Peter Apo (center), former State House Representative for the Wai`anae Coast, now serves as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Apo testified on the OHA budget before the Senate Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee on 3/20/13. Here is a link to HB222:

Peter Apo (center), former State House Representative for the Wai`anae Coast, now serves as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Apo testified on the OHA budget before the Senate Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee on 3/20/13. Here is a link to HB222:

Please submit testimony in support of SB 68 Hearing – Thursday 3/28

Please submit testimony in support of SB 68:

Description: Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B
and class C felony cases to make the length of the sentence proportionate to the offense and related conduct.
Excludes certain offenses. (SD1)


The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Comm. on Thursday, 3/28, 2:00 p.m., in room 325. You may submit testimony using this link:

The Star-Advertiser recently published an editorial in support of SB68:

Native Hawaiian Male Youth Conference 5/28-30 – Deadline to Register 4/30/13


‘Aha ‘Opio Kane is an anuual conference sponsored by Kia’i Oo ka’ala , project of Queen lili’uokalani Children’s Center. The three day/two night (s) conference will educate, equip and encourgae young men. Cultural practioners, community leaders, and a communtiy service project are part of the format.

For more information contact: Lyle Kaloi or Makaluana Feliciano at # 851-7800


Forms must be received by 4:30pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center, Wai’anae Unit.


L-R: Kanaloa Alewae, Makalii Hatchie, and Alice Greenwood.

L-R: Kanaloa Alewae, Makalii Hatchie, and Alice Greenwood.

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Finished view

Sunday March 10th in Waianae planted 15 native plants, near the PVT waste management company.

“My name is Kanaloa I play for the WestSide Warriors and I am happy to do this for my community.” – Kanaloa Alewae

“Nani ‘O Waianae is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of grassroots volunteers committed to creating a community based educational awareness and hands-on program which address environmental issues unique to our coastal community. The organization is a certified affiliate of the national organization of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.”

(Language from

Army conducting invasive species management effort at Makua – Mar. 20-21, 2013

March 20, 2013


Aloha Community Leaders – For your use and consideration on your websites, newsletters or in social media.

The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) are continuing efforts to stop the spread of invasive fountain grass on the Waianae Coast.

USAG-HI and OISC staff will be conducting an aerial spray operation on Makua Military Reservation, March 20-21, to eliminate a population of fountain grass.

The work involves the targeted application of an herbicide onto individual plants using a spray ball suspended from a small helicopter. During application, the helicopter may be visible from Farrington Highway near Makua Valley. Operations will only take place in optimal (low wind/rain) weather conditions. The last aerial spray application was conducted in late May 2012, and treated approximately 300 plants.

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 activities are 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 not native to Hawaii. It is a state-listed noxious weed, ecologically adapted to fuel brushfires. Fountain grass is well-established elsewhere on Oahu, notably Diamond Head and Lanikai. Community members can help stop the spread of invasive species by calling 808-266-7994 or visit for more information.

OISC and USAG-HI efforts to stop the spread of fountain grass on the Waianae Coast began in 2011 after a population of the weed was discovered on the cliffs above Kaneana cave along Farrington Highway. During early efforts, staff walked the area and applied herbicide by hand to plants that were accessible. A majority of the plants are located on very steep terrain, however, making it too dangerous to control the entire population by hand.

Aerial treatment was the next critical step to eliminating the 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.

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

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at, under Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

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Reschedule​d to May 2013


Legislative Advocacy Workshop
Do you want to know what really goes on at the State Capitol?
Get the inside scoop!
Workshop Time (10:00 am to 12 noon)

Specialized Training on the Legislative Process
by Alex Santiago, LSW
Workshop Content
art of advocacy

This training is applicable to anyone who wants to learn the Art of Advocacy and how to be more effective in promoting your cause through the legislative process.

