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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
L.A.’s jobless rate dipped below 9 percent in January for the first time in nearly six years, according to state figures released Friday.
A 166-foot-high fence to keep errant golf balls from flying off a golf course is at the center of a spat between the famed Los Angeles Country Club and developers looking to build two luxury condo towers on the old Robinsons-May site next door in Beverly Hills.
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at all public buildings and restaurants, as well as at parks, playgrounds, beaches, libraries and public schools in the city.
ENERGY: Businesses push SCE for better planning and off-peak-hour scheduling.
ENERGY: Business owners see red over blackouts for Southern California Edison’s grid maintenance.
MUSIC: Nederlander’s plan for Santa Monica venue now faces competition.
ENTERTAINMENT: Competition for revival of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium rocks plans of concert promoter Nerderlander.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted overwhelmingly to ban fracking at oil and gas wells in the city until it could be shown the activity would not harm the environment or public health. The vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to impose a moratorium on the controversial drilling practice.
L.A. County can expect to add more than 150,000 jobs over the next two years, according to an upbeat local forecast released today.
Conference to rely on networking to connect with CEOs.
NON-PROFIT – Young Presidents Organization plans to take charge of its executive conference with networking events.
DEVELOPMENT: Business groups approve but want to see more from Garcetti.
DEVELOPMENT – Eric Garcetti is the latest L.A. mayor trying to build momentum behind streamlining the permit process.
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation on Friday announced it was making a $3.5 million grant to three local universities to set up an entrepreneur support program.