More Incredible Footage of Kailua-Kona Tsunami Wave Surge

I just saw this clip for the first time and I just have to wonder why these folks are even down at the ocean to begin with!


Local Tsunami Survivor: Donkey Found Upside Down

The Hawaii Red Cross tweeted the following message a few hours ago:

Local tsunami survivor: donkey found upside down, pulled from rubble of Kona home

The donkey that the Red Cross reported being saved

UH Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs in Running for Santa Rosa Junior College President Position

Peter Quigley

Peter Quigley, associate vice president of academic affairs for the University of Hawaii Community College system is one of three candidates for the President of the Santa Rosa Junior College.

More here:  Choice for SRJC President narrowed to 3 candidates

SRJC’s new President will lead a large institution of approximately 33,500 students each semester – approximately 51,000 students annually – on two beautiful main campuses, several centers and many dozens of sites across Sonoma County with an annual budget of approximately $118 million for 2010-11 and faculty and staff totaling almost 3,000 employees. With such a large portion of Sonoma County students choosing to attend SRJC and an involved cadre of alumni who enthusiastically support the College, SRJC benefits greatly from significant community support and involvement. In a very real sense, SRJC truly belongs to the people of Sonoma County. With the majority of our citizens voting for the passage of bond Measure A in 2002, the College has experienced a period of unprecedented expansion. The Petaluma Campus was completed with the addition of seven new buildings, including classrooms, a performance venue, and library. Using the College’s original heritage architecture, a new library, student center, and parking structure have been recently built on the Santa Rosa Campus and construction for a culinary arts center is in process.

Amount of Children in Hawaii Living in Poverty Climbs to 14%

The percentage of Hawaii’s children in poverty climbed from 10% in 2008 to 14% in 2009, according to a recent update to the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Image provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, 2001 Supplementary Survey, 2002 through 2009 American Community Survey. The data for this measure come from the 2000 and 2001 Supplementary Survey and the 2002 through 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). The 2000 through 2004 ACS surveyed approximately 700,000 households monthly during each calendar year. In general but particularly for these years, use caution when interpreting estimates for less populous states or indicators representing small sub-populations, where the sample size is relatively small. Beginning in January 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau expanded the ACS sample to 3 million households (full implementation), and in January 2006 the ACS included group quarters. The ACS, fully implemented, is designed to provide annually updated social, economic, and housing data for states and communities. (Such local-area data have traditionally been collected once every ten years in the long form of the decennial census.)