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Highway 130 Meeting MONDAY: Estimated Average Daily Traffic Over the Next 30 Years Along Highway 130

Table 2: Estimated Average Daily Traffic Along Keaau-Pahoa Road

From – To:                            2002—-2018—-2028—-2038 (Year)

Keaau Bypass Opukahaia Street 21,300 31,900 41,000 52,700
Opukahaia Street Transfer Station 20,400 30,700 39,600 51,100
Transfer Station Shower Drive 22,100 31,500 39,300 49,100
Shower Drive Pohaku Place 16,700 24,400 30,900 39,100
Pohaku Place Kaloli Drive 16,700 24,300 30,800 39,000
Kaloli Drive Pohaku Circle 16,700 22,800 27,700 33,700
Pohaku Circle Orchidland Drive 13,800 20,500 26,200 33,600
Orchidland Drive Paradise Drive 13,800 20,300 25,800 32,800
Paradise Drive Aulii Street 12,100 17,500 21,900 27,600
Aulii Street Makuu Drive 12,100 17,400 21,900 27,500
Makuu Drive Ilima Street 12,100 16,000 19,100 22,800
Ilima Street Ainaloa Boulevard 12,100 16,000 19,100 22,800
Ainaloa Boulevard Ka Ohuwalu Drive 11,700 15,600 18,700 22,400
Ka Ohuwalu Drive Kaluahine Place 11,700 15,800 19,100 23,100
Kaluahine Place Old Pahoa Road 6,000 11,000 16,100 23,600
Old Pahoa Road Kahakai Boulevard 4,200 7,400 10,600 15,200
Kahakai Boulevard Nanawale Homestead Road 4,000 6,200 8,200 10,800
Nanawale Homestead Road Unnamed Road 4,000 6,000 7,800 10,100
Unnamed Road Pahoa-Kapoho Road 6,600 7,900 8,900 10,000
Pahoa-Kapoho Road Leilani Estates 4,700 6,800 8,500 10,700


Highway 130 Meeting

Monday at Keaau Elementary School Cafeteria 5:45

Hawaiian Mermaids… It’s Not Even April Fools Yet!

Folks it’s not even April Fools Days yet and I’m finding some weird stuff out there on the net.

I just ran across this site called “Hawaiian Mermaids


I don’t know when this site was built, but I did notice on this page that they seem to be currently filming on the Big Island.

He/She/They/IT has a myspace page where they state:

Aloha my name is Sita. I grew up in Hawaii my whole life, I Love Mermaids and the water. I started painting and drawing Mermaids when i was a very little girl and now I create real Live Mermaids! I’m a Mermaid Model, Tailmaker, Filmmaker,and Photographer. And “Now I Make Mermaids Dreams Come True”. I live on Maui and the Big Island and I want to film more on Oahu, Kauai, Tahiti, and all around the world soon!

She also claims to be “I am opening a night club in Kona Hawaii. I am looking for Music, Bands, and Dj’s. Along waitresses and bartenders. If you have any questions and want to know more about it contact me! Looking for investors also!”
I’m trying to figure out what kind of site this is… soft porn? Imagination? Photography? Fantasy? I just dunno:

The best part about it… they even have a youtube video!


Folks… Only on youtube… well and my blog will you find this type of stuff:


So with warning… I send you over to Hawaiianmermaids (not responsible for where this might take you in future days)

China Military Officials to Meet Taiwan Military Officials in Hawaii

…Military officials from China and Taiwan are expected to meet for the first time in 60 years at a conference in Hawaii… Source:


Technology and Children… When is it Too Young?

Recently, Big Island blogger Tiffany Edwards Hunt posted a picture of her baby next to her laptop that stirred up a few emotional comments regarding the health of children.

Other people have recently commented that I shouldn’t place pictures of children on my blog. I guess I’ll push a few buttons here on this post.
When I was young, I remember going up to the local college and playing with the punch card machines and the huge computer systems when I was about 6-7 years old.

I continued playing in those same college computer labs for about 5 years while I lived next to the college. I remember the old apple [II] systems where I could spend hours playing loadrunner on them.


As I got older, I spent hours at the local arcades spending money on video games. If there was a video game to be found as I was growing up… I would find it. Whether it was on a ferry, a restaurant, a bowling alley or a corner store… I knew where all the video games were in town.

Now a days, we have home computers and video game consuls that you can play games at home. For some reason, I’ve never been much of a video game player… now that they are so easily available. However, I know many people that can’t get away from them.

When my son turned three, I bought him his first “Computer”. It’s a Vtech computer that cost about $40.00 bucks and while he was only 3 and didn’t understand how to use it that much… he enjoyed playing with it. Now he plays with it whenever he wants and knows exactly what he’s doing.


When he turned 3 and a half at Christmas time… We bought him a Vtech gaming consul. He loves this and would prefer to play the educational games that we purchased for him rather then watch TV.


This past Christmas, his grandma bought him a Vtech Camera which he uses all the time. This camera is not only a “Digital Camera” that can hold 1200 pictures with a memory card, it can also make movies and play childrens games.


You will often see him tagging along with me taking pictures of the same things I’m taking.

I myself didn’t even have a digital camera until about 7-8 years ago, and I know many people that still just feel comfortable wasting money and the environment with disposable cameras… but that’s a whole different story.

At what age is technology and computing too young for children?

Let my 4 year old son tell you a little bit about dismantling a computer and then you decide:


Big Island Community Announcements Now Being Accepted by the FBI Blogs

If you have a community announcement that you would like to place on the FBI Blogs they will now be accepting community announcements.

More info here


Remember the Guy That Used to Dance at the UH Volleyball Games

Did you ever wonder what happened to that guy that used to all those crazy dances at the UH Volleyball games.

Well it turns out he became a professional Ping Pong player:


(I know… it’s not April Fools yet)