Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:

View Photo Gallery: The $6.5 million streetscape project in the Adams Morgan neighborhood has brought business down, area merchants say.

Adams Morgan work nearly complete. Street work that has made the Adams Morgan neighborhood an obstacle course is almost done.

Mother pleads guilty in death of son left in car seat. A Virginia woman will serve six years of probation and perform 400 hours of community service.

U-Md. student charged in ‘rampage’ threat. U-Md. police say the reasons for Alexander Song’s emotional distress and threatening Web postings are a mystery.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— The wrongful death trial brought by the families of two Virginia Tech students killed in the mass campus killings on April 16, 2007, is expected to continue Tuesday.

— After trading away their first two draft picks last week, the Redskins will try to land a top wide receiver, a right tackle, a left guard and perhaps a cornerback and a safety when free agency opens at 4 p.m.

— Begin planning for the weekend with the Going Out Gurus’ St. Patrick’s Day guide.

View Photo Gallery: The District’s once-small food truck community is now a veritable fleet of mobile kitchens. Here’s a look at some of the freshest and flashiest of Washington’s four-wheeled lunch vendors, where you can often grab lunch for $10 or less.