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.

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Bioscience incubator homes in on CSULA

BIOSCIENCE: Cal State Los Angeles has made the grade as the new home for an ambitious incubator project.

L.A. Unemployment Dips to 8 Percent

L.A.’s unemployment rate dipped to 8 percent last month as the county gained 28,000 jobs, mostly from teachers returning to schools after summer vacation, according to state figures released Friday.

Taking $64,000 Shot for Charity

At $64,000, it’s the most expensive shot of whiskey in the world.

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Vote on Drilling Might Cost City

Oil: Hermosa Beach could hit gusher – or pay big breakup bill.

Oil: Rejection of drilling project could leave Hermosa Beach facing a big financial hole.

Council Votes to Extend Lower Tax Rate for Internet Businesses

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to extend the major reduction in business tax rates for Internet companies for four more years.

Forecast: LA County to Hit New Employment Peak in 2015

After eight years, Los Angeles County should finally hit a new employment peak next year, according to a forecast to be released this morning from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Council Proposal Could Push L.A. Minimum Wage Above $15

Four Los Angeles city councilmembers on Tuesday introduced a motion to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, a hike proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Shopping Center Renovates to Sell Locals on Appeal

Hospitality: Hollywood & Highland homes in on attractions to add locals to its throngs of tourists.

Shopping Center Renovates to Sell Locals on Appeal

The Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment complex is a popular stop for tourists, but ever since opening in 2001 it has struggled to attract locals.

Hotels to Fight L.A. Minimum Wage Ordinance

The hotel industry is making good on its promise to fight the new Los Angeles minimum wage ordinance for workers at large hotels.

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