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.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

Heliogen to Build Manufacturing Plant in Long Beach

Pasadena-based solar energy technology company Heliogen Inc. announced Feb. 22 that it is building its first full-scale manufacturing facility in Long Beach, with production lines expected to start operation in the third quarter.

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Crown ElectroKinetics Brings Smart Tech to Window Tints

Commercial building developers have plenty of options when it comes to windows that reduce heat and light transmission to reduce their carbon footprint and cut down on soaring energy costs.

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Anti-Drone Directed Energy System Maker Epirus Raises $200M

Torrance-based Epirus Inc. has raised $200 million in Series C funding to expand and to explore commercial power management applications for its technology.

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Brightline Firms Up Vegas High Speed Rail Line Connection to Metrolink Rail Network

Brightline West, the affiliate of Miami-based Brightline Holdings that is planning to build a high-speed rail line from Las Vegas to Southern California, is close to solidifying the planned line’s connection to the Metrolink rail system, allowing passengers to travel by rail from Las Vegas to downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.

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New Regional Contracting Database RAMP Launched

Small businesses wanting to nab a slice of the billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure and vendor contracts in L.A. County now have a new database they can turn to.

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New $140M Electrical Station Would Give LAX Its Own Power Grid

Of the billions of dollars in infrastructure work now under way at Los Angeles International Airport, it’s one of the most overlooked projects.

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Claremont Graduate University Receives $42M Gift From Foundation of Late OC Real Estate Investor

Claremont Graduate University received a $42 million gift from a foundation set up by the late alumnus and Orange County apartment property investor Patrick Cadigan.

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Odys Aviation Receives $12M in Seed Funding

Burbank-based Odys Aviation Inc., which is developing a hybrid gas-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, announced Feb. 10 that it has received $12.4 million in seed funding.

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Local Oil Companies Look to Fight Drilling Bans

With crude oil prices at a seven-year high and nearing $100 per barrel, it would seem like boom times for local oil-producing companies.

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Local Diagnostic Companies Make Deals to Further Develop Tests to Detect Cancers

Two local diagnostic companies in recent weeks announced deals to further develop tests to detect cancers.

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