SAN FRANCISCO – Security concerns have once again changed the plans for the memorial service of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, scheduled for San Francisco City Hall on Thursday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who died last week, was visited by thousands Wednesday as she lay in state at San Francisco City Hall.
Feinstein's decades-long career in public service began at City Hall, when she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969. She became mayor following the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978 and was elected to two terms.
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Her office had said a funeral service for Feinstein will be held at the San Francisco City Hall steps. Initially, the public is invited to attend the outdoor service. It will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, and there will be standing room in the Civic Center Plaza.
However, early Wednesday afternoon, officials. The service will still be held on the steps outside City Hall Officials were advising attendees and press to be prepared for warm weather.
With the change in venue, space to view the simulcast inside city hall will no longer be provided. The service will still be livestreamed on the San Francisco government YouTube page. CBS News Bay Area plans to provide coverage of the memorial service .
The funeral service was originally going to be held at the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in Herbst Theatre, which had limited space.
The senator will be buried at a private, family-only ceremony.
Known for breaking multiple glass ceilings during her long political career,, hours casting her final vote in the U.S. Senate. First elected to the Senate in 1992, Feinstein became the longest-serving woman in the Senate, as well as the longest-serving senator in California history.
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