LIHU‘E — Public access to police scanner radio transmissions will likely cease by the end of the year on Kaua‘i.
At midnight May 6, 2021 (actually it was 0-Dark-30, Friday morning of May 7) I sat in front of my PC awaiting the countdown. I had earlier roused myself out of bed to a chattering music alarm so that I could purchase three of the coveted 900 non-resident passes for some student interns doing their clinical training on Kaua‘i, to allow entry into Ha‘ena State Park so that we could spend the day hiking Hanakapi‘ai Trail and relax later at Ke‘e Beach.
In 1876, Capt. James Makee (1813-1879) and his son-in-law, Col. Zephaniah S. Spalding (1837-1927), founded Makee Sugar Co. on several thousand acres of land at Kealia they’d purchased from the estate of rancher and dairy farmer Ernest Krull for $30,000, and on substantial acreage acquired at Kapaa.
The giant finger coral is one of the most common coral species in Hawai‘i, but are often missidentified. This coral can grow for hundreds of years and build an entire reef over time, and when you are walking in downtown Waikiki you are standing on a massive fossil reef of this coral species!
We’ve recently found out that the City & County of Honolulu is going to take 10,000 applications from vulnerable people and families who need help paying rent or utility bills.
Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles:
Just how crowded was it? Adam Coyaso was cracking coconuts non-stop (Mini Me was having a bad attitude because of his haircut, Christine said!), and that line for people looking for The Right Slice snaked under the eaves to beyond Blue Ginger at The Farmers Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (no wonder the Hawai‘i Foodbank, Kaua‘i Branch van left before the 3:30 p.m. start!).
LIHU‘E — With 40% of car rental inventory down and a surge in visitor arrivals, finding ways to get around the island for visitors has become a more pressing issue than it was in the past.