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Will the Chinese be buying investment homes in Kailua…?

The next major wave of foreign investors buying US real estate appears to be coming from China. A recent AP article brought to light the fact that wealthy Chinese homebuyers have poured into the U.S., spending $22 billion on property … Continue reading

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A very well-written and heart-felt essay… the death of small kailua town Daniel Aipa Feathered clouds painted the blue sky as the tradewinds finally flowed through the coconut trees. The sun hid behind the Koʻolau mountain range beaming its rays on west Oahu. My … Continue reading

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COLUMNOPINION (CIVILBEAT) Denby Fawcett: Vacation Rental Scofflaws, Beware There are hundreds of illegal vacation rentals in Honolulu. The city is discussing a new effort to shut them down. DECEMBER 9, 2014·By DENBY FAWCETT Makiki resident Cynthia Fenner likes to relax after work … Continue reading

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Kawai Nui Marsh Plan(s): An Eco Disneyland or Wet-Lands Preservation?

Community meeting on November 30th 9 am -12 pm at Le Jardin Academy The Kawai Nui marsh is sacred to practitioners of Hawaiian culture and was designated a Wetland of International Importance in 2005 under the Ramsar Convention. The marsh is … Continue reading

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KNB to HTA: Stop promoting “Illegal” Visitor Lodging in Kailua

Media distorts Resolution with Sensational Headlines The Kailua Neighborhood Board passed a resolution in September requesting the Hawaii Tourism Authority (a state-supported agency) to stop promoting Kailua’s “residential-zoned” neighborhoods for visitor accommodations in their marketing material. All of Kailua’s neighborhoods are … Continue reading

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Kailua’s Tourism Sprawl = More Crime?

The Star Advertiser Editorial section has suggested Kailua’s tourism boom is a factor for increasing crime in Kailua. Keep it Kailua would have to agree with the Star Advertiser’s conclusion for multiple reasons. First and foremost, is the fact that … Continue reading

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WE LOVE KAILUA!

Thank you everyone for attending the annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party on Sunday, April 28th 2013. As always, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle did a tremendous job in throwing Kailua’s best community party.  Keep it Kailua’s booth was extremely popular … Continue reading

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Pivotal Mayoral Race May Determine Kailua’s Future!

Residential Community or Tourist-Resort Destination? Most of the focus of the upcoming Mayoral election has been on the proposed 5+ billion dollar rail project. However, several other key issues also hang in the balance, one of which is the future … Continue reading

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Thank You For Saving Kailua’s Beach Parks!

From our friends at “We are Kailua”: Bill 11 is law! Congratulations and thank you everyone who helped make this possible. This is proof that WE ALL DO BETTER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER! Now we need to ensure that this … Continue reading

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Keep Kailua a Residential Community – Please Attend May 9th City Council Meeting

  On Wednesday, May 9th – 2:00pm at the Pali Golf Course Clubhouse Banquet Room, the City Council will have a second of three readings of Bill 11CD1. We need Kailua Residents to tell the City Council we do not … Continue reading

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