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

USC, Caltech Receive Separate Multimillion-Dollar Gifts

USC and the California Institute of Technology are receiving separate multimillion-dollar donations for research, with funds from the Caltech donation also going toward construction.

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Fulgent Still Riding Covid Testing Wave

Just two years ago, Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics Inc. was a small but promising genetic testing company with $32 million in revenue for all of 2019.

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8minute Solar Receives $400M in Funding From EIG Global Energy Partners

Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy on January 19th announced that it closed $400 million in financing from Washington, D.C.-based EIG Global Energy Partners, which specializes in investments in global energy and infrastructure.

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Edison Moves Forward With $1.2B Battery Storage Contract

Last month, Southern California Edison, the electric utility subsidiary of Rosemead-based Edison International, announced two major moves to reduce reliance on greenhouse gases (GHG).

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Long Beach Airport Begins Work on $25M Taxiway Improvement Project

Construction began earlier this month on a $25 million project to reconstruct a major taxiway at Long Beach Airport, according to an announcement from city of Long Beach, which runs the airport.

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UCLA Spinout Concrete-AI Closes $2M Seed Round for Concrete Efficiency Platform

Westwood-based Concrete-AI Inc., a UCLA spinout with technology to enable more efficient use of concrete, announced January 13th that it has raised $2 million in a seed financing round led by Boston-based Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

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LA County Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.4% in December

Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.4% in December from 8.9% in November and 9.4% in October amid robust hiring.

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RadNet Bringing AI to Imaging Centers

After taking a hit during the initial Covid-19 lockdown, Sawtelle-based RadNet Inc., the nation’s largest operator of stand-alone diagnostic imaging centers, is revolutionizing the industry through its use of artificial intelligence and joint ventures with hospital networks.

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TigerConnect Secures $300M Private Equity Investment

The Santa Monica-based health tech communications platform provider received the investment from a New York-based private equity firm.

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Senior Health Services Coordination Firm HeyRenee Raises $8M in Pre-Launch Funding

Santa Monica-based digital health startup SixD Inc., which does business as HeyRenee, announced Jan. 13 that it had closed a second round of seed funding, bringing its total amount raised to $8.2 million as it prepares to launch its senior-oriented service next quarter.

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