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.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

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engineering: Firm to avoid at-risk construction

AECOM CEO says firm is looking to unload riskier construction projects.

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Long Beach Names Cynthia Guidry Airport Chief

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UCLA Names Antonio Bernardo as Anderson School Dean

UCLA recently named longtime Anderson School of Management finance professor and administrator Antonio Bernardo as the school’s new dean, effective July 1.

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USC Names Geoffrey Garrett Business School Dean

USC on June 11 named Geoffrey Garrett, current dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as the next dean of the Marshall School of Business, effective in July 2020.

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SCE President Ron Nichols Dies; CEO Kevin Payne Adds President Title

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USC, United Airlines Reach New Naming Rights Deal for Coliseum

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EPA Awards $1 Million in Cleanup Funds to LA Sites

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Tech Mogul Samueli Gives $100M to UCLA Engineering School

Tech billionaire and UCLA alum Henry Samueli and his wife Susan have made the largest gift ever of $100 million to expand UCLA’s engineering school already bearing the Samueli name, the university announced June 4.

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