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: email@example.com.
ENERGY: Oil, trucking firms rip state proposal to reduce use.
Oil and transportation companies hope to drive off a state measure to cut vehicles’ petroleum use by 50 percent.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell in June to 7.4 percent from 7.6 percent in May following a modest gain in employer payrolls, state figures released Friday show.
TOBACCO: L.A. mulls new penalties for cig sales to minors, in-shop smoking
Local tobacco retailers and smoke lounges are warily eyeing the rollout by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer of tougher enforcement standards aimed at preventing sales of tobacco products to minors and protecting workers from secondhand smoke.
REGULATION: Owners hope to limit legalization of rival vendors.
Brick-and-mortar shops hope to curb a push in the city of Los Angeles to legalize street vending.
The final chapter appears to have closed in the quarter-century battle resulting from the collapse of Los Angeles insurance company Executive Life and an ensuing legal scuffle that stretched from Sacramento to Paris.
Alexander Stettinski, executive director of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, announced his resignation on Tuesday to to become vice president of operations and strategic planning with the neighboring Visit West Hollywood.
For Bob Parker, life has taken some dramatic turns recently.
REAL ESTATE: City of L.A. proposals could kill creation of more units.
City of L.A. officials weigh rent-control rules that could open door to more burdens for landlords.
COMMERCE: Survey rates most L.A. cities as high cost.
Rising costs push more than half of L.A. cities into business-unfriendly territory, survey reports.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in May at 7.6 percent amid modest job gains that left the county just short of its all-time payroll jobs peak, state figures released Friday show.