High Surf Warning for All Southern Facing Shores Friday Through Saturday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY STARTING FRIDAY MORNING FOR RISING SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES OF ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

Department of Emergency Management

THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM HST SATURDAY.

A BUILDING SOUTH SWELL WILL RAISE SURF HEIGHTS TO ADVISORY LEVELS ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES FRIDAY MORNING. SURF HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH SATURDAY.

SURF WILL INCREASE TO HEIGHTS OF 6 TO 8 FEET ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES STARTING FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY.

IMPACTS:

LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

SWIMMERS, SURFERS AND BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY EXPIRES. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT SURF CONDITIONS BE SURE TO CONSULT A CITY LIFEGUARD OR OTHER WATER SAFETY PERSONNEL WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

Huggo’s Appoints Ken Schloss as Executive Chef

Huggo’s, Kona’s iconic waterfront restaurant, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Schloss as Executive Chef. As a multi-talented chef, his culinary achievements span 20 years and deliver an added dimension to this family-owned, award-winning landmark restaurant.

Ken Schloss

Ken Schloss

Rooted in the San Francisco Bay area and California Wine Country, Chef Ken primarily worked in Napa Valley and expanded his repertoire with a five-year exploration of the tropical cuisine of the Caribbean.

Chef Ken is no stranger to Kona. He has traveled to Kona for the past nine years enjoying this vacation destination. This year, he decided to make the move from California to Kona full time. Shortly after arriving, Chef Ken took a position on the Pride of America overseeing the five restaurants on board the ship.

Chef Ken has garnered notable recognition in public cooking demonstrations, numerous radio and television show appearances, media luncheons and newspaper and magazine interviews in both California and the Caribbean.

“Chef Ken is a very accomplished chef and we are proud to welcome him as our Executive Chef. He brings tremendous talent and creative cuisine to our culinary team,” said Huggo’s owner Eric von Platen Luder.

Chef Ken looks forward to making a strong impact on the farm to table culinary scene here in Hawaii. He plans to support traditional Huggo’s classics, while expanding them with a modern twist and ingredients from local farmers. “I respect the tradition established here at Huggo’s, and look forward to updating classic Huggo’s dishes,” said Chef Ken Schloss. “Huggo’s has a strong bond with local fisherman and farmers, and I look forward to furthering those relationships.”

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi Asks County Residents to “Stop and Remember”

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is asking residents of Hawai‘i Island to join the rest of the nation as we participate in “Stop and Remember.”

Stop and Remember 9/11

Stop and Remember 9/11

“At 7 a.m. Hawaii Time, we hope our residents will cease all regular activity for one minute and, as bells and sirens ring out, take a moment to honor the victims of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil,” said Mayor Kenoi. “We ask that you join the rest of the country and reflect on the lives lost and those affected by the tragedies of 9/11.”

The U.S. Senate has passed a unanimous resolution calling on everyone to participate in this moment. The resolution calls on governments and businesses, houses of worship and railways, fire and police departments and others to ring bells and sound sirens as we observe this Moment of Remembrance.

“Stop and Remember” will be celebrated at the same time across the country -1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. MDT, and 10 a.m. PDT. The Counties of Maui and Kaua‘i are also participating in “Stop and Remember.”

“I hope you will join me in participating in this powerful expression of America’s patriotic spirit – and our commitment not to forget the thousands of innocent lives which were lost during the attacks,” Kenoi said.

Orchid Isle Ford Ripped Off – Suspect Caught on Tape… Do You Know This Guy?

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone captured on surveillance video during a commercial burglary.

car burglars

The unknown man entered the maintenance area of Orchid Isle Ford and removed tools sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 5:58 p.m. on September 26.

Police ask that anyone with information about the man’s identity or anything else about this case call Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Governor Abercrombie Appoints Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his appointments for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission (NHRC).  Established in July when Governor Abercrombie signed Act 195, the NHRC starts the process that will eventually lead to federal recognition of Native Hawaiians.

