November 1, 1990 |
Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach, said to be one of the soundest financial institutions in the country, has failed to make sufficient loan money available to low-income and poor people as required by federal law, according to a recent survey by banking regulators.
January 7, 1993 |
The Federal Reserve Board has slapped Farmers & Merchants Bank with a $100,000 fine for allegedly discriminating against elderly and young people applying for credit cards. Bank officers agreed to pay the fine, which was imposed for alleged violations through June 29, but admitted no wrongdoing. "It's just being financially responsible to pay it," said Daniel K. Walker, Farmers & Merchants senior vice president.
March 18, 2004 |
Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach is a community bank founded nearly a century ago by C.J. Walker that is still "in the hands of the Walker family," its website proudly points out. To some members of the Walker clan, that's just the problem. A dissident branch of Walker heirs who are F&M Bank shareholders -- led by Marcus Walker, one of C.J.'s great-grandsons -- is challenging the management of the closely held bank headed by his uncle, Chief Executive and President Kenneth G. Walker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995
Against a decade of neighborhood opposition, the Long Beach City Council voted 7 to 1 this week to open nine parking spaces in space-squeezed Belmont Shore. For 10 years, the owners of a 3,000-square-foot paved lot at 207 St. Joseph Ave. have wanted to open the area to parking, but their plans were stalled by city regulations and community opposition.
April 14, 1985 |
There'll be no more spitting on the Minnesota Twins clubhouse floor. Nor will there be any more gum wrappers lying around or cramped dressing areas. The Twins unveiled the remodeled Metrodome clubhouse, done in the team's colors of red, white and blue with ash wood trim--the same color as baseball bats. "Some of these players make $800,000 a year and they come in five or six hours before a game," said architect David Shea, who was the principle designer for the remodeling.