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

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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Bring Hollywood Home on the Oscars 2016

 2016 ACADEMY AWARDS ‘SPOTLIGHTS’ THE NEED FOR REAL JOURNALISM TO INVESTIGATE THE REASONS SO MANY PEOPLE ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE LACK OF WORK IN HOLLYWOOD Peabody Award Winning Broadcaster Bob Jimenez, LA’s Austin Beutner (former publisher of the LA Times, … Continue reading

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Bring Hollywood Home Foundation Fights for California Jobs & Diversity

Saturday, February 27th, 2016  Los Angeles BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME WHAT DOES OUR WORK HAVE TO DO WITH TOMORROW NIGHT’S 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD? Bill Duke receives a Golden Spirit Award from Hollywood with Students invited by Bring Hollywood Home to … Continue reading

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Bring Hollywood Home Foundation fights for California Jobs

Saturday, February 27th, 2016  Los Angeles BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME WHAT DOES OUR WORK HAVE TO DO WITH TOMORROW NIGHT’S 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD? Bill Duke receives a Golden Spirit Award from Hollywood with Students invited by Bring Hollywood Home to … Continue reading

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Bring Hollywood Home Foundation fights for California Jobs

Saturday, February 27th, 2016  Los Angeles BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME WHAT DOES OUR WORK HAVE TO DO WITH TOMORROW NIGHT’S 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD? Bill Duke receives a Golden Spirit Award from Hollywood with Students invited by Bring Hollywood Home to … Continue reading

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Bring Hollywood Home Foundation fights for California Jobs

Saturday, February 27th, 2016  Los Angeles BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME WHAT DOES OUR WORK HAVE TO DO WITH TOMORROW NIGHT’S 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD? Bill Duke receives a Golden Spirit Award from Hollywood with Students invited by Bring Hollywood Home to … Continue reading

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Over 2,000,000 all time hits for Detective’s Diary

Whoot whoot!  We’ve passed 2,000,000 on our latest site stats: Site Statistics Unique Pages Served: 62656 Total Sessions: 582713 Total Page Hits: 2027768  

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Protect Muslim Americans from Donald Trump

There is an urban legend that King Christian X of Denmark rode through the streets of Denmark wearing a Jewish Star of David in solidarity with Jews who were being forced by the German occupation forces to wear a Yellow … Continue reading

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