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Mourning the Passing of former Mission Viejo Mayor and Founding Father William Craycraft

Don Juan Ortega’s real life alter-ego had the privilege of knowing former Mission Viejo Mayor William “Bill” Craycraft. Mayor Craycraft passed away last Thursday. He was 70 years old. One of the founding fathers of Mission Viejo, Craycraft was first elected to city office in Mission Viejo during the same election in which voters elected [...]