Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Playstation1 (PS1) & games on sale to benefit `Ai Pohaku Workshop

A vintage Playstation1 and over a dozen games are on sale to benefit `Ai Pohaku Workshop.

$60 or best offer. Call 478-6492 or 696-4677

City Wins Bid To Keep Landfill Open - KHON2.com

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City Wins Bid To Keep Landfill Open - KHON2.com

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Free Computers


Hawaiian Hope is a nonprofit organization that takes in used computer equipment (and other useful office furnishings), rebuilds them and then provides them to other nonprofits for free.

Unfortunately, Hawaiian Hope is about to lose their storage facility and must distribute hundreds of computers and associated equipment in the next 10 days.

If you need additional computer equipment or want to upgrade your current system, please contact Hawaiian Hope or visit their offices (see map above).

Following is a description of the computers and other equipment that are available. If you are interested, please act quickly.

Norm Baker
Vice President Community Building
Aloha United Way
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 700
Honolulu HI, 96817
Direct phone: 543-2202
Main phone: 536-1951
Fax: 543-2222
Email: norm@auw.org
Website: www.auw.org

Hawaiian Hope needs to empty our temporary storage area by the end of the month, 10 Days. As we typically give computer systems and other hardware / furniture to nonprofit organizations, I would like to tell all, if they need computer equipment to please contact us immediately and arrange to come visit and pick up what they need, and as much as they need.

Here are SOME of the items available :
We have 600 computer monitors. CRT type. Adding a 2nd computer monitor to a computer is easy and gives you more room to work on the screen.

We have 400 keyboards, 400 power cords, 400 computers, hundreds of miscellaneous cords (printer cords, USB cables, network cables, etc) we have networking hardware. Switches, routers, punch down blocks. Printers, Scanners... headphones.... you name it we likely have it.

In addition to the computer hardware, we have the following furniture available :
40 identical - Single person work center desks (3 foot wide, 3 foot deep). 11 identical - Two (or 3) person work center desks (5 feet wide by 30 inches deep). Printer Stands, Folding Tables, Small Children wooden desk/table and other tables and desks.

Regarding the computers. Most computers are Pentium 4 style. 1GHz or faster. We take all computers donated, wipe them clean and then rebuild everything in them. This ensures that there are no viruses or spyware on them. We also install a list of industry standard software on them. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, typing tutor, anti virus, anti spyware, photo editing, etc.

We can also lock the computers down where if they are planned to be used for public access, that no matter what is done to them, they will automatically reset and wipe out changes made to them. This prevents spyware and viruses from infecting the computer, and prevents the need for daily maintenance and baby-sitting them.

Computers are only handed out in working order, so anyone that is interested in them, they can pick up all of the other hardware immediately (monitors, keyboards, etc) and we will put them on a list and get the computers to them as soon as they are rebuilt.

Our office / warehouse is located at 611 N. King street, see attached map. We will be offering pickup 7 days a week starting tomorrow, Saturday, the 19th. Pick up time is from 11 Am till 7 PM. It is best to call before you come down just in case - 352-8800

If the orgs would like us to build computer classrooms, training centers, or install everything for them, we can take care of that as well... although we will need to schedule it.

Friday, September 25, 2009

RECALL - Infants'/Children's Liquid Tylenol


J&J recalls infants', children's liquid Tylenol
Fri Sep 25, 11:48 am ET

NEW YORK – Johnson & Johnson's McNeil unit is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants' and children's liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination.

The products being recalled were made between April and June and include nearly two dozen varieties, including Children's Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Grape, Infants' Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4 oz. and Children's Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4 oz. Bubble Gum.

Johnson & Johnson said late Thursday it has contacted wholesalers and retailers about the recall. An inactive ingredient didn't meet internal testing requirements, the company said, and B. cepacia bacteria were detected in a portion of raw material that went unused in the finished product.

The company said in a letter that no bacteria were found in the finished product, and that the likelihood of a serious medical event is remote. But it said it decided after consulting with the Food and Drug Administration that it would recall the products.

"It was decided, as a precaution, to recall all product that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria," the company said.

Consumers with questions should call McNeil's consumer call center at 1-800-962-5357.

Lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the product's box and on the sticker that surrounds the product's bottle.

