Oahu – Lindas Place Hawaii http://lindasplacehawaii.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:45:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Oahu – Lindas Place Hawaii http://lindasplacehawaii.com/ 32 32 Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visits Oahu and tours the Red Hill facility https://lindasplacehawaii.com/secretary-of-defense-lloyd-austin-visits-oahu-and-tours-the-red-hill-facility/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:45:11 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/secretary-of-defense-lloyd-austin-visits-oahu-and-tours-the-red-hill-facility/ CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / APRIL 30, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, seen here at a change of command ceremony at Pearl Harbor in 2021, will return to Oahu this week and tour Camp Red Hill. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit the Red Hill underground fuel storage facility as part […]]]>

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / APRIL 30, 2021

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, seen here at a change of command ceremony at Pearl Harbor in 2021, will return to Oahu this week and tour Camp Red Hill.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit the Red Hill underground fuel storage facility as part of a tour of California and Hawaii, the Pentagon announced today.

Austin will begin his trip Wednesday at Naval Base Point Loma and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, where he will meet with service members. In Hawaii, “he will meet with some of our key Indo-Pacific allies” and with Rear Admiral John Wade, who became commander of the new Joint Task Force Red Hill last week. The task force will be responsible for defueling the Red Hill facility.

Austin ordered the facility defueled and permanently shut down in March after kerosene from the facility contaminated the Navy’s drinking water system, which serves 93,000 people on Oahu, in November. The contamination affected both soldiers and civilians living in former military barracks.

The military’s original plan for the refueling called for it to take at least December 2024 to complete the process, but this month the Defense Department said it now expects the process to be completed by July 2024.

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Webinar on youth in climate suits | News, Sports, Jobs https://lindasplacehawaii.com/webinar-on-youth-in-climate-suits-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:36:08 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/webinar-on-youth-in-climate-suits-news-sports-jobs/ Three Keiki plaintiffs from Maui and Oahu will discuss a climate lawsuit they and 11 others across the state filed against the state Department of Transportation earlier this year. Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation, which includes two youths from Maui and one from Molokai, alleges the state violated their constitutional right […]]]>

Three Keiki plaintiffs from Maui and Oahu will discuss a climate lawsuit they and 11 others across the state filed against the state Department of Transportation earlier this year.

Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation, which includes two youths from Maui and one from Molokai, alleges the state violated their constitutional right to a clean and life-sustaining climate.

During a webinar Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Ku of West Maui and Mesina and Kanoa of Kailua, Oahu (last names have been withheld in the lawsuit to protect their privacy) will share why they joined the lawsuit and how the climate crisis is unfolding it has impacted lives and what they do inside and outside of the lawsuit against Malama Aina, their communities, themselves and more.

They will be joined by Earthjustice attorney Leina’ala Ley and Honolulu Youth Commission member Honolulu Youth Commission host Kainoa Azama.

There will be time for questions and answers, interactive activities and information on upcoming actions in support of the Keiki and their lawsuit.

The webinar is part of a new Sierra Club of Hawaii series entitled “Decolonization of climate protection” and will be streamed live at facebook.com/sierraclubhawaii/videos.




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Queen’s Medical Center is offering COVID and flu vaccinations at the event this Sunday https://lindasplacehawaii.com/queens-medical-center-is-offering-covid-and-flu-vaccinations-at-the-event-this-sunday/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:11:15 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/queens-medical-center-is-offering-covid-and-flu-vaccinations-at-the-event-this-sunday/ The Queen’s Health System is hosting another community flu and COVID vaccination event this Sunday in Honolulu. From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Queen’s is offering the Vaccine Drive-Thru at The Queen’s Medical Center in Punchbowl and in the driveway of the Physicians Office Building 3, not in the Board of Water Supply parking lot […]]]>

The Queen’s Health System is hosting another community flu and COVID vaccination event this Sunday in Honolulu.

From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Queen’s is offering the Vaccine Drive-Thru at The Queen’s Medical Center in Punchbowl and in the driveway of the Physicians Office Building 3, not in the Board of Water Supply parking lot as originally announced.

