San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

Emerging talents from the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program perform at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. The free concert features semistaged scenes from a variety of operas. The performance is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yerba Buena Gardens, Fourth and Mission streets, San Francisco.

Call (415) 543-1718 or visit www.ybgf.org.

Using conservatorships to deal with gritty urban issues

“Half the state thinks we conserve too many people, and the other half thinks we don’t conserve enough.”

Endorsement: Here’s one simple way to help crime victims in San Francisco

With Prop. D, The City’s voters can do more to help crime victims