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.
GOVERNMENT: Employers say mandate would cost jobs.
Business owners and groups say a state proposal for three days of employee sick leave just won’t work.
Employers in Los Angeles County added nearly 19,000 jobs in March, led by a rebound in local government services, according to state figures released Friday.
BIOTECH: Sector selloff also a factor as shares of cancer drug maker plunge.
Puma shares take a drubbing as investors are spooked by test results and a sector sell-off.
City zones may bury waste haulers
Waste haulers fear getting dumped by city of L.A.’s new franchise zone plan.
The city of L.A.’s plan to create franchised zones for commercial trash hauling promises to dramatically scramble a long-established market, creating winners and losers.
A commission of civic leaders on Wednesday recommended combining the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, creating a regional tourism authority and setting up an independent rate-setting body for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills on Wednesday – and the current tally of 26 is fewer than in recent years.
energy: Urban site may close despite corrections by AllenCo.
Oil field operator fears unfounded fracking allegations could force it to shutter the urban site.
Los Angeles has snagged a major environmental convention from San Diego.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a controversial program to turn commercial trash hauling in the city into an exclusive franchise system.