Those who want both the flu and COVID shots, or just the latter, should head to the Queen’s Conference Center, which is located near the corner of Punchbowl and South Beretania streets. Free parking is available in the Physicians Office Building 3 parking garage or at another Queen’s parking garage.

Those interested only in getting a flu shot can enter the POB 3 entrance from Lauhala Street and stay in their vehicle for their shot.

This is the second Sunday Queen’s is offering a drive-thru vaccination event, following an earlier one at the Queen’s-West Oahu campus on September 11.

Queen’s will only offer the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster, which was recently approved by federal authorities for use in an emergency. The bivalent booster vaccination from Pfizer is approved for people aged 12 and over if at least two months have passed since the last vaccination.

The bivalent vaccines are formulated to provide protection against both the original COVID-19 strain and the Omicron subvariant BA.5, which is currently the dominant strain in the United States

In addition, Pfizer’s monovalent vaccine is offered to those who have not yet received their first or second dose of primary vaccination.

The high-dose flu vaccine, recommended for people aged 65 and over, will also be available.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are only given to people aged 5 and over.

Queen’s asks attendees to bring ID and insurance card, although insurance is not required for vaccination. Visit covid.queens.org/community-vaccination-clinic for more informations.

Correction: With updated information.

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HART executives are concerned that the Fed still hasn’t approved the railroad’s recovery plan https://lindasplacehawaii.com/hart-executives-are-concerned-that-the-fed-still-hasnt-approved-the-railroads-recovery-plan/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:01:04 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/hart-executives-are-concerned-that-the-fed-still-hasnt-approved-the-railroads-recovery-plan/ It has been more than three months since the city unveiled its latest plan to save the railroad, and it has yet to be approved by the Federal Transit Administration. That has Colleen Hanabusa, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, concerned — and impatient for a positive response from the project’s federal […]]]>

It has been more than three months since the city unveiled its latest plan to save the railroad, and it has yet to be approved by the Federal Transit Administration.

That has Colleen Hanabusa, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, concerned — and impatient for a positive response from the project’s federal partners.

Without that approval, Oahu‘s troubled rail transit project will continue to be unable to access its nearly $750 million in remaining federal funding.

“We expected to have feedback on the recovery plan two months ago,” Hanabusa said Friday.

Construction of elevated railroad track near Oahu Community Correctional Center. HART Board Chair Colleen Hanabusa is directly requesting the FTA to approve the redevelopment plan that could free nearly $750 million for construction. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

She got in touch last week FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez with a lengthy letter asking her agency to approve Honolulu Rail’s new redevelopment plan.

The plan’s financial assumptions are sound, and HART is using conservative estimates for its projected tax revenues to complete the rail, she said.

“I believe … there is sufficient funding” to build the shorter, nearly 19-mile line that HART has proposed in its plan, Hanabusa wrote. “The board is far from putting a stamp on the HART administration.”

“We understand GET and TAT” — the project’s two state sources of taxation, the general consumption tax and the temporary accommodation tax — “and have come to the projections that should be accepted by the FTA,” she added.

Hanabusa sent copies of her FTA letter to Hawaii‘s congressional delegation, Gov. David Ige, the state’s legislative leaders, the mayor and city council, among others.

No shortage of recreations

HART and the city have struggled over the years to obtain FTA approval for their various iterations of recovery plan as the multibillion-dollar project has repeatedly encountered skyrocketing costs and budget constraints.

The local railway authority submitted at least five versions of a redevelopment plan between 2016 and 2019 and only secured FTA approval in September 2019. Even then, the FTA did not agree to turn over the rail’s remaining $744 million to Honolulu until HART made further progress to keep the project on budget.

HART’s recent leadership under Executive Director Lori Kahikina has publicly stated that the relationship between the railroad authority and the FTA has improved significantly compared to what Kahikina said “rocky” one before her arrival.

at the beginning of JuneKahikina and HART submitted The latest rail rehabilitation plan about a month before the FTA deadline. The largest infrastructure project in Hawaiian history is expected to generate approximately $6.4 billion in GET funding, $1.1 billion in state TAT funding and $488 million in city TAT funding becomes.

