San Leandro, California
The first inhabitants of San Leandro, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, were the Ohlone Indians. The Spanish settled in the area in the early 1700s. The area came under Mexico's control after that country gained its independence from Spain in 1821. Then the area became part of the United States after the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and was incorporated as a city in 1872.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, San Leandro became known for its cherry orchards and cherries, and in 1909 the city held its first cherry festival, an event that is still proudly celebrated, to celebrate the season's harvest. During and after World War II the city's population grew rapidly, and by the late 1960s San Leandro was mostly built out. The city's economic base has moved from traditional manufacturing to service and warehousing industries. Northeast of the city are the San Leandro Hills. The lower elevations of the city contain a couple of underground aquifers that are between 50 to 250 feet below the surface.
The city maintains a publicly owned shoreline, of which approximately 40 percent is targeted for development. Economic Developments are guided by the Economic Development Strategy and Work Program, a document designed to create a positive environment for investment in the local economy, and the city's Business Development team assists businesses relocate, by providing a smooth transition, as well as help them stay and grow. San Leandro strives to provide quality education to its residents. Even though San Leandro has only one high school, it boasts prestigious academic programs such as the Business Academy, Social Justice Academy and San Leandro Academy of Multimedia. Also, an association for marketing students called Distributed Education Clubs of America, which is an award-winning national program, is located in San Leandro.
The city hosts a website called online.acitvecommunities.com that lists activities for adults, youth, tiny tots, teens and seniors. In addition, there is a weekly farmers' market in San Leandro that features various themes such as cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, wine tasting, and tips on how to live a green lifestyle. Another popular social event is Trivia Bee, an event held every October in Marina Community that benefits the Project Literacy Program of San Leandro, whereby participants are challenged with a variety of trivia questions, dinner is served and a raffle is held.
With its temperate climate, San Leandro is a wonderful place for outdoor recreation at any of its many city parks. Because San Leandro provides unparalleled business leadership, economic vitality and quality of life, it is an excellent place to work, visit or live. According to the 2010 census, San Leandro had a population of 84,950.
At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we take pride in our outstanding representation of individuals and small businesses in and around San Leandro, not insurance companies or large corporations. We handle litigation matters through court trials and appeals, while focusing on the resolution of disputes, in the most efficient way possible.
We are San Leandro injury attorneys who handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that no legal fees are owed unless a recovery is obtained on your behalf. The focus of our practice is in helping people and families of victims who have been seriously or catastrophically injured. We are San Leandro business attorneys, and we ensure that the financial interests and legal interests of our clients are protected at all times.
Directions to our Oakland office from San Leandro: Take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland, and stay to the right to merge onto Interstate 980 east (toward Highway 24 to Walnut Creek). Take the 17th Street exit toward San Pablo Avenue. Turn right onto 17th Street, then left onto Franklin Street. The office will be on the right side of the street at 1814 Franklin St.
Directions to our San Francisco office from San Leandro are as follows: Take Interstate 880 to Interstate 80 and then the Bay Bridge to San Francisco and exit at Fremont Street. Merge onto Fremont Street and turn left onto Mission Street. Turn right onto Anthony Street and take the first right onto Jessie Street. The office is at 96 Jessie St.