Dianne Feinstein, a prominent U.S. Senator from California, passed away at the age of 90.

She first entered politics in 1978 when she became interim mayor of San Francisco after two political assassinations.

Feinstein's leadership during this crisis earned her a solid reputation.

She signed a local gun control ordinance, which led to a recall attempt in 1983, but she easily won reelection.

As mayor, she often governed from the center, causing tension with liberal activists.

Feinstein's political philosophy was influenced by her split-party family upbringing.

In 1984, she gained national attention during the Democratic National Convention.

Feinstein played a crucial role in addressing the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.

She later ran for governor but lost narrowly and used the Anita Hill hearings as a springboard to the U.S. Senate.

Feinstein made history in 1992 as part of the "Year of the Woman."

In the Senate, she advocated for gun control and passed a federal ban on assault weapons in 1994.

Feinstein's release of a report on CIA torture was a highlight of her Senate career.

FHer reelection in 2018 at the age of 85 caused some controversy within her own party.

She persevered through health issues and continued to serve in the Senate.

Feinstein's legacy includes paving the way for women in politics and leading her city through a period of grief while championing national issues in the Senate.