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Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Kitty Lagareta
Photo from Carol Nakagawa There has been much going on in the life of Communications Pacific (CommPac) CEO Kitty Lagareta, and most exciting developments are...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Darah Dung
Darah Dung’s parents refer to her as their Chinese New Year baby because she was born on Chinese New Year in the Year of the...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Kiana Tom
Any mom will tell you that motherhood is busy, busy, busy. But Kiana Tom takes being busy (and successful) to a whole new level. She...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Dennis Kamakahi
Although the holiday busyness has died down, Grammy- and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Dennis Kamakahi is still keeping busy. Since being featured on the cover...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Jeff Chung
There’s no doubt that Jeff Chung loves the Korean culture, and as general manager of KBFD TV, he is able to promote it in Hawaii....

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Bob Barry
You would think after 25 years as Iolani high school’s boys soccer coach, which included five state championships and 10 state championship appearances, Bob Barry...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Takeo Kobayashi
Fashion and design guru Takeo Kobayashi has designed gowns and outfits for some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Hu...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Owen Ho
For most, the Christmas spirit starts to take shape following Thanksgiving, but for Owen Ho, designer of the Honolulu City Lights Christmas display, his innovated...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Masaharu Morimoto
Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, maybe unknowingly, helped pave the way for the American development of our own Iron Chef competitions, as well as the...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Linda Jameson
Can you believe it has been more than 12 years since Linda Jameson kept Hawaii residents and visitors informed on their daily and nightly news...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Taimane Gardner
Thawing out from a recent concert in Anchorage, Alaska, electrifying ukulele artist Taimane Gardner might be a bit more blessed to call Hawaii home now...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Jim Bickerton
As a trial lawyer with more than 30 years experience, Jim Bickerton has represented several high-profile clients, including former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi, New Yorker...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Go Jimmy Go
  Way back in the 1990s, when Go Jimmy Go was merely a collective group of rambunctious musicians finding their groove and vibe together, they...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Jake Shimabukuro
  Life for Jake Shimabukuro keeps strumming along, and it all sounds pretty sweet. The iconic ukulele master has just released his ninth solo CD,...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Makia Malo & Pamela Young
As people and societies, we humans have the capabilities to be kind, compassionate and understanding on a daily basis. Yet we also have the ability...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Michael Paulo
This week Michael Paulo is traveling to perform in the world’s largest jazz festival, and it isn’t in New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Kanoa Leahey
Referencing his grandfather’s archived tapes, high school student Kanoa Leahey worked to find his broadcasting voice, and in the process found a passion he continually...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Rolando Sanchez
The flair, exhilaration and pace of Latin music most likely would not exist in Hawaii if not for the path that Rolando Sanchez has taken...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Mike Malone
No one should ever doubt Mike Malone’s grit, talent or toughness as an MMA fighter. Malone is a fighter who, in 2007, had the courage...

Chris Fleck
Old Friends // Alan Wong
It is very possible that we would not be tasting the very best from chef Alan Wong (pictured below with Roy Yamaguchi) today had he...


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