Leslie Hackett

Writer

After graduating from San Diego State in 2005, Leslie Hackett started working for The San Diego Union-Tribune as a newsroom page designer. Since then she has moved through different positions at the company, including Content and Product Manager in advertising, Editor of DiscoverSD.com and now works on both the print and website products for PACIFIC magazine as Editor-in-Chief and Digital Director.

Recent Articles

  • Balboa Park comes alive at night

    For those who just can't seem to make it to Balboa Park before most of the park's attractions close at 6 p.m., this one's for you. Starting on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26), eight museums will extend their evening hours until 8 p.m. during Balboa Park After Dark. Then, the following...

  • Chef Celebration Dinner brings together culinary royalty

    Chef Celebration Dinner brings together culinary royalty

    Nine seasoned and celebrated  San Diego chefs will come together on May 31 for a four-course Chef Celebration Dinner at The Shores restaurant in La Jolla . The event, which runs $65, aims to raise money for a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. CIA programs...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (May 11-14)

    When there's so much to do around San Diego, it's hard to let May gray get you down. Top events this weekend include Gator by the Bay, Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl and Mother's Day . 5.11: Cheat Codes The L.A.-based DJ trio of Kevin Ford, Matthew Russell and Trevor Dahl teamed with Demi Lovato on...

  • Enjoy cooking at home like chef Richard Blais

    Enjoy cooking at home like chef Richard Blais

    While we already got to spend some time in celebrity chef Richard Blais' home kitchen this year, now you can too - sort of. Blais, who won Top Chef: All-stars and is known around San Diego for his restaurants Junper & Ivy and Crack Shack, is poised to release his second cookbook titled So Good:...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (May 4-7)

    San Diego: This Weekend (May 4-7)

    It's time to get up and get active. Events coming to town this weekend include comedian Gabriel Iglesias, Cinco de Mayo, Festival of Colors and the Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon. 5.4: Mashd N Kutcher The Australian DJ duo released their latest single, "Pretend (feat. Park Avenue)" on Universal...

  • Enjoy Burgers & Brews at the San Diego Museum of Man

    Enjoy Burgers & Brews at the San Diego Museum of Man

    Things are getting Crazee (Burger) at the San Diego Museum of Man on Thursday, May 18. During this museum summer kickoff event from 6-8 p.m., enjoy after-hours entrance, giant lawn games, craft brews and exotic burger sliders from North Park 's  Crazee Burger. Breweries that will be on hand include...

  • 11th annual Dine Out for Life supports LGBT Community Center

    11th annual Dine Out for Life supports LGBT Community Center

    You're going to need to eat on Thursday, so why not dine out and help support the LGBT community in San Diego. The 11th annual Dining Out for Life San Diego goes down all day at more than 75 restaurants around the county. Of the participating restaurants, 12 are donating 50 percent of the day's...

  • Neighborhood celebrates 10 years with big anniversary bash

    Neighborhood celebrates 10 years with big anniversary bash

    Ten years ago, when East Village was at the beginning of its current transformation, Arsalun Tafazoli (now co-owner of Consortium Holdings) opened the doors of Neighborhood. Since then, the beer-forward bar and restaurant has won numerous awards, including a nod in 2009's "Top 200 Best Beer Bars...

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