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Hankering for a Taste of the New Apple?

May 12, 1997

With all the uncertainty surrounding Apple Computer these days, Macintosh users may find some solace at the seventh annual MacFair LA at the Burbank Hilton and Convention Center, Friday through Sunday. Mac devotees of all user levels are invited to check out the latest products and services for personal and business computing.

Claris, Epson and Motorola are just some of the 130 exhibitors scheduled for the event. Keynote speech topics include "Apple's New Media Future," "Cyber Women Summit," "Top Mac Editors Tell All" and "The Future of New Media in Hollywood." Also on tap are a job fair and 80 seminars, in addition to 30 intensive seminars to be held Thursday before the exhibits open.

For more information, call (310) 319-1826 or visit the MacFair Web site at


* VH1 Online, E! Online and Capitol Records are banding together to bring Paul McCartney fans a special Webcast. Almost 2.5 million questions have been submitted (though he probably won't get to them all) for the one-hour McCartney Town Hall at 1 p.m. Saturday. McCartney will answer questions and talk about his latest album, "Flaming Pie," live from London's Bishopsgate Memorial Hall. To tune in, point your browser to (or America Online keyword VH1), or

* It's that time of year again. Yes, high schoolers across the land are making plans for their senior proms. What kind of dresses are in style? How much could this one night cost? How to make the evening more fun? The answers to these and other questions can be found at

* If you were driving around with a yen for "A World of Taste All in One Place," where might you go? Farmer's Market, of course. If you're tooling around in cyberspace with a similar hankering, the obvious option remains the same. At, you can check out the restaurants, stores, celebrity sightings and nearby attractions.

* If you're planning to conduct business in Japan, you might want to stop by first. Global Window: The Guide to Business Success (from UCLA's Anderson School) discusses the Japanese people, customs, culture and economy, as well as the country's financial structure and institutions.

* The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Web site ( has information for nonmembers too. It offers community and legal services, a lawyer referral information service and law-related assistance in areas such as domestic violence, homelessness, immigration and mental health.

* Read all about the history of the Santa Monica Police Department at Chief James T. Butts Jr. invites you to the new site, home also to adopt-a-pet info, a calendar of the department's events and crime prevention and safety tips.


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