Howard Fine

Reporter (Government, Energy)

Howard Fine is a 19-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has covered public policy issues, energy companies, 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 and Distinguished Journalist of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Howard obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to joining the Business Journal, Howard spent seven years as Staff Reporter at the Orange County Business Journal and before that, as Orange County Bureau Chief for City News Service.

Regulation and Policy is a biweekly column that keeps business leaders apprised of new city, county and state regulatory issues that may affect their businesses.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

Gov. Brown Appoints Roski Scion to Science Center Board

Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 17 appointed Patricia Roski to the board of the California Science Center, among other local appointments. Roski is the daughter of Ed Roski, no. 9 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos with $5.3 billion.

L.A. County Jobless Rate Steady at 4.5 Percent in July

Numbers reflect seasonal job losses in education

L.A. County’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent in July even as seasonal job losses gripped the education sector, according to state figures released Aug. 17.

Eagle Crest on Move in Mojave

ENERGY: Feds give key OK; license hurdle ahead

Eagle Crest Energy’s business model depends on whether it can build a hydropower energy storage plant near Joshua Tree National Park.

L.A. Airport Board Approves Lease Agreements for Consolidated Car Rental Facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Aug. 16 approved lease agreements of up to 25 years with seven major car rental companies operating near Los Angeles International Airport to move into a consolidated car rental facility east of the airport when it is slated to open in 2023.

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Musk’s Boring Co. Proposes Tunnel Connecting Subway Station, Dodger Stadium

Billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Co. on Aug. 15 released a proposal to build a 3.6-mile-long tunnel between Dodger Stadium and one of three nearby subway stations and run high-speed pods that could whisk passengers to or from the stadium in four minutes.

Art Center Completes $103M Bond Sale

College will pay down debt, improve facilities

A $103 million bond sale helps the Art Center College of Design expand.

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Corporate Gifts Grow in L.A.

PHILANTHROPY: 9.6% hike outpaces national rate

What the corporate philanthropy climate looked like in 2017.

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Energy Firm Bets on Subscribers

Utilities: Flat fee on renewables key to model

Inspire Energy Holdings hopes to grow its urenewable energy procurement company with a unique, but risky, business model.

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Aecom Announces Repurchase of $150M of Shares

Century City engineering and construction firm Aecom on Aug. 9 announced the repurchase of $150 million worth of shares, the initial action under a $1 billion share repurchase authorization from the board last September.

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Pasadena’s Art Center Completes $103M Bond Offering to Fund Renovations

The Art Center College of Design announced on Aug. 7 that it completed the sale of $103 million in bonds, of which $42 million will fund the renovation of facilities on its two Pasadena campuses.

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