Honolulu

'For your convenience' rarely is

Look out — the hotel "convenience" wave is spreading.<p>You already know what I'm talking about. Any time you see the words "for your convenience," it probably isn't to your benefit. Historically, the lodging schemes range from a benign half-truth, like signs that promise your hotel isn't changing …

Travel Insurance

Claim: Surf star's dad swindles Billabong!

Claim: Surf star’s dad swindles Billabong!<p>Moralist takedown of Jack Robinson's daddy.<p><b>Stab magazine</b> featured a very odd story today titled <b>Go Home</b> …

Surfing

Residents demand action over Windward Oahu road serving as illegal dump site

Drive through Kapaa Quarry Road in Kailua, and you’ll see everything from kids toys to paint cans chucked to the side.The Kapaa Transfer Station is …

Hawaii

Fly from Vancouver to Honolulu for $394 Round Trip

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen warnings for weeks that flight fares to Hawaii were about to significantly drop. Luckily …

Travel

Editor’s Note: The Community Issue

On the inherently conflicted, yet ever-present bond shared by our tribe, from SURFER 58.5<p>The midweek crowd at Ala Moana Bowls on the south shore of …

Surfing

Caught on camera: Bicyclist hurt while riding in protected bike lane

Three years after the city unveiled Honolulu’s first protected bike path, officials say some drivers still need to get used to it.At around 7:30 a.m. …

Hawaii

A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving the Honolulu Marathon

The Honolulu Marathon is Dec. 10 this year—18 weeks away. Here’s how to plan now so you’ll be prepared.<p>By Rachel Ross Bradley<p>Published: 2017.08.16 …

Oahu

Kapolei Commons puts big trucks within keiki’s reach

Big trucks like fire engines and cement mixers capture many a wee one’s imagination, but for most keiki, they are completely out of reach. That all …

Hawaii

Your Guide to the 2017 Made in Hawaiʻi Festival

Shop and eat local at the 23rd annual festival from Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 20 at The Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena.<p>By Lennie …

Oahu

Servco, Toyota plan short-term car rentals in Honolulu via smartphone

Servco Pacific Inc. and Toyota have partnered to launch a smartphone-controlled car rental service in Honolulu. <b>Read More</b>

Hawaii

Redefining Ravish: The Modern Honolulu’s Restaurant Searches for Its Identity

A quick rebrand, sudden chef change and evolving menu suggest this latest restaurant at The Modern Honolulu still needs time to find itself.<p>By …

Restaurants

Honolulu Zoo Says Aloha to 17-Year-Old Endangered Sumatran Tiger

Sniff! Bye, bye Berani.<p>By Robbie Dingeman<p>Published: 2017.08.15 04:18 PM<p>Photo: Bryan Thompson<p>Honolulu Zoo officials said they made the difficult …

Oahu

Power restored in Kalihi, Liliha

Hawaiian Electric Co. repair crews needed less than an hour to restore service to 1,295 customers who lost power this morning in the Kalihi and …

Hawaii

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after Etihad pulls plug

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin, is filing for bankruptcy protection after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, said it would make no more financing available following years of unsuccessful turnaround attempts.<p>The loss-making airline, which carries some 80,000 …

Aviation

7 Cool Things to Buy at the 2017 Made in Hawai‘i Festival

The low-down on what we’ll be stalking.<p>By Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann<p>Published: 2017.08.15 08:50 AM<p>The Made in Hawai‘i Festival is one of our …

Hawaii

Premiere: Goodbye Honolulu - 'Back To Me'

Outrageously infectious Toronto garage pop...Nothing quite thrills like pop music.But Toronto group <b>Goodbye Honolulu</b> have found a way to improve on …

Oahu

Kaneohe man pleads guilty to manslaughter after murder conviction overturned

A Kaneohe man accused of killing his childhood friend six years ago has pleaded guilty.Joel Botelho was shot and killed in January 2011 outside his …

Crime

Honolulu Police Department to begin testing body cameras | Miami Herald

Honolulu police have announced it will begin testing body cameras for its officers next month.<p>The State of Hawaii Police Officers Union announced …

Policing

Driver arrested with drug paraphernalia in stolen vehicle in Waimanalo

A 41-year-old man pulled over for a traffic stop in Waimanalo this morning was arrested on a $50,000 contempt of court warrant and for investigation …

Crime

HPD responds to bone discovery in Waikiki

Authorities recovered a large bone from a construction site this morning in Waikiki, police said.<p>Hawaiian Electric Co. workers unearthed the bone …

Waikiki

How to View the Solar Eclipse From Hawai‘i This Summer

Plan ahead and wake up early. The partial eclipse will be viewable for only an hour, between 6:20 and 7:20 a.m. HST.<p>Make sure you can see the eastern …

Hawaii

Two-alarm fire destroys warehouse at Waimanalo nursery

A fire at a plant nursery in Waimanalo tore through a warehouse Friday afternoon.The call came in at 1:53 p.m. from Waikupanaha Street. Nine units …

Hawaii

Target hiring 450 for Ala Moana store

Target plans to open its seventh store in Hawaii at Ala Moana Center on Oct. 22 and is hiring 450 to staff the store. <b>Read More</b>

Hawaii

Police ramp up patrols in East Oahu after spike in car break-ins

Extra police officers are patrolling the streets of East Oahu after a huge spike in vehicle break-ins.

Hawaii

Tourist mecca cracks down on texting while walking

City will soon start fining pedestrians who cross the street with their eyes glued to their phones

Oahu

Hawai‘i’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open on O‘ahu and Maui

Fred Rickert makes history, as Aloha Green and Maui Grown Therapies inaugurate medical cannabis storefronts where card holders can legally buy.<p>By Don …

Cannabis

Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Aug. 11–13, 2017

A lineup of the weekend’s best events.<p>By Marisa Heung<p>Published: 2017.08.09 03:31 PM<p>This weekend, two companies celebrate very different milestones, a …

Oahu

2 women arrested in downtown massage parlor raid

Two women were arrested in the aftermath of a law enforcement raid of a massage parlor in the Kukui Plaza Mall on Thursday.<p>Both women were arrested …

Hawaii

Workers robbed at gunpoint at Waikele Premium Outlets

Several workers at Waikele Premium Outlets are calling for more security after being robbed at gunpoint.It happened just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, …

Oahu

Honolulu Among Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Renters in August 2017

The average one-bedroom apartment rental hits a high of $1,766.<p>By Rachel Ross<p>Published: 2017.08.11 09:00 AM<p>IMAGE: ADOBO<p>Abodo, a company that tracks …

Real Estate