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Patrols Beefed-up For Holiday

Californians will see extra police aircraft in the sky, more Coast Guard boats in the water, and more patrol cars on the highways during the long Independence Day weekend as a result of last fall´s terrorist attacks.

Officials say there are no specific threats nor any indication California is being targeted by terrorists over the holiday.

However, they´re asking citizens to report anything unusual or suspicious. All 30 highway patrol aircraft will be in the air virtually around the clock starting tomorrow. They will monitor aqueducts, bridges, highways and areas where large groups are expected to gather.

There will be extra sea and air surveillance of major bridges and ferries in the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego areas.

And the highway patrol will be at full force with about 6,500 officers on duty.