LOS ANGELES, CA (WOIO) - The city also is still taking donations through its official Web site.
The city, which is $530 million in debt, set up a Web page asking Michael Jackson fans for donations to help with the expenses.
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of donors contributed more than $17,000 through the site. But then, the high volume of traffic caused the site to crash frequently and for long periods, the mayor's office said.
So the city couldn't collect contributions for several hours Tuesday. The site also crashed for 12 hours, beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and again, periodically Wednesday morning, the office said.