A Day at the Beach

the sun began to rise to start a new day, life would once again bloom into a flurry of activity. Sleeping flowers would once
the sun began to rise to start a new day, life would once again bloom into a flurry of activity. Sleeping flowers would once
again expose their beautiful faces for all the world to see. The birds would soar in the sky riding the winds of the new
day. In the sea, small fish would swim in the surf line foraging for their meals. Sea turtles would lounge on the ocean
surface basking in the sun. Porpoise would jump and play as if they were celebrating the new day. Occasionally, a line  
of pelicans would fly by in perfect unison skimming the waves but never touching them. Sometimes a pelican would fall
from the sky with his mouth gaping wide as he made his ungainly dive to catch his dinner.
from the sky with his mouth gaping wide as he made his ungainly dive to catch his dinner.

On the beach, the wading birds are running about looking for food while dodging the small waves as  
they wash upon the shore. Life is good! The sun continues his march across  the sky, sinking lower and lower. All the
days activities begin to slow down as the evening approaches. Finally the sun sinks into the ocean and the day
succumbs to the night. Once again, life goes to sleep to refresh for the coming day.

‘Anakala Pila
Editor's Note:  Uncle Bill has been taking a Hawaiian language class every Sunday night for the last six weeks at the Santa Cruz Art League.  A Day at the
was his completion of a short story to be translated into Hawaiian.
  • Friday, May 19, 2006 in Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre JAKE SHIMABAKURO!  Show time is 8:00 pm.  To
    purchase tickets:$20 or $23 at the door.  Available at:  Aloha Island Grille 1700 Portola Avenue (buy some kau
    kau at da same time!), Street Light Records 941 Pacific Avenue, By Phone: 479-3299 or www.ticketleap.com.  
    Jake has a new CD out entitled Dragon which has been nominated for a 2006 Na Hoku award.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2006 in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village THE 2006 NA HOKU HANO HANO
    AWARDS No host cocktails and reception begins at 5:00pm, single tickets are $95 each.  This is a televised
    presentation, black tie (optional event).  For tickets please phone The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts:  
    (808) 235-9424  Platinum, Gold and Corporate Tables available or Single Ticket Purchases.
  • Saturday, April 29th  AKAU HANA OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB.  20TH Anniversary Lu'au at the Santa
    Cruz Yacht Club 244 4th Avenue.  Tickets are $25 and available at the door. No Host Cocktails (4:00), Food
    (5:00) will be provided by THE ALOHA ISLAND GRILLE, Entertainment (6:00) by Michelle Kiba and the Aloha
    Style Band, Raffle Prized (8:00) doors close at 9:00pm TONIGHT!
    Lu'au at The Girls & Boys Club in Seaside, 1332 La Salle Avenue.  Tickets are $30 and include dinner, music
    by KAPU-LP 104.7 FM, Hula Dancers, Door Prize.  All proceeds go to the American Cancer society.  THEN
    support ACS at the 24 hour RELAY FOR LIFE at the Monterey Fairgrounds on June 10-11th.  Visit the website
    to support a participant by making a pledge:
  • Saturday, May 6, 2006 ANNIEGLASS MOTHER'S DAY WAREHOUSE SALE.  310 Harvest Drive in
    Watsonville (Corner of Hwy 129/Riverside Drive and Harvest Drive).  Look for the AQUA BLUE WAREHOUSE.  
    All proceeds benefit Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Charity.  Sale is from 9:00 - 6:00pm.
  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 OHANA DE WATSONVILLE/KAPU-lp 104.7.  First Fund raiser Lu'au and
    Concert.  Noon to 6:00 pm at the Station and Grounds located at 250W. Riverside Drive, Watsonville.  
    Performers: Steven Espaniola, Owana Salazar, Brittni Paiva, John Cruz, Kohala, George Kuo, Martin Pahinui
    and Aaron Mahi and Hula by The Ladies of Mehana.  Food provided by:  Aloha Island Grille, D'La Colmena
    and Golden China.  Ticket Price of $65 includes: Food & Beverages all Day and all of the MELE! There will
    also be: CD sales, T-Shirt Sales and Hawaiian Vendors.  Tickets: Credit Card:(831) 768-7002, Paypal: www.
    kapu.org (click on add to cart button) or by check: Ohana de Watsonville, 250W. Riverside Drive, Watsonville,
  • Saturday & Sunday August 12-13, 2006 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY/WATSONVILLE RELAY
    FOR LIFE.  Watsonville Fairgrounds 10:00 am to 10:00 am.  For more information and to make a pledge,
    visit their website:www.acsevents.org/relay/ca/watsonville
  • Sunday, September 3, 2006 JORDAN HOUSE BENEFIT LU'AU.  This fund raiser will be from 12:00-5:
    00 pm at the Monterey Bay Academy.  KAPU-LP 104.7 FM will be there.  Look for more information on this
    charity event in the Ohana de Watsonville's 2nd Quarter e-news letter, at the first part of June.
HAWAII CALLS     by Norma Crouch (Again! She says)
My friend June, who lives in Sequim, WA, emailed wishing for Hawaii weather to escape the rain and cold.  Next
thing you know we have E-tickets and on March 2nd, she departed Seattle and I flew the new (October 2005) direct
flight from San Jose to Honolulu via Hawaiian Airlines.  My brother loved not having to drive me all the way to San
Francisco.  Our flights arrived only ten minutes apart so we hooked up in baggage claim and headed to The
Breakers’ Hotel.  We quickly unpacked and walked to Duke’s for lunch and our fix of Hula Pie.  Discovering Hula Pie
(Macadamia nut ice cream, Oreo crust, hot fudge drizzled all over, a six inch mound of whipping cream and topped
off by a sprinkling of nuts) many years ago, it is a necessity on all our trips, at least once.  Great people watching
at Duke’s plus terrific view of Diamond Head, ocean, and palm trees, but snagging a table is the big trick.  Very
crowded.  If you time it right, might catch a two-hour performance by The Sean Na’auao Trio, possibly Kapena or
Henry Kapono. Our timing was great and we saw two out of three.  Hear all three of these entertainers being played
every day on KAPU-lp.

