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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

Double layer of shorts can counter any vulnerability

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 10:39 am
The local male’s casual style of dress is so well known and easily described that it has almost become cliche. Read More

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

Young surfers catch mindfulness along with waves

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 9:48 am
The first summer swells are rolling in and, as usual, mind-boggling crowds are swooping into the Suis lineup, jockeying for position. This year, however, something’s changed. 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

Returning to Prep Bowl would be a big step backward

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm
Returning to the Prep Bowl now, as some athletic officials have talked about, would not only be a mistake but a huge retreat after 18 successful years of statewide playoffs. 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

Splendor of southern France is icing on sweet family time

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Summer in the south of France is spectacular. But for this particular trip, the destination — as enchanting as it is — is not as special as the company. 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 Dave Tucciarone

Dave Tucciarone first experimented with recording techniques when he was a teenager, using a reel-to-reel tape recorder in Long Island, N.Y. Read More


Governor mixes it up with typical complacency

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm
It’s the last Sunday in June 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

Legislators want answers to $1.3B question for more rail funding

For politicians, the best way to trigger a bout of no action is to ask for a straight up-or-down vote on a tax increase. Read More

Show Biz

Thompsons welcome new little Tihati to ohana

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm
There’s literally a new Tihati in the Tihati Productions ohana, with the arrival of Tihati James Mataientena Thompson, born May 29. Read More