Food truck customers, nearly all of whom said they were employees in the Capitol district, picked up their lunch Friday on Mililani Street. The City Council has passed a measure that would restrict lunchtime operations in the area.
With virtually no input from food truck vendors, the City Council has amended and passed a measure that would bar any food trucks without the proper permits from selling food during lunchtime hours in the "Hawaii Capitol special district." Story »
The UH-Manoa Athletic Department is apparently exploring the idea of building a 30,000-seat outdoor multipurpose stadium, drafting a request for quotes for architectural design services and conceptual renderings.
As work accelerates on Honolulu's multibillion-dollar rail transit system, the upcoming fiscal year will be the "single largest" for issuing construction awards — and the massive project will need to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars when revenues don't keep pace with costs, rail officials say. Story »
The conduct of a 29-year-old man convicted of killing and dismembering his business partner in a marijuana-growing operation was egregious enough to warrant life in prison plus 30 consecutive years, a judge ruled on Friday. Story »
Oahu communities will need to rely on their own people and resources during a natural disaster, but a city official stressed that too few areas are adequately prepared to respond to hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding or other calamities. Story »
Academy of the Pacific, which closed in June citing financial struggles and dwindling enrollment, is in negotiations to transfer its assets and property to Assets School for an undisclosed amount. Story »
House Bill 2205, as currently drafted, would remove parole as a sentencing option for repeat offenders of property crimes, including burglaries and thefts.
Rep. Chris Lee (D, Kailua-Lanikai-Waimanalo) believes the bill can help protect the community. Story »
Northeast winds are forecast in the 35 to 45 mph range with localized gusts as high as 65 mph, according to emergency officials, and "leeward sloping areas could experience the greatest sustained wind speeds."
For Saturday, March 15, 2014
Joy A. Ahn • Gloria Teruyo Arakawa • Marie Louise Bonnet • Vicente Cabasag • Joseph Char • Bow Yin Ching • Robert Lyman Dodge Sr. • Clavelina Corpuz Esguerra • Diane Nan Hee Hanna • Roger Williams Hawes • and more
Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii. Story »
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry. Story »
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart. Story »
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. Story »
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east. Story »
Should Hawaii Supreme Court nominee Michael Wilson release his personnel records to the Senate as part of his confirmation process?
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Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band
Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band held its annual meeting and aha’aina March 1 at Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu. The Royal Hawaiian Band opened the event with a concert performance. Read More »