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 54 years and has two sons and two grandsons.

Articles by Don Bauder

Qualcomm accused of illegal scheme

Apple sues company over patent loyalties

Apple has sued Qualcomm, accusing it of monopolizing the market for chips for wireless devices and withholding $1 billion in retaliation for cooperating with South Korean antitrust authorities, according to Bloomberg News. "Apple is demanding ...

NFL supposedly upset with Chargers' move

Spanos has "lost the backing of his fellow owners." is reporting that "pretty much everyone in the [National Football League] hates the idea of the Chargers in L.A." The league office is said to be "beside itself" over the move and, says ESPN, ...

County labor report

Unemployment dips, but 900 non-farm jobs lost

San Diego County's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in December, down from a revised 4.3 percent in November, and less than the state's 5 percent and nation's 4.5 percent during the same period, according to ...

Ex-Marine hid camera to ogle naked women

Two years' probation for video voyeurism at MCAS Miramar

Former Marine Kory Nathan Brower, after pleading guilty to video voyeurism, was sentenced yesterday (January 19) to two years of probation. Brower admitted that between July and November of 2015, he placed a video recording ...

Case of the secretly freed mink

"Reign of terror over those in the fur industry."

Animal rights activist Nicole Kissane was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison today (January 17) for participating in a cross-country spree freeing mink from fur farms. Her fellow activist, Joseph Buddenberg, was sentenced to ...

Today the saddest day ever for Chargers fans

Team owner Spanos declares they're heading north

San Diego Chargers chairman Dean Spanos made it official this morning: the team is moving to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. Spanos met with employees this morning. Spanos handed out a statement: "After much ...

Chargers get an extra 48 hours

Spanos won't need to make L.A. decision until January 17

The Chargers today (January 11) got a two-day extension to decide whether or not they will move to Los Angeles. The cutoff date was January 15, but owners, meeting in New York, decided that since ...

Wells Fargo’s wheels are falling off the stagecoach

USD’s Frank Partnoy warned of the legendary bank's woes in 2013

In early September of 2016, the shocking news broke: thousands of employees of Wells Fargo Bank — generally considered a relatively pure institution — had secretly opened millions of unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts ...

SDG&E again asks for 2007 fire cost reimbursement

Utility gets tongue-lashing from taxpayers at meeting

San Diego Gas & Electric in 2012 tried to get ratepayers to pick up the tab for uninsured costs of the 2007 fires, for which a unit of the California Public Utilities Commission blamed SDG&E's ...

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