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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Shredder

Re: “A parade of asshats

This kind of trolling by Karen Velie is chronicled in my book. It's important for readers and the New Times to see a live example of what I've dealt with.

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Posted by Aaron Ochs on 08/19/2019 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

Interesting that Aaron Ochs thinks he has has vast knowledge of where all residents of SLO County live.
I am retired law enforcement from Pennsylvania and now live in the Lodge Hill area of Cambria.
Aaron Ochs believes I am fake and many others are out to get him... classic PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC.

Aaron Ochs believes he is the champion of truth and a famous author... classic DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.

And finally Aaron Ochs denies ever writing "that he would throw bleach in Karen Velie's daughter's face"
Well I was there, IN THE COURTROOM, when attorney Stewart Jenkins brought up this fact that was posted on one of many of Aaron Och's Facebook accounts that he kept changing the names to avoid this kind of scrutiny.
And I was THERE when the judge asked Aaron Ochs point blank, did you write "that you would throw bleach in Karen Velie's daughter's face?" And he said "YES"! Classic PATHOLOGICAL LIAR.

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Posted by Peter Gerold on 08/19/2019 at 2:01 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats





From Atascadero

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 08/18/2019 at 9:53 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

@Kate Steinle:

As to your request for validation of "can't be trusted" sentiment toward Velie and her brood, I offer Tenborg. The decision there and it's survival under appeal is quite sufficient to justify taking their reportage with a grain of salt.
Now... I wonder if you'd be so kind as to hold yourself to the same standard and provide us with evidence (outside Tenborg, if you please) of ccn's correcting itself in print?

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Posted by Paul Embry on 08/18/2019 at 11:04 AM

Re: “A parade of asshats

No amount of bizarre libel about me will ever supersede a unanimous jury verdict and subsequently rejected appeals.

What I find interesting is that there's no record of anyone named "Peter Gerold" residing in Cambria. In my book, Defamers: How Fake News Terrorized a Community & Those Who Dared to Fight It (, I discuss how Karen Velie and her daughter Summer have used several troll accounts on Facebook to spread misinformation exclusively reported by them to a larger audience. These accounts were prevalent on my Facebook pages, harassing and threatening me constantly. Velie has exclusively accused me of being a "paid shill" without evidence, of course, and has said I testified in court about "throw[ing] bleach in the face" of Velie's daughter. Nobody else has levied these allegations except them and only them.

"Peter" is one example why Velie is mentally unstable, dangerous and lacks the fitness to report the news accurately. If you resort to fake accounts to make false accusations after losing a libel suit, you're not playing with a full deck.

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Posted by Aaron Ochs on 08/16/2019 at 5:36 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

Speaking of ASSHATS not a surprise that the King of Asshats, Aaron Ochs, has commented on Cal Coast News.
CCN did not print a correction because there was nothing to correct.
Isn't this the same Aaron Ochs that berated CCN for years as a paid shill.
And this is the same Aaron Ochs that testified in open court and under oath that he once wrote "that he would throw bleach in the face of Kaen Velie's daughter".

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Posted by Peter Gerold on 08/16/2019 at 12:12 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

CCN lost a $1.1 million libel suit because they refused to make corrections.

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Posted by Aaron Ochs on 08/15/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

LOL progressives are butt blasted about Cal Coast News because CCN reports on things the establishment press won't which forces everyone to be slightly more objective when their guys are caught behaving badly. That used to be considered a good thing, but the hippies own vacation homes and retirement portfolios now.
I'm not of the same political persuasion as CCN (or New Times or the TT) but I can appreciate the value they bring to the sparse landscape of journalism in this region. And I really don't know where the "can't be trusted" meme comes from. They have been pretty decent on what they choose to report on and I have seen them more willing than any other publication to correct themselves when they get a fact wrong. Is it because they give a voice to politicians who aren't in the Harmon weed mafia?

If you are going to say they aren't accurate then give examples, most likely CCN would correct themselves and thank you for it. Or is it just purely political?

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 08/15/2019 at 2:17 PM

Re: “A parade of asshats

I have not made a study of Andy Caldwell, Ms. Compton, Salud Carbajal or Heidi Harmon. However, having read your "opinion," I have a thought about your expressions. I found no policy content, no analysis, no fair judgement, or reasoning , but repeated demeaning, divisive expressions about the folks you apparently find "conservative." The left repeatedly accuses the "right" of using "hate" speech. But your gratuitous demeaning of people with whom you disagree, seems calculated to create polarization rather than reasoning and thus perhaps better characterized as "hate speech." Perhaps because your positions are groundless?

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Posted by clovis dad on 08/15/2019 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Newspeak?

To the shredder,
Thanks for getting it right, no need to shredd on CCN, they have been on top of this story more than anyone else, if not for them this story would never have surfaced so, thank you Karen Velie from CCN.

This is a travesty, and the SLO community should be outraged at what is going on. This PD is out of control.
The Mayor, Heidi Harmon, is out of control stating that citizens are homophobic because they want the proper thing done for the proper action regardless of - racial, religious, ethnic, sexual, social, or, cultural identity. the later shouldn't be a consideration for punishments or rewards/promotions.

