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Amendment to proposed transit-oriented development plan for Halawa

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga has submitted an amendment to the City Department of Planning and Permitting’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan for Halawa, incorporating the ‘Aiea Sugar Mill property into the TOD zone.

The goal of this amendment is not to have more density, but to provide a buffer zone between the impending Aloha Stadium development and ‘Aiea’s residential areas. The amendment would also allow the sugar mill site to be included in any community benefit that transit oriented development will bring.

The ACA will continue to work with the Department of Planning and Permitting ont he Primary Urban Center plans/designations to ensure development consistent with the community’s needs and desires.

Mahalo to Councilmember Carol Fukunaga for her leadership on this issue.

Photos from Clean-up Day at Loko Pa’aiau

In partnership with the the U.S. Navy, Native Hawaiian civic clubs, and a number of local organizations, the ‘Aiea Community Association participated in a clean-up of the Loko Pa’aiau fishpond, one of the few intact fishponds remaining in the Pearl Harbor area on April 21, 2018. Thanks to the hardworking volunteers who came out, the fishpond is looking better than ever!

Mahalo to Kennard Chong for the following photos.

Loko Pa’aiau recognized with a Preservation Award

E Ala Pa’aiau Restoration was recognized with a Preservation Award at the Historic Hawai’i Foundation’s 2018 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony!

The award was presented to the Ali’i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club, ‘Aiea Community Association, and Navy Facilities Engineering Command Hawai’i.

Kehaulani Lum and Bruce Keaulani represented the ‘Aiea Community Association at the ceremony, which took place on May 23rd at the YWCA Laniakea.

Mahalo to everyone who has been helping with the restoration of this local landmark!

Friends of ‘Aiea Library Booksale Tomorrow, 3/17/2018, 10-3pm

The Friends of ‘Aiea Library will be having a book sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 17, from 10am-3pm at the Aiea Public Library! Proceeds benefit the ‘Aiea Library!

Many items will be $1 or less — TONS of bargains!

Reminder: Aiea Christmas Parade & Fun Fair tomorrow (Saturday, 12/9)!

As a reminder, our parade and fair are happening tomorrow! The parade will leave Pearl Ridge Elementary at 9am, will travel along Moanalua Road, up Kaamilo Street, take a right turn at Aiea High School (Ulune Street), and finish at the old ‘Aiea Sugar Mill.

Moanalua Road will remain open during the parade, though there will be lane closures. If you are driving along Kaamilo St. or Aiea Heights Dr. between about 9:30 and 10:15am, please be prepared for road closures due to the parade. All roads should be reopened by about 10:15am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

The Christmas fun fair will take place at the Aiea Sugar Mill site after the parade, from roughly 10am to 2pm. The fair will feature entertainment, a couple of food trucks, games, and family-friendly booths. If you are planning on attending the fair at the Aiea Sugar Mill site, please park either on the street or at the ‘Aiea Korean Methodist Church. Unlike in years past, the City is not allowing us to park on the sugar mill field. Thank you for your understanding!

Support Hurricane Harvey relief by dining at CPK on Tuesday, September 12th!

Hurricane Harvey the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, devastated much of Texas and Louisiana as well as parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. The storm has resulted in at least 71 confirmed deaths and over $70 billion in damage. As we know from Kauai’s experience with Hurricane Iniki, the recovery process will take a long time.

One way to help out is by eating at CPK anytime on Tuesday, September 12th (today!). Twenty percent of food and beverage sales made throughout the day at nationwide CPK locations will be donated to Feeding Texas, which is helping with the relief efforts.

(In case you’re wondering, ‘Aiea Hongwanji’s preschool was going to hold its fundraiser today at CPK Pearlridge. However, in solidarity with the victims of Harvey, the preschool has decided to donate whatever funds it makes from its fundraiser toward CPK’s Harvey relief efforts. Thank you, ‘Aiea Hongwanji preschool, for your generosity!)

Support the ACA by shopping at Hakubundo in September!

Hakubundo store at Pearlridge

Hakubundo celebrated the grand opening of its new location at Pearlridge Center Uptown! This amazing store is popular for its high-quality Japanese stationary, gift items, books, magazines, and adorable stuffed animals and other toys.

To celebrate its grand opening, Hakubundo is graciously supporting the ‘Aiea Community Association. From now until the end of September, when you shop at Hakubundo, the store will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ‘Aiea Community Association. These proceeds will help the ACA in its mission to better the ‘Aiea community, and will help us to continue sponsoring events like our annual Christmas parade (purchasing insurance and renting equipment and bounce houses for the family fair is expensive!).

So, be sure to stop by Hakubundo sometime this month to do some early Christmas shopping!

MAHALO NUI LOA to Hakubundo for their generosity! Thank you for supporting our community!

Jane with members of the Hakubundo team

Jane at the opening of Hakubundo’s new location in Pearlridge

Applications to Participate in the 2017 ‘Aiea Christmas Parade & Fun Fair

2013 parade Photo by Asa Asato

2013 parade Photo by Asa Asato


The annual ‘Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair is a great event that celebrates the holiday season. We would like to extend an invitation to participate in the annual event in Aiea. This will be the 11th year for this holiday event. It will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017. The parade starts at 9am from Pearlridge Elementary School and ends at the Old Sugar Mill Site on Halewiliko Street, next to the ‘Aiea Public Library. The fun fair will follow at approximately 10am at the Old Sugar Mill site with games, entertainment, food, bouncers, and more.

If you would like to participate, please fill out and return the form below (in MS Word format):

The ‘Aiea Christmas Parade and Fun Fair is sponsored and funded by the ‘Aiea Community Association which is an IRS designated 501(c) 3 organization. Donations can be made to the ‘Aiea Community Association to help defray costs of the event.

We hope to hear from you soon. Come and join us at the 10th ‘Annual Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair on December 9.

Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Karen Higa
‘Aiea Parade Committee

Claire Tamamoto
‘Aiea Community Association

OCCC Town Hall Meeting

The Department of Public Safety will be holding a town hall meeting at Aloha Stadium’s hospitality room (located at the main box office) on Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

This meeting is of interest to Aiea and Halawa residents, as two of the sites being considered to build the new jail are in the Halawa area.

Aiea High School’s Family Fun Fair

Aiea High School’s PTSO presents the 2017 Aiea High School Family Fun Fair!

Happening this Friday, April 21st from 4-9pm at the Aiea High School campus!

Come for a petting zoo, food booths, rides, games, entertainment, pony rides, and more!

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