Dianne Feinstein lies in San Francisco City Hall

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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi, along with members of the Feinstein family, pay their respects as the casket of the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is placed at City Hall in San Francisco, Oct. 4, 2023.


Californians are paying tribute to the dead Sen. Dianne Feinstein On Wednesday, the political titan is in state at San Francisco City Hall.

Feinstein, who died last week at age 90, was born in San Francisco and was the city’s first female mayor, serving for 10 years. He later served in the US Senate for over 30 years.

Members of the public can pay their respects from 9 am to 7 pm.

A memorial service will be held at City Hall on Thursday, but Feinstein’s office announced Wednesday that the public would not be invited to attend “due to heightened security.” The office did not elaborate on the reason for the increased security.

Wednesday’s announcement marked the second change in plans for the memorial, as the service was initially closed to the public before being moved to City Hall due to limited space.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to speak at Feinstein’s memorial service, and the Senate floor will be closed Thursday so members can attend the service. The chamber unanimously passed a resolution “honoring the life and legacy of Dianne Feinstein” ahead of the memorial.

A live telecast link will be provided for those unable to attend. Following the service, the longtime senator will be laid to rest in a private, family-only ceremony.

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A plane from the president’s military fleet carries Feinstein’s body, along with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Arrived in San Francisco Saturday evening.

California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Labonza Butler to fill Feinstein’s seat on an interim basis. He was sworn in on Tuesday.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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