The streets of Oakland might become a bit safer now with the addition of the Guardian Angels. Starting this Friday night, the "volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers" will man the mischief streets of Oakland per Mayor Ron Dellums' request. According to Cristina Fernandez, head of the Oakland chapter, "This is a first for us, because it's the first time a city government has specifically requested help from us." Over the last month, the city of Oakland has seen a spike in crime, most notably the recent spat of takeover-style restaurants robberies hitting the area. (Oakland Tribune)