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Ka‘ū News Briefs, Thursday, February 13, 2020

A 1988 Classic Tiffany Coupe was among the exotic entries in the Ocean View Classic Car Show last year that
raised money for Ocean View Community Association. Owner Ted Wakeman said it's one of 100
showroom cars built by Classic Motor Carriages in Miami. The coupe came to Oʻahu
in 1988. See details on this year's event, below. Photo by Annie Bosted
HIGH SURF APPARENTLY SWEPT TWO SHORE FISHERMEN OUT TO SEA Wednesday evening at Honuʻapo-Whittington Beach Park. The missing men have been identified as 63-year old James Oyama, of Nāʻālehu, and 37-year old Jay Jara Oyama, whose car and fishing gear were found by responders in the surf zone along the shore. Three helicopters, an airplane, and a Coast Guard Cutter are involved in the search.
     The Hawaiʻi County Police Department and Fire Department responded to a call from a family member this morning before dawn. The family member expressed worry that the Oyama's were not home from their shore fishing expedition on Wednesday night.
     After searching the shore and finding the car and fishing gear, Hawaiʻi County contacted the Coast Guard, which launched the Coast Guard Cutter Joesph Gerczak (WPC 1126) from its homeport in Honolulu to join the search. Charles Turner, command duty officer with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, asked that anyone with information that "may assist us with the search is asked to call the command center at 808-842-2600." 
The waters off Honuʻapo where search parties are looking for two shore
 fishermen who apparently were swept out to sea
in heavy surf. Photo by Julia Neal
     According to a statement from the Coast Guard, the search crews include: Hawaiʻi County Fire Chopper 1; Hawaiʻi County Fire Department on the shore; Hawaiʻi County Police; a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane, and two Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters.
     The National Weather Service had issued a High Surf Advisory that includes the area.
     
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GIVE INPUT ON THE MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN for Hawaiʻi County by Friday, Feb. 14. The Civil Defense survey is anonymous and will be used to develop portions of the plan, which is the County's hazard and risk assessment for natural disasters. The Plan will include proposed projects to mitigate potential loss of life and property. Fill out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/HawaiiCountyHMP. Learn more at hawaiicounty.gov/departments/civil-defense/multi-hazard-mitigation-plan-2020. For further information, call the Civil Defense Agency at 935-0031.

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THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS REMAIN FREE OF THE NEW CORONAVIRUS, according to the state Department of Health. Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense issued a statement today: "In a continual effort to prevent the virus from entering Hawaiʻi, State Health and State Transportation officials, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to monitor and screen inbound passengers at Honolulu International Airport for any individuals that may have been affected by the virus."
COVID-19, the newest identified coronavirus, has spread
from animals to humans since late 2019. CDC image
     Sen. Brian Schatz and colleagues wrote a letter to the federal Department of Health & Human Services to "establish clear guidelines… for state and local governments to receive federal reimbursement for costs they incur as part of the federal response to the current deadly coronavirus outbreak. Many state and local health departments and hospitals have helped support the transportation and quarantine efforts, and it is important they be notified of the criteria by which the department will ask them to document and report what resources they contributed to the federal response for reimbursement."
     There are facilities near 11 U.S. airports, including HNL, equipped to handle Americans evacuated from China to be quarantined for two weeks. On Thursday, the 15th person with the new coronavirus infection reentered the U.S. That person is quarantined in Texas. No one is quarantined in Hawaiʻi.
     The World Health Organization reported today that there are more than 65,000 cases globally, mostly in China. All but three of the more than 1,300 deaths have occurred in China.
     The state DOH continues to encourage the public to take preventive measures seriously: Get a flu shot. Wash hands with soap and water; use alcohol-based hand sanitizer where soap is not available. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Stay home if you are sick. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue and wash hands afterward. Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces. Healthy and well individuals are not recommended to wear face masks.
     This week, WHO announced the official name COVID-19 for the novel coronavirous that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
     Find further information through the state DOH at 974-6001 or 211, or at health.hawaii.gov.

