Month: September 2011

837 Golden Park Ave in La Playa, Point Loma

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One of only fifteen homes on the low side of Golden Park Avenue that rarely, if ever, become available, this breathtaking gem overlooks the glittering harbor and city lights in La Playa, Point Loma. The home was crafted to incorporate an open, spacious modern aesthetic with the intimate inward focus. Infused with harmony, symmetry and proportion, 837 Golden Park Ave offers the perfect vantage point to relax and enjoy the gentle bay breezes. Imagine your morning cup of coffee overlooking the tranquil waters of San Diego Harbor with soaring views from Harbor Island, downtown, past the Coronado Bridge, all the way down the coast of Mexico. You can even hear the gentle clink and clatter of the sails and masts below as you enjoy your front row seat to the enchanting,endless nautical panorama: ...

Sheriff Tries to Lay Mansion Case to Rest

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After weeks of waiting, the community will hear details Friday of how investigators decided that the girlfriend of a wealthy pharmaceuticals executive killed herself. Nearly two months ago, it seemed like the most improbable conclusion of all: How does a woman with her hands bound behind her back, and bindings on her legs, hang herself from a second-floor balcony?Yet that appears to be the case, according to investigators. An attorney for Rebecca Zahau's family confirmed Thursday that investigators had informed them the day before that they were going to declare Zahau's death a suicide.The family, which has maintained for weeks that Zahau, 32, would not have killed herself, made a formal request for further investigation through the Seattle attorney, Anne Bremner, whom they hired d...

Cases Closed? Zahau Death Ruled a Suicide and Boy’s an Accident

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Updated 1 p.m. Friday. See bulleted items below: Rebecca Zahau died by her own hand and Max Shacknai in a terrible accident, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said Friday at a crowded news conference about the Coronado mansion death cases.Gore was joined by detectives from his department’s homicide unit, which investigated the July 13 death of Zahau, 32. Officials from the department's crime lab, the county Medical Examiner’s Office and the Coronado police also appeared.Police looked into the July 11 fall and subsequent death of Max Shacknai, the 6-year-old son of Zahau’s boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai, the millionaire entrepreneur who owns Spreckels mansion. The boy was alone when he fell down a staircase in the home, and nobody witnessed the fall, said Mike Lawton of the Coronado Pol