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Kokua Line

Flood insurance safeguards common areas of high-rises

Question: Why is flood insurance needed in high-rise condo units? My residence is on the 30th floor of a condominium in Honolulu. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Lee Cataluna

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                                Soledad “Sue” Obado and her granddaughter Dolleen Obado Keola posed for a photo at Starbucks in Waimalu the day after Thanksgiving. Obado was one of the founders of the Lanai Food Pantry in the 1970s and has run the operation as a volunteer ever since. Keola helped out this year with the pre-holiday work at the pantry, under Grandma Sue’s direction.

Lanai’s lucky this woman finds her joy giving kokua

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                                Soledad “Sue” Obado and her granddaughter Dolleen Obado Keola posed for a photo at Starbucks in Waimalu the day after Thanksgiving. Obado was one of the founders of the Lanai Food Pantry in the 1970s and has run the operation as a volunteer ever since. Keola helped out this year with the pre-holiday work at the pantry, under Grandma Sue’s direction.

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm
People call Soledad Obado “Auntie So-ling” or “Mama Sue” whether they’re related to her or not. Read More

By Request

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                                Kalbi-Glazed Pork Belly.

Give $5 to help families and get 5 best recipes

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                                Kalbi-Glazed Pork Belly.

Updated on  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm
When people get all warm and fuzzy about cooking, they usually wax eloquent about how feeding those you care for is a way of sharing joy and showing love. Read More

TheBuzz

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                                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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                                Customers line up for the grinds at Diamond Head Grill in Kapahulu on Nov. 11.

Surf grinds improve, but hunger is always there

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                                Customers line up for the grinds at Diamond Head Grill in Kapahulu on Nov. 11.
South Shore surfers share their favorite places to grind, past and present, including a few newcomers to the lineup. Read More

Incidental Lives

She has put in the work, persevered and will win

Friends and family haven’t seen nearly as much of Kitty Souza lately — and they couldn’t be happier. Read More
Updated on  November 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Ferd's Words

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                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji was doused with silly string to celebrate his 1,200th career victory after a win against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Nov. 17.

Hawaii’s Shoji just enjoying another ride

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                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji was doused with silly string to celebrate his 1,200th career victory after a win against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Nov. 17.

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 9:13 pm
Each passing year at NCAA Tournament time it has been a ritual for Dave Shoji and those of the pioneering women’s volleyball coaching era to inquire about each other’s plans. Read More

Further Review

Playoff expansion makes too much sense

The next good reason I hear for not expanding the College Football Playoff tournament to eight teams will be the first. Read More
Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

The Weekly Eater

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                                Pizzas, such as this rotisserie vegetable pizza, are among the safe choices at Moku Kitchen.

Freshness quashed by salt and sauces

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                                Pizzas, such as this rotisserie vegetable pizza, are among the safe choices at Moku Kitchen.

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 6:53 am
Fueled by the success of Monkeypod Kitchen, Moku Kitchen is the second dining concept brought to life by Handcrafted Restaurants and chef Peter Merriman, this time focused on bringing “Upcountry Downtown. ” Read More

She Speaks

Holiday survival depends on less stress and more joy

On top of the usual, everyday mommy responsibilities, the holidays mean presents need to be bought, postal deadlines met, the tree trimmed and more. Read More

Barfly

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                                REAL a gastropub owner Troy Terorotua behind the bar during a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. tap takeover at the Kakaako bar on Nov. 15.

Sierra Nevada partners with Honolulu bars for tap takeover

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                                REAL a gastropub owner Troy Terorotua behind the bar during a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. tap takeover at the Kakaako bar on Nov. 15.

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm
Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. partnered with REAL a gastropub and Brew’d Craft Pub to pour 47 different beers among 54 taps at the two bars Nov. 15. Read More

On the Scene

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                                Anthony Ruivivar.

On the Scene with Anthony Ruvivar

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                                Anthony Ruivivar.
Music was a part of Anthony Ruivivar’s childhood — his father, Tony, was the leader of Waikiki show band Society of Seven — but he found his calling as an actor. 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

‘Campaign Hawaii’ gives insider’s scoop on isle politics

Since the days of George Ariyoshi running for governor, when the question “Who you going to call?” was asked, Rick Tsujimura was the Hawaii political ghostbuster who answered. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

Show Biz

‘Lion King’ lessons not lost in translation with Japanese production

Disney’s “The Lion King” bristles with cultural influences plus all the bells and whistles of the Broadway original when performed on stage in Tokyo. Read More