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A 13-year-old girl named Susan Wiley was reportedly a prisoner in her home for all of her life until a social worker discovered the child abuse. Susan's parents Clark Wiley and Irene Wiley were arrested. The family home is at 6722 Golden West Avenue, in a county area of Arcadia. Susan Wiley was living in an environment of total isolation and deprivation and was malnourished. She cannot talk, is deformed, barely able to walk and is not toilet trained. She has been placed in the care of Children's Hospital. The child has come to be known by the alias "Genie." See hard copy in VF Wiley, Susan aka "Genie"

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 18, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 18, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Child Abuse
Feral children
"Genie"
Wiley, Clark
Wiley, Irene
Wiley, Susan
Item ID
31748AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Mrs. Irene Wiley was freed on the charge that she was wilfully cruel to her 13-year-old daughter Susan Wiley, aka "Genie." The article was written by Lucie Lowery. A 13-year-old girl named Susan Wiley was reportedly a prisoner in her home for all her life until a social worker discovered the abuse. Susan's parents Clark Wiley and Irene Wiley were arrested. The family home is at 6722 Golden West Avenue, in a county area of Arcadia. Susan Wiley was living in an environment of total isolation and deprivation and was malnourished. She cannot talk, is deformed, barely able to walk and is not toilet trained. She has been placed in the care of Children's Hospital. The child has come to be known by the alias "Genie." See VF "Wiley, Susan" for hard copy.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31554
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
December 16, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
December 16, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Child Abuse
Feral children
"Genie"
Suicides
Wiley, Clark
Wiley, Irene
Wiley, Susan
Item ID
31750AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia - Wiley, Susan aka "Genie" (Wild child--feral child)

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Contents
1. "Girl 'prisoner' in home 13 years: physical, mental growth stunted. Arcadia parents arrested on charge of child abuse." Arrested by Temple City Sheriffs at the family home at 6722 Golden West Avenue, Arcadia." Article by Larry Palmer and Bob Brown. From Arcadia Tribune on microfilm, November 18,…
Contents
1. "Girl 'prisoner' in home 13 years: physical, mental growth stunted. Arcadia parents arrested on charge of child abuse." Arrested by Temple City Sheriffs at the family home at 6722 Golden West Avenue, Arcadia." Article by Larry Palmer and Bob Brown. From Arcadia Tribune on microfilm, November 18, 1970.
2. "'Captive Girl' dad suicide: takes life as son John waits. Son says father feared court, notoriety." Article by Dick Lloyd. Arcadia Tribune, November 22, 1970, p. 1. With related stories "Note tells instructions for funeral (p. 1)," "A story he wanted to tell sealed by death of father (p. 6)," "Changed laws could have averted tragedy (p. 6)," and "Mrs. Wiley shelters at welfare agency: custody hearing Monday (p. 6)."
3."Mrs. Wiley freed on child abuse." Article by Lucie Lowery. Arcadia Tribune, December 16, 1970, p. 1.
Subjects
Arcadia - Wiley, Susan aka "Genie" (Wild child--feral child)
Item ID
285AF
Collection
Subject Files
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Birth. To Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Wiley, Feb. 5.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper10004
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
February 8, 1940
Pages
p. 3
Announcement Type
Birth
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
February 8, 1940
Pages
p. 3
Announcement Type
Birth
Subjects
Wiley, daughter
Item ID
9959AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Article reviews surrogate mother case. The father's wife Bjorna Noyes claims she was wrongly labeled a transsexual Noyes' lawyer claims Bhimani (the child's mother) decided to keep the child because she wasn't being paid.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
July 12, 1981
Pages
p. A-2
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
July 12, 1981
Pages
p. A-2
Subjects
Artificial Insemination, Human
Item ID
523AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Obituary/death notice. Lillian Lehman, 90, was found dead in her home. She may have been a murder victim.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper28183
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
January 24, 1988
Pages
p. A1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
January 24, 1988
Pages
p. A1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Subjects
Lehman, Lillian
Crime and Criminals
Item ID
28377AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Gordon Kirk, a senior pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, has resigned abruptly. Some concerns have been raised by Pasadena attorney Wiley Bunn. One concern involves the sale of Kirk's home in Arcadia.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 23, 2005
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 23, 2005
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Kirk, Gordon
Pastors
Lake Avenue Church
Churches
Item ID
29842AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadian Darlis Clark, who sued the LA Police Dept. for allegedly lying to a judge and falsifying information to obtain a search warrant to search her home in June, 1987, lost her federal civil rights lawsuit in a 6-0 verdict. The LAPD had hoped to link Clark in an investigation of ZZZBest carpet cleaning whiz kid Barry Minkow and organized crime.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 25, 1990
Pages
p. A-1 photo
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 25, 1990
Pages
p. A-1 photo
Subjects
Clark, Darlis
Item ID
1220AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A girl crosses the finish line in an apparent relay race. She is running barefoot, wearing shorts and a striped shirt, holding a baton. This photograph was in the Arcadia Bulletin, p. 3, August 20, 1956. The caption read, "Bringing home the bacon for the Holly Avenue playground in the recent City Recreation Department track meet is an unidentified young lady. Although her smile is one of victory, her team finished in fourth place behind Longley Way, Hugo Reid, Vista Park.

