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Stacy Garcia Jr. attends NHIS Performing Arts Center rendition of HONK! JR.

Stacy Garcia (left), Mr. Robin Kitsu; Director of NHIS RPC (center), Christian Kaeo; choreographer (right).

Stacy Garcia, Jr. (left), Mr. Robin Kitsu, Director of NHIS’ NPAC (center)); and Christian Kaeo, choreographer (right).  [Click images to enlarge]

Stacy Garcia (left) and Daphne Hussein (right).

Stacy Garcia, Jr. (left) and Daphnei Hussein, AMDA Summer Conservatory acceptee (right). [Click image to enlarge]

Stacy Garcia Jr. attended an NPAC showing on April 19, 2015, on behalf of Sen. Shimabukuro’s office. The event was also graced by Sen. Michele Kidani (Education Committee Chair) and members of her staff.  Information about the NPAC event is below:

The Nānākuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (NPAC) presents “HONK! JR.” from April 17 to 26, 2015, in the NHIS Multi-Purpose café. HONK! JR. is the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Duckling.”

Mr. Robin Kitsu, Director of NPAC, describes HONK! JR. “a wonderful show and the kids are doing a fantastic job.  Even the staff gets emotional after each run-through no matter how many times we see it.  Yes, it’s cute, but it’s also funny (see if you can catch the adult puns in the show), it’s sad (tears will flow), and it’s uplifting.  Great message about loving everyone for who they are, anti-bullying, and about family.”

Assisting with the performance is Daphnei Hussein, a junior of Nānākuli High and Intermediate School, who was accepted into a summer conservatory program for vocal music held by the American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. Daphnei is in need of monetary donations to support her travels to AMDA.

If you would like assist Daphnei with scholarship funding for the AMDA, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/DaphneiToAMDA.

Donations can also be made to Daphnei via the Nānākuli Performing Arts Center (NPAC):

Nānākuli Performing Arts Center
89-980 Nanakuli Avenue
Waianae, HI 96792

Senate Certificate is presented to Waianae Boxing Club and “Papa” Fred Periera

Group photo taken with Waianae Boxing Club trainees and Coach "Papa" Fred Pereira

Group photo taken with Waianae Boxing Club’s next generation champions and Coach “Papa” Fred Pereira. [Click image to enlarge]

"Papa" Fred takes a group photo with champions of the Waianae Boxing Club.

“Papa” Fred takes a group photo with champions of the Waianae Boxing Club. 1st row, L-R: Henry Silva, John Philips, Richard Pelen, James Jones, Tony Pereira. 2nd Row, L-R (beginning with the man wearing the white hat): Derek Bright, Julio Rodrigues (First Golden Glove champion from Hawaii, 1976-1999), Legendary Coach “Papa” Fred Pereira, Ricky Ruiz, Nelson Carvalho, Glen Rodrigues. 3rd Row, L-R: Waltar Salas, Richard Garcia, Phillip Leonin, Adrian Silva, Cheyenne Padeken, Alvin Sequin, Douglas Westbrook. 4th Row, L-R: Chuck Salas, Alex Pelen, Shane Soares, Elwood Westbrook. [Click image to enlarge]

On April 18, 2015, a Senate certificate celebrating the Waianae Boxing Club and honoring “Papa’ Fred Pereira was presented by Stacy Garcia Jr. on behalf of Sen. Shimabukuro at the Waianae Recreation Center.

The year 2015 marks the Waianae Boxing Club’s 50+ year anniversary. It was established by Coach “Papa” Fred Pereira in 1962, and has kept  keiki off of the streets and away from negative influences like drugs and violence. The club boasts a proud and long-standing tradition of producing champion fighters who represent the people of Hawaii at national and international boxing and mixed martial arts competitions.

“Papa” Pereira, who turned 81 this year, was recognized for his impressive boxing career in the United States Army. He comes from a family of athletic competitors, including his father, Anton, who was an outstanding boxer, and his grandmother, Anita, the oldest runner to compete in the Honolulu Marathon at 80-years-old.

The festive event was attended by family and community members, as well as various club supporters. Entertainment was performed by a local band which played Jíbaro and Bomba & Plena music. On behalf of Sen. Shimabukuro’s office, many thanks goes out to “Papa” Fred Periera and his ohana for the invitation and tremendous hospitality.

