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Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Caroline Pagan
When Caroline Pagan and her parents found out that one of their family members was doing crystal methamphetamine, they had a lot of questions –...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Justin Trimner and Van Tran-Trimner
Last school year, Kalani High School digital photography instructor Van Tran-Trimner covered a unit on portraiture, using class members as models. Liking her work, some...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Valerie Schmidt
Coming from a family with limited financial means, Valerie Schmidt didn’t have a lot growing up. While her classmates donned nice outfits, Schmidt often had...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Hilton Alves
Nearly 800 students at Kanoelani Elementary School in Waipahu spent two days in September painting marine life on a campus wall alongside North Shore-based artist...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Bernice Parsons
When Bernice Parsons moved to Honolulu from the Philippines about a decade ago, the extensive number of libraries was one thing that struck her. Not...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // W.Y. Chung
When undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer, patients often have ink marks tattooed on their chest to serve as helpful indicators for doctors to treat...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Sharon Zambo-Fan
After launching a few successful business ventures of her own, Pearl City entrepreneur Sharon Zambo-Fan has spent nearly two decades helping other companies expand their...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Candie Delagarza
As an ER nurse, Candie Delagarza always has been proactive about her own health. But in March of 2012 – just a few months after...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // David Hyrenbach
In his work as an oceanographer, David Hyrenbach, Ph.D., long has been studying marine animals to find out their habits – and how human activity...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Glenn Medeiros
Many may know Glenn Medeiros for his amazing singing voice that has entertained music lovers in the community for years. While he still performs (at...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Kamalani And Kekoa Manner
Seven years ago, Kamalani and Kekoa Manner, ages 5 and 10 at the time, announced to their mother Leilani Rasa that they wanted to start...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Celeste Nakamoto Farinas and June Nakamoto
A few years ago, a man gave a rose to a stranger – an older woman he happened to pass on the street – after...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Jessica Munoz
A few years ago, North Shore resident Jessica Munoz began researching statistics on human trafficking while writing her thesis in nursing school. What she found...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Mahealani Sims-Tulba
One day after school last year, Mahealani Sims-Tulba came home in tears. When her mom pushed her to talk about what was wrong, Sims-Tulba revealed...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Dennis Hida
In 2007, Dennis Hida was flipping through a magazine when he came across an article on a former tennis player who had launched a clean...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Amy Brinker
The way Amy Brinker sees it, the food system in Hawaii currently stands on something of a tipping point. “People are realizing that convenience and...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Lee Donohue
Ten students from around the island are heading into the new school year with scholarship money thanks to Honolulu Police Community Foundation, a nonprofit that...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Lynette and Bulla Eastman
Since 2011, Convoy of Hope Hawaii has been serving thousands at its annual free outreach event, A Day of Compassion, providing those in need with...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Elaine Wong
When Elaine Wong’s husband had to undergo a stay at The Queen’s Medical Center several years ago, she noted the exceptional level of professional, caring...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Trisha Kehaulani Watson
When Trisha Kehaulani Watson first joined the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as a volunteer six years ago, she was eager to help...


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