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.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer outlined ambitious plans to cut through bureaucracy and combat a dearth of affordable and available housing during his fifth State of the City address Tuesday night.
The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal.
The risk of dying from an opioid overdose is now greater than dying in a car crash. It’s a crisis that continues to worsen across the country and in California.
The hits just keep on coming! San Diego remains in a wet pattern as the second storm system this week moves through Southern California.
Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.
A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin.
One In-N-Out Burger location is serving up a solution to long drive-thru lines. The chain announced plans to help battle congestion and add safety precaution at its Kearny Mesa location.
A family out of National City on Tuesday were overjoyed that Chris Lee, a small business owner in Carlsbad, stepped in to help them during the partial government shutdown.