Here's a reminder: Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour.
This means an extra hour in the evening at the Hermon Dog Park, or jogging along the Arroyo Seco, or playing basketball at the Highland Park Recreation Center, or enjoying the view of the city from the Self Realization Fellowship.
It also means one less hour of sleep after a night out at the El Cuevita or Dusty's. It means less daylight during an early morning jog at Debs Park and students waiting in the dark for LAUSD school buses.
For the record, Ben Franklin first suggested shifting the clocks to save on candles, according to Discovery, but no one took him up on his idea at the time.
The first official national time shift wasn’t until 1918. Then the United States stopped the practice, started again during World War II for energy conservation reasons, stopped when the war was over and re-started with the Uniform Time Act in 1966.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 lengthened daylight saving to eight months instead of six months.
Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
How do you feel about daylight saving? Do you embrace that extra hour of daylight, or gripe about the list sleep?