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

B. Riley Buys United Online

Internet service provider United Online Inc. is being acquired by Los Angeles investment firm B. Riley Financial Inc. in a deal valued at $170 million.

Bob Hope Airport Changes Nickname

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority selected “Hollywood Burbank Airport” as the new brand identity for Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport, the agency announced Tuesday.

Ixia Earnings Top Estimates

Technology component company Ixia on Tuesday announced first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates.

Environmental Report Ready for Burbank Airport

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Friday released a draft environmental impact report on its proposed terminal building at Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Music Innovator Remo Belli Dies

Remo Belli, an innovator in the music industry who created and popularized the synthetic drumhead at his Los Angeles area company, died on April 25. He was 88.

Toymaker Links To Connectivity

MANUFACTURING: Spiral’s app puts new spin on piggy banks.

Former Disney executive’s wireless toy startup attracts venture capital.

Glass Hospital Rises from Kuwaiti Sand

Chatsworth company ships 5,000 panels to cover exterior.

Contract for Kuwaiti hospital helps Chatsworth glass maker recover from hard times.

Space Shuttle Tank Gets Treatment for Big Trip

AEROSPACE: Movie scenery firm helps in delivery to California Science Center.

At the height of a 15-story building and 66,000 pounds, the Space Shuttle’s fuel tank requires the finesse of a Sun Valley company to travel to L.A.

Pot Market Makes Manufacturer Light Headed

AGRICULTURE: Marijuana growers can control crop with LED systems.

With the U.S. cannabis market estimated to grow to $22 billion in four years, the duo behind California Lightworks has bet some of that money will come their way.

SPECIAL REPORT: Industrial Tightens, Office Loosens in High Desert

The industrial market in the Antelope Valley continued to show strength in the first quarter as rental prices remained high and the vacancy rate low.

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