Taste of Justice – 9/22/16

See below for an invitation from Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i:

Please join us at our 2nd Annual pau hana fundraiser and silent auction, and as we celebrate our 35th year anniversary.

This year, we will also honor Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, and the law firms of Bickerton Dang and Perkin Faria for their commitment to meaningful access to justice in our community.

Tickets are $75 for General entry and $50 for Students.

To purchase tickets, please click HERE.
Tickets are also available for purchase directly by check or cash payable to VLSH, 545 Queen Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Your generous support goes towards the provision of civil legal assistance to those least able to afford it in our state.  For more information, please call (808) 522-0678.  Mahalo!

Taste of Justice 2016

HDOT Traffic Relief Improvements for ‘Beat the School Jam’ (8/15/16)

As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) detailed the implementation of several projects that will help alleviate traffic. It continues the HDOT focus on safety and system preservation projects that use far less money and time to finish.

“We are committed to working within our budget to find solutions that help relieve traffic across the state,” said Ford Fuchigami, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “We also encourage drivers to help themselves by planning ahead and using traffic websites and applications in order to map out the best route for their commute. Knowing what current conditions are ahead can save time and help prevent frustration.”

As part of Governor David Ige’s initiative to reduce traffic, HDOT is implementing several improvements designed to keep motorists moving. Below is a list of projects that have been implemented prior to the start of the Beat the School Jam.  Continue reading

New Shoulder Lane on H-1 Eastbound for Leeward Oahu Commuters (8/15/16)

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the opening of a shoulder which will be used as a lane of travel during the morning commute hours. The new shoulder lane is on the H-1 Freeway eastbound and begins after the Kualakai Parkway on-ramp to the Kunia/Waipahu/Ewa off-ramp (Exit 5). The shoulder will be open on weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. excluding holidays.

“As a Leeward Oahu resident I know first-hand what commuters face when coming in from the west side,” said Ford Fuchigami, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “This shoulder lane will save people time. We are working on implementing more traffic relief solutions that will benefit commuters.”  Continue reading

Kahumana Organic Farm Apprenticeship 2016: 1 Opening in Aug and 1 Opening in Sep

From: Christian Zuckerman <czuckerman@asi-hawaii.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Kahumana Farm Apprenticeship
(Forward from Summer Miles)

Kahumana Organic Farm is looking for one more apprentice immediately and one more in September. I’m hoping to fill more of my apprenticeship spots with people from the community as we expand our farming operation. My main criteria is a willingness to learn and be in agriculture and also that they are willing to do the work. Any experience is beneficial but not required, thats our job : ) As for age, we usually are looking for people 21+ but we make exceptions. Let me know if you have any questions,

Christian Zuckerman
Kahumana Farm Manager

Kahumana Organic Farm Apprentice Job Description:

The Kahumana Organic Farm Apprenticeship is a one-year program aimed at young motivated individuals who want to gain a hands on education in farming. The apprenticeship is an onsite living program and apprentices must be willing to be apart of the larger Kahumana Community.  Continue reading

K9 Kokua Get Down for the Dogs Fundraiser – 8/21/16

K9 Kokua presents the 5th annual Get Down for the Dogs benefit dinner and live auction on Sunday, August 21, from 5pm to 9pm.

Tickets can be purchased here.

See below for a message from K9 Kokua.


Check this out…click below to watch the video that our youngest volunteer (only 8yrs old!) made to help raise awareness. Her passion and fire to help dogs is astounding!  Rylee Brooke for K9 Kokua

We wanted to be sure that you knew about the party for a GRRREAT cause that is happening on August 21st @ M Nightclub, Restaurant Row so we have also attached our event flier here. WOOF!

Psst!..there is free covered parking and swag bags for attendees. AROO!  As always, 100% of everything raised (including tickets!) goes to helping the most destitute and hidden dogs of Hawai’i.

That’s right – our 5th Annual ‘Get Down for the Dogs!’ Benefit Dinner & Live Auction is all to help the houseless dogs and those affected by domestic violence!  Click here to get your tickets from the comfort of your home or on-the-go : http://www.k9kokua.org/get-down-for-the-dogs-2

EXCITING NEWS: This year we are presenting the Compassionate L.E.O. Award to a member of HPD for acts of repeated compassion and service that has helped so many dogs have much better lives now.

Get your tickets TODAY and help the houseless dogs make this fundraiser a HUGE success!  If you cannot attend and wish to support the event, consider purchasing a ticket to donate to a volunteer.  Please forward this email to all of your pals, the dogs need your help!

Mahalo piha,
Josie the SpokesDog & the K9 Kokua Volunteer Ohana.


Pedestrian Safety Education – 8/16/16

August is Pedestrian Safety Month. Walk Wise Hawai’i and McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i are partnering to promote the BE SEEN AT NIGHT message and to provide free pedestrian safety lights to hand out to the community.

Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be sign waving from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pedestrian Safety

Housing Assistance List

The attached list is a directory of  resources for homeless, including rapid re-housing, financial assistance (assistance in the form of direct payment to landlords/prospective landlords and/or utility companies), and homeless outreach.

coordinated homeless initiative

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