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Lee Cataluna: With summer comes life in the fast lane

Summer used to be about pineapple harvests and fishing off the pier and sterilizing glass jars for making guava jelly. Lazy days, long hours, the luxury of excess. Now it’s rejoicing that it takes 20 minutes less on the H-1 to get to the office. Chee hoo. Read more

Kokua Line: What to do when someone poops in your home swimming pool

Question: A friend with a pool invites us over quite a bit. … We appreciate the generosity. The thing is her youngest child sometimes has an accident in the pool (fecal matter). They remove it but don’t make everybody get out of the pool (my kids do so on their own). They say the chlorine takes care of it. Is this OK? Read more

Kokua Line: Plate keeps traffic flowing while H-3 sees heavier load

Question: There’s a steel plate on the H-3 Freeway Honolulu- bound, in the right lane right before the tunnel. It’s been there for months. There’s a sign alerting motorists to be careful (uneven roadway). … This plate is causing a lot of headaches for motorists who have to drive over it every day. When are they going to fix this? Read more

Kokua Line: No exception for veteran exercising at Punchbowl

Question: In 2009, I was one of hundreds of veterans with diabetes selected as part of a VA study. Our responsibility was to take our blood sugar and pressure twice a day, walk 10,000 steps, and record on a form, including our meals (quantity and menu) for one year. Read more

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