Mark Madler

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: mmadler@sfvbj.com.

Email: mmadler@sfvbj.com
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Recent Stories

Womens Football League Hires President

The Womens Football League Association has named Shawn “Pescas” Costner as president of the new sports league.

FilmL.A.’s Television Report Finds California Featured in 44 Percent of Shows

California was used as a location for filming nearly half of all scripted television programs in the current season, according to a report released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

AeroVironment Introduces Beefed Up Version of Puma Drone

AeroVironment Inc. has introduced a new version of its Puma hand-launched drone for military customers.

League of Their Own

SPORTS: SHE Beverage’s Lupe Rose has created the Women’s Football League Association.

SPORTS: SHE Beverage’s Lupe Rose has created the Women’s Football League Association.

Feds’ Tariff Tussle Could Hurt BYD Bus Sales

MANUFACTURING: Rule against Chinese firms has unintended consequences.

MANUFACTURING: Rule against Chinese firms has unintended consequences.

Throwaway Sector?

COMMODITIES: New rule may end the metal recycling industry.

COMMODITIES: New rule may end the metal recycling industry.

Studio Tour For ‘Friends’ On Holiday

Sitcom takes centerstage in Warner Bros. campaign.

Sitcom takes centerstage in Warner Bros. campaign.

NBC Stream Adopts the Peacock

Digital service will mix old shows, new dramas, reboots.

Digital service will mix old shows, new dramas, reboots.

NBC Stream Adopts the Peacock

Digital service will mix old shows, new dramas, reboots

Digital service will mix old shows, new dramas, reboots.

Focus on Gay Content Fuels Revry’s Growth

Glendale startup streams free, ad-supported content.

Glendale startup streams free, ad-supported content.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Closed for Day

Six Flags Magic Mountain & Hurricane Harbor was not open during the day on Friday due to the 5 freeway being closed from the Saddleridge Fire.

Warner Bros. Partnership to Produce Video Game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Thursday a publishing and distribution agreement with videogame developer IO Interactive.

Interlink Electronics Considers Return to Major Stock Exchange

Less than a year after voluntarily delisting itself from the Nasdaq, Interlink Electronics Inc. is considering returning to a U.S. or foreign stock exchange.

Activist Investor Wins Seats on Tix Board

An activist investor in Tix Corp. has joined the company’s board of directors.

Anheuser-Busch to Deploy Electric Trucks in Valley

The San Fernando Valley will figure in the deployment of 21 electric trucks made by BYD Motors Inc. for the beverage distribution network of by Anheuser-Busch Cos.

Cal State Channel Islands Pilots Business Student Mentorship Program

The Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics at California State University – Channel Islands in Camarillo has received a $34,000 grant to start a pilot peer mentorship program.

Tariff Impacts

MANUFACTURING: Federal trade policy has raised prices and created uncertainty at Valley companies.

MANUFACTURING: Federal trade policy has raised prices and created uncertainty at Valley companies.

Different Drones Move AeroVironment Higher

AEROSPACE: Helicopter, HAPS project join product pipeline.

AEROSPACE: Helicopter, HAPS project join product pipeline.

Software, Data Equal Better Bank Loans

ZestFinance partnership aims to automate credit evaluation process.

ZestFinance partnership aims to automate credit evaluation process.

IT Firm Finds Success By Just Saying Yes

Chief executive plans promotion offering free talks on cybersecurity.

Chief executive plans promotion offering free talks on cybersecurity.

Crypto Confab Talks Investment In Blockchain

L.A. mayor and Goren Holm Ventures partner on pitch contest.

L.A. mayor and Goren Holm Ventures partner on pitch contest.

Lancaster Homeless Project Readies for Tenants

More than a year after breaking ground, homeless project Kensington Campus in Lancaster is readying to accept tenants.

Manufacturing Innovator Leonard Moore Dies

Leonard Moore, founder of a San Fernando Valley manufacturer of instruments for industrial process automation, died on Sept. 6.

After Strong Quarter, NetSol Expands Growth Strategy

NetSol Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street expectation on earnings and revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Valley Vape Companies Reach Settlement With L.A. City Attorney

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday a four-year settlement with two vaping products companies in the San Fernando Valley that includes payment of a $350,000 penalty.

