Editorial | Off the News City needs many irons in the fire June 17, 2016 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The conversion of a former school site into rentals for the homeless and others in the low-income category is an admirable way to apply city funds to the homelessness crisis. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. The conversion of a former school site into rentals for the homeless and others in the low-income category is an admirable way to apply city funds to the homelessness crisis. Crews are at work on the Hassinger Project in Makiki, which will house up to 75 people. There are neighbors in the densely populated area who are worried whether various problems will move in along with the homeless families. But the real frustration for supporters of the Housing First initiatives is that it will be next February when the units finally will be ready. Almost a year for a facelift of this property seems quite a long time. The city is hoping to find new locations for this kind of investment of public funds. We hope so, too. And we hope there are lots of irons in the fire, if it takes this long to refurbish one locale. ‘You’ve come a long way, baby’ You’ve come a long way, baby — finally. For the first time in its 108-year history, the Manoa Cup has a women’s flight, with the field of eight opening play on Wednesday. Also notable were the ages of those eight: Aside from Jeannie Pak, 46, all the other female golfers in the local tourney were in their teens. One was as young as 13, while another, at 14, has been awarded junior titles since age 7. For folks of a certain age, “You’ve come a long way, baby” holds all kinds of women’s lib connotations — but for these youngsters, it’s literal. Previous Story Thompson Academy administrators dedicated and talented Next Story E ao Hawai’i, mai puni iā Maleka!