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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.


Field trips with Audubon

The Ventura Audubon Society will offer birding hikes this month. For more information on the individual trips, contact the listed leader. In addition, there will be a presentation by David Pereksta, avian biologist with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The presentation, “The Russian Far East: Birding in a Sea of Sorrow,” will be at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 12 […]

These volunteers are on cue

Camarillo church members operate cameras, lights and sound system

Jeff Hamlin, Marc DuBransky and Heather Kibble can be found in the sound booth at the back of Camarillo Community Church on many Sundays. The booth offers a bird’s-eye view of the stage in the 954- seat church, and if the team of tech-savvy volunteers are doing their jobs right—mixing sound, running the big screen and working the cameras throughout […]


FRI., SEPT. 1 Art Break Day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road. All ages and skill levels can create art at tables set up in playground area. All supplies and materials provided. No charge. Web: www.malibucountrymart.com. SAT., SEPT. 2 AAUW Thousand Oaks 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. […]

Musical on High Street is perfectly ‘loverly’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘My Fair Lady’

Sixty years after its sensational debut on Broadway, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” remains one of the most adored musicals in history. High Street Arts Center’s current production brings alive all of its beloved characters, led by misogynistic linguist Henry Higgins and his unwilling student, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Helmed by first-time director John Gaston, […]

Time to heat up with chili contest

Chamber takes over annual event

Scott Puckett could have called his award-winning chili “Heartbreak Hotel.” It would have been an apropos name; the recipe for the mix of meats, spices and beans came to him by way of a woman named Gloria, a former co-worker, whose heart had been broken by a boyfriend she’d caught cheating on her. She sought revenge by giving out his […]

Pet of the Week

WORD PLAY—Jay Catsby is kind and a bit timid. If you would like to adopt Jay Catsby, ask for ID No. A661463 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

Service group seeks members

Meadowlark Service League is launching a membership drive. The league will host a Meet and Greet for prospective members at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 5 at the home of Gwen Speakes, league president. The club is open to women of all ages, working or not, that are willing to give of their time and creativity to boost the league’s fundraising […]

Bikers roll to support police

Widows, orphans fund receives $750K gift

The Ventura County Fire Department Widow’s, Orphans and Assistance Fund for collegebound children of VCFD employees received a donation of $750,000 on Aug. 23. Board members from the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation presented the donation to the WOAF at Fire Station 33 in Thousand Oaks. Attendees included Elizabeth Grossman, widow of the plastic surgeon; Rocky Morton, board member; and […]

Master with views in this Morrison Ranch estate

5-bedroom has 4,925 square feet of space

To reach this Morrison Ranch Highland estate, drive across the bridge of Medea Creek Park. The backyard of the house overlooks this natural reserve. The home measures approximately 4,925 square feet and has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths, plus a large loft game room, library or retreat area. The grand foyer has soaring ceilings. The house has an open floor […]