East Oahu News – Friday Update 8/5/2016


August 4, 2016 – The Honolulu City Council unanimously approved a special management area use permit for expanding the former Kaiser Estate in East Oahu’s Portlock neighborhood on Wednesday. [Star Advertiser (paywall) – EBSCO link forthcoming]

August 3, 2016 – The H-1 freeway near the Koko Head overpass closed briefly, for about 30 minutes, as emergency crews responded to a man who had jumped from the overpass.  The man was transported to the hospital and the freeway was reopened around 6:15 pm. [Star Advertiser]

August 3, 2016 – A community meeting was held to discuss Alexander and Baldwin’s plan to build waterfront condominiums in Kahala at the intersection of Kahala Avenue and Hunakai Street.  This was the last public hearing. The Department of Planning and Permitting will continue accepting written comments on the project through August 12th. [KITV]

August 3, 2016 – Gecko droppings are to blame for the false civil alert siren that sounded in Kuliouou Valley before 6:00 am. [KFIVE]

August 2, 2016 – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced the inaugural meeting of the Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee for the purpose of community input on the regulation of safe ocean recreation in Maunalua Bay. The meeting will be held August 18 at Koko Head Elementary. [DLNR] [Agenda – PDF]

August 1, 2016 – A new pilot program based on a $200,000 grant allows victims of domestic abuse to receive immediate assistance rather than be given a referral. The Safe on Scene (SOS) program is being offered to HPD District 7 residents.  The area includes Manoa, McCully, Moiliili, Kaimuki, Palolo, Diamond Head, Waialae, Kahala, Aina Haina, Kuliouou, Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley, and Sandy Beach. [KHON]

August 1, 2016 – Radio Shack Hawaii Kai at Koko Marina Center has closed.

July 31, 2016 – Writer Lee Cataluna weighs in on Hawaiian Memorial Reefs’ proposal to bury loved ones in cement in Maunalua Bay.  Notably, she mentions that the company wouldn’t answer questions posed by her or her colleagues at the Star Advertiser, but seemed eager to sell the plan to nonplussed local residents.  She notes, “There is much to be said about this odd business endeavor, and much was said at the Wednesday meeting, but of note was the community’s power to tell a developer, “Hey, slow your roll and answer our questions.”  The company was invited back to next month’s neighborhood board meeting to continue the conversation. [Star Advertiser – library card req.]

July 31, 2016 – Police continue to look for two males who drew a weapon and robbed a 61-year old near Kahala Mall. [KFIVE]

July 30, 2016 – Marina land across from Costco to become boat storage rental. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to sunset. [Star Advertiser – library card req.]

July 29, 2016 – Mariners’ Ridge residents in Hawaii Kai spied a thief on video.  Video was posted to Nextdoor, a virtual neighborhood watch online. [HNN]

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