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Honolulu Homeloans hits the $1 billion mark

Honolulu Homeloans hits the $1 billion mark

HONOLULU – www.honhl.com – Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL), Hawaii’s leading local full-service mortgage banker, today announced it surpassed the $1 billion mark in its servicing portfolio in March.

“At Honolulu HomeLoans we are completely focused on residential mortgage loans in the State of Hawaii. Since we only do residential mortgages, we have to be very good at it,” says Chief Production Officer, Anders Hostelley.

Founded in 2010, HHL offers more than 1,000 years of combined experience and is the largest, locally owned mortgage banker. The company is relatively young, but the core management group is anything but new to the business, and many, including founders Ron Schmid and Tom Zimmerman, have been working together for more than 20 years. They know the intricacies of the business and have combined advanced technology with the most experienced mortgage professionals in the market to position Honolulu HomeLoans at forefront of the industry.

Volunteers collect cigarette butts, raise money

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- About a hundred volunteers collected thousands of cigarette butts at Kakaako Waterfront Park in a monthly beach cleanup that also raised money for the Surfrider Foundation.

The volunteers combing the park Saturday didn't have a hard time finding the butts, whether they were in the grass, between the rocks or in planters. Each butt found helped the Surfrider Foundation.

"The Oahu chapter decided to really focus on cigarette butt litter because that is the most prominent form of litter that we have," said Surfrider Hawaii coordinator Stuart Coleman. "It makes up about a third of everything of all the items that we pick up at every cleanup."

RevoluSun sells its 3,500th solar system in less than four years

RevoluSun sells its 3,500th solar system in less than four years

HONOLULU – www.RevoluSun.com One family in Aiea is going to get more than free energy with their RevoluSun solar system they purchased this month. As RevoluSun’s 3,500th residential solar client in less than four years, they also have won a RevoluSun prize package that includes a dinner for two at Longhi’s and a donation of $500 to the school of their choice. To date, RevoluSun residential projects are producing about 125 MWh of energy every day, saving Hawaii and Massachusetts homeowners more than $6 million each year in energy costs.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center

Six-Story Tower Includes the Newest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Hawaii, State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging Equipment, and Family Centered Features  

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today unveiled the six-story Mauka Tower at its Moanalua Medical Center after an extensive renovation which increased the number of patient rooms while creating a healing environment and making the hospital more conducive to accommodating families and visitors.  The $140 million Mauka Tower renovation completes a multi-phase expansion project at Moanalua Medical Center; the first phase was completed in April 2008 with the addition of a new six-story wing.

‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

HONOLULU – Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) has come to Hawaii as part of its new national dialogue on policy issues related to marijuana use and legalization. The organization will be holding four community meetings on Oahu, Lana‘i and the Big Island to discuss marijuana use and the potential impact it has on health.

“The legalization of marijuana is moving fast in parts of the United States and it looks as though the domino effect could quickly move to other states such as Hawaii,” said former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM chairman. “We decided to bring SAM to Hawaii to spur discussions about marijuana use and misuse.”

Project SAM, has four main goals:

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

 

HONOLULU — Nearly three hundred gathered at the State Capitol today in support of legislation that will keep renewable energy tax credits going strong in Hawaii and remain available to homeowners and businesses wishing to invest in solar and other sources of clean energy for their homes and businesses.

Those rallying included:

Three-alarm Chinatown fire caused by faulty wall outlet

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) fire investigators have completed their investigation of the fire at 1121 Nuuanu Avenue in Chinatown and determined that the fire accidentally began in an employee lounge and was caused by an electrical malfunction in a wall outlet.

The fire occurred in the McLean Building on Tuesday, March 19 at about 11:25 p.m. Firefighters found heavy smoke showing from the Nuuanu Avenue and Bethel Street sides of the building and requested a second and rare third alarm while stretching hose lines into the building and attacking the fire.

Firefighters found the fire had breached the ceiling in the employee lounge and was beginning to spread through the common attic. Firefighters made an aggressive fire attack, which was able to stop the fire's spread in the attic. Firefighters confined the fire to the employee lounge and an adjacent storage room.