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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FINANCE: Investor platform posts revenue gain of 1,450 percent in recent quarter.
Client count uptick powers investor enthusiasm for SRAX Inc.
AVIATION: If Lockheed Martin’s X-59 can lessen sonic booms, the technology could revolutionize commercial air travel.
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works in Palmdale is developing a quiet plane to go faster than sound.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the second quarter.
InVia Robotics secured a $30 million Series C funding round that includes an investment from Microsoft’s venture fund.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to urge the California Public Utilities Commission to stop Southern California Gas Co. from expanding its natural gas storage capacity at its Aliso Canyon facility.
Teledyne Controls, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., obtained Federal Aviation Administration approval for installation of its aircraft cabin environment sensor on the Airbus A320 aircraft.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this week an expansion of the state’s film and television production tax credit program.
NetSol Technologies Inc. has joined the Consumer Bankers Association as an associate member, the Calabasas company announced Wednesday.
FloQast has raised $110 million in a Series D funding round, led by Meritech Capital, a Palo Alto venture investment firm.
BlackLine Inc. has partnered with a San Diego cloud-based finance and IT provider to streamline the digitalization of financial operations at client companies.
Cavitation Technologies Inc. has raised $1.5 million through the sale of 23 million units of common shares of its stock as well as warrants for future sales of more shares.
Capstone Green Energy Corp. has sold two microturbines to an Austrian company that are the first in Europe to use hydrogen.
Taped panels, merchandise cheer fans at virtual event.
What Valley area companies are doing for the second virtual San Diego Comic-Con.
TECHNOLOGY: Demand for air purification by ultraviolet light grows during pandemic.
Ultraviolent light equipment maker UV Resources in Valencia is acquired by Illinois firm.
Walt Disney Co. plans to move about 2,000 positions from Southern California to central Florida in a bid to consolidate operations and promote collaboration among staff, according to media reports.
Avery Dennison Corp. on Wednesday announced the launch of Sustainable ADvantage, a products portfolio that emphasizes sustainability.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer plans to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over deficiencies in the environmental review process for the proposed replacement terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
A subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp. has secured a contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation to design and construct the new interstate 70 Missouri River bridge.
Semtech Corp. is collaborating with a Japanese company on a new line of peel-and-stick sensors.
Low-cost Canadian air carrier Flair Airlines has added Hollywood Burbank Airport to its list of six new U.S. destinations.
Renewable energy company Arevon Asset Management has opened one of the largest battery energy storage sites in the country near Oxnard in Ventura County.
Vivian Rutherford honors her Japanese heritage through focus on customer service.
At Ronin Staffing, founder and Chief Executive Vivian Rutherford looks after the commercial side of the staffing industry.
HEALTH CARE: Revenue fell as tenants couldn’t pay rent; analyst calls it ‘transitory.’
As pandemic recedes, LTC Properties Inc. plans to diversify its investments.
InVia partners with Rufus Labs for warehouse work.
Maker of robots for warehouses pairs up with company that makes wearable technology.
Ruth Drizen-Dohs surrounds herself with the best people, at home or in office.
Ruth Drizen-Dohs describes her business as a full-service corporate communications company that is vertically integrated to control all aspects of the services it offers clients as well as to keep costs under control.
Spectrolab arrays to provide more power for experiments.
Spectrolab, the Boeing Co. subsidiary in Sylmar, provided solar cells for a pair of arrays installed last month on the International Space Station.
Los Angeles SkyRail Express consortium has signed an agreement with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to pre-develop a mass transit project connecting the San Fernando Valley with the west side of Los Angeles.
Capstone Green Energy Corp. has received an order for three of its microturbines for use at oil and gas projects in Australia.
Semtech Corp. will provide its long-range, low-power technology for a fire prevention system from a South Korean company.
Teledyne Caris has entered a partnership with the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the U.K. Hydrographic Office to advance efforts to map the seafloor by 2030.
Regarding Her, a Los Angeles nonprofit that helps women restaurateurs, announced Tuesday the inaugural recipients of its grant program, including two in the San Fernando Valley.
Short-form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has inked a deal with the Wiggles to create a new streaming and broadcast channel from the children’s musical group.
T-shirts and website set stage to re-create paintings lost in fire.
How small business owner and artist Forrest Jade adapted to the coronavirus pandemic.
PROFILE: AeroVironment’s Wahid Nawabi talks about the Mars helicopter and the industrial uses for unmanned aircraft.
An interview with Wahid Nawabi of AeroVironment Inc. about the Mars helicopter and future of the drone market.
Former studio executive to help indie movie projects.
Former Warner Bros. executive joins advisor board of diversity-minded production company.
As media proliferate, firm seeks to recover titles.
Visual Data Media has expanded its media supply chain capabilities
AUTOMOTIVE: Dealer sees high demand, less supply for EVs.
Galpin Ford to sell the F-150 Lightning electric pickup.
Backlot attraction adds story lines and memorabilia.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will welcome back visitors starting June 26.
Galpin Motors, which owns one of the top Ford dealerships in the world, will add the first Ford electric pickup truck to its lineup next year.
Teledyne Flir, a subsidiary of Thousand Oaks-based manufacturer Teledyne Technologies Inc., has received a contract to develop the first mass-wearable chemical detector for U.S. troops.
Shares of Capstone Green Energy Corp. dropped nearly 10 percent after the company announced the appointment of Jeff Foster as senior vice president of corporate development.
Loop Media Inc. has acquired Eon Media Group from Ithaca Holdings, a media company with interests in music, tech, film and television.
FloQast, the accounting software developer, said Wednesday it has opened a new office in London to better serve customers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
US Nuclear Corp. said Wednesday that it has taken a 5 percent stake in a Polish company that will engage in mining of space resources.
Lithia Motors & Driveway Inc. has purchased two more San Fernando Valley car dealerships.
he division of NBC Sports Group that handles broadcasts of the Olympic Games has selected Xytech to provide software to orchestrate the logistics of people, equipment, locations and transmission feeds.
LIST: A few corporations reduced top pay, but most CEOs saw gains in 2020.
Executives do well with pay despite the year of the COVID pandemic.
For $99, companiess can make trucks into promotional vehicles.
Westlake Village company Biggie Billboards unveils portable banners for pickup trucks.
BIOTECH: Deals with other pharma firms bring in $9.3 million during last quarter.
MannKind Corp.’s deals with other pharma firms boosts revenue.