A full list of the recalled products and lot numbers is available to Tylenol's web site: http://www.tylenol.com

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make a Difference Day along Waianae Coast

From: Leslie Kahihikolo

Subject: Make a Difference Day along Waianae Coast


I would like to invite you to particiate in City & County of Honolulu's Make a Difference Day in your community on October 24. Invite your friends and family to join you!

Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation

Information was obtained from http://www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com/storm/calendar/index.php

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nanakuli Adopt-A-Block
Nanakuli Avenue to Lualualei Homestead Road
Nanakuli High, Nanaikapono El, Kahe Kai

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nanakuli Adopt-A-Stream
Meet at Nanakuli Beach Park

Oct 24th, 2009 (Sat) 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Kaupuni Adopt-A-Steam
Meet at Kaupuni Stream Bridge across the Waianae Boys and Girls Club

Primary Adoptees: Waianae Boys and Girls Club, 85-165 Plantation Rd, www.bgch.com.
Waianae Intermediate, 85-626 Farrington Hwy, waianaeint.k12.hi.us.

Wai`anae's Crystal Robles Becomes a Realtor; Stands Up Against Cancer

Wai`anae's own Crystal Robles has reached her goal of becoming a realtor associate. She works for the Hawaii Realty Group, and may be reached at:

Hawaii Realty Group
James Campbell Building
1001 Kamokila Blvd. Suite 106
Kapolei Hawaii 96707
Direct: 808-489-6833
Office: 808-548-SOLD

Crystal also recently decided to take a stand against cancer, and sent this message:

I just joined my Mom's cousin Derek Lewis Sr.'s dedication page at LIVESTRONG action.

Derek Lewis Sr. inspired someone close to me to commit to end cancer, and now I've joined with them.

This page is a part of the world's largest dedication book that LIVESTRONG Action will use to pressure world leaders to do more to fight cancer. If we can collect enough names in the book, it will have a real impact when Lance Armstrong delivers it - but we need more signatures.

Can you take a moment to add your name to the dedication page?

Lance Armstrong recently dedicated his ride in the Tour de France to the fight against cancer. Now that the race is over, he'll send this dedication book - with your signature - to world leaders and pressure them to make cancer a priority in their own countries. It's our best chance to push for better treatment, more funding for cancer research and access to care for everyone around the world.

But if people like us don't stand up, these leaders won't pay attention. Will you check out the dedication page? Derek Lewis Sr. inspired me
to take action - hopefully they'll inspire you to do the same.

Congratulations & Mahalo to realtor associate Crystal Robles!

UPDATE: Rental Assistance for Wai`anae's Transitional Shelter Residents

Persons in need of rental assistance who are working and live in transitional shelters may be eligible for the new federal "Rent-to-Work" program.

An orientation regarding the program is scheduled for DECEMBER 16, 2009 at the Wai`anae Satellite City Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information, click HERE to see part 1 of an informational brochure and click HERE to see part 2 of the brochure; or call Joe Wigfall at Oahu Worklinks, at 696-7067.




Women's Wellness Session at the Waianae Olelo Center

Hi Maile,

I'm having a Women's Wellness session here at the Waianae Olelo center on Sunday the 27th at 4pm.

Although it says Women's Wellness it is actually very beneficial to everyone. If you can make it, please come. Could you also pass this on to others?

Mahalo much,


Sharlette L. Poe
(808) 699-9956

Oceanic Franchise Deadline For Testimony EXTENDED!

From: info
To: "Community Access Supporters"
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:37 AM


Thanks to your efforts and the great showing we had at the DCCA hearing on Tuesday, the DCCA has extended the deadline to submit written testimony on Oceanic Time Warner’s application for renewal of its O`ahu Cable TV Franchise.

The deadline for testimony has been extended to Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

Please continue to check `Ōlelo’s website at www.olelo.org/franchise for updates on this issue.

Also, please remember to submit your testimony! This extension provides us with a little more time to share this important opportunity with friends and colleagues.

Please help us by informing your own contacts about the need to preserve and enhance community access for future generations and invite them to submit their own testimony.

