Good morning, and welcome to "Morning Scoop." Expect patchy fog this morning with some sunshine in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 70s.
- From around the web, here's what we're reading about this morning:
Soups made by a Malibu company, called One Gun Ranch, and sold at the Pacific Palisades Farmers' Market between May 13 and June 3 , making them susceptible to botulinum toxin.
Stuart Perlman, a Santa Monica resident who makes a living as a trauma counselor, has completed 65 portraits in the past five years of homeless men and women he meets on Venice Beach.
A fire in the attic of Malibu's iconic BeauRivage Restaurant closed Pacific Coast Highway for several hours Monday morning, causing a big back-up. It's estimated that and it will take at least three months before the business is up and running again.
The Santa Monica High School band program needs to raise $25,000 before Aug. 6 to pay for band camp and other costs associated with the start of the season—or it could possibly be the end of the Viking Marching Band's 97-year run, the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association has warned.
- On our agenda today:
A proposal from the City Attorney to ban winter displays, such as life-sized nativity scenes, at Palisades Park is back on the agenda for the night's City Council meeting. The council is also set to review the latest plans for the Bergamot Station area and route changes at the Big Blue Bus—including south of Fourth Street at Pico Boulevard and the elimination of six Rapid 10 trips between Main Street at Marine Street and Second Street at Colorado Avenue.