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Kokua Line

Flex-use condo owners face Sept. 1 deadline to opt for lower tax

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Under Ordinance 17-13, eligible owners in complexes zoned for mixed use, hotel or commercial use have until Sept. 1 to dedicate certain property for residential use or lose the lower property tax rate that comes with that classification. Read More

Lee Cataluna

For most, life is not an either/or proposition

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm
There is this strange evaluation that happens now in public places, a search for clues to tell you whether the people around you are on your side. Read More

By Request

Use sesame stash in savory pancakes

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm
These crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside pancakes would be a nice addition to your next Chinese meal. Read More


California Beach Rock n’ Sushi reopens in Aiea

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm
Closed for nearly a year, California Beach Rock n’ Sushi — a Ward Avenue fixture for some 20 years — has reopened in Aiea. Read More

In the Lineup

Runaway seal provides reminder of inseparable kinship

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 12:41 am
Within weeks, mom Rocky was teaching Kaimana to swim and simply be at home in the ocean. Read More

Incidental Lives

2 teens use their musical talents to spread happiness

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm
When ‘Iolani student and ace multi-instrumentalist Logyn Okuda first heard that there was a new kid in sixth grade who was a guitar virtuoso, he just had to meet him. Read More

Ferd's Words

Mariota and Nashville are a perfect match

The stars don’t just come out at night in neon Nashville, they also show up in the heat of the summer morning — at Tennessee Titans football practice. Read More

Further Review

Kapele’s plan kept opponents guessing

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm
The record of wins and losses doesn’t do justice for John Kapele. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Nico’s Kailua has feel, favorites first loved at beginning

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
The new Nico’s Kailua menu isn’t as extensive (yet) as that of Nico’s Pier 38 at Honolulu Harbor, but owner Nico Chaize has brought all the essentials — that is, the best of the original Nico’s, when it was just a small, unassuming, mostly takeout spot. Read More

She Speaks

Little slugger moves from pint-size plays to full-size field

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Every two years, youth baseball gets much harder as players progress through PONY or Little League. The field gets bigger, and with each up-sizing, the boys and girls are required to master new skills. Read More

Venture to Kailua for latest in local craft beer

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm
As Oahu’s craft beer scene continues to mature, some of the more exciting developments are happening outside metro Honolulu. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Liza Corotan

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm
Liza Corotan has appeared in a number of stage productions and had a prominent role in this summer’s production of “Happily Eva Afta,” and opened this weekend in the Hawaiian Mission Houses revival of “Twelf Nite O Wateva!” Read More


Who needs plans, audits if you’ve got big backers?

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm
It’s the last Sunday in July and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Sticking up for the little guy is never such a bad move

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Many in Hawaii have mixed feelings about Attorney General Doug Chin’s multiple lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Read More

On Politics

Workings of Hawaii government hew to satirical Parkinson’s Law

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm
This is the Honolulu Corollary to Parkinson’s Law: The bigger the issue, the less attention is paid; the more manini the issue, the more we scrap. Read More

Show Biz

Cazimero to be remembered at Royal Hawaiian

Updated on  August 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm
A celebration of life for the late Roland Cazimero is set for Oct. 8 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room. Read More