2011-08-19

Read the Latest Moorpark Acorn!

Click below to read the latest edition of The Moorpark Acorn!

Enjoy the new online reading experience!

Subscribe to The Moorpark Acorn

Acorn online content now offered free

'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.

Archives

Local ballclub thrives at Encino tourney



Pastor led to higher spiritual plane

Life Change church meets at Sheraton Hotel in Agoura Hills

The Rev. Brad Johnson says his church is the perfect place for imperfect people. The 51-year-old minister says the motto reflects his own failings in life. A rising star in theological circles, several years ago Johnson became the senior pastor at Calvary Community Church, a congregation of about 4,000 in Westlake Village. But in 2007, Johnson had an extramarital affair […]

Take Your Moorpark Acorn on Vacation



Pet of the Week



Disney World vacation wish comes true

Moorpark women’s club grants 11-year-old’s dream

For 11- year- old Michael Johnson, a week at Disney World with his family was a tremendous boost to his spirits. Despite the August heat and humidity in Orlando, Fla. last week, the Moorpark boy—who suffers from quadriplegia and cerebral palsy— was excited about having a longtime wish come true and taking a break from his illness. “It’s been hot, […]

Volunteer host families needed for foreign exchange students



ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright and anxious to learn about this country through […]

Teen learns leadership



Moorpark resident Meral Arik, an incoming senior at Oak Park High School, participated in the Economics for Leaders program at UCLA Aug. 7 through 14. Meral was one of 50 students from around the country honored by acceptance into the program sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics. The students were selected for demonstrating excellent leadership potential. During the week-long […]

Acupunture, Herbs May Help With Weight Loss



MS Acupuncture Clinic at 697 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, offers the Total Health Weight Control Program. Dr. Min S. Kim takes the most direct approach to weight maintenance by diagnosing and addressing the low-functioning organ systems that inhibit metabolism, effectively treating the whole person with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Whereas most diet “solutions” simply reduce caloric intake and cause injury to […]

Girls’ soccer club takes the gold



“The Help”



Walking into the theater to see “The Help,” my biggest concern was that the movie would somehow concoct history into some Hollywood-rendered revisionist theory—the story of how one educated young white woman single-handedly began the civil rights movement. Hey, if Quentin Tarantino could kill off Adolf Hitler in a movie theater (“Inglourious Basterds”), it could happen again. As it turns […]