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Letters: Hikers on Diamond Head after it closes; Tokyo sidewalks put Waikiki’s to shame;


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Hikers on Diamond Head after it closes

At least three times a week I see hikers on Diamond Head after closing hours. Some are using the ewa rim for running exercise and others for sunset viewing. Most don’t have flashlights and many wait until it is too dark to scale down the side rims. One of these evenings, someone is going to get hurt severely.

I have called both the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Board of Water Supply, but the trespassing continues.

Since it seems difficult to catch the trespassers, I suggest that Diamond Head be opened for evening viewing and hiking. Charge a fee.

Why not?

Margy Behling



Tokyo sidewalks put Waikiki’s to shame

The Tokyo Olympics’ aerial views of events in Tokyo’s neighborhoods make our ugly Waikiki crosswalks look like Hawaii is a Third World country.

They are so ugly (e.g., Kalakaua and Royal Hawaiian), you start wondering if there’s such a thing as Fourth World country backwardness. Auwe!

Our mayors Kirk Caldwell and Rick Blangiardi didn’t make good use of the pandemic, which turned Waikiki into a ghost town.

Alan Matsuda

Hawaii Kai


Blame source of virus, not the unvaccinated

Freedom in America is the choice to make our own decisions. That’s why in America we are not subjected to communist ways and told when or how to do things.

If you’re going to blame an American citizen for not taking a vaccine for a virus he didn’t create or bring here, or cause a pandemic here, why not put the blame on where it originated: China (“Virus, unvaccinated are two common enemies,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, July 27)?

The enemy is not the unvaccinated American citizen; it’s the people who spread it because of their lifestyle. Put the blame where the blame belongs.

Paul Wong

Salt Lake


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