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A smashing night

Went over to Kanaka Kava with Mike to meet some friends for some kava and I saw a bunch of blue lights and cops in the parking lot so being the pj that I am I had to investigate.

Apparently what happened, according to a bystander, is the cops were arresting some gal in the parking lot who was driving this pickup. She got out and as the cops talked to her the pickup started to roll down the parking lot with nobody in it. A cop tried to jump in, or lean in and stop the vehicle but it was too late.

Crashee 1
The driverless pickup smashed into this SUV, bashed it and pushed it up onto the curb.

Crashee 2
The force drove the SUV into a lightpost causing damage to the front too.

Quite the bummer for the owner of the SUV.

On a happier note we got to have some kava later and some pupu at Kanaka Kava. I neglected to shoot photos of the other food which included (here: veggies, shrimp, ulu) kalua pork and Okinawan sweet potato pie with a layer of haupia. Pretty ono stuff. I only sampled the pie which was nice in that it wasn’t overly sweet. (I had a photo of the pie but accidentally deleted it).

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Peek-A-Boo, I-Arrest-You

Hidden Cops
You probably want to make sure you’re wearing your seatbelt while driving through Waimea, you never know who’s watching from behind a sign with a walkie-talkie for his buddies down the road.


Caveat Emptor – Part Deux

An email from Tesoro regarding my blog post of Feb. 14th.

Mr. Sekiya,

I am writing you in response to a posting on your blog that was brought to Tesoro’s attention:…

The location in question, QUEEN K (KAILUA-KONA, HI) is an independently owned and operated location that was recently branded as Tesoro. The transition to operation as a Tesoro station, which includes updates to the dealer’s computer software to properly record discounts for car washes, is now in progress and we have been in contact with the owners to ensure the process is completed in a timely fashion. In the meantime, the station has posted signs at the pumps to notify customers about this issue and to reassure them that they can receive the appropriate $2 discount by showing their receipt to a customer service associate inside the store.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding as we make this transition.

Brandon Plank
Retail Tesoro Customer Care
phone: 1-877-783-7676


I’m not sure how they are going to make good to folks who were overcharged but tossed their receipts. If you are one of these folks it wouldn’t hurt to go in there and ask.