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Oceanside officials vs Tiki daddy
royaltiki
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From: Now in Austin, TX!
Posted: 2008-08-02 08:00 am   Permalink

You guys see this yet?

OCEANSIDE: Tiki artist's latest work draws city scrutiny

"A few weeks ago, at the prodding of neighborhood kids, tiki artist Steven Tustison, 44, carved large, grinning faces ---- one with a pineapple nose ---- into two towering palms in front of his Freeman Street home...."

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-08-02 10:38 am   Permalink

Does defacing require an intent to vandalize?
Why doesnt the City find something better to do?

Judging by the nice appearance of his house, he is harmless.


 
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HinaHinawahine
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From: Pacific Islands
Posted: 2008-08-02 6:35 pm   Permalink

In the islands we do not deface trees with carvings we choose ones that are cut down and then do our carving. Our canoes are carved from trees that are cut down for this purpose for the Canoe Festival on Maui. This is destruction and even if someone carves their names in a tree, it is hurting the living tree. We respect our aina here but those on the mainland do not. Even our ohana who live on the mainland respect the trees. How would you like it if someone carved into you when you are alive? The City is right in asking him to stop and it is City property. Respect your land. And yes christiki295 the City has to take care of this, it is defacing their property.


 
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lennieguys
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From: Koloa, Kauai
Posted: 2008-08-03 09:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-02 18:35, HinaHinawahine wrote:
In the islands we do not deface trees with carvings we choose ones that are cut down and then do our carving. Our canoes are carved from trees that are cut down for this purpose for the Canoe Festival on Maui. This is destruction and even if someone carves their names in a tree, it is hurting the living tree. We respect our aina here but those on the mainland do not. Even our ohana who live on the mainland respect the trees. How would you like it if someone carved into you when you are alive? The City is right in asking him to stop and it is City property. Respect your land. And yes christiki295 the City has to take care of this, it is defacing their property.


Yes HinaHina--I agree. I grew up on Kauai, this is kapu. I was appalled when I woke up to this in the morning paper, on the front page no less! This guy is very ignorant and he thinks it's funny. Mahalo for your input, people need to be educated.


 
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bamboo stu
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Posted: 2008-08-03 09:17 am   Permalink

The carvings are cool, but won't he be bummed if the trees die!

A) he should have talked to an arborist before picking up the chainsaw.

B) he should have understood whose trees they are, and on learning that they belong to the citizens of O'side, he should have at least consulted his neighbors. If the trees were on his property, it's nobody else's business what he does with them.

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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-08-03 09:49 am   Permalink

If I went to Tahiti I would want to see natural palms. If they all had a quick job tiki on them it wouldn't be the same paradise.
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2008-08-03 10:07 am   Permalink

Whatever your view is, it's hard to believe he's chainsaw carving in shorts and sandals. FAIL. A poor example to the children.

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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-08-03 10:15 am   Permalink

Anybody who claims they didn't realize that the land between the road and the sidewalk is a public easement owned by the city is either very ignorant or flat-out lying. He didn't notice the city crews coming around to trim the palms every year or so?


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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2008-08-03 10:29 am   Permalink

well intentioned vandalism




 
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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2008-08-03 10:40 am   Permalink

If this was my job or pastime I would take the time to know my art and culture behind it. Ignorance of the law is no excuse and this guy is ignorant.

 
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blindy the pirate
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Posted: 2008-08-03 12:20 pm   Permalink

Does anyone know who he is? Does he post here?

 
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2008-08-03 12:32 pm   Permalink

Yeah, isn't he the jerk that got into a fight at the Tiki Farm Parking Lot Sale? Basically the ONLY fight I've ever seen or heard of at a tiki event. After he got bounced from there, my friend saw him at a local San Clemente watering hole, causing trouble and getting his ass kicked there as well.
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2008-08-03 12:57 pm   Permalink

Just so there's no confusion, I live in Oceanside, and I carve tikis, but that is NOT me!

Thank You.


 
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HinaHinawahine
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From: Pacific Islands
Posted: 2008-08-03 4:37 pm   Permalink

Much mahalos to lennieguys for his input on this being kapu in the islands and the other TC members who agreed. This shows that there are many true believers of nature, island lifestyle and respect for the aina and all it is.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-08-03 4:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-03 12:57, 4WDtiki wrote:
Just so there's no confusion, I live in Oceanside, and I carve tikis, but that is NOT me!

Thank You.



Okay, we forgive you for that because you didn't know the trees weren't yours, but starting the fight at the tiki farm sale was inexcusable! I knew there was something about you when I saw all those tattoos that you had.

Lookout for the those southside "O" tiki gangstas, tagging up the hood...

They call the nice part of Oceanside "Carlsbad."
Buzzy Out!

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