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BENEFICIARIES OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES ACT OF 1920 should have the same protections from foreclosures as other people leasing and purchasing homes in Hawaiʻi, according to a County Council Resolution. The resolution supports state Senate Bill 2526 and SB2826, which would require the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to develop and implement a loan servicing manual, subject to commission approval, to standardize loan loss mitigation policies, procedures, and methods.
     Both bills clarify that DHHL shall not cancel a lease solely based on a loan default of delinquency unless all loan loss mitigation procedures are exhausted pursuant to the loan servicing manual. In addition, SB 2526 would require appraisals of improvements and grants the authority to DHHL to authorize second loans on homestead leases by approved lenders.
     The Legislature approved foreclosure protections for the general public in 2011, with  Act 48, but similar protections are not included in the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.
     Should County Council Resolution 487-20 pass, Hawaiʻi County would join with Maui and Kauaʻi counties to urge approval of the Senate bills. Input is welcome at the Hawai‘i County Council meeting in on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center in Kona. Testify in person in Kona, or via videoconference at the Council's courtesy sites in Nā‘ālehu, Pāhoa, Kapa‘au, Waimea, and Hilo. The resolution was waived out of committee for placement directly on the Council agenda.

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A lineup of classic bikes at the Ocean View Community Center provided a fun event for the community last year,
and funds for OVCA. Photo by John Vose
OCEAN VIEW CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW at Ocean View Community Center has been announced. It will be held Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owners of classic cars and bikes are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. This second annual event, a fundraiser for Ocean View Community Association, will also feature food and live music, and prizes for the most impressive cars and bikes. Contact organizers Dennis Custard at 831-234-7143 or Ron Gall at 808-217-7982 to register or for more info.
Three classic cars captivated the attention of car lovers. The red 1965 Corvette Sting Ray has been owned for 44 years
by Tony Page, a Ranchos resident. The blue coupe is a 1972 Volvo 1800 ES owned by Les Garbis who lives in HOVE.
The paint job on the large black van is familiar to customers of Ocean View Auto Parts, one of ten businesses that
donated prizes for the inaugural show. Photo by Annie Bosted
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LOVE THE ARTS VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE: THE ROARING 2020s will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Hawaiʻi Island's vintage jazz and swing musical group, the Tin Pan Alleycats, will perform the biggest hit songs of the 1920s. Angela Beck and Andrea Gill of the Hilo Hep Cats will teach 1920s dance steps such as the Charlestonand Lindy Hop during the band's breaks at 7 p.m.and 8:30 p.m. Period costumes are encouraged.
     The announcement states the Tin Pan Alleycats are dedicated to showcasing this vibrant musical heritage because "The songs of 'the Roaring Twenties' are full of dynamic energy," says Hal Glatzer, guitarist and vocalist of the group. "They were on the cutting edge then, and yet they still pack a punch today." Glatzer's previous bands, including Le Hot Club de Hilo and The Hot Shots, have been popular across Hawaiʻi Island for more than ten years.
     Tin Pan Alleycat pianist and singer Leslie Harlib said, "These songs celebrate women who had just gotten the vote, and felt free to 'bob' their hair and wear short skirts. And they were generally opposed to the prohibition of alcohol, too. They did all this with syncopated rhythms and outrageously clever lyrics. They are songs that make dancers jump for joy and audiences, even today, go wild." Harlib has been featured many times on Hilo's Black & White Nights, and has recently performed solo at the Blue Dragon, and at Gertrude's in Kona.
     Asked about the 'Twenties by VAC, Jean Pierre Thoma said, "Oh, I remember the gala parties at Gatsby's mansion. What great bands we had! Well, the Tin Pan Alleycats are in that tradition: recreating the hot music of the 'Roaring Twenties.'" Thoma has played woodwinds in bands big and small, all over the island, and is perhaps best known as leader of The Jazztones, and the Jazz in the Forestconcert series at VAC.
     To Mark Caudill, violinist of the group, "The twenties means economic prosperity and artistic freedom, which you can feel in the songs. They are the foundation-stones of jazz, and are still so widely performed that they're popularly called 'standards.'" Caudill has played violin since age seven, but admits, "I didn't fall in love with the standards until I was in my forties. Now, I can't get enough!"
     Tickets for this event are $15, $10 for VAC members, or free with a Love the Arts: The Roaring 2020s ticket from Saturday, Feb. 8. Purchase tickets online at volcanoartcenter.org/event/love-the-arts-valentines-day-dance-the-roaring-2020s/?instance_id=13341.

