Water main break shuts Kapiolani
Kapiolani Boulevard was closed for about 16 hours as the Board of Water supply repaired a 12-inch water main break between Kamakee Street and Ward Avenue yesterday.
The water main broke about 12:10 a.m. and was repaired by 4 p.m., according to a supervisor on duty yesterday.
Kona Street soon to be closed
Kona Street will close in both directions to vehicles and pedestrians from Wednesday to April 21 for construction of the Ala Moana Center expansion project, the shopping center announced in a news release.
Kona Street will be closed between Mahukona and Keeaumoku Streets from Monday at 6 a.m. to Saturday 4 p.m. Buses will be rerouted.
Up and down ramps from Kona Street to the Center's garage will also be closed. Access to Ala Moana Pacific Center via Kona Street will remain open to local traffic.
Park reopens after bacteria woes
Kualoa Regional Park is open again for swimming after being closed since Jan. 13 because of high bacteria levels, the state and city announced Friday.
Testing of the water over the past several weeks has shown a return to acceptable bacteria levels, Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said.
The state Health Department issued a $300,000 fine and order against the city Jan. 26 and said that the high bacteria counts appeared to be coming from the city park's restrooms.
The city is contesting that fine.
Police, Fire, Courts
'Stranded' hikers emerge safely
A report of stranded hikers yesterday near the Stairway to Heaven hiking trail turned out to be a false alarm.
Firefighters sent out a helicopter and a rescue crew about 7:30 p.m. after a report of lights on the mountainside that were not moving, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Frank Johnson.
After the rescue crew arrived at the scene, the lights began to slowly descend the mountainside, Johnson said. Firefighters met with the four hikers who came out of the trail and confirmed they were safe.