July 13, 2003 |
For decades it was the pride of Waikiki, a mammoth outdoor saltwater swimming pool where athletes and movie stars came to cavort and Hawaiian kids and tourist kids from the mainland took swimming lessons. But for the last 24 years, the once-proud Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium has been something else: a source of political controversy, an off-limits relic from the past, an eyesore.
April 11, 2004 |
We had every reason not to take a family vacation to Oahu last Thanksgiving. The kids would miss school. We hadn't cared much for Waikiki after our honeymoon a decade ago. It was the busiest time of year to travel. And my parents -- ever lovable but occasionally trying -- would be with us. So of course we took the trip. On Thanksgiving Day, eight of us -- my husband, Jack, my children Bailey, 7, and Samantha, 4, my parents, my brother and sister-in-law and me -- flew to Honolulu for six days.
February 27, 2010 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2010 |
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in California welfare money, meant to help the needy pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent or withdrawn outside the state in recent years, including millions in Las Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships sailing from Miami.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.
October 27, 2012 |
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.
July 14, 2009 |
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.
August 25, 2006 |
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.
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.
January 7, 2007 |
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.