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 55 years and has two sons and two grandsons.

Articles by Don Bauder

County unemployment rate drops in March

We're a full percentage point lower than state’s

March unemployment for San Diego County dropped to 3.2 percent, a full percentage point lower than the overall state rate, according to the California Employment Development Department. The county gained 3300 nonfarm jobs in March ...

Ailing Qualcomm to undergo big layoff

A thousand could be let go

Qualcomm, which just recently was saved from a foreign takeover, began laying off employees today (April 18), according to media reports. Bloomberg, which appears to have broken the story, says the number could hit 1000. ...

The juicy Trump-Cohen-Russia story

Michael Cohen’s father and uncle hung around the Russian Mafiya in New York

The April 10 issue of Rolling Stone features an intriguing story, “A Brief History of Michael Cohen’s Criminal Ties” by Seth Hettena, who lives in San Diego with his wife and sons. The subtitle of ...

CalPERS buys boatload of Bridgepoint stock

Public employees boost holdings by 112.4 percent

The California Public Employeees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest pension fund, in last year’s fourth quarter boosted its stake in San Diego-based Bridgeport Education by 112.4 percent, according to the company’s most recent filing ...

Papa Doug won’t get Bahamas job

Local paper says he will be beaten out

Last February, the Washington Post reported that Douglas “Papa Doug” Manchester, real estate developer and former owner of the Union-Tribune, had an “unsettling management style,” according to a number of former female U-T employees, who ...

Trump's hefty military budget

...will boost San Diego's economy

No wonder San Diego is called a Navy town. Federal military spending in San Diego on uniformed and civilian payrolls, along with veterans, is almost entirely related to the Navy, and half of military contract ...

Lawyer Michael Cohen raided by FBI

It’s not San Diego lawyer Michael Cohen

As everyone knows by now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation today (April 9) raided the office of Michael Cohen, one of President Trump’s attorneys. The agency raided other locations where Cohen might keep his records. ...

Tony Robbins attacked #MeToo at lecture

Words went viral and he backed down

Tony Robbins, the self-help guru and life philosopher, has gotten a lesson on life. It recently came out that in a San Jose seminar last month, he had scolded women for the #MeToo movement. A ...

Douglass Jennings, disbarred tax lawyer, gets 34 months

His wife Peggy, real estate operator, gets 4 months

In the packed federal courtroom of Judge Gonzalo Curiel yesterday (April 5), attorney John Douglass Jennings Jr. was sentenced to 34 months in prison, while his wife Peggy, who worked in real estate, got four ...