City Responds to Hakimo Road Flood Victims

From: Sophie Flores [Paakea Road resident]
To: ‘Maile Shimabukuro’ <maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com>
Subject: 87-799 and 87-828 Hakimo Road culvert
Sent: Sat, Dec 24, 2011 4:05:11 AM

fyi,

The C&C Maintenance crew did a superb job on the bridge on Hakimo. We’re almost ready for the RAIN….

Below are photos courtesy of Tom Lenchanko of the City’s Department of Facilities Maintenance.

Photos and caption by Tom Lenchanko of the City’s Department of Facilities Maintenance: “Photos makai and mauka of the culvert…”

Maile’s Christmas Cookie Decorating at Farmer’s Market a Fun Time for All

Senator Maile Shimabukuro’s Christmas Cookie Decorating activity at the December 17 Wai`anae Farmers’ Market was a fun event for keiki and grown-ups alike. Click here for a related article.

Photos courtesy of Cathy Outland. Click on images to enlarge.

Volunteers worked hard to make the cookie decorating a success.  Back row, L-R: Lika Jordan and Cathy Outland.  Front row, L-R: Kaleookalani Kamai, Laurie Lawrence, Maile holding her son Keani, and Meleana Kamai.  Not pictured: Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai and Puna Ka`aiali`i-Ramos.  Cathy Outland baked all the cookies and brought the decorating supplies — big mahalo to her!

Click here to see more photos by Cathy Outland.

Job Openings: Fair Housing Testing Coordinator; Biological field tech & Asst Dir of Conservation

Fair Housing Testing Coordinator
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii seeks a tester coordinator for its Fair Housing Enforcement Program. State and federal fair housing laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color, marital status, familial status, ancestry, disability, HIV, sexual orientation or gender identity, and age. Under the supervision of the Fair Housing Staff Attorney, the tester coordinator will recruit and train volunteer testers as well as coordinate housing tests to monitor fair housing compliance in the community. He/she will also be responsible for organizing fair housing educational sessions and distributing outreach materials.Minimum Requirements
a. Familiarity and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to type, use digital camera and various measuring tools .
b. Good public speaking skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people and groups.
c. Ready access to an automobile or other means of private transportation.
d. Knowledge of Fair Housing rules, regulations and laws is helpful but not required. Legal Aid is willing to train.We are looking for someone who can work independently, is detail-oriented and demonstrates initiative. College degree or some college classes preferred. Knowledge of statistics and experimental design is a plus.
For more information, contact Patty Eads at paeads@LASHAW.ORG
National tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) on Kaua’i Hiring
Biological field tech & Assistant Director of Conservation – see attached notices.  Both jobs are for the National tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) on Kaua’i
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Job Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS (12-16-11)
Compiled by: Kevin Chang, Land Manager at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Please send Kevin Chang a message at his NEW e-mail address if you would like to receive “Jobs” email announcements in the future: kevin@hcsnetwork.org

Some of these job deadlines are NOW so please read  carefully and  if you are interested respond accordingly.

This e-mail list was created to assist in making connections and getting job announcements to Native Hawaiian and island people interested in doing work to aloha ÿäina and/or serve the Hawaiian community in other ways. Please pass this on and spread it widely.

If you know of jobs or other career oriented opportunities please pass them my way. I can disseminate the info. Job or opportunity information must be easy for me to cut & paste, attach to or easily summarize in an e-mail like this.  If you know of others who would like to be on this list please feel free to let me know and I will add them.

OHA is hiring for the following positions, details attached:

LAND SPECIALIST
CHIEF ADVOCATE
LAND MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
COMPLIANCE ARCHAEOLOGIST SPECIALIST III
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (Emergency Hire)

OTHER JOBS:

Lots of potential State jobs here some are definitely conservation oriented:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hawaii/default.cfm

Also, check out Kamehameha Schools site: http://ks.isg2.com/menu.asp?DivisionID=137

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Leeward Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 849 Waianae

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For more information, contact Commander Rocky Naeole at Leeward VFW Post 849, PO Box 977, Waianae, HI  96792

Celebrate Wai`anae Library’s 45th Birthday on Dec. 20 at 2pm

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Dec. 17 at Farmer’s Market: Christmas Cookie Decorating, Rummage Sale, & More


Christmas Cookie Decorating, Project Graduation Rummage Sale, and More
December 17
Farmer’s Market at Wai`anae High

Sen. Shimabukuro will host a free Christmas Cookie decorating booth on Dec 17, 8am-11:30am. Please come for some excellent Christmas fun and shopping, and support our local farmers!

