Updating Morro Bay parks commissioner story: clarification

March 22, 2015
Aaron Ochs

Aaron Ochs

In a Feb. 23 story about former Morro Bay parks commissioner Aaron Ochs and a robo-call regarding his online activity, CalCoastNews erred when it wrote that Ochs was considering getting a gun. To clarify Ochs’ statement, he said it was recommended by an unnamed individual that he get a firearm.

Here is what Ochs wrote on social media in January: “It came to my attention that Julie Tacker and Karen Velie made a direct threat of imminent harm to my family.” Someone “recommended that I should purchase a firearm because I was ‘going to be killed.’ “

Following the unsubstantiated claim, Tacker filed a report with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department. Tacker told deputies she had no idea what Ochs was talking about and that she feared for her family’s safety. Tacker also informed the sheriff’s department that she believed Ochs was cyber harassing her and that she felt stalked.

“I was starting to fear for my family when Ochs is talking about getting a gun,” Tacker said.

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  1. slophocles says:

    Morro Bay needs to get out more.

    (6) 6 Total Votes - 6 up - 0 down
  2. fishing village says:

    Oh for heaven’s sakes!
    What can you all be thinking?
    Stop it , stop it, stop it’
    I am so saddened by where this has all gone, on and on into ……who knows where.
    YOU are all responsible.
    Cut it out!

    (-2) 14 Total Votes - 6 up - 8 down
    • Kevin Rice says:

      Please elaborate. And what responsibility does Mr. Ochs bear?

      (-1) 7 Total Votes - 3 up - 4 down
      • furthermore says:

        And what responsibility does Mr. Rice bear? Please elaborate.

        (2) 4 Total Votes - 3 up - 1 down
    • kettle says:

      fishing village says: “YOU are all responsible.”

      Hardly, as long as the ccf facebook page, tumbler, twitter etc etc are still up, then Aaron does not want it to be over and you fishing village will just have to live with it.

      Also this was a correction, that likely means someone sent a nasty gram or legal threat, so no “he” does not want anything to end.

      (0) 6 Total Votes - 3 up - 3 down
      • IronHub says:

        Kette, it was a ‘clarification” which is just that, and differs considerably from a ‘correction’ (not so good) or a ‘retraction’ (bad).

        (-1) 1 Total Votes - 0 up - 1 down
  3. achillesheal says:

    Is this what the country has to look forward to when millennialist take over? Twitter wars and online threads and “threats”.

    Time to “look up” from your devices. Be a man son. Women who write no flattering things about you online are not threatening your family.

    (3) 17 Total Votes - 10 up - 7 down
    • arkalvans says:

      Lets not do a hasty generalization about millennials here. Mr. Ochs is not the standard bearer of the Millennial Generation.

      (3) 7 Total Votes - 5 up - 2 down
  4. obispan says:

    Why is he just a parks commissioner (fill out the app and show up)? He is clearly crazy enough to be City Manager or Mayor.

    (28) 54 Total Votes - 41 up - 13 down
  5. Pelican1 says:

    He could wile away the hours
    Conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain
    And his head he’d be scratchin’
    While his thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If he only had a brain
    He’d unravel any riddle
    For any individ’le
    In trouble or in pain
    With the thoughts he’d be thinkin’
    He could be another Lincoln
    If he only had a brain

    Oh, he would tell you why
    The ocean’s near the shore
    He could think of things he never thunk before
    And then he`d sit and think some more

    He would not be just a nuffin’
    His head all full of stuffin’
    His heart all full of pain
    He would dance and be merry
    Life would be a ding-a-derry
    If he only had a brain

    (14) 38 Total Votes - 26 up - 12 down
  6. Julie says:

    At least 3 others have contacted law enforcement regarding Mr. Ochs cyber behavior and statements made on his Facebook page about average citizens expressing themselves on CalCoastNews or at the podium during a public meetings.
    I am also aware of several posts he made that Facebook removed due to violations of their rules of content.

    I’m unclear as to why CCN is clarifying their February report, the gist is the same. “Gun/Firearm” sounds like semantics to me.

    (5) 59 Total Votes - 32 up - 27 down
  7. Rich in MB says:

    Narcissists like to be feed….
    Time to stop the feeding.

    (27) 49 Total Votes - 38 up - 11 down
    • Myself says:

      I’m with you on that,lets leave the little fellow alone,everytime something gets posted here about him he runs his yap on his face book site, and he bacisily is somewhat harmless,unlike A Hill who is in a position to really jam things up,hammer Hill some more.

      (14) 42 Total Votes - 28 up - 14 down

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