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Entries from March 29th, 2008

LOST Hospital

March 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Lost, Pop Culture, Technology

SPOILER ALERT! I know that I’m fortunate to be a “LOST” fan living in Honolulu, able to watch the cast and crew behind the fantastic ABC series right here in my proverbial backyard. But sometimes, even travelers from far off places have better luck than I do in getting close to the action. Yesterday, on […]

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Robotics Finals Today

March 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

It’s not too late to catch some of Hawaii’s brightest young minds in action in one of the most surprisingly exciting competitions you’ll likely ever see. And admission is free! Today is the last day of the FIRST in Hawai`i Regional Robotics Competition, taking place at the Stan Sheriff Center on the UH-Manoa campus. Teams […]

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LOST at Santa Rosa

March 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to the Windward Community College campus in Kaneohe today to film another scene at the “Santa Rosa Mental Institute.” A sign was set up in back, fronting a sometimes soccer field, and Jack’s old pickup truck was parked nearby. Filming took place inside Hale Kuhina, the continuing education/employment training building, with […]

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Varsity Theatre Finally Falls

March 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii

The old Varsity Theatre on University Avenue was demolished yesterday to make way for a parking lot, leaving behind a few mementos and a million memories. On Father’s Day last year, the screens at the Varsity faded to black for the last time. Operator Consolidated Theatres gave movie lovers only two days’ notice of the […]

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Hawaii Mulls Journalism Shield Law

March 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media, Politics, The Web

From the irrepressible Malia Zimmerman, editor of Hawaii Reporter, a call for testimony in support of HB 2557 HD1, which limits “compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information” for journalists — otherwise known as a “journalism shield law.” HB 2557 HD1 “relating to evidence” will be heard this Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning […]

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LOST Extra

March 20th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

I might have been able to snap some photos of the elaborate Iraq city set that “LOST” built at Honolulu Community College last week, but Rachelle Farmer of “The Farmer Files” blog got right into the middle of the action. After being jealous of other friends who’d worked as extras for the show, Farmer got […]

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14th Annual Honolulu Festival

March 17th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Hawaii, Video

Honolulu Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. The 14th Annual Honolulu Festival is a three-day cultural exchange festival “promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region.” Here are some scenes from Sunday, March 16 at the Honolulu Convention Center (one of three main venues), including exhibits, demonstrations, […]

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Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

March 13th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Odd, Technology

Macworld writer Dan Frakes was vacationing with his family on Kauai last week, and strolled into the gift shop at Kokee Lodge. Nestled among the usual “Hawaii-themed souvenirs, tchotchkes, and crafts,” however, he spotted a miniature beach chair. Just the right size to give your iPod or iPhone a cozy perch. Frakes notes: The chairs […]

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LOST in the Middle East [Updated]

March 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

Though “LOST” production started in earnest on Monday, March 10, work was largely limited to the Hawaii Film Studio on Diamond Head. Today, however, substantial construction work was coming together in urban Honolulu for a two-day location shoot beginning tomorrow. The crew has been building a dusty, rubble-strewn Middle Eastern town in the back corner […]

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Flickr Friday is Coming

March 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

It’s time once again for local shutterbugs to come together for food, folks, and f-stops. On Friday, professional and casual photographers alike will meet up for lunch at Gordon Biersch at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Flickr Friday is a monthly downtown lunch that often evolves into a photowalk that stretches until sunset.  Though I’m only able […]

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