Life Foundation has new home
Life Foundation is holding an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. today at its newly renovated offices, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 226. Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS organization, Life Foundation was awarded funding to upgrade its offices when renewing its lease. The public is invited to visit the foundation and learn more about its HIV prevention and care services. For information, call 521-2437 or see www.lifefoundation.org
OHA awards $515,627 in grants
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
awarded $515,627 to six community groups in the second round of its fiscal year 2007 project grants, bringing its year-to-date total to $2,329,144. Recipients are:
Catholic Charities, $100,000, to support Mai'ili land Transitional Housing Program to assist homeless Hawaiians to transition to permanent housing; Hawaii Family Law Clinic* dba Ala Kuola, $100,000, to support a domestic-violence program to help victims get protective court orders against their abusers; Institute for Human Services, $100,000, to provide funding to support overall operational expenses and program services at emergency shelters; Polynesian Voyaging Society, $68,000, to produce written and video documentation of "Hokule'a: Her First 30 Years"; University of Hawaii School of Social Work, $51,207, to support the planning and hosting of "Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost in Translation," a conference for indigenous social workers; and Waianae Coast Coalition, $96,360, on behalf of the Wai'anae Coast Family Center to provide services to encourage conflict resolution and crisis prevention.
Diamond Olsen-Galeai, a student at Salt Lake Elementary School, attended the People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., last month. She was among students earning school credit while studying leadership.
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Friday, November 10, 2006
» Hawaii Family Law Center, doing business as Ala Kuola, received a $100,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support a program that helps domestic abuse victims. A "Shining Stars" item on Page A2 yesterday incorrectly called the agency the Hawaii Family Lawn Center.
Police, Fire, Courts
Kauai man identified in possible drug death
LIHUE » Kauai police released the name of the Lihue man found unconscious at his home Friday.
William Henry Blair, 25, was found last week by his grandmother. He died later at Wilcox Hospital.
Police arrested a 30-year-old Puhi man, but he was released Saturday pending completion of the investigation.
Drugs might have been a factor in Blair's death.
"There was no assaultive behavior," said Kauai Police Chief Clayton Arinaga. "He was just found unattended."
While an autopsy was completed, the toxicology results have not yet come back, Arinaga added.
"With that, we'll be able to determine the cause of death and see if charges" are warranted, he added.
Male suspect sought in restaurant robbery
Big Island police are looking for a man who robbed Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo early yesterday morning.
Police said the man entered the restaurant at 1730 Kamehameha Ave. at about 3:15 a.m.
After asking the cashier for change, the man allegedly reached over the counter into the cash register and took money, police said. The cashier tried to stop the man from taking the cash, but he brushed the cashier's hand off, police said.
The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, bald or with very short hair, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 230 pounds, wearing a green long-sleeved T-shirt, blue shorts and a dark-colored beanie. Police said he might have left the area in a dark-colored compact sedan with a white sticker on the windshield.
Anyone with information is asked to call officer Anson Caceres of the South Hilo Patrol at 961-2213 or the nonemergency police number at 935-3311. Anonymous calls may be made to 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.