Nanakuli H.S. Aloha `Aina Earth Day on Dec. 10

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Overview: Types of Nonstructural Floodproofing Measures, Feb. 2011

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Lualualei Flooding Community Meeting 9.29.11

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Lualualei Flood Study Executive Summary Sep. 2001

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Notes from 9.29.11 Flood Mitigation Meeting

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Mayor Carlisle’s 12.2.11 Letter: Joint Task Force to Prevent Flooding

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Flood-related Projects in the State’s 2011 Budget

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Click here to see the PDF version of the entire list.

OHA turns attention to tentative land deal

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will hold a series of community meetings as part of a wider strategy to soothe concerns about the offer from the state to settle longstanding ceded-lands claims.

 The statewide meetings begin on Maui, where OHA will engage the Hawaiian community in detailed discussions about the tentative deal that, if approved by the Hawai’i Legislature, would give OHA 25 acres of property in Kaka’ako valued at an estimated $200 million.

Information for the meeting in LEEWARD OAHU:

Dec. 15, 2011

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kapolei Middle School

91-5335 Kapolei Parkway

Kapolei, HI. 96707

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Carol Luna of Nanakuli Retires After 30 Years of Service to DHS

Carol Luna (far right) pictured with colleagues who came to congratulate her upon her retirement.

Senator Shimabukuro enjoyed being among the many who celebrated Nanakuli resident Carol Luna’s retirement on November 17, 2011. Luna had served as supervisor of the state Department of Human Services’ Wai`anae Unit.

On behalf of herself and Representatives Karen Awana and Jo Jordan, Senator Shimabukuro presented Luna with a joint House/Senate congratulatory certificate. The text of the certificate reads:

Our community is greatly enriched by the contributions of dedicated public servants who serve the poor and disadvantaged among us. Carol Luna, with thirty years of service as a state Department of Human Services (DHS) employee, is one such person.

Carol Luna, a Wai’anae High School graduate and longtime Nanakuli resident, is entering a well-deserved retirement after a distinguished career as supervisor of the department’s Wai’anae unit—a position she has held since 1988. Among her many skills has been the training of new employees to work effectively and compassionately with clients.

Wai’anae and Nanakuli residents are indeed fortunate to have benefitted from Carol’s contributions—not only as a state employee, but as a neighbor and friend whose volunteer work in the community has been consistent and generous over the past three decades. This includes her commitment to the Aloha Fun Run and other charity fundraising events, serving as chair for Wai`anae High School class of 1967 events, and working at the polls as precinct captain on election days.

The Senate of the twenty-sixth Legislature joins with Wai’anae Coast residents and all of Hawaii’s people in congratulating Carol Luna on her many years of service to our state. We wish her the very best in all her future endeavors—and a happy and healthy retirement.

Waianae Tigers Pop Warner Cheerleaders’ Fundraiser

The Waianae Tigers Pop Warner Cheerleaders will be attending the championships in Florida from December 4-11 and are requesting donations to help defray the travel costs.  They are selling “World Famous” chocolate covered almonds and raisins, as well as brownies.

If you want to make a cash donation:

Check payable to : Waianae Tigers Football (memo line “2011 Cheer Division”)

Waianae Tigers Football

P.O. Box 1608

Waianae 96792

For more information, contact:

OAHU PW FEDERATION

Contact Information:

Contact: Jerry Neumann

E-Mail: hooninau@oahupopwarner.com (or)cheer@oahupopwarner.com

Website: www.oahupopwarner.com


Legislative Update – December 2011

Happy Holidays everyone!

