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.
17 July 2014 12:49 PM
The authorities said the couple charged punters $20 to attend the events and $1,000 to enter their cock in a bout
17 July 2014 08:51 AM
Court decision could lead to end of capital punishment in state
16 July 2014 11:03 PM
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.
16 July 2014 07:34 PM
Excessive garden sprinkling, hosing down driveways or using drinking water in ornamental fountains will be punished
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant is arrested by US border patrol agents in Texas
16 July 2014 05:23 PM
Mr Vargas was arrested and handcuffed as he tried to board a flight to Houston at McAllen-Miller airport on Tuesday morning
Hit song 'La Bestia' about Mexican death train released by US border agency to deter prospective migrants from making the trip north
15 July 2014 06:03 PM
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
14 July 2014 12:27 AM
Campbell was shot and killed by a second set of police officers arriving on the scene following the killing of Melvin Santiago
Death in the Valley of the Dolls: Heroin overdose turns the spotlight on prostitution boom in California's tech industry
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
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
11 July 2014 07:40 AM
The National Parks Conservation Association has called the projects 'an unmitigated disaster'
10 July 2014 12:00 AM
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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