Contributor through May 2012
With the season opener a little more than four months away, NFL owners and players are still in disagreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. This leaves many NFL teams like the San Diego Chargers in limbo after completing the NFL draft. In the meantime, there is still Padres baseball to be played. With us to discuss the NFL labor talks, Chargers and the San Diego Padres is North County Times Sports columnist Jay Paris.
The Navy is proposing an increase in training activities along the Silver Strand between Coronado and Imperial Beach. Several organizations like the Department of Fish and Game are worried about the danger to marine life and the environment. We speak with the mayor of Imperial Beach and a representative from the Department of Fish and Game about their concerns.
Last year, the San Diego Padres surprised Major League Baseball by posting 90 wins and finishing just two games back in the National League West behind the World Champion San Francisco Giants. But, today at 1:15 p.m. all that will be behind them as the Friars lace up their cleats and take the field in St. Louis to embark on a new season.
Last year, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges placed Southwestern College on probation after falling below accreditation standards. As accreditation for the local college is in jeopardy, it is leaving many students in limbo and administrators scrambling. In order for the school to keep its accreditation, SWC must make a number of significant changes recommended by the Accrediting Commission. With us today to speak about the looming accreditation issues is Southwestern Sun Newspaper Adviser Max Branscomb.