Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wai`anae Neighborhood Board Meeting - June 3

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008

WAI`ANAE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

85-671 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY

7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.

Be Fair to All: Agenda reports are limited to three minutes and presentations to 10 minutes. Questions are limited to two minutes each.

1. Call To Order: Chair Jo Jordan

2. Welcome/Pule/Pledge of Allegiance/Hawai`i Pono`i

3. Election of Officers, Chair, Vice-Chair, Recording Secretary, Treasurer

4. Appointment of Committee Chairs

5. MONTHLY REPORTS, PART 1

5.1. Honolulu Fire Department – HFD

5.2. Honolulu Police Department – HPD

5.3. DLNR/DOCARE

5.4. U.S. Army

5.4.1 U.S. Army 25th ID (Light)

5.4.2 Ordnance Reef Update – Hudson Kekaula

5.5. U.S. Navy NavMag Pearl Harbor

5.6. Board of Water – Clayton Brown

5.7. Board of Education – Breene Harimoto

5.8. Kalaeloa Advisory Team update – David Brown

5.9. SIC Network update - Lani Ma’a Lapilio

6. BOARD BUSINESS/BOARD ACTION

6.1 Approval of June 3, 2008 Regular Meeting Agenda

6.2 Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes for April 1, 2008

6.3 Newsletter update –

6.4 Treasurer’s Report-Fiscal Officer, Calvin Endo

7. COMMITTEE REPORTS/UPDATES/BOARD ACTION (Reports from Committee Chairs)

7.1 Transportation/OMPO – David Brown

7.2 Planning & Zoning – Bill Akiona

7.3 Education – Calvin Endo

7.4 Economic & Development – Bill Akiona

7.5 Parks & Recreation/Parks Beautification – Jo Jordan

7.5.1 Recommendation for closure by signage Lualualei Beach Park 2 from 10:00pm to 5:00am unless by permit, for a 2-year pilot project

7.5.2 Recommendation for closure by signage Pokai Bay Beach Park from 10:00pm to 5:00am unless by permit, for a 2-year pilot project

7.6 Health and Safety – Maralyn Kurshals

8. ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.1 Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill Lateral Expansion (HRS 343-5(b) DEIS) public comment deadline July 7, 2008 – contact C&C of Honolulu DES Eric Takamura 768 3486

8.2 Waianae Beach Park Parking Lot Improvements (HRS 343-5(b) DEA) public comment deadline June 22, 2008 contact C&C of Honolulu DDC Daniel Takamatsu 768 8461

9. COMMUNITY CONCERNS

10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Ten minutes per presentations - 2 minutes per person questions/comments) - Board Action items

11. NEW BUSINESS (Ten minutes per presentation - 2 minutes per person questions/ comments)Board Action items

11.1 Support for Draft Bicycle Safety Resolution

12. MONTHLY REPORTS, PART 2 (Three minutes each)

12.1 Mayor’s Representative – Mr. Ken Shimizu

12.2 Councilmember Todd Apo

12.3 Office of United States Representative Mazie Hirono

12.4 Governor’s Representative – Mr. Russell Tsuji

12.5 Senate President Colleen Hanabusa

12.6 Representative Maile Shimabukuro

12.7 Representative Karen Awana

13. ADJOURNMENT 10:00 P.M.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT: http: www.honolulu.gov

If you would like to receive this Board’s agenda and minutes, please contact the Neighborhood Commission Office, Honolulu Hale, Room 400, Honolulu, HI 96813; call 768-3710; or fax 768-3711 to be added to the mailing list or visit http://www.honolulu.gov/nco/in%0cdex1.htm.

Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or a special physical need should call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710 between 8:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

Parks & Rec Committee Meeting - June 5

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board


Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wai’anae Neighborhood Community Center

85 670 Farrington Highway

7:00P.M. -9:00P.M.

