Honolulu massage therapist Charisma Koffman has introduced a new type of bodywork called “Sarga Bodywork,” which puts a new spinRead more
As part of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s (HIFF) business continuity strategy, the HIFF Board of Directors announces that, effectiveRead more
“Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. The second-longest serving Senator in the history of the chamber, Danny represented the people of Hawaii in Congress from the moment they joined the Union. In Washington, he worked to strengthen our military, forge bipartisan consensus, and hold those of us in government accountable to the people we were elected to serve. But it was his incredible bravery during World War II – including one heroic effort that cost him his arm but earned him the Medal of Honor – that made Danny not just a colleague and a mentor, but someone revered by all of us lucky enough to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Inouye family.”Read more
Halekulani and Nobu Waikiki present Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Chef Wakiya and Chef Vikram Garg in a culinary benefit “For Japan: Culinary Artists for the Japan Relief Effort.”
The event takes place Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Hau Terrace.Read more
Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka announced today that he is not going to run for re-election in 2012, after nearly 22 years in the U.S. senate. The decision will end a 35 year career in Washington, D.C.
As the Washington Post notes, the move makes him “the fifth Democratic or Democratic aligned incumbent to bow out already this election cycle.Read more
The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Leslie E. Kobayashi, currently a federal magistrate judge in Honolulu, to serve as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Judge Kobayashi, 53, was confirmed on Saturday on a voice vote of the Senate. She is expected to receive her commission shortly and will fill a judgeship vacant since June 30, 2009, when U.S. District Judge Helen W. Gillmor took senior status.Read more
Hawai‘i Pacific University officials voted in James Polk, Michele Saito and Stephanie Saito to the University’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 22.
James Polk is a senior executive vice president and manager at Bank of Hawaii in the Hawaii Commercial Banking Division. Michele Saito is the president of Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Inc. Stephanie Saito is the executive vice president of Bank of Hawaii.Read more
Famed chef Ming Tsai, a member of Macy’s Culinary Council, will demonstrate a few recipes from his new cookbook, “Simply Ming One-Pot Meals: Quick, Healthy and Affordable Recipes,” at Ala Moana next Tuesday.
The new cookbook tackles the four basic needs in everyday cooking: taste, healthfulness, simplicity and affordability. After the cooking demonstration, Mr. Tsai will greet guests and sign copies of his book which can be purchased at Macy’s during the event.Read more
The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) announces the selection of Curt Fukumoto, Children’s Librarian of Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, as the 2010 HSPLS Employee of the Year.
Fukumoto is outstanding in opening up the wonderful world of reading to his young patrons. His weekly story times, which have continued year round since May 2006, routinely draw over one hundred preschoolers and their caregivers. In 2010 alone, Fukumoto’s programs have has drawn an attendance of more than 5,000.Read more
House Republicans selected Representative Gene Ward Ph.D. as Minority Leader and Representative Kymberly Pine will continue to serve as the Minority Floor Leader. Cynthia Thielen remains the Assistant Minority Leader, Corinne Ching will be the Assistant Minority Floor Leader and Barbara Marumoto will be the Minority Policy Leader. The three freshman George Fontaine, Aaron Johanson and Gil Riviere will serve as Whips.Read more
Günther Hasinger, an expert in astrophysical studies whose work has been instrumental in the operation of x-ray satellites and the development of future observatories, has been appointed director of the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at UH Mānoa, effective January 2, 2011.
Hasinger is currently the scientific director at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching, near Munich, Germany.Read more
Hawaii fans who watched ABCâ€™s â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ Jillian Harris bid aloha to Reid Rosenthal after their romantic date on MauiRead more
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam today announced the formation of the Ulupono Initiative, a social investment firmRead more
The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) last week announced the winners of its Technology Entrepreneur of the Year awards. TheRead more
Chief Justice Ronald Moon honored Hawaii island District Court Judge Joseph Florendo as “Jurist of the Year” and presented IncentiveRead more
Reknown weatherman and surf forecaster George Mason was reported missing this week, and family and friends say they haven’t heardRead more
Duane “Dog” Chapman is known worldwide for catching criminals who skip out on bail, but jumping bail in Mexico threeRead more
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Mr. Eko on ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii primetime hit series “Lost,” was arrested early Saturday morning for drivingRead more
Recent appointments and achievements of Hawaii’s people, including a Big Island business leader and several Kaua’i board and commission appointees.Read more
The Makaha Sons and the late Michael Nakamura, former Honolulu Police chief, will be among those honored for notable actsRead more
Rep. Ed Case today named 27 island residents to the U.S. Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine academies. TheRead more
Jim Kauahikaua has been named the new Scientist-in-Charge (SIC) of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, starting October 3. Kauahikaua is currentlyRead more
A regular HawaiiNews.com feature highlighting the appointments and achievements of Hawaii’s people. In this update: Gabe Naeole, Eddy Ng, MikeRead more
A regular HawaiiNews.com feature highlighting the appointments and achievements of Hawaii’s people. In this update: Jay Stone, Travis Hylton, PaulRead more
A scientist from the U.K., fresh from research in the Caribbean, has been awarded a fellowship by the U.S. GeologicalRead more
Renown ’80s radio personality Will Moku whose real name was Michael Saragosa died Thursday, the Star-Bulletin has reported. Saragosa workedRead more
Arnold Okamura retires tomorrow after more than 42 years with the U.S. Geological Survey, 39 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.Read more
HVO is proud to report that Elliot T. Endo, long-time HVO associate and 1961 graduate of Hilo High School, hasRead more
An Army reservist from Waianae has been killed in the Middle East, the Department of Defense confirmed today. Cameron B.Read more
A Sacred Hearts alumna has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for a song she wrote forRead more