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Entries from February 25th, 2010

Hawaii County Band on Chopping Block

February 25th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Art, Hawaii, Music, Politics

The Hawaii County Band, a 127-year-old institution on the Big Island, has been singled out for elimination in the county budget, expected to be unveiled on Monday. The news was announced tonight to stunned musicians and volunteers by Bob Fitzgerald and Clayton Honma, director and deputy director of the county parks department. Budget cuts are […]

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David Buys Goliath

February 25th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Media

“Staff-wide meeting at The Honolulu Advertiser. Similar meeting called at The Star-Bulletin. This can’t be good for anyone. Honolulu Advertiser education writer Loren Moreno tweeted that this afternoon, moments before the news once again became the news in Hawaii. David Black, owner of the smaller, scrappier Honolulu Star-Bulletin, has bought the larger, shinier Honolulu Advertiser. […]

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Bookmarks for February 22nd

February 22nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 22nd: Navy gives new minisub a try: Submergence Group LLC, which builds experimental submarines, thought it could build a better mousetrap, or at least a more economical minisub for Navy use. SG Biofuels Launches World’s First Elite Jatropha Cultivar: […]

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Bookmarks for February 16th

February 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 16th: ‘Second invasion’ threatens nurseries: The tiny noisemakers have returned to Waimanalo where they are mounting a “second invasion” and pose a threat to the nursery owners who depend on potted plant sales. Too Much Tech: Good or Bad?: […]

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“LOST” Filming Update

February 11th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT: Though the final chapter of “LOST” is only just beginning to unfold on television, production in Honolulu is rapidly reaching its last few hours. Filming began this week on the 14th of 18 episodes scheduled for Season 6 (the last three of which comprise the finale). From several corners of the island comes […]

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Bookmarks for February 8th

February 8th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 8th: $700K Mobile Command Sits For Years: A high-tech, state-of-the-art emergency mobile command unit that cost $700,000 has sat idle for 2 1/2 years after it arrived in Hawaii. KITV found out that most of the vehicle was paid […]

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Big Weekend, Big Night for ‘LOST’ Fans

February 2nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Television, The Web

I’m exhausted. My body is aching. My mind is spinning. But with “LOST,” these are good things. Tonight brings the Season 6 premiere, but I’m still thinking about the last few days. The “LOST” beach premiere on Saturday was fantastic, but I most cherished spending time with the fans and friends who joined my wife […]

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Bookmarks for February 2nd

February 2nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 1st: Report on the Task Force on Reinventing Government [PDF]: House Concurrent Resolution No. 76 established a Task Force on Reinventing Government to examine the existingoperations and organizations of Hawaii’s state government and recommend ways to makeHawaii’s government more […]

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