Daylight saving time ends

Californians ‘fell back’ for an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Daylight saving time came to end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, but — perhaps more than most — you might be wondering what has fallen behind rather than what will “fall back” this year.

Back in 2018, Californians approved Proposition 7 to invest our legislature with the ability to both “change the dates and times of the daylight saving time” and to establish “permanent, year-round” standard time or daylight saving time. So why hasn’t anything changed?

It largely comes down to the fact that the legislature has been stuck in a debate (or caught in a timeloop) over what time system — standard or daylight saving time — is best, which varies greatly depending on the background of the person.

However, the second hand ticks on anyway as a new, separate California bill hopes to make daylight saving time permanent, following an authorization from the federal government.

Sacramento, what do you think? Would you prefer to have permanent daylight saving time? Let us know.

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