Charles Crumpley

Publisher & Editor

Charles weighs in each week with his opinion - his "Comment" - about local business. While he pats the heads of those who make prescient or brave decisions, he's not afraid to kick the shins of businesses that make dunderheaded moves or governments that interfere with free markets. It can be newsy, it can be opinionated, or it can be funny, but the Comment column is always about business in Los Angeles County.

Charles Crumpley has been a reporter, writer or editor for 30 years, mostly with daily newspapers. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and worked for years for the Kansas City Star, mainly as a senior financial writer. He was the editor of the business news section for two daily newspapers, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won four national journalism awards and studied Japanese banking and business practices in Tokyo as a senior Fulbright scholar. He has been editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal since January 2006.

He can be reached at (323) 549-5225, ext. 208, or by email: ccrumpley@labusinessjournal.com.

Email: ccrumpley@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3133 Extension: 127

Recent Stories

Economists Forecast 20 Percent GDP Plunge

The economy is darkening rapidly, and on Thursday local experts said they now believe GDP will nosedive more than 20 percent in the second quarter.

Wealth Managers Advise Anxious Clients to Hang Tight

Shocking plunges in the stock markets in recent weeks have prompted frantic calls from investors to their wealth managers.

Economists: Worse than Great Recession; Maybe Depression

Because of the near seizure of the economy prompted by the coronavirus scare, the second quarter may see GDP shrink by 13 percent.

Poll: The Hurt on Small Businesses Now ‘Profound’

About 76 percent of small businesses are being hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey put out Monday by the National Federation of Independent Business.

At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

Gary Thomas, Valley Leader, Dies

Longtime San Fernando Valley civic leader Gary M. Thomas died Friday morning during a hospital stay for a respiratory ailment.

Award Earned by SCV Economic Development Corp.

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday that it has received a significant honor from the California Association for Local Economic Development.

Mission Valley Has Record Full-Year Results

Mission Valley Bancorp on Wednesday reported a down fourth quarter but positive full-year results that set an earnings record.

Give Moms a Break or Suffer Costs

I’ve asked a dozen or so business operators in recent months if they’ve created lactation rooms yet.

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

The Lists 2020

Editor and Publisher Charles Crumpley talks about San Fernando Valley Business Journal's The Lists 2020

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