I live in Seattle, and the timezone settings I use in Linux are the settings for Los Angeles. I am not quite sure what happened exactly, but I would guess some update I ran broke the Los Angeles file…
I only noticed the issue when some cronjobs were firing off early.. and some posts in a forum had odd dates.
[root@server home]# date
Mon Dec 27 01:36:33 UTC 2010
Well it’s 5:36 here, and it should say PST not UTC. So 5:36+ 8hours is 1:36 UTC. The date and time is correct, there is just something wrong with the timezone.