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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.


2015-01-01 E-Edition

Local pastor to portray Jesus in New Year’s Day Rose Parade

A local pastor is trying his best to portray Jesus accurately in today’s New Year’s Day Rose Parade in Pasadena. Pastor Matthew Nolte of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Agoura Hills has been growing out his naturally dark beard and sideburns for several months in preparation for his role as Jesus on the Lutheran Hour float in the parade. The […]

On Ice

Chinese art at CLU

The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University will host an exhibit titled “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century” from Jan. 22 through April 9, with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 10 on the Thousand Oaks campus on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard. The […]

Conejo Players Theatre wins big at regionals

Conejo Players Theatre received 30 nominations in 13 categories at the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards. The awards, which are reader-nominated and voted on, honor productions that opened between October 2013 and September 2014. For more about the awards, go to www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles. Following is the list of Conejo Players’ nominees in the area of local production: Best Choreography: Wendy […]

Reagan Library names winners of film festival

The winners have been announced for the Reagan Library’s second annual Student Film Festival. The event on Dec. 3 screened original films created by high school students. The local student winners and their high schools follow: Best Story: “Painting The Olympics” by Logan Collins, Royal High School, and Evan Gering, Moorpark High School. Best Use of Historical Resources: “A Presidential […]

Talent sought for new Conejo Players musical

Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for the musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” at 7 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Jan. 11 to 13 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The play has a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize […]

On ‘The Interview’ bandwagon

Local Scouts on parade

Calling all Chargers: alumni game coming up

The Agoura Baseball Foundation will hold its annual alumni game, a seven-inning baseball game between the alumni and the current varsity team, at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Jan. 3 at the high school field, 28545 Driver Ave.. The event is open to all baseball players who played for the Chargers in high school. Players will receive a complimentary continental breakfast and […]