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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Walt Disney Co. will introduce new theme park lands based on Marvel Studios characters at its parks in California, Paris and Honk Kong.
A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. is partnering with a Dutch company to produce a membrane used to fabricate semiconductors.
INNOVATION: At month-long event, speaker tells ‘where the future is going.’
Students compete to address applications of artificial intelligence.
Woodland Hills-based network airs show on sports, travel, lifestyle.
Three Valley golfers host a syndicated show.
Northridge company intends to reconfigure fluorescent lighting with dimmers.
AVIATION: Tax liability pushes defense manufacturer to a loss.
Analyst updates on Aerovironment.
Chandra Subramaniam is the new dean of the Nazarian College of Business & Economics at California State University – Northridge.
The share price of Semtech Corp. leapt Thursday, a day after the company reported beating Wall Street expectations on adjusted earnings and revenue.
A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. received an extension of a contract with NASA to provide support services for the International Space Station.
Walt Disney Co. has restructured its business units, including folding consumer products into its theme park business.
Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc. has settled a lawsuit with a competing bathroom manufacturer in a case over code compliant partitions.
The share price of BlackLine Inc. fell after the company announced the sale of more than 8 million shares of common stock at a price of $41.50.
Walt Disney Co. shareholders rejected the compensation plan for Chief Executive Robert Iger and other executives at its annual meeting in Houston on Thursday.
California State University – Northridge Athletics Director Brandon Martin was let go from his position on Wednesday, according to the school.
Walt Disney Co. has partnered with Accenture on a project to create new entertainment technology.
AeroVironment Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on revenue in the fiscal third quarter but fell short on earnings.
Capstone Turbine Corp. of Chatsworth received an order for 13 of its microturbines for use in an industrial park in western Russia.
ENERGY: Aerolease install the first of many for the airport tenant.
First solar project underway at Van Nuys Airport.
Film ranches cater to directors’ evolving appetite for fresh locations in proximity to Hollywood.
Movie ranches in Valley region see an increase in film production.
From columned mansions to wind-swept meadows, Rob Gibson finds the right setting to bring filmmakers’ dreams to life.
Q+A with location manager Rob Gibson.
FOOD: Real Good brand on the shelves at 5,000 stores.
Real Good Foods Co. in Glendale serves up low-carb, high-protein frozen pizzas.
Film ranches fill demand for scenery as productions return to California.
A Ventura County Superior Court jury awarded AeroVironment Inc. more than $2 million after finding three former employees engaged in fraud and breached patent and confidentiality agreements.
The first collective bargaining agreement in the U.S. electric bus industry was signed Thursday between BYD Coach & Bus and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union Local 105.
Semtech Corp. will host a competition for engineers and technologists to use its long-range wireless technology in new design ideas, the company announced Tuesday.
Two Antelope Valley lawmakers have sponsored legislation to bring changes to how the California Public Utilities Commission sets rates for investor-owned water companies.
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg wants to bring banking services to cannabis businesses.
Combination of Dole Food and European investor will deliver ‘synergies for both players.’
Dole Food Co. backs down from IPO, decides to sell stake in business to an Irish firm.
DEVELOPMENT: Apartment groundbreaking is first step in a neighborhood turnaround.
Gelt Inc. teams with Chinese investor to build mixed-use project to help revitalize Reseda.
ENERGY: Power plant deal provides oil producer with $750 million in cash.
California Resources Corp. forms joint venture on natural gas power plant.
EQUIPMENT: Feedback from cinematographers shaped product development.
Panavision Inc. introduced a new camera early this month at a trade expo in London.
Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. has received a $45.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to provide missile defense modeling and simulation software.
The president of the California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from consideration a temporary moratorium on new natural gas hookups in Los Angeles County, according to media reports.
BlackLine Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue in the fourth quarter.
The owner of Harbor Freight Tools has donated $50 million to Cedars-Sinai to create an institute for research and innovative practices in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.
Air quality instrumentation manufacturer Teledyne API has released a new product that can measure fine particulate matter that creates reduced visibility and haze in urban areas.
Capstone Turbine Corp. announced that its personnel worked the federal Investment Tax Credit for microturbines and combined heat and power projects that was extended for two in the new tax legislation.
The San Fernando Valley Service Council of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recommended a new circulator bus route connecting the Orange Line with Warner Center.
Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter.
The California Public Utilities Commission has postponed for a second time voting on a proposed temporary moratorium on new natural gas hookups in Los Angeles County.
Telus Communications Inc., a major wireless communications provider in Canada, has acquired Xavient Information Systems Inc. in Simi Valley. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street forecasts on earnings but just fell short on revenue in the fiscal first quarter.
Comcast Corp. is interested in making a bid for media assets of 21st Century Fox, according to a media report.
AUTOMOTIVE: Thor plans to get a jump on the giants of the alternative vehicle industry.
North Hollywood startup building an electric truck.
Bob and Lisa Selan’s developments would provide turnkey opportunities for marijuana growers.
Married attorneys developing space for cannabis growers.
Westfield Group talking with sports teams for Promenade 2035 project.
TECHNOLOGY: Consumers can access convenience with plug-free device.
Representatives from Semtech Corp. attended last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off the company’s wireless charging technology.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter, leading the company to a record year.
Monster Digital Inc. completed on Tuesday its reverse merger with a North Carolina drug maker.