Colleen Hanabusa, nominee for the HART Board, answers questions from the media.
HART Board Chair Colleen Hanabusa is urging the FTA to approve the agency’s latest recovery plan. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

However, the FTA and Hill International, the consultant it has hired to oversee the railroad on its behalf, disagree slightly with HART about the costs – specifically how many millions of dollars in contingency reserves are needed to support the transit system, according to the local project officials to be completed.

“What we are arguing about is the basis of the risk assessment,” HART Board Member Michele Chun Brunngraber said at the group’s August meeting during a brief update on the remediation plan. “We’re stuck with that now.”

During the same meeting, Kahikina said so Ray Tellisthe FTA’s Region 9 administrator, had just met with Fernandez earlier this month to discuss Honolulu’s recovery plan.

“My understanding is that she (Fernandez) wants that to be done by the end of the month, the recovery plan,” Kahikina told the HART board. “They’ve already told us to start modifying your full funding grant agreement” because “they want that done.”

Kahikina could not be reached for comment Friday.

Dissenting views

Not all board members share Hanabusa’s optimism that the railroad will generate the necessary revenue to reach Kakaako. In June, Natalie Iwasa, a legal representative of the board, joined former HART board member Joe Uno in sending a joint memo to the FTA outlining her concerns about the recovery plan.

Uno and Iwasa, who noted to the FTA that she was writing in her individual capacity and not as a board member, told the FTA that they were concerned that HART’s latest tax revenue and passenger projections were too aggressive.

“Membership of the HART Board of Directors … has provided us with insights that we believe you should consider as you review the plan,” they wrote.

Meanwhile, in her September 12 letter, Hanabusa told Nuria that she was writing “directly in response” to Iwasa and Uno’s June memo to clarify the HART Board’s position.

“It’s always disturbing that they claim they acquired their knowledge in their board role,” Hanabusa told Nuria.

On Friday, Iwasa questioned Hanabusa’s characterization. “All of this information is public. There is nothing in our June 18 package that was obtained in confidence,” she said.

Iwasa, who questioned HART’s financial assumptions for years before joining the board, said she wishes the group would allow for dissent, similar to other agencies and courts. Instead, each time she disagrees, she must emphasize that she is doing so as an individual.

Uno, meanwhile, responded harshly to Hanabusa’s FTA letter.

“Queen Hanabusa makes it sound like we stole some confidential information, which is her way of misleading and discrediting,” he said in an email Friday. “The truth is that everything we’ve written is in the public domain and mostly just common sense.”

FTA officials did not respond to questions about Hanabusa’s letter. Hanabusa said she received “not a word” back from HART’s federal partners, even to acknowledge receipt.

Still, she passionately pleaded for the necessary permits to move forward with the project, which is now estimated to cost about $10 billion.

“If after all this trouble (the project) we haven’t learned to build rails, then we have no right to do so,” Hanabusa told Fernandez. “I think HART learned to build rails.”

Read Hanabusa’s letter to the FTA Administrator here:

Read Iwasa and Uno’s earlier memo to the FTA here:

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Waimanalo Bay Beach Park saved from land development – AsAmNews https://lindasplacehawaii.com/waimanalo-bay-beach-park-saved-from-land-development-asamnews/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:06:47 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/waimanalo-bay-beach-park-saved-from-land-development-asamnews/ Residents are celebrating the end of a three-year struggle to protect Waimanalo Bay Beach Park’s Sherwood Forest from development. Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration confirmed Wednesday that it has put on hold its plans to build a sports field, install an irrigation system and build a playground in Waimanalo’s Sherwood Forest on the property. Hawaii News […]]]>

Residents are celebrating the end of a three-year struggle to protect Waimanalo Bay Beach Park’s Sherwood Forest from development.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration confirmed Wednesday that it has put on hold its plans to build a sports field, install an irrigation system and build a playground in Waimanalo’s Sherwood Forest on the property. Hawaii News Now reports.

Opponents feared the project would have threatened native species and burial sites.

In 2019, police arrested more than two dozen people standing at the entrance to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park as crews attempted to clear land for the project.

Some residents argued that money should be used to upgrade the current facilities.

