Good morning, and welcome to "Morning Scoop." There will patchy fog throughout the day with a high of 66 and a low of 55.
- From around the web, here's what we're reading about this morning:
A new Main Street juice bar, Main Squeeze, is bringing competition to Moon Juice, though its smoothies are bit more affordable and its food menu more expansive, with offerings such as kale chips, granola and veggie sandwiches.
Parking and traffic is likely to worsen near Temescal Canyon Road, where work is picking up to build a device that will from running into Will Rogers State Beach and from polluting area beaches.
A man was injured Thursday morning after he lept from a one-story building near Santa Monica College.
50th Assembly candidate Betsy Butler from her opponents over a recent endorsement from the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles.
Sleeping Ugly, the newest Santa Monica Playhouse production, is playful, incoherent fun, says the Los Angeles Times.
- On our agenda today:
Metro will hold a news conference to warn Westside residents of "severe congestion" resulting from a 90-day closure of Wilshire on- and off-ramps to the 405 freeway as part of the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.
Santa Monica's Rent Control Board met Thursday night to schedule a public hearing on proposed rent increase, and to review a 2011 report on housing and next year's budget.
An interview with the 50th Assembly's lone Republican candidate, Brad Torgan, in the June 5 election.
Sending good vibes to Samohi lacrosse. Having only lost one game of its regular season games, the young team will play at home Saturday in the first round of the Southern California playoffs.