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Daylight saving time starts Sunday

Tourneau changes more than 100,000 watches for Daylight Saving Time.
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Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday so get ready to adjust some car clocks, watch hands and even water sprinkler timers.

It is time to spring forward once again as most states set their clocks one hour ahead of the standard time to make better use of daylight and conserving energy.

The concept is said to have been suggested by Benjamin Franklin who thought that starting the day earlier saved on candles. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.

In Sacramento, Sunday also is the start of the spring/summer watering rules, which will allow residents to increase to two the number of days per week they may water lawns, depending on their address. Residents should adjust water sprinkler timers as needed to remain in compliance with city rules.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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