“Any facilities that our community members use are going to suck,” said Kukana Kama-Toth, a fifth-generation resident and member of the Waimanalo Neighborhood Board. to the Honolulu Civil Beat. “We don’t have the simple things that other communities have, but they want to give us a new park instead of investing money where it’s needed most.”

Other neighboring areas near Waimanalo such as Kailua and Lanikai had undergone a similar development.

“Kailua is done, Lanikai is done, the last bit is us [Waimanalo]’, Jody Green of Waimanalo told the Honolulu Civil Beat.

The main goal for Friends of Sherwoods was to preserve a “common community resource, protect a sacred ancestral burial site, and defend the habitat of endangered species.” After three years, the community has finally reached its goal.

“We have come to an agreement with the city and they have agreed to end their proposed development of Sherwood Forest once and for all. Above all, they have agreed to do so on our termssays the latest Friends of Sherwood newsletter. “It is now illegal for anyone, whether they work for the city or not, to make any changes to the park. No activity is allowed without a permit and an environmental impact statement.”

“It’s a tremendous victory just for the country,” said Lanson Kupau, attorney for the Friends of Sherwood Forest. “And it is a tremendous victory for our ancestors. Those buried there are no longer disturbed. And it’s also a victory for the Waimanalo community that uses the park, as well as for generations to come.”

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Where should you stay in Honolulu? Best Neighborhoods & Hotels https://lindasplacehawaii.com/where-should-you-stay-in-honolulu-best-neighborhoods-hotels/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/where-should-you-stay-in-honolulu-best-neighborhoods-hotels/ With its beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and exciting nightlife, Honolulu truly is paradise. Located on the island of Oahu, travelers looking to experience the city’s tropical vacation may need to shell out as the experience doesn’t come cheap. Being one of the most touristy cities in the United States, choosing the best […]]]>

With its beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and exciting nightlife, Honolulu truly is paradise. Located on the island of Oahu, travelers looking to experience the city’s tropical vacation may need to shell out as the experience doesn’t come cheap. Being one of the most touristy cities in the United States, choosing the best vacation spot can be a challenge.

Some of Honolulu’s neighborhoods offer outdoor opportunities, unforgettable beach experiences, beautiful nightlife and fantastic restaurants. It is up to the holidaymaker which of the determining factors best suits their needs. Where should you stay in Honolulu? Here’s a guide to the best neighborhoods and hotels.

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With two miles of sandy beaches, Waikiki is a premier beach destination in the United States and definitely one of Honolulu’s best neighborhoods for tourists. Waikiki offers incredible shopping, dining and nightlife options thanks to the numerous bars, restaurants and malls in the area.

Also see: 12 of New York City’s Best Neighborhoods for Beginners

The area offers a wide variety of hotels, condos and resorts with multiple lodging options to choose from. These hotels cater to a range of budgets, with family-friendly options aplenty.

Many vacationers choose to stay in Waikiki because of the many things to see and do there. From picnics at nearby parks, like Kuhio Beach Park, to some time at the Honolulu Zoo, to several incredible water sports, including parasailing, this place is packed with adventure opportunities.

Where to stay in Waikiki

  • Halekulani Hotel: With 453 elegant rooms, suites and dining venues, The Halekulani offers guests a fantastic lodging experience. Some of its fantastic amenities include a beautiful spa, live music nightly, and an incredible art collection.
  • White Sands Hotel: With a poolside bar and beautiful rooms with private balconies, the White Sands Hotel is the best budget option in Waikiki. It’s closer to the beach and offers weekly yoga classes to keep travelers meditating and relaxed. The beachfront location allows for stunning sea views.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort: Best for families, this hotel offers several kid-friendly amenities, including a large pool with a waterslide, a kids’ club, and on-call doctors.


Downtown Honolulu – Best for beginners

Located in the heart of the city, Downtown is a vibrant neighborhood that has so much to offer, including some of the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions. With Honolulu City Hall and the State Capitol both located here, Downtown Honolulu is Oahu’s premier business and governmental center.

Also see: 10 Most Unique Hotels in New York City

Travelers will also find several cultural and historical sites to explore in this neighborhood. You can explore this neighborhood on walking tours to get to the city’s landmarks, including Iolani Palace, the country’s only royal palace.


