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.
The LA 2024 Olympic Bid Committee on Monday revealed it’s proposing to hold the opening and closing ceremonies for the Summer Games simultaneously at both the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the planned NFL Stadium in Inglewood.
The developer of the Hollywood Palladium Towers project and the project’s main opponent dominated the early fundraising on opposite sides of the Measure S anti-development campaign, according to finance reports filed late Friday.
LAX looks to get moving on transit improvements as the way is cleared for project bidding.
For 2016, it was a tale of two ports when it comes to container cargo traffic. Last year, the Port of Los Angeles logged record container levels, with nearly 8.9 million container units passing through the port, up 8.5 percent over 2015 and eclipsing the 2006 record of nearly 8.5 million container units.
A group of L.A. city councilmembers on Tuesday proposed banning contributions to council campaigns from developers with projects currently or recently before the city.
If the 2024 Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, it would generate $11 billion in local economic impact, according to a study released Monday by the LA 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee.
TAXES: BizFed supports action against levy that hits developed properties.
A local business group is welcoming a legal challenge to a park tax measure approved by voters in November.
A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week
Seth Manheimer sure wishes the “bill of rights” for customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that will be voted on Jan. 17 had been around a year ago when he was trying to open a yoga studio in Hollywood.
TRANSPORTATION: Bike shops position once niche items to power up sales.
Local dealers are gearing up to ride an increased interest in electric bikes
Opponents of a ballot measure that would limit development in Los Angeles announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to change the language of their ballot argument to settle a lawsuit brought last month by supporters.