November 5, 2013 |
If you're planning a Star of Honolulu dinner cruise in December, better check your calendar. Oahu's popular sailing trip will be closed part of the month. The ship , which has been welcoming guests aboard its sunset sailings for 55 years, will be in dry dock Dec. 11-23. Dinner cruising will resume on Christmas Eve and will also be available on Christmas Day. Whale watching trips return Dec. 26. At 232 feet long, the Star of Honolulu is the largest vessel of its kind in Hawaii.
October 15, 2013 |
In true Disney style, the Aulani, the leeward Oahu resort that opened in August 2011, is giving customers what they want: a larger water park and a new eating spot. Beginning Saturday, the Aulani resort will expand its Waikolohe Valley water play area with the opening of Ka Maka Landing. It features include an infinity pool, a splash zone for younger children and a new poolside cafe. The pool boasts an infinity edge overlooking a 9-acre, blue lagoon with a white sand beach.
October 13, 2013 |
USC cornerback Anthony Brown had not played or practiced since suffering a knee injury in the season opener against Hawaii. The junior, however, practiced Sunday, offering possible help for a Trojans secondary that was exposed the last two games. Brown, who started the opener, worked with the first-team defense during a one-hour practice that was conducted without helmets or pads. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast also spent extra time with Brown after the workout.
October 9, 2013 |
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The tropics appear most likely to be the first to shift to an unprecedented new climate, perhaps as early as the next decade, the analysis shows. The average location on Earth could experience a substantially different climate by 2047 if human beings continue to do little to rein in emissions of heat-trapping gases, the report warns.
October 8, 2013 |
There's a new entry in the ever-evolving hotel scene in Hawaii, and it has a desirable oceanfront location in posh south Maui. The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa becomes the 10th property to bear Hyatt's intimate Andaz brand and the first at a resort destination. After passing over an entry footbridge spanning an infinity pool, guests are invited to slip off their shoes and wiggle their toes in a sandpit that's right in the lobby. Tablet-carrying hosts eliminate the need for the traditional check-in desk. Lodging choices include 297 guest rooms and suites, including seven luxurious villas boasting two to four bedrooms each.
October 3, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES MasterChef: Junior The young cooks participate in a mystery box challenge, then have one hour to create a restaurant-quality burger in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox The Neighbors When the family gets cut off financially, Jackie (Toks Olagundoye)
October 1, 2013 |
You can help the environment and get stunning views at the same time, thanks to a new eco-tour on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has begun offering daily off-road tours to the 1,000-acre site on the northern slope of Mauna Kea volcano where the company plans to regrow what was once a forest of koa , the largest native tree in the state. The forest once belonged to King Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii 's first king. It was clear-cut about a century ago to create land for farming and ranching.
September 25, 2013 |
Oaks Christian running back D.J. Riggins has committed to Hawaii, Coach Jeff Woodruff said. Riggins has scored four touchdowns rushing for the Lions (3-1). Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2013 |
Hawaii's rich “talk story” tradition will be shared both locals and visitors on Oct. 18 and 19 during a celebration in Honolulu. The Talk Story Festival , Hawaii's oldest and largest storytelling event, will be in the ballroom of the Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. Admission is free. The festival, in its 25 th year, draws hundreds of people. Sessions on both days will begin at 6 p.m. Nine storytellers will take to the stage each night, and each will be given 20 minutes.
September 20, 2013 |
Fitness and wellness will be the watchwords of an upcoming, four-day experience at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua amid the lush setting of the northwest shore of Maui. “E malama kou kino” (“Care for Your Body”) will be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at the AAA five-diamond resort . A variety of workout sessions and interactive seminars are planned. Among the experts leading the sessions will be Robert Ferguson of Diet Free Life , Beth Shaw and her team from YogaFit , and strength and conditioning coach Nick Tumminello of “ Performance University .” The daytime events are complimentary for overnight hotel guests.