Where to stay in downtown Honolulu

  • pagoda hotel: With incredibly spacious rooms, a restaurant, outdoor pool and on-site sun deck, this is one of the premier hotels in downtown Honolulu. Rooms have microwaves, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, air conditioners, and TVs.
  • Ala Moana Hotel: Located between the Ala Moana Mall and the Hawaii Convention Center, the Ala Moana Hotel offers two on-site restaurants. From the rooms and suites, travelers can enjoy spectacular views of the skyline and the sea. There is a swimming pool, fitness center and incredible dining areas.

Manoa – best suited for budget travelers

Only about 10 minutes from the city center is this beautiful residential area that offers a wide range of affordable accommodation. There are many free things to do in this area and in the city, so backpackers can definitely explore Honolulu without worrying about their bags.

Home to a variety of flower species and some endangered plants, the Lynn Arboretum is a stunning garden for travelers to explore when staying in Manoa.

Where to stay in Manoa

  • Hostelling International Honolulu: This hostel with gender-specific dormitories is perfect for solo travelers visiting Honolulu on a budget. There is a shared lounge, free parking and a kitchen area. Ala Moana Beach is just 10 minutes from this hostel.
  • Manoa Valley Inn: Nestled in a wooded landscape, this beautiful hotel offers incredible views of the surrounding area from its garden and sun terrace. There is an outdoor pool at the hotel.

Kahala – Best for travelers looking for luxury accommodation

Kahala is an upscale neighborhood near Waikiki and is perfect for travelers looking for a luxurious experience. The neighborhood is filled with some of the wealthiest residents and tourists in Honolulu. Here you can find multi-million dollar beach villas and hundreds of dollar hotels.

Packed with incredible boutiques and jewelry stores, Kahala Mall is the premier shopping center in the neighborhood. If you’re not staying at one of the luxury hotels, budget travelers can still visit this neighborhood and enjoy a range of inexpensive activities, including strolling or picnicking at Waialae Beach Park.


Where to stay in Kahala

  • Kahala Resort and Hotel: This is one of the top resort hotels in the neighborhood and is best suited for leisure travelers who want to experience a quieter side of town. The spot is less crowded and offers incredible amenities, including four restaurants, a deluxe spa, and a private beach.

Honolulu is a beautiful destination with some of the best neighborhoods that offer much more than just accommodation. Travelers can select the best neighborhood above that suits their interests and needs.

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Federal Credit Union Awards $40,000 to Local Teachers | News, Sports, Jobs https://lindasplacehawaii.com/federal-credit-union-awards-40000-to-local-teachers-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 16:13:31 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/federal-credit-union-awards-40000-to-local-teachers-news-sports-jobs/ A total of 86 grants, each worth up to $500, were distributed to public school teachers in Maui, Oahu and Hawaii to help purchase much-needed educational supplies and improve student curricula. The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union awarded more than $40,000 in grants to Hawaii public school teachers through its 2022 Investing in […]]]>

A total of 86 grants, each worth up to $500, were distributed to public school teachers in Maui, Oahu and Hawaii to help purchase much-needed educational supplies and improve student curricula.

The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union awarded more than $40,000 in grants to Hawaii public school teachers through its 2022 Investing in Education grant program.

“For more than a decade, the Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program has supported Hawaii’s teachers by helping them purchase the necessary school supplies and teaching aids that they often have to pay for out of pocket.” Hawaii State FCU President and CEO Andrew Rosen said in a press release on Wednesday. “We are proud to continue to support these selfless teachers and ultimately the academic success of our students.”

Teacher requests ranged from books, furniture, and electronics to organizational and artist supplies.

About 24 percent of the grants went to teachers in Leeward Oahu, 17 percent to teachers in Maui and Hawaii, and 12 percent to teachers in central Oahu.

Since 2009, the program has awarded more than 800 grants totaling more than $390,000.




