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.
September 13, 2013 |
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up. Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener. The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it. "There's nothing you can do to clean up molasses," said Jeff Hull, a spokesman for Matson Inc., the company responsible for the leak.
September 6, 2013 |
Hawaiian Airlines and Tourism New Zealand have teamed up to offer a package starting at $1,210 that covers round-trip airfare, a night's stay in Auckland and a seven-day car rental. The fare is good from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other western U.S. cities, but only until the end of the month. The deal: All About Tours makes reservations for the package that includes: --Round-trip airfare on Hawaiian Airlines to Auckland, with a stop in Honolulu; --One night with breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity ; --Seven days car rental with unlimited mileage.
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August 29, 2013 |
School officials have completed their investigation into an incident last week in Hawaii involving members of the Westlake High School football team that resulted in a student's arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. The report will be forwarded to the Thousand Oaks Police Department for review, Supt. Jeff Baarstad said Thursday. Honolulu police arrested a 17-year-old Westlake football player on suspicion of sexual assault of a 15-year-old player, but prosecutors declined to file charges.
August 29, 2013 |
The Conejo Valley Unified School District and Westlake High officials have completed their investigation into an incident last week in Hawaii involving football players that resulted in a student's arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. The report will be forwarded to the Thousand Oaks Police Department for review, Superintendent Jeff Baarstad said Thursday. Honolulu police arrested a 17-year-old Westlake football player on suspicion of sexual assault involving a 15-year-old player but prosecutors declined to file charges.
August 29, 2013 |
Vodka will join the long list of spirits, food and wine being celebrated during this year's Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in Honolulu. The third annual festival begins Sunday and will continue through Sept. 9. It will bring participants face-to-face with 75 world-class master chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. The festival was founded by Hawaiian chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi. This year's lineup will include Tony Abou-Ganim , who bills himself as the Modern Mixologist.