2006-07-14

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'Paywall' removed

The new millennium has been a transformative time for newspaper publishing.

Changing reader habits and the advent of new technology have placed big demands on companies in the print news business.

The Acorn and its parent company, Times Media Group, understand that their biggest responsibility is not only the delivery of credible, relevant information in a timely fashion, but making sure residents have easy access to the publication when stories become available.

That’s why we’re super excited about the news being shared today.

Following a five-year stretch in which Acorn readers were given the option of purchasing online subscriptions to the paper, that so-called “paywall” is coming down.

“Mr. Publisher, tear down this wall,” the late President Ronald Reagan might have once said.

And so we did.

Starting immediately, all online content from our five Acorn publications will be available at no charge to the reader, meaning a paid subscription is no longer required to click and read articles. The weekly Acorn has always been delivered to your driveway at no cost—that more than 40-year tradition will continue—and from now on The Acorn on the internet will be free as well.

Why the change?

The Acorn is your community newspaper, and we want to make sure it stays that way. We believe it’s important that residents feel a connection to the stories we write and also learn about the businesses that advertise in their community. The absence of a paywall is the best way to ensure this free-flow of information remains.

We also invite readers to sign up for the new, easy-to-read Acorn newspaper e-edition delivered weekly to your e-mail. Viewed on mobile, desktop or laptop, the pages are super easy to navigate and, free, just like the print paper.

Local journalism is first gear in the engine that drives America’s free press, and a free press it shall be.

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Thanks for royal support



It was a great honor to win the title of first princess of the Moorpark Apricot Festival held on July 8 at Moorpark College. This never could have been possible if I didn’t have the undying support of the people of Moorpark that generously donated their hard-earned money to my charity of choice, which was Moorpark Food Pantry, also known […]

More Than $30,000 In Upgrades



This elegantly appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo has more than $30,000 in upgrades. There are dual paned windows, laminate wood floors, smooth ceilings, recessed lighting , granite kitchen counters, remodeled master bath and more in a desirable Westlake Village location. Call Xanthal or Carol (805) 371-0141 or (805) 378-1941 to see this home

This Private, Spectacular Estate Borders Medea Creek



Casa De Encanto-this private, spectacular estate borders Medea Creek at the end of a cul-de-sac and is privately gated. The gorgeous master retreat has his and hers walk-ins and fireplace. There’s a center island chef ‘s kitchen, family room with Texas Shellstone bar, ice maker and fridge. The living room has adjoining den and Kiva style fireplace. There’s a separate […]

Got your library card?



Current users of the Moorpark Library know the need for a larger facility so books can sit on shelves and not in carts in the middle of the floor; so browsers can sit in quiet reading nooks; so librarians have more open space to host children’s programs; so more computers are available for research; and so readers have access to […]

Dealing with stress



It seems that with all of this heat lately, many of us have become wound a little too tightly. Believe me when I say that I consider myself an expert on being wound too tightly. I think that it is important to get away from the stresses of life whenever we can. This is easier than we have been led […]

Auditions slated for High Street Theater’s ‘Barnum’



Theater manager L.J. Stevens is looking for versatile, talented people to perform in “Barnum,” the first show of the season at the Theater on High Street. The musical, inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, is a high-energy, athletic production. Anyone with circus or gymnastics skills, or talents such as baton twirling, ring tossing, ball walking or juggling is strongly […]

Ride the railroad for family fun and dinner



The Fillmore & Western Railway Co. offers a variety of family-fun weekend day trips in an old-fashioned steam locomotive. All trips depart from and return to Fillmore. For more information and reservations (required) for any trip, call (805) 524-2546 or (805) 7738724 or visit www.fwry.com. The regular weekend scenic excursions continue on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 20 for a […]

Speaker to discuss her travels in Iran



Teacher and writer Sarah Forth will speak on “Iran: What we need to know to avoid another war” on Thurs., July 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. This free public forum is sponsored by The Fellowship of Reconciliation-Ve n t u r a County Chapter. For 18 days last […]

Casa Conejo Jewel With Many Upgrades



This Casa Conejo jewel in a great location has plenty of upgrades and features newer dual pane windows, roof, heating system, completely remodeled kitchen, additional family room, newer paint, garage door and more. Outside is an entertainer’s backyard with children’s play/club house, tool shed, pet compound, above ground pool and more. There’s lots of roaming room in one of the […]

Sharpshooting musical coming to Simi Valley



The Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the romantic musical comedy “Annie Get Your Gun” from Sat., July 22 through Sun., Aug. 27 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Irving Berlin wrote the music and lyrics, and Herbert and […]