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History of Mission Viejo you probably don't know


How much do you know about the early years of Mission Viejo? Longtime Mission Viejo resident and local historian Bob Bunyan will make a special presentation Sunday, January 28.  Local history buffs and folks who want to learn more about our City’s roots should mark their calendars for the program that starts at 3 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 200 Civic Center.

Bob Bunyan joined the Mission Viejo Company in 1971 as a corporate planner and worked on the development of this community as well as the company’s other projects in Colorado, Arizona and California.  In this role, he assisted with strategic planning throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.  Bob was the last management employee of the Mission Viejo Company after its sale to Shea Homes.   A resident of Mission Viejo since 1971, Bob experienced the growth and maturation of this City and has a unique perspective of its evolution.  He serves on the Orange County Historical Commission and is the author of “Images of America: Aliso Viejo” published by Arcadia Publishing. 

Some topics he will cover include the role Donald Bren played in developing Mission Viejo; how the community was planned; the formation of Lake Mission Viejo; why the Mission Viejo Company stopped building houses; and why it was sold and shut down.

  • Contact Information

  • Location Information

    Street Address:
    200 Civic Center
    Mission Viejo
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  • Booking

    Booking Number:
    949-830-7100, ext. 5105

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