Thursday in SF: Biden reacts to Boudin recall saying it's time for more local policing

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By Sri Ravipati

Good afternoon San Francisco. Here's your roundup of local stories for June 9.

Biden reacts to Boudin recall

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden reacted to San Francisco voters recalling District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Tuesday by saying more needs to be done to address violent crime in U.S. cities, SFGATE reports.

“Voters sent a clear message last night," Biden said in a statement. “Both parties have to step up and do something about crime as well as gun violence.”

“It's time states and the localities spend the money they have to deal with crime, as well as retrain police officers, as well as provide for more community policing,” he added. “And that's what I think the message last night from the American public was in all the primaries.”

More monkeypox cases reported in San Francisco

Three more probable cases of monkeypox were identified in San Francisco residents, SFGATE reports.

One of the individuals reported traveling within the United States recently, while the other two did not. They are isolating and in good health condition.

So far, the total number of cases reported is four, the San Francisco Department of Public Health tweeted Thursday.

The number of confirmed cases in California has grown to eight, but the risk of monkeypox to the general population remains low. After New York, with 11 cases, California has the second-highest number of cases in the United States, the CDC said. 

San Francisco ordered to stop pumping water during drought

California regulators on Tuesday ordered thousands of farmers, irrigation districts and municipal water agencies to stop making draws from rivers and creeks, including the city of San Francisco, the Chronicle reports.

The California drought is in its third year. The curtailment order forces water users to turn to alternative sources of water. Some growers and small water providers without a backup supply will be without water as a result. The State Water Resources Control Board said they needed to push into the system because there is no longer water for everyone.

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