Los Angeles Business Journal

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 was 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.

Recent Stories

Chilly Reception for Packers Fan

Donald Bizub is such an avid Green Bay Packers football fan that he purposefully seeks out advisory clients in cities where the Packers will be playing in a given season.

Will Lack of Parking Stall Retail?

Downtown’s new quest to develop a bigger retail sector may be stalled by lack of parking, Charles Crumpley writes.

Expectant Dad to Feel Heat

Barry Knudson is expecting his first child in March with his wife, Kelsi. But before the baby arrives, Knudson, a beer enthusiast and casual home-brewer, concocted one more memorable batch: a spicy India pale ale.

Tech Vet Changes Focus With Photos

Swagbucks.com co-founder Scott Dudelson exited the company in July after it received a $60 million investment.

Bundles of Joy?

Dish’s new Sling offering has Charles Crumpley wondering if L.A.’s television producers face a hazier future.

Snow Jobs Fall Through

Born and raised in Southern California, Roy Jimenez has never had a “White Christmas.” In fact, he’s never even seen snow fall.

Star a Deal at Any Price

Filming the new low-budget movie “The Humbling” turned out to be a humbling experience for movie superstar Al Pacino.

On the Wrong Road

Angelenos can expect more traffic and higher rents, Charles Crumpley writes. Also, he pines for the good old days of….Frank McCourt?

Have Child, Will Travel

Being a new dad to a crying baby can be tough. But Erik Evens and his wife, Robin Lee, found a way to cope when their daughter was born six years ago.

New Leash on Life

As chief concierge, James Little, 49, is tasked with making guests at the Peninsula Beverly Hills happy.

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