CalCoastNews, Black Lives Matter and Blackmail

Aaron Ochs
6 min readAug 19, 2020

I have to admit it’s rather peculiar to see a story written by CalCoastNews of Black Lives Matter-inspired protesters allegedly demanding money from San Luis Obispo businesses, especially considering one of SLO’s mayoral candidates is a victim of CalCoastNews doing the same thing to them.

Since mid-July, CalCoastNews has ramped up coverage of recent protests taking place throughout SLO. As they often do, the website generated controversy for reporting claims that could not be independently verified — from claiming protesters “detained” a pregnant…

Aaron Ochs

Author, artist, advocate and entrepreneur from Morro Bay, California.