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Pair of thieves steal food from Kalihi homeless shelter

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- An ongoing problem at a homeless shelter in Kalihi is finally caught on camera.

Surveillance video at the Institute for Human Services on Kaaahi Street revealed a pair of thieves stealing more than thirty pounds of banana from the shelter's garden last week. 

The cameras, installed less than two weeks ago, show two men get out of their SUV, chop the branch and take off. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. last week Sunday. Theft cases like this have been an issue at the facility for more than two years.  

"We've had this happen several times before not only on the men's side but also on the women's side," Director of Facilities and Operations Gordon Ortiz said. "We've never caught anybody so it was surprising that this system was in the right place at the right time."

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

Diamond Head Theatre Announces 100th Anniversary Season

HONOLULU – Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) is pleased to announce the 100th Anniversary season.  Curtains will open on Sept. 26 with the DHT debut of Mary Poppins. The six-show season will run through August 2015.

“We are excited to kick off our 100th Anniversary season with Mary Poppins, the first time the much-loved musical will be performed on our stage,” said John Rampage, DHT artistic director. “We want to thank our community, friends and families for the tremendous support we’ve gotten. We look forward to celebrating this momentous year with a lineup of iconic shows that will have something for everyone.

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings  Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

Hawai`i Island - Thanks to an innovative partnership between Kamehameha Schools Extension Educational Services Division, UH Hilo, and the DOE Complex covering Kea`au, Ka`u, and Pahoa, 25 Hawaii Island Kea`au High School students will experience first-hand what studying and living on the UH Hilo campus is like.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Independence Day Holiday; 15 Libraries Offer Special Hours

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Independence Day Holiday; 15 Libraries Offer Special Hours

         In observance of the Independence Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Friday through Sunday, July 4 – 6. 

        Prior to the holiday observance, the following 15 public libraries will be open with special hours on these days:

  • June 30 (Monday):

          Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waipahu Public Library;

          Big Island – 

          Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library;

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

By:  Diamond Badajos

Kaiser Permanente’s 'Fresh Thursdays' celebrated 10 years at its Honolulu Medical Office. The Fresh Thursday anniversary welcomed more than 200 people to enjoy 10 vendor, food and activity booths.

The farmer’s market program was launched to promote healthy, fresh and local foods while giving Kaiser Permanente staff, patients and the entire community, a local produce option.

 Fresh Markets are also held weekly at the Mapunapuna Medical Office and Moanalua Medical Center.

 “We believe that healthy communities make for healthy people, and nothing says a healthy community like having a fruit and vegetable market right at its heart, “ said Ashley Saunders, the Fresh Market coordinator.

 The celebration featured a cooking demonstration and a “smoothie bike” that allowed guests to peddle and blend healthy fruits into a delicious treat. Guests were even given Kaiser Permanente grocery bags to fill with fresh produce.