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

When Will Your Workers Return?

The challenges of getting people back to work.

Karl Boeckmann, Valley Leader, Dies

Accountant and auto executive became civic leader in the Valley.

Karl Boeckmann, an auto executive who became civic leader in the Valley, dies at age 85.

Karl Boeckmann, Valley Leader, Dies

Karl Boeckmann, a decades-long civic and business leader in the San Fernando Valley, died following an eight-year battle with cancer.

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‘Valley 200’ Ready for Exotic Travel

Judging by responses from our Valley 200 honorees, an African safari is the most popular bucket list item right now.

Did Pandemic Harm Valley More?

Was the Valley harmed more or less by the pandemic?

PAGA Hurts Our Employees, Too

How the Private Attorney General Act is hurting employees.

Alas, Our Shriveling Factory Sector

Charles Crumpley laments the Valley area’s shrinking manufacturing sector.

How Amgen’s New Policy Will Hurt

How Amgen Inc.’s work from home policy will hurt economy.

Special Report: Asian Entrepreneurs Month

Stories of Asian-American business owners in the San Fernando Valley region.

Thank you, Women of the Valley

Charles Crumpley finds businesswomen’s stories to be inspirational.

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