Debbie Peterson and Cal Coast News: The Professional Victim Grifters

Aaron Ochs
5 min readJun 18, 2022
Former Grover Beach Councilwoman Debbie Peterson

“Congratulations! You’re in the book!”

That was a message I got from a friend of mine who purchased former Grover Beach councilwoman Debbie Peterson’s newly released book, The Happiest Corruption: Sleaze, Lies, & Suicide in a California Beach Town last week. Since Cal Coast News was promoting the book as “exposing [San Luis Obispo County]…

Aaron Ochs

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