I. Call to Order/Welcome

II. Approval of meeting minutes April 10, 2008 and May 8, 2008

III. Announcements/Community Concerns

IV. Previous Business Update

A. Makua Kaena State Park updates

i. Keawaula permit pilot project: review and discussion

ii. Primitive camping at Makua Beach Park: proposed sites and discussion

B. City & County Park updates to include

i. City clean up of parks and homeless

ii. Park improvements: repairs, infrastructure and continued maintenance/upkeep

C. State Emergency/Transitional site and proposed State Housing

D. Baseline Environmental Study for the Waianae Coast Ocean Area

V. Open Discussion

A. Lualualei Beach Park 1 (aka Sewers)

B. Requested closure of Makaha Beach Park

C. Placing a memorial statue for Rell Sunn at Makaha Surfing Beach

D. Makai Watch Program

E. City park permitting process

F. Waianae Beach Park Parking Lot Improvements (HRS 343-5(b) DEA)

VI. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: http://www.honolulu.gov/

ANY DISABLED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS MEETING MAY CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION OFFICE AT 527-5749 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Transportation Committee Meeting - June 9

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING

Monday, June 9, 2008

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wai‘anae Community Center

85-670 Farrington Highway

Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i 96792

Calvin Endo, Acting Chair

For David Lawrence Brown, Chair

I. Welcome

II. Meeting Minutes - May 2008, Committee was in recess

III. Updates

A. O‘ahu Metropolitan Planning Organization Meetings (OMPO)

IV. Unfinished Business

A. Status on Previous Motions

B. Emergency Evacuation Contingency Plan

C. Emergency Access Road – on the April OMPO agenda

D. Mauka Road - Request Amendment to TIP 2008-2011

E. Farrington HWY Projects

V. New Business

A. Wai‘anae Coast Transportation Updates

VI. Community Concerns or Issues

A. Suggestions for Future Meetings

B. Illegal Dumping

(Trash Hotlines: 696-1920 or 768-3203)

(Report on-line: http://envhonolulu.org/solid_waste/dumping_report.htm)

C. Traffic Calming Requests

D. Road Repair and Maintenance

(Pothole Hotlines: city 527-6006, state 536-7852)

E. Illegal Parking

(Report to HPD Wai‘anae Station: 696-4221)

VII. Announcements / Adjournment

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: http://www.honolulu.gov/

Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or a special physical need should call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

Education Committee Meeting - June 10

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Education Committee Agenda

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Waianae High School, Room P-18

85-251 Farrington Highway, Waianae, Hawaii 96792

4:00 – 6:00pm

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order – Calvin Endo, Committee Chair

  1. Welcome / Introductions

Setting Committee Goals, Objectives and Mission

    1. Goals – To identify issues and find resolutions to issues affecting the education of our keiki.

    1. Objectives – To see the community united in resolving the issues that affect education and to bring together organizations and businesses that will partner with us.

    1. Mission – To see that our keiki receive the best education from our schools.

  1. School Issues

A. Leihoku Elementary School - With the development of new housing projects in the area there is a big concern for classrooms for additional students and getting new teacher.

1. Student Enrollment

2. Teacher Concerns

3. Facility Improvements / Repairs

4. School Community Council Meeting

B. Wai’anae Elementary School

1. Student Enrollment – Concerns about the Medically Fragile Students that’s coming over from Kamaile Elementary next school year.

2. Teacher Concerns

3. Facility Improvements / Repairs – Is there adequate rooms for the students coming over?

4. School Community Council Meeting

C. Kamaile Elementary School – The school will be a public charter school next school year.

1. Student Enrollment

2. Teacher Concerns – With the teachers leaving to retain their State positions will we have teacher for next school year.

3. Facility Improvements / Repairs – School is still short 5 acres of land needed for the school.

4. Parent/ Community Meeting

D. Makaha Elementary School – With the low student count they have, the school would like to see the school district revert to what is was in the past. This would increase the student count and help them retain their teachers.

1. Student Enrollment – Because student count is low the school would like to see the district lines changed back how it was.

2. Teacher Concerns

3. Security Issues

4. Facility Improvements / Repairs

5. School Community Council Meeting

E. Wai’anae Intermediate School

1. Student Enrollment - Projected lower amount of students next school year, which has the school worried that they will have to release some teachers. Parents are encouraged to register children as soon registration opens.

