Friday, November 28, 2008

Donations/Volunteers Needed For Toys for Tots - Dec 6, 4-6pm, Waianae Civic Center

From: Panzo Michael (
Subject: Toys for Tots at Paiolu Kaiaulu (Waianae Civic Center Emergeny Shelter) on December 06, 2008, 4 - 6pm

Dear Maile,

I would really appreciate if you could assist us. Donations are desperately needed, not to mention the help from individuals who might be able to make this a memorable nite for the children, such as entertainers, be it magicians, balloon blowers or musicians. We are also looking to get a large inflatable jumper the children could play in, game booths would work well.......

Any help would be appreciated, but time is short -- advice or possible contact leads would be welcomed. Please forward my name and number to those individuals interested in donating their time, games, rides, monetary donations, talents....anything, to me. My cell number is 457-6955.

Thank you again,
Michael Panzo
Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club
Oahu Chapter President

Additional Information from Paiolu Kaiaulu re: the 12/6/08 Toys for Tots Event:

Aloha Mr. Panzo, Rita asked me to update you with the count for adult and staff members by gender for our facility. The figures below are accurate as of today, November 17th; however, we have a few staff vacancies which need to be filled, and the client numbers will also fluctuate by December 6th. For instance, we have five room vacancies which more than likely will be filled this week, which will subsequently change our count for adult clients as well as for children. Our numbers are as follows:

Adult Clients: Female: 91, Male: 75
Staff Members: Female: 20, Male: 14

Sincere thanks for your interest in helping to make the holidays more special for our clients. Please do not hesitate to contact either Rita or myself if you have any questions.

Gladys L. Peraro
Program Manager of Paiolu Kaiaulu
United States Veterans Initiative
85-638 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, HI 96792
Facility Telephone:(808) 696-6770
Cell Phone: (808) 620-0676 Fax: (808) 696-6711

Rita K. Martin
Community Relations Coordinator
Cell: (808) 620-0900
Phone: (808) 696-6707
Fax: (808) 696-6779

[Note from Rep. Shimabukuro: Please also donate new toys/children's gifts for this event. Mahalo to Rep. Jerry Chang of Hilo for alerting me about this event]

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wai'anae Environmental Justice Working Group Meeting: Dec 12, 5pm

From: Kyle Kajihiro
Subject: SAVE THE DATE for the NEXT Wai'anae Environmental Justice Working Group Meeting

Aloha Kakou

Tonight's meeting focused mainly on the Wai'anae Environmental Justice fund, which was created out of fines paid by Waste Management for violations at Waimanalo Gulch. The community needs to come up with a proposal for a Supplemental Environmental Program that benefits the community environmental health and addresses or offsets the impacts of the Waimanalo Gulch landfill. Ideas we discussed included working to restore streams so that Wai'anae can regain its name (the water of the mullet). Another idea was to organize "bucket brigades" to sample air quality in affected areas. This would take on the high rates of asthma in Wai'anae. We need to finish and administer the community health survey obtain input for the proposal.

This is all on a very short time frame. PLEASE come to our next meeting: FRIDAY, DEC. 12 at 5:00 pm at the LCC Wai'anae office.


Buy a Local-Grown Tree & Come Pau Hana Party with KAHEA!

O'ahu's ONLY Christmas-tree farm, Helemano Farms in Wahiawa, has generously offered KAHEA an opportunity to fundraise by selling pono, locally grown Christmas trees during this holiday season... a 6-ft tree for only $40!

  • You can order online with visa or mastercard:
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You can order your tree from KAHEA now! Click here for directions to
Helemano Farms.

Please come by our annual Mahalo Pau Hana party on the rooftop balcony at thirtyninehotel art gallery & bar (39 N. Hotel St.) in Honolulu's Chinatown on December 10 at 5:30pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20.

