Association, plaza gain manager
Maui-based Peake & Levoy has been named manager of the Maui Research & Technology Park Owners Association and of the Park Plaza.
The tech park in Kihei, developed in the early 1990s, includes five buildings totaling 180,000 square feet of lab, office and data center space. It is home to more than 20 high-tech and professional service companies, including Akimeka, Boeing and the Maui High Performance Computing Center.
Park Plaza is a condominium office building in the tech park. Owners and tenants include the 21st Century Group, Joint Information Technology Center and Goodfellow Bros.
Founded in 2001, Peake & Levoy is a commercial real estate company specializing in property management, brokerage, tenant representation and investment services.
Center offers education services
The Educational Opportunity Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is accepting new participants interested in attending college but unsure where to begin.
The center offers free college admissions services, financial aid assistance and career exploration services to eligible Maui County residents.
Those who want services need to fill out a request for services form or stop by the center's office at the college's Kahului campus. For more information, call 984-3286 on Maui or 553-4490, ext. 23, on Molokai.
Request for services forms also are available online at maui.hawaii.edu/services/eoc.
Police seek vehicle in hit, run
Maui police are looking for a 1997 or 1998 Mitsubishi Galant that might have been involved in a hit-and-run fatal accident with a man who was found in the middle of the Paia Bypass Road on Sunday night.
The vehicle will have front-end damage and will be missing at least one of the black plastic grille pieces located above the front license plate, police said Monday.
Police are still trying to identify the man. The Maui County Paramedics Association reported that the man was elderly.
Police said it appears that the man was struck by a vehicle that was traveling east on the Paia Bypass Road. The body was found around 8:16 p.m. Sunday.
This is Maui County's 19th traffic fatality of the year, compared to 12 at the same time last year, police said. Anyone who has any information about the vehicle or the driver involved in the crash is asked to contact Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966.
Lahaina crews douse brush fire
Lahaina fire crews were able to quickly douse a brush fire Sunday afternoon on the mauka side of Honoapiilani Highway across from Puamana, fire officials said Monday.
There was no damage in the incident reported at 2:55 p.m. The cause of the fire was undetermined, fire officials said.
The Lahaina fire crew, ladder company and water tanker arrived to find 1,500 square feet of brush on fire.
It was called under control at 3:06 p.m. and extinguished at 3:48 p.m.
Engine catches fire; no injuries
No one was injured as a 2010 Camaro engine caught fire Monday morning on Kaahumanu Avenue, fire officials said.
A man who was driving the car said that he noticed his engine overheating and pulled into the parking lot of the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The Wailuku fire crew responded to the 11:42 a.m. alarm to find the car's engine compartment fully involved. The fire was under control at 11:48 a.m. and extinguished at 12:09 p.m.
No cause or damage estimates were provided by fire officials.