Flows from Mauna Loa over the last 175 years. See article, above,
asking for input on hazard mitigation plans for the county.
USGS map
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MAUNA LOA is not erupting. The mauna's Alert Level is ADVISORY, its Aviation Color Code is YELLOW. Rates of deformation and seismicity have not changed significantly over the past week and remain above long-term background levels.
     During the past week, Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory seismometers recorded 31 small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the volcano's upper elevations. The strongest was a magnitude-2.9 event on 9 February, at approximately 13 kilometers (~8 miles) below the surface - slightly deeper than other earthquakes of the past week. Most events occurred at shallow depths of less than 5 kilometers (~3 miles) beneath the surface of the volcano.
     Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements show continued slow summit inflation, consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system. Gas concentrations at the Sulphur Cone monitoring site on the Southwest Rift Zone remain stable. Fumarole temperatures as measured at both Sulphur Cone and the summit have not changed significantly.
     For more information on current monitoring of Mauna Loa Volcano, see volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna_loa/monitoring_summary.html.

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throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
See daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more at kaucalendar.com.

Kaʻū Winter Sports Schedule
Boys Basketball
Thu. thru Sat., Feb. 13-15 HHSAA on Oʻahu
Wrestling
Fri., Feb. 21 HHSAA
Swimming
Fri. and Sat., Feb. 14 and 15 on Maui

Kaʻū Spring Sports Schedule
Girls Softball
Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m., JV Jamboree at Konawaena
Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m., @Waiakea
Boys Baseball
Wednesday, March 4, 3 p.m., host HPA
Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m.. @Waiakea
Boys Volleyball
Friday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m., Preseason at Christian Liberty
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., host Christian Liberty
Judo
Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m., @Kealakehe
Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.. @Kealakehe
Track
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m., @Waiakea
Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m., @Konawaena

UPCOMING
FRIDAY, FEB. 14 – Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day Buffet, Friday, Feb. 14, p.m. to 8 p.m., Crater Rim Café at Kīlauea Military Camp. Main entrees are Prime Rib Au Jus, Lemon Butter Fish with Tropical Salsa and Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake. Adults $35.95, $17.95 children 6 to 11 years old. Military ID card holders and in-house guests: Adults $28.76, $14.36 children 6 to 11 years old. No reservations required. Located in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, KMC is open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. For more information call 967-8365 after 4 p.m.

Community Dance, Friday, Feb. 14, 7-10p.m., Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. Alcohol-free event. Variety of music. Snacks provided; additional pūpū welcome. Free. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson, Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enrolling a loved one in the class or the finished scarf, created in class, makes a great Valentine's Day gift, suggests the announcement. volcanoartcenter.org

Zentangle: Basics with Ellen O'Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. volcanoartcenter.org

Love the Arts Valentine's Day Dance: The Roaring 2020s, Saturday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Hawaiʻi Island's vintage jazz and swing musical group, the Tin Pan Alleycats, will perform the biggest hit songs of the 1920s. Angela Beck and Andrea Gill of the Hilo Hep Cats will teach 1920s dance steps such as the Charleston and Lindy Hop during the band's breaks at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Period costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $15, $10 for VAC members, or free with a Love the Arts: The Roaring 2020s ticket from Saturday, Feb. 8. Purchase tickets online at volcanoartcenter.org/event/love-the-arts-valentines-day-dance-the-roaring-2020s/?instance_id=13341.

