Moanalua team raced in memory of mom
Earlier this year, my mom, Candace Tiave, passed away from breast cancer.
This year, the Moanalua High School football team wore pink ribbons with the initials CT on their helmets in memory of my mom.
In October, the Moanalua football team coaches, players and families participated in the Susan Komen "Race for the Cure" in memory of my mom.
Thank you, Coach Arnold Martinez, coaches, players and families for remembering and honoring one of your most loyal fans and supporters. I am grateful to all of you. You are winners!
Moanalua Elementary School
What about transit needs in the interim?
The mass transit system in Hawaii is an excellent idea. But what I am concerned about is what we are going to do with our traffic problem in the next 14 years. There are no plans for means of transportation until this project is complete, other than our buses. But our buses are already at 98 percent capacity. They cant fit any more buses on the road. That is a major problem. I do not want to pay more than what our taxes are today. To me, they are bad enough.
This problem must be solved, and very quickly. I understand the government's plans for transportation, to save gas and to take road accidents off of their hands. It has grown to be a nuisance to people. They must figure out what to do and apply that plan as soon as possible.
Society of Seven shoots for the stars
Congratulations to the Society of Seven on receiving their star on the Las Vegas "Walk of Stars" at the Flamingo last Tuesday. They deserved it after all these years of entertaining. It was a special event and I was very proud of them and happy to be able to be there with everyone.
Dolores "Auntie Clic Clic" Treffeisen
Views of transit were like night and day
Thank you for providing two views of transit in your Sunday Insight section. One view, expressed by a syndicated columnist on the mainland who has seen rail development across the nation but who obviously hasn't been to Honolulu, advocates reshaping urban life centered around rail transit stops and demonizes NIMBY groups, although a light rail system will be in "backyards" of a large chunk of Oahu.
The other view, an insightful article by a local authority, demonstrates an understanding of Honolulu's dispersed suburbia and reminds all to be prepared for years of traffic congestion from disruptive construction of the rail system.
HPD's sign-wavers cause traffic problems
Thank you, Honolulu Police Department, for publishing your schedule of sign-waving in December for your "Live and Let Live" campaign. Unfortunately, while you are waving your signs at the corner near Nanakuli Avenue, you will not see me stuck in abnormally bad traffic due to all the people staring at your party.
Every year, HPD does the same thing, and the traffic gets backed up worse than normal during rush-hour traffic.
The police should do their jobs and keep the drinkers off the road, instead of impeding working people who have no other way around the bottleneck they will create on those days. Or maybe we can use the bridge to nowhere?
Blaisdell Arena thirsty for customer service
Pearl Jam played the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu Saturday night.
The concession stands closed at 9:45 p.m. For the next two hours and 30 minutes, no one could buy a soda or a bottle of water. The only source for water was the building drinking fountains (one of which was covered in vomit).
The arena is a captive market. So what happened to the goods in this market? Suggestion: Keep one concession stand on "standby" if you are unsure when the performance will end, or have a few vending machines. I have attended hundreds of venues in the United States and Europe. No venue comes even close to the poor operations, horrendous customer service and unfriendly security as does the Blaisdell Arena.
The arena has failed to provide customers with a safe and comfortable environment.