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

  • San Diego chef makes Zagat 30 Under 30 list

    San Diego chef makes Zagat 30 Under 30 list

    After a rigorous nomination and voting process that started in January, Zagat released its first national 30 Under 30 list. Among those on the list was San Diego's Stefani De Palma, 28, chef de cuisine at Addison. "Being recognized as one of Zagat's 30 Under 30 is a great accomplishment, not only...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 7-10)

    Top events coming to San Diego this weekend include Brazilian Day, Carlsbad Brewfest and the 10th Annual South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival. 9.7: Taste of Del Mar Culinary creations from more than 20 of Del Mar's best restaurants and several sip stops will be accompanied by live music while walking...

  • Shake Shack pops up at Modern Times ahead of October opening

    Shake Shack pops up at Modern Times ahead of October opening

    Shake Shack continues its migration westward with an opening of a new restaurant next month at Westfield UTC. But, before it officially opens its doors to San Diego, the popular New York-based chain will team up with Modern Times Beer for a pop-up event on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event, which runs...

  • San Diego hospitality firm to host Hurricane Harvey charity day

    Since news of its devastation first hit, many San Diegans have been looking for ways in which they can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey . For one San Diego hospitality firm, it's all about coming together for a day of community and support. On Friday, Sept. 8, Good Time Design, owned by...

  • If the shoe fits

    If the shoe fits

    A new editor-in-chief steps in

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

    Go big this Labor Day Weekend in San Diego with events that include polo on the beach, sand sculpting, Bacon Fest and the KGB SkyShow.  8.31: Screen on the Green Start the holiday weekend with a relaxing night in Balboa Park enjoying a free screening of  Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy from...

  • 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...