The Carl's Jr. restaurant at 2930 F St. recently sold for $1.57 million, according to an Irvine firm that represented the buyer and the seller.

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors announced that the freestanding, 3,200-square-foot building went to an investor in Oakland. It said the seller was a family trust based in Newport Beach.

The property has a drive-through and includes the underlying land totaling two-thirds of an acre, according to Hanley. It said the property is leased with a new, 10-year term.

, the Los Angeles-based parent company of Paramount Farming.

L.A.-based Castle & Cooke Inc. sold the building, which is 100 percent leased by Bakersfield-based oil producer Aera Energy LLC. Aera uses the building for its headquarters.

CBRE, which announced the sale, marketed the building on behalf of Castle & Cooke. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. plans to donate $10,000 to support a solar installation class run by the Farmworker Institute for Education & Leadership Development.

PG&E's check presentation is to coincide with an open house at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at FIELD's Arvin Learning Center, 141 N. A St., in Arvin.

The 240-hour solar installation program allows up to four FIELD students to "job-shadow" solar panel installers with Southern Sierra Solar.

A new Denny's restaurant celebrated its grand opening Friday at 2684 Mt. Vernon Ave.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Shashi Kamboj of Wekam Inc., of Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield office of The Spine and Orthopedic Center has moved to a new location at 2725 16th St.

The office features a new surgery center. The center also has offices in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Oxnard and Van Nuys.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications to fill a Central Valley or Central Coast vacancy on the state's Seed Advisory Board.

The vacancy is for a qualified field seed labeler. The successful candidate is to serve a three-year term expiring March 31, 2016.

The nine-member board makes recommendations to the department's secretary on matters including seed law, regulations, laboratory diagnostics and budgets. Members are not compensated but are reimbursed for travel expenses.

Applications should include a short letter of interest and a resume. These materials must be sent by Jan. 15 to the attention of John Heaton in the CDFA's Pest Exclusion Branch, 1220 N St., Room 344, Sacramento, 95814.