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Kokua Line

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Part of Magic Island pathway too close to sea to be repaved

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm
I walk around Magic Island a couple of times a week for exercise. The new walking path is great, but why was the path on the south side not redone? Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Ain’t no traffic like a commute to Waianae

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Updated on  March 12, 2017 at 12:16 am
The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day. Read More

By Request

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Patience is a staple of Indian cooking

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Yes, the ingredients are key, technique is important and the spices — many spices — are crucial to Indian cooking. But the prime component: “To cook Indian, it takes a lot of patience,” says chef Ronald Thomas Minezes. Read More

TheBuzz

COURTESY RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
                                A bone-in, 40-ounce USDA Prime Tomahawk-cut rib-eye steak is among the specialties at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Ruth’s Chris ventures to Kauai

COURTESY RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
                                A bone-in, 40-ounce USDA Prime Tomahawk-cut rib-eye steak is among the specialties at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will open its sixth isle location at Kauai’s The Shops at Kukui‘ula in the fall, as Hawaii restaurateur Randy Schoch expands his domain. Read More

In the Lineup

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Saying goodbye to old friend brings reconnection

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Now, 40 years later, I stood on a big lawn overlooking a sandy cove and the rocky break named Jocko’s after James Sutherland’s older brother, 1960s champion surfer Jock Sutherland. Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
                                Adonis Buttel, left, son Colt Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas.

First-time homeowners now living their dream

COURTESY HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
                                Adonis Buttel, left, son Colt Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 12:28 am
It’s been five months since Adonis Buttel and fiancee Julie Lunas closed on their Pearl City dream home, and Buttel hasn’t stopped pinching himself. Read More

Ferd's Words

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Marcus Mariota received a donation of $115,000 to his Motiv8 Foundation from the sales of limited-edition bobblehead dolls courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank.

Mariota cheered by get-well cards

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Marcus Mariota received a donation of $115,000 to his Motiv8 Foundation from the sales of limited-edition bobblehead dolls courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm
When it was time for Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to begin rehabbing from December surgery to repair a fractured right fibula, there was no question where he would go. Read More

Further Review

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Festivus brings out the best of all of us

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 1:00 am
When rumors circulated that Nick Rolovich might “suit up” during spring football practice, it wasn’t hard to imagine he might have something wild up his 36-inch sleeve. Read More

The Weekly Eater

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Thin slices of beef brisket are placed on the grill at Gen Korean BBQ House. Small dishes of namul — kim chee and pickled vegetables — surround the grill.

Lots of sizzle for your buck at new yakiniku spot

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Thin slices of beef brisket are placed on the grill at Gen Korean BBQ House. Small dishes of namul — kim chee and pickled vegetables — surround the grill.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm
Gen Korean BBQ House just moved into the cavernous former Tsukiji Fish Market space at Ala Moana Center’s Ho‘okipa Terrace with an all-you-can-eat yakiniku concept. Read More

She Speaks

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Library lets mom relent to voracious requests

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading? Read More

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christian Self, owner of Bevy, crafts and pours new cocktails for his staff during a staff training session.

Storytelling helps bartenders connect with customers

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christian Self, owner of Bevy, crafts and pours new cocktails for his staff during a staff training session.

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Bevy owner Christian Self carries the torch for mixology at the corner of Auahi and Keawe streets, where there’s a story for nearly every drink on the menu. Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

On the Scene with Lilian Zhang

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Lilian Zhang grew up so isolated in China’s impoverished Anhui province that she didn’t see a sewing machine until she was a teenager. Read More

fl(ASH)back

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We just can’t catch a break from Trump and transit

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

Volcanic Ash

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

President’s reaction, not ruling, erodes faith in values

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.
If we want to inspire confidence in our democracy, we should let the process play out before making angry snap judgments. Read More

On Politics

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                                “In Hawaii last year, 62 percent of the voters voted for Hillary Clinton, the highest percent in the nation. That is the GOP’s biggest local problem, and it is one they can’t solve by defending Trump,” writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Hawaii’s ailing GOP won’t grow more popular while riding the coattails of Trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                “In Hawaii last year, 62 percent of the voters voted for Hillary Clinton, the highest percent in the nation. That is the GOP’s biggest local problem, and it is one they can’t solve by defending Trump,” writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
The new state record is five — just five Republican Party members in the 76-member state Legislature. Read More

Show Biz

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

PBS Hawaii to air Kamae documentaries

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm
“The Films of Eddie and Myrna Kamae: From the Heart” will air April 6 to 9 on PBS Hawaii. Read More