The body of the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is lying in state at San Francisco’s City Hall for mourners wishing to say goodbye.
It is the building where Feinstein served as a board supervisor and the city’s first female mayor before departing for a groundbreaking career in Congress three decades ago.
The San Francisco native was remembered as an indefatigable public servant and an inspiration to girls and women.
She saved the city’s iconic cable cars and brought national attention to the AIDS crisis.
Feinstein died Friday. She was 90.
“I’m a San Francisco native. And I remember her being such a big public figure on my life. She championed and fought for the rights of so many people. She was a lioness.”
– Cari Donovan, resident
“Dianne Feinstein was many things - a powerful, trailblazing U.S. Senator, and early voice for gun control; a leader in times of tragedy and chaos. But to me, she was a dear friend, a lifelong mentor, and a role model not only for me but to my wife and daughters for what a powerful, effective leader looks like.”
Gina Ferazzi grew up in the small New England town of Longmeadow, Mass. She has been a staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times since 1994. Her photos are a part of the staff Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News in 2016 for the San Bernardino terrorist attack and for the wildfires in 2004. She’s an all-around photographer covering assignments from Winter Olympics, presidential campaigns to local and national news events. Her video documentaries include stories on black tar heroin, health clinics, women priests and Marine suicide. A two-sport scholarship athlete at the University of Maine, Orono, she still holds the record for five goals in one field hockey game.