Monday, June 30, 2008

Maile to Speak at CPS Conf - July 12 at 11AM

CPS Conference Sponsored by Parents for Righteousness; Maile To Be Among Speakers (July 12 and 19 at Waianae Satellite City Hall)

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro will be among the speakers at the Parents for Righteousness conference regarding Child Protective Services (CPS) issues. Maile will be speaking on July 12 from 11am to noon regarding measures passed by the Legislature affecting CPS.

The conference is scheduled for both the 12th and the 19th of July, and will take place at the Waianae Community Center (Satellite City Hall) Conference Room. The conference will take place from 9am to 3pm on both days, with lunch included.

Space is limited so reserve your seat at the conference now.

For more information, call (808) 697-8384.

Mahalo nui loa a mei Makua ho'omaikai 'oe a 'ohana
Ivan Kapaona
Public Relations Officer
Parents for Righteousness
(808) 697-8384

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Update: 2008 Women of Wai`anae Scholarship Winners; Puhawai Farm Lot Members Recognized

Women of Wai`anae (WOW) is proud to announce the 2008 WOW Scholarship Winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Angela Lacey
Continuing Scholar:
Skye Grahovac
Runners Up: Jes-I Kalawa, StacyAnn Kane, Charlotte Naone, Napua Napalapalai, and Andrea Saballa.

Mahalo nui loa to the members of the Puhawai Farm Lot Association, who donated funds for two of the "Runners Up" scholarships. The decision-making body of the Puhawai Farm Lot Assn. consisted of: Vince Dodge, Kammie & Elizabeth Kam, Eileen and Ed Machado, Gwen Makepa, and Margie Perreira.

Congratulations to all winners!

For more information regarding WOW, email Karen Young at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

WCNB Regular Meeting Agenda - July 1

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

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

For the agenda, click here.

For all the latest Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24 meeting agendas and minutes,
go to

WCNB Transportation Committee Meeting - July 7

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Calvin Endo, Acting Chair
For David Lawrence Brown, Chair

MONDAY, July 7, 2008 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wai‘ anae Community Center
85-670 Farrington Highway
Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i 96792

For the agenda, click here.

For all the latest Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24 meeting agendas and minutes,
go to

Friday, June 27, 2008

Mandatory Solar Water Heating Bill Becomes Law (and Proud Daughter Maile)

From: Katherine Kamada
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:48 AM
Cc: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.
Subject: Thank you for your support of Act 204

Honorable Governor Lingle,

Thank you for signing into law Act 204, which will mandate solar water heaters for new homes built after 2010. Hawaii will not regret moving in this direction as I have seen solar water panels throughout most homes in Japan during my travel in 1969. We are definitely behind in the area of renewable energies but will lead the nation if we continue to support mandates like Act 204.

I watched on television a panel of speakers including the legislator from Kauai (I forget her name), Jeff Mikulina, Karen Young (has photovoltaic panels hooked to batteries which generates electricity to her home and is almost off the HEI grid) and two other gentlemen. It was a paid program which I just happened upon while channel surfing. It was so gratifying to hear these individuals speak of what has been done and the possibilities of renewable energies for Hawaii . The legislator from Kauai said that Hawaii could become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energies. Every time I fill my gas tank (we live in Waianae) I wonder how much longer I will be able to afford filling my tank and doing errands or fulfilling doctor appointments outside of Waianae.

Thank you, Governor Lingle! Imua , Hawaii !

Dennis and Katherine Kamada

Note from Maile: Aloha Ms. Kamada -- Thank you for this excellent email and for cc:-ing me. Nice of you to recognize my mother, Karen Young -- she'll be happy that someone watched the show. The Kauai legislator is Mina Morita by the way. Take care and aloha, Maile Shimabukuro

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pre-Apprenticeship Training for Leeward Residents

Construction Training Center of the Pacific
1727 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: (808) 847-4666 x212
Fax: (808) 842-0129


HONOLULU- The Hawaii Building Industry Foundation (HBIF) and the Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC) are accepting applications for Project ComPACT through July 8, 2008 for Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training. The project is made possible by a grant from the City and County of Honolulu Leeward Coast Community Benefits Program.

Adults who reside in the Leeward Coast communities of Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma'ili, Waianae, Makaha and Kaeau are eligible to apply. Project ComPACT exposes individuals to over 150 vocations in the construction industry. Upon completion, they are able to enter the industry and succeed in the trade apprenticeship programs or entry level positions.

Applications are available on-line - click here - or may be picked up at the Construction Training Center of the Pacific, 1727 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96819. The Deadline to submit an Application is July 8 and for more information, contact Barbara Nishikawa, Training Director, at 847-4666 ext 212 or via

WCNB Parks & Rec Meeting Agenda - July 10

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Waianae Neighborhood Community Center
85 670 Farrington Highway
7:00P.M. - 9:00P.M.

For the agenda, click here.

For all the latest Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24 meeting agendas and minutes,
go to

WCNB Health & Safety Committee - July 15

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24
Health & Safety Committee
Tuesday July 15, 2008
Waianae District Park- Meeting Room
85-601 Farrington Highway
6:30P.M- 8:00 P.M.

For the agenda, click here.

For all Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24 meeting agendas and minutes,
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Voting Rights - Free Audio Training - July 8

From: Tulin Ozdeger []
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:03 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Free Audio Training: Voting Rights

Click on the image for a fuller view of the announcement.

To register for the free audio training, click here.

Free Mixed Martial Arts Classes: Mon-Thu 4:30

From: []
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 11:13 AM
Subject: Kumulipo FREE mixed martial arts class in Nanakuli

Kumulipo and the PuuHeleakala Recreation Association in Nanakuli on Oahu 's west end is sponsoring FREE, MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES at the Recreation Center on Helelua Street open to kids and adults. As you can see in the photos, the predominantly Polynesian community responded favorably. The kids are leaning valuable skills that will bring a sense of confidence and discipline in a neighborhood dominated by a local gang. Some of the gang members are getting involved. They are leaning that training and competing is required in a sport that truly identifies the "posers and the pussses".. Insturctor Kimo Lee and Kumulipo volunteers conduct the class from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Monday and Thursday.

We need more pads and protective gear. All donations tax deductible.



Kamuela Kuali'i Lindsey
Executive Director
1741 Ala Moana Blvd. #98
Honolulu , Hi. 96815
Ph./cell (808) 258-1611

Kumulipo is dedicated to supporting traditional Hawaiian activities like sailing, surfing, swimming, spear fishing and canoe paddling; Hawaiian music, hula, renewable energy and bio fuels; as well as affordable housing, prison rehabilitation and reform.

"Halihali mai 'oe i na po'e lahui Hawai'i . Ka ala nui Ea like me ke ka'awila.
Imua a i hope. Ma lela no hana like kakou,
a'ole hakaka, a'ole hukihuki, ALU LIKE". ...Fannie Lindsey and Aunty Harriet Purdy...1990

People of Hawai'i lets get together. The road to Sovereignty is like the Spokes of a Wheel. Go forward or back. The way to work is together. Don't fight or argue, COME TOGETHER.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Capitol Rally for Hale Na'au Pono - June 24

9:30-11:30 AM

Clients, staff, and supporters of Hale Na'au Pono, the Waianae Coast Mental Health Center, will rally at the Capitol Tuesday, June 24. They will be arriving by buses to request a meeting with the Governor over the closing of their Case Management Services. They will also present the Governor with video-taped interviews with consumers describing the importance of Hale Na'au Pono in their lives.

Hale Na'au Pono has been serving the needs of the mentally ill on the Waianae Coast for over two decades as an autonomous, state-funded agency. The decision of the Department of Health to cut off funding for its largest program essentially means the end of the Center as we know it; this, in turn, threatens the health and safety of consumers and the Waianae community at large.

With our rally, we hope to call her attention to the scope and the seriousness of the state's actions against the Wai`anae Coast Mental Health Center.

For more information about the rally, please call Bernie or Alvina at Hale Na'au Pono (696-4211). For information about the content and issues, please contact Poka Laenui at 697-3045.

