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courtroom when the guilty verdict was read. >> guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> reporter: after less than nine hours of deliberations, jurors decided dr. conrad murray was responsible for michael jackson's death. >> three children lost time with their father because of someone's criminal negligence. >> reporter: prosecutors argued murray caused the superstar's death purchasing more than four gallons of the powerful anesthetic propofol and administering some of it to jackson failing to monitor him and delaying a call to 911. he said he gave jackson propofol to sleep but another witness said he gave himself the final fatal dose. this final fan has been waiting to hear the verdict, supporters of both sides. each time one of the jackson family members has walked through that line and into
their car, a huge cheer has gone up. >> michael was watching over us. he was watching over us. very happy. >> reporter: dr. murray was led from court in handcuffs. sentencing is set for november 29. now, during that sentencing hearing, later this month, the judge could send conrad murray to prison for up to four years and faces losing his medical license. live in downtown los angeles, at the criminal courts building, back to you. this is allen martin. i'm wondering, he did not take the stand. dr. murray didn't. and a lot of people are wondering, did that hurt him? did the jury want to hear what happened in that room? >> reporter: well, i would have liked to have been a fly on the wall inside the jury room. that's for sure. he did not take the stand. as you know, legally he doesn' need to but jurors usually want to hear from a person sit there is through the trial
maintaining his innocence. it's just natural curiosity that you want them to get up there and say they're not guilty. >> thank you. a fourth woman is now accusing republican presidential candidate herman cain of sexual harassment. she is doing it publicly. she came forward today to describe a 1997 meeting with cain. danielle nottingham on the allegations that left little to the imagination. >> reporter: a woman is publicly accusing herman cain of an unwanted sexual advance. >> i want you, mr. cain, to come clean, just grit what you did. admit you were inappropriate to people. >> reporter: the allegations from three other women were anonymous but sharon told her story in front of cameras monday. she visited d.c. in 1997 when cain was head of the national restaurant association to ask
for his help finding a new job. >> i said, what are you doing? you know i have a boyfriend. this isn't what i came here for. mr. cain said, you want a job, right? >> reporter: cain's campaign says all of the allegations are false. the candidate spent last week pushing back against the initial accusations and found himself in some testy exchanges with reporters. >> don't even go there. >> where's my chief of staff? >> right here. >> please send him of the journalistic code of ethics. >> reporter: new polls have cain and mitt romney tied for first place. so far show thers seem to be shrugging off the allegations. >> i don't think we have enough information but i don't think it would sway me either way. >> reporter: cain may have to address the questions later this week. he and fellow gop candidates will meet for two debates in the next six days. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> one of those debates is this saturday.
and it will be carried live on cbs 5 starting at 5 p.m. tonight, a pg&e pipeline is under the microscope again. this is after another line exploded during pressure testing yesterday. len ramirez at the blast site with new details on the condition that the pipe was in before it blew. len. >> reporter: allen, we're talking about a very old pipeline, the same section -- or the same type of pipeline that blew up in san bruno that was laid down in 1947. a lot could have happened to it between now and then. but it wasn't until this very high pressure testing that exposed the problem. pg&e engineers spent the day examining their ruptured gas pipeline trying to figure out why it burst and how best to repair and replace it. a spokesman said pg&e also found the pipeline to be significantly damaged by scrapes and gouges. >> that indicates some sort of mechanical damage like a backhoe hit it or something at some point in its lifetime and that appears to be where the rupture happened. >> reporter: are you saying that that could be a reason for
