Clifford was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State where he met his future wife, Peggy. They moved to Redwood City and raised seven children. He is a veteran of the Navy and Air Force. He is active in local history organizations.
Jim Clifford commented on article "Redwood City is the Eighth Happiest City in California, Study Says" in Around Town April 22, 2014 at 11:52 am
Jim Clifford commented on article "DID YOU KNOW That The Google Barge Doesn't Yet Have a Long-Term Home?" in DID YOU KNOW? April 1, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Jim Clifford commented on article "TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking" in Movie Fridays March 30, 2014 at 04:42 pm