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Kokua Line

Oahu hiker with own website is fine despite cutoff in posts

Question: Do you know the “Waianae Steve” website? He hikes on Oahu and lists his hikes and dates on that site. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Lee Cataluna

Thieves will stop at little to get mitts on lychee

Stan Hong has a theory: “Lychee seems to bring out the worst in people.” Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm

By Request

Fresh lychee makes a luscious sorbet

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
I’m having a particularly good lychee season. Read More


Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Aloha Poke Co. will have 14 outlets by the end of this year and is planning even more beyond that, but here’s the thing: The company is based in Illinois. Read More

In the Lineup

Champion surfer’s dad writes book on achieving excellence

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm
In his brief but illuminating memoir, Chris Moore, a Honolulu-born surfer and competitive swimmer, examines his parenting successes and mistakes with refreshing candor and humor. Read More

Incidental Lives

Fatherhood creates bond between son and departed dad

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 12:18 am
In the winter of 1949, as Communist forces swept to victory over the Nationalists for control of mainland China, my grandfather Song Cai, foreseeing the dark days to come for his family, made arrangements for my father to leave the country. Read More

Ferd's Words

Take moment to reflect and honor the impact of Title IX

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Today marks the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s signing of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the ground-altering law that was re-titled as the “Patsy T. Mink Opportunity in Education Act” after her 2002 death. Read More

Further Review

Wright’s service hopes to cut through the clutter

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm
Another recruiting and scouting service. Just what the world needs, right? Read More

The Weekly Eater

Yakiniku Korea House proves that change can be delicious

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Yakiniku Korea House seems reinvigorated after a move into shinier new digs on South Beretania Street. Read More

She Speaks

Empty nest gets even better when it’s portable

We moved last month from a lovely rental in Kaimuki to a downtown apartment. The main reason? Parking, itself a major stressor for anyone living in Honolulu. Read More

Modern-day speakeasies emerge from an illicit past

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm
As the 100th anniversary of Prohibition approaches, the speakeasy concept has enjoyed a resurgence across the country. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Kathryn Teruya

Newly crowned Miss Hawaii 2017 Kathryn Teruya is a “perfect poi-dog mix” of ethnicities, but she’s also a master of time management. Read More


Bad things come to those taking a stand in Legislature

It’s the last Sunday in May and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

New schools chief doesn’t need political interference

New Hawaii public schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto comes into office Aug. 1 aiming to make Hawaii “the No. 1 state in terms of educational quality.” Read More

On Politics

Candidates so far for LG fail to spark voter enthusiasm

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 1:15 am
Today’s question about political definitions is: What is the Hawaii version of meh? Read More

Show Biz

Midler, Mars represent Hawaii with panache

An open letter to Bette Midler and Bruno Mars, two Hawaii superstars who wowed ’em in separate back-to-back television appearances on CBS on June 11. Read More