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Kokua Line

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

HOV lane requires 2 people at rush hour, with exceptions

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Question: I have some questions about the HOV lane on Kalanianaole Highway, if that’s what it’s called. Is the HOV for cars with a minimum of two people? Read More

Lee Cataluna

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                                Lily Pu shows off a pencil case made out of 62 Cheetos bags. The Lanikai Grannies have been trying to help Lanikai School’s zero-waste program by finding ways to deal with the Mylar packaging that comes with so many snack foods and juice pouches.

Lanikai kids, ‘grannies’ team to fight Mylar trash

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                                Lily Pu shows off a pencil case made out of 62 Cheetos bags. The Lanikai Grannies have been trying to help Lanikai School’s zero-waste program by finding ways to deal with the Mylar packaging that comes with so many snack foods and juice pouches.

Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 12:28 am
You would not believe the amount of Mylar kids throw away. At one little school, they calculated 80,000 pieces a year. And that’s a school that’s paying attention to the problem and trying to make changes. Read More

By Request

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                                Gluten-free mushroom gravy is thickened with mochiko.

No-gluten gravy uses thickener that beats flour

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                                Gluten-free mushroom gravy is thickened with mochiko.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm
When Thanksgiving rolled around, my gluten-sensitive friend Mary asked for stuffing and gravy made just for her, so she could enjoy the parts of the feast that she considers better than the turkey. Read More

TheBuzz

COURTESY TOWN
                                The creations of former Hawaii chef Bryan Nagao at his Hong Kong restaurant Town have drawn the attention of the Michelin guide for two years in a row.

Michelin lauds kamaaina chef abroad

COURTESY TOWN
                                The creations of former Hawaii chef Bryan Nagao at his Hong Kong restaurant Town have drawn the attention of the Michelin guide for two years in a row.

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 5:34 am
It’s not every year that a Hawaii-grown chef is mentioned in a regional Michelin guide, but it has happened two years in a row for Bryan Nagao, whose Town restaurant in Hong Kong is cited amid the rarefied ink. Read More

In the Lineup

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                                The downward dog position helps surfers pop up to their feet after catching a wave.

Yoga trainer Lee helps surfers find Zen

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                                The downward dog position helps surfers pop up to their feet after catching a wave.
Yoga class with Jennie Lee is filled with laughter as well as poses. She has a direct, down-to-earth approach and a wry sense of humor that puts things in perspective. Read More

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

Ferd's Words

’Bows’ bad habit was on display for all to see

A few moments into his postgame press conference, coach Eran Ganot expressed heartfelt appreciation for the national TV exposure Tuesday night’s Pearl Harbor Invitational brought his University of Hawaii basketball team. Read More

Further Review

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                                Joe Onosai was a high school legend for Pac-Five, but it was just the beginning of his journey.

Local authors show all sides of Hawaii in new books

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                                Joe Onosai was a high school legend for Pac-Five, but it was just the beginning of his journey.

Updated on  December 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm
Joe Onosai is a pastor who went to University High and starred in football for Pac-Five and the University of Hawaii. Later, among many other occupations, he performed incredible feats in the televised World’s Strongest Man competition. Read More

The Weekly Eater

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                                Eric Warner sprinkles seasonings onto his fried chicken at Foodland Farms at Ala Moana Center.

‘Grocerant’ a grazing pit stop for hungry holiday shoppers

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                                Eric Warner sprinkles seasonings onto his fried chicken at Foodland Farms at Ala Moana Center.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm
At Ala Moana Center, Foodland Farms’ “grocerant” format is an alternative to the food court in providing quick made-to-order edibles morning, noon and night. Read More

She Speaks

Winning isn’t everything, but it feels awesome

Star-Advertiser columnist Kristen Consillio was recently reminded she’s in it to win it when it comes to friendly family competition. Read More

Barfly

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                                Longtime favorites like the Key Lime Pie Mortini, left, and classic Aviation cocktail remain on the menu at Morton’s The Steakhouse at Ala Moana Center after recent renovations to the restaurant.

Morton’s renovates look, retains signature cocktails

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Longtime favorites like the Key Lime Pie Mortini, left, and classic Aviation cocktail remain on the menu at Morton’s The Steakhouse at Ala Moana Center after recent renovations to the restaurant.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm
Morton’s The Steakhouse has updated its look at Ala Moana Center, yet the signature cocktails are as delicious as ever. Read More

On the Scene

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                                Malani Bilyeu.

On the Scene with Malani Bilyeu

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                                Malani Bilyeu.
Malani Bilyeu was a 26-year-old Vietnam vet when he and three friends formed Kalapana. The quartet became second only to Cecilio & Kapono as the biggest contemporary local music group of the 1970s. Read More

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Volcanic Ash

Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing

With the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C., the local GOP is crying about Hawaii being out of step because of our all-Democratic congressional delegation. Yes, Hawaii would probably benefit from having a Republican voice on Capitol Hill, as the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki once provided. Read More

On Politics

Financial fumbling makes difficult task of paying for rail even more onerous over time

Say what you get for Christmas is a new baby. Congratulations — but don’t think that you and the kiddo will be moving around a lot. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

Show Biz

COURTESY JEANNETTE HERENIKO
                                Jeannette Hereniko.

Filmmaking couple teams with Pacific producers on Micronesian tale

COURTESY JEANNETTE HERENIKO
                                Jeannette Hereniko.
Vilsoni “Vili” Hereniko and his producer wife, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, are collaborating with Australian and New Zealand producers to bring “Until the Dolphin Flies” to the big screen. Read More