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Join the HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Local Library

Join the HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Local Library

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2013 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from June 2 through July 6.  Registration for the free five-week programs at public libraries begins on Tuesday, May 28.   Contact your local public library for starting dates and guidelines.

Participants who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a free weekly reading incentive, while supplies last.  In addition to reading, the programs will feature performances by outstanding storytellers and artists. Performance programs will be highlighted in the June issue of Holo I Mua, HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov.

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Ala Moana Hotel Contest Celebrates the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Ala Moana Hotel Contest Celebrates the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

As the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Ala Moana Hotel will present its own prize envelope to three lucky people that correctly predict the winners of three Na Hoku award categories.  Kama‘aina and Pacific Business Connection members are invited to enter  for a chance to win a free two-night stay in a sleek one-bedroom, ocean-view suite at Ala Moana Hotel.

“Ala Moana Hotel is proud to be the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano awards,” said Marty Milan, Ala Moana Hotel’s director of sales and marketing. “To celebrate Hawaii’s biggest night in music, our island residents are encouraged to stop by and take a guess at who might bring home the gold for a chance to win a two-night stay here at Ala Moana Hotel.”

 

“And the Winner is…” 

Accuity LLP Promotes Mochizuki

Accuity LLP Promotes Mochizuki

Accuity LLP announced today that Sean Mochizuki has been promoted to manager for the firm’s assurance practice.

Mochizuki, who has been with Accuity LLP since 2006, has worked with a range of clients including hospitality, real estate, not-for-profits, insurance and employee benefit plans. A certified public accountant in the state of Hawaii, he is a member of the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA), as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mochizuki is also actively involved in the community, serving as a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Mochizuki earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Southern California.

Peter Phillips Joins D.R. Horton – Schuler Division

D.R. Horton – Schuler Division today announced that Peter Phillips has joined the company as a land acquisition project manager. In this position, Phillips will be responsible for acquiring developable real estate throughout Hawaii for the company.

Phillips was previously a project manager with Stanford Carr Development, overseeing various residential projects on Oahu and the Big Island. A local boy born and raised in Hawaii, Pete is an alumnus of Punahou School and a graduate of Pepperdine University, where he earned a degree in economics. He completed post-graduate work in community development and planning and civil design at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Oregon.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates $3,500 to Hawaii Fire Department of the County of Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates $3,500 to Hawaii Fire Department of the County of Hawaii

Grant to Support Aid and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims 

HILO, HI — May 6, 2013 — Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i announced today $3,500 in grant funding to the Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD). Funds will be used to purchase digital camera equipment, which will allow the HFD to better document injury occurrence at traffic accidents and assist medical emergency professionals in their assessment and treatment of victims.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in deadly Mapunapuna stabbing

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Police have arrested a Kalihi man for second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a 59-year-old man to death at a homeless encampment in Mapunapuna.

24-year-old Herwin Magbulos was arrested on second degree murder charges early Sunday afternoon.

According to investigators, the incident happened at about 6 a.m. Sunday at the end of Kilihau Street, beneath Nimitz Highway.

Police said there was a confrontation between the victim and Herwin Magbulos beneath the highway, next to a bike path. Magbulos allegedly stabbed the older man several times. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Some of the homeless in the area said they were familiar with the victim, who had been living beneath the highway for about a month and-a-half. 

Pearl City High School Students “Charge Out Meth” with the Hawaii Meth Project

Pearl City High School Students “Charge Out Meth” with the Hawaii Meth Project

The Pearl City High School Peer Education Students rallied their peers this week to “Charge Out Meth.” Students partnered with the Hawaii Meth Project to host a school-wide assembly to raise awareness about the Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” message and empower them to become active advocates of the campaign. The event included a morning sign waving by students in front of the school along with a lunch rally with entertainment provided by the Power 104.3 radio crew and a representative from the Hawaii Army National Guard. Students could also sign a pledge to live a meth-free lifestyle.