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

  • What's brewing: Ballast Point

    What's brewing: Ballast Point

    In 1996, Ballast Point Brewing was officially born in a backroom brewery behind Home Brew Mart.

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Dec. 8-11)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Dec. 8-11)

    From The Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade to comedian Steve Byrne at the La Jolla Comedy Store, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. North Park After Dark - Thursday It's time to do some shopping! More than 26 businesses in this cool neighborhood will stay open late to take part in the winter...

  • Valley View Casino Center still rocking after 50 years

    Valley View Casino Center still rocking after 50 years

    On Nov. 17, 2016 the Valley View Casino Center celebrated its 50th anniversary. Here is a look back at some impressive figures relating to the entertainment arena in San Diego.  40 million+ Number of people who have passed through venue turnstiles. Capacity: Up to 14,800 for in-the-round concerts,...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 20-23)

    From the Burgers & Brews Invitational to Fit Foodie Race Weekend, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. Here are the top nine events going down, Oct. 20-23. Art Crawl - Thursday San Diego is home to a growing street art scene and this event brings it all into one place: the San Diego...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 20-23)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 20-23)

    From the Burgers & Brews Invitational to Fit Foodie Race Weekend, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. Here are the top nine events going down, Oct. 20-23.  Art Crawl - Thursday San Diego is home to a growing street art scene and this event brings it all into one place: the San Diego...

  • Melee breaks out outside KAABOO after hours venue

    Melee breaks out outside KAABOO after hours venue

    Social media was a buzz this morning with reports of what some were calling a "riot" as Day 2 of KAABOO Del Mar drew to a close. While details are still being investigated, an apparent fight broke out just outside the Encore stage, which happens to be sponsored by DiscoverSD. Sheriff's officials...

  • San Diego Bacon Fest is back this weekend

    San Diego Bacon Fest is back this weekend

    Go hog wild and celebrate International Bacon Day with other lovers of the delectable meat candy during the 4th annual San Diego Bacon Fest. More than 20 area vendors will bring their "A" game (or is it "B"game?), with unlimited bite-sized morsels that highlight the key ingredient: bacon. What's...

  • Kick it with Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark

    Kick it with Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark

    The grills will be fired up for the eighth annual Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark with proceeds from the event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters' Operation Bigs military mentoring program this Sunday. Last year, the event raised nearly $81,000 with just shy of 3,000 attendants. This year, with...

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