F. A. P. NO. CMAQ-0300(111)

Possible lane closure for Monday, 4/4/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Ala Akau St intersection:

Right lane closure on Farrington Hwy, in either direction through intersection, for sidewalk restoration for new pullboxes and/or underground duct.

Possible lane closures for Tuesday, 4/5/11, through Friday, 4/8/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Waianae Intermediate driveway intersection:

Right lane closures on Farrington Hwy, in either direction through intersection, for replacement of existing pullboxes and sidewalk restoration for same.

Obtained from the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
869 Punchbowl Street, Suite 500
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Wai`anae Sustainable Community Plan (SCP) Hearing April 20

From: Sokugawa, Kathy K. <>
Subject: Waianae SCP Public Hearing
It is confirmed:  Planning Commission public hearing continues on Wednesday, April 20 at Kapolei Hale, 1:30 pm.

Likely that oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.

Room is reserved until 6 pm.

Leeward Bikeway Update

The Leeward Bikeway, Phase I, has not yet been advertised.  Our Highways Division is currently making design modifications to address utility and rights-of-way issues. 

We plan to advertise the project in September, with construction following approximately six months afterward. 

Construction, which includes two new pedestrian bridges at the Kapakahi and Waikele Streams, will last approximately one year. 

Derek Inoshita
Information Specialist

State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Affairs Office
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 506
Honolulu HI 96813-5097

Ka`ala Farm, Inc. March 2011 e-Newsletter

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Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:41 AM

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Comparision of State Recognition Bills & Revisions in the 2011 Hawaii State Legislature

Courtesy of The Native Hawaiian Bar Association and Sen. Pohai Ryan of the Legislative Hawaiian Caucus:

Attached you will find an analysis done on SB1 & SB 1520. 

View document HERE .

Waianae Rotary Lunch video supporting Nanakuli High School’s Performing Arts Center on YouTube

Click HERE to view video or cut and paste link below into your browser:


Maile with Dawn Homont in the Senate Chambers during the Hawaii State Senate's Education Week in March 2011

Our Hawaii public school system is greatly enriched by the contributions of hundreds of dedicated teachers and support staff.  While all are deserving of our admiration and gratitude, it is also fitting to acknowledge those who excel in their field and represent great hope for the future of education in our islands.

Dawn Homont—a physical education teacher at Wai’anae Intermediate School—is one such person.  As the recent recipient of the “Teacher of Promise” award, presented by the National Milken Educators of Hawaii, she has been recognized as a new teacher who demonstrates the highest qualities of professional educator.

The people of Wai’anae are indeed fortunate to have the services of Ms. Homont, whose expertise focuses on both the physical and intellectual well-being of our children.  With her help, our young people can learn to cultivate practices and habits that will ensure healthier lives as they move into adulthood.

For the Hawai State Senate’s 8th Annual Education Week, the Senate of the twenty-sixth Legislature joins with Wai’anae Coast residents and all of Hawaii’s people in congratulating Dawn Homont on winning this prestigious award.  We wish her a long and rewarding future in her chosen field of education.