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Reinventing Lanai

The Star-Advertiser’s three-part series on Larry Ellison’s plans for Lanai.

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Vision of reinventing Lanai strains community

It is dawn on Lanai. Yellow and orange hues wash over the island. Yet this dawn is unlike any ever seen on Lanai before. It is the onset of a new era for Hawaii's second-smallest populated island, though it is unclear at this stage whether the changes ahead will be uplifting and beneficial for the people who call Lanai home. Read more

Residents’ opinions swirl on Ellison’s plan

Larry Ellison has sketched out a rough picture for a new era on Lanai. It is how the world's fifth-richest person sees the future of an island he owns. Yet without fine details, it's hard for many residents to judge whether the picture is nice or not. Read more

Ellison plans to triple the size of Lanai City

First there was the world's largest pineapple plantation. Then there were a pair of fancy resorts. As the principal industry on Lanai, neither was diversified and both proved financially unsustainable. Read more

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