Staff Reporter (Technology, Entertainment)
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: email@example.com.
Phone: 818-316-3126 Extension: 117
Limoneira Co. will partner with two homebuilders to construct the first homes at the company’s Harvest at Limoneira project.
On-location film, television and commercial production increased by 3 percent in the third quarter, led by feature film production, according to figures released Tuesday by FilmL.A.
MARKETING: Joe Molina built JMPR on luxury brands.
Joseph Molina sells Woodland Hills PR firm.
TECHNOLOGY: Program seeks to grow employment base through entrepreneurship.
Burbank Tech Talks plans more events this year.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is closing its office in Westlake Village at the end of next month, resulting in the loss of 69 jobs.
Lancaster City Manager Mark Bozigian will retire from the job effective at the end of the year.
GRB Entertainment has rebranded itself and has promoted several executives as part of the reorganization.
Accounting software developer BlackLine Inc. has created a joint venture to sells its accounting and financial software in Japan.
Walt Disney Co. has announced a new organizational structure for its broadcast and cable businesses assuming its deal to acquire 21st Century Fox closes.
Semi-private air carrier JetSuiteX will begin ski season service between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Mammoth Lakes starting in December.
A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has received a $7 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide equipment used in the study of the krill population in Antarctica.
Saalex Solutions Inc. has received a $5.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support the Navy Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division.
Northrop Grumman has received a $171 million contract from the U.S. Navy to continue production on its advanced anti-radiation guided missile system.
City Attorney Mike Feuer has reached a settlement with a San Fernando Valley home care provider that allegedly failed to pay its employees minimum wage and overtime.
American Airlines is bringing back daily service between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport starting in the spring.
Capstone Turbine Corp. received orders for five microturbines for multiple industrial facilities in Mexico. The company’s stock jumped on Monday.
He started flying Learjets out of college. Now Brian Kirkdoffer is chief executive at Clay Lacy Aviation.
When Brian Kirkdoffer had dinner with aviation entrepreneur Clay Lacy, he didn’t know it would change his career.
AUTOMOTIVE: Canadian manufacturer opens first Solo showroom in Studio City.
Dealership for Solo electric cars in Studio City.
ACQUISITION: Saban plans to capitalize on filming uptick.
ACQUISITION: Saban plans to capitalize on filming uptick.
MANAGEMENT: Airborne photography accounts for highest revenue growth.
Helicopter firm adds drones to air fleet.
Jerry Kroll has a simple if daunting mission for his Canadian electric vehicle company – to close the last gas station.
United Language Group Inc. is closing its call center in Burbank, resulting in the loss of more than 70 jobs.
BYD Motors Inc. has completed construction of a $5 million warehouse for its Lancaster manufacturing plant.
Entertainment industry electronic file quality control firm BluFocus has acquired Master QC Group LLC as a move to upgrade its service infrastructure.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has cited seven coach bus companies for idling at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.
The California High Speed Rail Authority staff has recommended a route between Palmdale and Burbank that would follow the Antelope Valley Freeway and tunnel beneath the San Gabriel Mountains.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $23.1 million in infrastructure grants for work at Van Nuys Airport and at Fox Airfield in Lancaster.
A strong and growing U.S. economy has created opportunities for small business lending.
technology: Six theaters at Burbank facility support digital screening.
Pixelogic upgrades Burbank sound studio.
ENERGY: Production firm’s stock gains 101 percent year to date.
California Resources posts 101 percent gain since the start of the year.
NBCUniversal has added three members to the board of directors of online streaming service Hulu, according to media reports.
Capstone Turbine Corp. is opening the doors of its San Fernando Valley headquarters and manufacturing facility to investors and analysts next month.
Second Sight Medical Products Inc. has named Pat Ryan as its chief operating officer effective immediately.
TRADE: Chief executive urges letter-writing to lawmakers for relief.
When it comes to the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration, Richard Brent is not shy about expressing his opinion.
TECHNOLOGY: Companies hope to crack growing market.
Two companies partner to sell pot sensors.
RENTALS: Analyst cites ‘elevated supply’ that will limit rate increases.
Public Storage shares hurt by oversupply.
LIST: Expectations about office and home impacts relationships, results.
Growing up with father who had started his own landscaping company in the early 1970s, Chris Angelo said it was never directly implied that he would join the family business.
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission voted to recommend to the Board of Supervisors the approval of a massive residential and commercial project at Tejon Ranch.
DataDirect Networks is expected to close in the next few days its acquisition of Tintri Inc., a deal that will boost the company’s product portfolio.
Semtech Corp. beat Wall Street estimates on revenue and adjusted earnings for the fiscal second quarter.
GeoLinks has been awarded $87.8 million from the Federal Communications Commission to bring broadband service to rural areas in California and Nevada.
AeroVironment Inc. has donated two Quantix drones to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is laying off a total of 46 employees from two of its locations in Burbank.
Serviz, an on-demand provider of home repair services, has been acquired by competitor Porch, the companies announced.
Engineering and testing company National Technical Systems Inc. is relocating all its corporate functions to a new facility in Anaheim, vacating its office in the west San Fernando Valley.
Stratolaunch Systems announced Monday a new line of launch vehicles that includes a space plane.
Patrick Nygren, the former top executive at Wells Fargo in the San Fernando Valley, has joined Union Bank as regional president for Los Angeles and the Central Coast, the financial institution announced Tuesday.
AUTOMOTIVE: Mercedes-Benz selects Thousand Oaks to host gallery for its AMG brand.
Thousand Oaks car dealer sells top-of-the-line Mercedes.
FILM: California hosted 10 top-grossing titles last year, behind Georgia’s 15.
FilmL.A. report on lack of big budget films made in area.