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 52 years and has two sons and two grandsons.

Latest Articles

Is Peevey worth $882 an hour?

State judicial employees say they can handle case of former commission head

A group representing attorneys employed by the state says that the $5.2 million that the state will pay an outside law firm, Sheppard Mullin, to defend former California Public Utilities Commission head Michael Peevey is ...

Chargers in Inglewood? Looks like it

Could all or part of the team be sold?

Channel 10 is reporting tonight that the plans for Stan Kroenke's stadium in Inglewood have separate locker rooms for two home teams and two separate owners' boxes. Ergo, two National Football League teams will occupy ...

Watershed moment...and the levee holds

Ellen Pao loses tech gender bias case against against Silicon Valley firm

In a suit closely watched throughout the tech industry, Ellen Pao lost her gender bias case this afternoon (March 27) against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. A jury ...

Michael Shames loses appeal of libel suit

Former UCAN head protested payment of legal fees

The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, yesterday (March 25) ruled that Michael Shames, former head of Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN), will have to pay legal fees incurred in a libel suit he lost ...

Blackout ban may suggest L.A. mess close to solution

But do Chargers have money to relocate there?

National Football League owners and executives are huddling in Phoenix this week and Chargers fans are waiting for big announcements that probably won't come. The owners were given a thorough briefing on the team-relocation situation ...

(Un)happy Repeat Offenders Day!

Two cases of not learning the length of the law's arm

Yesterday (March 23) was one for repeat offenders in San Diego. Ramiro Plascencia-Orozco was given an extraordinarily long sentence — 15 years — for identity theft. According to federal court records, Plascencia-Orozco has used at ...

Nuke waste volleyball

Edison, SDG&E want feds, not state, to decide decommissioning issues

Tons of nuclear waste will be buried in North County as the now-decommissioned San Onofre nuclear plant is taken apart over the next several years. But the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission should have jurisdiction over ...

River pilots fleeced by San Diego pirates

Local real-estaters headed east to cheat Louisianans

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The economy in shock

Cost of SD living soars, thanks in part to that electricity bill

We all know that San Diego incomes are a good deal higher than the nation's, but the cost of living is far higher. The result is a squeeze. And energy costs are a big part ...

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