Howard Fine is a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has covered public policy issues, 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.
A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Howard also obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill.
Regulation Watch is a biweekly column that keep's business leaders apprised of new city, county and state regulatory issues that may affect their businesses. Coverage includes environmental regulations, workplace rules, and fees that are being considered by regulatory agencies.
Howard can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 227, or by email: email@example.com.
HOSPITALITY: Groups claim union exemption undercuts bargaining by businesses.
Hotel owners say a city of L.A. wage ordinance makes too much room for union organizing.
Filming the new low-budget movie “The Humbling” turned out to be a humbling experience for movie superstar Al Pacino.
DEVELOPMENT: Supervisor switch may power up park plan.
New Eastside county supervisor may provide a shot in the arm for biomedical park project.
The California Employment Development Department reported that Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate remained stuck at 8 percent last month as the number of residents reporting they were working barely budged.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar’s re-election bid against challenger Gloria Molina, Huizar’s campaign announced Thursday.
Hotel industry groups on Tuesday sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court over the city’s enactment of a minimum wage ordinance requiring large non-union hotels to pay their workers $15.37 an hour.
CONTRACTING: Sector gets less than 1 percent of deals; 25 percent sought.
It’s an embarrassing statistic: In the small-business capital of the nation, less than one half of 1 percent of all Los Angeles County contracts and purchase orders go to small businesses.
ENERGY: Price hedge can’t buoy BreitBurn in sinking sector.
Price hedge fails to power up shares of oil and gas company BreitBurn.
Local employers plan to hire at a solid, steady pace during the first quarter of next year, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manpower Inc.
ENERGY: California Resources’ stock value in tough state early.
Oil and natural gas producer California Resources Corp. quickly loses ground in its first days of trading.