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, was published in 2014.

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The stark contrast between watered lawns and brown hillside in San Diego

California water shortage: One drought for the rich and another for everyone else as Golden State goes brown again

New rules calling for a 25 per cent cut in urban water use look set to deepen long-standing divisions between the wealthy and the less well-off

Trevor Noah is the next host of The Daily Show

Trevor Noah: All the way from Soweto to the very biggest gig in comedy

The man chosen to succeed Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show' is walking into a political and racial minefield

Will Ferrell is among the stars whose agents have jumped ship

'Theft' of A-list clients sparks Hollywood talent agency battle

It is thought to be the biggest defection in Hollywood history

The death row that ran out of cells

California takes so long to execute condemned prisoners that it's run out of room. Tim Walker hears from relatives who face the longest goodbye

Popular US preacher Robert Schuller

Robert Schuller dead: Popular 'Hour of Power' preacher dies aged 88

The founder of California's Crystal Cathedral megachurch was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2013

Water flows along an aqueduct beneath the sweltering sun in Kern County, California. The state's drought, now in its fourth year, is going from bad to worse

California drought: Governor Jerry Brown announces mandatory water restrictions for first time in state's history

The Sierra Nevada snowpack is currently only 5% of the historical average for April - a situation described as 'just terrifying' by the Water Resources Control Board

Andrew Getty: his grandfather J Paul Getty was once thought to be the world’s richest man

Andrew Getty dead: Grandson of oil tycoon J Paul suffers 'blunt-force trauma' at LA home

Authorities say death does not appear to involve foul play, but that could change

Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis on Tuesday

Indiana moves to clarify new religious-freedom law following criticism that it discriminates against LGBT people

Several major companies have threatened to avoid doing business in the state because of the measure, with Apple CEO Tim Cook describing it as 'dangerous'

The Church of Scientology community center in the neighborhood of South Los Angeles

'Going Clear': HBO broadcasts film alleging torture by Church of Scientology

It’s the film the Church of Scientology would rather you didn’t see: on Sunday night HBO broadcast director Alex Gibney’s acclaimed documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which contains devastating claims about the controversial religion.

Meagre snowfall has left slopes in Olympic Valley, Tahoe, almost bare, weeks before the traditional spring melt

California drought brings greatly reduced snowpack - which is bad news for skiers... and for everyone else

Snow-melt makes up 30 per cent of the state's annual water supply, forcing Governor Jerry Brown to allocate $1bn for water projects

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