Free legal help with Naturalization Application Process


The Office of Community Service would like share the following message to those clients who could use FREE legal help with completing the Naturalization Application Process to become U.S. Citizens.

This event will be held on June 11, 2011 at the FilCom Center in Waipahu.  However, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  

To register or to get more information, please call Terry Visperas  at phone number 586-8687.

Debby Lee
Secretary to the Executive Director
Office of Community Services
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 586-8681 Fax:586-8685

Nanakuli High School Graduation 5/21/11

Congratulations to all NHS graduates!!  Pictured in the top photo is NHS graduate William Ka`eo, III.  William’s mother, Mervina Cash-Ka`eo, was Sen. Shimabukuro’s supervisor at the Legal Aid Society of HI from 1992-1997, and has been a trusted mentor ever since.



O‘ahu 2035: General Plan Focused Update

From: Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners
Date Fri, May 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM
Subject Oahu 2035: General Plan Focused Update. Your Island. Your Future.

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting is kicking off its effort to update the Honolulu General Plan. A community meeting to share information about the General Plan and gather ideas and opinions about relevant topics is scheduled for:

Thursday, July 7, 2011
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Mission Memorial Auditorium
550 South King Street

Additional project information, and details about a future on-line survey and project website, will be circulated in early June.

Learn more about DPP and the General Plan from the Department’s website at:

An on-line version of the General Plan is posted:

The General Plan is intended to be a dynamic document, expressing the aspirations of the residents of Oahu. It sets forth the long-range objectives and policies for the general welfare and, together with the City Charter, provides a direction and framework to guide the programs and activities of the City and County of Honolulu.

File Name File Size
 Introduction  21 kb
 Preamble  38 kb
 1. Population  473 kb
 2. Economic Activity  500 kb
 3. Natural Environment  382 kb
 4. Housing  481 kb
 5. Transportation and Utilities  389 kb
 6. Energy  290 kb
 7. Physical Development and Urban Design  342 kb
 8. Public Safety  392 kb
 9. Health and Education  405 kb
 10. Culture and Recreation  426 kb
 11. Government Operations and Fiscal Management  377 kb

Last Updated on Nov. 8, 2010

City and County of Honolulu
Department of Planning & Permitting
650 So. King St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: (808) 768-6743

Makaha Elementary May Day 2011

Kamaile Academy May Day 5/26/11

Kamaile Academy na kamali’i haumana (young students) presented ho`okupu (offerings) to the 2011 May Day Court. Click to zoom in.

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Wai’anae HS Graduation 2011

The Donner twins were proud members of Wai`anae High’s 2011 graduating class.  L-R: Bobby, Carol, Lokilani, Kealohi, Lohelani, Jim, Penny, Makamae, and Robert

Dept. of Health to Investigate Sources of Dust in Nanakuli and Lualualei Communities

Click on the document below to see the flyer on the Dept. of Health’s investigation of the sources of dust in Nanakuli and Lualualei communities and the flyer on how to report visible dust incidents to the DOH.
Click on the map below to see the Environmental Planning Office’s “Nanakuli Dust Assessment Study.” Click here for the plan.

Letter from Adversalo to Sen. Shimabukuro Gets a Response from DOT

From: Ryan Adversalo
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:52 AM
To: Sen. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Waianae bound Campbell onramp

I am concerned about the traffic coming out from Campbell because of the wet n wild on ramp. Traffic is more at 3 pm coming out of Campbell due to it.
Please reply
Thank you
From: Maile Shimabukuro
Sent: 05/21/2011 03:21 AM MST
To: Jadine Urasaki
Subject: FW: Waianae bound Campbell onramp

Dear Jadine:
Please see below [reference to Mr. Adversalo’s message]. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to assist.
Mahalo, Maile
From: Jadine Urasaki
Subject: Fw: Waianae bound Campbell onramp
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 6:02 AM

Morning Senator,
More information as noted earlier. Updates can be found on our DOT Website. Hope this helps.

Map #1 [above]: The new westbound H-1 ramps, seen here as the topmost red line, will provide an entrance from Makakilo Drive and an off-ramp to Farrington Highway, leading to Kalaeloa Boulevard and the area’s largest shopping centers. The eastbound ramps and the Wakea Street Extension are anticipated to open in August.

