Posted on April 10, 2013 by Damon
This video titled “Deadly Game in Hawaii” was uploaded to YouTube today:
With all of the drownings that we have been having recently… some folks still won’t get the message that the ocean is NOT THEIR PLAYGROUND!
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Posted on March 20, 2013 by Damon
Check out this video that was uploaded today on YouTube by Devin Super Tramp that already has over 48,000 page views. It’s one of the coolest Hawaii cliff jumping videos I’ve ever seen!
Cliff Jumping Hawaii – Proof
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Posted on February 27, 2013 by Damon
Yesterday, Big Island girl Brittni Paiva got the surprise of her lifetime when she was asked to come up on stage and play with Carlos Santana at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brittni posted the following on her Facebook page last night:
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Posted on December 12, 2012 by Damon
President Wil Okabe
President Wil Okabe gives teachers an update regarding the negotiations on December 10, 2012 and the State’s take-or-leave-it attitude.
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Posted on December 5, 2012 by Damon
A malfunction in a State Civil Defense siren caused the siren to unexpectedly sound near Kealakehe Elementary School shortly before 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, and Hawai’i Fire Department personnel were immediately dispatched to shut off the siren. The crew reached the siren at 9:19 p.m., manually shut it down, and left the scene at 9:28 p.m., fire officials said.
The cause of the malfunction has not yet been determined, but the fire crew discovered some components of the siren system were infested with ants. Insect infestations and geckos have caused siren failures in the past.
A maintenance crew from the Hawai’i County Police Department radio shop was dispatched from Hilo Wednesday morning to inspect the Kealakehe siren, but the crew returned to Hilo after a fatal traffic accident in South Kona closed Highway 11.
A police radio maintenance crew is scheduled to return to inspect and make repairs to the Kealakehe siren on Thursday.
Much of the equipment in the state siren warning network dates back to the 1960s. The Hawai’i State Legislature has appropriated $16.4 million to fund a statewide warning siren modernization effort.
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Posted on November 28, 2012 by Damon
The ever popular girl group the Mocha Girls will be at Hawaiian Brians Showroom in Honolulu on Friday:
The hottest and most talented girl group in the music biz today in spite of the tough race for recognition.. With so many groups similar to MOCHA GIRLS coming out nowadays, their 2009 BEST DANCE ALBUM AWARD from PMPC Star Awards for Music have proven that they are the best sing and dance group today.
They can certainly turn everybody in the party mood once they hit the center stage. Their repertoire is a mix of everything from current hits and the best of new wave down to the memorable music of the 70’s.
The Mocha Girls
The group consists of 5 Girls namely Mae, Franz, Chloe, Yumi and their lead Singer MOCHA. They perform with a live band called ICE.
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Posted on November 21, 2012 by Damon
A YouTube channel has been devoted to cleaning up trash and recycling here in Hawaii called Opala Hawaii.
Hawaii Theater for Youth brings trash cans to life to help us sort it out! See Opala.org
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Posted on November 14, 2012 by Damon
Earlier today I saw a Coast Guard helicopter flying around the Kapoho area of the Big Island. I’ve tried to contact the Coast Guard to see what it was about but I just received an answering machine.
Here is a picture I took from my iPhone. You can just barely make out the helicopter:
Anyone know what was going on?
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Posted on November 7, 2012 by Damon
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park released a safety video today to help visitors of the park prepare for their adventure to the lava flows.
The key think about the video… is be prepared and don’t go where you shouldn’t go!:
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Posted on October 17, 2012 by Damon
Downtown Hilo before the Tsunami
Check out this vintage video of Hilo uploaded today by youtube user Kailuakid:
We recently discovered several vintage, never before seen, 16mm films at a garage sale which were taken during a worldwide tour in 1940. This digital conversion of a short portion of those films depict the pre-tsunami town of Hilo, Hawaii. Music: “Hilo My Home Town” “Hilo Hula” “Kaua I Ka Huahua’i” by Ku’uipo Kumukahi
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Posted on October 17, 2012 by Damon
Posted on September 26, 2012 by Damon
Wordless Wednesday and the world has gone crazy over Korean singer PSY and his Gangnam Style song. This is how some folks decided to do it over on Oahu.
Gangnam Style (Hawaii)
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Posted on September 5, 2012 by Damon
Well the 17th Annual Mealani Taste of the Hawaiian Range is coming up in a few weeks and this past weekend my wife and son took part in a “Round Up”.
You know what these are?
This may give you a hint:
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Posted on August 8, 2012 by Damon
Posted on August 1, 2012 by Damon
I saw the following sign at the L&L Drive Inn in Pahoa the other day.
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Posted on July 25, 2012 by Damon
I stopped in for a few minutes at last nights Big Island Mayoral Forum at the Pahoa Community Center and here are a few pictures from the event.
I actually forgot all about the forum and was ordering food from Luquins when I was reminded of the forum.
I would have stayed longer… but I had food in my car and had to return in home to a couple hungry campers waiting for it.
It was good to see that the main contenders for the office of Mayor were present for this forum. It must be draining on the candidates to continue campaigning despite some of them not even having a shot at getting elected. I give props to all folks that run for office.
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Posted on July 4, 2012 by Damon
My brother-in-law surprised his daughters the other day with a package of coins that he had collected over the years. My sister-in-law didn’t even realize that the larger ones were silver dollars!
“Look… CHUCKY CHEESE Tokens!!!”
The collection yielded over 29 silver dollars, 3 buffalo nickels, lot’s of half-dollars and the kids favorite… Chucky Cheese tokens!
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Posted on June 27, 2012 by Damon
Posted on May 30, 2012 by Damon