August 2013: Honokai Hale/Kapolei/Makakilo Neighborhood Board Report

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August 2013: Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Report

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August 2013: Waianae NB Board Report

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Dennis Dumancas Catering Services (Update 8/29/13)

Cakes

DOBASH CAKE 8 inch round $14.00
Chocolate cake $10.00
Yellow $10.00
Red Velvet $12.00
Banana $12.00
Coconut $12.00

Mochi

Custard Butter Mochi 1/2 Pan $20.00 (24-32 pieces)
Chocolate Custard Butter Mochi $20.00 (24-32 pieces)

Haupia

Haupia  pudding 1/2 Pan $20.00

Pies

CUSTARD PIES 9inch Deep $12.00each (Original Recipe)
Coconut Custard $12.00 each

Specialties

Laulau $4.00 each or 3 for $11.00
Pasteles $3..00 each or 2 for $5.00
Smoked Pork $10.00/ lb.
Pork Char Siu $8.00/lb
Smoked Marlin $10.00/lb.
Pipikaula (semi dried beef) $14.00/lb.
Dried AHI (Yellow fin Tuna) $18.00/lb.
Kalua Pig (Pork) $8.00/ lb.

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Hawaii News Now: Drive to register Native Hawaiians moving slowly

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23174213/drive-to-register-native-hawaiians-moving-slowly

Drive to register Native Hawaiians moving slowly

HONOLULU (AP) – An effort by Native Hawaiians to form their own government has signed up fewer than 20,000 of the 200,000 people it is seeking, but organizers are undaunted.

The initiative known as Kana’iolowalu launched in July 2012 after enactment of a state law recognizing Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of the island. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the law created a Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to identify them.

The yearlong drive was extended until January because of the short pace of signups.

Organizers say they are set to add another 50,000 names Sept. 15 when they consolidate people who have signed previous registries.

The law says that those who are registered may decide on their form of self-government.

Nearly 290,000 natives live in the state.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

DLNR Scales Back on Programs Due to Federal Budget Cuts

http://www.khon2.com/2013/08/27/dlnr-scales-back-on-programs-due-to-federal-budget-cuts/

Hawaii News Now: DLNR’s Aila to ‘talk story’ with Oahu fishermen – September 4, 2013

William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson

William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23278890/dlnrs-aila-to-talk-story-with-oahu-fishermen
DLNR’s Aila to ‘talk story’ with Oahu fishermen

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) – Oahu fishermen will get an opportunity to air their concerns before the chairman of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

DLNR Chairman William Aila Jr. will listen to fishermen and answer questions at an informal “talk story” session on Sept. 4. The department says similar sessions have taken place on other islands and have been well-attended.

Aila says he hopes to work with the fishing community to come up with solutions to Hawaii fishing issues.

Fishermen are asked to help spread the word about next week’s meeting.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

ARMY FINALIZES PLAN TO CONDUCT MARINE STUDY

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

The sampling and analysis plan (SAP) explains in detail how the Army will collect and analyze marine resources to determine whether military activities at Makua Military Reservation have contributed or will contribute to contamination of the marine resources near Makua, and whether proposed Army training activities at MMR pose a health risk to area residents who rely on these marine resources for food or other purposes. The SAP is part of an overarching supplemental marine resources study ordered by the Federal District Court June 20, 2012.

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Community can view or download the plan at http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua/supplemental.htm.  It is also available at the Waianae, Kapolei and Waialua public libraries, and the Waianae and Nanakuli high school libraries, under the title “Final Supplemental Marine Resources Study Sampling and Analysis Plan Makua Military Reservation Oahu, Hawaii.”

In consideration of the environment, printed copies are available upon request.

Now that the plan is finalized, the Army will work with local fishermen and individuals from the University of Hawaii to collect samples of limu (algae/seaweed), he’e (octopus) and loli (sea cucumber) that were selected for testing based on community input and consistent with the Court’s order.

The fieldwork will begin in September, and samples will be collected during both the wet and dry seasons.

The public’s involvement in this study has been invaluable since the initial community survey was announced in October 2012. The Army will continue to its efforts to engage the community via updates online, at neighborhood boards, and through local media and community leaders, as available.

Individuals can also request updates directly by emailing

usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil.

For more information, visit http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua/supplemental.htm.

HI PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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CANCELLED: DIY HI-5 Bin Building Workshop This WED AUG 28

WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPANTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT INDIVIDUALS LISTED BELOW.

Aloha Kakou,

Ka Wai Ola O Waianae is partnering with C&C Honolulu to make HI-5 recycling wire baskets.  See details below.

We are looking for 7 more people to fill a total of 10 slots to attend the session at Kapolei Hale.

Please email nohealani.inc@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Mahalo!

Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation
Ka Wai Ola O Waianae Project
www.facebook.com/pages/Ka-Wai-Ola-O-Waianae/256425440720
808.728.7991
www.thepaf.org

DIY HI-5 Bin Building Workshop

http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/learning_center/DIY_HI5_Public_Recycling_Containers.html

What: Learn to make HI-5 recycling wire baskets

When: Wednesday August 28, 10:30 -12:30

Where: Kapolei Hale @ 1000 Uluohia St., Kapolei 96707, Conference Room A, 1st floor

What to wear: Long pants. Long sleeves. Shoes, not slippers

We will have tools, gloves, and safety glasses for you to use in the workshop.