Panaʻewa Stampede, Saturday through Monday, Feb. 15, 16, and 17. Rodeo begins at noon on Saturday, 11 a.m. on Sunday and Monday. Cowboy Church held 9 a.m. Sunday. Horse Races held 9 a.m. Monday. Panaʻewa Equestrian Center just outside of Hilo. Rodeo competitors from Kaʻū and around the island joined by rodeo clowns and other entertainers. Tickets are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the gate, free for keiki 12 and under. HawaiiRodeoStampede.com

SUNDAY, FEB. 16
RSVP for the Bicentennial celebration of Kauahaʻao Congregational Church, Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Henry ‘Opukahaʻia Memorial Chapel, Hokuloa Church, Punaluʻu. Celebration begins at 10 a.m.; pot-luck fellowship at 11:30 a.m. in large pavilion at Punaluʻu Black Sands Beach Park. For more information and to RSVP with the number of people attending, contact Debbie Wong Yuen, Kahu at Kauahaʻao Church, at 808-928-8039.

MONDAY, FEB. 17 – President's Day
AdvoCATS, Monday, Feb. 17, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Ocean View Community Center. Free spay/neuter for cats. Reserve spot in advance. 895-9283, advocatshawaii.org

TUESDAY, FEB. 18
Keiki O Palehua ʻOhana Meeting on Childcare and Education for Keiki of Kaʻū Coffee Pickers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m., at Kaʻū District Gym Multipurpose Room at 96-1219 Kamani St. in Pāhala. Organizer Laura Diaz said special guests aiming to help with the project will be Glenn Sako of county Department of Research & Development and Daniel Goya, of Partners in Development Foundation. Diaz said, "We need your input, ideas, and support to move forward with this program ; we're ready to open doors but need everyone's cooperation to do it." Keiki O Palehua ʻOhana is designed to help the Marshallese community care for young children while working on Kaʻū Coffee farms.

Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp Short Film, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.KīlaueaVisitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The special After Dark in the Park program will address Japanese American internment during World War II. Following the movie, National Park Service Archeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura will discuss the experience and subsequent detention of Japanese Americans here following the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. For more information on Japanese American confinement during World War II, visit nps.gov/subjects/internment/index.htm.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
Concert with Christy Lassiter & Friends, Wednesday, Feb. 19; seating begins at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. at Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. This talented trio plays traditional Hawaiian music and have performed together for several years. They are devoted to the perpetuation of the old Hawaiian songs they grew up hearing in their homes. The use of guitar, ‘ukulele, bass and three-part harmonies create a memorable and enjoyable musical experience. Part of the Nā Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) Hawaiian music concert program. Free; Park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/havo

THURSDAY, FEB. 20
2020 U.S. Census Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 20, p.m. to 6 p.m., Pāhala Gym Multipurpose room. Dinner and light refreshments will be provided. Census takers pay is $20/hour. Gas is reimbursable. Eligible applicants will be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security Number, and pass a criminal and background check. Those with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will have their Census income counted as exempt. See 2020census.gov/en/jobs.html for more and to apply.

ONGOING
RSVP for the Bicentennial Celebration of Kauahaʻao Congregational Church, Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Henry ‘Opukahaʻia Memorial Chapel, Hokuloa Church, in Punaluʻu. Celebration begins at 10 a.m., followed by pot-luck fellowship at 11:30 a.m. in the large pavilion at Punaluʻu Black Sands Beach Park. For more information and to RSVP With the number of people attending, contact Debbie Wong Yuen, Kahu at Kauahaʻao Church, at 808-928-8039.

Sharp Turns – The Creative Art of Woodturning, Volcano Art Center Gallery exhibit, featuring the works of Aaron Hammer and Mark and Karen Stebbins, continues daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Feb. 16. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Aloha Kidney in Kaʻū, Thursday afternoons, p.m. to 3:30 p.m., through Feb 20, Kaʻū Resource Center, 96-3126 Puahala St. in Pāhala. The free class series on Chronic Kidney Disease lead by retired kidney doctor Ramona Wong. Bring a pen and whomever cares/cooks/shops for the person(s) with CKD. See alohakidney.com. Call (808) 585-8404 to enroll.

