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
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.
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.
TECHNOLOGY: Companies hope to crack growing market.
Two companies partner to sell pot sensors.
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.
RENTALS: Analyst cites ‘elevated supply’ that will limit rate increases.
Public Storage shares hurt by oversupply.
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.
From large aerospace contractors to small machine shops, Valley-region manufacturers have a challenge finding workers.
Finding employees presents a challenge for area companies.
Patrick Nygren, the former regional president in the San Fernando Valley for Wells Fargo Bank, has left the company.
Private equity firm Providence Strategic Growth has acquired a majority stake of ExakTime Inc., an employee attendance tracking software maker for the construction industry.
Golden State Overnight Delivery Service Inc. is laying off its entire staff of drivers from its Santa Clarita location this fall.
BlackLine Inc. has named Owen Ryan to its board of directors effective this month to contribute his expertise on the company’s next phase of growth.
A 12-building industrial park with aerospace and entertainment tenants in Burbank has sold, fetching nearly $85 million for its seller.
California was the location for 10 of the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, according to a study released Wednesday by FilmL.A.
Walt Disney Co. missed Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and fell short on revenue for the fiscal third quarter.
The Valley Economic Development Center on Monday said its chief executive has left, the third person to vacate that post in less than two years.
New CSUN Athletic Director Michael Izzi plans to extend ‘paths that create revenue streams.’
New CSUN athletic director wants community connections.
ACQUISITION: Discount ticket vendor in talks with hotelier.
Discount ticket seller in buyout talks.
AVIONICS: Hydra-Electric celebrates 70 years while moving into new markets.
Burbank switch maker celebrates 70 years.
LIST: Data indicate strong but slower year for dealers in step with the economy.
With the economy humming along, new car sales in California have a quick start out of the gate this year.
InVia Robotics announced on Thursday it received $20 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to about $29 million.
Teledyne Technologies, BlackLine and Wesco Aircraft all beat analyst expectations for the second quarter.
The former president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has been appointed senior vice president of the space business unit of Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Credit card payment services provider iPayment Holdings Inc. will lay off 30 employees from its Westlake Village headquarters in September, according to the company and the state Employment Development Department.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has approved improvements to the Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley.
Shareholders of Walt Disney Co. voted to approve Friday morning the acquisition of the media assets of 21st Century Fox.
Interlink Electronics Inc. received an order valued at $880,000 from an existing medical customer.
Sun Air Jets will continue occupying two hangars at Van Nuys Airport through 2030 in an agreement with Aeroplex/Aerolease Group.
A former executive at Wells Fargo & Co. has been named the new chief marketing officer at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Financial software developer Intuit Inc. is cutting back on its leased space in Woodland Hills as it relocates this fall.
Tix Corp. has rejected a claim by a major shareholder that he has triggered a “poison pill” provision in shareholders rights plan, the company announced Monday.
Valley pros join crew to polish aluminum on vintage planes.
Valley auto detailers clean historical aircraft.
ANIMATION: Children’s show targets expanding market of toddlers, preschoolers.
European company to produce children’s program.
AEROSPACE: R&D firm will seek low-cost propellants.
Simi Valley company gets NASA grant to develop deep space oxidizer.