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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-6273https://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 TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Kyle JorreyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Arsenal Comics & Games1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura(805) 499-6197Sunburst Skylights 520 N Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park (805) 499-8935Support the show
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 TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Kyle JorreyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Arsenal Comics & Games1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura(805) 499-6197Support the show
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 OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Kyle Jorrey and Sylvie BelmondAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Arsenal Comics & Games1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura(805) 499-6197Support the show
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 OutWritten by Kyle Jorrey, Sylvie Belmond and Michele Willer-AllredAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley Find us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Arsenal Comics & Games1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura(805) 499-6197Support the show
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 OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Makena HueyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Arsenal Comics & Games1610-1 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park3431 Telegraph Rd, Ventura(805) 499-6197Support the show
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 OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Kyle Jorrey and David Lopez Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison Montroy Music by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Timios Title and Escrow Services 211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo (800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate! (805) 499-7259 Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District general manager David Peterson and The Acorn’s managing editor John Loesing take a deep dive into the severe water drought impacting our local communities. Accompanying Links: Record water shortage persistsFire and drought contribute to fury over possible new homes on KananDrought proof landscaping has pitfallsBrown links are sign of timesBranching Out:Written by John LoesingAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley Find us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Cal Lutheran University professor of political science Dr. Gregory Freeland speaks on the history and importance of Juneteenth. Freeland shares his own stories of growing up in the segregated South, noting that while much has changed, there’s still work to be done. Accompanying Links: Ventura community members discuss importance of JuneteenthBranching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Dawn Megli Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Four years have now passed since the night Bryn Spejcher stabbed Chad O’Melia to death Memorial Day weekend of 2018. Thousand Oaks Acorn reporter Becca Whitnall, who has been following this case from the beginning, joins the podcast to detail her most recent interviews, with O’Melia’s roommate and Spejcher’s mother.  Accompanying Links:Victim’s father adresses courtContinuations mount in Spejcher casePolice accused killer told cops that bong hits led to violent episode Roommate recalls Memorial Day slaying Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Kyle Jorrey and Scott SteepletonAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
New Water Restrictions

New Water Restrictions

2022-06-0630:37

Thousand Oaks Acorn reporter Dawn Megli sits down with Dan Drugan of the Calleguas Municipal Water District to answer local residents’ most pressing questions about the new water use rules set into place in an effort to combat the state's worst drought conditions since 1972. Accompanying Links: Drought action providers trying to coordinate restrictionsWater mandates won’t be met unless everyone cuts useBranching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us at (805) 222-0237Written by Dawn Megli and Kyle JorreyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Legal analyst James Bozajian and Acorn reporter Scott Steepleton join the podcast to discuss three recent trials out of LA County: the Jeffrey Cooper trial, Rebecca Grossman trial and Anthony Rauda trial. Accompanying LinksJeff Cooper guilty on child molestation chargesJeff Cooper case goes to jury Anthony Rauda fit for trial despite bizarre behavior Podcast: Revisiting Anthony RaudaGrossman to stand trial for second-degree murderGrossman delayedPodcast: Rebecca Grossman prelim Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comCall us and share your thoughts on the new water use rules: (805) 222-0237 Written by Kyle Jorrey and Scott SteepletonAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Dr. Sara Whatley Health and Wellness2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (805) 437-6547Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
With Election Day quickly approaching, Camarillo Acorn reporter Makena Huey chats with Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Mark Lunn via Zoom. Lunn, who plans to retire after 12 years in his role, shared a behind-the-scenes look into the office of County Clerk-Recorder and how elections have changed in the past decade. Accompanying LinksLunn reflects on democracy, elections and what's nextBranching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comWritten by Makena Huey and 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 Dr. Sara Whatley Health and Wellness 2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (805) 437-6547Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate! (805) 499-7259 Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Managing editor John Loesing and Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey recap May 11th’s 2022 Candidates Forum for two local races—Ventura County Sheriff and Ventura County Supervisor—appearing on the June 7th ballot. The forum was a collaboration between the Conejo Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn and moderated by Loesing and JorreyAccompanying LinksStance of rank and file officers weighs heavy on sheriff race Forum LivestreamGorrell making up ground in fundraising Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comWritten by Kyle JorreyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Dr. Sara Whatley Health and Wellness2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (805) 437-6547Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show
Convo About Cannabis

