San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Mark Madler covers accounting, aviation & aerospace, banking & finance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, the cities of Burbank and Simi Valley, and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories

Semtech Tanks on Earnings

Shares in Semtech Corp. dropped more than 10 percent Thursday the day after reporting poor earnings and a $45 million acquisition of a Texas manufacturer.

Primary Narrows Field for Council Run-Off

The Tuesday primary winnowed the field down to two candidates who will face each other in a run-off election to fill the seat representing Los Angeles City Council District 4.

Briefs: AeroVironment, Ixia, Electro Rent, JMPR

AeroVironment beats income expectations, Ixia secures new credit line, Electro Rent loses a supplier and JMPR signs a new client.

Metrolink Engineer Dies

The engineer of the Metrolink commuter train that collided last week with a vehicle on the tracks died early Tuesday.

DTS Shares Jump on Tax News

Shares of DTS Inc. soared 12 percent Tuesday just a day after the company announced it will have to restate earnings for three quarters from last year.

Cemex Moving Ahead With Santa Clarita Mine

With a legislative effort having failed to stop a proposed sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, Cemex Corp. is moving ahead with efforts to start work at the Santa Clarita Valley site.

College of Canyons Names Business Development Officials

College of the Canyons has named two new directors to its economic development division to work with startups, small businesses and manufacturers.

Update: Driver in Metrolink Crash Released

The driver of the truck that collided with a Metrolink chain in Oxnard has been released from custody as officials continue to investigate the accident that injured 28 passengers, including three critically.

Atlanta Bank Buys DreamWorks Campus

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has sold its Glendale campus for $185 million to the investment arm of SunTrust Banks Inc., an Atlanta bank holding company, according to a studio regulatory filing on Thursday.

VICA PAC Makes Council Endorsements

The Valley Industry & Commerce Association PAC has endorsed three incumbents from the San Fernando Valley running for re-election to the City Council in the March 3 primary.

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