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:

Phone: 818-316-3133 Extension: 127

Recent Stories

The Downsides of Remote Working

Publisher Charles Crumpley on the downside of remote working.

Big In-Person Gathering for VICA Event

In what may have been the San Fernando Valley’s largest public gathering since the pandemic, up to 340 business and civic leaders attended the Business Forecast Conference at the Hilton Universal City hotel.

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Chamber Honors Women Leaders

Award recipients range from police chief to entrepreneurs.

United Chambers of Commerce recognizes inspirational women.

Rescue Banking

MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.

Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.

‘Inspirational Women’ Honored at Event

Six Valley area women were feted Thursday at the seventh annual “Inspirational Women’s Reception” by the United Chambers of Commerce.

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Don’t Duplex Your Joint, My Friend

Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.

New CEO Named for Sherman Oaks Chamber

The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce has selected Victoria Bourdas Martinez as its next chief executive.

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When Will Your Workers Return?

The challenges of getting people back to work.

Karl Boeckmann, Valley Leader, Dies

Accountant and auto executive became civic leader in the Valley.

Karl Boeckmann, an auto executive who became civic leader in the Valley, dies at age 85.

Karl Boeckmann, Valley Leader, Dies

Karl Boeckmann, a decades-long civic and business leader in the San Fernando Valley, died following an eight-year battle with cancer.

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