its rupture? >> that's what we're going to look at closely but preliminarily that's what it looks like. >> reporter: the pipeline blew during high pressure water tests that were ordered after last year's san bruno gas explosion. >> the pipe ruptured at about 550 psig, pounds per square inch gauge, normally operates at 300. >> reporter: thousands of gallons of water spilled out and flooded highway 280 in woodside. although it's several miles away it's part of the same pipeline 132 that exploded in san bruno. it was laid down in 1947 and runs down the 280 corridor. for people who live in the area, it's a good news/bad news situation. yes, the testing exposed a weakness but the weaknesses are there in some very old pipeline. >> everybody in the area here is very concerned about it. and we just hope it doesn't turn into the same thing here as it did up there. >> reporter: do you feel there's anything you can do about it. no, just depend on pg&e to do
their job. >> reporter: the public utilities commission says it can do a better job. the directors wearing the dark suits came to the pipeline to inspect the rupture and question the engineers. the puc says it will be looking over pg&e's shoulder more closely during testing and repairs from now on. >> this is a weak point in the pipeline that wasn't known until yesterday. so this is an accident that now is never going to happen. this is what the test something all b it's to find the weak places in the pipelines so pg&e can get them fixed. >> reporter: pg&e says it will begin repairs tomorrow. the repairs will take about a week and then it will be pressure tested again to make sure that it will hold with the new welds. reporting live in woodside, len ramirez, cbs 5. a bay area business district struggling to stay alive not because of the economy. how the "occupy" movement is costing those businesses customers. the vandals more than the voters making their presence felt on the eve of an election. the damage being found all over
. it's images like these that have people afraid to come to downtown oakland. now we're learning just how much that is hurting the bottom line of local businesses. christin ayers with what the shop owners say "occupy" protests are costing them in real money. >> reporter: allen, the small business backlash is not just coming from the delis and boutiques around city hall but far beyond. the chamber of commerce is considering every option to fight back including legal action. the first sign that something was seriously wrong at la cheval restaurant in downed oakland came of the day of "occupy oakland"'s general strike. >> lunch was slow and we only
had 30% of our regular business. we closed at 3:00. >> reporter: the general manager said it quickly became clear what was happening. >> people were afraid to go downtown. >> a group of people were scheduled to be here for a particular function. they are not coming. people are afraid to come to oakland. >> reporter: it's what businesses even several blocks from the encampment feared most, that the marches, rallies and sporadic bursts of violence could crush their botto line. >> this is having a negative effect on oakland and we're losing business. we're in a downward spiral. >> reporter: up to 40% according to the chamber of commerce. investors have backed out of three leases and the chamber may take legal action against the city. >> our intention is certainly not to bring them down. our intention is to support small businesses. >> reporter: we found this protestor inside the camp's media tent compiling a database of more than two dozen small businesses that occupiers hope to support.
>> one of the things we're doing is getting together a really comprehensive list of business of in the area and putting it on the internet come support these folks. >> reporter: "occupy oakland" says they need more time to include the business community in their plans. >> have some patience with us. we're working on it. >> reporter: but the restaurant owner says time is a luxury that small businesses don't have. >> some may want to close because it's really hurting their businesses. >> reporter: the chamber of commerce says it's not just small businesses that will suffers. it will be a ripple effect for nonprofits losing out on large donations if some businesses close. >> thank you. the san francisco mayor's race is getting ugly in its final hours. a viewer sent us these photos of defaced ed lee signs. they are all overtown accusing the mayor of getting it done for the wealthy. meanwhile, police are investigating a break-in at supervisor david chiu's headquarters on van ness.
