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A jump in social networking among local gangs is a boon to law enforcement. (JUMANA EL HELOUEH/REUTERS)

As if parking weren’t already tough, downtown Bethesda is bracing for three years of fewer spaces and even more traffic.

Will Ferrell is this year’s winner of the Mark Twain Prize for humor. Check out photos of Ferrell’s many faces and pictures from the red carpet.

Halloween festivities are kicking off early this year. Plan your celebration and check out other free events this week, courtesy of the Going Out Gurus.

Are you D.C.’s No. 1 sports fan? Enter our contest if you think you have the right combination of spirit, knowledge and loyalty.

Stick with PostLocal today as we bring you more news, including updates from the first day of jury selection in Brittany Norwood’s Lululemon murder trial.