Don Bauder

Don Bauder
While attending the University of Wisconsin, Don Bauder held a number of posts at the campus newspaper, including editor in chief. He received a bachelor's degree in business (1959) and a master's in journalism (1961) and then spent four years in advertising and PR. In 1964, he joined the Chicago bureau of Business Week magazine as reporter/writer. In 1966, he got the job as bureau chief in Cleveland.

Don left Cleveland in 1973 to become financial editor and columnist for the San Diego Union. When the Union and Tribune merged in the early 1990s, he remained at that post; in '95, he was named senior columnist at the Union-Tribune.

He retired from the U-T in March of 2003 and began writing his weekly column for the Reader in April of 2003. Now he writes a column every two weeks, and contributes to News Ticker regularly.

In 1985-1986, Don wrote Captain Money and the Golden Girl (a book about a local Ponzi scheme), which stayed on the L.A. Times best-seller list for more than two months. He's been married for 53 years and has two sons and two grandsons.

Latest Articles

J. Douglass Jennings Jr. faces disbarment

State bar believes serious charges against La Jolla attorney

The California State Bar Court has declared that J. Douglass Jennings Jr. is ineligible to practice law because he is facing disbarment. The court found him culpable of of nine counts of failing to avoid ...

No Snapdragon, no problem for Samsung

South Korean company's good news may be bad news for Qualcomm

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That Democrat-Republican split may help

Ray Lucia taking SEC's decision to DC appeals court

National radio personality Ray Lucia Sr. is taking his banishment from the securities industry to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, according to the publication Investment News. On September 3, the board of ...

Bitcoin ATM machine for Ocean Beach

Cryptocurrency has its risks and is difficult to trace

On Thursday, October 8, what's billed as the first Bitcoin ATM in the region comes to Ocean Beach. The first transactions will begin taking place at a launch party late that afternoon at 4796 Niagara ...

Former sheriff, police chief Kolender dies

Retired in 2009 after six decades in law enforcement

Former county sheriff Bill Kolender died today (October 6) after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department press release. He was 80 years old. He joined the police ...

San Diego's got diversity

But does that suggest we are a melting pot?

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...and El Niño could cost billions

Economy suffered in 1997-1998 and 1982-1983

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State coastal commission bonkers?

Meeting on plan to store San Onofre nuclear waste 100 feet from ocean

The California Coastal Commission meets tomorrow in Long Beach to consider a matter critical to North County San Diegans: will 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste repose within 100 feet of the ocean and only ...

Tribune Publishing sharpens the ax

Meeting at U-T today to introduce employee buyout program

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, parent company of the L.A. Times and Union-Tribune, announced today (October 5) that it will have a company-wide "Employee Voluntary Separation Program," an employee-buyout proposal. If enough people don't sign up, there ...

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