The Commission is composed of five members, one from each county and one at-large seat.  They are: former Governor John D. Waihe’e (At-Large), Lei Kihoi (Hawai’i), Mahealani Perez-Wendt (Maui), Na’alehu Anthony (O’ahu), and Robin Puanani Danner (Kaua’i).
“These individuals represent various sectors of the Hawaiian community.  Each brings experience, talent, knowledge, and skills that collectively create a broad-based team,” Governor Abercrombie said.  “This team will put together the roll of qualified and interested Native Hawaiians who want to help determine the course of Hawai’i’s indigenous people.”
The Commission will be responsible for preparing and maintaining a roll of qualified Native Hawaiians as defined by the Act. Once its work is completed, the Governor will dissolve the Commission.  The roll is to be used as the basis for participation in the organization of a Native Hawaiian governing entity.
“Now is the time to unify as a people,” said At-Large Commissioner Waihe’e.  “The belief in our nation building process is being realized.  It has been a long time coming but today we have a renewed sense of confidence for our people and our future.”
About the Native Hawaiian Roll Commissioners:
John D. Waihe’e III is the appointed At-Large commissioner. After serving as Lt. Governor under Governor George Ariyoshi, Waihe’e became the first Native Hawaiian Governor and served two terms from 1986 to 1994.  His administration created the A-plus after-school-care program, restored more than 16,000 acres of public lands to the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust, and created a committee to help define sovereignty.  In 1993, he created the Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission.  Waihe’e, 65, became active in politics after serving as a delegate on the 1978 Hawai’i State Constitutional Convention where he was instrumental in the creation of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Andrews University in Michigan and was a member of the first graduating class of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i.  Waihe’e lives in Honolulu.
Na’alehu Anthony is the appointed O’ahu County commissioner.  Anthony is the Chief Executive Director of ‘Oiwi TV and the Principal of Paliku Documentary Films.  He is the Director and Executive Producer of ‘Aha’i ‘Olelo Ola, Hawaiian Language news.  Anthony has produced and directed a number of films including the award winning PBS Documentary of Mau Piailug: The Wayfinder. Anthony, 36, is a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a captain for interisland and coastal sails. He has documented all the major voyages made by Hokule’a.  Anthony holds an MBA and a BA in Hawaiian Studies from UH-Manoa.  He is a 1993 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and lives in Kailua.
Lei Kihoi is the appointed Hawai’i County commissioner.  Kihoi has served the Native Hawaiian community in various aspects for over 25 years.  As a former staff attorney for Judge Walter Heen, she wrote and promoted legislation regarding Hawaiian matters.  Kihoi, 66, is a trained counselor in ho’oponopono, mediation and facilitation. She served on a number of boards and organizations including Hui Hanai (Queen Liliuokalani Trust), Polynesian Voyaging Society, and the Native Hawaiian Bar Association.  Kihoi is a graduate of Castle High School.  She earned her BS in Education from UH-Manoa, a MSSW from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and her law degree from the UH Richardson School of Law.  A beneficiary of the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, Kihoi is a resident of Kailua-Kona.
Mahealani Perez-Wendt is the appointed Maui County commissioner.  Perez-Wendt was the Executive Director of Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) for 32 years before retiring in December 2009.  During her tenure the NHLC litigated landmark cases including Public Access Shoreline Hawai’i v. State, and Waiahole Community Association v. State.  Perez-Wendt, 64, was the first Native Hawaiian board member of the Native American Rights Fund.  She has been recognized with a number of awards including Outstanding Hawaiian Woman for Community Service, in 1983; Liberty Bell Award from the Hawai’i State Bar Association in 1990; Kalanianaole Award in 2003 from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs; Native Hawaiian Advocate Award in 2009 from the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; and Hawai’i Women Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Perez-Wendt has published poetry and stories in more than a dozen literary journals and anthologies.  A graduate of the Kamehameha School for Girls, Perez-Wendt lives in Wailuanui, East Maui.
Robin Puanani Danner is the appointed Kaua’i Commissioner.  She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA).  Danner has over 20 years of experience working in the field of Native to federal trust responsibilities and government relationships to empower Native peoples.  She has extensive management experience in the nonprofit, for-profit business and government sectors.  She was the Vice-President and Branch Manager of that National Bank of Alaska and is the former North Slope Borough and Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority County Housing Director and Indian Housing Authority Executive Director. Danner, 48, founded CNHA in 2001 and developed each of its programs including the first statewide Native Loan Fund, the Hawai’i Family Finance Project, which is certified by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and funded by the U.S. Treasury to promote financial literacy; the Homestead Self Help Program; and the Hawaiian Way Fund, to advance philanthropy in support of culture, knowledge, and language.
Danner resides on her homestead in Anahola.

Today’s Court Result

Today was supposed to be my initial court date for the crap I’ve been going through.

We requested that the the case be transferred to the Third Circuit Court for jury trial.  I have not plead anything at this point.  The judge honored the request and my next court date will be on September 21, at 8:00 AM in the Third Circuit Court.

There may be more in the newspaper and/or television news about today… but at this point I would just like to remind folks that all questions regarding this case need to be made to my attorney as I will not be answering questions regarding this until further notice.