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

Brazil Awards Ceres $39 Million

Energy crop developer Ceres Inc. will receive nearly $39 million in financing from the Brazilian government to expand its product development program, the company announced Monday.

Japanese Railcar Maker May Help Industrial Market Get on Track

Major office and industrial deals in Antelope Valley.

Tech Transfer Enters CSUN

Technology: Northridge school begins new program.

Technology: Cal State Northridge sets up a tech transfer office to commercialize research.

Auctioneer Revs Up Car Lot

Auctions America set to steer more than 400 vehicles before bidders.

Automotive: A classic car auction in Burbank will sell vehicles for as much as $1 million.

B-2 Program Still Flying

Aerospace: Stealth aircraft built 25 years ago returns for regular maintenance.

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber appeared in the skies above Palmdale this month as part of a commemoration marking the 25th anniversary of the aircraft’s first flight.

Metro Board Approves Light Rail Study

The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved Thursday doing a feasibility study on converting the Orange Line busway into a light rail line.

Layoffs at St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical Inc. will lay off up to 270 employees at its Sylmar heart-device manufacturing facility following a corporate restructuring.

DreamWorks Heads to the Mall

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has created holiday attraction that will debut later this year at seven malls around the country, the company announced Thursday.

Metro Board to Decide Light Rail Plan

The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will take up on Thursday the question of whether to conduct a feasibility study on converting the Orange Line busway into a light rail line.

Film Tax Program Should Expand, Study Finds

Demand for film and television tax credits in California exceeds the supply resulting in the state losing out as those productions head elsewhere to film, a study released Wednesday by the California Film Commission concluded.

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