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US military shortens schedule for draining Hawaii’s fuel tanks https://lindasplacehawaii.com/us-military-shortens-schedule-for-draining-hawaiis-fuel-tanks/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 04:21:25 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/us-military-shortens-schedule-for-draining-hawaiis-fuel-tanks/ HONOLULU — The U.S. military said Wednesday it now expects to clean up fuel from a leaking fuel tank farm in Hawaii in July 2024, five months earlier than originally planned. Critics have slammed the US Department of Defense’s initial timeline to remove fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by December 2024, […]]]>

HONOLULU — The U.S. military said Wednesday it now expects to clean up fuel from a leaking fuel tank farm in Hawaii in July 2024, five months earlier than originally planned.

Critics have slammed the US Department of Defense’s initial timeline to remove fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by December 2024, saying the tanks posed a threat to Oahu‘s water supply and needed to be emptied sooner.

The state Department of Health then ordered the fuel removed Jet fuel poured from the plant into a drinking water well in November, poisoning thousands of people in and around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The health department, which regulates underground fuel tanks in Hawaii, said it was reviewing the new plan.

“We are focused on making sure defueling is done as quickly and safely as possible,” Kathleen Ho, the state’s assistant director of environmental health, said in a statement. “Every day there is an ongoing threat to our aquifer and residents as fuel remains in Red Hill’s tanks.”

The military said in a press release that it pushed back the expected completion date after determining some actions could be done in parallel. It has also cut the actual defueling time from eight to five months. They are committed to “defueling Red Hill safely while consolidating and accelerating work at every opportunity.”

US Senator Brian Schatz said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin must quickly appoint a commander for a joint task force responsible for tank defuelling.

“The closure of Red Hill cannot be delayed. While the updated plan to close the facility earlier is a step in the right direction, DOD must make it a priority to act quickly and permanently close Red Hill as soon as possible,” Schatz said in a statement.

The tanks can hold 250 million gallons (1.1 billion liters) of fuel, and they’re currently less than half full. Officials said 13 of the 20 tanks contain fuel, two are permanently closed and five are being repaired.

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Hufana Leads Na Alii Girls to Victory at 1st Personal MIL Airgun Meeting | News, Sports, Jobs https://lindasplacehawaii.com/hufana-leads-na-alii-girls-to-victory-at-1st-personal-mil-airgun-meeting-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 16:17:13 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/hufana-leads-na-alii-girls-to-victory-at-1st-personal-mil-airgun-meeting-news-sports-jobs/ Shooters take aim during the kneeling portion of the Maui Interscholastic League air rifle meet Saturday at Baldwin High School Range. The photo by Maui News/DAKOTA GROSSMAN WAILUKU — Alia-Marie Hufana wore her green knit lucky hat tied gently under her chin and smiled after hearing she had the highest score of the day during […]]]>

Shooters take aim during the kneeling portion of the Maui Interscholastic League air rifle meet Saturday at Baldwin High School Range. The photo by Maui News/DAKOTA GROSSMAN

WAILUKU — Alia-Marie Hufana wore her green knit lucky hat tied gently under her chin and smiled after hearing she had the highest score of the day during the first in-person Maui Interscholastic League airgun game of the season.

After a post meeting last week, Hufana shot 89 prone, 83 standing and 88 kneeling for a combined score of 260 in Baldwin High School’s JROTC armory on Saturday. She also led the King Kekaulike girls to a best team result of 975.

“This is my special hat” said Hufana, a senior at Hawaii Technology Academy who is running for Na Alii. “I would normally wear this if I was taking pictures, but we can’t wear hats, so I don’t, but I would if I could.”

After moving away from Oahu in her sophomore year and attending a school without an athletics program, Hufana appreciated attending the MIL where she has the opportunity to be on a team and be coached by coach Torrey Ho-Ching, who is there also is her mother.

“It’s so much fun, I love it. It is great,” said Hufana. “All are great.”

Hufana

With an MIL crown, a state championship, and a 4.0 GPA on her wish list for her senior year of high school, Hufana knows the techniques she needs to work on to get ahead.

“I definitely want to work on my standing and get it back into the high 80s and 90s, which is what I’ve done before, I just need to do it again.” She said. “I’m looking forward to being number one, I want to be number one but I think it’s going to be a good season for everyone. There are a lot of strong competitors this year so it will be a battle but I like the competition.”

Baldwin’s Connor Tumaneng had Saturday’s Top Boys result with 244, 91 prone, 70 standing and 83 kneeling – sixth overall.