Completed testimony can be sent by email, fax, or U.S. mail to:


Fax: (808) 586-2625

U.S. Mail:

Cable Television Division

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 541

Honolulu, Hawaii 96809


Keali`i Lopez

Support Layla Dedrick with pledges for her participation in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event

Aloha Maile,

This year I have signed up to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and I’m hoping you’ll support me. I know that there are a lot of breast cancer events out there, but Making Strides speaks to me because funds raised enable the American Cancer Society to help people stay well and get well from breast cancer, find cures, and empower people to fight back today. With your help, we can save lives.

They say that every donation makes a difference, and it really is true. I know that times are tighter than normal for many of us, but if you can spare even $5, it truly will make a difference. If everyone walking in Making Strides this year were able to raise just $5 more, we would raise an additional $3 million to fight breast cancer. Imagine what an incredible difference we could make together!

To support me in my efforts, please visit my personal page. If you’re going to be in town, I’d love for you to join my team and walk with me. If not, please support my efforts with a donation of whatever amount you can spare.

As a little extra inspiration, I thought you might like to know a few of the ways your donation will help the American Cancer Society save lives every day.

When you make a donation...

* More people in our community will have the information and tools they need to help prevent breast cancer or find it early.
* More people with breast cancer will have a place to turn around the clock to help them through every step of their cancer journey – whether it’s a free ride to treatment, a place to stay, or just talking to someone who has "been there."
* More progress will be made toward finding breast cancer’s causes and cures. The American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every major breast cancer breakthrough of the last century, which have led to the discovery of lifesaving breast cancer treatments like Tamoxifen and Herceptin. You will help us find more.
* More women – like our own mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers – will have access to lifesaving mammograms and treatment they need.

Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against breast cancer … whatever your reasons, I hope you’ll choose to make a difference by signing up to walk with me or making a donation online to support my effort. I’m so grateful to have great people like you in my life who care about breast cancer! Together we will make a difference, make history, and make strides.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
American Cancer Society

Click HERE to visit my personal page.

Click HERE to view the team page for SOLID AS A ROCK

Click HERE to view the company page for BELLA PIETRA.


Wai`anae's Layla Dedrick is PBN’s Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009

Layla Dedrick, formerly known as Layla Johnson, has been named Pacific Business News' (PBN) "Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009." Dedrick, who is the owner and CEO of natural stone supplier Bella Pietra, was chosen by a panel consisting of five previous winners.

Dedrick grew up on the Wai`anae Coast, where her parents, Roy and Gladys Johnson, owned a car repair shop in Ma`ili for many years.

Maile was fortunate to grow up with Dedrick, and they attended the same undergraduate school (Colorado College), as well as a conference, and many other events, together.

Congratulations to "local girl does good" Layla Dedrick and `Ohana!

Click HERE to view PBN's article about Dedrick.

Waianae High School Bleachers

Recently, Rep. Shimabukuro has been getting contacted by various individuals regarding the Waianae HS bleachers. Currently, the bleachers are cordoned off and use of them is not permitted/allowed for safety reasons.

Rep. Shimabukuro contacted Sanford Beppu of DOE Facilities. She was quite sure funds had been appropriated to repair the bleachers, and requested to be updated on the status of the bleacher repair. Mr. Beppu's response is below:

Rep. Shimabukuro:

According to the project coordinator, the project is going through the design phase now and is planned to go out to bid in the spring and start construction early next summer. The target is to complete construction before the start of next football season. Between now and the spring, they will be working on the design, including getting the necessary city approvals. They understand the school wants to use the bleachers, but upon inspection determined that it should not be used.

Thank you.

Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

The flu season has started and various flu shot clinics will start to be available from September 21.

Presently, the vaccines at these clinics will be for protection from the annual seasonal flu only. A vaccine for the H1N1 virus, also known as the "swine flu", is expected to be distributed throughout the country sometime in October and the details
of how and when it will distributed is still up in the air.

Please keep in mind that these are two separate vaccines and it is being recommended that you receive both vaccines to be fully protected.