his campaign says thieves looted the place last night and went through confidential papers. but the campaign presses on. candidates were all out today trying to win some last-minute votes. and every vote counts because the rank choice system will be in place tomorrow. you can follow the results all evening on cbssf.com. and get complete coverage on the cw at 10 and cbs 5 at 11. how many things do you know work this well in this short a period of time? >> nothing. >> nothing. yes. that's right. >> a prehistoric prescription for a modern disease. the life-saving lessons we can learn from living like a caveman. and fresh breath at a cost. what some people say they lose when they use a popular mouth rinse. from the cbs 5 weather center, another frost advisory in effect for tonight and for election day. i vote for warmer weather. i'll pinpoint the day it will hit 70 degrees as eyewitness news continues. ,,
the paleo diet. >> reporter: i have been following this diet for more than six months and it's lowered my blood pressure, alcohol and i'm down two dress sizes. but can this diet help those with a common serious health problem? ucsf researchers tested the diet on diabetics with startling results. >> reporter: gloria romero used to take nine medications to control her blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, acid reflux, ee depression. now she is off all but two. >> it was fantastic, amazing. >> reporter: what did she do? she started eating like a caveman, lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats, no dairy, no grains, no processed foods. >> did this change your life? >> absolutely. >> reporter: gloria was part of a study involving type 2 diabetics. dr. linda headed up the research. she says diabetes can lead to dire consequences including... >> these are the people who
develop kidney problems. >> many diabetic patients on dialysis and i thought to myself, this is going to be me one day and it scared me. >> reporter: in the study the diabetics were randomly assigned to follow one of two diets, the mediterranean diet recommended by the american diabetes association or the paleo diet, the modern day version of what our stone age ancestors ate. >> paleo, instead of eating grains and dairy ate a lot more fruits and vegetable and a little more protein. >> reporter: all the meals were prepared here at the clinical research study kitchen at ucsf. in just two weeks, a huge difference. >> paleo diet really worked and it particularly worked for some people. >> reporter: those on the mediterranean diet saw little or no improvement. but those who ate like cavemen saw significant drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, as well as blood sugar. >> their blood sugars got way
better, dropped about 25 milligrams per deciliter on average. >> reporter: bottom lining the paleo diet helped diets in a jiffy. >> how many things do you know work this well in this short a period of time? >> nothing. >> nothing. yes, that's right. >> reporter: as to why paleo works? >> this is a diet more similar to the one that we evolved on. >> reporter: as for gloria, she take less medication for her diabetes and has more energy, dropped four dress sizes and kicked her depression. >> eating what you should be eating. your vegetables, fruits, your lean meats. it's just eating right overall. >> reporter: now, gloria says it was a little hard as to stick with the diet when she was doing the diet and cooking herself and she missed rice and beans. tomorrow we'll look at how emotional brain training is helping people stick with the diet and change how they feel about food. that's tomorrow at 5:00. >> kim, what about things like coffee. i know that that can a little bit raise your insulin?
>> reporter: people ask about it. it's not strictly paleo, but most of the people i know eating paleodo drink coffee myself included and the milk, i'm at the airport i like to put milk in my coffee, latte, my cheats. couple of things to make it livable. this is a diet you can live with. >> you look great. >> thank you. new dress. [ laughter ] medical marijuana advocates are suing to stop the federal government from shutting down pot clubs in california. prosecutors announced plans last month to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries threatening landlords who rent space to pot clubs with property seizure and arrests. lawyers for those dispensaries will ask a federal judge to stop the government. >> their attack on cannabis as a medicine is an attack on something that has no victims, no people hurt, in fact the opposite effect. people are being helped and receiving therapy that they need under the recommendation
of a doctor. >> last friday lawyers for pot clubs also filed a lawsuit against the department of justice. they say the medical marijuana is legal under state law. parents of course are supposed to protect their children from harm. how about intentionally exposing them to a virus? well, schemes to expose kids to chickenpox through infected lollipops are actually popping up on the internet. there are even some facebook groups called, quote, find a pox party. they are the creation of parents who want their children immunized without vaccinations. dr. kim is giving me a look from across the room. health experts warn this is not only dangerous, happens to be illegal. >> wouldn't want to go to that party. >> i don't think it's legal to and a disease in the post office mail. >> or put it on an invitation. >> or lick the stamp. >> ew. what a difference now that the sun is setting and rising earlier. good evening. this is a beautiful view
tonight. it's our live cbs 5 weather camera look out from dublin towards mount diablo. we have a seamless sky not a cloud visible there at all. light winds out of the southeast five to 10 miles per hour. and as we take a look at that, keep in mind official sundown is at 5:05. and now that it is setting sooner, temperatures plummetting very rapidly. we are into the 50s across the board from redwood city through the east bay into san francisco. san jose at 57, santa rosa 55. with that cooler air mass in place, we have another frost advisory to talk about into these highlighted areas which happens to encompass the north bay as well as the salinas valley. tomorrow morning, temperatures will be rise and shine down near that freezing point who inland but that's because the frost advisory basically because it's going to stay cold for a couple of hours, near 32. otherwise 37 throughout the tri- valley. low 40s willow glen and san
jose into sunnyvale. election day will be sunny and bright in the 50s and the mid- 60s and your weather headlines suggest after the frosty night tonight, frosty start tomorrow, rain enters the picture again by the latter portion of the week. we'll have that seven-day forecast. computer models are argue what to do with this trough. one has rain thursday, the other friday. but nevertheless, we'll get wet at the tail end of the week. until then, enjoy the sunshine, dry conditions, 50s and 60s. pretty seasonal fall conditions. east. bay up to 66 with a nonexistent wind flat southeast up to 5. 60 in daly city. the extended forecast does call for another dry day but a few increasing clouds on wednesday. we'll call it mostly cloudy on thursday until the computer models are totally in agreement with what to do with the rain. right now rain on friday and then a daily chance of rain
basically unsettled conditions on saturday all the way through monday. seasonal temperatures coldest nights of the week will be tonight and tomorrow. and everybody is talking about that chill in the air and it's because we're not accustomed to sundown so early. 5:05 sunset. freezing away from the bay. >> bring that extra sweater. >> okay. thank you. a big bank accused of gouging customers. >> it was supposed to make your mouth feel fresh. >> it felt like when you eat pizza that's too hot you get the cheese burning your tongue. >> what one woman says that she lost by using the popular breath freshening product.
