Storm disrupts power in South LA + Clippers donate $3 million to City Year

Los Angeles neighborhoods suffered power loss after a record storm. (Caitlyn Hynes / Intersections South LA)

Los Angeles neighborhoods suffered power loss after a record storm. (Caitlyn Hynes / Intersections South LA)

Storm Knocks Out Power To 8,200 LADWP Customers: Rain and wind caused power outages across Los Angeles. South LA was especially hard hit with 1,636 customers in the dark, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. (CBS Los Angeles)

Donors raise nearly $40k for brothers stabbed to death in South LA: Donations poured in to a family grieving the loss of three brothers after police say they were killed by their father last week. A relative’s GoFundMe campaign successfully raised enough money for the funerals and to move the boys’ mother’s grave to be near theirs. (Daily News)

Clippers’ $3 million gift helping City Year’s work in 26 LAUSD schools: South Los Angeles schools that host AmeriCorps City Year teams will benefit from a generous gift from the Los Angeles Clippers. The $3 million gift to the nonprofit will allow the Los Angeles chapter to hire more staff to serve students in under-performing schools. (LA School Report)

Inglewood Cemetery will host public viewing of music legend Etta James

Deceased legendary singer Etta James will return to South L.A. one final time for a public viewing, her family said on Tuesday.

The public viewing will take place Friday evening at the Inglewood Park Cemetery Mortuary (located on West Manchester Blvd). The viewing is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

imageInglewood Park Cemetery Mortuary. Courtesy of Inglewood Park Cemetery’s website.

A private funeral for family and friends is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, according to spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger.

James was born in South L.A. but moved to Riverside, California with her family. She died at a hospital in Riverside surrounded by her family. James was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

Today, Wednesday, would have been James’s 74th birthday.