Please click HERE for access to the schedule and for more information about the flu in general.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ke Ola Mamo Health Fair 9/26/09 at Waianae District Park

Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Care System—O’ahu
Funded by: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

1st Annual Health Fair "E Ola Pono Kākou( Lets All Live Well )"
Saturday—September 26, 2009
The Wai’anae District Park Lawn, 85-601 Farrington Hwy, Wai’anae, HI 96792
From: 9am to 4pm

Education & Information Booths:
Traditional Healing - (Lomi Lomi & La’au Lapa ‘au)
AIAN – (American Indian Alaskan Native Program)
Smoking Cessation Education – (Promote Quitting)
Nutrition Education
Keiki Dental education

Fitness Screening
Exercise - (Body Fat Analysis & Body Mass Index)
Blood Screening

FREE Parking available @ the Wai’anae Boat Harbor

For More Info, contact:
Ke Ola Mamo-Wai’anae District Office
2070 Farrington Hwy. Ste. K
Wai’anae, Hawaii 96792
Tel.: (808) 668-1110
Fax: (808) 668-1161

Monday, September 21, 2009

1st Annual KOR Ranch Flea Market Oct. 3 & 4 (in Maili)!

Click on the image above for a larger view.

Waianae Farmers’ Market


Come down to the Waianae Farmers’ Market and get your 808 Sauces for the weekend barbecue and fresh, local veggies to start the next week. Malachi and his family are Waianae residents that started their business after receiving so many compliments about his ono barbecue ribs. Not only does he sell a variety of sauces, including Papaya and Mango Barbecue Sauce and Marinades and Orange Kalbi Sauce, he also marinates meats and grills them to perfection right at the market! Malachi, a client at Ulu Ke Kukui, is also an entrepreneur and is taking his home recipe to another level. Come to the market and support this local success!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a VENDOR at the market – please do not hesitate to call. We are especially always looking for new FARMERS.

See you at the market THIS SATURDAY!!!

• MARK's SPECIALTIES - selling local, fresh eggs and fresh egg omelets.
• KAHUMANA FARMS - selling organically grown produce, baked goods, and ONO Mango smoothies.
• AUNTY NANI's - homemade shortbread cookies: Macadamia nut, Chocolate Chip, Cinammon and more...
• PILI POT'S - orchids and plants, baked goods, and organically grown produce from MA'O
• STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE - locally caught, fresh fish and poke
• MANA`AI - hand pounded poi and pa`i`ai
• NAKED DAIRY - homemade cheese and butter from local cows and fresh baked bread
• 808 SAUCES - locally made barbecue sauces and marinades - also bbq plates
• MP FARMS - all your produce needs - from Asian vegetables to tropical fruits
• LYME'S - smoked fish, pickled onion, dried tako and more!
• CHUCK HARVEY - ocean life photography by local artist
• ALL HAWAIIAN HONEY - organic, local honey, honey sticks, and soap made with honey - SWEET

Financial Aid & Compass Test Orientation Workshops for New Students

Leeward Community College-Wai`anae
Financial Aid & Compass Test Orientation Workshops for New Students
October 2009

Leeward CC-Wai`anae is offering free informational workshops to new students applying to Leeward Community College for Spring 2010. The spring semester starts in January. These workshops will provide new students with information on applying for financial aid and completing the Compass placement test. Advanced registration for these free workshops is not necessary. College applications will also be available.

October workshop days, times, and topics:
10/6 (Tues) 3:30-4:30 – Financial Aid
10/14 (Wed) 4:30-5:30 – Financial Aid
10/15 (Thurs) 3:30-4:30 – Compass Orientation
10/23 (Fri) 4:30-5:30 – Compass Orientation
10/29 (Thurs) 3:30-4:30 – Compass Orientation

Laurie Lawrence, Coordinator
Leeward Community College-Wai`anae
(808) 696-6378

“A ‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.” (No task is too big when done together by all.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vote to Win Books for Hawaii's Keiki

*** UPDATE ***



First Book has launched a campaign to get children in need hooked on reading.

Visit www.firstbook.org/whatbook/ to help First Book ensure that all children have access to great books.

Vote from now through September 30 for the state to receive 50,000 new books for the children who need them most.


Monday, September 14, 2009


What: Land Use Commission hearing regarding the City’s plans to extend Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill for 15 years and expand its acreage

When: Thursday, 9/24/09, 9am

Where: Sheraton Waikiki

Who: Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, Ko Olina Community Association, and Rep. Maile Shimabukuro have challenged the City’s plans to extend the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL) for 15 years and expand its acreage

Why: Opponents say the City has repeatedly promised to close the landfill, that significant cultural sites would be compromised, that there are repeated health and safety violations, that agriculture land should be preserved for farming, and other reasons.

