Pleasanton's zoning and land use controls apparently aren't keeping up with changes in the city's mix of commerce, industry, private schools and the arts. In February, the City Council denied an appeal of a Planning Commission decision and allowed the Little Ivy League School to continue its operations at a new location in the Hacienda Business Park. School founder and Principal Jennifer Zheng said the school, which has 90 students, had lost its lease on a Stoneridge Drive location where it had been permitted to operate since opening in 2005. The new location, approved in a 3-2 vote by the council, is at 5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., across from Hart Middle School and in a former commercial building that has since become the home of the Korean Presbyterian Church. Little Ivy, whose main enrollment consists of American-born children of Chinese descent, provides tutoring on a variety of English and mathematics subjects but with a special focus on Chinese language and culture.
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