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 (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...

  • Chef Celebration Dinner brings together culinary royalty

    Chef Celebration Dinner brings together culinary royalty

    Nine seasoned and celebrated  San Diego chefs will come together on May 31 for a four-course Chef Celebration Dinner at The Shores restaurant in La Jolla . The event, which runs $65, aims to raise money for a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. CIA programs...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (May 11-14)

    When there's so much to do around San Diego, it's hard to let May gray get you down. Top events this weekend include Gator by the Bay, Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl and Mother's Day . 5.11: Cheat Codes The L.A.-based DJ trio of Kevin Ford, Matthew Russell and Trevor Dahl teamed with Demi Lovato on...

  • Enjoy cooking at home like chef Richard Blais

    Enjoy cooking at home like chef Richard Blais

    While we already got to spend some time in celebrity chef Richard Blais' home kitchen this year, now you can too - sort of. Blais, who won Top Chef: All-stars and is known around San Diego for his restaurants Junper & Ivy and Crack Shack, is poised to release his second cookbook titled So Good:...

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