The Stine Child Development Center will become the Harvey L. Hall Child Development Center after a name-changing ceremony set for ext week, Community Action Partnership of Kern announced Monday. 

"The recommendation for the name change, which came from staff, reflects Mr. Hall's longstanding commitment to CAPK and our Head Start/State Child Development Programs," CAPK CEO Jeremy Tobias said in a news release.

The ceremony will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at 315 Stine Road. 

A community service day benefiting veterans is scheduled for Thursday at Stramler Park, the Kern County Veterans Stand Down Organizing Committee announced Monday.

The committee, led by California Veterans Assistance Foundation and involving various veterans service organizations and Kern County nonprofits, said more than 500 veterans and their families will receive food, haircuts, basic medical exams and other services. 

Social service agencies will be providing services at more than 80 booths from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park at 3805 Chester Ave., the organization said in a news release.

The Hanley Investment Group has completed the sale of a 7-Eleven property in Bakersfield for $2,835,000.

The 3,000-square-foot building, built in 1997 at 5203 Olive Drive, was sold to a private investor from Clovis, according to a news release from Monaghan Communications. The sale guarantees the store and gas station with a new 10-year extension. 

"7-Eleven has operated out of this location for over 20 years and recently elected to extend their lease prior to the lease expiration, which speaks to the success of the store and the strength of the location," Jeremy McChesney, Hanley's executive vice president, said in the release.

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