Make a Difference Day along Waianae Coast

From: Leslie Kahihikolo

Subject: Make a Difference Day along Waianae Coast


I would like to invite you to particiate in City & County of Honolulu’s Make a Difference Day in your community on October 24. Invite your friends and family to join you!

Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation

Information was obtained from

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Nanakuli Adopt-A-Block
Nanakuli Avenue to Lualualei Homestead Road
Nanakuli High, Nanaikapono El, Kahe Kai

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Nanakuli Adopt-A-Stream
Meet at Nanakuli Beach Park

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Kaupuni Adopt-A-Steam
Meet at Kaupuni Stream Bridge across the Waianae Boys and Girls Club

Primary Adoptees: Waianae Boys and Girls Club, 85-165 Plantation Rd,
Waianae Intermediate, 85-626 Farrington Hwy,

Wai`anae’s Crystal Robles Becomes a Realtor; Stands Up Against Cancer

Wai`anae’s own Crystal Robles has reached her goal of becoming a realtor associate. She works for the Hawaii Realty Group, and may be reached at:

Hawaii Realty Group
James Campbell Building
1001 Kamokila Blvd. Suite 106
Kapolei Hawaii 96707
Direct: 808-489-6833
Office: 808-548-SOLD

Crystal also recently decided to take a stand against cancer, and sent this message:

I just joined my Mom’s cousin Derek Lewis Sr.’s dedication page at LIVESTRONG action.

Derek Lewis Sr. inspired someone close to me to commit to end cancer, and now I’ve joined with them.

This page is a part of the world’s largest dedication book that LIVESTRONG Action will use to pressure world leaders to do more to fight cancer. If we can collect enough names in the book, it will have a real impact when Lance Armstrong delivers it – but we need more signatures.

Can you take a moment to add your name to the dedication page?

Lance Armstrong recently dedicated his ride in the Tour de France to the fight against cancer. Now that the race is over, he’ll send this dedication book – with your signature – to world leaders and pressure them to make cancer a priority in their own countries. It’s our best chance to push for better treatment, more funding for cancer research and access to care for everyone around the world.

But if people like us don’t stand up, these leaders won’t pay attention. Will you check out the dedication page? Derek Lewis Sr. inspired me
to take action – hopefully they’ll inspire you to do the same.

Congratulations & Mahalo to realtor associate Crystal Robles!

UPDATE: Rental Assistance for Wai`anae’s Transitional Shelter Residents

Persons in need of rental assistance who are working and live in transitional shelters may be eligible for the new federal “Rent-to-Work” program.

An orientation regarding the program is scheduled for DECEMBER 16, 2009 at the Wai`anae Satellite City Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information, click HERE to see part 1 of an informational brochure and click HERE to see part 2 of the brochure; or call Joe Wigfall at Oahu Worklinks, at 696-7067.




Women’s Wellness Session at the Waianae Olelo Center

Hi Maile,

I’m having a Women’s Wellness session here at the Waianae Olelo center on Sunday the 27th at 4pm.

Although it says Women’s Wellness it is actually very beneficial to everyone. If you can make it, please come. Could you also pass this on to others?

Mahalo much,


Sharlette L. Poe
(808) 699-9956

Oceanic Franchise Deadline For Testimony EXTENDED!

From: info
To: “Community Access Supporters”
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:37 AM


Thanks to your efforts and the great showing we had at the DCCA hearing on Tuesday, the DCCA has extended the deadline to submit written testimony on Oceanic Time Warner’s application for renewal of its O`ahu Cable TV Franchise.

The deadline for testimony has been extended to Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

Please continue to check `Ōlelo’s website at for updates on this issue.

Also, please remember to submit your testimony! This extension provides us with a little more time to share this important opportunity with friends and colleagues.

Please help us by informing your own contacts about the need to preserve and enhance community access for future generations and invite them to submit their own testimony.

Completed testimony can be sent by email, fax, or U.S. mail to:

Fax: (808) 586-2625

U.S. Mail:

Cable Television Division

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 541

Honolulu, Hawaii 96809


Keali`i Lopez

Support Layla Dedrick with pledges for her participation in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

Aloha Maile,

This year I have signed up to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and I’m hoping you’ll support me. I know that there are a lot of breast cancer events out there, but Making Strides speaks to me because funds raised enable the American Cancer Society to help people stay well and get well from breast cancer, find cures, and empower people to fight back today. With your help, we can save lives.

