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costs. "It is our hope that a contractor will work with us to bid this project as afford- able as possible so neighbors can have the option to afford sewer service. This is another way for our community to help rebuild our community after the devastating fires and have a lasting impression in the rebuild history books," said Jacob. Following the Tubbs fire,

the Sonoma Water Board of Directors approved design- ing and constructing the new municipal sewer system after property owners advocated for expanding a nearby sewer system into the Larkfield Es- tates neighborhood.

novative financing program has been established to allow property owners the option to finance the construction cost of the sewer system. More

An in-


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information on the sewer project can be found at www.

This press release was issued by fire survivors within the Larkfield Estates neighbor- hood.)

Contact: Gena Jacob, Larkfield Estates Fire Survivor –Tubbs Fire 2017 E-mail:


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Hi Paul! Here we are reading Upbeat Times in Tikal Peten, Guatemala! My sister Jaqueline in the red blouse, her husband Olindo, this is me Bratriz, and my niece Jessica. We love your paper! ~ Sincerely, Beatriz Hurtarte


GUATAMALA. ~ Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rain- forest in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civiliza- tion.

It is located in the archaeo- logical region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guate- mala. Situated in the department

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of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was de- clared a UNESCO World Heri- tage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful king- doms of the ancient Maya. Though monumental archi- tecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, c. 200 to 900 AD. During this time, the city dominated much of the Maya

region politically, economi- cally, and militarily, while in- teracting with areas throughout Mesoamerica such as the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the distant Val- ley of Mexico. There is evi-

dence that Tikal was conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th cen- tury CE.

Following the

end of the Late Classic Period, no new ma- jor monuments were built at Tikal and there

is evidence that elite palaces were

burned. These events

were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminat- ing with the site’s abandon- ment by the end of the 10th century. Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities, with a long dynastic ruler list, the discovery of the tombs of many of the rulers on this list and the investigation of their monuments, temples and palaces.

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