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

Update: Virgin Galactic Space Vehicle Crashes

SpaceShipTwo, which the company is developing to carry tourists into space, crashed on Friday in the Mojave Desert with two pilots aboard during a test flight

Disney's Tokyo Theme Parks to Get $4.5 Billion Expansion

Walt Disney Co.’s two Tokyo theme parks are getting a $4.5 billion renovation and expansion over the next decade, the attractions’ Japanese owner announced on Friday.

Senators Hold CSUN Cleantech Hearing

Two state lawmakers led a hearing on Thursday at Cal State Northridge aimed at boosting the cleantech industry in the San Fernando Valley.

Media Heavyweights Launch ZAG Animation

A new joint venture among high-profile entertainment industry professionals will operate a studio in Glendale to produce animated and hybrid animated-live action feature films.

‘Dragon 2’ Helps DreamWorks Beat Estimates

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. posted solid numbers in the third quarter helped by the box office of summer release “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

Deerlake Developer to Build 314 Homes

A joint venture between two real estate investment firms has purchased land in the northwest San Fernando Valley to build an upscale residential development that could generate more than half a billion dollars in home sales.

Lancaster Installs Demand-Charge Station for Vehicles

Lancaster has partnered with a Santa Clara company to install an energy-storage system and electric-vehicle charging station as part of its plan to become the nation’s first city that produces as much power as it consumes.

Management Shakeup at Burbank Post-Production House

Post-production house Modern VideoFilm has been brought in executives for a new management team from a unit of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. that helps turn around troubled companies.

CSUN Receives Largest Grant Ever

Cal State Northridge received on Wednesday a $22 million grant to promote diversity in the nation’s biomedical workforce – the largest single grant the school has received.

Board Seeks Brown's Help in Kinkisharyo Dispute

The governing board of the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District is asking that Gov. Jerry Brown intervene in a dispute threatening Kinkiharyo International from opening a rail car factory in Palmdale.

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