SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Perhaps no bank exemplifies the exultant highs and stupefying lows that community banks in California have gone through in the past four years as much as Silicon Valley Bank.

Once a darling of Wall Street growth investors and one of the fastest-growing banks in the country, Silicon Valley suffered a setback last year, went through a sweeping change in management, and is still trying to put its fiscal house in order.

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