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Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Food Trucks Heading Out West
In 2010, Poni and Brandon Askew began to take notice of a trend emerging in cities on the Mainland — street food vendors were becoming...

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Entrepreneurs // Purifying Water, Eliminating Plastic
“Let me ask you one question,” Michael Hernandez-Soria tells me in the office of his company, Hawaiian Cool Water. “When a plastic bottle of water...

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West Oahu Coverstory // Waikele Teenager Named ‘Champion’
Dozens gathered at JW Marriott Ihilani at Ko Olina Resort and Spa May 14 to welcome the guest of honor: 16-year-old Waikele resident Keegan Passos,...

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Entrepreneurs // Top Tips From ‘The Pitch Doctor’
During a presentation hosted by the local chapter of Founder Institute, a startup school and launch program, earlier this month at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center,...

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West Oahu News // Ko Olina Poke Pizza Dish Wins Big At International Competition
Ko Olina’s Pizza Corner unveiled its Original Hawaiian Poke Pizza just a few months ago, and the signature creation is already winning awards. The popular...

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Entrepreneurs // Customers Bring Business Back To Life
When Jessica and Kalani Kamana’o moved to Kapolei from the east side, they had a difficult time finding a place that served tasty, quality acai...

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Entrepreneurs // Learning Center Makes Parents Part Of Process
Last Tuesday morning, about a dozen toddlers explored a colorful room filled with a ball pit, slides and toys alongside their parents before the instructor...

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Entrepreneurs // Biz Launch Program Seeks Applicants For Next Cohort
Last summer, 21 hopeful individuals stepped into the Manoa Innovation Center to share their ideas and aspirations to start their own companies as first-time founders....

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West Oahu News // March Raises Sexual Assault Awareness At UH West Oahu
Nearly 120 men sported red stilettos, decorated slippers and platform sandals and took a walk around the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus April 9 in...

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West Oahu News // Kroc Center To Celebrate Art
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii will celebrate the arts from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with “Art Night: Feel the Light,” which will display...

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West Oahu Coverstory // LCC’s Culinary Gala Returning May 10
By pairing 13 chefs from some of Hawaii’s most renowned restaurants with farmers, ranchers and aquaculturists, the annual L’ulu Leeward Culinary Gala, set for from...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Dad-baby Clothing Combos At Expo
A T-shirt, says Ku’ulei Vedder, “can be a form of expression and a representation of yourself.” With Altered Ink LLC, which Vedder founded and co-owns...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Pool Company Puts Customers First
Growing up, Misty Tausaga discovered one major downside to having a pool: Her family had trouble finding a pool-cleaning company that provided the level of...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
As a trumpet player and orchestra conductor, Harry Yoshioka wanted to provide a place that could offer other musicians supplies they needed. In 1946, he...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Small Business Coach Shares Advice
During early mornings, evenings and weekends in his 10 years in corporate sales, Patrick Snow built up a side business of coaching, speaking and consulting....

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West Oahu Coverstory // Students Spend Break Helping Out
Armed with pickaxes, shovels and machetes, Nanakuli High School students Tianna Hanohano, Kanani Woods and Keith Woods take turns chopping at a tree stump in...

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Entrepreneurs // Turning A Hobby Into A Business
As a stay-at-home mother of two, Uakea Egami would spend her children’s nap time learning to sew by following online tutorials. “I had this urge...

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West Oahu News // UH-WO Chancellor Honored
University of Hawaii-West Oahu chancellor Rockne Freitas recently was recognized for his work, being named this year’s recipient of Oregon State University Alumni Association’s E.B....

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MidWeek Cover Story // Get Hired
Presented by ‘Honolulu Star-Advertiser,’ along with monster.com and alternate energy, the 2014 Career Expo is designed to connect companies with their ideal employees Like many...

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Entrepreneurs // New Site Allows Social Interaction With Safety
When Cynthia Tercier moved to the Islands from Philadelphia to attend Argosy University, she didn’t know anyone. She made friends at school, but everyone was...

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