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LOST in the Big Apple

LOST in the Big Apple

SPOILER ALERT! From Fiji to New York City, it’s been a busy week for “LOST.” The production returned to Chapin Lane (which previously played Bangkok in a Jack flashback) and the area around Mark’s Garage to recreate the Big Apple. Streets were lit up with the Christmas spirit, and people...

Flickr Friday in Manoa

Flickr Friday in Manoa

The monthly midday meetup of Flickr users moves to Manoa this month, as local shutterbugs convene for food, folks, and framing at Thai Sweet Basil in Manoa Marketplace (2756 Woodlawn Drive). Easily a dozen geek-leaning photographers will once again draw funny looks and concerned study as they form a smiling...

LOST in Fiji

LOST in Fiji

It may be a holiday for some people, but “LOST” was hard at work today bringing the South Pacific to Honolulu. Kewalo Basin, the small commercial harbor in Kaka’ako, was transformed into the Port of Suva, Fiji’s largest port and gateway to its capital city. It was hard to miss...

Blogging Job at the State Capitol

Blogging Job at the State Capitol

The House Majority at the Hawaii State Legislature has put out the call, on its blog no less, for a full-time blogger. Well, an “assistant communications director” with others duties as assigned, no doubt, but still… House Communications Director Georgette Deemer is looking for someone who loves to write. “Not...

Beautiful Flight Patterns

Beautiful Flight Patterns

Data can be beautiful. UCLA designer, artist, and researcher Aaron Koblin took 24 hours’ worth of air traffic data from the FAA and created mesmerizing visualizations of otherwise everyday flight activity. You can check out Koblin’s collection of Flight Pattern” videos, or jump straight to a fantastic montage of several...

HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

In an attempt to help Hawaii “go viral” in the world of web video, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has partnered with TurnHere, “a full-service Internet video solutions provider to the media, publishing, travel, local and real estate industries.” Specifically, TurnHere will distribute HVCB videos across the Internet via...

Walgreens Greets Hawaii

Walgreens Greets Hawaii

Mainland drugstore chain Walgreens welcomed its first island shoppers yesterday, when it opened the first of many, many planned stores in the Aloha State. Walgreens is entering a market that has been wholly dominated by California-based Longs Drugs for half a century. The 9,000-square-foot Keeaumoku store is small and has...

PBS Hawaii Adds Blog, Message Board

PBS Hawaii Adds Blog, Message Board

It’s only been a few weeks since Leslie Wilcox started blogging at PBS Hawaii, but the local public television station is already pushing even further into the great conversation on the web. “Digital Dialog” is a new blog focused on PBS Hawaii’s transition from analog to digital television, which will...

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

Meet Columbidai and Mangus, the two newest Big Critters on Campus at Hawaii Pacific University. The pigeon and mongoose pair will star in a new online comic that saw its debut yesterday at FortStreetPulse.com. Columbidai and Mangus is (are?) the brainchild of FortStreetPulse.com founder Carlos Urreta and talented digital artist...

LOST Time

LOST Time

For the “LOST” crew, Halloween wasn’t so much spooky as it was slippery. Rain washed away some of the momentum during the Chinatown/Koreatown location shoot, as on-again, off-again downpours stalled filming several times. The crew took it all in stride, though, standing at the ready with umbrellas and towels to...

Aiona Girl

Aiona Girl

Cat Toth, immensely popular local reporter and blogger for the Honolulu Advertiser, stars in this… mind blowing tribute to Lt. Governor Duke Aiona. “Aiona Girl” was shown at “Gridiron 2007,” the annual fundraiser for the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It’s a can’t-miss event that recaps the...

LOST in Korea

LOST in Korea

I’m beginning to get the sense that the secret to LOST Spotting is being hungry in the morning. Looks like Seoul has sprouted up in Chinatown, right next door to Char Hung Sut and its world-famous manapua and dim sum. Yes, I think toys and stuffed animals play a part...

Down To Earth Turns 30

Down To Earth Turns 30

Down To Earth, the go-to grocery for natural food nuts and voracious vegetarians, marked its 30th anniversary today. Founded by a hui of vegetarians on Maui in 1977, Down To Earth has grown from its first location off University Avenue in Mo’ili’ili to five stores (three on ‘Oahu, two on...

LOST in Kalihi

LOST in Kalihi

“LOST” set up shop just around the corner from one of my new favorite breakfast spots in Kalihi this morning, near the industrial arts campus of Honolulu Community College. Though I’m not entirely confident in my pre-caffeine vision, there were two striking women among those preparing for a busy day:...

Search for Local Coupons in Google Maps

Search for Local Coupons in Google Maps

Looking for a deal? Google it! The search giant (and up-and-coming global empire) has quietly introduced the ability to search for printable coupons in Google Maps. As local search blogger Mike Blumenthal notes, apart from some coupon-related domain names spotted last month, Google’s work on the service has largely stayed...

LOST Toys

LOST Toys

Here’s a little “LOST” tidbit to kick off the week! This morning, the production crew descended upon old Kaimuki, taking over the “Toys N Joys” store on Waialae Ave. For geeks and nerds of a particular bent, the place is a piece of heaven, a Mecca of video games, anime,...

LOST Beach Bow on Feb. 2, 2008

LOST Beach Bow on Feb. 2, 2008

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions at the Hawaii LOST Fan Club: When will the special sneak preview of the Season 4 “LOST” season premiere be held on Waikiki Beach? They’ve done it every year since “LOST” debuted in 2004, and it’s an incredibly fun, exciting event for...

Leopard Launches in Hawaii

Leopard Launches in Hawaii

Standing in line is rarely anyone’s idea of a good time. Except, of course, when Apple is involved. Friday marked the worldwide release of Apple’s latest version of its OSX operating system for Macs, dubbed “Leopard.” So, crowds gathered outside Apple Stores around the world to pick up the sexy...

The Lobby in Hawaii

The Lobby in Hawaii

Hawaii is hosting one of the hottest events in the white-hot “Web 2.0” space: “The Lobby Conference,” brainchild of August Capital’s Kevin Hornik. The proverbial who’s who of new media was invited to The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island “to turn the traditional conference on its head.” In the...

UH Issues Security Alert Over Shooting Threat

UH Issues Security Alert Over Shooting Threat

The University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus Security Office has sent an e-mail alert to all students, faculty, and staff after a “suspicious male was overheard in a City bus talking to himself about planning to shoot 30 students at UH.” Some offices on campus are reportedly on voluntary lockdown as a...