Weekly Friday news summary (July 17, 2015) for East Oahu and Hawaii Kai. News sources are available through various entities on the web. Links are posted.
Body found along kuliouou trail identified
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that the body found by Boy Scouts along the Kuliouou Ridge Trail [July 11] was that of a 35-year-old Mililani man. He was identified as Daniel Koren. Koren died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was suicide, the Medical Examiner’s Office said. Source: Star-Advertiser (HSPLS library card required)
makapuu trail improvements; closure postponed until august
Makapuu trail improvements, slated for late July 2015 have been postponed until late August. When work is done there will be new lookouts and new asphalt. Source: Hawaii News Now
maunalua bay sanctuary use meeting held july 14; status quo an option
A town hall meeting was held on Tues., July 14, 7:00-8:30 .pm. at Hahaione Elementary cafeteria in response to questions on NOAA’s potential plan to restrict the use of Maunalua Bay. Hundreds of residents attended and the most vocal were opposed to more restrictions for the area. NOAA reiterated that status quo remains an option, a point that Marina merchants are advocating. Source: Civil Beat
saving ka iwi coast almost halfway to August goal
The Save Ka Iwi Coast Coalition aims to raise $500,000 in private funding to cap off the $4 million required by Aug. 30 to purchase 182 acres above the seven-mile Ka Iwi coast. as of Friday, July 17 the group is nearly halfway there with $242,897 raised.
Donate and track current progress through this [Link]
feral chicken removal at hanauma; other city facilities
From the Star-Advertiser, July 11, 2015:
The city recently awarded an $80,000 contract to Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions to remove wild chickens at 70 city facilities.
Formally called the Integrated Feral Chicken Management Program, the pilot project, expected to last four to six months, targets feral fowl at the Waikiki Shell, Hanauma Bay, Kaiaka Bay Beach Park in Haleiwa, Kualoa Regional Park, the Board of Water Supply Manana base yard in Pearl City, and the West Loch and Pali golf courses, among other sites.
Sheri Kajiwara, director of the Department of Customer Services, said the program will be limited to city properties. Private property owners are on their own, she said.
Source: Star-Advertiser (HSPLS library card required)
affordable housing rental applications available for 7000 Hawaii kai drive
From the project’s website:
There are 54 affordable rental units that will be available mid-2016:
2 Bedroom (26 units) – $1,485/month
3 Bedroom (28 units) – $2,293/month
Applications are being accepted until August 31 and income restrictions apply. See site for more information.
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