DUBLIN, Calif. — The hosts of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters visited a Dublin neighborhood on Wednesday to apologize for the misfired cannonball that rocketed through a home and smashed a minivan window in the area the day before.

    View a video report of the damages.

    View a slide show of the damage.

    Reality television show hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman came to the home to see the damage their cannonball inflicted.

    The pair spent several hours investigating the damage and helping to clean up at the house, leaving around 4 p.m. after they promised the homeowners they would take care of the mess.

    The hosts told KTVU that cannonball, which was not much bigger than a softball, weighed about 30 pounds and was part of an experiment to see if a cannonball could make it through a castle's walls.

    They still don't know exactly how the projectile ended up hundreds of yards from the shooting range where the experiment was being conducted.

    "We're deeply sorry for

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Lucky Supermarkets on Monday took the unusual step of telling customers that they may need to cancel credit cards or change their bank accounts in the wake of a card-skimming scam that federal authorities called one of the most sophisticated they've ever seen.

    The Save Mart Supermarket chain that operates Lucky and Save Mart Stores first learned the credit and debit card readers at self-checkout lanes in several Bay Area stores have been tampered with back on November 11.

    Watch a video report of Santa Clara tampering.

    The company sent out a consumer advisory on November 23.

    Steps were immediately taken to remove the tampered card readers in the affected stores, the company said in its original November 23 news release.

    The company has since learned that three more stores in Novato, Sunnyvale and Petaluma were targeted, said Alicia Rockwell, public affairs director for Save Mart.

    The three additional stores were missed in the original report sent to the

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    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. —Two Good Samaritans ran down a thief who allegedly tried to steal $10,000 worth of high-end purses from Nordstrom in Walnut Creek on Saturday night.

    Officers went to 1200 Broadway Plaza after several people called 911 to report a robbery and people running out of Nordstrom at about 8:30 p.m., according to Walnut Creek police.

    Witnesses told arriving officers that a male and female suspect had entered the store and grabbed armloads of purses and handbags, police said.

    The store alarms were activated and the suspects pushed customers out of the way to run out of the store, police said.

    One customer apparently tried to grab the male suspect's arm, police said. The suspect, later identified as Bryan Black, 42, of Oakland, sprayed the customer in the face with pepper spray.

    A second customer tackled Black outside the store as he was running toward a waiting vehicle, police said.

    Black allegedly tried to pepper spray the man, but the good Samaritan was able

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