Wai‘anae – The Department of Customer Services announced today that the Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center, currently open only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be moving to a five day-a-week operation starting on Monday, August 20.


The change is in direct response to the increased demand for driver licensing services. Although appointments are recommended, walk-in service will continue to be available on a first come, first served basis.


Driver license road tests will continue to be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.


The Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but closes for a lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


To help ensure a successful visit, customers are encouraged to have all of the required documents and complete the application form.


The website offers a link to appointments, an interactive document guide, application forms, and general information. Licenses can be renewed up to six months in advance.



After all lanes on Farrington Highway were closed following a fatal crash near the intersection of Milikami Street and Farrington Highway, and traffic continued to back up past Kahe Point last month, Waianae residents sat in traffic for hours. Without a secondary emergency access road open, residents faced yet another overly burdensome commute and dangerous commute.


“It is unacceptable that taxpayers paid to have these roads built, but can’t use them in an emergency that closes all lanes of traffic on the only road in and out of the Leeward Coast. The City Administration needs to come up with solutions to this problem.” Councilmember Pine said.


However, community, City and State officials had planned a Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR), a traffic mitigation tool to be utilized during emergencies when there would be long delays of transit along Farrington Highway.  Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, in response, introduced Resolution 15-108, which requests the City Administration to set forth and inform the public on those conditions under which the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road will be opened and identify and implement improvements to more efficiently open the road during emergencies.


“We the Residents of the Coast need the support on this issue and we hope the parties involved will help us and agree to open and keep these roads to assist us,” said Richard Landford, Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Member and Chair of the Neighborhood Board’s Transportation Committee.


Councilmember Pine’s Resolution was adopted at the May 6th Council meeting and also calls upon the City to be introducing a resolution calling for the City Administration to develop signage along the route and renegotiate the terms of licenses with private landowners upon whose land the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road lies, to include the use of the road during peak traffic delays. The recommended deadline for the City to produce this comprehensive plan is July 31, 2015.

Parks are a gathering place for families, organizations and community groups to meet, recreate and enjoy. As your councilmember, one of Councilmember Pine’s ongoing goals is to keep the parks in our district safe and clean for our community by ensuring our Parks Department has the funding it needs for ongoing maintenance and new capital construction projects, encouraging communities to be good stewards of our parks, and creating a new Adopt-a-Park program to make it easier for communities to create and participate in park adoption projects.

Recently, Councilmember Pine spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the Leeward Coast at Makaha Community Park renovating the park bathroom, providing new play equipment and planting ti leaves on the park grounds. This event kicked off the next phase of her ongoing commitment to revitalize Leeward Coast parks and transform the community.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined to help plant ti leaves and showed his support for our efforts at the Makaha Community Park Rededication as he delivered a message of civic pride and community duty to be good stewards of our recreation resources.

It’s amazing to see what can be achieved when volunteers come together to revive their community. In partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Laborers International 368, Grace Pacific Maintenance Solutions, the Pacific Links Foundation, PBR and Associates, Hawaii Electrical Workers and the Active Hawaii Foundation, the community combined efforts to clean-up, paint, and refurbish the heavily-used park. Volunteers helped to restore the park’s comfort station with fresh paint and the Microguard protective coating that resists graffiti and staining, and install new lights for safety. Meanwhile, the Parks Department replaced all fixtures, sinks and toilets and community members participated in a park clean-up, painted benches and removed graffiti from the park grounds. The before and after results are profound, and provide a fresh new outlook to the park.



Volunteers from Laborers Local 368 and the community painting the park comfort station.



After completing all the work in the morning, volunteers gathered together to participate in a beautiful and inspiring rededication ceremony led by Reverend Kahu Steven Costa.   Dipping a ti leaf into salt water in his koa bowl, Kahu Costa sprinkled salt water to all corners of the park, blessing the grounds and drawing forth positive energy. Meanwhile, students from neighboring Makaha Elementary School also helped to breathe fresh life into this park by symbolically planting ti leaf cuttings near the park’s entrance. The ceremony concluded as Councilmember Pine joined community leaders, volunteers and Makaha’s keiki, untying a maile lei and commemorating a new beginning for this park.

The Makaha Community Park Rededication was touching and demonstrated what can happen when volunteers and the City come together to transform our community.

In addition to this project, Councilmember Pine is working hard to bring bathrooms to Puu O Hulu Community Park in Maili and build new bathrooms at One`ula Beach Park.

With the help of community volunteers, we can transform all of our Leeward parks into safe and clean environments for our keiki. If you would like to know more about how to get involved in a park restoration, please feel free to contact Councilmember Pine’s office via e-mail:, or telephone (808) 768-5001.  It is absolutely fulfilling to give back to our community, and transforming our parks is a great way to do so.

City officials announced the opening of a new sludge receiving station today at the City’s H-Power waste-to-energy plant in Campbell Industrial Park.  The new machine will take sludge and waste products and convert them into fuel.


