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

‘Star Wars’ Boosts Disney Earnings

Walt Disney Co. significantly beat Wall Street expectations for the fiscal first quarter primarily on the back of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

It’s Pedal to Metal for Disney’s Accelerator

Walt Disney Co. is looking for tech startups to participate in its third Disney Accelerator program. The Burbank entertainment and media giant started the program in 2014 to provide fledgling companies access to company executives, entertainment industry leaders and venture capitalists.

Higher-Yield Crops Could Produce for Biotech

AGRICULTURE: Ceres licenses patented gene trait to help grow business in Australia.

Thousand Oaks’ Ceres forages for new business in crop markets.

Tech Incubator Hatches Skateboard Startup

SPORTS: Angel investors preview motion detector from Chatsworth firm.

Make in LA, a technology hardware accelerator in Chatsworth, last month held its first demo day, looking to set up its four portfolio startups with investors.

SPECIAL REPORT: Antelope Valley Tenants Face Scarce Inventory

The industrial vacancy rate in the Antelope Valley decreased during the fourth quarter of 2015, a sign that the available inventory continues to shrink in the face of no new construction.

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Taking Out Trash

New facility aims to let less go to waste

Impacts from Sun Valley’s new waste-processing plant.

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Making Grade In Business

EDUCATION: Village Christian School program helps put students on course for careers.

Learning from top CEOs at Village Christian.

Teledyne Beats Forecasts But Remains Cautious

Teledyne Technologies beat Wall Street estimates on revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter, the company announced Thursday.

Wesco Income Increases Despite Revenue Decline

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. narrowly beat analyst expectations on adjusted earnings but fell short on matching revenue in the fiscal first quarter, it was announced Thursday.

Avery Soars on Strong Quarterly Report

Avery Dennison Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on adjusted earning and revenue for the fourth quarter, it was announced Wednesday.

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