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Kailua mother and son found safe

Pavla Stuchlikova

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu police say a missing 42-year-old woman and her three year-old son were found safe Wednesday night.

CrimeStoppers said Pavla Stuchlikova and her son Benjamin were located at about 10 p.m. No further details were released, and police said Stuchlikova asked for their privacy.

Stuchlikova and the three-year-old old were with her 16-year-old son at a family party on Hawaii Kai Drive Monday night. They spent the night, and before dawn on Tuesday, the teen woke up and saw his mom holding the toddler.

"At four o'clock in the morning she was observed by the older son, the 16-year-old, exiting the house, and he assumed that she was going to change the baby's diaper," said Honolulu Police Sgt. Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers. "She never came back."

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Tammie Richardson from Ewa Beach recently won a Chevy Youth Soccer Entertainment Package worth $1,000, courtesy of Servco Chevrolet in Waipahu. In 2013, Servco Chevrolet sponsored Hawaii Rush Soccer Club, a 700-member youth soccer organization based in Central Oahu, by donating $2,000 worth of fundraising raffle tickets for prizes such as a 2014 Chevy Traverse or Cruze, or home entertainment package. Hawaii Rush Soccer Club was able to keep all ticket proceeds as part of the fundraiser.

Servco Chevrolet General Manager Keith Nakamura and his staff are strong supporters of youth sports in the Leeward area and welcomed the opportunity to give back to such a great coaching organization and all of its players.

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO
GROUP 70 NAMES CHARLES KANESHIRO NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER In keeping with firm’s collaborative form of leadership, Kaneshiro to lead for five-year term HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International (G70) announced Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP as President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Kaneshiro will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company in addition to leading his architectural design projects. In keeping with G70’s collaborative style of governance, Kaneshiro will serve a five-year term as president, succeeding Linda Miki who joins the other past presidents as Vice Chairman. Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.

UHPA Fellowship Honors Plant Preservation Champion Dr. Lani Stemmerman

UHPA Fellowship Honors Plant Preservation Champion Dr. Lani Stemmerman

“Lani loved field work and jumped at every opportunity to traverse Hawai‘i’s
vegetation and landscapes.” —Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois

The University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly of Honolulu is honoring UH alumna, innovative researcher and UH educator Dr. Lani Stemmermann through a $204,000 pledge to create the Dr. Lani Stemmermann Endowed Fellowship. This endowment will support graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. degree in Botany, in the Department of Botany University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Natural Sciences. 

City finally reopens Maunalua Bay restroom station

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Four years after it was shuttered, the restroom facility at Maunalua Bay Beach Park was finally reopened.

Opening a comfort station is normally not a big deal, but this one drew a crowd, including Mayor Kirk Caldwell, members of the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood board, and the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.

The restrooms had been closed since February 2010 because of an outdated cesspool system.

"Basically everything went out into the ocean," said Michele Nekota, director designate for the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "Now the sewer system is like how we have in our house today, and so it doesn't go out into the ocean, thank goodness. So it's a good thing."

But the work had several delays, partially because it involved a lot of players, as well as the nearby busy Kalanianaole Highway. 

Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Finalists’ artwork have been submitted to the World Contest

HONOLULU – ToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii today held statewide award presentations at its dealerships on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island to recognize the local finalists, People’s Choice winners, and winning school teachers in Toyota’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Among the more than 500 entries received, only nine (three from each age category) were selected to participate to move on to the World Contest to represent Hawaii where the Grand Prize winner(s) will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for the awards ceremony in August 2014.

The celebrity emcees at the Oahu event were Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joaquin and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu’s Director of Public Relations Mahealani Richardson.

Avalon development co. Purchases industrial park in Kapolei; 17 fee-simple lots to go on sale

Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, Will Offer Much-Needed Industrial Space on Oahu

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer.

“The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.”

There has been intense demand for industrial space for the past few years, according to Guy Kidder, vice president of Colliers International, real estate broker for both the Avalon purchase and the future sale of lots to individual businesses.