‘Street agent’ to speak at event

Bob Hamer, who spent 26 years as a “street agent” with the FBI, will speak to the La Jolla Republican Women on Feb. 18 at the La Jolla Country Club.

The session starts with social time at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.

Hamer, who spent much of his career under cover against such diverse groups as La Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, Mexican Mafia, Russian Mafia, Asian organized crime and Los Angeles-based street gangs, has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Sean Hannity shows. In 2009, his book “The Last Undercover” was named the 15th annual San Diego Book Awards Association’s Best Memoir.

For information or to R.S.V.P., contact Betty Wood at (858) 459-7248.