Saturday, September 24, 2005


Latosha was hired at Ciudad and is to begin work addition, we found a great apartment and she and Keairria moved in last night! Here is her new address and cell phone number:

11920 Chandler blvd #117
Valley Village CA 91604
Cell: 323-807-1825

Photos from the opening can be viewed on our website:


We have been very busy -- thank you to everyone for all of your help!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Link to Latosha's old restaurant...

This link shows the "New Orleans Bistro," the restaurant where Latosha used be Sous-chef:

Check it out and let us know if anyone would like to interview her for a job...thanks

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A captive audience listened to the tale of Latosha and Keairria and how they got from the ruins of Gulfport to the glamor of LA Posted by Picasa

We were able to thank all who came out and supported Latosha and Keairria in our efforts to help them get established here in LA Posted by Picasa

A few of the supporters who came out to wish Latosha and Keairria well with their presence and donations... Posted by Picasa

Keairria enjoyed meeting new friends and seeing the nice gifts that were made for her Posted by Picasa

The Latosha Ross Hurricane benefit held at NOHO MODERN last Friday, September 16th was a great success Posted by Picasa

Latosha's resume

Latosha Ross
11623 La Maida ave
North Hollywood CA 91601
Tel: 818-761-3015
323-807-1825 (effective 9/22)

Seeking position as a Sous-Chef in a restaurant with an energetic ensemble atmosphere.


"New Orleans Bistro," Grand Casino Gulfport, MS
March - September 2005 (Hurricane Katrina)
Ray Parrish - Head Chef
The restaurant was popular for it's Cajun style - New Orleans cuisine. Set in the Grand Casino, the dining room had room for 150 diners and was always at capacity. Due to the popularity of the restaurant and the rhythm of the kitchen, working an average of 12-16 hours per day was typical.

Prep Cook
"Great Buffet" / "Corky's BBQ," Sam's Town Casino, Tunica, MS
Mike Phillips - Head Chef
Prep work for a popular local buffet in a well-known Casino chain originally from Las Vegas. Received and organized and prepared all food and ingredients for the Line cook and Chef de garde manager stations.

Keairria goes back to school, apartment and job search, etc.

Keairria went back to school yesterday and has a wonderful class with great kids and a great teacher. We are excited about her staying in the area so she can continue at this school, which is why we are actively looking at apartments in the Valley Village / North Hollywood area. Latosha has started interviewing for restaurant jobs this week as well. I will include her work experience in the next posting...

Again, thank you for all the donations, gifts, clothing etc. We no longer need clothing and toys, but children's books, gas cards, grocery store cards, cash donations etc. are still welcome.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Thank you to all who came out last night...

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to the benefit at the gallery to meet Latosha and Keairria. The night was very successful, as we raised over $5000 in cash and gift cards for the Hurricane fund. We now have over $10,000 in cash and gift cards that will be used to pay for rent, gas, expenses and so forth here in Los Angeles. I will be posting photos on the blog as well as on the website so that you can view them there with thumbnails -- I'll post the link once I've finished...

We still have not found an apartment for Latosha and Keairria and are actively searching in the valley near Colfax elementary.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Benefit Reception for the Latosha Ross Hurricane Fund tonight!

Tonight we will host a benefit for the Latosha Ross Hurricane Fund at the gallery. Keairria will be there, as she feels much better and is eating all the time again. Latosha is preparing some Cajun-style hors d'oeuvres for all to enjoy. Here are the pertinent details:

Latosha Ross Hurricane Fund Benefit
11225 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
Tel: 818-505-1297

6-10 p.m.
Speeches at 7:30 p.m.

Cajun hors d'oeuvres prepared by Miss Latosha Ross
Children are welcome

Paypal donations accepted at:

Checks payable to:
Latosha Ross Hurricane Fund

For more information:

Thank you to all who have helped and we look forward to seeing you tonight

The old rabbit ears trick again...Jeremy and Keairria enjoying some more tunes. Keairria is looking forward to meeting some friends her age here in LA... Posted by Picasa

Jeremy and Keairria enjoying some tunes at Virgin... Posted by Picasa

Can you believe this young lady was in the hospital just a few days ago? Posted by Picasa

After the auction preview we went by Virgin to listen to some music and shake a leg a little... Posted by Picasa

Keairria came with me last night to the auction preview at Bonham's and Butterfield's. We both had fun and she was happy to get out of the house now that she is finally better. She tried on a ring of citrine and diamonds estimated at $4000-$6000. I don't think we'll be buying that one despite the accolades from everyone on how well it fit her... Posted by Picasa

Keairria still feeling sick just a couple of days ago... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Latosha and Keairria resting up for Friday... Posted by Picasa

Reception / Fundraiser this Friday, 6 PM

Just to make everything clear, here is the information for the reception this Friday:

Latosha and Keairria Reception / Fundraiser
Friday, September 16, 2005 6 PM
11225 Magnolia blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
Tel: 818-505-1297

I had previously posted something about FEMA, but their confusing letter did not make it clear that they would be sending a check for $2000, which they did. That arrived today. As for her apartment, old car, possessions, etc., she will not be able to be in Gulfport for the inspection as they asked, since she is making her new life here in the rest of the money raised is a big help as she prepares to find a job, get an apartment etc...

Keairria is feeling a little better today, and we think she will definitely be able to attend the reception on Friday...

Monday, September 12, 2005

Salmonella poisoning...

The lab results are back, and it turns out that Keairria has salmonella poisoning. She has been resting today and will do so this week as we help her to recover as soon as possible. It could have been worse, but salmonella is not so fun, either, and Keairria is dealing with it as best as she can...

We are now accepting paypal donations...

We are now accepting donations to the Latosha Ross Hurricane Fund via paypal. Donations may be sent to this address:

So far, Keairria is doing much better today. She is keeping food down, and so we hope that the worst is past. Latosha was interviewed today by a documentary filmmaker and kept everyone captivated for 2 hours straight with stories about the hurricane. The filmmaker, who recently did a story on homeless children in Hollywood, was amazed...more to come.

Don't forget to come out and support Latosha and Keairria this Friday evening at the gallery:

11225 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
Tel: 818-505-1297

Remember, children are most welcome