Category: Hawaii

Editor Sought for New News Venture

Editor Sought for New News Venture

A new Internet startup poised to transform local news, in Hawaii and beyond, is now on the hunt for an editor to lead the team. Renowned entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay and philanthropist, announced the search today. Instead of sending out a press release, he posted a link on...

Good Eats, Good Deals, Good Cause

Good Eats, Good Deals, Good Cause

The second-annual “Restaurant Week” fundraiser begins on Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 22. Over 50 restaurants are participating, ranging from greasy spoons to fine dining. Each is offering a special deal for special dishes during the week, meanwhile donating a portion of the proceeds toward ambitious plans...

“LOST” at Home [Updated]

“LOST” at Home [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: An early morning Twitter post from local social media star Russ (a.k.a. @ParkRat) revealed the tell-tale presence of production trailers near Kahala Mall. It was a modest, mostly interior shoot, so there were few details. But those few details are still worth pondering.

Google Street View in Hawaii

Google Street View in Hawaii

Hawaii is finally included in the “Street View” of Google Maps. The news was announced today in a great post on the Official Google Blog by one Laura Melahn, Product Marketing Manager, who says she was born and raised on Oahu. She links to Waimea Bay and Iolani Palace. There’s...

“LOST” in Late October

“LOST” in Late October

SPOILER ALERT: Leading into Halloween, it’s been relatively quiet for “LOST” production. Most of the work took place behind closed doors at the Hawaii Film Studio. But a couple of visiting fans stumbled across the crew at work at location shoots that bookend the week, and passed along brief reports.

‘Native Plants Hawaii’ Launched

‘Native Plants Hawaii’ Launched

From friend and cybrarian Shari Tamashiro comes word of a new resource dedicated to native Hawaiian plants. Native Plants Hawaii — a joint project between Kapiolani Community College and Leeward Community College — aims to be a comprehensive online knowledgebase of the endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaii. Native plants...

“LOST” on Location

“LOST” on Location

SPOILER ALERT: Times are good for local “LOST” fans, particularly with the full-day “Celebration of ‘LOST’” at the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday. Of course, production didn’t stop, and I was also able to check out a few location shoots over the past week. Not surprisingly, the crew continued...

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

Going on stage to give a presentation is, for some, already a terrifying scenario. But what if you didn’t even know what your presentation was going to be about? That’s the deliciously cruel setup for “PowerPoint karaoke,” which turns potentially drab charts and graphs into live improv comedy. As the...

“Dirty Jobs” Returns to Hawaii

“Dirty Jobs” Returns to Hawaii

Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” was in Honolulu in July, taking a turn as a window washer dangling from the 45-story One Waterfront Towers (as captured above by my friend Blaine Fergerstrom). According to a promo attached to tonight’s season premiere, the episode will air...

“LOST” Encounter

“LOST” Encounter

SPOILER ALERT: Sometimes it seems as if “LOST” can only be found at the far end of the Earth (or, at least, the far end of the island). But sometimes, “LOST” comes to you. I rolled into work this morning to find the production crew setting up for a location...

Hawaii holds at third among ‘Most Popular States’

Hawaii holds at third among ‘Most Popular States’

Hawaii, The Aloha State, is the third most popular state where Americans would choose to live, according to the latest results from The Harris Poll. Meanwhile, California — despite its economic woes — held on to the top spot for the sixth year in a row, a position it’s held since...

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: In years past, the “LOST” filming schedule would stretch to six days a week only occasionally, and usually as days run out toward the winter break or the season finale. But things for this final season seems to be especially intense, as we’ve already seen a few Saturday...

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

One of the more interesting restaurants in Honolulu exists only a few weeks out of the year. 220 Grille specializes in “Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” offering great food and service on the slopes of Diamond Head. Yet everything on the menu costs less than $10. How? By putting students to work....

“LOST” Seen and Heard

“LOST” Seen and Heard

SPOILER ALERT: Work on the sixth and final season of “LOST” continues here in Honolulu. Thanks to some eagle-eagle eyed fans (and one friend with a good ear), here are some new photos from recent shoots and a brief note about filming that took place today on the Hawaii Film...

Free Admission on Museum Day

Free Admission on Museum Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26, brings Museum Day 2009, and several Hawaii museums are among the over 1,200 museums participating nationwide. The event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 people, is now in its fourth year and sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. To take advantage of the free admission offer, visit...

“LOST” at HIFF

“LOST” at HIFF

Updated Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: As reported late last month, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is collaborating with the producers and creators of the hit television show “LOST” for a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a series of “master classes” during the day,...

‘LOST’ Scene Report

‘LOST’ Scene Report

SPOILER ALERT: The “LOST” production crew has kept largely out of sight this week. But a couple of reports have come in from the location shoot reported on Tuesday (and at right, one of a couple of photos captured by my friend Vernon Brown). Thanks to Eric and K.C., we...

Polynesian Cultural Center Special Offer

Polynesian Cultural Center Special Offer

Recently, the Polynesian Cultural Center hosted a “Social Media Night,” inviting several local bloggers, video bloggers, Twitter and Facebook users to see their new night show, “Hā – Breath of Life.” Now, the center has made a special offer available to our local friends and followers who might be interested...

‘Man v. Food’ in Honolulu

‘Man v. Food’ in Honolulu

Tonight on the Travel Channel, “Man v. Food” turns the spotlight on Honolulu. The program, which crosses the country in search of local traditions and regional specialties, challenges host Adam Richman to partake in each destination’s indulgences. While on Oahu, he’s introduced to the loco moco at Hukilau Cafe in...