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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a ban on plastic bags at grocery stores and other retailers that sell perishable food items.
Anschutz Entertainment Group has signed a joint venture with MGM Resorts International to develop a $350 million, 20,000-seat arena near the Las Vegas Strip, MGM announced Tuesday.
TRADE: Commissioners deny departures were caused by meddling.
Shipping association alleges meddling port commissioners are behind a wave of administrative departures in Long Beach.
Backers split over type of trolley for Miracle Mile rail line
Miracle Mile business interests in conflict over what kind of trolley to use as they prepare to punch the ticket for a new line.
Business owners and executives in Los Angeles County are less optimistic about the local economy this year than last year, according to a survey from the Los Angeles County Business Federation.
HEALTH CARE: Lawyers push to lift ‘pain and suffering’ award cap.
Medical groups hope to pull plug on lawyers’ plan to lift limit on “pain and suffering” malpractice awards.
UTILITY: American States may be first L.A. firm to try move since 2008.
Market run-up spurs American States Water to wade back into splitting stock.
The Assembly on Friday passed a bill aimed at blocking shakedown letters to businesses alleging violations of the state’s toxic chemical notification law.
FOOD: Overhill Farms bought for $81 million by Minnesota’s Bellisio.
Investors warmly greet acquisition bid for Overhill Farms by another maker of frozen fare.
DEVELOPMENT: Groups warn transit levies will lead nowhere.
Business leaders say the county is trafficking in a bad idea with “congestion fees” to fund transit projects.