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

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Company looks to new execs, contracts

After a rocky three years, managed care and Medicaid insurer Molina Healthcare Inc. says it is back in growth mode.

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LA Consumer Confidence Rebounds in 4th Quarter

After nearly two years of declines, L.A. consumer confidence rebounded in the fourth quarter, according to a survey released Jan. 16.

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Cedars-Sinai Opens Urgent Care Clinic in West LA

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Healthy Returns

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Last year was a good one for the stock market, and Los Angeles-area companies rode the wave.

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Verity to Close LA’s Oldest Hospital

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AECOM May Lose After $10B Win

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EPA Taps Tetra Tech

Agency awards $21M for water quality study

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