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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.


Zuma Beach bus drives into Moorpark

Pick ups and drop offs at five locations in the city

The Moorpark Summer Beach Bus provides two trips to Zuma Beach in the morning and two trips back to Moorpark in the afternoon Tuesday through Thursday through Aug. 16. The bus picks up and drops off riders at five locations. Pick ups in Moorpark: Campus Canyon School at 8:50 a.m. (trip 1) and 11:30 a.m. (trip 2); High Street northeast […]

Pay less to keep the lights on

Edison provides three discount programs for summer

Just in time for summer and the higher electricity bills that typically accompany the season, Southern California Edison is offering three programs to help low-income customers keep the lights on. Offered annually, the discount programs this year reflect new income guidelines—which went into effect June 1—that may allow more SCE customers to qualify for a reduced utility bill or free […]


LOGIX CREDIT UNION Locations throughout Southern California (818) 565-2020 • logixbanking.com This feature highlights the local businesses that make the Acorn Newspapers possible. We ask that you support them like they support us. Q: What differentiates a credit union from a traditional bank? A: Banks are generally shareholder-owned so they’re driven by profit and are meant to benefit the shareholders. […]

SUMMER movie fun under the setting sun

Big smiles and celebrations

Simi Valley residence has library withfireplace

Home features leaded glass entry, crown molding, plantation shutters, art niches

This gated Glenmeadow luxury single-story home is on a private cul-de-sac in northeast Simi Valley with views of Whiteface Mountain. The sprawling floor plan has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in over 3,800 square feet of living space on an approximately 21,780-square-foot lot. Amenities include a leaded glass entry, wood and travertine flooring, crown moldings, custom baseboards, volume ceilings, custom […]

Entertainer’s backyard has pool, spa,fire pit, in-ground trampoline

This five-bedroom, 4.5- bath home has one bedroom, bath and powder room downstairs. The house has total privacy. There is a large backyard that backs to open space. The outside has a pool/spa, fire pit, barbecue, in-ground trampoline and views. The huge gourmet kitchen has granite counters and opens to the family room with fireplace. The living room has a […]

Moorpark Unified finalizes accountability plan for schools

Document sets district’s major goals for students

Leaders in the Moorpark Unified School District spent the last weeks of the school year finalizing the details of the district’s three-year accountability plan, also called the Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP details the school district’s major goals for the year and lists what actions, including expenses, MUSD plans to take to achieve those goals. “It is intended to […]

Musical chairs

FOOTBALL /// Summer spotlight
Transfers steal spotlight from locals at Conejo Classic; Moorpark to compete at LA Rams passing tournament

This isn’t World War III. It’s football without pads. “Championships are not won at 7-on-7s,” said Charles Collins, Oaks Christian High’s first-year head coach. No local prep football teams earned section rings during the Conejo Classic passing tournament, but coaches gained insight from the exhibition battles on June 16 at Newbury Park and Westlake. “With 7-on-7s, you get to see […]


FRI., JUNE 22 Jewish Republican Alliance Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Author Eric Golub speaks. Buffet lunch: $22 members, $25 nonmembers in advance. $35 cash or check at the door. RSVP requested. Email: Judy@ JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Web: JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Greek Festival 5 to 10 p.m. today at Freedom Park, Camarillo Airport. Also 11 […]