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Entries by Carla Herreria from 01/2014

Hawaii Lightning Storm Video Will Trigger Your First Existential Crisis Of 2014

Posted 01.02.2014 | Green

Mother Nature wanted to bid adieu to 2013 with her own fireworks. On Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's Cloud Came...

Finley Boyle, 3, Dead After Dentist Visit, Parents File Lawsuit

Posted 01.03.2014 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Finley Boyle died on Friday evening. A statement on behalf of her family was issued by Hospice Hawaii and read: "It is with heavy hearts that ...

Obama's Hawaii Vacation Ends, Returning To Washington On Saturday

Posted 01.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning his return to Washington after two weeks in Hawaii for a holiday vacation. White House officials...

Whale Shark In Hawaii Gets Up Close And Personal With Tourists (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2014 | Green

On Jan. 2, off Hawaii island's Kona coast, a group of excited snorkelers came across a mild-mannered and curious whale shark. The resulting scene can ...

Matt Kinoshita Escapes Shark Attack By Running It Over With Surfboard

Posted 01.09.2014 | Weird News

Talk about an audacious start to the new year. Matt Kinoshita, 43, was paddling near Ukumehame Beach in Maui on his stand up paddle board Wednesda...

Dr. Lilly Geyer Under Investigation After Death Of 3-Year-Old Finley Boyle

Posted 01.10.2014 | Healthy Living

The state of Hawaii has begun an investigation of Dr. Lilly Geyer, the dentist whose three-year-old patient died earlier this month after going into c...

Loretta Fuddy's Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

Posted 01.13.2014 | Politics

When Loretta Fuddy, the Hawaii state health director who verified and approved the release of President Obama's birth certificate, died tragically in ...

Kauai's Anti-GMO Regulation Challenged By Big-Ag Lawsuit

Posted 01.14.2014 | Green

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law...

11 Jellyfish Facts That Are Just As Mesmerizing As The Creatures Themselves (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.15.2014 | Green

There is nothing more simultaneously graceful, terrifying, mesmerizing and ominous than the jellyfish. Following the sun, drifting with the current...

6 Breathtaking Places To Get Married In Hawaii (That Aren't The Beach)

Posted 01.16.2014 | Weddings

If you've seen one beach wedding, you've probably seen them all: flowers strewn about the sand, barefoot bridal parties, setting suns and, of course, ...

Shaun Harrington Goes Shark Diving In A Birdcage.. Guess What Happens Next

Posted 01.17.2014 | Green

This stunt could go down in record books for "The Dumbest Thing Ever Done In Shark Infested Waters." When Shaun Harrington found out that there was...

Shark Attack Survivor Mike Coots's Stunning Instagram Photos Will Keep You Inspired

Posted 01.18.2014 | Good News

This is Mike Coots. When he was 17 years old, he lost his right leg to a shark attack while surfing off waters in his home island of Kauai. ...

Boaz Johnson's Body Identified, Handwritten Confession Admits Murder Of Brittany Royal

Posted 01.22.2014 | Crime

A dead body found hanging from a tree on Hawaii's Big Island has been identified as Boaz Johnson, a key suspect in last year's murder of Brittany Roya...

Artist Marshall Sharpe Brings The "Lost" Monarchs Of Hawaii Back To Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In 1843, after the British returned sovereignty to the Hawaiian people, King Kauikeaouli said in a speech, “Ua mau ke ea o ka 'āina i ka pono," whi...

Timothy David Hershman Gets 18 Months For Drunk Dialing FBI With Fake Hijacking Threat

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge handed an 18-month prison sentence to a Hawaii man who admitted he falsely reported a possible airplane hijacking because he...

17 Signs You're Actually Addicted To The Ocean

Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

The ocean -- or any brilliant, large body of water -- is a powerful and beautiful thing. It gives you special moments that nothing else in the world c...

Lunada Bay Protesters Stand Up To 'Trust Fund' Bullies At Hostile Surf Spot

Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

Lunada Bay is one of the most scenic spots in Southern California. Located in the affluent Los Angeles suburb of Palos Verdes Estates, it has sweeping...

Don't Panic! Here Are 5 Things You Can Do When It Rains On Your Vacation

Posted 01.30.2014 | Travel

Your moment is finally here. You've been saving money all year, carefully planned out your beach reads and swimsuit purchases, and you even packed thr...

Alex Sverdlov Rescued After Being Stranded In Hawaii Snow Storm For 2 Days

Posted 01.31.2014 | Weird News

Alex Sverdlov of Queens, New York, spent two days trapped in a heavy snowstorm during an 18-mile hike on Hawaii island's Mauna Loa volcano. The 36-...

This Is What A Hawaii Snow Day Looks Like (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

You know that first day of spring? When everyone breaks out their warm-weather clothing and has that doofy smile on their face? Well, that just happen...