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Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

The Hawaii State Library will offer free programs in observance of Money Smart Week @ your library (April 5-12), a public awareness campaign of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  Programs include:

•             April 5 (Saturday), 2 p.m., First Floor Reading Room – “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft.”  Karen Ho, a financial educator with one of Hawaii’s largest federal credit unions, will provide information about identity theft and how individuals can protect themselves.  This program is for ages 18 and older and will include a question-and-answer session.  For more information, call the Library’s Business, Science & Technology Section at 586-3481.

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Update: Two men could be responsible for more than 30 storage unit break-ins

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Update (Thursday): Honolulu Police believe two men are responsible for dozens of burglaries at storage units all over Oahu.

No arrests have been made but police sources say, they do know who they are looking for.

The storage locker crimes started late last year but really picked up recently.  There were almost 30 in March and already five in the first few days of April. Hardest hit, customers of Public Storage on Kapiolani Boulevard.

Original Story posted Wednesday:

Police have opened an investigation after thieves broke into 18 storage units at the Public Storage facility on Kapiolani Boulevard.

According to investigators, the break-ins occurred sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning, when the storage facility is closed.

These Businesses are Real Sports

These Businesses are Real Sports

This summer supporting local businesses can put an extra spring in the step of Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes. A number of companies have stepped up to the plate to raise funds and help get our athletes to the State Summer Games this May. They include: 

* Menchies (Ward Centers, Kapolei, Mililani): Ongoing

* Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Kapiolani, Wahiawa): April 1 – May 31

* Chun Wah Kam (Ala Moana, Waimalu): April 1 - 30

* Farrell’s (98-1005 Moanalua Rd): April 1 – 30

* Island Treasures Art Gallery (602 Kailua Rd): April 1 - 30

* Kakaako Kitchen (1200 Ala Moana Blvd): April 1 – 30

* Subway (1106 Pensacola St): April 1 - 30

* Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (820 W Hind Dr): April 15 – 30

Kaiser Permanente Hosts Keiki Passenger Safety Check-ups in April and May

Kaiser Permanente Keiki Passenger Safety Calendar Listing

Is your child’s car seat or booster seat installed properly? Find out by getting it checked by a child passenger safety technician certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By appointment only. Pre-registration required, please call 432-2260. Note: Install your child’s car seat before your appointment and bring your car manual and car seat instructions.

Keiki Passenger Safety 2014 Check-up
COST: Free
REGISTER: Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 808-432-2260

WHEN: Sat., April 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Unibodytech
789 Mapunapuna St.
Honolulu, HI 96819

WHEN: Wed., April 23 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kamaaina Kids Preschool – Mililani Tech
345 Kahelu Ave.

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UH Foundation Rebranding Earns Two National Awards for Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future

UH Foundation Rebranding Earns Two National Awards for Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has received two prestigious national awards for the successful implementation of a comprehensive rebranding initiative. The rebranding initiative was spearheaded by a committee comprised of community volunteers and UH Foundation board of trustees and staff. Olomana Loomis, LLC conducted a comprehensive assessment of the Foundation's brand that included research using focus groups, qualitative and quantitative surveys of all constituent groups.  The Foundation then worked with renowned designer Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative Group to design the new logo, and the UH Foundation team incorporated the new brand into all communication vehicles as well as internally with the staff who ultimately deliver the brand.

Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

In celebration of National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19) and in alignment with the Board of Education and Department of Education’s emphasis on student achievement, Hawaii’s public libraries will offer a variety of free educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)-related programs throughout the month of April.  Our National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association and libraries nationwide. It is intended to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Lives change @ your library” is the theme selected by ALA for National Library Week 2014.

Featured programs include: