Howard Fine

Reporter (Healthcare, Infrastructure/Construction/Engineering, Education)

Howard Fine is a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He covers stories pertaining to healthcare, biomedicine, energy, engineering, construction, and infrastructure. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers 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.

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

Recent Stories

Advanced Air Seeks to Be One-Stop Shop for Private Aviation

In the world of private aviation, there are charter flight operators, a growing cadre of scheduled flight services, crew and maintenance suppliers, and operators of fuel depots at general aviation airports.

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Molina Healthcare Acquires Long-Term Care Business for $110M

Long Beach-based health insurance giant Molina Healthcare Inc. is deepening its reach into New York, the nation’s largest metro health market.

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Cadiz Shares Plunge as Company Reconfigures Water Transfer Plan

It’s been a rough and perplexing six weeks for shareholders of downtown-based water infrastructure development company Cadiz Inc.

USC Viterbi Engineering School Receives New $14M Gift From USC Trustee Epstein

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering announced Oct. 11 that it has received a new $14 million gift from USC Trustee Daniel Epstein.

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LA Care Expands Mission to Address Physician Shortage, Housing for Homeless

L.A. Care Health Plan, the behemoth Westlake-based provider of health insurance that now covers nearly one in four L.A. County residents, has been broadening its reach, moving into a new market and tackling societal concerns.

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LA-Area Airport Traffic Down as Covid Surges, Crew Shortages Slam Airlines

The rebound in air travel at local airports hit some turbulence in August with passenger counts down 7% from July thanks in part to the rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

LA’s Life Sciences Sector Sees Growth in NIH Funding, Nears 100,000 Jobs

L.A.’s bioscience sector directly employs nearly 100,000 people and saw a 65% jump in National Institutes of Health research funding last year.

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Xencor Inks Second Deal With Janssen Pharmaceuticals This Year

Monrovia-based biopharma company Xencor Inc. on Oct. 4 announced its second collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech Inc. in 10 months — this one to develop and commercialize its drug candidate that stimulates T cells to treat certain types of lymphomas.

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Fulgent Wins Contract to Provide Covid-19 Tests to Students at Houston-Area Schools

The demand for Covid-19 testing isn’t slowing down, and Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics Inc. continues to answer the call.

Emanate Health Breaks Ground on New $125 Million Expansion

Covina-based hospital network Emanate Health has officially embarked on an ambitious $125 million facilities expansion program for its hospitals in the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

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