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Bike path to be closed for maintenance

City officials plan to close the Pearl Harbor Bike Path for a second phase of maintenance work beginning this morning.

Signs have been posted notifying bike path users of the closure between Aiea Kai Place and the Best Buy parking lot while work is being done through Oct. 13.

This is the second time the city Department of Transportation Services is closing a portion of the bike path, following a grant of easement agreement between the city and Navy. It was closed from Aug. 7 to 31, when landscaping and maintenance work was done at Neal S. Blaisdell Park.

Beginning Thursday, the city’s Department of Facility Maintenance will enforce its stored-property law along the closed portion of the bike path. Volunteers with the Navy will also start clearing mangroves from the area starting Friday. The city is also coordinating outreach with nonprofit groups to work with homeless in the area.

For maintenance updates on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path, contact the Department of Facility Maintenance at 768-3600.

Bacteria high at Kuhio Beach, 2 others

The state Department of Health has placed three Hawaii beaches under bacteria warnings.

Affected are Kuhio Beach in Waikiki and Kauai’s Hanalei Bay and Anahola Beach Park pavilion area.

Officials placed signs along the shorelines in all three areas, advising beachgoers to take precautions.

The Department states that levels of enterococci bacteria at Kuhio Beach were four times higher than acceptable. The enterococci bacteria are common in the fecal matter of warmblooded animals. State officials say they will retest Kuhio Beach on Monday.

Both the Anahola Bay and Hanalei Bay advisories will remain in effect until bacteria numbers dip below the threshold.

Documentary explores final journeys

Seats remain available for the annual meeting of the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation, which explores end-of-life issues.

The meeting, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Crossroads, will feature a new documentary based on a candid dialogue about life and death between Aoki, founder of the University of Hawaii’s Religion Department, and Roger Long, a University of Hawaii professor who had been told he had six months to live.

Aoki “provides a compassionate context for Roger to totally be himself as he reflects on what his doctors have told him about his diagnoses and his impending decisions and future,” Alan Gamble, president of the foundation, said in an announcement.

Lunch will be free. Reservations should be made by Thursday online at; email or call Gamble at 741-5733.

The two interviews were recorded during the filming of “Living Your Dying” in 2003, in which Aoki explored his life’s work and the stories of four individuals also facing death.

The church is at 1212 University Ave.


2 men hurt in brawl outside celebrated Hanalei bar

Two men were hurt in a fight that broke out at a popular bar and restaurant in Hanalei.

Police said the brawl happened Saturday night in the parking lot of Tahiti Nui.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 28-year-old Moloaa area man was attacked by multiple assailants in the rear parking lot shortly after 11:30 p.m.

The attack resulted in injuries to the Moloaa man and a 21-year-old male from Kilauea, police said. Both were taken to Wilcox Medical Center with injuries and have since been released.

No arrests have been made as police are still investigating what appears to have been an act of self-defense.

Anyone with information is urged to call Kauai police at 241-1711, Lt. Kenneth Cummings at 241-1686 or CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.

Tahiti Nui was featured prominently in the 2011 movie “The Descendents.”


Brush fire scorches 2 acres near Lahainaluna High School

Fire burned about two acres of brush near the Lahainaluna High School campus Monday.

Maui firefighters responding to a 12:56 p.m. alarm found dry grass and brush burning in a vacant lot above the school’s football field.

A Maui Fire Department helicopter conducted water drops to prevent the fire from spreading upslope.

The fire was brought under control by 1:30 p.m. and fully extinguished at 4:26 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Correction: The city Department of Transportation Services is closing the Pearl Harbor Bike Path for a second phase of maintenance work beginning this morning. An earlier version of this story and the Wednesday print edition story said the state was closing the path.
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