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

Congresswoman claims a Filner groping (years ago)

Former San Diego mayor allegedly went in for a kiss

Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado congresswoman, told the Denver Post and MSNBC today (November 20) that former San Diego mayor Bob Filner tried to grope her in an elevator. Both were in Congress at the ...

Senator's bill to stave off utilities' rape of ratepayers?

SDG&E, Edison, PG&E still trying to recover fire costs

Ten years ago, fires swept San Diego County. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and an investigative body of the California Public Utilities Commission agreed that San Diego Gas & Electric's ...

Report: Bridgepoint and Arizona colluded for GI Bill funds

"How can we help?" wrote an education-policy adviser of the governor

The Phoenix New Times, reporting on an investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education, says that controversial for-profit education firm known as Bridgepoint Education colluded with officials in Arizona to get GI Bill funds that ...

County unemployment falls, jobs gain

Jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

San Diego County unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in October from an adjusted 4.1 percent in September and 4.7 percent from a year ago. Non-farm jobs rose by 13,800 in the month. More than half ...

Cory Briggs sues Navy, Edison, SDG&E, Dept. of Defense

Lawyer attempts to halt "radioactive dump" near ocean at San Onofre

Environmental lawyer Cory Briggs, working for consumer protection group Public Watchdogs, today (November 16) filed suit against the United States Department of Defense, the Navy, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric over ...

UCSD doctor guilty of attempted criminal threats

John Peter Serra can no longer practice medicine, sentencing next week

Dr. John Peter Serra pleaded guilty October 18 to attempted making of criminal threats, according to the district attorney's office. He was tried in Superior Court by judge Polly Shamoon. According to a document attached ...

Qualcomm surely worth more than $70 a share

Broadcom offer passed up, investors may force company to settle for $80

San Diego-based telecom giant Qualcomm will not take the $70 per share offer of Broadcom Ltd., offered last week. However, large institutional investors may want Qualcomm to accept $80, according to The total bid, ...

Disposal of nuclear waste: think Camp Pendleton

Each state should manage its own spent fuel, says study lauded by experts

Ray Lutz of Citizens' Oversight has published a new study suggesting that nuclear waste should possibly be disposed of locally, with each state responsible for its own spent fuel. Lutz says moving the waste long ...

Consumers tired of utilities’ carelessness and greed

Community Choice Energy programs gaining popularity

For a decade and a half, California’s investor-owned utilities — Sempra Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), and Edison International — have controlled their purported regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission. Legally, it should be ...

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