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Kaimuki teenager David Zimmerman has his first book available on Amazon.com – all because his parents said he was playing too many video games. The Massive Adventures of Massive Guy: The Orange Avenger Unleashed (a character he created in third grade) is David’s tool to entertain and inspire other kids to write their own stories. His theme: “To protect America’s freedoms against a hate cult’s best warrior and misguided government agents” …

Palolo mother-of-five Monica Lee - also with an English degree from Chaminade – has written her first novel as well: Fricken Kids, via Makali’i Productions. It’s available to amuse you at amazon.com. Plot device: “Three girls are neglected and forced to fend for themselves for three weeks” … East Oahu’s Valerie Chang, Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Lucille Chun all are speaking at the annual, free COPD Education Day for the public, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Queen’s Conference Center. Sign up for better breathing and better health at 699-9839 …

Good news: Uncle Clay‘s House of Pure Aloha in Aina Haina now is catering its shave ice treats (hopa-catering.com) … Mayor Kirk Caldwell has picked Portlock resident (and Kalani alumnus) Raynard Soon to be his chief of staff, bringing decades of public and private-sector experience into Honolulu Hale …

Giovanna Neuman opens her Kahala home from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for a special benefit, the annual Giovanna’s Goddess Gala, which supports Family Program Hawaii’s Project Visitation (uniting siblings in foster care). For $125, expect a buffet lunch, dancing, psychics, auctions and plenty of fun (540-2534) … Kapahulu ukulele artist Pali Ka’aihue has a new album out (or in) called All In (292-0067, mkaloha.com) …

Hillary Juliette‘s Winam Hair Studio (above the post office on Koko Head Avenue) is once again in the national rankings – listed with Elle Magazine‘s “The 100 Best Salons in the Country” … The city’s ocean safety chief Jim Howe debunks the myth that Sandy Beach has the most rescues of any beach in the state. The correct answer is, no surprise, Hanauma Bay … Have you seen Kaiser senior Aaron Nee‘s Alaska Airlines jet design yet? It’s spectacular. Aaron won a trip for four (to anywhere it flies) and a $5,000 scholarship for winning the airline’s Paint the Plane competition

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