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East County News Service

March 7, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 10.  Be sure to wind your clocks forward an hour.  

Moving clocks forward is intended to allow more daylight during spring and summer months.  Daylight savings time official begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, but it’s a good idea to change your clocks and watches before going to bed Saturday night.

If you travel or call others outside of California, be aware that Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa don’t participate in Daylight Savings Time.

This is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector to make sure they will work to alert you if needed.


Lose an hour of sleep :-(

In my opinion, California should stop this archaic practice, actually all of the U.S.A. should abandon it. Lose an hour of time, then slowly (if ever) adjust to a different life rhythm can be stressful on the human system. This causes quite a few side effects such as, heart attacks, suicide, workplace injuries, lethargy, etc. - even death. We're better off health wise, staying with our natural circadian rhythm.