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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Body Is Returned to San Francisco

Written by The Standard StaffUpdated at Oct. 02, 2023 • 12:53pmPublished Sep. 30, 2023 • 8:11pm
An armed forces color guard carries a casket containing the body of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. | Source: D. Ross Cameron/Associated Press

Two days after Dianne Feinstein's death, the late senator's body was transported on a military flight from Washington, D.C., back home to San Francisco on Saturday.

The senator's daughter, Katherine Feinstein, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein's chief of staff, James Sauls, were on the flight. The arrival of her body was not open to the public. No details have been shared about services.

Mayor London Breed was present to greet the senator's casket.

Relatives and fellow dignitaries accompanied a motorcade that took Feinstein's casket from the airport to Sinai Memorial Chapel, according to NBC Bay Area reporter Alyssa Goard, who posted a series of updates on social media site X about the arrival.

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Outside the San Francisco chapel, police blocked traffic around Divisadero Street and Geary Boulevard to make way for the procession. A group of people clad in black stood on the sidewalk by the parked hearse as the sun set.

Feinstein died Thursday night at her home in Washington, D.C., her office said Friday. She was 90 years old.

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