As a veteran trial lawyer, Dan Stephenson has seen plenty of high-stakes competition in bet-the-company cases.
Charles Crumpley plans to pay no never mind to the steady stream of health scares.
It’s not every day that a local business person gets to spend an hour with the president and the vice president in the White House, but that’s exactly what happened to Arnulfo “Arnold” Ventura.
COMMENT: The strike at the port complex may be over, but Charles Crumpley thinks the real problems are just starting.
The strike at the port complex may be over, but Charles Crumpley thinks the real problems are just starting.
L.A.’s lame Christmas decorations haven’t put much holiday cheer in Charles Crumpley
Dentists warn their patients not to eat too much Halloween candy. But this year, Dr. Vijay Patel of Claremont decided to put his money where his mouth is.
They might not hand out Mickey Mouse ears at the front door, but there’s a touch of the Magic Kingdom in the Bel Air Bar & Grill.
Charles Crumpley checks out the new way of doing business in Silicon Beach, and he finds it bracing but a little scary.
Charles Crumpley revives a call for a citywide coalition to help L.A. reach its goals.
Years ago, accountant Barbara Rosenbaum came up with a quote that she has lived by: “Facing fear leads to courage, strength and powerful choices.”
Charles Crumpley isn’t too upset that the porn industry may be regulated out of town.
An all-day forum this Friday in Santa Monica will bring together all kinds of business people – entrepreneurs, crowdfunding experts, investors – from 10 countries all over the world.
Sonny Astani knew a run-down gym with little more than some rusted free weights was no place for National Football League hopefuls.
The rapidly dwindling number of bank startups has Charles Crumpley feeling withdrawn.
Charles Crumpley sees agreement: Public-private partnerships are good for both sides, and for Los Angeles, too.
Nir Weinblut, one of the premier local kosher chefs, recently returned from a trip to Dubai, where he cooked meals for some of the region’s pre-eminent dignitaries.
Stop complaining about high gasoline prices, Charles Crumpley writes. Californians wanted it that way.
Prepaid debit cards have moved so far into the mainstream that Charles Crumpley wonders if the industry will move out of Los Angeles.
When Mike Zhang was a teenager, he never made it to Washington, D.C., to visit the White House and the national monuments as many students do.
Whew, that was close.
When KJ Jones scooped up a 1991 Ford Mustang for just $1,000 earlier this year, he figured he was merely getting a daily commuter car to take him from the San Fernando Valley to El Segundo, where he works as a technical editor at a magazine for enthusiasts, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords. But he got far more than that from his cheap ride.
Charles Crumpley is moved by a new report that says U-Hauls full of Californians are relocating to other states.
Charles Crumpley writes that business owners actually got something good from Sacramento last week.
By day, George T. Brandon is an executive with the downtown L.A. law firm Morris Polich & Purdy LLP. But at night, you might catch him among the throngs of photographers on the red carpet shooting Oprah Winfrey or Tom Cruise.
Charles Crumpley would like to stamp out the business model started by Toms Shoes.
Lancaster’s inexpensive aerial surveillance plan has Charles Crumpley thinking lofty thoughts about how other cities can save money.
Most people let loose on the weekends, but Peter Kay parties like a rock star.
Charles Crumpley has high praise for the new plans to redevelop the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
A few weeks ago, Fasha Mahjoor looked down from the top of an eight-story building and had quite a fright.
Many businesses in Westwood have reservations about UCLA’s planned hotel, but Charles Crumpley thinks there’s a compromise.
For as long as Karen Baldwin can remember, the real estate business has played a supporting role in her life.
Charles Crumpley is starting to wonder if the new Dodgers owners have a couple of strikes on them already
An NBA ban may have been the best thing that ever happened to Ryan and Adam Goldston.
Charles Crumpley thinks soda taxes could just go pop.
Charles Crumpley wonders if DirecTV’s future is a little static-y.
The London Olympic Games’ opening ceremony drew countless viewers, but there probably weren’t many in Los Angeles more enthusiastic than Dame Barbara Hay.
The explosion of Latino media is putting an accent on L.A.’s business scene, Charles Crumpley notes.
For 22 years, attorney Michael Jenkins, 59, worked at downtown L.A. law firm Richards Watson & Gershon. In fact, that’s where he met his attorney wife, Christi Hogin, 50. But because he lived in Manhattan Beach, he endured a tedious daily commute
In January of last year, attorney Sanford H. Perliss felt a sudden urge to start telling his old stories again – much to the chagrin of his 15-year-old son.
COMMENT: Charles Crumpley wants a permanent break from wait staff interruptions
You’ve just about arrived at the restaurant where you’re going to have a business lunch, and suddenly it looks as if this is your lucky day.
Ever since he was a child, Tom McDonald wanted to be a cowboy.
Commentary: As a business news journalist, I read lots of press releases from companies.
North Korea may not sound like a dream destination for most people, but then globe hopper Mickey Kantor isn’t most people.
Mattel Inc. Chief Executive Bryan Stockton was what he calls a 'basement musician.'
Charles Crumpley prizes your opinion on how to improve the award-winning Business Journal.
Charles Crumpley sees Microsoft’s recent moves as the curtain-raiser for the tech-giant’s deeper relationship with Hollywood.
When Santa Monica-born Maidie Oliveau was a student at Georgetown University, she and some other California girls wanted to play volleyball competitively. But the Washington, D.C., school didn’t have a team in 1970, so she had to help start one, getting school approval and even overcoming some sartorial complications.
You may have seen the article in the Los Angeles Times last week about the unusual audition in New York.
Almost six years ago, when Richard “Skip” Bronson, 67, began writing about his development war with Donald Trump, he was looking for catharsis rather than a book deal – though he ended up with both.