Remind Me Never to Rent a Place to @AlohaArleen

Well I guess the continuing saga that I blogged about here about @AlohaArleen continues.

I broke the story wide open here: Where’s the Aloha… Arleen Pt. I

I then followed this up with a Big Island Resident that was scammed by @AlohaArleen here:  Where’s the Aloha… Arleen Pt. II

The complaints seem to be coming in one by one… I understand those folks that don’t want to come forward with their stories as it does suck to get scammed by someone that you did trust.

Trust is something that is key in many relationships… you mess that up… your screwed.

Now it looks like she is also someone that doesn’t care to much about rental contracts or the way she lives in general.

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From: “Earl Handy” <>
Date: September 13, 2009 10:14:42 PM HST
To: <Andy@Bumatai.com>
Subject: Arleen Anderson
Look at these shocking before and after pictures of the apartment Arleen Anderson allegedly skipped out of the rent on.
Master bedroom 1- Before

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Master bedroom 2- Before

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Master bedroom 2 – After

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Bathroom -1 Before

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Bathroom -2 After

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Bathroom -2 After

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Alleged copies of bounced rent checks and notes to the landlord from Arleen before she left

Arleen Rubber Checks

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arleenletter2

Dear ___Enclosed you will find 2 checks each postdated for when the bank assures me they will be available I figure the amount owed as follows:

Sorry was going to clean but ran out of time.

Here is the key i suspect I will find the others when i unpack if i don’t find it within the week i will let you know and take care of the resipt cost of rekeying the back door thank yout for putting up w/me lets keep in touch.
I’ll be staying w/ my new boyfirend until my new place is ready
Take care of chucker!

All the Best

Arleen

You have my Cell

Thirty Meter Telescope Project Now on Twitter

I just noticed that the Thirty Meter Telescope project has signed up on to twitter.

You can follow @TMTHawaii at their twitter site.

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I think it’s great that these folks realize the value of important tools like this.

Living Dangerously… Beach Erosion or Global Warming?

I just noticed this youtube clip that was posted by youtube user puuikibeach, however he doesn’t identify the beach other then what he says below:

Seasonal beach erosion, Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii.
13 September 2009.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0HZmM-KDnk&hl=en&fs=1&]

I sure wouldn’t ever purchase that house that is at the end of the video that’s for sure.  I would say this house is going to be toast with the rising sea levels and a good storm.

Terminal Circus Coming to Town for Peace Day Parade and Festival

Media Release:

Peace Parade

The peaceful plantation town of Honokaa on Hawaii’s Big Island will join a global internet broadcast celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 20, 2009 during its 3rd Annual Parade & Festival.  Stepping off at noon from Honokaa High School, the Parade is a “moving stage” of music, floats and entertainment with a message, including the sensational twirlsport performers of “Terminal Circus.”

Peace Day Parade

Led by choreographer Annetta Lucero, Terminal Circus packs plenty of wow factor. Lucero, who began performing at the age of three, is an accomplished cirque professional, former member of the Cirque de Soleil talent bank, championship twirlsport gymnast and international choreographer.

Annette Lucero, *3 Time World Champion *6 Time US Grand National Champion *Congressional Cup Champion *2 Time Guinness Book World Record Holder *Cirque Du Soleil Talent Bank *Athlete

Annetta Lucero, *3 Time World Champion *6 Time US Grand National Champion *Congressional Cup Champion *2 Time Guinness Book World Record Holder *Cirque Du Soleil Talent Bank *Athlete

Her unique and inventive style combines the drama of theater with exceptional athleticism.  The Terminal Circus troupe will include acrobats, aerial artists, stilt walkers, keiki unicycle riders, a contortionist and the extraordinary “Cube.”  For information visit www.AnnettaLucero.com.

Terminal Circus is only one of 30+ performing groups in the Parade and Festival.  Joining them are the extremely popular Honokaa High School Jazz Band, Pacific Buddhist Academy and Hui Okinawa Taiko Ensembles, Beamer-Solomon Hula Halau O Po’ohala, Waiakea High School Marching Band, KonaFM’s Tommy “Kahikina” Ching, Red Light Taxi, the Musasa African Marimba ensemble, award-winning “poetry slammers” from Honolulu, old fashioned rock and roll by Uncle Boogie and many more.