You can bring your own bottle of water, and snack shop available in the building, but NO FOOD in the conference rooms please.

We will be cutting out enough wire fencing for each person in the workshop to make a bin, plus some extra too. We will also be using a hole punch to make holes in the signs for your project.

I will be transferring the materials for 50 bins to you that day, unless you want to arrange for another time or a delivery.

I will also ask you to fill out an agreement form, and you the volunteers to sign a waiver form and sign up with contact info.

Looking forward to the workshop! Please let me know how many people you think will be coming (max 8-10).

Mahalo,

Tamara Farnsworth
Recycling Specialist
City & County of Honolulu
1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 201
Kapolei, Hawaii  96707
808.768.3448 (O) | 808.768.3434 (F)
tfarnsworth@honolulu.gov
www.opala.org

Waianae HS Grad Robin Kaai Wins Award at UH Med School Symposium

Robin Kaai

In April, Kapiolani Community College student Robin Kaai won for best overall undergraduate presentation at the University of Hawaii Medical School Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium for his research on using genetically modified viruses to produce antibodies.

“We use a viral laboratory to produce and target the antibody that we want,” said Kaai, who received his associate of science degree at KCC and works as a peer mentor. “It cuts cost, it cuts time and it’s an alternative to the use of animals.”

A Waianae High School graduate, Kaai spent time as a medic in the military before coming to KCC and considering nursing. He shifted gears after taking a microbiology course from Tuthill, an eager and inspiring teacher, and is now aiming for graduate school in molecular biology or medical school.

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The excerpts above are from Susan Essoyan’s “Small School Stands Tall As Science Powerhouse” (Star-Advertiser, 8.24.13). For more on Kapiolani CC’s award-winning science education program and STEM Center, see Essoyan’s article and KapCC’s STEM Program page.

Miller ‘Ohana Battles Graffiti on the Wai`anae Coast

Noah Miller, his wife, and children noticed graffiti at the Waianae Satellite City Hall building. In addition to reporting it to the police, the family spent this past Statehood Day (8/16/13) scrubbing the graffiti off the walls. Mahalo nui loa to the Miller 'Ohana for your service to the community!

Noah Miller, his wife, and children noticed graffiti at the Waianae Satellite City Hall building. In addition to reporting it to the police, the family spent this past Statehood Day (8/16/13) scrubbing the graffiti off the walls. Mahalo nui loa to the Miller ‘Ohana for your service to the community!

Median Barriers Proposed for Nanakuli & Honokai Hale

On 8/22/13, Sen. Shimabukuro met with concerned Nanakuli residents who support constructing cement median barriers along Farrington Highway in Nanakuli and Honokai Hale, and eventually along the entire Waianae Coast. L-R: Clinton and Elizabeth Coelho, Katherine Frederick, and Wanda Holi.

On 8/22/13, Sen. Shimabukuro met with concerned Nanakuli residents who support constructing cement median barriers along Farrington Highway in Nanakuli and Honokai Hale, and eventually along the entire Waianae Coast. L-R: Clinton and Elizabeth Coelho, Katherine Frederick, and Wanda Holi.

Message to Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Chair Cynthia Rezentes
Date: 8/22/13
From: Elizabeth Coelho

Aloha Ms. Rezentes,

We have just returned from a very productive meeting with Senator Maile Shimabukuro regarding a safety issue along the Wai’anae Coast.

As concerned residents and for all others that pay visits to our beautiful Waianae many of us feel a need to improve on safety by adding cement barriers between Black Rock to Kahe Point and between Honokai Hale and the Barbers Point cutoff.

I’m sure I need not elaborate on the many deaths and injuries over the years caused by cars crossing over with head on collisions. Many of our family and friends are afraid to travel our way due to unsafe conditions considering it one of the most dangerous roads on the island.

The barriers would not hinder upon residential homes as most of the said area is barren. And, for beautification we would suggest native plants like the Naupaka for example that needs very little water and maintenance. This can be grown on both sides of the barrier. Further, the low cement barrier and shrubbery would not block the beautiful view of the ocean or mountain as you cruise along Farrington highway. Presently, the oleander trees that grow near the Barbers Point cutoff are too tall and I myself have witnessed cars plow right through these trees to the other side of on coming cars going toward Wai’anae.

It’s a win win situation and Maile Shimabukuro is on board with trying to help. She recommended contacting you to get on the agenda with the Nanakuli Neighborhood board meeting sometime in the near future. Neighborhood support and possible petitioning can make this reality before any more lost of life.

For your information I have cc those residents that attended todays meeting with Maile.

We look forward in hearing from you.

Mahalo Nui Loa.
Elizabeth Coelho and party
elizabethcoelho07@gmail.com

[Note: Sen. Shimabukuro and Elizabeth Coelho are interested in your feedback about this proposal. Please let us know if you support barriers between Black Rock to Kahe Point, and between Honokai Hale and the Barbers Point cutoff, and eventually along the entire Waianae Coast.]

