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Oahu: Hollywood’s Home Away From Home

Oahu: Hollywood’s Home Away From Home


“Quiet, please. This is a take. And, action!”



VOICE OVER: Question. What do Equatorial Africa, the Amazon, Costa Rica, Panama, the Philippines, Micronesia, the South Seas, Jamaica, Tahiti, Okinawa, Taipan, Viet Nam and the Mediterranean all have in common? Answer: Oahu, Hawaii.

For more than a century — with its pristine beaches, rugged mountains and steamy jungles — Oahu has portrayed the most exotic, inaccessible and dangerous places on earth, representing myriad diverse locales for major movie productions — all without ever leaving the city limits of Honolulu. Hurray for Halewood — the movie industry’s home away from home!

When in 1898 the first motion pictures of Oahu were taken for a Thomas Edison travelogue, Hollywood hadn’t been invented yet. Even the earliest of filmmakers recognized Oahu offered some things unavailable anywhere on the continent — urban city scapes, tropical forests, verdant palisades and lush valleys, crystalline beaches and even sprawling military bases — all within a few miles of each other.


Youth Making a Difference in Hawaii

Youth throughout the state started work earlier this week for the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program (HYCC). After a weeklong training camp that took place on Oahu, nearly 150 youth will be spending the rest of their summer working with conservation organizations throughout Hawaii. HYCC’s Summer Program provides a once in a lifetime experience to the youth here in Hawaii , while also teaching them life skills, providing the opportunity to earn college credits, a stipend and an educational award. This summer, HYCC teams are hard at work on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, Lanai and Molokai.

Top 3 Summer Vacation in Hawaii Ideas

Have your friends decided where they want to go on your summer vacation? You are not alone, most families have not yet decided where they want to go. It can be a very time consuming activity to find that perfect vacation getaway, so explore the options for your Vacation in Hawaii. You will discover exciting options and it may not be a simple choice!

Scuba Dive Oahu Beach Entries and Exits

By Jack Leon of Ocean Concepts

Have you ever seen one more diver enjoying rising and falling about in the surf zone crazily looking for a fin? Unluckily, it could occur but I want to explain you how to evade it. I have planned to share some of the do's and don't of surf entries and exits to get you to and from your dive like an expert.

Indulge Your Travel Bug Without Catching Bugs

(NewsUSA) - As summer kicks Americans' travel plans into gear, doctors start seeing more patients -- travel exposes tourists to all sorts of communicable bacteria and viruses. But with a little preparation, vacationers can enjoy sun and sand without catching coughs and sniffles.

Top Seven Hawaii Dinner Cruise Tips

by Eric Petersen

A Hawaii dinner cruise is one of the most popular activities for visitors to the Islands of Aloha. The combination of a tropical location, sunset on the water and a good meal can set the stage for a memorable experience. However, not all dinner cruises in Hawaii are created equal. Follow these basic guidelines to find the best dinner cruise for your vacation to Hawaii.

Saint Andrew’s Noontime Concerts

Wednesdays at Saint Andrew’s Noontime Concerts

to feature the Northwest Girl choir


Home Prices in Honolulu Increase

CoreLogic® Home Price Index Shows Year-Over-Year and Month-Over-Month Increase
Home Prices in Honolulu Increase

Hawaii Plastic Surgeons: Beautifully Heightening the Bridge of the Nose

By Rizzosh

Patients of all ethnicities often look towards rhinoplasty as a beautiful way to enhance the appearance of their nose. In particular, patients of Asian heritage may want to redefine their nose to achieve a higher bridge. If you are looking to raise the profile of your nose, choose Hawaii plastic surgeons that specialize in the Rizzo dorsal implant.


Earthquake/Volcano/Tsunami Update Links

Aloha and welcome to our out-of-state readers.

Find Volcano/Earthquake/Tsunami News at the following links:

Honolulu Advertiser (http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (http://www.starbulletin.com)

TV – NBC Ch. 8 KHNL (http://www.khnl.com)

Big Island Media

West Hawaii Today
Daily Newspaper—Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Herald
Daily Newspaper—Hilo


Kilauea Volcano Update

USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory

U.S. Geological Survey

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Steve and Sophia’s House from Makakilo, Hawaii in West Oahu.




By Wally Amos

How many times have you known people who succumb to their circumstances? Too old, too young, not enough of this, too much of that. People often speak of being under the circumstances. They need to get on top of the circumstances. Recently, on a flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth to John F. Kennedy, I had the pleasure of meeting a flight attendant who did just that.


"Be Positive. Be Positive"



Many people through the years have commented to me that being famous makes it easy for me to have a positive attitude. I explain that I am famous because of my positive attitude.


Surfing in Oahu - A Surfer's Paradise

By Jeff Schuman

Surf’s up in Oahu. Long recognized as having some of the best surfing available are the waves on Oahu. Here’s some helpful information regarding surfing in Oahu.

The best time to surf in Oahu is during the winter months from November through March. This is when huge waves come into the north and west coastlines. Storms in the north Pacific are most active over this time and create huge waves.

This makes the North shore of Oahu one of the best locations for surfers from around the world looking for the big wave.


14 Reasons to Visit Oahu

By Carson Tien

Oahu is among the most visited places in Hawaii. It has great number of things which makes it a superb place to visit. People simply wait for a small reason to visit this stunning place. It has lots of things to offer to the tourists. Some of the reasons why you should visit this place are as follows:

OpenForum: Integrity Hawaii


Best Restaurants in Oahu


July 2015