Fire causes damage to home in Haiku
A fire Thursday caused about $60,000 damage to a residence on Alii Koa Place in Haiku, a fire official said.
The fire was reported at 4:56 p.m., with companies from Paia, Makawao and Kahului responding.
Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire started on the lanai and consumed about 20 percent of the structure before being brought under control at 5:18 p.m.
No one was home at the time. Damages were estimated at $50,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents, Mainaga said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
The American Red Cross was providing assistance to the mother and son who were living at the residence.
Hawaiian Airlines cautions of scam
A computer-generated phone scam is targeting Hawaiian Airlines credit card holders and members of HawaiianMiles and Hawaiian Airlines Federal Credit Union, the airline announced Friday.
The calls begin by saying people's accounts have been locked and must be reactivated by pressing "0" for more details. The computer then asks for people to enter more detailed personal information about their account.
Hawaiian Airlines officials said they never contact members and request personal information, including account numbers, passwords and pins, over the phone.
The company advises anyone who receives one of the calls to not reply and to hang up.
Mayor to present budget on Tuesday
Mayor Alan Arakawa and his staff will present his administration's proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Tuesday.
The presentation begins at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers on the eighth floor of the Kalana O Maui building, according to a county announcement. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Arakawa will outline his administration's priorities - "an efficient, effective and responsive government; a strong, diversified economy; suitable public infrastructure; a prepared, safe and livable county; and a healthy and sustainable community."
For more information, call county Communications Director Rod Antone at 270-7855.
Paving, limb cutting completed early
The parking lot at War Memorial Gym has been repaved and reopened ahead of schedule, the County of Maui announced Friday.
Hansen Road also has been reopened after deadwood trimming was completed a day early, county officials said.
Summer Fun Guide coming next month
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.