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Union City, California

Union City is a city in the East Bay section of the San Francisco California Bay Area. Located in Alameda County, Union City was incorporated in 1959 from the merger of Alvarado and Decoto and has a current population of just over 65,500. Alvarado's agriculture and industry and Decoto's railroad access made a profitable combination, and the two towns continued to grow. Today, Union City has a diverse economy incorporating healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Among the city's notable employers are the American Licorice Company and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

Union City was founded in 1850, and renamed Alvarado in 1854, following a merger with neighboring New Haven. When Alvarado merged with Decoto (founded in 1870) in 1959, the new city reclaimed the settlement's original name. The region's good soil encouraged farming, and fruit and produce growing were among Alvarado's earliest industries. Staple goods such as salt, sugar and flour were also produced in both Alvarado and Decoto. The E.H. Dyer beet sugar factory was founded in 1879, becoming the first successful beet sugar company in the United States. The factory was operated by Holly Sugar Company from 1926 until its closure in 1975, with a brief suspension of manufacturing during World War II. Pacific States Steel Company acquired the site of a former brick mill in 1938, and built a steel mill which operated until 1978. The site is currently undergoing environmental clean-up. More recent industries include the McKesson Chemical Company (1971-1986) and American Licorice Company, which moved to Union City in 1970 and manufactures a variety of candies.

Union City has a varied history of heavy industry and construction, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Union City, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Jablons. If you were exposed to asbestos in Union City and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Union City

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

  • American Cryogenics
  • American Licorice Company
  • Boldmann Chocolate Company
  • Borden Chemical Company
  • Columbia Steel
  • Hackett Bros., Inc.
  • Johns-Manville
  • Kitayama Brothers Nursery
  • Masonic Home
  • Mckesson Chemical Company
  • Mjb Coffee
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Pacific States Steel Corporation
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Reynolds Aluminum Company
  • Us Pipe & Foundry
  • Water Works Supply & Manufacturing

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Union City, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Union City, 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: 25.0 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 23.7 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 14.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Union City, California

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

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

Distance: 14.0 miles

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: 23.7 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: 23.7 miles

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

Distance: 89.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Union City, 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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