Los Angeles Business Journal

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: hfine@labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

Mine Unearthed as Power Facility

ENERGY: Eagle Crest looks to tap site for use in wind, solar storage.

Eagle Crest digs the idea of using abandoned mine for power storage system.

Ridesharing Vote Puts Taxi Drivers on Hot Seat

TRANSPORTATION: City of L.A. opens LAX to Uber, peers; OKs complaint line.

When the Los Angeles City Council gave the green light for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport last week, there was talk about streamlining regulations for taxicab drivers so they could compete on a more equal footing.

L.A. Council Clears Way for Uber, Lyft at LAX

The day is nearly at hand when passengers arriving at LAX will be able to hail a ride with their smartphones.

Subsidies Dry Up For Turf Remover

Grass is no longer green for lawn remover Turf Terminators as water agencies’ subsidies evaporate.

Service Raises ‘Mannies’ Profile

Teacher Michael Lin’s new business aims for parents who want male nannies.

Michael Lin doesn’t hesitate to bring up “mannies” when it comes to helping raise people’s kids.

Housing Report Opens Door for Homebuilders

CONSTRUCTION: Rise in starts drives up shares of KB Home, Ryland Group.

Shares of homebuilders KB Home and Ryland Group climb as investors welcome rise in housing starts.

Santa Monica Solar Developer to Build Major Plant in Chile

SolarReserve, a Santa Monica developer of large-scale solar projects has received environmental approval for a 260 megawatt plant in Chile.

County Unemployment Rate Falls

L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell sharply in July to 7.1 percent from 7.5 percent in June, despite massive seasonal layoffs in education, state figures released Friday show.

L.A. OKs Tougher Penalties for Cig Sellers

Sell tobacco to a kid in Los Angeles and you’ll soon get a month-long time out.

Council Committee Upholds Airport Decision to Allow Uber, Lyft to Pick Up LAX Passengers

After a marathon packed hearing, a Los Angeles City Council committee late on Tuesday voted to uphold an airport commission decision to allow rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers from Los Angeles International Airport.

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