Mikilua Valley Community Meeting July 11 at 5pm

Message from Sophie Flores:

I would like to invite you to be a part of the initial planning addressing Illegal Dumping on Paakea Rd. We’re going to start with Paakea and work our way to other streets in the valley i.e. Kaukama, Mailiili etc.etc.

Ka Wai Ola O Waianae will be sharing their “Beautification Plan” project for Paakea to address the out-of-control antics of Illegal Dumping.

Aloha – hope to see you there. Food will be served.


Mikilua Valley Community Meeting

Who: Residents concerned with Illegal Dumping

 When: July 11th, 2012 – 5pm (Wednesday)

 Why: Heads-up – Be part of the plan

Voice your concern

 Where: 87-1117A Paakea Rd.

 (Behind Mikilua Grocery Store)

Contact: Sophie Flores 668-7026

Update 7/14/12: Sophie Flores: Next Mikilua Community Meeting re Illegal Dumping 7/31/12

Photos of Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao Summer School Program 6/28/12

On 6/28/12, Maile was a member of a panel of people from various fields who addressed Ka Waihona a ka Na’auao public charter school summer school students in grades 7 & 8.

Photos from Ka Pa’alana Preschool Graduation 6/21/12

Maile was the keynote speaker on 6/21/12, when preschoolers from Ka Pa’alana celebrated their graduation at Our Lady of Kea’au.

Preschoolers lined up to be honored on stage.

Maile posed with hard-working Ka Pa’alana staff.  L-R: Danny Goya, Sen. Shimabukuro, and Jan Dill, president of Ka Pa`alana’s parent organization, Partners in Development.

Ka Pa’alana graduates.

Senator Shimabukuro delivering the keynote.

Pa‘i‘ai Pa‘ina: Celebrate pa‘i‘ai at this fundraiser to promote kalo culture

NOTE: This event is on SUNDAY JULY 1 AT 4:00PM. Please click on link below for more information.

Pa‘i‘ai Pa‘ina: Celebrate pa‘i‘ai at this fundraiser to promote kalo culture – Biting Commentary – June 2012 – Honolulu, HI.

Governor releases Veto List




Army Repeats Operation to Eradicate Invasive Weed

Aloha Leeward Coast Community Leaders:

The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) will conduct a second aerial spray operation, June 28-29, to eradicate a population of fountain grass found in Makua Valley.

Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) will continue treating plants in a 9.6 acre zone on Makua Military Reservation. The operation is part of the Army and Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) joint effort to keep the destructive, non-native grass from spreading across the Waianae Coast.

The initial aerial spray operation, which was conducted in late May, treated approximately 300 plants, however the operation was halted due to rising winds. Aerial application of an herbicide will be conducted again on individual plants using a small helicopter equipped with a suspended spray ball. Operations will only take place in optimal (low wind/rain) weather conditions, which may be limited to only a few hours tomorrow. During application, a helicopter may be visible from Farrington Highway near Makua Valley.

There are no rare or endangered plants within the treatment area, and the application does not pose a risk to ground or ocean waters, springs, or wells of Makua Valley.

The invasive species management activity is not expected to impact area motorists or hikers. For more information or concerns about this effort, please contact U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Community Relations at 656-3158 or 656-3159.


Fountain grass is a state-listed noxious weed, ecologically adapted to fuel brushfires. In December, the OANRP conducted a small-scale, ground-based eradication effort of fountain grass, after a population of the weed was discovered on the cliffs above Kaneana cave along Farrington Highway.

A majority of the plants are located on very steep terrain, making it too dangerous to control by hand, aerial treatment was the next critical step to control the entire population, according to Army biologists.

The plants are scattered on approximately 30 acres of Army and neighboring land, however the operation targets a concentration of plants on approximately 9.6 acres of Army property.

Fountain grass is well-established elsewhere on Oahu, notably Diamond Head and Lanikai. Community members can help stop the spread of invasive seeds by washing boots after each hike, and if found, contact OISC for proper disposal at 808-266-7994 or www.oahuisc.org.


Amy L. Bugala

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations

314 Sasaoka St. BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF Schofield Barracks, HI 96857

p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162


Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

Hamburger Steak Plate Fundraiser & Yard Sale for Aspiring Waianae Student July 7 & 8

Please help support Manny Miles’ college tuition at Universal Technical Institute. He wants to learn to become a diesel mechanic operator so that he can come back and fix farm equipment and farm. He needs to raise $5,000.00 for his trip to CA in Sept.
Manny Miles, center, with First Lady Michelle Obama when she visited MA’O Farms in Nov. 2011.
Pick Up Dates & Times: 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Wai’anae
Saturday, July 7: 10a-1:30p, 4-8p
Sunday, July 8: 10a-1p, 4-6p
**if order 6 or more, and live in Wai’anae, we can deliver!
Cost: $7.00
For $7.00 you will get Aunty Malia’s famous 2 hamburger steak patties smothered in homemade gravy, 2 scoops of rice, 1 scoop of macaroni salad or tossed greens.
Place an Order:
e-mail:summerls@hawaii.edu with your orders: # plates, day & time of pick up/deliver, kind of salad want, name & contact information or call 478-1927 (Manny’s cell), 721-6592 (Summer’s cell).
Yard Sale July 7-8: 86-024 Glenmonger Street, Wai’anae
A yard sale will be held at the same time to raise money for Manny. We are seeking yard sale donations. Call 478-1927 (Manny’s cell) or 721-6592 (Summer’s cell).
[Note: Manny Miles is Sen. Shimabukuro’s brother-in-law]