Los Angeles Business Journal

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 was 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.

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It wasn’t Hollywood where dreams of stardom came true for Steve Jaffe. It was Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Taking Pass on Politics

The death of Mickey Rooney last week got Michael Levine reminiscing.

Time to Make Waves at Ports

Charles Crumpley pushes for a sea change in the way the ports are promoted and operated.

Answer Just a Stone’s Throw Away

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Father, Son Mark 11th Diamond Anniversary

Ross Goldberg remembers what his father told him 11 years ago when he asked if he’d join him again on opening day at Dodger Stadium.

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Lawyer Takes His Case to the Whisky

Mark Sullivan is a senior litigation paralegal for Century City law firm Cox Castle & Nicholson. He’s also the firm’s resident rocker.

Oil Giant Dug Its Own Hole

COMMENT

Charles Crumpley notes that fracking opponents don’t trust Occidental Petroleum and seconds the emotion.

This Dog Has His Day Every Day at Law Firm

There’s one partner at Westwood law firm Liner who’s such an institution that he’s actually written into the terms of the lease.

To Watch or Not to Watch

COMMENT: Should cable providers pay a huge sum to carry the new Dodgers channel? Charles Crumpley says definitely yes and no.

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