$400 million settlement over excessive overdraft fees. a class action suit accused bank of america of processing transactions in a way that triggered the fees. more than 13 million customers will get some money back but only receive a fraction of the fees they paid. a popular brand of mouth rinses is leaving a bad taste in some people's mouse. julie watts on the consumerwatch with complaint about crest's pro health line. >> woke up and couldn't taste my breakfast. >> reporter: kate expected cleaner teeth and healthier gums after using crest pro health complete. she never expected to lose her sense of taste. >> it felt like when you eat pizza that's too hot and you get the cheese like burning your tongue. and then you can't taste anything for a while. >> reporter: the foster city woman said it lasted for more than a week. >> i got a little bit angry at crest. >> reporter: she is not the only one. the fda has received 350 complaints about crest pro health rinses. most of them for tooth
discoloration but many for steeper's problem, loss of taste or distorted taste. >> part of it is because the active ingredient stays in your mouth for a while. >> reporter: this doctor of a dental school says study's show the rinse's active ingredient, cph, is effective but acknowledges a downside. >> there are certain people who feel an after taste. >> reporter: even he was surprised to hear how long steeper's sensation lasted. crest says the product may alter your taste but shouldn't be permanent and it's not a health issue. as far as the staining, the company says the products candice color plaque and germs already in the mouth. it says those stains are removable through brushing or professional clean but that's not good enough for steeper who thinks the company needs to do more. >> at the very least they should have a warning label on there. >> reporter: and at least one dentist we spoke to agrees. crest says it has no plans to put a warning on the label. but the company says it is
willing to offer anyone who doesn't like the rinse a full refund. when we asked if crest would pay for teeth cleaning the company would only say it is responsive to its customer's needs. on the consumerwatch, julie watts cbs 5. it's a whole new way for san franciscans to shop for health insurance. today blue shield opened its first retail store inside the lucky supermarket on fulton. the company set up a shop to attract new customers and offer a place for existing customers to ask questions in person. >> we're here to make access to care much easier and more friendly. >> in addition to selling insurance, the location will offer routine health screenings. a woman accusing herman cain of sexual harassment has come forward. what she said and what it may mean to his campaign tonight on the cbs evening news. ,,
de muni every day. i enjoy it the most when i'm with sidney. she doesn't notice that it's too crowded or that it can run a half hour late. i'm bevan dufty, and i'm running for mayor because it's not enough to just "get it done"-- we have to get it done better. sidney thinks muni is magic. we go underground and come out someplace new-- just us. i want all of us to see it that way.
insi i'm dana king. here's something we're working on for eyewitness news at 6:00. inside the oakland "occupy" movement. a cbs 5 producer joins the protestors to show us what life is like in the encampment. who the demonstrators are, what they want, and who is really calling the shots. and same water, same county, but some people are paying twice the price. how their provider gets away with it and the double-digit increase on tap. we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> just 30 minutes away. all right. see you then. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming