Tim Walker

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.

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Postcard from... Los Angeles

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.

Demonstrators protest in the streets following the federal government's approval of the Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline in Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada’s pipeline through paradise: Concerns about an oil spill drive huge opposition against planned exports to China

First Nations, environmentalists and political rivals are arraying against Prime Minister Stephen Harper – but he insists the $7bn project is necessary for national security

Marcus Wellons will be the first inmate put to death in the US since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April

Death penalty returns to the US following April's botched lethal injection

Georgia has become the first state to recommence executing death row inmates since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April fanned the flames of the death penalty debate in the US. Convicted murderer Marcus Wellons was this week denied a final plea for clemency by the state’s parole board. Wellons, 59, was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 1989 rape and murder of his 15-year-old neighbour, India Roberts, in Atlanta.

Barack Obama has compared action to cut carbon emissions to the space race

Obama challenges global warming sceptics

US President Barack Obama has criticised climate change deniers in Congress while challenging young people to change the “status quo” on global warming, during an address on Saturday to the graduating class of the University of California, Irvine.

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago sports the businessman’s new 20ft-high sign

It’s magnificent: Donald Trump defends ‘tasteless’ 20ft Chicago sign

Donald Trump said he had received tweets and letters in support of his huge new sign

Supreme Court justices have allowed pomegranate growers POM Wonderful to proceed with a lawsuit against Coca-Cola Co

'Misleading' juice label may land Coca-Cola in court

Coca-Cola could face a trial over allegations of false advertising, after the US Supreme Court said the company sought to “mislead and trick consumers” by labelling as pomegranate-blueberry juice a product that contains just 0.5 per cent pomegranates and blueberries combined.

Behind the glamorous image of the Los Angeles Kings’ ice girls is a world of strict working conditions and humiliating tasks

National Hockey League’s ice girl cheerleaders ‘work in torture camps’

The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks

Postcard from... Sun Valley

Just off a picturesque road between two multimillion-dollar properties in the Idaho resort of Sun Valley are the remains of the world’s oldest surviving ski-lift.

Two of the heirs to the Walmart fortune, Jim and Rob Walton

Walmart heirs under fire over 'phony' charity

Activists accuse retail family of giving only 0.04 per cent of vast wealth to Walton Family Foundation

Postcard from... Los Angeles

If you want to know what LA’s Echo Park area was like 20 years ago, there’s a 1993 film called Mi Vida Loca that supposedly captures the mood. Its protagonists are two female gang members, and one of its climactic events is a shooting outside a local convenience store called El Batey No 2. Until not too long ago the neighbourhood was almost entirely Latino. Today many former residents have been priced out, and most of the new ones are white and wealthy.

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