San Fernando Valley roundup: Christmas parades light up the region, Police fatally shoot man in Van Nuys

Montrose

Storm troopers, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader entertained the crowds art the annual Montrose Christmas Parade in Montrose on Saturday. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / December 1, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, December 2. Many neighborhoods got into the holiday spirit early last night.

Pacoima celebrated its 45th annual Christmas parade. Daily News

Over in Montrose, the Mars rover Curiosity made an appearance — an inflatable version, that is. Glendale News-Press

Police are looking for a motive in a Friday shooting on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood, reports the L.A. Times

The North Hollywood Arts District is expanding. L.A. Times

An LAPD officer fatally shot a man with a knife in Van Nuys, reports ABC.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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