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The milkman still delivers in L.A. after all these years

July 9, 2010 |  7:37 am
Jim Pastor's service contracts with Rockview Dairy to bring milk to more than 4,800 SoCal homes.

One of the hardest parts of Jim Pastor's job is convincing people that he exists: He's a milkman.

"The reaction is always the same," Pastor said. "People say, 'Really? A milkman? Like in the old days?' They always have a hard time believing it."

Pastor owns a Santa Ana-based delivery service that contracts with Rockview Farms, one of the largest family-owned dairies in Southern California. Each week, Pastor and his team of 14 milkmen drive their refrigerated trucks to more than 4,800 homes along routes in Los Angeles and Orange counties. They arrive in the wee morning hours and dash up to the front door, leaving behind cartons of farm-fresh milk, cheese, eggs, bread, butter and more.

Click here to read more about Pastor's delivery service.

-- Rene Lynch

Photo: Jim Pastor's service contracts with Rockview Farms to bring milk to more than 4,800 homes along routes in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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