Map #2 [above]: Farrington Highway will be closed in both directions between the Wet-n-Wild Hawaii waterpark and Kamokila Boulevard beginning Tuesday morning, 5/17. Westbound H-1 traffic using the new freeway Exit 1E will be able to proceed west on Farrington Highway to Kalaeloa Boulevard

Will get more information- however it is due to the Kapolei Interchange partial opening of Makakilo off ramps.  We are completing the Wakea portion and needed to shutdown the Farrington Highway side by Wet ‘n’ Wild – this interim will be until August when we will open Wakea area.

Jadine Urasaki, P.E., LEED AP
Deputy Director
State of Hawaii
Department of Transportation
869 Punchbowl Street Room 511
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Hawaiian Wai`anae Coast Residents Sought for Focus Group

I got a call from a Ms. Maude Lau with Omni Trak – A market research and planning firm who is looking for men and women of Hawaiian ancestry that live in the 96792 area to participate in a focus  group.  Participants will get paid $60 for their time.  If anyone is interested they can call Ms. Lau at 277-7377


Teresa L. Gonsalves, LSW

Dir. of Case Mgmt/Utilization

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

86-260 Farrington Hwy

Ph. (808) 697-3559

Fax (808) 697-3679


Call for Mentors: Keiki with an Incarcerated Parent

From: Sonya Zabala <>
Date: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 2:18 PM
Subject: revised Call For Mentors: Keiki with an incarcerated parent
To: Barbie Burgess <>[forwarded to Sen. Shimabukuro]

Aloha Kakou,

Can you kindly post or share the flyers attached with your family, friends staff or church members?


  • Positive role models to mentor keiki between the ages of 4-17 with a mommy or daddy in prison.
  • Four hours a month of face time.  Mentorships last up to a year.
  • Mentors are friends, listeners and guides who help to increase the life opportunities for youth through consistency and kindness.
  • Role-models generally live in the communities where keiki reside (or nearby on the island of Oahu).
  • Mentors can attend free monthly activities with their mentees sponsored by Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers.


  • Makaha: 2 brothers ages 10 and 14 years old. Need kokua coming into their own.
  • Waianae: 3 of 9 siblings: 2 boys ages 11 and 12 and their youngest sister age 9. They love the beach.
  • Waianae: 2 siblings. Brother is 17 and sister is 15 years old. Could benefit from tutoring and college/career exposure.
  • Waianae: 10 boys and girls between the ages of 4-12. Most have never been to the library outside of school.
  • Mililani: 4 year old girl. Loves playing pretend and dress up.
  • Kalihi/Honolulu: We have 8 boys in the Kalihi/Honolulu moku who need a mentor. We have 4 teenage boys ages 15, 16 and 17 years old who we would like to malama before they go out on their own. They love the ocean and sports and could really use some pono mentorship in their lives right now to help them create and see a healthy and positive future. The other 4 boys are close to middle school, ages 9 and 10 years.
  • Hauula: A 15 year old girl. She loves reading and going to the library.
  • Aiea: Siblings all very active: 2 boys ages 14 and 6 years old and their youngest sister is almost 5 years old. She loves playing dress up and reading.
  • Papakolea: 17 year old male. He enjoys sports and music.

Mahalo.  For more information, please contact:
Sonya Zabala
Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers
Mentoring Children of Promise Program
Supporting Families Affected by Incarceration
3097 Kalihi Street Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 843-2502 Fax: 843-2572

Click the image to zoom in on the flyer.

‘Bag It’ Film Screening Postponed

The May 18, 6pm screening for “Bag It” has been postponed. The new date will be posted as soon as it’s available.

You’re Invited to MA’O Farm’s Annual Fundraiser on 6/25/11!

Click on the image above to zoom in.Click on the “Register Here” button to buy tickets.

MA’O is seeking Silent Auction donations.  Donate by clicking here or visiting this link:

Boys & Girls Club ‘Wet ‘n’ Wild’ Fundraiser 5/28

Click on the images to zoom in.

