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Gonzales says he lives in District 9

County Council candidate Ron Gonzales says he is qualified to run in District 9, despite a persistent buzz on the coconut wireless that he doesn’t live in his district.

Sen performs tea ceremony to show respect for the 1st generation of Japanese in Hawaii

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 91, the 15th Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke Foundation, performs a tea ceremony Tuesday morning at Alae Cemetery to honor the first-generation of Japanese in Hawaii. The tea is offered in respect to their souls, Sen explained. He then asked those in attendance to remember the accomplishments and struggles of the Japanese ancestors because they made it possible to live the lives of today.

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Cellana at NELHA to recieve $3.5 million federal grant

Cellana, a leading biofuel company based at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, will receive a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an integrated, high-yield algae biofuel feedstock production system at their Kona Demonstration Facility, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced.