Author: Ronna Bolante

Crisis Center

Oahu’s oldest gay community center ponders its future.

From Our Files

A look back at Aloha Airlines' early years, as documented in Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine.

Home Grown

Photo by Ronna BolanteOn a drizzly afternoon in Makiki, a neighborhood dense with high-rise condominiums, Nalani Boon (left) plucks a few cherry tomatoes from her small garden. The patch of green grass and soil isn’t hers, exactly. Boon just rents…

Grading the Public Schools

Once again, we’ve ranked 258 public schools statewide. Do your neighborhood schools measure up? Are they getting any better?

Grading the Public Schools

For the third year, we’ve compiled official DOE data on 259 public schools statewide and used it to grade and rank our schools.

The Yard

Over the past century, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has helped the country by keeping the Pacific Fleet “fit to fight,” but it also has a special significance for the people of Hawaii. In the following pages, HONOLULU explores the past and present of the shipyard, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this month.

From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

Movin’ on Up (To Kahala)

In April, Dorie-Ann Kahale and her daughters made headlines around the globe when they were chosen to move from a homeless shelter to a mansion on Kahala Avenue. Four months later, are they still living the fairy tale?

On the Tube

A roundup of Honolulu’s most entertaining YouTube videos.