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It’s 7 a.m. and a brisk 55° right now, but we’re going up to 77° later today. What’s in store for the rest of your week? Check out the 10-day forecast here.

BART trains are running today, but no deal has yet been reached. Oh wait, you’ve heard this story before? For the fourth night in less than a week, a BART strike was avoided at the last minute without a deal in sight. The bonus this time, though, was that we didn’t have to wait until the wee hours of the morning to find out. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, a federal mediator announced at 10:20 p.m. that the trains would continue running today despite the two sides not having reached a deal. Talks continued until 1 a.m. and will start back up again at 10 this morning. There’s no word yet if another potential strike is forthcoming. Good thing we’re all pros at this by now.

Calling it a “Mission District gold rush,” the San Francisco Business Times writes that the 17-unit condo development on the corner of 19th and Valencia is positioned to shatter price records for a Mission condo building with upper units exceeding $1,400 a square foot. Despite the incredibly steep price tag, the units are in high demand, as evidenced by the more than 100 people who came to the sales center on opening day on Friday.

While people may be flocking to the 19th and Valencia condos, something else may soon be flocking to the Mission’s 38 Dolores apartment complex on Market Street: butterflies. According to Salon, the new building is chock-full of eco-friendly features, including rainwater harvesting, solar heating, a rooftop herb garden and yes, a butterfly habitat.

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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 in their shoes, she feels compelled to write about accessible healthcare in the Mission.

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