Peace Day Parade

The Parade starts and ends at Honokaa High School.  Step off time is 12:00 noon, and afterwards a community Peace Day Festival takes place at the high school from 1:00-4:30 p.m., with numerous local and ethnic food booths, artists and crafters, live entertainment and more.

The 2009 Parade and Festival are working to link with “Peace in Our Lifetime” and other international Peace Day celebrations and concerts around the globe in a live internet broadcast.  Originated by British actress and activist Lynne Hazelden among others, the collective concert plans to use a virtual reality website called “Second Life,” to link the music of Honokaa, Hawaii with concerts from the United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Jerusalem, South Africa and others.  For more information, and to sign up for your free individualized Peace Certificate, visit www.planting-seeds.com.

Peace Day

“There is no similar event in Hawaii or any other state in the country,” said event chair Miles Okumura. “And thanks to technology, we have a wider opportunity to join the global community in sharing our support of peace, compassion and awareness of universal interdependence.  This is a very exciting time for all of us as we prepare to become the largest Peace Day commemoration ever.”

The United Nations has been celebrating the International Day of Peace for more than 25 years but the official Hawaii Peace Day was signed into law in 2007 by Gov. Linda Lingle.  The mission of the organizers, the Peace Committee, is to promote peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.  Proceeds from the Parade and Festival go towards community services, including educational programs, charities, environmental activism programs and various peace initiatives.

The day before the Parade, Saturday, September 19, the Peace Committee presents a Honokaa Block Party with very special “Drums, Not Drugs” program to reinforce good choices for Hawaii’s youth.  “Drums, Not Drugs” features street performances by Native American, Hawaiian and Taiko drummers, plus the Sacred Women’s Drum Circle of Pahoa from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Also during that time, a unique street art event, spearheaded by Mar Ortaleza of the Abled Hawaii Artists’ Festival.

Saturday evening is a very special opportunity to see Native American Motivational Speaker Brian Frejo at the Peoples Theater.  After his talk, directed to Hawaii’s youth, he joins brother Quese IMC and their Native American Hip Hop Crew Culture Shock Camp for an unforgettable concert.  Also on stage, Pacific Buddhist Academy Taiko Ensemble and the Native American drums of Pawnee / Irusca and more.  Tickets for the concert, $10 per person, help defray the cost of the program.

“Drums, Not Drugs” is supported by Healing Our Island, North Hawaii Drug Free Coalition, the Hawaii Community Foundation and others.  Your cash donation would help bring kids to the concert.

All of the artists at “Drums, Not Drugs” will appear along with Terminal Circus at the parade and festival.  At the festival they will be joined by the award-winning group of poetry slammers from Oahu, “Youth Speaks Hawaii.”

The 3rd Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace is presented by the Peace Committee of the Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in cooperation with the United Nations and numerous community organizations. Major financial support has been provided by the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development (Tourism Division) and the Social Concerns Committee of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.

For more information email info@peacedayparade.org or visit www.peacedayparade.org.

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Peace Day Festivities:

Saturday, September 19

3:00-6:00 p.m., “Drums, Not Drugs” Block Party.  Dynamic drummers onstage and street art event.  Free.

7:00 p.m., Brian Frejo and Culture Shock Camp in Concert at the Peoples Theater.  $10 tickets

Sunday, September 20

12:00 noon, Parade steps off from Honokaa High School.  Free.

1:00-4:00 p.m., Community Festival at Honokaa High School.  Free.

Hokulia Furloughing 80 of 100 Employees

Hokulia
Yesterday, The Kona Blog reported that MGBD LLC has initiated a mandatory employee furlough program at Hokulia effective immediately.

I just ran across a tweet from Ross Wilson of Current-Events that stated the following:

I’m sad to hear that Hokulia is furloughing 80 out of its 100 employees and it’s not a good sign for the Big Island economy.