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Date
August 1956

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Date
August 1956
Subjects
Recreation Department Collection
Track meet
Physical Description
3 1/2 x 4 1/2 b&w
ID
1911
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
December 2, 1932
Pages
p. 1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
December 2, 1932
Pages
p. 1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Subjects
Wiley, Eunice
Item ID
4847AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A suspect, described as a Chinese woman in her mid-50s, 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, may have attempted to kidnap a 7-year old girl from Holly Avenue Elementary School. She was unsuccessful and may have mental health issues.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 15, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 15, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Kidnap
Item ID
30585AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Sex therapist Dr. Susan Block is in a zoning fight with Arcadia City. Her building is zoned for office use, not residential, although building license inspectors found 10 bedrooms inside. The brick building is on Las Tunas Drive and is the business location of Saybrook Media, where The Dr. Susan Block Show is produced. Susan Block, aka Dr. Suzy, had an HBO Special "Radio Sex TV with Dr. Susan Block" in the 1990s.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 28, 2021
Pages
p. A1, A8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 28, 2021
Pages
p. A1, A8
Subjects
Abeyta, Amber
Block, Susan
Lobkowicz, Maximillian
Podcasts
Saybrook Media Group
Sex therapists
Zoning
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A jury convicted DeQiang Song, 24 of Monterey Park, of the kidnapping and attempted murder of a 21-year-old woman, who he knew through a mutual friend, after taking her on a trip to Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on September 8, 2010. He then took her to a remote area of desert in San Bernardino County and bound her, strangled her, sliced her throat with a knife and left her for dead. She survived. Song asked the victim's father for $10,000 in ransom money. He will be sentenced April 26 in Alhambra Superior Court.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 17, 2012
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 17, 2012
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Song, DeQiang
Item ID
33084AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Close view of a school bus across which is painted: Arcadia City School. At the side near front of bus is a man in business suit adjusting louvered window. At left is a girl with a beret on her head about to get on the bus. She is Jean Hutchinson and picture was taken on Bonita Street near her home.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs829
Date
1924

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Date
1924
Subjects
Schools-History-1880's-1950
Hutchinson, Jean
School buses
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
823
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Deqiang Song, 26, of Monterey Park, gets life in prison without possibility of parole, for the crime of kidnapping for ransom, and a second sentence of life in prison plus four years, for the attempted murder of his then 21-year-old victim. Song met his victim through a mutual friend and took her to Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia on September 8, 2010. Then he took her to a remote area of desert in San Bernardino County. He strangled the woman and slit her throat. He called her father for ransom. She survived.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News,
Date
May 11, 2012
Pages
p. A5
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News,
Date
May 11, 2012
Pages
p. A5
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Song, DeQiang
Trials
Item ID
33167AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 4, 1946
Pages
p. 9
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 4, 1946
Pages
p. 9
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Subjects
Wiley, Keith Norwood
Item ID
7999AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia firefighter/paramedic Michael Herdman was remembered as a devoted father and animal lover, at a memorial service yesterday, at Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Hundreds attended. His body was found June 27 in Sespe Wilderness in Ventura County. He went missing June 13. See also Arcadia Weekly, July 10, 2014, p. 1, 20 and Mountain Views News, July 12, 2014, p. 6.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 10, 2014
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 10, 2014
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Deaths
Herdman, Michael
Missing Persons
Item ID
34087AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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50th wedding anniversary celebration

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune & News
Date
March 27, 1952
Pages
p. 5 w/photo
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune & News
Date
March 27, 1952
Pages
p. 5 w/photo
Subjects
Wiley, Scott (Mr. & Mrs.)
Item ID
11375AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Birth. To Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Black, Oct. 6.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune & News
Date
October 18, 1951
Pages
p. 7
Announcement Type
Birth
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune & News
Date
October 18, 1951
Pages
p. 7
Announcement Type
Birth
Subjects
Black, Kurt Anthony
Item ID
11094AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Twelve players on the Arcadia City baseball team, most are wearing "Arcadia City" tee-shirts. Three are wearing baseball mitts. Left to right, front row: Ed Harris, Al Stegeman, Jack Tillotson, Eric Topel, Bruce Moore, Harry Holms. Left to right, back row: Albert Adcock (Councilman), Don Morgan, Ralph Truan, Forest Wiley, Joe Ocello, Ed Hale.

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Date
1947

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