East Oahu News – Friday Update 04/21/2017

Apr 21 – Star of the Sea will be hosting its 12th annual East Oahu Food Festival on April 29. Sixteen local restaurants will be featured at the event. [KHON]

Apr 20 – An unusually large amount of box jellyfish washed ashore in Kailua this month.  The influx is expected to continue through Friday. [HNN]

Apr 19 – Representative Gene Ward, posting to Hawaii Free Press, questions the striking of verbiage from the record as a violation of First Amendment rights and free speech. He has asked Attorney General Doug Chin for a clarification. [Hawaii Free Press]

Apr 19 – Remaining closed since last June due to hazardous conditions, the Waimanalo gym serves as a reminder to nearby residents of neglect.  Locals have expressed concern over the amount of time it is taking to repair.  At this juncture, it does not appear that money has been allocated for its restoration. [Civil Beat]

Apr 19 – The Board of Water supply once again warns residents to be alert to scammers posing as BWS employees.  Recently, a Kaimuki family was approached by men claiming to be water quality specialists.  When confronted, the men could not produce credentials.  [HNN]

Apr 17 – Slack-key musician Makana, who had his guitar stolen from his Kaimuki home 11 years ago, was reunited with it.  He recently received a phone call from a guy who suspected the used guitar on Craigslist belonged to Makana and met the musician in Hawaii Kai to return it.  Makana plans to play the instrument in his upcoming concert this month. [HNN]

Apr 17 – A North Shore woman is pleading with thieves to return a sentimental bracelet and quilt.  The items, along with other belongings, were stolen from her car as she hiked the Makapuu trail at Ka Iwi. Police say there have been a rash of break-ins there and have stepped up surveillance.  However, they caution that visitors and locals alike must take precautions to protect their valuables. [KHON]

Apr 16 – Honolulu police are asking for your help in finding a woman who’s accused of stealing from a senior by forging nearly one-hundred checks. Authorities are looking for Tovaega Maliaelo. Police have a 250-thousand dollar warrant for her arrest.  Relatives of the victim recently discovered the theft while preparing taxes for her.  The victim lives at Kahala Nui and Maliaelo was her caretaker. [KHON]

Apr 14 – A pilot project, supported by the Hawaii Kai Lions Club, Hawaiian Cement, Hui Nalu Canoe Club and a number of individuals, seeks to provide water-goers with safety float tubes for Hawaii’s beaches. The Hawaii Kai Lions clubs started a GoFundMe to purchase more rescue tubes, which are about $85 each;the group hopes to give 100 away for free.  [HNN]

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