Students join work day to clear Kalihi’s Lo’i Kalo park

Five kumu from HonCC along with 20 students came out Saturday to Lo’i Kalo Park in Kalihi where they practice “malama ‘aina (caring for the land). They cleared an area of overgrowth where the spring of HonCC’s campus Mala o Niuhelewai lo’i is located.
After the work was done, the group planted kalo to commemorate the day.
The next Malama ‘Aina Day (a service learning opportunity for HonCC students) will be on the campus itself, February 10, at Mala o Niuhelewai (located next to the Children’s Center). Come and join with others to malama ‘Raina.”

Photos by Boyse B.

Loʻi Kalo park project needs volunteers

first-day-11-12kHonCC automotive instructor Robert Silva is inviting staff, faculty and students to participate in a community service project from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Lo’i kalo park in Kapalama. Silva and others have been working to restore the natural spring in the park.
The entrance to the park is on the makai side of School Street right past (diamond head bound) the Mexican Restaurant.

HCC Halloween, fashion style

Photos by Nakemiah Williams 

You’d expect the Cosmetology and Fashion Technology students at Honolulu Community to know how to do Halloween right.

Perfect wigs. Eye-popping and scary makeup. And great costumes.  All were part of the day when the students put on an impromptu fashion show on campus Thursday.

Fence goes up quickly on Kapalama canal

IMG_8485Construction for the Kapalama canal fence started just a short while ago, but construction workers have already been able to build it up quickly over the course of the past few days.

The fence has already been fully put up on the Kohou St. side of the canal and government no trespassing signs have also been posted on the fence.

Not only have the homeless seemed to of completely leave the area, but many of the street parking stalls have already disappeared as well.


Photos were taken by Ka La staff member Alyssa Baligad