Pacific San Diego

Leslie Hackett


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

  • KAABOO releases 2017 performance schedule

    KAABOO releases 2017 performance schedule

    On July 11, single-day ticket lineups were announced for the upcoming KAABOO Del Mar, but today the third annual event went one step further with all performance times being released. The announcement covers music, comedy, art and cuisine schedules for the mixperience event, which will take place...

  • Bow down to this bao pop-up

    Bow down to this bao pop-up

    As if the food scene on Adams Avenue couldn't get any hotter, Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski of Little Italy's Kettner Exchange is bringing his "Bao Street Buns" pop-up to Sycamore Den in Normal Heights. From 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Redzikowski will serve $5 fan-favorite Tenderbelly Farms pork...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 24-27)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 24-27)

    Events in town this final weekend of August include the Mira Mesa Festival of Beers, Porter Robinson at Omnia and the San Diego Festival of Books. 8.25 Michael Calfan  Twenty-six-year-old Parisian producer Michael Calfan was discovered by fellow countryman and French house vet Bob Sinclar nearly...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 17-20)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 17-20)

    The weather has cooled down, but events around San Diego remain hot this weekend including The Comedy Get Down, Ferragosto and the 41st Annual World Bodysurfing Championships. 8.17 Kraak & Smaak  Two names, three guys. The Dutch DJ/producer trio is made up of Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim...

  • Cocktail star from Mexico City brings spirits to Happy Hour

    Cocktail star from Mexico City brings spirits to Happy Hour

    George's Level2 has been hosting semi-regular Happy Hour guest mixologist events for sometime now, but on Monday, they're bringing a big shaker to town. Jose Luis Leon is a star in the bar scene of Mexico City. For the past five years he has been the manager of Licorería Limantour, a Mexico City...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 3-6)

    This weekend's events around San Diego include funny man Joel McHale, the 8th annual Farm to Bay and the start of the  Oceanside International Film Festival. 8.4 Cash'd Out Don your best black outfit and head out for an evening outdoors listening to the tunes of Johnny Cash cover band Cash'd Out....

  • Off to the races

    Off to the races

    Heading out to watch the races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club these days is so much more than just watching ponies stride around the track. Aside from betting and cheering on the jokey with the cutest jersey, a day at the racetrack means great food, killer music and great parties. Here's a look...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (July 27-30)

    San Diego: This Weekend (July 27-30)

    Another busy summer weekend in San Diego with events that include Supergirl Pro Surf Competition, Zedd at Omnia, KAABOO Discovery Tour, and HessFest. 7.27: Elephante  Michigan-born, Harvard grad Tim Wu quit a high-paying consulting job to make music full-time. In less than five years, Wu has amassed...