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: ccrumpley@labusinessjournal.com.

Email: ccrumpley@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3133 Extension: 127

Recent Stories

Princess Cruises’ Parent to Sell 6 Ships, Delay Restart

Carnival Corp., which owns Princess Cruises of Santa Clarita, has reported that it lost $4.4 billion in the second quarter and is speeding up the sale of six ships.

Was That an Error at the Stadium?

‘We may look back on this moment as an opportunity that was lost.’

New Waste-to-Energy System to Explore Sites in L.A.

A new waste-to-energy technology, looking to set up shop at some landfill site in Los Angeles, has gotten a letter of support from Los Angeles County.

Hey, Mayor, We Bent That Curve

‘Our political leaders know about running an economy as much as those guys on “Tiger King” know about Verdi opera.’

Local Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Bribing FBI, ICE

A Calabasas lawyer has pleaded guilty to federal charges including bribing agents from the FBI and ICE to provide protection for him and to obtain sensitive information.

Newsom Outlines Broad Plan to Resume Work

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday outlined a cautious plan to reopen the virtually shuttered California economy in phases in the coming weeks as COVID-19 cases stabilize.

Mission Valley’s Earnings Up

Mission Valley Bancorp on Tuesday announced that its first quarter net income of $816,000, or 25 cents a diluted share, was up more than 16 percent from the same quarter last year.

Economists Forecast 20 Percent GDP Plunge

The economy is darkening rapidly, and on Thursday local experts said they now believe GDP will nosedive more than 20 percent in the second quarter.

Wealth Managers Advise Anxious Clients to Hang Tight

Shocking plunges in the stock markets in recent weeks have prompted frantic calls from investors to their wealth managers.

Economists: Worse than Great Recession; Maybe Depression

Because of the near seizure of the economy prompted by the coronavirus scare, the second quarter may see GDP shrink by 13 percent.

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