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About Léo Azambuja

Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

UH Part of Discovery that Changes Understanding of Universe

A binary neutron star merger and resulting kilonova explosion. Illustration by Robin Dienel courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. Image courtesy of UH University of Hawaiʻi researchers played a major role in one of the most significant astronomical discoveries in decades — the first observations of a binary neutron star merger and resulting kilonova [...]

By | 2017-10-17T23:22:13+00:00 October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Second Group of Endangered ‘Alalā Released into Natural Area Reserve

Two ‘alalā that were released back into the wild. Photo courtesy of DLNR Five young ‘alalā, two females and three males, were released into Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Big Island Oct. 11. This second group of birds joins a previous group that had been released into the forest at the [...]

By | 2017-10-17T23:21:58+00:00 October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The ‘Choy of Cooking’ Debuts at Koloa Landing’s Holoholo Grill

Sam Choy Koloa Landing Resort announces the first annual “Choy of Cooking” with Sam Choy on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Holoholo Grill. The internationally renowned television personality and restaurateur will be sharing his culinary secrets, while preparing family-style signature cuisine and hosting a talk story event. Guests will be treated to an [...]

By | 2017-10-17T23:21:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Rice Street Block Party

Reggae band Revival By Léo Azambuja The Rice Street Block Party on the evening of Sept. 23 brought together the community, offering entertainment, food, history, culture, arts and shopping. Some of the entertainment included Makana, Revival and 1st Cut. Those who came were also given a glimpse of what the County Planning Department [...]

By | 2017-10-13T21:31:18+00:00 October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal?

By Scott A Sherley, Educator Licorice Poltergeist “Is that a service dog?” is a question we hear all too often now. The reason is the explosion, not just in Hawai‘i but all over the country, of “emotional support animals,”, commonly referred to as “comfort animals.” However, those types of animals are not service [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:46:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Threads of Kaua‘i’s History

Kaua‘i residents pose with their holokū at Historic County Building in Līhu‘e. From left to right, Pua Rossi-Fukino, Polei Palmeira, Donna Stewart, Saebrie Pegeder, Barbara Green, Helen Wong Smith and Victoria Lam. The Kaua‘i Historical Society is calling all its members and the Kaua‘i community to attend its gala event, The Threads of [...]

By | 2017-09-29T16:43:02+00:00 October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Five Pilot Whale Die After Stranding in Kalapaki, Others Saved (w/ video)

Stranded pilot whales at Kalapaki Beach Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Magers NOAA Fisheries, the U.S Coast Guard, Kaua‘i County Fire and Police Departments and the DLNR Divisions of Aquatic Resources and Conservation and Resources Enforcement joined concerned community members and native Hawaiian cultural practitioners to respond to a beaching event and [...]

By | 2017-10-14T11:13:45+00:00 October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Malia Kai Brings Sexy Back, Affordably

By Léo Azambuja Malia Kai Boutique owners Jamie Kai, left, and Maryanne Ornellas. Do you want a new dress but you’re not willing to sell an arm and a leg for it? Perhaps some new lingerie to spice up things in the bedroom? What about some dressy shoes? A wig? Classy accessories? A [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:31:03+00:00 October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

KCC Culinary Arts Awarded Accreditation

Kauaʻi Community College culinary team, from left to right, Karen Morita-Lee, Martina Hilldorfer, Duane Miyasato, Mark Oyama, Steven Nakata and Melanie Bacio The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has approved accreditation for Kauaʻi Community College’s culinary arts program to June 2022, the maximum accreditation period allowed. The award declares the college’s culinary arts program has established standards, [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:11:35+00:00 October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

UH: Soil Holds Potential to Slow Global Warming

A California rancher applies compost as part of a carbon-sequestration study. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Ryals Want to do something about global warming? Start by looking at the ground. Managed well, soil has an ability to trap carbon dioxide that is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to a recent University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:23:25+00:00 October 11th, 2017|0 Comments