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.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

LAX Projects Take Wing

Infrastructure: Work begins on airport’s $5.5 billion overhaul of ground access routes

The Los Angeles International Airport began work on the $5.5 billion program to improve access to the airport in 2019.

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Moving the Chains

Infrastructure: The Rams’ and Chargers’ new home is on track for 2020 opening

The Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park is on track to open in July 2020.

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Parsons Departs

Engineering: After 75 years in LA, firm shifts HQ to Virginia

L.A. County lost another major corporate headquarters in 2019.

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Moving Man

Engineering: Despite a series of bold deals, AECOM’s Michael Burke is heading out

Michael Burke, chief executive and board chair of engineering and design giant AECOM, undertook a series of bold moves in 2019 aimed at boosting margins and shareholder value.

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Something Wonderful

Agriculture: Stewart and Lynda Resnick unveiled a massive donation and a new product

Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick made headlines in 2019 — and not just for their agribusiness empire.

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Major Changes for AECOM

Engineering: Hedge fund forces Burke out as CEO

An activist investor hedge fund is driving a leadership change at Century City-based AECOM, one of the largest public companies in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles World Airports to Name Interim CEO as Flint Plans Early Exit

Los Angeles World Airports is set to name its No. 2 executive as interim CEO to replace the departing Deborah Flint, who moved up her previously announced exit date.

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Charles Drew Receives $800,000 Grant

Charles Drew University has received an $800,000 grant from the California Endowment to help the school develop a new medical degree program and a new medical education building.

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Cedars-Sinai Receives $20 Million Gift

Cedars-Sinai received a $20 million gift from the co-founder of digital navigation company Garmin to create an autoimmune disease institute.

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Prospect Fights Hostile Offer

Health Care: Prime pursues Palms medical group

Palms-based hospital and physician group Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. is facing a hostile takeover attempt from one of the biggest hospital chains in the country, Prime Healthcare Services.

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