2. Teacher Concerns

3. Facility Improvements / Repairs - The school was allocated funds to renovate the school several years ago. But the money never got to the school. The school needs renovation funds to correct some unsafe building/classroom needs. The roofs leak when it rains which causes electrical shorts in the classroom lights and circuits. I hate to see the roof fall and hurt someone. Another building’s second story floor is starting to crumble.

4. School Community Council Meeting

F. Wai’anae High School – Funding to be released from the State to support the Teacher Mentoring Program.

1. Student Enrollment

2. Teacher Concerns

3. Security Issues

4. Facility Improvements / Repairs – Funds for electrical upgrade for AC and fund to complete stadium bleachers.

5. School Community Council Meeting

Who is the Complex Area Superintendent for the newly formed Wai’anae Complex?

How do we go about re-districting our school districts to even out the student population?

  1. Announcements / Adjournment

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: http://www.honolulu.gov/

Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or a special physical need should call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

Health & Safety Committee Meeting - June 20

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Health & Safety Committee

Friday June 20, 2008

Wai’anae District Park- Meeting Room

85-601 Farrington Highway

6:30P.M.- 8:00 P.M.

I. Call to Order/Welcome

II. Approval of April 8, 2008 minutes

III. Announcements/Community Concerns

IV. Previous Business Update

A. Medivac Justification

B. Landfill updates- PVT and Waimanalo Gulch

C. Farmer’s Market

V. New Business

A. Wastewater Treatment Plant- health concerns

B. Pedestrian safety

C. News Report from Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

VI. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE COAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: http://www.honolulu.gov/

Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or a special physical need should call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting - June 25

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

PLANNING AND ZONING

COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25Th 2008

WAI`ANAE DISTRICT PARK – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

85-601 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY, WAIANAE

6:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

I. Call To Order/ Welcome: P & Z Committee Chair Bill Akiona

II. Old Business – Last Meeting was an Informational Meeting on 04/17/08 – No Quorum

A. Keawa’ula Fiber Optic Cables

B. Hale Wai Vista

C. Kamaile EcoVillage

III. New Business:

A. Seawinds Apartment for Housing Solutions Incorporated (HSI)

IV. Announcements/Community Concern

V. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: www.honolulu.gov

ANY DISABLED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS MEETING MAY CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION OFFICE AT 768-3710 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Community Econ Dev Committee Mtg - June 25

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25Th 2008

WAI`ANAE DISTRICT PARK – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

85-601 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY, WAIANAE

8:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.

I. Call To Order: CED Committee Chair Bill Akiona

II. Previous Business Updates – Our First Meeting Since Split of WCNB #24 in January 2008

A. Open to Old and New Business Items to Carry Over into Next CED Committee Meeting

III. Announcements/Community Concerns

IV. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: www.honolulu.gov

ANY DISABLED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS MEETING MAY CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION OFFICE AT 768-3710 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

U.S. EPA Update - Leeward Coast Clean-up

From: Higuchi.Dean@epamail.epa.gov [mailto:Higuchi.Dean@epamail.epa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:27 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.
Subject: Revised Fact sheet on Leeward Coast Clean ups

United States Regional Administrator Region 9, Arizona,
Environmental Protection 75 Hawthorne Street California, Hawaii,
Agency San Francisco, CA 94105-3901 Nevada, Guam,
American Samoa,
Northern Mariana Islands












U.S. EPA UPDATE ON LEEWARD COAST CLEANUP ACTIVITIES


Waianae, Hawai’i May 2008

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Program assessed two locations near Waianae on the leeward coast the week of May 12, 2008 in response to concerns about possible hazardous materials having been dumped there. This flyer provides information on what activities were performed by EPA’s Emergency Response staff and what was found. It will also try to address health and safety concerns which have been expressed by community members.

Hakimo Road Site:
EPA’s assessment of a dump site in this area revealed the types of hazardous materials one might expect at a solid waste dump: leaking car batteries, paint, solvents, etc. Certain areas of soil on the site had high levels of lead, and those contaminated hot spots will be removed.

