Blaze destroys house on Molokai
KAMALO, Molokai - Damage was estimated at $60,000 to a 20-by-30-foot wooden house near the beach that was destroyed in a fire Tuesday night in the Kamalo area, fire officials said.
Kaunakakai engine and tanker companies and a Pukoo engine company responded after people fishing outside Kamalo called the Kaunakakai Fire Station at 9:11 p.m. to report seeing a large fire. The first unit was on scene at 9:20 p.m. and found the structure engulfed in flames with its roof collapsed.
The fire was brought under control at 9:44 p.m. and extinguished at 10:55 p.m.
No one was at the house at the time.
Kihei man arrested in jewelry theft
WAILUKU - A 24-year-old Kihei man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing jewelry from his girlfriend's mother, police said.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Kaikea Cabreros, who was charged with second-degree theft.
The jewelry was stolen over a period of a month and a half, with most items recovered, police said.
Cabreros, who lives in the same residence as his girlfriend and her mother, turned himself in at the Wailuku Police Station after learning the mother had reported the theft, police said.
Manzanar movie moving to Kihei
The documentary "The Manzanar Fishing Club" ends its run at the Kaahumanu 6 Consolidated Theaters today but will be moving to the Kukui Mall Theatres in Kihei beginning Friday for at least a week.
The film chronicles the experiences of internees at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in eastern California during World War II. Forced to leave their homes on the West Coast, the Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens would escape the confines of their camp for a fishing trip of a day or a week.
The writer and co-producer of the documentary is Richard Imamura, grandson of the founder of the old Kawaharada's restaurant in Haiku. Cory Shiozaki is the director.
For showtimes and ticket prices, call the Kukui Mall Theatres at 874-8624 or go to the website www.fandango. com/kukuimall_aaiyb/theaterpage?date.
Organizations to join Goodwill gathering
KAHULUI - More than 50 Maui organizations are participating in Goodwill Industries of Hawaii's "Gathering the Good of Maui" community resource fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the War Memorial soccer fields.
The free public event will include community resources to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. There also will be representatives of nonprofit agencies and private employers as well as food booths, door prizes and entertainment.
Goodwill will have information about its job readiness and job support programs.
For more information, call Charen Kepler at (808) 442-8913 or go online to www.higoodwill.org.
Child abuse is topic of radio show Friday
KAHULUI - Child abuse will be the topic of Friday's "Maui Breakfast Club" radio show with the chief executive officer of Maui Family Support Services appearing as the guest.
Jani Sheppard will be interviewed by Kellie Pali-Cruz and Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez. Given the recent death of 4-year-old Zion McKeown in an alleged child abuse case, the radio show will cover the danger of child abuse on Maui, how to recognize possible abuse and what actions to take if abuse is suspected.
The Maui Breakfast Club airs from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday on KNUI AM 900 and on the Internet at KNUIMaui.com. Sheppard's appearance will be from 8 to 9 a.m.
Callers are welcome at 856-2836 during the show. Questions also may be posted on Facebook at Maui Breakfast Club Radio Show.
Seat inspections offered Saturday
KAHULUI - Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Maui Marketplace on Dairy Road in Kahului.
Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they're properly installed should show up with the child, car or booster seat and car. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.
The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Under state law, child car seats are required for children under age 4. Children from ages 4 to 7 are required to be restrained in either car seats or booster seats while riding in vehicles.
Information about upcoming child car seat inspections is available on Facebook by looking up Maui County Child Passenger Safety.
Veterans picnic planned for July 3
WAILUKU - An All American Picnic for Maui veterans with fireworks, hosted by Hale Mahaolu, will be held July 3 at the War Memorial soccer field.
The deadline for Maui veterans to RSVP for this free event is Friday. They may bring one guest.
The event begins at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 8:15 p.m. Those attending are urged to bring a picnic blanket, chairs, umbrella and flashlight.
This will be a nonalcoholic event. There will be food, prizes and games.
The picnic is part of Hale Mahaolu's 45th anniversary celebration and has received support from the county, Mayor Alan Arakawa, the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association as well as businesses and individuals. In addition to the veterans, Hale Mahaolu staff and their families will be attending.
To RSVP, call 871-9009. Admission tickets may be picked up through veterans club presidents by Monday.