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Lee Cataluna: World-class beach is already a playground

I’m not sure what a world-class playground is, but I’m pretty sure what a world-class beach is, and I think Ala Moana beach park probably qualifies, especially if the bathrooms get clean and stay clean, the plumbing and irrigation features are fully functional, there are places to park and the nearshore water isn’t gunked up with trash or stream runoff or wastewater spills. Read More

Rearview Mirror: Pearl Harbor pilot overcame 500 bullet holes in his plane

In April I wrote about two pilots who took off and engaged the attacking Japanese Zeros on Dec. 7, 1941. Read More

Kokua Line: Go online or call insurers to choose dental plan ASAP

Question: You had an article that said retired military need to sign up for dental. I need the phone number or a list of the companies that we can call. Read More

Kokua Line: Abigail Kawananakoa’s dog in courtroom is a service animal, lawyer says

Question: Is any participant in a court case allowed to bring their dog into court? If no, on what basis is Ms. Kawananakoa afforded this privilege? Maybe the dog is a service animal? If that’s the case, would any person with a service dog be allowed to bring it to court? Read More

Lee Cataluna: Thirty Meter Telescope debate not over with recent ruling

In October the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state’s approval of a conservation district use permit to build the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, and it may have seemed like that was the end of the matter. Read More
 

Magnum Reloaded: Halfway through 1st season, ‘Magnum P.I.’ finds rhythm

Having an experienced cast and crew has provided the freshman series with the right foundation. Read More

$5 buys top ‘By Request’ recipes of 2018

Our Top 5 recipe offer has been a holiday tradition for a decade-plus, starting in the old Honolulu Star-Bulletin and continuing in Crave. Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Cafe Asia pulls off fine fusion cuisine

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Many people would trade places with us to live in Hawaii, so we’re familiar with the story of vacationers eventually setting down roots here. But few have made the decision as quickly as Chen Pan and Kylee Lin. Read More
 

By Request: Turmeric adds dimension to adobo

Among all the truths that I held self-evident, one was this: Adobo is made with shoyu. Turns out that’s only true most of the time. Read More

Ferd Lewis: This Heisman race could see one of closest finishes

When a reporter asked Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon the day before the 2014 Heisman Trophy announcement if he had been working on an acceptance speech, he gave the questioner a bemused look. Read More

Kokua Line: Shoe-box ministry grateful for fabric, yarn and used cards

Question: My sewing circle is disbanding (old age). I have bins of sewing material with nice fabric as well as a variety of yarn. I would love to give it to someone to encourage sewing, which has been such joyful hobby for me. Any suggestions? Read More

Ferd Lewis: Saint Louis could stake claim as Heisman high school

They proudly label it as “Heisman Lane,” an area at the Meruelo Athletic Center at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., that pays tribute to the only school to graduate two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks. Read More

Kokua Line: Sears assures customers warranties will be honored

Question: What happens to the service plan on my appliances if Sears sells its Hawaii stores, as it is trying to do, or if it can’t (find) a buyer and the stores are closed? I just bought all new appliances last year and paid extra for the extended warranties. Read More

In the Lineup: Big-wave surfers training to be big-time rescuers

On Monday morning, as an epic early winter swell struck the islands’ north and west shores, Brian Keaulana, the Makaha-born big-wave surfer and former City and County of Honolulu lifeguard captain, called back for an interview and apologized for being slightly late. Read More

Show Biz: 3 theater veterans to star in MVT’s ‘Allegiance’

A trio of seasoned musical theater veterans have been cast to play leading roles in Manoa Valley Theatre’s island premiere of “Allegiance,” the inspiring show about the true-life experience of George Takei and the unlawful imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Read More
 

Volcanic Ash: Attacks on First Amendment are not a laughing matter

When I moved from Hilo to Washington, D.C., in 1978 to cover the Hawaii congressional delegation for the Honolulu Star- Bulletin, I called the Gannett News Service office I’d be working from to tell them I’d landed safely. Read More

Lee Cataluna: When the teacher’s best friend is a star

A few years back, the mother of one of teacher Cody Okimoto’s students came to see him after school. Read More

Ocean Watch: New book celebrates Hawaii’s white terns

The University of Hawaii Press released “Hawaii’s White Terns, Manu-ô-Ku, an Urban Seabird” last week. Read More

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