For more than half a century, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has hidden in plain sight.
A working-class enclave in a city known for sky-high real estate prices, the 4.6-acre mobile-home park has been providing affordable housing to about 400 residents, many of them Hispanic and on the lower end of the local income scale.
Next week, the fate of those residents -- who face eviction from the El Camino Real property -- could be decided by the Palo Alto City Council, which will rule on the residents' appeal to stem the park's closure. At issue is whether the compensation offered to the residents by the property owner for relocation is sufficient.
In advance of the hearings on April 13 and 14, the Weekly has compiled an archive of news coverage capturing the many voices of the people involved in the fight over Buena Vista. The archive of documents, videos, photos and news articles tell of a long and emotional process that since the fall of 2012 has galvanized the community and thrust the park's residents into the spotlight.
The Storify archive will continue to be updated. To view it, go to Storify.com.