Tag Archives: Alfonso Dominguez

Bigger than ever, the Oakland Music Festival is back for nine days

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder...
Kev Choice Ensemble

Oakland Music Festival highlights local artists

The first Oakland Music Festival took over San Pablo Avenue, Jefferson and 18th Streets for a Saturday full of tunes, art and food.

Oakland startup helping small businesses ‘pop up’ around town

Old Oakland’s downtown business district is getting a facelift. Brick and mortar stores are making a comeback. New establishments are showing up in neighborhoods where there were once empty storefronts. One company has found a...

Popuphood launches in Old Oakland featuring homegrown and artisan wares

When entrepreneur Alfonso Dominguez and urban planner Sarah Filley teamed up to create "popuphood"—a cluster of locally owned pop-up stores aspiring towards permanence in downtown Oakland—they hoped, simply, that Oakland shoppers would actually show up.