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Kokua Line

Policy with defunct insurer might have been transferred

Question: I have a life insurance policy with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. from 1981. I can’t find this company in the phone book. How do I find out whether this insurance company still exists and how I can contact it? Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS
                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Kamehameha program celebrates 50 years of sharing Hawaiian culture with kids

COURTESY KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS
                                One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Somewhere in your house, you may still have the ipu. Somewhere in your head, you can still recall the songs. Ei nei, look at us! Read More

By Request

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ceviche made with marlin, pineapple and lychee, is a summer special at Ceviche House and Barrio Cafe.

Tropical ceviche is a summer specialty

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ceviche made with marlin, pineapple and lychee, is a summer special at Ceviche House and Barrio Cafe.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Think of ceviche as something like poke. If you must. Read More

TheBuzz

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                From the Nico’s Pier 38 menu in Kailua: furikake-crusted ahi, left, grilled shrimp salad with Kahuku corn and miso-ginger vinaigrette and a grilled fish sandwich.

Nico’s harborside grinds make way to Kailua

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                From the Nico’s Pier 38 menu in Kailua: furikake-crusted ahi, left, grilled shrimp salad with Kahuku corn and miso-ginger vinaigrette and a grilled fish sandwich.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm
The straight-from-the-fish-auction furikake ahi and the famed Pier 38 fish burger featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” are now being served in Kailua. Read More

In the Lineup

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Peter Ono tosses flowers in to the ocean at Makalei Beach on April 21.

Surfers remember lost people, waves

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Peter Ono tosses flowers in to the ocean at Makalei Beach on April 21.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Most surfers ask guardian spirits to protect them in the sea and say prayers of thanks after a good wave — not just for the wave, but for all the good people and experiences in life. Read More

Incidental Lives

COURTESY MARYKNOLL SCHOOL
                                Maryknoll School President Perry Martin, left, Kiana Arcayena and Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong.

Maryknoll junior aids causes great and small

COURTESY MARYKNOLL SCHOOL
                                Maryknoll School President Perry Martin, left, Kiana Arcayena and Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong.

Updated on  May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm
In matters of giving back and paying forward, Maryknoll School junior Kiana Arca- yena doesn’t care to be overly discriminate. Read More

Ferd's Words

COURTESY ALOHA STADIUM
                                Aloha Stadium is being sandblasted and patched in preparation for its 43rd football season.

Stadium’s preventive maintenance costs climb

COURTESY ALOHA STADIUM
                                Aloha Stadium is being sandblasted and patched in preparation for its 43rd football season.
As if they were intent upon not revealing their age spots, portions of Aloha Stadium are concealed behind white, tent-like shrouds these days. Read More

Further Review

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The UH dugout cheered after outfielder Marcus Doi hit a two-run double during the fourth inning of Saturday’s game.

UH returns a ‘core 4’

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The UH dugout cheered after outfielder Marcus Doi hit a two-run double during the fourth inning of Saturday’s game.
Things are on the upswing for University of Hawaii baseball. Read More

The Weekly Eater

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mamoru Ginoza, executive chef at Okonomiyaki Chibo, cleans the grill after presenting two of his creations, shio yakisoba, left, and Pu-Monju, an okonomiyaki crepe stuffed with beef and seafood.

Octopus and squid star during Tako Tuesdays

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mamoru Ginoza, executive chef at Okonomiyaki Chibo, cleans the grill after presenting two of his creations, shio yakisoba, left, and Pu-Monju, an okonomiyaki crepe stuffed with beef and seafood.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm
There’s Taco Tuesday and Tako Tuesday, and you’ll never confuse the two at Okonomiyaki Chibo. Read More

She Speaks

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015
                                While most kids are already celebrating the joys of carefree summer days ahead, some are trying to come to terms with saying goodbye to their favorite teacher for a final time.

Favorite-teacher affection lasts after school’s pau

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015
                                While most kids are already celebrating the joys of carefree summer days ahead, some are trying to come to terms with saying goodbye to their favorite teacher for a final time.

Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm
When I hear my daughter speak so highly of her teacher, I’m reminded of my enduring affection for Mrs. Low. Read More

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bartender Brandon Farrell at Restaurant 604 adding hot sauce to a Bloody Mary. At right, the drink stands out against the bar’s nautical view.

Several local bars boost traditional Bloody Mary

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bartender Brandon Farrell at Restaurant 604 adding hot sauce to a Bloody Mary. At right, the drink stands out against the bar’s nautical view.

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm
When it comes to drinks made with red veggies, I’ll go with the good old Bloody Mary. Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY COLE HORIBE

On the Scene with Cole Horibe

COURTESY COLE HORIBE
Growing up in Hawaii, Cole Horibe studied martial arts, acting and dance. Read More

fl(ASH)back

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.

Bad things come to those taking a stand in Legislature

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii House of Representatives opens the 2017 Legislative Session on January 18.
It’s the last Sunday in May and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.

Souki’s House career lasted 35 years for good reason

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Rep. Joe Souki resigned as House speaker at the session’s end.
It would be negligent to let the 2017 Legislature get too far away without voicing an appreciation of Rep. Joe Souki, who resigned as House speaker at the session’s end. Read More

On Politics

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Gabbard raises foreign-policy profile ahead of national tour against Trump ‘hypocrisy’

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm
The national cry to put a Hindu in the White House may be close to immeasurable, but there is some talk about Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard moving in. Read More

Show Biz

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2010
                                Sherry Shaoling performs in Honolulu in 2010.

Former Honolulu entertainer Shaoling commits to comedy

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2010
                                Sherry Shaoling performs in Honolulu in 2010.

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm
Sherry Shaoling is transiting from singer-comedic actress to stand-up comedian, which provides new avenues of expression for the former Honolulu resident. Read More