Byron Webb III is president and chairman of Home Bank of California, which ranks first on the San Diego Business Journal’s Top Five Performing San Diego Community Banks list.

Byron Webb III is president and chairman of Home Bank of California, which ranks first on the San Diego Business Journal’s Top Five Performing San Diego Community Banks list. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

Given the fact that community banks’ primary business is lending money based on real estate values, it’s a wonder that any showed an average profit during the last three years, as they slogged through one of the worst economic times the nation has ever faced...

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