Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday and San Diego residents are being reminded to set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tomorrow night.
Daylight saving time continues until 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
It is the third year since the daylight saving time period was extended. In 2005, Congress increased the length of time the country is on daylight saving time by four weeks in an effort to conserve energy. In the past, daylight saving time began in April and ended in October.
Arizona and Hawaii are the only U.S. states that don't observe daylight saving time.
The Burn Institute and officials with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reminded the public that the time change is a good opportunity to check and replace batteries in smoke alarms.
"We are constantly reminding people to install smoke alarms and we always will," San Diego Fire Marshall Monica Orton said. "But it is at least as important to be sure that the smoke alarms you have are in good working order."
According to fire officials, about 96 percent of U.S. homes have smoke alarms, but about 20 percent of those homes have smoke alarms with batteries that are either dead or missing.
Almost two-thirds of the home fire deaths each year are in residences without functioning smoke alarms, fire officials said.
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
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Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with an acquaintance in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.