Honolulu Magazine - April 2005 April 1, 2005 Site Staff Kailua Magazine 2005 Site Staff, Kailua Magazine, April 2005 Dining: Burning Kathryn Drury, Reviews of five Mexican restaurants in Honolulu, Quintero's, Compadres, Cha Cha Cha Salseria, El Burrito, La Bamba Playing House Kathryn Drury, Photography by Alex Viarnes, Shopping for things to improve and decorate your home's kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathroom. Our Town: Down Under Up Top Michael Keany, Visiting the Australian Consulate in Honolulu, a virtual tour Travel: Big City Pleasures in Canada A. Kam Napier, Travel review of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Real Estate: Equity Comes Home Maria Torres-Kitamura, Rising home prices may be bad news for prospective homebuyers, but it’s good news for homeowners scrambling to cash in on their newly valuable homes. Real Estate: Sell or Rent? Maria Torres-Kitamura, To Sell or to Rent Out? That is the Question. Real Estate: Get The Most Out Of Your Investment Ronna Bolante, The best ways to maintain your home and raise its value on the market. Maintenance is better than repairing in the long run Real Estate: Market Watch Michael Keany, Should you sell your house now in this market, or wait? They say you gotta know when to hold ‘em. In this housing market, that time is now. Fiction Contest: Duct-Taped in Hilo Lou Zitnik, Presenting the grand prize- winning story from the 22nd Annual Honolulu Magazine Starbucks Coffee Hawaii Fiction Contest. Making a Difference: Let the Music Play Sue Kiyabu, Dave and Sherry PettusPhoto: macario On the morning of the first performance of what was to become the Hamakua Music Festival, Sherry Pettus woke up with a huge rash on her face. It had been raining. For months, she and… The Crime That Changed the Islands Lavonne Leong, The Thalia Massie affair was one of Hawaii's most sensational and significant trials in the state's history and has forever changed Hawaii.Letters Site Staff, Letters to the Editor may be sent to: Honolulu Magazine, P.O. Box 913, Honolulu, HI, 96808-0913, faxed: 537-6455 or e-mailed: firstname.lastname@example.org “NO DOGS ALLOWED,” FEBRUARY 2005 Kathryn Drury’s article on difficulties faced by pet owners in finding pet-friendly places to… Evacuating Waikiki Michael Keany, Illustration: Michael Austin As kamaaina watched the devastation unleashed across the Pacific by December’s tsunami, one thought leapt to mind: What if? Take Waikiki. As many as 100,000 people are packed into a low-lying, shoreline area, with limited escape routes.… Growing a Bright Future Joan Namkoong, A family’s long journey to an Oahu farm. Recommended Ronna Bolante, Recommended media, April 2005, Mark Lutwak, Daniel de Castro, Deborah Pope, Gary Pak, Children of a Fireland, Dead man, Neil Young, Ray Charles, Genius Loves Company Portrait of Kailua Ronna Bolante, Photo: heather titus Through sheer determination, Kailua photographer Heather Titus managed to sell hundreds of copies of her first book—before it even hit the stores. Passion & Beauty showcases more than 20 years of Titus’ work, capturing images of beaches… The Life of a Legend Ronna Bolante, Photo: Courtesy of the Aikau Family Eddie Aikau is one of the most revered figures in Hawaii’s history. But few people know any more about him than his accomplishments as a big-wave surfer and his tragic disappearance at sea 27… The Perfect Suit A. Kam Napier, Andy Mohan, left, fits a customer at his downtown showroom.Photo: gina finkelstein Once upon a time, Honolulu men knew how to dress. In the 1880s, this magazine’s founder, King David Kalakaua, wouldn’t be seen downtown in anything but a tailor-made… Q + A, Ann Wright Ronna Bolante, Ann Wright speaks out about military politics and Iraq and Afghanistan From Our Files Ronna Bolante, From Our Files, April 2005. Honolulu Magazine Afterthoughts: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Visions A. Kam Napier, Some people are asking when Mayor Mufi Hannemann will develop a vision for Honolulu. Don’t we have our own dreams? Editor's Page: Missing Vince John Heckathorn, Remembering Vince Goto, a great handyman and a kind man.