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1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96819
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 Enjoy Professional Fireworks Displays, Use Firecrackers With Caution

The Honolulu Fire Department reminds everyone that the City and County of Honolulu’s fireworks ordinance allows the public to purchase and use firecrackers only. All other fireworks are illegal for consumer use on Oahu.

“We hope that people will respect the fireworks ordinance and the dangers of firecrackers. While the number of fireworks-related injuries and fires on Oahu may not be as high as those nationwide, it is still too many for the public to suffer. We experience the same trends as other communities where consumer fireworks cause injuries (most often to children and teens) and fires on New Year’s Eve,” said Fire Chief Manuel P. Neves.

“The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the public displays conducted by trained professionals. If you do use firecrackers, please review these safety tips, follow the rules, and be considerate of your neighbors,” Neves added.

The following information is provided to help the public remain safe and enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration and New Year’s Day holiday:

Fireworks Safety Tips

• Use only approved fireworks from a licensed retail outlet that posts its retail license.

• Always read and follow warnings and instructions listed by the manufacturer to ensure the safe handling and use of fireworks.

• Never point or throw fireworks at a person, building, or animal.

• Never ignite fireworks indoors. Ensure your outdoor area is safe for fireworks use.

• Fireworks should only be lighted on a smooth, flat surface away from buildings, dry vegetation, and flammable materials.

• Do not string fireworks on utility poles.

• Keep any type of ladder, pole, or tie lines used to set up fireworks at least ten feet from power lines.

• Never ignite fireworks in metal or glass containers.

• Have a garden hose or a bucket of water ready in the event of a fire.

• Fireworks must not be used by persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

• Always wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.

• When lighting fireworks, never position any part of your body over them.

• Never attempt to reignite malfunctioning fireworks.

• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.

• Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

• Never experiment with homemade fireworks, as they are dangerous and illegal.

General Fireworks Prohibitions

It is unlawful for any person on Oahu to:

• Throw ignited fireworks at a person or an animal.

• Throw ignited fireworks from above the first floor of any building.

• Throw ignited fireworks from, at, or into a vehicle.

• Set off fireworks on public ways, in parks, cane fields, or places of worship.

• Set off fireworks on public beaches or in forest or wildlife preserves.

• Set off fireworks in school buildings or on school grounds.

• Set off fireworks within 1,000 feet of hospitals, health and elderly care facilities, and facilities for the care of animals, including the zoo.

• Set off fireworks within 500 feet from a hotel.

• Offer for sale, sell, or give any fireworks to minors. Honolulu’s ordinance makes it illegal for minors to use firecrackers on Oahu, even with adult supervision.

• Possess or use aerial fireworks, unless the Fire Chief of the HFD issues a display permit per Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 132D.

• Transport fireworks in carry-on or checked luggage, airline cargo, or mail.

• Remove or extract pyrotechnic contents.

New Year’s Eve Sale and Use of Fireworks on Oahu

The sale of firecrackers in the City and County of Honolulu began on December 26, 2014, and ends at 12 midnight on December 31, 2014.

On Oahu, firecrackers may be set off, ignited, or discharged from 9 p.m. on
December 31, 2014, until 1 a.m. on January 1, 2015.

A permit is required to purchase firecrackers on Oahu. Firecrackers must be purchased from licensed retailers no more than five days prior to its use. Retail licenses shall be prominently displayed in public view and secured at the location for which the license has been issued. Licensed retailers shall not sell more than 5,000 individual firecrackers per permit.

Honolulu’s fireworks ordinance requires that firecracker permits be obtained no less than ten days before they are used. Therefore, firecracker permits for the New Year’s Eve celebration are no longer available. The last day firecracker permits were sold was on December 19, 2014, as Satellite City Halls were not open on December 20 and 21, 2014.

According to Chapter 132D, HRS, the use of aerial fireworks is prohibited unless the HFD’s Fire Chief issues a display permit.

Public Fireworks Displays on Oahu

All firing times are approximate

Display Location: Barge Offshore of 4559 Kahala Avenue (Private)
Display Date: December 31, 2014
Firing Time: 10:30 p.m.

Display Location: Kahala Hotel and Resort
Display Date: December 31, 2014
Firing Time: Midnight

Display Location: Barge Offshore of Waikiki
Display Date: December 31, 2014
Firing Time: Midnight

Display Location: Kakaako Waterfront Park
Display Date: December 31, 2014
Firing Time: 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m., Midnight

Display Location: Ko O’lina New Year’s Celebration
Display Date: December 31, 2014
Firing Time: Midnight

Job Functions
Responsible for analyzing and managing the administration of all workers’ compensation claims and initiatives insuring policy compliance related to the Company’s Self-Insured/Self-Administered Program. Develops and implements related policies, systems, and training that are aligned with the corporate strategic plan in conjunction with the Director.

