Tight security expected at Obama's USC visit

President Barack Obama appears at a Moving America Forward rally at the University of Southern California on October 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
President Barack Obama appears at a Moving America Forward rally at the University of Southern California on October 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Democratic National Committee officials are advising people planning to attend today's rally at USC featuring President Barack Obama should expect "airport-like security.'' No signs, bags or sharp objects will be allowed in the rally. Attendees are being advised to limit personal items brought to the event.

Doors for the rally at USC's Alumni Park will open at 10 a.m., with the program beginning at 11 a.m. The band Ozomatli is expected to perform, along with actor/comedian/musician Jamie Foxx.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but people are encouraged to RSVP at http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/MAF-LA-RSVP/.

Attendees should enter on Trousdale Parkway just south of West 34th Street.

Public parking is available at the Parking Center and Parking Structure 1, on a first-come first-served basis. Parking is not guaranteed. People are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

The ADA entrance is at the intersection of Childs Way and Trousdale Parkway, with one accompanying guest allowed. Limited ADA parking is at Parking Structure A.
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(The DNC press office can be reached at (202) 255-9759)

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