You should be able to get most of your money back. Landlord can take only the money needed to clean up things minus normal wear and tear. It's obvious that 9 years of rental means LOTS of wear and tear. And, so you should make a case of getting ALL of your money back.
See page 53 on http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf
Rick is right that this is not a big amount of money. However, if I were you, I would still go to court as a matter of principle. Note that your landlord cannot bring retroactive cases back now.
File a small court claim and good luck!
After 9 years clearly carpet cleaning, replacement and hardwood floors refurbising or painting exceeds
You are likely wasting your time. There are free Legal services you can avail yourself to through the county.
Good luck though.