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Public meeting scheduled Friday on Sonoma County dental health initiatives, fluoride

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday could take the next step in a long-proposed plan to add fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water.

Fight over cigarette tax comes to Sonoma County

Facing a statewide advertising barrage aimed at defeating Prop. 29, local supporters of the cigarette tax initiative are waging their own voter information blitz through phone banks aimed at reaching voters directly. With only three days left before Tuesday’s election, the final skirmishes over the initiative are playing out all over the state, including Sonoma County, where the new county health officer made a public appeal to voters.

Supes appoint New Yorker as health officer

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning appointed a new county health officer, Dr. Lynn Silver Chalfin. Silver Chalfin has served as the director of the Office of Science and Policy for New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she has worked since 2004.