How to Testify: Come in person, or send an email (luc@dbedt.hawaii.gov), or send a fax (587-3827)

The WGSL expansion Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) may be found online at:
You may also find the EIS at the Office of Environmental Quality Control's (OEQC) webiste by clicking here, or going to the following link:

Some news articles regarding the WGSL:
Council chairman files motion to postpone landfill hearingHonolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USAMaile Shimabukuro. Apo had sought to join the case, but his motion to intervene was denied last week by a 7-1 vote of the commission. http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090506/NEWS04/905060384/1001

Background: The City applied for a Special Use Permit and Boundary Amendment for the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (WGSL). The City is seeking to extend the landfill by approximately 92 acres, and lengthen its life by 15 years. Current zoning for the land in question is agriculture.

The Petition to Intervene is attached below. The reasons cited for opposing the City include:
(a) Promise made of closure.
(b) Stability of the landfill.
(c) The culturally significant outcropping;
(d) Violations of management, including the Notice of Violations and Order imposed by the State Department of Health.
(e) Blasting to create the landfill.
(f) Health, safety and water quality concerns.
(g) Procedural matters such as the filing of a boundary amendment and SUP which creates a burden upon any interested party to the WGSL expansion and extension issues.

The petition can be viewed in 4 different sections.
Pages 1-10 (click here)
Pages 11-20 (click here)
Pages 21-30 (click here)
page 31 (click here)

Friday, September 11, 2009

UH Law School Fundraiser on 9/24

Aloha nui loa!

On behalf of the William S. Richardson School of Law, we invite you to share your cause, at A SONG FOR OURSELVES, a benefit for the Chris Iijima Endowment, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009.

Honoring the legacy of APA artist, community activist and UH law professor, the late Chris Iijima, this event seeks to provide opportunities to engage with community activism in its many forms - protest, writing, visual art, education, environmental awareness, music, advocacy, teaching, and much more.

The day-long event includes:

1. Symposium & Panel | Creative Modern Activism | 4PM | FREE @ UH School of Law

2. Film Screening | A Song for Ourselves - Honolulu Premiere | 7PM

3. Live Performance | Bambu & DJ Phatrick of Native Guns, Power Struggle + Special Guests | 9PM

4. Film Screening & Live Performance @ NextDoor | 43 N Hotel Street | Chinatown | Honolulu Tickets | $10 students/the people | $30 lawyers/alum | $100 VIP

We would like to invite those of you working on social justice issues to send a represtantive, press kit, or materials to table at our Symposium. The goal is to provide a space for community activists such as yourself to recruit interested students and organizers for your cause. If you would be able to participate in the event, please RSVP to myself or to dejamarie@gmail.com with details on setting up representation for your cause.

If you are unable to participate by sending representatives, we invite you to participate in this event to honor Chris Iijima in other ways:

You can pariticipate in three ways:

1 | Community & student organizations can host tables that promote their cause and encourage action at the Creative Community Activism table event, from 3-5PM at the UH Law Campus (contact dejamarie@gmail.com)

2 | Local businesses can donate food, beverages, and services in-kind to the film screening & live performance (contact tcn@hawaii.edu)

3 | Community members can attend the event and of course, spread the word
(ticket information & more at www.iijimafundraiser.blogspot.com)

We hope you join us for this very special event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Chasid M. Sapolu

2010 Juris Doctor Candidate (WSRSL)
2008 Patsy Mink Fellow

Note from Maile: Chasid Sapolu is a Nanakuli resident, and graduate of Nanakuli High School.

Ted's Excellent Adventure for "Bike to Work Week" - KHON2.com

Ted Taheny, who works as a cameraman for KHON2 News, participated in the 2009 "Bike-to-Work" week.

Ted regularly bikes to work from his home in Wai`anae, and is an example of how we should all try to use our cars less and be physically active. Ted is a big supporter of bike and multi-use paths on the Wai`anae Coast. He was featured in this video, which aired on KHON2 News in mid-2009.

Click on the link below to view the piece that was featured on KHON2.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

"One Sight" Program Hosted by Wai`anae Lion's Club, HI National Guard, Local Eye Dr.'s & Others

Pictured are: Student Jonathan Young, Jr. (3rd from left); Wai`anae Lions Club member Emma Ho`ohuli (4th from left); HI National Guard Captain Glen Hayase (3rd from right); and Ohio National Guard members, who volunteered at the "One Sight" program at Leihoku Elementary on 9/3/09.

