Argent Bank now open in La Mesa

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

Sterling Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: STSA) of Spokane, Wash. has announced the completion of the conversion of Borrego Springs Bank to Argent Bank. The Argent Bank branch in La Mesa is located at 7777 Alvarado Road. Vicki Whitmire is serving commercial banking clients as vice president and Belsem Wajdi as assistant vice president. Earlier this year, Sterling Financial completed the acquisition of American Heritage Holdings, Borrego Spring Bank’s parent company that was owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. Sterling Financial operates 16 Argent Bank locations in California.