Interview with Moronai Kanekoa, a native of Kahulu, Maui, USC graduate, current Los Angeles resident, and the star of one-man play Legend of Ko’olau.
The “Island Tree” logo is more than just a design on t-shirt, it has grown into a symbol of community and solidarity among people who love Hawaii, and one we immediately associate with the HiLife Clothing brand. Depicting the Hawaiian Islands as leaves on the branches of a tree, HiLife’s signature logo is their best selling design… but it’s not their only design. Not by a long shot. Since the brand’s inception in 2006, the HiLife team has released hundreds (if not thousands) of shirts, hats, stickers and more.
Outside of Hawaii, finding grocery markets with local kine foods has always been a struggle. Thankfully, there are three popular Japanese markets in Costa Mesa that carry Hawaiian foods: Mitsuwa, Seiwa, and Tokyo Central (formerly… [Continue Reading]
Today marks 60 years since the Grand Opening of Leonard’s Bakery at their current Kapahulu location. Mahalo for six decades of malasadas!
Dr. Michael (Mike) Moodian is an Orange County native with a formidable background as an educator, nonprofit leader, writer and commentator. For readers who might not know, please tell us a little bit about yourself:… [Continue Reading]
Bret Bollinger is an entertainment industry renaissance man. Born and raised in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, he is one-third of the reggae-dub-ska trio Pepper, vocalist, bassist, songwriter, producer, solo music artist, and creator of his own… [Continue Reading]
Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking teachers for the 2017-18 school year with plans to visit Los Angeles on April 7-8, 2017 for one of six out-of-state recruitment trips.
“Disney created a “princess” that could be representative of many different island people. Though they pulled inspiration from a variety of specific cultures, it is not just a Hawaiian story, a Samoan story or a Maori story. It is a Polynesian story that many people can insert themselves into. Moana is all of us.”