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Son asked for a hug after fatally shooting his dad, neighbor testifies

FOX News

Jesse David Vasquez III, 24, is charged with killing his father, authorities say. A Texas man on trial in the shooting death of his father made an unusual request after the alleged crime took place, a neighbor testified Tuesday. "He asked for a hug," Maria Torres told the jury, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Jesse David Vasquez Jr., 44, was fatally shot April 17, 2016. His 24-year-old son, Jesse David Vasquez III, is charged with the killing.


Ariana Grande lookalike has certainly mastered the high ponytail

Mashable

By now, the internet is well-versed in identifying celebrity doppelgängers. And thanks to a few smart styling tricks, 20-year-old Jacky Melissa Vasquez is among the most convincing. According to Seventeen, Vasquez has been a fan of Ariana Grande for years, starting when the singer was still a Nickelodeon kid. So when high school classmates told her she resembled Cat Valentine, Grande's character on Victorious, Vasquez leaned into the look. Now, thanks to a high ponytail, thick winged eyeliner and a few trademark poses, the two are nearly indistinguishable.


'Double Rainbow Guy,' Paul Vasquez, has died a decade after he achieved viral fame

Mashable

Paul L. Vasquez brought the world goofy, sincere joy in 2010 when a video of him spotting a double rainbow went viral.While the rainbow was beautiful, it was Vasquez's reaction -- his sobs and laughs and complete wonderment -- that made the video remarkable. Vasquez, who would go own to be known as "Double Rainbow Guy," died over the weekend, according to multiple reports. He was 57 years old. Vasquez, who went by Yosemitebear online, had mentioned health issues on Facebook. He said he was getting tested for COVID-19 on May 5, but added he was reasonably certain "something else is going on with me."


The godfather of Chicano art -- and the son who's keeping his memory alive

Los Angeles Times

Emigdio "Higgy" Vasquez will paint a large mural at Chapman University. Emigdio "Higgy" Vasquez will paint a large mural at Chapman University. It was 1979 and Emigdio "Higgy" Vasquez was 11. His father, Emigdio Vasquez, often called the godfather of Chicano art in Orange County, drove him to a mural he was painting in the working-class, largely Mexican American Cypress Street neighborhood close to where they lived; many residents worked at the fruit packing house down the street. Vasquez's mural, on the side of an apartment building garage, depicted the faces of Chicanos: Cesar Chavez, citrus farmers, rail workers, miners.


Missing 16-year-old is reunited with her family

Los Angeles Times

A 16-year-old girl who ran away from a group home in Santa Ana on Feb. 14 has been found safe and returned to her family, police said Wednesday. Esli Samaria Vasquez stayed in contact with her father to let him know she was safe, police said. She was seen Tuesday outside a liquor store in Anaheim, when she called her father to tell him she could not return home because someone was threatening her. An employee of the liquor store confirmed seeing Vasquez arguing with an unknown male outside the store in the 1800 block of West Katella Avenue. This is not the first time Vasquez has run away, authorities said.