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USDA to offer settlements to farmers who faced lending bias

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Law, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on USDA to offer settlements to farmers who faced lending bias

In an effort to “correct the wrongs of the past,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instituted a retroactive claims process for Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers who allege there were denied loans from the agency for discriminatory reasons. Some of the potentially affected claimants are farmers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Read More →

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New Los Angeles SBA chief sets his sights on boosting lending

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New Los Angeles SBA chief sets his sights on boosting lending

An attorney by training, Victor Parker’s heart is in the world of small business.

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Bank taps fund to pay TARP

By   /  Monday, July 18th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Bank taps fund to pay TARP

First California Bank is repaying the $25 million in federal aid it took from the Treasury with a new federal aid program.

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