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: This Weekend (June 8-11)

    San Diego: This Weekend (June 8-11)

    Stay busy in San Diego this weekend with events that include the Marine Corps Mud Run, Opening Day of Polo and Toast of the Coast. 6.8 Full moon yoga Say namaste or howl at the moon during this yoga class hosted by the County of San Diego. This is a BYOM (bring your own mat) class, which starts...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (June 1-4)

    San Diego: This Weekend (June 1-4)

    It's going down this weekend with New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul in town, plus the start of the San Diego County Fair and Art Around Adams. 6.1: "Artist as Producer: An Artist Talk by Huai Li" UC San Diego visual art lecturer Huai Li will discuss and demonstrate the sweeping lines and artistry...

  • Pink boots are marching into San Diego

    Pink boots are marching into San Diego

      These (pink) boots are made for walking, and this week, for the first time, they're headed to San Diego. The Pink Boots Society, a mostly volunteer-run organization that assists, inspires and encourages women beer professionals, is marking its 10th anniversary with a conference titled "Brewing...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (May 18-21)

    San Diego: This Weekend (May 18-21)

    It's going to be a busy weekend in San Diego with events that include Bike to Work Day, North Park Festival of Arts, OMBAC's OTL Beer Festival and San Diego Taco Fest. 5.18 Bike to Work Day Promote biking as a better way to get around by pedaling to work, and swing by any of the 100 pit stops throughout...

  • Bartenders head south of the border

    Bartenders head south of the border

    This is a cross-border relationship that could topple even the tallest of walls. On May 22, Adele Stratton and Andrew Cordero of San Diego speakeasy Noble Experiment are traveling south to guest bartend at Nórtico in Tijuana. The talented bartenders will bring their four unique cocktails to the...

  • A scavenger hunt for small breweries

    Sure, Stone Brewing, Ballast Point, Green Flash, AleSmith and Karl Strauss may have put San Diego on the beer map, but what about all of those smaller, maybe lesser known spots that make up the more than 140 breweries in San Diego County. Shouldn't they get a chance to wow your senses with their...

  • Event encourages people to bike to work

    Event encourages people to bike to work

    It's time to snap on your helmet and roll through the city during Bike to Work Day on May 18. Whether your commute is 5 or 50 minutes, there will be 100 pit stops through San Diego County to help encourage you along the way. The stops, which will be open from 6-9 a.m., will provide fun breaks for...

  • 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...