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The J. David Rogers family were faithful Helms Bakery patrons the entire time we lived in West Covina, from 1952 on into the 1970s. The Bakery complex still sits there along Vencie Boulevard on the LA/Culver City border. We also had our milk delivered by Foothill Dairy of Azusa. The date of this photo is October 1967, on Portner Street in West Covina and the Helms driver is Mr. Paulson, who lived in Covina. His eldest son was among the first graduating class of the US Air Force Academy in 1960, who became a B-52 pilot. Mr. Paulson had been a truck driver, but switched to Helms so he could spend more time at home with his family. View full size.