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.
Plastic bag manufacturers and other opponents of a statewide ban on plastic bags have qualified a referendum for the November 2016 ballot, thereby putting the ban on hold, the California Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday.
DEVELOPMENT: Business leaders say L.A.’s moves won’t bring projects to city.
Hotel execs welcome city of L.A.’s incentives but say they won’t inspire new projects to check in.
POLITICS: Jose Huizar earns consensus support for Los Angeles City Council.
Believe it or not, next Tuesday, March 3, is Election Day in Los Angeles and 28 other cities around Los Angeles County.
Small-lot homes boom despite boos from neighbors
Small-lot homes have taken off in a big way, aided by cost savings versus condos and townhomes.
Steven Sawalich, senior director of global media and philanthropy at Starkey Hearing Foundation in Playa Vista, has traveled to 75 countries during his time at the non-profit, which delivers hearing aids to people in need.
The good times should continue to roll for the local economy.
Politics: William Caswell talks minimum-wage hikes, pace of business reform.
Kaiser Permanente’s William Caswell talks how he will nurse business goals as chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Delivering some relief to local businesses, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday signed into law a reduction in the top rates businesses pay in gross-receipts taxes to the city.
POLITICS: Lawmakers, business leaders fear facility in cross hairs.
Elected officials and business leaders link arms to guard Los Angeles Air Force Base from closure.
ENERGY: PermaCity’s business heats up with multibuilding deal.
Solar panel installer PermaCity raises the roof with multibuilding Department of Water & Power contract.