Mahalo nui loa to Shane Soares for inviting Sen. Shimabukuro, and for being one of the organizers of this special event.

Hawaii Operating Engineers visits the Capitol

John Monis of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund (left) visited Sen. Shimabukuro. For more information about the HI Operating Engineers visit: www.oe3.org/training/hawaii.html

John Monis of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund (left) visited Sen. Shimabukuro. For more information about the HI Operating Engineers visit: http://www.oe3.org/training/hawaii.html [Click image to enlarge]

Hokulea Honored; Makaha’s Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana Recognized As One of Original Crewmembers

The Hawai'i State Senate with 12 of the 13 living crewmembers of the Hōkūleʻa's maiden voyage. Crew members (in lei), from left to right:  Francis Lee, Nainoa Thompson, Penny Martin, Kimo Lyman, Billy Richards, Snake Ah Hee, John

The Hawai’i State Senate with 12 of the 13 living crewmembers of the Hōkūleʻa’s maiden voyage.
Crew members (in lei), from left to right: Francis Lee, Nainoa Thompson, Penny Martin, Kimo Lyman, Billy Richards, Snake Ah Hee, John “Elvis” Kruse, Ben Finney, Shorty Bertelmann, Buffalo Keaulana, Gordon Pi’ianai’a, and Dr. Ben Young
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Buffalo Keaulana and Senator Shimabukuro Click image to enlarge

Buffalo Keaulana and Senator Shimabukuro
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For more photos, please visit the Senate Majority Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaiisenatemajority/sets/72157649522161013/

Hokulea’s original crewmembers honored at State Capitol
Source: KHON2 TV News.
Click for full story: http://khon2.com/2015/04/05/hokuleas-original-crewmembers-honored-at-state-capitol/

Various lawmakers in both the Senate and House chambers recognized the Polynesian Voyaging Society, as well as 12 of the 13 living crewmembers of Hokulea’s maiden voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti and back in 1976.

PVS was founded in 1973 by Herb Kane, Ben Finney and Tommy Holmes. Then on March 8, 1975, PVS launched its first waa kaulua, the Hokulea, in Kaneohe Bay.

Her maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976 was led by Mau Piailug, using traditional, non-instrument navigation.

“We are grateful to have our governmental body take the time to celebrate the worldwide voyage and to me, it shows that Hawaii is still with us, that the canoe still matters. As the voyage now heads into the Indian Ocean, which is much more dangerous, it gives us the strength to set sail,” said Nainoa Thompson, pwo (master) navigator and president of PVS.

Joining Thompson from the crew were Finney, Abraham “Snake” Ah Nee, Milton “Shorty” Bertelmann, Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana, John Kruse, Francis Kainoa Lee, Kimo Lyman, Gordon Piianaia, Penny Martin, Billy Richards and Dr. Ben Young.

It was the first time all living members of the original crew were together since that groundbreaking voyage.

“We could not have predicted today’s event when we launched 40 years ago. We thought we might make a splash, but it turned into something so much larger,” said Finney.

“Your island is like a canoe and your canoe is like an island. To take those lessons that we learned on Hokulea and then to bring them back and to apply it to the community to the island that you live on,” Martin said.

Hokulea and her sister canoe Hikianalia continue their Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, which launched from Hilo in 2013. The canoes are currently docked in New Zealand.

By the end of the voyage in 2017, the canoes hope to have traveled approximately 47,000 nautical miles.

Volunteers and employees from the University of Hawaii were also honored as they have long helped to house and care for Hokulea.

Senator Shimabukuro had the opportunity to deliver a speech as the introduction for Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana:

A commanding Hawaiian surfer from Mākaha, Oʻahu; winner of the 1960 Makaha International; and often referred to as the “Mayor of Mākaha,” Richard Keaulana was born (1935) in Honolulu, and moved with his family to Mākaha, on Oʻahu’s west side, at age five. He learned to surf as a child at Waikīkī, and made his first surfboard by taking a machete to a blank assembled from glued-together railroad ties.

Keaulana worked as a Waikīkī beach boy in the 1950s and earned his nickname “Buffalo” for his generously proportioned head and shaggy reddish-brown hair. A perennial favorite in the Mākaha International contest, Keaulana placed third in 1957, second in 1958, and first in 1960. He was also regarded as the world’s best bodysurfer.

