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Entries from June 28th, 2008

Friends of the Library Book Sale

June 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family, Hawaii, Music

Honolulu’s best bargain for book buffs has begun! The Friends of the Library annual book sale at McKinley High School runs through Sunday, July 6 (though they’re taking July 3 and 4 off). It’s an unmatched literary treasure trove — refreshed daily — of used and out-of-circulation books… often including new books, and sometimes including […]

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Supporters Seek to Save the Parade

June 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Hawaii

the Aloha Festivals floral parade has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 60 years. But the loss of Hawaiian Airlines’ title sponsorship means the annual tradition is in jeopardy. Some Waikiki residents and businesses have been known to be annoyed at the number of parades that come down Kalakaua Avenue, but none have […]

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MMA on Hawaii Public Radio

June 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Media, Sports

When worlds collide. With the inaugural Hawaii Mixed Martial Arts Sports & Fitness Expo landing in Honolulu this weekend, Hawaii Public Radio is going to take a serious look at a serious phenomenon that, nevertheless, falls far outside of the usual public radio comfort zone. Tonight on “Town Square,” airing at 5 p.m. on KIPO […]

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Prices in Paradise

June 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Business, Hawaii

“Lucky you live Hawaii” is an oft-uttered declaration of pride and love among locals who call the islands home. But the gloomy economic news looming over the the country is definitely casting a long, dark shadow over the state. Earlier this month, my friend and boss Beth visited Honolulu. She came out to Mililani to […]

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Flavors of Honolulu Festival Begins Friday

June 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Food

Save your appetite and round up the kids, this weekend brings the second-annual “Flavors of Honolulu” festival on the Honolulu municipal grounds (near Honolulu Hale and the Frank F. Fasi Building). The three-day event mixes over a dozen restaurants, live performances by several local artists, and highlights including a wine-tasting tent and a celebrity cook-off. […]

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Isis Godfrey Byrne at Cedar Street Galleries

June 20th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, People

Local artist (and mother of two) Isis Godfrey Byrne will be unveiling new works at the opening of her art show at Cedar Street Galleries tonight. Byrne, who was born in the U.K. but calls the islands home, is known for her etherial Hawaii-inspired landscapes, seascapes, and portraits. The preview reception begins tonight at 5:30. […]

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Study: Hawaii a ‘Big Mover’ in Science and Tech

June 20th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii, Technology

The state of Hawaii has greatly improved its “position to succeed in the technology-led information age,” jumping up 11 spots to rank as the 28th best state in the State Technology and Science Index from the Milken Institute. The index looks at 77 indicators across five major components (ranging from research and development to human […]

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Sci-Fi Skewered in ‘Spaced 1919′

June 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Pop Culture

Loose Screws,  Hawaii’s longest-running improvisational comedy troupe, is setting its sights on science fiction in “Spaced 1919.” Sci-fi standards like “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “Firefly” won’t stand a chance against this bunch, which will weave the tale live on stage using prompts and props from the audience. Indeed, if you bring a sufficiently “science […]

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Hawaii Firm Spotlights Legal Blogs

June 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Business, People, The Web

Honolulu-based law firm Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert recently highlighted legal blogs written by four of its attorneys: Robert Thomas, Mark Murakami, Robert D. Harris, and Tred Eyerly. Firm director Thomas is one of Hawaii’s first law bloggers, and writes at inversecondemnation.com on land use law, eminent domain, and property rights. Fellow director Murakami writes […]

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Hawaii Marine Expelled for Puppy Video

June 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · People, Politics, The Web, Video

David Motari, the Hawaii marine who was engulfed in controversy over a video clip posted to YouTube in March, has been expelled from the service. The video showed Motari throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq. According to an official statement placed front and center yesterday on the website for Marine […]

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