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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A groundbreaking on Thursday officially started construction in Lancaster for Kensington Campus, a facility to provide shelter and services for the homeless.
Shareholders of NetSol Technologies Inc. elected two new members to the board of directors at the company’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
Cinedigm Corp. will be part of the Russell U.S. Indexes this month, a move that gives the company greater visibility in the investment community.
LIST: Yearly pay changes range from 500 percent gain to 66 percent decline.
Executive compensation fluctuates.
Technology: Video game studios and hardware makers to debut products at convention.
Valley gaming companies prepare for E3.
VAN NUYS: Jet Edge International consolidates operations in new HQ.
Jet Edge International consolidates.
Capstone Turbine Corp. fell short of Wall Street estimates on revenue in fiscal 2018 but beat on earnings.
More than 30 people turned out Thursday morning for TechX, a talk-centric event about new technologies and products sponsored by the Valley Economic Alliance.
US Nuclear Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to be the exclusive manufacturer of medical isotope generators for a nuclear medicine company.
The assets of Penthouse Global Media have been sold for $11.2 million to the owner of XVideos.com, according to media reports.
Walt Disney Co. is adding blackout dates for some pass holders to its Disneyland theme park to help keep down crowds after the opening of new Star Wars attractions next summer, according to media reports.
Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. has renewed a multi-year agreement to provide chemical management services to aerospace and defense contractor Rockwell Collins Inc.
A bill that will allow cannabis business owners to start a limited charter bank moves to the California Assembly following its passage this week in the Senate.
Nine commercial businesses in the San Fernando Valley were among the 32 named in criminal cases filed by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer targeting unlicensed cannabis activity.
Airborne Wireless Network has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct test flights with Cessna 172 aircraft.
Semtech Corp. beat Wall Street expectation on adjusted earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter.
Technology company ISSquared has acquired Starnet Data Design in a move that allows the Conejo Valley company to expand its product and service offerings.
Parts supplier’s chief executive sees it as a market positive.
Chief executive says Wesco Aircraft won’t be affected by Boeing acquisition of competitor.
Consulting firm helps companies define customers who will pay the most.
Consulting firm helps companies find maximum prices for products and services.
Anheuser-Busch plant opens doors to visitors with a summer weekend tour program.
Budweiser brewery in Van Nuys sells out tickets for summer tours.
A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has won the second phase of a $47 million contract from the European Space Agency to provide sensors used aboard a spacecraft that will search for Earth-like planets in the solar system.
Anheuser-Busch plant in Man Nuys opens doors to visitors with summer weekend tour program.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has named the five high school seniors receiving scholarships and internships through its Reach program, including two students from the Valley.
The Antelope Valley Transit Authority announced that BYD Motors Inc. executive Macy Neshati has been named the new executive director and chief executive of the organization.
The owner of a Northridge pizza restaurant was sentenced to more than two years in state prison for sales tax evasion.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive more $75 million from the state’s gas tax to help fund improvements to the Orange Line busway, officials said May 18.
US Nuclear Corp. has signed an agreement with a Newbury Park company to receive the non-exclusive rights to sell its chemical sniffers.
Semtech Corp. has partnered with Comcast Corp.’s Internet of Things network service to co-sponsor a program for city government agencies to develop and deploy smart city products and services.
Business leaders should work to repeal an increase to the state’s gas tax, members of a local group heard Friday morning.
Losses grow at Tix Corp. while ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd. narrows its losses.
NetSol reports profitable quarter while Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has a loss.
LABOR: More companies decide to set up retirement plans for employees.
Factory workers learn basics of retirement.
Patrick Nygren runs the operations of Wells Fargo Bank in the San Fernando Valley region.
Talk with Wells Fargo’s Patrick Nygren.
With video game competitions on the upswing, a Studio City startup has launched 13 channels for the fan base.
Network will cover emerging e-sports industry.
Interlink Electronics Inc. reports lower revenue and earnings, while Second Sight has a widening loss.
Aircraft charter operator Silver Air now has a Boeing Business Jet available for charter service out of Van Nuys Airport, which is a first of sorts.
The Valley Industry & Commerce Association has come out against a mandate from the California Energy Commission requiring solar panels on all new residential buildings starting in 2020.
Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates in earnings and revenue for the fiscal second quarter, helped by the strong box office performance of “Black Panther.”
Burbank’s city-operated bus line will start a new route on May 14 that will serve a new Metrolink station near the Hollywood Burbank Airport.
Teledyne, BlackLine and Wesco all beat Wall Street expectations in the first quarter.
FloQast Inc. has named Amit Nayar as its new vice president of engineering.
TECHNOLOGY: Surface with 9 million pixels could save theater owners money.
Samsung brings LED screen to Chatsworth.
Private prep school for space lasts a week, costs $26,000.
Mojave offers training for space travelers.
TRANSportation: Businesses await agency’s decision on railyard site for Van Nuys line.
Metro to decide location of Van Nuys railyard.
DEVELOPMENT: New owner for former Rocketdyne site.
Canadian company is buying former Rocketdyne property in Warner Center
Capstone Turbine Corp. has appointed Robert Flexon, a veteran energy industry executive, to its board of directors.
Samsung introduced over the weekend the first LED movie screen in the United States at Pacific Theatres Winnetka in Chatsworth.
Xavient Digital plans to hire 250 employees in California and the Northeast U.S., the company announced Monday.
A State Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to allow cannabis business owners to start a limited charter bank in California.