“I know I could do better” said Tumaneng.

Still, the Bears second-grader says he enjoys the sport and got into it after his older brother “encouraged me to do it”

The shooters will compete in standing on Saturday. The photo by Maui News/DAKOTA GROSSMAN

Tumaneng wants to qualify for the Oct. 25 state championships on Oahu, he added, which will take time “Practice hard and be humble.”

Second overall was Ava Takahama of Kamehameha Maui, who shot a 252, including 78 standing, 81 kneeling and 93 prone – the day’s highest prone score at Baldwin’s Outdoor Range.

“I was surprised,” said Takahama. “I’m not used to shooting in hot weather, we have a gated building at our school, so I didn’t think I’d do that well, but I think I did well.”

After a few absences, the Warriors brought Ira Uradomo and David Takahama on board as new coaches this season.

“We worked a lot on standing because that’s the most difficult position and our coach made sure we worked on it really well.” said Kamehameha senior Jordan Holokai-Jacinto, who shot a 247 (81 prone, 82 standing, 84 kneeling) for third place. “For me personally, I just need to practice as I’ve been practicing and hopefully there’s progress, but I’m super happy with how… our new coach introduced us to new techniques and details that could help us out, and a lot of the shooters have improved a lot.”

Tumaneng

The Maui High Girls finished second overall in the teams’ standings behind Na Alii with 970 points, followed by Kamehameha (951).

The Warriors led the boys’ division with 932 points, followed by the Sabers (837) and Bears (837).

Just five points separated the girls from King Kekaulike and Maui High on Saturday, and the Sabers’ top marksmen Dylan Arisumi and Kaytin Bayez said the key to success will be working together as a team and listening to their coaches.

“If we’re in tune, we’ll all shoot well at the same time, and if one person shoots badly, we’ll all be bad.” said Bayez, who shot 245. “To try and connect more with each other, sometimes we get together after practice and do things that you would normally do with friends like go to the mall or play games and that brings us closer together so we have the same energy. ”

* Dakota Grossman can be reached at dgrossman@mauinews.com.

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MIL Air Riflery Meeting #2

Saturday’s results

At Baldwin’s

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NOTE: Top single goalscorers in BOLD

1. King Kekaulike 349-289-337-975: Alia-Marie Hufana 89-83-88-260, Tatum Astilla 87-72-80-239, Lilinoe Quitazol 83-72-84-239, Krystel Valoroso 90-62- 85-237, Kapualiliaoelena Rodrigues 83-50-75-208, Kuleana Regidor 73-53-68-194, Pasha Akina 60-47-62-169.

2. Maui High Girls 354-290-330-970: Dylan Arisumi 94-71-82-247, Kaytin Bayez 90-73-82-245, Lainie Inda 87-73-83-243, Lia Kagehiro 83-69-83 –235, Kamaile Talamai 83-73-74-230, Chloe Hokoana 76-52-81-209.

3. Kamehameha Maui 358-291-317-951: Ava Takahama 93-78-81-252, Jordan Holokai-Jacinto 81-82-84-247, Nicki Silva 95-64-78-237, Charlene Viera 86-67- 62-215, Cami Nakagawa 82-64-65-211, Keli’a Kang 81-54-74-209, Faith Ribao-Cravalho 79-63-65-207, Hailey Symonds 84-64-52-200, Ella Weber 79-55-60-194, Melina Espino 78-40-74-192.

4. Baldwin 358-273-323-934: Kirsten Schmitt 90-68-84-242, Danay Contreras 90-64-84-238, Skylar Watanabe 81-74-75-230, Maria Andrade 88-57-79-224 , Kaylee Miyamoto 82-67-75-224, Deena Sasai 84-61-75-220, Poerava Espaniola Brewster 90-45-76-211, Caroline Yacakalou 79-58-72-209, Rianna Ribucan 77-56-72- 205, Kealohi Nonaka 80-58-59-197.

