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April 18, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to The Los Angeles Times
Fourteen world-class resorts hug the rugged coastline of Hawaii's Big Island. Scores of pricey, high-end restaurants cater to the well-heeled guests staying in them. So what's a budget-conscious family supposed to do in the face of the $35-a-person breakfast buffet? Go broke? Not if we can help it. Catch the aloha spirit with us, as we share secrets about great meal deals on the Big Island. We teamed up with local food experts to bring you 20 Big Island meals for less than about $20, just as we did in our earlier surveys of Oahu, Maui and Kauai.
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October 21, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII From LAX, Delta, American and United offer nonstop service to Kailua-Kona, and United and Hawaiian offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $420 . WHERE TO SHOP Antiques & Orchids , 81-6224 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook; (808) 323-9851. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Discovery Antiques , 81-6593 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua; (808) 323-2239. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
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NATIONAL
January 18, 2010 | By Alana Semuels
In the clear blue water 150 feet down, off Palemano Point on Hawaii's Big Island, Captain Rick Rogers swam along the ocean floor, concentrating on the light white swirls of staghorn reef below him. As tiny bubbles of air escaped from his tank, his black flippers propelled him above the coral, next to schools of reddish mempache and juicy turquoise uhu fish. The scene was breathtaking, but Rogers didn't care about nature. He was looking for man-made objects only: porcelain plates, pieces of cannons, a sunken iron anchor.
TRAVEL
October 21, 2012 | By Michele Bigley
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii - My husband, Eddie, was allergic to his wedding ring. I know that sounds like a bad opening to a novel, but aside from the traditional growing pains, we were solid. So instead of overanalyzing the fact that his skin became irritated whenever he slipped on the white-gold band, I decided to remedy the situation. We had been together for 12 years, and Hawaii was the place we escaped to whenever we needed to slow down and forgive each other for life's minor squabbles.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2010 | By Jay Jones
The TV commercial for an insurance company — the one in which a gecko is seen putting a dollar bill that's bigger than it is into a vending machine for a bag of chips — is certainly memorable. But it's also implausible. Anyone who truly knows the little lizards realizes they'll take a sweet treat over a salty one (like chips) every time. Just ask Bob and Pam Cooper. The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona (Big Island) offers tours Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults.
TRAVEL
January 27, 2002
In Susan Spano's article on Hawaii hotel discounts, "Hawaii on Sale" (Jan. 13), she reports that after searching Web sites, consulting travel agents and going to the Kona Coast, she found discounts not as plentiful as she had expected. My question: What Web sites did she look at? The Mauna Lani Resort has significant discounts posted on its Web site (www .maunalani.com). Why did she not check this resort? It is a sister resort to the Orchid. (They are on the same grounds and have a common entrance.
NEWS
April 5, 1988 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A barren, wind-swept point near this small community will be transformed into the nation's first commercial spaceport during the next few years if the state of Hawaii has its way. State officials from the governor down are aggressively courting the international space industry with a multimillion-dollar program aimed at paving the way for companies to come here and build whatever they need to launch small payloads into orbit.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Hours after getting jolted by a moderate earthquake, residents of Hawaii's Big Island holed up for a different force of nature as Hurricane Flossie swept past. The storm brought heavy rain, waves as high as 25 feet and strong winds in a glancing blow. Schools and many businesses closed and shelters opened in anticipation of the hurricane, which was downgraded to a Category 2 with top sustained winds of 105 mph. The eye of the storm passed within 85 miles of the island.
NATIONAL
August 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Several beach parks on Hawaii's Big Island will be closed beginning Sunday afternoon because of Hurricane Felicia, which is expected to increase wave heights as it approaches land, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency officials said Saturday. The National Weather Service in Honolulu, however, said Felicia would probably be downgraded to a tropical storm or tropical depression once it moves closer to Hawaii. Felicia peaked Thursday as a Category 4 storm with winds topping 140 mph. It entered the central Pacific on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The storm was about 800 miles east of Hilo on Saturday morning.
