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

Dalai Lama causes a stir at UCSD

Chinese students don't want him as commencement speaker

According to the publication Inside Higher Ed, Chinese students at the University of California/San Diego are complaining that the university is having the Dalai Lama as this year's commencement speaker. Lhamo Dondrub (the Dalai Lama) ...

Kindergarten teacher charged with bank, wire fraud

International scam allegedly run from address off El Cajon Boulevard

San Diegan Cristina Montijo has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. She was originally charged in the Southern District of New York, but the case has been moved to federal ...

San Diego mortgage bite remains mighty

At 35.6% of income, it's a bit better than renters' 42%

Despite the staggering rise in San Diego home prices (the median is more than $500,000), the percentage of your income going to your mortgage is only a little bit higher than it was in the ...

In the Navy...you can get $1800 steaks...in the Navy...

Commander Mario Herrera goes down in Fat Leonard scandal

U.S.Navy commander Mario Herrera was charged in a complaint unsealed today (February 16) with accepting romps with prostitutes, luxury travel, and elaborate dinners featuring $1800 steaks from foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis — aka ...

Union-Tribune lays off journalists

Seven on editorial staff lose jobs; hinted that more face same fate

Jeff Light, vice president and editor of the Union-Tribune, today (February 14) revealed that there will be seven layoffs on the editorial staff of the newspaper. His message reads, "All--Today, we're reducing our newsroom by ...

Movie thief can't be found

Aargh: Cell pirate eluded lawyer and lawsuit

Last summer, a movie named Cell came out. In the plot, users of cell phones were reprogrammed into mad killers. Critics sneered. The movie was not a big hit. The producer, Cell Film Holdings, sued ...

Discrimination at House of Pacific Relations?

House of Lebanon claims it is victim of prejudice

The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park says it is a "near utopian multicultural organization" that was launched in the 1930s "to create a spirit of understanding, tolerance, and goodwill" among various ...

Alleged Oceanside gang members indicted

Tiny Dum, Lil' Burger, Baby West, among those caught in justice system

Eleven alleged members and associates of Oceanside's Westside Crips gang were indicted today (February 10) for racketeering, conspiracy involving drug trafficking, prostitution, and other crimes. "[T]he manager of two national brand hotels in Oceanside" was ...

Butane supplier linked to hash-oil industry

Los Angeleno will pay $1 million and be sentenced in April

Bosco Kwon, owner of BK Power Imports of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in San Diego today (February 9) to selling drug paraphernalia. Kwon admitted that his company sold thousands of butane canisters to smoke shops, ...

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