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 a grandson.

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Wall Street probably expected worse

Market laughs off new for-profit college rules

The United States Department of Education today (October 30) is coming out with stricter regulations that will hit for-profit colleges. Beginning July 1 of next year, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal ...

Warm weather or not, Coleman can't cool controversy

Retired forecaster reiterates opinion on global warming for Fox News

Two days after retired KUSI weatherman John Coleman told Fox News that global warming "science is not valid," the Weather Channel issued a statement on October 29 that global warming is real. "The climate of ...

Greenhouse gas plan inadequate

Appellate court agrees with Sierra Club's assessment

In December of 2012, Superior Court judge Timothy Taylor, agreeing with the Sierra Club, ruled that San Diego County's long-term transportation plan violated state law by not taking climate pollution sufficiently into account in its ...

U-T circulation continues decline

Numbers down in new report from Alliance for Audited Media

U-T San Diego circulation continues its downspiral, according to data released this morning (Oct. 28) by the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations). Total average Sunday circulation for the six months ...

The 7000-dollar Halloween party favor

New Jerseyan charged with insider trading on San Diego biotech buyout

On June 19, 2012, a promising San Diego biotech, Ardea Biosciences, working on gout and cancer medicines, was bought for $1.26 billion in cash by London-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. According to charges filed October 24 ...

Aw, you'll never get caught

Rancho Santa Fe "liar loan" promoter gets 30 months

Donald Totten, who sold "liar loans" and other mortgage swindles from his home in Rancho Santa Fe, today (October 24) was sentenced to 30 months in prison. During the years of the mortgage craze that ...

Long way from Chesapeake Bay

FDA slaps local fish company for "serious violations"

On October 8, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wrote to Los Angeles-based Prospect Enterprises citing "serious violations" of seafood health codes at the company's San Diego–based Chesapeake Fish Company, located at 535 ...

U-T San Diego circulation drops

Print edition has low market share

Every year, newspapers and other publications have to report circulation figures to the United States Postal Service. This October, U-T San Diego reported more declines. In October of last year, the seven-day paid circulation of ...

Golden Eagle Farm to close

Ramona racehorse facility one of California's top breeders

Golden Eagle Farm, a 560-acre horse-breeding operation in Ramona, will close October 31, according to the Daily Racing Form. It was founded by the late John and Betty Mabee in 1972 and at one time ...

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