Good morning, and welcome to the "Morning Scoop." It will be foggy all day today with a high of 69 degrees and a low of 57.
- From around the web, here's what we're reading this morning:
At least one City Councilman has already resigned to reading an "Environmental Impact Report" on the proposed Bergamot Transit Village—at more than 8,000 pages long, the state-mandated review is longer than Moby Dick, War and Peace and a number of other colossal novels combined.
Serving light meals in a relaxed bar with a Nantucket-esque feel, John Terzian's SHOREbar is set to open May 25 next to the Hungry Cat.
A proposal to install a 720-foot zip line ride this summer on Venice Beach . Two-thirds of its gross revenues are planned to be spent on emptying garbage cans and improving the public restrooms at our fair neighbor's beaches.
- Here's what's happening today in Santa Monica:
Heal the Bay's annual "Bring Back the Beach" gala will honor Matthew Hart, former president and chief operating officer of Hilton Hotels Corp.; actress Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder; and longtime Heal the Bay board member Amy Smart.
A that features inspiring movies and benefits good causes kicks off at 2 p.m. with a screening of Roadmap to Apartheid, a movie that draws connections between South Africa and Palestine.