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Lee Cataluna

Bible-toting group outside Oahu school looks bad despite good intentions


Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 10:05 am
Early Tuesday morning as students were just starting to arrive at Niu Valley Middle School, there were men dressed in mostly black standing along the edge of campus. Read More

By Request

Sweet potato, mochi are pretty in purple


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm
Okinawan sweet potato mochi merges one of the world’s great flavors with one of the world’s great textures. 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

Ungovernable sea provides comfort, lessons in humility


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm
Light spirits have been scarcer on the Hawaii surf scene lately. But surfing is a lesson in humility. Sometimes you don’t even need waves. Read More

Incidental Lives

Ferd's Words

Pair steps in to help ILH, OIA solidify agreement

In the end, it came down to the checkbook pledges of two men who didn’t play the sport to finally bring the public school OIA and private school ILH together on a milestone high school football alliance after 48 seasons of discord. 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

Veteran sushi chef Misawa steps out on his own


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm
Yoshinobu Misawa, former sushi chef at the popular and highly rated Sushi Izakaya Gaku, has branched out on his own to open Izakaya Uosan in the Blackfield Building on Kapiolani Boulevard, in the space formerly occupied by Shabu Shabu House. Read More

She Speaks

A favorite phrase lightens Sunday tasks


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm
“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” I don’t know who came up with the clever quote; I believe it’s a proverb. I love that to different people it can mean different things, from recharging to preparing for the week ahead. 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 Jack Doom

Jack Doom, 51, was born in Korea, while his father was stationed there, but grew up in Hawaii. He returned to Hawaii after attending college on the mainland, planning to “hang out for a couple of years,” but never left. 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

Caldwell lost his cool with surf league and let meet get away


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm
There was Mayor Kirk Caldwell at one of his dog-and-pony news conferences, portraying himself as the voice of reason in a dispute with the World Surf League over scheduling dates on the North Shore. Read More

On Politics

Holding new ConCon would be prime opportunity to hold high-spending OHA to its mission


Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm
It is rare when Hawaii’s government give voters both the problem and a possible solution, but that is what is happening with the astounding state auditor’s report on the out-of-control spending by the Office of Hawaii Affairs. Read More

Show Biz

Isle performers reunite for musical birthday celebration


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm
When Loretta Ables Sayre returns to Blue Note Hawaii on April 1 — her 60th birthday — she’ll have a treasure of a present: Robert Cazimero. Read More