San Jose State, Cisco high-tech deal ran into problem at outset

Careless tracking of valuable Cisco equipment exposed San Jose State to theft. 
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy riding a motorized scooter he got for Christmas has been fatally struck by a car in front of his home in Southern California.  
Laney, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Napa, Ohlone, Skyline and Solano and colleges have applied to start bachelor's degree programs as California eases restrictions that prevented community colleges from offering 4-year degrees.  
While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.  
A three-alarm fire that burned at two homes in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood on Christmas Day caused more than $1.3 million in damage and killed two cats, fire officials said Friday.  
The many clashing 'Colors of 2015'

Pantone's 'color of the year' for 2015 -- chosen by the New Jersey-based color-matching company for interiors, fashion, makeup and more -- is Marsala, an earthy, wine-red hue. But many paint companies have chosen colors of their own for the new year, including Coastal Surf and Coral Reef -- which don't mesh with Marsala at all.