SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the first time in several years, San Diego and Tijuana will not be on separate clocks when California changes off of daylight-saving time this weekend.
Most of Mexico shifted off daylight time last week, and for the past three years, the official time in San Diego and Tijuana spread an hour apart over Halloween weekend because of the two nations' different rules on daylight-savings time.
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.
That means both California and Baja California will roll their clocks back one hour Saturday night, or to be more precise, at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Like 47 other states, California will "fall back" one hour when daylight-saving time ends and the state moves back to Pacific Standard Time.
The only states that do not observe daylight-saving time are Hawaii and most of Arizona.
Starting Sunday, Honolulu will move to two hours earlier than Los Angeles, instead of the current three-hour difference. Phoenix and Los Angeles will have the same local time for the next five months.
Public safety agencies are hoping to indelibly connect the end of daylight-saving time with the need to change batteries in smoke detectors and make plans for emergencies, officials said Friday.
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 or sensors.
A town hall meeting meant for veterans to share their experiences with civilians who haven't gone through combat is scheduled for Saturday in El Cajon.
A 30-year-old man who was hit by a car in San Marcos while jaywalking Saturday morning died in a hospital, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials.
A 12-year-old Oceanside boy who went missing from a Kaiser hospital in Irvine was found safe Saturday morning in Mission Viejo and turned over to a family member, according to Irvine police.
National City police were responding to a shooting scene with "multiple victims'' Saturday morning, but it was unclear if there were any fatalities, according to officials.
Two Subway sandwich shops in San Diego were robbed at gunpoint Friday, possibly by the same masked thief, authorities reported.
Home surveillance cameras captured two women stealing mail right out people’s mailboxes in a Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood this week.
Short-term lodging service Airbnb on Friday released a report about the $420 million impact it has on San Diego’s economy.
Extremely hot weather in San Diego County's deserts is expected to persist Friday through early next week and temperatures in other inland areas will spike on Sunday.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of San Diego's most treasured attractions - SeaWorld's Bayside Skyride. Since 1967, more than 20 million guests have soared above Mission Bay on its iconic gondolas.
Investigators working to identify and track down a man who fatally assaulted a well-liked transient in downtown Ocean Beach released surveillance-camera footage of the suspected killer Friday.