Craigmitchell Lane

You’d be right to guess that Craigmitchell Lane honors someone named Craig Mitchell. The namesake is in fact Craig Mitchell Aronoff (1958-), whose parents Calvin and Millicent were co-owners of the 1965 tract on which this cul-de-sac was laid out. Not much is publicly known about Aronoff; all I can say for sure is that he attended Cal State Northridge and eventually moved to Long Beach. But here’s some bonus trivia: one of the other names on the tract map was Robert C. Mardian, representing a corporate trustee. He went on to manage Richard Nixon‘s presidential campaigns and was appointed assistant attorney general during the Nixon administration. Unsurprisingly, this led to a conspiracy conviction – later dropped – for Mardian during the Watergate scandal.