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Time to change the clocks and spring ahead

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Tonight’s the night to adjust those clocks. Daylight Saving Time officially arrives at 2 a.m. tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 14. The U.S. has had some form of DST since World War 1. Under DST, we “spring ahead” by moving our clocks up an hour and gain an extra hour of daylight. We lose it in November, when we “fall back” by shifting the clocks back an hour.  

An extra hour of daylight. A nice gift this time of year, when the leaves turn different shades of gold and brown and fall from the graceful camphor trees in Burbank. Raking the leaves is a bummer, but I still love the camphors.


Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank hillside neighborhood.

When the flowers pop out in bloom and spring is in the air, an extra hour of daylight provides some extra time to enjoy it all. I can go for that.

 Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank 

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3 Responses to Time to change the clocks and spring ahead

  1. Dan Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder. It’s a good thing we got so much rain. Without it the Burbank Council would go after anybody who waters a plant and let’s it bloom.
    Some bad times we live in now but maybe with another hour of light we will survive the electric bills ?

  2. Fronnie Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm #


    I agree. City officials hound residents for watering their lawns, flowers, and trees, while city landscaping continues to be drenched with water in many places.

    Burbank is a small city. I just don’t understand why the water and electric rates are so high here. I get to feeling the rates are being jacked up to pay for all sorts of “special or future projects.”

  3. Mando Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Of course they are jacking us with the electric/water bills. Don’t you catch the more you cut back on your use the higher your bill goes ?

    They are not planning some big project, somebody/somebodies are getting rich off overcharging us. If they keep it up I will just stop paying their bills because they are robbery.

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