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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Anti-drug plan to be discussed

The Weed & Seed anti-drug program, which plans to operate in the 'Ewa area this fall, will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Campbell High School cafeteria.

Program organizers want to discuss residents' concerns and possible solutions to the 'Ewa area's crime problems, as well as recruit residents to help stamp out drug activity and other related problems.

The latest portion of the program — which covers 'Ewa Villages, Ewa-by-Gentry and 'Ewa Beach — will begin in September or October.

The Kalihi-Palama/Chinatown area, which launched its Weed & Seed program in 1998, saw a 70 percent drop in crime from 1997 to 2000. The Waipahu portion of the program began in late 2000 and is still in the "weeding" stage of police stings and drug busts to move repeat criminals out of the area.

For more information, call 543-2216.


Waikiki rentals open for seniors

The Kalakaua Vista Apartments, a $13.1 million affordable senior rental complex in Waikiki, were completed yesterday by the Housing and Community Development Corp. of Hawai'i and the Hawai'i Housing Development Corp.

The eight-story building has 80 affordable one-bedroom, one-bath units at 1628 Kalakaua Ave. and is targeted at seniors earning at or below 30 percent to 50 percent of Honolulu's median income. The apartments are 435 square feet. Amenities include a private park with picnic tables, a shaded rest area and individual garden plots. Rent is $551 a month.

Interested renters should contact the Prudential Locations Property Management Division at 946-5936.


Students display work at fair

Wander through a waterfall, tour an African savanna or explore the Antarctic at 'Aikahi Elementary School's annual curriculum fair from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon Friday in the school's cafeteria.

The Standards-Based Curriculum Fair will highlight the quality of learning that is going on in Hawai'i schools, said Gay Jennings, parent community network center coordinator at 'Aikahi.

Among other displays, each child will submit two or three pieces of his or her best work.