Ho`oipo DeCambra
Executive Director
Legal Services for Children dba
Special Education for Kids
87-217 St. John's Road
Wai`anae, HI 96792
(808) 695-4653 office
(808) 696-5516 Fax
(808) 630-1227 cell

Public Meeting: Utility Pole Replacement - June 26

Hawaiian Electric/Dept of Health
Public Meeting
Depart of Health Noise Variance Application for Utility Pole Replacement
June 26th, 2008 / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Farrington Highway, Nanakuli
Nanaikapono Elem School Cafeteria, 89-153 Mano Ave

Replace 11 existing poles with new steel poles between Haleakala Ave and Lualualei Road
Work is schedule for July 2008 to end Sept 2008
Improve overall electrical reliability along the Waianae Coast
Work may be schedule to be done at night

Questions and concerns need to be brought to the briefing
More Info call Craig Naito 543-7533

Shermaih K. Iaea, Jr. Memorial and Interment

Wai`anae Coast resident and purple heart veteran Shermaih K. Iaea, Jr. passed away on June 16, 2008.

His memorial service will take place on Monday, June 23, 2008, at Mililani Mortuary (makai). Viewing is from 5-5:30pm, with service to follow.

Iaea's interment of ashes with military honors will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 2pm, at Punchbowl.

Cards may be sent to:

Janey Iaea
P. O. Box 1445
Wai`anae, HI 96792

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MA'O Farms Wai`anae on KGMB9 - June 17 & 18

Subject: FW: KGMB9 spots for MA'O
To: "Maile Shimabukuro" , et al.
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 10:03 AM Aloha kakou,

Check these out, you will love it! Congratulations to our hardworking staff!


------ Forwarded Message
From: Malia Morales
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:55:25 -1000
To: Summer Shimabukuro , et al.
Subject: KGMB9 spots

Aloha hou mai käkou!

OK, finally got um both, the URLs are as follows... Aloha! :)

6/17/08 Ma'o Farms Grows Produce to Protect the Aina

6/18/08 Ma'o Farms Internship Helps Students Pay for College

Traffic Light at Wai`anae High School

Subject: Fw: Questions for DOT from Waianae Neigh Bd. Mtg
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 6:43 AM

Hi Maile - Here is more information on the traffic light at the intersection of Farrington Hwy and Waianae High School as to whether the crosswalk and left turn signal be simultaneous rather than consecutive? Comment was that it's an unnecessary delay since the crosswalk falls beyond the turn into the school.

What you are asking is possible, but is not recommended by national highway safety guidelines. While it is true that there is no pedestrian/vehicle conflict, the concern that exists is with motorist expectations based on their normal experience with other similar intersections which then influences their driving behavior and choices. Normal operation of signalized "T" intersections do not allow pedestrians to cross with an opposing left-turn movement and motorists are conditioned to expect it to operate this way because that is how it is everywhere else. And we know that driver conditioning plays a large role in the decisions they make consciously or unconsciously. To have an intersection that operates under different conditions violates a motorist's expectation which may cause confusion and increases the likelihood of possible accidents.

The classic example is in Kakaako where there are a bunch of all-way stop controlled intersections, but there is one which is only a two-way stop. You see two types of driver behavior at this intersection:

1. Motorists who don't have a stop, slow down because they think they have a stop and
2. Motorists who do have a stop, assume that the conflicting approach also has a stop, so they proceed into the intersection thinking that the conflicting

What may happen in this situation is that motorists going Makaha bound on Farrington Highway may see the left-turn traffic going into the school and assume that they too have the right-of-way (green) because that is how other intersections operate. Yes, they would be breaking the law by going through a red signal, but our concern would be for the instance that this happens and someone is crossing in the crosswalk at the same time.

Hope this helps.

Brennon Morioka, Director
Department of Transportation

[See the earlier posting, "Traffic Update - Maile's Q&A with DOT"]

Recruiting SURFERS and boardshorts wearers

From: Forest Frizzell
Subject: [Surf] Fwd: Recruiting SURFERS and boardshort wearers
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 9:24 AM

International Design Firm IDEO is working on a project focused on boardshort innovations.