Brief Description
The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Human Resources Department at Hawaiian Electric Company has two (2) Management vacancies available. (Role: Professional)

Fundamental Responsibilities
Timely investigates, evaluates, and actively manages workers’ compensation claims and outcomes, utilizing best practices to insure compliance with all provisions of State and Federal disability compensation laws and regulations, including Workers’ Compensation, Rehabilitation, and U.S. Longshore Harbor Workers Act, as well as compliance with corporate and company policies, procedures, and Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Utilizes various resources and systems to timely report, process authorized payments, monitor and manage claim issues, with the goal of minimizing disability duration, controlling medical, indemnity, and legal costs. Works with staff to develop strategies to mitigate claims, including early resolution, negotiation with attorneys and union representatives, and representation at hearings on all islands. Evaluates claims for potential subrogation, third party, or Special Compensation Fund recovery. Reports claims to excess carrier. Tracks and analyzes data, prepares reports and conducts training. Communicates effectively with all parties, demonstrating excellent customer service and professionalism.

Coordinates early return-to-work efforts with supervisors and rehabilitating employees. Administer, tracks, and reports results for the company’s transitional Return-to-Work Program. Works collaboratively with department managers, supervisors, and other resources to recommend strategies and programs to prevent work injuries/ illnesses, reduce work-related absences, improve injury outcomes, and reduce overall claim costs.

Assists the Director, Workers’ Compensation in program development, delivery, training, and presentation of corporate Workers’ Compensation Management Program for various audiences to ensure compliance, alignment, and achievement of business goals.
Assists the Director, Workers’ Compensation with claims software and system administration including the coordination of software and system enhancements, new releases and upgrades, as well as development and delivery of training to users.

Participates in and supports internal and external claim audits. Supports Director and operations of the division as needed.

Consults with, trains, and supports department managers and supervisors regarding workplace disability, accommodation, policy issues, and development of ongoing department-level disability intervention programs and practices that reduce workplace disruption due to work-related absence. Conducts program presentations to Supervisors, employees, and Union Business Representatives. Participates in cross-functional projects and initiatives to support business objectives as needed.

Knowledge Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and significant related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with workers’ compensation management program concepts, operations, and coordination of benefits.
Thorough knowledge of Hawaii Federal and State Workers’ Compensation Laws and Regulations, Medical Fee Schedule, Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave laws, and other employment laws relating to Disabilities.
Working knowledge of personal computers, workers’ compensation software, and other applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Skills Requirements
Excellent ability to investigate, evaluate and settle claims with proven conflict resolution/communication/negotiation skills.
Excellent oral, written, listening, consulting and presentation/platform skills.
Strong organizational, analytical, and conceptual skills to evaluate, and manage disability claims, maintain knowledge of industry and disability trends and employment legislation, and to develop methods to evaluate program effectiveness and improve business processes.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, customer-focused environment with a high level of technical skills when it comes to dealing with complex claims.
Ability to responsibly handle and work with confidential, difficult, and/or sensitive issues/information/material, while using tact, courtesy and discretion.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, remain flexible, perform successfully in a demanding work environment, and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

Experience Requirements
Several (5-8) years of Workers’ Compensation experience managing high impact claims.
Several (5-8) years of experience using medical/insurance/disability terminology
How To Apply
Hawaiian Electric Company employees who meet the minimum requirements should apply on-line at HR Suite by clicking on the link below:


(Should you have problems linking to the on-line application, please call the HR Service Center at 543-4848.)

All others who meet the minimum qualifications should apply at

Submittal of an application for the position:

1. Authorizes Hawaiian Electric Company to share any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
2. Releases and waives Hawaiian Electric Company from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company; and
3. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer.

To the extent permitted by law, Hawaiian Electric Company may conduct a criminal conviction record inquiry for the past 10 years.
Hawaiian Electric Company is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws.
If you require accommodations during the application process, please contact the HR Service Center at 543-4848.

Hawaii Bowl 2014  

“Rice University has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 HAWAI‘I BOWL, as announced by Hawai‘i Bowl Executive Director David A. K. Matlin. The Owls will make their first appearance in the HAWAI‘I BOWL and will meet Fresno State of the Mountain West.

The 2014 HAWAI‘I BOWL is scheduled for Christmas Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 24) at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. Kick-off is 8 p.m. EST/3 p.m. HST and will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

The game will also be available on computers at and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.” Click here for article. –

*Click here to purchase tickets online.


Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo


Spreading Holiday Cheer Photos with Santa and “A Million Thanks” Letter-Writing Campaign

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Battleship Missouri Memorial – Center Pier Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Photos with Santa are free to the public. Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial is not required, but may be purchased at BASE ACCESS: Round-trip shuttle service is complimentary with the cost of admission. Without admission, there is a round trip shuttle cost of $3.00 per person. Click here for article. –




Photo with Santa!

Saturday, Dec. 13 through Tuesday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court

*Santa heads back to his North Pole workshop to check on the elves from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Packages start at $25


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Holiday Blood Drive Event blood bank

December 26, 2014 8:00AM – 11:15AM

Waianae Mall

Call Blood Bank of Hawaii at 808-848-4770




Leeward Mass Schedule


New Hope Leeward (Kapolei)


St. Joseph Church (Waipahu)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec. 25: 12:00 AM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 AM, 5:00 PM


Immaculate Conception Church (Ewa)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 7:00 PM

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec. 25: 12:00 AM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 7:00 AM, 9:30 AM


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Ewa Beach)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec. 25: 12:00 AM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM


St. Jude Church (Makakilo)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec. 25: 12:00 AM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM


St. Rita Church (Nanakuli)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 6:00 PM, 11:00 PM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM


Sacred Heart Church (Waianae)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 6:00 PM

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec. 25: 12:00 AM

Christmas Day, Dec.25: 8:00 AM (source)



Christmas Day Restaurant ReservationsOpen-Table

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To ensure customer satisfaction by handling each customer with the eye’s, hi’s and help. To ensure each customer has a positive shopping experience and to remember that the customer is the top priority.
Required Qualifications Must be at least 16 years of age

Ability to complete the following tasks:
• Operate a cash register including cash transactions, checks, charges

• Follow company policies and procedures regarding cash register performance

• Request additional help when needed to increase customer satisfaction

• Greet each customer using the eye’s, hi’s and help at all times and assist customers with their questions, problems and complaints

• Price merchandise utilizing price guns

• Store cleanliness: break area and rest rooms; vacuum; dust/face; clean windows; rubbish removal; exterior maintenance; sweeping

• Stock shelves

• Complete price changes: document counts, utilize price guns

• Answer the telephone using the appropriate greeting

• Process photofinishing orders

• Maintain check-out area: fill register supplies, bags; wipe counter tops; fill cigarettes

• Issue rainchecks when requested

• React to potential shoplifters following company guidelines

• Maintain customer/patient confidentiality

• Maintain card department: order, stock, inventory, signing

• Maintain cosmetic department/units: clean, stock, set displays, sign, prepare returns (UPP system)

• Reset departments/end caps following POGs

• Display and sign weekly, promotional and seasonal merchandise

• Prepare damages: document counts and item numbers, seal trays

• In-store signing, including: shelves, displays, dump baskets, windows, ceiling

• Assist Pharmacy personnel when needed

• Complete minor in-store repairs i.e., carriage poles, change light bulbs

• Work out reserve stock

• Assist customers with large purchases (taking out to vehicle)

• Unload and load trays/cases – 35 pound maximum to a height of 4 feet

• Move trays/cases from one location to another

Preferred Qualifications •Previous retail experience

Education •High school diploma or equivalent preferred

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256 Adults and 29 Children

struggling with homelessness attended the event




285 attendees were provided a Hawaiian lunch plate that included Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Lomi Salmon, Rice, Toss Salad and Cake




82 Volunteers escorted each participant

and engaged with resources from



Tripler Army Medical Center Chaplains

Hawaii Vet2Vet Inc.

Pacific Islands Consumer Council










   What did we learn?





16% Waianae Boat Harbor


2% Beach


4% Vehicle


5% Shelters


73% live in random locations along the Waianae Coast








stated Foodand Hygenic Products are resources they are interested in during the event




stated Transportation with emphasis on work, school and medical appointments is a needed resource at the event




stated Shelter as a resource of interest at the event



stated Employment resources and Skill Training as an interest at the event



to all those that volunteered their time and engergy

to such an amazing event!


Office of Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine

Office of Senator Maile Shimabukuro

Office of Senator Suzanne Chun-Oakland

Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard 



Looking for experience and dependable CDL truck driver with a clean abstract, TWIC card and Drug free! Need to know how to dump and have Paving experience. For Semi Truck/Trailer and Super dumps. Position Available Immediately. Please contact Lorrie at 808-852-8323.