The learning objectives for this workshop are:

  • Understanding how the legislative process works
  • Learning the tools to navigate the legislative system
  • The art of influencing policy making

Speaker Bio


Alex Santiago served in the Hawaii State Legislature from 1990 till 2000. He chaired the Committee on Health and the Committee on Ocean and Marine Resources. Upon his retirement from public office, he served for two years as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.

Alex is a Licensed Social Worker and has practiced in the field for more than 30 years. He started his social work career as the Youth Coordinator with the Waianae Rap Center and worked for four years as a CPS social worker.

Prior to embarking on his political career, Alex worked as the Director of Social Work at Kahuku Hospital. He also lectured on Social Policy and Macro Social Work at the graduate level at the University of Hawai’i, School of Social Work.

Alex is currently the Executive Director of the Hawai’i Psychological Association. He also serves as a consultant to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-Hawai’i Division and the Hawai’i Dental Hygienists’ Association. In the past he has served as a consultant to The Hawai’i Nurses Association, Easter Seals of Hawai’i, The Mental Health Association of Hawai’i, Partners in Development, and others.


Alex was instrumental in starting up the organization PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawai’i’s Ohana, Children, Under Served, Elderly and Disabled) and served for five years as the Executive Director.

Workshop Dates & Venue:

Oahu Workshop: **Rescheduled to May, adding East Hawaii location as well.


1. All payments must be submitted with a registration form.

2. Attach a copy of PayPal confirmation email if you don’t get a confirmation receipt no.

3. Cancellations made 3 working days prior to the workshop will be entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817

(fronting A’ala Street)

Workshop Fees

$50 for the workshop

$40 – Student Rate 

**Light refreshments will be served** 

Registration & Payment

a. Check

Download the Registration Form and send to our office together with a check payable to “PARENTS, Inc.” 

b. Credit Card

Click on the following PayPal button to make a credit card payment online. 

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Please download and complete the Registration Form and email to us.

c. Purchase Order

Same as check payment, please send the Purchase Order together with the Registration Form. 

For inquiry, please call: (808) 235-0255 or email

You may also visit our website at

Job Announcements

JOB TREE Our Father in Heaven Ministry 489 8016
God bless from sister NJ and brother Red

