Pacific Coast Business Times

Banks playing it safe in real estate lending

Kenneth Jacobsen, vice president and the newly appointed Santa Barbara and Ventura county market manager for Rabobank, N.A., said his company is “being selective and cautious” about the deals it is making right now, both “to protect the bank and to protect our clients’ interests.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Westmont College. more

Small Westmont group tilts toward Obama

Fearing the Lord and voting Democrat may no longer be seen as a contradiction. A group called Evangelicals for Obama met on June 28, including several employees of – but not representing – Westmont College. more