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.
09 July 2014 09:30 PM
The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial, says Tim Walker
09 July 2014 08:32 PM
Alix Tichelman has been charged with the manslaughter of Forrest Hayes aboard his 50-foot yacht
07 July 2014 12:00 AM
The Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Oakland, has almost always been thought of as the Golden Gate Bridge’s unlovely older sister.
05 July 2014 07:15 PM
A mentoring scheme set up in Richmond, shows encouraging signs of success – using a cash incentive
04 July 2014 11:24 PM
As tens of thousands of migrant children continue to stream across the US-Mexican border into Texas, President Barack Obama said that welcoming new immigrants to the US is “central to our way of life.” Speaking at the White House at an Independence Day ceremony, honouring 25 servicemen and women who had achieved US citizenship after joining the country’s military, Mr Obama reiterated his calls for reform of US immigration policy, saying: “We have to fix our immigration system, which is broken.”
04 July 2014 07:14 PM
Organisation founded by acclaimed soloist is breaking down barriers
03 July 2014 12:00 AM
Watching this World Cup in the US has been a lot like watching earlier ones in England, as American fans have learnt to fear Germany, to despise Cristiano Ronaldo, and to drink large amounts of beer. In Brazil, Team USA’s travelling supporters have even been accused of rowdy behaviour.
02 July 2014 06:36 PM
The state’s $45bn farming industry produces almost half the fruit and veg grown in the US, and plummeting yields mean consumers are beginning to feel the effects
American Independence Day 2014: California town to clamp down on the traditional Ocean Beach Marshmallow War
02 July 2014 06:23 PM
The annual custom has attracted thousands in recent years, with a child and an elderly person injured last year
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
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace