FREMONT — Police are looking for a man who made off with a 5,600-pound spool of copper wire from a Pacific Gas and Electric storage yard in Fremont.

The copper that was stolen on Sunday was valued at more than $25,000.

Police tell the Oakland Tribune ( the man stole a forklift from a nearby construction site, drove it through a fence at the storage yard and used it to load the spool of copper onto a flatbed truck. He then drove away.

The forklift was still running when officers arrived at the scene around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Police have released a vague description of the suspect, but have not identified him.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune,

LumaCON 2015

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Herzog Hall at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds hosts Petaluma’s first youth comic convention, LumaCON 2015, a brainchild of local high school librarians and the Sonoma County Library.

“The goal,” said Petaluma comics creator Maia Kobabe, “is to get high school students interested in reading, comics and careers in art.”

Sessions for teens and kids include how to draw comics, create a comic character, origami comic book craft and artist-taught Creating with Creators. Author and illustrator panels also will teach attendees about small-house publishing and turning a passion into a career.

Guest artists include Brent Anderson, Michael Atiyeh, Katharine Boyd, Paige Braddock, Ben Costa, Alexis E. Fajardo, Brian Fies, Ellis Kim, Maia Kobabe, Alberto Melendez, Rachel Millar, Stephan Pastis, J.W. Rinzler, Michael Stribling, Clint Yeager and Tom Yeates.

There also will be exhibits from Brian’s Comics, Copperfield’s Books, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Friends of the Petaluma Library, Outer Planes Comics and Games, Rancho Obi-Wan and local youth vendors.

Suggested donation is $5-$15. Info: Find LumaCON 2015 on Facebook or visit