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

Consumer Sentiment in LA Surges as Virus Fears and Restrictions Recede

Local consumer sentiment about current and future business conditions in Los Angeles County and the nation surged during the first quarter from record low levels last year.

Solar Rooftop Installer PermaCity Is Acquired

Downtown-based commercial solar rooftop installer PermaCity has been acquired by Catalyze, an independent renewable power producer in Boulder, Colo.

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Glass House Venture Grows Hemp in Mojave Desert

Glass House and Cadiz formed a joint venture in late 2019 to grow hemp in the Mojave Desert.

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LA County Adds 34,000 Jobs in March as Unemployment Rate Drops

L.A. County’s economic recovery continued in March as employers added 34,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dipped again.

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Agilon Health Raises $1 Billion in IPO

Long Beach-based Agilon Health Inc. raised approximately $1.07 billion through its initial public offering.

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NantHealth Secures $137 Million Financing Package

Culver City-based NantHealth Inc. announced a $137 million financing package that will be provided by two of its existing investors.

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El Segundo Opposes LAX Terminal Plan

El Segundo, which sits on the airport’s southern edge, last month sent in comments opposing LAWA’s proposal to add two new terminals as part of the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project.

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Startup Creates Concrete That Reduces Carbon Emissions

Westwood-based startup CarbonBuilt Inc. has a concrete plan for reducing carbon emissions.

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Cadiz Faces New Suit Over Water Pipeline

Another legal challenge has been launched against a project by downtown-based water infrastructure company Cadiz Inc. to pump and transport water from its desert aquifer.

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Agilon Health Seeks $1.7 Billion in IPO

Long Beach-based Agilon Health Inc., which helps primary care physician groups to cap costs for their Medicare Advantage patients, is seeking to raise up to $1.7 billion from its IPO.

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