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Kokua Line

Binoculars are typical gear for electrical meter readers

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm
Question: Do you know if the Hawaiian Electric meter readers must wear an ID tag on their clothing? The reason I ask was that on April 13 my wife said that the neighbor’s dog was barking at someone outside our neighbor’s house. Read More

Lee Cataluna

TVR boom complicates Hanalei’s recovery

Updated on  April 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Comparisons have been made between the devastation of the recent Kauai floods and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Read More

By Request

Put mega-sized winter melons to full use

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm
A winter melon is a daunting proposition. It’s huge. The average Chinatown-market melon is around 10 pounds. Bring one home and you’ve got several meals in one giant melon package. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

In the Lineup

Junior surfers star in big and small waves

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:51 am
Like understudies who catch a lucky break, teen surfers stole the show on the North Shore this spring after the established stars of the World Surf League moved on to Australia and other stops on the championship tour. Read More

Incidental Lives

For 36 years Auntie Edna ‘pulled ears’ and eased fears

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 11:23 pm
For many the transition starts on the long, dark ride from Portland International Airport to Forest Grove. Read More

Ferd's Words

Brooke Henderson’s hockey mentality shaped her golf game

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm
There are days when Brooke Henderson acknowledges almost wistfully that she “kind of misses” her former sports love, hockey, “a little bit.” Read More

Further Review

The journey to 26.2 miles begins with a single step

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm
It’s 4 a.m., and I am prone on that low wall that separates Ala Moana Beach Park from Ala Moana Boulevard. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Mina’s Fish House at Four Seasons Oahu takes its mission seriously

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
We have sushi and poke bars, but an all-encompassing, comprehensive and high-quality seafood restaurant is a rare entity, at least on Oahu. Read More

She Speaks

Empty-nester appreciates Honolulu’s feral fowl

Updated on  April 22, 2018 at 11:14 pm
As city officials ponder how best to eradicate the feral fowl disturbing the peace on our fair island, I would like to use my space this week in defense of chickens. Read More

New Puck’s Alley sports bar a study in UH spirit

Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm
After sitting vacant for nearly a year, the bar formerly known as Tropics Tap House has reopened at Puck’s Alley as Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene With Robert Knight

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:49 am
Long before cellphone cameras, there was a time when rock concert photography was a demanding art form practiced only by a few pioneering professionals. One of those pioneers is Hawaii-born Robert Knight, who is commemorating his 50th anniversary in the business with an updated edition of his beautifully packaged retrospective “Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography.” Read More


Volcanic Ash

On Politics

Show Biz

Cancer hasn’t dulled Willie K’s sense of humor

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm
Willie K is gearing up for his huge fundraising show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village lawn. Yes, he’ll take the stage briefly to cap the evening. Read More