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Aaron Ochs
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Once again, our country is having a powder keg moment. Many of us have watched in horror as the ghost of Saigon reappeared in Afghanistan where the Taliban took over the country nearly 20 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. And as our country…

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As many of you know, I have a few interesting hobbies. One of them is crafting and lobbying public policy. I started an account on Substack to introduce policy proposals and calls to action. Last year, there was a lot of social unrest that was…

Aaron Ochs
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I want to wish everyone a happy, safe and fulfilling holidays! The holidays has always been a period of reflection for me. This year, however, there has been some heavy reflection. Having lost two loved ones within months of each other gave me a lot…

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“Defamers: How Fake News Terrorized a Community and Those Who Dared to Fight It” is a unique book. I wrote about a local online tabloid that regularly and knowingly publishes false news stories in San Luis Obispo County, California. We’ve heard the term “fake news”…

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Aaron Ochs
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Earlier this week, I was joking with a friend about my commitment issues. Two years ago, I decided to write “Defamers.” And never in my wildest dreams would I imagine working on the book for two years straight. People who know me personally can attest…

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I was inspired to write this after one of my friends wrote about losing his cat. He wrote a touching tribute to him on social media. In solidarity with him and those grieving from pet loss, here is my story about one of the greatest…

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Morro Bay has changed dramatically since its incorporation in 1964. And sometimes, it feels nothing has changed at all. I moved to Morro Bay in 2011. The first thing I noticed about the city was how small and inclusive it was. I could stand in…

Aaron Ochs
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Today marks the release of my debut book, “Defamers: How Fake News Terrorized a Community and Those Who Dared to Fight It,” which is now available on paperback and Kindle on Amazon. It’s also Valentine’s Day. In 2013, legendary British rocker David Bowie released what…