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On the Radar: Reusable bags and an extra hour of sleep

November 01, 2011

Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena residents may see a ban on plastic bags in the new future, which may pose a lifestyle change for some shoppers.

Fear not, Angeleno Heights resident Beth Zeigler wants to help people get organized with reusable bags, the Eastsider LA reported.

Zeigler has set up collection boxes at businesses across Echo Park and Silver Lake, according to the news blog, and will redistribute the donated reusable bags on November 12 at Vons in Echo Park and Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake along with tip sheets on make the most out of reusable bags.

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For those of us who are already planning our weekends, don't forget about the extra hour of sleep on Saturday night.

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Clocks will "fall back" one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

This once-a-year occurrence can mean a few things. Stay up an hour later than normal. Or, go to bed at your regular time and just savor that extra hour of sleep. Or, if you don't rely on your cell phone for time--which auto-updates with the atomic clock--you could be unfashionably late for a Sunday morning brunch or activity. Regardless, change your clocks and enjoy the extra hour. If only that could happen every day.

-- Katie Landan, Times Community News

Twitter: @katielandan

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