Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
02 July 2014 01:51 AM
The games in Brazil take place at a far more civilised hour for America than did recent tournaments in Europe, Africa or Asia
01 July 2014 07:30 PM
Colorado was the first US state to legalise the recreational use of the drug, but enjoyed a smoother transition as its medical marijuana system provided an existing framework for the recreational trade
01 July 2014 12:00 AM
There appear to be just two permanent residents at the Little Harbor Campground, a remote camping spot on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of southern California: the local ranger and an elderly bison whom the islanders affectionately call Brutus.
28 June 2014 12:44 PM
Bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously in favour of the funding for a steel suicide net
25 June 2014 07:33 PM
The private college in Chicago wants to attract competitive, tech-savvy but non-sporty students and has received hundreds of inquiries
24 June 2014 12:00 AM
The low skies of Los Angeles are latticed with power lines. They criss-cross every intersection, weighing down telegraph poles with far more miles of wire than in any British city. But I’ve rarely found an incentive to look up. Until recently, when I began to notice an odd sight while my car idled at red lights: all over town, there were stuffed toys hanging from the lines, as if a lynch mob had been trawling LA for teddy-bear victims.
22 June 2014 12:08 AM
Three cities are fighting to host George Lucas’s collection of art and franchise memorabilia
22 June 2014 12:07 AM
For more than two decades, a street gang known as the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips has terrorised the territory it calls its own in South Central Los Angeles, while profiting from the sale of drugs to vulnerable, homeless addicts in the city’s blighted Skid Row district. But this week, 50 suspected members – almost one third of the entire gang – found themselves behind bars following a major bust by the FBI and LAPD.
19 June 2014 10:43 AM
Board votes unanimously to remove him and says company is ‘larger than any one individual’
19 June 2014 01:00 AM
When the first goal hit the back of the net, the crowd in the bar went wild. When the equaliser came there was a collective, resigned sigh. Their team is not expected to progress far in this World Cup but, all the same, they dare to dream. No, not the United States, but South Korea – some of whose supporters I joined on Tuesday in a bar near Wilshire Boulevard at the heart of LA’s Koreatown.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week