We are currently looking for people to interview and shadow for 4 hours. This will include an interview in their home, a visit to their favorite surf location or clothing store, and back to their home. Participants will be compensated $300 for their time.

01. Do you live in one of the following cities and are you available the following dates:

San Diego, June 24th
Los Angeles, East LA and Orange County, June 25-27
Oahu, Hawaii, June 30-July 6th
Chicago July 8-11th

02. To qualify for this research study you must be ONE of the following:

I'm an 18-22 year old male, wear boardshorts and surf regularly
I'm an 18-22 year old male, wear boardshorts and don't surf
I'm a 25-32 year old male surfer
I'm over 60 years old, male and an avid surfer
I'm a parent who buys board shorts and clothing for my teenage son

03. If you satisfy one of the above, please let us know if any of these
statements describe you:

I'm hooked on surfing, the sport and culture, and try to surf daily
I wear boardshorts as my summer uniform
I'm obsessed with fashion and set trends among my friends
I modify my clothing/boardshorts for performance or fashion

04. If you would like to be considered for this study please let us know:
Your Name:
Your Age:
Your Gender:
Best e-mail:
Your Phone Number:
Your Address:
Your Ethnicity:
Number of board shorts owned:
Days and Times that you can meet:

If you are under 18 you need to ask your parents' permission before responding to this email, and if you are selected we will need to verify their consent.

Thank you for your time! If you are selected for this research we will contact you via email or phone. Please reply to me, Gwen Sullivan at


Gwen Sullivan, IDEO Boston
485 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
P: 617.844.2417
F: 617.844.2401

Monday, June 16, 2008

Konishiki Kids First Annual Ohana Day - 4th of July

To: "Maile Shimabukuro"
Date: Monday, June 9, 2008, 3:52 PM

Aloha Maile,

The Konishiki Kids First Annual Ohana Day Event is on the Fourth of July. Here is the link for details regarding this day:

Also information about Konishiki kid foundatin:

Could you help us with getting the work out..


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hawaiian Art, Food, Music in Waikiki 'til June 19

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Pass this on to your friends, only 'til June 19th.
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Hale Na`au Pono - Press Release and More



Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:51 AM

To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.

Subject: Press Release and more

Aloha Friends,

We thought you might want information directly from Hale Na`au Pono, Wai`anae Coast Community Mental Health Center. Direct communication is most helpful to understand the issues. If you want more information please call Poka Laenui, the Executive Director of Hale Na`au Pon or call me at 630-1227. I have been involved with Hale Na`au Pono from 1987, over 21 years as a community leader who asked the State to leave our community and let the community create and manage the services for our people. I have served as a board member of Hale Na`au Pono and now direct the Housing Program for adults with serious mental needs.

Mahalo for you attention to this serious matter, Ho`oipo

Ho`oipo DeCambra

Executive Director

Legal Services for Children dba

Special Education for Kids

87-217 St. John's Road

Wai`anae, HI 96792

(808) 695-4653 office

(808) 630-1227cell

Click on the following documents to read them:

Who Is HNP?

Press Release: State Department of Health out to Destroy Wai`anae’s Community Mental Health Center

What's Happening in a Nutshell

HNP Demographic Breakdown

Friday, June 13, 2008

Seeking a Site Property Assistant (Makaha)

Date: Friday, June 13, 2008, 9:25 AM

Aloha community leaders:

I wanted to let you know of an employment opportunity at the Makaha Marketplace; it is listed in Craig’s List.

We seek a committed, friendly, reliable, hard working individual with good people and problem solving skills to help support the day to day operation of a shopping center. This is a long term full time position with benefits. This person will be interacting with customers, tenants and vendors under the supervision and guidance of a property manager.

