Happy Friday! This weekend comes with an extra hour 🙌 — live it up!

  • Today's weather: Coast — sunny with a high of 70°; Inland — high of 82°.

ğŸŽ¸ Situational awareness: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will get new members tonight. Get amped with this Spotify playlist featuring the most popular songs by this year's inductees.

Today's newsletter is 895 words — a 3.5-minute read.

1 big thing: Why we're still changing our clocks

Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: James Montgomery Flagg via Library of Congress

It's time to change the clocks (or wake up disoriented until realizing clocks change themselves these days).

Driving the news: This is the less-hated clock change when everyone (but parents) gains an hour of sleep after setting their clocks back at 2am Sunday.

Why it matters: The biannual disruption affects our mental and physical health, and fuels social media and legislative debates about shifting to year-round daylight saving time.

Flashback: California voters are forgiven for mistakenly remembering they voted to do away with the twice-a-year charade.

  • But Proposition 7, approved by 60% of voters, actually authorized a supermajority of the Legislature to make daylight saving time permanent.
  • AB 7, co-authored by former Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), tried to do it, but it died in committee.
  • AB 2868 in 2021 took another run at it, but died in November 2022.
  • Reality check: Even if it received two-thirds legislative approval and was signed by the governor, the federal government would have needed to approve it as well.

State of play: In 2018, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the Sunshine Protection Act to make daylight savings permanent nationwide. It passed in the Senate in 2021, but never got a vote in the House.

  • This March, the measure was reintroduced in both chambers but hasn't moved out of committee.

What they're saying: Permanent daylight saving time would "improve our health, help kids spend a bit more time enjoying outdoor after-school activities, and encourage folks to support local businesses," U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), a co-sponsor of the federal bill, said this year, Axios' Emily Harris reported.

The other side: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine published a position paper arguing that daylight saving time is bad.

  • "A change to permanent standard time is best aligned with human circadian biology and has the potential to produce beneficial effects for public health and safety," they wrote.

The big picture: A March YouGov survey found 62% of the 1,000 people surveyed wanted to see clock changing eliminated, as Axios' Kelly Tyko reported.

  • Of those surveyed, 50% wanted permanent daylight saving time (late sunrises and sunsets), and 31% wanted permanent standard time (early sunrises and sunsets). 20% just hated changing clocks.

2. Which clock do you prefer?

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

We turn our clocks back to standard time on Sunday, but should we?

Driving the news: Lawmakers, scientists and sleep experts have debated the issue for years and a recent survey found a majority of people don't want our clocks to keep changing.

Yes, but: We want to know what you think about falling back and springing forward.

⏰ Take our poll!

3. The Lineup: Padres' payroll loan

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🥁 Green Day is coming to Petco Park next fall, along with the Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and The Linda Lindas. (Fox 5)

⚾ The Padres recently took out a $50 million loan to help cover payroll, leading some officials to say the team's financial situation is worrisome, while others in the league say teams commonly tap credit to pay expenses. (The Athletic)

🚿 San Diego bought about 40% of its water supply from the Imperial County Irrigation District, for roughly $148 million last year. The district uses some of those funds to make its historic farming region more water efficient. (Voice of San Diego)

4. Legit low-key kickbacks

Composers Rafael Payare of the San Diego Symphony, Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen of the San Francisco Symphony, who conceived of The California Festival. Photo: Courtesy of California Festival.

We made it to the weekend and there's a lot happening around town!

Here's what we recommend:

ğŸŽ¶ The California Festival: A Celebration of New Music

Hear what's new at this festival celebrating compositions written in the last five years, dreamed up by conductors from San Diego, L.A. and San Francisco.

  • When and where: Events are across California today through Nov. 19. Find San Diego programming here.
  • Cost: Prices vary by venue and event.

🍻 15th Annual San Diego Beer Week

Get a taste of the best local brews at San Diego Beer Week with 10 days of events, including live music, trivia nights, food pairings, special beer releases and deals.

  • When and where: Today through Nov. 12 at breweries, bars, restaurants and taprooms across the county.
  • Cost: Prices vary by event and location. Daily "Guild on the Streets" events are free.

📽️ 24th Annual Asian Film Festival

See the city's premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema at this festival that features more than 160 films from 30 countries, in 30 languages.

  • When and where: The festival started yesterday and goes through Nov. 11 at Regal Edwards Mira Mesa and other locations.
  • Cost: Tickets for some weekday screenings are free, others cost $12-$35. Passes are $325 or $215 for Pacific Arts Movement members.

More here

5. Here in San Diego: Abnormal neighborhood comedy

The jokes hit at the Abnormal Nights comedy show at the Adams Avenue Theater. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios

ğŸŽ‰ Congrats to Shelby H. for identifying the historic Adams Avenue Theater in Normal Heights!

The beloved "vintage movie palace-turned-punk rock concert hall" was renovated into an events and performance space last year and it's worth checking out.

Driving the news: The theater hosts the "Abnormal Nights" comedy show monthly, featuring talented local standups and some out-of-towners.

Details: Last month, a lineup of comedians took the stage to a sold-out crowd.

  • The (at times mildly offensive and inappropriate) routines aren't meant for children, so leave them at home.
  • They serve Duck Foot Brewing beer, wine and cocktails at the in-house bar for purchase, and you can bring in food.

Cost: The show is free, but you need to reserve a ticket.

When and where: The next show is Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3325 Adams Ave., and doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:30pm show.

Pro tip

Our picks:

ğŸŽ™ï¸ Andy can't help but notice the dramatic increase in major concerts at Petco Park recently.

ğŸŽ„ Kate is surprised (but maybe shouldn't be?) that Starbucks has already transitioned to winter holiday decor and drinks.

This newsletter was edited by Gigi Sukin and copy edited by Keely Bastow.