Haleahi Road Site:
EPA also assessed an area on Haleahi Road where leaking containers were found adjacent to Kaupuni Stream. After noticing oil leaking from the containers, EPA personnel sampled the material and discovered the solvent perchloroethylene (PERC) and polychlorinated biphenals (PCBs), both hazardous substances. The containers and contaminated soil were removed for proper disposal.

Are Nearby Areas Safe?
The streams used frequently by community members (Ulehawa and Kaupuni) are safe as well as the areas where the streams enter the ocean. The fish in these streams may still be eaten as EPA did not find contamination in the streams. EPA also does not believe groundwater was impacted by the spilled material EPA removed.

For More Information:
If you have questions or concerns regarding EPA’s cleanup work in these areas, please contact the U.S. EPA Hawaii Office at 808-541-2710. To report suspected environmental violations, please call 808-541-2720 or visit http://www.epa.gov/tips/

Legislature Legalizes Indigenous Hawaiian Architecture Statewide

In 2006 and 2007 the State Legislature passed measures that allow residential use of Indigenous Hawaiian Architecture Structures. See: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2007/bills/SB1917_cd1_.htm

I have attached Maui County's existing Indigenous Architecture building code (click here). At this point, the housing officials from all other counties are required to adopt similar building codes.

Click on the image to view Maui's indigenous architecture code.

FYI, the housing officials from each county are:

Housing Offices - Statewide
1) County of Hawaii
Office of Housing and Community Development
phone: 961-8379fax: 961-8685
Edwin Taira
ohcdadm@co.hawaii.hi.us
2) County of Maui Housing & Human Concerns
phone: 270-7805fax: 270-7165
Vanessa Medeiros
vanessa.a.medeiros@mauicounty.gov
3) County of Kauai County Housing Agency
phone: 241-4444
Kenneth Rainhforth
krainforth@kauai.gov
4) City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting
phone: 768-8000
Henry Eng, Director
heng@honolulu.gov>,

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

To Honor Coach Larry Ginoza - June 25

Click on the image for a larger view.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Waianae Farmer's Market GRAND OPENING - June 21

Waianae Farmer's Market
will take place on June 21, 7:30-11am,
at Makaha Resort,
and will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month thereafter.

For more info, call Desiree at DHikuroa@wcchc.com or 696-1599 or 848-2074.


For info on becoming a vendor: http://www.hfbf.org/FarmersMarket.html

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Westside Stories 2008 Session Wrap Up

Westside Stories 2008 Session Wrap Up
Click on the image to see a full version.

Aloha,
Gail Gomes
Westside Stories
The PRIDE of the Westside
696.7978
Visit our website at http://www.wsshawaii.com/

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Learn to Sail - Open House May 31 - 11AM-1PM

Registration for 2008 Fall Schedule
Open House on May 31 from 11am to 1pm

On South End Pokai Bay by the Old Boat Ramp

The open house is to let people know about our Fall sailing class that will begin on Aug 2, Saturday from 9am to 12pm. The class will run for 10 weeks. The cost is $30 for all 10 sessions. The Youth sailing is open for youth, male and female, age 14-19. Cost: $30.00 total ($10.00 for registration, $20.00 for materials/supplies). SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

Call Jeff at 428-1384 or Ann at 282-8782 or email thomasm026@hawaii.rr.com or ann@favoredtacksailing.com for more information

Waianae Youth Sailing Program-Sea Scouts Ship #200

Monday, May 19, 2008

2nd Annual Build The Track! Saturday June 14

From: Michael Kitchens [mailto:michaeljkitchens@users.easynews.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 11:08 PM
Subject: The 2nd Annual Build The Track! Motorsports Show - See how many of us support building a motorsports facility on Oahu! - Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Respected Leaders,

The Oahu Motorsports Advisory Council is personally inviting all of you to the 2nd Annual Build The Track! Motorsports Show to be held on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. This is a not-for-profit event, completely free to the public and is committed to raising the awareness for temporary and permanent motorsports facilities. Thousands of racers, automotive enthusiasts, and spectators are expected to attend this event in support of the ongoing efforts to Build The Track!

