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Lee Cataluna

City howls over man’s efforts at dog park

There’s been barking and threatening behavior at the Moanalua off-leash dog park, but it’s not from the dogs. Read More
Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm

By Request

Veggie Dog barks about the new year


Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:17 am
Veggie Dog is a scaled-down version of a Prosperity Salad, also called “yusheng” or “yee shang,” part of the new year’s tradition in Malaysia and Singapore. Read More

TheBuzz

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

It takes time to get a surfer’s priorities straight


Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Spectators at the Pipe Masters competition in December were shocked to see Gabriel Medina drop in front and nearly on top of Kelly Slater, who was emerging from a barrel at Back Door. Medina wasn’t penalized. Why not? Read More

Incidental Lives

Teenage filmmakers take dive deep into history


Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm
In the halcyon days of their youth, before they signed up for Anthony Vitali’s U.S. history class, Damien Memorial School juniors Van Riva, Kaleo Hino and Joey Gum thought they had experienced the “utmost extreme” of teamwork collaborating on the tactical video game “Rainbow Six: Siege.” Read More

Ferd's Words

Surfing fiasco is a lose-lose for WSL, Hawaii

After months of wrangling between City Hall and the World Surf League, let’s see if we have this straight. 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

Roy’s celebrates 30th anniversary with food tour


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Thirty years later, I’m still writing my column and it just may be because of Roy Yamaguchi, who helped create a state full of foodies. Read More

She Speaks

There’s no sure path to finding your passion


Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm
If I made a list of likely occupations my son would have chosen for a career, sushi chef would have ranked about 129th. Yet there he is, in his fourth month of on-the-job training in a little family-run restaurant on Maui. Read More

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront


Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Jose Dynamite

Jose Dynamite decided to come to Hawaii after hearing about the islands’ party reputation while a high schooler in St. Louis, Mo. By the time he graduated from Chaminade University, he’d decided to stay. Read More

fl(ASH)back

Missile scare was nothing but warmup for election


Updated on  January 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm
It’s bombs away as we mark the last Sunday of January with a “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: Read More

Volcanic Ash

Future uncertain for Hawaii’s lowest-paid workers

Without a state plan, we could face a future where even more locals leave Hawaii for economic survival and those who remain are increasingly divided between the rich living in luxury condos and the poor living on the sidewalks below. Read More

On Politics

Local GOP stalwart and surfing icon Hemmings reflects back in typical relaxed style


Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm
Hawaii may not be with Hemmings on taxes — but in this political year with all sides looking for a fight, some musing about politics and living in Hawaii from someone who became a legend in something besides vote-counting makes a good read. Read More

Show Biz

Amy Hanaiali‘i fills in while Willie K undergoes cancer treatment


Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm
When cancer strikes, friends respond. Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom has stepped up to the plate to pinch-hit for ailing friend Willie K in gigs at Maui’s Mulligans on the Blue and Oahu’s Blue Note Hawaii. Read More