Community banks nationwide are finding opportunities where their bigger rivals saw only expense. They're gobbling up the branches that the big banks don't want anymore.

"It was like manna falling from heaven," said John F. Burger of Six Rivers National Bank, referring to Bank of America's decision this year to sell 27 of its California branches.

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