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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County’s Jobless Picture Gets Darker

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While the nation’s jobless picture showed signs of improvement in May, Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate continued to surge last month, sparking debate among economists about the local outlook.

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8minute Solar to Build Kern County Facility

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Recycled Water Project Comes Online in Torrance

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Los Angeles World Airports interim Chief Executive Justin Erbacci moved one step closer to the permanent job.

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LA County Unemployment Near Record 21% in May Despite Uptick in Payroll Jobs

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