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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2007
                                A lease disagreement is forcing Tsukiji Fish Market and Restaurant at Ala Moana Center to shut down at the end of service today.

Ala Moana seafood buffet closes today

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Ala Moana seafood buffet closes today

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Business Breaking News

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                An Apple iPhone was shown on Aug. 26 with a cracked screen after a drop test. Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Apple now accepting damaged iPhones for trade-in

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 3:24 am

Apple now accepting damaged iPhones for trade-in

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 3:24 am

TheBuzz

COURTESY KAPENA TEQUILA
                                Kapena Tequila starts clear and is infused with li hing mui that is sourced in Hawaii, with six seeds at the bottom of each bottle. The product will be available in bars and restaurants this month, and will be available at retail exclusively at Tamura’s locations around the middle of the month.

Updated on  February 3, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Li hing from isles flavors premium Kapena Tequila

COURTESY KAPENA TEQUILA
                                Kapena Tequila starts clear and is infused with li hing mui that is sourced in Hawaii, with six seeds at the bottom of each bottle. The product will be available in bars and restaurants this month, and will be available at retail exclusively at Tamura’s locations around the middle of the month.

Updated on  February 3, 2016 at 6:13 pm
It is not every day that an authentic, made-in-Mexico tequila with Hawaii ties comes to market, but by midmonth such a day will have arrived. Read More

Briefs

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Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Isle restaurants keep AAA 5-diamond rating

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Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm
Chef Mavro restaurant and La Mer restaurant both have retained the AAA Five Diamond rating they first earned years ago. Read More

Akamai Money

Lori Lau

Exemptions, deductions and other tax options explained

Lori Lau
“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to address, please email it to business@ staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line. Read More

Buy Local

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

Updated on  January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The beauty of her beads wins Maui artisan loyal buyers

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

Updated on  January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm
When handcrafted, artisanal beads speak to your soul so loudly they’re practically shouting, you buy them. At least, your columnist does. Read More

Tech View

Analyze dashcam features before installing one in car

In recent weeks, video of car wrecks, road rage, poor driving and even plane crashes has made the rounds in society. Such footage is often captured by a dashboard camera (dashcam for short), which is a small camera mounted inside one’s windshield. The primary selling point of a dashcam is to protect you in case of an accident in which you were not at fault. What, then, are the features to look for in such a unit? Read More

Rearview Mirror

COURTESY PAM CHAMBERS / 2015
                                The Dillingham Transportation Building is dedicated to the man who built Oahu’s first railroad. So why does the facade show two 4-foot emblems of ships?

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Photography book unveils obscure Honolulu features

COURTESY PAM CHAMBERS / 2015
                                The Dillingham Transportation Building is dedicated to the man who built Oahu’s first railroad. So why does the facade show two 4-foot emblems of ships?

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm
I mentioned Pam Chambers’ two books of beautiful photographs about downtown Honolulu twice in my column last year. I was surprised at how many of her photos revealed features about the area that I had never noticed before. She has a real eye for detail. Read More

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

For the week of December 7 - 11. Derived from Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances tax data. Information provided by Title Guaranty deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read More

Wealth of Health

Updated on  January 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Modern nations must value first peoples above earnings

When Hokule‘a first sailed to Tahiti in 1976 using only noninstrument navigation, it became a major catalyst not only for the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, but also for a broader awakening among indigenous peoples throughout Polynesia. Hokule‘a continues this legacy, touching many during its around-the-world voyage. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Calendar

Business Calendar

“Role & Responsibility of a Programs Manager for the ADAH”: American Business Woman’s Association Punahele Chapter business and dinner meeting, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Zippy’s Makiki Restaurant, 1222 S. King St. Featuring guest speaker Eleanor “Ellie” Ven­tula-Honda, programs manager for the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii. Dinner fee $18; make checks payable to ABWA Punahele Chapter. Call Yvonne Lau at 479-5952. Read More