Buffalo was appointed head lifeguard at Mākaha in 1969, a post he held until 1995. The Buffalo Big Board Classic debuted in 1977, a surf contest/beach party that immediately became a local institution. Keaulana is married with six children, including big-wave expert Brian and three-time longboard world champion Russ.

Note from Senator Shimabukuro: Big Mahalo Nui Loa to Senator Gilbert Kahele of Hawaii Island and his staff for preparing all the speeches and overseeing the Hōkūleʻa floor presentation on April 6, 2015.

Civil Beat: HART Board Meetings to be Broadcast

Olelo Television HART Broadcast Schedule:

  5/8/2015 5:30 PM OLELO49.
5/12/2015 12:30 PM OLELO49.
5/13/2015 8:00 AM OLELO49.
5/19/2015 12:30 PM OLELO49.

FROM CIVIL BEAT/APRIL 16 2015

Now You Can Watch HART Meetings In Your Pajamas

After urging from Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa, the rail agency struck a deal with Olelo Community Media to broadcast live meetings.

April 16, 2015·By Nick Grube

Talk about results.

Last month, Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa pushed a resolution to boost transparency for the city’s $6 billion rail project.

Specifically, he called on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to broadcast it’s board meetings online or through public access stations.

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Olelo camera

HART will join other government agencies in broadcasting its meetings through Olelo Community Media.

On Thursday, the city announced Olelo Community Media will begin airing HART meetings starting next week.

This should make it easier for citizens to track decisions made by HART board members on a highly controversial project that faces a nearly $1 billion shortfall.

In a press release, Ozawa said televising HART meetings “is a crucial first step in providing real transparency to this project.”

H-1 Weekend Lane Closures for Pavement Striping April 18-April 19

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

FORD N. FUCHIGAMI
DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release: Apr. 16, 2015

15-0134

H-1 FREEWAY LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND FROM PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU FOR PAVEMENT STRIPING

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of multiple lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday night, Apr. 18, through Sunday morning, Apr. 19, at 9 a.m. for pavement striping and marker installations.

Two right lanes will be closed on Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a third right lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Lane closures will allow for pavement striping and marker installations as part of the H-1 Pearl City Viaduct Deck Widening and Repair project.  Weekend lane closures are necessary due to previous weather-related postponed work.

Westbound motorists are advised to plan ahead, adjust their travel times and to expect delays.  Motorists can use the GoAkamai website and mobile apps to see current traffic conditions and access images from over 200 traffic cameras on Oahu.

Questions and comments may be directed to the project hotline at 945-1144.  Follow HDOT on social media, and visit the Pearl City Viaduct Deck Widening and Repair project website for traffic and roadwork updates. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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Oahu Lane Closures for the Weekend of April 17 through April 19

From the Hawai’i Department of Transportation:

OAHU LANE CLOSURES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APR. 17 – APR. 19

PLEASE NOTE:
Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.   All projects are weather permitting.

— H-1 FREEWAY —

1) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split from 8 p.m. Saturday night, Apr. 18, through 9 a.m., Sunday morning, Apr. 19, for striping work.

  • Two right lanes closed from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Three right lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

2) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split on Sunday night, Apr. 19, through Friday morning, Apr. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for striping work.

  • Two right lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Three right lanes closed from 11 p.m, to 4:30 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Left lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the H-1/H-2 Merge and the Waiawa Road Overpass on Sunday night, Apr. 19, through Friday morning, Apr. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

4) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Keehi Interchange and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Off-Ramp (Exit 15B) from 9 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 17, through 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, Apr. 20. All ramps will remain open.

Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph in order to minimize traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck.  Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping. Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.

— KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY —

1) WAIMANALO (WEEKEND WORK) Lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Aloiloi Street and Saddle City Road on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tree trimming.

— KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY —

1) MILILANI (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction between Lanikuhana Avenue and Waihau Street on Friday, Apr. 17, through Friday, Apr. 24, for bus pad installations.

2) PEARL CITY TO AIEA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Kamehameha Highway this week at various locations.

  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Waiawa Road and Acacia Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street
  • Lane closures in both directions between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday.
  • Lane closures in both directions between Puu Poni Street and Kaonohi Street, Monday through Friday.

Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

— NIMITZ HIGHWAY —

1) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on Nimitz Highway in the westbound direction between Catlin Drive and Aolele Street from 9 p.m. Friday, Apr. 17, through 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, Apr. 20, as a safety precaution due to deck repairs happening above.

