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November 25 - Scuba diver found unconscious in waters off of Kahala Beach Hotel. (Star-Advertiser)

November 23 - Firefighters extinguished a Hawaii Kai fire that started in a garage on Kaeleku Street.  No parties were reported injured and the fire that started around 4:50pm was put out in 15-minutes. [PressReader]

November 23 - The lender for the developer of Kalama Hokupaa, a 14-home project near the Hawaii Kai Executive Golf Course in East Oahu, has filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the developer for not making timely payments on its $6.3 million loan. [PBN]

November 23 - The State is investigating a chemical dump at the Aina Haina drainage canal.  The chemical waste has turned the water purple. [HNN]

November 22 - The HPD sergeant involved in last week's bizzare SUV crash fronting Kaiser High School has asked for an independent investigation of the incident.  Following the crash, he was served a search warrant and a DNA swab was obtained.  The sergeant is a witness in the case against Police Chief Kealoha and his wife. [HNN]

November 23 - HPD have arrested an Aiea man for impersonating a police officer in the Kaimuki area.  [Star-Advertiser]

November 18 - Residents near Kaiser High School have been advised of its ongoing construction.  The track and field area is being improved and although steps are being taken to mitigate the effects, residents may experience an increase in windblown dust through August 2017, when the improvements are scheduled to be completed. [Hawaii DOE]

November 17 - In Hawaii Kai, power was restored to nearly all affected Hawaiian Electric (HECO) customers by daybreak.  At about 3:30 in the morning, a SUV veered off the road and into a HECO structure.  The crash took out electricity to approximately1,700 homes. [KHON]

November 17 - Oceanic Cable has an early morning 4-hour outage planned for Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | 01:30 AM – 05:30 AM On Oahu, in Kaimuki, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Kahala, Kalani, Niu Valley and surrounding areas, Internet, Phone & advanced video services, including but not limited to, Video On Demand titles, Video On Demand Channel 001, LookBack, StartOver, Remote DVR, CallerID on TV services and some video channels may be intermittent or briefly unavailable due to network maintenance. [Oceanic]

November 15 - In response to Hawaii Kai and other neighborhood boards' input, the Honolulu Police Department has changed its policy to include violent crimes in its public disclosure map.  During the latest 90-day period, no violent crimes were reported in the Hawaii Kai area [Star-Advertiser] [crimemapping.com]

September 18 - Of Hawaii's 66 National Merit Semifinalists,  Four were from Kaiser High School (Emerson Goo, Shiori K. Green, Seo Jin Song and Kaylee R. Young) and two were from Kalani High School (Kacie T. Kajihara and Emily Yang). Kaiser is the public school with the most semi-finalists in 2016. Finalists will be named around February. [Star-Advertiser - library card req]

November 11 - Motorists are advised of lane shifts on Kalanianaole Highway between Sea Life Park and the Makapuu Lookout.  Work will take place on Monday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for rock fall mitigation netting replacements. A helicopter will be used for a portion of the work. Drivers are reminded to stay focused on the roadway and not on the work occurring above. Officers will be on site to help direct traffic. [HIDOT]

November 10 - Former Kaiser High School teacher and local educator Dr. Maenette K. P. Ah Nee-Benham has been recommended as UH West Oahu's next chancellor. [UH]

November 8 - Former Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang will be East Oahu’s new state senator.  Chang ousted Sam Slom, the last Republican in the State Senate. Slom says he will continue to work for the community by attending neighborhood board meetings and staying vocal on issues. [KHON]

November 8 - Civil Beat highlights the East Oahu town of Kaimuki as a little vintage, a little hipster. [Civil Beat]

November 6 - Kaiser HS performs Aladdin for 2016 Kamehameha Schools Tournament of Bands [YouTube]

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has issued the following alert for its National Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) network:

 

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NOHW40 PHFO 042154
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HIZ001>028-051000-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
1154 AM HST Fri Nov 4 2016

...INTERMITTENT OUTAGES FOR HAWAII KAI NWR TRANSMITTER...

Due to a HECO system upgrade, which requires replacing powerline
poles, the Hawaii Kai NWR transmitter will be down intermittently
on the following dates: November 15th, 17th, and 19th. The power
will be shut off at approximately 8:00am on these dates and will
be reconnected each date as the work is complete. We apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause our listeners.

$$

Evans

November 3 - The Honolulu Police Department continues to investigate the source of a stray bullet which landed in a Hawaii Kai home.  HPD concedes it would be difficult to determine whether the bullet came from the nearby Koko Head Shooting Range. [KHON]

November 2 - Gridlock along Kalanianaole Highway is prompting calls to improve traffic light synchronization on the highway and brainstorm other efforts to accommodate more cars, especially given talk of potential new developments popping up in East Honolulu. [HNN]

November 2 - Aina Haina community comes together for pedestrian awareness [KITV][KHON]

November 1 - Firefighters rescued a hiker from Koko Crater trail at around 6:30pm.  The visitor from Oregon was hiking alone and sustained injuries from an apparent fall. [Star Advertiser]

October 25 - The Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale, Downtown/Chinatown, Hawaii Kai and Koolauloa neighborhood boards have been among those that have unsuccessfully sought to get Hawaii police to report more comprehensive information. The Honolulu Police Department was the only department among more than 150 that the Star-Advertiser checked nationally to limit its mapping to nonviolent crimes. [Star-Advertiser - Library card required]

October 27 - Island Brew Coffee at Hawaii Kai Shopping Center has opened a second location in Kaimuki. [PBN]

October 27 - The Schaefer family of Hawaii Kai appears on Family Feud [Star Advertiser]

October 26 - Hawaii's Board of Education (BOE) announces a Nationwide search for Kathryn Matayoshi's replacement.  Matayoshi, the superintendent of Hawaii's public schools, has not announced that she is resigning.  This surprise move takes place shortly after the resignation of Jim Williams and the subsequent appointment of Darrel Galera at BOE. [HNN] [Civil Beat (1) (2) (3)]

October 26 - The Hawaii Kai community recently formed a homeless task force with a two-fold mission: Offer help to the homeless and ensure encampments aren't allowed to stick around and grow.  The 10-member task force formed last month under the guidance of state Rep. Gene Ward (Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley).  Ward notes that most of those approached are not interested in assistance.  Meanwhile, those near the homeless encampments, such as those near the Lunalilo Home Road one, fear that vacant land owned by Bishop Estate will continue to occupied with homeless. [HNN]

October 24 - Ninteen year-old Josiah Ramos died while body surfing at Sandy Beach [Star Advertiser]

October 24 - A Civil Beat poll finds that nearly 70 percent of Hawaii residents want feral cats killed.  Specifically the survey asks:

One additional local issue that has received a lot of attention is the large number of feral house cats living in the state. There are about 300,000 free-roaming cats on Oahu and thousands more on the neighbor islands. The cats are an invasive mainland species, and many of them spread a disease called toxoplasmosis, which is deadly to an endangered local species called the Hawaiian Monk Seal. There are just over one-thousand Hawaiian Monk Seals left in existence.

A recent Civil Beat editorial suggested that the only way to maintain Hawaii’s ecosystem, and keep Hawaiian Monk Seals from edging closer to extinction, is to kill off the population of feral cats. But others have argued that the cats should not be killed, because these problems are not their fault. If you had to choose — what would you do?

[Civil Beat]