Security stepped up at Calif. sports, music events

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mayor Bob Foster and Police Chief Jim McDonnell say extra security precautions will be in place for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend but there are no specific threats or intelligence to cause concern.

The city held a news conference Tuesday in the wake of the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon to reassure race fans and to urge those coming to the races in Long Beach to be vigilant.

The IndyCar race that has run through the streets of the city for nearly 40 years is expected to attract 175,000 people.

McDonnell says the event will be one of the largest to occur after the Boston bombings that killed three people Monday and injured more than 170 others.

Police didn’t give specifics on boosted security.

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