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Police / Fire

Hollister doctor will stand trial Oct. 28

Annamalai Ashokan faces one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Butte County.

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Police / Fire

Hollister doctor’s license is suspended, Hazel Hawkins revokes privileges

Anesthesiologist Annamalai Ashokan faces charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Chico incident.

Board member Ariel Hurtado grabs his bags and leaves the April 3 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting after being told his presence could jeopardize negotiations for ACE Anesthesia Group. Hurtado is an ACE subcontractor. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hospital board approves renewal of anesthesiology contract

ACE Anesthesia Group will have 10 days to accept the three-year, $1.6 million offer after it’s presented in May.

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Health

Misdemeanor charge expected against Hollister doctor

Deputy DA says sedated woman woke up during alleged assault.

Mug shot of Annamalai Ashokan after being arrested for felony sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Chico Police Department website.

Health

Hollister doctor arrested in Chico on sexual assault charges

Annamalai Ashokan faced similar accusations in 2000.