A prospective applicant should possess the following characteristics:
1 - Customer service skills;
2 - Construction/Trade knowledge at a maintenance level;

3 - Ability to perform day time security duties;
4 - Some computer knowledge (email, Word/Excel);

5 - Common sense is a must;
6 - Resident of the Waianae Coast ;

Email or fax resume to: (808) 637-8881

Let me know of anyone you might feel can fill this position well; essentially we are replacing Rose Palakiko who moved with Kiko and her family to their family homestead on Kauai . In addition, we hired Brenda Holbron ®, long time Broker with Inga’s Realty, to replace Wendy Alcantra RA who will be working full time for Hawaii Retail Services and part time as a sales agent for Team. We also hired Ed Clark as a carpenter handyman to do projects at the Marketplace. June will be a busy month!


Schuyler "Lucky" Cole (R), CEO
Team Real Estate, Inc. & COLENET LLC
808-638-7289; 808-638-8736 fax; 808-554-8113 cell;

Monday, June 9, 2008

Traffic Update - Maile's Q&A with DOT

The following questions came up at this month's Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting. Rep. Shimabukuro got the following responses from the Department of Transportation:

Rep. Shimabukuro: Re: The traffic light at the intersection of Farrington Hwy. and Waianae High School. Can the crosswalk and left turn signal be simultaneous rather than consecutive? It's an unnecessary delay since the crosswalk falls beyond the turn into the school.

DOT: According to our data, the protected left turn and pedestrian phase are already simultaneous. Our traffic engineers will execute a field check to verify this.

Rep. Shimabukuro: Re: The traffic light at the intersection of Farrington Hwy and Leihoku Street. Can a left turn signal be included in the town-bound direction?

DOT: We are not sure what the issue is here but there is already a signal and left turn lane at this intersection. However, we will request traffic counts be taken to see if a separate left turn phase is needed for the left turn lane that already exists. I am wondering if that is what they meant?

Rep. Shimabukuro: Re: Hale Wai Vista affordable housing project behind Waianae Mall, which is being developed by the Hawaii Housing Development Corporation, a non profit. Apparently the project is being built over a planned connection of Moekolu Street to Farrington Hwy., and over a toxic waste site caused by dumping by Okada Trucking. Is this legal? (Note: Not sure if this is a city or state issue).

DOT: Our Highway Planning Branch has reviewed the 201G Application for Hale Wai Vista from HHFDC. Hale Wai is a 5.02 acre, 215 affordable dwelling unit development by HHFDC. The development will have access to Farrington Highway and DOT's comments to the City DPP recommended that a TIAR is likely necessary and intersection improvements may be required, specifically for longer storage lanes. We are not aware about the project being built on a planned connection from Moekolu Street to Farrington Highway. Moekolu Street is a City street on the mauka side of this development and is a City issue. Regarding the toxic waste issue, this would be mitigative measures that the developer of HHFDC would have to pursue, not DOT, and if present would probably have been identified in their environmental review document if one was required.

Rep. Shimabukuro: Median barriers were discussed, and several residents stated that the entire Wai`anae Coast needs protection from head-on collisions.

DOT: We have conducted a general 3-year accident check for the section of Farrington Highway with abutting land development and without median barrier, a 6.2 mile section. From 2004 to 2006, there were a total of 166 major accidents in this section, of which 5 were fatals. 8.4% of these major accidents were head-on accidents. It must be noted that 30.7% were rear end accidents, an indicator of excessive speeds or inattention. 10.2% were broadsides, which indicates turning movement accidents. Originally, the community expressed concerns regarding the original guardrail project involving issues of access and availability of U-turn intersections. The community also expressed concerns that they would only be able to execute a right turn from their access points and there are few intersections wide enough to execute a U-turn. In light of this data, head-on collisions are a very small factor in major accidents and fatalities along the Leeward Coast and rather that speeding, drunk driving, and wreckless driving are the primary reasons for these accidents.

Save Hale Na`au Pono - Emergency Meeting June 11

Emergency Community Meeting to Help Save Hale Na`au Pono This Wednesday, 6pm, at Wai`anae District Park

Sent: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 11:37 am
Subject: State DOH closing major programs within Wai`anae Coast Mental Health Center

Aloha Representative Shimabukuro,

I am personally inviting you to an Emergency Meeting regarding the closing of a major program within Hale Na`au Pono serving over 360 consumers with serious mental illness on the Waianae Coast. If you need more information, please call 696-4211.


