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SCIENCE
January 16, 2003 | Usha Lee McFarling, Times Staff Writer
It started last Mother's Day. On May 12, the biggest volcano in the world started to swell. After 18 years of slumber, Mauna Loa was awake. That same day, the Big Island's youngest and most active volcano, Kilauea, stepped up an eruption that has flowed nearly continuously since 1983. As the towering Mauna Loa grew, its smaller sibling spewed copious amounts of lava -- 30 times more than normal -- from two new vents torn from its flank. The odd confluence of events did not go unnoticed.
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NATIONAL
August 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Lava from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island cascaded into the ocean at three points as thousands of visitors trekked to witness the latest display. The current breakout of lava began May 12, and reached the sea July 19. On Thursday morning, the lava finished covering the remaining isolated segment of Chain of Craters Road at an area known as Highcastle--a popular viewing spot in the early 1990s.
TRAVEL
August 18, 2002 | VANI RANGACHAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost like a twilight picnic before a rock concert. People milled about carrying backpacks, coolers and baskets. Flashlight beams swung in arcs across the path. Shouts, cheers and chatter added to the carnival-like atmosphere. A young woman pulled a marshmallow from her knapsack, skewered it with a stick and thrust it toward the orange glow.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Glowing lava set trees afire and oozed into the ocean before dawn Saturday as thousands of spectators braved Kilauea Volcano's scalding spray to witness the spectacle. It is considered the most dangerous display of volcanic activity from Kilauea since 1995. Since the flow began May 12, the lava has triggered one major fire, which burned more than 3,600 acres.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pianist-keyboardist Daniel Ho led the group Kilauea in six highly successful smooth-jazz albums in the early '80s. In its better moments, the band blended the lyricism of Hawaiian traditional music with the catchy hooks of contemporary pop-jazz. But Ho, who was born on the island of Oahu, never quite found Kilauea to be a sufficiently versatile vehicle for his musical interests, which also embraced traditional and contemporary slack key guitar playing, alternative pop, songwriting and singing.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2002 | Michele Kayal, Jane Engle
If you've never seen magma--and even if you have--there has rarely been a better view than the current one at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The lava flow at the park's Kilauea Volcano, which has been erupting since 1983 on the southeast side of the Big Island, has become more accessible to visitors in the last few weeks than it has been in seven years, rangers and geologists say. A short hike from a park road puts you within a few feet of molten rock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
The silver Hughes helicopter settled its skids on the glassy entrails of cold magma and idled its engine. Four field geologists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory jumped out onto the field of black pahoehoe lava. They stumbled toward the monitoring site as quickly as they could drag their battered equipment cases across the sharp-edged spatter fissures. Deep inside Kilauea, a half-mile beneath their feet, an immense plume of magma was on the move.
NEWS
August 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
Lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano toward the ocean Tuesday destroyed a 700-year-old temple that had been used as a place of human sacrifice. Lava had begun inching toward the Wahaula Heiau, one of the state's oldest temples, over the weekend. By early Monday, the red-orange lava had covered a five-foot outer wall, and it eventually engulfed the temple, leaving only the top of its walls visible.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996
Hawaiian music fans shouldn't miss the fifth annual Aloha Jam today and Sunday at the Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. In addition to canoe races, Hawaiian food, and arts and crafts, there will be performances by the contemporary jazz group Kilauea and slack key guitarists Keola Beamer and Cyril Pahinui. Information: (800) HOT-4TIX.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996 | KELLY DAVID
The popular jazz band Kilauea will be performing at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks on Saturday to help raise funds for the county's only public radio station. After releasing four albums that each reached the Top 5 on Billboard's contemporary jazz charts, the group last year released "Diamond Collection," a compilation of the band's most popular instrumental tunes. The band will play for two hours with an open coffee bar during a half-hour intermission.
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