Cheryl Grimm Wahine bio Cheryl Grimm Wahine Volleyball

Retired Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji chose the 1979 national championship as his favorite memory from 42 years of coaching. Cheryl Grimm was an integral part of that team. Cheryl was featured as one of "the best of the best" players that Shoji coached in a special Honolulu Star Advertiser section honoring the coach. [Read the special section pages 17 and 19]

Allen Millstein

Allen Millstein passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2011. Tony Lopez shared this remembrance of Allen:

Allen Millstein's mural in Kaiser cafeteria

"I found a picture of the large mural painted by Allen Millstein in the Kaiser High School cafeteria in 1975. I was one of Allen's three assistants for the month or so it took to finish the aerial view of Hawaii Kai and Koko Crater with Kaiser High on its base, the sunrise in the east, and Koko head, Moanalua Bay and the Pacific Ocean in the foreground. Still beautiful 36 years later. Allen we miss you and all of those great memories. Rest in Peace bruddah!"

David Uchiyama on Hawaii Business magazine coverWho Da Guy?

Look who made the cover of the January 2011 Hawaii Business Magazine! David Uchiyama is the VP for Brand Management at the Hawaii Tourism Authority. As the #2 man at the HTA he has a key role in priming Hawaii's #1 economic engine.

Leslie Kobayashi with her 7-year old sonHere Come da Judge!

Leslie Kobayashi's a '75 grad, but many of us were friends with her or her sister Anne ('77). President Obama appointed Leslie to a lifetime position on the U.S. District Court and the Senate confirmed her appointment in December, 2010. Congratulations Leslie! Read more.

Congratulations Tai & Raymie!

Yes, we're approaching the half century mark, but some of us are still making babies! Taimana Over was born on November 25, 2006 at 6:52 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long at birth. Tai and family are currently living in Kingwood, TX.

Tai's sympathy belly Proud parents
Tai & Taimana Raymie & Taimana

Marilyn McAllister: Personal Trainer

While she's done having babies (I think!), Marilyn McAllister has given birth to a new business, Your Fitness Your Life. She's a personal trainer/nutritional counselor in Boise, ID. Check out her website.

Diva in MidWeek

This isn't exactly news, but I came across this flattering MidWeek interview of Roy's Hawaii Kai manager Diva Schroeder (Deborah Kaaua).

Jenni Lopez Pre-Teen Singing Sensation

Move over JLo, there's another Jennifer Lopez destined for stardom. Jenni is the 10-year old daughter of '76er Tony Lopez and his wife Charlene. She has a long list of performances around California and New York City. She even released a CD titled "Christmas Is..."

Scot Long and David Uchiyama on Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Executive Committee

Two Kaiser High classmates were involved in the 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. On the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Executive Committee was Scot Long representing the IBEW 1357 ( International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). David Uchiyama, Regional Director of Communications for Starwood Hotels & Resorts was a Title Sponsor Representative. Starwood owns the Sheraton chain.—submitted by Mark Ragsac

Bradley Shigezawa Manoa Cup Semi-Finalist

Glenn Shigezawa's 13-year old son, Bradley, fell just shy of becoming the youngest winner of the 97th Manoa Cup Championship, the 4th longest running golf tournament in the nation, by advancing to the semi-final round. In 2003, Bradley, at age 11, became the youngest player to qualify for Manoa Cup match-play edging Michelle Wie by about 3 months! Proud father Glenn is an optometrist in Honolulu.

Read the 6/10/05 Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin articles.

UPDATE: In July, Bradley went on to win the 2005 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in Florida for the Boys 12-13 age group!

Going the Extra Distance

Zak Noles, Nia Bogert Noles' son, was featured in the 5/24/05 Ann Arbor News. Here's what Nia had to say about the article:

It just so happens to be about my son, Zakary, who just graduated
from High School this past Sunday. As the article states, he is no
superstar, but when you are on a team that has a guy with the 4th fastest running time in the nation for the mile, anything anyone else runs would seem to pale in comparison. But not in our eyes. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments and I just wanted to share a little of that with all of you.

Read the whole article.submitted by Nia Bogert Noles

Officer Herb Schreiner on Graffiti

Officer Herb Schreiner of Honolulu's finest was quoted in a 5/29/05 Honolulu Star-Bulletin article on the city's graffiti problem.

While graffiti is a trademark of ghetto life, nearly a quarter of the incidents reported last year were in Police District 7, which stretches from Manoa to Hawaii Kai and includes the richest neighborhoods on the island.

Officer Herb Schreiner of East Honolulu said graffiti is a priority for his district and that may boost the area's statistics. Police document and log cases for investigation, and make sure graffiti is cleaned up quickly.

"You have to attack graffiti by covering it up as fast as you can," he said. "It takes away the excitement of everybody seeing it. We call that the broken window effect. If it's there, it makes the neighborhood look bad. The faster you get in and clean it up, the less it attracts crime."

Read the whole article.

David Uchiyama in the Wall Street Journal

David Uchiyama of Starwood Hotels was quoted in a 3/21/2005 Wall Street Journal article on travel and technology.

The historic La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, N.M., reports that Internet usage by its guests has doubled since it added Wi-Fi two years ago. Meanwhile, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., based in White Plains, N.Y., is rolling out Wi-Fi networks at all of the company's 13 hotels in Hawaii.

"Connectivity is a part of today's lifestyle," says Starwood spokesman David Uchiyama in Honolulu, though he adds: "Now why people want all that accessibility at all times, sometimes I wonder."

One of the biggest reasons: Many people don't want to fall too far behind in their work. In a survey commissioned by trade magazine Mobile PC last year, 80% of respondents said that staying connected when they are away from their workplace makes their lives easier when they return.

Read the whole article.

Savina Crum Wendin Promoted to Vice President of Maui Divers

Maui Divers Jewelry has promoted Savina Crum Wendin to vice president. She will oversee sales efforts on Maui and Kaua'i, as well as assist with special projects. This announcement appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser in November 2004 but a Hawaii Pacesetters article was recently printed in The Pacific Business News January 21, 2005. To briefly summarize the PBN article Savina started as a sales associate and moved up the ladder to her position as vice president. Her quote as to why she took the job " Initially I came to Maui Divers as a salesperson and was looking for a company with integrity. I stayed with the company because of the heart and support and accepted the position to embrace a larger team that can be guided to success". She has other positive quotes except for the "driving in traffic". Congratulations Savina! Submitted by Mark Ragsac

Tracy Taylor Named 2004 Leeward Oahu District Teacher of the Year

Tracy Taylor, who teaches social and popular dance at the Kapolei Middle School, was named the Hawaii Department of Education's Leeward Oahu District Teacher of the Year.
[Read the West Oahu Current article.]

Decades alter Kaiser experience

This is Honolulu Star-Bulletin article (5/3/2004) quotes Cha-Cha Baker Yoshino and other Kaiser grads from the '70s and '80s.

Condo Recycling

Duane Komine talks about recycling at Nauru Tower in this Honolulu Advertiser article (3/21/2004)