During the first week of September, children on the Wai`anae Coast were given the gift of sight by hard working volunteers from the HI National Guard, local eye doctors, and many other volunteers participating in the Lenscrafters/Sears "One Sight" program. One Sight organizes events aimed at providing free vision screening and glasses for children.

Here in Wai`anae, the Wai`anae Lions Club took the lead in organizing the program, and David Oclinaria of Wai`anae `Olelo was on hand to videotape the event. One Sight volunteers worked with children from several Wai`anae Coast schools.

In addition to helping the One Sight program, the HI National Guard also performed physicals for residents at some of Wai`anae's homeless shelters, participated in Wai`anae Intermediate School's "Million Word Kick-Off," and volunteered in various other capacities along the Coast.





Saturday, October 3, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company; Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism; Malama Hawaii; and Pearlridge Center.
Pearlridge Center’s Uptown Center Court, Aiea
Free. Fun for the whole family. Celebration kicks off National Energy Awareness Month. For more information, call 543-7511.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Hawaii Children's Trust Fund and McDonald's
State Capitol, Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, Kalanimoku Building Grounds, Hawaii State Library Grounds, Hawaii State Art Museum, Washington Place, Iolani Palace, Punchbowl Street, Department of Health Parking Lot and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center.
Free. Fun for the whole family. For more information, contact 586-6130 or email us at senchunoakland@capitol.hawaii.gov.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
State Capitol
Green Zone at Children and Youth Day will feature recycling of telephone books, magazines, cell phones, laptop computers, printer cartridges, reverse vending machines for HI5 containers, athletic shoes, other sustainability-related activities. For more information, contact Rene Mansho at 306-1876 or e-mail at rmansho@schn.com.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free. Learn about the history and artifacts of Iolani Palace with a self-guided tour of the first floor and gallery. Also featuring 19th Century activities, Hawaiian cultural crafts, games and entertainment on the Palace grounds. For more information, contact Cindy Ascencio at 522-0829.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Free. Learn about Hawaii’s courts and our unique legal history through guided tours, mock trial activities, and short films. For more information, contact Toni Han Palermo at 539-4995.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.
Department of Health, Miller Street parking lot (Enter from Punchbowl Street)
Free. Learn how to securely install and use a child safety seat. Contact Cora Speck at 537-7059 or email cspeck@queens.org for more information or contact the Queen's referral line at 537-7117. Sponsored by Queen's Medical Center and KIPC.

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free. Tour the Governor's office and the State Capitol. Please sign up at the tour desk on Children and Youth Day located in the State Capitol Rotunda. A tour will take place every ½ hour starting at 10:00 am. Last tour starts at 2:30 p.m. Contact Queenie Kuheana at 586-0178 or 586-0221 for more information.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free. Self-guided tours of beautiful artwork. Hands-on-art activities. For more information, please contact Sherry Formolo at 586-9959.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free. Guided walk-through the 1847 mansion. Learn how the home of an American sea captain became the residence of Hawai'i's Queen Lili'uokalani, followed by twelve governors of Hawai'i.
For more information please contact Celine Ferreira at 586-0240.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Frank F. Fasi Civic Center and Kalanimoku Building Grounds
Free. Teen activities. Contact Dennis Young at 677-8785 or email at dennis@hawaiitents.com.

Friday to Sunday, October 9-11, 2009

McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park
Free on all days. The City and County of Honolulu Parks Department presents the 21st Annual Talk Story Festival, featuring 3 days of the best storytellers in Hawaii. Friday, October 9, 2009, SPOOKIES (6-9 p.m.), Saturday, October 10, 2009, REAL LIFE TALES(6-9 p.m.), and Sunday, October 11, 2009, REVELATIONS (6-8:30 p.m.). STORY WORKSHOP (2-5 p.m. Sunday too) Full line-up at www.honoluluparks.com or for more info contact Jeff Gere at jgere@honolulu.gov.
Sunday, October 11,2009

Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pier 38
Free admission and free parking and shuttle service from Honolulu Community College. For more information, please call 265-4962.
Sponsored by the Pacific Island Fisheries Group.

