124 episodes

Branching Out is a weekly podcast expanding on the stories published in the Acorn Newspapers. Reporters and editors will discuss the impact of the stories they report and delve deeper into the issues affecting their communities.The Acorn Newspapers cover the communities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Branching Out with The Acorn Newspapers The Acorn Newspaper

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Branching Out is a weekly podcast expanding on the stories published in the Acorn Newspapers. Reporters and editors will discuss the impact of the stories they report and delve deeper into the issues affecting their communities.The Acorn Newspapers cover the communities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Simi Valley and Moorpark.

    Examining Local Housing and the Economy

    Examining Local Housing and the Economy

    Branching Out host and Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey sits down with Haider Alawami, Economic Development Manager for the City of Thousand Oaks, to discuss the state of the local economy. Jorrey and Alawami explore what new business in Thousand Oaks looks like and how the city’s approach to housing will be a key component of its future success. 

    Accompanying Links:

    https://www.toacorn.com/articles/a-7000-apartment-boulevard-builder-may-break-record-books/


    https://www.toacorn.com/articles/cutting-through-the-red-tape/


    https://www.toacorn.com/articles/economist-predicts-pain-in-countys-future/


    https://www.toaks.org/business/economic-development-6273


    https://www.toacorn.com/articles/thousand-oaks-prepares-to-codify-controversial-housing-law/


    https://www.toacorn.com/articles/t-o-permitted-fewer-than-33-low-income-units-in-eight-years/

    Branching Out:
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237
    Written by Kyle Jorrey
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 

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    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Arsenal Comics & Games
    1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
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    (805) 499-6197
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    • 51 min
    What’s Happening with the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing?

    What’s Happening with the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing?

    Three months after the highly anticipated ribbon cutting for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing on the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon Road, yet another mountain lion met a tragic end attempting to cross the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. In this episode, Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey meets via Zoom with Beth Pratt of the National Wildlife Federation to get an update on the crossing, which will play an instrumental role in future mountain lion survival. Pratt, who is a project leader for the crossing, shares how the bridge became a possibility and what work has been done with Caltrans since the April 22 event.  
    Accompanying Links: 
    101 Freeway claims another mountain lion victim Agoura’s bridge bash draws a crowdBridge for tomorrowNew details emerge as wildlife bridge moves closer to realityAnnenberg name given to Agoura wildlife crossingBranching Out:
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237
    Written by Kyle Jorrey
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

    Timios Title and Escrow Services
    211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo
    (800) 377-8019
    Maid in America Housecleaning
    Call for a free estimate!
    (805) 499-7259

    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Arsenal Comics & Games
    1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
    3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
    (805) 499-6197
    Support the show

    • 56 min
    School District Welcomes New Superintendent

    School District Welcomes New Superintendent

    Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey and Simi Valley Acorn Sylvie Belmond sit down with Simi Valley Unified School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Hani Youssef. The trio discuss Youssef’s background in education, goals for the district’s future and plans for keeping kids safe in the classroom. 
    Accompanying Links: 
    SVUSD board picks Youssef as new leader calling him a capable and caring choiceBranching Out
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237
    Written by Kyle Jorrey and Sylvie Belmond
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

    Timios Title and Escrow Services
    211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo
    (800) 377-8019
    Maid in America Housecleaning
    Call for a free estimate!
    (805) 499-7259

    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Arsenal Comics & Games
    1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
    3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
    (805) 499-6197
    Support the show

    • 53 min
    Simi Valley Acorn is In the House

    Simi Valley Acorn is In the House

    Simi Valley Acorn’s editor, Sylvie Belmond, and reporter, Michele Willer-Allred, stop by the studio to fill host Kyle Jorrey in on the latest news from Simi Valley. The trio talk about the Santa Susana Field Lab, the charges against Nicholas Roske for allegedly attempting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and the latest on several political races happening in town. 
    Note: At the time of recording, a date had not yet been set for the SSFL water board hearing. It has since been scheduled and will take place at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11. 
    Accompanying Links: 
    Young boy needs marrow donorSimi man indicted by federal grand jury Roske pleads not guilty to murder attemptWater board to consider runoff discharge regulations for SSFL Solar standstillBranching Out
    Written by Kyle Jorrey, Sylvie Belmond and Michele Willer-Allred
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

    Timios Title and Escrow Services
    211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo
    (800) 377-8019
    Maid in America Housecleaning
    Call for a free estimate!
    (805) 499-7259

    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Arsenal Comics & Games
    1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
    3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
    (805) 499-6197
    Support the show

    • 45 min
    Rallying Against Gun Violence

    Rallying Against Gun Violence

    Just  weeks after a landmark bipartisan gun control bill was signed into law, Camarillo Acorn reporter Makena Huey sat down with Molly Salmon, the Thousand Oaks mom who organized June’s March for Our Lives rally for gun control held in response to the May 24 Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. 
    Accompanying Articles: 
    Locals join call for gun controlBranching Out
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237
    Written by Makena Huey
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

    Timios Title and Escrow Services
    211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo
    (800) 377-8019
    Maid in America Housecleaning
    Call for a free estimate!
    (805) 499-7259

    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Arsenal Comics & Games
    1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
    3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
    (805) 499-6197
    Support the show

    • 25 min
    Happy Fourth of July from Branching Out

    Happy Fourth of July from Branching Out

    The Branching Out team is taking a break this week to spend the holiday with friends and family. We'll be back next Monday, July 11.

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Accompanying Links: 
    Beyond the Acorn Magazine Branching Out
    Find us on Twitter
    Email us at branchingout@theacorn.com
    Call us at (805) 222-0237
    Written by Kyle Jorrey and David Lopez
    Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez
    Produced by Allison Montroy
    Music by Ian Bradley 

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!
     
    Timios Title and Escrow Services
    211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo
    (800) 377-8019
    Maid in America Housecleaning
    Call for a free estimate!
     (805) 499-7259

    Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA
    (805) 482-6550
    Save a Life Thrift Stores
    315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo
    (888) 876-0605
    Support the show

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

stevendanielcox ,

Great Local Podcast

I was a early adopter of Branching Out I love the deeper dive into local news that can’t always be covered in an article. One of my go to podcasts every week!

PolyDoob ,

Interesting local news

Topics are varied and informative, keep it going!

Dorothyrothchild ,

Invaluable local news

So happy to have found this great podcast

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