Screening of ‘Bag It’ on May 18 from 6-8PM

The May 18, 6pm screening of “Bag It” has been postponed. The new date will be posted as soon as it’s available.

Click the image for the PDF flyer.

From: J. Kukui Maunakea-Forth
Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM


This screening is an educational event of the Kauhale. Feel free to invite your family and friends. Hope to see you there!


J. Kukui Maunakea-Forth
Executive Director, WCRC
P.O. BOX 441
Wai`anae, Hawai`i 96792
808.696.5569 (Office/Fax)

Summer Miles
Director of Education
(office/fax) 696-5569

Ulehawa Adopt-A-Stream: Mahalo and results

MAHALO for your involvement and participation!

Check out our photo gallery to see the fun and success at

More photos on the way!

Next scheduled community service/service learning projects

Sat, October 29, 2011
Adopt-A-Stream at Ulehawa Channel

FY2012 Fall Storm Drain Stenciling Campaign
Submit your requests for the FY2012 Fall Storm Drain Stenciling
Campaign between May-July 2011, at, click on volunteer.

This program offers training, including release forms, information on Palolo catch basin maps, explanation and demonstration, storm drain stencils, supplies, related fact sheet and clean water hero brochure
with simple tips to minimize polluted runoff, and information on final reporting.

Safety and Liability
When children and adolescents participate in the program, adult supervision must also be coordinated.

Volunteers must be 12 years and older, and must sign the City’s Release Form at

Iwalani Sato
Community Relations Specialist
City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services

Possible Lane Closures for Week Ending 5/21/11 Traffic Signal Modernization, Various Locations – Oahu; FAP# CMAQ-0300(111)

Possible Lane Closures for Week Ending 5/21/11 Traffic Signal Modernization, Various Locations – Oahu; FAP# CMAQ-0300(111)
F. A. P. NO. CMAQ-0300(111)

Possible lane closure for Monday, 5/16/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Old Government Rd intersection (vicinity of Guard St and Plantation Rd):
Outbound (northeast) right lane closure on Farrington Hwy, through intersection, for sidewalk restoration.

Possible lane closure for Tuesday, 5/17/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Old Government Rd intersection (vicinity of Guard St and Plantation Rd):
Inbound (southeast) right lane closure on Farrington Hwy, through intersection, for sidewalk restoration.

Possible lane closures for Wednesday through Thursday, 5/18/11 – 5/19/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Old Government Rd intersection (vicinity of Guard St and Plantation Rd):
Alternating right lane closures on Farrington Hwy, in either direction through intersection, for sidewalk restoration and new wiring.

Possible lane closure for Friday, 5/20/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Makaha Valley Rd intersection:
Inbound (southwest) right lane closure on Farrington Hwy, through intersection, for exploratory excavation of utilities.

Waianae High Seniors Need Help With Project Graduation

Media Advisory                                                                
Waianae High School Seniors have one last wish before graduation.  They hope to raise enough money for “Project Graduation,” which will enable them to spend a final night celebrating  graduation with their fellow classmates.
Coordinated by Waianae parents, students and the community, Project Graduation is an all-night, substance-free party held for the school’s new graduates. Two-hundred fifty students are expected to participate in the event.  Adult volunteers will chaperone the event. 
“It is urgent that we support this is post-graduation party, which is scheduled for May 20, 2011,”said Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, who represents Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha and Makua.

 “I encourage the community to support Waianae’s graduating seniors so that they can celebrate in a safe, adult-supervised environment.”
Waianae Seniors hope to raise $20-thousand to $25-thousand for the event.  Activities, entertainment, food and prizes are part of the fun-filled night.
Tax Deductable Donations can be made to:
WHS Project Graduation 2011
Waianae High School
c/o Nikki Kay
85-251 Farrington High Way
Waianae, Hawaii  96792
Project Graduation Planning committee contact:
Nikki Kay, Chairperson
Renee Bongo, Co-Chair
Nalani Kay, Secretary
Janelle Chalker, Treasurer

Keaau Beach Park Clean Up, Saturday May 21, 2011 – 9am – noon.

