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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The Walkers will be sentenced on 22 October

Romanian princess and husband plead guilty in Oregon cockfighting case

The authorities said the couple charged punters $20 to attend the events and $1,000 to enter their cock in a bout

Only 13 men have been executed in California since 1978

California death penalty: Executions so 'dysfunctional' they're unconstitutional, court rules

Court decision could lead to end of capital punishment in state

Postcard from... Ojai

Around 70 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 minutes east of the beaches of Ventura County, Ojai (pronounced “Oh, hi!”) is a bohemian community shaded by the Topa Topa mountains and graced with spectacular pink sunsets. Its residents include Terence Stamp, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. Film director Frank Capra used this town of spas and ranches as the location for Shangri-La in his 1937 film Lost Horizon.

A woman uses a hose to wash the sidewalk in front of an apartment building in San Francisco, California

California droughts: State approves $500 per day fines for those who waste water

Excessive garden sprinkling, hosing down driveways or using drinking water in ornamental fountains will be punished

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration rights activist, Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant is arrested by US border patrol agents in Texas

Mr Vargas was arrested and handcuffed as he tried to board a flight to Houston at McAllen-Miller airport on Tuesday morning

Many migrants have been killed riding freight trains to the Mexico-US border

Hit song 'La Bestia' about Mexican death train released by US border agency to deter prospective migrants from making the trip north

However the composer claims the song’s warnings about the dangers of migration would be less effective if its listeners were aware of its links to the US government

Officer Melvin Santiago was killed by the waiting gunman

Gunman Lawrence Campbell who ‘wanted to be famous’ kills officer in New Jersey shooting

Campbell was shot and killed by a second set of police officers arriving on the scene following the killing of Melvin Santiago

Escort Alix Tichelman is accused in the death of the former Google executive Forrest Hayes

Death in the Valley of the Dolls: Heroin overdose turns the spotlight on prostitution boom in California's tech industry

The death of a former Google executive during a liason with a high-class escort has thrown new light on the issue
Tourists hike along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Soon the view could include a 420-acre hotel, restaurant and retail complex, plus a cable-car gondola for visitors

A scar on the Grand Canyon: Plans for mega hotel, retail complex, cable car, walkway and housing development threatens one of the natural wonders of the world

The National Parks Conservation Association has called the projects 'an unmitigated disaster'

Postcard from... Central Valley

About halfway down the Interstate 5 freeway from San Francisco to Los Angeles, in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is a lunch stop that’s a cut above most of the fast-food joints that hug the roadside.

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's heavenly crab dishes don't need hours of preparation

Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

Terry Venables column

Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

Michael Calvin's Inside Word

Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past