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

Valley-made Microturbines Power Microbrewery

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has installed microturbines made by Capstone Turbine Corp. at its Chico brewery to generate electrical and thermal energy on site.

New Drone May Help Protect Government Facilities

AeroVironment Inc.’s new unmanned aircraft will be evaluated by a Pentagon office for possible use at government facilities for surveillance and reconnaissance.

Lancaster Receives Net Zero Grant

Lancaster’s city-run clean energy power program received a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to support efforts at becoming a net zero energy city.

SpeedWeed Says It’s Still in Business

The owners of medical marijuana delivery service SpeedWeed insisted on Monday that their business remains operational.

Metro Unveils Canoga Station Access

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday had a ribbon cutting for a new access to the Canoga station of the Orange Line busway.

Medical Main Street in Lancaster?

DEVELOPMENT: Officials, investors cite underserved health market.

Lancaster’s plan to become a health care hub.

Electronic Rocket Could Travel to Mars

Aerojet Rocketdyne wins $67 million to tackle NASA project.

AeroJet Rocketdyne tries to double thrust for Mars-bound cargo rocket under $67 million contract.

Ticket Firm Adds Social to Sports

InviteManager’s name change reflects expanded services.

It’s all in the name: why InviteManager makes more sense for TicketManager.

Valley Studios Bring Strong Summer Film Slate

MOVIES: Expectations are realistic after last year’s blockbuster performance.

Another summer movie season has started and that means multiplexes filled with tentpole superhero movies, sequels and reboots.

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Global Educator

David Steele-Figueredo left a corporate job to become an academic. Now he’s using his turnaround skills at Woodbury University.

Former Chevron exec David Steele-Figueredo now heads Woodbury University.

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