Friday, February 6, 2009

No More Homeless On Maui

A bill that gives homeless people a one-way ticket back to the mainland recently passed it's first test.

The idea behind this bill is to clean up the beaches and send these people back to their families.

The state will pay for the plane tickets to send them back though.

In my opinion, the fact that the state needs to pay is a bad idea.

But having cleaner beaches would be a nice and necessary change.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mainland Visitor Falls To Her Death

52 year old California native, Laurie Brunner-Chapple, who was staying in Kaanapali, fell from her 10th floor room balcony to her death.

Her body was found poolside by other visitors staying at the hotel.

There was no sign of foul play, but police are still investigating.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Taguma Got Me

If you're from Maui, you know who Taguma is. If not, consider yourself lucky.

Taguma is one of Maui's most ruthless police officers. He used to be a regular cop, but got shot and demoted to a traffic cop.

He's stuck driving a Cushman[similar to a golf cart, only smaller] due to him getting shot.

He patrols one of the busiest towns on Maui; Wailuku.

Everyone drives cautiously once they hit Wailuku, because of this guy.

You could be doing 22 in a 20 zone and he'll pull you over.

He's also well-known for pulling his own mother over. Lovely guy, eh?

If you've been caught by Taguma, Maui Built has stickers that say "Taguma Got Me".

They used to have t-shirts, but Taguma found out, went into Maui Built and threatened to sue them if they didn't pull it off the shelves.

They can no longer sell the Taguma products, but if you ask them for the sticker, they'll give it to you for free.

Upcountry, Maui

Upcountry, Maui is one of the most beautiful places to go to on Maui. It consists of several small towns in the cool mountains of Maui and yes, it's the country.

Makawao is in the beginning and Pukalani would be next. Both are the towns to be in if you want the country, yet like the busy-ness feeling of being downtown.

Haiku would be a little bit deeper in and a little bit more dead. If you've hit Haiku, you're on your way to the curvy roads and waterfalls.

For me, I love the small town feeling I get from being Upcountry. It's quiet and away from everything. If you want peace and relaxation, take a drive Upcountry.