Author Archives: Jan Tucker

About Jan Tucker

The Detectives Diary is an innovative tool combining Private Investigation and Journalism. In 1984, Steve Harvey's Los Angeles Times "Around the Southland" Column entitled Jan Tucker's program of providing low-cost "Opposition Research" services to indigent and working class candidates for public office, "Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides into Town." A 1996 Los Angeles Times article by Henry Chu carried a sub-headline identifying Tucker as a "P.R. Guru." In November 2012, Tucker became Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a commentator for Black Talk Radio. As a private investigator since 1979 and a former First Vice President of Newspaper Guild Local 69, Tucker takes these skills to a new level in the pages of the Detectives Diary with insightful and unique exposures and analysis of history and current events. State Director--California League of Latin American Citizens, Former seven term Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Co-President San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter-National Organization for Women, former National Commissioner for Civil Rights-League of United Latin American Citizens, former Second Vice President-Inglewood-South Bay Branch-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, former founding Vice President-Armenian American Action Committee, former First Vice President, Newspaper Guild Local 69 (AFL-CIO, CLC, CWA), Board member, Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition, Community Advisory Board member--USC-Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Project

Hollywood Diversity Fight Escalates

The following letter just went out in the U.S. Mail: June 28, 2016 Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20530-0001 Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General’s Office California Department of … Continue reading

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One Tuff Brand: new clients, new friends

Met with new clients and now new friends yesterday, OTB Fashion.  Founded in 1991, OTB focuses on fast fashion and aims at the teenage market. There are two subsidiary brands, ONE TOUGH BRAND and ONE TUFF BABE. ONE TOUGH BRAND designs … Continue reading

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Support SB 443 To Reform “Forfeiture” laws

June 17, 2016 Senator Holly Mitchell Wallis Annenberg Building 700 State Dr., Suite 113 Los Angeles CA 90037 By Fax: (213) 745-6722 (Principal author of SB 443) Senator Isadore Hall III San Pedro District Office 222 West 6th Street, Suite … Continue reading

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Judge Aaron Persky: A Bench is Not a Throne

The current controversy over Judge Aaron Persky’s sentence of a Stanford University athlete to six months in jail and three years probation after a jury convicted him of three felony counts of sexual assault has sparked over a million online … Continue reading

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I Like Bill but I Back Bernie: Feeling the Bern since 1972

One of my signature photos is with Bill Clinton and having met him and heard him speak you’ve got to admire his brilliance, his oratorical ability and his ability to persuade.  That doesn’t mean I agree with his politics nor … Continue reading

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Another Milestone for the Detective’s Diary

Periodically in the past I’ve made announcements of when I got to 1,000,000 hits on this blog, then 2,000,000……at this point we’re closing in on 2,500,000.  But recently we hit another milestone:  over 15,000 subscribers!   Subscriber Count 15015 Subscribe2 … Continue reading

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Replacing a Fighter: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s seat up for grabs

It’s going to be hard to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.  She’s been one of the best representatives California has ever had in Congress. Wikipedia points out that: She previously held the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. … Continue reading

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Panama Papers: An L.A. Connection

An International Consortium of Investigative Journalists data base reveals a Los Angeles connection to the Panama Papers.  The Shafrir Family Trust — of Amiram “Ami” and Sarit Shafrir — government witnesses in the prosecution of Tony Pellicano and his co-defendants, … Continue reading

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Alphonse F. Provinziano and the Credibility of Attorneys

Attorney Anthony Provinziano seems to think he is a “top lawyer.” He boasts on his website that:   We are a boutique law firm of top lawyers and legal professionals dedicated to giving our clients excellent service and aggressive advocacy. … Continue reading

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Beware of 1972 in 2016 Congressional Elections

In 1972, Democrat George McGovern carried only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia against Republican Richard Nixon but at the same time, Democrats only lost 13 House seats and gained two Senate seats.  What happened and why? With a nominee … Continue reading

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