Capstone Lands Big Contract

A major oil and gas company in California has signed a long-term service contract with Capstone Turbine Corp. for its 2-megawatt microturbines.

Alibaba Taking Semtech’s Technology

Semtech Corp. is providing its long-range, low-power technology to Alibaba Cloud, a leading cloud services provider in China for use in an internet-of-things-enabled location tracker.

Solar-Powered Drone Takes First Flight

AeroVironment Inc. completed the first flight of its Hawk30 solar powered high-altitude platform-station drone at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Antelope Valley.

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Streaming on Front Burner For Cinedigm

Huidor to oversee expansion of company’s Matchpoint platform.

Huidor to oversee expansion of company’s Matchpoint platform.

Orby TV Brings Prepaid Viewing To Consumers

Alternative distribution service starts with $40 monthly subscription fee.

Alternative distribution service starts with $40 monthly subscription fee.

High-Net Talkers

MARKETING: As the new copywriters for Ferrari, Robert Ross and Roland Madrid can practice their style of luxury persuasion.

MARKETING: As the new copywriters for Ferrari, Robert Ross and Roland Madrid can practice their style of luxury persuasion.

Bomber Birthday

DEFENSE: Thirty years ago, the B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft began its impact on the Palmdale economy.

DEFENSE: Thirty years ago, the B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft began its impact on the Palmdale economy.

Semtech Sensors, LoRa Position Stock for Growth

TECHNOLOGY: Sales decline year over year, but still beat estimates.

TECHNOLOGY: Sales decline year over year, but still beat estimates.

Railyard Could Displace Irreplaceable Businesses

TRANSPORTATION: Metro project to take 41 properties.

TRANSPORTATION: Metro project to take 41 properties.

Disney, Target Play Tag Team With Retailing

Store-within-a-store strategy tries to leverage both companies’ strengths.

Store-within-a-store strategy tries to leverage both companies’ strengths.

Tech Manager Hires New CTO

Brown brings software development expertise to post-production firm.

Brown brings software development expertise to post-production firm.

New Commissioner for Burbank Airport Authority

Glendale City Councilman Vrej Agajanian has been appointed to the commission of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner of Hollywood Burbank Airport.

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Dreyer’s Facility in Chatsworth to Close

Nestlé USA Inc. is shutting down its Dreyer’s Ice Cream facility in Chatsworth that will result in 47 employees losing their jobs.

Antelope Valley Economic Alliance Names Interim Leader

The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance has named Patricia “PJ” DelGaudio as its interim executive director.

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Teledyne Acquires Microscopic Foundry

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired a microelectromechanical systems foundry based in Canada.

In Glendale, Tech Program Lands Grant

$1 million will go toward hiring accelerator operator.

$1 million will go toward hiring accelerator operator.

Wesco Wrangles $1.9B Takeover

AEROSPACE: Turnaround plan pushes up acquisition price.

AEROSPACE: Turnaround plan pushes up acquisition price.

Hardware Firms Find Welcome In Chatsworth

MiLA Capital hunts for startups overlooked by other tech investors.

MiLA Capital hunts for startups overlooked by other tech investors.

Friends Join Forces With Acquisition

Transaction will advance fintech for card payment providers.

Transaction will advance fintech for card payment providers.

Tewksbury Takes Helm at Edge Computing Firm

Semiconductor expertise will help build machine intelligence.

Semiconductor expertise will help build machine intelligence.

rePlanet Recycling Centers Close

Recycling center operator rePlanet LLC has closed all its recycling and processing facilities in California, including locations in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo and Antelope valleys.

Live Theater, Tech Blend in ‘Pacific Rim’

NoHo firm extends movie franchise to theme park attraction.

A ‘Deadwood’ Emmy Nod for Visual Effects

FuseFX completes 15-year cycle from HBO series to movie.

FuseFX completes 15-year cycle from HBO series to movie.

Residents Rail Against Flight Changes at Airfields

AVIATION: Informational FAA meeting in Van Nuys turns confrontational.

AVIATION: Informational FAA meeting in Van Nuys turns confrontational.

WANTED: WORKERS

Special Report: Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry faces a personnel shortage, with small companies particularly impacted. For now, apprenticeships are the answer.

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