Convo About Cannabis

2022-05-0901:10:05

In light of the City of Thousand Oaks’ ongoing debate over changing its law to go from medical-only to adult-use cannabis stores, Westlake Village council member and Legendary Organics dispensary co-owner Ned Davis sits down to talk cannabis and the journey to legalizing local dispensaries with host and Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey. Accompanying LinksLegendary Organics Westlake Village mayor pro tem to help run TO dispensary Friday is opening day for city's first cannabis retailers Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comWritten by Kyle JorreyAudio Engineering + Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison MontroyMusic by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Dr. Sara Whatley Health and Wellness2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (805) 437-6547Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing (805) 495-1885Support the show
Host and Thousand Oaks Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey is joined by Acorn reporter Scott Steepleton. Scott  has been covering the Rebecca Grossman preliminary hearing in Van Nuys the past week, which will determine whether Grossman will go to trial for murder charges in the 2020 deaths of two boys in a Westlake crosswalk. Accompanying LinksMother testifies at murder hearing Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comWritten by Kyle Jorrey Audio Engineering + Graphic Design by David Lopez Produced by Allison Montroy Music by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Dr. Sara Whatley Health and Wellness2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (805) 437-6547Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing (805) 495-1885Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
Host Kyle Jorrey sits down with Thousand Oaks Acorn reporter Dawn Megli to discuss the February and March incidents where neo-nazis displayed white supremicist banners on the Borchard Rd. freeway overpass. Megli was on the overpass April 16 when a local retired scientist hung banners of love and positivity in response to the group’s hateful messaging. Accompanying Links: Neo-nazi group makes appearance in Newbury Park Love replaces hate on overpassBranching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.com Written by Kyle Jorrey Audio Engineering by David Lopez Graphic Design by David LopezProduced by Allison Montroy Music by Ian Bradley SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing (805) 495-1885Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
Hilton Hotel Inferno

Hilton Hotel Inferno

2022-04-1849:23

Host Kyle Jorrey sits down with Camarillo Acorn reporter Makena Huey and Acorn photographer Michael Coons, who were both at the destructive Camarillo blaze that burned down a Hilton that was being built across from the Camarillo Outlets. The trio discuss what happened, how reporters and photographers safely document fires and what’s next for the charred structure.Accompanying Links: Michael Coons on Twitter Makena Huey on TwitterHotel fire investigation gets underwayPhotos from the scene Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comSUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing (805) 495-1885Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
Moorpark Acorn reporter Makena Huey and Thousand Oaks Acorn reporter Dawn Megli are joined via Zoom by Salvador Tumamait Ambriz and Alanna Cronk, two Ventureño Chumash who are part of a movement to revitalize the mitsqanaqan language of their ancestors. Accompanying links: Giving voice to the past Branching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comSUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing (805)4951885Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
This episode contains a first-hand account of the war in Ukraine, parts of which may be graphic or upsetting to hear. Listener discretion advised.Moorpark Acorn reporter Makena Huey connected with Ukrainian Oleksander Kostiuchenko via Zoom, who stayed back in Ukraine to fight for his country. Kostiuchenko’s brother, Eugene Kostiuchenko, was a sheriff’s deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver in 2014. The VCSO has been sending supplies and donations to Ukraine in his honor. Accompanying Links: Brother of Fallen Camarillo Deputy at War in UkraineNo new trial for drunk driver who killed deputyBranching OutFind us on TwitterEmail us at branchingout@theacorn.comSUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA (805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Acoustic Hearing Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
Tyler King, an athletic trainer for Loyola Marymount University’s baseball, water polo and swim teams, joins the Acorn sports staff for an informative and enlightening episode. The Thousand Oaks High School graduate pitched for the Lancers’ baseball squad. King talks about how he pivoted from playing the game to chasing a career within sports, including a memorable stretch working with the Boston Red Sox.Accompanying LinksTLDR PodcastSUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Timios Title and Escrow Services211 Village Commons Blvd. #13, Camarillo(800) 377-8019Maid in America HousecleaningCall for a free estimate!(805) 499-7259Gold Coast Veterans Foundation4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA(805) 482-6550Save a Life Thrift Stores 315 Arneill Rd #103, Camarillo (888) 876-0605Support the show (https://www.theacorn.com/subscribe/)
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