FROM: Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club
Aloha E,

We’ve finally come to the point where something can be done at Keaau Beach Park.  After years of homeless families living there the city has just complete evictions and some park repairs.  We are asking all AOHCC members who are able to join us at this effort to bring back the beauty that was keaau’s.
Keaau Beach Park Clean Up, Saturday May 21, 2011 – 9am – noon. 
One of our main objectives has been adopting the different parks in our ahupuaa and planning clean ups for each site.  However this park has been know for it’s years of homelessness that was an eye sore to the community.  I hope our Association will find this effort worthy of island wide support in addition, we’re inviting the rotary club of waianae.
We would like to have a pot luck pa’ina at the end of the day’s efforts and John Desoto will share a huakai via his mini bus to different area’s within Keawaula, Ohikilolo, Makua, and Keaau.  Please join us!!
Lu Ann Faborito

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Voucher Booklets

Do you know anyone who is 60 years or older and has a household annual income of less than $23,051 for a single person or $31,006 for a couple?

The Hawaii Foodbank will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Voucher Booklets
worth $50.00 at WCCHC on June 16, 2011 from 9-1pm. 

These vouchers can be used at Saturday Farmers Market with certified vendors from June 1 – October 31, 2011.

Click on the link below for flyer and form to complete before coming up on June 16.

senior voucher form

Any questions, feel free to call Eva at 478-3753.

FY11 Polluted Runoff Control Program 319(h) Grant RFP

From: “Burke, Michael” <>

Aloha –
The following notice has been sent to you because you have indicated an interest in, or been involved with the Clean Water Branch, Polluted Runoff Control Program grant, in the past. This email is to let potential applicants know that our FY11 Request for Proposals is open. Proposals are due on Monday, June 27, 2011. If you are not interested, please feel free to delete this email. However, we do ask that you forward this information to other people/organizations that you think may be interested.
No. CWB-PRC 11-01
Pursuant to Chapter 103D, HRS, the Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) No. CWB-PRC 11-01 for polluted runoff control implementation projects for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Section 319(h) grant funding. This is a reimbursement grant. At a minimum, grant funds must be matched 100% with match funding or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources and must be documented with timesheets, volunteer sign-in sheets, receipts, etc. as determined by the Department of Health. Specific criteria for projects are listed in the RFP.
One (1) hard copy marked as the “original”, unbound (e.g., not stapled) and printed one-sided; five (5) additional hard copies, bound (e.g., stapled) and printed double-sided; and one (1) digital copy of the proposal on compact disc must be submitted. Offerors must submit proposals in the format specified in the RFP in order to qualify for award.
Proposals must be received and time stamped by the Procurement Officer  (whether mailed or hand delivered) no later than 3:00 p.m., HST, on Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Department of Health, Clean Water Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-4920. Proposals received after the deadline set for receipt of proposals will not be accepted. Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted or considered. The Department of Health reserves the right to cancel this RFP and to reject any and all proposals in whole or in part when it is determined to be in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.
The RFP will be available for pick up from May 2, 2011 at the address below: 
            Department of Health
            Clean Water Branch
            919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301
            Honolulu, Hawaii  96814-4920
            Phone:  (808) 586-4309
You may also download a copy of the RFP from the State Procurement Office website at:
This announcement is provided to you for information purposes. If interested in responding to this solicitation, you may choose to submit your offer on the downloaded document provided you register your company by e-mail for this specific solicitation. If you do not register your company, you will not receive addenda, if any, and your offer may be automatically rejected and not considered for award. Registration does not commit you to submit a proposal.

Registration for Solicitation
Submit E-mail to:
Provide the following information:
– Company Name                      – Contact Person                       – Solicitation Number
– Mailing Address                      – Email Address                        – Telephone Number
– Fax Number                           
– Enter “CWB-PRC 11-01 RFP (Implementation) Registration” in E-mail Subject Line
If you have any questions relating to the RFP, please call the Polluted Runoff Control Program at (808) 586-4309.
Mike Burke
Michael Burke
Grants Management Specialist
Polluted Runoff Control Program
Clean Water Branch, State of Hawai`i Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920
808/586-4352 (Fax)