Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, meaning it’s time to “spring forward” and turn clocks ahead by one hour.
As usual, fire officials urged people to use the time change as a reminder to check smoke alarms and replace the batteries if necessary. It is also a good time to reset timers on outdoor lights and lawn sprinkler systems.
Fire officials offered the following tips on handling and maintaining smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors:
— Install smoke detectors on all floors of your home or apartment.
— If the devices are hardwired into your electrical system, be sure to have a backup battery-operated smoke detector in case of a power outage.
— Mount alarms high on walls, at least four to 12 inches from the ceiling.
— Never paint over a smoke detector.
— Use a vacuum cleaner to remove lint or dust.
— Test the smoke detectors regularly. If the smoke detector “chirps” it is an indication of a low battery, which should be changed.
The Automobile Club of Southern California also warned morning drivers to be on the lookout for pedestrians, since it will be dark for an hour longer in the mornings.
The time change means California will shift into the same hour as Phoenix and Tucson, which do not switch to daylight saving time along, with the rest of the Mountain Time Zone. Hawaii also stays on its standard time, meaning the islands will be three hours earlier than Los Angeles for the next half year, instead of two hours.
9 comments for "Time to turn those clocks forward, thanks to daylight saving time"
DST needs to be shorten. May through October would be just about right. How it is now is horrible. Eight months of the year stranded on DST, March to November sucks.
Did we not vote to do away with time change 2 or 3 years ago in California?
The way daylight savings time was conceived, was perfect! April Fools to Halloween, everyone loved it!
99.9% of America’s problem, America’s legislature. Extending it a month, the legislature screwed it up to such extent, most everyone now hates it, and prefers doing away with it, entirely.
But, for me, it’s the other way around. I’d much prefer doing away with the government in Washington DC, entirely; reverting back to the daylight saving time our forefathers conceived.
Kicking in way too early, the Washington DC people hopelessly screwed up Daylight Savings.
… the government in Washington DC ruined DST. The way we’ve traditionally had Daylight Savings Time, first weekend in April, last weekend in October, was perfect. Everyone loved it. But, the Bush congress of 2005, broadening DST parameters effective 2007, mid-March through the first weekend in November, made us hate DST. Awkward, unpleasant, difficult to adjust, I hate the new congressional parameters –
This is it for me. This is my last time doing daylight savings. Come November, when they make me flip clocks back to daylight standard? That’s how it’s going to stay. Eff-you to Washington DC, and the horse you rode in on! Since the election, my attitude toward Washington DC politicians depreciably soured. When daylight savings comes around, 2022, I’m not observing it. I’m not changing my clocks, anymore. I’m staying GMT-8.
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Republicans. Be sure and turn your clocks back to the 50s. The 1850s. Y’know…antibellum.
You know how you are with your Civil War re-enactments…dressing up as the losing side and all that.
Next year, y’all be re-enacting “1/6” and storming a mockup of the Capital and then recreating being in jail facing serious charges.
can we just have one story that doesn’t bring up politics ffs
Trump derangement syndrome. There is no cure.