Not far from where I live there’s a trailer park that’s at the roiling center of a local controversy. It’s located on El Camino Real (in Palo Alto, CA), a bustling street with high property values in a residential neighborhood at the heart of Silicon Valley.
Now, of course, a developer is considering developing it for other purposes. The controversy is about whether or not this is about maximizing property values by displacing people who don’t have a strong voice in city politics.
Suppose you’re an investigative reporter trying to figure out a bit of the backstory here. A few questions would spring immediately to mind. And these questions are this week’s search challenge. It's not immediately obvious how you might search these out, but I hope you'll find a way. Tune in tomorrow for the story of how I did it.
(1) Who lives there now? Can you tell me the ages and ethnicities of folks who live there? (As a group. Don’t give us a list of their names!)
(2) What’s the history of the place? How long has it been there? When did it start?
(3) For extra credit: How much were a dozen doughnuts at the café in the first few years after it was established???
As usual, please let us know HOW you solved the problem, and how long it took you to find the answers. If you can...