TRAVEL
October 21, 2012 | By Michele Bigley
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii - My husband, Eddie, was allergic to his wedding ring. I know that sounds like a bad opening to a novel, but aside from the traditional growing pains, we were solid. So instead of overanalyzing the fact that his skin became irritated whenever he slipped on the white-gold band, I decided to remedy the situation. We had been together for 12 years, and Hawaii was the place we escaped to whenever we needed to slow down and forgive each other for life's minor squabbles.
TRAVEL
April 22, 2012 | By George Fuller, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Travelers may think of Hawaii as the land of surfboards, sunsets and mai tais, but there's a lava flow of reasons to go beyond the beaches and discover why residents say they are lucky to live in Hawaii. And, yes, some of the state's best beaches are found on the Big Island. But don't get stuck there. Do what the locals do: Swim with the honu. There are five snorkeling areas along the Big Island's Kohala Coast: Puako Bay, Waialea Beach (Beach 69), Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea and Mauume.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to The Los Angeles Times
Fourteen world-class resorts hug the rugged coastline of Hawaii's Big Island. Scores of pricey, high-end restaurants cater to the well-heeled guests staying in them. So what's a budget-conscious family supposed to do in the face of the $35-a-person breakfast buffet? Go broke? Not if we can help it. Catch the aloha spirit with us, as we share secrets about great meal deals on the Big Island. We teamed up with local food experts to bring you 20 Big Island meals for less than about $20, just as we did in our earlier surveys of Oahu, Maui and Kauai.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2010 | By Jay Jones
The TV commercial for an insurance company — the one in which a gecko is seen putting a dollar bill that's bigger than it is into a vending machine for a bag of chips — is certainly memorable. But it's also implausible. Anyone who truly knows the little lizards realizes they'll take a sweet treat over a salty one (like chips) every time. Just ask Bob and Pam Cooper. The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona (Big Island) offers tours Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2010 | By Alana Semuels reporting from kona, hawaii
Take a ride in Ron Baird's pickup truck along the volcanic shore of Hawaii's Big Island and he'll show you an inventor's wonderland. On one parcel of this government-created energy laboratory, rows of mirrors shine white-hot in the sun, turning heat into energy. On another, brown water tanks harbor strands of algae that will be made into fuel. Nearby is a wind turbine whose blades spin parallel to the ground. "It's an awesome amount of things going on here," said Baird, chief executive of Natural Energy Research Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, which is helping to nurture 42 green private-sector businesses on 877 acres of land in Kona.
NATIONAL
January 18, 2010 | By Alana Semuels
In the clear blue water 150 feet down, off Palemano Point on Hawaii's Big Island, Captain Rick Rogers swam along the ocean floor, concentrating on the light white swirls of staghorn reef below him. As tiny bubbles of air escaped from his tank, his black flippers propelled him above the coral, next to schools of reddish mempache and juicy turquoise uhu fish. The scene was breathtaking, but Rogers didn't care about nature. He was looking for man-made objects only: porcelain plates, pieces of cannons, a sunken iron anchor.
HOME & GARDEN
January 2, 2010 | By LAUREN BEALE
Between performing in her lavish Las Vegas show and making movies, Cher still finds time to pursue her other passion: designing and decorating houses. The star's latest project is an 8,821-square-foot luxury compound she just completed in Kona, Hawaii, and plans to sell at auction Jan. 18. Although this is the first time the singer-actress has attempted to sell a residence by auction, she used the process to bring top dollar for the contents of her Malibu house in 2006, when she ended her Gothic Revivalist phase.
NATIONAL
August 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Several beach parks on Hawaii's Big Island will be closed beginning Sunday afternoon because of Hurricane Felicia, which is expected to increase wave heights as it approaches land, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency officials said Saturday. The National Weather Service in Honolulu, however, said Felicia would probably be downgraded to a tropical storm or tropical depression once it moves closer to Hawaii. Felicia peaked Thursday as a Category 4 storm with winds topping 140 mph. It entered the central Pacific on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The storm was about 800 miles east of Hilo on Saturday morning.
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