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

AHF Demands County Enforce Condom Law

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sent a letter this week to Los Angeles County officials asking that the county begin enforcing mandatory condom usage for adult film shoots – or face legal action.

Disney Doubles Down on Accelerator

Walt Disney Co. is looking for tech startups to participate in its second Disney accelerator program.

Desert Business Park Has Been Hot – And Cold

Lancaster Business Park still has space for new occupants 30 years after it opened.

Profile: Lancaster Business Park exemplifies the challenges of high desert real estate.

Let’s Make A Deal

Cities and developers in the Antelope Valley are beckoning companies to come to the desert, but will cheap and plentiful land be enough of a draw?

Industry: Antelope Valley developers and city officials try to match industrial properties with specific clients.

Small Deals Fail to Heat Up High Desert Real Estate Industry

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

DreamWorks Shares Fall on Restructuring

Shares in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. dropped nearly 8 percent on Friday, the day after announcing a restructuring of the feature film division that includes 500 layoffs and scaling back the number of movies released.

Preview: Desert Development in the Antelope Valley

When it comes to industrial and office development in the Antelope Valley, Lancaster and Palmdale have had their share of home runs - but whiffs as well. We run down the action in our fourth quarter real estate special report.

DreamWorks Execs Leaving Amid 500 Layoffs

Two top executives are leaving DreamWorks Animation SKG and 500 employees - or nearly a quarter of its workforce - are being laid off, after yet another poor box office showing.

AV College to Offer Bachelor’s Degree

Antelope Valley College is one of 15 community colleges in California chosen to develop a program offering bachelor’s degrees.

Update: DreamWorks May Trim Payroll

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is planning layoffs of several hundred employees as box office troubles continue to plague the company, according to media reports.

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