Once in a Lifetime Opportunities

Once in a lifetime opportunities only happen to me… well typically once.

I’m stoked to learn that I’ll be going on another “once in a lifetime” opportunity in the next few days.  My wife and baby were also invited this time, however, they won’t be able to make the trip simply because my son’s much more busy then I am w/ T-ball and school coming up.

Those that are making it happen know who you are.

I know that not many folks get these kind of opportunities and I feel very appreciative to those that make them happen for me.

I guess good things come out in the long run, as I was expecting to be working next week, instead… this opportunity has come about!

Police Looking for Puna Trio That Ripped off $300,000 Worth of Stuff

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Image: Okamoto mug shot Image: Ito mug shot Image: Cabbab mug shot
Okamoto Ito Cabbab
…wanted in connection with a burglary



Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating two women and one man in connection with a burglary on January 13. Police are seeking 29-year-old Lorene “Rene” Okamoto, 44-year-old Lorne Ito and 34-year-old Diana “Malia” Cabbab.

Okamoto is described as 5-foot-1, 160 pounds, with a heavy build, straight black hair and brown eyes.

Ito is described as 5-foot-6, 165 pounds with a medium build, black hair, brown eyes, a moustache and a goatee.

Cabbab is described as 5-foot-2, 125 pounds with a medium build, medium-length black hair and brown eyes.

Detectives assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking these individuals as they are believed to have knowledge of the burglary, which resulted in the removal of approximately $300,000 worth of jewelry and other personal belongings from a home in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna.

Police ask that anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of these persons call Detective Lorenzo Artienda at 961-8839 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

2010 Hawaii Census Rate Participation Down So Far

Despite what may be read in the newspapers or heard on TV, the Hawaii Census Participation rates are down incredibly from the year 2000.

You can view the actual State by State results here:  Census 2010 Participation Rates.

As of 12:00 today, this is where Hawaii is actually standing in the participation of the 2010 Census.  As you can see, it’s down considerably from this same point in time as the 2000 Census:

GEO ID ||Place Name ||Type ||2000 % ||2010 %
15007 ||Kauai County, HI ||County ||0.56 ||0.41
15009 ||Maui County, HI ||County ||0.55 ||0.37
15001 ||Hawaii County, HI ||County ||0.59 ||0.41
15003 ||Honolulu County, HI ||County ||0.66 ||0.51

Highway 130 Meeting Set for Monday April 5th

The next Highway 130 meeting has been planned.

A date of Monday, April 5, 2010 has been set for the next Keaau Pahoa Advisory Group Meeting #9. Please join us at 5:45 PM at Keaau Elementary School Dining Room to discuss what comes next in the process.

You can find the summary to the most recent meeting here:  KPAG Meeting 8 Summary.