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It's Time to Fall Back



    It's Time to Fall Back
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    It's that time of year again when you ask yourself, "do I get to sleep in longer or will 7 a.m. really feel like 6 a.m. now?"  Luckily, it's the sleep-a-little-longer time of year.

    Hopefuly, before you went to bed Saturday night, you remembered to set your clocks back an hour.

    California, along with 47 other states, will gain that extra hour when daylight-saving time, technically, comes to an end and the state moves back to Pacific Standard Time. The only states that do not observe the standard are Hawaii and most of Arizona.

    For the first time in a long time, San Diego and Tijuana will no longer be an hour apart. This year, Tijuana and nine other cities on the U.S. border were allowed to change to daylight time simultaneously with their sister border cities.

    Fire officials and FEMA are urging people to use the semi-annual clock changing exercise to also remove and replace batteries for smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and evacuation flashlights.

    The battery-changing ritual should include checking that the device has not passed any expiration date, and clearing dust from slots of sensors.

    The official end of daylight savings time was 2 a.m. on Sunday.