“The Ledge” Part VI: HB 763 Relating to Gray Water Recycling

Wastewater; Gray Water Recycling
Requires the department of health to establish a gray water recycling program for premises not served by a county wastewater system. Permits counties to establish gray water recycling programs in areas served by a county wastewater system.

HB763 is an important part in water conservation. Please send testimony to support Rep Jessica Wooly in her efforts through HB763


County Posts Rules To Skateboard Parks… Violators face Misdemeanor, Suspension From Park and $250 Fine


Hawaii County has posted the following rules and regulations the other day regarding the skate parks on the island:

RULE 13:

1. No skateboards with metal shields or any other device which may be dangerous or hazardous to the safety of others, shall be allowed in the skating facility at any time. No outside ramps, equipment, or jumps are allowed in the facility unless prior approval is obtained from the Department.
2. Profanity, recklessness, boisterous behavior, tandem riding, pushing, etc., are prohibited in the skating facility.
3. There shall be no intentional kicking out or off of the skateboard for the purpose of hitting another person or object with the skateboard, or intentional loss of control of the skateboard. Any airborne maneuvers involving parting from the skateboard must be with the intention of returning to the board at the completion of the maneuver.
4. Only skateboards and skates are permitted. No other equipment, apparatus or vehicles, including bicycles, mopeds or scooters are allowed in the facility.
5. Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs are prohibited. Excessively loud music and noise are also prohibited.
6. Food and drinks are not allowed within the skating facility.
7. It is strongly recommended that all participants wear proper protective gear including: covered shoes, knee pads, elbow pads, and safety helmets.
8. Hours of operation shall begin no earlier than 7:00 a.m. and end no later than 7:00 p.m., and must be approved by the Director.
9. Penalty provisions:
A. Violation of these rules may subject the offender to administrative penalty under Subsection B and criminal petty misdemeanor penalty of Subsection C.
B. Any person who violates any rule or regulation may be suspended or
permanently banned by the director from using the skateboarding
C. Any person who violates any rule or regulation promulgated under the
authority of section 2-60, Hawaii County Code, shall, upon conviction, be
fined not more than the sum of $250. Prosecutions in such cases shall be
provided by law for the prosecution of petty misdemeanors.
10. If any provision of these rules or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of these rules which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of these rules are declared to be severable.


Troy Mandaloniz Loses to Paul Kelly In UFC 95

English welterweight Paul Kelly (9-1) unleashed his ground and pound in busting open a game Troy Mandaloniz, who had fellow Hawaiian and lightweight champion B.J. Penn in his corner, en route to a unanimous decision in an entertaining fight.

Troy Mandaloniz

Troy Mandaloniz

Pahoa Loses Division II Title Game to Kohala

Hawaii 24/7 has an excellent pictorial of tonights Pahoa vs. Kohala basketball game for the Division II title in which Kohala squeaked by to take the crown 59-43.

For some great pictures of the game, click here

Missing Pahoa Teen Devin Saragosa-Taoy


The Hawaii Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old boy reported as missing from Pahoa since January 28.

Devin Saragosa-Taoy is described as, 5-foot-7, about 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

The following picture is from the Hawaii Missing Child Database


Former Hawaii County Board of Ethics Chairman Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Starts Blogging

Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph has done just about everything one could do on the Big Island.


From serving as the Chair of the Hawaii County Board of Ethics, Coaching High School Athletics,  Working as the  Vice Chair of Government Commisions, Running for Political Office you name it… Mr. Joseph has probabaly done it… (Including running a Marathon!)

He currently is a member of the Big Island Road Runners Club:

Wayne Joseph (Front Center Kneeling)

Wayne Joseph (Front Center Kneeling)

Mr. Joseph is currently the Executive Director and Race Coordinator for the 12th Annual Big Island International Marathon that is coming up on March 22nd.

Now Mr. Joseph is taking on his biggest task ever… Blogger!

I can see that he just started blogging, so as it goes with all new bloggers, I’m sure he is just learning how to play with all the fancy buttons.

It looks like he is publishing articles from some of his old columns that were in the Hawaii Tribune, which is great, because for many of us like me… I never got to read them the first time they were published.  The damn Tribune charges for it’s archives so now we all get the chance to read something we may have missed or didn’t catch the first time.

And for those people that live elsewhere in the world, they can now read about Big Island Running events as well as check out some of Mr. Joseph’s old Columns.

I look forward to reading his blog and keeping up with some of his older stories and columns he has posted as well as some of the new ones that I’m sure he will start posting soon enough.

So check it out… I’m adding his blog to my ‘Roll now… I hope he keeps up the blogging cause we could sure use some more excellent writers on the Big Island.

The Wayne Joseph Blog

STOKED!!! My Son Made It Past Phase 1 of Kamehameha Testing

I just got noticed that my son was one of 96 students to get past round 1 testing at Kamehameha Schools!

He will now go in for further testing to see if he can get into Kamehameha Schools!

Initially there was 250 + kids for 40 spots.  Now were down to just 96 kids for the 40 spots available.

After working in the public schools for the last decade… I sure hope he gets in!

Hawaii Roundabout Experience and Demo


Happy Birthday Capsun

Former UH Student Regent Capsun Poe (Capsuns Corner) is a year older today!

Happy Birthday you old fut

Happy Birthday you old fut


Dave says… “Capsun… if you don’t marry your wife… would she marry a pipsqueek?”