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.
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.
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.
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.
September 4, 2003 |
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.
March 4, 1988 |
Geir Jordahl's Widelux camera turns sights into 140-degree panoramas; his black-and-white infrared film gives the oblong scenes a touch of glamour. A pale black sky and feathery white palms surround a monstrous swimming pool in Waikiki Beach. A white tree trunk bisects a soft rise of luminous snow in the Oquirrh Mountains in Utah. A straggling row of tourists crosses wavy white sand under a streaky gray sky at the Ano Nuevo Reserve.