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Video: Rail Guideway Reaches Waipahu

In the abstract, knowing that Honolulu’s rail transit line won’t be completed until 2019 makes the whole thing seem far off in the future. But with construction of the first three miles of elevated guideway now completed, the massive project looms very, very near for a lot of people. I wrote in June...

Gallery: Aloha, Solar Impulse!

The Solar Impulse plane landed in Hawaii early this morning after four days and 22 hours in the air, solo pilot Andre Borschberg breaking the world record for the longest solo non-stop flight. But what made the journey more remarkable was that the trip was made without burning a single...

Eclipse Expert to Speak at Science Cafe Tomorrow

There are only 989 days 11,220 days (!) until Hawaii sees its next solar eclipse. Fortunately, it’s not too late to prepare for Jan. 31, 2018 Feb. 5, 2046, and tomorrow brings a cozy talkstory presentation by Shadia Habbal, a Syrian-born astrophysicist who has studied the sun at the UH Institute for...

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Online Strides by Hawaii Government Lauded

Two government websites in Hawaii received national recognition this week, and one of them is in the running for even more acclaim. Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government recognized the City & County of Honolulu for its all-online neighborhood board elections. It was one of the 2015 Bright...

New Walgreens Evokes Hawaiian Design

Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug store chain, opened its first flagship store in Honolulu this weekend. Situated at the busy corner of Keeaumoku Street and Kapiolani Boulevard, the 35,500 square foot building has a bold, modern design. I like it, but I may be in the minority. Perhaps that’s fitting,...

Uber ‘Black Car’ Service Arrives in Honolulu

Uber ‘Black Car’ Service Arrives in Honolulu

Uber, the startup that aims to serve as “everyone’s private driver,” had its soft launch in Honolulu today. Based in San Francisco and deployed in over 30 cities around the world, Uber empowers smartphone users to summon a “sleek black car” to take them to meetings, parties, or home (after...

City Launches Open Data Portal

City Launches Open Data Portal

The new Data.Honolulu.gov site takes the city’s transparency efforts “to the next level,” expanding upon the “CAN-DO” portal it unveiled last March.

Honolulu Grows App Offerings

Honolulu Grows App Offerings

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has directed all city department and agency heads to support its open data initatives. And now, Honolulu’s engagement with the national “Code For America” program has now brought three new web apps for citizens.

Startup Weekend Honolulu Startups

Startup Weekend Honolulu Startups

Startup Weekend Honolulu went down over a 54-hour jam session in Kakaako, in conjunction with other Startup Weekend events happening around the world. The goal? To pitch, design, code and launch a startup in less than three days. The event was hosted at The Greenhouse Innovation Hub on Auahi Street. On...

Honolulu’s High ‘Creative Class Density’

Honolulu’s High ‘Creative Class Density’

Our cost of living is high, our wages are low, and our barriers to business are substantial. But smart and creative people? We’ve got those in droves. Honolulu is among the top ten metropolitan areas in the nation when it comes to the density of its “human capital” and “creative...

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage, who hopes to set records and raise environmental awareness by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, is putting out a call for help. Her high tech rowboat, The Brocade, is in desperate need of shelter while it awaits Phase 2 of her voyage. “I urgently need to find...

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, a lightning storm over Honolulu apparently knocked out electricity for almost the entire island of O’ahu. As people from Waikiki to Kaneohe were plunged into darkness, those that still had battery operated gadgets gathered and shared information online to determine the extent...

Sensational “Saltimbanco”

Sensational “Saltimbanco”

UPDATE: A special $20 discount is propagating on Twitter. If you’re thinking of checking out “Saltimbanco,” be sure to use the special link and save! Acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, a cyclist, a juggler and jester, and hapless subjects pulled from the audience. Around them, a kaleidoscope stage, and behind them, a...

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike from hawaii on Vimeo. Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was organized by her Girl Scout troop (Hawaii Troop #84), and we were joined by seven other...

Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

If you’re not on Twitter, you may not have heard: a member of the Seesmic team is in Honolulu, and several local geeks are turning out to welcome her and enjoy some terrific tech talkstory. Sukhjit, who hosts the Seesmic video show “Unboxing,” will be at the Aloha Tower Marketplace...

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Makiki is one of Honolulu’s most densely populated neighborhoods, making Makiki District Park a green jewel in a crowd of high-rises and busy streets. We used to live a block away, and the park was a life saver for our young family. Plenty of people used the park, and its...

Flavors of Honolulu Festival Begins Friday

Flavors of Honolulu Festival Begins Friday

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...

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

“Your guide to free booze.” It doesn’t get much more direct than that! Myopenbar.com is a sharp, edgy guide to hotspots in the country’s hippest metros — New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. And now, you can add Honolulu to the list. The knowing mind behind the...

That’s No Moon…

That’s No Moon…

Leaving work today, I was startled by the usually serene view of Honolulu Harbor from my office building. A ginormous structure of some sort was parked at Aloha Tower, looming over the city like an evil alien space station. (Okay, it only loomed over Aloha Tower, but suffice it to...

Honolulu Ranked Fifth Bloggiest

Honolulu Ranked Fifth Bloggiest

Honolulu is the nation’s fifth largest “blogging market,” according to the results of a survey released today (PDF) by the consumer shopping experts at Scarborough Research. The firm says 12 percent of adult Oahu residents are bloggers, which they defined as adults who have “read or contributed to a blog...