1234865_723706064389735_498203139815977431_n Wai‘anae – Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign bills 35, 36, 37, 49, and 54 into law tomorrow, Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. at Kaupuni Neighborhood Park in Wai‘anae. Mayor Caldwell will be joined by bill author Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine and officials from the Department of Planning and Permitting, State Senator Maile Shimabukuro, State Representatives Karen Awana and Jo Jordan, a representative from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s office, Neighborhood Board members, and representatives from several community organizations. Bills 35 (stockpiling of soil), 36 (grading violations and penalties), and 37 (grading without a permit) were introduced by Councilmember Pine following the illegal dumping of materials from Hawai‘i Kai Marina on private property in Wai‘anae. Bill 49 will rezone land situated at Lualualei Valley, and Bill 54 is a real property tax credit for low-income residents. Click here for more photos


Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

Cleaning Oahu’s filthy parks is proving too big a job for the city to handle alone. Honolulu City Councilwoman Kymberly Marcos Pine introduced a bill to get more volunteers to help.


The obvious question is why can’t the City maintain the parks? The response from Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration is that there are a lot of parks and little funding. The mayor’s administration admits park maintenance is an area it needs to improve, but it also has concerns with letting volunteers handle the big jobs.


There are 284 City parks on Oahu covering more than 5,100 acres. Some facilities are falling apart. There aren’t even toilet paper dispensers in some.


“Even if you add up all of our parks we’re never going to get to everything in my lifetime,” said Kymberly Marcos Pine, Honolulu City Councilmember. “We would need to spend millions and millions of dollars, I would believe hundreds of millions of dollars just to sort of catch up.”


Councilmember Kymberly Pine wants more money and workers dedicated to park maintenance. Until that happens she’s authored a bill that would allow the community to volunteer to repair and improve parks.


“I hope that this becomes a core mission again of the City from this point on and that’s why we want to put it in the charter so we never forget the maintenance of our parks again,” said Pine.


The City says it is willing to work with Pine, but also points out that it already has a similar adopt a park program. There are also concerns with liability. Having volunteers repair roofs or fix plumbing could lead to other problems. It’s a sentiment echoed by testifiers at the City Council.


“My concern is that the City seeing that these certain parks are being care of that they might not put adequate funding toward them and do what they are supposed to do,” said Natalie Iwasa, community advocate.


“I think it would give the City & County more of an incentive to actually help with whatever we are trying to do,” said Cedric Gates, Active Hawaii Organization.


Gates says he’s got 100 volunteers ready to work. They just wish they didn’t have to wait for bureaucratic approval.


“This gives us the opportunity to actually fast track those improvements,” said Gates.


The plan did pass the first of three votes today but the council has a lot of specifics to sort out before it makes its way to the Mayor’s desk.

 Hawaii News Now Article

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Three bills designed to combat illegal dumping, grading and related issues on Oahu’s agricultural lands won final approval from the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, who described the package of bills as “environmental justice” measures, said illegal dumping has long been a problem for her West Oahu constituents.

The situation was magnified in August 2013 when silt material dredged from Hawaii Kai Marina spilled onto H-1 freeway while being trucked to a Waianae Valley Road agricultural lot. The spill tied up traffic for hours. City officials later determined the dumping at the lot had been illegal.

Pine said her staff and other city officials spent months working on the bills to ensure the laws would apply “only to true offenders,” and not law-abiding farmers.

Bill 36, in particular, “will catch the attention of a lot of people in the community” who now make money by dumping agricultural or industrial waste in the community even if they are caught and fined, she said. “I think now people will take notice and will no longer be able to profit by continuing these illegal activities.”

Bill 36 increases the maximum fines that the city’s planning and permitting director can slap on those found in violation of grading, grubbing and stockpiling materials. Fines increase to $5,000 a day maximum and $5,000 for each additional day of violation.

Currently, the fines are $1,000 per violation and $1,000 for each additional day of violation. The bill also adds a new provision requiring the land affected to be restored to its previous condition.

Farmer Larry Jefts, chairman of the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District, said his organization supports the bill as a means of curtailing illegal dumping, grubbing and stockpiling. The agency had previously raised concerns that farmers could be negatively affected if they couldn’t move materials around quickly in the event of landslides or other natural disasters. But changes to the bill have addressed those concerns, Jefts told Council members Wednesday.

Waianae Valley homesteader Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai told Council members she supports the measures because “they are intended for those individuals that continue to attempt to circumvent governmental guidelines, ordinances and laws, not the good farmers that properly manage their property and materials.”

The other two measures given final approval are:

» Bill 35, which would change the city’s laws regarding stockpiling of materials on private property, essentially barring any property owner or developer from stockpiling on agricultural lands any materials containing contaminants, construction debris and other substances harmful to the agricultural productivity of soils.

» Bill 37, which allows the planning director to deny after-the-fact grading permits if found to be in violation and to instead issue an order to return the land to its original condition.

The bills now go to Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Star Advertiser News Article by Gordon Pang.