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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 25, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Help sought for clean up

Nani 'O Wai'anae, a volunteer organization dedicated to picking up litter on O'ahu, has designated 17 sites for the Great American Clean-Up Day event Saturday.

Katy Kok, volunteer executive director of the O'ahu affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., said the cleanups will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at parks, beaches and streams from Wai'anae to Waikiki and from the North Shore to Hawai'i Kai.

Kok hopes to gather 5,000 workers in a mass effort to clean public areas.

For more information, call 696-1920.


Volunteers sift beach

More than 250 volunteers picked up in excess of 100 bags of trash Sunday at the third annual Kokua @ Kailua Beach Clean-Up.

On hand for the morning project were business leaders, students, military personnel, Pali Lions, Kailua Seniors, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, said state Rep. David Pendleton, R-50th (Maunawili-Enchanted Lake), whose office organized the effort.

The volunteers combed the beaches with cat litter scoops and sifted the sand in search of small pieces of plastic and glass.

People collected hundreds of pounds of trash and put them in bags donated by the city, which also removed the litter.

The effort's festive atmosphere was boosted by prizes and gifts donated by Windward businesses, including Papa John's Pizza, Castle Medical Center, Island Sign Service, Starbucks Coffee, Mike McKenna's Ford, Honda Windward, Cinnamon's Restaurant, Round Table Pizza and Consolidated Theatres.

The litter scoops were donated by Hardware Hawai'i and Dr. Clyde Smith.

Ko'olauloa in budget plan

The city Capitol Improvement Project list contains about $2.7 million in construction for Ko'olauloa, including $550,000 for upgrades to the Kahuku fire station and $500,000 for miscellaneous flood control improvements for the district, said Councilman Steve Holmes.

The budget, which the City Council is working on, must be approved by June 15.

Until then, changes may occur and projects could be removed or added.

Here's how the projects stack up, by area.

  • Hau'ula: The budget contains $460,000 worth of projects. They include $20,000 for anti-crime street lights; $400,000 for Hau'ula Community Park improvements, which may include a skateboard park and play equipment; $20,000 for a sand volleyball court at Kokololio Beach Park and $20,000 for guardrails at Hauula Homestead Road.
  • Ka'a'awa: The budget contains $335,000 worth of projects, including $285,000 for a comfort station at Ka'a'awa Beach Park.
  • Kahuku: The budget contains $1,313,000 worth of projects. Besides the fire station improvements, they include $300,000 for bus stop improvements and $275,000 for planning at design for Kahuku District Park.
  • La'ie: The budget contains $590,000 worth of projects, including $40,000 for guardrails on Anemoku Street, $400,000 for a comfort station at La'ie Beach Park (Pounders) and $150,000 for Kahawainui Stream flood control. The flood control project includes flood control and traffic improvements on Poohaili Street.


Summer school offered

Parents of elementary students can enroll in summer school at Koko Head Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for grades post-kindergarten through grade five at the school cafeteria.

Registration forms are available at the time of registration. Fees for the summer session, which run June 13 to July 17, are $140.

After-school care will be provided by Kama'aina Kids for a fee.

For more information, call the school at 397-5811.


Kahuku library holds art show

An art show by local artist Israel Temple is on display through June at the Kahuku Public and School Library.

The show features ceramic artwork by Temple, a former Kahuku High and Intermediate School student. The artwork also will be available for purchase.

Temple will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Friends of the Library Kahuku, which is sponsoring the show.

Kahuku Public and School Library is on the Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus, 56-490 Kamehameha Highway.

For more information, call the library at 293-8935.