A luxurious glass house in Pacific Beach has gone on the market for $5.995 million. "Press a button and part of the roof — 30 feet above the floor at the house's entryway — retracts to expose the sky," gushes the U-T in a June 3 story.
But the U-T doesn't mention that the 3709 Ocean Front Walk property is a project of Ocean Pacific Companies, run by Ken Cornell and his wife Beth Molasky-Cornell. The couple has homes in San Diego and Las Vegas. She is the daughter of Irwin Molasky, one of the developers of La Costa with the notorious late hoodlum Moe Dalitz and Merv Adelson and Allard Roen.
As Matt Potter revealed in detail, Molasky's company won a $223 million construction contract for the FBI. Irwin Molasky's Las Vegas operation is a prominent partner in Ocean Pacific Companies.
Molasky has been a generous donor to Carl DeMaio, the former mayoral candidate now running for Congress. As Potter revealed in his 2011 cover story, Ken Cornell pleaded guilty to fraud charges resulting from a telemarketing boiler-room swindle in 1994.