Governor Lingle to Speak at Hilo Yacht Club Monday

Gov. Linda Lingle will be the guest speaker at the Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce (HICC) luncheon to honor Hawai`i Island winners of this year’s Small Business Association (SBA) awards. The ceremony will take place on Monday, April 6, at the Hilo Yacht Club…

Event registration begins at 11:30 a.m. This event is not open to the public. Cost for registration and payment received by April 1, 2009 is: $28.00 HICC Members ~ $35.00 Please add $5.00 for registration received after April 1, 2009. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce at 935-7178…

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Update on the Bogus Twitter Person

Well it looks like my little friend @internetpolice wont be bothering people with Bogus stuff about me anymore.

Who goes there?

Sorry, the account you were headed to has been suspended due to strange activity. Mosey along now, nothing to see here.

Very interesting that @castleinhawaii posted the exact same message  at about the same time that @internetpolice did about the conficker worm.

An even more revealing message about the Castlehouse in Hawaii shows the promotion of the winhawaiian home essay scam just a few days ago.

@AriaaJaeger: Shoveling snow that weighs more than me! I am moving to Hawaii! I have three words for you:

More Census Test Training

Well today we didn’t do too much.

Our supervisor is still waiting for some hand held computers that we will be using in the field  so we are kind of at a standstill on our training right now.

One person decided that they didn’t want to do it, and to answer the question that was asked yesterday…

Yes, there were others in the room besides me that were surprised to find out that it was more then 20 hours per week… As that is what that person originally agreed upon.

Sad thing is… if we didn’t agree to the Full Time hours… he probably would have just told us that we weren’t needed at all.

One thing we were warned to watch for… Patches of Black Ice ;)  Don’t think were gonna find that around here… but it’s their protocol to read everything straight from the book… and were not even half way through this buggah yet.

Kenoi Names Margaret Masunaga Deputy Director

Media Release

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has named Margaret Kuroda Masunaga the new deputy director of the county Department of Planning effective April 16, 2009.

The appointment fills one of the last key slots in the mayor’s cabinet.

Masunaga, 52, is currently a deputy attorney general for the state of Hawai’i in the Attorney General’s Family Law Division in Kealakekua. From 1992 to 2007, Masunaga was Hawai’i County deputy corporation counsel practicing in Family Court in cases involving paternity and child support.

Masunaga was previously in private practice in Kailua-Kona with the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn and Stifel. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained her law degree at McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento.

She currently sits on the Hawai’i Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board and has served as treasurer for the Hawai’i State Bar Association.  She has also served as the president of the West Hawai’i Bar Association, and is now treasurer of that organization.

Masunaga has been very active in the community, receiving awards and recognition for public service from Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon, Governor Linda Lingle and President George W. Bush. When she isn’t busy with her community commitments, she spends time on the Kona coffee farm that has been in her husband’s family since 1928.

She has been married to Gail Masunaga for nearly thirty years, and they have two daughters, Colette and Jana. Colette is a Rotary Club exchange student in Thailand who will be graduating from Konawaena High School in June, and Jana is a first-grade student at Konawaena Elementary School.

Planning Director Bobby Jean Leithead-Todd said Masunaga will work out of the county Planning Department’s Kona office.

“We are proud to have an attorney with Margaret’s long record of public service in our community make the commitment to serve in this key role in the Planning Department,” Mayor Kenoi said.

The Planning Department provides technical advice to the Mayor, Planning Commission and County Council on all planning and land use matters. The department is also charged with the administration of the Subdivision and Zoning Codes. The major divisions of the department are: Administrative Services, Ministerial Division, Long-Range Planning Division and Planning Section.

Egg Rush 2009


Bite Them… HB444

BITE ME: We really should end the week with an emotionally satisfying rant suggesting the bigoted, homophobic, red-shirted troglodytes to shove their jesus and bible up their sociopathic asses so there won’t be room for that army of big hairy phalluses they apparently fear so much.

After all, it’s as obvious as it was a decade ago that you can’t fight the religious passion of mentally ill, deluded, heterosexual degenerates with clear rational logic and calmly reasoned arguments for civil rights…

I think you get the gist… but if you want to read more… I suggest you read Andy Parx post Bite Me.

Reminder: Second Wooden Bridge on Kaiwiki Road to be Closed TODAY

The Department of Public Works is scheduled to reinforce the support beams on the second wooden bridge on Kaiwiki Road in North Hilo TODAY, weather permitting.

No pedestrian or vehicles will be allowed to use the bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while repairs are underway.

The wooden bridge located close to the top of Kaiwiki Road serves seven residences. They will be notified by Public Works in advance of the bridge closure.

The County of Hawai’i maintains 127 bridges that are registered under the National Bridge Inventory and administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Twenty-eight of the 127 bridges are wooden and serve the communities of Puna, Hilo, Kohala, Kona, Hāmākua and Ka’ū.