Pōkaʻi Bay Beach Park 2016 Parking Lot Repaving Feb 16 to mid-Apr

Friday, February 12, 2016
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Pōkaʻi Bay Beach Park’s parking lot scheduled for repaving projectSara Perry byline80

Waiʻanae – The City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that work is scheduled to commence on an additional parking lot improvement project, this one at Pōkaʻi Bay Beach Park in Waiʻanae. The project entails repaving and restriping the east end of the parking lot, which means that the impacted section of the parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project. The other half of the parking lot, as well as the beach park itself, will remain open daily, from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The work is expected to begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and, barring inclement weather, should be completed by mid-April 2016.

For more information, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3003.

The repaving and restriping project is under the jurisdiction of the city’s Department of Design and Construction. The other DPR repaving and restriping projects currently underway are taking place at Wai’alae Beach Park and Sandy Beach Park. Pōkaʻi Bay Beach Park is located at 85-037 Waiʻanae Valley Road.


Schools, residents make headway in curbing on- and off-campus brawls

KHON’s Gina Mangieri and Always Investigating’s recent investigation revealed several public school campuses are dealing almost daily with violence among students, and we’ve heard from a lot of folks about how that violence is affecting neighborhoods, leaving residents at their wits’ end.
Waianae resident Richard Drake Jones and his wife have their life savings in their Leeward coast condominium with a lovely park right outside his window. Too bad it doubles as something area kids call “The Ring,” a place the rough and tumble like to fight.

“These kids know this is private property, yet they still come over here,” Jones said.

It’s right across the street from Waianae High School and nearby Waianae Intermediate, two of the schools with some of the worst on-campus violence and drug numbers, Always Investigating found.

That’s not even including what happens off campus. Recent brawls that escalated between Waianae and Kapolei students spilled over there, too.

“There must have been about a hundred kids,” Jones said. “Because it’s a cul de sac, if there’s an emergency and police or fire have to get down here, they can’t get down here because they’re fighting. What’s even worse is when some of these kids get into these fights, the parents jump in.”  Continue reading