Commercial Banking

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Michael Brandon Franks, Snowboarder Bandit, is a "Good Man" Who Earned More Prison Time

    Remember the Snowboarder Bandit? Better yet, remember Navel Gazing's Snowboarder Bandit Fashion Show?

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    FBI Arrests Identity Thief For Taking $610,000 From Fountain Valley Bank

    In December 2010, a Sunset Beach woman got a terrible surprise when she went to a Huntington Beach branch of U.S. Bank to pay off her mortgage and discovered that three weeks earlier a stranger had emptied her account of more than $610,000.According to court records, an FBI investigation determined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    "Dying Son Bandit" Spins Sad Tale to Bank Tellers He Robs

    ​I hope the man dubbed by the FBI the "Dying Son Bandit" really does have a son who is dying.Wait, that didn't come out right. I don't hope anyone is dying. Actually, that applies to most people. But I hope the bank robber who tells tellers he is only taking cash from them because of his son's med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011 Comes to the Rescue of Taxes Today

    ​Taxes must be suffering from battered women's syndrome about now. We're all like, "Aw come on, baby. You know I loves ya," Then--BAM!--corporations and rich people rap taxes upside the head, saying they ain't returning to Clinton-era levels. Then we get all lovey-dovey again and--WHAM!--House Rep ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Labor Rally Chastises Greed of Chase and Bank of America

    The reckless greed of Wall Street banks such as Chase and Bank of America has wrecked the American economy and kill American jobs, claims the Orange County Labor Federation, which leads noontime rallies today in front of branches of both banks in Santa Ana.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    What If the Blue Note Bandit and Red Sharpie Bandit Had Joined Forces?

    Top left: FBI; bottom left:"Red Sharpie Bandit" (above) and "Blue Note Bandit" terrorize local banks.​It's a good thing the FBI believes it has captured the so-called "Red Sharpie Bandit."Who knows what kind of evil would have been wrought had he joined forces with a fellow bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Public's Help Sought in Nabbing the 'Hazmat Bandit'

    The Orange County Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's help in identifying an armed bank robber authorities have dubbed the "Hazmat Bandit" due to his attire: a white painter's jumpsuit, a white hat, boots and sunglasses.The unidentified man--described as white, in his fifties, with long ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Beasts of Burnin'

    An outlaw animal-rights group targets a local bank branch in its war on animal testing

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Un-safe slumber party

    Ever wonder what would happen if you locked an old woman in a bank safe? You have? Well then you're a sick individual. But lucky for you, Bank of America in Laguna Woods did lock a diabetic 73-year-old woman in a privacy room while she was checking her safe deposit box just yesterday. And what happe ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Real-life Mexicans not only dont care about those stereotypes, they embrace them'