Monday and Tuesday, October 12-13 and Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2009

UNITED NATIONS DAY CELEBRATIONS hosted by UN Association (UNA) - Hawaii Division.
Oct. 12 - Time (tba) - 10th Anniversary Rededication of Millennium Peace Garden at Diamond Head
Oct. 13 - 4:00 p.m. - World Cafe Discussion on MDG (Millennium Development Goals) (tba)
Oct. 23 - 10:00 a,m. - Noon Waiau Elementary School on the MDG " Sustainabilty"
Oct. 23 – 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m UN Day - " College World Quest " at UH with PAAC
Oct. 24 - 10:00 a.m - Noon UN Day Celebration (tba). Free. For more information, contact Joanne Tachibana , President at 387-7271 or visit www.unausahawaii.org

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol Auditorium
Free. A conference geared toward defining issues and developing priority actions important to children (0-12 years old) and youth (12-24 years old). For more information, contact 586-6130.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bishop Museum
Free. This is a health education program promoting healthy and active lifestyles through interactive games and workshops focused on injury prevention, nutrition, exercise, drug awareness, and more. Organized by the Straub Clinic & Hospital, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi, affiliates of Hawaii Pacific Health. For more information, contact HPH Conference Services at 522-3469.

Sunday to Saturday, October 18-24, 2009

TEEN READ WEEK: Hawaii State Public Library System
Join public libraries statewide to celebrate Teen Read Week (October 18-24), with its theme “Read Beyond Reality @ your library!” Read something “out of this world,” just for the fun of it! In addition, children of all ages will enjoy the offerings of “Fall Performance Programs” featuring an array of storytellers and talented artists. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org for more details and program schedules.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
McDonald's Pearl Kai in Aiea
Get your free Keiki IDs for all children 12 years & under. For information, contact 586-8455.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Windward Mall
Free. Safe trick-or-treating for the whole family and other fun activities. For more information, contact Janna Herrington at 235-1143 or visit www.windwardmall.com

Saturday, October 31, 2009

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bishop Museum
Free. Safe trick-or-treating and fun activities for children and their families. For more information, contact Courtney Chow at 848-4187 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wai`anae's Layla Dedrick is PBN’s Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009

Layla Dedrick, formerly known as Layla Johnson, has been named Pacific Business News' (PBN) "Forty Under 40 Young Business Leader of the Year for 2009." Dedrick, who is the owner and CEO of natural stone supplier Bella Pietra, was chosen by a panel consisting of five previous winners.

Dedrick grew up on the Wai`anae Coast, where her parents, Roy and Gladys Johnson, owned a car repair shop in Ma`ili for many years.

Maile was fortunate to grow up with Dedrick, and they attended the same undergraduate school (Colorado College), as well as a conference, and many other events, together.
Congratulations to "local girl does good" Layla Dedrick and `Ohana!

Click on the following link to view PBN's article about Dedrick:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meeting 9/10/09, 7pm, at Nanaikapono Elem. Cafeteria Re: Nanakuli & Haleakala Ave. Turn Lanes

Highway Improvements at Intersections of Nanakuli and Haleakala Avenues:
Public Information Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m, Nanaikapono Elem School cafeteria

From: Scott.Ishikawa@hawaii.gov
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 9:33 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Letter about planned Farrington Highway improvements
(Click on the image for a full-size version.)

Reminder: Wai`anae Intermediate & `Ai Pohaku Yard Sale 9/19 & 9/20

What: Yard Sale
When: September 19 & 20, 8am-2pm
Where: 86-024 Glenmonger St. (corner of Pokai Bay St. and Glenmonger St.)
Why: Fundraiser for Wai`anae Intermediate School 7th graders and `Ai Pohaku Workshop
Who: Contact Karen Young at kgsyoung@hotmail.com or 696-4677, or Vince Dodge at 696-9837 or 478-6492.
Yard sale and monetary donations sought; donations are tax deductible.
Please spread the word!
Ai Pohaku Workshop (APW) weaves together Hawaiian cultural, aina-based practices, and academic skill-building. It has been active on the Waianae Coast since 1996, and provides nine weeks of social studies curriculum to WIS 7th graders. APW also offers an after-school program and a Garden Club to any WIS student. A small donation for participating in the program is optional.
For more information regarding Ai Pohaku Workshop, contact Vince Dodge at 478-6492 or aipohaku@hotmail.com

Paiolu Kaiaulu Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser on 9/19/09

Paiolu Kaiaulu emergency shelter is having a car wash & bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, 9/19/09, 7am - 4pm at the Wai'anae Civic Center (located next to the Wai`anae Neighborhood Community Center, aka, Satellite City Hall).

