San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment, banking & finance 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.

He can be reached at (818) 316-3126, or by email:

Recent Stories

L.A.’s Higher Minimum Wage Becomes Law

A minimum wage increase went into effect on Friday for Los Angeles businesses with 26 or more employees.

Disney Buys Stake in MLB Advanced Media

Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy a 33 percent stake in the digital arm of Major League Baseball in a deal valued at $3.5 billion, according to media reports on Thursday.

Platinum Equity Sweetens Electro Rent Offer

Platinum Equity increased its offer for acquiring testing and computer equipment supplier Electro Rent Corp. by 18 percent, valuing the deal at about $382 million.

Environmental Report Released on Burbank Airport Project

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority released on Tuesday the final environmental impact report for a proposed new terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Orbital Expands Missile System Production

Orbital ATK Inc. has added two new production lines to its Northridge facility, the company announced Monday.

Burbank Marketing Agency Acquired

Marketing agency Midnight Oil has been acquired by Imagine Print Solutions, a visual marketing communications firm, it was announced Monday.

Gannett to Acquire ReachLocal for $156 Million

Online marketing company ReachLocal Inc. will be merged into media company and newspaper publisher Gannett Co. Inc. in a deal valued at $156 million, it was announced Monday.

L.A. Charges Burbank Company With Illegal Dumping

The owner of a Burbank plumbing business was among three people charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney for allegedly illegally dumping materials in Sun Valley.

Accident Leads to New Leadership at Helicopter Firm

AVIATION: Kathryn Purwin takes control after husband's death.

How helicopter firm Helinet reacted to the sudden death of its founder.

Car Brokers Driven by Philanthropy

After DriveWise pairs buyers with vehicles, it makes a contribution.

Vehicle brokerage startup haggles for you with salespeople and also donates for you to charities.

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