Emergency Commmunity Meeting
to help "SAVE" Hale Na`au Pono,
Wai`anae Coast Community Mental Health Center
TIME: 6:00PM

Ho`oipo DeCambra
Executive Director
Legal Services for Children dba
Special Education for Kids
87-217 St. John's Road
Wai`anae, HI 96792

Items for Sale to Benefit Miles `Ohana

Mahalo nui loa to the many, many people who gave so generously and made the June 7 & 8 Miles `Ohana yard sale a huge success!

We still have a few more excellent items for sale (see photos):

--Ping-Pong Table, good condition: $100 O.B.O.
--Air Hockey Table, good condition: $100 O.B.O.
--Speaker Set, good condition: $50 O.B.O.
--Mountain Bike, good condition, one tire needs air tube replaced: $40 O.B.O.
--Baby Swing, good condition, swings back & forth, side to side, one fish ornament missing: $30 O.B.O.

Items need to be picked up at 86-024 Glenmonger St., Waianae (corner of Pokai Bay St. and Glenmonger St.). Call 696-4677 for more information.

Background information:

Our hearts go out to the Miles `Ohana of Wai`anae, especially Kamu and Erica Miles, who lost their three-year-old son, Koa Paka, in a tragic traffic accident in Nanakuli on May 15, 2008.

The family also lost their beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Austin Miles, who was Koa Paka's grandfather, on May 13, 2008.

Donations are being collected to cover medical, funeral, and other related costs for the Miles Ohana. If you wish to contribute, make checks payable to:

Koa Paka Miles
P. O. Box 298
Wai`anae, HI 96792

You may also make contributions at any West O`ahu Federal Credit Union branch, located at Wai`anae Mall, Kalaeloa, and Ewa Beach.


Leeward Kai Canoe Club Celebration - June 14 @ Nanakuli Beach Park


On Jun 14, 2008 from 8:30 am until 2pm at Nanakuli Beach Park (Nanakuli Ave. & Farrington Hwy.) Leeward Kai Canoe Club will be having a celebration of 40 years Legacy. We have invited non profit groups to provide their own tent and tables and to sell their items in our "country store theme"...., if you have any questions please email ask for Gayle event committee or you may call 275-7330 Mon through Sat from 1pm until 11 pm.


(source: david mellem

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ahi Fever This Weekend

The annual "Ahi Fever" fishing tournament is scheduled for June 14-15 at Wai`anae Boat Harbor.

Please support the event by making donations, such as purchasing an ad for the program.

For more information, contact Norman and Bonita Swift at

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Volunteer to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors in Waianae

From: Eric Batalon []
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 9:52 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Volunteers needed to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors in Waianae

Good Morning Representative Shimabukuro

I really enjoyed your report last night at the Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting. I found it very informative, well researched, and perfectly presented. Thank you for all you’ve done for the people in the Waianae area and the citizens of Hawaii. You have brought positive change to an area that needs it and hope to those that may have given up hope in their own community. Though I don’t live in your area, Waianae has been my playground my entire life. For all the good you have done in this community, I thank you!

Last night I made a plea for volunteers to deliver meals on the Waianane coast. Below is a brief summary of what that entails. If you should have any questions or are in need of further information, please do not hesitate to contact me via any method mentioned below. I would greatly appreciate any leads you may have in locating volunteers in the Waianae area.

What: Volunteers needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors
  • Must have own vehicle (partial gas reimbursement for mileage)
  • Must be licensed driver
  • Must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult while on delivery
  • Good opportunity for HS students, clubs, retirees, and those in search of community service hours or service learning credits
When: Volunteers must be available for a minimum of one day a week (Wednesday), between 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Must meet Lanakila Shuttle Van at Nanakuli Beach Park at 10 am
All volunteers meet at this location to receive meals. No driving into town necessary

How do I get an Application? Applications can be requested by phone, fax, or email at the info below. You can also pickup applications at the Lanakila Meals on Wheels office at 1809 Bachelot Street. Acceptance into volunteer program pending background check and interview.

