Monthly Archive: March 2008

LOST Hospital

LOST Hospital

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...

Robotics Finals Today

Robotics Finals Today

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...

LOST at Santa Rosa

LOST at Santa Rosa

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...

Varsity Theatre Finally Falls

Varsity Theatre Finally Falls

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...

Hawaii Mulls Journalism Shield Law

Hawaii Mulls Journalism Shield Law

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of Hawaii Reporter, a call for testimony in support of HB 2557 HD1, which limits “compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information” for journalists — otherwise known as a “journalism shield law.”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...

LOST Extra

LOST Extra

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...

14th Annual Honolulu Festival

14th Annual Honolulu Festival

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...

Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

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...

LOST in the Middle East [Updated]

LOST in the Middle East [Updated]

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...

Flickr Friday is Coming

Flickr Friday is Coming

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...

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers in Iraq start their day with a steaming cup of Big Island coffee, thanks to the Hawaii Gathering of Eagles and its “Operation Warrior Wake Up.” Although coffee is available in the form of grounds at the PX or at the numerous coffee shops on Camp Taji,...

LOST Rolling Again

LOST Rolling Again

Hawaii-based production of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” resumed in earnest today, ending three uncertain months washed out by the WGA writers’ strike. Cast and crew were working before dawn, and the Hawaii Film Studio lot on the slopes of Diamond Head was buzzing all day. There are two new...

Steve Jobs’ Hawaii Vacation

Steve Jobs’ Hawaii Vacation

I’ve previously noted hints that Steve Jobs is a fan of the Aloha State, including shout-outs in the historic iPhone launch and an iPhone television ad. But it seems the Apple CEO is a bit more low-key when he’s actually in the islands. Fortune magazine today released a great question-and-answer...

Kaneohe Marine Under Fire for Iraq Puppy Video

Kaneohe Marine Under Fire for Iraq Puppy Video

A YouTube video showing American soldiers tossing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq has set off a firestorm of protest online, and a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Kaneohe has become a ‘figure of hate‘ around the world. KITV called the incident “terribly upsetting,” and, like other news outlets, broadcast...