HONOLULU Magazine - October 2006 October 1, 2006 Site Staff Our Town: Look familiar? Michael Keany, A local bank building models after the state capitol, or does it? Environment: Wiliwili Trees Under Attack Sheila Sarhangi, A mysterious wasp is spreading through Hawai‘i. Music Review Michael Keany, Various Artists, Mana Maoli, Vol. II And III, Mana Maoli Parks for Rent? Dennis Hollier, As the state moves toward public/private partnerships, Malaekahana will serve as a test. Manoa to Pigs: Drop Dead! Jenny Quill, Manoa Residents have more to worry about than just rising property taxes—they’ve got pigs. Here’s what they’re aiming to do about it. Healthy Bones, Healthy Bodies Kathleen Kozak, M.D., Kathryn Drury Wagner, Illustration by Jing Tsong, A Honolulu-based doctor shares her tips for keeping bones strong—whether you’re 30 or 90. Tough Jobs [Somebody's Got To Do It] Jana Wolff, Photography by Olivier Koning, The first challenge in compiling a list of tough jobs is defining what makes a job tough—and that, it turns out, is highly subjective. Mind Meals on Wheels Lori Anne Tomonari, Hawai‘i Literacy’s traveling library delivers books to children and families on the Wai‘anae coast. Ready for Prime Time? John Heckathorn, For 100 years, Filipinos have been a major part of Hawai‘i. Is it time for their cuisine to go mainstream? 9 Ways to Save the Democratic Party Ronna Bolante, How can Hawai‘i’s majority pick itself up after falling so far? Use It or Lose It Kathryn Drury Wagner, managing editor, We’re so concerned with spreading democracy to other countries, but can’t be bothered to use it here at home. Letters | October Site Staff, Letters to the Editor may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed: 537-6455 or sent to: Honolulu Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI, 96813. “Born to Run,” August 2006 Shirley Black Gerum wrote about the seasonal fishing of halalu (young… Q+A Ronna Bolante, Ironman competitor John Dermengian A Hawaiian-style scooter rally Site Staff, Ciao, bella! Be on the lookout for Vespas, Lambrettas, Stellas and other mod scooters on the weekend of Oct. 13 through 15, when the second annual LUAU-A-GO-GO HAWAIIAN-STYLE SCOOTER RALLY rolls around O‘ahu. Hosted by the No Ka Oi Scooter… Clipping Service Site Staff, For the Aug. 7 article on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, “No Man Is an Island,” Slate.com’s Dahlia Lithwick set the scene of his speech in Honolulu to the American Bar Association. istockphoto There is something about Waikiki that… The Arts: Crème de la Screen Kathryn Drury Wagner, For movie buffs, October is the most wonderful time of the year. Homey Advice Noelle Chun, photo: Darin Isobe Living in paradise is fun. But maintaining a home in paradise? Auwe. Somewhere along the way, the ocean breeze corroded the TV, the rays of sunshine faded the couch and the rhythm of the falling rain was… Scene: Lounge Lizard Jenny Quill, The Dragon Upstairs is Hank’s Café’s jazz-filled, martini-swilling alter ego. Tropical Stylings Lori Anne Tomonari, Local designers team up with Bono.By the Numbers Site Staff, By the Numbers: Land and Development Portion of land in Hawai‘i designated as urban In 1985: 4.0% In 2005: 4.7% Portion designated as conservation In 1985: 47.8% In 2005: 47.9% Portion designated as agricultural In 1985: 47.9% In 2005: 46.9%… Bleak Chic Kathryn Drury Wagner, Photography by Alex Viarnes, Gothic fun for grownups this Halloween. From Our Files | October Ronna Bolante, HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888. Healthy Cities A. Kam Napier, editor, Honolulu has an Achilles heel—its economy.