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Police are still trying to unravel what happened in a Ventura County neighborhood where a woman was found dead in a home, and there were indications that there might be explosives in the house. Simi Valley Police were called to the 500 block of Fairfield Drive at about 7 Thursday night.

A 1600 acre brush fire continues to burn out of control and threaten thousands of homes in Ventura County. The Easy Fire started just after 6 a.m. Wednesday near Easy Street, just south of Highway 118 in Simi Valley. With winds topping 50 miles an hour, the fire burned southwest, through the hills around the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  An estimated 30,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders. 

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

A 400 acre brush fire has forced some evacuations in eastern Ventura County.

No homes have been reported damaged by the Easy Fire, which is between Simi Valley and Moorpark.

It started just after 6 a.m. Wednesday near Easy Street, and has pushed south along Highway 23, in the hills by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

A brush fire is burning in eastern Ventura County, between Simi Valley and Moorpark. The blaze is near Tierra Rejada Road, south of Highway 118.

What’s being called the Easy Fire started at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.  As of 7 a.m., it had burned about 15 acres of land.

Firefighters are continuing to battle a 7500 acres brush fire in the San Fernando Valley, one that’s created concern over the possibility it could spread to Ventura County. The Saddleridge Fire extends from Sylmar to Porter Ranch, closing some major freeways and forcing about 100,000 evacuations. 

A Ventura County man who was wrongly convicted of a double murder and served nearly four decades in prison has reached a multimillion dollar settlement with a South Coast city.

Craig Coley will get $21 million dollars in a settlement with the city of Simi Valley.

A man is facing an assault with a deadly weapon charge after a stabbing at a civic center complex in Ventura County.

Police say two homeless men sleeping on the grounds of Simi Valley City Hall got into an argument early Sunday morning.  Investigators say Roger Alan Autman stabbed the victim in the hand.

(Ventura County Fire Department Air Unit)

Ventura County firefighters are mopping up a brush fire outside of Simi Valley.

What's called the Yosemite Fire was discovered just after one p.m. Tuesday, in the hills north of Highway 118.  No structures were threatened. The fire burned about 60 acres of land.

With the help of helicopters and air tankers, firefighters had the upper hand on the 60 acre blaze by around 3 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Fire investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of a brush fire near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line which at one point closed Highway 118.

The fire was discovered at about five Sunday night, on West Susana Pass Road in the Chatsworth area. The fire was in Los Angeles County, but because it was near the border with Ventura County, LA County and LA City firefighters responded. Aircraft were called in to help.

With a huge crowd on hand, a city council in Ventura County Monday night reaffirmed its controversial stand against the state’s immigrant sanctuary laws.

In April, the Simi Valley City Council approved a resolution opposing the legislation, and supporting a federal lawsuit against the state. City officials claim they followed proper procedure in taking the vote, but opponents contended they violated the state’s open meeting law by making the decision in closed session.

Photo by Patriotic Productions

There’s a special exhibit this weekend on the South Coast that honors service men and women who lost their lives during the War On Terror.

It’s the National Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

Gold Star mother Noala Fritz, who lost her son Jacob in 2007, is traveling with this national memorial.

Authorities have arrested a man for a crime that caused a scare for residents of a South Coast community.

Simi Valley Police say on Friday they arrested 23-year-old Darnell McDuffie, a transient from Oxnard, on burglary and assault charges. It stems from an incident that happened on July 22nd. Police say around 5:30 that morning, they received a call from a resident who interrupted a burglary in her condo on the 1700 block of Sinaloa Road. Detectives say the suspect battered the woman and tried to restrain her using duct tape.

A man is dead after his car plunged off a South Coast freeway.

The car was apparently headed eastbound on Highway 118 in Simi Valley when it plunged off the roadway, and into a wash near the freeway’s Tapo Canyon exit. The wreckage was spotted Sunday afternoon by a woman who could see it from her backyard.

The man, who was from Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released yet.

Authorities are investigating a double fatal accident on the South Coast.

It happened on Saturday just after 4 am on the westbound 118, just west of Stearns Street, in Simi Valley. The California Highway Patrol says two people were killed. The accident involved multiple vehicles. No other information has been released.

Health officials are warning the public not to come into contact with water in part of a South Coast city due to a sewage spill.

Ventura County’s Environmental Health Division says around 7 a.m. Friday, about 500 gallons of raw sewage was discharged in Simi Valley in the 1100 block of Waltham Circle. It was the result of a blockage in the city’s main line, which was later cleared and the discharge stopped.