I am excited to start the 2012 session, and will continue to serve as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary and Labor Committee.  I am also a member of the Health, Water Land , and Agriculture Committees.  

This session I have several bills in the works, such as: 

 Tire bill: Modeled after the “Bottle Bill,” the “Tire Bill” will require a deposit at the time of purchasing a tire, which can be redeemed upon the proper disposal of the tire.  Currently people are already required to pay a deposit, but it is at the time of disposal rather than upfront, which is why illegal tire dumping has reached epidemic proportions.  Mahalo to Mark Suiso of Nani O Wai`anae for suggesting this excellent measure.

Compost Toilets:  Elimination of the current requirement to connect to a sewer line for those who live within ½ mile of sewer lines.  This will enable people to install more environmentally friendly and less costly compost toilets and septic tanks.

Sand Erosion: Several bills aimed at preserving one of HI’s finest resources – our sandy beaches.  For example, increase the set back for beachfront properties, and prohibit the construction of seawalls if they will detrimentally impact the natural erosion process.  Also, standardize all zoning laws around a beach ecosystem preservation model, and prohibit all taking of sand from public areas.

Landfills: Add a community giveback fee to fines levied against landfills and other industrial operators for violations of health and safety regulations. Establish a “community representative” position on the Dept. of Health team which performs inspections of landfills and other industrial operators.  Thanks to Kimo Kelii for suggesting these bills. 

Farmer’s Market Happenings.  I am excited to report that I will be hosting a “Christmas Cookie Decorating” booth at the Waianae Farmer’s Market on 12/17/11, 8am-11:30am, at Wai`anae High School.  Waianae High’s “Project Grad” committee will also be having a rummage sale at the Farmer’s Market that day.  Come check us out and support our local farmers!

As always, check out my blog, 21maile.com, for the latest updates, and contact me with your concerns at 586-7793.  

Christmas Parade 2011 Photos

The 2011 Christmas Parade, organized by the Waianae Coast Rotary Club on 11/26/11, was a fun time for all.  Maile (far right) is pictured with volunteer driver Clement Kamakea (in black santa hat), his `ohana, and his decorated 1927 Ford classic car.  [Photo by Cathy Outland; Click the image to enlarge].

Cathy Outland of Maili escorted Maile on her decorated Harley Davidson motorcycle dressed as an elf.  [Click the image to enlarge]

Makaha resident Alex Santiago, former Chair of the Democratic Party of HI, who served 10 years in the State House of Representatives (left), pictured with Clement Kamakea (right).  [Click the image to enlarge]

Master Sgt. Haines Rego, Waianae High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) leader (center), and Cal Domen (right), helped make the parade a success.  Domen has continuously recruited classic car drivers such as Ray and Clement Kamakea, George Shishido, and many others, to drive politicians and other dignitaries in Wai`anae’s Christmas, Veteran’s Day, and other parades.  [Click the image to enlarge]

Chantel Wordean (far left), Sarah Paaoao (2nd from right), and their families enjoyed the parade.  [Click the image to enlarge].

Penny Donner (center, black tank top), Ruth “Wai” Paaoao (center, beige tank top), Lohelani Donner (center, purple tank top), and their `ohana were among the many residents who came out to watch the parade.  [Click the image to enlarge].

MAHALO NUI LOA TO THE WAI`ANAE COAST ROTARY CLUB, AND ALL OTHERS WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO MAKE THE ANNUAL WAI`ANAE COAST CHRISTMAS PARADE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER!  Click here to view more photos from the Christmas Parade, or go to this link: http://maileswaianaecoastphotos.shutterfly.com/763

96792 Pride Calendar (2012)!

The “96792 Pride Calendar” features photos of the Wai`anae Coast submitted by local residents as part of a contest sponsored by the Wai`anae Coast Rotary Club. Proceeds from the calendar will benefit the various philanthropic endeavors of the Rotary Club, such as scholarships, the annual Christmas parade, promoting local businesses, etc.

Order the 2012 calendar online now at:
http://waianaecoastrotary.org/96792.html