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.

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

Recent Stories

Swinerton Snags $209 Million LAX Contract

Transportation: Garage to be in new facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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L.A. Area Annual Inflation Rate Slips to 4 Percent as Gas, Food Prices Drop Slightly

The local inflation rate dipped to 4 percent year-over-year in June as gas and food prices slipped slightly in recent weeks, according to federal data released July 12.

Swinerton Lands $209M Contract for New LAX Parking Structure

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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UPDATE: Legal Challenge to Agreement to Close Santa Monica Airport Dismissed

A local pilot’s legal challenge to the agreement the city of Santa Monica reached to close Santa Monica Airport has been dismissed, the city announced July 11.

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Exit Chat: Toebben on 12-Year Chamber Tenure

ADVOCACY: Sees housing as top challenge ahead

L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce’s departing chief talks community’s future issues.

Well of a Plan

Controller calls for new drill, extraction tax on oil, gas rigs in city

L.A. City Controller releases review of oil and gas wells in Los Angeles.

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Business By Design

Art Center aims to build on experience with Drucker School

Art Center College of Design and business schools partner for multidisciplinary approach.

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China Push

Count China as part of the Art Center College of Design’s push to expand options for its students through partnerships with other institutions.

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Veteran Economist Starts Consultancy

FINANCE: Global view from Hancock Park office

Former White House economist opens shop in Los Angeles.

LAUSD Superintendent Launches Fund for School District with $3 Million in Donations

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on July 5 announced the launch of a philanthropic fund to boost resources for educating students, saying initial donations have topped $3 million.

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