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Photo Essay: Sunrise over Lake Balboa

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When you drive north on Balboa from the 101, you may notice a constant stream of joggers and runners passing on the right. If you turn in the driveway there, you will stumble upon one of the valley's hidden gems. Lake Balboa was built in the 1990s (in Encino) and attracts a surprising array of birds and other small wildlife. Just before sunrise, a heavy fog blankets the area. As the sunrise approaches, the birds instinctively head east. You can hear their excitement build as the squawking and honking break into the peaceful silence.