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Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Lie In State in San Francisco

Written by George KellyPublished Oct. 01, 2023 • 6:08pm
The city set up an area for condolence messages for late Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the fourth floor of San Francisco City Hall on Friday. Senator Feinstein died Thursday at her home in Washington at the age of 90. | Source: Jason Henry for The Standard

The body of Sen. Dianne Feinstein will lie in state this week at San Francisco City Hall before a closed funeral service and a private burial.

The public is invited to visit in person from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to pay their respects and sign a condolence book, announced the late senator's office Sunday.

On Thursday, local and regional dignitaries will attend a funeral service at the Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center on Van Ness Avenue. The service will not be open to the public, but it will be simulcast at City Hall's North Light Court and online at a web address to be disclosed later this week.

The senator's burial will follow at a private, family-only ceremony.

READ MORE: Dianne Feinstein Is Dead at 90: See Photos of Her Life

Feinstein's body traveled home to San Francisco on Saturday aboard a military flight. Her daughter, Katherine Feinstein, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein's chief of staff, James Sauls, were on the flight.

In a social media post Sunday, San Francisco police shared video of a guard of uniformed officers escorting the late senator's coffin from San Francisco International Airport to Sinai Memorial Chapel on Divisadero Street, where officers carried her inside Saturday evening. 

"A special route was planned to take her through San Francisco to honor her legacy," said the SFPD in the post. "People noticing the escort stopped in their tracks to applaud and cheer her name."

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