Alana Hong

Born and raised in Honolulu, Alana Hong has been scuba diving since age 5. She enjoys traveling, but always finds herself back in the islands she will forever call home. She currently works in Hawaii's film industry on various projects, most recently in the prop department on "Last Resort." On the weekends she can be found in the water with her camera and fins or brainstorming ideas with her creative friends.
VIDEO: ‘Footloose’ Creator Dean Pitchford Talks Dancing in Hawaii

VIDEO: ‘Footloose’ Creator Dean Pitchford Talks Dancing in Hawaii

Lawmakers want liquor commissions to define "dancing" if they regulate it.
VIDEO: Should Hawaii Cut Loose Its ‘Footloose’ Dancing Rules? Alana Hong/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Should Hawaii Cut Loose Its ‘Footloose’ Dancing Rules?

'Footloose' creator Dean Pitchford, who grew up in Hawaii, talks with us about why counties regulate dancing but can't define it.
VIDEO: The Kirk Cam — Our Intimate View of the Mayor’s Spin About Town

VIDEO: The Kirk Cam — Our Intimate View of the Mayor’s Spin About Town

Bike tour of downtown takes mayor on a path toward a bike-friendly city.
FOCUS: Meet Jasper Wong, The Community Artist

FOCUS: Meet Jasper Wong, The Community Artist

Creator of Pow Wow Hawaii covers Kakaako in color.
DC808: On the Wire — A City Of Scandals

DC808: On the Wire — A City Of Scandals

It may be screwing up elsewhere but the federal government is helping Hawaii by helping Micronesians.
Longtime Hawaii Antique Collector Getting Evicted

Longtime Hawaii Antique Collector Getting Evicted

After 25 years in the same spot, Hawaii antiques dealer told to pack up.
DC808: On The Wire — OHA: President Obama Needs Our Help

DC808: On The Wire — OHA: President Obama Needs Our Help

OHA announces a new program aimed at getting more Native Hawaiians in federal government.
FOCUS: Meet Iman Nasseri, The Iranian Immigrant

FOCUS: Meet Iman Nasseri, The Iranian Immigrant

Iman Nasseri has no plans to move back to his home country because of economic hardships caused by political changes.
FOCUS: Meet Pake Zane, The Antique Adventurer

FOCUS: Meet Pake Zane, The Antique Adventurer

The "cultural recycler" believes you must travel to truly appreciate Hawaii.
FOCUS: Meet Kyle Laconsay, the Blind Optimist

FOCUS: Meet Kyle Laconsay, the Blind Optimist

Kyle Laconsay has been legally blind for years, but won't let it slow her down.
FOCUS: Meet Ayako Ichiyama, the Centenarian

FOCUS: Meet Ayako Ichiyama, the Centenarian

At 102 years old, Ayako Ichiyama has plenty of stories to tell.
FOCUS: Meet Meghan Au, the Lomi Lomi Practitioner

FOCUS: Meet Meghan Au, the Lomi Lomi Practitioner

Traditional Hawaiian massage technique inspires young practitioner.
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