Our annual trip occurs in September, so weather in March was a bit different.  The North Shore had severe rains
causing road closures and property damage, but around Honolulu the rain was much lighter.  We always have Plan
B for inclement weather, which is either shopping or movies.  Shopping won and spent quality time browsing
through the Waikele Outlets.

Kauai suffered torrential rains, major flooding from a failed dam, highway closures, and severe property damage,
although am told the people on this island are very resilient and self sufficient so are well on their way to recovery.  
Please pray for the people living in the damaged areas, especially families who lost loved ones.

Headed down to the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Friday after reading, in the TGIF section of the newspaper that a
good friend of KAPU-lp, Herb Ohta, Jr. and David Kamekahi were performing.  Herb said their gigs at HHV are
Wednesday and Friday.  Thought they would be playing AND singing, however they were only playing.  

The new construction in progress around Waikiki along Lewers, Beach Walk and Saratoga Avenues is unnerving.  
An Embassy Suites, Fairfield Resorts, Roy’s Restaurant, P.F. Chang’s, all scheduled in the near future.  I can’t help
but wonder the fate of our favorite hotel, The Breakers’.  It is NOT a comforting thought.

Experienced some “chicken skin” while at the Moana Surfrider listening to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
Serenaders.  It is quite common to have “cousins” or “uncles” from the audience be called on stage to entertain.  
Hearing a blind entertainer named Joe Wilcox and the lovely baritone voice of Van Horn Diamond was just such an

Every trip has it’s highlight and mine was seeing the Brothers Cazimero perform at Chai’s Island Bistro our last
night in Hawaii.  Their voices are soooo beautiful; the harmonies are so glorious that I was soaring on this music.  
The electric bass guitar Robert plays is also a work of art, handmade from beautiful woods and played on a metal
stand, like a bass fiddle.  Everything about this experience was fabulous, even the food.  Don’t miss seeing this duo
on your next trip to Honolulu.  You can hear the Brothers Cazimero songs played on KAPU-lp daily.

One sad note about this trip, when ready to depart, my flight was delayed just over an hour, along with three gate
changes.  My friend’s flight to Seattle was delayed three hours.  Fortunately, no further delays and we both arrived
home safe and sound albeit a little later than planned.  Looking forward to my next trip in May.
Since KAPU-lp is a non-profit radio station, the FCC & the IRS allow us to raise money by individual donations and
through commercial underwriting (aka radio advertising).  Please help us help the businesses that support KAPU-
lp 104.7 FM by making it a point to be a patron of these fine businesses whenever possible.

  • THE ALOHA ISLAND GRILLE: 1700 Portola Drive in Santa Cruz (831) 479-3299
  • APTOS VILLAGE SKIN AND BODY CARE: 8035 Soquel Drive in Aptos (831) 688-4541
  • Jim Booth Swim School: 25 Penny Lane in Watsonville (831) 722-3500
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