Meet Jon Lopez

Every Sunday we introduce you to people in our community who are making a difference. This week we invite you to meet one of the Desert Flaggers.

The people who make Palm Springs like no place else

If you’ve been to Oscar’s, you’ve seen Jon and other members of Desert Flaggers as they kick off T-Dance in a flurry of colorful motion high above the dance stage. Get to know Jon below.

NAME: Jon Lopez

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AGE: 64

OCCUPATION: Retired

NEIGHBORHOOD: Sunrise Park

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN THE DESERT? Since 2006

WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE? It was my ex-partner who talked me into moving here.

DO YOU HAVE FAMILY HERE? My family is spread out all over the country.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IN THE DESERT? Spring

HOW DO YOU BEAT THE HEAT? I am used to being in the heat. I ride my bike year-round, although I am now tired of it.

DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY BY WHICH YOU LIVE? Be honest, enjoy music, and flagging is my way of life. I also never say never!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT? Sherman’s Deli

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST ISSUE FACING OUR COMMUNITY? Homelessness

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OR PLACE TO GO? My favorite things to do are bike riding, flagging, and listening to music. My favorite place to go is Whitewater.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? It probably would be chocolate once in a great while. A good chocolate like See’s, although I would prefer much better chocolates.

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