SAN DIEGO - In its first expansion into California, Capitol Bancorp of Lansing, Mich., has started two holding companies in the state.

The $1.4 billion-asset holding company, which is known for starting community banks in its home state as well as in Indiana, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, aims to do the same through First California Southern Bancorp in San Diego and First California Northern Bancorp in San Francisco. It also wants to buy banks in the Golden State.

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