Much love and mahalos to and

'A Christmas Carol' - Opens Dec 5, 7:30PM

Caitlin Strickland, from Wai`anae
Aloha Family and Friends,

I along with a number of other homeschool students have been working hard with the actors of Honolulu Theater for Youth on the upcoming play adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This has been a wonderful experience for me and you're sure to enjoy the show.

Opening night is Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.; subsequent shows play Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Call the HTY box office at 457-4254. All performances will be held at Tenney Theatre on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in downtown Honolulu.

Here is a recent write up

For more information or to purchase tickets you can go to Honolulu Theater for Youth's website at I hope to see you there! Feel Free to pass the word along.

Caitlin Strickland
~ Martha Cratchett

P.S. You wouldnt want to miss out!!! =^_^=

[Note from Maile: Caitlin Strickland and her family reside in Wai`anae. Please support this aspiring young actress from our community!]

Friday, November 21, 2008

Rally at State Capitol Monday Nov. 24, 11:30AM

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From: Vicky Takamine []
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:01 PM
Subject: Rally at State Capitol Monday Nov. 24 11:30 am

Aloha kakou,

Please print, post and distribute the following flyer urging everhyone to join us on November 24, 2009 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the State Capitol. This effort by the State Attorney General's office to pursue the State's efforts to allow the state to sell ceded lands is inexcusable.

We need all to come help. For those of you who are familiar with the following, please come to help us oli:

E Ho Mai
Na 'Aumakua
E Iho Ana O Luna
I Ku Maumau

Hope to see you there..
Mahalo nui loa!

DOD Seeks Comments Re: Protocol for Consultation with Native Hawaiians

Title: DOD Seeks Comments Re: Protocol for Consultation with Native Hawaiians

Text: The community has until Jan. 15, 2009 to comment on the Department of Defense's proposed protocol for consultation with Native Hawaiians. Comments may be submitted to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The contact person is: Martha Ross, email address: A link to the draft protocol can be found at:

"Department of Defense - Protocol for Consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations" [THIS LINK IS DEFECTIVE]

Other Links of interest:


Federal Lands & Indian Reservations (Map)

Waianae Ecological Characterization

Sally Cheeseman's (RA) blog

Native Hawaiians Call on Lingle to Uphold Ban on Ceded Lands - November 24, 11:30AM

From: Francine Murray
Subject: FW: Native Hawaiians Call on Lingle to Uphold Ban on Ceded Lands
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 11:50 AM

FYI… [click here for the flyer]

From: Kupuaina Coalition []
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 11:02 AM
Subject: Native Hawaiians Call on Lingle to Uphold Ban on Ceded Lands

WHO: Native Hawaiian Community
WHAT: Press Conference & Rally Urging Governor to Withdraw Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
WHEN: Monday, November 24th at 11:30 AM
WHERE: State Capitol Rotunda

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Career Kokua Job Info Site

From: Carolann Rowe
Subject: Career Kokua

Here’s a good website to look up info on various jobs. It gives wages, skills, outlook and number of jobs that were available in 2006.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rell Sunn Fund Event - Nov 26, 6PM-11PM

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Click here to visit the site.

AARP Waianae Meeting Dec 5 at 10AM

AARP Waianae Chapter will meet Dec.5, 2008, at the Army Rest Camp Waianae at 10AM. It will be our installation of new officers and our Christmas party as well. Members and guests are all welcome. Lunch will be served for $7.00. If you are thinking about joining the chapter, please come and visit with us and meet some of our other members.

Mahalo & Aloha,

Waianae United Methodist Church 50th Anniversary - Nov 22, 10AM-2PM

Aloha Representative Shimabukuro,

I am writing to invite you [and the community] to the 50th Anniversary of our church on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 85-671 Farrington Hwy, from 10 am to 2 PM. There will be fun, food and entertainment.

As part of our celebration participants will be bringing a can food item to donate to the homeless shelter across the street.

In addition, we have a brand new Pastor, Debra Murray.

I sincerely hope that you can come and visit our humble church.

