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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New faces at CPUC. But new broom unlikely

Political PR pro Picker to replace Peevey

Governor Jerry Brown today (December 23) named two new commissioners to the scandal-ridden California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Long-time Sacramento public relations pro Michael Picker, who was named a commissioner in January of this year, ...

San Diego not top-ranked as singles haven

High cost of dating lowers swinging ratio

Of 150 American metropolitan areas, San Diego ranks 34th as a location for swinging singles, according to WalletHub, which compiles statistics on states and metro areas. The study is broken down into two categories: the ...

Facts about staggeringly high rates interrupt Peevey lovefest

SDG&E electricity rates the highest — by far

Last Thursday (December 18), the California Public Utilities Commission held a farewell for its president, Michael Peevey, retiring at the end of December after 12 years. The publication sfgate.com said the lovefest was "stage-managed to ...

County unemployment rate stays steady

The San Diego County unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November, unchanged from October. In November of 2013, the rate was 7 percent. Between October and November of this year, the county gained 13,500 jobs. ...

Banks paid solons so they can gamble with our money

Representatives Issa, Peters got paid to support moral hazard

Public Action Committees (PACs) of America's big banks shelled out lucre to Congress members to be able to gamble on derivatives trading and have taxpayers pick up their losses. At midmonth, the House and Senate ...

San Diego could thrive from pain

Wars. Promiscuous printing of money. Could San Diego cash in next year?

All those troubles in the world could help San Diego's economy. So could even more easy money.

Appeals court sides with CPUC, denies intervenor fees

Aguirre thwarted SDG&E plot to nail ratepayers, gets punished

Today (December 16), the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, denied an appeal by law firm Aguirre & Severson to get intervenor fees from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the firm's work in ...

She fell off a ski lift, sues for damages

Couple claims company was trying to hustle people on the lift

On December 9, San Diegans Sally and Louis Rumpf filed suit in federal court in Colorado, blaming faulty instructions for her injury falling from a ski lift. The suit charges that the lift attendant for ...

CityBeat runs mea culpa — but buried

Aguirre, who sued publication, still unhappy

On December 5, as noted in the Reader, former City Attorney Mike Aguirre sued the publication CityBeat for libel. It had stated in a November 12 column that Aguirre claimed that Representative Scott Peters, while ...

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