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

Recent Stories

Unemployment Down in L.A. County as Jobs Grow, Workforce Shrinks

L.A. County’s unemployment rate in March dipped slightly to 4.6 percent, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and several thousand workers leaving the labor force.


LEDtronics has made industrial LED lights for more than 35 years

LEDtronics sticks to its roots in commercial and industrial lighting market.

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AECOM To Bid on $13 Billion Navy Contract

Local engineering giant’s URS unit in hunt for aircraft logistics work

AECOM looks to cement defense contractor position with bid on $13B Navy contract.

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United, Southwest want more LAX gates; cargo facility demolition could be sped up

United, Southwest could benefit from proposed LAX expansion.

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Power Plays

SoCal businesses face choice between cost and sustainability

Clean Power Alliance offers businesses choice on renewable energy.

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Billing Changes Ahead

Edison to add charge for Alliance customers

For businesses in the 22 L.A. County cities and unincorporated areas that have joined the Clean Power Alliance, power bills are about to get a little more complicated.

Construction Underway on Freight Corridor

$105M project aims to speed passage from ports of LA and Long Beach

Construction begins on Alameda Corridor project to separate freight trains and vehicles.

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Airport Officials Unveil Initial Plans for Two New LAX Terminals

Los Angeles airport officials on April 4 unveiled preliminary plans for two new passenger terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.

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UCLA Receives $5M Gift for Women in Engineering Program

UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering has received a $5 million gift from an alumna to fund a program providing support for women engineering students, the school announced April 2.

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Tetra Tech Acquires IT Federal Contractor

Pasadena-based engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. announced April 3 that it has acquired eGlobalTech, an information technology, cybersecurity and management consulting firm based in Arlington, Va., that primarily contracts with federal government agencies.

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