What the SLOPD chief did with her gun, would have been dealt with very differently by PD, had it been anybody else, i'm sure of this.

What the SLOPD chief did with her gun, if by far more dangerous than a dirty house, to children or anybody else.

What the SLOPD Chief and those in SLO that are in power, are doing to CYA. is completely , immoral, outrageous, unlawful, and absolutely wrong. None of you are"people of character" and should not be trusted by anyone.

This makes me sick to my stomach.

Those children have to suffer so that you can CYA. They love and miss their parents and are wondering why the police are lying. yeah, they are aware of everything that is going on, innocently.
I wonder, what is going to happen to these children if SLO government has their way.
Does anyone think their lives will be ok, does anyone think they will grow up with no issues culminating from this fiasco. Does anyone think that it is good for the children to have absolutely no contact with these 'criminals' that apparently the D.A. thinks they are a danger to society. Everybody, There is a, "BOLO", out on this couple, they are on the loose and might come by your house and make it dirty, OMG!!! Give me a break!!!

everybody in SLO should be out on the streets standing up for what is right, and show that we care about what happens in our city and county.

Thank you

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Posted by Hold It what on 08/09/2019 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Newspeak?

I blame Heidi Harmon on several levels. First, Harmon has embraced the weirdo SLO Police Chief, Deanna Cantrell, and has covered for her incompetence and poor judgement. Harmon talks a good game about government being as decent as the people, but she stands idly by as Cheyne Orndoff and his family are crushed by government overeach. Why the hypocrisy?
Harmon and her progressive ilk on the city council are revealed in this incident to be cynical hypocrites, unwilling to stand up for the little guy, and all too willing to allow local government to act corruptibly with a wink and a nod.

Above all others, Heidi Harmon and her contempt for normal people are to blame for this scandal.

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Posted by Steve Edwards on 08/08/2019 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Newspeak?

There is more than enough open corruption in SLO county to justify an FBI field day.
Is it simply well known enough that SLO is one of the most corrupt places in the US and so you just don't touch it?
Is there really that much wealth here that justice is impossible?

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 08/08/2019 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Newspeak?

Back when my son was about 14 he was at a feiends house visiting. I was at home in bed with the lights out. The SLO PD came in my front door and walked on into my BEDROOM (that had the door closed) and flashed their lights on us. They suddenly realized that was a bad idea when they saw that we were naked except for the sheets we scrambled ro cover ourselves with. They ran out of the house and left the front door open and their red lights on their car twirling. Of course I came out and asked What the Hell?? They said the boy who my son was visiting took his dads car out for a joy ride and he reported it stolen. He sited the friends that were visiting -so therefore the SLOPD felt it was ok to storm into our homes to look for the boys! No car matching the description was at the homes of these friends to indicate they would find the bots there. The father later apologized for over reacting and getting us all involved. But no one expected a Gestapo raid to take place.

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Posted by Ahsha Anderson on 08/08/2019 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Trash talk

And well you should watch Joye Carter, very carefully. In 1999 she lied about Melissa Trotter's corpse exposure time, conveniently picking "25 days" because it was the only number which would convict Larry Swearingen of her murder. When a number of medical examiners pointed out the impossibility of a 25-day exposure, she recanted and changed the exposure time to 14 days in a statement she signed and notarized. Obviously her former colleagues working to falsely convict and execute Mr. Swearingen were not happy about that and she retracted her recantation. Now Larry Swearingen has two weeks to live, an innocent man must die in order to protect Joye Carter's career.

Get the picture on your gal there?

Posted by Christopher Jones on 08/06/2019 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Embrace the twerk

Hows this for a monument: a bicycle sans rider? Thereby, the art aficionado can envision the rider of their choice without having to worry about anybody else being offended by that particular human on board while at the same time paying homage to the almighty bicycle - that great bastion of political correctness in the city of SLO.

For me, its a bicycle built for two with Trump and McConnell aboard doing a simultaneous collarbone-shattering face plant on Ontario Road at about 5:30 on a Friday afternoon.

And yours?

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Posted by Mark Burnes on 07/25/2019 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Embrace the twerk

Banned things:
1. New statues
2. Scooters
3. Amazon
4. New housing
5. The young (see #4)
6. Common sense

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Posted by ra237 on 07/25/2019 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Us vs. them

TRUMP 2020!!!

Posted by Donny Pemberton II on 07/24/2019 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Dumb and dumber

Shredder and Harmon, making fun of peoples appearances and this is what feminine power looks like. Who is dumb and who is dumber?

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 07/20/2019 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Dumb and dumber

Is Mayor Harmon more concerned about online commentary than a loaded gun being forgotten in public?

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Posted by ra237 on 07/18/2019 at 5:59 AM

Re: “What's in a name?

It is fascinating to observe what people choose to be upset about. In a nation which separates children from their parents and places them in Concentration Camps, whose leaders condone and support the slaughter and starvation of innocent men, women, and CHILDREN in numerous illegal wars/actions etc. by the US and or its allies based on lies, people wax existential and feign faux outrage because of the name a person decides to go by. Seriously? Me thinks their priorities are bit skewed...

Posted by Chris Knudson on 07/14/2019 at 12:33 PM

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