The biggest California event of the campaign season is getting off to a bumpy start as security has slowed the entry of an estimated 30,000 people into the University of Southern California's Alumni Park to hear President Barack Obama, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and others.
One metal detector was employed for hundreds of media and invited guests, while the line for the general public snakes through the campus.
At least, there's one bright spot, literally - this morning's rain in Southern California has given way to partly cloudy skies and some sun.
The presidential helicopter has just passed by overhead. The show must be getting under way soon. It was supposed to start at 11 a.m. Actor Jamie Foxx and the band Ozomatli are supposed to perform as well.
Obama will leave from USC to do the Spanish-language Piolin show afterward.
Photo: People wait at the University of Southern California Oct. 22 for a rally with President Barack Obama, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and others. (Jack Chang/Sacramento Bee)