Waikapu man arrested in TV theft
A Waikapu man was arrested after he sold a television that had been stolen in a burglary last month, police said.
Bail was set at $6,000 for Rodney Jimenez, 46, of Waikapu. He was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.
The burglary occurred in October at a residence on Wilikona Place in Waikapu. A 55-inch television was stolen.
Jimenez was arrested Saturday after the owner of the television saw it at the house of a friend, who said he had bought it from Jimenez, police said.
Teachers join in 'work to rule' action
Kahului Elementary School and King Kekaulike High School teachers have joined 36 other schools across the state today in a "work to rule" protest, in which teachers will not work outside their contractual hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to an announcement.
Teachers will stop all activities that teachers "are not fairly compensated for, including coaching, advising, tutoring, meeting and contacting parents, helping struggling students and providing college prep services in accordance with the mandate currently being imposed by the governor."
Teachers also will be holding sign-waving rallies in the mornings and afternoons on various days at the schools.
They are protesting the stalemate in contract negotiations with Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the state administration, the group said.
Cook-A-Thon to benefit Sandy relief
An Upcountry Cook-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Maui Nui Farm will benefit relief efforts for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Chefs from Maui Nui Farm will be preparing global, Mexican, Filipino and Thai dishes for the event, which will include live cooking demonstrations, entertainment and farm tours.
The event is free, but a donation of $15 or more will allow attendees to partake of the fare.
The event proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, according to Maui Nui Farm, which is located at 151 Pulehunui Road in Kula.
'Share the Love' event aids animals
Island Subaru is hosting its second annual "Share the Love" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Residents are invited to donate pet supplies, adopt animals and mentor children on wildlife recovery.
Representatives of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will provide information during the event.
Island Subaru is at 110 Hana Highway in Kahului.
For more information, call the auto dealership at 877-0031.