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Kokua Line

Hawaii’s ambulance fees align with U.S. standard

Question: We appreciate the city’s ambulance service. However, why do we receive a bill for this city service? Why is it payable to “EMS Hawaii Dept of Health,” suggesting a state function? Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 9:27 pm

Lee Cataluna

Somebody needs to get fired over false missile alarm

Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 11:30 am
Somebody ought to be fired, and if it’s not the person who actually sent out the doomsday text, then it’s those along the chain of command who think saying, “Sorry, it won’t happen again” will suffice. Read More

By Request

Peach Bavarian cake an only-in-Hawaii specialty

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm
The peach Bavarian cake belongs to a class of only-in-Hawaii desserts that includes chocolate dream and chantilly cakes. Read More


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

New year celebrations sound doomsday clock for Waikiki fish

Updated on  January 14, 2018 at 3:51 pm
Welcome to 2018: From a fish’s perspective, it’s Dunkirk without any rescue. Fishing is banned during odd-numbered years and permitted on even-numbered years in the waters of the Waikiki Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area. Read More

Incidental Lives

For student, harp sounds all of the right notes

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Quick, name your favorite harpist. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. (No Googling!) Read More

Ferd's Words

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

Salad-bar approach puts mainland spin on Hawaii-style poke

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Part of the reason the pseudo poke operations have been so successful across the country is that they are more cost-effective than the local way, which is to have rows of dozens of different kinds of ready-made fresh-catch poke available every day. It’s a highly perishable product, and if one doesn’t sell, it can be a big loss. Read More

She Speaks

Winter wonderings clear mental clutter

Updated on  January 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm
In the tradition of clearing out the clutter at the dawn of a new year, here are some random observations from Star-Advertiser features editor Christie Wilson. Read More

Windward Oahu breweries make it easy to find quality beer

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Still looking for a new year’s resolution in 2018? I’ve got one for you: Drink more local beer! Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Jason Taglianetti

Hawaii-born Jason Taglianetti started “playing with sound” when he was 10. He made his first recordings — using cassette tapes and a boombox — when he was 12. He engineered his first show at Army Community Theatre in 1998 and moved to Manoa Valley Theatre a year later. Read More


Volcanic Ash

On Politics

Show Biz

Recent gigs confirm Cazimero’s prowess as solo act

Updated on  January 14, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Robert Cazimero now is essentially a single act who keeps reinventing himself. Read More