It is time to set the record straight
April 8, 2015
(Editors note: Aaron Ochs posted, as a news story, a claim that activist Julie Tacker threatened his family. The claim has been used to demean Tacker, the activist responsible for pointing out Brown Act violations that ultimately led to a change in county leadership. Ochs claims his information comes from Sandra Hedges. Sandra Hedges said Aaron and Ed Ochs manufactured the allegations because they were upset with Tacker.)
OPINION By SANDRA HEDGES
I just want to set the record straight. I never said Julie Tacker or anyone else had made a threat against Aaron Ochs or his family as the Ochs have claimed on multiple websites. The false claim has been used to bully Julie Tacker.
I know Pam Ochs. When I left her a message, I was laughing and joking that Aaron Ochs should get a gun because he puts such bad crap on the internet and has angered so many people.
I hadn’t talked to Julie Tacker for about a year when I left the message for Pam Ochs.
I found out about Aaron Ochs’ claim when people began calling me after hearing the voice message he posted online. Aaron Ochs claims I told his mom that Julie Tacker threatened them. It is completely untrue. It is a complete lie.
I asked them to cut it out, that it is stupid, and they said Julie Tacker started it. People have turned the Ochs into multiple law enforcement agencies and adult protective services. The Ochs blame Julie Tacker for reporting them. They may not know who is angry with them, but they believe they know.
It is not right and people are getting tired of this. Please, just end it now.
Sandra Hedges has lived in Los Osos for the past 45 years. She worked in the classroom and as a crossing guard at Sunnyside Elementary School.