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

National Instant Criminal Background Check–a gaping loophole

The shooting at the Washington DC Naval Yard by Aaron Alexis has once again brought up the issues of background checks as a deterrent to criminals and the mentally ill getting their hands on firearms.  There is a huge loophole … Continue reading

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Indy Film Production fund for California

http://latinoweeklyreview.com/?p=132361 On Tuesday September 24, 2013 the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation (BHHF) will announce a private sector film production fund for independent ventures in California.  This is a major step towards bringing Hollywood home and providing the kind of decent … Continue reading

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Aaron Alexis at first glance

The deceased alleged shooter at the Washington DC Navy Yard, 34 year old Aaron Alexis, raised my eyebrows because his last known address in Forth Worth, Texas was on “White Settlement Road,” but as a local historian points out:   … Continue reading

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LA City Auditor Calling It Quits

First off, read my last blog on Los Angeles City Office of Finance:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/09/09/parkmaggedon-for-los-angeles/ Now, read what a former high level employee had to say about the chaos in that office when he retired and could no longer be disciplined … Continue reading

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ParkMaggedon for Los Angeles?

  For background on the following open letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, first see http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/08/28/public-records-request-to-la-office-of-finance/ Dear Eric:   First, excuse the familiarity of this letter’s opening salutation as I would normally address you properly as Honorable Mayor Garcetti, but in … Continue reading

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Public Records Request to LA Office of Finance

Yesterday, August 27, 2013, at an apparently private meeting called by the Los Angeles City Office of Finance (OOF) that was in fact advertised only to clients of registered lobbying firm Ken Spiker & Associates and which only became known … Continue reading

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Chicano Moratorium 2013!

  National Chicano Moratorium: 43 Years Later     Rolling the calendar back to August 29, 1970, 30,000 people in East Los Angeles marched to what was then Laguna Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd protesting the Vietnam War and racism. In … Continue reading

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Chicano Moratorium speakers-entertainers 8-24-13

  J.B. Tucker & Associates News Release  P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433  Tel: 310.618.9596 Fax: 310.618.1950  Cell: 818.720.3719 pr@janbtucker.com Criminal Justice Columnist, Counter Punch Magazine Commentator, Black Talk Radio “Public relations guru”–Los Angeles Times 1996 Former 1st Vice President, … Continue reading

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Film Czar for Los Angeles

On Saturday August 17, 2013, the Board of San Fernando Valley Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women voted to unanimously endorse Sharon Hardee Jimenez of the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation (BHHF) to be appointed by Mayor … Continue reading

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Emily’s List of Trials & Tribulations

  Two years ago, Emily Gibson, then ten years old, was in the custody of her mother and step-father in the Antelope Valley, when she was prosecuted in juvenile court for assaulting a school police officer. At the time, she … Continue reading

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