Urban gnome art popping up all over Oakland, Calif.

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    OAKLAND, CA (CNN) -- A power company says the gnomes an artist put on its utility poles around Oakland, California can stay, for now.

    The artist, who wants to remain anonymous, says he put up more than two-thousand of them.

    They're painted on pieces of wood, which are then screwed onto utility poles and other neighborhood objects.

    PG&E recently learned of the art, and said it would remove them.

    But now it says it will hold off.

    They can stay until a new, suitable home is found for them.

    The utility is working with the local businesses and the city to find that new home.

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