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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 30, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Sierra Club plans events

Sierra Club O'ahu Chapter announced the following outings for September:

• Saturday: Volunteers will ride to the top of Mount Ka'ala for a service project.

• Sept. 8: Participants will pull miconia weeds.

• Sept. 15: Various shorelines will be cleaned for the national Get the Drift and Bag It campaign.

• Sept. 16: Volunteers will work on a Pahole service project.

For more information or to register, call 538-6616.


Traffic-delay warning issued

The installation of a water line for Malaekahana State Park could cause traffic delays for a couple of days after the project begins Tuesday.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will install approximately 2,600 feet of 12-inch water pipe from near Kahuku High School to the recreation area. Most of the work will take place on the highway shoulder, minimizing traffic disruptions.

But once the project nears Malaekahana Stream bridge, expect traffic delays.

The state is connecting the park to the Board of Water Supply system. An old, private system that needs major improvements supplies the area with water. The new line will be constructed to meet BWS standards and will be turned over to the county upon completion.

RMY Construction Inc. is building the $329,302 project.

Work will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is expected to be completed by mid-November.


Job seekers' workshops set

A series of free workshops to help people seeking employment or job training will be held in September at the Wai'anae O'ahu WorkLinks office in the Satellite City Hall, 85-670 Farrington Highway.

The series will begin with an orientation session Tuesday.

Workshops include: Interviewing for Success, Sept. 13 and 26; Who am I?, Sept. 5 and 20; Resumes for Success, Sept. 12 and 27; Job Search Skills, Sept. 6 and 19; and Computer Lab Day, Sept. 14 and 28.

O'ahu WorkLinks is a partnership of cooperating agencies, organizations and private businesses dedicated to work-force development.

For more information, call 697-1472 or 696-7067.


Hawai'i Kai panel OKs plan

The Hawai'i Kai Neighborhood Board supported the city's plan for Koko Head District Park by a unanimous vote Tuesday night.

The city has a 10-year plan for the park that includes reconfiguring Goeas baseball field, more parking, restroooms, soccer fields, a teen center, a swimming pool, walking paths, disc golf and a skateboard park.

Comments on the plan are being accepted by the city Department of Planning and Permitting, 650 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813. The deadline is Sept. 22.


Schofield boy’s injuries suspicious

Police are investigating a possible child-abuse case after a 3-month-old Schofield Barracks boy was brought to Tripler Army Medical Center.

The boy’s parents brought him to the hospital Tuesday. Police said he was spitting blood and had a rib fracture that was healing.

Police have classified the case as a second-degree assault. A 21-year-old man is a suspect, but no arrests have been made.

Castle & Cooke seeks changes

Castle & Cooke Homes wants the Central O'ahu Development Plan Land Use Map amended to allow the developer to build the final phase of its Mililani Mauka project. The city Planning Commission will discuss the issue at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall Annex.

Castle & Cooke plans to build 522 single-family and 304 multifamily homes on 104 acres of agricultural land next to the H-2 Freeway. The site was previously earmarked for the University of Hawai'i West O'ahu campus, which will be located at Kapolei. The time frame for the development would be between 2003 and 2008.

Castle & Cooke also needs a zoning change, and the commission will hear that request later.


Signs planned for Kahekili

Some lanes of Kahekili Highway between Kulukeoe Street and Likelike Highway will be closed today and tomorrow for the installation of electronic message signs, the state Department of Transportation said.

The left Kahalu'u-bound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The left Honolulu-bound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The center Kahalu'u-bound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon.