Community groups share $10K

Ann Hashisaka of the Kauai Kookie LLC was happy she came to the Kawakami building Friday morning. “I’m glad to be able to put a face to someone I’ve read so much about,” Hashisaka told Josie Pablo, representing the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “You folks do so much for the kupuna.”

Safadago trial continued

The jury trial for Cody Safadago, 46, who police allege caused and left the scene of an accident that killed a 19-year-old Kapaa woman, has been continued to May 21 at the request of the defense.

Work at Lydgate Beach Park, sports fields set this week

Geotechnical work will be performed at Lydgate Beach Park on Monday and the adjacent sports fields from Wednesday to Friday to allow the county Department of Public Works Wastewater Management Division to evaluate subsurface soil conditions at each site.

History is in danger of repeating itself

One of the U.S.’s first ventures into imperialism and colonialism was a mere 125 years ago: Overthrowing the Kingdom of Hawaii. The sons and daughters of missionaries stayed on and created vast wealth, controlling the lands, and with U.S. political and military might, taking it away from an indigenous culture that values community and in which land ownership was indeed a foreign concept.

Red Raiders win at Senior Night

LIHUE — Kauai High School’s Bailey Perreira got her only basket with 45 seconds remaining in the game Friday night against Kapaa High School at the Kauai High School gym. Her late-game pair pushed the Red Raiders into the lead for the final time as the Warriors’ responding effort came up empty. Kauai High School’s Cici Tanicala, one of six seniors to celebrate Senior Night, hit the tail end of a charity pair with 23 seconds showing to lock up the 55-52 victory before a good-sized, enthusiastic audience.

Kauai’s Fuller, Foster safely into Round 3 at Sunset Open

The first Qualifying Series contest on the Hawaii surf season is off to a quick start on Oahu. The Sunset Open is just a QS 1,000 contest, but the competitors include some of the state’s best. Any event at Sunset Beach has more prestige attached to it than just points or prize money, so a lot of familiar faces still around during the North Shore winter season are in the field.

Belz takes over reins at KGEFCU

Monica Belz is the new CEO at Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union, following the retirement of Corinne King, who led the Lihue credit union for 10 years.