If you are in Mendocino County and happen to see some fearsome looking Navy ships, don't be alarmed. It is only a drill.
But some Northern California residents are till concerned with the Navy's plan to expand its military exercise program from Washington into Northern California waters.
Critics argue that the operations can pollute the ocean and harm local wild life. The Navy says it does everything within its power to reduce the impact on the environment during its training exercises.
Public hearings will be in Fort Bragg and Eureka, Calif. to discuss the plan. The Navy recently expanded its training operations to include coastal waters just north of Mendocino County. Still 90 percent of the training will take place in Washington, in the Puget Sound.