellows with decades of experience. Story »

 Love is the special ingredient
One of the oldest Chinese congregations in Hawaii, St. Peter's boasts a wealth of cooks who mastered their culinary craft while satisfying family appetites for decades, said the Rev. Diane Martinson. Story »
The primary races for lieutenant governor take on added significance this year, as political parties focus on sending the strongest team of candidates to the general election.  Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Defense points to agent's training

A retired chief trainer of federal law enforcement officers said in state court Friday that agents who go to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center are instructed and trained to draw their firearm only if they intend to use it.

Love is the special ingredient

One of the oldest Chinese congregations in Hawaii, St. Peter's boasts a wealth of cooks who mastered their culinary craft while satisfying family appetites for decades, said the Rev. Diane Martinson.

Toyota picks Big Island for preview

Hawaii isn't an automotive industry hotbed. But Toyota USA plans to stage a major national press event here in September to show off some of its 2015 models amid scenic drives and backdrops on Hawaii island.

Kakaako chef to spearhead new Mission Houses spot

The Kakaako area missed the presence of chef Mark "Gooch" Nogu­chi when restaurant incubator Taste closed its doors in January. Five months later the chef returned with Snackbox, a salad and sandwich takeout space inside Pad, a home-furnishing store on Auahi Street.

Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news

Gear up for the classroom with these titles recommended by the state’s public librarians • Get blessed at shrine for academic success • Remington College students will provide free haircuts to kids

Soccer: Ching moves to next phase of career

It was a move Brian Ching had never considered. But as his final year of playing professional soccer wound down in 2013, the Haleiwa native met with Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, who presented him with an interesting option.

Ferd's Words: Rarick helps shape surfing, in Hawaii and beyond

Even now, more than 50 years and thousands of surfboards later, Randy Rarick vividly recalls his first wide-eyed steps into a Kakaako surf shop.

 Mars guinea pigs 're-enter' real life
Five astronauts took the shortcut home from a Mars mission — by opening the door on their Mauna Loa habitat Friday, stepping outside and feeling the sun on their faces for the first time in four months.  Story »
Baseball: Williams a winner
Waipahu product Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

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