Stupa visit well worth trip despite obstructing view

I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on Mark Zuckerberg and his family’s land on Kauai, but more noticeable on the first encounter was the infamous wall that surrounds it and the brown, visible structure that looks like a doomsday complex to me (why else that color?).

For whom the bill tolls

There is always a cause for concern with public officials having too much power and overreach with impunity. I know that is how some people felt when Bill 2746 was passed on second reading last week.

Mean what you say and say what you mean

A resolution to save the residents at the Courtyards at Waipouli Apartments was a good start by our County Council. Now the real work begins. The resolution begins the process of settling on a “fair market value” of the complex, which will be done through independent assessors.

A thank you to all the firefighters

Who knew that a day devoted to the fathers in our lives could be such a hectic day on the island of Kauai? Many fathers here on island spent their special day that only comes once a year combating a fire to keep us — the community — safe and able to celebrate with our loved ones.

Please, don’t drink and drive

We don’t usually comment on court cases on Oahu, but the headline from a recent one caught our attention. This was the headline in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser: “Drunken driver gets probation for hit-and-run collision that killed moped rider”.

Fred Birkett the right person for Alaka‘i school

Alaka‘i O Kauai is in good hands. Well, the charter school in its first year always has been, but the recent naming of Fred Birkett as its director leaves no doubt the fine folks behind this school are committed to attracting and keep the best.

Support our Hanalei business ohana

Hanalei business owners need you. Specifically, they need you to shop in their magical North Shore town. And we encourage you to go there. Allow us to explain.

In memory of those who gave their all

Many spend Memorial Day on a paid holiday. It’s a day we get to spend at the beach with our families and take some time away from our hectic work schedules to try to actually find the time relax — all day long.