Remember that arcade scene in Princess Diaries when Mia took Queen Clarisse out for a day in San Francisco? That took place at Musée Mécanique, located right in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. It is a for-profit interactive museum consisting of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts. Free admission everyday!
- Website: http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/
- Address: Pier 45 Shed A, San Francisco, CA 94133
To start off FYC’s new California’s Filming Locations series, I’m beginning with one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite buildings, the Bradbury Building from the last scene in (500) Days Of Summer, where Tom meets Autumn. Truly a masterpiece of a building, I’ve been there myself, it’s gorgeous.
Visit it yourself at
304 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A few days ago I came up with an idea for a new series here on FYC, posting about various film locations of movies and TV shows so you guys can maybe go visit them yourselves! Spring break is coming up so that means I’m going to finally have some time on my hands soon, so what movies/shows do you want me to do film locations for first (also specify what location in the movie do you want!)?
EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, California Senate just passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
Outrage over SCA-5
A proposed amendment to the California constitution has recently triggered public anger across Asian-American communities.
Opponents say that the amendment is discriminatory as it would dramatically decrease the proportion of Asian-American students in public universities, leaving long-lasting, disastrous impacts on education and employment opportunities for these communities. They are urging action to stop it from being approved in the state assembly.
Supporters, however, argue that affirmative action is needed because of a rapid decline in the representation of minorities on campuses.
In tabling the California Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5 (SCA5), which was passed in the state senate on January 30, Ed Hernandez, a Democratic state senator, said that the number of Latino, African American and Native American students in the University of California had declined dramatically.
The amendment would allow the state to give preferential treatment in public education to individuals or groups based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. It will also apply to public employment and contracting. If SCA5 is passed in the state assembly, it will be presented to the state voters in the November election.
Bob Huff, Republican leader in the state senate, spoke out against SCA5. Huff warned that it is dangerous to pass the amendment as it would restart a new round of racial discrimination. The Declaration of Independence says "All men are created equal," but SCA5 is contrary to this, Huff added.
Read more: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/845089.shtml#.Ux0-bEJdUgs
Q:Your thoughts on the SCA-5 that was just recently passed?
Oh shit I totally forgot to post about it! Thanks for reminding me. And oh gosh, it’s really hard for me to make a comment or opinion on it. I believe that one should be let into college based off of you know, the usual; GPA, leadership skills, extracurriculars, that good bunch. I have not looked into the situation thoroughly enough to be in any position to say anything about the approval. But since it “would repeal provisions of Prop 209 and allow the State of California to deny an individual or group’s rights to public education on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin”, that’s a big red flag to me. The color of someone’s skin or any of those mentioned things should NOT affect the possibility of anyone trying to attend university.
I thought it would be pretty cool to start a new series of photosets on here (in addition to the “Things To Do In California" series and such) on the various places TV shows/movies were filmed/made throughout California so you guys can maybe go visit them yourselves! What do you think?
Everything does it automatically now but I’ll remind you guys anyway haha. So unless you’re in Arizona or Hawaii, make sure you add an hour!