PG&E to save the Oakland gnomes
January 29, 2013
Hand painted gnomes on six-inch brown wooden boards have appeared all over the city of Oakland lately, including at the base of PG&E power poles.
PG&E spokesman Jason King says the utility plans to remove the gnomes from the poles because they are in “gnome man’s land,” but will not do so before locating new homes for the creatures.
“We are going to reach out to the city and the community to find a new home for gnomes prior to removing them,” King said. “We understand that the community has embraced them, and we will engage the community in order to find a new home for them.”