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News update: New signage for Skyline’s Kalauao Station and newsletters from U.S. Navy and Sen. Elefante

New signage for Skyline’s Kalauao Station

The Skyline’s Kalauao Station has new signage that shares a bit of Kalauao’s historical significance, and includes a map of some of the ahupuaʻa’s landmarks.

ACA board member Kehaulani Lum played a major role in ensuring that Kalauao’s status as the former royal seat for the Kingdom of Oʻahu was recognized in this signage. Mahalo nui, Kehau!

A PDF version of the signage can be accessed below.

Newsletters

Please find newsletters from Navy Region Hawaii and Senator Brandon Elefante below:

March ACA meeting canceled; other announcements

March meeting canceled

The March 2024 ‘Aiea Community Association meeting has been canceled. Our next meeting will take place on April 15, 2024.

Friends of Makalapa Park: Milo tree planting on March 18, 2pm

The National Park Service has announced that there will be a tree planting event at Makalapa Neighborhood Park on March 18 at 2pm. The NPS Team and others affiliated with the Friends of Makalapa Park will be planting four milo trees to help increase the park’s tree cover.

If you would like to learn about or join the Friends of Makalapa Park, please see this website.

Volunteer opportunity with Catholic Charities

Transportation for Kupuna is a program administered by Catholic Charities, in which kupuna who live alone or have mobility issues with volunteer drivers to get to where they need to go.

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteer drivers. They indicated that need is particularly great in the Pearl City and ‘Aiea areas.

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you know a senior who could use these services, please see the flier below and contact Catholic Charities:

News from Sen. Elefante’s office

See below for a press release from Senator Elefante’s office regarding the passage by the Senate of two bills, introduced by Senator Elefante, that aim to reduce speeding in school zones.

Department of Health to Host Fuel Tank Advisory Committee Meeting on March 7, 2024, 1-5pm (via Zoom or live in-person at the Hawaii Convention Center)

Via the Hawaii State Department of Health:

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) will convene a Fuel Tank Advisory Committee meeting Thursday on updates related to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The agenda includes information on the closure process, site assessment plan, and the Navy housing drinking water system.

Representatives from the DOH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Joint Task Force-Red Hill, Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill, will be presenting at the meeting. The Defense Health Agency also will participate.

Members of the media interested in attending should RSVP to Kelly Ann Lee at KellyAnn.Lee@doh.hawaii.gov.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024

WHAT:  Fuel Tank Advisory Committee Meeting

WHERE: The Hawai‘i Convention Center, Lili‘u Theater #310 (1801 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu)

The meeting will also be available via Zoom (Register here)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 1:00-5:00 p.m. HST

The FTAC meeting is part of DOH and other agencies’ work to increase and enhance public engagement related to Red Hill. More information can be found online at the DOH Red Hill Water Information Website and the EPA’s Red Hill Public Engagement Calendar. The agenda and presentations for the FTAC meetings can be found here.

Announcements: Loko I’a Pāʻaiau Community Workday, NASED Newsletter

Loko I’a Pāʻaiau Community Work Day

Loko I’a Pāʻaiau will host its first community work day of the year this Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.!

Please come join the community as we work to help restore this fishpond. You can access the fishpond through McGrew Point Military Housing; parking is available near the fishpond entrance gate. For instructions, see https://bit.ly/LokoPaaiau. Bring water, sunscreen, and comfortable closed-toe shoes. An RSVP would be appreciated!

NASED Newsletter

The New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District’s February newsletter has been released and is available below:

Kupuna vaccination clinic at Aiea Hongwanji this Friday and other announcements

Aiea Hongwanji will be hosting a Kupuna vaccination clinic for those 60 and over and their household members and caregivers (pending availability). Flu and covid-19 shots will be offered. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID! The event will be this Friday from 4-8 pm. See the above flier for additional details.

Please also see the following supplemental handouts from our January 2024 meeting:

Finally, please be advised that HART’s scheduled lane closures near the Halawa rail station (Salt Lake Blvd. and Kamehameha Hwy.) has been delayed to begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to eliminate potential disruption to the Great Aloha Run, which is happening on February 19.

January 2024 meeting

Files and links related to the December 2023 ACA meeting will be posted here.

OCCC Community Engagement Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024

The University of Hawai’i Community Design Center is working with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (formerly Department of Public Safety) to envision rehabilitative models for a new jail to replace the O’ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) and to strengthen our community-based continuum of care.

At this OCCC community engagement workshop, the UH Community Design Center will provide project updates and invite the public to participate in co-design activities and discussions.

This event will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at the Aiea Elementary School cafeteria. More info can be found in the flier below (PDF).

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