Author, urban theorist, historian and smart guy Mike Davis was raised in El Cajon, which means "the box" in Spanish. When he was a boy, his teachers would say, "Michael, one day you will grow up and become successful, but you have to think outside the box." Being the literal sort, he hightailed it out of El Cajon as fast as a jackal and has never looked back. Davis discusses his latest book, Planet of Slums, which looks at "what happens when urbanization of poverty meets global warming. Thu., Feb. 7, 7 p.m., 2008
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