Monday morning report, Aug. 31

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard announced that she supports a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran. 

“After careful study of public and classified information, extensive discussions with people on both sides of the issue, and much thought and deliberation, I have concluded that supporting the Iran deal is the best option that we have at this time to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons.  While this deal is not perfect, I believe it offers us the best possible chance to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program.  I am also concerned that if the United States does not support the deal, that could potentially isolate us from our partners who have given all indications that they are not prepared to walk away from the deal.
 
“However, if this deal is approved, we will still have to exercise ongoing vigilance.  If we develop suspicions that Iran is violating the terms of the deal, we will have to take the necessary steps to ensure Iran's compliance.  And we will have to continue working with our allies in the region – including our greatest ally, Israel – to keep moving the Middle East on a path towards peace and stability.”


2.) Downey school board member Willie Gutierrez will hold a campaign kick-off event Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Joseph's Bar and Grill from 4-10 p.m. 

Gutierrez is being challenged by Long Beach teacher Claudia Medina in trustee area No. 3. 

3.) Abner Mares, a featherweight boxer from Downey, lost a 12-round decision to Leo Santa Cruz in an action-packed fight Saturday night at Staples Center.

The bout was televised nationally on ESPN and is being mentioned as a possible Fight of the Year candidate. There is already talk of a rematch. 

 Mayor Luis Marquez presented Mares with a key to the city before the fight. 


4.) Compton mayor Aja Brown charged $100 to attend her State of the City address last month, with proceeds going to her own charity, reports the L.A. Times.


5.) The L.A. board of education, looking to hire a new superintendent, moved the location of a public meeting and didn't bother to notify the public.