August 31, 2012 |
USC, which is bowl eligible for the first time in three years, begins the season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press media poll and No. 3 in the coaches' poll. Staff writer Gary Klein looks at the matchups and story lines for the Trojans' game against Hawaii: Sunny disposition Silas Redd has been at USC for only a month since transferring from Penn State, but he already appreciates one major difference between Los Angeles and State College, Pa. "I've never had this many consecutive sunny days," Redd said, smiling.
April 17, 2011 |
The soggy carpeting has been thrown away, the damaged furniture discarded. The beaches are being rebuilt, and the landscaping redone. Hawaii continues to recover from the effects of the tsunami triggered by the 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, which, in turn, prompted President Obama to declare parts of the state federal disaster areas. But the bigger question, some say, is whether the decrease in the number of Japanese visitors will cause a financial seismic shock that may prove more difficult to overcome for a state just beginning to recover from the recession.
April 22, 2012 |
HANALEI, Hawaii - It's a warm Tuesday afternoon on Kauai and tourists are lining up - just a few at first, then a dozen or so. Finally more than 100 have gathered, waiting patiently. They're not here to swim with dolphins, snorkel in turquoise waters or even learn to hula at a luau. They're here for a farmers market. Manager Kalen Kelekoma climbs atop a wooden crate and welcomes the throng with a warm "aloha" and an explanation of the market rules. Then the horn sounds, and they rush the stalls.
May 7, 2012 |
Lumeria Maui started life in 1909 as a home for old plantation workers, built by one of Hawaii's big sugar families. In its 100-plus years, the North Shore property had been repurposed as military housing and then as dorms for a women's college. Now it emerges as a small, graceful retreat center that accents local culture and relaxation under the moniker "edventure. " Prices start relatively small too, with an introductory offer of $299 a night. The deal: Lumeria sits on six acres facing the ocean in Makawao on the island of Maui.
May 17, 2013 |
Mama's Fish House , the much-loved Maui restaurant, is installing a deepwater buoy in the Pacific Ocean this month in an effort to promote sustainable fishing. Studies have shown that certain types of fish tend to congregate around such buoys, officially known as fish aggregation devices, or FAD. The restaurant is paying for the assembly and deployment of the buoy. It is about 30 miles off the northeast shore of the island and anchored to the ocean floor at a depth of more than 15,000 feet.
August 24, 2013 |
Westlake Coach Jim Benkert should be able to reward his players with lots of surfing time after the Warriors opened their season on Friday night with a 59-8 victory over Waipahu in Hawaii. Running clock was used in the second half. Sophomore quarterback Malik Henry was impressive in a starting role, helping Westlake to a 45-8 halftime lead. He finished 12 of 14 passing for 165 yards. Alex Aguilar scored two touchdowns. Reno Dubreuil had two interceptions and a touchdown. Kevin Robledo, who made 20 field goals last season, had a 32-yard field goal.
December 31, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson was pretty much keeping her body under wraps before her baby-on-board announcement came on Christmas Day, but now it looks as if all bets are off. She posted a picture Sunday showing off a whole lot of pregnant-again Jessica. "Bumpin' and Proud!," the second-time mother-to-be wrote on Twitter, referencing her growing baby bump, displayed prominently in the bikini photo taken while she's on vacation in Hawaii with fiance Eric Johnson and their daughter, Maxwell.
March 18, 2013 |
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home? Barack Obama's second and last term doesn't end until Jan. 20, 2017. But university officials and civil leaders in two regions are already maneuvering for the honor of hosting Obama's official presidential library. Now, according to news reports, two places have made the final cut: Chicago and Hawaii.
September 13, 2011 |
Reporting from Ko Olina, Oahu - My 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, has wanted to visit Hawaii since Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" movie came out in 2002. The wacky animated movie about a Hawaiian girl who adopts a pet that turns out to be an alien was filled with surfing, hula dancing and exotic locales. But mostly it was about ohana - the Hawaiian word for "family. " So when we arrived at Disney's new Aulani hotel in Hawaii it seemed like a no-brainer that we'd find Lilo and Stitch here to welcome Hannah to the tropical paradise that filled her dreams and imagination.
August 12, 1990
Your story, "Hawaii, My Old Friend" by Jerry Hulse on July 15 about the old Hawaii in Holualoa was a pleasant read and brought back many warm memories. It's also nice to read about places and life in Hawaii that tourists rarely see or even know about. I wish, however, that the true old Hawaii had been equally deserving of your attentions. Old Hawaii hardly began with the plantations. It was there before the missionaries, it was there before Capt. James Cook and it is still there now. There was not one mention in your article of a Hawaii person.