READER POLL: Reports that Mattel may be in merger talks brings up an old question: Do you hate to see a big local company get bought by an out-of-town one?
Reports that Mattel may be in merger talks brings up an old question: Do you hate to see a big local company get bought by an out-of-town one?
Most people who start a scholarship fund do so in the mid- to late stages of their successful career.
When the Expo Line to Santa Monica opens in May, you will
An assemblyman’s Parking Bill of Rights needs an important amendment, Charles Crumpley writes.
When Paran Johar gets ready to drive to work, he has his pick of impressive autos: a Mercedes, Jaguar, Chevrolet Camaro convertible and custom Triumph, among others.
Charles Crumpley opines on why no black actors were nominated for Oscars.
Andrew Thomas, 44, says he enjoys nothing more than the sight of a dance floor filled with women and men grooving to the beat.
Charles Crumpley is relieved the city didn’t have to debate whether the return of football would be good for the economy.
This New Year’s was one to remember for entertainment executive Steve Nissen.
Charles Crumpley doesn’t think it’s too giant a leap for MannKind to find success, despite last week’s breathtaking news.
It can be hard to know you’re wearing a designer knockoff, unless the designer points it out.
When Coby King, 55-year-old chief executive of downtown L.A. PR firm High Point Strategies was planning to scale the tallest mountain in Washington state, he didn’t need much help.
Big real estate developments may be a thing of the past in California, Charles Crumpley writes.
Tale of frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry will offer cold comfort to firms looking to maintain their heat, warns Charles Crumpley.
Soon after businessman Jake Steinfeld became honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, friends at a party joked that one of his first acts should be to invade Malibu.
Charles Crumpley points out that there are places in Los Angeles where a business can get a friendly reception.
While making his first film, Matteo Mosterts had to convince actress Linda Gray to don aging makeup and a gray wig to play a 75-year-old aristocrat.
Federico Fernandez, executive pastry chef at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, has tackled plenty of sugar-related challenges in his time – including a seven-tiered wedding cake.
Who’s most to blame for the Lakers’ woes? Charles Crumpley slams the guy at the top.
Mike Margolis didn’t know what to expect from the reception in Seattle welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to America.
Ace director Steven Spielberg turned to his own father for research assistance on his latest film.
Culver City commercial real estate broker Joe Clarke has long been a fantasy football fanatic.
Tipped employees may have gotten shorted in the minimum wage ordinance, Charles Crumpley writes.
If you look carefully at the crowd during a Cleveland Browns or New York Giants football game, you might spot Olivia Goodkin gazing at her iPad instead of the action on the field.
The shameless art of blaming your predecessor has Charles Crumpley pointing fingers.
It feels like Halloween every day for the L.A. composer of creepy Showtime TV horror series “Penny Dreadful.”
All those laid-off workers from Kythera could start businesses and refresh L.A.’s biopharmaceutical sector, Charles Crumpley writes.
Local investment banker Austin Khan was tired of his vacations turning into extended workdays.
Ron Burkhardt, managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s office in Century City, has worked with the nonprofit Autism Speaks on the real estate side since 2007, and has participated in its various walks and other fundraising events.
Charles Crumpley is driven to distraction by California’s war on motorists.
Manhattan Beach resident Larry Johnson said he took one look at a black-and-white photo of young African girls balancing huge containers of water on their heads while walking to and from watering holes so many times a day they couldn’t go to school – and he decided to do something about it.
Heather Bilyeu, 30, grew up in the real estate business, watching her father build custom homes in Las Vegas.
The FTC’s weird obsession with phantom monopolies caused the Haggen grocery disaster, Charles Crumpley opines.
Terrell Mathews had never ridden a bicycle more than a couple of miles at a time – on flat ground while riding a beach cruiser, no less.
Austin Beutner’s dismissal from the Los Angeles Times has Charles Crumpley reading between the lines to figure out why.
Shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed, Brad Burlingame, chief executive of Visit West Hollywood, received a small but meaningful gift: a CIA shot glass.
When Phillip Maltin agreed to be filmed working out for a P90X video about eight years ago, he never thought he’d become famous.
Walt Disney Co. reached into its storied past to find the perfect song to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland.
Chief executive during the week, off-road truck racer on the weekends. That’s how Greg Adler spends most of his time.
Grade inflation is bad for L.A.’s diners since the county routinely gives A ratings to questionable restaurants, Charles Crumpley writes.
What ridesharing companies are doing to taxis isn’t fair, Charles Crumpley writes. But business isn’t supposed to be fair.
Manar Afghani, founder of Long Beach audio visual production company Visual Sound, never thought his love of vinyl records would result in a collection of more than 25,000 LPs and 45s.
Charles Crumpley is shocked by California’s electricity rates, which seem destined to charge even higher.
For the next couple of weeks, Paul Grossman plans to start his workday around 6 p.m.
It’s safe to say Felicia Day, who’s often referred to as “queen of the geeks,” knows her way around the Internet.
When Phenomenex employees in the past decade were challenged to shave their heads or dye their hair splashy colors, Chief Executive Fasha Mahjoor politely declined. But not this time.
When Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in 1991, Trip Haenisch was one of the members of her wedding party.
Lack of safety features is keeping the Angles Flight grounded, but Charles Crumpley writes that the result is kind of dangerous.
Lauren Haas will never again misunderstand the meaning of “water resistant.”
Other states are cutting back their film incentives, but Charles Crumpley wonders how much that will improve L.A.’s production picture.
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