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

United Against a Common Foe

LA's hospitals and biotech companies look toward treatment, tests and tools in fight against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has put L.A.’s health care sector in an unprecedented spotlight.

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Care Agencies Struggling

Crisis slows flow of new patients

At first glance, the home health care industry would appear to be one of the winners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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LA County Unemployment Reaches Record 19.6% for April

L.A. County’s unemployment rate jumped to a modern-day record of 19.6% in April amid the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fulgent Quickly Shifts to Testing for Covid-19

Company makes two kits available and works on a third

The Covid-19 pandemic has proven a double-edged sword for Temple City-based genetic testing company Fulgent Genetics Inc.

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ChromaDex, Byte Expand Overseas

Companies extend their reach to Australia, United Kingdom

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, two local companies have cut deals in recent weeks to expand their products’ international reach.

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Molina Pivots to Fight Virus

Exec shifts his focus to support startups

For the next chapter in his extensive career in health care, Mario Molina had planned to serve as the first dean of a new local medical school.

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Partnerships Improve Telehealth

GoodRX, Get Heal team up to offer new patient services

In another sign of telehealth’s growing momentum in the age of Covid-19, two local companies were part of recent launches for new telehealth services.

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Sick Days

Area hospitals are ailing in the face of virus-driven losses

The Covid-19 crisis that hit the nation in March has slammed the finances of Los Angeles-area hospitals.

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Capricor Shares Surge on Test Results

Stock skyrockets 253% after clinical trial news

Shares of Beverly Hills-based biotech firm Capricor Therapeutics Inc. surged 253% on April 29 after the company announced test results for a drug to treat Covid-19 patients.

Long Beach Bridge Hits a Milestone

Shimmick unit leads on Gerald Desmond project

Construction crews led in part by Century City-based Shimmick Construction on April 21 lifted the final floor beam into place for the main span of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement at the Port of Long Beach.

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