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

Taxpayers association thumbs down Chargers proposal

"...hotel tax should be utilized for critical city services, like street repairs..."

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association today (August 22) stated its opposition to the Chargers proposal for a subsidized stadium downtown. Stated the association: "San Diego should not raise taxes to subsidize a billion-dollar corporation; ...

No sales yet, but Rosarito-based company worth billions

Vladislav Steven Zubkis, out of prison and onto Neuromama marketing

The Securities and Exchange Commission on August 15 halted trading in a stock that has zoomed to a value of $35 billion even though it has never had any sales and hasn't filed a financial ...

County unemployment rate keeps rising

Temporary loss of teaching jobs is one key

July's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from a revised 5.1 percent in June. California's Employment Development Department reported that the rate is now higher than the corresponding national rate of 5.1 percent. The rate ...

San Diego taxpayers to be Chargers laughingstock?

Stadium opposition group says team would pay no rent

While the Chargers spend money to propagandize for their stadium/convention center (convadium) proposal, some opposition groups are pointing out what a smelly deal Dean Spanos is trying to foist on San Diegans. Today (August 17), ...

Eastridge employment agency punished for workplace discrimination

Local staffing agency settles with Department of Justice

The United States Justice Department announced in Washington DC today (August 15) that it has reached a settlement with Mira Mesa's TEG Staffing, also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, to resolve allegations that Eastridge discriminated ...

Pass the biotech bucks

Brokers and others allegedly involved in insider-trading ring

The U.S. Attorney released a criminal complaint, and the Securities and Exchange released a civil one yesterday (August 11) about a ring of insider traders who allegedly made fat profits on insider trading in the ...

County sued over jail suicide

Accused of "deliberate indifference" to inmate's medical needs

Last year, San Diego County instituted new protocols to cut down on inmates taking their lives in jail. The county has generally had a worse record on jail suicides than other California counties. On August ...

New Chargers stadium guarantees higher prices

Family of four now pays almost $480 per game at the Q

Last month, a poll by the Union-Tribune and 10News delivered encouraging news: only 30 percent of respondents were in favor of a stadium subsidy; 40 percent opposed it and 30 percent weren’t sure. Although more ...

Good enough for government work

Local retirees rake it in as though they're still employed

Data from the California Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reveal that 1535 San Diego area government retirees collected at least $100,000 a year last year, according to Transparent California, a watchdog organization. That figure was up ...

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