Invitation to 20th Annual Children and Youth Summit 10/11/13, 8:30am-2:00pm at State Capitol Auditorium

Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland and Representative John M. Mizuno

Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland and Representative John M. Mizuno

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BWS Update: Mailiilii Road Reopened 8/9/13

The Board of Water Supply (BWS) announced the completion of its work to reconstruct Mailiilii Road in the Waianae Valley area.  Mailiilii Road was reopened to regular traffic flow on Friday, August 9, 2013.

Some of the benefits that this construction project provided to the community include:

  • The installation of a concrete jacket on the existing 20-inch water main that will improve the structural integrity of the water main and prevent another break of this magnitude.
  • Construction of a retaining wall to support the three 36-inch drainage culverts in the area.  This will be a dramatic improvement as the walls to the drainage culverts were falling apart.
  • This project was also used as an opportunity to widen the roadway which will help to improve traffic flow for area motorists and residents.

The BWS wishes to extend is Mahalo and Aloha to Waianae Valley residents for their patience and understanding as we made these emergency repairs.

Mahalo,

~Keoni D. Mattos~
Board of Water Supply, Communications Office
630 South Beretania Street | Honolulu, Hawaii  96843
Phone: (808) 748-5369 | Fax: (808) 550-5505 | E-mail: kmattos@hbws.org
Twitter: @BWSHonolulu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BWSHonolulu
Website: http://www.boardofwatersupply.com/

Youth Financial Education Projects in Hawaii 8/30/13

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Kapolei Access to Justice Room

Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawai’i

Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawai’i

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What: Free limited legal assistance on Family Court civil issues (divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, child support)
Where: Kapolei Access to Justice Room (KAJR), 3rd floor, Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawai’i
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Service: A patron can sign up for one half-hour session.
Appointment: Scheduled at the Family Court Service Center/Information Counter, 1st floor of the Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse
Requirement: A patron must provide the names of all persons involved in their case, a contact phone number, the issues that are to be discussed with the attorney, and a case number if any.

Children & Youth Day at the Hawaii State Capitol 10/6/13

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Rep. Jo Jordan’s Summer 2013 Newsletter

Aloha,

My Summer 2013 Community Newsletter highlighting bill signing of measures from the recent legislative session, my Legislative Town Hall Meeting held on June 26 and Ka Pa`alana Preschool Graduation on June 27 is now available You may download it here.

Town Hall Meeting on Education on August 27

Join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Education with special guests Don Horner, Board of Education Chair, Ann Mahi, Department of Education Complex Area Superintendent of Nanakuli & Waianae, and representatives of the Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative on Tuesday, August 27 from 7:00pm–8:30pm at the Waianae District Park in the Multi-Purpose Room. Refreshments will be served from 6:30pm.

Feel free to share this with anyone that you think would be interested in the information. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns by contacting me at 586-8460 or repjordan@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Mahalo,

Jo Jordan, Representative
44th District
Waianae, Makaha, Makua, portion of Maili

Contact Us
phone: (808) 586-8460

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From Sen. Brian Schatz: Invitation to attend a forum on Water Sustainability in Hawaii — 8/19/13

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz

United States Senator Brian Schatz

invites you to attend a forum on
Water Sustainability in Hawaii
August 19, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street
Department of Land and Natural Resurces Conference Room 132

This event is open to the public, but space is limited.  Please RSVP to: RSVP@schatz.senate.gov

Hawaii’s geographic isolation, limited physical resources, unique ecosystems, and growing population require careful management of water.  The islands face challenges meeting current and future demand for water.  Hawaii’s water supplies are threatened by hotter and drier conditions from climate change, as well as loss of watershed forests.  If we do not plan ahead and address these trends, future generations may face water shortages or restrictions.

This forum will focus on current and future water supply and management issues and will include a variety of perspectives on Hawaii’s water availability.  Participants will examine the projected impacts of climate change and federal resources to support water management in Hawaii.  In convening this discussion, Senator Schatz aims to ensure that his legislative priorities are supportive of Hawaii’s most urgent needs and to ensure that policymakers in Hawaii are aware of relevant federal resources.

Topics and invited speakers include:

1)      An overview of water resources and water management issues in Hawaii.

  • William Aila — Chairman, State Commission on Water Resources
  • Bill Tam — Deputy Director, State Commission on Water Resources
  • Ernie Lau – Manager and Chief Engineer, Honolulu Board of Water Supply
  • Neil Hannahs – Kamehameha Schools

2)      Climate change implications for water supply and management.

  • Dr. Charles Fletcher — Associate Dean, University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
  • Dr. Victoria Keener — Research Fellow, East-West Center and manager of the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program
  • Richard Wallsgrove – Program Manager, Blue Planet

3)      Federal resources available to help address water supply and management issues in Hawaii.

  • Stephen Anthony – Director, U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center
  • Derek Chow – Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil & Public Works Branch
  • Chris Kanazawa — State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development

Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in the topic.