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September 2011: Table of Contents



The Bed & Breakfast Battle

Illegal vacation rentals have vexed Kailua and North Shore residents for years. A new city bill purports to solve the simmering issue, but it still won’t be enough. The real problem? The city can’t enforce the current law. We tell you why.

by tiffany hill


What Can You Get for $1 Million?

It seems like an audacious amount of money, but just how far will $1 million take you when you’re shopping for a house on Oahu? We took a look at properties for sale around the island to find out.

by melissa chang


Voices of the Kupuna

For more than a decade, Maile Loo-Ching has been collecting oral histories from hula’s most revered kupuna. Here are some of their stories.

by michael keany



Editor’s Page: Movers & Shakers

Introducing some changes to the HONOLULU Magazine editorial family.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



Roughwater swimming in Waikiki

Reasons to Get out and go in September

Environment: What's a Bohdi tree?

Kailua bands make a comeback

A primer on the new theater season

Art: an underwater odyssey

Field Guide: there's a lot to love in Moiliili


Dining: Places You Might Hesitate to Go

You can’t always judge a great drinks and pupu place from the outside.

by john heckathorn


Afterthoughts: And, in Conclusion.

The last paragraph is always the tricky part.

by kathryn drury wagner


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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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