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It’s 7 a.m., 60°, and headed to 62°. Expect showers throughout the day. The sun will come out tomorrow. Details for the next 10 days are here.

Mission-headquartered startup Asana, owned by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, is making an entrance into the consumer market, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Asana is a tool for task management in the workplace. On Tuesday, the company began offering a monthly premium membership — from $100 per month for teams of 30 to $800 for teams of 100 or fewer. The company offers a free service for groups of fewer than 30.

It’s worth noting that Moskovitz and his Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein were major donors to the failed Proposition 19 — the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. Moskovitz gave $120,000. Two others who listed Asana as their employer, an office manager and a software engineer, also donated, which made the Mission District and nearby zip codes the campaign’s second-highest source of contributions, after Oakland’s Oaksterdam University (which has an uncertain future following a federal raid in early April, SFGate reports).

KALW has a fascinating story about a dance group founded in 1982 at a studio called Footwork, at 22nd and Mission streets. When the group was displaced in 2000 by rising rents in the Mission, the community rallied around. Wayne Hazzard, interim executive director of what is now an advocacy organization called Dancers’ Group, recalls the moment: “We did a big street closure, a sort of closing party for the space, and really, almost a wake as well.”

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