Be sure to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m.
Yes, it’s time to “spring forward” as we lose an hour of time on Sunday with the start of Daylight Saving Time. Don’t worry, you’ll get that hour back on the first Sunday in November when DST ends.
Daytime Saving Time was first tried in the United States during World War I, then abandoned on a national level until it was revived during World War II, during which it was called “war time.”
After the war, there was a patchwork of cities and states (including California) that observed Daylight Saving Time, while many others did not.
Finally in 1966, Congress passed nationwide DST, which ran from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
In 1986, DST was changed to start on the first Sunday in April, but still ended on the last Sunday in October.
Finally, it 2007, Congress approved what we think of DST today – starting on the second Sunday in March and ending on the first Sunday in November.
Back in 2018 California voters approved year-round DST via Proposition 7 which got 60% of the vote. However, Prop 7 required approval from Congress before the permanent switch could happen and Congress never approved it.