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Kokua Line

Full restitution to shelter would take thief 231 years

Question: Auwe. A lady who was supposed to be helping the homeless instead steals $500,000 and only gets a year in jail! This is outrageous. She’s supposed to pay the money back. When? Read More
Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Craftsman’s deft, skilled touch helped ukulele sing

COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Julian Hipolito was the last of what Fred Kamaka Jr. calls “The Dream Team” — four master craftsmen who for decades made the world-renowned Kamaka ukuleles. Read More

By Request

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Failed recipe prompts discovery of a satisfying one-dish dinner

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cajun spice adds flavor to a dish of braised turkey wings.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
If anyone out there knows how to make stuffed turkey wings, I’m listening. Read More

TheBuzz

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Malafrozada, a malasada-flavored ice cream, is made with fresh pastries from Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Malasadas make creamy, icy treat

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Malafrozada, a malasada-flavored ice cream, is made with fresh pastries from Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Malasada-flavored ice cream has become a reality at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery at 3632 Waialae Ave. Malafrozada debuted officially Easter Sunday. Read More

In the Lineup

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Gymnastic workouts train groms to channel energy

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Betty Lou Sakura Johnson leaped in the air during Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural class in Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across from Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Pure joy is contagious, and I caught some on a visit to Kid Peligro’s Ginastica Natural surf training class at the Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu studio across the highway from the famed surf break. Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Bryden Kaauwai

Kid on Kauai helps others after others helped him

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Bryden Kaauwai

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 12:17 am
The slaps and shoves never bothered Bryden Kaauwai. Not much, at least. Read More

Ferd's Words

JAMM AQUINO. / AUG. 5
                                Nanakuli quarterback Nainoa Banks scrambled out of trouble against Waipahu. Radford, Kaiser and Nanakuli are among the teams that were moved up to Division I last season and paid a heavy price. They went a collective 1-21 versus D-I opponents.

3-tier prep football system needs to be installed, ASAP

JAMM AQUINO. / AUG. 5
                                Nanakuli quarterback Nainoa Banks scrambled out of trouble against Waipahu. Radford, Kaiser and Nanakuli are among the teams that were moved up to Division I last season and paid a heavy price. They went a collective 1-21 versus D-I opponents.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 11:24 am
Next month Oahu Interscholastic Association football teams begin their annual spring tryouts, and the turnouts will be watched with particular interest. Read More

Further Review

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Neil Uskali delivered a pitch on Sunday.

Resilience bolsters ’Bows’ successes

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Neil Uskali delivered a pitch on Sunday.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm
UC Davis appeared to have all the cards going into Sunday’s series finale at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More

The Weekly Eater

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled asparagus Milanese: Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar, Waterfront Plaza, 524-8466
                                Though not the star of this dish, a sunny-side-up egg is a picture-perfect finishing touch for this simple, well-balanced classic dish ($17.95) with the plush flavors of white truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Put an egg on it: 10 tasty posts on Instagram

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Grilled asparagus Milanese: Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar, Waterfront Plaza, 524-8466
                                Though not the star of this dish, a sunny-side-up egg is a picture-perfect finishing touch for this simple, well-balanced classic dish ($17.95) with the plush flavors of white truffle oil and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Chefs punch up the Instagram quotient of a dish by putting an egg on it. In the question of which came first, the egg craze or Instagram, I suggest the latter. Read More

She Speaks

COURTESY CHRISTIE WILSON
                                The author gets ready for summer camp in 1965.

At summer camp, merry, merry queens of the bush were we

COURTESY CHRISTIE WILSON
                                The author gets ready for summer camp in 1965.
Today’s Summer Fun Guide got me hiking down the dusty trails of my memory to a summer more than 50 years ago at Camp Paumalu in the forested ridges above Sunset Beach. Read More

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Cocktail arts distilled in reference books

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                The best part about books that cover alcohol? Spending time with them is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process.

Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 9:27 am
Spending time with books that cover alcohol is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process. Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

On the Scene with John Troutman

COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm
John Troutman was working on a book about Native American musicians in the early 1900s when he noticed the names of Hawaiian musicians were popping up repeatedly. Read More

fl(ASH)back

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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 / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Ige’s administration lacks needed victories

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Four years ago, the state Senate was wrapping up business for the year with a series of farewell toasts for its Ways and Means chairman, Sen. David Ige. Read More

Show Biz

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota answers questions during an interview at the Oahu Country Club on March 27.

Mariota is great, from football field to screens big and small

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota answers questions during an interview at the Oahu Country Club on March 27.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Marcus Mariota, the homegrown NFL fave prepping a return after sustaining a broken leg last season, surely will spend time at the Waialae Country Club after being extended membership there. Read More