They say that every donation makes a difference, and it really is true. I know that times are tighter than normal for many of us, but if you can spare even $5, it truly will make a difference. If everyone walking in Making Strides this year were able to raise just $5 more, we would raise an additional $3 million to fight breast cancer. Imagine what an incredible difference we could make together!

To support me in my efforts, please visit my personal page. If you’re going to be in town, I’d love for you to join my team and walk with me. If not, please support my efforts with a donation of whatever amount you can spare.

As a little extra inspiration, I thought you might like to know a few of the ways your donation will help the American Cancer Society save lives every day.

When you make a donation…

* More people in our community will have the information and tools they need to help prevent breast cancer or find it early.
* More people with breast cancer will have a place to turn around the clock to help them through every step of their cancer journey – whether it’s a free ride to treatment, a place to stay, or just talking to someone who has “been there.”
* More progress will be made toward finding breast cancer’s causes and cures. The American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every major breast cancer breakthrough of the last century, which have led to the discovery of lifesaving breast cancer treatments like Tamoxifen and Herceptin. You will help us find more.
* More women – like our own mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers – will have access to lifesaving mammograms and treatment they need.

Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against breast cancer … whatever your reasons, I hope you’ll choose to make a difference by signing up to walk with me or making a donation online to support my effort. I’m so grateful to have great people like you in my life who care about breast cancer! Together we will make a difference, make history, and make strides.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
American Cancer Society

Click HERE to visit my personal page.

Click HERE to view the team page for SOLID AS A ROCK

Click HERE to view the company page for BELLA PIETRA.


Wai`anae’s Layla Dedrick is PBN’s Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009

Layla Dedrick, formerly known as Layla Johnson, has been named Pacific Business News’ (PBN) “Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009.” Dedrick, who is the owner and CEO of natural stone supplier Bella Pietra, was chosen by a panel consisting of five previous winners.

Dedrick grew up on the Wai`anae Coast, where her parents, Roy and Gladys Johnson, owned a car repair shop in Ma`ili for many years.

Maile was fortunate to grow up with Dedrick, and they attended the same undergraduate school (Colorado College), as well as a conference, and many other events, together.

Congratulations to “local girl does good” Layla Dedrick and `Ohana!

Click HERE to view PBN’s article about Dedrick.

Waianae High School Bleachers

Recently, Rep. Shimabukuro has been getting contacted by various individuals regarding the Waianae HS bleachers. Currently, the bleachers are cordoned off and use of them is not permitted/allowed for safety reasons.

Rep. Shimabukuro contacted Sanford Beppu of DOE Facilities. She was quite sure funds had been appropriated to repair the bleachers, and requested to be updated on the status of the bleacher repair. Mr. Beppu’s response is below:

Rep. Shimabukuro:

According to the project coordinator, the project is going through the design phase now and is planned to go out to bid in the spring and start construction early next summer. The target is to complete construction before the start of next football season. Between now and the spring, they will be working on the design, including getting the necessary city approvals. They understand the school wants to use the bleachers, but upon inspection determined that it should not be used.

Thank you.

Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

The flu season has started and various flu shot clinics will start to be available from September 21.

Presently, the vaccines at these clinics will be for protection from the annual seasonal flu only. A vaccine for the H1N1 virus, also known as the “swine flu”, is expected to be distributed throughout the country sometime in October and the details
of how and when it will distributed is still up in the air.

Please keep in mind that these are two separate vaccines and it is being recommended that you receive both vaccines to be fully protected.

Please click HERE for access to the schedule and for more information about the flu in general.

Ke Ola Mamo Health Fair 9/26/09 at Waianae District Park

Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System—O’ahu
Funded by: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

1st Annual Health Fair “E Ola Pono Kākou( Lets All Live Well )”
Saturday—September 26, 2009
The Wai’anae District Park Lawn, 85-601 Farrington Hwy, Wai’anae, HI 96792
From: 9am to 4pm

Education & Information Booths:
Traditional Healing – (Lomi Lomi & La’au Lapa ‘au)
AIAN – (American Indian Alaskan Native Program)
Smoking Cessation Education – (Promote Quitting)
Nutrition Education
Keiki Dental education

Fitness Screening
Exercise – (Body Fat Analysis & Body Mass Index)
Blood Screening

FREE Parking available @ the Wai’anae Boat Harbor

For More Info, contact:
Ke Ola Mamo-Wai’anae District Office
2070 Farrington Hwy. Ste. K
Wai’anae, Hawaii 96792
Tel.: (808) 668-1110
Fax: (808) 668-1161