About San Leandro
San Leandro is a friendly and diverse city with a colorful heritage and numerous cultural amenities including a 450-berth Marina, two golf courses and a large community library. Discovered in 1772 by a Spanish explorer, San Leandro became famous during the late 1800s and early 1900s for its delicious cherries – hence the ubiquitous cherry logos on any anything related to San Leandro. In 1909, to celebrate the abundant cherry harvest, San Leandro held its first Cherry Festival. It is still celebrated today even if the cherry harvests have long since become a fond memory.
San Leandro is centrally located in the East Bay – 22 miles southeast of San Francisco, 13 miles south of Oakland, 33 miles north of San Jose and about 20 miles west of the valley communities surrounding Pleasanton. The city is sandwiched by the 580 and 880 freeways, and has easy access to the Oakland Bay Bridge and San Mateo Bridge. San Leandro has a BART station with a shuttle service to Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center. Oakland International Airport is a mere 15 minutes away from San Leandro.
Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center is located on 2500 Merced Street and offers Emergency, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Ob/Gyn, Labor and Delivery, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Surgical, Critical Care, and Pre-Operative Services. KP San Leandro is an affiliate site of KP Santa Clara’s Podiatry Residency Program, and KP Oakland’s Otolaryngology, and Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Programs, as well as a host for residents from several affiliate residency programs.
Located on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay, Fremont is a city of over 211,000 people with an area of 92-square miles, making it the 4th most populous city in the Bay Area and California’s 5th largest city in area. Fremont is located within Alameda County.
With its moderate climate and its proximity to major universities, shopping areas, recreational and cultural activities, employment centers, major airports, and the system, Fremont captures metropolitan living at its best.
Our Fremont Medical Center is located on Walnut Dr. and offers Emergency, Medical/Surgical, Critical Care, and Preoperative Services. We are also a major training site for the Hayward Podiatric Surgery Program.