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Detectives are still trying to sort out what led to a man being stabbed to death, and a woman injured in Ventura County.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon, at a homeless camp near some railroad tracks off of First Street in Simi Valley.  A woman went for help after being stabbed.  Police arriving on the scene found the body of Eric Tenorio.  The 26-year -old man had been fatally stabbed.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Firefighters are mopping up two brush fires in eastern Ventura County.

The first fire was discovered at about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon off of Highway 118 near Kuehner Drive.  No structures were threatened.  The fire led to some lane closures and caused some traffic backups.  About ten acres of brush burned. 

Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally stabbed in Ventura County. Zaria Patino died in the as a result of the attack in Simi Valley last week. Simi Valley Police arrested Euren Balbuena at the scene. Detectives say he was the victim’s boyfriend.

Detectives now say the man arrested for the murder of a Ventura County woman was her boyfriend, and believe the killing with the result of a domestic disturbance. Simi Valley Police were called to the 5400 block of Los Angeles Avenue Thursday morning. An injured woman was stopping people, and telling them her daughter was dead in an apartment.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

A man who fell into an apparently abandoned well in the yard of a Ventura County home has been rescued.

It happened at about 1:30 Monday afternoon, on Laguna Way in Simi Valley.  Ron Sparks fell about 20 feet.

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.

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