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.

Email: hfine@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

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Local Clinics Receive Telehealth Grants

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Two local health care clinics each received two grants last month to expand their telehealth services.

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UCLA Teams Report Gains in Health Monitoring, Genetic Counseling

UCLA announced a couple of health care-related developments last month that had little to do with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Consumer Confidence Reaches Record Low in Second Quarter

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GoodRx Continues Expansion With Executive Hires

Hires of Voermann, Nagji continue rapid expansion

GoodRx Inc., a Santa Monica-based company that allows consumers to price shop among pharmacies for prescription drugs, has appointed industry veterans to two key executive posts to help guide the company through a period of rapid expansion.

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JetBlue to End Service at Long Beach

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Xencor to Collaborate on Cancer Antibody Treatments

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LA's Bioscience Sector Sees Continued Gains

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Airports Post Sharp Traffic Declines Again for May

May passenger counts slide, but cargo tonnage increases

The devastation to the travel industry wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic continued to hold Los Angeles International and other local airports in its grip in May.

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LAEDC Fills Key Leadership Roles

Nissen, Medina, Cheung are elevated

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. announced last week that recently retired NBCUniversal exec Steve Nissen has been elected as the organization’s new board chairman.

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