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.

Latest Articles

Former SeaWorld manager sentenced for embezzlement

"Sebastian John" stole $818,000, gets 30 months

Former SeaWorld San Diego manager Wilfred David Joseph Jobin-Reyes, called "Sebastian John," was sentenced yesterday (September 23) to 30 months in prison for embezzling $818,000 while he worked at the park. According to court records, ...

Raiders want eternal flame for Al Davis

What city but Las Vegas would give him one?

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Chula Vista attorney goes after movie pirates

John, Jane, or It Doe sued by film producer of Cell

This summer, a movie titled Cell came out. It is based on a 2006 novel by Stephen King. Plot: cell-phone users are immediately and maddeningly re-programmed into rabid killers. Sounds grim. (Critics weren't enthusiastic.) On ...

San Diego's $2.27 billion pension hole

Another reason to block Chargers' punt for new stadium

There is still another reason to vote against the so-called convadium in November. This reason is the huge and growing pension deficit. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre says the city's pension plan has $8.859 billion ...

County loses 700 jobs in August

But unemployment rate goes down

The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in August, down from a revised 5.3 percent in July, according to the California Employment Development Department. However, the county lost 700 non-agricultural jobs in ...

A rare win over the state utilities commission

Challenge to decision to allow building of natural-gas-fired plant

Late Wednesday (September 14), the Protect Our Communities Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity won a battle against the California Public Utilities Commission: the state First District Court of Appeals granted the groups their ...

Padres brass tarnished

GM A.J. Preller suspended for alleged mishandling of players' health records

Major League Baseball suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller yesterday (September 15) for 30 days without pay following an investigation into the trade of pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox. The ...

Born poor in San Diego

Nearly 20 percent of children live in poverty

Last year, 15.6 percent of the City of San Diego's population was living below the poverty rate, almost unchanged from 15.7 percent in 2014, according to United States Census Bureau numbers released today (September 15). ...

Brother of ISIL fighter pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Marchello McCain, previously convicted felon, held without bond

In federal court today (September 12), Marchello Dsaun McCain pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI to cover for his brother, Douglas McCain, an American believed killed while fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq ...

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