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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"

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31552
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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"Captive Girl" Susan (aka 'Genie') Wiley's father Clark Wiley committed suicide. Clark Wiley shot himself minutes before he was to have appeared in Alhambra Municipal Court on charges of child abuse. The article was written by Dick Lloyd. 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)." 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 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".

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31553
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 22, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 22, 1970
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Child Abuse
Feral children
"Genie"
Suicides
Wiley, Clark
Wiley, Irene
Wiley, Susan
Item ID
31749AN
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,…
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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.

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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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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 30, 1959
Pages
p. 16
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 30, 1959
Pages
p. 16
Subjects
Arcadia Authors - Grissom, Irene
Item ID
3622AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Irene Gahr, Arcadia resident, has won the 2000 Directors' Cup tournament. The article profiles her community involvement.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 8, 2001
Pages
p. 7
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 8, 2001
Pages
p. 7
Subjects
Gahr, Irene
Santa Anita Women's Golf Club
Directors' Cup Tournament - 2001
Item ID
29239AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Patsy Chang Kote, a live-in housekeeper, was arrested Monday at the Arcadia home of Ruth LeBerthon on suspicion of elder abuse and grand theft after she admitted tricking the 92 year old woman in her care into cashing pension checks and then taking the money.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper10852
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 12, 1997
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 12, 1997
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Kote, Patsy Chang
Item ID
11197AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A 90-year-old woman was found dead in her Arcadia home, an apparent murder victim.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
January 24, 1988
Pages
p. A-1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
January 24, 1988
Pages
p. A-1
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Murder
Item ID
1379AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Police find woman’s body in Arcadia backyard in the 300 block of East Forest Avenue. A 76-year-old Arcadia woman was killed yesterday at her home and her vehicle was stolen. The coroner’s office has not yet identified the woman. Neighbors said she was a longtime resident with two daughters and a grandson. The motive behind the killing is unknown.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2019
Pages
p. A3, A5
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2019
Pages
p. A3, A5
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Deaths
Murders
Tsai, Chyong Jen
Item ID
35609AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Witness apprehends hit-and-run suspect Rebeca Gonzalez, a 54 year-old Arcadia resident. She struck two pedestrians with her vehicle.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 28, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 15
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 28, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 15
Subjects
Crime and Criminals
Gonzalez, Rebeca
Item ID
34741AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Spotlight on Beryl Burridge, an 89-year-old resident at the British Home in Sierra Madre. She is a volunteer at Arcadia Methodist Hospital Gift Shop.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 22, 2011
Pages
p. 1, 10
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 22, 2011
Pages
p. 1, 10
Subjects
Burridge, Beryl
Senior Citizens
Volunteers
Item ID
32947AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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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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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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Obituary/death notice. Alice Ann Formanack, a 72-year-old grandmother, died after inhaling smoke from a fire in her home.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 6, 1998
Pages
p. A1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 6, 1998
Pages
p. A1
Announcement Type
Obituary or death notice
Subjects
Formanack, Alice Ann
Item ID
16722AN
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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Mrs. Charles Strong (Pearl), who lived at 460 W. Duarte Road in 1921 and for many years. (see photo of home #276) She was 92 years old in this photo.

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Date
c.1970

  1 image

Date
c.1970
Subjects
Strong, Pearl
Physical Description
2x3 color vertical
ID
420
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Virginia Kay, 92, Pasadena Star-News advice columnist for more than 50 years, died at her Arcadia home. Her real name was Arline Osman-Powers. She is profiled.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 16, 1993
Pages
p. H-3 photo
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 16, 1993
Pages
p. H-3 photo
Subjects
Kay, Virginia see Osman-Powers, Arline
Osman-Powers, Arline
Item ID
147AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A 13-year-old female was critically injured after a motorist lost control of a vehicle and struck her in front of Dana Middle School. A surgical team decided to amputate the lower portion of her right leg 5 inches below knee.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 25, 2003
Pages
p. 1, 19
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 25, 2003
Pages
p. 1, 19
Subjects
Automobile accidents
Dana Middle School
Item ID
32926AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Tamara Kato owned the Arcadia franchise of Comfort Keepers, an in-home care service. She celebrated her business' one year anniversary this week. She employed about 30 caregivers that visit and live in clients' homes to help clients enjoy some company and maintain their independence.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 19, 2009
Pages
p. A11
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 19, 2009
Pages
p. A11
Subjects
Business owners
Kato, Tamara
Item ID
31916AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Nine year old Karen Spurney of Arcadia won in her age group in the 47th annual "Search for Talent Competition" sponsored by the National Exchange Club. She played a rendition of Bach on the piano.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 21, 1995
Pages
p. A1 photo
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 21, 1995
Pages
p. A1 photo
Subjects
Spurney, Karen
Item ID
4702AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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