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NATIONAL
February 27, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
Hawaiian authorities were rushing to evacuate up to 100,000 residents and tourists from low-lying coastal areas Saturday morning as an estimated 3-to-8-foot tsunami raced toward the islands at the speed of a jet plane. Radio stations were broadcasting civil defense alerts, and sirens sounded in the early-morning hours, well ahead of the expected arrival of the waves, estimated at about 11 a.m. Hawaii time, triggered by a massive earthquake in Chile. "We are taking this very seriously.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
The new film "Chasing Mavericks" might never have happened if it weren't for a chance encounter between Jim Meenaghan and young surf legend Jay Moriarity at a Santa Cruz surf shop in 1994. When Meenaghan, a corporate lawyer and rookie surfer, and his wife met the 16-year-old Moriarity, who was revered in Santa Cruz after conquering the mythic surf of nearby Mavericks, which often boasts 60-foot swells, they understood the town's adoration. "People always said he had a glow about him. We realized we were talking to someone who radiated a little bit," Meenaghan reflected recently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2010 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
More than $69 million in California welfare money, meant to help the needy pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent or withdrawn outside the state in recent years, including millions in Las Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships sailing from Miami. State-issued aid cards have been used at hotels, shops, restaurants, ATMs and other places in 49 other states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, according to data obtained by The Times from the California Department of Social Services.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Buyers of 11 condominiums at the soon-to-open Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk in Honolulu have filed a lawsuit seeking to cancel their sales contracts. They contend that Los Angeles-based developer Irongate wrongly stated in 2006 that Donald Trump was a co-developer of the 38-story project. An Irongate spokesman did not immediately comment.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2006 | From Reuters
Honolulu hotel workers voted to authorize a strike at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and four Waikiki Beach hotels operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Labor contracts covering those properties, as well as Honolulu resorts operated by Global Hyatt Corp. and Marriott International Inc., expired at the end of June. The vote, which affects about 4,000 employees, follows similar strike authorizations by hotel workers in Chicago on Wednesday and by Toronto employees two weeks ago.
TRAVEL
September 15, 1996
A total of 3,000 volunteer hula dancers will sway--hopefully in unison--across Honolulu's Waikiki Beach starting at 6 p.m. Saturday in Hawaii's first-ever "Waikiki Hula." The event, which organizers hope to enter in the Guinness Book of World Records, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the state's Aloha Festivals. The hula is among scores of special events in September and October during the festivals, founded in 1946 as Aloha Week to honor Hawaiian culture.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A project to replenish sand to Waikiki's Kuhio Beach has been completed, with some parts of the beach growing by 40 feet in width. State officials finished the $475,000 project Friday. It restored an estimated 9,500 cubic yards of sand to Kuhio Beach.
TRAVEL
September 2, 2001
Here's a Waikiki hotel deal with a great price--and some major caveats. The former Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel, which recently changed hands and was renamed the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, is offering rooms for $65 per night during its $30-million renovation. The pluses: The 719-room, high-rise hotel at 2570 Kalakaua Ave. is across the road from a prime beach, and the discounted price is a fraction of its published rates, $169 to $239.
NEWS
September 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
It wasn't quite the birthday in paradise Cameron Diaz was hoping for. Diaz said she broke her nose Saturday -- her 31st birthday -- during a surfing mishap off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. It was the first day of a two-week vacation with family and friends. "I'm fine," she told the Associated Press. "But I'm just totally bummed out because I can't go surfing anymore." Diaz said she was surfing with her older sister and a couple of friends when she wiped out and someone's board hit her in the face.
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