First to Work 587 3850
333 N.King st room 200
Jan Guard security 524 Kalihi st 585 7346
Altres staffing agency many positions 674 3711
Alliance personnel 521 4300
Express employment agency 525 5225
Baker apprenticeship Waipahu ask for Fernando at 233 9075
Offering RESUME building please apply online if you are interested in having help with your resume email
Live in situation and work Waianae must be drug alcohol free please call Bobby at 275 6995
Live in security looking for live in bouncer call 772 3838 and ask for Kim
Hair dresser and maincurist wanted apply in person at 1550 Rycroft st call 955 1998
CDL A driver sand island Honolulu call 247 7523
CDL drivers call 944 5544
Newspaper carriers Pearl city palisades call 456 1188 or 230 9577
And ask for Ron
Chinese speaking tour guide apply via email at send resume
FT PT tow truck driver type 4 call 594 7941
Flyer girls Waikiki call 489 7932 and ask for Kim
Direct sales Waipahu call 389 5714 and ask for Tom
Hotel convenience store associate Waikiki call 923 2057 M-F 8-4pm
Sales associate Kualoa ranch apply online at
Sales hair extension and accessory co apply in person st Royal Hawaiian shopping center at Soho first floor between Bulgaria and Furla
PT sales bring resume apply in person at 2239 S.King st at Holy smokes
Retail sales men’s Aloha shirts apply via online at
FT diesel mechanic Campbell industrial call 683 5412
Journeyman tapers call 572 2601
Auto detailers downtown at melim service center apply in person at 333 Queen st
General labor flooring call 944 5544
Right hand man/mechanic/construction experience Fax 239 8511
Security officer N.shore Honolulu apply in person at 1350 S.king st ste 330 bring valid ID M-F 9-3pm
Maintenance person PT Kaneohe M-F 7-12pm apply in person at 900 fort st set 110 honolulu
Set up display needs 25 guys and girls honolulu call 486 6098
Taxi driver wanted Waikiki airport no experience necessary call 447 9039 and ask for Eric
PT nanny kailua 541 0174
Hospitality tour and travel 944 5544
PT saute cook apply via email send resume
Food servers 1131 Nuuanu M-F 1-5pm
Barista cafe kailua apply in person at 750 kailua rd kahalanui
Cafe deli call 262 3354
Buffalo wild wings servers cooks cashiers greeters apply in person at 1778 ala Moana Blvd honolulu
PT cook kaimuki call 388 2916
Female nurse aid CNA windward apply online at
Licensed MT applying person at 525 farrington hwy ste 102
Hairstylist call 949 6999 ask for Edy at Myxx studios
Sign installer apply online at
Car detailers tech FT call 226 0941
Wood floor wander kaimuki call 737 4721
Mechanic maintenance honolulu call 447 7403
Cooks at mahaloha burgers Waikiki contact Kayla thru email at
Banquet porters servers apply in person at Kooalu ballrooms and conference center
Ca pizza hiring apply in person at 2284 kalakaua spE honolulu 2-430pm Tuesday
FT PT cooks kaimuki 734 2737
Pro waitstaff ala Moana Blvd march 25th and 26th call 735 8161
On call massage therapist call 699 6040
Bakery deli FT PT apply in person at 443 Cooke st
Delivery drivers 2875 Pae st honolulu call 831 2875
Chef honolulu apply thru email at
Host hostess Waikiki at 444 niu st lobby floor call 429 0945 3pm-9pm
Bus person benihana of Tokyo apply in person at Hawaiian Hilton village
Concierge tour guide/galley prep 680 iwilei rd ste 700 honolulu bring resume 1130-3pm
Job fair Roberts waipahu on Thursday march 21st 10-3pm
Call 675 0010 at 94-275 Mokuloa st #201c
Hair stylist wanted Hawaii kai call 394 9111
Server wanted Kailua Enchanted lakes apply in person at the Fat Greek Enchanted lakes shopping center
Sign waver N.shore Saturdays 2 hrs only call 234 9421
Sales kapahulu call 421 7517
Maintenance apply in person at 2999 Nimitz
Commercial painters has to have 3-5 years experience 5-10 years experience preferred water proofers painters apply online thru email
X holding interviews next week 27th March
Hire skilled workers call 853 0768 and ask for Garrett
FT autobody prep Kalihi 371 0406 Osung auto 1229 n.king st
Drywall finishing experienced dry wall will train in rough and finish carpentry apply thru email
Auto tech Waipahu apply in person at 94-137 leo leo st
Seamstress windward apply thru email at
Massage therapist Waimanalo apply thru email at
Fork lift certified call 447 7403
Scaffold builder rigged honolulu apply in person at 348A Puuhale rd
Car alarm Installer honolulu M-F 10-7 call 228 1801 Race factory
Auto transmission builder wanted must be able to build domestic and Asian transmissions call 676 1110 ask for John
Lead auto mechanic Waianae refrigeration tech honolulu electrician honolulu constructions workers skilled and unskilled call Altres agency 674 3711
Electrician tech Leeward tech honolulu call Express employment at 792 7022q
Restoration tech water fire mold damage call 447 7402

Request for Testimony SCR 80 Re. Natural Disasters Hearing Tomorrow


SCR 80 & SR 47  

State Civil Defense; Natural Disasters; Evacuation Zones


Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 2:45 p.m.

Place: Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

Follow either link below to submit testimony:



Ex-offende​r Reintegrat​ion

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Click on this link  or image above to learn more about an upcoming T-Mixer about

Community presented by T-Socs on March 21, 2013. For more information, contact Arlina Wong at or 778-1662, RSVP by TODAY.

Create a great day,

Sharon A. Simms, MSW CPC
Fostering A Dream