For information on the Palm Restaurants, SEC's Edgar database may help, if the restaurants are owned by a publicly traded company - or even if they are privately owned but mentioned in a public company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Full text for the most recent 4 years might be a good place to start, to get more current information. The search: "palm restaurants" gets 4 filings for O'Charley's, Inc. including a 10-K report dated 02/29/2012. But you will need a tablet or PC which allows "find in document" or the Mac command-F or PC control-F feature, because these filings are often VERY long, and "palm restaurants" could very easily be just noted in passing as the former employer of one member of the Board of Directors of O'Charley's, Inc. With my iPad, I could not locate "palm restaurants" simply by using the table of contents to get to "item 10-directors..." and skimming to find it. But I could very easily have missed it in the many pages of director information. Also note that without the "s", the search: "palm restaurant" gets 96 hits in SEC's Full Text current 4 years search.

If you are near a state university library, or a large public library, it would be wise to get guest access onsite to business databases such as Ebsco's Business Source Complete or LexisNexis Academic. Business Source Complete gets 49 hits for the default author-title-abstract-subject search: "palm restaurant*". Note that Ebsco's excellent search engine allows truncation even in phrases, to get different forms of the words. For this search, it is best to "select a field" TX-All text, to look for more specific things about Palm Restaurants. But even allowing for words to be fairly far apart, it may take many tries to get useful information. The search: "Palm restaurant*" n40 homeless* gets only one short article: RIGHT WOMAN, WRONG JOB. By: Lumsdon, Kevin, H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 10688838, 5/5/95, Vol. 69, Issue 9, and it only talks about Marjorie Gellhorn Sa'adah, executive director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles. It says at one point: "The more celebrity dinners at the Palm Restaurant, the more money available for the agency's three-pronged mission: case management, education and advocacy..." The very broad search: "Palm restaurant*" and homeless* gets only 3 articles, and they all seem to mention benefit events for homeless programs. TX "Palm restaurant*" and camping gets only 2 articles, and both are very long book review sections - with the name and word many pages apart and unrelated.

In LexisNexis Academic, you can change the default search of "Major World Publications" to "All News", where the default full text search gets 19 hits for: "Palm restaurant" camping. You can change the title list of results to "expanded list", to see the search words in context, for example:

"2.Briefs. Denver Post, May 13, 2012 Sunday, DTW; Pg. 2B, 391 words
... ban on homeless camping. More than 30 people ...
... city's proposed urban camping ban.Denver's City ...
... homeless population said the camping ban would criminalize homelessness." ...
... marchers chanted as they moved from the Palm Restaurant, 1672 Lawrence St., ..."
But this only says the march moved from the Palm, and did not say that the protest was aimed at the Palm. The search in All News for: "Palm restaurant" homeless* gets 68 hits, but many are clearly from 2 unrelated news bites. LexisNexis Academic uses a more common proximity search: "Palm restaurant" w/30 homeless* gets 3 articles - all about benefit events at the Palm. Factiva is a very good news database, and uses similar syntax to LexisNexis, but its publisher is MUCH tighter about granting guest access onsite - at the University of Maryland, it requires student/staff passwords. But for this particular search, it seems to be getting no more results than LexisNexis got.

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