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Three Dames From Carmel: Radio Stars on California's Central Coat

The little town of Carmel-By-The-Sea on California's Central Coast can hardly be called a sleepy little place. Not that it has been a hot bed of scandal, but with a thriving artist colony that goes back nearly to the town's founding, well, let's just say that it would be an interesting place to live. A San Francisco newspaper reported in 1910 that 60% of the houses in Carmel were built by persons "devoting their lives to work connected with the aesthetic arts." The early city councils were often dominated by artists elected to the board, and actors have served as mayor on a few occasions, including Clint Eastwood who was elected to a single term from 1986-88. Carmel-By-The-Sea is noteworthy for a number of ordinances that would seem to appeal the the resident's artistic sensibilities. Shoes with high narrow heels can only be worn after a permit has been obtained from city hall, and a highlight of Mr. Eastwood's administration was the lifting of a ban