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Sarah Parvini

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Sarah Parvini is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles.

She is a Web producer and reporter for KCET's "SoCal Connected." Prior to her time at KCET, she reported for the Associated Press and TakePart.com. She was also an associate producer for L.A.'s NPR affiliate, 89.3 KPCC. Her reporting has been featured in various outlets, including The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, GlobalPost and The Washington Post; her radio work has aired on KPCC.

Sarah received her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where she focused on Web reporting and digital media. There, she earned the Penny Lernoux Award for International Reporting for the stories she wrote from Dublin and Belfast as part of the Knight Program on Media and Religion. She also won two Los Angeles Press Club Awards for both her news and entertainment reporting.

A self-proclaimed future foreign correspondent, Sarah's goal as a journalist is to pursue narratives of the human experience -- looking for the people involved, the details and the deeper story -- and to use those experiences as a vehicle to uncover larger issues.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) funded construction of the Cranberry Part assisted living facility in Clio, MI.
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What's the Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living?

And which type of senior care is best for your loved ones?
Looking at a nursing home's ratings on the Medicare website is just one step that should be taken to evaluate a potential care facility.
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Navigating the Complex World of Choosing a Nursing Home

When it comes to choosing a nursing home, the overuse of anti-psychotic drugs is just one factor to consider.
Despite a 2012 California law prohibiting religious discrimination in the workplace, many Muslims described instances of a hostile work environment because of their faith. This photo appears in CAIR's report. | Photo: CAIR
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Are California's Laws Prohibiting Workplace Religious Discrimination Enough?

A new report on Muslim civil rights shows hundreds of reports of a hostile work environment.
Jennifer Sabih speaks with LADOT Officer Enrique De La Cruz for a segment of KCET's 'SoCal Connected' | Photo: Zach Behrens/KCET
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Enforcement to Service: Rebranding Negative Views of L.A. Parking Officers

Enforcement officers are more than just the people who ruin your Monday with a parking ticket.
LA Express Park uses 'real-time technology to make parking in L.A. fast, easy and smart.'
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L.A.'s Demand-Based Parking Program Moving in 'Exactly the Right Direction'

Express Park is currently expanding into Westwood Village.
Carrying placards and lighted torches on May 18, 1964, protesters picket the entrance to Fremont Place in Los Angeles.
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5 California Victories Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a law ending the notion that Americans could be "separate but equal," paving the way for voting rights and racial equality. Here, we look back at a few moments that had a significant impact on the Gol...
A Hobby Lobby store in Mansfield, Ohio. There are 26 locations in California
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Leaves Religious Groups Divided

The Greens, who own the Hobby Lobby stores, believe life begins at conception and object on religious grounds to providing health insurance that covers methods of birth control that "may result in the destruction of an embryo."
For many homeless people, the fees associated with proper identification are a cost-prohibitive barrier blocking access to the services they need.
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State Senate to Vote on Bill to Provide Homeless With Free IDs

AB 1733 would allow a homeless person to submit an affidavit of homelessness and financial need with an application for vital records, such as a birth certificate, or a state-issued photo identification card.
Preferential parking districts can be spotted throughout L.A., much to the chagrin of many drivers. | Photo: Zach Behrens/KCET
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What's the Story Behind L.A.'s Preferential Parking Districts?

For many Angelenos, these districts cause more than frustration; they can lead to expensive fees and fines for parking in the wrong spot. So why do we even need preferential parking?
Los Angeles officials say the ban was enforced for health and safety reasons, but a federal court disagreed, ruling that the law targeted L.A.'s homeless community.
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Winning a Battle, But Losing the War: Court Overturns L.A. Ban on Living in Cars

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals overturned L.A.'s ban on using parked vehicles as "living quarters." Homeless advocates say it's something of a Pyrrhic victory.
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