5. Seabury Hall 330-265-306-870: Agustina Hunziker 75-68-84-227, Kayce Migita 82-59-78-219, Skylar Kuroda 89-54-69-212, Bridget Ng 75-63-74- 212, Rosalie Peck 76-70-61-207, Tulip Hori 79-56-66-201, Gianna Cabanting 75-61-60-196, Alana Jonick 78-43-70-191, Annalize Claybaugh 79-64-46- 189, Molly Thompson 80-36-65-181.

guys

1. Kamehameha Maui 357-270-320-932: Brandon Sado 91-68-79-238, Luc Sheehan 92-61-84-237, Bennett Takahama 88-68-78-234, Tyler Cambra 86-58-79- 223, Ezekiel Kamalani 76-73-71-220, Keanu Tabaco 83-58-78-219, Noah Arcas 84-50-69-203, Chaysen Tanaka 79-53-70-202, Logan Lung 67-48-75- 190, Kamahoi Manaois 59-34-50-143.

2. Maui High 329-222-286-837: Aaron Inda 86-66-75-227, Liko Gaspar 86-53-74-213, Andy Oviedo 74-62-74-210, Evan Bailey 83-41-63- 187

3. Baldwin 328-235-296-835: Connor Tumaneng 91-70-83-244, Joseph Andrade 68-62-73-203, Evan Goodness 78-50-71-199, Ezekiel Esperanza 83-37-69-189 , Dawson Galam 67-53-68-188, Joey Fernandez 73-45-62-180, Tyton Takahashi 76-35-49-160, Namaka Vanderpoel 74-34-51-159, Tehzion Cordero 72-28-38-138 , Michael Barragan 37-49-21-107.

4. Seabury Hall 311-242-298-831: Brandon Yu 81-70-83-234, Turner Alston 79-57-72-208, Kekai Apana 74-48-77-199, Jack Stewart 77-47-66- 190, John Kaahui 65-55-62-182, Weston Otterson 58-60-56-174, Jacob Robello 61-38-56-155, Makani Deponte 68-34-45-147, Henry Devereux 54-47-35- 136, Kekoa City Council 42-14-47-103.

5. King Kekaulike 277-176-203-652: Jackson Barcus 80-50-62-192, Josiah Medeiros 63-40-61-164, Kash Decoite 75-50-35-160, Jordan Purdy 58-36-42- 136, Benjamin Loo 59-36-28-123, Kade Shimada 35-15-38-88, Chaysen Ampong 3-(-11)-16-8.

6. Lahainaluna 223-169-140-532: Christopher Mueller 80-71-79-230, Kekoa Mueller 75-50-29-154, David Jackson 68-48-32-148.

7. Hana 58-40-51-149: Fa’a Moeai 58-40-51-149.


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Huy Vo has been appointed Director of Marketing Communications at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach https://lindasplacehawaii.com/huy-vo-has-been-appointed-director-of-marketing-communications-at-the-ritz-carlton-residences-waikiki-beach/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:17:08 +0000 https://lindasplacehawaii.com/huy-vo-has-been-appointed-director-of-marketing-communications-at-the-ritz-carlton-residences-waikiki-beach/ The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach has announced the appointment of Huy Vo as Director of Marketing Communications. In this position, he will lead all global strategic marketing communications efforts in advertising, digital marketing, public relations and community relations for the largest Ritz-Carlton Residences in the brand’s portfolio. Vo has over 15 years of PR and […]]]>

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach has announced the appointment of Huy Vo as Director of Marketing Communications. In this position, he will lead all global strategic marketing communications efforts in advertising, digital marketing, public relations and community relations for the largest Ritz-Carlton Residences in the brand’s portfolio.

Vo has over 15 years of PR and marketing experience specializing in luxury travel and hospitality. He served as Marketing Director for the resort’s ownership group since 2015 before joining the brand in 2018 as Director of Public Relations. In this capacity he was awarded Leader of the Year in 2020. Under his leadership, the resort was named Oahu‘s highest-ranked luxury resort in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards. Prior to joining the resort, he held leadership positions in public relations and marketing at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, Communications Pacific and Bright Light Marketing.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Vo graduated from McKinley High School before earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America Hawaii and the McKinley High School Foundation. Vo also received the Young Public Relations Professional of the Year Award (2011) and the President’s Leadership Award (2015), both from PRSA.

Marriott International, Inc.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
Waikiki, Hawaii
United States

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