The coalition's endorsement letter, sent to Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, says Frye "has a long and consistently outstanding record as a public health and coastal champion."
"She is in a league of her own when it comes to protecting Californians from coastal water pollution and other public health assaults," the letter says. "She is dedicated to (the) protection of coastal environmental values, and understands the need to protect the private property rights of coastal landowners and developers."
Council President Ben Hueso now holds the San Diego region's seat on the 12-member Coastal Commission.
He, along with Frye, Oceanside Councilwoman Esther Sanchez, Carlsbad City Council members Keith Blackburn and Ann Kulchin, Chula Vista Councilman Steve Castaneda and Coronado Councilwoman Carrie Downey, have all been nominated for the position.
Bass is expected to make the appointment by the end of the month.
The coalition -- which includes San Diego Coastkeeper, Access for All, the Environmental Health Coalition, Heal the Bay, Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation -- also endorsed Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone to the Coastal Commission.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.