Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend

Before you go to bed Saturday night, you might want to move your clocks ahead one hour. That’s because in the wee hours of the morning Sunday, March 12, daylight saving time goes into effect. At 2 a.m., clocks advance one hour to 3 a.m.

Of course, most of those changes will happen automatically via our smart phones and computers, but those manual devices around the house — perhaps the coffee pot or stove — might need to be adjusted.

Daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. The practice began in 1966, when Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of daylight saving time. It was originally enacted to save energy by giving more daylight in the evening hours.

Californians voted to end the practice of switching times, but it’s up to the state’s elected representatives to enact the necessary legislation. For now, there could be some groggy people around Lassen County next week.