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I hate change. I’ve seldom benefited from change. But I’ve never been able to stop it. Today cannot be exactly like tomorrow. The clothes that fit me when I was a boy wouldn’t fit me now——and a good thing, too, because the fashions of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s were horrid. Change is life. Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction novel “The Parable of the Sower” went so far as to say that “God is change.”  It simply can’t be escaped. So I go about my business, which happens to be chronicling the small and large changes here in Seal Beach, California. Monday, there will be a City Council meeting. Will anything change? Well, we’ll have to wait and see, won’t we?

It’s a flock of birds … it’s a squadron of airplanes … No, it’s the annual Seal Beach kite festival. See www.sunnews.org

Anne Seifert says her primary residence is in Leisure World, where she is running for the District Five council seat. She says her husband’s primary residence is on the Hill, in District Three. Visit www.sunnews.org

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Letters to the Editors address Utility User Tax and coyotes. Visit www.sunnews.org.

Read the arguments and rebuttals on the election’s two ballot measure questions: should the Utility User Tax be expanded and reduced and should the City Clerk’s office become an appointed position? Visit www.sunnews.org and click on Letters to the Editor.

Police have upgraded case to attempted murder. Visit www.sunnews.org.