This fundraiser will support the March 6, 2010 first 'Taste of Cultural Diversity' event that Paiolu Kaiaulu is planning.

For more information, email: rmartin@usvetsinc.org or call Paiolu Kaiaulu emergency shelter.

Wai`anae's Ted Taheny Participates in "Bike-to-Work" Week

Ted Taheny, who works as a cameraman for KHON2 News, participated in the 2009 "Bike-to-Work" week.

Ted regularly bikes to work from his home in Wai`anae, and is an example of how we should all try to use our cars less and be physically active. Ted is a big supporter of bike and multi-use paths on the Wai`anae Coast. He was featured in this video, which aired on KHON2 News in mid-2009.

We will update this soon with a DVD Ted produced on this subject.

Land committee cites deficiencies in rejecting 'Ewa urbanization plan

Hoopili proposed housing project hits snag in land-use law

To view the full Honolulu Advertiser article, click HERE.

UPDATE: Wai`anae `Olelo/Support and Testimony

*** UPDATE 9/18/2009 ***


Mahalo to all those who attended last night’s Public Hearing on Franchise Renewal at McKinley High School!

The outpouring of support demonstrated at the rally prior to the hearing as well as the heartfelt testimony shared by so many at the hearing was truly inspiring. It is always wonderful to hear about the value of Community Access from those who benefit from its resources. Those resources are being threatened and need protection, so please submit your written testimony by this Friday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m.

Here’s how to submit testimony:


Fax: (808) 586-2625

U.S. Mail:
Cable Television Division
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs P.O. Box 541 Honolulu, Hawaii 96809

There’s more information on our site here:


Due to its time sensitive nature, last night’s hearing will be cablecast at these times:

Wednesday 9/16 at 6pm on FOCUS 49
Thursday, 9/17 at 6pm on FOCUS 49
Friday, 9/18 at 8am on VIEWS 54
Saturday, 9/19 at 10:30 am on OAHU 52

It is also available on ‘OleloNet, here:


Thank you again to all who attended the hearing and rally as well as all of you who have already submitted testimony. For those of you who still wish to submit testimony, the deadline is this Friday, September 18, at 4:30 pm.


Keali’i Lopez


Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

McKinley High School, Hirata Hall
1039 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

We hope that you have marked this very important date on your calendar! The testimony shared at this time will form the official record of the community's input on Oceanic's Franchise renewal.

Click HERE to view the DCCA's Hearing Notice.

It is our understanding that there is no need to pre-register to testify, just show up that evening and sign up there to share your thoughts!

'Olelo has posted talking points as well as an overview of the Cable Franchise Renewal process on our website to help explain the importance of this opportunity.

More background information and videos are also available to help inform your testimony. Please check out http://www.olelo.org/franchise for the most updated information.

Remember, this may be the final opportunity the community has to weigh in on what communications and community access resources will be for the next 20 years.

What community access resources are important to you and why?

What other resources would you like to see made available for your community in the next 20 years?

Mahalo and we hope to see you at McKinley High School on September 15th!

Keali'i Lopez
President and CEO

Wai`anae Environmental Justice Working Group Meeting

Mahalo to the residents of the Leeward Coast of Oahu, from Nanakuli to Makua, for your dedication and hard work to confront the long-standing misuse of the land and sea of the Leeward Coast by landfills, industry, and the military's training & waste dumping. Together, we are officially forming the Working Group on Environmental Justice for the West Oahu communities. Our goal is to educate ourselves and our neighbors about the toxic contamination problems that plague the community and develop solutions to address the unfair and extreme effects on the health of Leeward residents.

The next Wai'anae Environmental Justice Working Group meeting will be this Friday, 9/18 at 5:30 pm. at the Leeward Community College Wai'anae Office. We will debrief the bus tour and get updates on the various issues we have been tracking. Please join us! Mahalo.

Contact: kahea-alliance@hawaii.rr.com