Howard Fine

Reporter (Engineering, Infrastructure, Education, Construction and Architecture)

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.

Email: hfine@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

Unemployment Steady in L.A. County as Jobs Grow, Workforce Shrinks

L.A. County’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.5% in June, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and several thousand people leaving the labor force.

Tease photo

Value Add

Property valuations in Los Angeles County rose by $94 billion in 2018

Assessed valuations in Los Angeles County rose by $94 billion in 2018.

Tease photo

The Mouse That Roared

Supersized Disney posts $99 billion gain to boost LA market cap

Walt Disney Co. posted a $99 billion gain, boosting the region’s overall market capitalization.

Tease photo

Walt Disney Co.

The Behemoth

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

Tease photo

Beyond Meat Inc.

Splashiest Newcomer

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

Tease photo

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Biggest Gainer in Rank

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIESMarket Cap: $2.51 billion

Tease photo

Stamps.com Inc.

Biggest Decliner in Rank

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

Tease photo

Activision Blizzard Inc.

The Falling Star

SPECIAL REPORT: LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

Tease photo

L.A. County Assessed Property Valuations Pass $1.6 Trillion, Led by Inglewood’s NFL Stadium

Assessed property valuations grew 6.3% last year to $1.6 trillion, led by the NFL stadium construction in Inglewood, the county assessor’s office reported July 15.

Tease photo

Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Utility Customers to Pay Billions into Wildfire Fund

A bill signed into law July 12 by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require Southern California Edison customers to pay more than $3 billion toward a wildfire fund over the next 15 years.

Tease photo

More stories >>