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

Even the rich can complain about high rents

Rates soar at both ends of the spectrum

San Diego rents continue to be among least affordable for both those wanting posh quarters and those who will settle for low-end apartments. Zillow.com published rental data July 28 on 15 major metro areas. San ...

Fed's whip comes down on Lucky Lady

Card-room operators charged with illegal bookmaking operation

The U.S. Attorney's office yesterday (July 27) revealed charges that the Lucky Lady Casino and Card Room on El Cajon Boulevard, technically a legal operation, is actually a front for illegal gambling. Those running Lucky ...

Never mind Bullock’s — Target is the future of dying malls

Target instead of Bullock’s, Macy’s instead of the Broadway

America’s ubiquitous shopping malls are starting to disappear. It’s not surprising, because the mid-to-lower section of the middle class — many malls’ major market — is vanishing. There is even a website that keeps the ...

Doctor vs. doctor

Plastic surgeon claims colleagues attempted career sabotage

Dr. Jason Toranto a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon, has filed suit in federal court against another doctor, Rady Children's Hospital, and the University of California, Irvine, for trying to ruin his career. Toranto claims ...

Issa introduces bill to thwart H-1B abuse

Higher salary threshold could make it harder for companies to skirt intent

North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa yesterday (July 20) announced the introduction of legislation that is intended to close a loophole in the H-1B visa program that allegedly depresses wages and job opportunities of American ...

Edison pushed San Onofre beyond breaking point

The short-term profit motive likely has Thomas spinning in his grave

Based on internal documents of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Southern California Edison, operators of the now-shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant, deliberately pushed the system beyond its breaking point, causing tubes filled with superheated pressurized radioactive ...

San Diegans have less stress

Detroit citizens suffer the most, claims study

Citizens of San Diego have less stress than citizens of most other cities, according to a study by WalletHub, a statistical aggregator. The study attempted to measure best and worst cities for drivers, teen drivers, ...

Prominent entrepreneur sues prominent judge

Kinsella says McConnell deprived him of rights

Kevin Kinsella, well-known venture capitalist, this week (July 11) filed a suit in federal court against Judith McConnell, administrative presiding justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal for California. Kinsella complains that McConnell deprived ...

Bar comes down on San Diego County lawyers

July edition

San Diego County lawyers have been disciplined, according to the calbarjournal.com and state bar records. James Joseph Warner was disbarred. In July of 2014, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and attempted ...

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