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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Housing topic of club meeting

Vicki Gaynor, assistant vice president of Haseko Homes, will discuss the company's Ocean Pointe and 'Ewa Marina projects at the next Kapolei Rotary Club meeting, 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kapolei High School faculty/staff lounge.

Haseko ('Ewa) Inc. scaled back plans for Ocean Pointe this month and released a draft supplemental environmental assessment detailing the changes.

Plans for the marina have been reduced from 120 acres to 70 acres, but it will still have 1,400 boat slips. The facility will also have seven boat-launch ramps, parking for 150 trailers, public parking, a boat wash area, restrooms and showers.

More than 400 single-family houses and townhouses have already been sold at Ocean Pointe, and the total number of housing units within the project will be limited to the 4,850 already approved.

Haseko also plans a community business area near the planned district park, and resort condos and hotel rooms as an accessory to the marina.

Meeting admission is $7 and includes a buffet breakfast.

For information, call Keola Lloyd at 674-3167.

Criminal justice workshop set

A two-day workshop to build partnerships between the criminal justice system and the Wai'anae community will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kapolei High School cafeteria.

The goal of the workshop is to form collaborative partnerships with the public, local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies for a safer community.

Day one will focus on restorative justice, a philosophy to balance the needs and interests of the victims of crime, the community and the offenders.

Day two will discuss short- and long-term goals to accomplish restorative justice.

For information on the free workshops, call Julie Okamoto at 587-7442.

Ko 'Olina ready for boat show

Ko 'Olina Resort and Marina will be host to the Hawai'i Boat Show & Ocean Expo Friday through Sunday, featuring exhibits, forums and hands-on demonstrations.

The Hawai'i Fisherman's Festival will run throughout the expo to showcase fishing equipment, boats and supplier demonstrations and services.

Events include:

  • Friday: 2 p.m. to sunset, how-to seminars, preliminary elimination for the state long-casting championships and U.S. Coast Guard displays.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to sunset, long-casting finals, chef's fish competition and a single-man outrigger canoe race.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to sunset, around O'ahu sailing race, Coast Guard displays and a long-casting clinic.

The expo is free, but parking is $3.

For information, call Mike Nelson at 254-3474.


Boating week events on tap

The 14th Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Safe Boating Council and the state Department of Boating and Recreation have scheduled a full week of events for this year's National Safe Boating Week, which runs through Friday.

Each year between 700 and 800 people are killed in recreational boating accidents in the United States. Accident reports show that 90 percent of marine deaths take place on boats whose operators had never taken a safety course, the Coast Guard says.

This year's campaign focuses on the importance of equipping boats with VHF radios or Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons, taking boating safety courses and obtaining vessel safety checks, provided free by the Coast Guard.

Demonstrations and exhibits are planned across the state. They include a damage control demonstration at Ko Olina Marina at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

For information, see www.safeboatingcampaign.com or call 541-2124. To sign up for a safety course, call (800) 818-8724.