According to the Department of Environmental Services, the Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery (H-POWER) processes over 600,000 tons of waste annually, and has the capacity to produce up to 10% of Oahu’s electricity.  H-POWER began operation in 1990 and today, coverts nearly 2,000 tons of waste per day, creating enough electricity to power 60,000 homes.


The City’s new sludge receiving station will reduce 40,000 pounds of waste that enters the land fills per year, putting less dependence on the Waimanalo Gulch land fill.  The addition of the receiving station ensures that less material is going into the landfill and sets the city on a course to eliminating the need for a landfill in my district.


JOB SUMMARY: Enter charges, adjustments and payments into the system. Answer phone, screens calls and take messages. Performs other related work as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent. At least 2 years of medical billing experience, medical terminology preferred. Key punch by touch. Must be able to key punch at least 40 wpm.

Please submit a resume or application by e-mail:, fax (808) 697-3155, mail: Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health center. Attention: Human Resources, 86-260 Farrington Hwy Waianae, HI 96792 or Walk-in and apply at our Human Resources Office located in Waianae Mall 86-120 Farrington Hwy, Suite C311, Waianae, HI 96792. If you have any questions about this job posting, please contact Human Resources at Ph (808) 697-3178.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center to recruit and hire employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual preference / orientation, disability, presence of a disability, veteran status, citizen status, arrest and court records (unless such records have a substantial relationship to the functions of the job), or any other grounds protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive order.

Employment decisions are made according to the laws and principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All personnel actions are administered in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner which cover compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, re-employment, company-sponsored training and education assistance, social and recreational programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Affirmative action is taken to employ, and to advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled persons.

Compensation: Starting rate $9.00/hr
Job Description

Looking for security guards (full-time & part-time).
Must have current guard card and one year experience.
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time


Seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly.
Frequent standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time.
Climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
Must be able to enforce MVP House Rules and have good communication skills.
Must complete and pass a new hire drug test.

Please apply in person
Monday – Friday between 8:30am to 3:30pm

Makaha Valley Plantation
84-786 Ala Mahiku St.
Waianae, HI 96792

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures for the week of January 25-31 as related to design and construction work for the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists are advised that work along the 20-mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center will require lane closures during non-peak traffic hours.

For the safety of both the work crews and motorists, the public is advised to proceed with caution through these areas. Drivers should anticipate possible traffic delays or use alternate routes during work hours, and provide a safe distance between their vehicles and workers and equipment.


Seven days a week through the end of January 2015
Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop is closed in both directions until Thursday morning, January 29. Starting Thursday for approximately two months, only the eastbound direction of Farrington Highway will be open to the public during the day from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The contractor will reclose that section of highway each night from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. for continual rail guideway construction.
During the nightly closure, drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using either the H-1 Freeway or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road.


Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
One westbound inside lane and two eastbound inside lanes of the H-1 Freeway approaching the H-1/H-2 merge (Waiawa Interchange) are closed overnight. Rail guideway work over the H-1 Freeway in this area is scheduled to run until 2016.


Monday through Friday lane closures
Leoku Street to Leokane Street

The outside lanes of Farrington Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in the same area are closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Left turns will be restricted in the westbound direction from Farrington Highway onto Leoku Street.

Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street
One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Mokuola Street to Awamoku Street
One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Mokuola Street to Paiwa Street
One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Left turns at Moloalo Street will be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kahualii Street to Kamehameha Highway overpass
The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway are closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Ala Ike Street near Leeward Community College
Lanes fronting the Leeward Community College campus will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. A detour will be provided to drivers through the campus parking lot.


Monday through Friday lane closures
Staggered lane closures will take place along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Monday through Friday lane closures
Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road
· The westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway near Waiawa Road (Leeward Community College entrance) are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway.

Puu Poni Street to Kaonohi Street
· Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between Puu Poni Street and Kaahumanu Street between midnight Saturday, January 24 and 6 p.m. Sunday, January 25 for a city sewer line replacement project.
· Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are also closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Westbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway near Hekaha Street will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
· One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road (HECO-Waiau power plant) and fronting Neal Blaisdell Park near Kaahumanu Street also remains closed 24/7 until mid-February.
· Alternate lane closures will take place along Kaluamoi Place off Kamehameha Highway between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. One lane will remain open at all times.
· Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015


Monday through Friday lane closures
· One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center remains closed 24/7.


Monday through Friday lane closures
Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street
· Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
· One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near McGrew Point is closed 24/7 through early 2015

Near Aloha Stadium
· Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.


Monday through Friday lane closures
Kamehameha Highway from Center Drive to Radford Drive
One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway and the eastbound left-turn lane onto Radford Drive closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility relocation work.

Intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Radford/Makalapa Drive
The right-turn lane from Makalapa Drive onto Kamehameha Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for traffic camera installation work.

Intersection of Nimitz Highway and Aolele Street
One eastbound and westbound lane of Nimitz Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for traffic camera installation work.

Kamehameha Highway near Gaspro
One eastbound and one westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway are closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for traffic camera installation work.

For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at or contact our hotline at 566-2299.



