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San Leandro, California

San Leandro is a coastal city in Alameda County, California. Located on the San Francisco Bay just south of Oakland, San Leandro has a population of about 84,900. Settled in the early 19th century as a pair of Mexican land grants, the city has grown from open ranchlands to a densely settled suburb of San Francisco, with a mix of industrial, commercial and residential areas. Notable employers in San Leandro include Kindred Hospital, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and outdoor outfitters The North Face. San Leandro is also home to a Coca-Cola bottling plant, and has hosted an annual Cherry Festival since 1909.

San Leandro was first settled in 1842. The Gold Rush of 1849 brought an influx of new settlers, and a town was laid out in 1855. The San Francisco, Alameda and Stockton Railroad ran a line through San Leandro in 1865, and from that point agriculture and industry grew side-by-side. In 1886, Daniel Best purchased the San Leandro Plow Works and renamed it Daniel Best Agricultural Works. In 1908, he sold the business to the Holt Brothers of San Francisco. Best's son founded C.L. Best Gas Tractor Company in 1910 and merged with the Holt Company in 1926 to form Caterpillar Tractor Company. Caterpillar continued to make tractors in the San Leandro plant until 1985. World War I and II also brought new industry to the area. Friden, Inc. made calculators and typewriters in San Leandro from 1934 until the company was acquired by Singer in 1965. Maxwell House coffee has been manufactured in San Leandro since about 1940. San Leandro in recent decades has also developed its service, high-tech and warehousing sectors.

San Leandro has a lengthy history of industry and construction which places it in high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around San Leandro at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in San Leandro, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Leandro

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

  • Aladdin Heating Corp
  • Alameda City Municipal Court
  • Amelia Earhart School
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Atlas Heating and Ventilating
  • Bayfair Mall
  • Boss Uniform Rental
  • Brockway Glass Company
  • California Division of Highways
  • California Packing Corporation
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Champion Packages Company
  • Conseco-Whittaker Corporation
  • Continental Can Company
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Dewey & Almy
  • Doctor Anthony Guida Office
  • Doctor J Lapen's Residence
  • Don Lucas & Son Nursery
  • Eden Medical Center
  • Fairmont Dietary Hospital
  • Fairmont Hospital
  • First Methodist Church
  • Flintkote Company
  • Friden Calculator
  • Friden Inc.
  • Friden Singer
  • General Electric Company
  • General Foods Corporation
  • Gerber Foods
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Golden Grain
  • Granny Goose Foods
  • Hills Bros Coffee
  • Hudson Lumber
  • Ite Imperial
  • Juvenile Hall
  • Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics Corporation
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kellogg Company
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • Lucky Store
  • Marina High School
  • Maxwell House
  • Mcgraw Edison Service Group
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Municipal Building
  • Nakashima Nursery
  • Nalley's Food
  • National Archives & Record Center
  • National Can Company
  • New England Lead Burning Company
  • Oakland Canning Company
  • Olson Construction
  • Oro Loma Sanitation District
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific High School
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Parkland Convalescent Hospital
  • Pepsi Cola
  • Peterson Tractor & Equipment
  • Pine Cone Restaurant
  • Price Electricial
  • Pridel Pork Company
  • Regal Packing Company
  • Safeway
  • San Leandro Central Fire Station
  • San Leandro High School
  • San Leandro Memorial Hospital
  • San Pedro Harbor Ship Sup
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Shelby Corporation
  • Standard Brands
  • Sturdy Dog Food Company
  • Trumbo M Company
  • Trumbull Asphalt Company
  • Washington Manor Home Subdivsn
  • Washington School
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Western Corrugated Manufacturing
  • Western Corrugated Paperbox
  • Western Electric
  • Western Wax Paper Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near San Leandro, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of San Leandro, 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.


Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 16.7 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 15.5 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 19.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Leandro, California

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

Dr. David M. Jablons
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 15.5 miles

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 15.5 miles

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 19.4 miles

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 86.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Leandro, 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.

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