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Los Alamitos, California

Los Alamitos, home to less than 12,000 residents, is a small city in northwest Orange County, California. The city was incorporated in March 1960. Los Alamitos has evolved from its rancho days through the sugar beets industry period, and currently boasts a highly diversified economic base, which consists of light industry, manufacturing, commercial businesses, and retail. Among Los Alamitos major employers are Arrowhead Products, Timken, and Bloomfield Bakers. Los Alamitos is also the site of the Joint Forces Training Base, which has a daily average of 850 employees and supports 3,500 military members of the Army, Navy, National Guard and Marines. The JFTB was originally established in 1942 as a Naval Air Station by the Department of the Navy to support the war effort. It employed thousands of people, and it spurred growth in the city. In 1973, the base was designated an Armed Forces Reserve Center.

In 1896, the sugar-beet processing industry took root in the Los Alamitos area. That same year, ex-Senator William Clark formed the Los Alamitos Sugar Company, the first beet sugar factory in Orange County. The sugar-beet factory complex, with its streets of company houses for workers, became the basis for a Los Alamitos townsite. Within a few years, there were five beet sugar factories in the county, all larger than Los Alamitos. In 1926, the combination of droughts, competition from Cuban sugar, low prices, and persistent nematode parasite, made it more efficient for the Clark family to close the factory. In 1926, after the owners determined to ship their sugar to the Holly factory, the Los Alamitos Sugar Company also sold their processing equipment.

Los Alamitos, California has a number of jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers and others exposed to asbestos may be at risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Los Alamitos, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Los Alamitos

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Los Alamitos where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Alamitos Steam Plant - Unit Nbr 5
  • Arrowhead Products
  • Edison Power Plant
  • Los Alamitos Air Station
  • Los Alamitos Powerhouse
  • Los Alamitos Steam Plant
  • Los Alamitos Sugar Company
  • Merit Metal Corp
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Texaco Tank Farm

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Los Alamitos, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Los Alamitos, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 19.3 miles

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 25.9 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 28.7 miles

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 24.5 miles

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 79.8 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 79.8 miles

Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 81.3 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 10.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Los Alamitos, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Los Alamitos, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 26.1 miles

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 28.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Los Alamitos, California

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in California

CA Supreme Court Says Companies May Be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

The Supreme Court of California has issued a ruling that companies can be held accountable for secondary exposure to asbestos in a worker's home.

Atezolizumab Approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has been approved for use with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”