Environmental fund seeks grant applicants
The Molokai Environmental Protection Fund of the Tides Foundation is accepting proposals for the 2006 grants cycle.
Grant applications must be from nonprofit organizations or those sponsored by them. Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000 and be distributed throughout the year.
Proposals for funding to be considered include educational outreach, reforestation, sustainable/diversified agriculture, native plant and species propagation, environmental studies and sustainable economic development.
Since 1976 the Tides Foundation has funded projects that promote positive social change, founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process and sustainable environmental practices, according to its announcement.
Inquiries for information on proposal guidelines should be made to Amber Malia Guillory, Philanthropic Services Assistant, Tides Foundation; phone: 415-561-6350; fax: 415-561-6401; or e-mail: email@example.com.
WCC hoolaulea invites food and craft vendors
Craft and food vendors may apply for "The Sixth Annual Windward Hoolaulea: A Homegrown Celebration" on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Windward Community College.
More than 20,000 people attended the event last year, which featured ethnic food, crafts, art galleries, keiki games and community displays.
This year's Na Hoku Hanohano winners for Group of the Year and Hawaiian Language Performance will perform along with Kapena, Melveen Leed and Holunape.
The fee for a craft booth is $120 if reserved by Aug. 31. After that the fee is $150. Tents and lights will be provided for a 10-by-10-foot booth. Contact chair Linka Mullikin at 235-7422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for a food both is $400 if reserved by Aug. 15 or $450 after that. Last year, there were Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese dinner plates as well as shave ice.
Contact chair Karen Quimoyog at 235-7377 or email@example.com.
Nonprofit organizations wanting to give information about their group can participate for a $25 donation. Contact Gordon Miyamoto at 235-7747 by Aug. 31.
For more information on how to apply, visit www.wcc.hawaii.edu/hoolaulea.
Police, Fire, Courts
Man, 35, apparently drowns at Ala Moana
A 35-year-old man apparently drowned yesterday at Ala Moana Beach Park, according to a city official.
A bystander found the man floating face down in the water between the two lifeguard stands on the Diamond Head end of the park, said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for Emergency Medical Services.
Lifeguards attempted to revive the man until an ambulance crew arrived.
The man was taken to Straub Clinic & Hospital where he died, Cheplic said.
Mo-ped fatality ID'd as Haleiwa man, 27
A 27-year-old man killed when his mo-ped was rear-ended by a car Wednesday night has been identified as Juan Carvallo of Haleiwa, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.
Police said Carvallo was town-bound on Kamehameha Highway near Helemano Plantation at about 11:20 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a Volkswagen sedan that had been overtaking other town-bound motorists.
Carvallo died at the scene. Police arrested the driver of the Volkswagen for investigation of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Woman says husband hit her with beer bottle
Police arrested a 46-year-old man Saturday who allegedly assaulted his wife with a beer bottle.
Police said the couple were arguing at their Waipahu home at about 1:20 p.m. when the husband grabbed a beer bottle and smashed it on his wife's head.
The wife, 33, then fled, police said.
Police arrested the husband on suspicion of second-degree assault and abuse of a household member.
Abandoned building burns at Barbers Point
Fire damaged an abandoned three-story building at the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station yesterday.
About 28 Honolulu firefighters and three federal fire companies responded to the alarm at the intersection of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hornet avenues at about 4:02 p.m.
Capt. Sigmund Oka, spokesman for the Honolulu Fire Department, said the building, described as Building 77, was formerly used as a military barracks. The fire was under control at 4:28 p.m.
The cause of the fire and a damage estimate have yet to be determined.
Purse purloined during dog poop pickup duty
Police arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly stole a woman's purse as she was picking up dog droppings in Waikiki.
Police said the woman, 32, was walking her dog at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday when she put her purse and another bag on a park bench in the 2100 block of Kalakaua Avenue to pick up the droppings.
The man grabbed the purse and the other bag and fled, police said. Police later found the man and arrested him for investigation of second-degree theft. The bags were returned to the woman, police said.