Much Mahalo,

Erix Batalon| Volunteer & Community Relations Coordinator
Lanakila Pacific | 1809 Bachelot Street | Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 | | 356-8532 | fx 533-7264

Art of Solomon Enos, Dalani Tanahy & Hanalei Hopfe Featured on Maui Today TV

Click on image to view the video.

Solomon Enos (painter/sculptor, born and raised in Makaha), Dalani Tanahy (kapa/wood artisan), and Hanalei Hopfe (stone & wood carver) of the Wai`anae Coast were among the artists featured on Maui Today TV recently. Promoters Ianuali Kaonohiokalanikoholua and Daniel Anthony were interviewed in this story, which took place at the International Festival of Canoes on Maui. To purchase items or for more information, contact Daniel at or call 808-542-1326.

Status Report: Homeless on the Leeward Coast








Villages of Maili (formerly Voice of America)



80 unit transitional housing will be for families currently residing in our emergency shelters in Waianae and Kalaeloa. Anticipated occupancy is approximately 250 people.

Catholic Charities has been identified as the service provider.

Building walls and all roofs have been erected. Installation of hot and cold water tubing and electrical cables is on-going. Delivery and installation of plumbing (sewer) pipes is on-going. The Contractor was reminded about mud and dust removal along Kulaaupuni St.

The sewer line under the drainage canal has been constructed. Installation of sewer along Holt road is completed. Excavation work for the manhole at the corner of Kulaaupuni St. and St. John Road is on-going.

Deed transfer processing activities continue between State and federal government agencies.

Contract discussions continue with various on-site Providers that include overall management, children’s facilities, kitchen, and children’s receiving home.

GSA is transferring the land to the State less the one acre former transmitter building site on the far corner of former Voice of America parcel that is not part of the Villages of Ma‘ili property. This one acre parcel will be fenced in and environmentally remediated by the US Coast Guard. It will be transferred to the State after the remediation is completed. Easement for US Coast Guard access to the site has been agreed upon.

Other Projects:

Kahikolu Ohana Hale O‘ Wai‘anae (part of Uluwehi subdivision)

72 unit emergency, transitional and affordable housing facility with 40 dormitory bed shelter under non-profit Hawaii Coalition of Christian Churches. Anticipated occupancy is approximately 250 people.

Construction is on schedule for all buildings to be completed by 6/30/08. Fencing, landscaping and ancillary activities will extend beyond 6/30/08.

Meeting was held with Pastor Boo and service providers for Villages of Ma‘ili and Building 36 to establish requirements for receiving residents upon opening of facilities for operations. Kahikolu Ohana Hale O‘ Wai‘anae will be the first of the three facilities to receive new residents. A follow-up meeting was also held with service providers and outreach providers to coordinate qualification/preparation of unsheltered homeless and shelter residents for movement into the three new facilities.

Bldg 36 (Kalaeloa)

Former military enlisted quarters, three story building with 71 units (65 singles, 6 doubles). Anticipated occupancy is approximately 200 people. The facility will house primarily homeless adult singles and couples from the Leeward Coast.

State continues to work with Navy BRAC on the deed transfer. All design and contract requirements and all environmental abatement work have been completed and certified. Construction is underway for completion date in August 2008.


Bldg 36 (Kalaeloa)

Removal of existing floor tiles is on-going. Installation of concrete forms for the new first floor ramp, accessible ramp, and stairway landing and walkway extension is on-going. We are addressing tripping hazards caused by tree roots up-heaving sections of the sidewalk fronting the parking lot. These sections will be added to sections being replaced on the contract plans

Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) has been identified as the Service Provider.

Submitted By: Russ K. Saito, HEART Team Leader Date: 5/30/08

Monday, June 2, 2008

LCCW June 2008 Newsletter

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From: Leeward Community College at Waianae []
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 3:42 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: LCCW June newsletter Aloha LCCW 'Ohana,

Keep your brain awake this summer! Check out all the educational opportunities at LCCW in the attached June newsletter.

Leeward Community College at Wai`anae
86-088 Farrington Hwy. #201
Wai`anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 696-6378
Fax: (808) 696-4024