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

Cheesecake Beats Expectations

Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE) beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in its fiscal third quarter.

Agoura’s Hixme Gets More Funding

Hixme Insurance Solutions Inc. announced Wednesday that it has raised $14.1 million in a Series B funding.

AT&T Offers $85 Billion for Time Warner

Telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. is acquiring Time Warner Inc. in a deal valued at $85.4 billion.

Report: AT&T Could Buy Warner Bros. Parent

Telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. was in talks to acquire Time Warner Inc. with a deal possibly coming as early as this weekend, according to media reports.

BlackLine Plans IPO for Oct. 28

BlackLine Inc. has scheduled the launch its initial public offering on Oct. 28, according to the Nasdaq IPO calendar.

DreamWorks Settles Employment Collusion Lawsuit

DreamWorks Animation is settling for $50 million a class-action lawsuit filed by animators alleging the company engaged in illegal hiring practices and kept wages low, according to media reports.

Capstone Raises $6.8 Million in Private Placement

Capstone Turbine Corp. will sell 6.3 million shares of its common stock to two institutional investors, it was announced Tuesday.

BlackLine Prices IPO

BlackLine Inc. has set the price for its initial public offering at between $13 and $15, according to documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Massive Mixed Use Project to Replace Promenade Mall

Plans have been filed with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning to turn the indoor Westfield Promenade shopping mall into a mixed use development.

Sea Drone Starts to Fly In Palmdale

Navy contract worth $3 billion upgrades Global Hawk model.

New unmanned aircraft goes through final assembly at Northrop.

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