It seems that Lanai owner and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison is still in the real estate buying mood.
Ellison, who reportedly paid upwards of $500 million for a majority of Hawaii’s Pineapple Island, paid $36.9 million for Semel’s 10,317-square-foot beachfront home, which includes nine bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
Just last week, Ellison retained his spot as the third-wealthiest American on the latest Forbes 400 ranking with a fortune of $41 billion.
(Report Provided by Pacific Business News)
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY, in effect thru 6 p.m. Friday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: A large and persistent fetch of winds in the southern hemisphere last week sent a large south swell toward the State. Surf will build to advisory levels this afternoon and persist through Friday.
Surf will build to 6 to 8 feet during the day Thursday and continue through Friday.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
A high tide of approximately 2.5 feet is expected between 1:42 p.m. and 2:27 p.m. this afternoon. The next high tide of approximately 2.2 feet is expected between 02:03 a.m. and 03:04 a.m. tomorrow morning.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i– The County of Maui and the city of Fukuyama, Japan celebrated their 4thanniversary as Sister Cities with a Rose Planting Ceremony at 4:30pm today near the Peace Monument in front of the Kalana O Maui Building.
This was the fourth rose planted to signify the fourth year of the sister city relationship.
Entertainment was provided by the UH Maui College Hawaiian Music Institute and Halau Hula O Keola Ali`i O Kekai.
The Fukuyama delegation includes the Deputy Mayor Keisen Hori and staff, Fukuyama City Assembly Chairman Shigehiro Kobayashi and Assemblymen. They are spending a few days on Maui, together with the Fukuyama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the members of the Fukuyama Senior Citizens Association, to participate in the Maui County Fair Parade and to learn more about Maui’s infrastructure.
Maui County has established a total of 25 Sister Cities Relationship and recently went on a trade mission to Asia this summer. It was during that trip that they were hosted by Fukuyama officials.
For more information, please contact the Mayor’s office at 270-7855.
Nearly three quarters of all families in Hawaii are literally “mom and pop” operations, according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Honolulu had the greatest percentage of families with a husband and wife living together at 74 percent, followed by Kauai, the Big Island and Maui County, which were all around 72 percent, according to the analysis by On Numbers, an affiliate of Pacific Business News.
Nationally, 73 percent of families fit the husband-wife definition, On Numbers found.
Oahu had the lowest percentage of families with a male householder and no wife present, 8 percent, while the three Neighbor Island counties were just under 10 percent.
All four counties had between 18 percent and 19 percent of families headed by a woman with no husband present, with Honolulu at 18.1 percent and Maui County at 18.66 percent.
(Report Provided by Pacific Business News)
HONOLULU – (Sep 26, 2012) – Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council, the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has been able to provide 19 unemployed individuals in Hawaii with scholarships for the Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Program. The program offers individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality health care as a certified nurse aide (CNA).
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii State Chapter, said, “Through Walmart’s generosity, unemployed individuals in Hawaii have a chance to learn a skill through our Red Cross Nurse Aide Training Program that not only will lead to employment opportunities, but also will provide the students with a life-long skill set to care for family, friends and neighbors as they grow older and need assistance.
“We’ve found that individuals with caregiving skills are more likely to respond when emergencies or other situations occur that need medical knowledge or assistance. And, they will be prepared to save the lives of others through their work in hospitals, nursing homes and private home environments.”
“Walmart’s grant is creating a win-win for our communities,” said Jim Tollefson, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. “Not only are they helping the unemployed get retrained for new jobs, but also they are helping our communities thrive by adding much needed skilled health care professionals to our workforce.”
For more information, visit www.hawaiiredcross.org or contact our office at (808) 739-8123, 8131 or 8146.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The Maui County Council’s General Plan Committee will begin its final review of the Maui Island Plan on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Committee Chair Gladys Baisa announced today.
The General Plan Committee has been diligently and carefully conducting an initial review of the 10-chapter Maui Island Plan since the start of the Council term in 2011. Baisa stated that the Committee hopes to deliver its recommendation to the Council by the end of October to enable the Council to meet its December 31 deadline.
The Committee has completed its initial review of all of the chapters with the exception of Chapter 9, relating to long-range implementation of the Maui Island Plan. The long-range implementation plan is the subject of legislation pending before the Council, and if enacted, will allow the Council more time to review the implementation plan.
Baisa emphasized that the October 4 meeting will focus on the following portions of the Maui Island Plan: Cover pages, Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Chapters 1 through 7, Chapter 10, Works Cited, and the definitions contained in Appendix A. She urged testifiers to focus their comments on only those portions of the plan. According to Baisa, the Committee will begin its final review of Chapter 8, relating to the Maui Island Directed Growth Plan later in October.
“We are in the final phase of our review of the Maui Island Plan and I expect a significant amount of public testimony. I encourage testifiers to limit their comments to the items on the agenda, consider submitting written testimony, and utilizing other time-saving measures that will allow the Committee to conduct business in an expeditious manner. It is critical that we work together to ensure the Maui Island Plan is in place by the end of this year,” Baisa said.
The meeting is open to the public. Meeting agendas are available on the General Plan Committee website. To receive meeting agendas via e-mail, please complete the on-line subscription form on the County website at www.mauicounty.gov. For more information, please contact the General Plan Committee staff.
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