Living Westside Summit – 08/27/16 (register 08/19/16)

The Waianae Moku 2030 Navigators, a community planning group created in August 2015, is hosting a community business development planning summit, Living Westside, on August 27, 2016 at the Old Kress location in Waianae Mall.

The summit will bring together community leaders, business people, and interested Waianae Coast residents to identify community projects that support community business development on the Westside.

The initial core planning team members includes representatives from the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Waianae Coast Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Waianae Coast and Nanakuli and Maili Neighborhood Boards, the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center – Waianae Unit, OLELO Community Television, various businesspeople and community residents.

At this Summit, the Navigators, will present their planning process, share priority projects that are launching in 2016 as well as consider businesses for sale options, and get community input on future priority projects that address community needs and aspirations to be launched in 2017.

Waianae Moku 2030 Navigators is a project of the Waianae Economic Development Council. The summit is sponsored by the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center.

This is a FREE EVENT for Westside residents. Lunch is provided for registered

Register at:
or call 8082069315 & leave a message. For more info. on the Waianae Economic
Development Council, visit

Summit Flyer

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Summit Registration Form

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SY 2016-17 R.E.A.C.H. Initiative Award Approval for Nanakuli and Waianae

The following excerpt is taken from a letter sent to the principals of Wai’anae Intermediate School and Nānākuli High and Intermediate School, from the Office of Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui.

On behalf of Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui, I am pleased to inform you that Waianae Intermediate School and Nanakuli High and Intermediate School have been selected to receive SY16/17 Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health (R.E.A.C.H.) funding in the amount of $91,692 to continue the Waianae, Nanakuli Complex Middle School Athletics Initiative and for non-instructional hours programming consistent with the intent and objectives of the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative and the goals and outcomes set forth in your grant application.

For the full text of the letter, click below:


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Taste of Justice – 9/22/16

See below for an invitation from Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i:

Please join us at our 2nd Annual pau hana fundraiser and silent auction, and as we celebrate our 35th year anniversary.

This year, we will also honor Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, and the law firms of Bickerton Dang and Perkin Faria for their commitment to meaningful access to justice in our community.

Tickets are $75 for General entry and $50 for Students.

To purchase tickets, please click HERE.
Tickets are also available for purchase directly by check or cash payable to VLSH, 545 Queen Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Your generous support goes towards the provision of civil legal assistance to those least able to afford it in our state.  For more information, please call (808) 522-0678.  Mahalo!

Taste of Justice 2016

HDOT Traffic Relief Improvements for ‘Beat the School Jam’ (8/15/16)

As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) detailed the implementation of several projects that will help alleviate traffic. It continues the HDOT focus on safety and system preservation projects that use far less money and time to finish.

“We are committed to working within our budget to find solutions that help relieve traffic across the state,” said Ford Fuchigami, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “We also encourage drivers to help themselves by planning ahead and using traffic websites and applications in order to map out the best route for their commute. Knowing what current conditions are ahead can save time and help prevent frustration.”

As part of Governor David Ige’s initiative to reduce traffic, HDOT is implementing several improvements designed to keep motorists moving. Below is a list of projects that have been implemented prior to the start of the Beat the School Jam.  Continue reading

New Shoulder Lane on H-1 Eastbound for Leeward Oahu Commuters (8/15/16)

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the opening of a shoulder which will be used as a lane of travel during the morning commute hours. The new shoulder lane is on the H-1 Freeway eastbound and begins after the Kualakai Parkway on-ramp to the Kunia/Waipahu/Ewa off-ramp (Exit 5). The shoulder will be open on weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. excluding holidays.

“As a Leeward Oahu resident I know first-hand what commuters face when coming in from the west side,” said Ford Fuchigami, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “This shoulder lane will save people time. We are working on implementing more traffic relief solutions that will benefit commuters.”  Continue reading

Kahumana Organic Farm Apprenticeship 2016: 1 Opening in Aug and 1 Opening in Sep

From: Christian Zuckerman <>
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Kahumana Farm Apprenticeship
(Forward from Summer Miles)

Kahumana Organic Farm is looking for one more apprentice immediately and one more in September. I’m hoping to fill more of my apprenticeship spots with people from the community as we expand our farming operation. My main criteria is a willingness to learn and be in agriculture and also that they are willing to do the work. Any experience is beneficial but not required, thats our job : ) As for age, we usually are looking for people 21+ but we make exceptions. Let me know if you have any questions,

Christian Zuckerman
Kahumana Farm Manager

Kahumana Organic Farm Apprentice Job Description:

The Kahumana Organic Farm Apprenticeship is a one-year program aimed at young motivated individuals who want to gain a hands on education in farming. The apprenticeship is an onsite living program and apprentices must be willing to be apart of the larger Kahumana Community.  Continue reading