We are mobilizing our community, united in a common goal, to voice their opinions and their vote in favor of current projects such as the future Kalaeloa Raceway Park at Parcel 24 and those that support it (www.kalaeloaracewaypark.com). This is the perfect opportunity for our public leadership to witness the economic and social impact motorsports has on our local communities. We hope that you and your families will take a few hours out of your Saturday, to stop by and see the hundreds of custom, modified, and race-spec vehicles on display, as well as take the time to talk to the racers and enthusiasts on hand about their views on the situation at hand.
Regardless, it will be a day filled with free entertainment and activities for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, please see our website at www.buildthetrack.com

Thank you for your time and consideration and we hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Michael J. Kitchens
Chairman,
Oahu Motorsports Advisory Council
www.buildthetrack.com
chairman@buildthetrack.com
PH: 808-847-3599
CP: 808-782-7432

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Position Available - Organic Farm Manager

From: MA`O ORGANIC FARMS [waianaeorganic@hawaii.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:34 PM
Subject: Position available -- organic farm manager apprenticeship program

ALOHA `AINA...

If you folks hear of any recent graduates wanting to start a career in organic farming we're again looking for another person. Back in March we hired a 2007 UH Manoa CTAHR graduate and she seems to have survived the first few months unscathed, and is living the high life of a Hawai`i organic farmer!

Information on the apprenticeship can be found on our web site. http://www.maoorganicfarms.org/index.php/site/farm_apprenticeship/

Interested candidates can also schedule a visit.

We have started development work on the adjoining 11-acres, the next 4-months will involve clean-up, recycling, infrastructure development, irrigation system installation, and soil improvements - so the position will get the full farm experience.

Please contact me directly for more information.

Mahalo nui...
Gary Maunakea-Forth
MA`O ORGANIC FARMS
808-696-5569 (farm)
808-478-0316 (cell)

Comment: In the photo, Manny Miles of Ma`o Farms is sharing his knowledge and aloha with young visitors.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Update Re: Fishing & Camping at Keawaula & Makua

Representative Shimabukuro: 

The pilot project for Keawaula is to allow after hours recreational activities, such as fishing, but not to allow camping.  The permit process was put in place after park hours were established and posted.  This will allow enforcement to ask unpermitted individuals and groups to leave, but allow fishers to stay in the park.  We're allowing the use of a portable canopy with up to two sides for protection from the elements, but not sleeping gear.  We want to allow legitimate recreational activity, but not lose control of camping (under the guise of fishing).

We've been discussing setting up a primitive camping [ie, camping in areas without bathroom facilities] permit process for Makua, and need to flesh it out a bit more. . .

-- Dan Quinn (dan.quinn@hawaii.gov)
DLNR

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bon Dance Schedule 2008 - Wai`anae on July 26


2008 Hawaii Bon Dance Schedule
(click for a full-size image)

Fundraiser May 18 - Hawaiian Language Preschool

From Michael D. Attocknie:

Like live music and ono food? I am President of Komike Makua 501(c)3, the parents’ group for Punana Leo O Waianae Hawaiian language immersion preschool. We are having a fundraiser this Sunday (May 18) at Rumors in Ala Moana Hotel. Adults only! Tickets are $15 at the door but I can get you a discount ($10) if you buy early. I know this is short notice but I wanted to spread the joy.


Michael D. Attocknie
Guardian Ad Litem/AmeriCorps Legal Advocate
Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i, Wai`anae Branch
85-670 Farrington Hwy. Rm. #8
Waianae, HI 96792
808-696-6321
Fax: 696-5809
miattoc@lashaw.org

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Makaha Studios - Cutting Edge Video Technology

Maile recently visited with Makaha Studios and was extremely impressed with what former Wai`anae High Searider Productions students are doing! They are making commercials, designing logos, websites, graphics, animation, and even planning to someday make their own full length movies. These young people are incredibly talented and are continuing to put Wai`anae on the map for cutting edge video technology.