Renee Richardson
Program Producer
University of Hawai`i - Manoa
ITS - Academic Technology
2532 Correa Road, Bldg. 37
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-9662 Fax: (808) 956-5954

"What you think about, you bring about!"

[Note from Maile: The community is invited to this celebration. Please call to RSVP as soon as possible so they can estimate a headcount.]

Free Viewing of Noho Hewa at Nanakuli High & Intermediate School - Nov 23 at 6PM

NOHO HEWA: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii
A film by Anne Keala Kelly

NOHO HEWA: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii, is a documentary film and winner of the Honolulu International Film Festival’s 2008 Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary.

Join us for a free screening of this remarkable film by Anne Keala Kelly

Sunday, November 23, 2008
6:00 P.M., Free admission
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Cafeteria
89-980 Nanakuli Avenue
Waianae, HI 96792

There will be ample time for dialogue with the filmmaker and guest, Dr. Noenoe Silva.
Dr. Noenoe Silva
“For those uneducated about the issues Noho Hewa addresses, Hawaiian activists can appear to be unduly angry, their causes ridiculously unrealistic. But in taking a stand on the side of the Hawaiian cause, the film does an excellent job of providing context to their perspectives. And it even goes one step further: It conveys knowledge that resonates in the heart as well as the mind.” The Honolulu Star Bulletin

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Please Support a Young Airman from Hawaii

Aaron and Uncle Dave LaBolle in TJ
On Sun, 11/9/08, Lois Durr wrote:
Support to a young airman from Hawaii-my grandson, Aaron-Scott Langley

Good morning Maile, legislators, and others;

As I mentioned to you, it would be great if Aaron got some mail from a State Representative! He will be in basic training at this address until Thanksgiving.

The address is below print out and paste it on a letter, if you like.

No care packages, no email and no phone calls makes these cards and letters precious!

Thank you for sending a bit of Aloha to my granson, Aaron-Scott.

To those of you who have alredy written; thank you THANK YOU!!

AB Langley, Aaron-Scott
324 TRS FLT 044 (Dorm B-5) 362-908
1320 Truempter St. PSC#3
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5570

[Note from Maile: Aaron-Scott Langley is in basic training at the address above until Thanksgiving. He is not allowed to receive anything except regular mail from now until then. Aaron-Scott's grandmother and husband, Lois & Donald Durr, live in Makaha, and Maile grew up with Aaron-Scott's mother, Jamie, and uncle, David. Please send this young man a letter of encouragement while he is in training to serve our country. Mahalo.]

Camping May Be Allowed at Ka'ena

From: jessie
Subject: Camping may be allowed at Ka'ena
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 8:05 AM article title: Camping may be allowed at Ka'ena
[Click here to see related article about a meeting.]
"Camping may be allowed at Ka'ena"
By Eloise Aguiar
Advertiser North Shore Writer
Posted on: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

State officials are considering opening Ka'ena Point to camping and are looking at ways to improve management of the area, one of the last accessible wilderness areas on O'ahu.

Management of Ka'ena Point has undergone rule changes to protect the environment and wildlife there. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources controls the area, which is known to have endangered native Hawaiian species clinging to life amid destructive human use.

"There are issues of off-road vehicle activity that need to be addressed," said Dan Quint, DLNR director of state parks. "There's some interest and discussion of possibly creating some places to camp."

The proposal will be discussed at a state-sponsored meeting next week at Camp Erdman in Mokule'ia.

The meeting follows complaints voiced last week by dozens of hunters and fishermen, claiming that one game warden there has been overbearing and has harassed people at Ka'ena State Park who have done nothing wrong. DLNR officials said they are looking into the matter.

Some of the problems may stem from rules that guide game wardens and an apparent attempt to keep the area clear of homeless people, said Michael Nawaki-O'Connell, whose family has roots in Ka'ena. Nevertheless, residents said neither the homeless nor others should be treated with disrespect.

