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

Hanging Out on New Year’s Eve

From goings on at the Talking Stick:                     From my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/644051785659328/ Tuesday 6:00pm until 2:00am Partly Cloudy 70°F / 50°F Friends, cohorts, droogs, and my other assorted riff-raff–I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Age of Billionaires

  The Word Neo is not New   The Age of the Billionaires   By   Rodolfo Acuña       Every day I realize more how little we have progressed since the nineteenth century in terms of ideas. Our … Continue reading

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An Execution in Bangladesh

Some people may be freaked out by the execution in Bangladesh of Abdul Quader Mollah after his conviction for war crimes committed on behalf of Pakistan during Bangladesh’s fight for independence. I for one shed no tears. For those too … Continue reading

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Save the Proud Bird Activism

For background on this issue:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/11/24/save-the-proud-bird/   Like this:Like Loading…

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a great human being, but I wouldn’t have voted for him in South African elections or the ANC. The ANC’s role was closer in an American context to that of Martin Luther King, although unlike King the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: More Corruption in Sonoma Law Enforcement

  Detective’s Diary has been keeping watch on the aftermath of the death of 13 year old Andy Lopez in the outskirts of Santa Rosa October 22 of this year. Andy was gunned down by sheriff deputy Erick William Gelhaus … Continue reading

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Save the Proud Bird

The historic Proud Bird Restaurant, a 47 year LAX-area community icon, is scheduled to close due to unresolved lease issues with airport management. Please help save the restaurant and the 104 jobs of the employees. The Proud Bird is a … Continue reading

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Andy Lopez shooting – Sonoma’s tip of the iceberg

As I posted this my great friend, camarada, companero and board member of the California League of Latin American Citizens, Private Investigator Alex Salazar, was hard at work in Santa Rosa doing an independent investigation of the death of Andy … Continue reading

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2014 Same Page Coalition Candidate Questionnaire

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Behind the Scenes – People v. Noguez

  In mid June, major news media, especially the Los Angeles Times (June 14, 2013) began reporting about how Iranian-American developer Eskandar E. Bolour was getting engulfed in the scandals involving Los Angeles County Assessor Juan Renaldo “John” Noguez when … Continue reading

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