For more information, call 695-8200 or visit http://www.makahastudios.com/


Additional source: "Waianae High media talent goes full circle with video venture," Honolulu Advertiser, 5 Aug 2007.

Help with Gas & Electricity Costs - Apply June 2-30


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

People who need help with their gas or electricity bills can apply for either an energy credit or energy crisis intervention.

You only have one month to apply – June 2nd through 30th!

You may contact the following organizations to apply:

On the island of Oahu, contact HCAP (Honolulu Community Action Program) at:
808-521-4531

For the island of Hawaii, contact HCEOC (Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council) at:
808-961-2681

For Maui, Molokai, Lanai, contact MEO (Maui Economic Opportunity) at:
808-249-2990

For the island of Kauai, contact KEO (Kauai Economic Opportunity) at:
808-245-4077

Or contact the State LIHEAP Program Office at:
808-586-5734

You will need to show your current HECO or GASCO bill, proof of residence, and proof of income. LIHEAP income eligibility is set at 150% of FPL.

Aloha,
Tatjana Johnson
AmeriCorps Advocate
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Direct Ph.: (808) 527-8085
Ph.: (808) 536-4302
Fax: (808) 527-8088
Email: tajohns@lashaw.org

Retail Space for Rent; Free Computers

FREE COMPUTERS
Team Real Estate at Makaha Marketplace is giving away IBM and Apple desktop computers left behind by a tenant between now and May 16, 2008. The quality and working condition of the computers is unknown.

RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT AT MAKAHA MARKETPLACE
Retail space is available in the air conditioned mall at Makaha Marketplace. Cost is $300/month for a 10x20' area. Vendors may install internet and phone lines if they wish, and must have basic liability insurance.


For more information, contact:
Wendy Alcantra (RA)
Team Real Estate
84-1170 Farr. Hwy., Bldg A-2; AB-1a
Waianae, HI 96792
Office: 695-0227 / Cellular: 352-6449
wendyalcantra@hawaii.rr.com

Monday, May 12, 2008

Legacy Funds for Wai`anae's MA'O Farms

The state has agreed to help buy 907 acres of special lands (click on the image on the right for a fuller view) for preservation, "using $4.7 million from its Legacy Land Conservation Program. The state's contribution to the land acquisitions on five islands will ensure the public can enjoy them, with ownership going to nonprofit preservation groups and to Hawai'i County, said Paul Conry, administrator of the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The total value of the five parcels is estimated at $19 million, according to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources, which approved the projects recommended by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission from among 11 applicants. The projects encompass 'so many different conservation values, cultural or scenic or access or habitat,' said Dale Bonar, commission chairman. 'Our goal is to select the best projects out there, especially if it has multiple characteristics.' For example . . . MA'O Organic Farms, a program of the Wai'anae Community Redevelopment Corporation, trains area youth to grow healthy food and learn about the land. 'They're bringing kids in, giving them productive entrepreneurial training and sustainability,' Bonar said. 'It's such a great program.' The Legacy Land program is funded with a portion of the state conveyance tax on real estate sales." (These excerpts are from Diana Leone's "Legacy funds help buy land: Program contributes $4.7M to preservation of 5 areas across state," Honolulu Advertiser, 10 May 2008, forwarded by Wally Inglis).

Comment: Karen Young of Wai`anae is a member of the Legacy Land Conservation Commission. She is the mother of Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Announcement: Wai`anae Youth Sailing Program May 31 at Poka`i Bay

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES & CHANGES FOR THIS SAILING PROGRAM. 5/20/08

We are having a youth sailing class on May 31 at the south end of Pokai bay from 9am to 12pm, followed by Open House from 11am to 1pm. After that we will have a short adult meeting at 1pm.

