Surf expected hang around for a while
A high-surf advisory has been extended to 6 p.m. Wednesday for east-facing shores of Molokai and Maui, the National Weather Service said Monday.
Surf is expected to reach 6 to 10 feet and will remain elevated through Wednesday.
A high-surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
Facility changes Molokai meeting topic
A Molokai meeting by the Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss proposed permitting and scheduling changes for use of county facilities has been rescheduled, according to an announcement.
The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Coffees of Hawaii in Kualapuu. It will include a presentation on the proposed changes, and residents will be asked for input.
Special event coordinators, tournament organizers and officials of adult sports organizations are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Deputy Parks Director Brianne Savage at 270-7626.
Fire results in damage to park restrooms
Two bystanders extinguished a fire that was set in a restroom stall at Kalama Park in Kihei on Friday night, with damage limited to less than $200, police said.
Police and firefighters responded to the fire reported at 6:24 p.m. in a stall designated for handicapped people.
A woman who had been with her son at the park skating rink went to the men's restroom after hearing a boy screaming that there was a fire at about 6:20 p.m., police said. She and a man at the park were able to use water to put out the fire, police said.
A gas can and partially burned notebook were found in the stall, with damage estimated at less than $200, police said.
Police are investigating a fourth-degree arson case.
Okla. visitor arrested in sunglasses theft
A visitor from Oklahoma was arrested Sunday after he was seen stealing three pairs of designer sunglasses from a store at The Shops At Wailea, police said.
Matthew Thomas, 23, of Edmond was charged with second-degree theft. He was released after posting $1,000 bail.
Police were called to the Ilori store at the shopping center at about 11:30 a.m.
Thomas and a female companion had gone into the store at about 11 a.m. and were seen trying on several pairs of sunglasses. After the two left, an employee saw that sunglasses were missing, police said. On store surveillance video, Thomas was seen placing one pair of sunglasses in the right pocket of his shorts and placing another two pairs of sunglasses in a bag he was carrying, police said.
Security was notified, and Thomas was arrested at 11:57 a.m.
Main Street will close for waterline work
Main Street between North Church and Market streets will be closed from 8 p.m. today to 4 a.m. Wednesday to repair a leaking waterline, the Department of Water Supply said.
Motorists are advised to take alternate routes and to follow signs.
Water service will not be affected.
Customers may call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water emergency occurs.
Molokai Landfill operating hours change
The Molokai Landfill will be operating on a shorter schedule today through Saturday due to insufficient staffing, the county Department of Environmental Management announced Monday.
The schedule changes will allow landfill personnel from Maui to travel to Molokai to cover the staffing shortages.
The schedule changes include opening later today, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and closing early Thursday and Saturday at noon.
The landfill's regular hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.
Maui News to publish Summer Fun Guide
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.