San Leandro (Spanish: San Leandro) is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, and is located in the south - in the central part of the city of San Jose. It is served by Interstates 880, 580 and 238, which connect it to other parts of the Bay Area, as well as the Bay Bridge.
Public transport is available, with San Leandro and Bayfair stations serving the city. AC Transit is the local bus provider for this city, and East Bay Paratransit provides shuttle transportation - a form of transportation for residents with disabilities. The Senior Transit Line bus line runs south and centre of the city, while the free bus and shuttle service from San Leandro is available.
There are 16 other parks in the city, all of which can be used by residents and visitors alike. They are also maintained by the San Leandro City Park and Recreation Department and the Bay Area Recreation and Park District.
A number of students residing in San Leandro attend the schools of the San Lorenzo Unified School District, including the city's two elementary schools and two middle schools. The marina, located within the city limits of SanLeandro, as well as several middle and high schools in the Bay Area. They come and work from all over Oakland, including Oakland City Hall, the Oakland Police Department, Oakland Public Schools and the City of Oakland.
The Zero Net Energy Center, which is scheduled to open in 2013, is the first step in creating a zero-energy center for the city of San Leandro. Representatives from the San Lorenzo Unified School District, the Oakland Police Department, Oakland Public Schools and the City of Oakland are also in attendance.
Western Roofing Service is committed to entering the 21st century, strengthening our position as the leading roofing service provider in the San Leandro region and maintaining our hard-won reputation for fair prices. Our union - trained staff - also has more than 30 years of experience in the construction services sector. For projects involving the modernisation or roofing of new buildings, we obtain a recognised national manufacturer for the design, construction and installation of new roofs. In short, our experience and expertise ensure that our roofs meet the demanding criteria of the new zero-energy city centre.
Paul Gordon is the founder and CEO of Western Roofing Service, Inc., a leading roofing service provider in San Leandro, California, specializing in the design, construction and installation of new roofs for residential and commercial buildings.
Western Roofing Service has successfully completed hundreds of large commercial and industrial projects in Northern and Central California and has been accepted as a member of the National Association of Professional Roofers (NAPR) and the American Council of Rooftop Contractors (ACRC) as a founding member of Tecta America Corp. Today, TECTa provides over 1,000 roofing services for residential and commercial buildings in the United States and Canada, covering more than 1.5 million homes and businesses with rooftop needs.
In 1989, the San Leandro School District sold the land that housed Pacific High School, and the site was developed as a Marina Square shopping center. The city has one of the largest shopping centers in the Bay Area with more than 1,000 shops and restaurants. Lucky's flagship store opened its first store in SanLeandro in 1990 on the former site of Pacific Elementary School. High school night games were played on Pacific Football Field, named after the city's first football team, Pacific Football Club. An award-winning national program in and around San Diego is the California Distributing School District (CSD) School of Public Health and Human Services.
San Leandro has long been home to many food processing plants and is home to one of the largest grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second largest in California.
The city has a historic Portuguese-American population that dates back to the 1880s, when Portuguese workers from Hawaii and the Azores began to settle in the city and found farms and businesses. The geographical region that would later become San Leandro was home to the Ohlon people, who arrived sometime between 3500 and 2500 BC. Spanish settlers called the locals the Costenos, or coastal dwellers, and English-speaking colonists called them Costanoans.
San Leandro was first visited on March 20, 1772 and the rancho was handed over to Jose Joaquin Estudillo in 1842. In the 1820s, Rancho de la Paz, now part of the city of San Francisco, gave away ranchos, but in January 2011, a public-private partnership that would later become Lit SanLeandro began expanding its water supply system.
A new science wing was built in the late 1990s, followed by a new performing arts theatre in 2000 and a science museum in 2006.