For more information, contact:
Captain Ann Ford
Instruction, Deliveries, Professional Yacht Captain
email: ann@favoredtacksailing.com
website: http://www.favoredtacksailing.com

Saturday, May 10, 2008

3rd Annual Keiki Spring Fest Report

From: Barbie-Lei Burgess [wnp-bfc@wccmhc.org]
Date: Thu 5/8/2008 3:46 PM
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Contact Barbie for a copy of the 3rd Annual Waianae Coast Keiki Spring Fest 2008 Preliminary Report-5/8/08.

Makaha Roadwork Update


Recent update from Dept. of Transportation:

The striping on Farrington Hwy between Orange Street and Kili Drive is temporary. The resurfacing work should be done in a month with final striping to follow.

Tupperware Online Party Invitation from Michelle

Hi everybody:

You are cordially invited to my Tupperware Online Party! I am hosting this Online Party to tell you about all of the great products Tupperware has to offer to simplify your kitchen, home, and life! Please click any of the shopping links to begin browsing through products and special offers available through my Online Party.


Be sure to click on any shopping link to ensure that you're participating in my Tupperware Online Party. My Tupperware Online Party will last until May. 24, 2008. If you have any questions, please let me know. Or you may visit my Tupperware Consultant's Web site, Michelle Lee Johnson.

Thanks for participating in my Tupperware Online Party,

Michelle
michellelees@hawaii.rr.com
MICHELLELEES@CLEARWIRE.NET

Comment: I'm saddened to hear of the closing of Michelle Lee's print shop. I wish Michelle the best of luck in her future endeavors, such as selling Tupperware. Michelle Lee Johnson is my Wai`anae Elementary School classmate. -Maile

Monday, May 5, 2008

2008 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Date: 5 May 20008
From: Representative Maile Shimabukuro
Subj: 2008 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

All of the bills listed here have been passed by both Houses of the Legislature and await Governor's action before becoming law. I have been responsible for several of them, both as introducer and as Chair of the House Committee on Human Services & Housing. Certain bills directly benefit District 45, which I have represented for the past six years.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Reminder: Apply for WOW Scholarship - Deadline May 19
























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Download, print, and fill out this application form.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Say's Response to Smith's May 2 Article

Attached is a response from Speaker of the House Calvin Say and House Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell to Linda Smith's op-ed, "Lackluster Legislature sustained status quo," in the 2 May 2008 Honolulu Advertiser. Also attached are talking points that outline the major accomplishments of the 2008 legislature. (From Georgette Deemer, Director of Communications, House of Representatives, State of Hawaii, 2 May 2008).


Thursday, May 1, 2008

UPDATE: $5K Needed for WHS Project Graduation

UPDATE 5/1/08:
From: Gail Gomes [wss@hawaii.rr.com]
Date: Tue 4/29/2008 5:21 PM
To: Maile Shimabukuro

Attached is the article that will run in Westside Stories with all the pertinent info. [Click on the article for a full size view.]

Thanks for all your help!!!

Aloha,
Gail Gomes
Westside Stories
The PRIDE of the Westside
696.7978
Visit our website at www.wsshawaii.com

Original Post 4/29/08: Organizers of Wai`anae High School's Project Graduation are in need of $5,000 to cover the costs of air conditioned buses for the students.

"We really want the students to feel special and be comfortable as they head out for their special Project Graduation celebration," explained organizer Gail Gomes.

"If a company is willing to donate so the committee can purchase air conditioned buses and drivers through Roberts Hawaii that would be a great way to support the students of Wai'anae High School," Gomes continued.

Wai`anae High's graduation is on May 30, 2008.

Cash and other donations, such as door prizes, are tax deductible. Checks can be mailed to:

Wai'anae High School Project Graduation
ATTN: Katherine Cadirao
85-251 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, HI 96792

Organizers are also seeking assistance with set up for the graduation ceremony on May 29, as well as help with parking, logistics, and clean up on May 30, graduation night.

Several organizations and individuals have already donated generously to this cause, including Doug's Acoustical and Drywall Interior, Inc.; Karen Young; Wai`anae Coast Rotary Club; and Wai`anae Military Civilian Advisory Council.

For more information, contact Gail Gomes at wss@hawaii.rr.com or 696-7978.