Ventura is a city in Ventura County, California. Officially known as the City of San Buenaventura, it is also the county seat of Ventura County and has a population of nearly 106,500. Ventura was incorporated in 1866. Early industries in Ventura included oil and citrus growing. Today, the city is home to outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia and has an active fishing industry. Other top employers include Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura College and the City of San Buenaventura. Ventura is also home to the Brooks Institute of Photography.
Ventura began to develop slowly following the Civil War. A coastal town surrounded by the mountains and canyons of the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura remained rural well into the 20th century, when new highways made it more accessible. The sheltered location, rich soil and mild climate proved ideal for growing citrus fruit. Many of the growers became members of the Southern California Fruit Exchange, which formed in 1893, and is known today as Sunkist Growers, Inc. In addition to growers, Sunkist members also include fruit packinghouses such as Saticoy Lemon Association, whose plant #1 is located in Ventura. In 1890, Thomas Bard organized the Union Oil Company, and in 1916 discovered a large oil field in Ventura. The Ventura field produced 90,000 barrels a day at its peak, and created a population boom. The Seaside Oil Company operated a gasoline refinery in Ventura from the 1920s to the 1960s, when it was taken over by Phillips Petroleum. ConocoPhillips currently operates a pipeline from Ventura to Los Angeles. In recent years, Ventura has also developed as a tourist destination, offering surfing, specialty retail shopping, museums and music festivals.
Ventura has a history of heavy industry and construction, much of it concentrated in a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, making mesothelioma cancer a concern for workers. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Ventura are listed at the bottom of this page. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Ventura.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Ventura
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Ventura where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Associated Oil
- California Oil Purification Company
- Coline Gasoline Corp
- Conoco Oil
- Continental Oil
- Light Weight Processing Company
- Mound Water Company
- Petroleum Securities
- Port Huenerne
- Rocklite Products
- Seaside Oil Refinery
- Shell Chemical Company
- Shell Oil Company
- Tidewater Associated Oil Company
- Usa Petrochem Corporation
- Ventura Coastal Lemon
- Ventura County Hospital
- Ventura County Medical Center
- Ventura Court House
- Ventura Water, Light and Power Company
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Ventura, California
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ventura, 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.
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Distance: 63.0 miles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Distance: 53.5 miles
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Distance: 49.9 miles
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 75.9 miles
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Distance: 87.0 miles
Mesothelioma Doctors near Ventura, California
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ventura, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Distance: 50.5 miles
Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Distance: 57.4 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Ventura, 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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