Security heavy at private service for Steve Jobs

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) ? Security is heavy at Stanford University as some of Silicon Valley’s elite gather for a private memorial for Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs.

It was unclear when the event started or how many were in attendance but reporters saw dozens of people walking from a church to another down a tree-lined sidewalk.

Apple spokesman Todd Wilder spoke with reporters, telling them it’s a private event and he couldn’t release details, including the start and end times and the number attending. Stanford has declined comment.

Earlier, guards directed the handful of reporters to a parking lot several hundred yards away from Stanford’s Memorial Church where the service was held.

Additional personnel behind steel barricades allowed only a smattering of vehicles to enter the area.

Jobs was the mastermind behind popular gadgets such as the iPhone and iPad. He died Oct. 5 at age 56 after struggling for years with pancreatic cancer.