Disneyland, the Golden Gate Bridge and a Modesto winery are among 624 potential terrorism targets identified by the state attorney general´s office.
Los Angeles International Airport is ranked as the top target on the list distributed to law enforcement agencies in the past two weeks. Next are the Oakland and Long Beach ports, the Golden Gate and Disneyland.
The airport, which was the target of a terrorist bomb plot in 1999, began randomly searching cars recently and has increased its patrols of terminals. Harbors and government buildings made the list, along with churches and tourist spots such as Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
An interchange between the Pomona and Orange freeways, the Exxon-Mobil refinery in Torrance, and a postal service processing plant in Long Beach are cited as potential terrorist targets along with less obvious places: the Ernest and Julio Gallo winery in Modesto, bottling plants and the Coast Hills Community Church in Aliso Viejo, which is ranked at Number 463. The list was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, and is one of several created by various agencies in the wake of the September eleventh 2001 terrorist attacks. It was prepared by the California National Guard and the state´s Anti-Terrorism Information Center.