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

Report: L.A. County Sheds 3,000 Aerospace Jobs Between 2014 and 2016

Aerospace employment in Los Angeles County dropped by 3,000 jobs, or about 6 percent, to 51,000 between 2014 and 2016, according to a report released Monday from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

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L.A. Transportation Officials Hope to Fast Track Projects for 2028 Summer Olympic Games

L.A. County transportation officials unveiled Thursday a plan to fast-track eight transportation projects to bring them to completion by the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Will city foil oil?

Prices up but prospects uncertain with new regulations in works

Regulations, complaints by residents point up the other price of oil in L.A.

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Shareholders Pan Breitburn

Latest on Breitburn's bankruptcy.

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Environmentalists Sue Again in Attempt to Block Cadiz Desert Water Project

Downtown Los Angeles water developer Cadiz Inc. is back in the courthouse. A coalition of environmental and health safety groups filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday seeking to overturn a federal government agency’s recent decision that would allow Cadiz to build a pipeline for its planned Mojave Desert water project.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up in October and for the Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport was up 4.7 percent in October compared to last year, and is up 4.6 percent so far this year, according to the airport organization.

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LAX Removing 2,110 Parking Spaces to Make Way for Construction

Los Angeles International Airport officials announced this week that 2,110 parking spaces at LAX’s Economy Lot C – nearly half of the spaces – will be removed in two phases over the next four months to allow for construction work.

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New Study Reveals Sharp Contrasts in County Income and Quality of Life

A new study released Wednesday shows huge disparities in income and quality of life in L.A. County.

Ares Management Agrees to Sell Four Coal-Fueled Power Plants

Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement to sell four coal-fueled power plants and completing the divestment of its fossil-fuel power facilities.

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Santa Monica Nets First Successful Prosecution Under New Minimum Wage Law; Gift Shop to Pay Back Wages

The owner of LA Boutique Gift Shop inside the JW Marriott Hotel in Santa Monica has pleaded no contest to minimum wage violations and agreed to pay employees $11,000 in back wages, the city of Santa Monica announced Monday.

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