Like an aspiring movie star, a Charleston, W.Va., banking company is aiming to make it big in California.

City Holdings Co. said last week that it would buy Summit State Bank, Rohnert Park, Calif., for $19 million. The deal would be $2.6 billion-asset City Holdings' third in California since 1997 and move the company closer to its goal of building a $1.5 billion-asset subsidiary in the nation's most populous state.

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