Sen. Shimabukuro Meets With Hawaii Psychological Association

Sen. Shimabukuro recently met with representatives of the Hawaii Psychological Association.  L-R:  Julie Y. Takishima-Lacasa, Dr. Jill Oliveira-Gray, Sen. Shimabukuro, and Alex Santiago.  Mr. Santiago is a former House Representative and a Makaha resident.  For more information, visit: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org/

Sen. Shimabukuro recently met with representatives of the Hawaii Psychological Association. L-R:
Julie Y. Takishima-Lacasa, Dr. Jill Oliveira-Gray, Sen. Shimabukuro, and Alex Santiago. Mr. Santiago is a former House Representative and a Makaha resident. For more information, visit: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org/ [Click image to enlarge]

Ulehawa Canal Update from C&C Environmental Services AND the State Department of Health

After hearing from numerous constituent who live near the canal, such as B. Fitzgerald, L. Corcoran, A. Lillis, and D. Kuamo`o,  Sen .Shimabukuro received the following responses from the City and State:

Received April 15, 2015 at 3:57pm from the C&C Department of Environmental Services:

The city’s Dept. of Environmental Services has received several complaints regarding odor at the Ulehawa Canal.  Here are excerpts from our staff and that of Dept. of Facility Maintenance [DFM], they oversee city streams.

From the standpoint of ENV and wastewater, we have sent out numerous crews the past few days with the following observances:

–  ENV sent a crew there last night to dye test the wastewater mainline. The test turned out negative (no signs of leakage from sewer pipes).

–  ENV sent in a closed-circuit television into the mainline pipe today in the area and conditions were normal.  ENV also did a site visit today with no signs of the dye in canal.

–  ENV inspected the Nanakuli Wastewater Pump Station Force Main and found no break or leakage, and we also checked the pressure and flow readings were all normal.

–  ENV’s Storm Water Quality Branch tells us that DFM is scheduled to open the Ulehawa Stream mouth starting April 20-May 6,2015.  This will remove the standing water and allow tidal waters to flush the channel.  DFM is also in the process of getting the permission of the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the side channels.  DFM’s Road Department was on site today removing rubbish from canal.

Markus Owens
ENV Public Information Officer

Received April 16, 2015 at 8:34a from the office of the State DOH Environmental Services Division:

Aloha Sen. Shimabukuro, 

Based on the news clip below, it appears that the odors are coming from stagnant water and trash that has accumulated in the canal.  The City is working on getting the approvals needed to clean out the canal. We don’t believe that there is anything DOH Waste Water Branch (WWB) could do to “expedite” this work, as you may have heard.

DOH Clean Water Branch (CWB) is waiting for Army Corp of Engineer (COE) determination in order to issue permit.  It may need 401 WQC permit for the clean-up

 http://khon2.com/2015/04/10/residents-frustrated-with-trash-stench-from-nanakuli-canal/

T. Acido-Mercado
DOH Environmental Services Office

Auyong Homestead Road Drainage Improvements

{Response from Gavin Masaki to Patty Teruya re Auyoung Homestead Road Drainage Improvements

On Apr 15, 2015 12:58 PM, “Gavin Masaki” wrote:

Good Afternoon Patty,

Thank you for responding to our letter, dated January 30, 2015, regarding the City and County of Honolulu’s proposed Auyong Homestead Road drainage improvements in Nanakuli.  Attached is a response letter that will be mailed to the Neighborhood Commission office and included in the upcoming Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA).

When the upcoming DEA document is ready, we will include yourself and everyone on this email on the distribution list for review.  Again, thank you for your participation in the environmental review process.

Thank you,
Gavin Masaki
Gray•Hong•Nojima & Associates, Inc.
201 Merchant St, Suite 1900 — Honolulu HI 96813
website:  www.grayhongnojima.com

From: Patty [mailto:pattyteruya@gmail.com]
Subject: Auyong Homestead Road Drainage Improvements – Nanakuli Hawaii

Aloha e, Mr. Gary Hong:

My name is Patty Kahanamoku Teruya and serve on the Nanakuli-Maili NB#36 and my family that reside on Mohihi Street next to Auyong Hmstd Rd (the other alternate road out onto to Farrington Highway).  We use and travel on Auyong Homestead Road daily and once reside along this street.

