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

Inland Empire Forming Up North

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Valley Bar’s trombone playing president elect.

Now This Is Just Too Frightful

Boy, I have been wrong about you millennials. All this time, I thought you must be the happiest, most carefree generation in our history.

‘Can’t Be Too Bullish’ on Economy

In case you didn’t see our last issue, the one dated March 4, you missed a true day brightener. If you live or work in the San Fernando Valley, that is.

A Business Group That May Thrive

If you follow the business community, you’ve probably seen a number of single-issue groups form to fight a law or advocate for something.

Valley Still an ‘Economic Hot Spot’

The San Fernando Valley’s economy is expected to grow 4.1 percent this year – once again outpacing the rest of Los Angeles County, Ventura County and the state.

A Business Isn’t a Babysitter

Are two of our Los Angeles city councilmembers trying to chase businesses out of the city?

Earnings Roundup: ASGN, NetSol, Cinedigm Report

ASGN gains, NetSol improves and Cinedigm meets Wall Street expectations.

Is Amgen a Different Company?

Amgen Inc. hit a rough patch last week.

Business People Protest California’s PAGA Law

A group of business owners, saying they’re fed up with a particular California law, on Thursday morning took a page from labor organizations’ playbook and staged a public protest.

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