Neighborhood News

Oct. 1, 2020

7 Deadly Sins of Making Burgers

Common mistakes to make a perfectly wrong burger.


1. You’re buying the wrong lean to fat ratio

And so: your burgers aren’t tasty

Too often I go to barbecues and the burgers are dry and overcooked. This is typically due to people opting for 90% lean to 10% fat ...

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Sept. 23, 2020

A Brief Condo Construction Update

New Construction Condos in Honolulu - Where are we now

With many of our new construction condo buyers wondering what is the status of the development they purchased, we decided to take a closer look at what's going on. For the majority of new developments Covid is not affecting projects which ...

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April 19, 2020

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Museum Tours

The recent quarantine has many of us going down the rabbit hole of social media content, recipes, and work out videos. We though we would share some interesting content where you can take in some culture. Google has recently released Arts and Culture where you can view a myriad of ...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kalihi

Kalihi Alicias Market
Photo courtesy of Alicia's Market

Home to the Bishop Museum and a few gorgeous hikes, along with a blustering collection of traffic-heavy commercial centers, the mixed-use Kalihi neighborhood is a study in contrasts. Kalihi-Palama lies at the southwest edge of O‛ahu, tucked between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. 

Once ...

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Sept. 1, 2019

Autumn in Honolulu: Events to Consider

Autumn in Honolulu_Honolulu Marathon

In Hawai‘i, the leaves don’t turn orange and the temperature barely drops to herald the start of Fall, but here on Oahu, we mark the arrival of shoulder season with some of the best social and cultural events of the year, which serve as prelude to the season ...

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Jan. 16, 2019

The Latest on the Honolulu Rail Project

The Latest on the Honolulu Rail Project: Kapolei to Waipahu Honolulu Rail Line extending from Kapolei into Waipahu. Photo courtesy of HART.

For more than four decades, local residents and politicians have hotly debated whether Hawai‛i’s most populated island needs a rail transit line. Honolulu’s traffic congestion consistently lands it a spot among the Top 10 U.S. Cities for ...

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Jan. 6, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kaimuki

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kaimuki
Photo courtesy of Keep It Kaimuki

There’s no neighborhood more reminiscent of Honolulu in the 1950’s and 60’s than Kaimukī. It’s been a residential neighborhood since the early twentieth century, and today boasts plenty of single-family homes with a sprinkling of multi-family dwellings. Close to shopping and downtown Honolulu, the ...

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Dec. 8, 2018

Winter in the Islands

Mauna Kea from the ocean Mauna Kea, Big Island of Hawai'i. Photo by Vadim Kurland, Wikimedia.

Winter in Hawai‛i is almost like Summer in Hawai‛i. That’s what happens when you live near the equator. Hawaiian weather isn’t divided up into “seasons” like it is in other places. The Hawaiian summer known as “kau” runs ...

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Nov. 26, 2018

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kapolei

Kapolei Golf Club Kapolei Golf Course. Photo courtesy of Kapolei Golf Club

Kapolei is the fastest growing area in the state of Hawai‛i. With urban Honolulu approaching full build-out, state and county governments have designated Kapolei as “O‛ahu’s Second City," and West O‛ahu’s hub for business, commerce, and government.

A master-planned community with ...

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Oct. 31, 2018

Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping in Honolulu

Waikiki Breakfast Latte Coffee Art
Courtesy Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Because living on an island challenges Hawai‛i residents to live in harmony with the environment, I've grouped together some eco-friendly places that locals love to shop for the holidays. I’ve also included some online shopping venues, because shopping online saves gas, time, and the stress ...

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