L.A.’s business community has cause for optimism after last week’s mayoral primary results.
Neal Baer has plenty of reasons to take a break and engage in some deep, balanced breathing.
Charles Crumply digs the prospects the Monterey Shale oil formation could hold for California.
Tim Lappen is living the car lover’s dream.
Charles Crumpley sees the LAX chamber headed in the right direction on moving the airport’s runway.
Josh Altman, a 33-year-old real estate broker to the stars and cast member of the Bravo reality TV series “Million Dollar Listing,” recently landed the ultimate celebrity client: Barbie.
Charles Crumpley wonders why DreamWorks Animation is a public company, and he congratulates a state tax panel – for angering Democrats and Republicans.
Startups Uncensored, Jason Nazar’s monthly coffee klatch, is normally a tech industry affair.
Movie industry critic Charles Crumpley would like to pull the red carpet out from under the Oscars.
Costume designer Luke Reichle has good, basic advice for his star clients as they get ready for awards shows: Lay out your outfit in advance. Preparation is the best way to avoid last-minute, red-carpet emergencies.
COMMENT – Charles Crumpley is troubled that the producers of “Shark Tank” take a bite out of contestants.
Peter Mullin has had a lifelong enthusiasm for cars.
California may feel the heat as other states cut taxes to lure businesses, Charles Crumpley writes.
Public relations veteran Jackie Lapin went through a grueling stretch in 2006, working on intense publicity campaigns for clients including World Poker Tour, Mazda and Commerce Casino.
Charles Crumpley thinks it’s time that Herbalife Ltd. makes a healthy choice to abandon multilevel marketing.
Charles Crumpley believes building more roads should be driving the discussion over solutions to L.A. traffic.
Aspiring brewery owner Dave Hodgins recently acquired some noteworthy fans.
Gary Drake might not have a white beard or a sleigh, but he looks an awful lot like Santa Claus to one local school.
Charles Crumpley is aghast that reality TV may not be so real
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.