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Entries from October 31st, 2007

Aiona Girl

October 31st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Miscellaneous, Politics

Cat Toth, immensely popular local reporter and blogger for the Honolulu Advertiser, stars in this… mind blowing tribute to Lt. Governor Duke Aiona. “Aiona Girl” was shown at “Gridiron 2007,” the annual fundraiser for the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It’s a can’t-miss event that recaps the year’s news with hilarious musical […]

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LOST in Korea

October 31st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

I’m beginning to get the sense that the secret to LOST Spotting is being hungry in the morning. Looks like Seoul has sprouted up in Chinatown, right next door to Char Hung Sut and its world-famous manapua and dim sum. Yes, I think toys and stuffed animals play a part in this episode (see “LOST […]

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Down To Earth Turns 30

October 30th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Food, Hawaii

Down To Earth, the go-to grocery for natural food nuts and voracious vegetarians, marked its 30th anniversary today. Founded by a hui of vegetarians on Maui in 1977, Down To Earth has grown from its first location off University Avenue in Mo’ili’ili to five stores (three on ‘Oahu, two on Maui) and over 200 employees. […]

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LOST in Kalihi

October 30th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

“LOST” set up shop just around the corner from one of my new favorite breakfast spots in Kalihi this morning, near the industrial arts campus of Honolulu Community College. Though I’m not entirely confident in my pre-caffeine vision, there were two striking women among those preparing for a busy day: Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), and another […]

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Search for Local Coupons in Google Maps

October 30th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii, The Web

Looking for a deal? Google it! The search giant (and up-and-coming global empire) has quietly introduced the ability to search for printable coupons in Google Maps. As local search blogger Mike Blumenthal notes, apart from some coupon-related domain names spotted last month, Google’s work on the service has largely stayed below the radar. Nonetheless, its […]

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LOST Toys

October 29th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

Here’s a little “LOST” tidbit to kick off the week! This morning, the production crew descended upon old Kaimuki, taking over the “Toys N Joys” store on Waialae Ave. For geeks and nerds of a particular bent, the place is a piece of heaven, a Mecca of video games, anime, J-Pop, K-Pop, action figures, models […]

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LOST Beach Bow on Feb. 2, 2008

October 28th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions at the Hawaii LOST Fan Club: When will the special sneak preview of the Season 4 “LOST” season premiere be held on Waikiki Beach? They’ve done it every year since “LOST” debuted in 2004, and it’s an incredibly fun, exciting event for the show’s local fans… and […]

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Leopard Launches in Hawaii

October 27th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Technology

Standing in line is rarely anyone’s idea of a good time. Except, of course, when Apple is involved. Friday marked the worldwide release of Apple’s latest version of its OSX operating system for Macs, dubbed “Leopard.” So, crowds gathered outside Apple Stores around the world to pick up the sexy new cat. Now, I wasn’t […]

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The Lobby in Hawaii

October 27th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · People, The Web

Hawaii is hosting one of the hottest events in the white-hot “Web 2.0″ space: “The Lobby Conference,” brainchild of August Capital’s Kevin Hornik. The proverbial who’s who of new media was invited to The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island “to turn the traditional conference on its head.” In the spirit of “unconferences,” the group […]

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UH Issues Security Alert Over Shooting Threat

October 25th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii

The University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus Security Office has sent an e-mail alert to all students, faculty, and staff after a “suspicious male was overheard in a City bus talking to himself about planning to shoot 30 students at UH.” Some offices on campus are reportedly on voluntary lockdown as a result. The alert, sent on […]

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