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

  • High-speed fun heads to the San Diego Bay

    High-speed fun heads to the San Diego Bay

        We've all heard the saying "Red Bull gives you wings." So what does it mean when Red Bull brings its air races (with fully winged airplanes) to town? A weekend of high-flying tricks and on-the-ground shenanigans. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship flies into town April 15-16 along the...

  • Can't go to Stagecoach? Here's who you can see in SD

    Can't go to Stagecoach? Here's who you can see in SD

    Can't make it to the desert for some down-home country fun at Stagecoach this year? Lucky for you, some of the festival acts are headed to hang at the beach and bring their country tunes to San Diego. Before she hits the stage in Indio, Brooke Eden (one of Vogue's "10 Country 'It' Girls") will...

  • Play with fire at monthly dinner series

    Play with fire at monthly dinner series

    Do you love everything about summertime grilling except for the actual work of grilling? Luckily, for those who can't stand the heat, the Grill at Torrey Pines has you covered. Kicking off April 10, the "Playing with Fire" dinner series from Executive Chef Jeff Jackson will heat things up with...

  • Watch 'The Wizard of Oz' with a live orchestra soundtrack

    The folks over at the San Diego Symphony are at it again. After a successful performance along with  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, this time the symphony will perform while The Wizard of Oz plays on a giant screen. This one-of-a-kind event takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at...

  • Work out (for free) on the streets of downtown

    Work out (for free) on the streets of downtown

    There's nothing quite like free to get you motivated to work out. From 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 1, head downtown where a block of B Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues) will play host to a variety of workouts, plus a live DJ and prize giveaways - all for free. This is the third installment...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (March 30-April 2)

    San Diego: This Weekend (March 30-April 2)

    It's difficult to get bored in a city with so much going on. This weekend's top events include Nero at Bassmnt, a Silent Disco in North Park and the San Diego Crew Classic.   3.29 Excision Jeff Abel, the Canadian DJ/producer also known as Excision, is the founder of Rottun Recordings. Through the...

  • Going country has never been easier

    Going country has never been easier

    If you like to get some two-steppin' in while enjoying live music from rising country stars, then you'd better take note - and quick. From country music venues Moonshine Flats downtown and Moonshine Beach in Pacific Beach comes the Moonshiner Card. The card, which can only be purchased until March...

  • Crawl for a cause through the Gaslamp

    Crawl for a cause through the Gaslamp

    Don't worry, this is NOT an April Fools joke. Hop from bar to bar (five to be exact) during the inaugural Gaslamp Pub Crawl from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Not only is this a great chance to sip some cocktails at some of the neighborhood's top bars, but also 100 percent of the proceeds will...

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