TERRY COLLINS
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December 25, 2012
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California gets storm reprieve, more rain coming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a brief reprieve across the northern half of the state on Monday, wet weather was expected to make another appearance across most of California on Christmas Day.

The wet conditions led to the early-morning rescue Monday of a man who was clinging for hours to a clump of bushes in the fast-moving Los Angeles River. Firefighters spent nearly two hours using various measures to rescue the man as an inflatable boat was able to reach him in the waters estimated to be traveling at 30 mph.

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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