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It’s 7 a.m. and feels like 52° right now. We’re headed up to a comfortable 73° later today. Take a peek at the 10-day forecast here.

If you happen to enjoy the challenge of planning an alternate commute to work or school while simultaneously sitting at the edge of your seat, these past few days must have seemed like a hoot — and the fun’s not over yet. BART trains are running today, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports, but there’s no deal yet. Last night, for the second time in a week, BART’s unions postponed a strike deadline without reaching a deal with the transit agency. Just after 10:30 p.m., union leaders announced they would keep the system operating today, but if a deal can’t be hatched by midnight tonight, the trains will shut down tomorrow. Lucky us, huh? Nothing like déjà vu all over again.

After nearly a year of back-and-forth with neighbors and the city, Rustic restaurant, located near the 24th Street Mission BART station, has gotten a green light to proceed with plans for bocce courts and an outdoor dining area — well, sort of. According to the Chronicle, Rustic’s approval came with design changes and restrictions, including a 9 p.m. shutdown for the patio, a ban on outdoor music and a forthcoming study of how noise affects Rustic’s neighbors. In nine months, Rustic’s owners will return to the commission for a review of those restrictions.

Almost two weeks after the rollout of Covered California, the state’s new online healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, the San Jose Mercury News says that its website still lacks a method for consumers to determine which hospitals and doctors are included in each health plan option. How’s Covered California working out for you, Missionites? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to hear it.

Lynne Shallcross

Lynne Shallcross was stressed and tired after walking three miles without finding an open community clinic. “Is this what it's like for Mission residents who work full-time?” she wondered. Having walked...

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