Although this project is way overdue we are glad that funding from the C&C will be used to improve this street particularly because of years of not having a existing drainage and whenever we have heavy rainfall there is no where the runoff can go but remains on the road until it does eventually evaporates.  So many just use the Mohihi Street exit rather than try to get out of the large water puddles.

Many times,  vehicles cannot pass through because of the remaining water that sits for days and without adequate sidewalks for our residents, this was a major challenge for the people who use this street to get to the bus stop or 7-11 store or on to Farrington Highway.

My questions are economic and social impacts and I would like to know if Auyoung Homestead Street drainage improvement project will have to close the street down completely during construction  and from where?  i.e. entrance to the bridge on both sides or only only on the right side?  2) where will the construction vehicles be parking while under construction?  3) will prior signage be up for notice to the residents and community?  4) will residents along the 87-136 through 87-118 and across them be notified and will they have to park outside from their resident area zone during constructions?  5)     what time is the proposed construction work from and how long is the project work    6) The bus stop for our keikis pick up and drop of at the Ulehawa Bridge daily, will this have to be moved or will it be safe for our keikis to walk through this construction?  Will you be preparing a back-up plan for the school bus and trash pick up for the residents that live in this area?

Currently, we have the 7-11 Nanakuli Store being under renovation and it seems that they are there 7 days a week, the problem is during the morning peak of traffic (when school buses are moving in and out) and traffic trying to get on Farrington Highway from Auyong Hmstd Rd, the construction trucks are parked along side Auyong Hmstd Road on the 7-11 side and vehilces are having such a difficult time driving in expecially when vehicles are trying to exit from this street during busy peak time.  And what a mess it is during this construction, I have called 911 several occasions and reported these vehicles parked illegally.

Right now, these are my concerns and questions and appreciaet your time and consideration to the above prior to the construction work project.   I have copied my members on the board along with our area representatives.

Mahalo piha,
Patty
Aloha Ke Akua – Patty Kahanamoku Teruya

Farrington Highway Median Improvements

Farrington Hwy Median Inprovements

[Click image to enlarge]

{UPDATE Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director of Highways, sent at 721pm on April 15 }

{this update – and all updates from DOT – are sent to all area elected officials}

The closure tomorrow is for the median improvements project that installed the vegetation within the median. The project includes a performance time frame that has recently ended and we will be performing our prefrinal acceptance reviews.

We are currently working on addressing community concerns indicating that the lack of barriers coupled with the high vegetation in the median on Farrington highway near the Kahe Power Plant. We have consulted with the city DPP and FHWA to determine the clearances necessary to install the barriers.

Based on our discussions and materials availability, we anticipate being able to install barriers within the vegetated median in 3 months. The barrier placement will address the concerns residents expressed for accidents caused by motorists crossing through the vegetated median. We have determined that the barriers can be placed within the vegetation in the median so we will not need to remove the improvement that was just placed.

We also received concerns from the community that the plants are not being maintained and are being allowed to grow too high. I will address that with our maintenance personnel.

{NOTE FROM SEN. SHIMABUKURO: DOT has requested input regarding their proposal to install concrete barriers in the vegetated median area near Kahe Power Plant. I am working on providing feedback.  -MSS}

{Email from Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director of Highways }

Aloha all,

We are scheduling a pre-final for the Farrington Highway Median Improvements project (93A-02-10M)  this Thursday April 16, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We will be closing the honolulu-bound left lane of the highway approximately from the vicinity of Piliokahi Ave to HECO’s Kahe Power Plant (this is the median area fronting Tracks Beach) as shown in the picture above.

Ed Sniffen

Larry Holcomb Interviews Sen. Shimabukuro

On 3/23/15, Leeward Community College-Waianae student Larry Holcomb interviewed Sen. Shimabukuro.  Mr. Holcomb, a Makaha resident, conducted the interview as part of an assignment from his Political Science class.

On 3/23/15, Leeward Community College-Waianae student Larry Holcomb interviewed Sen. Shimabukuro. Mr. Holcomb, a Makaha resident, conducted the interview as part of an assignment from his Political Science class. [Click image to enlarge]

Marques Family Visits the Capitol

Maili residents recently visited the Capitol.  L-R: Chelsea, Jose, and Sophia Marques posed with Sen. Shimabukuro.