Local Volunteer Opportunities – Private/Non-Profit Organizations

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200 N. Vineyard Blvd., #700
Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 536-1951

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Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 843-1906

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Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 595-7544



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Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 734-2101

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Honolulu, HI 96817-5364 (808) 521-3811

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Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 537-6321

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Honolulu, HI 96819 (808) 836-0313

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Honolulu, HI 96819 (808) 836-3600

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Aiea, HI 96701 (808) 485-2355





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Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 537-3118

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Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 531-3511

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Local Volunteer Opportunities – Events




Annual Statewide Homeless Point in Time Count
IHS, Institute for Human Services, Inc.
Help IHS, The Institute for Human Services, conduct a survey of all homeless individuals throughout the island of Oahu.

Mon, January 26, 2015 – Fri, January 30, 2015

Click here for more information and additional events


A special mahalo to all those that work with our struggling homeless individuals…




Job Summary: Develop basic knowledge and skill required to resolve routine inquiries from QUEST members, providers, or internal departments. Within twelve (12) months, demonstrate the ability to conduct the required research on member benefits, provider inquires, QUEST policies to include payment policies. Provide considerate, thorough and accurate responses to members and providers while meeting all performance measures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Successfully complete on the job training:
Ulysses Learning Call Strategy Training,
QUEST benefits,
Overview of the QUEST program and policies,
Claims processing basics,
Multiple applications and resources,
Inventory management practices,
Customer experience and other performance measures.

Review, document, and accurately respond, verbally or in writing, to basic inquiries received by telephone, correspondence or internal communication, as assigned by supervisor.
Effectively manage unresolved inquiries to provide timely follow-up and accurate resolution to customers by:
Identifying issues and compiling supporting documentation necessary for Management and other internal department review.

Participate in routine analysis of the root cause for customer inquiries.
Perform other duties as assigned:
Innovation, process improvement activities,
Complete or participate in corporate training, compliance certification or initiatives as directed by management.

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of technical school or business related training and 1 year of work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Excellent verbal communications skills.
Clear and concise written communications skills using proper English grammar.
Basic working knowledge of standard office equipment to include calculator, copier, and facsimile machine.
Basic keyboard and typing skills with low error rate.
Basic knowledge and able to use word processing applications.
Ability to multitask and handle various functions in a timely manner.
Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, may include but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Overtime may be required to meet business needs.

Apply Here

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Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine
January 8, 2015 Tel: (808) 768-5001

City Files Lien Against Hawaii Kai Sludge Dumper in Waianae

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WAIANAE — Community residents say the City is moving in the right direction, as it enforces stronger illegal dumping laws in Waianae Valley by placing a lien for unpaid civil fines on agricultural property where sludge from the Hawaii Kai Marina was illegally dumped.

Introduced by Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, Bills 35, 36 and 37, often referred to as the ‘Environmental Justice’ Bills, stiffen fines and provide the Department of Planning and Permitting Director with discretion to pursue civil and criminal court actions in their enforcement. The bills were signed into law by Mayor Caldwell on October 23, 2014

According to the Department of Planning and Permitting, the Silvas, owners of the Waianae agricultural property, have been fined a total of $58,050 since December 2013. At this time, none have been paid, and the City has continued to assess daily fines on the Silva’s property.

“The City’s tough response to these violators is a welcome sign. We must stay vigilant in fighting illegal dumping in our community,” said Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai, Waianae Valley homesteader who first reported the violation to the City.

“The Waianae community cares deeply about this place. We hope the City’s response to this violator will make others think twice before they choose to illegally dump their waste in our neighborhoods,” said Jonnie-Mae Perry, Chair of the Waianae Neighborhood Board.

Additionally, for the most egregious violations, including those committed by the same firm or person at the same site in a 12-month period (‘repeat violators’), the City will pursue criminal prosecution and double the daily fines, subjecting a violator to a potential penalty of $10,000 a day while the violation exists, and order the violator to return the land to its natural state.

“We encourage our community to be vigilant in reporting illegal dumping activity in Waianae, Kalaeloa and throughout Oahu. These bills send a strong message that haulers improperly disposing of sludge and waste, who refuse to pay their fines, will not be tolerated by the community or the city,” said Councilmember Pine.

The Department of Planning and Permitting’s code enforcement program’s to obtain compliance for all violations. Enforcement measures are either Administrative (Civil Fines) or Judicial (Prosecuting Attorney’s Office). When appropriate, as occurred in the Silva case, a Notice of Violation (NOV) is issued by an inspector.

If the NOV’s are not corrected within a required period of time, a Notice of Order (NOO) is issued to these violators. Considered the first phase of this Branch’s code enforcement initiatives, past due NOO’s and NOV’s are referred by inspectors to this Branch and civil fines are assessed. The Branch conducts research, gathers evidence, and prepares documentation to enforce the civil fine. Except for rare occasions, administrative measures are preferred to judicial means.

To date, the violators have not contacted the City to resolve the matter, if they continue to let the fines accrue, the Department of Planning and Permitting has planned to initiate foreclosure proceedings to recover the balance of civil fines.

Councilmember Pine represents residents of District One (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua) and chairs the Parks, Community and Customer Services Committee.