Good morning. Show your face to the sun today; we’ll have rain later in the week.

The usual array of crime, on our local crime page, is enough to make you wonder about the fate of the human race. Just from the last 24 hours: a man dead in Beltsville, another man stabbed to death in Columbia, a woman fatally stabbed in D.C. And I’m sure I’m missing some.

A gang problem, or a racism problem? When police raided the Eden Center shopping mall in Fairfax County, they said they broke up an Asian gang that had dominated the shops there. Now the shopowners ask: What gang?

Eat local: The guys who run Taylor’s Gourmet in Washington went on a road trip to Philly in search of the perfect cheesesteak roll. Or so they told one of our food writers.

Coming up today: The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments meets to review the region’s disaster preparedness after the earthquake and the hurricane and the flooding and the terror alert (and the meteor and the famine....)

Also, Texas Gov. and would-be Republican presidential nominee Rick Perry will be in Richmond for an event with Va. Gov. McDonnell, and the U.S. Senate is scheduled to mark up the D.C. budget bill at midday.

You’ll find it all on PostLocal.