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

  • Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    On Nov. 1, Quartyard 2.0 broke ground on its new location at 1301 Market St. in East Village. Like its predecessor, the new site will have a coffee shop, restaurant, dog run, and craft beers and cocktails. When news broke last year that Quartyard, on the corner of Park and Market streets, was closing...

  • California beer industry tops economic impact among U.S. states

    The brewer's association recently released data on all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia), and the impact of craft beer in each, and California comes out on top. The numbers, based on state craft beer sales and production statistics from 2016 has California in the lead for both number of...

  • Taco 'bout It

    Taco 'bout It

    My interest and love for food hasn't always been so. I grew up in a small town in Northern California where adventurous eating in my family was considered going to the nearest chain restaurant. Memories of unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks, Bloomin' Onions, loaded potato skins and cheddar biscuits...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 26-29)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 26-29)

    Top events around San Diego this weekend include Mac & Cheese Fest, CicloSDias and Laidback Luke. 10.25-26: Eleanor Kerrigan "I have six brothers; I was always hanging out with them. Like, I didn't know I was a girl until like a week ago. Mostly cuz I'm still waiting to develop. I am wearing three...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 19-22)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 19-22)

    Top events in town this week include Odesza, Chris Hardwick at American Comedy Co., the WoW Festival and Ye Scallywag. 10.19: Steve Trevino "I've never lived in a city like Hollywood where you can walk up to an elevator and the people in the elevator will just stare at you while the doors close....

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 12-15)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 12-15)

    Hot events headed to San Diego this weekend include Bike for Boobs, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Bootcamp Challenge and Morgan Page at OMNIA. 10.12: 5th Annual Dine Out for the Cure Help local breast cancer patients become survivors during this delicious day when loads of local restaurants, bakeries,...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 5-8)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 5-8)

    It's a busy weekend in San Diego with events including O.B. Oktoberfest, Pacific Beachfest and the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. Through 10.8: Fashion Week San Diego Celebrating 10 years of style and beauty, California's largest publicly accessible fashion event returns highlighting more than 100...

  • For the thrill of it

    For the thrill of it

    Did you know San Diego has the "most haunted house in America"?