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April 2012: Table of Contents



Is Hawaii Worth it?

Four local families talk about the price of paradise—and whether they’re willing to pay it any longer. Also, some eye-opening stats on the cost of living in the Islands.

by tiffany hill


A Good Egg

Why one Honolulu woman has donated her eggs, six times.

by jennifer meleana hee


The Bird Scarers

How a handful of wildlife officials with a mixed bag of tricks safeguard aviation at Honolulu International Airport.

by david thompson



Editor’s Page: Paying the Paradise Tax

The downside to life in Hawaii is mainly economic. How much are we willing to pay?

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



It’s the Pandemonium Sideshow       

Get out and go

Food: local burgers

Coding for a fix

Unsolicited advice

Environment: Hail snails!

Field Guide: Kaimana Beach



A Q&A with designer Tory Burch, a Sig Zane/Vans collab, entertaining accessories and more.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


Dining: Nico Casts His Net

The story behind the new Nico’s and its role in Pier 38’s vision as a modern-day fishing village.

by martha cheng


Afterthoughts: Fence Hopping

The Haiku Stairs might be Hawaii’s busiest off-limits hike.

by michael keany


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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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