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Kokua Line

29 parking spaces taken by South Street bike lane

Question: How many parking spaces are they taking out for the new bike lane they’re building on South Street? Read More

Lee Cataluna

BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Maui mayor Alan Arakawa, shown during an editorial board meeting, wants to close Waiehu Golf Course.

Plan to close golf course spells doom for Arakawa

BRUCE ASATO / 2012
                                Maui mayor Alan Arakawa, shown during an editorial board meeting, wants to close Waiehu Golf Course.

Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 8:16 am
Did somebody mention Alan Arakawa for governor in 2018? 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 DEAN WRIGHT
                                Students have been flocking to Aloha Plate restaurant at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for plate lunches such as this Spam meal.

Plate lunches take Utah campus by storm

COURTESY DEAN WRIGHT
                                Students have been flocking to Aloha Plate restaurant at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for plate lunches such as this Spam meal.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm
To say that plate lunches are popular in Hawaii is like saying the sun will rise in the east. But in Utah? 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

While others upgrade their venues, Aloha Stadium sits and rusts

Outside the Davis Family ownership, perhaps the most jubilant person about the Oakland Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas is Tony Sanchez. Read More
Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Further Review

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                                Matt Gutierrez carried a Raiders flag by a sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas on Monday.

Raiders make pitch to become Hawaii’s team

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                                Matt Gutierrez carried a Raiders flag by a sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas on Monday.
So, you may wonder … how did a nice guy like Steve Uyehara become an Oakland Raiders fan? Read More

The Weekly Eater

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tsukada Nojo highlights, from left: Tender chicken nanban coated with tartar sauce, a specialty of Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture; radish slices form the shell of chicken veggie tacos; hamachi jalapeno is served with green onion and a sweet chili ponzu sauce.

Farm-bounty izakaya offers fresh concept

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tsukada Nojo highlights, from left: Tender chicken nanban coated with tartar sauce, a specialty of Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture; radish slices form the shell of chicken veggie tacos; hamachi jalapeno is served with green onion and a sweet chili ponzu sauce.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Tsukada Nojo is a first for Hawaii, a farm-to-table izakaya. 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
                                Constantin Alexander, director of beverage for Hakkasan Group USA, shakes a Hakka cocktail at the bar at Yauatcha Waikiki. In the foreground are an Elemental Fashioned, left, and Scandinavian Scarlet.

A wave of innovation hits Waikiki bars

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Constantin Alexander, director of beverage for Hakkasan Group USA, shakes a Hakka cocktail at the bar at Yauatcha Waikiki. In the foreground are an Elemental Fashioned, left, and Scandinavian Scarlet.

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm
The next time someone tries to tell you it’s impossible to find a quality drink in Waikiki, go ahead and laugh. 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

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                                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

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.

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