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Pilot Outfitters

Pilot Outfitters Shop Staff Also Cares About Pets

By Taber Falconer

Pilot Outfitters is a one-stop shop for everything aviation-themed. The store, which is located at 3021 Airport Avenue in the lobby of Barker Hangar, is fully stocked with training supplies, toys, vintage souvenirs, and much more. Continued here...

Santa Monica Native Jeff Condon Expert on Inheritance Planning

By Taber Falconer

For Jeffrey L. Condon of the Law Office of Condon and Condon, entering the field of estate planning was a given. "It's a family business," he said. "My father, Gerald, and his brother established the firm over 50 years ago, and it seemed natural that I follow in their footsteps. Continued here...

Jeff Condon


Skipping Small Talk to Make “Big Talk”

By Kalina Silverman

Two summers ago, I started “Big Talk” – a personal social experiment and research project. I wanted to be able to go out of my way to meet new people and skip the small talk, to have deeper conversations, and make more meaningful connections with them instead. Continued here...

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend of the Santa Monica Star!

Sporting his new hair cut from Cuttin’ Up!, Rufus Baker celebrated his 65th birthday at Spumoni on Montana with friends recently.

Rufus Baker


Wales, Wanderlust, and One Year Later

By Miceala Shocklee

Last week (as I write this), I officially finished up my first year of veterinary school – or first two years, by UK standards. It’s been a year of explaining my accent, my age, my non-standard North American entry process, and my nowhere-near-set locational plans for the future.  Continued here...



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