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

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 28-Oct. 1)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 28-Oct. 1)

    A new month arrives this weekend and with it multiple Oktoberfest events, Trolley Dances, the Adams Avenue Street Festival and laughs from comedian Lavell Crawford. 9.28-30 Tijuana International Film & Food Festival Cross the border for a weekend of new film industry talent being spotlighted during...

  • Local businesses lend a hand to victims of Mexico City earthquake

    Local businesses lend a hand to victims of Mexico City earthquake

    For brethren in need, it doesn't matter if it's someone next door or more than 1,500 miles away, San Diegans are stepping up to lend a helping hand. In the case of the recent earthquake to hit Mexico City, here are some local businesses hosting events with some or all of their proceeds going toward...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 21-24)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 21-24)

    Keeping San Diegans busy this weekend are events that include the MCAS Miramar Air Show, Pacific Islander Festival and the start of San Diego Restaurant Week. 9.21: Culture & Cocktails: South Pacific  Say goodbye to summer with an evening that will celebrate the Oceania region, which is comprised...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 14-17)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 14-17)

    Top events coming to San Diego this weekend include KAABOO Del Mar , San Diego Bayfair and Dîner en Blanc. 9.14: Dîner en Blanc Don all white for this chic pop-up picnic - centered on appearance and etiquette -hosted at a public venue that's kept mum until the very last minute.  - Michael Benninger...

  • 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...

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