BankAmerica Corp. chief executive officer Hugh L. McColl Jr. came to San Francisco Tuesday to underscore the company's commitment to local business and community interests, but he failed to impress some politicians and activists.

These critics, concerned that BankAmerica might pay less attention to California now that its headquarters are in Charlotte, N.C., reacted lukewarmly to Mr. McColl's announcement of a $5 million donation to the University of California-San Francisco.

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