Howard Fine is a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has covered public policy issues, transportation, economic development, banking and finance and various special assignments. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Association of Area Business Publications.
A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Howard also obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill.
Regulation Watch is a biweekly column that keep's business leaders apprised of new city, county and state regulatory issues that may affect their businesses. Coverage includes environmental regulations, workplace rules, and fees that are being considered by regulatory agencies.
Howard can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 227, or by email: email@example.com.
One in five Los Angeles area employers plan to hire more workers during the first quarter, the best showing in several years, according to a survey released today from Manpower Inc.
City councils in both Los Angeles and Long Beach have voted to restrict sales and use of electronic cigarettes.
Investment: Firm forms joint venture with distressed asset manager.
INVESTMENT: Oaktree makes good on its plan to enter China by forming joint venture to acquire bad loans.
INTERVIEW: Manatt Phelps’ George Kieffer has made time for civic affairs and music while working at the law firm for four decades.
Power broker and Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer makes sure to spend some of his playtime at the piano.
ENERGY: Panels off as installers fight DWP over lease language.
Energy: Some solar panel customers have been left in the cold as installation companies and the L.A. DWP wrangle over lease language.
FOOD: Officials put out welcome mat for relocation of Huy Fong’s facility.
Food: Cities outside California smell an opportunity as Irwindale residents complain about odor from Huy Fong’s chili plant.
Lancaster and La Mirada were named the most business-friendly cities in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Chemicals: Oxy faces new
Chemicals: Occidental Petroleum faces new health claims from Love Canal in New York state, 20 years after the company settled lawsuits over the site.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday named Kelli Bernard as deputy mayor for economic development.
Water: Attraction could help Cadiz avoid review of pipeline.
Water: Cadiz plans railroad tie-in that could help the aquifer owner avoid full review of a pipeline project.