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:

Phone: 818-316-3133 Extension: 127

Recent Stories

Give Moms a Break or Suffer Costs

I’ve asked a dozen or so business operators in recent months if they’ve created lactation rooms yet.


The Lists 2020

Editor and Publisher Charles Crumpley talks about San Fernando Valley Business Journal's The Lists 2020

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I’m Down with T.O.’s ‘Downtown’

Downtown Thousand Oaks will bloom with time.

Discovery Cube Gets Backing from Businesses

Valley area businesses and civic-minded people pledged more than $164,000 Tuesday morning to support Discovery Cube Los Angeles.

Post-Midterm Magic for Investors

You’ve heard that if a National Football Conference team wins the Super Bowl in January, it’ll be a bull market that year? Or that when hemlines rise, so do stock prices? Superstitions like those are pretty stupid.

Is Traffic Helping Our Economy?

Can traffic be helping the Valley economy?

Don’t Bank on This Dreadful Idea


Starting a public bank is a combination of contempt and chutzpah.

Prodigious Volunteer Given Fernando Award

EVENT: Nearly 250 attend gala for Mike Quiroga.

EVENT: Nearly 250 attend gala for Mike Quiroga.

Housing Costs Make More Problems

High cost of housing drives homelessness.

High cost of housing drives homelessness.

Ventura County = Economic Slug

Lack of real estate development has hurt Ventura County.

Lack of real estate development has hurt Ventura County.

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