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

Valley Home Services Company Receives $12.5 Million

On-demand home-services provider Serviz received a second round of funding led by a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Condom Law

A federal appeals court rejected on Monday arguments by adult film production company Vivid Entertainment to strike down the Los Angeles County condom law and instead upheld its key elements.

MRV Names New CEO, CFO

MRV Communications Inc. announced on Monday that Mark J. Bonney was appointed chief executive and president, and Stephen Krulik chief financial officer.

AdRev Acquires Santa Monica Digital Music Firm

YouTube music administrative service AdRev announced on Monday that it has acquired DashGo Inc., a digital-music distribution and marketing firm for record labels, podcasters and recording artists.

Surf Air Expands Service to Oakland

Surf Air started service on Monday to Oakland International Airport, the eighth destination for the local aviation startup that largely serves executives and professionals.

When Math And Music Add Up

Cellist Alex Bozman, a former engineer, is now an entrepreneur.

Innovation: Santa Clarita has a tech incubator with a knack for learning.

High-Tech Makeover for Light-Weight Scooter

Technology: Agoura Hills startup makes 27-pound vehicle that can be folded.

Grant Delgatty, founder of URB-E, an Agoura Hills startup that makes light, electric scooters for use by urban commuters, has been named to the 2014 socalTECH 50 list.

Parting Shot

Howard “Buck” McKeon is leaving Congress after 22 years. He reflects on his long career serving north L.A. County and how to keep the local defense industry strong.

Q&A: Next month Buck McKeon will retire from Congress, but he won’t miss the politics.

Woodland Hills Camera Maker Widens Vision

Production: Can Panavision provide filmmakers a movie-in-a-box package?

Staying Aloft Takes More Than Air

Aerospace: AeroVironment seeks funding for Global Observer.

Aerospace: AeroVironment’s high-altitude drone is a project in search of funding.

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