Nawaki-O'Connell said his family has fished and camped there for more than 40 years. Because of the no-camping rules, fishermen who stay overnight are told it's illegal if even one of their children happens to fall asleep.

"They said it's a privilege to camp at the state park," Nawaki-O'Connell said. "I said it's a constitutional right."

Nawaki-O'Connell is referring to the state constitutional right to gather and hunt as was done in the Hawaiian tradition.

He said he has 7,000 signatures on a petition to allow fishermen to go night fishing with such camping gear as blankets, portable cots and shelters, which are now prohibited by state park rules. Nawaki-O'Connell said he will take his concerns to next week's meeting.

Instead of picking on cultural practitioners, the state should be going after people who harm the environment, such as off-road drivers, said Hawaiian cultural practitioner Summer Nemeth.

Nemeth said her family was cited while they were practicing their Hawaiian culture and teaching their children to care for the land. Instead, the DLNR should be learning from the practitioners and fishermen, she said.

"What I'd like to see happen is for DLNR to recognize that fishermen and cultural practitioners are interested in managing Ka'ena in a right way, a pono way ... to work together in partnership to make sure the place can be used by everyone in the right way and not just for fishermen and cultural practitioners, but people who want to come out and see the beauty of the place."

Reach Eloise Aguiar at

Kaena Point Meeting in Mokuleia - Nov 18, 6:30pm

From: Jessie A. Torres
Subject: kaena point...mtng in Mokuleia
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 1:17 PM


HA Nov11, 2008
Kaena State Park Community Mtng
Nov 18, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
YMCA Camp HR Erdman
69-385 Farrington Highway
[Click here to see related article about camping at Kaena.]

Jessie A. Torres
"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."
-Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Waianae SCP Update - November

From: Harmonee Willams
Subject: Waianae SCP Update - November
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:28 PM
Aloha All-
The update for the Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan Update includes the following:

- We will be holding the next community meeting Tuesday, November 25th, from 7pm to 9pm. I am still in the process of reserving a room, and will let you know as soon as it is confirmed. (the 24th is the back-up date, just in case.) Sorry for the mtg being so close to Thanksgiving, but we didn't want to wait too long to follow-up on the last meeting.

- We will be discussing the proposed light industrial area in Lualualei again. More info on that topic is attached, and more will be provided at the mtg. We also want to be sure to have some time to discuss other concerns with the Public Review Draft, so we will try again to reach consensus, and then move on to cover other topics.
**Please email or call me with any specific topics you would like to see on the agenda.

1. The Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Resolution passed on October 21st, which was discussed at our last meeting in September.
2. Some basic info on industrial districts.
3. Revised notes from the last meeting (thank you to those of you who sent in additions/corrections).

Aloha for now,
772-0316 (c)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Invitation to Ho`olaulea - Nov 15, 10AM-2PM

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From: Rita K. Martin
Thu, 10/30/08

Hope you can attend!

Rita K. Martin
Community Relations Coordinator
USVETS - Waianae Civic Center
85-638 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI 96792
Cell: (808) 620-0900
Phone: (808) 696-6707
Fax: (808) 696-6779

[Note from Maile: Please RSVP as soon as possible so Rita can estimate a headcount.]

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Video of AARP's "Trick or Treat for Safer Street"

Subject: Video of AARP's "Trick or Treat for Safer Street" sign-waving
From: Rodlyn Brown

This is what we did this Thursday from 7:30-8:30AM. I was a huge success out here and I am very pleased with the response.

Rodlyn Brown
President, AARP Waianae

Ohana Ola Leadership Seminar - Nov 11-12

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From: Debbie Neuman
Subject: November Wanana
Aloha All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are having another community wanana at Ohana Ola on Nov.11 & 12 from 11-3.
Please feel free to send the flyer (attached) to anyone that you think might be interested. Hope to see you all there. Email me to confirm your attendance.