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Please Welcome John Back to Lake of the Pines, CA

said on March 15th, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Success Stories


Please welcome John into our lovely community of Lake of the Pines. He moved away a few years ago, but is now back and super excited to live at the lake again!



Most octogenarians wouldn’t be brave enough to make a move at this time in life, but John really loves living here. He missed all the friendly people, and how quiet and peaceful things are here. He’s looking forward to rejoining SIRs (Sons in Retirement) and the Pinesmen, two of our Men’s goups at Lake of the Pines. Best of all, he’s now just a four minute walk from his daughter and adorable grandkids!


It’s amazing to see him so eager to move into his new home, and we are so glad we could help.



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Lake of the Pines, CA Awarded Fire-Wise Community of the Year

said on March 14th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles

Abbreviated from announcement received from FireSafe Council of Nevada County:
Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
P.O. Box 1112, Grass Valley, CA 95945
139 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
Contact: Joanne Drummond, Executive Director
Fire Safe Council Announces Award Recipients
GRASS VALLEY, CA. February 26, 2018. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will honor those who have dedicated themselves to helping make our community fire safe during the 11th Annual Culinary Adventure event on April 6, 2018 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit, local volunteer-based organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects, and creating nationally recognized Firewise Communities USA®. Nominations are solicited, received, and evaluated by a committee of Fire Safe Council directors before selecting those to be honored.
The Lake of the Pines Association will be honored as the Firewise Community of the Year. Their volunteer member Firewise Community committee has taken bold action to request that vegetation management for wildfire mitigation be placed in the updated Strategic Plan, as well as working with the association’s management team to assess and improve defensible space for all association properties. They have conducted tabletop evacuation exercises, poker-run evacuation drills with residents and continue to provide a disposal method for vegetation within their community to keep hazardous fuels from accumulating near homes. The Association sent staff members to the Defensible Space Advisor training course by the Fire Safe Council to ensure they were doing everything possible to help protect their community from wildfire. They have also implemented a variety of fuel reduction projects in collaboration with the Fire Safe Council and AmeriCorps crews on the ground. Their efforts are an example to be replicated by other Firewise Communities in Nevada County.
The public is invited to join the Fire Safe Council in honoring these individuals. For more information about the Fire Safe Council or the April 6th Culinary Adventure, visit the FSCNC web site at or call (530) 272-1122.
The Fire Safe Council’s Culinary Adventure recognizing LOP and others will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to, or call 530-272-1122.
Please click HERE to visit the Lake of the Pines web site.

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Another Home Sold in Lake of the Pines

said on March 1st, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Success Stories


You remember the Tahoe style home we mentioned a while back, right? Looked a little bit like this? (Or exactly like it, if you wanna be accurate.)



So it’s sold. We’ve recorded, it’s all official and whatnot. We’ll miss the *former* owners in the community, and they know they’ll miss Lake of the Pines, but they’re moving out-of-state to be closer to family. Adventure awaits! (Or maybe that’s grandkids?)



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Northridge Restaurant

said on February 28th, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

So let pretend for a moment…. that you’re hungry. Not the normal kind of hunger, but the deep set, cloying kind of hunger. The kind of hungry where a home cooked meal just doesn’t cut it. You want a restaurant. A good one. And you’re on Combie Road, just outside of Lake of the Pines. Why are you there? Psh, you know why. Or you can make up a reason. Both are fine by me.

So what now?

Where do you go?

I’ll tell you.



You go to Northridge Restaurant, just off Combie, right by the CVS. Because you have taste. Or you want to. Again, both work.

Haha, but seriously, they’re great. They have incredible pizzas, salads, burgers, whatever. Last time I went I got a Popeye’s Pizza and a salad to split with some friends; we all left stuffed and satisfied. And with leftovers to boot.


This isn’t the Popeye Pizza, but it’s a solid example of a Northridge Pizza. We were too enamored with eating ours to take any pictures of it… Are we doing it wrong?


If you’re in the area and looking for grub, check it out. They hold events and such, they support Bear River Grad Night and certain charities, they’re local, and (of course!) the food is great. Good enough for me!


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Are You Ready for the Firebelles Follies?

said on February 9th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy


The Lake of the Pines Firebelles are up to something…..

The Annual Firebelles Follies will be held Friday, February 16th at the LOP Clubhouse. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00, and entry is restricted to ages 18 and up due to adult content.

You can call 530-268-1279 for tickets!



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Stunning and Newly Renovated Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines, CA

said on January 17th, 2018 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism



Freshly renovated for her Spring Debut! What a dazzling beauty!



Soaring ceilings, custom details, sweeping staircase, granite, marble and hardwoods galore.






A gorgeous, level, golf course double lot with exceptional lake views, she offers a private putting green and three water features.






From her elegant and expansive master suite, you will enjoy brilliant views down the length of the lake.






The crown jewel of the community, this regal home is a sensational value.



Call CJ for a Private Showing at 530-906-4715!


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Nevada County Food Drive at Lake of the Pines

said on December 21st, 2017 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy


We got the results of the Lake of the Pines Drive for the Nevada Co. Food Bank, and… We collected 5,550 lbs of food and $1,147!

It’s so amazing to live in a community that comes together like this, especially near the holidays. With this help, the Nevada Co. Food Bank can put a lot of food on a lot of tables, and it’s because you all chose to help. To everyone who donated, thank you!!!



I’m so proud of the Lake of the Pines community. Everyone reached into their hearts (and their cupboards) to fill their grocery bags for our Nevada County Food Bank!



We had two collection sites to donate at this year; I worked at the LOP front gates and the donation bags just kept coming and coming! In fact, our community gave so much that by 11:00 am, we had to have the Food Bank send a truck just for the huge amount of morning donations!




Thank you, Lake of the Pines! I am so fortunate to live in a community that reaches out to those who are less fortunate!



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Realtors getting into the Christmas spirit at Lake of the Pines!

said on December 20th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Our silly Christmas tree hats added so much cheer to this tour of our charming Tahoe style home on the Golf Course.
This home is such a wonderful gift… sure would be nice if it would fit under my Christmas tree!!!
A perfect home for folks from the city looking for a peaceful home away from the hustle and bustle… 12781 Torrey Pines Drive.

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Easy Living at this Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

said on November 16th, 2017 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism



Desirable single story home on a level lot.



Constructed by well-known builder Mark Oakley, the open floor plan offers high ceilings and contemporary features.




Natural light decorates each room from the many windows.





Enjoy the super private back yard outlined with trees.





Garage provides room for your golf cart and two cars plus lots of storage.



Immaculate, well-maintained, tidy, clean and ready to go!




The perfect place for an active (or not so active) lifestyle at exceptional Value!




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Charismatic Tahoe Style Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

said on November 15th, 2017 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism



Beautiful location on The Lake of the Pines Golf Course.



This Tahoe style home awaits a new owner who enjoys character and lovely views.





Handsome pine ceilings decorate the great room that overlooks the 13 th fairway.



There are three bedrooms upstairs with one bathroom.





The main level offers a master suite or a family room with an adjoining bathroom.



So much to do with the active lifestyle at The Lake… and the perfect place to come home to afterwards.



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