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

last Frontier?

The High Desert Corridor could be the last big highway project built in the county. But it won’t be your father’s freeway.

Transportation: Viability questions persist for a proposed High Desert freeway.

End of Line For Factory

Manufacturing: Kinkisharyo kills rail car plant after dispute.

Manufacturing: A labor dispute derails Kinkisharyo’s plan to make Metro rail cars in Palmdale.

Manufacturer Flies From Palmdale to Valencia

Manufacturing: Crissair Inc. takes 70,000 square feet to make room for growth.

This month Crissair Inc. completed the relocation of its operations to Valencia after having run out of room at a long-time facility in Palmdale.

High Desert Market Reaches New Highs and Lows in Quarter

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets - Antelope Valley.

Phillips to Lead Valley Alliance

A long-time executive of the Valley Economic Alliance has been named as the group’s new chief.

WB to Cut Budget by $200 Million

Warner Bros. Entertainment will cut about $200 million from its budget, its chief executive said Wednesday to investors, according to media reports.

Adult Filming on Hold After Reported Infection

A three-day hold was put on adult film production Wednesday following a report of an exposure to HIV on an out-of-state movie set.

WB Forms Chinese Entertainment Partnership

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it is creating a partnership to make investments in Chinese and other international film and television content.

Labor Dispute Kills Kinkisharyo’s AV Plant

Kinkisharyo International LLC has scrapped plans to build a rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale following a labor dispute and will instead look outside California to locate the facility.

Universal to Build Beijing Theme Park

Universal Studios announced Monday plans for a theme park in suburban Beijing that will open in 2019.

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