Where’s Willie?

Willie Erikson has been missing from the Puna area since November 7th of 2007.

Where’s Willie:


Senator Josh Green Asks Governor Lingle for Help With Kona Fires and the Response

Senator Josh Green sent the following email off  YESTERDAY to Governor Lingle regarding the Kona Brush Fires:

Dear Gov,

Could you please institute some emergency support to quell the fires in West Hawaii .

It has become a health hazard.



Governor Lingles Response:

Josh, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Via a copy of this email I am asking General Lee to contact Big Island Civil Defense to determine if and what kind of help they might need. I have copied DLNR Director Thielen as well as my Chief of Staff so we are all linked in when General Lee receives a response from Big Island Civil Defense. Aloha, Gov

Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages Alerts Small Business Owners to Fraudulent Activity

Media Release:

In response to recent customer service inquiries, Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages is encouraging small business owners to be on alert for a company that is approaching Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages customers using a deceptively similar name, HawaiianTel YP.

That company has been contacting small businesses in Hawaii and following up with falsified invoices for continued service. Customers are being directed to a Web site, www.HawaiianTel-YP.com, that is unrelated to Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages’ Web site, www.HTYellowPages.com.

HawaiianTel YP is not affiliated with Hawaiian Telcom or Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages. Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages customers should treat any phone calls or e-mails coming from HawaiianTel YP with extreme caution.

We advise customers to be vigilant about protecting their personal information to avoid fraud. Customers are urged to report any suspicious phone calls immediately to our Customer Service department at 808-591-7500 or 866-813-0745. Concerns can also be emailed to customer.relations@theberrycompany.com.

Customers may also report any suspicious calls to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection (www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp).

Additional information on how to recognize false invoices can be found by visiting the Yellow Pages Association Web site at www.ypassociation.org.

Google Street View Coming to the Big Island… Google Car Here Now!

Picture of a Google Street View Car courtesy of Wikipedia

Whoo Hoo!!! It’s on the Big Island!

I just read on Facebook by Big Island on the Cheap columnist Leslie Lang that the Google Street View car is on the Big Island.

Leslie writes:

Just saw Google car with enormous camera mounted on top drive up Kanoelehua Ave in Hilo. Google Maps, here we come.

Google Street View premiered in Hawaii last year, and even got a shot of Oahu blogger Ian Lind’s driveway.

I wonder if the car will make it’s way out to Pahoa!  I would imagine if it could drive all the way down to the lava viewing area it could get some incredible shots for it’s viewers!

When a Mayor Goes Mad

Well this is pretty funny!  It sounds pretty familiar in a small way. :roll:

Police are investigating a fistfight between a New Mexico mayor and the publisher of the city’s newspaper. Police say Gallup Mayor Harry Mendoza and Bob Zollinger of the Gallup Independent each claims the other started the fight.


Feline Friday – A Stray in the Shed… BUSTED