Register for a Free CERT Basic Training Course, four Saturdays starting Feb. 22 through March 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team encourages community participation and provides support to emergency response organizations when the need arises. Four consecutive classes are a 27-hour FEMA certification course. Sign up by emailing hawaiicert@gmail.com. Bill Hanson, 808-937-2181, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/civil-defense/hawai-i-county-cert.




Register for ʻO Kaʻū Kākou's 12th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament and Canned Food Drive through Wednesday, Feb. 19 at noon. Event takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Poles, gear, and bait, and lunch for all, provided. Each child receives a prize, chosen during registration, in the order they register; register early. Keiki one to 14 years old register online at okaukakou.org, or pick up form at Nāʻālehu Elementary School, Nāʻālehu Ace Hardware, PāhalaElementary School, Mizuno Superette in Pāhala, Wiki Wiki Mart in Nāʻālehu, Kahuku Country Market in Ocean View, and Ocean View Auto Parts. Bring one can per person for food drive. For more information, contact Guy Enriques at 808-217-2253 or Wayne Kawachi at 808-937-4773. okaukakou.org

PETFIX Spay and Neuter Free Clinic for Cats and Dogs, Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, Ocean View Ranchos. Registration: contact Bridget at (808)990-3548 or petfixbigisland@gmail.com.

Hawaiʻi International Music Festival, Sunday March 8, 6:30 p.m., Pāhala Plantation House. The concert will feature music that will celebrate native plants of the Kaʻū Dryland Forest and will raise funds for Hoʻomalu Kaʻū.
     Performers will include: Maya Hoover, Hawaiʻi based Mezzo-Soprano at Professor at Universityof Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Jonathan Korth, Hawaiʻi based Pianist and Professor at UH-Mānoa; and Joshua Nakazawa, Cellist from Hawaiʻi Symphony. They will be joined by the three HIMF co-founders: Amy Shoremount-Obra, Internationally Acclaimed Metropolitan Opera Soprano; Eric Silberger, Internationally Acclaimed Prize-Winning Virutuoso Violinist; and Carlin Ma, Multi-Media Artist and Pianist.
     Tickets are $30 and are available at kauconcert.bpt.me. See himusicfestival.com for more.

Sign Up to Vend at the New ʻO Kaʻū Kākou Nāʻālehu Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the site of the old Fruit Stand, mauka of Hwy 11 in Nāʻālehu. Vending focuses on Kaʻū products, including mushrooms from the new farm in Nāʻālehu, fresh breads, vegetables, fruits, and other products. The market may offer music in the future, and there are plans to acquire picnic tables for market goers. Call Manager Sue Barnett at 345-9374 to sign up.

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment, features classes on block printing, lauhala weaving, ti leaf lei making, and more. A free guided Cultural Forest Tour, and a Mele and Hula ‘Auana performance are also slated. Visit the website events calendar for the full lineup. volcanoartcenter.org

T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball League: Ocean View Team - Mondays and Wednesdays, Kahuku Park. Nā‘ālehu Team - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nā‘ālehu Park. Pāhala Team (seeking coaches) - attend Nā‘ālehu practice. T-Ball, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm, ages 5-6. Coach Pitch, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., ages 7-8. Programs take place through April 16. Wear cleats or tennis shoes, bring a glove if possible. Extras gloves available for use. All skills and genders welcome. $35 per teammate. See Ka‘ū Youth Baseball on Facebook. Josh or Elizabeth Crook, 345-0511

Tūtū & Me Home Visiting Program is a free service to Pāhala families with keiki, birth to five years old. This caregiver support program offers those taking care of young keiki "a compassionate listening ear, helpful parenting tips and strategies, fun and exciting activities, and wonderful educational resources" from Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool. Home visits are one hour in length, two to four times per month, for 12 to 15 visits. Snacks are provided. See pidfoundation.org or call 808-938-1088.

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