Maili residents recently visited the Capitol. L-R: Chelsea, Jose, and Sophia Marques posed with Sen. Shimabukuro. [Click image to enlarge]

Douglas Mersberg Testifies in Favor of Judicial Nominee William Domingo

On 4/15/15, Douglas Mersberg, executive director of Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services, testified in his personal capacity in support of judicial nominee William Domingo (who is seated on right behind Mr. Mersberg, wearing the maroon tie).  For more information about Mr. Domingo’s nomination, see this link: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=JC&billnumber=6&year=2015.  For more information about Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services, visit: http://www.waianaekeiki.com/

On 4/15/15, Douglas Mersberg, executive director of Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services, testified in his personal capacity in support of judicial nominee William Domingo (who is seated on right behind Mr. Mersberg, wearing the maroon tie). For more information about Mr. Domingo’s nomination, see this link:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=JC&billnumber=6&year=2015. For more information about Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services, visit: http://www.waianaekeiki.com [Click image to enlarge]

Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee Confirms Michael Kahikina, Doreen Canto, and Kathleen Chin to Hawaiian Homes Commission

Some Wai`anae Coast residents attended the hearing to support DHHL Commissioner Michael Kahikina.  L-R: Kamaki Kanahele, Sen. Shimabukuro, Beatrice Uilani Hew Len, Pilialoha and Kehau Hew Len.

Some Wai`anae Coast residents attended the hearing to support DHHL Commissioner Michael Kahikina. L-R: Kamaki Kanahele, Sen. Shimabukuro, Beatrice Uilani Hew Len, Pilialoha and Kehau Hew Len. [Click image to enlarge]

DHHL commissioners and others who attended posed for a group photo after the hearing.  Front row, L-R: Kehau and Pilialoha Hew Len, Beatrice Uilani Hew Len, DHHL Director Jobie Masagatani, DHHL Commissioner Doreen Canto, DHHL Commissioner Kathleen Chin, and Sen. Lorraine Inouye.  Back row, L-R: Kamaki Kanahele, Stacelynn Eli, Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, DHHL Commissioner Michael Kahikina, and Sen. Brickwood Galuteria.

DHHL commissioners and others who attended posed for a group photo after the hearing. Front row, L-R: Kehau and Pilialoha Hew Len, Beatrice Uilani Hew Len, DHHL Director Jobie Masagatani, DHHL Commissioner Doreen Canto, DHHL Commissioner Kathleen Chin, and Sen. Lorraine Inouye. Back row, L-R: Kamaki Kanahele, Stacelynn Eli, Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, DHHL Commissioner Michael Kahikina, and Sen. Brickwood Galuteria. [Click image to enlarge]

On 4/15/15, the Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee confirmed Michael Kahikina, Doreen Canto, and Kathleen Chin to the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  The nominees now must be confirmed by the full Senate.  For more information about the nominees, see the 4/15/15 hearing notice:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/hearingnotices/HEARING_HWN_04-15-15_.HTM

Kapiolani Barber of Nanakuli Housing Corporation Visits the Capitol

Kapiolani Barber, executive director of Nanakuli Housing Corporation, recently visited the capitol.  L-R: Paige Barber-Stemple, Kapiolani Barber, Kapukini Barber-Newman, and Sen. Shimabukuro.  For more information, visit: http://www.baseyard.com/

Kapiolani Barber, executive director of Nanakuli Housing Corporation, recently visited the capitol. L-R: Paige Barber-Stemple, Kapiolani Barber, Kapukini Barber-Newman, and Sen. Shimabukuro. For more information, visit: http://www.baseyard.com/. [Click image to enlarge]

Ka’ahele Wai’anae Ho’olaulea April 18, 2015, 11:30A-5P at Ma’ili Beach Park

Ka'ahele Wai'anae Ho'olaulea 041815

Ka'ahele Wai'anae Ho'olaulea 041815A

Hawaii Carpentars Apprenticeship and Training, April 13-17, 2015

HI Carpenters Apprenticeship

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Hulikoa Kaiaulu Scholar Speaker Series: April 28, 2015

Huliko‘a Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series
TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH
5:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Community Learning Center at Māʻili
87-790 Kulauku Street

Kawika Mersberg from Mākaha
“HULA IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, THEREFORE THE HEARTBEAT OF THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE”
How hula can be used as a vehicle to transport ʻike Hawaiʻi in the 21st century.

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