Today in West Hawaii history | July 10

July 10, 1984: Hawaii County wants to develop two baseball diamonds on a 21-acre state-owned parcel adjacent to the Old Kona Airport. The county is trying to obtain the land from the state, which wants a plan of action before transferring the parcel. The county currently leases 14 acres at the park site.

July 10, 1994: Leilani, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin recently gave birth to a male calf at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. It is the second birth of the week, following another male born to a dolphin named Kona.

July 10, 2004: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Holdings Inc. proposes the purchase of Mac Farms of Hawaii LLC’s macadamia nut processing and marketing assets. The agreement also included an agriculture lease with Kapua Orchard Estates LLC for approximately 3,917 acres of macadamia nut orchards on the Big Island. Mauna Loa says it expects to close on the agreement during the next 60 days.