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Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7 this year, so remember to roll your clocks back one hour that day. In the U.S., clocks change at 2 a.m. local time as this was originally chosen as the changeover time because it was practical and minimized disruption. So when Sunday hits, don’t be remiss in the time change. Changing your clocks is a good reminder to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms according to the Orange County Fire Authority. This is the best time to check your smoke alarm and change their batteries. Nationally, approximately 75 percent of failed smoke alarms are due to missing batteries. For more valuable information, visit “Install, Inspect, Protect” at

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