Temecula Valley Bancorp Inc. joined the list of California companies warning that mounting losses and evaporating capital are casting doubt on their survival.

The embattled $1.5 billion-asset Temecula Valley said Tuesday in its annual securities filing that increasing credit problems have left it undercapitalized. It is trying to shrink its balance sheet to bolster capital ratios, and it has hired an investment bank to secure outside infusions or identify potential acquirers, but the company said it is unsure if those efforts will pay off.

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